This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

Tuesday, January 27Pianist (and University of Colorado piano professor) David Korevaar will relive the mid-nineteenth-century "War of the Romantics," which pitted the Liszt-maniacs musically against the Brahms bulls, during tonight's Absolutely Extramusical, a College of Music Faculty Tuesdays concert. Korevaar will give a hands-on lesson in music history through the music of both composers before taking a foray into more modern times with Debussy's "Images, Book I" and a composition by CU grad student Mike Barnett titled "Lunar Rhapsody." The show begins at 7:30 p.m. in Grusin Hall, Imig Music Building, CU-Boulder campus. Admission is free; call 303-492-8008 or log on to www.colorado.edu/music.

Wednesday, January 28When the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Boulevard, caps the month with a free day for Colorado residents today, it means you'll get your carte-blanche run of the place for nada, from the dinosaur bones of Prehistoric Journey to that gray-and-mauve fantasy of a polar-bear diorama that's been drawing oohs and aahs from its audience since time immemorial. Ditto for the Space Odyssey exhibit, with its scale-model Mars Exploration Rover. In addition, paleo-puppeteer Mr. Bones will be roaming the place with his life-sized dinosaur puppets. You'll still have to pay to get into the Gates Planetarium and Phipps IMAX Theater, but the strain on your wallet will be that much less painful. For information, call 303-322-7009 or log on to www.dmns.org.

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