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15 Thursday

eco-lecture

Talk about a timely speaking engagement: Against the backdrop of the BP Gulf disaster, Andrew Nikiforuk, author of Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent, will lecture from 7 to 8:30 tonight at the Western Museum of Mining and Industry (225 Northgate Blvd., wmmi.org). Type "tar sands" into Google or YouTube and you'll find a mass of information on this Albertan blight that some call "the most destructive project on Earth." Nikiforuk's book became a Canadian bestseller, and he's also won environmental awards; tonight he'll speak for free, though the museum requests reservations at 488-0880 or rsvp@wmmi.org. — Matthew Schniper

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16 Friday

comedy

In March, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review noted that when its reporter Googled the word "fluffy," the website for comedian Gabriel Iglesias was the second link that came up, "right after fluffy pancakes." Clearly it's been a good four months for Iglesias, because today, he's No. 1. Credit the nice-guy persona, the penchant for tasteful self-promotion, or the jokes — about chocolate cake, cops, or the extra weight that makes him "fluffy." At 8 tonight, the day after his 34th birthday, he'll roll it all out at the Pikes Peak Center (190 S. Cascade Ave.). Tickets are $37 via 520-7469 or pikespeakcenter.com, and all ages are welcome. — Kirk Woundy

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17 Saturday

theater

Combine show tunes from Chicago, West Side Story, Avenue Q and Wicked with classics like Shakespeare and Molière, and you get two revue-style compilations from the Fine Arts Center's Youth Repertory Theater summer program (30 W. Dale St., csfineartscenter.org). The PG-13 Art Isn't Easy (on Thursday and tonight at 7:30) and the PG Aiming for the Stars (Friday at 7:30 and Sunday at 2) both offer choreographed musical songs, monologues, scene work and for the first time, film and commercial segments. Tickets are $15 for members, $17 for non-members. — Kelsey Fowler

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18 Sunday

community

Wake up already, it's Platinum Pride day! Kind of like your platinum anniversary of getting married, except that the people celebrating today are still fighting for that right. Instead, it's an all-day (10 to 6) celebration of the 20th anniversary of the inaugural Colorado Springs PrideFest (ppglcc.org). Get excited for the 15,000 people expected to grace Acacia Park (115 E. Platte Ave.), as well as for the lists of vendors and parade floats, which extend further than any previous year. With a strong live entertainment lineup (see our Candye Kane Audiofile on p. 43, and also the eight-page insert in the center of this issue), this event is sure to make equality-minded people of all ages proud. — Sarah White

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19 Monday

art

I love all kinds of art, mainly because I like to experience how others view the world. The works of George Sanchez and I are a perfect match in this regard: He says his goal with Visions of an Artist at the Pikes Peak Community College Downtown Studio Art Gallery (100 W. Pikes Peak Ave., ppcc.edu) is to show people how his world looks through his eyes. Apparently, Sanchez's world is colorful and somewhat chaotic, with a taste of the bold and satirical. See it through Aug. 7; gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, and 8 to 4, Saturdays. — Sarah White

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20 Tuesday

art

Botany and social studies combine at the Business of Art Center (513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, thebac.org) this summer with three new shows: Rare — Imperiled Plants of Colorado; Overlooked and Underfoot: Common but Beautiful Plants of Colorado; and Tribe — An Examination of Race and Culture in Our Society. Tribe should be particularly interesting, as it features pieces by local artist Margaret Kasahara, who paints with a slick, ultra-fine finish and explores the outsider feelings of her Asian heritage. The BAC is open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and entry is free. The show hangs until Sept. 28. — Edie Adelstein

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21 Wednesday

film

The Sky Sox host Sacramento tonight, but they face other baseball competition, too. At 7 in the Lon Chaney Theater (221 E. Kiowa St., ifsoc.org), baseball (and film) fans can catch Calvin Marshall. The titular character has dreams of becoming a professional ballplayer, but despite making his junior college team, he lacks the talent. After falling for the star of the volleyball team, he sees the truth about his athletic ability and his relationship crash at home plate, in less than game-winning fashion. Tickets can be purchased online and are $6 for adults and $5 for students and BAC members. — Lea Shores

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