- How long are you planning on standing behind me? Through Oct. 15, Alice. Through Oct. 15.
Well before Neo chose between the red and the blue pills, Alice was stuck in Wonderland, popping meds and drinking potions with no Morpheus to guide her along. Girl's got guts. And, now, a makeover. UCCS Theatreworks is collaborating with The Flying Machine to update Alice in Wonderland and bring it to the Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater (3955 Cragwood Drive) as part of the All Pikes Peak Reads Project. Tickets to see Alice run away from the gated community of Wonderland run from $12 to $22. The show, now in its second week, will continue its run through Oct. 15. For information and tickets, call 262-3232 or visit uccstheatreworks.com . PF
Remember the video game Oregon Trail? Remember hunting the buffalo? Remember killing far more buffalo than needed because, well, it was fun and you had just lost your daughter to dysentery? Nice work, pioneer! You helped bring the buffalo closer to near-extinction! Only about 3,500 wild buffalo remain in the United States as compared to the 30 to 50 million that roamed North America 200 years ago. The Buffalo Roadshow will be on hand from 6 to 7:30 tonight at The Java Buddha Coffeehouse (2820 W. Colorado Ave.) in Old Colorado City to talk all things buffalo revival. For more information on how to repent for contributing to their plight, call 633-5282. PF
It's tough to imagine the Colorado Springs Philharmonic opening its season with higher aspirations than this. To honor those impacted by Sept. 11, 2001, the philharmonic joins with the 130-voice Colorado Springs Chorale to perform Beethoven's Missa Solemnis, widely recognized as the greatest mass of the 19th century. Four vocal soloists, including renowned soprano Rebecca Copley, will do their best to transport audience members from the Pikes Peak Center (190 S. Cascade Ave.) to a higher place, at 8 tonight and 2:30 tomorrow afternoon. Ticket prices range from $12 to $50 and are available at 520-7469 or at ticketswest.com. KW
- No, the one female band members name is not Molly its Bridget. We wouldnt fiddle with you, but she will on Tuesday.
Celtic culture shouldn't only be celebrated in metaphysical shops and on regrettable, faded, labyrinth-like tattoos. Good thing there's the second annual Spanish Peaks International Celtic Music Festival taking place in La Veta, Walsenburg, Gardner and Cuchara across Huerfano County this weekend. Today marks the fourth and final day of the festival, which features concerts and open jams, as well as classes on the harp, Irish uilleann, Scottish highland pipes, fiddle and more. There are even language courses on Lowland Scots (to sharpen the accuracy of one's Braveheart quoting). Ticket prices vary for the individual shows and workshops. Visit celtic-musicfest-colorado.com or call 719/746-2061 for schedule information and more. MS
Kids can be cute, sure, but they're pretty scary, too. (Oh, c'mon, you've seen Children of the Corn.) If we've learned anything from the movies, it's that there's always time to make things right. A good place to start might be at the Sheraton Colorado Springs Hotel (2886 S. Circle Drive). At 7 tonight, renowned child development expert Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, who has dozens of books to his name, will be on hand to share his insights. No word yet on whether there'll be any exorcisms. Tickets to the lecture cost $10. To purchase tickets, visit projectbloom.org or call 884-3400; for more information on the good doctor, see page 38. PF
The last time I saw Flogging Molly, I nearly got elbowed in the face, had Guinness spilled on me (more than once) and sweat through my clothes dancing (or was it the beer?). It was pretty much everything I wanted and expected from an Irish punk show. Behind The Pogues and Lucky Charms cereal, Flogging Molly is just about the best Irish thing ever (though, in fact, they're from L.A.). Sport some green and gold at 7:30 tonight on their SideOneDummy College Tour at Fillmore Auditorium (1510 Clarkson St., Denver). Tickets are available for $22.50 at tickemaster.com. MS
So it's really autumn, and at Colorado College, 'tis the season to welcome back alums-made-good. Jennifer Tseng, a 1991 grad, has returned to CC as a visiting faculty member, and tonight she'll share some poetry from The Man with My Face. The collection won the Asian American Writers' Workshop poetry competition last year not bad for her first published book. Her reading begins at 7 at McHugh Commons (1090 N. Cascade Ave.) and is free; for more information, call 389-6607. KW
This week's 7 Days contributors: Pete Freedman, Matthew Schniper and Kirk Woundy.