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4 Wednesday

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  • Sky Sox Baseball

The sun is shining — hopefully — and the Colorado Rockies, er, I mean, the Milwaukee Brewers are already trying to keep afloat in the standings: It's officially baseball season. Sky Sox fans were dealt a blow earlier this year when news came of the team's interest in relocating to a proposed new downtown stadium in San Antonio, Texas, and the controversy surrounding the decision thereafter. But it's not yet time to say goodbye to the local outfit for good (perhaps not even until 2019), so you may want to get as much Sox action as you can before they head to the Alamo City. Set your lingering questions aside — What of Security Service Field, or the hot tub patio? Oh no, WHAT ABOUT SOX THE FOX?! — hide your emotions and enjoy today's matinee matchup against the Texas Rangers' affiliate, the Round Rock Express. As the saying goes, "There's no crying in baseball." 11:05 a.m., 4385 Tutt Blvd., tickets start at $13, coloradosprings.skysox.milb.com. — Craig Lemley


5 Thursday

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  • Pony Hunt

It's easy to understand why Pony Hunt wins over Haunted Windchimes fans and vice versa. Both bands share an ardent devotion to Huddie Ledbetter, Blind Willie McTell and a constellation of other folk, blues and ragtime pioneers. So it's only natural that Windchimes co-founder Chela Lujan and her side project The Hardly Nevers are sharing bills with the Oakland-based group at Colorado stops on its current tour. You can catch them together tonight at Front Range Barbeque, 7 p.m., 2330 W. Colorado Ave., free, 632-2596, frbbq.com, and again tomorrow night at Songbird Cellars, 8 p.m., 220 S. Union Ave., Pueblo, $8, 485-7664, songbirdcellars.com. — Bill Forman


6 Friday

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  • Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Season Announcement

The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center's 2015-16 season brought a bevy of thoughtful exhibits, concerts and theatrical productions that inspired laughs, tears and confusion, plus no small amount of conversation. And it's time for the FAC to announce what the 2016-17 season will hold. Drop by for the big announcement tonight, as part of their First Friday festivities, and find out. Stick around, too; the FAC has lined up some door prizes, including a family membership, a season subscription to their stage programs, and a voucher for a class at the Bemis School of Art. 5 to 7:30 p.m., 30 W. Dale St., free, csfineartscenter.org — Griffin Swartzell


6 Friday

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  • Farther North to Laughter

It's always fun to cheer for the heroes and boo the villains when they come onstage, but when you do that somewhere like the Pikes Peak Center, your fellow patrons tend to respond with things like "Shut up," or "I'm sorry, but I'm going to have to ask you to leave," or even "I swear, one more noise and I'll teach you some manners." For a more permissive audience, check out Farther North to Laughter at the Iron Springs Chateau. Cheer for valiant Mountie Dudley Dobetter and marvel at his harrowing adventures fighting villainous Snidely Backlash, relying only on his wits, his valor and U.S. Fair Use laws protecting parodies. And if that's not enough, there will be a sing-along intermission and a Broadway-themed olio to boot! Dinner times from 6 p.m., doors at 7:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m., 444 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, $9.50-$31, ironspringschateau.com — Griffin Swartzell


7 Saturday

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  • Peak Herb Fest

Ever since the passage of Amendment 64, newcomers have probably experienced some confusion around Pikes Peak Herb Fest. The type of plant-starts available here are more of the perennial variety for cooking herbs and feng shui gardens, not marijuana. Now in its 14th year, PPHF will host upwards of 50 exhibitors, including food vendors, and the free chai alone makes it worth the few dollar entry fee. Today at AspenPointe Café (in the El Paso County Citizens Service Center) learn about everything from permaculture, herbalism and homesteading to tiny homes, solar energy, essential oils and eco-friendly fashion. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1675 W. Garden of the Gods Road, $3 ($1/seniors and students; free 12 and under), peakherbfest.com. — Matthew Schniper


7 Saturday

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  • Free Comic Book Day

Comics are big right now, which is no surprise with all the superhero movies slated to come out in the next few years. Some of you may already have every back issue of Deadpool, but others might just be dipping their toes into a new universe. The comic-curious will rejoice to know that today is Free Comic Book Day, and it's happening all over town. If men in tights fighting crime aren't your thing, there will still be plenty for you to enjoy. Comic books can be deep, reflect society, present the reader with nuanced social commentary — and they can be just plain beautiful to look at. Head to Escape Velocity Comics, any Pikes Peak Library branch, Muse Comics & Games, Heroes Hub or find a participating store close to you online. Happy reading! 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., various locations, free, freecomicbookday.com. — Alissa Smith

Punk and Politics

7 Saturday

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  • Bernstock

The Democratic nomination may be slipping away from Sen. Bernie Sanders, but his political revolution rages on. Tonight, go rage with your fellow revolutionaries at the Black Sheep, where a bunch of Bernie-bumping bands will sing sweet tunes on behalf of the man who nearly (and still could, we guess) bring grooviness back to the distinctly ungroovy Oval Office. Here are the 10 bands lined up to play: Altars, Why They Fight, Dead Set, We Are Not a Glum Lot, Hydrogen Skyline, Remain & Sustain, Innerspace, Blind the Thief, Rough Age and Oh Whale. Tickets are available online for $7 or at the door for $10 (and while you're at it, maybe send a matching amount to the still-kicking Sanders campaign?) If you like rocking out as much as you do breaking up banks, socializing health care and abolishing college tuition, Bernstock may well be the event for you. 6 p.m., The Black Sheep, 2106 E. Platte Ave., 227-7625, blacksheeprocks.com — Nat Stein


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