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Must See Must Do: Spamalot, the Harlem Globetrotters and a polar plunge

March 15, 2017 Updated: March 22, 2017 at 3:59 pm
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THURSDAY

Sacred and secular music for women's voices is brought to First Christian Church when the Saint Mary's College Women's Choir makes a tour stop at 7 p.m. The free concert is a gift of the Saint Mary's College Alumnae Club. 16 E. Platte Ave., firstchristiancos.org

Learn the story behind the deliciously delightful operas of Gilbert and Sullivan in "Topsy Turvy," the Opera Theatre movie night feature, 5 p.m. at Colorado College's Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave. $10 at operatheatreoftherockies.org, at the door, or at 646-3127. This all leads up to this season's local production of "The Mikado" in May.


THURSDAY - SATURDAY

Medieval knight standing in the meadow 

These are the craziest Knights of the Round Table with their nutso leader King Arthur as Mitchell High School thespians present Monty Python's "Spamalot." It's a takeoff on the classic film. Shows 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, at the high school, 1205 Potter Drive, tickets $8-$10, 328-6684.

Popular internationally, Indian stand-up comedian and Bollywood actor Vir Das makes a three-night stop in Colorado at Denver's Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place in Greenwood Village. He's also celebrating his first Netflix original comedy special. Shows Thursday through Saturday, $20-25, comedyworks.com, 720-274-6800.


FRIDAY

NASCAR Texas Auto Racing
Harlem Globetrotter called Scooter shows off ball handing before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Ralph Lauer) 

They were founded in 1926, had their own cartoon show and have been wowing generations with their amazing basketball skills. They're coming to the Broadmoor World Arena and The Harlem Globetrotters will show off their skills stunts including the four-point line, 30 feet from the basket. The show is 7 p.m., 3185 Venetucci Blvd., tickets $21-$83, broadmoorworldarena.com

FRIDAY - SUNDAY

Ormao Dance Company Spring Concert 

Works choreographed by Larry Keigwin, Patrizia Herminjard, Laura Treglia and Janet Johnson make up the Ormao Dance Company Spring Concert this weekend at Kathryn Mohrman Theatre in Colorado College's Armstrong Hall, 14 E. Cache la Poudre St. Performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Reservations $22, $27 at the door, and $15 for students and seniors, ormaodance.org

SATURDAY

 

St. Patrick's Day music will fill the Springs this weekend and The Elders bring their Celtic sounds to Stargazers Theatre. The evening will be filled with Celtic, Irish Folk and Americana starting at 8 p.m.. Tickets start at $15. 7 p.m., 10 S. Parkside Drive, stargazerstheatre.com

POLAR PLUNGE
The 2016 Polar Plunge at Prospect Lake on Saturday, February 27, 2016. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette. 

No guarantee there will be icy water; but lots of wet fun, yes. It's The Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Colorado starting at 1 p.m.. Jump into the lake at Country Club of Colorado at Cheyenne Mountain Resort at 1 p.m. Registration starts at 11. After the plunge there are hot showers, fire pits, a party, vendors and raffles. Fundraising goals per plunger start at $75, $50 for students and military. More info: specialolympicsco.org

SUNDAY

Tiny lunch is served and it's delicious. The 22nd annual Pikes Peak Food & Wine Expo has tastings from many of the area's top restaurants and food vendors and samples from the top wine and beer folks. Chefs and the media will be in cooking competition action and there's a shake-'em-up craft cocktail competition. The expo is noon to 3 p.m. at Broadmoor World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. Admission $45, broadmoorworldarena.com, 888-929-7849

THURSDAY

Opening night Thursday for an ambitious local theatre project, Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" running through April 2 at Millibo Art Theatre, 1626 S. Tejon St. Directed by Kelly Walters, it has 22 local actors to support including a leading character who is deaf. Special ASL-signed performances on March 23 and 30. Tickets $18-25, themat.org

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