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12 Wednesday

film

Bike Smut, as described by its Twitter profile, is a touring, do-it-yourself, erotic-and-bicycle-themed film festival "created by cyclists, queers and perverts." Films are often clever, funny and sexy, and all are brought to you by "a coalition of the horny," led by a Reverend Phil, whose bio says, "He has a long list of unusual arrests involving bicycles and nudity." One poster for a previous event shows a naked woman on all fours with a bicycle rearing up behind her. So if that sounds like your cup of kink, hit Bike Smut 8: Come Again, which visits Colorado Springs at 9 tonight at Voodoo Leatherworks (2422 Busch Ave., voodooleatherworks.com). Tickets, available to those 18 and up, are $1 to $10. — Bryce Crawford

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13 Thursday

music

When Wilco's Jeff Tweedy first sang "She fell in love with the drummer" more than a decade ago, the idea seemed a little far-fetched. After all, drummers are usually hidden behind a sea of shiny cymbals and flashy guys with guitars. But not Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney, who still shares center stage with frontman Dan Auerbach, just as back in their Akron, Ohio club days. In the years since, the roots-tinged rock duo has acquired two backing musicians, a series of hit albums, and headlining status at arena-sized venues like the 18,000-seat Pepsi Center (8 p.m., $44 and up, 901 Auraria Pkwy., Denver, pepsicenter.com). As of this writing, there were fewer than 600 seats left, which means a lot of fans will be at the mercy of online resellers. Good luck! — Bill Forman

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14 Friday

music

Call me traditional, but I think any day before Black Friday is too early for Christmas music. For those who disagree, check out Mannheim Steamroller at 8 tonight at the Pikes Peak Center (190 S. Cascade Ave., pikespeakcenter.com, $35-$80). Christmas-lovers who prefer their guitars distorted might wait until Sunday for Trans-Siberian Orchestra at the Broadmoor World Arena (3185 Venetucci Blvd., worldarena.com, $49-$69). They perform at 3 p.m. and again at 7:30. Feel free to get your Dwight Schrute on. — Griffin Swartzell

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15 Saturday

dance

Art begets art, and you can see that dynamic at work in A Sanctuary of Moments at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (30 W. Dale St., csfineartscenter.org) when Ormao Dance Company performs in the galleries of Continuance, the father-son Charles and Collin Parson exhibit. The dances and score have been specially commissioned by Ormao for the performance, scheduled for 7 p.m. yesterday, today and Nov. 22. Among the dances is "collectiveMotion" by Patrizia Herminjard, wherein "bodies seamlessly shift and morph through space bathed in the colorful light created by visual artist Collin Parson's work." Tickets are $22 for adults, $20 for FAC members and $15 for students and children. — Edie Adelstein

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16 Sunday

lecture

Why I Am an Atheist Who Believes in God: That book title hints at the complexity of Frank Schaeffer's evolution, but barely. Brought up a diehard fundamentalist who grew into a 700 Club regular, Schaeffer now makes appearances at the Wild Goose Festival, voices regret for his role in helping create the Religious Right, directs films, and writes lauded books — both fiction and non — that explore the biggest and damnedest questions you can think of. At 3 p.m. today he appears at Library 21c (1175 Chapel Hills Drive, ppld.org) to talk about Why I'm an Atheist. Attendance is free. — Kirk Woundy

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17 Monday

film

In a world of Lolcat culture and the real furry beasts that wake us up to go out each morning (you, too?), there's little need to sell the appeal of a film called Komaneko — The Curious Cat. But there's a unique opportunity to unpack it when its director/animator, Hirokazu Minegishi, discusses stop-motion technique, and producer Eiji Maesaka reveals character-development strategy. This happens for free at 6 tonight in Colorado College's Cornerstone Arts Center (825 N. Cascade Ave., coloradocollege.edu) as part of the Anime Film Series. Come on ... you know you're curious. — Matthew Schniper

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18 Tuesday

books

In writing what would become the bestseller Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer worked closely with Carine McCandless, sister to protagonist Chris. She asked that he not include their childhood in the book, a request Krakauer honored. McCandless has now released that story with The Wild Truth, which delves into the trauma of the McCandless household. In a Nov. 9 interview with Outside, she says, "This is just the truth ... the answers to all the 'why' questions that have been lingering about why Chris felt the way he did, why he left the way he did, and what pushed him to the extreme." Learn more at 7 tonight, when McCandless holds a booksigning at Tattered Cover (2526 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, tatteredcover.com). — Edie Adelstein

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