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23 Wednesday

music

Remember Bradley Nowell's words about the man's impact: "In school they never taught 'bout hamburgers or steak / Elijah Muhammad or the welfare state / But I know / And I know because of KRS-ONE," he sings in Sublime's 1992 tribute to the Bronx emcee. But if you don't, see the Teacha at 8 tonight at the Black Sheep (2106 E. Platte Ave., blacksheeprocks.com, all ages, $25). Just don't look for him anywhere else: "I don't want corporate, you know, I just don't want it," he told WHO?MAG TV in September. "If the radio ever played my music, I would sue them. And they know it." — Bryce Crawford

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24 Thursday

stage

When I saw The Woman in Black in theaters — initially doubtful of Daniel Radcliffe's lead role, half-expecting him to flash his wand at a moment's notice — I immediately fell prey to the seat-jumping suspense (and the Hollywood cheese). Still, the story's meant to be seen onstage, where it's become one of the longest-running productions in London's West End. Take your seat at 8 tonight when the Star Bar Players premiere their staging of this story about a vengeful ghost at THEATREdART (128 N. Nevada Ave., starbarplayers.org, $6 to $15). It runs through Nov. 3. — Anna Palmer

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25 Friday

art

Before the opening reception for its Dia de los Muertos show, Cottonwood Center for the Arts (427 E. Colorado Ave., cottonwoodcenterforthearts.com) will hold the Springs' first Death Café. Though it sounds a bit threatening, Death Cafés are about helping people square with their mortality, and discussing what happens in that great beyond. (Zealots not allowed.) It's free to attend, starting at 4, and is immediately followed by the Day of the Dead revelry at 5:30, complete with artwork, food from Macos Tacos, live music, crafts and morbid alegría. The Café will stay open the rest of the evening for drop-in discussion. — Edie Adelstein

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26 Saturday

holiday

The subject of one of the oldest ghost stories in Manitou Springs, 19th-century tuberculosis victim Emma Crawford lives on in the 19th annual Emma Crawford Coffin Races and Parade, held from noon to 3 p.m. today (manitousprings.org). If you've not yet seen 50 costumed teams race coffins down Manitou Avenue for local glory — and to commemorate torrential rain sweeping Emma's coffin down the side of Red Mountain in 1929 — today's your day to fix that. — Anna Palmer

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27 Sunday

stage

It's said that the one thing every human wants to feel is sense of a purpose. For the character of Willy Loman in the play Death of a Salesman, purpose is wrapped up in pursuit of the "American dream." But, as in all the best stories, nothing is quite as it appears. Death of a Salesman was written in 1949, and won a Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award. See TheatreWorks' version of the classic, at 4 today at the Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater (3955 Regent Circle, theatreworkscs.org). The play runs through Nov. 10 with varying show times; tickets $15 to $35; visit the website for details. — Gracie Ramsdell

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28 Monday

history

I can't seem to find a copy of it around here, but I'm sure that in the Independent's 1904 Best Of issue, readers recognized the unionized miners of Cripple Creek as the Heroes of the Year. In the Cripple Creek Labor War of 1903-04, they fought the good fight — for an eight-hour workday, the right to organize, etc. — and seriously suffered as a result. Some of the close-up images in the Pikes Peak Library District's Voices and Faces of the Past exhibit, running through the end of the month at the East Library (5550 N. Union Blvd.), actually show them in bandages. Educate yourself for free, and pay some respects if you can. — Kirk Woundy

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29 Tuesday

art

We've written a lot about the Broadmoor, but we haven't given a lot of attention to the Broadmoor Galleries (formerly the Hayden Hays Gallery, 1 Lake Ave., broadmoorgalleries.com) nestled inside the hotel complex. That's just not right, seeing as how the place is about as close to a museum as a gallery can get. Take Joellyn Duesberry and Barbara Sparks, both of whom have exhibited at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center in grand solo shows. Their work hangs here. As do those of the Springs' own Joe Bonomo and Prague's Alexandr Onishenko, the subject of this month's solo show. It's open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Edie Adelstein

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