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20 Wednesday

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  • Jon Krakauer

Even if you didn't read Into the Wild, we're assuming you saw the film. Ditto with Into Thin Air's 2015 screen adaptation, Everest. Author Jon Krakauer's best known for those two works, but he's also penned excellent non-fiction books like Under the Banner of Heaven and Where Men Win Glory. His most recent narrative, Missoula, examines the national problem of sexual assaults on campus. Tonight in CC's Armstrong Hall, the visiting journalist will be interviewed by his friend and former Outside magazine editor Mark Bryant, revealing insights into his craft. There's no movie for this, so catch it live. 7 to 9 p.m., 14 E. Cache La Poudre St., free, coloradocollege.edu. — Matthew Schniper

Album Release

21 Thursday

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  • Jeremy Facknitz

One person with a decent instrument and a couple of chords can write some pretty enjoyable music. Local singer-songwriter Jeremy Facknitz uses more than just a couple of chords in his music, but that's not why his upcoming album release party at The Modbo will draw a crowd. It's because his upcoming fourth release, All's Well, promises more gentle, relatable tracks for fans of local acoustica. Admission to the show includes a copy of the album, either on CD or thumb drive. For those over 21, the venue will have beer and wine available for a donation. 8 p.m., 17C E. Bijou St., $10, all-ages, themodbo.wordpress.com, 633-4240. — Griffin Swartzell

Brew Fest

21 Thursday

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  • Brew at the Zoo

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is really cool, we know this. But the Pueblo Zoo isn't too far behind, as witnessed by today's first-ever Brew at the Zoo beer festival. Dismiss any "no alcoholic beverages" signs you may see as you sip tastings provided by southern Colorado brewers — from a commemorative pint glass, of course. Visit the zoo's huge variety of species in natural habitats, and enjoy some live music as well. Due to the nature of this programming, guests must be 21 or older to attend. And remember, don't feed the animals anything. 5 to 7:30 p.m., 3455 Nuckolls Ave., $30, pueblozoo.org. — Craig Lemley


22 Friday

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  • Six Women Play Festival

Girls just want to have fun, and what’s more fun than a play? Try six plays — six original plays by women authors from around the country. That’s right, it’s time for the Millibo Art Theatre’s annual Six Woman Play Festival! But this year, rather than seeking new works, the MAT is resurrecting the six best plays from the festival’s storied history. This is the last weekend for surefire laughs, so don’t wait to buy your ticket. 7:30 p.m., 1626 S. Tejon St., $22, themat.org. — Griffin Swartzell


23 Saturday

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  • Human Foosball Tournament

Many a pub night has been spent at the foosball table, a little gem of a game patented in the U.K. in the '20s and modeled after a soccer field. Pikes Peak Brewing has decided to do something a little bit different with this old bar standard—and for a good cause. Today, you and four of your most agile friends can team up for the Human Foosball Tournament in support of the Jeff Jackson Foundation, which funds grants for leadership education. Since it's hosted at a brewery, no one would fault you if you happened to sample some of the cold craft brews on tap, although we should note that the rule not to spin the handles is more important than ever when your players are live humans filled with beer. Noon, Pikes Peak Brewing Co., 1756 Lake Woodmoor Drive, Monument, $25/five-person team, 708-4098, pikespeakbrewing.com. — Bridgett Harris


24 Sunday

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  • Susan Peiffer

Poetry people probably already know the name Susan Peiffer. The current program director of Hear Here (Colorado Springs' slam poetry organization) has published volumes of poetry, won numerous Pikes Peak Arts Council awards, taught poetry at all levels and slammed her way across the nation with her signature hard-hitting verse. Given all this, it's no surprise that she has been chosen as the Pikes Peak Poet Laureate for 2016-2018, succeeding Janice Gould. If you've never experienced a Susan Peiffer poem, today's inauguration is your chance. In addition to readings by Peiffer and others, there will be a celebration with music and refreshments, and the release of the 2016 edition of Poetry While You Wait, a compilation of work by local poets. 2 p.m., Carnegie Reading Room, Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave., free, ppld.org/ppplp, 634-2204. — Alissa Smith


25 Monday

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  • Peelander-Z

What can you say about a Japanese action-comic punk band that hasn't been said before, perhaps in these very pages? Well, there's the fact that the NYC-based Peelander-Z has gone through some lineup changes: Co-founder Peelander Blue has been replaced by Peelander Green, while Peelander Red has been replaced by Peelander Purple. But these things happen. What matters most is that, after nearly two decades, these incurably animated ninja power rangers are still putting on shows as awesome as they are absurd. Will there be human bowling, giant squids and Kung Fu fighting? Who can say? But we do know there'll be fun. 7 p.m., Black Sheep, 2106 E. Platte Ave., $12/adv, $14/door, all-ages, blacksheeprocks.com, 719/227-7625. — Bill Forman


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