The University of Colorado Colorado Springs Department of Visual and Performing Arts will present “(formerly)twobedtwobath” in conjunction with avant-garde artist Leeny Sack at the UCCS Heller Center for the Arts and Humanities. Performances begin at 8 p.m. nightly and will vary. “(formerly)twobedtwobath” focuses on sensory experience and perception of the world of the Heller Center. Spectators will walk from location to location and assess their relationship to the “performance” and the history of the location. Flashlights will be provided for the outdoor event. Attendees are encouraged to dress warmly. A prologue series discussion is at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theatre in University Hall. Tickets for both events are free but reservations are required. Go to www.theatreworkscs.org.
Federal contracting certifications for small businesses
The Small Business Development Center and the U.S. Small Business Administration will host a training event from 9 to 11 a.m. at the SBDC, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, focused on federal contracting certifications for small businesses. This class will discuss the rules and requirements of these certifications: 8(a) Business Development Program, Small Disadvantage Business, HUBZone and Woman Owned Small Business. Cost is $20. For details call 719-255-3844.
City Green Bag Lunch-n-Learn
The city hosts its lunch-n-learn from 12:11 to 12: 49 p.m., at the City Administration Building, 30 S. Nevada, in Suite 102, and the topic will be electronic recycling. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch. A state ban on electronic waste in landfills goes into effect in 2013 and means that resident electronics can no longer be thrown away (it’s already illegal for businesses to throw away e-waste). Learn how this bill will create jobs, where you can recycle electronics in Colorado Springs, what to look for in an e-recycling firm and how to protect yourself against identity theft. Drew Johnson, with Colorado Springs-based Blue Star Recyclers, will discuss the non-profit program, which employs members of the disabled community.