Remember Sinbad? Yeah, me neither. But he's apparently the heir to Bill Cosby's Mr. Clean of black funny guys with the red hair and goatee who starred on that Cosby spin-off A Different World back in the late '80s and early '90s when it truly was a different world. In a show sponsored by the Urban League of the Pikes Peak Region, he'll be at the Pikes Peak Center tonight doing his family-oriented stand-up at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40 for adults and $30 for kids 12 and under. Call 520-SHOW.
Don't miss your chance to pick up lots of great handmade pottery at discount prices at Commonwheel Artist Co-op's annual Pots by the Pound sale through Jan. 21. Every year Commonwheel (at 102 Canon Ave. in Manitou) clears the shelves of last year's art and pottery inventory at clay-bottom prices. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Call 685-1008 for more information.
The Star Bar Players are out of the gates in the new year with a production of William Inge's 1955 play Bus Stop (later made into a movie starring Marilyn Monroe). The play examines the lives of five lost souls who have to spend the night in a dive of a diner during a blizzard. The show opens tonight at 8 in the Lon Chaney Theater, 221 E. Kiowa St., and runs through Feb. 1. Call 573-7411 for ticket information and reservations.
Monster trucks. Monster trucks. Monster trucks. And hot rods. The U.S. Hot Rod Monster Jam at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. Tonight, Jan. 10, at 8 p.m.; tomorrow, Jan. 11, at 2 and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Jan. 12, at 2 p.m. $17.50 for adults and $6.50 for children. Go to
www.ticketswest.com or call 477-2121.
The Bridge Gallery at 218 W. Colorado Ave. (under the bridge) is kicking off its New Year with a retrospective of artist Bob Hoogterp's work from 5 to 8 p.m. tonight. It's free. Call 329-1574 for more.
The Da Vinci Quartet's kickin' it with Lawrence Leighton Smith on the ivories tonight at Colorado College's Packard Hall (southwest corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre). Tickets are $20 and $40 and include a reception after the 7:30 p.m. performance. Works of Mozart and Schumann will be featured. Call 303/871-6964 for tickets.
Today's the last day to check out Sandy Kinnee's Beadsman's Work and Other Evidence of/Activity of *Some Kind at the Coburn Gallery at Colorado College (inside the Worner Center on the northwest corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre). Based on the practice of Beadsmen -- mendicants who exchanged prayers for food and shelter -- Kinnee's artwork is a form of visual prayer using handmade paper. Coburn Gallery is open from 12:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.
The constantly touring Minnesota-spawned jam band Big Tasty will be spreading their jams tonight on the Utopia Caf, 117 E. Bijou St. It's an 18-and-over show and tickets are $5. Call 633-1080 for more.
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