At the Fine Arts Center (30 W. Dale St.) you will have the chance to see a fashionable Identity Crisis at the Body Packaging Exhibition, on display through Nov. 23. Don't mistake it as just fashion; these art pieces are meant to be worn and seen. Then you can spend a great amount of time wondering who will wear the chandelier hat or the feather dress. The Exhibition can be seen from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors 62 and up and $2 for children above six. And it's free for all on Saturdays. See some of the stunning entries on our Web site at www.csindy.com/csindy/2003-10-16/artbreak.html. For reservations and information, call 634-5583.
Also tonight, The Missoula Children's Theatre presents the Tales of Hans Christian Andersen, an original musical adaptation of the timeless stories written by the Danish literary master Hans Christian Andersen. His stories will be brought to life at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center (210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo) as part of their Children's Playhouse Series. Local young people from grades 1-12 will perform roles on and off the stage. Show time is at 7:30 tonight, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. tomorrow, and again on Nov. 29. For more information, call 719/295-7211.
Take out those earplugs and get ready for an impressive unplugged performance. The Triple Entendre showcase featuring Joseph Brenna, Ross Martin and Ryan Spearman will flex their acoustic muscles at The Benet Hill Center (2577 N. Chelton Road). Tickets are $10 for members and $12 for non-members. For more information, call 578-0254.
If you have an aversion to underwear, this is your event. Seven Nations are at 32 Bleu (32 S. Tejon St.) tonight with Mission 19 as special guest. Known for rocking with bagpipes and fiddles, they will blast your kilt over your head with their Highlands-tinged rock sound. The piping starts at 8; cover is $12 in advance or $15 at the door. God save the Queen and Scottish whiskey! For more information call 955-5664.
If you're lookin' for some street cred, Mike Jones, Paul Wall & Chamillionaire of da Swisha House will be in da house at the Youth Outreach Center (1801 N. Union Blvd.). Hosted by DJ Michael Watts, you will see "one of the hottest groups to hit the rap game." Word, man. If you're ready to feel the vibe, be there at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are available at Reverb in the Citadel Mall for $20 or get them at the door for $25. More info: 597-0500.
Anyone looking for a tantalizing dose of theater should check out the performance of Bullshot Crummond at the Impossible Playhouse (1201 N. Main St., Pueblo). This racy comedy offers a plot full of diamonds, damsels and dangerous men. It's also got some adult language and sexy situations, so, like, you probably shouldn't haul along the kids. Tickets are $10. Call 719/542-6969.
Come see some young people (middle school through college age) perform music older than their great grandparents. The Young Concert Artists will perform at 7 p.m. in the First Christian Church sanctuary (16 E. Platte Ave.) The 55-member orchestra will perform under the direction of Michael Hanson, concertmaster of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic. Several Philharmonic players will also join the performance. This free concert will feature works by Franz Joseph Haydn and George Frideric Handel. For more, call 633-2794
Come and enjoy the works of a long-dead author at the Max Kade Theatre at Colorado College (Armstrong Hall Room 300). The Red Bull Players will perform Ben Jonson's Volpone, a play exploring the joy and humor of deceit as well as the inevitable punishment of the deceiver. There will be two shows at 2:30 and 7 p.m. and the program is free. Call 389-6606 for more information.
The Lawrence, Kansas, band The Anniversary rides into town along with opening bands Carrier (formerly known as 34 Satellite), Apollo Sunshine and Chad Fell Down at Jack Quinn's (21 S. Tejon St.). Being a former front man of a band named after a porn star (The John C. Holmes Band) and known to end his concerts with a 6-foot inflatable penis, The Anniversary lead singer Joshua Berwanger now plays paisley wuss pop (not emo!). The event starts at 8 p.m. Call 385-0766.
Chicago-based multimedia artist Silvia Malagrino will be at the University Center Theater (room 302) at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs campus. The lecture is part of the "Technology, Race and Gender: Art in the 21st Century" lecture series hosted by the visual and performing arts departments at UCCS. It's free and starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call 262-4306.
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