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27 Wednesday

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  • Tacocat

With a sound reminiscent of '60s Ronettes, '70s B-52s, '80s Waitresses and '90s Seattle, feminist bubblegum-pop purveyors Tacocat have released three albums and four EPs, each garnering more acclaim than the last. Their 2016 April Fools' Day release, Lost Time, continues the pattern. From its opening X-Files homage "Dana Katherine Scully" ("The truth is out there / But so am I") to their anti-yuppie "I Hate the Weekend" ("Got a hall pass from your job / Just to act like a fucking slob), these bratty, brainy Seattleites can be counted on for temporary relief from election-season malaise. Shiii Whaaa and Cheap Perfume open. 7 p.m. Black Sheep, 2106 E. Platte Ave., $10/adv, $12/door, all-ages, blacksheeprocks.com. — Bill Forman

Literature

30 Saturday

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  • The Alamagre Review

Issue Number One, it's a big deal for any publication. The thrill of the deadline has passed — for now — and the pain and consternation should, hopefully, fade into a sense of pride once you're staring down at your newly printed pages. The first edition of The Almagre Review, A Colorado Literary Journal for the West, themed "Coming Home" and including works from local artists, poets and writers, is available for the first time today. And because a first printing is reason to blow off some steam, local literature lovers are invited to preview the Review's first edition with a meet and greet over refreshments, and readings from the inaugural issue at Hooked On Books. Submissions for upcoming issues are welcome, so stop by to learn more about the Review, future themes and how to get involved. 4:30 p.m., 12 E. Bijou St., free to attend, thealmagrereview.org. — Craig Lemley

Bikes

30 Saturday

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  • Bike the Night

Looking for ways to squeeze the life out of every last minute of warm riding weather before fall comes along and adds its frosty chill? Get your cycle on with a whole lot of stars and altitude at Bike the Night, a 9-mile community ride hosted by Mountain Top Cycling Club. You'll enjoy a gentle ride through the dusky streets of Woodland Park and finish with a party post-ride. There are prizes for best costume and a nifty shirt to show off your accomplishment, plus, the length of the ride makes it a pretty great time for riders of all ages and abilities. Proceeds benefit Teller county youth cycling programs, so you're helping kids while having fun — isn't philanthropy awesome? 8-10 p.m., 210 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park, $25 adults/$10 kids, register at bit.ly/2a60t13. — Bridgett Harris

Gadgets

30 Saturday

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  • Pikes Peak MakerSpace Open House

Pikes Peak MakerSpace has seen enormous success in the last few years, and things are only looking up for the organization. For those unfamiliar with the term, a makerspace is a studio with very cool equipment for tinkering, artwork, invention and general creation. Between 3D printers, Tesla coils, laser cutters and other fabulous gadgets, these folks have it all. In fact they have so much, and so many people wanting to use it, that they just opened a second location downtown. Members of the makerspace can still take advantage of the first location in the Manitou Art Center, but today they are hosting an open house to introduce the public to what they are calling the Tesla Lab. All day, you can play with all-ages interactive exhibits, check out a member project showcase, watch demonstrations and maybe even win some prizes. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 735 E. Pikes Peak Ave., pikespeakmakerspace.org. — Alissa Smith

Festival

31 Sunday

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  • Fiddles, Vittles and Vino

North Carolina's Chatham County Line headlines this year's Fiddles, Vittles and Vino fundraiser and celebration at Rock Ledge Ranch. The Americana/bluegrass outfit will be joined by three Colorado bluegrass acts plus a long list of area restaurants, breweries and wineries. It's easy to eat and drink your way into the full value of the entry ticket, with gourmet samples across the cuisine spectrum. The atmosphere's always excellent at the living-history farm site, and this has consistently been one of the best annual culinary events in the area — come see why. 3-8:30 p.m., 3105 Gateway Road, $45 adults/$20 kids, fiddlesvittlesandvino.com. — Matthew Schniper

Comedy

31 Sunday

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  • David Liebe Hart

David Liebe Hart's blend of comedy, outsider music and ventriloquism is not your garden variety weirdness. His stage performance is high-power, extra-concentrated, advanced weirdness. Fans of the Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! may recognize him as a regular contributor, often singing songs about love, extraterrestrial abductions and, by order of the ghost of Jim Henson, the Christian Science Church. He's at Flux Capacitor tonight, performing a multimedia set alongside longtime collaborator Jonah "Th' Mole" Mociun. Expect opening sets from Sonic Vomit, Andy Bon Bon, and Saustro and the Fruity Loops. 8 p.m., 3530 N. Chelton Loop, $7-$10, all-ages, 719flux@gmail.com. — Griffin Swartzell

Film

1 Monday

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  • Labyrinth

Whoever's picking movies for the Independent Film Society of Colorado's movie nights at Ivywild School certainly knows what will draw a crowd. Tonight, they're screening the Jim Henson classic Labyrinth, its cult status legendary and its hype inescapable. For folks already familiar with David Bowie's iconic role as Jareth the Goblin King, seeing this classic with popcorn and a full bar is sure to please. And for those who haven't seen it, yes, the aforementioned hype might be a turn-off. But there's an old saying in the movie industry that's worth considering — "If you haven't seen it on the big screen, you haven't seen it." 7 p.m., 1604 S. Cascade Ave., free, 368-6100, ivywildschool.com. — Griffin Swartzell

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