Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Caffeine, comedy, art and more for your weekend

Posted By on Wed, Sep 13, 2017 at 8:27 AM

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Pathways & Vessels
Explore the concept of sentimentality through installation artwork by JD Sell and Jasmine Dillavou. Through examining everyday objects, they ask: How much of a memory is in our heads and hearts, and how much is in the object itself? Need another reason to check it out? Dillavou and Sell are also the founders of the Non Book Club Book Club, a group that meets monthly to discuss artistic and cultural concepts of all sorts. Friday, Sept. 15, 6 p.m. to midnight, and Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m., through Sept. 30, Aaron Graves’s Studio, 210 Willow St., tinyurl.com/pathwaysandvessels.

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Hear Here Poetry: Black Voices Matter
With a reprise of this successful event, Hear Here is kicking off its new season of spoken-word poetry, and they have some big plans. The goal: fewer poetry slams (competition-oriented events) and more workshops, focusing on building community in the coming years. Part of this goal involves open mics focused on marginalized communities, with this all-black open mic starting them off on solid ground, and Poets Against the Patriarchy on Sept. 22 continuing that work. Friday, Sept. 15, 6-9 p.m., The Gallery Below, 718B N. Weber St., $5 suggested donation, hearherepoetry.org.

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Jim Breuer
Originally recognizable through his work on Saturday Night Live (1995-’98), Breuer has continued a successful stand-up career in ensuing decades. Current projects: “The Family Warrior” tour, which brings him here this weekend; and his weekly podcast The Metal in Me, which uses comedy to tackle real-life issues. In Rolling Stone’s ranking of all 145 SNL cast members, he only clocked in at 143, but don’t let that deter you. His stand-up sells. Saturday, Sept. 16, 7:30-9 p.m., Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., $36, csfineartscenter.org.

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Caffeine Crawl — Colorado Springs
We all know we’ve got good coffee in this town, with plenty of roasters and cafés to choose from. Now’s your chance to sample some of the best. The Caffeine Crawl hits up four Colorado cities: Denver, Fort Collins and Boulder, with Colorado Springs taking the honor of “best for last.” Routes vary in distance and number of stops, and can be driven or (generally) undertaken by bike. Check out location details online. All day, various locations throughout the city, $25-$28 covers samples at all stops, caffeinecrawl.com/colorado-2017.html.


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