Seven Days to Live 

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18 Wednesday


As the local film Menschen proved a couple years back, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities can accomplish just about anything, including fantastic film performances. In that spirit, celebrate National Developmental Disability Awareness Month with The Arc Pikes Peak Region today at Stargazers Theatre (10 S. Parkside Drive, stargazerstheatre.com). The free, third annual Achieve With Us Colorado Film Festival, featuring a variety of short films, screens at 1, 3:30 and 7 p.m. Reservations are requested at 471-4800 or filmfestival@thearcppr.org. — Matthew Schniper

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19 Thursday

kids & family

Former Saturday Night Live cast member Molly Shannon is brilliant, which means her 2011 children's book Tilly the Trickster is brilliant, which means the theatrical adaptation of said book must be — well, see for yourself tonight at 6. That's when the Fine Arts Center Theatre Company debuts Tilly the Trickster on the museum's Second Stage (30 W. Dale St., csfineartscenter.org). For a preview, consider the parents lamenting back and forth to each other on "Where Did We Go Wrong?": "I must be incompetent, or worse / You are worse / You tried to be consistent, firm or strong / But I failed / Now Teddy's really bad at math / And Tilly is a psychopath / Where did we go wrong?" — Bryce Crawford

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20 Friday


If you're in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, you can find KOZY at 1320 on the AM dial. ("Anything Goes Trivia" at 7:35 every weekday morning!) But if you're in Manitou Springs, you'll find KOZY as the setting for Panic on Pikes Peak, the latest melodrama from the Iron Springs Chateau (444 Ruxton Ave., ironspringschateau.com). In their mountaintop studio, the story goes, KOZY's staff "is tricked, by the evil Bachman Turner, into leaving for high-paying jobs in California. The live radio program begins in 30 seconds — whatever will they do!?" The family-friendly show runs $9.50 to $16.50 and is followed by a sing-along intermission and 1980s Olio; see the website for optional dinner info. — Kirk Woundy

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21 Saturday


Artists aren't born with personal legacies, but John Hammond came close. His father discovered Billie Holiday and signed Bob Dylan, which is a lot to live up to. But the younger Hammond went on to do his part: Both Hendrix and Clapton played in his band during a five-night stint at a Greenwich Village nightclub. The Grammy winner has also released some three dozen albums and been inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame. Meanwhile, his captivating live shows include enough early blues covers and anecdotes to serve as a potted history of the genre. Hammond will share the bill with fellow Hall of Famer Charlie Musselwhite this evening at the Pikes Peak Center (190 S. Cascade Ave., pikespeakcenter.com). Tickets are $30.50 and showtime is 8. — Bill Forman

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22 Sunday


Unlike many artists, the late Spanish great Joan Miró could easily display multiple moods in a work of art at once. His playful linework and exuberant colors convey a sense of humor, but at the same time, the semi-non-representational pieces carry a dark, mysterious presence. There's a subtle complexity, made accessible by a cheerfulness, which is hard to understand until you're standing right in front of one of his pieces. As of today, you can, at the Denver Art Museum (100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., denverartmuseum.org), which just opened Joan Miró: Instinct & Imagination. The 50-piece show includes 2D and 3D works from the last two decades of his career, many of which have never traveled outside of Europe. Entrance is included in general museum admission; the show will be up through June 28. — Edie Adelstein

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23 Monday


They say the best way to get better at writing is to — duh — write. Still, even writers can't write all the time. So take a break from writing and talk about it with the Pikes Peak Writers (pikespeakwriters.com) from 6:30 to 8:30 tonight at the Elbo Room at The Ritz Grill (15 S. Tejon St.). Grab a drink and jaw on about the business of writing, the craft of writing, the joy of writing — whatever gets traction. For more information or to add an agenda item, email deb.courtney@comcast.net. — Griffin Swartzell

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24 Tuesday


Columbia City — south of downtown Seattle — is home to gypsy-style folk band Hey Marseilles that has commandeered a century-old house as sanctuary. The six-piece outfit expanded in popularity enough to perform at festivals like Bumbershoot and to tour nationally, and to buy said house. Renovations later, they're actually able to record inside it, if not nearby. (Seeking unique acoustic opportunities, they have also recorded in a church sanctuary, a tunnel and a mostly empty office building.) Hear their efforts tonight at 8 when they'll play Ivywild School (1604 S. Cascade Ave., tinyurl.com/l4fn6gy), perhaps our own burgeoning Columbia City. Tickets run $12-$15. — Jess Agius

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