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18 Wednesday

World Series of Comedy
  • World Series of Comedy

Though it is only May, the World Series is today ... sorry. Terrible baseball joke. Expect much better at The World Series of Comedy, making a stop at Loonees Comedy Corner tonight through the 21st. Watch area comics step up to the plate in hopes of making it to the Big Show — Anyone? OK, I'll stop — that being The Main Event this fall in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Springs event, one of several "satellites" around the county allowing more comics to compete and prepare for Vegas, will be at least two things: A worthwhile evening spent supporting local performers, and perhaps more importantly, much more enjoyable than any joke I'll ever tell, obviously. Show starts at 8 p.m., 1305 N. Academy Blvd., Tickets start at $6, 21 and up, — Craig Lemley


19 Thursday

A Sentenced Life
  • A Sentenced Life

"No reasonable person in contemporary America can watch that video and believe that the same thing would have happened to two young white men at the hands of the police." So begins the trailer for Rocky Mountain PBS News' documentary, A Sentenced Life, which is the third part of the station's "Race in Colorado" series and explores the racial disparities in our justice system. The video was recorded by a black man in 2015 after getting pulled over by two Colorado Springs police officers. Almost two minutes in, the man is pulled from the car and pushed to the ground before the camera shuts off. With videos like this, as well as testimony and input from experts, A Sentenced Life promises to be as poignant as it is educational. Tonight is the documentary's final screening before premiering on-air tomorrow. 7 p.m., Tim Gill Center for Public Media, 315 E. Costilla St., free, — Alissa Smith


20 Friday

Project Pabst Festival
  • Project Pabst Festival

Yes, Budweiser really did announce last week that the company will be renaming its beer "America" this summer — just in time for Donald Trump to make us all great again. But when it comes to branding efforts, we're more enamored with the Project Pabst Festival, a Denver block party whose roster includes Best Coast, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Baroness, Charles Bradley and a reunited Violent Femmes. In addition to the Saturday outdoor lineup, there will be two nights of club shows, in various venues around town, headlined by the likes of Doomtree and Rocket From the Crypt. Other festival attractions include a mobile studio, where people will be able to record their own vinyl 45s, as well as limited-edition PBR "art cans" graced by a rampaging unicorn reminiscent of Blucifer, the demonic DIA stallion. Go ahead and try to top that, America! Friday and Saturday; visit for locations, times and prices. — Bill Forman


20 Friday

Art Attack
  • Art Attack

Just when you thought it was safe to walk the streets of Manitou Springs, its Third Friday art walk has transformed into something more sinister — Art Attack! This rebranded art-on-the-street event extends through 27 venues along and near Manitou's main drag. For instance, the Manitou Art Center will open LuDel Deal Walter's mixed media exhibit Solace of Memory. Expect a mix of 2D and 3D art using everything from paper to refrigerators. Down the road, Green Horse Gallery's It Was Almost Like a Song exhibit will be on display, featuring a variety of works inspired by music and lyrics — but tonight, there'll be live music to go with. Wherever you wind up, just keep your wits about you. 5 to 8 p.m., Manitou Springs, — Griffin Swartzell


21 Saturday

Craft Spirit Festivals
  • Craft Spirit Festivals

We were wondering why there's three separate hooch happenings around the region this evening: the Colorado Craft Spirits Festival in the UCCS Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater; Spirits of Spring at the Antlers Hotel; and Whiskeys of the West at the El Pueblo History Museum. In addition to Armed Forces Day, it turns out today is World Whisky Day. Drink at any of the trio and your money will go toward nonprofits, ranging from veterans support services to after-school programs. All events begin at 6 p.m. CCSF: 3955 Regent Circle, $50,; SS: 4 S. Cascade Ave., $65,; WW: 301 N. Union Ave., Pueblo, $30, — Matthew Schniper


21 Saturday

Beethoven's 9th Sing-Along
  • Beethoven's 9th Sing-Along

For the socially outgoing singer, there is karaoke. For the bathers, the solo shower concerto. For the nerds, Rock Band. But none of these really matches the experience of singing in chorus with others. How convenient, then, that the fourth movement of Beethoven's 9th Symphony demands a wall of voices to have its proper impact. The Colorado Springs Philharmonic has sourced four feature vocalists and dozens of local choirs to pack the seats for a true wall-of-sound performance. If the rest of the audience wants to join in, even just for the "Ode to Joy," so much the better, at least for this performance. Failing that, it's a free, intimate performance of an iconic piece of classical music, and it's only an hour long. Send an email to to review the music ahead of time. 2:30 p.m., Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., by donation, — Griffin Swartzell


22 Sunday

Camera & Lens Demo Day
  • Camera & Lens Demo Day

The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is a pretty epic experience that combines the traditional animal habitats with spectacular views and just enough of a hike to help you justify an ice cream cone when you finally reach the carousel. It's a memorable trip for any visitor, but today will offer a little something extra — a chance to capture those memories with some of the best new camera gear and lenses on the market. Mike's Camera will be at the zoo lending both aspiring and seasoned photographers state-of-the-art camera equipment to create picture perfect snapshots of any critters your heart desires. And you get to keep your photos, which is a pretty rad deal all around. The details: Gear is free to borrow, but is first come, first served, so be sure to arrive early. Bring your driver's license, credit card, and an SD card (loaners available). Regular zoo admission applies. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, $11.75-$19.75, — Bridgett Harris

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