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Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum will screen the documentary “Inside Buffalo — They Served America When America Was Not Ready to Serve Them” on Thursday in honor of Black History Month. Courtesy

Colorado Short Circuit 2020

When: Friday and Saturday

Where: Ivywild School, 1604 S. Cascade Ave.

Price: $8 per film block, $50 two-day pass, $70 VIP pass; csc.eventive.org

Film buffs — and those who like movies but don’t like sitting for two-plus hours — will appreciate this short- film festival presented by the Independent Film Society of Colorado. Offerings include works by Colorado filmmakers and genres such as women in film, experimental, horror, documentary and science-fiction. There’s a Q&A session after each film block and a filmmaker panel discussion Saturday after the last screening. Indulge in popcorn, Ivywild School’s full bar and music by Roma Ransom.

Ruggero Leoncavallo’s ‘Pagliacci’

When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday

Where: Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Denver Performing Arts Complex, 14th and Curtis streets, Denver

Price: $35 to $200; 303-468-2030, operacolorado.org

Pagliacci means clowns in Italian, but this opera performed by Opera Colorado surely isn’t all lighthearted. It’s the story of an acting troupe lorded over by Canio, a jealous man whose rage drives him to murder his actress wife and her lover. The performance is done in Italian, with English and Spanish subtitles at each seat. A pre-show discussion will be led by opera historian Betsy Schwarm, and will begin one hour before each performance.

‘Rent’

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Where: Buell Theatre, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 14th and Curtis streets, Denver

Price: $35 to $125; 303-893-4100, denvercenter.org

The Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning rock musical changed theater when it arrived in 1996, telling the stories of seven struggling artists in Manhattan’s East Village. They persevere through poverty, drug abuse, HIV/AIDS and political unrest in the show loosely based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera “La Bohème.”

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Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning rock musical “Rent” will be at Buell Theatre at Denver Center for the Performing Arts on Friday through Sunday.

‘Marvin’s Room’

When: Opens 7:30 p.m. Friday, through April 5, 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays

Where: Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora

Price: $12 to $32; 303-856-7830, vintagetheatre.org

In Scott McPherson’s 1991 play, two estranged sisters are brought back together after decades apart. Lee has spent the years raising two boys while Bessie has cared for their father and their aunt. Now Bessie has been diagnosed with leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant, and Lee might be the one who can save her.

‘Inside Buffalo — They Served America When America Was Not Ready to Serve Them’

When: 6 p.m. Thursday

Where: Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St.

Price: $5; 385-5990, cspm.org/blackhistorymonth

In honor of Black History Month, the Pioneers Museum will offer a screening of the award-winning documentary that tells the story of the 92nd Buffalo Division, the all African American segregated combat unit that fought in Italy during World War II. The men were called Buffalo Soldiers and fought two battles at once: against the Nazis and against racial discrimination.

‘Judy Moody & Stink’

When: 1 p.m. Saturday

Where: Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo

Price: $7 to $8; 719-295-7200, sdc-arts.org

Judy and her brother Stink are famous for their capers. This time around in the family friendly production, Judy gets bitten by the envy bug when a classmate’s picture is on the front page of the newspaper. She embarks on a quest for fame and fortune. In the meantime, Stink and his smelly sneakers vie for the Golden Clothespin Award.

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The family-friendly show “Judy Moody & Stink” is Saturday at Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center in Pueblo.

Banff Mountain Film Festival

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday

Where: Stargazers Theatre and Event Center, 10 S. Parkside Drive

Price: $17.50; 633-0732, mountainchalet.locally.com

The festival will feature short films and documentaries about mountain culture, sports and the environment. One Drop of Love’

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado College

Price: Free; 389-6607, coloradocollege.edu

Fanshen Cox’s one-woman show uses an interactive and multimedia format to explore the racial categories on the U.S. Census.

‘Mrs. Gladys Merriweather’s Young Ladies’ Guide to Venereal Etiquette’

When: 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: The Modbo, 17C E. Bijou St.

Price: $15, seating is limited, email or call for reservations; 633-4240, themodbo@gmail.com, themodbo.com

Gladys Merriweather desires to share her wisdom with the masses. This cabaret features her comic advice, plus some nonfamily-friendly funny songs from Solveig Olsen, Wendy Mike, Claire Swinford, Lauren Ciborowski and piano duo Swelter and Burn.

More events

For a complete list of performances, go online to gazette.com/arts-entertainment

JENNIFER MULSON, THE GAZETTE

Contact the writer: 636-0270

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