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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, Apr 24 @ 9:00 am Wed, May 01 @ 9:00 am Wed, May 08 @ 9:00 am + 2 more dates and times

Wed, May 15 @ 9:00 am Wed, May 22 @ 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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Percussion Recital

04-24-2019

Presented by Pikes Peak Community College at Pikes Peak Community College - Downtown Studio, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm

Join us for a program of solo and small ensemble performances on timpani, snare, marimba, and other percussion instruments.

The performance will take place in the Music Room (N-214) at the Downtown Studio Campus.

Join us for a program of solo and small ensemble performances on timpani, snare, marimba, and other percussion instruments.

The performance will take place in the Music Room (N-214) at the Downtown Studio Campus.

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Call for Artists: "Our Shorts Are Showing #7"

05-15-2019

Presented by Craft Production Resource at StudioK, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Apr 25 @ 1:00 am Fri, Apr 26 @ 1:00 am Sat, Apr 27 @ 1:00 am + 18 more dates and times

Sun, Apr 28 @ 1:00 am Mon, Apr 29 @ 1:00 am Tue, Apr 30 @ 1:00 am Wed, May 01 @ 1:00 am Thu, May 02 @ 1:00 am Fri, May 03 @ 1:00 am Sat, May 04 @ 1:00 am Sun, May 05 @ 1:00 am Mon, May 06 @ 1:00 am Tue, May 07 @ 1:00 am Wed, May 08 @ 1:00 am Thu, May 09 @ 1:00 am Fri, May 10 @ 1:00 am Sat, May 11 @ 1:00 am Sun, May 12 @ 1:00 am Mon, May 13 @ 1:00 am Tue, May 14 @ 1:00 am Wed, May 15 @ 1:00 am - less dates and times

Colorado Front Range Playwrights - Craft Production Resource is accepting submissions of new, original, short plays for the 2019 "Our Shorts Are Showing" #7 Festival of Plays.

The deadline for submission is May 15, 2019.

Playwright guidelines...

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Colorado Front Range Playwrights - Craft Production Resource is accepting submissions of new, original, short plays for the 2019 "Our Shorts Are Showing" #7 Festival of Plays.

The deadline for submission is May 15, 2019.

Playwright guidelines are listed on the CPR Facebook page.

Production will take place at the Springs Ensemble Theatre August 1-11.

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April Shooks Run Trail Clean Up

04-25-2019

Presented by PikeRide at Pike Ride, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Apr 25 @ 3:30 pm

We meet at the PikeRide office and focus on the Shook’s Run trail and creek in between E. Costilla St. on the south and E Williamette Ave. on the North.

You will be amazed by the things found!

When you arrive at the office there will be quick...

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We meet at the PikeRide office and focus on the Shook’s Run trail and creek in between E. Costilla St. on the south and E Williamette Ave. on the North.

You will be amazed by the things found!

When you arrive at the office there will be quick introductions and all participants must sign a PikeRide waver and Parks and Recreation adoption consent release.

If you have work gloves please bring them. We have gloves to share if you do not have any.

We have limited helmets for check out.  Bike helmets are not required but strongly encouraged.

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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, Apr 25 @ 4:00 pm Thu, May 02 @ 4:00 pm Thu, May 09 @ 4:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

Thu, May 16 @ 4:00 pm Thu, May 23 @ 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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'One Bad Apple...or...As The Worm Turns'

08-10-2019

Presented by Iron Springs Chateau Dinner Melodrama at Iron Springs Chateau, Manitou Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm + 12 more dates and times

Thu, May 02 @ 6:00 pm Fri, May 03 @ 6:00 pm Sat, May 04 @ 6:00 pm Thu, May 09 @ 6:00 pm Fri, May 10 @ 6:00 pm Sat, May 11 @ 6:00 pm Thu, May 16 @ 6:00 pm Fri, May 17 @ 6:00 pm Sat, May 18 @ 6:00 pm Thu, May 23 @ 6:00 pm Fri, May 24 @ 6:00 pm Sat, May 25 @ 6:00 pm - less dates and times

The Iron Springs Chateau is excited for its first show of 2019, “One Bad Apple…or…As the Worm Turns.”

This show, written by local actor and playwright, Ms. Sallie Walker, is a hilarious classic melodrama where poor Granny Smith can’t...

