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Featured Events Colorado Springs

"Get Fit in the Garden" Garden of the Gods Weekly Wellness Walk

12-18-2019

Presented by Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center at Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Aug 21 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 28 @ 9:00 am Wed, Sep 04 @ 9:00 am + 2 more dates and times

Wed, Sep 11 @ 9:00 am Wed, Sep 18 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Meet every Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. for a 1, 2, or 3-mile self guided walk in Garden of the Gods park.

This is an excellent way to enjoy the Park and get your steps in for the day with a terrific group of people.

Whether you are local or...

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Meet every Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. for a 1, 2, or 3-mile self guided walk in Garden of the Gods park.

This is an excellent way to enjoy the Park and get your steps in for the day with a terrific group of people.

Whether you are local or from out of state, we hope you will join us on Wednesday mornings!

Hike starts at 9 a.m. - weather permitting. Dress for the weather, wear appropriate walking/hiking shoes, and bring a hat, sunscreen and water.

No reservations required.

Meet in the lower lobby of the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center to sign in.

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World of WearableArt™

09-22-2019

Presented by Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado Coll... at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado Coll..., Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Aug 21 @ 10:00 am Thu, Aug 22 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 23 @ 10:00 am + 25 more dates and times

Sat, Aug 24 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 25 @ 10:00 am Tue, Aug 27 @ 10:00 am Wed, Aug 28 @ 10:00 am Thu, Aug 29 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 30 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 31 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 01 @ 10:00 am Tue, Sep 03 @ 10:00 am Wed, Sep 04 @ 10:00 am Thu, Sep 05 @ 10:00 am Fri, Sep 06 @ 10:00 am Sat, Sep 07 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 08 @ 10:00 am Tue, Sep 10 @ 10:00 am Wed, Sep 11 @ 10:00 am Thu, Sep 12 @ 10:00 am Fri, Sep 13 @ 10:00 am Sat, Sep 14 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 15 @ 10:00 am Tue, Sep 17 @ 10:00 am Wed, Sep 18 @ 10:00 am Thu, Sep 19 @ 10:00 am Fri, Sep 20 @ 10:00 am Sat, Sep 21 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

2018 marks the 30th anniversary of the World of WearableArt ™ (known as WOW), New Zealand’s largest arts show.

WOW is an international design competition that attracts hundreds of entries, with an annual awards show that presents the...

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2018 marks the 30th anniversary of the World of WearableArt ™ (known as WOW), New Zealand’s largest arts show.

WOW is an international design competition that attracts hundreds of entries, with an annual awards show that presents the finalist garments in a theatrical extravaganza that collides at the intersection of fashion and art.

The rules of the competition encourage anything that is in any way wearable, as long as it is original, beautifully designed, and well-made, resulting in garments that are constructed from an extraordinary array of traditional and unconventional materials. The challenge: take art off the wall and adorn onto the human form.

The 32 award-winning garments presented in this exhibition represent some of the most original, provocative, and unorthodox objects in the WOW Museum collection, demonstrating what designers from a wide variety of occupations can imagine when they are released from the constraints of “fashion” and are encouraged to see the human body as a blank canvas.

“Think of an Alexander McQueen show meets the Nutcracker on crack and then take it up a notch.” –Huffington Post

This exhibition is organized by the World of WearableArt, Ltd.

Featured image: Hermecea by Jann Kerr, New Zealand.

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Call For Performers: Overture

09-06-2019

Presented by Colorado Springs Children's Chorale at Colorado Springs Children's Chorale Offices, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Aug 21 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Aug 22 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Aug 23 @ 1:00 pm + 10 more dates and times

Mon, Aug 26 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Aug 27 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Aug 28 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Aug 29 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Aug 30 @ 1:00 pm Mon, Sep 02 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Sep 03 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Sep 04 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Sep 05 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Sep 06 @ 1:00 pm - less dates and times

Students will be introduced to the art of choral singing, drama, and movement. Music theory instruction will include note reading, sight singing and musical terminology.

Drama instruction will include activities in imagination, concentration,...

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Students will be introduced to the art of choral singing, drama, and movement. Music theory instruction will include note reading, sight singing and musical terminology.

Drama instruction will include activities in imagination, concentration, transformation, and imitation. At the conclusion of the semester there will be an "Informance" to display student achievement.

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Rocky Mountain Vibes V. Orem Owlz

08-24-2019

Presented by Rocky Mountain Vibes Baseball at UCHealth Park, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Aug 21 @ 6:40 pm Thu, Aug 22 @ 6:40 pm Fri, Aug 23 @ 6:40 pm + 1 more dates and times

Sat, Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm - less dates and times

The Rocky Mountain Vibes take on the Orem Owlz at UCHealth Park.

Enjoy Military Appreciation and $3 Thirsty Thursdays, Friday Night Fireworks, and Saturday Fireworks or giveaways when you go to a game!

The Rocky Mountain Vibes take on the Orem Owlz at UCHealth Park.

Enjoy Military Appreciation and $3 Thirsty Thursdays, Friday Night Fireworks, and Saturday Fireworks or giveaways when you go to a game!

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Advanced Wilderness Survival Class - 7 Day "Survival Challenge"

08-23-2019

Presented by Colorado Mountain Man Survival at Colorado Mountain Man Survival, Cripple Creek
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Aug 22 @ 8:00 am Fri, Aug 23 @ 8:00 am

Difficulty Rating: Intermediate - Advanced

The length of this class is 7 days and 6 nights.

​Before taking this class, we recommend having taken our 5 Day Outdoor Survival Skills Class and our 7 Day Advanced Bushcraft Class or have...

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Difficulty Rating: Intermediate - Advanced

The length of this class is 7 days and 6 nights.

​Before taking this class, we recommend having taken our 5 Day Outdoor Survival Skills Class and our 7 Day Advanced Bushcraft Class or have taken an equivalent class elsewhere.

We will assume you have basic survival skills such as fire making, water procurement, shelter building, knot tying, etc and will only briefly review these topics.

You will be challenged during this class and we will not be in an established camp.

​The Advanced Wilderness Survival Class is designed to immerse you into your survival experience while still keeping you in controlled environment where you can learn valuable skills.

This course will teach you how to properly plan and prepare for emergencies and to give you hands-on, supervised experience and confidence.

We will not only teach you how to use equipment you should always have to increase your chances of survival, but will also teach you primitive techniques sourced from nature to help you to survive even if you don’t have all the necessary equipment.

During this 7-day course, the Priorities of Survival will be emphasized and reinforced on a daily basis.

You will learn basic techniques for fire, shelter, water, and food with new techniques added daily, building on the skills you learned the day before.

Students will learn:

Psychology of Survival

  • The Priorities of Survival
  • Survival Fire craft (both modern and primitive)
  • Survival Shelters (both modern and primitive)
  • Finding, Filtering, and Purifying Water
  • Passive techniques for Food (Land and Water Based)
  • Edible, Useful, and Medicinal Plants
  • First Aid for Common Wilderness Injuries
  • Choosing and using tools for Survival
  • Survival Kit Preparation

Students should expect to apply techniques taught throughout the length of the course.

Days one and two are designed to teach you skills and give you time to practice them in a more controlled environment.

Days three through seven are set-up as a survival scenario that forces you into a situation to apply those skills with limited instruction and supervision.

​On day one, you will review modern and primitive skills in a training environment, but you also be required to sleep overnight in a primitive shelter and you will start and sustain your own fire.

You will field process a goat or other similar animal, butcher it and learn how to dry, smoke and preserve the meat over a campfire and this will be used to sustain you for the rest of the week.

​On day two will be the beginning of the scenario phase.

Students will be taken to a designated location with limited gear and be responsible for meeting their own needs: Fire, Shelter, Water, Food, First Aid, Navigation, and Signal.

