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21 Wednesday


click to enlarge Senga Nengudi Artist & Curator Talk and Catalog Release
  • Senga Nengudi Artist & Curator Talk and Catalog Release

We told you about former UCCS faculty member Senga Nengudi's Improvisational Gestures a while back — hopefully, you've already made a visit. Her work is the kind that makes you rethink how you really feel about art. The exhibit is open until the beginning of December, but tonight you have a chance to get an inside perspective at GOCA 1420 (1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., uccs.edu/~goca) with Senga Nengudi in Conversation with Curators and catalog release party. Co-curators Nora Burnett Abrams and Elissa Auther sit down with the internationally renowned artist tonight at 6. It's free to attend, but seating is limited, so register online at ow.ly/TvvmB. A catalog dedicated to Nengudi's work will also be available for sale. — Craig Lemley

22 Thursday


  • Chvrches

Scottish synth-pop trio Chvrches is riding high on the Sept. 25 release of their new album, Every Open Eye, which peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 chart. Ditch the pop comparisons now — vocalist Lauren Mayberry and synth players Iain Cook and Martin Doherty got countless offers from the international pop songwriting machine and turned them all down, persisting with a laudable DIY ethic. I fell full sucker for them after watching their NPR Tiny Desk Concert last year — Mayberry's voice is a national treasure, and their swirling synths blend into fantastic songs, perfect for headphones and dance floors alike. They're playing the Fillmore Auditorium (1510 Clarkson St., Denver, fillmoreauditorium.org, 303/837-1482), with doors opening at 6:30 tonight. Available tickets start at $43, fees included. — Griffin Swartzell

23 Friday


The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Whatever happened to Saturday night, when you dressed up sharp and you felt all right? Survey says: Sunday morning. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the definitive cult classic film, the Rocky Horror Picture Show, and Club Q (3430 N. Academy Blvd., clubqonline.com) is hosting a live shadowcast and performance, opening at 6:30 tonight. Tickets run $21.69 and include a party pack and "virgin survival guide," featuring all the props you'll need to take part in the shenanigans. For more information and additional performance dates, go to rockyhorrorcs.com. Remember: Don't dream it, be it. — Griffin Swartzell

24 Saturday


Fossil Brewing Co. One-Year Anniversary
  • Fossil Brewing Co. One-Year Anniversary

Hoo boy, do the special beer releases for the first-year anniversary party at Fossil Brewing Company (2845 Ore Mill Road, #1, fossilbrewing.com) sound good. At noon today, catch the Keep Manitou Wired brown ale, brewed with High Rise Coffee Roasters' Peruvian coffee and Radiantly Raw-sourced Ecuadorian cacao nibs. The outfit's first small-batch lager, a doppelbock, taps at 3, followed by the Peach Pentaceratops at 6 — a dunkelweizen infused with peaches, pumpkins, honey, pie spice and sweet potatoes. Also catch raffles, new membership opportunities and Bite Me Gourmet Sausage for food needs. Happy birthday, brewosaurs. — Matthew Schniper

25 Sunday


Halloween Soul Party
  • Halloween Soul Party

Costume enthusiasts wait breathlessly all year for Halloween and the chance it offers them to unleash their inner superhero, shambling zombie or sexy nun and scamper about the city. If you are such an individual and you'd like to get an early start, throw on your best cape or habit and head to tonight's Halloween Soul Party at Movement Arts Community Studio (525 E. Fountain Blvd., #150, on.fb.me/1GJ1vFV). For $10, you'll get a one-hour lesson in soul dancing and admission to the social dance and Halloween costume competition to follow. (Six bucks will get you in the dance sans lesson, but where's the fun in that?) The festivities run from 7 to 10:30, accompanied by the best soul tunes around. Cash only, please. — Bridgett Harris

26 Monday


Visiting Film Series: Best of Enemies
  • Visiting Film Series: Best of Enemies

It was back in 1968, during a series of heated television debates, that William F. Buckley Jr. and Gore Vidal nearly came to blows over issues that were tearing the country apart at the time, most notably our involvement in the ultimately futile Vietnam War. Given America's current role in various Middle Eastern conflicts, Robert Gordon's Best of Enemies, an artful 2015 documentary about the two ideologically opposed pundits, is both fascinating and all-too-relevant. Gordon, who's also a celebrated writer, historian and musicologist, will be on hand for this evening's 6:30 screening and discussion at the Cornerstone Arts Center (825 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6614). The event is free and open to the public. For more information, go to coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/calendar. — Bill Forman

27 Tuesday


Super Science Mashup: The Martian
  • Super Science Mashup: The Martian

Talk with some local experts about the ins and outs of space travel, plus the recent discovery of flowing water on Mars, at tonight's Super Science Mashup at the Ivywild School (1604 S. Cascade Ave., ivywildschool.com). The event begins at 7 — unless you feel like checking out the skies with the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society, whose members will be on-site before and after the presentation. Throw in a pint of Venetucci Pumpkin Ale for good measure, and this has the makings of a no-nonsense nerd night. — Griffin Swartzell


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