You ever see that movie Delta Farce? No? That's all right. I didn't think it looked too funny, either. Hey, what about that TV show Blue Collar TV? Yeah? Cool, but you're right; it wasn't that good. Even though Larry the Cable Guy played a big role in those flops, you've got to admit he was pretty money with his stand-up in Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie and Blue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again. Now he's touring his stand-up again, so that's pretty sweet. Oh, and he's coming here. Tonight. Catch him at 7:30 at the World Arena (3185 Venetucci Blvd.). Tickets are $42.75 and available at ticketswest.com. PF
It's my new favorite musical instrument that I never knew existed: the quijada, a donkey, cow or horse jawbone played with a stick by rattling the molars. (Won't find that at the local pawnshop.) And it's just one instrument used in son jarocho, the sound native to Veracruz, Mexico. The style, born of African, Spanish and indigenous influence can be heard by attending Son de Madera's concert from 10 to 11:30 p.m. today in CC's Armstrong Quad (14 E. Cache la Poudre St.). For more information, call 531-6333 or visit ppld.org. The show, presented as part of the Pikes Peak Library District's World Music Series, is free. MS
Transition seasons are the time to clean out drawers and closets. Apparently, fall is also the time to pull out iconic Western art (and music, since the Philharmonic joins the Colorado Wranglers at the Pikes Peak Center tonight for a Best of the West concert). The Best of the West Auction and Rare Viewing of Colorado Artists is a two-day extravaganza for buyers and people simply interested in viewing nearly 600 pieces of "great regional import." Doors open at 9 a.m. and the auctions start at noon both days at the Norris Penrose Event Center (1045 W. Rio Grande St.). For more, call 633-5270 or visit bestofthewestauctions.com. EA
Chick-rock fans unite! The Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts (304 U.S. Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake), The Wine Seller Concert Series and the Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble present The Eternal Feminine: Nine Centuries of Music by Women. The concert will draw from female writers and composers throughout history, with excerpts from Latin sacred texts, Native American poetry and composer Jean Belmont's musical, Invitations. Consider it a Lilith Fair for all ages, minus the mosh pits. Tickets for the 4 p.m. show today range from $10 to $15. Visit trilakesarts.org or call 481-0475. SH
Fear not, children: Talk radio host Laura Ingraham is here to expose "the threats we face from an emboldened cultural left, global dogmatists [and] science worshippers," among others. Once she illuminates our enemies for us, we can jab our righteous pitchforks into their hearts! It'll be awesome! So at 5 tonight, head to Barnes & Noble Booksellers (1565 Briargate Blvd.) to get a copy of Power to the People signed. Then we'll recapture America's greatness together. I'm even predicting this signing will rock harder than Richard Paul Evans' signing of The Gift, a heartwarming Christmas tale, at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Borders (2120 Southgate Road). Visit each store online for more. MS
When the Fine Arts Center reopened two months ago, spokesperson Charlie Snyder says, museum-goers rejoiced upon seeing a combination of old favorites and new items from the permanent collection. So when it came time to flesh out plans for the FAC Modern's Faces in the Crowd exhibition, museum leaders again mined well-knowns and never-before-seens. In Faces, you'll see classic forms of portraiture (like John Singer Sargent's Portrait of Count Albert de Belleroche), but Snyder and Co. promise genre-stretching surprises, too. If you can't make the Oct. 12 opening, go between 10 and 5 today, or another time before Jan. 20. Nonmembers' admission to the Mod (121 S. Tejon St.) ranges from $6.75 to $7.50; call 634-5581 or visit csfineartscenter.org. KW
It wouldn't be proper to call William Bolcom just the latest visiting composer in Colorado College's Fall 2007 Concert Series. Somehow it seems insufficient even to use CC's term, "Distinguished Visiting Composer," since Bolcom has won the Pulitzer Prize for music and four Grammy Awards for his compositions. He'll actually be here for three no-charge events at Packard Hall (5 W. Cache la Poudre St.): a lecture at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 16; a concert of cabaret songs with his wife, mezzo-soprano Joan Morris, at 7:30 tonight; and a chamber concert with CC music faculty and guests at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18. Required tickets for the two concerts are available at CC's Worner Center desk. For more info, call 389-6607. RR
This week's 7 Days contributors: Edie Adelstein, Pete Freedman, Sydney Hamilton, Ralph Routon, Matthew Schniper and Kirk Woundy.
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