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click to enlarge Arcade Fire

Wednesday

music

Arena rock shows aren't generally considered black-tie affairs, any more than kilts are the attire of choice at most funerals. But if any band is going to tell its audience to dress formally — and pay $70.50 for the privilege to do so — that would be Arcade Fire. The Montreal indie-pop band is doing just that in ads for its current tour. Meanwhile, critics are beginning to express doubts, as when the Washington Post recently insisted they "sound like gigantic dorks with boring sex lives." Bruised frontman Win Butler responded in a Rolling Stone interview that dorks don't play with Bowie and have Springsteen wanting to cover their songs. "I'm a fucking rock star," he concluded. So if you're all dressed up with nowhere to go, go pay your respects at 7:30 p.m. in the luxurious surroundings of the Pepsi Center (901 Auraria Pkwy., Denver, pepsicenter.com). — Bill Forman

click to enlarge Rising From the Ashes

Thursday

film

Building a national cycling team for Rwanda was the easy part. The difficult bit involved caring for athletes, most of whom were malnourished, couldn't read or write, and had never received health care. All of them suffered the traumatic psychological effects of the 1994 genocide that killed 800,000 Rwandans. Their story is told in an award-winning documentary, Rising From the Ashes, screening at 7 tonight at Stargazers Theatre (10 S. Parkside Drive, risingfromashesthemovie.com). Tickets are $10 in advance at tiny.cc/2pehex, $15 at the door. The film is presented by CSprings Bike Initiative, and tonight's event will double as a meet-and-greet for this new group that's working to develop an information hub for "all things bike" in the region. — Mary Jo Meade

click to enlarge Interplay 2.0

Friday

dance

The idea behind Interplay 2.0, Ormao Dance Company's spring show, is to explore the effects between two forces: you and me, me and nature, me and the collective, me and myself. Locals Tiffany Tinsley Weeks, Jan Johnson and Mollie Wolf, along with guest choreographer Nail Ibragimov of Russia, had the challenge of taking these thoughts and translating them into movement. And that me-and-the-collective part? That's Wolf and Johnson tackling the Ludlow Massacre. 2.0 debuts at 7:30 p.m. at CC's Cossitt Hall (906 N. Cascade Ave., ormaodance.org) and runs through Sunday. Tickets are $22, or $10 for seniors, students and kids, and free for CC students with ID. — Edie Adelstein

click to enlarge C.S. Lewis' The Great Divorce

Saturday

stage

The honeymoon is over in C.S. Lewis' The Great Divorce, and the New York-based Fellowship for the Performing Arts is touring a live adaptation of the 1945 theological fantasy. Previously known for its adaptation of Lewis' religious dialogue The Screwtape Letters, the group's performances will examine the great divide between good and evil, Heaven and Hell. You know, no heavy stuff. There are shows at 4 and 8 today at the Pikes Peak Center (190 S. Cascade Ave., greatdivorceonstage.com). Ticket prices range from $31 to $61, with student and group discounts available. — Griffin Swartzel

click to enlarge Taste of OCC

Sunday

food and drink

What does Old Colorado City taste like? Apparently it tastes like 33 local food and drink vendors spending three hours in Bancroft Park (2408 W. Colorado Ave., tasteofocc.com) this afternoon. Or so Taste of OCC would suggest. This event, which runs from 1 to 4, is a fundraiser for a variety of projects to improve Old Colorado City. Expect artwork, live music, kids' activities and much more. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door, with those 12 and under eating cheap or for free. — Griffin Swartzel

click to enlarge Spring Choir Concert

Monday

music

There's beauty out there tonight, and getting it is as easy as grabbing a can of beans and getting to Pikes Peak Community College's Centennial Campus Theater (5675 S. Academy Blvd., ppcc.edu). At 7:30, the PPCC Singers and PPCC Select Ensemble will present some Mozart works for their Spring Choir Concert. The performance, led by instructor Gayle Grace, is free to attend — just bring a canned good for PPCC's food pantry. Or spread a little beauty yourself, and bring more. — Kirk Woundy

click to enlarge Childish Gambino

Tuesday

music

Childish Gambino's new album — Because the Internet, the second full-length effort from comedian-turned-30-Rock-writer-turned-Community-actor-turned-rapper Donald Glover — sounds as interesting as anything Kanye West has ever created, with similarly ambitious intentions. (It's meant to be listened to while reading a 76-page, four-act screenplay.) Throw in the fact that Glover's name comes from a Wu-Tang Clan rap-name generator, and that he's got the savvy to end his R O Y A L T Y mix tape with Tina Fey going gangster — "My president is black and my Prius is blue, motherfucker" — and you're pretty much guaranteed a good show when he hits the Fillmore Auditorium (1510 Clarkson St., Denver, fillmoreauditorium.org) at 7 tonight. Tickets start at $49. — Bryce Crawford

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