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The Iron Springs Chateau is excited for its first show of 2019, “One Bad Apple…or…As the Worm Turns.”

This show, written by local actor and playwright, Ms. Sallie Walker, is a hilarious classic melodrama where poor Granny Smith can’t pay the mortgage on her orchard, because the apples are infested with worms!

Granny’s niece, Goldie Lishus, will do anything to help out, but going to work for Ella VaFlooze at the gaming hall is surely out of the question…isn’t it? However, will our hero Sheriff Fisher Cutbait rescue his true love, Goldie, from a dreadful life with the evil Gil Crabpot and save the Angler’s Haven Applery?

The melodrama is followed by a sing-along intermission and a Grand Old Opry themed Vaudeville style musical revue that will keep you laughing with songs, dances, jokes and crazy costumes!  It’s a blast for the whole family!

The show is directed by Craig and Jolene Howard, musical direction by Mark Arnest, costumes by Aaron Graves and choreography by Daisya Dowen, Jolene Howard, Craig Howard, Lori Adams-Miller and Rebekah Ratterree.

Check out the opening weekend details and specials here.

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Shake, Rattle, & Murder - A 1950's Murder Mystery Dinner & Show

04-25-2019

Presented by Stargazers Theatre & Event Center at Stargazers Theatre & Event Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm

Come see Red Herring Productions show! This is an all ages show, sometimes the youngsters make the best detectives!

The 1950's themed Shake, Rattle, and Murder show is a fan favorite!

Head backstage at “Shake, Rattle, and Murder,” in which...

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Come see Red Herring Productions show! This is an all ages show, sometimes the youngsters make the best detectives!

The 1950's themed Shake, Rattle, and Murder show is a fan favorite!

Head backstage at “Shake, Rattle, and Murder,” in which a hip television host is welcoming all your favorite rock-and-rollers for a one-of-a-kind live performance!

Will he end the evening bopping, or getting bopped?

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Concert for Teen Suicide Prevention

04-25-2019

Presented by Dina Hollingsworth Music Studio at Ivywild School Auditorium, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm

The teen suicide rate in El Paso county is one of the highest in the nation. A group of teen musicians from Cheyenne Mountain high school wanted to do something to help, so we've organized a concert fundraiser.

There will be a jazz combo along...

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The teen suicide rate in El Paso county is one of the highest in the nation. A group of teen musicians from Cheyenne Mountain high school wanted to do something to help, so we've organized a concert fundraiser.

There will be a jazz combo along with some classical piano music during the intermission.

All funds raised will go to programs aimed at helping their peers in any way needed.

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WTF #2 - The Women's Theatre Festival

04-28-2019

Presented by Millibo Art Theatre at Millibo Art Theatre, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm + 1 more dates and times

Sun, Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

#WTF will be a 3-week long festival with special events celebrating and promoting the work of Colorado Women Playwrights.

The mission of the WTF is to support the many talented women creating theater and performance art throughout Colorado...

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#WTF will be a 3-week long festival with special events celebrating and promoting the work of Colorado Women Playwrights.

The mission of the WTF is to support the many talented women creating theater and performance art throughout Colorado by giving them a platform for their voices, their truths, and their stories.

This year, we are performing five plays and one poem:

Moderate Proposal

Two candidates face off in a debate about the issues but end up debating how politics are debated in America.

Directed & Written by Cyndi Parr (Colorado Springs)

Performed by
Incumbent: Joanne Koehler

Challenger: Jeremiah Walter

Moderator: Micah Speirs

One Man's Trash

When volatile Cee visits an exhibit of “discarded object” art, she is confronted by an unexpected blast from her past.  As Nat, a security guard, attempts to intervene, their verbal sparring over what separates and unites, and what it means to be trash, leads to unexpected consequences.

Writer - Leslie Lewis (Longmont)

Director – Marisa Hebert

Performed by:

Cee: Lynn Jacobs

Nat: Lynne Hastings

Nomads of Disaster/Listening to Chernobyl

As they reluctantly depart the future nuclear zone, Svetlana and Alexey take a hopeful shot at tapping into some good old American know-how or luck or whatever it is that makes their adoptive home so seemingly impervious to disaster. They try the Book Bar. They meet Ashley.

