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Cirque on ice, classical covers, multi-cultural dance and more events this week

Alissa Smith Jan 31, 2018 1:00 AM

31 Wednesday

Cirque du Soleil: Crystal
Cirque du Soleil always does something a little different, but this is a first for them — cirque on ice. Combining the acrobatics, contortion and heart-stopping stunts they’re known for with ice skating and ice dancing, Crystal should provide us plentiful
opportunities to gasp, clutch our companions and fear for an acrobat’s life. The story of the show follows Crystal, a young woman whose surreal dreams help her become strong, free and empowered. Jan. 31 to Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 3, 3:30 p.m.; Feb. 4, 1 and 5 p.m.; Broadmoor World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., $38-$153, broadmoorworldarena.com.

31 Wednesday

An Evening With Holly Bowling
Some of us show our love of our favorite bands with tattoos or VIP tickets. Holly Bowling goes above and beyond, making a career out of composing classical Phish covers for piano. Bowling has seen more than 300 Phish shows, composed covers of their hit songs and improvisational jams, and recently branched into the Grateful Dead. Don’t expect a typical cover band experience. Bowling’s been playing piano since age 5, so her pieces stand on their own as unique and artful compositions. Jan. 31, 7 p.m., Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College,
30 W. Dale St., $18-$20, csfineartscenter.org.


1 Thursday

Living Legends
Celebrate Latin American, Native American and Polynesian culture with students of Brigham Young University, all honoring their own heritage through dance and performance. This show, Seasons, is meant to reflect the “cycle of civilizations” by portraying the changing seasons. Living Legends has toured internationally, and will embark on a tour of Germany and Switzerland in 2018, after its Springs performance, of course. Feb. 1, 7 p.m., Ent Center for the Arts, 5225 N. Nevada Ave., $12, uccspresents.org.

2 Friday

Converge Lecture Series: George Saunders
Converge Lecture Series has an impressive 2018 lineup of speakers, beginning with writer George Saunders, who will speak on the subject of “moral beauty.” Saunders is a New York Times best-selling writer of essays, short stories and a novel: Lincoln in the Bardo, about the death of Abraham Lincoln’s son in 1862. Converge founder Samuel Stephenson says: “I think of him as an author who communicates the wonder and terror at being a human being, and holds that tension as if both were beautiful.” Feb. 2, 7 p.m., The Pinery at the Hill, 777 W. Bijou St., $55-$100, convergelectureseries.org.

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