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Tonight, the Colorado Springs School collaborates with the Colorado Springs Guitar Society to bring you Argentinean classical guitarist Alejandro Davila, assisted by Cañon City guitarist and composer Jim Bosse. The two will play works by Sor, Duarte, Piazolla, Bosse himself and Billy Joel, among others. The show starts at 7:30, at the Louisa Performing Arts Center on the Colorado Springs School campus, at 21 Broadmoor Avenue. Tix are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors, and may be obtained at 475-9747 x110.



Going from noon to 9 p.m. today at 32 Bleu, 32 S. Tejon, there's going to be a whole lot of bald folks. St. Baldrick's, a national cancer fund-raiser, has a really great premise: sign up for the event, get people to sponsor you, and when time comes, the Baldrick's people shave your head. Sponsors cough up bucks and kids with cancer win as proceeds go to the National Childhood Cancer Foundation. Call 328-1312 for more.

32 Bleu (32 S. Tejon) hosts Papa Grows Funk tonight at 9:30. The band, somewhat of a Travelling Wilburys amongst the Frisbee set, includes current and former members of Galactic, Vida Blue, the funky Meters, and pretty much any other band that plays wah-wah guitar solos in microbrew-themed T-shirts. Tickets are $10, the show's 18+, and the digits are 955-5664.

The American Boychoir, who recently played Carnegie Hall with the San Francisco Symphony, sings tonight at 7 at First United Methodist Church. After the show, auditions will be held for any male youth interested in joining. Tickets are $20 reserved, $15 general admission at the door, $10 for seniors 65 and older, and $5 for any kid in a children's choir. Call 471-4361 to reserve tickets or for info.

Okay, honestly, there was never any doubt, but the CC Tigers have made it into the WHCA playoffs. They play at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci, tonight at 7:35 and 7:05 tomorrow night. Tickets are $5 for students, $12-$14 for the hoi polloi. Call 576-2626 to get some and find out who they're playing.

Ay Dios mo! Tonight at the City Auditorium (221 E Kiowa), come see the Latino Knights of Comedy. Cmicos Willie Barcena, Joey Diaz, Carlos Oscar, and Gilbert Esquivel will all perform beginning at 8 p.m. Call 800/325-7328 for ticket info.



Arrah! Gudaguddug! Join the the Knights of Columbus Council, at 567 Marquette Drive in Security for their annual St. Patrick's Day Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner, starting at 6 p.m., music at 7 p.m. Call 392-6635 for more.

Today, from noon till 2 p.m., go to 28th and Colorado in Old Colorado City to catch the St. Patrick's Day Parade headed east to 18th. Starting at 10 a.m., the Colorado Springs Grand Prix of Running kicks off the 2003 season with its 20th annual St. Partick's Day 5K Race. There's also a Leprechaun Fun Run for kids. Call 635-8803 for the parade and go to www.csgrandprix.com for the race.

DanceQuest is on the attack tonight at 7:30 and tomorrow at 2 p.m. down at the Fine Arts Center Theatre, 30 W. Dale, as they present The Red Shoes, a ballet based on the Hans Christian Andersen tale. The ballet, directed and choreographed by Rozanne David, tells the story of "the magical process by which art is sustained through hard work and sacrifice." Tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for kids 12 and under.



Bejaysus, even the Pikes Peak Philharmonic is doing that Irish thing. Join them today at 3 at Benet Hill Center, 2577 N. Chelton, for a day of pipes, drums, harps, and other assorted broguealia. Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for kids, or $12 for the whole family--even one of those behemoth Irish families with, like, 12 kids. I read Angela's Ashes, I know what it's like. Call 442-6853 for bleargh.



It's St. Paddy's Day! Everyone's Irish! Yeah, even you, Condoleezza Rice. This week has more than a couple of events that are guaranteed to get you all bleary-eyed over Cuchulain, but today, oh, it's the big one. Jack Quinn's, located at 21 S. Tejon, being the most Irish freaking place in the tri-state area, is having an all-day bash, with Big Paddy and Brian Clancy, bagpipes, Irish dancers, Guinness, etc. Call 385-0766

Wanna go to Mexico? Like painting murals? The Nuevas Casas Grandes -- Colorado Springs Sister City Mural Exchange can help. They're looking for a cadre of artists to join their delegation, headed to our aforementioned Mexican sister city. Nuevas Casas Grandes will reciprocate in early July. Head to the Business of Art Center, 513 and 515 Manitou Ave., from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. to plan and prepare for the trip, which leaves March 21 or 22 and gets back on the 30th. Call Steve at 685-4422 for details and RSVP.

--Brian Arnot


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