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Gazette Premium Content Must Do Must See: Your guide to the weekend and beyond

By Linda Navarro Updated: June 20, 2014 at 9:45 am

FRIDAY

-Colorado Springs Conservatory celebrates 20 years with 'Oklahoma'

-Starting today through Sunday, Pikes Peak Celtic Festival attracts Scottish band Albannach. More info here.

-Steampunk heats up Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center. More info here.

-Time to dream about cars. And you can touch them and sit in them, too. The Colorado Springs Auto Dealers Association rolls out the newest vehicles in the Pikes Peak International Auto Show this weekend. Drool a bit from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Freedom Financial Services Expo Center, 3650 N. Nevada Ave. Part of the proceeds benefit the Assistance League's Operation School Bell, which provides new clothes for area school kids. $6, $3 for seniors, free for kids 12 and under, military discounts, coupons from 31 auto dealers. pikespeakautoshow.com

-ROLL along over to Manitou for the 10th annual ROLL Bike Art Festival from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday at Manitou Arts Center, 515 Manitou Ave. Hosted by Smokebrush Foundation and Studio 3MT, it's a combo of cycle art, reggae music by Mo' Mungus, bicycles, pro BMX rider James McGraw, coloring contest and a nighttime bicycle tour. Art on display through Aug. 9. Free. 444-1012, smokebrush.org

- The Royal Gorge Whitewater Festival runs Friday and Saturday in Cañon City. Rafting, tubing, kayaking for all ages. More info here.

SATURDAY

-She held her own as the only woman in the hardcore rap group Three 6 Mafia, made a name for herself as a solo artist and will team again on a new Three 6 album. Memphis native Gangsta Boo headlines at Rawkus, 3506 N. Academy Blvd., at 8 p.m. Saturday for you 18-and-over folks. $12, ticketfly.com/event/576489-gangsta-boo-colorado-springs, 596-0000

-It's a library where no one is ever told to "shhhhh, be quiet" - and it's opening Saturday. The library of the future today, Library 21ccelebrates opening day from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at 1175 Chapel Hills Drive. Guided tours, performances in the 400-seat auditorium, local celebrities and spaces to create and play where interaction is a good thing. ppld.org/21stCenturyLibrary, 531-6333.

-Play ball! The Sky Sox make way for softball on Saturday as players from the police and fire departments, Wounded Warriors and others play in the third annual charity Heroes Classic. Baltimore Orioles Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson will be on hand to sign autographs. Game time is 7:05 p.m. Saturday at Security Service Field, 4385 Tutt Blvd., 591-7699 or Colorado Springs Sky Sox on Facebook.

SUNDAY

-Bikes and tattoes on display at Tejon Street Bike Fest

TUESDAY

The Colorado College Summer Music Festival starts. Violinist Frank Almond is in town.

THURSDAY

-Grown-ups, the zoo is all yours Thursday night. It's time for Moonlight on the Mountain, when you can sip wine, drink craft brew and nosh on food from area restaurants as you talk to the animals from 6 to 10 p.m. Head up the mountain on the Sky Ride. Local musicians will be serenading humans and zoo residents and there's dancing to Martini Shot to end the evening. Tickets will sell out early, so act quickly. VIP Early Entry, 5 p.m., $80.25; general admission $55.25, $65.25 at the gate, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road. 633-9925, cmzoo.org

Make your numismatic self very happy at the Colorado Springs Coin Show, starting 1-8 p.m. Thursday at Freedom Financial Services Expo Center, 3650 N. Nevada Ave., and running through June 29 starting at 9 a.m. daily. Check out The World Of Coins, a Kid's Treasure Chest and all sorts of money. Free. cscc.anaclubs.org, 632-4260

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OTHER

-Country singer Josh Gracin headlines July's Olympic Downtown Celebration
 
-Bored in Colorado? Check out the 2014 Gazette Summer Fun Guide
-$500 Gazette photo contest: More than 800 submitted so far. Click here to enter.
 
-Your guide: Summer concerts in Colorado Springs-area parks

-Then and now: Enter your recreated photos in Gazette contest

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Compiled by Linda Navarro,

linda.navarro@gazette.com, 636-0374

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