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Workers finish the landscaping outside The Ent Center for the Arts Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. The new building opens in January 2018. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

TV Tonight

The ever-magnetic Helen Mirren plays the title character in “Catherine the Great.” It’s a sweeping, four-part miniseries that follows the intelligent, resourceful and utterly determined 18th-century monarch who ruled the Russian empire and transformed its place in the world. 8 p.m., HBO

Chuck Barney, Tribune News Service

The longtime Chit Chat series by Galleries of Contemporary Art at Ent Center for the Arts pairs two often unrelated ideas from contemporary culture and the DIY movement. Next up Tuesday: mushrooms and mountain climbing. John Spengler will talk about scaling peaks while Ben Kinsley will dish on fungi. The $15 ticket includes hands-on and participatory learning, snacks and beverages. Reservatons recommended: 255-3232, tickets.uccspresents.org.

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