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  • Tim Kaiser

30 Wednesday

music

Dust off your hipster sensibilities, because this show is tailored for experimental music nerds. Tonight at 8, Flux Capacitor (3530 N. Chelton Loop, on.fb.me/1Fx6oXP) is hosting Minnesota artist Tim Kaiser's Inferior Planets tour. Kaiser is an experimental musician who also builds all his own instruments, using unexpected parts such as Geiger counters, old telephones and other mid-century mechanical gizmos. Expect more guitar-focused loops and soundscapes from Memphis' Holy Gallows, as well as local artists Autumn Creatures, Mobdividual and SRO. Donate $5 to 7 at the door to get in. — Griffin Swartzell

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  • Artini

1 Thursday

art

COPPeR has teamed up with The Mansion (20 N. Tejon St., on.fb.me/1PJJAUE) for this year's Artini arts month kickoff, starting today at 6 p.m., and on paper it looks like a killer party. A tasting parade of martinis from the area's best mixologists will be available from the cash bar, and musical headliners Miguel Dakota and the Differents will be joined by arts forces ranging from Douglas Rouse and his "trompe l'oeil" artwork to Aerial Dreamworks to the special effects makeup artists from the hit SyFy reality show Face Off. Food will be provided by Seeds Community Café. Oh yeah, admission is free, but you gotta be 21+ to get in. — Griffin Swartzell

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2 Friday

film festival

Lisa and Louise Burns are still best-known as the scary twins who stand hand-in-hand at the end of a long hallway, imploring us to come play with them "forever and ever and ever" in Stanley Kubrick's The Shining. The scene is somehow more disturbing than it should be, thanks in large part to their unison voices and Diane Arbus-like "otherness." Thirty-five acting-free years later, the Shining Twins will be appearing 6 p.m. this evening as part of the Mile High Horror Film Festival. The four-day event runs Oct. 1 through 4 at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (7301 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton), and you can find more info at bit.ly/1NXHmSz. — Bill Forman

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  • Manitou Springs Heritage Brew Festival

3 Saturday

beer

Many brew fans miss the defunct Craft Lager Festival, so news of the Manitou Springs Heritage Brew Festival heading to Memorial Park (502 Manitou Ave., manitouspringsheritagecenter.org) from 1 to 5 p.m. today should be met with clinking pint glasses. A total of 25 breweries, most local, all Colorado, will pour for $35 in advance ($60/pair) and $45 day-of, alongside live music, food vendors and even kombucha tastings. Your indulgence will go toward operational expenses and the Building Purchase Fund for the Manitou Springs Heritage Center at 517 Manitou Ave., where pre-event tickets are on sale. — Matthew Schniper

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  • Chris Mandeville

4 Sunday

books

Poor Richard's Books & Gifts (320 N. Tejon St.) is hosting a book signing at 2 p.m. for not one but two authors with local roots. Chris Mandeville will be signing her debut novel, Seeds: A Post-apocalyptic Adventure. She's also responsible for last year's 52 Ways to Get Unstuck: Exercises to Break Through Writer's Block. She will be joined by CC graduate Todd Fahnestock, author of HarperCollins best-sellers The Heartstone Trilogy. He's starting a new fantasy trilogy and will be signing volume one, titled Fairmist. Poor Richard's will also be providing door prizes. — Griffin Swartzell

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  • Social/Chill Ride Night

5 Monday

bikes

Bring your entrepreneurial spirit and your mountain bike to this Second Annual Social/Chill Ride Night, which pairs the Urban Singletrack Project (facebook.com/urbansingletrackproject) with Colorado Springs Startup Week (Oct. 5 to 9; coloradosprings.startupweek.co) for an evening of cutting-edge conversation and mountain-bike trail riding. Kickoff is at 4:30 p.m. at Urban Steam Coffee Bar and Cafe (1025 S. Sierra Madre St.), where you can also sup on pizza and avail yourself of drink specials. Bring your own bike, or borrow one provided by Pikes Peak Mountain Bike Tours, as you demo singletrack that's mere minutes from city center. — Mary Jo Meade

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  • Documentary Production Bootcamp

6 Tuesday

film

Six adult students took the leap from aspiring moviemakers to up-and-coming documentary filmmakers when they each produced and directed a short film as part of this summer's seven-week Bemis School of Art's Documentary Production Bootcamp. You can see their "poignant and informative" work — with titles including Faux, Comic Book Land and Talking Walls — tonight at the Cornerstone Arts Center Film Screening Room (825 N. Cascade Ave., bit.ly/1KGaE5V). Flicks start at 7, the event is free and open to the public, and screenings will be followed by a Q&A session with the filmmakers. — Craig Lemley

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