- Smokebrush Gallery and Chapel of Art, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 444-1012. Mystic Arts Asian Marketplace continues through Fri., March 17, Wed., Fri., and Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring Nrityagram Dance Ensemble on Sun., March 19 at 7 p.m. John-Alex Mason on Fri., March 24 at 8 p.m. The Wanderers on Fri., March 31, 7 p.m. Call 444-1012 for more.
St. Paddy's Day Gala, The DoubleTree World Arena Hotel, 1775 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd., $75 An auction and live music will benefit programs of Catholic Charities on Friday, March 17 from 6-11 p.m. Call 866-6422 for more.
Covenant Players, First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave. Featuring the best in Christian drama. Sat., March 18, 5 p.m. Call 471-4361 for more.
Introduction to Avatar, Celebration Community Room, 2209 W. Colorado Ave. Free. Featuring an avatar masters' demonstration on Sat., March 18, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30-4 p.m. Call 282-0390 for more.
AME Awards, Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $20-$25. Come honor American Women in radio and television. Thurs., March 23, 5-7 p.m. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a seat.
Jump to the Peak T&T Invitational, USOTC, 1750 E. Boulder St. $3. Watch male and female competitors on the trampoline and tumbling floor on Sat., March 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 598-6863 for more.
10th Annual Child Abuse Prevention Rally, Olympic Training Center, 250 S. Union Blvd. Free food, entertainment, fire trucks, clowns and more. Fri., March 31, 5-8 p.m. Call 520-1019 for more.
St. Baldrick's, City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. Shave your head to show your support for children battling cancer. Fri., March 31, noon to 9 p.m. Call 328-1312 for more.
Hunger Isn't a Joke Poker Tournament, Union Station, 2419 N. Union Ave. Benefits the Care & Share Food Bank of Southern Colorado. Bring canned goods. Sat., April 1, 3 p.m. Call 321-7733 for more.
Friends of the PPLD Literary Prize Awards to Local Authors, Antlers Hilton, 4 S. Cascade Ave. $25-$35. The prestigious Frank Waters and Golden Quill awards will be given out, in addition to the Betty Field Memorial Youth Writing Contest winner's award. Sat., April 8, 12:30 p.m. Call 531-6333 by March 31 to reserve a spot.