Seven Days to Live 

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13 Wednesday


Temple Grandin's über busy. She's got a PBS documentary debuting April 15, and a new book, The Autistic Brain, releasing April 30 — amid her ongoing professorial duties at Colorado State University in Fort Collins and a packed speaking schedule across the country. If you want to catch her in person, tonight's the night. At 7, the animal welfare and autism advocate will be at CSU - Pueblo (2200 Bonforte Blvd., Pueblo, colostate-pueblo.edu) giving a free talk entitled "The Way I See It ... Different, Not Less." An apropos topic, because Grandin may struggle with autism herself, but she's in no way less for it. — Kirsten Akens

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14 Thursday


"I am he / As you are he / As you are me / And we are all together." If this is true, then the only person who could possibly be the walrus, apart from Lennon or McCartney, is Gemma Wilcox in her 25-plus character, one-woman stage act, Magical Mystery Detour. Wilcox is a nine-time "Best of Fest" performer known for shows she's written, performed and directed, including The Honeymoon Period Is Officially Over, Dangerously Safe, 52 Pick Up, and more. For $15, join Gemma at the Millibo Art Theatre (1367 Pecan St., themat.org) at 7 tonight, and various other times through Sunday. — Matthew Grieson

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15 Friday


"Around 10 p.m., the door opens and two patrol officers walk into the bar. Three more officers and five patrol cars wait outside. Seems a female patron called the Springs police department and complained about all the 'nakedness' going on." Such was life for Lindzey Martucci as she got burlesque going locally, per Kirsten Akens' cover story of five years ago. And yes, it has been five years. So tonight and tomorrow night, Martucci and her Peaks and Pasties troupe will celebrate overcoming opposition, misconception and myriad cool breezes with blowout Fifth Anniversary Shows at Zodiac (230 Pueblo Ave., peaksandpasties.com, $12/adv, $15/door, 21-plus). On both nights, doors open at 8, with shows at 9. — Kirk Woundy

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16 Saturday


Today's St. Patrick's Day Parade will be awash in green hats, green scarves and green beer, but we often forget that the Irish flag has two other colors. While green is the color of the Emerald Isle, it's also traditionally associated with Catholics, just as orange is with Protestants. The white, meanwhile can be seen as a symbol of unity and peace between the two. Of course that last bit may still be as much an ideal as a reality, but why not send a message of hope by wearing all three? The Tejon Street event, featuring Wasson High School's Class of 2013 as grand marshals, kicks off at noon — and if the weather's kind, the sidewalks will get real crowded. There are also a bunch of related events, mostly involving running and bicycling, that you can read about at csstpats.com. — Bill Forman

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17 Sunday


If you're a two-wheeled, open-piped, V-twin-owning S.O.B., you've no doubt seen an episode or two of Sons of Anarchy on FX; and you've no doubt salivated over the Harleys rolling through the streets of Charming. Today bring your Hog and be part of the pack at the Freedom Financial Expo Center (3650 N. Nevada Ave., pro-promotions.com) for the 23rd Annual Motorcycle Show and Swap Meet and meet Sons of Anarchy star David "Happy" Labrava, the intense and maniacally sadistic member of S.A.M.C.R.O. It runs from 10 to 5, (and 9 to 6, Saturday) and costs $9 for adults, though kids under 12 are free. — Miguel Bustamante

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18 Monday


For the last 14 years, the Business of Art Center (513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, thebac.org) has displayed superior talent from students across the region, and given their show the German title that translates to "wonder child" or, less directly, "prodigy." Yet with a gift, as Truman Capote said, you also get a whip for self-flagellation. So perhaps the Wunderkind 2013 class could use support from the artists of Wunderkind Alumni — like Jonas McCluggage — also at the BAC. Both shows opened Friday with a reception at 6 and stay up, Wednesdays through Mondays, until April 20. — Edie Adelstein

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19 Tuesday


Inside the mind of our imaginary Lunch Beat correspondent: "Is this gonna be weird? This is gonna be weird. No, no, it's fine: It's just a bunch of Gen Xers raging against the dying of the light through a little lunchtime bump and grind. Plus, it's at Ormao Dance Company (10 S. Spruce St., register at lunchbeatcos-ormao.eventbrite.com), so the rhythm's bound to get me, if only through osmosis. And it's only an hour long, so the White Man's Overbite ought to be sufficient when my Moonwalk's done pulling weight. Wait, we get sandwiches at the end, too? And all we have to do is pre-register online, with a $5 donation encouraged at the door? Those Galleries of Contemporary Art folks sure can bodyrock a Tuesday ..." — Bryce Crawford


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