Writer - Nina Alice Miller (Arvada)

Director – Max Ferguson

Performed by:

Svetlana: Jane Fromme

Alexey: Charlie Ammen

Ashley: Monika Allred

Open Concept

An experienced Realtor arrives at the home of a new client only to discover that this straightforward sale has been sabotaged.  In order to get the listing back on track, both women must let down their guard and discover what really makes a happy home.

Writer – Lisa Siebert (Colorado Springs)

Director – Lisa Siebert

Performed by:

Penny - Jane Fromme

Cheryl - Anna Faye Hunter

Positively Ridiculous

Katherine has been pining for the mysterious “Cat Man” for quite a while. When she finally makes her move hilarity ensues as she discovers things are not as they may seem.

Directed & Written by Kara Harrison (Colorado Springs via Georgia)

Performed by:

Katherine: Allyson Hackworth

Gerald: Dalton Watson

Hot Cat Guy: Madeline Campbell

Like a Living, Breathing Janus (A Poem)

A story revealed through the voice of one-women along a timeline from her youth to middle age.

Writer – Lara Gaydos (Black Forest)

Director – Birgitta De Pree

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Wild Indigo

04-25-2019

Presented by UCCS Visual and Performing Arts: Music Program at Ent Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm

This event will feature the new music from Baylee's EP, Wild Indigo, plus two other new songs!

Featuring Christina Mandico on vocals, Eric Blackmore on guitar, Emerson Olson on violin, Tony Blanchard on bass guitar, and Todd Williams on drums.

This event will feature the new music from Baylee's EP, Wild Indigo, plus two other new songs!

Featuring Christina Mandico on vocals, Eric Blackmore on guitar, Emerson Olson on violin, Tony Blanchard on bass guitar, and Todd Williams on drums.

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Summer Music Festival Intermezzo Concert with Scott Yoo, Alice Dade, and Susan Grace

04-25-2019

Presented by Colorado College at Colorado College - Packard Hall, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm

The Summer Music Festival presents this flagship event that also marks flutist Alice Dade’s first appearance on the Packard stage.

In addition to her work as flute faculty for the University of Missouri School of Music, Dade maintains an...

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The Summer Music Festival presents this flagship event that also marks flutist Alice Dade’s first appearance on the Packard stage.

In addition to her work as flute faculty for the University of Missouri School of Music, Dade maintains an active performance career that includes concerto and chamber music appearances, recording projects, television appearances and guest principal performances in orchestras in Asia and Scandinavia.

The concert also features festival conductor and violinist (and Dade’s husband) Scott Yoo. Yoo is the music director and principal conductor of Festival Mozaic in California, artistic director of the Mexico City Philharmonic, and host of the upcoming PBS series “Now Hear This.”

Pianist Susan Grace, who has served as music director of the festival since 1987, rounds out the trio. A Grammy-nominated pianist, Grace is an active solo and chamber recital performer, recording artist, and member of the internationally acclaimed piano duo, Quattro Mani. She is also associate chair, artist-in-residence, and senior lecturer in music at Colorado College.

The concert will feature Poulenc’s Sonata for flute and piano, Rota’s Trio for flute, violin and piano, and Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata for violin and piano.

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Little Shop of Horrors

05-19-2019

Presented by Theatreworks at Ent Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm + 19 more dates and times

Sun, Apr 28 @ 4:00 pm Wed, May 01 @ 7:30 pm Thu, May 02 @ 7:30 pm Fri, May 03 @ 7:30 pm Sat, May 04 @ 2:00 pm Sat, May 04 @ 7:30 pm Sun, May 05 @ 4:00 pm Wed, May 08 @ 7:30 pm Thu, May 09 @ 7:30 pm Fri, May 10 @ 7:30 pm Sat, May 11 @ 2:00 pm Sat, May 11 @ 7:30 pm Sun, May 12 @ 4:00 pm Wed, May 15 @ 7:30 pm Thu, May 16 @ 7:30 pm Fri, May 17 @ 7:30 pm Sat, May 18 @ 2:00 pm Sat, May 18 @ 7:30 pm Sun, May 19 @ 4:00 pm - less dates and times

In this fun, campy musical based on 1960s cult classic horror film, nerdy floral clerk Seymour cultivates a saucy, R&B-singing Venus fly trap-like plant, which he names for his beloved co-worker Audrey. Everything seems great, until the plant's...

