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Your entertainment guide: Must Do Must See, March 21-27

March 20, 2014 Updated: March 21, 2014 at 1:34 pm
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FRIDAY

-Tower of Power brings its urban soul to the Pikes Peak Center. More here.

The latest popular book to movie, "Divergent" opens. Here's more

-It has been a rough several years for thrash rockers Dirty Rotten Imbeciles, better known as D.R.I., as theymounted an international social media campaign to help guitarist Spike Cassidy pay huge medical bills following colon cancer surgery. Then Cassidy lost temporary use of a finger because of tendinitis and the group canceled a tour, including Colorado Springs, last October. D.R.I. has rescheduled for 8 p.m. Friday at Rawkus, 3506 N. Academy Blvd., and shares the bill with punk/skacore Murder Hat and Night of the Living Shred. For ages 21 and up. Details: $15-$18; 596-0000, rawkusnation.com

-Very often "The Firebird" is showcased as an exciting classical Russian ballet. This time Prince Ivan goes after the deadly Firebird in a Simpich Showcase Marionette Theatre production, Friday through May 18 at 2413 W. Colorado Ave. The marionette theater grew out of the Simpich family's famed character dolls. Performances at 7 p.m. Fridays and 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Details: $12-$14; 465-2492, simpich.com

SATURDAY

-Sunny, the popular little sun conure (a colorful South American parrot) mascot at the Wild Bird Center turns 16 on Saturday and human fans will celebrate with cake and punch. Sunny's Birthday Bash & Live Birds of Prey from Pueblo Nature Center runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 5020 N. Nevada Ave., in University Village next to Petco. Sunny's buddies from the raptor center will be there: owls, falcons, hawks, a vulture and maybe even an eagle. Details: free; 548-9863, birdingstore.com

-Their new CD, their fourth, is "One More High One More Low," and the Americana J.Miller Band has been through both. The low was the Black Forest fire, when rhythm guitarist and vocalist Jason Miller's home was destroyed. Now there's the high as they invite the public to their CD release party at 8 p.m. Saturday at Stargazers Theatre and Event Center, 10 S. Parkside Drive. Opening is singer/songwriter Max Gomez from Taos. Details: $10; 476-2200, stargazerstheatre.com.

-Happy Birthday, Queen Palmer, let's have a cup of tea. Mary Lincoln "Queen" Mellen Palmer, wife of Colorado Springs founder Gen. William Jackson Palmer, was born in Kentucky on March 26, 1850. Miramont Castle and "Cara Bell," wife of Manitou Springs founder Dr. William Bell, are throwing her a party at 2 p.m. Saturday at the castle, 9 Capitol Hill Ave. They'll have tea, cake and stories about Victorian ladies and their fashions. Reservations required. Details: $20, 685-1011, miramontcastle.org

SUNDAY

-Experience the "Great Moments in Sacred Music" as sung by The First United Methodist Church Chancel Choir, with music by the church's orchestra, at 5 p.m. Sunday. Hear works by some of the world's greatest composers: Bach, Brahms, Durufl? Faur? Handel, Haydn, Mendelssohn and Mozart. Hear them at 420 N. Nevada Ave. Details: $10 at the door; 471-4361, fumc-cs.org

-Hungry? Here's our weekly dining review: Begin day at New Day

MONDAY

A hip-hop exhibit opens at Colorado College: Rhythm Nations: Transnational Hip Hop in the Gallery, and on the Stage.

TUESDAY

-Next up for the KCME FMChamber Recital Series: the Air Force Academy Band Clarinet Quartet. New works, traditional clarinet favorites, folk music and even some pop stylings are planned. The concert is at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Colorado College's Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache la Poudre St. Details: free; 389-6000, coloradocollege.edu

-"Pinkalicious: The Musical" opens Tuesday. Read more here.

THURSDAY

Power plays and S&M fill "Venus in Fur" at TheatreWorks

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Compiled by Linda Navarro

linda.navarro@gazette.com, 636-0374

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