Since hunting and trapping out of season are illegal, students must demonstrate that they can build a functioning trap before they are given their food rations for the day.

This scenario will continue until the end of day seven when the students are either "rescued" or walk out.

Instructors will be present at all times and drive the scenario to ensure you get the most out of this scenario and certain requirements will need to be met to ensure your skills are tested and validated and for safety purposes.

​Upon completion of this course, you will have gained valuable skills, experience, and confidence in several scenarios and will have been tested in a controlled environment.

This course will teach you, test you, and provide you with an extremely valuable lesson: knowledge of self.

Food and water are required.

Water will be provided and food is your own choice but will be limited and rationed due to the scenario. We recommend quick field expedient meals such as our Camp Ready Meals or MRE’s.

You can also purchase food locally once you get here. Walmart and several local eateries are within a close drive away.

Minimum Survival Tools Required:

  • Small Backpack
  • Poncho or Rain Gear
  • Outdoor Clothing
  • Fixed blade knife & folding saw
  • Overnight Camping Gear

Check our recommended items list for more details!

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Advanced Woodsman - 50 Day Class

08-23-2019

Presented by Colorado Mountain Man Survival at Colorado Mountain Man Survival, Cripple Creek
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Aug 22 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 23 @ 9:00 am

The Colorado Woodsman Class Is our most extensive and immersive experience.

This course will challenge and test you but you will walk away a changed and better person that will allow you to view the world in a different light.

You will spend 50...

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The Colorado Woodsman Class Is our most extensive and immersive experience.

This course will challenge and test you but you will walk away a changed and better person that will allow you to view the world in a different light.

You will spend 50 days with us which, we feel, is the best way to train you for a real life survival situation or the ultimate Colorado woodland experience.

You will be totally immersed in this outdoor experience,  yet will remain in a reasonably controlled environment.

Our goal is not to break you, or to get you to “tap-out” of the training class, but to lift you up until you succeed.

It is also the first step you can take to become affiliated with The Survival University (TSU) and Colorado Mountain Man Survival, LLC., to become one of our survival instructor candidates.

One does not have to become a survival instructor to take this course, but if that is the path that you choose, we will help you succeed.

Although this 50 day immersive class is held in Colorado, it will prepare you for situations in any region, in any climate.

Once completed, you will gain the confidence AND the skills to venture out into the backcountry, anywhere in the world, without worrying about anything  Mother Nature throws at you.

Other than gaining a solid foundation into becoming a survival instructor in an ever growing industry or with becoming a proficient outdoorsman, this class will ready you for other careers in outfitting, guiding, outdoor leadership and many other outdoor professions.

You will be able to put 500+ hours of training on your resume, as well as, the receipt of a nationally recognized Wilderness First Responder Certification from Offgrid Medic LLC.

A WFR Cert is the gold standard and required for many outdoor industry jobs and no other survival school can offer you that certificate in addition to 500 hours of training on your resume.

You will not be trained by a single instructor, but rather a team of experts in their field to include tracking, counter tracking, modern navigation, camouflage and concealment, wilderness medicine, flint knapping and more.

Of course we will teach you all of the necessary core survival skills such as fire making, knot tying, shelter building, water procurement and purification, hunting, trapping and many more skills.

We won’t just show them to you once, but these cores skills will be revisited, reproduced and driven into your mind until you have them mastered.

Every day you will be tasked and tested with the skills until you know them like the back of your own hand.

At the end of this course you will receive a written and physical test.

Should you want to become an instructor candidate for TSU, you must pass this test.

Though we will do everything in our power to help you make this happen, some may not pass, but all will join our brotherhood of Colorado Woodsmen.

Upon completion of this class you will gain:

  • A nationally recognized Wilderness First Responder Certification from Offgrid Medic LLC.
  • Skills that will make you more prepared and more valuable than most, in difficult situations.
  • Have the confidence and the skills to venture into the backcountry with little gear.
  • Receive free or discounted prices to future related courses and recertification’s.
  • Discounts to guest instructor events may not apply. You aren’t just purchasing a class; you are purchasing a lifetime membership of perks and benefits.If you choose to take the path of becoming a TSU Instructor

Our teaching style is about quality over quantity.  We will start out by teaching you core survival skills to include wilderness medicine and build up to touch on more advanced techniques.

Not only will you learn what it takes to get back home but we will also teach you what it takes to stay in the wilderness for as long as you want.

We will teach you about fires, shelters, water purification, food procurement, wild edibles, tools, knots, signaling, self-rescue, and real navigation with a map and compass,  until it is burned into your head.

Later in the course we will move on to advance tactics like flint knapping, primitive hunting tools, field butchering, skinning, hide tanning, tracking, counter-tracking, camouflage and concealment  and other pertinent “military” style tactics.

The final days of the course are scenario based where we will test your skills in a controlled, but difficult environment where you can put most of the learned techniques into play.

You will be training with us in the woods for 50 days straight.

We will allow you breaks to rest and resupply, but will encourage you to not enjoy the comforts of modern society while you are with us.  By  avoiding this temptation, you will challenge yourself in this totally engrossing experience and bring your skills, knowledge and survival psychology to its maximum potential.

Instructors:

  • Lead Instructor - Jason Marsteiner
  • Guest Wilderness First Responder Instructor – Mark DeJong (Offgrid Medic LLC)
  • Guest Flint Knapping Instructor – Doug Dahl
  • Guest Mushroom Expert - Mushroom Mike (State Certified)
  • Guest Expert Tracking Instructor – Fernando Moreira's (Professional Tracking Services)
  • Guest Wild Edible Instructor - Cattail Bob

Itinerary:

  • Week 1: Modern Outdoor Skills / Wild Plant Walk / Wilderness First Responder
  • Week 2: Wilderness First Responder / Core Survival Skills
  • Week 3: Core Survival Skills
  • Week 4: Advanced Primitive Living Skills / Navigation
  • Week 5: Using Wild Plants / Advanced Primitive Bushcrafting
  • Week 6: Wild Mushroom Walk/ Tracking
  • Week 7: Bow Making and Challenges

To pass this course, you will be required to sleep in a primitive shelter during your entire stay with us. Leave your tent at home! Otherwise, bring whatever gear you feel comfortable with.

We do not provide you with gear unless you purchase it from us ahead of time. You don’t need much equipment for our courses, though good equipment does speed the learning process up greatly! You don’t have to buy our gear to attend the course, but you need survival gear of equivalent quality.

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9th Annual "How Do You See God?" Art Exhibit and Book Signing

08-31-2019

Presented by Academy Art & Frame Company at Academy Frame Company, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Aug 22 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 23 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 24 @ 10:00 am + 6 more dates and times

Mon, Aug 26 @ 10:00 am Tue, Aug 27 @ 10:00 am Wed, Aug 28 @ 10:00 am Thu, Aug 29 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 30 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 31 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

This exhibit invites all artists to share their thoughts and beliefs through unique works of art. It is open to all faiths and beliefs, as well as all media, all ages, and 2D or 3D works.

This year we have approximately 70 amazing artists and...

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This exhibit invites all artists to share their thoughts and beliefs through unique works of art. It is open to all faiths and beliefs, as well as all media, all ages, and 2D or 3D works.

This year we have approximately 70 amazing artists and over 150 pieces! By August the full exhibition will be digitized and formatted into an 8 x 10 table top book.

Join us for the 3rd Friday Reception on August 16 from 4-8 p.m. for the Book Signing Reception.

We are all ready to go with this year’s book edition of the “How Do You See God?” exhibit. Take home a copy of this book and enjoy the beautiful collection of images for years to come. The cost for the book is $57.49 before tax. All 70 artists have a page dedicated to their work.  Join us for the August 3rd Friday Book Signing Reception and collect as many signatures as you can! Lots of Art, Lots of Fun!

