Seven Days to Live 

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4 Wednesday

social hour

Ignore I-25 — Colorado Springs' heart is at the crossroads of hiking and craft beer. You can't find that on Google Maps, so just punch into Fieldhouse Brewing Co. (521 S. Tejon St.), where you can check out Gociety Community Night from 7 to 9 tonight. Gociety is a social network for people who like getting outdoors, and tonight, it's hosting a trivia event. If drinking with hikers, bikers, backpackers, etc., isn't enough, participants can win gear and beer. RSVP online at tinyurl.com/pfh73ns. — Griffin Swartzell

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5 Thursday


Three things you need to know about Brad Paisley's most recent album: 1. His guitar playing is as good or better than anyone else's you've heard in the past six months. 2. Songs like "Country Nation," "Perfect Storm" and "You Shouldn't Have To" make you want to be a blue-collar country boy. 3. There's no duet with LL Cool J. The all-ages Kraft Cheese Presents Brad Paisley Country Nation 2014-15 World Tour rolls into the World Arena (3185 Venetucci Blvd., worldarena.com) at 7:30 this evening. Tickets run from $49.50 to $75 and should be well worth it. — Bill Forman

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6 Friday


Where has Elizabeth Selby been all our lives? We first got a glimpse of her artwork at Ivywild last year; she's the master behind large-scale, up-close images of melting ice cream, spongy donuts and light shining through sticky Ring Pops, which leave you hungry and entranced at the same time. Her solo show opening tonight at S.P.Q.R., Food Porn, will only up the ante, filling the cozy gallery with images of comfort food gleaned from her upbringing in southern Alabama. Judging by a peek at some fried eggs, complete with crispy edges, oily yolks and a spray of pepper, it should be delicious in every sense of the word. Hit the opening reception between 5:30 and midnight — it will include a performance from Katey Sleeveless at 9, and there's also solo show by Christian Medovich next door at the Modbo (17B and C E. Bijou St., themodbo.com). — Edie Adelstein

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7 Saturday


Being bald isn't for everyone, but I don't know anyone who doesn't enjoy taking part in good causes. Enter the popular St. Baldrick's, which supports childhood cancer research, happening today. People feeling brave can shave their heads, but there are options for those who like our hair as it is, such as live music from the likes of Whitherward, Steve Weeks and the Black Rose Acoustic Society, kids games, face-painters and stilt-walkers. The event is free — though you may want to donate or even volunteer — and runs from 10 to 2 at Ivywild School (1604 S. Cascade Ave., tinyurl.com/pabhjaq). — Jess Agius

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8 Sunday


Yes, it would suck to be betrayed by your own shadow, assuming it was personified and all and messed up your chances with a princess. But since we don't live inside of twisted fairy tales, it's not something you have to fret over today. Instead, attend a free, 2:30 p.m. prologue lecture (reservations required) on fairy tale psychology and history, then the 4 o'clock performance of The Shadow in the Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater (3955 Regent Circle, theatreworkscs.org). Shows run March 5 through 15 for $15; visit the website for times and further description of the subtle, provocative-for-its-time, Soviet-era show that's seldom staged these days. ... And say, what's that dark thing behind you? — Matthew Schniper

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9 Monday


Despite her upbringing in an opera household, Allison Daniell decided to do her own thing. In an act of rebellion, that thing happened to be visual art — and what started with drawing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles just kept expanding. Now an accomplished photographer of Stellar Propeller Studio, Daniell will share her artistic pursuits in Dreams & Visions, a show of recent work on display at COPPeR (121 S. Tejon St. #111, peakradar.com). There's a reception for the show scheduled for Friday the 6th, but today's a good day to come by, too, as is anytime during COPPeR business hours, Mondays through Fridays. — Jess Agius

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10 Tuesday


Though we're just two weeks from the first day of spring, winter is still very much here. And while you may have all the nifty gear to pedal through snow ... shit, some days, that's just best left to the diehards. Luckily, Bicycle Village (2450 Montebello Square Drive, tinyurl.com/nyhfrt6) can bridge you through the last vestiges with free cycling classes Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 p.m. For an hour, you'll spin inside (bring your own bike) to professional instruction and encouragement. Despite the website saying $6, it really is free, and open to anyone with two wheels and cabin fever. — Edie Adelstein


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