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June Editor’s Picks


American Muscle
There’s little more American than the distinctive way chrome, steel, roaring engines and the smell of exhaust hit your senses (except maybe a pervasive sense of entitlement). Thankfully, Lafayette is on the same page as us; thus the Atlas Valley Car Show. Presented by the Flat Broke Car Club, the event promises all the street rod and muscle car action you can shake your gearshift at. 12 p.m., June 7, Atlas Valley, 95th Street and Arapahoe Ave., Lafayette, 303.665.7446

Great Band Name
Colorado’s seen its share of cool band names over the years. Opie Gone Bad, Furious George and the Monster Groove—to make two. Here’s one more to add: Clay Rose and the Gasoline Lollipops, a country-spiced, hard rockin’ bunch of hillbillies who may not exactly be rockabilly. 9:30 p.m., June 7, Waterloo Ice House, 809 Main South Main St., Louisville, 303.993.2094

No Need for Gas
With gas topping $4 a gallon, finding alternative sources of propulsion are a key to solving the Earth’s problems. Here’s one alternative: your Schwin. Hop on it and participate in the Erie Bike to Work Day, stopping by the Community Center for free breakfast (with enough coffee to keep your pedals pumpin’). Register for free. 6:30-8:30 a.m., June 25, Erie Community Center, 450 Powers St., 303.906.2700

American Musical Standards
Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein contributed plenty to the annals of American musical standards—so much so that their music has become more ubiquitous than you realize. Watch the Arvada Center Chorale, along with the Lakewood Symphony Orchestra, perform some of the favorites, like “Ol’ Man River,” “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” and “Last Time I saw Paris.” 7:30 p.m., June 13, Arvada Center for the Arts, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., $15+, 720.898.7200

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