This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

Monday, March 22Most fans thought this stuff was buried long ago in a pile of shorn locks on the barbershop floor. But even though the majority of hair-band ax-wielders do seem to have dropped off the edge of the earth (or at least gone bald), some of the best of those spandex-clad jock-rockers never really faded away. They simply moved on to some kind of music-industry Olympus to rest their speed-freak fingers on their laurels. Now a couple are dropping by the planet again to serve their loyal public: Dokken's George Lynch and the inimitable Yngwie Malmsteen have joined forces for the Guitar Gods Tour, which stops over tonight for a shredders' ball starting at 7 p.m. at the Ogden Theatre, 935 East Colfax Avenue. Tickets are $18 to $20; call 303-831-9448 or log on to www.nipp.com.

Tuesday, March 23Contemporary Celtic songstress Mary Black is in a class by herself, hailed in her native Ireland as an artist on par with our country's most acclaimed folk and country divas, many of whom she's performed with. But for years, Black made herself scarce on these shores, preferring to stay at home and raise her children. Now that they're grown, she's taken to the road again, on a journey that brings her to the Boulder Theater, 2032 14th Street, for a show tonight at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $23.50 to $27.50; call 303-786-7030 or log on to www.bouldertheater.com.

Wednesday, March 24Concert pianist/ musicologist Jeffrey Siegel puts the lid on this year's Keyboard Conversations Series with a musical salute to "Bach and the Virtuosos: Rachmaninoff, Lizst and Busoni," a program that blends witty, fact-laden conversation with musical interludes of excerpts from the composers' work. Siegel makes music appreciation engaging, tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Boulevard. For tickets, $23 to $26, call 720-898-7200 or visit www.arvadacenter.org.

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