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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Dance, culture, social commentary and Shakespeare for the week ahead

Posted By on Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 1:00 AM

18 Wednesday

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Ballet Folklorico
Hispanic Heritage Month ran Sept. 15-Oct. 15 — CSU-Pueblo invited this dance troupe to celebrate. Ballet Folklorico de la Ciudad de Mexico presents traditional Mexican dance, with colorful and engaging costumes and high-energy music. Since its inception in 1987, the troupe has acted as cultural ambassadors, “to rejuvenate and bring awareness to dance in Mexico.” Oct. 18, 7 p.m., CSU-Pueblo’s Hoag Hall, 2200 Bonforte Blvd., Pueblo, $5-$8,

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More than 400 years after Shakespeare penned his classic plays, it’s nice to see some fun fresh takes on works we all know and love. In this case, five Counterweight Theatre Lab actors have memorized the entire script of Macbeth, and will trade roles throughout the play. Performing in an unconventional venue both weekends, the action will be immersive and — fair warning — may call for some audience participation. Oct. 20-21, 7:30 p.m., Oct. 22, 4:30 p.m., Switchback Coffee Roasters, 330 N. Institute St.; Oct. 27-28, 7:30 p.m., Oct. 29, 4:30 p.m., The Modbo, 17C E. Bijou St.; $5-$12,

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Eco-Wakening Circus Theatre
Combining art with activism, Eco-Wakening draws attention to consumerism, climate change, environmental issues and how we play a part in all of it. The whole production team, including its performers, contributes to action days along each stop of their tour to enrich the local community. Musical guests: We Dream Dawn, featuring Bridget Law of Elephant Revival. Oct. 20, mini-fair begins at 7:30 p.m., show at 8:30 p.m., Stargazers, 10 S. Parkside Drive, $15-$20,

21 Saturday

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Textiles West and Cottonwood Center for the Arts’ “annual fiber festival” celebrates all textile and fiber arts. Meet a yak or an alpaca, learn to knit or crochet, try your hand at making a banner or felt wool balls, participate in COPPeR’s interactive installation, or enjoy one of the day’s lectures. Textiles West will unveil a new installation, Stitching Community Together, which will be hung in various locations throughout the Pikes Peak Region. Also on-site for the festivities: NaO’s Food Bus. Oct. 21, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Cottonwood Center for the Arts, 427 E. Colorado Ave., free,

Find even more weekly listings in each Wednesday issue of the Indy, and submit your own events here.

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