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In this fun, campy musical based on 1960s cult classic horror film, nerdy floral clerk Seymour cultivates a saucy, R&B-singing Venus fly trap-like plant, which he names for his beloved co-worker Audrey. Everything seems great, until the plant's devious plans threaten to ruin everything. This sci-fi smash hit will have you singing in the aisles.

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Winter Outdoor Skills and Survival Training

04-30-2019

Presented by Colorado Mountain Man Survival at Colorado Mountain Man Survival, Cripple Creek
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 26 @ 9:00 am Sat, Apr 27 @ 9:00 am Sun, Apr 28 @ 9:00 am + 2 more dates and times

Mon, Apr 29 @ 9:00 am Tue, Apr 30 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Colorado is notorious for its snow, downhill and back country skiing.

It is also notorious for its sudden flash storms and blizzards that commonly catch the unsuspecting outdoor adventurer off guard.

Many have died in Colorado because we have...

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Colorado is notorious for its snow, downhill and back country skiing.

It is also notorious for its sudden flash storms and blizzards that commonly catch the unsuspecting outdoor adventurer off guard.

Many have died in Colorado because we have blue skies in the morning but by midday, a vicious storm has rolled in before an unaware hiker has time to react.

Even the most experienced of hikers have become trapped in Colorado's snow storms.

Colorado may not have the largest amount of constant cumulative snow, but will be the type of weather conditions a typical outdoorsman will find himself in during the winter.

You will not get the convenience of a 12 foot snow drift to build your winter palace.

Surviving in the extreme cold is mostly about staying warm, keeping your body temperature up and getting out of the elements.

The traditional survival techniques do not always apply, due to the cold and wet surroundings.

This course will teach you how to build snow and primitive shelters that will allow you to ride out a storm and how to build a fire to keep you warm in frigid temperatures.

We will discuss the dangers of hypothermia, frostbite, dehydration, and snow blindness and ways to prevent them.

Avalanche danger in Colorado is very high and a frequent killer of man, so we will go over what to look for to keep you out of harms way when you are traversing through the back country.

Skills taught will include:

  • Winter Clothing - layering
  • How to prevent or treat hypothermia, frostbite, trenchfoot
  • Cold weather risk factors
  • Search and Rescue techniques
  • Psychology of Survival
  • Avalanche Awareness
  • Primitive shelters and snow shelters
  • Primitive and Modern fire starting methods in a cold environment
  • Full Length Body Fire and the All Night Fire
  • Bow Drill Friction Fire Making, how to use a ferro rod and other modern fire starting devices
  • Modern and Primitive Trapping and tracking
  • Numerous improvised primitive deadfalls and snares
  • Use of snow as water
  • Winter Hydration and Dehydration
  • Primitive Navigation Methods
  • Primitive Tool Making

A large 21 person military tent with winter liner is provided for a community tent during class hours and may be used for sleeping at night.

Tent is complete with 2 wood burning stoves and a cot for each student.

A smaller 5-10 person military tent with winter liner and is also available for private sleeping accommodations.

Water will be provided but you will need to provide your own food of your choice.

We recommend quick field expedient meals such as freeze dried meals or MRE’s.

They can quickly be made at our primitive camps and won’t slow down the learning process.

You can also purchase food locally once you get here. Grocery Stores and several local eateries are within a reasonable driving distance.

Its going to be cold! Bring warm weather clothing, a good sleeping bag and an all season tent if you do not wish to stay in our military tent.

A collapsible snow shovel is recommended but not necessary.

You may sleep in a tent you bring, in your vehicle, in a primitive shelter or share one of our military tents which have wood burning stoves inside.

We will not provide you with any gear, so please come prepared.

Check recommended items list for more details!

Warm outdoor clothing, warm gloves and hat, winter boots and wool socks are required.

Cotton clothing is highly discouraged! Wool will keep you warm even when wet.

Layers are important in Colorado. You will want a water whicking base layer, an insulating mid layer, and a waterproof breathable outer shell.

Check out our Clothes Layering Basics if you are unsure of what to wear.

