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30 Wednesday

Dear Rabbit
  • Dear Rabbit

"Thank you for coming out and listening to the songs that we came to sing tonight. We sang them tonight!" The preceding quote comes from the altogether idiosyncratic — but not in the least pretentious — Rence Liam, and is emblazoned across the homepage of the local musician's alter-ego Dear Rabbit. Over the past year or so, Liam's been assembling a loose congregation of local musicians, including Eros & The Eschaton's Adam Hawkins and Alex Koshak, to record his upcoming vinyl release, They're Not Like You. The unrepentant road warrior will be performing much of that new material solo tonight at Mountain Fold Books, on a bill with some of the friends he's met out on tour, namely Field Division from Des Moines and the Shapiro Brothers from Kansas City. 7 p.m., 121 E. Costilla Ave., $7, — Bill Forman


30 Wednesday

Kay Redfield Jamison
  • Kay Redfield Jamison

The concept of the tortured artist is a constant in the arts. From writers such as Edgar Allan Poe to musicians like Kurt Cobain, there exists in the world of creativity a pervasive pattern of mental illness and personal pain that destroys the artist even as it enhances his work. Tonight brings a CC Sabine Distinguished Lecture in Psychology, "Touched with Fire: Mood Disorders, The Arts, and Creativity," from renowned author and TIME's "Hero of Medicine" Kay Redfield Jamison. She specializes in bipolar disorder, an illness for which she has unique and personal insight. Jamison is the author of multiple books on mental illness, including Touched with Fire, An Unquiet Mind, and Nothing Was the Same, and she will be available for a book-signing after the presentation. 7 p.m., Kathryn Mohrman Theatre in CC's Armstrong Hall, 14 E. Cache la Poudre St., free, — Bridgett Harris


30 Wednesday

Call of the Void
  • Call of the Void

The most enduring and emotionally resonant music is written from the heart. Sometimes that means screaming about hate and anguish in violent bursts usually lasting three minutes or less. In precisely that vein, Boulder-based hardcore/grindcore mob Call of the Void will be touring the Great Plains and Midwest through early April, on their Death in the West tour, and the kickoff show is at Flux Capacitor. Also look for opening sets by grind troupe Piojos, as well as hypnotic death metal act Alone. The show is for all ages, so try not to stage dive onto some poor teenager. 8 p.m., 3530 N. Chelton Loop, $7-$10, see Facebook page. — Griffin Swartzell

Film festival

31 Thursday

One Nation Film Festival
  • One Nation Film Festival

Films by Native American directors have long been a highlight of Colorado Springs' annual Indie Spirit Festival. Now comes the inaugural One Nation Film Festival, which is solely devoted to works by and about indigenous cultures throughout the Americas (i.e. not just the USA). The event kicks off tonight with a performance by Sicangu Lakota hip-hop artist Frank Wain at Armstrong Hall. From there, it moves over to the Cornerstone Arts Center for a Friday night reception and screening of the 2015 documentary Shadow Nation, possibly the only film that can boast appearances by Tom Morello, Ted Nugent and Noam Chomsky. The festival closes with a full Saturday of screenings, panels and workshops. Thursday through Saturday; full schedule and ticket info at — Bill Forman


1 Friday

The Rider and the Wolf
  • The Rider and the Wolf

The 2009 disappearance of mountain biking pioneer Mike Rust remains a mystery, though a recent discovery of bones and an iconic belt buckle in Saguache County, as reported by The Denver Post, suggest we may get some official answers soon. Rust's life is something of legend in the cycling community, arguably fathering the sport in western and southwestern Colorado. Get a glimpse of his life and disappearance, and support local cycling nonprofit Bike Clinic Too, at The Rider and the Wolf, screening tonight at Ivywild. 6:30 p.m., 1604 S. Cascade Ave., $11.34 (includes online service fee), find ticket information and more via Bike Clinic Too's Facebook page. — Craig Lemley


2 Saturday

Fluid: Manitou Fashion
  • Fluid: Manitou Fashion

If you've spent any time at all in Manitou Springs, you know the community is a proud one. They're proud of their local businesses, history, art and the mineral springs for which the town was named. In order to raise money to protect and preserve these springs, the whole community is throwing one heck of a party. Fluid: Manitou Fashion, while officially a collaboration between Smokebrush Foundation for the Arts and SunWater Spa, is definitely a community effort. The show's featured clothing comes from local boutiques, while hair and makeup designs are courtesy of local stylists. What's more, Manitou businesses have donated a good haul of items for a silent auction, all benefiting the Mineral Springs Foundation. 8:30 p.m., Manitou Springs City Hall, 606 Manitou Ave., $15-$45, 695-7007, — Alissa Smith

Good dirt

2 Saturday

Soil, Compost, and Turf Seminar
  • Soil, Compost, and Turf Seminar

According to USDA reporting, the world's wide conversion of grass and forest lands to grazing pastures has caused massive losses of soil carbon. The good news is better agricultural practices can help with climate change by creating better carbon sequestration — storing it in soil and biomass. Learn more about what composes healthy soil at today's "Soil, Compost, and Turf Seminar" at the Colorado State University Extension Office, including tips on best amendments and fertilizers, ideal lawn care and smart composting. Make your yard a model. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 17 N. Spruce St., #226, $40 includes lunch, — Matthew Schniper

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