We are excited to announce that Skye Weis is our book cover artist for our 2019 edition with her piece titled “Free”. Her perseverance in life and how far she has come in her art has been a truly remarkable journey to behold. Skye and her mother, Angel, have contributed to the “How Do You See God?” exhibit nearly every year since its inception.

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Gallop In the Garden - Free 5K Fun Run

12-26-2019

Presented by Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center at Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Aug 22 @ 4:00 pm Thu, Aug 29 @ 4:00 pm Thu, Sep 05 @ 4:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

Thu, Sep 12 @ 4:00 pm Thu, Sep 19 @ 4:00 pm - less dates and times

It doesn’t get any better than this...

Run/ Jog/ Walk in Garden of the Gods Park!

Join us EVERY Thursday between 4:00pm – 6:00pm for the Gallop in the Garden 5K Fun Run! Meet in the lower lobby of the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature...

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It doesn’t get any better than this...

Run/ Jog/ Walk in Garden of the Gods Park!

Join us EVERY Thursday between 4:00pm – 6:00pm for the Gallop in the Garden 5K Fun Run! Meet in the lower lobby of the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center at 1805 N. 30th St., Colorado Springs, CO. We’ve mapped out 5 phenomenal routes through Garden of the Gods Park and Rock Ledge Ranch that start and end at the Visitor & Nature Center. (3 routes are available every Thurs.)

Don’t forget to stop by our community partner Fossil Craft Beer Company on the way home to enjoy one of their fine local brews or ginger ale.

Run five routes and get a token for a FREE Fossil Brewery Beer or (Ginger Ale for the Kids)

After ten runs, Gallop in the Garden T-Shirts are available at cost for $10

Info Before you Go:

    • Sign in at the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Natures Center Lobby
    • 1 designated stroller route available – Kids Welcome!
    • Dogs welcome on leash only and please bring baggies to pick up after them!
    • Please dress appropriately for trails and weather
    • There is no bag check-in so please plan accordingly

Bring a Friend!

A Big THANK YOU to our Sponsors:

  • Rock Ledge Ranch
  • Adventures Outwest
  • Dickie's BBQ
  • Cerberus Brewery
  • Fossil Craft Beer Company
  • The Garden of the Gods Foundation
  • Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department

This is not a race, just a fun run and a way to get fit and enjoy comradery and the Great Colorado Outdoors in the #1 Park in the US.

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Pikes Peak Run Fest

08-22-2019

Presented by Pikes Peak Marathon at Memorial Park, Manitou Springs, Manitou Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Aug 22 @ 5:00 pm

The Pikes Peak Run Fest is an opportunity for anyone to come and enjoy some live music, food, drink, and an exciting atmosphere in Manitou Springs.

There is a Expo Tent with plenty of unique and special running gear for sale. The Manitou...

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The Pikes Peak Run Fest is an opportunity for anyone to come and enjoy some live music, food, drink, and an exciting atmosphere in Manitou Springs.

There is a Expo Tent with plenty of unique and special running gear for sale. The Manitou Community Market will be open at 3:00 p.m. and live music from Levi & Rifkin will begin at 5:00 p.m.

The Run Fest is held in conjunction with the Pikes Peak Ascent & Marathon running races.  Participants in the races can pick up there runner packets early during this event.  This year the event celebrates 60 years of women in running.

Plan to spend a great evening in Manitou Springs' Memorial Park.

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Auditions for 'Harvey'

08-23-2019

Presented by Fountain Community Theater at Fountain Community Theater, Fountain
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Aug 22 @ 5:00 pm Fri, Aug 23 @ 5:00 pm

The Fountain Community Theater will have auditions/casting call or there fall production of Harvey

Be prepared to do a cold read from the script.

Cast needed: 6 males 6 females adult rolls

The production date will be October 4, 5, 10, 11, and...

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The Fountain Community Theater will have auditions/casting call or there fall production of Harvey

Be prepared to do a cold read from the script.

Cast needed: 6 males 6 females adult rolls

The production date will be October 4, 5, 10, 11, and 12 at 6:30 p.m . with a matinee on the 5 at 2 p.m.

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9th Annual Tap-in Miniature Golf Tournament

08-22-2019

Presented by North Colorado Springs Rotary Club Foundation at Adventure Golf, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Aug 22 @ 5:30 pm

Playing in teams of four, trophies will be presented for lowest team score, lowest individual score, and most holes in one.

There is a special traveling trophy for the team that gets low score among Rotary Clubs in the area.

After a fun...

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Playing in teams of four, trophies will be presented for lowest team score, lowest individual score, and most holes in one.

There is a special traveling trophy for the team that gets low score among Rotary Clubs in the area.

After a fun round of miniature golf, mosey over to the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame, 101 Pro Rodeo Drive, around back, for our 19th hole celebration.

Enjoy complimentary beer and wine and soft drinks while you listen to music. Browse through and bid on our silent auction items as you sip. Dickie's BBQ dinner will be served at 7:15 p.m.

Awards and silent auction winners will be announced.

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Auditions for 'Mamma Mia!'

08-24-2019

Presented by Sunrise Players at Sunrise United Methodist Church, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Aug 24 @ 9:00 am

Sunrise Players of Sunrise Church will hold auditions for their upcoming production of the musical 'Mamma Mia!'

Ages 6th grade through adults are encouraged to audition. The musical will be presented November 7 through November 10.

Email...

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Sunrise Players of Sunrise Church will hold auditions for their upcoming production of the musical 'Mamma Mia!'

Ages 6th grade through adults are encouraged to audition. The musical will be presented November 7 through November 10.

Email BANDJ43501968@gmail.com for an audition slot.

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Black Forest Free Summer Jazz Concert Series

08-22-2019

Presented by Black Forest Community Club at Black Forest Log School Park and Pavilion, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Aug 22 @ 6:30 pm

The Black Forest 2019 Summer Jazz Concert Series offers a toe-tappin' good time for friends, family, and neighbors who love great outdoors music!

These are free jazz concerts held Thursday nights from July 11 to August 22. Affordable concession...

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The Black Forest 2019 Summer Jazz Concert Series offers a toe-tappin' good time for friends, family, and neighbors who love great outdoors music!

These are free jazz concerts held Thursday nights from July 11 to August 22. Affordable concession foods, beverages, and desserts will be available.

Concerts will be held at the Black Forest Log School Park Pavilion at the corner of Shoup and Black Forest Rd. (See Map)

In the event of inclement weather, performances will be held next door, inside the Black Forest Community Hal. Full details on the bands and performance videos as well as a downloadable Concert Schedule can be found at: https://weareblackforest.com/music/

Performance Schedule:

  • July 11: New Horizons "Kicks" Big Band
  • July 18: Triple Play
  • August 1: All In Jazz Trio
  • August 8: Academy Jazz Ensemble
  • August 15: Front Range Big Band
  • August 22: Peak Big Band
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Gaby Moreno with Jarabe Mexicano

08-22-2019

Presented by UCCS Presents at Ent Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm

Gaby Moreno’s rich, soulful voice is right at home singing the blues, pop, Latin rock, folk, and everything in between.

Grammy-nominated for her 2016 album Ilusión, she can be heard on NPR’s Live From Here nationwide.

Opening act Jarabe...

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Gaby Moreno’s rich, soulful voice is right at home singing the blues, pop, Latin rock, folk, and everything in between.

Grammy-nominated for her 2016 album Ilusión, she can be heard on NPR’s Live From Here nationwide.

Opening act Jarabe Mexicano invites audiences on a joyride through a versatile songbook of Mexican folk, rock & roll, and border culture.

