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Events: Globetrotters & Bao Bao Festival!

Saturday-Sunday. Get ready for hoops and hijinks when the Harlem Globetrotters come to town. This year’s tour features a strong group of rookies, including the first female Globetrotter in nearly 20 years, Colorado’s own Fatima “TNT” Maddox. The rookie class also stars the tallest Globetrotter ever, 7-foot-8-inch Paul “Tiny” Sturgess, and the shortest: Jonte “Too Tall” Hall, standing 5 feet, 2 inches. As always, expect the ‘Trotters to deliver a flurry of fancy footwork, nimble near-misses and high-flying slam dunks. 2 p.m. Saturday. 1stBank Center, 11450 Broomfield Lane, Broomfield; 303-410-0700. Tickets are $20-$97, available at or 866-461-6556. 2 p.m. Sunday. Magness Arena at the Ritchie Center, 2240 E. Buchtel Blvd. Tickets are $18-$130; call 303-871-2336.

Friday-Saturday. Celebrate West African culture at the 9th annual Bao Bao Festival. Organized by Boulder dancer and musician Adjei Abankwah, the fest translates the Ghanaian tradition of gathering around the baobao tree to the stage. Performers from Colorado, Ghana and beyond take the stage in a lively program of dancing, drumming and storytelling. 7 p.m. Friday. Packard Hall at Colorado College, 5 Cache La Poudre St., Colorado Springs. Free. 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday. Boulder High School, 1604 Arapahoe Ave. Tickets for 3 p.m. kids’ performance are $10 each; tickets for 7 p.m. show are $15 general admission, $10 for seniors, students and kids.

Kathleen St. John

Mile High Mamas
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