Colorado College is ready to humiliate once more. Local sports heroes the CC Tigers battle the University of Denver tonight, beginning at 7:35, down at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Road. The Tigers, ranked No. 1 nationally for over a month, now, have been wiping the floor with everyone from North Dakota, who you'd think would be a great team, considering the violent, icy no man's land they inhabit, to the USA Under-18 Team. Tickets range from $5 for students to $12 (upper bowl) and $15 (lower bowl) for all others. Call 576-2626 to reserve tickets.
Head to FastFrame, located at 5154 Centennial, for an art show opening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to benefit the Alzheimer's Association. This show will have 35 pieces of art created by Alzheimer's-stricken patients. On display till April 5, this is a prelude to the Memories in the Making art show, part of their year-round program dedicated to providing a form of artistic expression for those with dementia, which will take place April 12 at the Antlers Adam's Mark hotel. Call 576-8008 for more.
Well, I'll be a monkey's uncle: a blues guy who writes his own stuff and doesn't even play a bunch of solos! Mem Shannon and the Membership play tonight, 8 p.m., at the Steam Plant Theater, at Sackett and G Street, in mythical Salida. This New Orleans bluesman includes a lot of funk and a bit of R & B into his sound, garnering Living Blues magazine's Song of the Year award for his song "S.U.V." Um, wow. I've been joking for years, but finally, a blues song about sport utility vehicles, which are the yuppiest thing ever. You heard it first here, folks! Tickets are $13; call 719/539-8514 for details.
Come see some rock, or eat some pizza, tonight at H.W. Briggs, downtown at the SE corner of Boulder and Tejon. The Adventures of Jet, a new band on Denver's Suburban Home Records, will be releasing their new CD, Muscle, and for only $5, you can check them out. AoJ is into that power-pop thing, and they're playing with local boy-toys Laymen Terms; Denver pop-punkers the Gamits; and Smarter Than Yesterday, who will soon hopefully be smart enough to change their name. These things tend to start around 8:30 p.m.
No shortage of classical musical events today. Aside from Martin's Lie (see "A Little Opera"), The Little London Winds will be performing works by Sousa, Lloyd Weber and Tcaikovsky at Sunrise United Methodist Church, 2655 Briargate Blvd from 3-4:30 p.m. (call 592-9683). The Da Vinci Quartet will also be performing at 3 p.m. featuring the works of Larson, Mozart and Reger at CC's Packard Hall (SW corner of Cascade Ave. and Cache La Poudre; call 389-6552). Sax at the Peak, Pikes Peak Community College's faculty concert will take place from 2-3:30 p.m. at the PPCC Theater, 5675 S. Academy Blvd, featuring the works of Debussy, Ravel, Ellington and others (call 540-7311).
Moses Pendleton's latest dance concert, MOMIX: In Orbit, opens tonight at 7:30 at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N Santa Fe Ave. in Pueblo, combining elaborate props and costumes, athleticism and dance, and ... something involving a high wire act. Sweeeeeeeeet, dude. The Washington-based MOMIX and director Moses Pendleton have been at this for 20 years, using light, humor, shadow, and sexy, sexy people to blow minds across America. This one-night engagement costs $20 per ticket, reserve at the Arts Center or at 719/295-7222
Do you feel like dancing on your own, where no one knows you, and where you can cause offense just by the way you look? Head over to 32 Bleu tonight and every Monday night for Action! DJs Ryan Ingersol and Donovan Freeman spin the hippest, most cocksure dance music you'd dare shake a Prada turtleneck at. Brit-pop, Indie rock, new wave, pop, and that chain-smoking, faux-hawked, Elton John-circa-'78-looking outsider electroclash are certain to make an appearance and take off with your girl. 955-5664, yo.
The gorgeous, long-closed 1905 Carnegie Library downtown is having a grand re-opening today at 21 W. Kiowa. There's a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Mayor Makepeace, Tom Herd and new PPLD Director Jos Aponte at 5:30 p.m with a reception to follow. For more, call 531-6333, x1201.
Pastel's got a bad rep. You know it and I know it. Come on, where was the last place you saw a wide range of pastels ... yes, that's right Eddie Bauer. Well, guess what? Pastel ain't gonna take it no more, and the Pikes Peak Pastel Society is going to make damn sure of that. Come to the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade, today from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and join the society for the opening reception for their new show, Double Exposure. These guys got together for no other reason than to promote excellence in soft pastel painting, and to further the public's awareness of the practice as an art form. Not only that, but these guys are members of the International Association of Pastel Societies. Pastel Artists: the new Freemasons. Nah, I'm kidding. Really. Call 573-1221 for more.
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