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18 Friday

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  • Journey to Nowhere

Pueblo-based artist David Caricato won both the eclectic class and the professional best in show at the 2015 Colorado State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition. Check out more of his work with Journey to Nowhere, his new exhibit of sculptures and paintings. It's the first exhibit to show in Commonwheel Artist Co-op's new Creekside Gallery. Speaking of, Commonwheel is also celebrating their grand re-opening after renovating in late February. So come early — although the gallery promises finger foods and libations for all attending, the double-feature promises to be a big draw. 5 p.m., 102 Cañon Ave., Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs, 685-1008, commonwheel.com. — Griffin Swartzell


18 Friday

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  • Karaoke

Back in 2013, fire almost consumed the 1940s-era roadhouse on the corner of Shoup and Black Forest Roads. Next to the building, there's a tree with four or five feet of burnt bark. But the building's fine, recently purchased by veteran Beau Lee. Beau's Roadhouse now shills affordable burgers, cold beers and, if you need an excuse to frolic in the woods, a weekly karaoke night. Do your best Dave Grohl or Trisha Yearwood impression at this vintage eatery and drinkery. Need to tie up your horse out back? No problem — Beau has you covered! 9 p.m. 6750 Shoup Road, Black Forest, 495-8238, beausroadhouse.com. — Griffin Swartzell


19 Saturday

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  • Miss Claire Voyant

Great Storm Brewing celebrates its fourth birthday today with four new beer releases, a magic show and food from 25C Deli. The first brew you should try is the annual vanilla double pils, made with a whole birthday cake tossed into the boil. An ESB follows that, as does an imperial pilsner and contrasting Lilliput Pale Ale as a session beer. Stop by around 7 p.m. if you want to catch the "mistress of mesmerism," Miss Claire Voyant. No word yet on whether the brewers will receive honorary birthday spankings, but you can try. ... On second thought, don't. Just enjoy the festivities. Noon to 10 p.m., 204 Mount View Lane, #3, free, greatstormbrewing.com. — Matthew Schniper


19 Saturday

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  • Melissa Dickey and Sasha Steensen

It's tough to make it as a poet these days. As the great early-20th-century humorist Don Marquis once said, "Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo." So when poets garner national attention, you know they're at the top of their game. Two such poets, Melissa Dickey and Sasha Steensen, will be reading selections of their work tonight at Mountain Fold Books, and you won't want to miss the chance to meet them. Dickey is touring to promote her newest volume, Dragons, which explores everyday images — like poetic photography. Steensen, a professor at Colorado State University and poetry editor for the Colorado Review, writes a different kind of poem, research-based and often historical. There will be plenty of sustenance for the brain, whether you're a writer or a listener. 7 p.m. 121 E. Costilla St., free, mountainfoldbooks.org, 375-3358. — Alissa Smith


19 Saturday

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  • Horseman's Expo

The dog may be considered man's best friend, but there's an entire community in the Pikes Peak region that would argue horses are a strong contender — our Old West roots are diehard. Those pretty ponies you see dotting the hills and plains have dedicated owners who spend quite a bit of time — and money — on their care. And while it may be called "mastery" to convince a creature that outweighs you by hundreds, or even thousands of pounds to do your bidding, any horseman will tell you that it all relies on kindness, friendship and deep trust. Celebrating this unique relationship, the Colorado Horseman's Expo brings together riders, professionals and horse enthusiasts for a day of informative clinics, fun kid's activities like pony rides, and unique vendors. Special demonstrations include barrel racing and horse vaulting. Giddyup for a day that's fun, friendly, and free. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Norris-Penrose Event Center, 1045 Lower Gold Camp Road, 635-1101, norrispenrose.com. — Bridgett Harris


19 Saturday

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  • Pikes Peak Derby Dames

Roller Derby is badass — no ifs, ands or buts about it. These women don’t play “games” or “matches,” they face off in “bouts.” And they’re not suiting up for a nice, regulated outing in a park or on a well-manicured court; this is a high-speed, high-scoring affair crammed into a tight, flat track where physical altercation is a certainty. Suit your fancy? Then consider the timing of the Pikes Peak Derby Dames' season opener impeccable. Your local Slamazons — again, how badass is that? — lace up their skates against the Tex Pistols of El Paso, Texas, tonight at City Auditorium. I promise you won’t regret attending. 7 p.m., 221 E. Kiowa Street, $10-$20 (kids 10 and under get in free), pikespeakderbydames.breezi.com. — Craig Lemley


21 Monday

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  • Mothers

Finally, a mom and pop show comes to the all-ages Flux Capacitor: Mom, in this case, would be the band Mothers, who evolved from an art-school project by frontwoman Kristine Leschper. In one live video, the Athens, Georgia singer-songwriter can be found playing banjo while her hair gets cut off by what appears to be a masked extra from the Eyes Wide Shut party scene. The good thing is that Mothers can also play understated but sharply etched melodic rock that wouldn't sound out of place on Bar/None Records. Brooklyn's Acid Dad, who are clearly less interested in haircuts, come from the more rockist end of the psych-rock spectrum. Both acts have been cropping up on critics' "bands to watch" lists lately, so consider yourself warned. 8 p.m., 3530 Chelton Loop N, donation, tinyurl.com/mothersflux. — Bill Forman


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