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Loonees Comedy Corner, 1305 N. Academy Blvd., 591-0707. Featuring performers on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 8 p.m.; $6. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., $8. Call for comics.

Sinbad at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $30-$40. Thurs., Jan. 9, 8 p.m. 520-7453.

George Carlin at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $38. Fri., Feb. 16, 8 p.m. 520-7453.


River North Chicago Dance Co presented by the Colorado Springs Dance Theater, at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $21-$39. Call 520-SHOW. Fri., Feb. 14, 8 p.m.

Trance-Techno-Hip Hop Dancing at the Organic Earth Caf, 1124 Manitou Ave, Manitou. Saturdays from 9 p.m. 2 a.m. Call for more 685-0986

Miami City Ballet presented by the Colorado Springs Dance Theater, at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $21-$39. Call 520-SHOW. Tues., May 6, 8 p.m.


Bus Stop by William Inge presented by the Star Bar Players, Lon Chaney Theatre, 221 E. Kiowa. Fri.-Sat., Jan. 10 through Feb. 1, 8 p.m. Call 573-7411 for ticket information and reservations.

MAT Premiers, a new performance series featuring nationally acclaimed performers "for adults who like their theater with a bit of an edge" at the Community Theater at the Business of Art Center, 515 Manitou Ave. $12, call 685-1861. Next: A View from the Moon featuring Peter Davidson, Thurs.-Sat., Jan. 20-22, 8 p.m.

Broadway in Colorado Springs season at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Featuring Blast II: Shockwave on Jan. 16-17, Fosse on Feb. 22, Saturday Night Fever on March 25-26, Meredith Willson's The Music Man on April 15-16, and Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance on May 28-29. Call 520-SHOW for ticket information.

Magic, murder, mystery & dinner at the Hearthstone Inn, 506 N. Cascade Ave., $45 per person for dinner and show. Call for reservations, 473-4413.

Town and Gown Performing Arts Series at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo. $20 for individual seats, $85 for a season pass, 719/295-7222. Jazz/soul/R&B singer Marlena Shaw on Thurs., Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m. "Dance-illusionists" Momix: In Orbit on Mon., March 10, 7:30 p.m. Peking Acrobats on Sat., April 12, 7:30 p.m.


Star Bar Players seeks director proposals for Proof by David Auburn. Proposals should include cover letter, resume and plot, character & theme analysis. Send proposals to Star Bar Players, P.O. Box 875, Colorado Springs, CO 80903.

Castle Rock Players announces auditions for Ken Ludwig's Moon Over Buffalo. The play has a cast of four men and four women, ranging in age from their 20s to 60s. To schedule an audition, call 303/814-7740. Bring a headshot photo and resume and be prepared to present a 1- to 2-minute comedic monologue. Director Jim Kimbrough will hold auditions Fri., Jan. 3, 6:30-9 p.m. and Sat., Jan. 4, 2-6 p.m., at the Philip S. Miller Library, 961 S. Plum Creek Blvd. Castle Rock. Performance dates will be in late Feb, early Mar.

RecreationBriargate Family Center YMCA Walk, a 5K & 10K non-competitive walk sponsored by the Falcon Wanderers Club of Colo. Springs. Start location is the Briargate Family Center YMCA, 4025 Family Place. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Walkers may start anytime between 8:30 a.m. and noon. Sat., Jan. 4, 8:30 a.m. to noon. Free. 392-1834.

Guided Hikes at Pueblo Mountain Park, 9161 Mountain Park Road, Beulah. Be prepared for cold. Most hikes last from 2 to 3 hours and are appropriate for adults and children over 12. $3. Note: If snow conditions are right, the hike may become a snowshoe outing. Sat., Jan. 11, 1 p.m. Sun., Jan. 26, 11 a.m. Nature Literature Hike, hear the words of nature writers. Registration required: 485-4444.

Climbing Wall open at the Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Blvd., 578-6146. Minimum height: 4'6". Must wear closed-toe shoes. Saturdays & Sundays, 3-4:30 p.m.

Ultimate Frisbee. Year-round pickup games, league, traveling club teams. Beginners always welcome. Latest info at or call Scott, 210-5390.

dance lessons

Ballroom Dance Classes at the Downtown YMCA. Learn swing salsa, tango, waltz, fox trot and rumba. Ongoing, register anytime. Wednesdays 7:30 -9:00p.m., Fridays 7-9p.m.. Call 634-3029 or 473-9622.

Swing in the Springs dance lessons and dancing, VFW Hall, 430 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $2-$5, every Sunday, 7:30-10 p.m. 310-3907.

Irish Step and Ceili Dancing, St. Brendan's Irish Dance Center, 3333 N. El Paso. Adult beginning Irish Step dancing and Ceili (Kay-lee) dance classes. Thurs., Jan. 9, through Thurs., Feb. 27, 6-7 p.m. Saint Brendan's Irish Dance Foundation $84 for 8 week class. 339-7297

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