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'The Mountaintop'

09-08-2019

Presented by Theatreworks at Ent Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Aug 22 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Aug 24 @ 2:00 pm + 14 more dates and times

Sat, Aug 24 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Aug 25 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Aug 28 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Aug 29 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Aug 30 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Aug 31 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Aug 31 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Sep 01 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Sep 04 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Sep 05 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Sep 06 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Sep 07 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Sep 07 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Sep 08 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

By Katori Hall; Directed by Donnie L. Betts

Katori Hall paints a gripping re-imagination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s last night on earth, set in his room at the Lorraine Motel, as a mysterious stranger arrives with surprising news.

This...

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By Katori Hall; Directed by Donnie L. Betts

Katori Hall paints a gripping re-imagination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s last night on earth, set in his room at the Lorraine Motel, as a mysterious stranger arrives with surprising news.

This incisive play centers on the humanity of Dr. King—played by Theatreworks favorite, Calvin M. Thompson—in the shadow of his monumental legacy.

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Bill Kirchen with Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams

08-22-2019

Presented by Western Jubilee Recording Company at Western Jubilee Warehouse, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Aug 22 @ 7:30 pm

Grammy nominated guitarist, singer and songwriter Bill Kirchen celebrates America’s musical traditions of rock ‘n’ roll, Western swing, and California honky-tonk.

He’s been called a “Titan of the Telecaster” by Guitar Player...

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Grammy nominated guitarist, singer and songwriter Bill Kirchen celebrates America’s musical traditions of rock ‘n’ roll, Western swing, and California honky-tonk.

He’s been called a “Titan of the Telecaster” by Guitar Player Magazine, “an American treasure”, and “one of our best” by Rolling Stone Magazine.

Kirchen co-founded the original Americana band, Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen. His telecaster licks drove their version of “Hot Rod Lincoln” into the Top Ten of 1972.

He has recorded and/or played guitar with a who's who of roots music, among them Hoyt Axton, Elvis Costello, Hazel Dickens, Bo Diddley, Sammy Hagar, Emmylou Harris, Linda Rondstadt, Dan Hicks, Nick Lowe, Maria Muldaur, Doug Sahm, Danny Gatton, Gene Vincent, and Link Wray.

One of the Commander Cody albums, Live From Deep in the Heart of Texas, made Rolling Stone’s list of the “100 Best Albums of All Time.”

Bill has made 13 CD's with his own post-Cody bands, the most recent of which, Transatlanticana, stayed on the Americana Top 40 Radio chart for 5 months, cracking the Top 10 in 2016.

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Into Thin Air Auto Fest

08-25-2019

Presented by Pikes Peak International Raceway at Pikes Peak International Raceway, Fountain
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Aug 23 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Aug 24 @ 7:00 am Sun, Aug 25 @ 7:00 am

If your a fan of cool cars, good music and great times, PPIR is the place to be on August 23rd to the 25th! Into Thin Air Autofest has become the Colorado destination for all things drift!

Come watch the Formula Drift Fro-AM Series and Drift...

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If your a fan of cool cars, good music and great times, PPIR is the place to be on August 23rd to the 25th! Into Thin Air Autofest has become the Colorado destination for all things drift!

Come watch the Formula Drift Fro-AM Series and Drift Colorado Series, or bring your own car out to PPIR's Open Drift!

Afterwards stay for music, great food, camping, a car show and other fun activities. The car show is open to all makes and models. Let get Sideways!

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The Original Colorado Springs Food Tour

11-30-2019

Presented by Rocky Mountain Food Tours at Downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Aug 23 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Aug 24 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Aug 25 @ 2:00 pm + 11 more dates and times

Fri, Aug 30 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Aug 31 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Sep 01 @ 2:00 pm Fri, Sep 06 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Sep 07 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Sep 08 @ 2:00 pm Fri, Sep 13 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Sep 14 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Sep 15 @ 2:00 pm Fri, Sep 20 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Sep 21 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

Explore Colorado Springs on the #1 Rated Food and Drink Attraction!

This established and popular tour highlights five distinctive local destinations that are the best in their class.

We’ll visit some of the most loved restaurants in downtown...

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Explore Colorado Springs on the #1 Rated Food and Drink Attraction!

This established and popular tour highlights five distinctive local destinations that are the best in their class.

We’ll visit some of the most loved restaurants in downtown Colorado Springs while sharing local history and fun facts.

Each locale has a unique flavor with food that is both delicious and approachable.

Highlights of this tour include:

  • 8-10 Generous tastings from local chefs including a Food Network Chopped Champion
  • Visit the historic Antlers Hotel and enjoy historical storytelling of Pikes Peak, William Jackson Palmer, the railroad, and more
  • Experience one of downtown Colorado Springs’ most popular restaurants, which is hidden underground
  • Learn how Colorado Springs is growing and why we’re becoming a top foodie destination
  • Add three alcohol pairings by upgrading your ticket (guests 21+ years old)
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Meininger's Summertime Parking Lot Art Series Part 2

08-23-2019

Presented by HR Meininger Art Supply at HR Meininger Art Supply, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Aug 23 @ 3:00 pm

Our first annual parking lot summer series is to highlight the amazing growing art community here in Colorado Springs.

We have been a staple to the arts scene providing supplies, information, and community to artists and organizations.

Now we...

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Our first annual parking lot summer series is to highlight the amazing growing art community here in Colorado Springs.

We have been a staple to the arts scene providing supplies, information, and community to artists and organizations.

Now we want to show you all how much you mean to us by providing this opportunity to bring us together at the shop where we can really take the time celebrate!

We are showcasing local artists and groups that engage in music, dance, poetry, performance, and traditional visual practices in our city.

Performances by:

Partners:

Our featured artist is Elizabeth Selby.

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The Springs Signature Cocktail Tour

11-30-2019

Presented by Rocky Mountain Food Tours at Downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Aug 23 @ 4:00 pm Fri, Aug 30 @ 4:00 pm Fri, Sep 06 @ 4:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

Fri, Sep 13 @ 4:00 pm Fri, Sep 20 @ 4:00 pm - less dates and times

 

Explore Colorado Springs on the #1 Rated Food and Drink Attraction!

Our cocktail scene is hot, and we’re featuring some of the best mixologists to showcase their craft on this lux happy hour.

Learn the history behind a few classic...

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Explore Colorado Springs on the #1 Rated Food and Drink Attraction!

Our cocktail scene is hot, and we’re featuring some of the best mixologists to showcase their craft on this lux happy hour.

Learn the history behind a few classic cocktails, watch demonstrations, and revel in four outstanding libations paired with appetizers.

Take this tour if you’re looking to celebrate or have a fun-loving group!

Highlights of this tour include:

  • 4 Signature cocktails including a classic Dry Gin Martini and a Pear Ginger Mule
  • 4 Appetizer pairings and a surprise dessert
  • Visit Colorado Springs’ most sought-after speakeasy while it’s closed to the public
  • Enjoy educational demonstrations on how the cocktails are made
  • Discover the scandalous history of the prohibition in the Wild West
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Auditions: Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble

08-23-2019

Presented by Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble at Colorado College - Packard Hall, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Aug 23 @ 5:00 pm

Auditions for all voice parts for the 2019-2020 concert season.

Individual auditions will be held by appointment on Friday, August 23, 2019 in the evening.  Call-back auditions by invitation will follow on Tuesday, August 27.

For information...

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Auditions for all voice parts for the 2019-2020 concert season.

Individual auditions will be held by appointment on Friday, August 23, 2019 in the evening.  Call-back auditions by invitation will follow on Tuesday, August 27.

For information about the audition requirements and scheduling, or to learn more about CVAE, please visit http://www.cvae.org.

To request an appointment, please email cvaeorg@gmail.com.

