20 Thursday Starting tonight, the American Numismatic Association Money Museum (818 N. Cascade Ave.) presents Viva la Revolucion!: The Money of the Mexican Revolution, during which the innumerable currencies of the revolution will be on display. Opening ceremonies for the exhibit will be held tonight at 5:30, with expected attendees including representatives from the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Consulate General of Mexico in Denver, and El Museo Latino. Give those devotees at the museum a call at 632-2646 for more information.
This evening, truck on down to the Business of Art Center (515 Manitou Ave.) and take in some hilarity. Moira Keefe will be performing a one-woman show in two acts: namely, Life before Sex and Life with a Teenager. If the press photo of Ms. Keefe practicing compulsory moves on a balance beam is to be believed, the humor will be, well, topical. Huzzah. Things are taking place in Venue 515 at the BAC at 8 p.m. Tickets will run you $12.50, and you can reserve 'em by calling 685-1861. Type
www.manitouarttheater.com into an Internet browser to obtain more information.
21 Friday Long week? Have a drink! TheatreWorks gives you a chance to put up those achin' dogs of yours with their Friday happy hour program for Michael Frayn's Noises Off, a delightful li'l farce running at the Bon Vivant Theater (3955 Cragwood Drive) until Dec. 5. Every Friday for the duration of the run, catch a 5-7 p.m. happy hour catered by local restaurants (tonight, it's Phantom Canyon, followed by the Ritz Grill on Nov. 28 and McKenzie's Chophouse on Dec. 5). A suggested $5 donation will get you cocktails and appetizers before the show. For tickets to the show itself, call the TheatreWorks box office at 262-3232.
This evening, don some comfortable clothes and mosey on over to the Benet Hill Center (2577 N. Chelton Road) to catch some folk so awesome it's sure to jolt your eyes right out of their sockets and leave you open-mouthed and applauding in a widening pool of ocular jelly. That said, Mary Flower and Rich Moore, folk veterans both and lauded colossi of the Colorado acoustic scene, will be fingerpicking and strumming up a storm. Flower is a two-time prizewinner at the National Fingerpicking Guitar Championship, and Moore has just released his first solo recording, Steady State. Things will get started at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for Black Rose Acoustic Society members and $12 for the general public, and are only available at the door. Call 578-0254 for more.
22 Saturday If you've gotta get your hands on some cider today, I can tell you how, but you've got to listen carefully. OK, here's what you do: Drive, bike or hitch to Manitou Springs. Go to the Commonwheel Artists Co-op Gallery at 102 Canon Ave. They're having their annual Holiday Market Gallery Open House today from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and get this -- they'll have holiday treats and hot cider for the taking. While everyone's gawking at the gift items crafted by over 50 Colorado artists, you grab the cider. It's perfect! You can call 685-1008 for more information; the Holiday Market will be there until Jan. 4.
Tonight, grab a booth at Wooglins Deli (823 N. Tejon St.), commune with your mat latte, and enjoy Susan Rissman and Blues Fuse, purveyors of fine blues and folk-rock fusion. Things are taking place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and are quite free. And hey, we know from experience that Ms. Rissman does in fact honor requests, even "Sweet Home Alabama." Boo-hoo-hoo that governor down in Birmingham for us. Call 578-9443 for more information.
27 Thursday -- Thanksgiving Today, sit down and have a think. And a thank. What exactly are you thankful for? Your family? Your friends? The toilet-seat-sized pecan pie Grandma is forcing on you? If you're not whooping it up at the library event (see the feature on page 26), take a look at the folks, food or football game in front of you and enjoy.
28 Friday You're totally freakin' lucky this is a free weekly, because today is Buy Nothing Day. Normally this is a holiday I celebrate by lying supine on the floor, suppressing turkey-flavored burps and thinking about all the Tums I could buy if only I could buy something -- but hey, All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church gives me another option this year. You can head on over (they're at 730 N. Tejon St.) from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. for a non-consumerist fte de resistance complete with potluck, an exchange blanket, singing and (in their words) "silliness." Good times. This is, of course, free, and you can learn more by calling 575-0152.
-- Aaron Retka