- Quiz Cynthia Lennon on her life with John on Friday at the FAC.
You always have a friend in the Quaker community. No, seriously, they're also known as the Religious Society of Friends. And friends wouldn't let Friends perform at the First Christian Church (16 E. Platte Ave.) without showing some support, right? Catch the Singing Quakers concert choir from Friends University in Wichita, Kan., in their "Ye Shall Have a Song" program. While it's doubtful that they will sing anything along the lines of "Inna Godda Davida," rest assured that they'll make time for Bach and Debussy, and even some gospel and avant garde. The performance is tonight at 7:30, and won't cost you a thing, though a free-will offering is welcomed. Call 633-8888 for more. KL
John Lennon was an idol during his life, and has become damn near godlike since his death. Meet the woman who saw him through his early stardom as the Fine Arts Center (30 W. Dale St.) hosts an interview with Cynthia Lennon. Her latest book, John, remembers their life together, the legend's brilliance and cruelty, and what the years following their divorce meant for her and their son, Julian. The event takes place tonight at 7:30 and costs $32, or $28 for FAC members. You also can buy separate tickets to a 9 p.m. reception and book signing. Find out more by calling 634-5581 or by visiting csfineartscenter.org. KL
- Lyrics Born and his rapid-fire rhymes light up Cervantes on Saturday.
Of all the vehicles to get in an accident with, I'll bet the messiest would be the Bonfils Blood Center mobile blood drive bus ... anyhoo, head to the Promenade Shops at Briargate (1885 Briargate Pkwy.) from noon to 4 p.m. today if you're feeling generous with your hemoglobin goodness. All blood donors will be entered to win a Shops at Briargate gift card. You can just stop by the bus to make a donation, or make an appointment at 800/750-4483. Call 265-6264 for more. MS
Bay Area hip-hop is hot, and the artists lighting up the northern California scene have kindly been keeping Colorado stages aflame as well, especially over the past year. Tonight, Lyrics Born brings the torch to Cervantes (2637 Welton St., Denver), where he'll no doubt ignite a hands-in-the-air spectacle, with rapidly flowing rhymes broken only by the masterful harmonies of both the MC and his lovely wife, Joyo Velarde. The 18-plus show starts at 9 and costs $15; get tickets at 303/544-5875 or at cervantesmasterpiece.com. VM
"Beware the Ides of March," said the soothsayer to Caesar. Go celebrate the fact that nothing catastrophic happened to you on the 15th at Marching, an arts celebration centered on March and the theme of rhythmic progression. Photography, drawings and mixed media are all on display at Bridge Gallery (218 W. Colorado Ave.) through March 26. Gallery hours for the free exhibit are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. Call 232-9368 for more information. MS
- Running Businessmen, Some Red, a digital creation by Michael Cellan, is at Bridge Gallery, open Saturday and Sunday.
OK, so a rabbi, minister, priest, council elder and Buddhist guy walk into a church wait, this isn't a joke. This is really happening. Father Jim Williams and Elder Celinda Reynolds Kaelin will join retired Minister Gerald Trigg, Rabbi Irvin Erlich and Buddhism professor and practitioner David Gardner at Unity Church (1945 Mesa Road) today from 1 to 4 p.m. to discuss "Faith from the Perspective of Spiritual Leaders." Call PILLAR at 633-4991 for reservations or more information on the panel discussion, which costs $18 for non-members and $15 for members. MS
I know, I just sent you to Cervantes (2637 Welton St., Denver) two nights ago, but it's worth the trip back to see one of the most revered reggae bands around. Steel Pulse has been playing music longer than I've been alive, yet they still draw more energy from their fans than most 20-something "OC" performers could dream of draining from screaming, ber-active Newport nafs. Catch the first reggae band ever to perform during presidential inaugural festivities (thank you, Bill Clinton) starting at 9 tonight. Buy $20 tickets for the 21-plus show at 303/544-5875 or at cervantesmasterpiece.com. VM
How often do you get the chance to discuss "bird-headed anthropomorphs" in public? Take advantage of this rare opportunity at the CSPD Falcon Substation (7850 Goddard St.) from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight. Terry Moody will lead this Colorado Archaeological Society meeting and discuss Pueblo mythology, the spiritual use of feathers and human-bird imagery seen in petroglyphs and pictographs across the Four Corners region. Call Phil at 594-0176 for more information on this free lecture. MS
I am a pretty, pretty princess. And while my friends might snort and laugh at that statement, I know that deep down in my heart it is true, and that the best place to be is the World Arena (3185 Venetucci Blvd.) for the Disney on Ice presentation of Princess Classics. Finally, to be amongst my sisters in princessy prettydom: Cinderella, Jasmine, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Mulan and Snow White! Actually, I don't remember Belle or Mulan being royalty, but no matter we princesses need to stick together. Performances run through March 26, but tickets for tonight's 7:30 show come at an opening-night discount and range from $10 to $52.50. You can partake in the fun by calling 576-2626 or visiting worldarena.com. KL
This week's partners in bloodlust: Kara Luger, Vanessa Martinez and Matthew Schniper.