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Must Do Must See: What's happening Feb. 28-March 6 around Colorado Springs

February 27, 2014 Updated: February 28, 2014 at 9:54 am
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A guide to your weekend and beyond in the Colorado Springs-area.

FRIDAY

Lead off the weekend with Latinjazz and salsa sounds courtesy of Dennis Bueno, drummer, percussionist and leader of the Bueno Latin Jazz Project. To say it will be a lively concert at 8 p.m. Friday at Soiree, 1003 S. Tejon St., is a guarantee. Special guest entertainer is Cuban master percussionist Calixto Oviedo, whose wife, Lily Hernandez, will perform several of the salsa numbers. Band members include Bruce Pennington, keyboards; Gary Sanders, electric bass; Marcel Marchetti and Kyle Gregory, trumpets and flugelhorns; Seth Bueno, bongo. Tickets are $11.34. Details: dennisbueno.com

Rock band America relives their heyday at Pikes Peak Center

SATURDAY

Tantalizing Cajun smells coming from the Manitou Springs direction signal it's Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo Cookoff day. Cooking begins at 8 a.m. Saturday and after the judging at 10:45 a.m., it's time to sample the competition fare in Soda Springs Park on Manitou Avenue in downtown Manitou Springs. Two tastings for $1. Then it's time to throw on the Mardi Gras beads - or just throw the Mardi Gras beads - for the Carnivale Parade through downtown, starting at 1 p.m. It's free, of course. Details: manitouspringsgov.com

Hey, kids, how about your own little taste of that hockey action from the Olympics? It's Try Hockey for Free Day at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the World Arena Ice Hall, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. Don't worry, coaches will be there to help with the hockey basics and the equipment is provided. Slip and slide with the best of them and get caught up in the world of the puck. Details: 477-2121, worldarena.com

Absolutely spectacular, take-your-breath-away excitement awaits during the Banff Mountain Film Festival, a collection of international outdoor films at 7 p.m. Saturday at Stargazers Theatre and Event Center, 10 Parkside Drive. It's a benefit for the Rocky Mountain Field Institute, a nonprofit "dedicated to preservation and restoration of wildlands and key natural areas." It's $15, plus a ticketing fee, and tickets are expected to sell out in advance. Details: 476-2200, stargazerstheatre.com

Children's gallery opens at Pioneers Museum

SUNDAY

It's Oscar night, don't foreget to enter our contest

WEDNESDAY

It's a night of alternative with RXP FM's third Spring Fling. It stars Middle Class Rut, touted as having touches of Jane's Addiction, Foo Fighters and Rage Against the Machine in the music. Then there's Brick + Mortar, known for animated music video experimentation; Chain Gang of 1974, with ties to Colorado; and Dinosaur Pile Up, with its popular record critiqued as "bruising." The all-ages Spring Fling starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday at The Black Sheep, 2106 E. Platte Ave., $13 or $15 day of show. Details: 227-7625, blacksheeprocks.com

National Developmental Disability Awareness Month is celebrated with the Achieve with Us Colorado Film Festival, where all films are either written by, star or are produced by people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. The collection of short films is shown at 1, 3:30 and 7 p.m. and, says The ARC of the Pikes Peak Region, shows what these individuals can, not can't, do. It's free and sponsored in part by Stargazers Theatre and Event Center, 10 Parkside Drive. RSVPs requested: filmfestival@thearcppr.org

THURSDAY

UCCS students present Buchner's "Woyzeck"

Wine Festival of Colorado Springs focuses on wines with a conscience this year

LATER

A triumphant performance by Chamber Orchestra of the Springs

Brew calendar: Upcoming Colorado events

Hungry?

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More Colorado Springs restaurants

Thirsty?

Cheers to the new Gazette beer blog, SudSisters!

Out and About?

Have Instagram photos to share? Here's how

Movie reviews and times 

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Compiled by Linda Navarro

linda.navarro@gazette.com, 636-0374

 

 

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