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Must Do Must See March 7-13

By Linda Navarro Updated: March 6, 2014 at 9:29 am 0

FRIDAY

Before winter disappears, thrill to the beauty of the snowy backcountry during the ninth annual world tour of the Backcountry Film Festival, which features the best in ski films and films on nonmotorized recreation and environmental preservation, courtesy of filmmakers with video cameras. Hosted by the Colorado Mountain Club at 6 p.m. Friday at the Colorado Springs Division of Wildlife, 4255 Sinton Road. Admission is $12. Film trailer: http://vimeo.com/76728466. Details: 1-303-279-3080, ext. 2, cmc.org/bcff

SATURDAY

Yes, indeed, those are bombs bursting in air and the rockets red glare are exploding musically from Chapel Hills Mall's main stage Saturday. It's the day for Sky Sox baseball season National Anthem Auditions for soloists, duets, trios and quartets, noon to 4 p.m.. Winners will sing "The Star Spangled Banner" during the baseball season and the top winner sings on opening day. Another will sing "God Bless America" on July 3. Want to give it a shot? Contact Brian Paneral at 597-1449 or bpaneral@skysox.com

It's a Saturday night made for Steppin'. And if this is your introduction to step shows, get ready for an amazing evening with a beat you just have to experience to believe. Colorado College's Black Student Union and the LIFEstep team partner at 7 p.m. Saturday in Armstrong Hall, Colorado College 14 E. Cache La Poudre St. The special guest host is Judi Jai from TV's "The Bad Girls Club," who heads to Rawkus, 3506 N. Academy Blvd., 596-0000, at 9 p.m. after the CC gig. Tickets for the CC show are $11.24 or $22.09 VIP. Details: 389-6606, http://tinyurl.com/k8pctpl

Kids get the the kitchen all to themselves to cook, learn all about healthy eating, and play fitness games at the Junior League's seventh annual Kids in the Kitchen. Bring the whole family from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Freedom Financial Services Expo Center, 3650 N. Nevada Ave. And it's all free. Details: http://tinyurl.com/ms2er4b

SUNDAY

The Springs City Jazz Bandtakes the stage for the Pikes Peak Jazz And Swing Society Jazz Affair from 1-4 p.m. Sunday at Olympian Plaza Reception & Event Center, 975 S. Union Blvd. Besides being a lot of fun, the afternoon is a music scholarship fundraiser as well.Tickets at the door are $10, $5 for members. Details: 685-9451, ppjass.org

It's a gargantuan food and wine experience, the 19th annual Colorado Restaurant Association Pikes Peak Food & Wine Expo, so go hungry. More than 80 vendors will be offering tastes from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at Broadmoor Hall (beside the parking garage), 1 Lake Circle. There will also be chef and bartender competitions. Tickets online or at the door, $35. Details: ppcra.org

TUESDAY

Chris "Crazy Legs" Fonseca has been a local comedy tradition for years. Like Josh Blue, he has made developmental disabilities his shtick. At 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Fonseca and "Rapid Fire" finalist Mitch Jones, along with Denver comic David Glasspool, promise to clean up their acts for an evening of family fun at Black Box, 1367 Pecan St. Tickets $10-12. Details: 330-1798, blackboxdrama.com

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

 

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