I don't know about you, but whenever I'm ensconced in the windowless confines of the Black Sheep, lapping up Laughing Labs in the late-night company of fellow emo, psychobilly and grindcore fans, I can't help thinking how much it all reminds me of fly fishing on a lazy summer afternoon. So when word got out that the BS (2106 E. Platte Ave.) is playing host to the third annual Fly Fishing Film Tour, it was like, well yeah, what took so long? I've been waiting with baited breath ever since. So ditch the Docs, grab some hip-boots and wade on over at 7 tonight for hours of premium fish porn. The $5 minimum sliding-scale donation, by the way, goes to benefit Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, so don't be angling for comp tickets. More info at 471-2984. BF
A few months back, I agreed to host Flat Stanley and to take pictures of him around town. My nephew's class was reading Jeff Brown's popular book series about a boy flattened by a bulletin board who airmails himself around the world and each student sent out his or her own laminated Flat for an adventure. Bet those kids were never expecting shots from the Fabulous TNT's (kidding!). At 7 tonight (art activities at 6, milk and cookies afterward), local fans are invited to Imagination Celebration's The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley at the Pikes Peak Center (190 S. Cascade Ave.). Tickets are $6 to $13 at ticketswest.com and 520-SHOW (7469); visit imaginationcelebration.org for more. A similar program is running at Pueblo's Sangre de Cristo Arts Center at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday (sdc-arts.org). MS
You've got to give credit to a guy like Brian Regan, who's made a living in stand-up comedy without relying on dick jokes. In the words of "vivasuzi," a fan who posted to associatedcontent.com: "About the only bad word is Hell which isn't even really bad!" Johnny Carson, Jay Leno and David Letterman apparently have agreed. See the man behind the acclaim, and under the aggressively blow-dried hair, at 8 tonight at the Pikes Peak Center (190 S. Cascade Ave.). All tickets cost $33.50 and are available at pikespeakcenter.com. Get yours before vivasuzi does. KW
If you think about it, Walkin' Jim is following in a well-trod musical tradition: Led Zeppelin spent 10 years rambling on, going around the world to find that girl. Robert Johnson had ramblin' on his mind, no doubt due to the hell hound on his trail. The Wilburys traveled, and Nancy Sinatra's boots were specially made for walking. But only Walkin' Jim can claim to have traversed 27,000 miles on foot, carrying his guitar and writing songs along the way. You can hear those songs and stories, conveyed in a sonorous baritone that's more Burl Ives than Paul Robeson, during his "Forever Wild" multimedia performance at 7 tonight in the All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church (730 N. Tejon St.). Tickets, which are $10 in advance, $12 at the door and $5 for kids 11 and under, will benefit the Trails and Open Space Coalition and are available at Poor Richard's Bookstore or the Leechpit. More info at 633-6884. BF
If you didn't have a chance to make it last weekend, at least you can use this Presidents Day holiday to check out the end of the Cripple Creek Ice Festival, which actually goes from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, Sunday and today on Bennett Avenue outside the Triple Crown and Bronco Billy's casinos. Widely acclaimed ice sculptors with chainsaws have been creating an "Enchanted Ice Garden," featuring a huge castle weighing 45,000 pounds. Along with live ice-carving demonstrations, there's also a heated tent serving as a beer garden, and the sculptures will be lighted every night through Feb. 26. No admission charge. For more, go to cripplecreekicefest.com or call 877/858-4653. RR
You've got from today through Friday to enjoy good beer and great music together in photographer Larry Hulst's Visions of Rock and Brew at Trinity Brewing Co. (1466 Garden of the Gods Road). The photo exhibit is two parts: One is a collection of photographs of the legends no, gods of rock 'n roll. Led Zeppelin, Bruce Springsteen, Metallica ... Hulst has seen and shot them all. The subjects in the second half are award-winning Colorado breweries. The perfect pairing, really. Sample them with a Trinity brew today between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. Call 634-0029 for more. RC
Instead of Domingo, Carreras and Pavarotti, meet Billy Bob, Billy Joe and Billy Billee the 3 Redneck Tenors. Actually classically trained Broadway artists John Wilkerson, Alex Bumpas and Matthew Lord, the 3RTs deliver everything from Elvis and country spoofs to Puccini and Beethoven. Follow them (figuratively) on a journey from Paris, Texas, to Carnegie Hall at 7:30 tonight at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center (210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo). Prepare yourself for many a joke involving mullets, cheap beer and the like. You might be a redneck if you enjoy yourself. Tickets are $25; call 719/295-7222 or visit sdc-arts.org and 3rednecktenors.com for more. MS
This week's 7 Days contributors: Rhiannon Conley, Bill Forman, Ralph Routon, Matthew Schniper and Kirk Woundy.
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