Seven Days to Live 

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26 Wednesday


Aly Spaltro was clerking in a DVD store — and making uncompromisingly loud experimental music in its basement after hours — when the teenager woke up one morning to find the words "Lady Lamb the Beekeeper" written in her bedside diary. Although she had no memory of writing them, the Maine native figured they'd make a catchy nom de plume for the independent CD she was about to release. Spaltro has since broadened her sonic palette, shrunken her name to Lady Lamb and released her first album for the Mom + Pop label, which is also home to Courtney Barnett. Currently, she's touring with Swedish singer-songwriter The Tallest Man on Earth, and you can catch both of them this evening at the Ogden Theatre (935 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, ogdentheatre.com). Showtime is 8, tickets are $30, 16-plus. — Bill Forman

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27 Thursday


Across every culture and every generation, since the dawn of history, one thing has endured: the dick joke. Sure, Aristophanes' Lysistrata is a tale of the women of Greece trying to end the Peloponnesian War, but the women do it by withholding sex from their husbands, keeping things light — and lewd. This is the last week that the Funky Little Theater Company (2109 Templeton Gap Road, funkylittletheater.org) will be performing Lysistrata, with shows at 7 tonight through Saturday. Tickets are $15. Leave the kids at home; this play has more unreleased sexual tension than the San Diego Comic-Con. — Griffin Swartzell

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28 Friday


She's in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art and has shown at the Galerie Anne De Villepoix in Paris, White Cube in London, and last summer, at RedLine and MCA Denver. But Senga Nengudi has never shown in Colorado Springs, the very place she's taught and lived for decades. That all changes tonight with the opening of Senga Nengudi: Improvisational Gestures, a survey of her sculpture, performances, video art and related works from the 1970s to today, at GOCA 1420 (1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., galleryuccs.edu). The opening runs from 5 to 8, and you can pick up next week's Indy for an in-depth article on Nengudi's work. — Edie Adelstein

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29 Saturday

pop up

The Lady Made Market, Fifty Fifty Coffee House's fourth popup shop, will be an all-female affair, offering handmade art and crafts ranging from stationery by Ladyfingers Letterpress and jewelry by The Universe Conspires to baby togs by Pipilo Road and prints by Chan Bird Art. It starts at 10 a.m. today and runs through 4, with food and beverages available from Fifty Fifty (330 N. Institute St., on.fb.me/1HWoufK) and Piglatin Truck Ltd. Though this is an all-chick extravaganza, it was wrangled and curated by a maker fella, Stitch and Saw's Ryan Kulp, and is designed to shine some light on Colorado Springs' growing maker scene. — Mary Jo Meade

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30 Sunday


The Colorado Springs Comic and Toy Con at the Embassy Suites (7290 Commerce Center Drive, cospringscomicandtoycon.com)started yesterday and offers chances to dress up, buy stuff, and geek out with others over your favorite fandoms. Which raises the question: Can we get a Liz Lemon Con? I'm talking Snuggies, hard cheese, astronaut Mike Dexter fantasies, and German stammtisches. (This con would be held at home, or between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., so we can all go to bed soon afterward.) Anyway, back to the con at hand: Doors open at 10 a.m. and admission is free, but donations of toys are appreciated. — Edie Adelstein

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31 Monday


The free Manitou Yoga Community Potluck is happening from 6 to 8 tonight at Kinfolks (950 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, sunwaterspa.com). Attendees can expect "a delightful evening of community, food and fun," promises SunWater Spa. To assist with that, here are some potluck tips: Do only bring a bowl of peanuts, or a dish that requires tons of kitchen space and prep time. Do assassinate your newfound enemy who brought the same thing you did. Don't offer to wash up. Don't be afraid to snarf down an entrée you like. And don't fret over stealing somebody else's serving dish. — Bryce Crawford

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1 Tuesday

fair play

Fair season is coming to an end, and it's capped by the 146-year-old Colorado State Fair (1001 Beulah Ave., Pueblo, coloradostatefair.com). Since its humble beginnings as a horse exhibition, the fair has become one of the largest summer events in the state, delivering everything from combat sports and monster trucks to beer fests and live music. (Fun fact: The fair has been canceled only once, during World War I, when the location served as a National Guard training area.) Tonight is PRCA Ram Rodeo Dollar Rodeo Night; festivities started Friday and run through Sept. 7. Admission to the grounds is $7, and kids 4 and younger are free. — Craig Lemley


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