The Global Funk Council is ready to blow minds down at The Utopia Caf tonight. If you like your funk both global and institutional, this band's got your number. The Glo-ho-hobal Funk Council, ladies and gentlemen. Price is $5 and the time is 9:30 p.m. Global Funk Council. Intergalactic Groove Theory Junction. Blues Hammer! 117 E. Bijou St. 633-1080
Feminism, it seems, has entered its third wave, and Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards have written a book about it! The authors (Authoresses? Is that third wave? Ah, sweet ignorance) of Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future, will be discussing "Third Wave Feminism and Activism Today," at 7:30 p.m., at Gates Common Room, third floor, Palmer Hall on the CC campus. The event is free, and concludes with a reception and book signing.
High school play here, folks. Air Academy HS thespians perform Harvey, by Mary Chase, starting tonight and going through the 25th, at 7:30 p.m. in the school's auditorium. The play involves a mild-mannered man and a 6-foot-tall rabbit. Hilarity will almost certainly ensue. Call 472-1295 to obtain tickets, which are five bucks for adults, and four for students and seniors.
Local photographers Larry Hampton and Lee Manning are having a show, and they'd like you to come. The show, titled Andalusia - 2002, is the product of a blustery October spent in southern Spain, observing the locals, and generally making belligerent Hemingways of themselves. The show opens Jan. 24 at 5 p.m., and continues through Feb. 14, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Cottonwood Art Academy, 102 W. Cucharras St. Call 520-1899
Today through Feb. 18, the Commonwheel Artists Co-op will be hosting Nicaraguan Pottery: A Benefit Show for Potters for Peace. The show will consist of some gorgeous sculptural and functional pieces created by indigenous clay artists from Nicaragua. All proceeds go to Potters for Peace, a group aiming to provide assistance to pottery groups and individuals working for preservation of cultural inheritance. The funds from this show will benefit the Ceramic Water Filter Projects throughout Latin America, Africa and Southeast Asia. The opening is from 6 to 8 p.m., and the show will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 685-1008 for more info.
Not unlike the Orcs in The Two Towers, the art events just keep on coming. The Business of Art Center at 513 Manitou Ave. presents Bridging Time and Space: Works by Members of the Colorado Chapter of The Society of Layerists in Multimedia. And I thought The Society for the Investigation of Dirt as a Food Source was obscure! This is the BAC's first new show after their winter hiatus. Come check it out tonight from 5-8. Call 685-1861 for more.
Awesome. The Sierra Club is hosting the Tour de Snow snowshoe event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. No experience necessary, and the only fee involved is renting a pair of snowshoes. They'll meet at the Manitou Springs Memorial Park at 9, and snowshoe around the back of Pikes Peak. For more info, call 303/ 861-8819. Come on, people. Snowshoes. Hop to it.
Pilot Radio, a gaggle of carefully disheveled pop rockers from Katy, Texas will let loose their radio-lovely melodies at Jr's Bar, 3535 N. Carefree Circle, tonight right after local diva-in-training Summer Hartbauer gets all Lilith on the mic (see Playing Around, pg. 43). Show starts around 8 p.m and it's all ages. Call 597-9400 for ticket information.
Young, gifted and back: The Derek Trucks band with Tony Furtado will land at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon, tonight, where 23-year-old Derek Trucks will slide up m' down his geetar. He's played with geezer legends like the Allman Brothers, Bob Dylan, John Lee Hooker and the satin Latin himself, Ruben Blades. Dude, he's, like, famous. It's 18+ and tickets are $12.50 to $16 in advance, $15 to $18.50 the day of the show. Doors open at 9 p.m. Call 955-5664 or go to www.32Bleu.com.