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4 Wednesday

trivia

click to enlarge Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz
  • Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz

Know-it-alls, unite — it's time to win some free drinks and make some new friends. Wednesday is a great night for trivia in Colorado Springs. On the west side, ever-spacious Mother Muff's (2432 W. Colorado Ave., mothermuffs.com) runs the syndicated Geeks Who Drink trivia tonight at 8. Too mass-produced? Head further west to Swirl (717 Manitou Ave., #102, Manitou Springs, swirlismybar.com) for specials, gift cards and other prizes, also starting at 8. To the north, try Back East Bar & Grill (9475 Briar Village Point, backeastbarandgrill.com) for an earlier 6:30 start time. Griffin Swartzell

5 Thursday

writing

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  • Come Write In

It's National Novel Writing Month again, and speaking as a NaNoWriMo winner, there's never enough time to plan your project and never enough people to discuss ideas with. Before it gets to the point where you have to introduce, god forbid, something like ninjas or a little sister with a heroin problem to keep your plot moving, come by the Rockrimmon Branch Library (832 Village Center Drive, ppld.org) for a write-in in the meeting room from 1 to 5 this afternoon. Need WiFi? They have it. Looking for another writer to bounce ideas off of? Look around! And if you need coffee, there's a Starbucks in the nearby Safeway. Now get writing! — Griffin Swartzell

6 Friday

stage

click to enlarge Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead
  • Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead

Charles Schulz's beloved Peanuts characters will hit movie theaters throughout the country this weekend in a brand-new, family-friendly animated film ... but over at the Funky Little Theater Company (2109 Templeton Gap Road, funkylittletheater.org) a decidedly different approach to the classic comic strip has taken the stage. Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead hones the perky narrative of Charlie Brown and his friends to a fine edge, eschewing good cheer for dark laughs and hard-hitting topics including death, sexuality and bullying. Watch your favorite Sunday comic kiddos as they navigate the ravages of puberty at 7 p.m. tonight for $15 a ticket. If you can't make Friday's performance, no worries. The show (in its final weekend) runs Thursday through Saturday, with Thursday's show offered at $11. — Bridgett Harris

7 Saturday

beer

click to enlarge All Colorado Beer Festival
  • All Colorado Beer Festival

A total of 72 breweries have donated beer for this year's All Colorado Beer Festival at Mortgage Solutions Financial Expo Center (3650 N. Nevada Ave., allcoloradobeerfestival.com), because that's not a painfully tedious venue name. I digress ... remember, you drink for a good cause, as around half of your $45 ticket price (if the $40 early tickets don't sell out like they did in 2014) heads toward local nonprofits and UCCS' theater program and a scholarship fund. Plan for the afternoon session from 1 to 4:30 or the evening 6:30-to-10 session. Visit the website to see the exhaustive list of breweries. — Matthew Schniper

8 Sunday

concert

click to enlarge Chamber Orchestra of the Springs
  • Chamber Orchestra of the Springs

The Bach you may know, but the Telemann and Rebel you may not. One thing that's for sure is that today is for elegance. Join conductor Thomas Wilson and the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs for Elements, at First Christian Church (16 E. Platte Ave., firstchristiancos.org) beginning at 2:30. "Be ready to be amazed by the passion and style of the Chamber Orchestra in some of our favorite repertoire," they promise on their website. Tickets start at $25 for adults, $5 for those 21 and under; visit chamberorchestraofthesprings.org/tickets or purchase at the door. — Craig Lemley

9 Monday

books

click to enlarge Brown Bag Lunch with Ingrid Thoft
  • Brown Bag Lunch with Ingrid Thoft

Ingrid Thoft, author of the Fina Ludlow Mysteries, is busy. When her series isn't winning awards and accolades, or being developed into an ABC TV drama, she's working on the fourth book in the series, scuba diving and traveling the world. Somehow she's worked today's brown bag lunch event with the Colorado Springs Book Group Roundup into her schedule, in the Carnegie Reading Room at Penrose library (20 N. Cascade Ave., ppld.org). Bring a lunch with you; other refreshments will be served. The discussion starts at 11:30 a.m., and it's free and open to the public. — Craig Lemley

10 Tuesday

music

click to enlarge Broncho
  • Broncho

While Ryan Lindsey's slurred, helium-affected vocal style may take some getting used to, his Oklahoma band Broncho still managed to make one of 2014's more engaging indie-rock singles. "Class Historian," with its stuttering falsetto chorus, is the closest Broncho has come to a signature song over its two-album career. It got a huge response at this year's SXSW, where the bathrobe-clad frontman's onstage demeanor went pretty heavy on the Kurt Cobainisms. You can catch Broncho tonight at the Larimer Lounge (2721 Larimer St., Denver, larimerlounge.com). Tickets are $12/adv, $15/door, and showtime is 8 p.m., with opening sets by The Shelters and Peral Charles. — Bill Forman

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