19 Styx

Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave.,

The demigods of '80s prog-rock bring big showmanship, bigger hair and lots of black leather to the Pikes Peak Center at 8 p.m. Domo arigato, indeed.

19 Brewer & Shipley

Stargazers Theatre & Event Center, 10 S. Parkside Drive,

Brewer & Shipley carries the tradition of 1970s-style folk into the 21st century, backed up by local roots band the Mitguards. If acoustic guitar, harmonica and balladry evoke fond memories of the days when Phil Lesh and Jerry Garcia were The Dead in name only, this is your scene.

20 Travis Book & Sarah Siskind

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake,

Sarah Siskind has written songs for greats ranging from Alison Krauss to Bon Iver, and her husband Travis Book heads up the Infamous Stringdusters. Make the drive north to the picturesque setting of Palmer Lake for an intimate duet concert. Doors open at 6 for the 7 o'clock show.

20 Woodland Park Third Friday Art Walk

Mountain Rains Gallery, 220 W. Midland Ave., Woodland Park,

Art from local creative types will be on display at 12 "Old Downtown" businesses for an evening of wine-tasting, food-noshing and art-walking. Sponsored by the Woodland Park Arts Alliance, featured works range from rust paintings to jewelry design, as well as oils and giclees.

21 Buena Vista Bike Fest

McPhelemy Park, Buena Vista,

Sponsored by the Colorado Springs Bicycle Club, this 13th annual ride has "the best pit stops in the U.S.," stunning scenery, and distances between 35 and 100 miles.

21 Run to the Shrine 5K/10K

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 CheyenneMountain Zoo Road,

Whether you're a walker, competitive racer, or family with kids in tow, seize your chance to scale the Shrine Road on the one day of the year when it's open to foot traffic. Both the 5K and 10K routes include the Zoo itself as well as the Shrine Road and end at The Lodge at Moose Lake. In addition, zoo admission is free to all race participants on race day.

21 Pikes Peak Derby Dames Doubleheader

Colorado Springs City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St.,

Get a double dose of the punk rock theatricality, swaggering athleticism and ka-pow factor of roller derby when the Derby Dames All Stars take on the Silicon Valley Roller Girls Dot.Kamikazes, followed by the PPDD Slamazons versus the Silicon Valley Roller Girls KillaBytes.

22 Walking Tour of Historic North Tejon Street

Old North End, northwest corner of North Tejon & Uintah streets,

Celebrate Preservation Month with an up-close introduction to the gorgeous historic homes of the Old North End. Beginning at 2 p.m., the free tour is led by architectural historian and neighborhood expert Jennifer Wendler Lovell, and includes a look inside the home of fellow neighborhood historian and resident Robert D. Loevy.

25 Picnic-n-Planes

Western Museum of Mining and Industry,225 North Gate Blvd.,

Traffic's always terrible on AFA graduation day, so you might as well stop, have a picnic, and watch the Thunderbirds. If you can't be at the academy itself, there's no better vantage point than the 27-acre museum grounds.

27 Corpse at the Pale Rose Dinner Theater

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake,

The first of four dinner theater events at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, "Corpse at the Pale Rose" takes dinner guests back to the 1920s for an evening of murder and sleuthing.

27-28 Colorado State Championship Mounted Shooting Competition

Colorado State Fairgrounds, Pueblo,

Picture a rider with fully loaded pistol shooting at targets while urging his (or her) horse at full speed around an arena.

27-29 MeadowGrass Music Festival

La Foret Conference & Retreat Center, Black Forest,

Three days of music in a gorgeous setting. See more on pp. 40 and 60.

27-30 Downtown Denver Art Festival

Denver Pavilions,

Wander through the 130-plus booths of Colorado's visual artists along with more than 160,000 — yes, that's 160,000 — other art enthusiasts. Gawk at, then buy, creations ranging from prints to mixed media, to jewelry, blown glass, ceramics, sculpture and fiber.

28 A Night of Classic Burlesque: Sizzle Under the Summer Stars!

Stargazers Theatre & Event Center, 10 S. Parkside Drive,

A razzle-dazzle evening for ages 21 and up, local darling Lola Spitfire will be joined by burlesque dancers from Los Angeles, Austin, New York City and Minneapolis.

28-30 Territory Days

Old Colorado City,

An "Old West"-themed street event in its 36th year, full of exhibitions, crafts, drinks and the always-appreciated turkey legs.

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