This course will be instructed by Jason Marsteiner

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KoboldCon

04-28-2019

Presented by KoboldCon, LLC at Chapel Hills Mall, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 26 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Apr 27 @ 9:00 am Sun, Apr 28 @ 9:00 am

KoboldCon 2019, the largest tabletop gaming convention in Colorado Springs, is coming around again this April with some of the best gaming along the Front Range!

Bring your friends and family out and enjoy role-playing games, board games,...

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KoboldCon 2019, the largest tabletop gaming convention in Colorado Springs, is coming around again this April with some of the best gaming along the Front Range!

Bring your friends and family out and enjoy role-playing games, board games, tabletop games, wargaming, card games, and other fun events of all types.

Visit our 40+ vendors, artists, and entertainers who are bringing some of the best and newest in products in the industry.

Sign-Up to play in games at one of our  80+ gaming tables! Interested in running a game or two? You can earn a free weekend badge, just by hosting your favorite games!

Some of the games and events included are:

  • Learn to Play RPGs
  • Dungeons and Dragons
  • Pathfinder RPG (1st and 2nd Editions!)
  • Starfinder
  • Board Game Library
  • Virtual Reality Games
  • Smash Bros Tournament!!
  • Cosplay Contest ($1,000 in cash prizes)
  • War Games and Miniatures
  • Collectible Card Games (Magic, Netrunner, Pokemon, and more!)
  • Real Knights and Combat
  • Free Kids Events
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Glowga

12-27-2019

Presented by SunWater Spa at SunWater Spa, Manitou Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm Fri, May 24 @ 7:00 pm

Join a fun and uplifting black light yoga class every fourth Friday of the month.

Turn your practice into a celebration and move to upbeat music while immersed in the glow of black lights.

This class features a rotation of SunWater Spa...

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Join a fun and uplifting black light yoga class every fourth Friday of the month.

Turn your practice into a celebration and move to upbeat music while immersed in the glow of black lights.

This class features a rotation of SunWater Spa teachers.

All levels are welcome.

Packages and Memberships can be used to attend this class.

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Thunder and Rain

04-26-2019

Presented by Black Rose Acoustic Society at Black Forest Community Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm

Thunder and Rain is a four-piece acoustic Americana band from the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Consisting of acoustic guitar, mandolin, dobro, and upright bass, Thunder and Rain seamlessly blends their favorite elements of bluegrass, country, pop,...

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Thunder and Rain is a four-piece acoustic Americana band from the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Consisting of acoustic guitar, mandolin, dobro, and upright bass, Thunder and Rain seamlessly blends their favorite elements of bluegrass, country, pop, and alt-rock to cultivate their own take on the American roots music traditions.

Driven by the catchy choruses and dreamy melodies sung by Erinn Peet-Lukes, the band underscores her heartfelt songwriting with strong country grooves, lush harmonies and rich instrumental decoration.

Erinn formed the band in 2013 when she moved to Colorado from Brooklyn, New York. Since then, she has added the classical talents of Ian Haegele (upright bass), the smooth sounds of Chris Herbst (dobro/lap steel), the crisp chop from Dylan McCarthy (mandolin), and sometimes the beautiful melodies provided by Natalie Padilla (fiddle).

Thunder and Rain has played for audiences in Canada and Ireland, as well as across the U.S. Their meaningful lyrics and soaring choruses have connected with fans both young and old.

They are now touring on the heels of their second full-length album, "Start Believing." Notable past achievements include being 2014 Rockygrass Band Competition finalists, #1 in Westword's Best Bluegrass Bands of 2016, and Erinn Peet-Lukes being a 2018 Kerrville New Folk Songwriting Competition finalist.

This show will start off with our always-inspiring Kids' Open Stage - young musicians under the direction of our Kids' Jam leader and guitar instructor Adam Gardino.

Baked goods, coffee, tea, and water available for purchase.

Note: The Black Rose Acoustic Society will be celebrating its 25th anniversary at this show. Have your music, and eat some free cake too!

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Arty Party

04-26-2019

Presented by The Gallery Below at The Gallery Below, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm

Join the Gallery Below in celebrating this awesome show one more time. Not only can you come see this month's show, we set out art supplies and you can make art in the gallery.

But that's not all, we have some dope entertainment including music,...

