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27 Wednesday

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  • Sex Trivia Night

How much do you know about your parts and how they work? What about the opposite sex? Test your genital knowledge with Sex Trivia Night, tonight at the Zodiac. Don't worry if what you learned in high school health class is a little fuzzy. There will be plenty of questions and quips that draw from pop culture. Expect more than a few belly laughs, too, thanks in part to emcees Lacey "Lacing Stripes" Maynard and Jared "No Strings Attached" Harp, both from local improv group Stick Horses in Pants. And if prizes aren't enough, the proceeds from this event go to benefit Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains. Come on out, because tittering about penises and vaginas is not just for schoolchildren. 7 to 9 p.m., 230 Pueblo Ave., $10, facebook.com/PPoftheRockyMountains. — Griffin Swartzell


28 Thursday

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  • Legacy Loop Cruise

Cycling can work just fine as a solitary sport, but let's be honest — it's much more fun with friends. No matter how old you get, there's a childlike delight in hopping on your bike and exploring the trails with your buddies. Of course, being an adult means you can stay out as late as you want, ride farther than 2 miles from your house, and can finish off your ride with ice-cold beer. Find some new bicycle friends or make memories with your current buds at the Triple S Brewing Company's inaugural Legacy Loop Cruise sponsored by Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates. You'll take a 9-mile ride on local trails, finish at the brewery with the mountain bike movie Arrival, and riders get their first pint for $2. This ride kicks off a regular Thursday night bike soiree you can enjoy all spring and summer. 6 to 8 p.m., 318 E. Colorado Ave., free, 344-5477. — Bridget Harris


30 Saturday

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  • Called to Walls

We are in the midst of an exciting gathering of creative minds with a local focus, that being the 2016 Community Built Association Conference, playing out in downtown Colorado Springs. And whether you've been enjoying the programming or are coming late to the party, catch today's matinee screenings of two documentaries at Penrose Library. The 23-minute Talking Walls is about the Springs' mural movement and the challenges of public art funding. This afternoon's main feature is Called to Walls, an award-winning film highlighting the potential for community-based mural projects, focusing on works in the Midwest. Q&A sessions with the filmmakers follow both screenings. 2 p.m., 20 N. Cascade Ave., free, calledtowalls.com. — Craig Lemley


30 Saturday

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  • Earth Month Fashion Show and Greenie Awards

It's time to celebrate sustainability with the Eighth Annual Greenie Awards, an event that highlights local businesses, schools, organizations and individuals that make a sincerely green effort. Tonight's party will include an extravagant fashion show courtesy of VEDA Salon, themed "the evolution of beauty." All the designs will be made entirely of upcycled materials. Moreover, an extensive silent auction will benefit Rocky Mountain Field Institute's conservation efforts, which is not a bad place for your money to go given that they organize volunteers who preserve parks, trails and open spaces. Voting, sadly, is closed for the awards, but you can still attend to see if your favorite enviro-minded group gets the gold! 6 to 10 p.m., Colorado Springs City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St., $35-$50, rmfi@rmfi.org, coloradoveda.com. — Alissa Smith


1 Sunday

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  • Taste of OCC

The artsy and historic Old Colorado City area offers one of the city's key food-and-drink scenes, from wine bars and cocktail spots to excellent ethnic, international and American-staple plates. Support and explore the scene by attending today's Taste of OCC in Bancroft Park, which raises funds for town improvements. Eat and drink with 35 vendors — surely you'll sample from somewhere you've yet to try — while enjoying art demos and live music. If you fancy games of chance, donate to "spin the wheel," plus someone will win dinner for two for a year in OCC. 1 to 4 p.m., 2408 W. Colorado Ave.,$35 ($30 in advance online), tasteofocc.com. — Matthew Schniper


1 Sunday

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  • Tiny Detour Festival

Admit it, at one point in your life you've either wanted to be a rock star, filmmaker or actor — maybe all of them. Detour Music will take you closer to those dreams during the Tiny Detour Festival, happening today and tomorrow. Jam with Chimney Choir (a Denver-based, multi-genre band of instrumentalists), record a vinyl postcard, participate in songsmith workshops, cut a short film and make other creative discoveries. This traveling "Tiny Village" is towing tiny stages, tiny concerts, free screenings at the tiny cinema and tons of tiny learning opportunities to town before it moves on to Buena Vista and Carbondale. The full schedule is available online, so check it out and seize the chance to live your dream, if only in a tiny way. 1 to 9 p.m. May 1 and 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. May 2, Ivywild School, 1604 S. Cascade Ave., 633-2555, free, bristolbrewing.com. — Alissa Smith


2 Monday

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  • Atomic Landscapes

In 1945, at the Trinity test site outside of Alamogordo, New Mexico, a group of researchers from Los Alamos National Labs triggered the first artificial nuclear explosion, a reaction so powerful that some feared it might burn off the Earth's atmosphere. In the 71 years since, nuclear weapons testing and mining has left scars across the Western and Southwestern landscapes, both physical and social. Come by the IDEA Space at Colorado College to explore those scars through the Atomic Landscapes exhibit, set to close this coming Thursday, May 5. Technology that can — and has — erased whole cities warrants no small amount of attention. Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave., sites.coloradocollege.edu/ideaspace. — Griffin Swartzell


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