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Start Cinco de Mayo by running the Cinco Cinco

In August 1993, Gil Gutierrez, the Ombudsman at CSU, was killed by a drunk driver while he was on an early morning run.

Nearly 20 years later, hundreds of runners at CSU continue to honor his legacy during the Cinco Cinco, a 5k that provides more than 50 scholarships in Gutierrez’s honor.

The race begins Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at the Oval and winds its way through the CSU campus before ending once again on the Oval.

The entry fee, which includes a t-shirt, is $22 for individuals, $19 for students and seniors and $15 for CSU students living on campus. On-site registration begins at 7 a.m. on Saturday and adds $4 to the entry fees listed above.

All proceeds support the scholarship fund.

Get serious with ‘Stone Cold Dead Serious’

What would you do if you had $1 million?

Well, Wynne Ledbetter, the 16-year-old hero of the play “Stone Cold Dead Serious” would pay off his family’s mortgage, get his father a life-saving operation and his sister into rehab.

How will Ledbetter raise more than $1 million? Through unconventional means: a video game tournament.

For those of you interested in hearing Ledbetter’s story, the Young Producers Organization of the CSU School of the Arts will be performing “Stone Cold Dead Serious” for its last time on Saturday in the Second Floor Acting Lab of the University Center for the Arts.

The performance is directed by CSU theatre major Roger Miller and will mark its first performance at 8 p.m. tonight and its last at 10 p.m. on Saturday.

All performances are free and open to the public.

Show me how you burlesque… and how you appreciate art

Today marks the Friday First Gallery Walk, a day that celebrates local Fort Collins art and, shockingly enough, burlesque troupes.

That’s right –– Rendition Gallery on 251 Jefferson St. is celebrating its opening in style. In addition to the chance to see some unique works by local artists, the gallery will also be hosting a mini-sneak peak of “Cupcake, Rock City!,” Cupcake Cabaret’s newest performance.

The art walk starts at 6:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Cupcake Cabaret will perform at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

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