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19 Wednesday


The hallibut are MIA, fishermen are panicked, and silliness ensues in the seafaring melodrama Shanghai Express or The Perils of Davey Jones, this year's spring-and-summer production at Iron Springs Chateau (444 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-5104, Here you can "boo your villain, cheer your hero and oooh and ahh your lovely heroine" in a performance fit for landlubbers of all ages. See the website for dinner-and-show (scheduled between 6 and 6:30 p.m.) and show-only (8 p.m.) ticket prices and to make reservations. — Mary Jo Meade

I Am

20 Thursday


Though the New York Times called it "a little beatific, a little high on wonder, a little platitudinous," with Roger Ebert describing it as "a film as watchable as a really good TV commercial, and just as deep," I Am is still to be lauded for trying to prove an interesting point: All things are connected, so act accordingly. (Also, money is bad.) It comes from Tom Shadyac, who made millions directing movies like The Nutty Professor, but donated most of it after suffering a near-fatal accident. The 2011 film — which features commentary from luminaries like Noam Chomsky and Archbishop Desmond Tutu — screens for free at 7 tonight at the Tim Gill Center for Public Media (315 E. Costilla St., — Bryce Crawford

Third Friday Art Walk

21 Friday


Somehow the beginning of the new year doesn't really start until the weather begins to warm up. January and February are just ... cold. Tonight, celebrate another sign of the changing seasons, the Third Friday Art Walk in Manitou Springs (, which has been dormant since November. From 5 to 8 or thereabouts, take in new work by the area's talented high-schoolers at the Manitou Art Center's annual Wunderkind exhibit, or visit Commonwheel Artists Co-op for Spectrum of Spring, a show by husband-and-wife artists Gerard Canavan and Suzi Reaves. Watch for more information online. — Edie Adelstein

Symphony in Color

22 Saturday


For more than 44 years, the Palmer Lake Art Group has held shows and raised money for art scholarships for District 38 students. Everyone is invited to join; members hail from all along the Front Range. Still going strong, the group will hold Symphony in Color this weekend at Mountain Community Church (643 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake, Come today between 10 and 4 for a show and sale of painting, photography, mixed media and much more, all for a good cause. — Edie Adelstein

To Kill a Mockingbird

23 Sunday


A few years ago, following a half-century of silence after publishing her Pulitzer-winning novel, Harper Lee was quoted by a friend as saying, "I have said what I wanted to say and I will not say it again" — addressing why she never wrote another book. Well, the wider world has opted to repeat and relive the moving story of To Kill a Mockingbird with faithful regularity, including at the Millibo Art Theatre (1626 S. Tejon St., this month. Catch it at 2 today, or check the website for other times through March 30. Seats are $20 ($15 on Thursdays). — Matthew Schniper

Steel Pulse

24 Monday


A ceaseless stream of trustafarian bands from Southern California has made it easy to forget how reggae was once a vital, innovative and often intensely political art form. Britain's Steel Pulse, a product of Birmingham's primarily Afro-Caribbean Handsworth neighborhood, became favorites on the Rock Against Racism circuit with "Ku Klux Klan," a single that cloaked its strident lyrics in cool harmonies and danceable rhythms. Some 10 albums later, the Grammy-winning band is still at it, commemorating the second anniversary of Trayvon Martin's slaying last month with "Put Your Hoodies On." Expect both songs, plus a lot more, tonight at the Ogden Theatre (935 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, Tickets for the 8 p.m., 16-and-over show are $30 in advance, $35 at the door. — Bill Forman


25 Tuesday


It seems likely that at least one toddler at the Fine Arts Center (30 W. Dale St., this evening will look on with horror as the people around her — even tall people, in pleated pants — eat pink cupcakes. Oh my God, they're gonna get Pinkititis! she'll think, remembering the play she just saw, in which a girl eats too many pink cupcakes and turns, well, pink. I mean, maybe Pinkalicious provides a brilliant resolution, where it's clear even to those ages 2 to 10 that there's actually nothing to worry about. But that's some heavy lifting for director Nathan Halvorson, so best of luck to him — and to the Cupcake Girls, who will be peddling pink cupcakes on-site. Tickets are $15 for kids and students, $20 for adults, and the show, which starts at 6 tonight, runs through April 6. — Kirk Woundy

Contributors: Edie Adelstein, Bryce Crawford, Bill Forman, Mary Jo Meade, Matthew Schniper and Kirk Woundy.

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