- Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk. Bob Zany at Castaways.
Do you listen to the "Zany Report" Tuesday mornings on the Bob and Tom show? Or perhaps you've seen Bob Zany's comedy routine on HBO? Either way, Zany is one of America's top comedians. And he'll be at The Speakeasy Theater at the Castaways Inn, 107 Manitou Avenue, tonight and tomorrow night. Zany is a three-time nominee for the American Comedy Award for Best Male Stand-Up. He's also been on TV a bizillion times, including The Tonight Show, The Drew Carey Show and, of course, The Gong Show at the tender age of 15. Tickets are $12 with a two-drink minimum. Show begins at 8 p.m. Call 685-3700 for more.
The Atrium at the Antlers Adam's Mark Hotel downtown now features a photography display by a group of seven "like-minded" portrait artists known as Take Seven. Their collection, called Look into our Faces, focuses on "images that portray our lives and reflect our times." That means shots of people going about their daily lives, plus a section on this summer's wildfires. Their work will be on display through January. Opening reception is tonight from 5 to 8.
Now through January, the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center in Pueblo will feature three exhibits on iconography, an ancient art form that seeks to represent a sacred person or event -- the idolaters' golden calf, for example. The Hoag Gallery holds a collection gathered from Greek and Russian Orthodox churches in the area. The Regional Gallery features Traian Filip's iconographic commentary on life in communist Romania. And in the second and third floor Foyer Galleries, Lea Gaydos draws from her own nursing experiences to create iconography depicting the stories of healers and healing. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for children. The museum is located at 210 N. Santa Fe Ave in Pueblo. Call 719/295-7200 for information.
Four Disturbed youths -- the ones whose albums The Sickness and Believe put them on stage at Ozzfest 2001 -- will make an appearance at Independent Records before their concert tonight with Korn and Trust Co. in the World Arena. The metal band will be at 3030 E. Platte around 3 p.m. to meet fans, sign autographs on your girlfriend's chest, and compare tattoos. Don't forget to check the lead singer's cred: He was kicked out of five boarding schools! A small number of tickets for tonight's show are still available at Independent Records and TicketWeb outlets.
Self-described "Gothic Progressive" artist Anthony Graham will perform his one-man show known as Noise 626 tonight at Industrial Nation at 2106 E. Platte Ave. His music blends the styles of David Bowie, Pink Floyd and Peter Gabriel ... which could mean just about anything. Call 520-0980 for more.
- Traian Filips "Angel of the Winds" at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center
Tonight's your last night to connect with roots/rock band Sweet Pea's Revenge before they head on back to New Orleans. Zip on up the pass to Tres Hombres in Woodland Park and see what this "power trio" has up their sleeves. Call 687-0625 for more.
Travel to Cuba on Castro's annual budget surplus -- about $7. Cuba at the Crossroads will be screened at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., today and tomorrow at 2 p.m., and will be narrated by filmmaker John Holod. It's part of the World Horizons Travel Film Series; call 634-5583 for tickets or information on upcoming films in this series.
F.O.S. (Fusion of Syllables) and Idiolectic Conception will be the first local hip-hop crew to take the stage at 32 Bleu tonight. With boot-heel beats and an intelligent, brooding aggression, F.O.S. is a core part of the Colorado Springs scene that up until now has played most of its gigs in Denver and Boulder along with occasional shows at The Underground. Joining them for the show will be Kris Harlow & Kove 1. All ages. Tickets are $3 to $7. Go to
www.32Bleu.com or call 955-5664.
Time to brush up on your Spanish? How about your French and Italian too? "The Other Side of Romance: Ballsy Women and Men on the Edge," might make an interesting tutorial. The romance language film series is being held in the W.E.S. room, located downstairs in Colorado College's Worner Center. Today's offering is Santa Sangre, a 1991 Spanish film with subtitles. The show starts at 7 p.m. No tickets are required.