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Seven Days to Live

Dave Dondero

6 Wednesday


It may be one small step for David Dondero, the only musician you've never heard of among NPR's 2006 ranking of its 10 best living songwriters. But it's definitely one giant leap for Blank Tape Records and Pulp magazine, who are co-presenting a performance by the Duluth, Minn., musician in the publication's intimate office space (120 S. Union Ave., Pueblo, Dondero is promoting a pair of brand new albums — This Guitar and Golden Hits, Vol. 1 — so he'll have no shortage of indie folk-inclined material to draw upon. Suggested donation for this 8 p.m. all-ages show is $5, with Blank Tape's own Changing Colors sharing the bill. — Bill Forman

Meet the Brewer

7 Thursday


Boulder's Avery Brewing Company will be the guest at the next installment of Focus on the Beer's Meet the Brewer series at 7 tonight at Front Range Barbeque (2330 W. Colorado Ave., Brewers Matt Thrall and Andy Parker will present 10 "very limited" bottles — Vertical rum-barrel-aged pumpkin beer tasting, anyone? Maybe a raspberry sour aged in cabernet sauvignon barrels? — plus five draft brews that include coffee and imperial stouts, a double dry-hopped barleywine and passion fruit Witbier. Attendance and chit-chat with the brewers is free; buy whatever hooch you wish. — Matthew Schniper

Warren Miller

8 Friday


The ski and snowboard season isn't yet in full swing, but if you're dying to taste that adrenaline a little early you can, through some of the world's best skiers and snowboarders in the newest Warren Miller film (No. 64), Ticket to Ride. Watch people with greater cojones than I plummet down mountain faces, perform mid-air acrobatics and demonstrate some general badassery. The film shows at 7:30 tonight and again tomorrow at the Pikes Peak Center, and tickets are $21 (190 S. Cascade Ave., — Gracie Ramsdell

Veterans Day

9 Saturday


My dad was a cook on a Navy destroyer during World War II and told us how tough it was to bake a sheet cake when the ship listed to port or starboard. The cake would set thick on one side, thin on the other, then the whole thing was evened up with icing. Guys in the chow line were then asked their preference, cake or icing. To stand in honor of my dad's service and that of all the other men and women who have served in our armed forces, head downtown at 10 a.m. today for the 2013 Veterans Day Parade. For more information, including a map of the parade route, go to (282-3862, — Mary Jo Meade

Dance, Dessert and Dreams

10 Sunday


"Dance" and "dessert" seem a strange pairing, but when you toss in the word "dreams," it really stops making sense. Whatever, sign me up. Combining a plethora of local dance studios, the Colorado Springs Dance Theatre is showcasing young, talented performers in its annual Dance, Dessert and Dreams show, which ends with a specially choreographed piece featuring all participants. If you're looking to be dazzled by the variety of dance forms, then show up at 2 today at Sand Creek High School (7005 N. Carefree Circle, Tickets are $15 for adults ($12 in advance) and $5 for kids (under 5, free). — Anna Palmer


11 Monday


Thursday, you dutifully tasted the suds from Avery Brewing Company, and now you're returning to Front Range Barbeque (2330 W. Colorado Ave., at 5:30 to shop its Fourth Annual Art Show. Look on the event's Facebook page for a preview of the goods made by a lengthy list of participating locals — paintings, photography, jewelry, refurbished home décor like windows-turned-chalkboards, mini didgeridoos (!) — and a band lineup. In addition, 10 percent of proceeds will go to Community Partnership for Child Development. Wash it down with the requisite appetizers and beer, for all you need to do a body good. — Edie Adelstein

Ignite Colorado Springs

12 Tuesday


Five minutes is about enough time to empty the dishwasher, gas up your car, or emotionally come to grips with the fact that your parrot just took a wet dump that landed in your pocket. If you listen to the organizers of Ignite Colorado Springs, though, it's also enough time to inspire a community through 20-slide presentations from the area's best and brightest. "This action will take many forms, and each will help move Colorado toward a brighter future," reads the propaganda. See for yourself at 4:30 this afternoon at UCCS' Berger Hall (1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy.), but first register by Friday for the free event at — Bryce Crawford

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