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7 Thursday


Though some reviews coming out of Sundance place Bhutto as trying too hard to lionize the late, two-time Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, those same critiques do praise the documentary for its excellent overview of the turbulent country's recent history. Plus, the film features never-before-heard audiotape interviews with the first woman ever elected to head a Muslim state, and a compelling family portrait of "the Kennedys of Pakistan." So give some serious thought to seeing it for free at 6 or 8 tonight, before it hits DVD, in Colorado College's Max Kade Theatre in Armstrong Hall (14 E. Cache la Poudre St., — Matthew Schniper


Other sports have their special events, but only baseball has Opening Day with an excitement all its own. That's today for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox with a 6:05 p.m. first pitch against Tucson at Security Service Field, (4385 Tutt Blvd.,; $12 and $9 for adults; $10 and $7 for children, military and 60+ seniors). There'll be free magnet schedules for fans; beer and brats are a must. And if you miss the opener, the Sox will be at home for seven more days before their first road trip. — Ralph Routon


8 Friday


A show featuring artists with names like Mario Zoots, Sterling Crispin and, of course, Atomic Elroy has got to be swell, right? This juried exhibition of Colorado artists was created by curatorial team Build A Fort (which includes Modbo and S.P.Q.R. co-owner Brett Andrus), with the aim of distinguishing regional artistic trends within the state. Drop by the opening reception of Mountain Standard Time & Place, from 5:30 p.m. to midnight tonight at the Modbo (17C E. Bijou St.,, to check out contemporary art ranging from oil painting to new media. — Claire Jencks


9 Saturday


Forget about all the rules of writing in proper English, and let your creative juices flow at the second annual National Dzanc Workshop Day. Join Matt Siegel and Durthy A. Washington from noon to 2 at Poor Richard's Restaurant (320 N. Tejon St.) for "Maximizing 'I' in the Personal Narrative." If that doesn't cure your case of writer's block, catch Aubrey Hirsch and Devan Goldstein at CC's W.E.S. Room in the Worner Center (902 N. Cascade Ave.) from 2 to 4, as they facilitate "Generating and Publishing Experimental Writing." Both workshops are $30, and online registration is available ( — Matthew Ruppert


10 Sunday


Yeah, it's Sunday, but you might as well forget about resting. Instead, at 7 tonight, go see Jersey mathcore band Dillinger Escape Plan — which just collaborated with Chuck D on a remake of "Fight the Power" — at the Black Sheep (2106 E. Platte Ave., It's all-ages and just $15. Hey, Monday mornings suck no matter what, right? — Bill Forman


11 Monday


A newly developed section of town will offer a weekly reproach to slothful mammals when the University Village Colorado Running Club premieres tonight at the University Village shopping center (5230 N. Nevada Ave., Social animals and their well-behaved dogs are welcome to walk, jog or run any of three different routes: one on-site loop of a single mile, or two others running north or south on the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail for four or six miles round-trip, respectively. Check in by SmashBurger starting at 5:15. — Eric Calder


12 Tuesday


If your idea of a good time is to go see a My So-Called Life star gradually evolve into Adam Lambert, check out Jared Leto's 30 Seconds to Mars at 7 tonight at the City Auditorium (221 E. Kiowa St.,, all-ages, $25/adv, $28/door). If not, there's the brilliantly prolific Fresh & Onlys — three albums and 12 singles in less than three years — who bring their dark, jangly garage-pop to the hi-dive (7 S. Broadway, Denver,, 18-and-over, $12) at 8 p.m. Something for everyone. — Bill Forman


13 Wednesday


Family history is rarely as ghostly or exotic as Amy Tan's. The author of bestseller The Joy Luck Club and the richly mysterious The Bonesetter's Daughter bases most of her writing on personal experience and the legacy of her family. (Both of Tan's parents immigrated from China.) Can anyone else get away with village names like "Immortal Heart" with such authenticity? See how when Tan discusses creativity, the humanities and women at 7:30 tonight in a free lecture, "Maybe She Was Born With It," at CC's Cornerstone Arts Center (825 N. Cascade Ave., — Edie Adelstein

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