Seven Days to Live 

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11 Thursday


Henry Paul was an original member of the Outlaws, the Southern rock band whose dual-guitar-driven "Green Grass and High Tides" became a classic rock staple. He then moved on to the twangier BlackHawk, who stormed country radio in the mid-'90s with hits like "I'm Not Strong Enough to Say No" and sold some 7 million records before falling out of fashion. Through the years, Paul has kept both franchises alive, and BlackHawk has released some solid tracks, including the engagingly Mellencamped-out "Days of America." The band's currently recording a collection of new songs and will likely slip a few into tonight's set, which gets underway at 9 at Cowboys (25 N. Tejon St., worldfamouscowboys.com). Day-of tickets will cost you $19. — Bill Forman

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12 Friday


Take an activity that requires balance, coordination and really wide shoes and combine it with one that tends to destroy your sense of balance and coordination (but goes great with the shoes). Voilà! You have the second annual Beers and Boards art show at Trinity Brewing Company (1466 Garden of the Gods Road, trinitybrew.com). At 5 tonight, the artists will be on hand, displaying their handmade skateboards for purchase in a highly pleasing fashion. (Or, as one Trinity employee put it, "On the wall or whatever.") Hit the decks this weekend, 'cause by Monday they're gone. — Bryce Crawford

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13 Saturday


Now in their third year of collaborating, Ormao Dance Company and the Ballet Society of Colorado Springs join the Colorado Springs Conservatory in presenting a student-composed and -choreographed performance titled Beautiful Chaos. First, conservatory students compose musical pieces ranging from string selections to rock and digital tracks. Then the dance students fuse classical ballet and contemporary dance to match. Lastly, the 13- to 18-year-olds let the chaos reign Friday at 7 p.m. and today at 3 p.m. at the Conservatory Recital Hall (1600 N. Union Blvd., 577-4556). Tickets are $5. — Matthew Schniper

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14 Sunday


Whether we like classical music or not, all of us owe a small debt of gratitude to former Colorado Springs Symphony musical director Charles Ansbacher. Not only did he lead the symphony (now the Colorado Springs Philharmonic) for 16 years in the '70s and '80s, he also paired with executive director Bee Vradenburg to catalyze community support for constructing the Pikes Peak Center. Today, the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Association honors Ansbacher, who's coming in from Boston for a luncheon and musical performance in his honor. The former costs $75, starts at 11:30 at the Antlers Hilton (4. S. Cascade Ave.), and guarantees you a seat at the latter, which starts at 2 at the Pikes Peak Center (190 S. Cascade Ave.) Otherwise, get to the House That Ansbacher Built early for a shot at a free seat. Call 633-3901 for visit csysa.com for more. — Kirk Woundy

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15 Monday


Danny Glover is back! Originally slated to appear in early February, but delayed due to a storm, the actor widely known for busting drug smugglers with a beautifully blow-dried Mel Gibson is making good on his contract to speak in CSU-Pueblo's Occhiato University Center Ballroom (2200 Bonforte Blvd., 719/549-2586). At 7 tonight, the passionate humanitarian (off-screen) who has devoted much of his time to political and social causes will be interviewed by James Amos from the Pueblo Chieftain during a talk titled "A Conversation With Martin and Langston: The Intersection of Art and Activism." Entry is free. — Nick Chambers

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16 Tuesday


More than two decades ago, a single activist, Cleve Jones, began creating the AIDS Memorial Quilt by inking the name of a friend on a square of fabric. Since then, the quilt has grown into the country's largest community arts project, with more than 47,000 squares memorializing loved ones lost to AIDS. Though the quilt is now too large to display in its entirety, you can see portions created locally, along with an exhibit that includes contributions from Pine Creek High School's "Eyes Wide Open" project. The free exhibit, sponsored by the Southern Colorado AIDS Project, is open today and every Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., through April 2 at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (30 W. Dale St., csfineartscenter.org, s-cap.org). — Jill Thomas

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17 Wednesday


Considering that most poetry is terrible — as an amateur attemptee, I can say that — consider paying respect to those who write it well. At 7 tonight, Pikes Peak Poet Laureate Aaron Anstett and UCCS professors and published poets Dr. Janice Gould and Dr. Mary Jane Sullivan will present their work at A City Dionysia Poetry Evening. The free reading takes place amid the artwork at GOCA 1420 (1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., inside the Science Building, facebook.com/citydionysia). — Edie Adelstein


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