a new exhibit from local creators of fused glass sculpture and watermedia and batik paintings.
The Independent Film Society of Colorado recently launched a new, free monthly series called The Colorado Film Showcase, focused unsurprisingly on films with a Centennial State connection. (Submissions are encouraged.) Tonight at 7 in the Lon Chaney Theater (221 E. Kiowa St., ifsoc.org), shorts by local high school students will be on display, as selected by area film teachers. Also, filmmaker Sarah Lotfi of Menschen and Last Bogatyr acclaim will screen one of her earlier films, as well as host a Q&A afterward with the student filmmakers. So, get behind the scene, and get behind the lens. — Matthew SchniperFree
a class on paper collage with dry embossing techniques. $22, includes all materials
an introduction to paper collage with dry embossing techniques. All materials provided. $22
a one-night showcase of art from Gallery 113, featuring the work of local painters, artisans, sculptors and jewelers. Hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served; RSVP recommended.
a free advance screening of this follow-up to the Oscar-nominated documentary on hydraulic fracturing, with a chance to meet director Josh Fox.
featuring Young Austin and No Difference, Stray Suns and Knight in Colors. Free
a selection of Hollywood favorites performed by the Canyon Winds Concert Band, with additional compositions running the gamut from opera to gospel to Native American spiritual. By donation.
reservations recommended. $5-$10
an exhibition of work expressing the written word in celebration of National Poetry Month.
seeks entries for its upcoming show, Wily and Wonderful Things. Works celebrating the aesthetics of outsider art and steampunk will be considered, including painting, sculpture and worn art -- see URL for more information. Intake: May 23-24.
seeks all media for its upcoming, juried, outsider-art and steampunk show Wily and Wonderful Things. $5-$10
You're going to have to wait until July to see the back-from-the-dead Whose Line Is It Anyway? on TV, but you can get a dose of live improv humor tonight at 7:37 when Improv Colorado, our very own comedy troupe, takes the stage at Venue 515 (515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, improvcolorado.com). The five members — which include, per their Native American names, Stands With a Grunt and Laughs at Own Jokes — will play Whose Line-style games that are all family-friendly, for $8 to $10 a ticket. Should the Colin Mochrie in you want to learn the ropes, attend an 11 a.m. Improv Workshop today, for $20. All experience levels welcome; contact the group directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. — Edie Adelstein$8-$10
Heard of the game "Consequences"? Or "Exquisite Corpse"? You have. You and your surrealist friends have folded a piece of paper into segments, and you've each drawn part of a figure, without seeing what everyone else has done. Then you've unfolded it and admired your weird creation. (And probably ate/drank/smoked something mysterious.) No? Well, that game is the conceit behind Senior Show 2013 now at GOCA 1420 (1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., galleryuccs.org), wherein upcoming University of Colorado at Colorado Springs graduates (including new Business of Art Center curator/gallery manager Patrick Bohnen) show their stuff. It's free to visit, and up through May 25, Wednesdays through Saturdays. — Edie Adelstein