Seven Days to Live 

click to enlarge David Garibaldi

28 Wednesday


Watch a snippet of video and you may be tempted to wonder if David Garibaldi's more flash than substance, given the exaggerated movements and Blue-Man vibe of his "performance painting." But the 30-year-old former graffiti artist's images of, say, John Lennon and Jay Z are pretty striking, especially considering they're done in minutes. Plus, he's appeared at charity events put on by Snoop Dogg, Santana, the NBA and more, so he's got that going for him. Tool around garibaldiarts.com and see if you're interested in the man's "Distinguished Speaker Series" appearance at 7 tonight at Colorado State University-Pueblo's Hoag Recital Hall (2200 Bonforte Blvd., colostate-pueblo.edu/speakers). It's $8, free for students. — Kirk Woundy

click to enlarge OneRepublic's third album, Native

29 Thursday


Conceived in Colorado Springs and birthed in Los Angeles, OneRepublic has come a long way since members Ryan Tedder and Zach Filkins first hit it off at the Colorado Springs Christian School. Now comes a tour supporting the band's third album, Native, which in March debuted at No. 4 on Billboard's Top 200 and has ridden the chart for 21 straight weeks since. Catch them tonight at 7 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre (18300 W. Alameda Pwky., Morrison, redrocksonline.com), along with Sarah Bareilles. Tickets start at $37.50. — Bryce Crawford

click to enlarge Demystify homelessness through City We Love, which is a celebration of Mary’s Home

30 Friday


Tonight, dream grandly with Dream Centers of Colorado Springs as they aim to "demystify homelessness" through City We Love, a celebration of Mary's Home — a housing program for at-risk single mothers and their children. The semi-formal event and silent auction take place at 7 at the Mining Exchange, A Wyndham Grand Hotel (8 S. Nevada Ave., dreamcenterscos.org), featuring Inocente Izucar and the 2013 Oscar-winning film Inocente, the short documentary about the 15-year-old homeless artist's daily life. Check out our interviews with those who worked with Inocente here. Tickets are $65/individuals, $95/couples. — Nathaniel Kelley

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For the past week, artists in Victor have been out painting en plein air, and from 9 to 5 today you'll be able to see their finished products for the first time as part of the annual Victor Celebrates the Arts event, which runs through Labor Day. There you can buy artwork, enroll your kids in classes and take in competitions like the Brush Rush and Quick Draw, the latter of which deems a winner from audience vote. Visit victorcelebratesthearts.org for a schedule and details. — Edie Adelstein

click to enlarge Commonwheel Artists 39th annual Labor Day Arts & Crafts Festival

1 Sunday


It's the second day of the Commonwheel Artists 39th annual Labor Day Arts & Crafts Festival in Manitou Springs' Fields Park (101 El Paso Blvd., commonwheel.com). Today, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., just like yesterday and tomorrow, you can peruse the beautiful bounty of juried artists and perhaps take home your next favorite over-the-sofa showpiece. Free shuttles will run along Manitou Avenue during the whole fest, and children's activities, live music and diverse food vending will offer more compelling reasons to linger. — Matthew Schniper

click to enlarge Colorado Balloon Classic

2 Monday


Back in June, things were looking dicey for the Colorado Balloon Classic. The City insisted on changing the layout of the event, requiring road blocks and extra police to patrol them, and left the Classic to pay for it. This wasn't the first time the Classic was left scrambling to pay up, but it could be the last. Luckily, the City eventually decided to pony up the funds, and the 37-year-old institution lives another day. Give it a fond farewell (and cross your fingers for next year) today at its mass ascension in Memorial Park (1605 E. Pikes Peak Ave., balloonclassic.com), or drop in for any other of its free events starting Saturday. — Edie Adelstein

click to enlarge Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas

3 Tuesday


There's not a ton of good news coming out of Detroit, so chalk one up to Rock City for producing Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas. The band's super catchy acoustic "Dead Brains" video (tiny.cc/deadbrains) puts Jessica behind the steering wheel driving the Lincoln Continental and the vocals, with an upright bass (and player) in the passenger seat. In the back? Keyboard, guitar, drums and three more band members. It exemplifies the pure fun that is this little-bit-rock, little-bit-soul quintet. They'll be at the hi-dive (7 S. Broadway, Denver, hi-dive.com) at 9:30 tonight. Just $10 for those 21 and older. — Kirsten Akens


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