Seven days to live 

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14 Thursday


Tevye wants what all journalists already have: the experience of being filthy rich. Of course, the dairyman protagonist of Fiddler on the Roof also wants his three older daughters to skip marrying the tailor, the revolutionary and the heathen, respectively, but he's shit outta luck there, too. Still, if anybody understands that you've got to roll with the punches, it's Tevye — his delivery horse breaks its leg right before the Sabbath, for Yahweh's sake. So grab the $15 to $40 tickets, and catch the everyman at 8 tonight at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center (210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, sdc-arts.org). — Bryce Crawford

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15 Friday


Tonight, party like it's 2555 BE (Buddhist Era) at Colorado College's Bemis Hall (920 N. Cascade Ave., coloradocollege.edu/news_events). It's the Asian Pacific Heritage Celebration: Asian Culture Night with a Focus on Cambodian and Sri Lankan New Year featuring dancing, fashion, food and drink of cultures centuries evolved. It's not often you can party and study under the same roof, and a historically significant roof at that. Everyone is welcome to this free event starting at 5. — Eric Calder

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16 Saturday

mother earth

Though the rest of the country will celebrate Earth Day on April 22, our local organizations have inexplicably decided to mark the occasion today. Whatever — make every day Earth Day, no? The Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center (1805 N. 30th St., gardenofgods.com) will offer everything from animal exhibits, crafts and a magic show to nature walks and a park clean-up, all free, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. And the Pikes Peak Earth Day folks and some 50 vendors will convene at District 11's Doherty High School (4515 Barnes Road, pikespeakearthday.org) between 10 and 3 with kids' activities, animal exhibits and a paper-making project using elephant dung. — Matthew Schniper

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17 Sunday


Wondering where you can learn the mysterious secrets of toe reading, get your energy balanced, and buy a New Vision Power Shield for your loved one, all in one stop? Look no further than the Celebration Metaphysical Fair. This twice-yearly celebration of conscious living is taking place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at the historic Colorado Springs City Auditorium (221 E. Kiowa St., celebrationfair.com), and promises to really pull in the existential crowds. This is the last day of the three-day extravaganza, so bring $5 for admission, and if you're going in for the toe reading, please don't forget to wash your feet. — Claire Jencks

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18 Monday


Whether or not you jiggle when you run, you can leave the Jell-O at home. "Somebody always brings Jell-O," says Jon Cornick, organizer of today's Pikes Peak Road Runners Full Moon Run. "I'm not sure why." Not that a couple dozen hungry men and women will turn it down after putting in either two or four miles at Red Rock Canyon Open Space. The group outing starts at 7 p.m., with friendly dogs welcome, and tailgating might last until 9. And honestly, when it comes to the post-run rations, feel free to bring wine, cookies, fruit salad, whatever — this crowd's not picky. Says Cornick: "Even plain saltine crackers go good after a trail run." — Kirk Woundy

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19 Tuesday


"Immature artists imitate," said literary critic Lionel Trilling. "Mature artists steal." Wonder if Trilling could say the same at either of two new art shows in Manitou Springs. Centering on the Edge at Commonwheel Artists Co-op (102 Cañon Ave., commonwheel.com) features nearly a dozen artists hoping to break out of normal patterns and explore new ideas; see how that translates into visual, tangible products between now and May 16. Meanwhile, An Inimitable Show at Mountain Living Studio (741 Manitou Ave., tinyurl.com/mtnlivingstudio) is all about a refreshed spring collection created by a streamlined group of core artists, plus new faces, up for viewing through the end of the month. Both shows, by the way, will host opening receptions Friday, April 15, from 5 to 8 p.m. — Edie Adelstein

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20 Wednesday


Today's free Field of Dreamz Music Festival in America the Beautiful Park (126 Cimino Drive, tinyurl.com/fieldofdreamz) features a full day of bands, speakers and food. From 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., bands including Split Personality will help you put a soundtrack to that most celebratory of days, 4/20. And while the event's also intended to raise awareness for all things medical marijuana, it won't be a smoke-out, so bring your friends but leave your best buds behind. — Kirsten Akens


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