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"Get Fit in the Garden" Garden of the Gods Weekly Wellness Walk

12-18-2019

Presented by Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center at Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Aug 21 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 28 @ 9:00 am Wed, Sep 04 @ 9:00 am + 2 more dates and times

Wed, Sep 11 @ 9:00 am Wed, Sep 18 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Meet every Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. for a 1, 2, or 3-mile self guided walk in Garden of the Gods park.

This is an excellent way to enjoy the Park and get your steps in for the day with a terrific group of people.

Whether you are local or...

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Meet every Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. for a 1, 2, or 3-mile self guided walk in Garden of the Gods park.

This is an excellent way to enjoy the Park and get your steps in for the day with a terrific group of people.

Whether you are local or from out of state, we hope you will join us on Wednesday mornings!

Hike starts at 9 a.m. - weather permitting. Dress for the weather, wear appropriate walking/hiking shoes, and bring a hat, sunscreen and water.

No reservations required.

Meet in the lower lobby of the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center to sign in.

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World of WearableArt™

09-22-2019

Presented by Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado Coll... at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado Coll..., Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Aug 21 @ 10:00 am Thu, Aug 22 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 23 @ 10:00 am + 25 more dates and times

Sat, Aug 24 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 25 @ 10:00 am Tue, Aug 27 @ 10:00 am Wed, Aug 28 @ 10:00 am Thu, Aug 29 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 30 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 31 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 01 @ 10:00 am Tue, Sep 03 @ 10:00 am Wed, Sep 04 @ 10:00 am Thu, Sep 05 @ 10:00 am Fri, Sep 06 @ 10:00 am Sat, Sep 07 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 08 @ 10:00 am Tue, Sep 10 @ 10:00 am Wed, Sep 11 @ 10:00 am Thu, Sep 12 @ 10:00 am Fri, Sep 13 @ 10:00 am Sat, Sep 14 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 15 @ 10:00 am Tue, Sep 17 @ 10:00 am Wed, Sep 18 @ 10:00 am Thu, Sep 19 @ 10:00 am Fri, Sep 20 @ 10:00 am Sat, Sep 21 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

2018 marks the 30th anniversary of the World of WearableArt ™ (known as WOW), New Zealand’s largest arts show.

WOW is an international design competition that attracts hundreds of entries, with an annual awards show that presents the...

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2018 marks the 30th anniversary of the World of WearableArt ™ (known as WOW), New Zealand’s largest arts show.

WOW is an international design competition that attracts hundreds of entries, with an annual awards show that presents the finalist garments in a theatrical extravaganza that collides at the intersection of fashion and art.

The rules of the competition encourage anything that is in any way wearable, as long as it is original, beautifully designed, and well-made, resulting in garments that are constructed from an extraordinary array of traditional and unconventional materials. The challenge: take art off the wall and adorn onto the human form.

The 32 award-winning garments presented in this exhibition represent some of the most original, provocative, and unorthodox objects in the WOW Museum collection, demonstrating what designers from a wide variety of occupations can imagine when they are released from the constraints of “fashion” and are encouraged to see the human body as a blank canvas.

“Think of an Alexander McQueen show meets the Nutcracker on crack and then take it up a notch.” –Huffington Post

This exhibition is organized by the World of WearableArt, Ltd.

Featured image: Hermecea by Jann Kerr, New Zealand.

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Call For Performers: Overture

09-06-2019

Presented by Colorado Springs Children's Chorale at Colorado Springs Children's Chorale Offices, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Aug 21 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Aug 22 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Aug 23 @ 1:00 pm + 10 more dates and times

Mon, Aug 26 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Aug 27 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Aug 28 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Aug 29 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Aug 30 @ 1:00 pm Mon, Sep 02 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Sep 03 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Sep 04 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Sep 05 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Sep 06 @ 1:00 pm - less dates and times

Students will be introduced to the art of choral singing, drama, and movement. Music theory instruction will include note reading, sight singing and musical terminology.

Drama instruction will include activities in imagination, concentration,...

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Students will be introduced to the art of choral singing, drama, and movement. Music theory instruction will include note reading, sight singing and musical terminology.

Drama instruction will include activities in imagination, concentration, transformation, and imitation. At the conclusion of the semester there will be an "Informance" to display student achievement.

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Rocky Mountain Vibes V. Orem Owlz

08-24-2019

Presented by Rocky Mountain Vibes Baseball at UCHealth Park, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Aug 21 @ 6:40 pm Thu, Aug 22 @ 6:40 pm Fri, Aug 23 @ 6:40 pm + 1 more dates and times

Sat, Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm - less dates and times

The Rocky Mountain Vibes take on the Orem Owlz at UCHealth Park.

Enjoy Military Appreciation and $3 Thirsty Thursdays, Friday Night Fireworks, and Saturday Fireworks or giveaways when you go to a game!

The Rocky Mountain Vibes take on the Orem Owlz at UCHealth Park.

Enjoy Military Appreciation and $3 Thirsty Thursdays, Friday Night Fireworks, and Saturday Fireworks or giveaways when you go to a game!

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Advanced Wilderness Survival Class - 7 Day "Survival Challenge"

08-23-2019

Presented by Colorado Mountain Man Survival at Colorado Mountain Man Survival, Cripple Creek
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Aug 22 @ 8:00 am Fri, Aug 23 @ 8:00 am

Difficulty Rating: Intermediate - Advanced

The length of this class is 7 days and 6 nights.

​Before taking this class, we recommend having taken our 5 Day Outdoor Survival Skills Class and our 7 Day Advanced Bushcraft Class or have...

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Difficulty Rating: Intermediate - Advanced

The length of this class is 7 days and 6 nights.

​Before taking this class, we recommend having taken our 5 Day Outdoor Survival Skills Class and our 7 Day Advanced Bushcraft Class or have taken an equivalent class elsewhere.

We will assume you have basic survival skills such as fire making, water procurement, shelter building, knot tying, etc and will only briefly review these topics.

You will be challenged during this class and we will not be in an established camp.

​The Advanced Wilderness Survival Class is designed to immerse you into your survival experience while still keeping you in controlled environment where you can learn valuable skills.

This course will teach you how to properly plan and prepare for emergencies and to give you hands-on, supervised experience and confidence.

We will not only teach you how to use equipment you should always have to increase your chances of survival, but will also teach you primitive techniques sourced from nature to help you to survive even if you don’t have all the necessary equipment.

During this 7-day course, the Priorities of Survival will be emphasized and reinforced on a daily basis.

You will learn basic techniques for fire, shelter, water, and food with new techniques added daily, building on the skills you learned the day before.

Students will learn:

Psychology of Survival

  • The Priorities of Survival
  • Survival Fire craft (both modern and primitive)
  • Survival Shelters (both modern and primitive)
  • Finding, Filtering, and Purifying Water
  • Passive techniques for Food (Land and Water Based)
  • Edible, Useful, and Medicinal Plants
  • First Aid for Common Wilderness Injuries
  • Choosing and using tools for Survival
  • Survival Kit Preparation

Students should expect to apply techniques taught throughout the length of the course.

Days one and two are designed to teach you skills and give you time to practice them in a more controlled environment.

Days three through seven are set-up as a survival scenario that forces you into a situation to apply those skills with limited instruction and supervision.

​On day one, you will review modern and primitive skills in a training environment, but you also be required to sleep overnight in a primitive shelter and you will start and sustain your own fire.

You will field process a goat or other similar animal, butcher it and learn how to dry, smoke and preserve the meat over a campfire and this will be used to sustain you for the rest of the week.

​On day two will be the beginning of the scenario phase.

Students will be taken to a designated location with limited gear and be responsible for meeting their own needs: Fire, Shelter, Water, Food, First Aid, Navigation, and Signal.

