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[SKATE] SATURDAY, APRIL 27

Kick flips! Tre flip! Pop shuv-it! Many are the names of skateboarding tricks, those aerodynamic mysteries of gravity and inertia, succeeding beautifully or resulting in a pile of plywood and shattered femurs. Hopefully there will be less of the latter, given this is a skate contest and not a pro event, all set to the soundtrack of local bands Stolas and Machine Gun Dojo — but still, bring your helmets. That means you, folks in the splatter zone. 10 a.m.; Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive, 455-7340, free