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9 Thursday


Ladies and gentlemen, our worst fears may come to pass: a possible remake of My Fair Lady. Sure, the studios have already sullied The Karate Kid, and butchered Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (not to mention the Honda Super Bowl commercial that shouldn't have been within 10 feet of Ferris). But Eliza Doolittle? She's too awesome to be played by Carey Mulligan. And Colin Firth as the professor? Sure, if you want it to become a goddamn tragedy. So we'll enjoy our Broadway revival, thank you; join us tonight (if you missed last night's show) at 7:30 at the Pikes Peak Center (190 S. Cascade Ave., Tickets start at $35.50. — Bryce Crawford


10 Friday


Twentieth-century printmaker and painter Gene Kloss has been called a "landscape mythic" and a "portrait psychologist," but perhaps the best compliment came from a subject in Taos, N.M., who said Kloss did, indeed, capture "the way it was that night at our house." If you like images of the Southwest, and/or damn good art, make your way to the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center (210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo,, which unveiled a Kloss show last week. (The Sangre says it has one of the best Kloss collections around.) Go tonight for the museum's free opening reception for all its winter shows, from 5 to 7. More information on the other exhibits is available online. — Edie Adelstein


11 Saturday


I know someone who sometimes greets the morning by bellowing show tunes at the top of his lungs. It's a fine way to express a passion for all things Broadway — "Some Enchanted Evening" at 8 a.m., anyone? — but only because I love him. Here's a more widely acceptable suggestion: A Broadway Romance courtesy of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic at the Pikes Peak Center (190 S. Cascade Ave., Tonight's 8 o'clock performance will give us both our fill of My Fair Lady (there it is again), Carnival and South Pacific, performed by professionals at a more suitable hour. Tickets run $19 to $60. — Edie Adelstein


12 Sunday


If you care about the sport, most likely you've already made it to the World Arena (3185 Venetucci Blvd., for the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, running Thursday through today with many of the world's best taking part. Regardless, you can enjoy a full dose today with the pair finals at noon, the dance finals at 2:45 p.m. and a concluding show with top finishers in all events at 7. That afternoon free dance should be a replay of Olympics and Worlds in recent years, with defending U.S. and world champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White battling their Canadian friends, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir. They'll do their exhibition programs tonight along with the top men, ladies and pairs. Tickets go from $9 to $28 for each session, a huge bargain for such world-class skating. — Ralph Routon


13 Monday


We all have role models; I go from Tina Fey to Sarah Palin and back, for various reasons I can’t disclose. Filmmaker Ellen Weissbrod has fixated on Artemisia Gentileschi, a Baroque painter and feminist whose story transcends the centuries between their births. Her film documents the trials and tribulations of coming of middle age, and her aspiration to be a woman like that. The film will be shown for free at 4:30 p.m. at Colorado College’s Cornerstone Arts Center (825 N. Cascade Ave., and will feature an hour-long discussion afterward with Weissbrod herself. — Sara Michael


14 Tuesday


Early musical training doesn't guarantee greatness, but it can help. In his mid-teens, Nelson Rangell studied at the Interlochen Arts Academy before moving on to the New England Conservatory of Music, where he won two Down Beat awards. In the years since, the Denver-based saxophonist has been hailed by the highly respected Jazziz magazine, declared "an artist of depth, a master of song, and an improviser non pareil." All that, along with Rangell's penchant for smooth jazz, makes him the perfect featured soloist for the Wayne Wilkinson Group's Valentine's Day concert at the Fine Arts Center's SaGaJi Theatre (30 W. Dale St., Showtime is 7:30 p.m., with the Colorado Springs Conservatory giving a pre-show performance an hour earlier in the Deco Lounge. Tickets are $25/adv, $30/door. — Bill Forman


15 Wednesday


Things that, beyond my college education, qualify me to write this paragraph about Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, A Man for All Times, the February-only exhibit at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum (215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990): I've watched Ken Burns' The Civil War, Robert Redford's The Conspirator, and just now, at the urging of my colleague, the YouTube clip called "Lincoln Assassination Eyewitness," circa a 1956 game show called I've Got a Secret. Yup — I know a lot. Including that entry is free, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, to view the small, traveling panel-exhibit. — Matthew Schniper

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