Since hunting and trapping out of season are illegal, students must demonstrate that they can build a functioning trap before they are given their food rations for the day.

This scenario will continue until the end of day seven when the students are either "rescued" or walk out.

Instructors will be present at all times and drive the scenario to ensure you get the most out of this scenario and certain requirements will need to be met to ensure your skills are tested and validated and for safety purposes.

​Upon completion of this course, you will have gained valuable skills, experience, and confidence in several scenarios and will have been tested in a controlled environment.

This course will teach you, test you, and provide you with an extremely valuable lesson: knowledge of self.

Food and water are required.

Water will be provided and food is your own choice but will be limited and rationed due to the scenario. We recommend quick field expedient meals such as our Camp Ready Meals or MRE’s.

You can also purchase food locally once you get here. Walmart and several local eateries are within a close drive away.

Minimum Survival Tools Required:

  • Small Backpack
  • Poncho or Rain Gear
  • Outdoor Clothing
  • Fixed blade knife & folding saw
  • Overnight Camping Gear

Check our recommended items list for more details!

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Advanced Woodsman - 50 Day Class

08-23-2019

Presented by Colorado Mountain Man Survival at Colorado Mountain Man Survival, Cripple Creek
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Aug 22 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 23 @ 9:00 am

The Colorado Woodsman Class Is our most extensive and immersive experience.

This course will challenge and test you but you will walk away a changed and better person that will allow you to view the world in a different light.

You will spend 50...

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The Colorado Woodsman Class Is our most extensive and immersive experience.

This course will challenge and test you but you will walk away a changed and better person that will allow you to view the world in a different light.

You will spend 50 days with us which, we feel, is the best way to train you for a real life survival situation or the ultimate Colorado woodland experience.

You will be totally immersed in this outdoor experience,  yet will remain in a reasonably controlled environment.

Our goal is not to break you, or to get you to “tap-out” of the training class, but to lift you up until you succeed.

It is also the first step you can take to become affiliated with The Survival University (TSU) and Colorado Mountain Man Survival, LLC., to become one of our survival instructor candidates.

One does not have to become a survival instructor to take this course, but if that is the path that you choose, we will help you succeed.

Although this 50 day immersive class is held in Colorado, it will prepare you for situations in any region, in any climate.

Once completed, you will gain the confidence AND the skills to venture out into the backcountry, anywhere in the world, without worrying about anything  Mother Nature throws at you.

Other than gaining a solid foundation into becoming a survival instructor in an ever growing industry or with becoming a proficient outdoorsman, this class will ready you for other careers in outfitting, guiding, outdoor leadership and many other outdoor professions.

You will be able to put 500+ hours of training on your resume, as well as, the receipt of a nationally recognized Wilderness First Responder Certification from Offgrid Medic LLC.

A WFR Cert is the gold standard and required for many outdoor industry jobs and no other survival school can offer you that certificate in addition to 500 hours of training on your resume.

You will not be trained by a single instructor, but rather a team of experts in their field to include tracking, counter tracking, modern navigation, camouflage and concealment, wilderness medicine, flint knapping and more.

Of course we will teach you all of the necessary core survival skills such as fire making, knot tying, shelter building, water procurement and purification, hunting, trapping and many more skills.

We won’t just show them to you once, but these cores skills will be revisited, reproduced and driven into your mind until you have them mastered.

Every day you will be tasked and tested with the skills until you know them like the back of your own hand.

At the end of this course you will receive a written and physical test.

Should you want to become an instructor candidate for TSU, you must pass this test.

Though we will do everything in our power to help you make this happen, some may not pass, but all will join our brotherhood of Colorado Woodsmen.

Upon completion of this class you will gain:

  • A nationally recognized Wilderness First Responder Certification from Offgrid Medic LLC.
  • Skills that will make you more prepared and more valuable than most, in difficult situations.
  • Have the confidence and the skills to venture into the backcountry with little gear.
  • Receive free or discounted prices to future related courses and recertification’s.
  • Discounts to guest instructor events may not apply. You aren’t just purchasing a class; you are purchasing a lifetime membership of perks and benefits.If you choose to take the path of becoming a TSU Instructor

Our teaching style is about quality over quantity.  We will start out by teaching you core survival skills to include wilderness medicine and build up to touch on more advanced techniques.

Not only will you learn what it takes to get back home but we will also teach you what it takes to stay in the wilderness for as long as you want.

We will teach you about fires, shelters, water purification, food procurement, wild edibles, tools, knots, signaling, self-rescue, and real navigation with a map and compass,  until it is burned into your head.

Later in the course we will move on to advance tactics like flint knapping, primitive hunting tools, field butchering, skinning, hide tanning, tracking, counter-tracking, camouflage and concealment  and other pertinent “military” style tactics.

The final days of the course are scenario based where we will test your skills in a controlled, but difficult environment where you can put most of the learned techniques into play.

You will be training with us in the woods for 50 days straight.

We will allow you breaks to rest and resupply, but will encourage you to not enjoy the comforts of modern society while you are with us.  By  avoiding this temptation, you will challenge yourself in this totally engrossing experience and bring your skills, knowledge and survival psychology to its maximum potential.

Instructors:

  • Lead Instructor - Jason Marsteiner
  • Guest Wilderness First Responder Instructor – Mark DeJong (Offgrid Medic LLC)
  • Guest Flint Knapping Instructor – Doug Dahl
  • Guest Mushroom Expert - Mushroom Mike (State Certified)
  • Guest Expert Tracking Instructor – Fernando Moreira's (Professional Tracking Services)
  • Guest Wild Edible Instructor - Cattail Bob

Itinerary:

  • Week 1: Modern Outdoor Skills / Wild Plant Walk / Wilderness First Responder
  • Week 2: Wilderness First Responder / Core Survival Skills
  • Week 3: Core Survival Skills
  • Week 4: Advanced Primitive Living Skills / Navigation
  • Week 5: Using Wild Plants / Advanced Primitive Bushcrafting
  • Week 6: Wild Mushroom Walk/ Tracking
  • Week 7: Bow Making and Challenges

To pass this course, you will be required to sleep in a primitive shelter during your entire stay with us. Leave your tent at home! Otherwise, bring whatever gear you feel comfortable with.

We do not provide you with gear unless you purchase it from us ahead of time. You don’t need much equipment for our courses, though good equipment does speed the learning process up greatly! You don’t have to buy our gear to attend the course, but you need survival gear of equivalent quality.

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9th Annual "How Do You See God?" Art Exhibit and Book Signing

08-31-2019

Presented by Academy Art & Frame Company at Academy Frame Company, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Aug 22 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 23 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 24 @ 10:00 am + 6 more dates and times

Mon, Aug 26 @ 10:00 am Tue, Aug 27 @ 10:00 am Wed, Aug 28 @ 10:00 am Thu, Aug 29 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 30 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 31 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

This exhibit invites all artists to share their thoughts and beliefs through unique works of art. It is open to all faiths and beliefs, as well as all media, all ages, and 2D or 3D works.

This year we have approximately 70 amazing artists and...

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This exhibit invites all artists to share their thoughts and beliefs through unique works of art. It is open to all faiths and beliefs, as well as all media, all ages, and 2D or 3D works.

This year we have approximately 70 amazing artists and over 150 pieces! By August the full exhibition will be digitized and formatted into an 8 x 10 table top book.

Join us for the 3rd Friday Reception on August 16 from 4-8 p.m. for the Book Signing Reception.

We are all ready to go with this year’s book edition of the “How Do You See God?” exhibit. Take home a copy of this book and enjoy the beautiful collection of images for years to come. The cost for the book is $57.49 before tax. All 70 artists have a page dedicated to their work.  Join us for the August 3rd Friday Book Signing Reception and collect as many signatures as you can! Lots of Art, Lots of Fun!

