You'd think those operating a money museum would charge a fee, then lock your $1.50 in a climate-controlled case. But no, the American Numismatic Association's Money Museum (818 N. Cascade Ave.) lets you keep your money, and displays a collection far superior to your chump change. Today, the museum opens The Faces of Money: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly, an exhibit that showcases well-known faces on money, like those of Princess Diana, Genghis Khan, Hitler and Harry Potter. Bet you never thought you'd see those names together. The public reception runs from 5 to 7 p.m.; for more info or to schedule a tour, call 632-2646. JJ
Today, Colorado Springs; tomorrow, Anyang City. That's the hope of dozens of world-class speedskaters coming to the 7-Eleven Velodrome (Memorial Park, five blocks south of the Olympic Training Center) today for the start of the 2006 USA Roller Sports Outdoor Banked Track and Road Championships. Top finishers in the junior and senior divisions will qualify for the world championships in September in South Korea. It'll cost you nothing to see them swoop around the track, starting at 10. Outdoor events continue through the weekend, and the World Arena will host indoor championships Tuesday and Wednesday. Visit usarollersports.org for a full schedule. KW
OK, I just want to throw this out there: Anyone who sends me a press kit that's saturated with cigar smoke just rotten, reeking will probably get printed. With that said, head to the Avenue Gallery at the Manitou Springs Business of Art Center (513 Manitou Ave.) today between 1 and 4 p.m. to meet DK McDonald and view Figuring Ground, an exhibition of contemporary paintings and mixed-media collage that highlight the female form. McDonald has garnered several statewide awards for her work and currently has photography on display with the Rocky Mountain Regional Juried Photography Exhibition. Figuring Ground will be on display through June 18. Call 685-1861 for more information. MS
Today marks day two of the 30th annual Territory Days along Colorado Avenue in Old Colorado City. Saturday's spilt beer should just be evaporating off the pavement as the beer garden and margarita cantina refill with sunburned patrons. A mechanical bull will sort through the macho and the cowardly as live music blares and eager collectors overrun crafts tents. Ah ... good times. Weekend festivities run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and continue on Monday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 475-0955 or visit shopoldcoloradocity.com for links to event information. MS
Make no mistake: The Joggers aren't a tribute band to downtown C. Springs icon Yelling Running Man. No, indeed. In fact, they're just four hapless chaps from Portland, Ore., trying to make the world a better place, one song at a time. Their disjointed rock 'n roll, their harmonies and hints of Southern feel-goodness, recall other aurally oddball groups, such as Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. Lucky for you, they're playing at The Black Sheep (2106 E. Platte Ave.) tonight at 7:30. It's an all-ages show, and a paltry $7 buys you The Joggers, Holiday Run and the awesomely named Granny Plays Gospel. Get yours by calling 866/468-7621 or by visiting sodajerkpresents.com. KL
So, Nine Inch Nails is playing at Red Rocks (18300 W. Alameda Pkwy.) tonight. Trent Reznor, "Head Like a Hole," etc. You know all about them, so I'm not even going to bother. Instead, I'm going to highlight their opening band, the amazing TV on the Radio, whose blend of artsy-fartsiness, electronica, soul, post-punk, doo-wop and giant afros create a soothing balm for my burned-out-on-hardcore soul. Their 2004 CD, Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes, was nothing short of groundbreaking, and their upcoming sophomore album, Return to Cookie Mountain, promises to be a tasty treat as well. They'll be playing with the aforementioned Nails and Bauhaus. The sold-out show starts at 7; look for scalpers charging something close to the $45 ticket price. KL
Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld crawls out of the D.C. doghouse today to impart pearls of wisdom to this year's graduating cadets at the Air Force Academy. While it's not clear if any retired generals will be present to demand his resignation, there will be a group of civilians assembled at the North Gate (I-25, exit 156) with signs, banners and chants to "welcome" Mr. Rumsfeld. The assembly will take place from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Call 632-6189 for more information. (If you're proud of the job Rummy's doing, pass by the protest and attend the graduation ceremony; free tickets still are available at the Springs' Chamber of Commerce.) JJ
This week's 7 Days contributors (none of whose faces appear on U.S. currency): Josh Johnson, Kara Luger, Matthew Schniper and Kirk Woundy.
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