Must See Must Do: A fest of short films, dodgeball with cops, and a poker run

By Linda Navarro Updated: April 19, 2017 at 10:26 pm • Published: April 19, 2017 0


A movie lover's delight: the two-day Independent Film Society of Colorado Short Circuit Film Festival. Hourlong blocks of short films combined with Q-and-A sessions with filmmakers from Colorado Springs, Pueblo and Denver. Ivywild School, 1604 S. Cascade Ave., 7 p.m. Friday through 7:30 p.m. Saturday; a two-day pass includes Bristol beer. Tickets $5-35 on along with a full schedule.


Bring out those honey-do lists! Time for the HBA Home Show with all the new ways to redecorate and remodel your abode. Mortgage Solutions Financial Expo Center, 3650 N. Nevada Ave., 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, $5, ages 17 and under free,


Experience the Senior Art Show "Ways of Seeing" featuring the cumulative works of 15 UCCS visual art graduating students, with an opening reception at 5 p.m. at the Gallery of Contemporary Art on campus, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway. Artists will be there to visit with guests and talk about their artwork and future plans. Free parking after 4 p.m.


The 20th annual Earth Day Celebration in Garden of the Gods has free family fun, animals, a park cleanup and educational opportunities, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parking at Rock Ledge Ranch with a free shuttle to the Visitor and Nature Center. For bike-powered folks, UpaDowna will sponsor a trail cleanup from 9 to 11 a.m. from America the Beautiful Park. A Great American Cleanup starts at 9 a.m. at Bear Creek and Fountain Nature Centers and El Paso County Fairgrounds,

If you remember rocking out at The Gardens to bands like Jag Panzer, Titan Force, Goya and Sabbatar, it's reunion time. Music starts at 3 p.m. with another lineup at 7 p.m. at Rocks Sports Bar and Grill, 1840 N. Academy Blvd. Free admission.

It should be a wild and silly one when teams face off in the Cops and Kids Dodgeball Tournament from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Coronado High School, 1590 W. Fillmore St. $3-5, benefits Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention, 573-7447.

It's National Coin Week and it wraps up with a free open house and special numismatic events from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Money Museum, 818 N. Cascade Ave. This year's celebration honors World War I, "The War to End All Wars."


It's all about the animals and they're invited to come along with their humans to the Colorado Springs Pet Expo. Well-behaved pets only is the word. There's a canine agility course; SuperSonic Dogs entertainment; Eric Melvin and his "amazing deaf cattle dog"; and Army vet Stephen with his outdoor-savvy rescue dog Ollie. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Colorado Springs Event Center, 3960 Palmer Park Blvd., $7, ages 16 and under free.

Not for the faint of heart. Just saying. AMSOIL Arenacross roars through the Denver Coliseum and high into the air starting at 7 p.m. Saturday with a noon Sunday main event. Track party Saturday. The bike competition is fierce. Tickets $15 and $10 general admission Sunday, 4600 Humboldt St., Denver.

Rev it up. It's poker run time. American Legion Riders Post 38 hosts a ride to benefit One National Walking Together at 8:30 a.m., starting from 6685 Southmoor Drive in Fountain.

Chamber choir Abendmusik performs four sets of music including evening songs during a program at 3 p.m. at First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. The finale is the premiere of "Abend Magnificat" and "Nunc Dimittis," composed by seven group members. Free.

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