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Must Do Must See Feb. 7-13

by linda navarro Newspaper - Updated: February 6, 2014 at 9:35 am 0

FRIDAY

Eleven successful years and the Sangre de Cristo Arts Invitational is going strong. More than 100 artworks go on display with a public reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday in Pueblo's Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave. Artist Kang Cho (kangcho.com) juried paintings and pastels, pencil drawings, bronze sculpture and woodblock prints. Plein air artists include Marty Brens, Teresa Vito and Kim English. The free reception includes live music, hors d'oeuvres and wine. The show runs through March 22. Details: 295-7200, sdcartinvitational.com

SATURDAY

Kids will love it - and parents, too. Trucks and more trucks to touch, climb on and sit in during the annual weekend Touch A Truck by The Junior League of Colorado Springs. There are giant construction vehicles, military trucks, fire trucks, race cars and a bunch more, along with a children's play area. Have a honking good time from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Freedom Financial Services Expo, 3650 N. Nevada Ave. Tickets: $20 for a one-day family pass admits up to six; $30 family weekend pass admits six both days; individual passes $5. When the trucks roll away, the money raised will help fund Junior League community projects. Details: 884-5488, jlcoloradosprings.org

To the untrained, the phrase American folk art might cull images of Grandma Moses. "Strange and Wonderful: American Folk Art from the Willem Volkersz Collection" at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., is much more. Part of the exhibit opening Saturday offers pieces by artists including Howard Finster, Eddie O. Martin (aka St. EOM), Nellie Mae Rowe and others. Another section delves more deeply into works by Alva Gene Dexhimer, Robert E. Smith and Mark Negus. If folk art makes you scratch your head, take a guided tour with a trained docent (476-2444, tours@csfineartscenter.org). The FAC is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day but Monday. Admission is $10, free for members; the third Tuesday of each month is free for all. Details: 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org

SUNDAY

Take a Sunday afternoon musical tour of Spain and Portugal during the Taylor Memorial Concert Series "Renaissance Masterpieces." Featuring the sounds of the Compline Choir, a professional a cappella octet, the sounds will fill the historic sanctuary of Grace and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon St., at 3 p.m. Sunday. Free. Details: 328-1125, www.gssepiscopal.org

The Pikes Peak Flute Choir celebrates its 30th anniversary by "Looking Back and Moving Forward," at 3 p.m. Sunday at Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave. More than 30 musicians are featured in flute works as they play wind instruments ranging in size from tiny piccolos to sub-contrabass flutes. In the spotlight is Colorado Springs Philharmonic principal flautist Paul Nagem. Free. Details: 473-1807, thepikespeakflutechoir.com.

TUESDAY

Well, "Hello, Dolly!," don't let that parade pass you by. Once again, the chirpy little matchmaker Dolly Levi tries her skills fixing up rich fellow Horace Vandergelde. All the while she's the one who has her eye on Horace. Enjoy Sally Struthers, Archie Bunker's daughter Gloria from "All in the Family," singing and dancing in this Broadway classic at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Tickets $38-$58. Details: 520-7469, ticketswest.com.

WEDNESDAY

They'll be rollin' along with Bob Margolin at Ivywild School Auditorium when this blues guitarist, who has played with blues legend Muddy Waters, teams with Denver's harmonica virtuoso, Al Chesis, of the Delta Sonics, for a performance at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Margolin has 40 years of career stories to share, including some famous names from the music world along the way. Tickets are $15, $20 at the door, 1604 S. Cascade Ave. Details: 576-5945, amusiccompanyinc.com

Compiled by Linda Navarro, linda.navarro@gazette.com, 636-0374

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