If you're interested in women, or media, or better yet women in media, there's only one place for you tonight: The American Women in Radio & Television (AWRT) Achievement in Media Excellence Awards. This Southern Colorado chapter will honor area women who have made a difference, either in print, on the airwaves, or behind the scenes, from 5 to 7 at the FAC Modern Jazz Bistro (121 S. Tejon St.). KRDO "Good Morning Colorado" anchor Kellie MacMullan will emcee, there'll be a silent auction, and the Modern itself will be open for perusal. You'll be hard-pressed to find better use of your $25 (or $20 for AWRT members). Visit awrtcs.com for more. KW
Just a guess that your NCAA hoops bracket already is a disaster and you've been wanting to get outside more. Well, today the Colorado Rockies visit the Colorado Springs Sky Sox for a 2 p.m. exhibition at Security Service Field (4385 Tutt Blvd.). It's the final preseason game for Todd Helton, Matt Holliday, Brad Hawpe and Co., after wrapping up spring training in Arizona. Prices range from $7 to $12 (call 591-7699 for information), but if you don't have a ticket yet, you might plan on $7 for the berms or standing room. Of course, if it's a nice day, the brats are hot and the beer is cold, who cares? In case you're wondering, the Rockies open their season at 2:05 p.m., Monday, April 2, at Coors Field against Arizona. If you prefer the Sky Sox, their season starts on Thursday, April 5, with a 6:05 p.m. home game against Tucson. RR
Have you seen one of those episodes of "Antiques Roadshow" where some lucky chump realizes her inherited, frumpy doll is worth like $10,000? Yup that's pure bourgeois American excitement. And it's coming to town today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the form of the Antiques and Collectibles Evaluation Fair at The Colorado Springs School (21 Broadmoor Ave.). The event benefits the restoration of the Trianon (the pretty mansion that houses the school) on its 100th birthday, and the cost of appraisal is $15 per item, or $25 for two, with a two-item limit. Bring something or just come watch the fun. Visit css.org for more. MS
Face it, your friends are tired of that old super-glue-on-the-toilet-seat trick every April Fool's Day. This year, take them to the Fools' Day Fairway from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The course features nine mini-golf holes, each at a different downtown drinking spot including: Tony's, McCabe's, 15C, Phantom Canyon, Shuga's, The Coffee Exchange, Benny's, Will's and Oscar's. Pay $10 for a scorecard and a chance to win prizes. Proceeds support TESSA. For more golf-related good times, at 6 p.m., head to Bristol Brewing Co. (1647 S. Tejon St.): For $5 you can down a beer, chow some snacks and take in a few tunes to support Pikes Peak Linkers, a free golf program for local kids. Call participating bars for more on Fool's Day, and call 471-4810 ext. 31 for more on the Linkers. JT
Feasting for hunger awareness and homelessness kind of bears the same irony as say, hunting for animal rights, but hey you can't exactly charge folks $10 to fast. And who's crass enough to criticize a charitable event, anyway ... jeez, who is this guy! Participate in Empty Bowls in Colorado College's Bemis Hall (920 N. Cascade Ave.) at 6 tonight to benefit the CC Community Kitchen. The event features all-you-can-eat soup, entertainment and the best part: You get to take home the unique, handmade bowl from which you eat. Call 389-6607 for more; tickets are available at the Worner Desk. MS
Well, the rich get richer today at Colorado College. Ted Turner you might know him from CNN, TBS, TNT, the Atlanta Braves, yadda, yadda, yadda is being presented the college's first-ever Champion of the Rockies Award by the college's State of the Rockies Project. Turner, who is being honored, in part, for managing the largest bison herd in North America and protecting other animals through his Turner Endangered Species Fund, will be on hand at the Armstrong Theater in Armstrong Hall (14 E. Cache la Poudre St.) to receive his award at 12:30 this afternoon. The event is free and open to the public. Call 389-6607 for more info. PF
You're going to hear a lot about the aftermath of this year's South by Southwest festival. A number of the bands playing the Front Range over the next couple weeks are doing so as part of their SXSW exit tour. One band doing just that is the Tel Aviv-based rock outfit, Monotonix. Don't know Hebrew? Don't fret, these guys rock out in English. And they kinda sound like Sabbath, which is cool. They're playing a 16-plus show at 7 tonight at the hi-dive (7 S. Broadway, Denver) with Genghis Tron. Tickets are $8 at the door. Call 720/570-4500 for more info. PF
This week's 7 Days contributors: Pete Freedman, Ralph Routon, Matthew Schniper, Jill Thomas and Kirk Woundy.