Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Events for all ages honor art, nonprofits, culture and animals this week

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Fifth Annual Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament
Those who routinely win rock, paper, scissors will tell you there is actually a strategy. Give yours a workout in support of nonprofit UpaDowna. Participants may join the team of either Oskar Blues or New Belgium brewing companies — only 24 spots open per team, so be sure to register. Spectators can observe for free, root for their favorite beer brand (with a drink in hand), and learn about UpaDowna’s work. Nov. 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave., $10 to compete, upadowna.org/rps.

17 Friday

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Happy Hour with the Hellers
Get a glimpse into the social life of the mid-20th century with artifacts, photographs and artwork from the life of Larry and Dot Heller. Curated by graduating seniors Jamie Gray and Samantha Knoll, this event encompasses both of their majors: anthropology and art history. Opening reception will feature a signature drink, provided by Lee Spirits Co., since (quality) gin was the Hellers’ drink of choice. Opening reception, Nov. 17, 6-9 p.m.; on display Nov. 18-19, 1-4 p.m., UCCS Heller Center for the Arts and Humanities, 1250 N. Campus Heights, uccs.edu/heller.

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Rhythm and Motion of Africans in the Diaspora
Raising money to support Colorado Springs’ Citywide Kwanzaa Celebration, which will host a variety of events from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1. Enjoy West African drummers, traditional and contemporary African dancers, a fashion show, spoken-word poetry, storytelling and an African marketplace. Those living in the diaspora, those who have visited Africa or those curious about the culture can connect, learn and have fun in this family-friendly environment. Nov. 18, noon to 4 p.m., Kathryn Mohrman Theatre in CC’s Armstrong Hall, 14 E. Cache la Poudre St., $5-$10, cospringskwanzaa.org.

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Holiday Alpaca Extravaganza
The Southeastern Colorado Alpaca Breeders host this event every year, showcasing alpaca fiber products and the adorable animals that make it happen. With 13 members, SECAB’s specialties run the gamut from clothing and accessories to felted soaps to beehive insulation. Meet some alpacas at the event, and talk to experienced breeders and “fiber enthusiasts” about their work. Nov. 18, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Black Forest Community Center, 12530 Black Forest Road, secab-extravaganza.weebly.com.

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

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