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Six issues to do round Colorado Springs this weekend: High movie shorts, Bike Swap, USOPM Youth Soccer Weekend, Artwork Aloud, Youth Ballet, zoo plant sale – Colorado Springs Gazette


Four days and nights of some of the best films and award winners of the year during the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Shorts Nights, virtual for movie lovers nationwide. Watch whenever you want, finishing a film within 24 hours. Tickets per film or the whole festival: rmwfilm.org/rmwf-cinema/


It’s springtime for sure and time for the online portion of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Plant Sale. Locally grown flowers and plants, herbs and veggies, grasses and bushes and more. Order by April 26 for curbside pick-up at the zoo April 30-May 1. In-person sale May 22-23, with plants that mature later in the season. cmzoo.org/plantsale


Music, crafts, food and art at “Art Aloud 2021,” a Third Friday Outdoor Reception, 3-7 p.m.at Academy Art & Frame Co., 7560 N. Academy Blvd. Tables and booths in the parking lot with creators of all types. For more: 265-6694.


All their performances were canceled in 2020 but now Colorado Ballet Society’s Pre-Professionals and Colorado Youth Ballet are planning an “Encore” weekend at 7 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday at Colorado Springs Christian School, 4855 Mallow Road. Tickets $15-20: danceinthesprings.com


The annual Colorado Springs Bike Swap is a go this year, with COVID protocols and a long list of cycling-related gear swap vendors expected at SoccerHaus, 4845 List Drive. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.. Admission a $2 donation to Kids on Bikes. facebook.com/events/435116517706507


It’s Youth Soccer Weekend at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum. And don’t be surprised if there are some of the Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC there from their new stadium nearby. They’ll be opening their season in May. Free museum entry to all youngsters wearing their youth soccer jerseys. Race against America’s greatest athletes on the interactive track or bring questions to the Ask an Athlete exhibit. For more: usopm.org/things-to-do-in-april

NOTE: Last-minute changes possible because of COVID-19. Check websites.

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