Seven Days to Live 

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8 Wednesday


Two years ago, Gallery 113 (113 N. Tejon St., facebook.com/Gallery113.ColoradoSprings) opened its doors downtown, its founders telling the Indy that even if they never sold anything, they'd try and make it last anyway — that's how much they loved the co-op concept behind it. Luckily, they didn't have to get by on warm fuzzies alone, as 113 is flourishing today. Stop by any time between Tuesday and Sunday this month for new artwork (and more, some pieces go for as little as $5) and a jolt of can-do, second-anniversary spirit. — Edie Adelstein

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9 Thursday


Her bio says she was raised in "hick-town, USA, Colorado." But Edie, The Salsa Freak!! (as it's frequently stylized) still managed to go on to invent Black Belt Salsa, which is basically a series of classes that build on each other. Find out more about the exclamation-point-driven art form at 7 tonight at Movement Arts Community Studio (525 E. Fountain Blvd., #150, movementartscs.com), where the BBS-certified Reid Rowles "and his hand picked staff of Baby Blue Belt Apprentice Instructors" will take your donations and shake that ass so hard, you'll need a colored belt to keep it all together. — Bryce Crawford

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10 Friday


If you saw Inside Llewyn Davis, the new Coen Brothers film set in Greenwich Village's early '60s folk scene, you can get a booster shot of the era's musical legacy tonight and tomorrow at the Pikes Peak Center (190 S. Cascade Ave., csphilharmonic.org). Sounds of Simon & Garfunkel brings the Colorado Springs Philharmonic together with touring musicians A.J. Swearingen and Jonathan Beedle for a repertoire ranging from early ballads like "Bleecker Street" to later pop hits like "Cecilia" and "Bridge Over Troubled Water." Tickets for the 8 p.m. show start at $19. — Bill Forman

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11 Saturday


Starting today, you can get an up-close look at downtown courtesy of a new touring series, Core Culture. Tours meet at 9 a.m. at the Perk Downtown (14 S. Tejon St., tiny.cc/jyh48w), where you can pick up a free tall coffee or tea drink, then walk the streets focusing on one of three topics: Creative SPACES: Art on the Streets; Notable FACES: Downtown Bronzes; and Historic PLACES: Tejon Street. Today's tour will be about Art on the Streets, but it will rotate with the other two every month on the second Saturday. The cost is $10, but kids 17 and under are free. — Edie Adelstein

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12 Sunday


Orchids' sexual organs are fused into a single center column; the flowers are bilaterally symmetric; and the number of orchid species more than doubles the number of bird species. For these and other reasons, people go ape over orchids. And to think, the Denver Botanic Gardens (1007 York St., Denver, botanicgardens.org) will let you see a couple hundred of them for free with admission, through Feb. 24. The Orchid Showcase is but one attraction — two art shows are currently up at the DBG as well — so consider taking the drive and dropping $12.50 (with reduced prices for seniors and kids). — Kirk Woundy

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13 Monday


"In the end it won't matter if you have a few scars, but it will matter if you didn't live," said Christian singer-songwriter Rich Mullins, whose all-too-brief life is the subject of Ragamuffin — The True Story of Rich Mullins. As the filmmakers tell it, Mullins was "a lover of Jesus and a rebel in the church, [who] refused to let his struggles with alcoholism, addiction, and women tear him away from a God he was determined to love." The lights go down at 7 tonight at Stargazers Theatre & Event Center (10 S. Parkside Drive, tiny.cc/ynz28w); tickets are $10 ($2 less for groups of 10 or more). — Mary Jo Meade

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14 Tuesday


Though the similarly Quebec-based Cirque Éloize has previously partnered with the better-known Cirque du Soleil, it's still hard not to look at the group, as Dr. Evil might have put it, as semi-Soleil; quasi-Soleil; the margarine of Soleil. Still, don't knock it until you try it, and you should do just that at 7:30 tonight at the Pikes Peak Center (190 S. Cascade Ave., pikespeakcenter.com). There, Éloize will push "the boundaries of visual and audio innovation" with Cirkopolis. We'll leave it to you to tell us if it's the Diet Coke of Soleil. Tickets start at $38. — Bryce Crawford

Contributors: Edie Adelstein, Bryce Crawford, Bill Forman, Mary Jo Meade and Kirk Woundy.


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