We are excited to announce that Skye Weis is our book cover artist for our 2019 edition with her piece titled “Free”. Her perseverance in life and how far she has come in her art has been a truly remarkable journey to behold. Skye and her mother, Angel, have contributed to the “How Do You See God?” exhibit nearly every year since its inception.

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Gallop In the Garden - Free 5K Fun Run

12-26-2019

Presented by Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center at Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Aug 22 @ 4:00 pm Thu, Aug 29 @ 4:00 pm Thu, Sep 05 @ 4:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

Thu, Sep 12 @ 4:00 pm Thu, Sep 19 @ 4:00 pm - less dates and times

It doesn’t get any better than this...

Run/ Jog/ Walk in Garden of the Gods Park!

Join us EVERY Thursday between 4:00pm – 6:00pm for the Gallop in the Garden 5K Fun Run! Meet in the lower lobby of the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature...

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It doesn’t get any better than this...

Run/ Jog/ Walk in Garden of the Gods Park!

Join us EVERY Thursday between 4:00pm – 6:00pm for the Gallop in the Garden 5K Fun Run! Meet in the lower lobby of the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center at 1805 N. 30th St., Colorado Springs, CO. We’ve mapped out 5 phenomenal routes through Garden of the Gods Park and Rock Ledge Ranch that start and end at the Visitor & Nature Center. (3 routes are available every Thurs.)

Don’t forget to stop by our community partner Fossil Craft Beer Company on the way home to enjoy one of their fine local brews or ginger ale.

Run five routes and get a token for a FREE Fossil Brewery Beer or (Ginger Ale for the Kids)

After ten runs, Gallop in the Garden T-Shirts are available at cost for $10

Info Before you Go:

    • Sign in at the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Natures Center Lobby
    • 1 designated stroller route available – Kids Welcome!
    • Dogs welcome on leash only and please bring baggies to pick up after them!
    • Please dress appropriately for trails and weather
    • There is no bag check-in so please plan accordingly

Bring a Friend!

A Big THANK YOU to our Sponsors:

  • Rock Ledge Ranch
  • Adventures Outwest
  • Dickie's BBQ
  • Cerberus Brewery
  • Fossil Craft Beer Company
  • The Garden of the Gods Foundation
  • Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department

This is not a race, just a fun run and a way to get fit and enjoy comradery and the Great Colorado Outdoors in the #1 Park in the US.

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Pikes Peak Run Fest

08-22-2019

Presented by Pikes Peak Marathon at Memorial Park, Manitou Springs, Manitou Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Aug 22 @ 5:00 pm

The Pikes Peak Run Fest is an opportunity for anyone to come and enjoy some live music, food, drink, and an exciting atmosphere in Manitou Springs.

There is a Expo Tent with plenty of unique and special running gear for sale. The Manitou...

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The Pikes Peak Run Fest is an opportunity for anyone to come and enjoy some live music, food, drink, and an exciting atmosphere in Manitou Springs.

There is a Expo Tent with plenty of unique and special running gear for sale. The Manitou Community Market will be open at 3:00 p.m. and live music from Levi & Rifkin will begin at 5:00 p.m.

The Run Fest is held in conjunction with the Pikes Peak Ascent & Marathon running races.  Participants in the races can pick up there runner packets early during this event.  This year the event celebrates 60 years of women in running.

Plan to spend a great evening in Manitou Springs' Memorial Park.

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Auditions for 'Harvey'

08-23-2019

Presented by Fountain Community Theater at Fountain Community Theater, Fountain
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Aug 22 @ 5:00 pm Fri, Aug 23 @ 5:00 pm

The Fountain Community Theater will have auditions/casting call or there fall production of Harvey

Be prepared to do a cold read from the script.

Cast needed: 6 males 6 females adult rolls

The production date will be October 4, 5, 10, 11, and...

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The Fountain Community Theater will have auditions/casting call or there fall production of Harvey

Be prepared to do a cold read from the script.

Cast needed: 6 males 6 females adult rolls

The production date will be October 4, 5, 10, 11, and 12 at 6:30 p.m . with a matinee on the 5 at 2 p.m.

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9th Annual Tap-in Miniature Golf Tournament

08-22-2019

Presented by North Colorado Springs Rotary Club Foundation at Adventure Golf, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Aug 22 @ 5:30 pm

Playing in teams of four, trophies will be presented for lowest team score, lowest individual score, and most holes in one.

There is a special traveling trophy for the team that gets low score among Rotary Clubs in the area.

After a fun...

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Playing in teams of four, trophies will be presented for lowest team score, lowest individual score, and most holes in one.

There is a special traveling trophy for the team that gets low score among Rotary Clubs in the area.

After a fun round of miniature golf, mosey over to the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame, 101 Pro Rodeo Drive, around back, for our 19th hole celebration.

Enjoy complimentary beer and wine and soft drinks while you listen to music. Browse through and bid on our silent auction items as you sip. Dickie's BBQ dinner will be served at 7:15 p.m.

Awards and silent auction winners will be announced.

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Auditions for 'Mamma Mia!'

08-24-2019

Presented by Sunrise Players at Sunrise United Methodist Church, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Aug 24 @ 9:00 am

Sunrise Players of Sunrise Church will hold auditions for their upcoming production of the musical 'Mamma Mia!'

Ages 6th grade through adults are encouraged to audition. The musical will be presented November 7 through November 10.

Email...

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Sunrise Players of Sunrise Church will hold auditions for their upcoming production of the musical 'Mamma Mia!'

Ages 6th grade through adults are encouraged to audition. The musical will be presented November 7 through November 10.

Email BANDJ43501968@gmail.com for an audition slot.

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Black Forest Free Summer Jazz Concert Series

08-22-2019

Presented by Black Forest Community Club at Black Forest Log School Park and Pavilion, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Aug 22 @ 6:30 pm

The Black Forest 2019 Summer Jazz Concert Series offers a toe-tappin' good time for friends, family, and neighbors who love great outdoors music!

These are free jazz concerts held Thursday nights from July 11 to August 22. Affordable concession...

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The Black Forest 2019 Summer Jazz Concert Series offers a toe-tappin' good time for friends, family, and neighbors who love great outdoors music!

These are free jazz concerts held Thursday nights from July 11 to August 22. Affordable concession foods, beverages, and desserts will be available.

Concerts will be held at the Black Forest Log School Park Pavilion at the corner of Shoup and Black Forest Rd. (See Map)

In the event of inclement weather, performances will be held next door, inside the Black Forest Community Hal. Full details on the bands and performance videos as well as a downloadable Concert Schedule can be found at: https://weareblackforest.com/music/

Performance Schedule:

  • July 11: New Horizons "Kicks" Big Band
  • July 18: Triple Play
  • August 1: All In Jazz Trio
  • August 8: Academy Jazz Ensemble
  • August 15: Front Range Big Band
  • August 22: Peak Big Band
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Gaby Moreno with Jarabe Mexicano

08-22-2019

Presented by UCCS Presents at Ent Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm

Gaby Moreno’s rich, soulful voice is right at home singing the blues, pop, Latin rock, folk, and everything in between.

Grammy-nominated for her 2016 album Ilusión, she can be heard on NPR’s Live From Here nationwide.

Opening act Jarabe...

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Gaby Moreno’s rich, soulful voice is right at home singing the blues, pop, Latin rock, folk, and everything in between.

Grammy-nominated for her 2016 album Ilusión, she can be heard on NPR’s Live From Here nationwide.

Opening act Jarabe Mexicano invites audiences on a joyride through a versatile songbook of Mexican folk, rock & roll, and border culture.

