Seven Days to Live 

click to enlarge Angela Davis

20 Wednesday


Angela Davis has had more than her fair share of run-ins with authority. The feminist and civil rights activist was still in her teens when the FBI first questioned her about attending a Communist-sponsored youth festival. She was in her mid-20s when California governor Ronald Reagan pressured the state's board of regents to get her fired from her teaching post at UCLA. A year later, she landed on the FBI's 10 most-wanted list when guns she'd purchased were used in a shooting. It's been four decades since Davis was found not guilty of murder, kidnapping and criminal conspiracy, during which time she's written dozens of books, had a long tenure as a UC-Santa Cruz professor, and was the subject of a 2012 documentary whose producers include Jay-Z and Will Smith. Davis will speak about at least some of the above at Occhiato University Center Ballroom (2200 Bonforte Blvd., Pueblo, colostate-pueblo.edu) as part of CSU-Pueblo's Distinguished Lecture Series. The 7 p.m. talk is free and open to the public. — Bill Forman

click to enlarge Rock and Worship Roadshow

21 Thursday


At 7 tonight is the Rock and Worship Roadshow at the World Arena (3185 Venetucci Blvd., worldarena.com). But is it really a good idea to go see bands like MercyMe, Kutless and Family Force 5? If you check the website for Dial-the-Truth Ministries, uh, no. Here's one testimonial from a 15-year-old in Florida: "When I was twelve I began listening to 'Christian rock.' My friends listened to it and I felt pressured to listen to it, too," it reads. "I became addicted to the beat and slowly progressed until I was into 'heavy metal Christian.' ... I have been working on conquering this, but when I hear any 'Christian rock' I immediately feel guilty and stay away from my parents." Tickets are $10; you've been warned. — Bryce Crawford

click to enlarge North American Handmade Bicycle Show

22 Friday


As a part of the cycling community, I've received my fair share of hostility on the road. Just the other day I sat through a barrage of insults spat at me through the driver's-side windows of a never-ending line of Nevada Avenue rush hour traffic while I tried frantically to get off the road. If your cycling confidence has taken a beating like mine, try some reconstructive medicine and get yourself out to the Colorado Convention Center (700 14th St., Denver, 2013.handmadebicycleshow.com/2013-nahbs/info) from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today. That's where the North American Handmade Bicycle Show opens its ninth annual weekend of seminars, exhibits and awards contests, running through Sunday. Tickets start at $18 for a one-day pass. — Matthew Grieson

click to enlarge What Made Milwaukee Famous

23 Saturday


Is it a comment or a question? Is it referring to the Miller Brewing Co. or Harley-Davidson motorcycles? Regardless of the mystery suggested in their name, one thing that's for sure is What Made Milwaukee Famous is one damn talented band that has shared the stage with Franz Ferdinand, the Black Keys and Snow Patrol to name just a few. And with the recent release of their third album they're bringing their talents to the Black Sheep (2106 E. Platte Ave., blacksheeprocks.com) for an all-ages show beginning at 8 tonight for only $10. — Miguel Bustamante

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24 Sunday


For any self-respecting awards-show junkie, Academy Awards night is the best. With all its pomp and circumstance, the red-carpet coverage alone is enough of a glitz-filled feast for me to regret every life decision made which did not lead to my becoming an actor. But why should movie stars be the only ones who get to mingle with other cool people on such a fantabulous night? The Independent Film Society of Colorado is inviting you to bask in the big evening over hors d'oeuvres at the Tim Gill Center for Public Media (315 E. Costilla St., ifsoc.org) at a free Oscar viewing party. Pre-Oscar viewing starts at 2 p.m., food and drinks will be available from about 5:30 and the big show starts at 6:30 on two screens. Donations are appreciated; RSVP to kim.peterson@ifsoc.org. — Miguel Bustamante

click to enlarge American Meat

25 Monday


On the heels of Food, Inc. and countless other sustainable-food films comes the latest sobering look into American agriculture: American Meat screens at 5 tonight in the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs' Berger Hall (1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., americanmeatfilm.com). That's ahead of the film's formal April theatrical release in New York City, and in tandem with community screenings under way nationwide. Once again, Joel Salatin of Polyface farms (pictured below) stands front and center as the film looks into domestic livestock production concerns "through the eyes of the farmers." Fittingly, local farm and agriculture faces Mike Callicrate of Ranch Foods Direct and Susan Gordon of Venetucci Farm will lead a panel discussion after the film. The following night, American Meat screens again in the Cornerstone Arts Center at Colorado College (825 N. Cascade Ave.) at 6:30, preceded at 6 by a meet-and-greet and followed by a panel discussion. Both events are free. — Matthew Schniper

click to enlarge Hooray for Hollywood

26 Tuesday


So you watched the Oscars, but you still long for sunny Southern California, with palm trees, stucco houses overlooking the San Fernando Valley, and beautiful people everywhere. (Clearly I've never been to Los Angeles, but a girl can still dream.) Get your fix, then, by heading to Pueblo — stay with me here — for Hooray for Hollywood, a tribute to the movies happening at 7 tonight, as it did last night, at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center (201 N. Santa Fe Ave., sdc-arts.org, $40). Hooray features 14 singers and dancers, a six-piece band and 300 costume changes, with song and scene from films like Singin' in the Rain, Fame, The Wizard of Oz and Titanic. — Edie Adelstein


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