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13 Wednesday

  • Steamorphics

None of the gizmos and gadgets on the market today are very interesting once their shiny exteriors are removed. A circuit board studded with tiny chips and microprocessors doesn't have the same aesthetic appeal as ornate moving parts. But Dr. Orphic — known as Dave Duros to the taxman — has a solution to satisfy that steampunk itch for brass and gears. His solo exhibition, Steamorphics, has taken over the Hoag Gallery for passers-by to peruse, inspect and enjoy. Expect devices ranging from the semi-plausible to the fantastical. His fly-like photo drone has its charm, but I'm in love with the Orphic Juke-O-Tron, a mind-reading jukebox with a glowing red eye. Through Mar. 6, Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7200. — Griffin Swartzell


14 Thursday

The Last Radio Show
  • The Last Radio Show

The opportunity to catch a new story onstage is pretty special; there's magic in watching someone's vision come to life for the first time. Tonight is your opportunity to support a local, award-winning playwright with his world premiere. Offering only four performances this weekend, The Black Box Theatre presents The Last Radio Show, a comedy set in the late '40s that follows the trials and tribulations of the KUKU radio crew as they try to save their disheveled station and their jobs. Written by Todd Wallinger and compared to the irreverent humor of Mel Brooks and the Marx Brothers, The Last Radio Show is poised to deliver first-run magic with a heavy dose of laughter, all of which will make you happy to say you saw it first. Through Jan. 16,; $15, 1367 Pecan St. — Bridgett Harris


15 Friday

Krooked Drivers
  • Krooked Drivers

Krooked Drivers is no stranger to the local electronic-music game. The Denver-based project nods to its EDM roots while pushing boundaries with soulful samples and the heavy baselines devotees know and love. Rawkus bills the Maddy O'Neal and Donnie Dalbora duo as "creating something so genre defying and powerful that you can't help but to reflect on past memories." Catch them tonight with Mikey Thunder, PHloEthik and Benjamin's Vibe — your eardrums can rest tomorrow. 8:30 p.m.; tickets start at $10. Rawkus, 3506 N. Academy Blvd., — Craig Lemley

Special Events

16 Saturday

City of Sunshine
  • City of Sunshine

Many seem to agree that 300 days of sunshine a year is a pretty good reason to visit or move to Colorado. Back in the 1870s, the prolific sunshine was marketed as a tuberculosis cure — a promise that brought a good number of people to the area. The Pioneers Museum's City of Sunshine exhibit tells the story of how individuals, institutions and treatments during this mass migration helped shape our city. Though this interactive exhibit is ongoing, you'll want to stop by today for the opening celebration and family fun day. Health-oriented businesses and the downtown YMCA will have booths to browse, and you can also catch a tai chi class or nosh on healthy food samples. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St. 385-5990, — Alissa Smith

Food & Drink

17 Sunday

Miracle Berry Party
  • Miracle Berry Party

Several years ago, I wrote a story about a strange dinner party I'd hosted (see "Miracle Worker," Nov. 13, 2008), during which I served everyone miracle fruit pills that make sour foods taste sweet, alongside a smörgåsbord of food to test their effectiveness. It's fun and a bit of a mind warp, especially while you chomp lemons as if they're candy. Join Great Storm Brewing for a similar experience today at the Miracle Berry Party. By RSVP for $25, you'll get eight four-ounce beer samples, four pre-pill, four after, plus snacks for testing the magic. 3-6 p.m. Great Storm Brewing Co., 204 Mount View Lane #3, — Matthew Schniper


18 Monday

All Peoples' Breakfast
  • All Peoples' Breakfast

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is an important holiday for recognizing the sacrifices made and accomplishments achieved during the civil rights movement — so you better start off with a good breakfast. The "All Peoples' Breakfast," Colorado College's annual MLK Day celebration, is an opportunity to unite in celebration of how far we've come, and reflect on how far we have yet to go. The New Direction Baptist Church Brotherhood Choir brings the music, while Gwen Brown, director of development at Something New, provides the keynote address. Doors open at 7:30 a.m.; tickets $7, El Pomar Sports Center, 44 W. Cache La Poudre St., 389-6475. — Craig Lemley

Community & Lifestyle

19 Tuesday

"Om Sweet Om" Kids' Yoga/Parent Soak
  • "Om Sweet Om" Kids' Yoga/Parent Soak

Every parent needs — no, deserves — an hour-long soak in a mineral tub every so often. But between daily obligations and the need to keep the kids occupied, who has the time? You do — and it doesn't require setting the kiddos in front of a screen. Instead, pack 'em up today and treat them and yourself to healthy recreational relaxation. SunWater Spa will keep the little ones occupied with an hour-long yoga class during Om Sweet Om: Kids' Yoga and Parents' Soak. If you can't come today, there's a class next Tuesday, as well. 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.; $15 for one parent and child, $5 per additional adult or child, SunWater Spa, 514 El Paso Blvd., Manitou Springs, 695-7007. — Griffin Swartzell

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