Freeing minds or freeing bodies? If you're into the former, spend tonight with Matthew Flickstein, who will explain (and raise funds for) his film project, Voices of Truth: The Meeting Point of All Spiritual Traditions. At 7 at Unity Church in the Rockies (1945 Mesa Road), Flickstein will explain how all spiritual paths lead to the same place. If you're more of a "body" person, try "Re-Designing Humans: Human Re-Evolution in 2050 and Beyond" with Joseph Rosen, a plastic surgeon who's worked miracles for veterans at Walter Reed Medical Center. The free talk on health-care advances, and what they mean, begins at 7:30 at CC's Gaylord Hall (902 N. Cascade Ave.). KW
Live here long enough, and you'll find your way to Rock Ledge Ranch for art festivals, concerts, heritage events or the annual sheep-shearing. Today and Saturday, the historic site hosts "Holiday Evenings." The buildings are decorated, and it's old-fashioned all the way with wagon rides, candle-dipping, story-telling, photos with St. Nicholas and a bonfire for roasting marshmallows. Musical shows go from 4 to 7, followed by dancing from 7 to 8. Access the site from the east entrance to Garden of the Gods off 30th Street. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for teens and seniors, $2 for children. For info, call 578-6777. RR
According to its Web site, the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe counts about 2,500 enrolled members. With a single show at the Pikes Peak Center (190 S. Cascade Ave.), Paul LaRoche could share sounds of tribal history in front of almost the same number of people. Winner of two 2007 Native American Music Academy Awards (including Best Group) and seller of more than a million records worldwide, LaRoche's Brul has become a big deal. Hear the members blend contemporary and traditional Native American music at 7:30 tonight. Tickets range from $30 to $35 at 520-7469 or pikespeakcenter.org. KW
I started seeing a chiropractor when I was 9 years old. With the way she cracks my neck, you'd think I'd be more flexible. Instead, I can't touch my toes without a scream. Sounds like yoga is the next step for me, and starting at 2 p.m. today, Smokebrush Gallery (218 W. Colorado Ave.) has a crash-course fix with 108 Sun Salutes for Peace. In the company of yoga instructors including Kat Tudor, you can stretch as best you can, as long as you can, for free. Then you can join me at the refreshment table, or in the ER. For more information, call 444-1012 or visit smokebrush.org. EA
Remember when you asked Santa for a pony for Christmas, only find that your parents bought you Lincoln Logs instead? Oh, the humanity! Bitterness aside, the Buntport Theater's (717 Lipan St., Denver) bi-monthly Teacher's Pet Open Mic Night will be featuring "Letters to Santa." Since anyone can sign up for a five-minute slot, take one for the team and read that letter in which you asked for the pony. I'm sure many people there will sympathize with you. Tickets are $4 for the 9 p.m. show. Call 720/946-1388 for more. SH
The RZA, the GZA, the Old Dirty Bizza well, not him, may he rest in peace and the rest of the Wu-Tang Clan'll bringing their phenomenal rap stylings to the Front Range tonight when they crash the stage for an all-ages 9 o'clock show at the Fox Theatre (1135 13th St., Boulder). Yes, it's in Boulder. But, c'mon, it's freakin' Wu-Tang, and if you know even the slightest bit about the Wu and their ways, you know it's worth the trip and the $40 cost of admission, too. Call 303/443-3399 or visit foxtheatre.com for tickets and info. Or just wait two days and catch them at the Ogden in Denver. PF
If you're looking for a perfect gift this holiday, here's one that you don't have to wrap. It's The Gift of Creativity, a series of hands-on art activities that you can share with your kids at Celebration Place in the Citadel Mall (750 Citadel Drive East). The wrapping paper and bows can wait while you enjoy cookies and cider and create snow mobiles, greeting cards and pop-up snowmen. Stop in today or any Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Jan. 2. The best part: It's free. Call 387-9015 for details. JT
This week's 7 Days contributors: Edie Adelstein, Pete Freedman, Sydney Hamilton, Ralph Routon, Jill Thomas and Kirk Woundy.
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