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click to enlarge Hootenanny for the Arts II: Brazilian Carnivale

Editor's Note: This event has been rescheduled for Nov. 8

9 Wednesday

art

Arts folks love to party, but your basic opening reception is more about the art than the wine and cheese. In January, that all changed that with Hootenanny for the Arts, a clubby bash with tons of drinks, aerialists, a burlesque show and all the thumping music and fancy lighting you could ask for. This time, the 'Nanny promises to amp things up again with 2.0, a Brazilian Carnivale with roulette tables, cirque acrobatics, capoeira and drawings for swag like a free trip to Las Vegas. Tickets are $50, available ahead of time or at the door, and benefit the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region and the "First Take" Youth Film Project. It goes down at 6, again, at the Mansion (20 N. Tejon St., tiny.cc/r4ac4w). — Edie Adelstein

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10 Thursday

learning

If you're about to skip over this paragraph because you don't really have any time on Thursday — wait. This is but one day in the Colorado Springs Science Festival, which runs through Sunday, and the whole schedule deserves a look. We chose to highlight Thursday because it offers both the County Coroner Crime Lab Tour (3 to 4:30 p.m., 2741 E. Las Vegas St., $3, 14-plus) and Underwater Video from Antarctica (8 to 9 p.m., U.S. Olympic Training Center, 1750 E. Boulder St., $3). But if you can't make it, maybe you'd be available for a Forces of Falling demonstration at CityROCK Climbing Center (Friday), or a Smartphone SCVNGR Hunt Downtown (Saturday). Some events are reservation-recommended, including the two mentioned for today, so visit cssciencefestival.org for details. But do consider attending something — fests this far-reaching and well-thought-out do not come along often. — Kirk Woundy

click to enlarge Michael Winslow

11 Friday

comedy

The Man of 10,000 Sound Effects is no stranger to Colorado. While living in Denver, he got his first break in Boulder with his impression of Jimi Hendrix (both voice and guitar). "I've had a heck of a career," Michael Winslow said to the Independent last year, before an appearance in Pueblo. Now, the veteran of Spaceballs and Police Academy is back, playing tonight through Sunday at Loonees (1305 N. Academy Blvd., loonees.com). Shows are $10 and happen at 8 or 10:30 (with no late show on Sunday). Perhaps Winslow will be able to perform what he was working on in 2012: the natural sounds of rain or waves. — Edie Adelstein

click to enlarge Ira Glass

12 Saturday

God of radio

Ira Glass, creator of This American Life, could be on This American Life, and not just as the creator. I mean, here's what the public-radio veteran has fed his allergy-prone dog, as told in a reddit Q-and-A: venison, ostrich, chickpeas, kangaroo, rabbit and pork. "Feel free to criticize," he wrote, adding later: "It's only a matter of time before — like some characters in a Twilight Zone episode — the only meat that's left is human flesh, and my wife and I feed ourselves to the dog." Now read that in his voice, and you've got an idea of what to expect at Reinventing Radio: An Evening With Ira Glass, at 8 tonight (doors, 7 p.m.) at the Pikes Peak Center (190 S. Cascade Ave., pikespeakcenter.com). Tickets start at $35. — Bryce Crawford

click to enlarge Viva Agua

13 Sunday

stage

I don't have kids, but I imagine that if I did, I would be eternally grateful for the opportunity to let them exercise their imaginations while Mommy puts her feet up. Today, you can do just that with the Millibo Art Theatre's (1626 S. Tejon St., themat.org), Viva Agua. This high-energy kids' musical tells the tale of two siblings on an adventure to save their family farm from drought, encountering aspects of Mexican culture and, naturally, dinosaur remnants along the way. Viva comes courtesy the Creede Repertory Theatre, a longtime friend of the MAT. The show went up yesterday, but you can still catch it this afternoon at 1 or 3 p.m. Tickets are $11. — Gracie Ramsdell

click to enlarge Salt of the Earth

14 Monday

film

Remember the Cold War-era commie scare? (Ah, good times ...) Well, go red (with rage!) by viewing the only blacklisted film in U.S. history: Salt of the Earth, for free at 3 today in Colorado College's Cornerstone Arts Center (825 N. Cascade Ave., coloradocollege.edu). According to IMDB, the filmmakers had to develop their film in secret with help from "a sympathetic lab technician." All that's after the cast and crew were chased from filming locations. That's what happens when you document a New Mexico zinc mine strike in the 1950s, lacing your movie with sympathy for Mexican-American workers and feminist undertones. That's also why the Library of Congress added it to the National Film Registry in 1992. — Matthew Schniper

click to enlarge America's Got Talent

15 Tuesday

stage

Finally, all you America's Got Talent diehards can experience the excitement of last season in the flesh. This road show features million-dollar winner and self-taught performing dancer Kenichi Ebina (the first dancer to ever win the competition), as well as six other acts, like the balancing KriStef Brothers, and a variety of comedians and singers. So if you simply cannot settle for the free-but-limited TV viewing experience, then get up close and personal at 7:30 p.m. at the Pikes Peak Center (190 S. Cascade Ave., pikespeakcenter.com). Tickets start at $38.50. — Anna Palmer

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