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What: Fort Collins funk band Trichome
Where: The Aggie Theater
When: Saturday, Sept. 1
Cost: $8
Time: Doors open at 8 p.m.
Mixing funk, afrobeat, electronica and rock, Fort Collins group Trichome has been creating a steady buzz during the last two years and their blend of jam arrangements with lead vocalist Evan Daldegan’s Motown-meets-Thom Yorke voice make them a standout in the Fort Collins scene.

Celebrate the end of another Tour de Fat by catching the local band at the Aggie with support from Denver group Atomga. It’s an all-ages show, and a $100 cash prize is being awarded to the best audience member video from the concert, so be sure to bring along your video cameras and smartphones.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/trichomemusic

What: The Dont’s and Be Carefuls last show
Where: The Hi-Dive in Denver
When: Friday, Aug. 31
Cost: $6
Time: Doors at 8 p.m./show starts at 9 p.m.

Denver’s the Dont’s and Be Carefuls have been churning out anthemic gems since 2008, and while the term “pop” might be most easily attached to the foursome’s sound, elements of electronic, punk and indie rock are never far from the surface.

Sadly, though, the group’s four year run has come to an end. Supporting them for their last show on Friday night are other Denver staples Hindershot, I Sank Molly Brown and Kissing Party.

In a quote from the event’s Facebook page, the group wrote “We hope to see as many of our new and old friends there as possible. It just wouldn’t be the same without you all. Thank you Denver, for being so wonderful to us.”

For more information, visit www.hi-dive.com

What: Ren Burke’s visual artistry
Where: 2-Tinney Ct. Fort Collins
When: Sunday, Sept. 2
Cost: Free
Time: 1:30-4:30 p.m.
In breaking away from the typical music show, one of this weekend’s Streetmosphere performers is Ren Burke, a local artist who often draws, paints, sculpts and/or designs images of animals.

In a quote from her website, Burke wrote that, “Regardless of the medium, animals have always found their way into my art.  An earlier academic interest in zoology and the natural world has translated into my current aesthetic language. I tend to paint with vibrant, fauvist color, but my intention is to remain true to the spirit of my subject.”

For more information, visit www.birdinhandstudio.com

What: Keb Mo solo w/ Danielle Ate the Sandwich
Where: Mishawaka Amphitheater
When: Friday, Aug. 31
Cost: $35 advance/ $40 at the door
Time: doors open at 7 p.m.
Promoting his new album “The Reflection,” Nashville-based blues guitarist Keb Mo is coming through the legendary Mishawaka Amphitheater Friday night. Supporting Keb Mo is local darling Danielle Ate the Sandwich.

“I worked on this record for the better part of two years,” says Keb. “It took me some time as this was an educational process for me and my engineer John Schirmer,” Mo said in biography on his website. “I didn’t want to let it go until I had something that I was proud to share with the public. It’s the culmination of all of my influences throughout my career.”

For more information, visit www.themishawaka.com

What: Halden Wofford and the Hi* Beams
Where: Road 34 Bike Bar
When: Friday, Aug. 31
Cost: $5 at the door, 21+
Time: 9 p.m.

Featuring a CSU professor as its bassist, the Hi* Beams is one of northern Colorado’s most interesting groups. The music’s rooted country and honky tonk, but can’t shake the americana that’s so prevalent in this part of the country.

But, as it’s put on the biography section of the group’s website, “Equal parts Hank Williams and Johnny Depp, front man Halden Wofford pours forth a potent mix of rocked-up honky tonk, western swing, Dylanesque originals and spaghetti western epics. There is no creative limit to the songwriter, illustrator, author, storyteller and singer.”

For more information, visit www.road34.com

What: “Hairspray”
Where: Midtown Arts Center
When: Friday, Aug. 31
Cost: $49 for dinner and the show
Time: 6 p.m.

Good morning Baltimore? How about good evening Fort Collins!

You’ll have classics, like “Good Morning Baltimore,” “You Can’t Stop the Beat,” and others stuck in your head for the rest of the month after seeing a production of the seminal musical “Hairspray” in Fort Collins’ own “Midtown Arts Center.”

To learn more, check out http://www.adinnertheatre.com/.

What: The Devil Dash
Where: Lyons, Colo.
When: Saturday, Sept. 1 and Sunday, Sept. 2
Cost: $69 by Aug. 31
Time: Waves every 30 minutes, all day

The Devil went down to Georgia then ran to Lyons for the Devil Dash.

Run up stairs, overcome obstacles and get muddy during this mud run in beautiful Lyons, Colo. It may only be a 5K, but it’ll make you earn the beer that you’ll receive at the end.

To learn more, check out www.devildash.com.