Seven Days to Live 

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10 Wednesday


They had me at the goat fashion show and chicken bingo. Actually, I've always heard it called "chicken shit bingo" (if the bird poops on your number, you win), but I can understand the softer approach, considering we're at the Colorado Farm and Art Market, not a rural bar. Anyhoo, CFAM opens today, running from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Ivywild School (1604 S. Cascade Ave., farmandartmarket.com). Expect regular Wednesday markets here and Saturday markets at Margarita at PineCreek from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Oct. 10. Even if the scat spirits don't bless you, at least you won't go home empty-handed; fine local edibles and handicrafts abound. — Matthew Schniper

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11 Thursday


Between today and June 27, there are all of two days that don't bring some kind of Colorado College Summer Music Festival concert. The festival, which one faculty artist has called "one of the most educationally potent summer music programs in the country," puts 52 advanced student musicians through a three-week-long program. Long-term, it helps their development; short-term, it gives you beautiful music. Tonight's 7:30 Festival Artist Concert at Packard Hall (5 W. Cache la Poudre St., coloradocollege.edu) runs $30 for the general public — but you can get in for free to the 6:15 lecture on the night's works, including Cesar Franck's Piano Quintet in F minor, from CC music professor Michael Grace. — Kirk Woundy

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12 Friday


I had the good fortune to see A Clockwork Orange at the Subterranean Nightclub (110 N. Nevada Ave., theatredart.org) last year, and if tonight's premiere of Plan 9 From Outer Space is as good, it's not to be missed. THEATREdART uses the relaxed nightclub space to embed viewers in the action of the play, or to give them a different perspective on the action. This show doesn't just adapt the so-called worst movie ever made, it goes backstage into a morass of weirdo actors. Tickets this opening weekend are pay-what-you-can; thereafter they are $15, $12 for seniors/military and $5 for students. Shows open at 7:30 p.m. Fridays through Sundays, now until June 28. — Griffin Swartzell

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13 Saturday


Some facts about Back to the Future, courtesy of IMDB: The script was rejected some 40 times before being accepted; the movie was almost called Spaceman From Pluto until Steven Spielberg pretended the suggesting memo was a joke; as George McFly, Crispin Glover was apparently so nervous at times that he had to mouth his lines and dub them in later. Some facts about watching the movie tonight on top of the parking garage at North Cascade Avenue and East Bijou Street, courtesy of the Downtown Partnership and others: It's free; there will be live music, food and a beer garden; and the movie starts at dusk. Find more info at www.downtowncs.com/starlight. — Bryce Crawford

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14 Sunday


Today brings the last chance to challenge your gag reflex on carnival rides and sprinkle your disposable income over the 200-plus vendor and food booths that make Springs Spree an annual family tradition. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Memorial Park (1605 E. Pikes Peak Ave., springsspree.org) will be awash in sunburned folks pinballing among three stages of entertainment, tots having fun in the new Kid's Spree play area, and mellow types hoisting a brew or two in the beer garden. Entrance to this 38th annual city celebration is, as always, free. Parking, as always, is frustrating but doable. — Mary Jo Meade

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15 Monday


Here he goes again on his own, traveling down the only road he's ever known! Well, technically, David Coverdale isn't alone — given that the shaggy British emigre has his band Whitesnake along for the ride — but he'll be doing it without the guitar heroics of recently departed henchman Doug Aldrich, or the car-hood writhings of video-vixen Tawny Kitaen. Even so, the former Deep Purple frontman should have no problem pleasing vintage hard-rock fans during Whitesnake's 7:30 p.m. show at the Pikes Peak Center (190 S. Cascade Ave., pikespeakcenter.com; tickets start at $55.50), where he can draw upon late-'80s power-ballads like "Is This Love" and, of course, "Here I Go Again," as well as selections from his brand-new collection of "reimagined" Deep Purple classics. — Bill Forman

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16 Tuesday


Colors of the Southwest, which opened last week at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center (210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, sdc-arts.org), is all about vibrantly hued work gleaned from the contemporary Southwestern collection of Jeanette and Charles White. But "Film Indian" by Fritz Scholder is striking even in its black-and-white. Simply a bust of a man in a war bonnet, the lines are gloppy, the atmosphere moody and mysterious. Consider this a perfect introduction for those who may not know about Scholder, a renowned Native American artist, and bank it away until October, when the Denver Art Museum puts up its own Scholder exhibit. Back at Sangre, Colors is up through Sept. 27, and admission is only $6 to $8, and free for members. — Edie Adelstein


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