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'The Mountaintop'

09-08-2019

Presented by Theatreworks at Ent Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Aug 22 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Aug 24 @ 2:00 pm + 14 more dates and times

Sat, Aug 24 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Aug 25 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Aug 28 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Aug 29 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Aug 30 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Aug 31 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Aug 31 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Sep 01 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Sep 04 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Sep 05 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Sep 06 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Sep 07 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Sep 07 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Sep 08 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

By Katori Hall; Directed by Donnie L. Betts

Katori Hall paints a gripping re-imagination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s last night on earth, set in his room at the Lorraine Motel, as a mysterious stranger arrives with surprising news.

This...

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By Katori Hall; Directed by Donnie L. Betts

Katori Hall paints a gripping re-imagination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s last night on earth, set in his room at the Lorraine Motel, as a mysterious stranger arrives with surprising news.

This incisive play centers on the humanity of Dr. King—played by Theatreworks favorite, Calvin M. Thompson—in the shadow of his monumental legacy.

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Bill Kirchen with Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams

08-22-2019

Presented by Western Jubilee Recording Company at Western Jubilee Warehouse, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Aug 22 @ 7:30 pm

Grammy nominated guitarist, singer and songwriter Bill Kirchen celebrates America’s musical traditions of rock ‘n’ roll, Western swing, and California honky-tonk.

He’s been called a “Titan of the Telecaster” by Guitar Player...

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Grammy nominated guitarist, singer and songwriter Bill Kirchen celebrates America’s musical traditions of rock ‘n’ roll, Western swing, and California honky-tonk.

He’s been called a “Titan of the Telecaster” by Guitar Player Magazine, “an American treasure”, and “one of our best” by Rolling Stone Magazine.

Kirchen co-founded the original Americana band, Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen. His telecaster licks drove their version of “Hot Rod Lincoln” into the Top Ten of 1972.

He has recorded and/or played guitar with a who's who of roots music, among them Hoyt Axton, Elvis Costello, Hazel Dickens, Bo Diddley, Sammy Hagar, Emmylou Harris, Linda Rondstadt, Dan Hicks, Nick Lowe, Maria Muldaur, Doug Sahm, Danny Gatton, Gene Vincent, and Link Wray.

One of the Commander Cody albums, Live From Deep in the Heart of Texas, made Rolling Stone’s list of the “100 Best Albums of All Time.”

Bill has made 13 CD's with his own post-Cody bands, the most recent of which, Transatlanticana, stayed on the Americana Top 40 Radio chart for 5 months, cracking the Top 10 in 2016.

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Into Thin Air Auto Fest

08-25-2019

Presented by Pikes Peak International Raceway at Pikes Peak International Raceway, Fountain
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Aug 23 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Aug 24 @ 7:00 am Sun, Aug 25 @ 7:00 am

If your a fan of cool cars, good music and great times, PPIR is the place to be on August 23rd to the 25th! Into Thin Air Autofest has become the Colorado destination for all things drift!

Come watch the Formula Drift Fro-AM Series and Drift...

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If your a fan of cool cars, good music and great times, PPIR is the place to be on August 23rd to the 25th! Into Thin Air Autofest has become the Colorado destination for all things drift!

Come watch the Formula Drift Fro-AM Series and Drift Colorado Series, or bring your own car out to PPIR's Open Drift!

Afterwards stay for music, great food, camping, a car show and other fun activities. The car show is open to all makes and models. Let get Sideways!

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The Original Colorado Springs Food Tour

11-30-2019

Presented by Rocky Mountain Food Tours at Downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Aug 23 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Aug 24 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Aug 25 @ 2:00 pm + 11 more dates and times

Fri, Aug 30 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Aug 31 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Sep 01 @ 2:00 pm Fri, Sep 06 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Sep 07 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Sep 08 @ 2:00 pm Fri, Sep 13 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Sep 14 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Sep 15 @ 2:00 pm Fri, Sep 20 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Sep 21 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

Explore Colorado Springs on the #1 Rated Food and Drink Attraction!

This established and popular tour highlights five distinctive local destinations that are the best in their class.

We’ll visit some of the most loved restaurants in downtown...

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Explore Colorado Springs on the #1 Rated Food and Drink Attraction!

This established and popular tour highlights five distinctive local destinations that are the best in their class.

We’ll visit some of the most loved restaurants in downtown Colorado Springs while sharing local history and fun facts.

Each locale has a unique flavor with food that is both delicious and approachable.

Highlights of this tour include:

  • 8-10 Generous tastings from local chefs including a Food Network Chopped Champion
  • Visit the historic Antlers Hotel and enjoy historical storytelling of Pikes Peak, William Jackson Palmer, the railroad, and more
  • Experience one of downtown Colorado Springs’ most popular restaurants, which is hidden underground
  • Learn how Colorado Springs is growing and why we’re becoming a top foodie destination
  • Add three alcohol pairings by upgrading your ticket (guests 21+ years old)
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Meininger's Summertime Parking Lot Art Series Part 2

08-23-2019

Presented by HR Meininger Art Supply at HR Meininger Art Supply, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Aug 23 @ 3:00 pm

Our first annual parking lot summer series is to highlight the amazing growing art community here in Colorado Springs.

We have been a staple to the arts scene providing supplies, information, and community to artists and organizations.

Now we...

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Our first annual parking lot summer series is to highlight the amazing growing art community here in Colorado Springs.

We have been a staple to the arts scene providing supplies, information, and community to artists and organizations.

Now we want to show you all how much you mean to us by providing this opportunity to bring us together at the shop where we can really take the time celebrate!

We are showcasing local artists and groups that engage in music, dance, poetry, performance, and traditional visual practices in our city.

Performances by:

Partners:

Our featured artist is Elizabeth Selby.

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The Springs Signature Cocktail Tour

11-30-2019

Presented by Rocky Mountain Food Tours at Downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Aug 23 @ 4:00 pm Fri, Aug 30 @ 4:00 pm Fri, Sep 06 @ 4:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

Fri, Sep 13 @ 4:00 pm Fri, Sep 20 @ 4:00 pm - less dates and times

 

Explore Colorado Springs on the #1 Rated Food and Drink Attraction!

Our cocktail scene is hot, and we’re featuring some of the best mixologists to showcase their craft on this lux happy hour.

Learn the history behind a few classic...

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Explore Colorado Springs on the #1 Rated Food and Drink Attraction!

Our cocktail scene is hot, and we’re featuring some of the best mixologists to showcase their craft on this lux happy hour.

Learn the history behind a few classic cocktails, watch demonstrations, and revel in four outstanding libations paired with appetizers.

Take this tour if you’re looking to celebrate or have a fun-loving group!

Highlights of this tour include:

  • 4 Signature cocktails including a classic Dry Gin Martini and a Pear Ginger Mule
  • 4 Appetizer pairings and a surprise dessert
  • Visit Colorado Springs’ most sought-after speakeasy while it’s closed to the public
  • Enjoy educational demonstrations on how the cocktails are made
  • Discover the scandalous history of the prohibition in the Wild West
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Auditions: Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble

08-23-2019

Presented by Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble at Colorado College - Packard Hall, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Aug 23 @ 5:00 pm

Auditions for all voice parts for the 2019-2020 concert season.

Individual auditions will be held by appointment on Friday, August 23, 2019 in the evening.  Call-back auditions by invitation will follow on Tuesday, August 27.

For information...

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Auditions for all voice parts for the 2019-2020 concert season.

Individual auditions will be held by appointment on Friday, August 23, 2019 in the evening.  Call-back auditions by invitation will follow on Tuesday, August 27.

For information about the audition requirements and scheduling, or to learn more about CVAE, please visit http://www.cvae.org.

To request an appointment, please email cvaeorg@gmail.com.

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