Seven Days to Live 

click to enlarge ChitChat: Physics of Color and Crêpes! Crêpes! Crêpes!

6 Wednesday


Crêpes are relatively easy to cook, says Cook's Illustrated, as long as you do two things exactly right: Use just enough batter to cover the bottom of the pan, and be sure to heat that bad boy to the proper temperature; the latter's important to get that perfect, "spotty brown" complexion. And if you want to know more about crêpes and chroma, hit the Gallery of Contemporary Art's weekly ChitChat series, at 7 tonight at GOCA 121 (121 S. Tejon St., galleryuccs.org). The mash-up lecture series features Dr. Tom Christensen talking about the physics of color, and Coquette's Bistro & Bakery owner Turu Marx Eurich offering an edible education on crêpe creation. Requested donation of $5 to $10. — Bryce Crawford

click to enlarge Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines

7 Thursday


One critic calls Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines "candy for your inner feminist." A viewing of the documentary's trailer shows why: It traces the rise of the female superhero persona during World War II, takes it through the Women's Lib movement, and hits upon influential punk rock girls and strong characters in TV and film, from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Terminator's Sarah Connor. Catch the free Community Cinema screening at 6 or 8 tonight at the Tim Gill Center for Public Media (315 E. Costilla St., ifsoc.org). Might I recommend wearing your "Girls Kick Ass" shirt versus your Batman or Spiderman garb? — Matthew Schniper

click to enlarge You Already Know How This Will End, G44, Michael Dowling

8 Friday


Today! Things! Are! Happening! At 6 p.m. at G44 (1785 S. Eighth St., Suite A, g44gallery.com), Michael Dowling will return from a two-year hiatus with his exhibit You Already Know How This Will End. If you're more interested in experiencing "physical manifestations of ethereal phenomena" versus traditional Italian methods of Tito and Rembrandt, however, head to the Downtown Studio at Pikes Peak Community College (100 W. Pikes Peak Ave., ppcc.edu/departments/art/ppcc-art-gallery) at 5 to see AIR LIGHT BREATH, the combined works from Corey Drieth, Donny Dixon, DeLane Bredvik and Tanya Gelster. And at 7, Sabi (330 N. Institute St., tinyurl.com/dx5gtdf) will celebrate its one-year anniversary with Tylan Troyer, Richard Arnot, Marc Huebert and Seth Lockard, and entertainment by DJ SEWN, dancers, a fire eater and a magician. — Matthew Grieson

click to enlarge We Are Not Rembrandt III, K8e Orr

9 Saturday


I once attended a nonprofit workshop in which the presenter reamed everyone in the room. "Don't say you work for a nonprofit," he said with a sneer. "Don't identify yourself by saying what you're not." I doubt that little man would feel as comfortable dressing down the participants in We Are Not Rembrandt III, the event starting at 6 tonight at Zodiac (230 Pueblo Ave., zodiacvenue.com). On the visual art side, K8E Orr, Marcea Flowers and about a dozen others will show and sell their works; on the music side, Chauncy Crandall and Andrea Stone & Friends headline. Entry's $5 at the door, and if you buy some art, a portion of your payment will go to All Breed Rescue & Training. — Kirk Woundy

click to enlarge Mozart & Prokofiev, Colorado Springs Philharmonic

10 Sunday


While the Colorado Springs Philharmonic still has its Vanguard and Pops programs, the orchestra's bread and butter continues to be its Masterworks series. And there are few works more masterful than those of this weekend's repertoire, which includes Strauss' Don Juan, Prokofiev's Symphony No. 5, and Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 4 with Philharmonic concertmaster Michael Hanson as featured soloist. This will also be music director Josep Caballé-Domenech's first local performance since the announcement of his taking on a second post as GeneralMusikDirector of the Staatskapelle Halle in Germany. If you missed last night's 8 o'clock concert, catch the encore today at 2:30 at the Pikes Peak Center (190 S. Cascade Ave., pikespeakcenter.com). Tickets range from $19 to $59. — Bill Forman

click to enlarge Soul Mechanics

11 Monday


Take me back to the robot. To the days when dancing happened low, on cardboard, and floor rocking turned seamlessly into the back spin, then the freeze; to the days when "Rapper's Delight" was going strong and loud on every Conion ghettoblaster. Breakdancing is candy to the senses, the streets' ballet, and tonight local B-boy crew Soul Mechanics wants to feed your sweet tooth at Ormao Dance Company (10 S. Spruce St., ormaodance.org). Let the Mechanics take you back to the age of LL Cool J, Run DMC, and the Beasties with a free public dance jam happening tonight, and every Monday and Wednesday, at 9. — Miguel Bustamante

click to enlarge Georgia O'Keeffe in New Mexico: Architecture, Katsinam, and the Land, Denver Art Museum

12 Tuesday


According to a quick spin through Wikipedia, the view of the Cerro Pedernal from Georgia O'Keeffe's Ghost Ranch was one of the artist's favorites. "I painted it often enough thinking that, if I did so, God would give it to me." Upon O'Keeffe's death at 98, relatives scattered her ashes up there. Yet the Pedernal isn't the only aspect of New Mexico that O'Keeffe loved — she also painted the local architecture and Native American idols, like the Hopi katsina tithu (commonly known as kachina dolls). That's the conceit behind the 53-piece Georgia O'Keeffe in New Mexico: Architecture, Katsinam, and the Land, now on display at the Denver Art Museum (100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., denverartmuseum.org). The show is included in general admission — $3 to $13, free for members — and on display Tuesdays through Sundays through April 28. — Edie Adelstein


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