- Slim Goodbody, Mondays City Aud guest, takes it all off.
As teens, many in our small Arkansas town went to the midnight movie on Friday night. Didn't matter what was showing; we hoped for the best. So it is now at Venue 515 (515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs), except here it's called "Movies Without all the Hype," starting at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday each month. The movie tonight is the Academy Award-winning Once, a low-budget, heavy-on-music love story that was widely acclaimed last year. As will be the case each month, admission is a suggested donation of only $2, and open discussion will follow. RR
A decade after underground video-makers embraced the Fisher-Price Pixelvision camera, Portland-based performance artist Vladimir took another kid-media artifact, the View-Master, and began repurposing it for the art mob. Five years later, she's still creating and distributing custom-made reels inspired by Franz Kafka, Italo Calvino and her own no-less-surrealistic imagination, showing them everywhere from Minneapolis' Walker Art Center to international film festivals. Two free Vladmaster Presents performances, limited to 50 viewers each, take place at 4:30 and 5:30 this afternoon in Colorado College's Cossitt Hall (906 N. Cascade Ave.). Call 389-6607 for info. BF
I owe all of my limited fashion knowledge to one show: Sex and the City. Before that, I had no idea what a Manolo Blahnik was or how to pronounce Chanel (SHA-nel). Not that it matters because I still won't shell out $600 for a pair of Manolo heels. Still, it's fun to look. Check out Ebony Fashion Fair presents Glam Odyssey: A Fashion Journey Into Bliss & Beyond at 8 tonight at Pikes Peak Center (190 S. Cascade Ave.). The $25 to $30 tickets get you access to models wearing the latest fashions of big-name designers in a show that spans five decades of fashion. Call 520-SHOW (7469) for more. AL
The Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Association wins today's How Much Can You Jam into a Sunday Afternoon Award. Check out Fanfare and Fire, happening this afternoon at the Pikes Peak Center (190 S. Cascade Ave.): The Youth Symphony and Colorado's Classical Youth Ballet will team up together for the first time ever; The Pikes Peak Wind Symphony, Encore! Youth Orchestra, Pikes Peak Concert Band and Brass Ensemble will perform; 2008 Young Artist Solo Competition winner Maria Mandico will treat onlookers to her flute-playing; And someone will earn the inaugural Outstanding Music Educator of the Year Award. Everything starts at 3, and tickets are $12 to $14. Call 520-SHOW (7469) or visit ticketswest.com. KW
If you've been "celebrated by Bono," then you've pretty much arrived. Meet Slim Goodbody. He's the guy wearing a stretch jumpsuit depicting his major organs head-to-toe. And he's presenting Bodyology: The Amazing Health and Body Musical at 10 a.m. at the City Auditorium (221 E. Kiowa St.). Slim, aka John Burstein, got his start in the late '70s on Captain Kangaroo and has been educating on health topics (and winning endorsements of globe-trotting rock stars) ever since. He probably doesn't like it if you stand up and shout, "I can see your colon!" while he's performing. So don't. Tickets are $6.50 and must be pre-ordered at slimgoodbody.com or 800/962-7546. MS
Available: tickets to a Broadway show in its 12th year. Spacious plot, extravagant soundtrack, compelling characters, great views of life in New York City. Rent, the seventh-longest-running show in Broadway history, at the Pikes Peak Center (190 S. Cascade Ave.) tonight. A modern-day La Boheme that tells the story of struggling young artists battling poverty, illness and the AIDS epidemic. Doors open at 6:30 and the curtain goes up at 7:30. Playing tomorrow night at the same time. Tickets range from $25 to $48. For tickets and more information, call 520-SHOW or visit pikespeakcenter.com. AA
In April 2004 in Dover, Pa., high school biology teachers were ordered by the school board to present an alternative to Darwin's theory of evolution. The events that followed were made into a film, Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial, that originally aired as a NOVA/PBS special. At 5:30 tonight, local diversity, equality and religious freedom advocates Citizens Project will be screening the production free at the East Library (5550 N. Union Blvd.). A second screening will be held at the same time May 15 at The Historic Community Congregational Church of Manitou Springs (103 Pawnee Ave.). Call 520-9899 or visit citizens project.org. DO
This week's 7 Days contributors: Alexa Acord, Bill Forman, Amanda Lundgren, David Owens, Ralph Routon, Matthew Schniper and Kirk Woundy.