Seven Days to Live 

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5 Wednesday


Looking for an opportunity to cry in public? Look no further than Menschen, local filmmaker Sarah Lotfi's 2012 short about a retreating Nazi captain saving the life of a boy with Down Syndrome, breaking the party line in the process. The second annual Achieve With Us Colorado Film Festival at Stargazers Theatre & Event Center (10 S. Parkside Drive, thearcppr.org) will be screening Menschen and other shorts at 1, 3:30 and 7 p.m. There will also be speakers, including Lotfi, and a performance by Denver's Phamaly Theatre Company. Tickets are free; RSVP at filmfestival@thearcppr.org. — Griffin Swartzell

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6 Thursday


"A poor young soldier living with his mistress and unblessed child spirals downward into jealousy, apocalyptic visions and murder in a series of astonishing and haunting scenes." That's the description TheatreWorks offers for Woyzeck, performed by UCCS students for the first time tonight at the Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater (3955 Regent Circle, theatreworkscs.org, through March 16). Tickets are $15 (free for UCCS students). Also in the realm of theater: Tomorrow night, THEATREdART will debut A Clockwork Orange at Subterranean Nightclub (128½ E. Kiowa St., theatredart.org/tda2, through March 22). This show features "promenade staging" — or a moving production without a traditional stage — and director Michael Lee's updated take on Kubrick's vision of the future, which he describes as "a post-cyberpunk, post-Grand Theft Auto, post-9/11 world." Tickets are $15 general, $5 student, and on March 9, pay-what-you-can. Look for reviews of both plays in next week's Indy. — Edie Adelstein

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7 Friday


In last week's cover story, you read about arts editor Matthew Schniper's travels to India, via Springs-based Yobel International. Tonight, he and fellow traveler Anthony Delao Adams will show their photos taken there, in Two India, at S.P.Q.R. While you're there, hit the Modbo (17B and 17C E. Bijou St., themodbo.com) next door for new work by Erin Jones, a 23-year-old art prodigy. Next, travel down to the Kreuser and AHA galleries (218 W. Colorado Ave., in the Depot Arts building; find both galleries on Facebook) for new pieces by other locals, in this case Josh Kennard (pictured) and K8E Orr (respectively). If you're still hungry for more, stop by Colorado Expressions and Gallery 113, which also have openings slated for tonight. It all begins at 5. — Edie Adelstein

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8 Saturday


A step-dance team is as likely to give you chills as make you curse your own awkwardness, and a tightly executing group doubly so. It's the kind of thing where you feel cool — or, you know, inadequate — just watching it. Your mileage may vary, but 7 tonight brings the perfect chance to check at The Biggest Step Show in Colorado. Hosted at Armstrong Hall (14 E. Cache la Poudre St., coloradocollege.edu) by Colorado Springs' prolific L.I.F.E. Step Team, and the Colorado College Black Student Union, the competition features teams from around the country, including a special performance by the gamboling prodigies in Hype 303. Tickets are $10 in advance, $13 at the door. — Bryce Crawford

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9 Sunday


There's no substitute for hard work, and Paul Rodriguez knows hard work. He's been an actor, a civil-rights advocate, a comedian, a father and a grandfather. Rodriguez also executive-produced and starred in the Original Latin Kings of Comedy, with Cheech Marin and George Lopez. To hear him crack wise about family, culture, current events and the mysterious disappearance of young, attractive stewardesses, go to Pueblo's Memorial Hall (1 City Hall Place, pueblomemorialhall.com) at 6 tonight. Tickets cost $30 in advance, $35 day-of, or $45 to meet and greet Mr. Rodriguez. — Griffin Swartzell

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10 Monday


As a young woman in the early '70s, I got to witness the brash bravery of feminists like "Battling Bella" Abzug — her of the many funky hats and a voice that Norman Mailer swore "could boil the fat off a taxicab driver's neck." Tough women for a tough fight. And that fight is at the heart of Jennifer Lee's award-winning documentary, Feminist: Stories of Women's Liberation, which screens at 7 this evening followed by a Q&A with Lee. It's cost-free at CC's Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave. (feministstories.com). — Mary Jo Meade

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11 Tuesday


Locally, the words "Waldo Canyon" and "Black Forest" have become synonymous with the word "fire" in the collective conscious, due of course to the last couple of years' disasters. If you're prepared to relive the latter event, venture at 7 tonight to the Palmer Lake Town Hall (42 Valley Crescent, palmerdividehistory.org) to watch The Day the Forest Burned, the documentary by Terry Stokka, chairman of the Black Forest History Committee. Stokka will also speak on causation as well as the fire's timeline and recovery efforts. Entry is free. — Matthew Schniper


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