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11 Wednesday


It was the Red Hot Chili Peppers who said, "Dance, dance, dance, dance / We got strong, yes we got strong." Which really has nothing at all to do with today's noon-to-1 Lunch Beat at the UCCS Gallery of Contemporary Art (1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy.,, except that the song uses the word "dance" a boatload and captures the spirit of moving one's rumpus, just like Lunch Beat does. No wallflowers allowed; you must shake it if you make it, with tickets only $5 in advance or $10 at the door for the hour-long deejay set and take-away lunch (GF and veggie options available). — Matthew Schniper


12 Thursday


Forty-five years ago, Pueblo artist Tom Taylor (aka Thoss W. Taylor, aka the Poet Spiel) unveiled his 100-piece conceptual art show Consider Your Confine in Los Angeles. Honoring the anniversary of this seminal work, which included contributions from Dalton Trumbo and T Bone Burnett, the show's now on display at Pueblo Community College's San Juan Gallery (900 Orman Ave., Pueblo, in its entirety. Confine isn't so much a visual collection as it is a kind of thought experiment. The physical elements of the show are simply limited-edition prints that appear much like notes from the artist's sketchbook, carefully logged and signed by all participants. The show's up through April 8, with an artist's reception today from 5 to 6:30. — Edie Adelstein


13 Friday


Here's to Peaks and Pasties, your favorite naughty business in our annual Best Of competition for four years running. Southern Colorado's sole burlesque troupe is celebrating its seventh birthday at 9 tonight at Zodiac (230 Pueblo Ave.) and at 7 tomorrow at The Mezzanine (20 N. Tejon St.) with several guests, including burlesque hall-of-famer Sweetpea. Her noble mission? "To promote and nurture the experience and expression of authentic health and joy by caring for, connecting to, and fully inhabiting our bodies ... especially by revealing them." Here, here. Tickets run $10 to $25, with VIP specials. For more information, go to — Griffin Swartzell


14 Saturday


Georgia O'Keeffe's painting style was famously inspired by the strikingly modernist photographs of Paul Strand, so it's only natural that a local photographer would be inspired by the strikingly modernist paintings of Georgia O'Keeffe. Myron Wood, who was a photo curator at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, spent 2½ years making trips to New Mexico to photograph the artist in the small desert town where she lived out her final years. Myron Wood: A Portrait of Georgia O'Keeffe brings together more than two dozen of those shots. The exhibit will be up at the FAC (30 W. Dale St., through June 7. — Bill Forman


15 Sunday


Most are familiar with Vivaldi's "Four Seasons," among the most recognized Baroque pieces. Now audiences can experience it afresh with special choreography as part of Ormao Dance Company's spring program Passages. Along with it, you'll see three other original works, including Lapsus, a piece by Mike Tyus of New York City's noted dance group Pilobolus. Catch today's 2 o'clock show (a repeat of Friday and Saturday's 7:30 p.m. performances) at Colorado College's Armstrong Theatre (14 E. Cache la Poudre St., Prices are $22 for adults, $15 for students and children, and free with a CC student ID. — Jess Agius


16 Monday


Noted Argentine-tango teacher Jay Rabe wants newbies to take heart: "Imagine telling a beginner man he has to learn to find the rhythm of the music, watch out for navigational hazards on the dance floor. ... He has to follow the woman's response to his lead to determine the next move, and take responsibility for whatever goes wrong. ... Yet the surviving men keep trying ... It must be that the rewards of tango are greater than its obstacles." Put this advice to good use at 6 tonight, when Cucuru Gallery Cafe (2332 W. Colorado Ave., hosts lessons during its Tango Monday. Entry is $5 to $10. — Bryce Crawford


17 Tuesday


One of the biggest differences you'll find in the touring production of Camelot, playing today and tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at Pikes Peak Center (190 S. Cascade Ave.,, is the use of period instruments in the Lerner and Loewe musical. Cellos, recorders and lutes will back up such classics as "If Ever I Would Leave You," Adam Grabau told Tulsa World Scene last week. "They came up with the idea of using instruments from the period of about 900 A.D., which is when people think would be when Arthur ruled, if he existed," said Grabau, who plays Arthur. (Blasphemy that should cost him his tankard of mead?) Tickets run $35 to $57.50 plus fees. — Edie Adelstein

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