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10 Thursday

dance

OK, raise your hand if you know how "alternative dance" differs from that dance we regularly see on our regional stages. No? Well, the newly formed Our Community Dance Company plans to provide said alternative dance experience with its premiere show, Intertwine, at Watch This Space (218 W. Colorado Ave., 633-8409). Lisa McElroy's brainchild is a multimedia showcase of local choreographers' talent as they express their feelings about being artists within the Colorado Springs community. The show runs at 8 tonight, Friday and Saturday as well as June 18 and 19; tickets are $15 at the door. — Sarah White

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11 Friday

music

So if Monday's Bomba Estereo show brings the chance to explore "world" music, tonight's Rocket Room (230 Pueblo Ave., myspace.com/therocketroom) show brings the chance to revisit "old world" music. As in, the world of the 1990s: Having checked out its MySpace page, I could imagine having put on a Sounds of Noise CD in my buddy's basement, making it the de facto soundtrack to a riotous teenage Friday night of playing NHL '94. That's what you get when a band comes together over "beers, girl troubles and bands that they love," and those bands include Built to Spill, the Pixies and Nirvana. Tracks from their first disc sound pretty good; if you're 21-plus and interested in sweating through your old Pavement T-shirt, do it with these guys tonight. — Kirk Woundy

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12 Saturday

community/eco

Everything including the kitchen sink will be on sale at this year's Design for Hope fundraiser for CASA, presented by the Pikes Peak Community College Interior Design Program. The competition features nine designs for green living on display from noon to 6 p.m., Friday for $5, and a gala and silent auction from 5:30 to 9 tonight at the Promenade Shops at Briargate (1885 Briargate Pkwy., #207, blacktie-colorado.com/rsvp; event code: DESIGN4HOPEGALA and DESIGN4HOPETOUR). The gala includes wine and beer tasting, music, appetizers and the silent auction featuring custom furniture, kitchen cabinets, freestanding bathtubs, and even sinks and faucets. HGTV stars Matt Locke and Kim Myles will participate as celebrity judges. Gala tickets are $35. — Kelsey Fowler

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13 Sunday

stage

Prohibition is over (yay!). But what's a bootlegger to do now? Remy Marco decides to become a legit brewer; only problem is his beer sucks. As his high life slips into decline along with his marriage, things get further complicated by some good old-fashioned, untimely death (yay! ... I mean, um, how sad). Welcome to Damon Runyon's classic play, A Slight Case of Murder, co-written by Howard Lindsay and turned into a 1938 film. The Damon Runyon Repertory (611 N. Main St., Pueblo, runyontheater.org), will stage five performances of it between June 12 and 20, one of them being at 2 today. Seats are $10. — Matthew Schniper

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14 Monday

music

I have quite a few songs by Iron Maiden on my iPod ... I'm just not sure which ones they are. Yet, every time one pops up on shuffle, I remember the joy that the heavy metal Brits can bring me. Tonight, in support of their latest album, The Final Frontier, they'll share that energy with Denver at the Comfort Dental Amphitheatre (6350 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Englewood, ticketmaster.com). So put on some black, and make sure to do the proper neck stretches before headbanging. Doors open at 7:30, tickets start at $31. — Sarah White

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15 Tuesday

music

Coming off yesterday's Iron Maiden extravaganza, surely you still have some hearing left and will want to use it for another outdoor concert of a more relaxing (and price-free) nature. Tonight offers two choices: first, some soft rock/country by the Storys as part of the Library Lawn Concerts series, happening from 6 to 7:30 at the Manitou Springs Public Library (701 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, manitousprings.colibraries.org); second, a performance by the Mitguards, a folk duo, as part of the Secret Garden Fre e Summer Concert Series, running from 7 to 9 at the Secret Garden (420 S. 19th St., coloradosecretgarden.com). — Edie Adelstein

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16 Wednesday

film

The Independent Film Society of Colorado can take you across the Atlantic Ocean for the second time in a week tonight. Perhaps on Thursday the 10th, you caught a free showing of Burning in the Sun, a documentary filmed in the African country of Mali that follows a man intent on bringing solar energy to the rural environment. The winner of the 2010's Indie Spirit Film Festival environmental film category played for free at 6 and 8:15 p.m., in the comfort of CC's Cornerstone Arts Center (825 N. Cascade Ave.). Either way, tonight, you can take off to London, where the relationship of two people blossoms — and we find that everything is not as it seems. Forget Me Not plays at 7 in the Lon Chaney Theater (221 E. Kiowa St.). Tickets for this one are $6, $5 for students, and are available at ifsoc.org, where you can find more on both films. — Lea Shores

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