- Follow narrator Liam Neeson into one of many black holes at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
During World War II, approximately 200,000 mostly Korean females of various ages were taken from Japan's prewar colonies for sexual use by Japanese soldiers. Award-winning film director Dai Sil Kim-Gibson interviewed some of these women, as well as soldiers and scholars, for Silence Broken: Korean Comfort Women. Kim-Gibson is at Colorado College's Gates Common Room (Palmer Hall, 1025 N. Cascade Ave.) tonight at 7 to discuss the topic and her film, which will be shown. Call 389-6607 for more information on this free event. KL
Join the Plantera Group (731 N. Weber St.) for another charity benefit from 5 to 8 this evening. Works by Becky Davis, Spica Stolfus and Douglas Rouse are on display, and The Miles Street Jazz Band will provide additional entertainment. Collected monies from the event benefit FutureSelf, which gives at-risk kids creative opportunities to develop and transform through self-expression. Plantera requests that each attendee donate a minimum of $15 that, besides helping a good cause, includes access to beverages and gourmet treats. The artworks will remain on display through April 28. Call 886-0456 for more information. MS
Spend your morning with Jane Zook at Bear Creek Nature Center (245 Bear Creek Road). She'll teach you to make handmade salves and oils with beeswax, flower essences and natural fragrances. The $10 class (materials included) runs from 10 a.m. to noon, and participants can take home their finished products. Call 520-6387 by noon on Friday, March 3, to reserve a spot in the class. MS
It's Saturday night, and you have a hankering for fantasy-driven '80s electronica rock? Look no further than The Birthday Massacre show at The Black Sheep (2106 E. Platte Ave.). This just might be the palest band ever to play at the Sheep. It's an all-ages show, so get there at 8, cough up the eight bucks and rock some air keytar. Call 227-7625 or visit ticketweb.com. KL
- Whos the palest one of all? Spend Saturday night with The Birthday Massacre.
Do you want to learn more about wine, but find yourself turned off by snobby servers or verbose hosts? "Introduction to Wine," taking place this evening from 5:30 to 7:30, is your chance to delve into the world of drinkable grapes in a non-hoity-toity atmosphere. Glean general wine knowledge for $30 per person, or $50 per couple, while sampling a handful of wines paired with appetizers. Leave Mimi's Caf (7133 N. Academy Blvd.) prepared to tell Jeeves to "stuff it" next time he starts rambling about "detecting a hint of wild whortleberry in the nose." Call 282-8688 to make reservations, and visit experiencewine.net for more info. MS
Wait, black holes may not really be black? How'd we mess this up? Find out, and learn lots more, today at The Other Side of Infinity: Black Holes, a new planetarium show at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver). Created with help from NASA and PBS' "NOVA" crew, the museum-produced show actually takes you inside a super-massive black hole via a unique software program. Your guide? Liam Neeson, Mr. Qui-Gon Jinn himself. The show plays at least five times daily until June 8 and costs $10 to $15 for non-members. Visit dmns.org or call 303/322-7009 for tickets or more information. KW
Everyone knows Colorado is one of the best places in the world to bike. But one question persists: Why are so many rusty chains and light-deprived pedals crying for liberation from dark garages? Free your ride and lug it up to Renaissance Academy (2760 Fieldstone Road) for "Ten Top Tips for Training and Resurrecting Your Bicycle," a free seminar hosted by Carmichael Training Systems' Craig Griffin. Scribble tips and query your heart out from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Call 475-2510 for more information. MS
Here's an interesting fact: Corn is a vegetable, to be eaten on or off the cob. Replace the "c' with a hard-rockin' "K,' however, and you suddenly have Korn, the alt-metal band. Dude! I don't recommend any oral consumption of Korn, though; you'll likely end up with a mouth full of dreadlocks. The group is touring to promote their latest CD, See You on the Other Side. Their 7 p.m. show with Mudvayne is sold out, but you know that if you wander around Magness Arena (2240 E. Buchtel Blvd., Denver), you'll be able to scrounge tickets, which sold for $39.50. Find out more at ticketmaster.com or by calling 520-9090. KL
This salve-soaked, science-laced,
starter-sipping week brought to
you by: Kara Luger, Matthew
Schniper and Kirk Woundy.