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28 Wednesday

history

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  • Colorado Experience Road Show

El Paso County's first sheriff and a local landmark known around the world are the focus of tonight's Colorado Experience Road Show, presented by Rocky Mountain PBS and the Colorado Office of Film, Television and Media. Rankin Scott Kelly — whose name is as badass as his story — became sheriff after fleeing a murder prosecution back east. Follow his journey, then learn about the pair of surveyors who stumbled upon Garden of the Gods in 1859 and its thousands of years of human history, tonight at the Pioneers Museum (215 S. Tejon St., cspm.org). There's a Q&A session following the 6 p.m. presentation. Free: register at rmpbs.org/ColoradoExperience. — Craig Lemley

29 Thursday

film

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  • Roar

Whoever decided Roar was anything but a legendary trainwreck-in-the-making was mad. Director/star Noel Marshall and his family, cast and crew spent 11 years living in a preserve with 150 wild, untrained lions, tigers, jaguars and cheetahs, and came up with a film that bears this tagline: "No animals were harmed in the making of this movie. Seventy members of the cast and crew were." Curious how wrong things went? Pick up $12 tickets for the one-night showing of this film at 7:30 at Cinemark 16 IMAX (3305 Cinema Point, 596-2173). — Griffin Swartzell

30 Friday

music

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  • GWAR

Tonight, reflect upon the fundamental inferiority of your Halloween costume. Your sexy nurse isn't much next to GWAR, the intergalactic conquerors, defilers of all taste and subtlety, and heavy-metal shock institution since 1985. They're conquering the Black Sheep (2106 E. Platte Ave., blacksheeprocks.com) at 7 tonight, in advance of a Halloween engagement in Denver. Dress in white; the audience usually gets hosed down with fake blood whenever GWAR "executes" someone on stage. And come early for openers Battlecross and locals Night of the Living Shred. Tickets run $28, or $30 at the door. — Griffin Swartzell

31 Saturday

holiday

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  • Noche De Los Muertos

So, Halloween. Got kids? From 4 to 8:30, it's the final night of the Boo at the Zoo trick-or-treat event at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, cmzoo.org, $12.25 to $17.25, free for 2 and under). Looking for a real scare? Head to Calhan's Serenity Springs (24615 Scott Road, serenityspringswildlife.org, $40 with pre-registration, 18-plus only) for a special tour from 6 to 7:30, when the big cats' feeding instincts will be on high alert. Seeking culture? Tajine Alami (10 Old Man's Trail, Manitou Springs) has teamed up with the Smokebrush Foundation and others for Noche De Los Muertos, a hybrid celebration of Mexican and American traditions starting at 7 (with tickets $10 to $15 at smokebrush.org). Just want to party? The Springs' Best Bar Crowd will be at the Zodiac (230 Pueblo Ave., zodiacvenue.com, $5 for 21-plus, $10 for 18 to 20) for its 8 o'clock Halloween Bash, featuring a slew of local deejays and some live music. Find more Halloween events here. — Griffin Swartzell

1 Sunday

concert

click to enlarge Little London Winds 2015 Fall Concert
  • Little London Winds 2015 Fall Concert

Welcome autumn in earnest this afternoon with Little London Winds' annual fall concert, hosted by First Christian Church (16 E. Platte Ave., bit.ly/1kzYjb5). This summer outdoor favorite is bringing the sweet sounds of its 40-plus-strong, all-volunteer concert band inside, with a set list that includes "The Diplomat" by John Philip Sousa and the "To Walk with Wings" fanfare and overture by Julie Giroux, as well as other high-level pieces. The show begins at 3 and is free. — Bridgett Harris

2 Monday

kids

click to enlarge 3rd Annual Magic Town Literary Contest
  • 3rd Annual Magic Town Literary Contest

Today's the final day for submissions to the third annual Magic Town Literary Contest, hosted by Magic Town (2418 W. Colorado Ave., 963-6900 for contest details). That means your 4- to 18-year-old has just five days from when this paper prints to craft a story "about what would happen if the sculptures came to life" at Magic Town. Instructions say the tale can be scary or funny, delivered in graphic novel form or "whatever you like." Visit bit.ly/1jD4GKG in coming weeks to see who's won prizes and to read their stories. — Matthew Schniper

3 Tuesday

stage

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  • Flashdance

It's been a good year for the '80s, mainly because we've been living Back to the Future in real time, and anxiously awaiting more Star Wars. (I know, A New Hope came out in '77 — I'm counting it anyway.) But even though the Cubs won't win a World Series this year, and the Force won't awaken until December, our '80s throwbacks need not stop. Flashdance The Musical, based on Tom Hedley's '83 film classic, makes its way to the stage tonight and tomorrow at the Pikes Peak Center (190 S. Cascade Ave., pikespeakcenter.com). This adaptation includes classic hits and new songs written specifically for the stage. Tickets start at $35, and both shows kick off at 7:30. — Craig Lemley

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