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24 Thursday

film

A Screaming Man will be released to the public by the wonderfully discerning Film Movement distribution company in early August, but you can see it first for $4 ($2 students) at 6 tonight in Colorado College's Cornerstone Screening Room (825 N. Cascade Ave., ifsoc.org), thanks to the Independent Film Society of Colorado. The film, made by Chadian director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, received tremendous acclaim when it screened at 2010's Cannes Film Festival. It centers around the character of Adam, who struggles not only under Chad's brutal civil war, but also over the loss of his dream job to his son and a subsequent, dark decision. — Matthew Schniper

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25 Friday

art

Consider the Last Friday Open House at Cottonwood Center for the Arts (427 E. Colorado Ave., cottonwoodcenterforthearts.com) as an pre-April First Friday of sorts — since its theme, "Art Into Words," actually celebrates National Poetry Month. A collaboration between local wannabe Shakespeares and visual artists, this event features photography, oils, watercolors and acrylics, sometimes intermingled with framed poems, sometimes with words integrated into the pieces themselves. The free festivities run 5 to 8, and the show hangs until April 16. — Kirsten Akens

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26 Saturday

stage

Community theater + Italian accents = bad news? According to the Pueblo Chieftain, the Impossible Players actually worked with a dialect coach from Colorado State University-Pueblo to authenticate their inflections for Roman Conquest. So perhaps you can raise expectations a bit — and then raise them again when you hear the play was penned by Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick. For just $5 to $10, you can get in on tonight's finale — wherein two American girls in Italy make a farce of finding themselves — at Pueblo's Impossible Playhouse (1201 N. Main St., impossibleplayers.org). — Kirk Woundy

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27 Sunday

music

The two emcees in Dilated Peoples learned of each other as graffiti bombers in Los Angeles, and their DJ has earned multiple world championships in turntable battling. This suggests that hip-hop culture consisting of the four elements (B-boying, emceeing, deejaying, graffiti) is alive and well in this Caucasian, Filipino and African-American trio. Catch the Peoples at the Black Sheep (2106 E. Platte Ave., blacksheeprocks.com) at 8 tonight. Tickets are $15 for the B-girls and -boys at this all-ages show. — Eric Calder

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28 Monday

art

This week, CC gets artistically active with local military and veterans' communities via the multidisciplinary project Come Together: Colorado Springs. The art exhibit portion, located at the I.D.E.A. Space (825 N. Cascade Ave., coloradocollege.edu/ideaspace), will include a unique collaboration by artist Harrell Fletcher and CC arts and social science students titled, Active Engagement: Learning About the Military Community in Colorado Springs. The exhibit also incorporates artist Monica Haller's The Veterans Book Project, an ongoing work that has compiled the stories and photography of veterans, their family members and others affected by war. The exhibit runs through April 30, and is free. — Matt Rupert

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29 Tuesday

art

Tikun Olam (also spelled Tikkun) is a Hebrew phrase that means "Repair the world." Given the hard state the world is in right now, TKO feels especially poignant. See how five artists have responded to the call in Tikun Olam II: Mendings at PPCC's Downtown Studio (100 W. Pikes Peak Ave., 502-4040). The multimedia show meditates on the idea of "the dynamic relationship between humankind and the environment." The show includes work by local artist Heather Oelklaus. Check it out from now until its close on April 15. — Edie Adelstein

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30 Wednesday

stage

We've got trouble, my friends, and not the River City kind, either. No, I'm talking about a disappearance: The very lack of a thing that used to be a thing that didn't very lack! In 2008, the Educational Theatre Association listed Thoroughly Modern Millie as the third most-performed high school musical. By 2010, the production had dropped to 10th — 10th! By now, it's possible that not a single local high-schooler is familiar with the classic plot that integrates a Chinese slavery ring. So do your part and attend the Pine Creek Theatre's production at 7 tonight, at Pine Creek High School (10750 Thunder Mountain Ave., pinecreektheatre.org). Tickets are $6 to $12, and if you miss this evening's performance, you've still got through Saturday to catch it. — Bryce Crawford

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