Tonight at 7:30 and Saturday at 2 p.m., Pueblo's Sangre de Cristo Ballet Theatre presents Spring Bouquet of Dance: From Schumann to Bach. Here's the skinny: It's going down at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N Santa Fe Ave. in Pueblo; tickets $7 for adults and $5 for toddlers and seniors. There's even a piece called "Hieratic Dance" based on, get this, a Babylonian sunrise. Call 719/295-7222
Possibly the only Brian in the world cooler than myself, ice-skating legend Brian Boitano, is making an appearance at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., tonight at 7:30. It's the Hallmark Skating Showcase, and it's a veritable cornucopia of name-brand skating talent including the still-hot Ekaterina Gordeeva. Tickets range from $10.50-$30.50 and are available at the World Arena box office, or by calling 866/464-2626. You should get one, or maybe two. That's what Brian Boitano'd do.
Another boy choir event!? This stuff just keeps coming. All right, here's what's up: 200 local schoolboys got selected to participate in the All-City Boychoir Festival. They're having a concert at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade, tonight at 7 to show off what they learned. They'll be singing some Americana, some Broadway and the not-inappropriate-at-all-for-a-children's-choir "Greased Lightnin'" from Grease. $5 in advance, $7 at the door. 633-3562 for more.
Get over to the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., at 5:30 p.m., as tonight is the Party Arty Art Auction 2003. Art and other luxuries will be auctioned off to benefit the FAC's children's and family programming. There's a ridiculous plethora of stuff to get, so I won't even bother trying to list it. Assurance: You will not be disappointed. Also: There is a cocktail buffet. Call 634-5581 Ext. 326 to reserve tickets, which are $75.
The Pueblo Symphony will wrap up their season tonight at 7:30, down at the University of Southern Colorado's Hoag Recital Hall, 2200 Bonforte Blvd. in Pueblo. The show will feature Ken Mervine on organ, and it appears that there will be more than a little PDQ Bach played. Tickets are $15 and $20, available at the Pueblo Symphony Box Office, or at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center. Call 719/549-2174 for more.
Tonight, Erika Luckett and Joe Uveges will play the Benefit Concert for TESSA, formerly the Center for Prevention of Domestic Violence. It's part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the proceeds all go toward the good work at TESSA on behalf of victims of domestic violence. The show starts at 7 p.m. over at First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain. Tickets are $20 in advance, and $25 at the door. Call 633-1462.
Fancy yourself a cat? There's some kind of Rocky Mountain Cat Fanciers Cat Show going on today and tomorrow at the City Aud, 221 E. Kiowa St. If you're a fancy cat, I suppose you should go. Call 578-6652 for more.
Uh. Yeah. Get up. Now get down, I said, a-get down. Head over with your bad self to 32 Bleu (32 S. Tejon) tonight and see funk legend Bernie Worrell tear the (expletive) roof off the (slang). He's playing with the Woo Warriors around 10 p.m. Worrell is a founding member of Parliament-Funkadelic (P-Funk to the players), and even had a stint as a member of the Talking Heads? Say what?! Ninja, please! Rectify! The show's $10 in advance (955-5664), or $12 the day of the show.
It's called The Value of International Education, and it's over at CC's Gaylord Hall, 902 N. Cascade, today at the ungodly hour of 7:30 to 9 a.m. It's being presented by professor Solomon Nkiwane and students Kitren Fischer and Elena Imaretska. It's reservable for $10 at 389-6603.
If you're so absurdly lazy that you won't even drive yourself to Denver for some culture, you're certainly in luck today. There's a whole mess of people like you going up on a bus from the Fine Arts Center to see the Denver Art Museum's Pierre Bonnard exhibit. If you're not familiar with Bonnard, he was a colorist greatly admired by Monet and Renoir. Renoir was all like, "Dude, you see that new Bonnard action? It's so tight." And I'm all like, "Hey Renoir, shut UP." The trip, which includes lunch at Palettes restaurant, leaves at 8:30 a.m. and gets back at 5 p.m. The cost is $70 for members, and $80 for philistines. Call Laura at 634-5581 Ext. 357 to reserve a ticket.
If that wasn't enough art action for you, UCCS and the FAC are presenting video and installation artist Mary Lucier. Her stuff's been exhibited everywhere from MOMA to the Carnegie Museum. Catch her at 6 p.m. for free. It's at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581.