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Join the Gallery Below in celebrating this awesome show one more time. Not only can you come see this month's show, we set out art supplies and you can make art in the gallery.

But that's not all, we have some dope entertainment including music, comedy, and drag.

Come see/hear/feel/make/experience art!

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Queer Prom 2019: A Masquerade

04-26-2019

Presented by Inside Out Youth Services at General William J. Palmer High School, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm

Inside Out Youth Services Presents Queer Prom 2019: A Masquerade.

Queer prom is for our young lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, questioning (LGBTIQ)+ allied people ages 13-22. Come for the raddest, queerest masquerade prom of them...

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Inside Out Youth Services Presents Queer Prom 2019: A Masquerade.

Queer prom is for our young lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, questioning (LGBTIQ)+ allied people ages 13-22. Come for the raddest, queerest masquerade prom of them all at the Palmer HS gym on April 26. Free professional photo booth! Free food, DJ set, and performances all night long! Including drag performances by the United Court of the Pikes Peak Empire.

Drop by Inside Out Youth Services (223 N Wahsatch STE 101) during our open hours to pick up prom attire from our clothing closet and tickets.

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Magic for Grown Ups! World Class Sleight of Hand

08-31-2019

Presented by Cosmo's Magic Theater at Cosmo's Magic Theater, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm Fri, May 03 @ 7:30 pm + 7 more dates and times

Sat, May 04 @ 7:30 pm Fri, May 10 @ 7:30 pm Sat, May 11 @ 7:30 pm Fri, May 17 @ 7:30 pm Sat, May 18 @ 7:30 pm Fri, May 24 @ 7:30 pm Sat, May 25 @ 7:30 pm - less dates and times

Please note that our evening shows are designed for adults, and recommended for ages 14 and older.

Our weekend matinees are geared towards children 3-13.

The evening begins with light snacks and refreshments, and features a full evening...

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Please note that our evening shows are designed for adults, and recommended for ages 14 and older.

Our weekend matinees are geared towards children 3-13.

The evening begins with light snacks and refreshments, and features a full evening performance of world class sleight of hand and magic.

When doors open, guests can relax and enjoy light refreshments and jazz music, (live jazz on specific nights, see our website calendar).

A native of Colorado, Cosmo Solano built a career as an internationally known professional magician in Los Angeles and returns home to bring 35 years of experience to his new, elegant, 70 seat theater located in Colorado Springs.

In this full evening show Cosmo intertwines audience interaction and light hearted humor with world class magic, focusing on expert sleight of hand, mentalism, and classic magic.

Cosmo’s Magic Theater is an elegant theater offering a fun, sophisticated night out for adults!

Recommended Attire: Business Casual. Please no T-shirts, sweat pants, work jeans, tank tops etc.

Please note: While there is no bad language or adult humor, this performance is designed for adults (14 and older) younger children would enjoy the family matinees.

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Sträs Plays The Modbo: An Evening of Modern Jazz

04-26-2019

Presented by Modbo at The Modbo, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm

The Modbo presents an eclectic night of modern jazz with Sträs, comprised of phenomenally talented Denver area musicians Paul Riola, Joshua Trinidad, Kim Stone, Ian Argys, and Michel Stahli.

The Modbo is located in the Arts Alley in downtown...

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The Modbo presents an eclectic night of modern jazz with Sträs, comprised of phenomenally talented Denver area musicians Paul Riola, Joshua Trinidad, Kim Stone, Ian Argys, and Michel Stahli.

The Modbo is located in the Arts Alley in downtown Colorado Springs.

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Chris Daniels & the Kings

04-26-2019

Presented by Western Jubilee Recording Company at Western Jubilee Warehouse, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm

A phenomenal show, every time!

Recently this seven-piece band was awarded Best Horn Section from the Colorado Blues Society, which is a pretty big deal.

Chris Daniels also has been inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame, which is a...

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A phenomenal show, every time!

Recently this seven-piece band was awarded Best Horn Section from the Colorado Blues Society, which is a pretty big deal.

Chris Daniels also has been inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame, which is a pretty danged big deal too!

We are excited for this favorite band of our Western Jubilee Warehouse Theater.

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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, Apr 24 @ 9:00 am Wed, May 01 @ 9:00 am Wed, May 08 @ 9:00 am + 2 more dates and times

Wed, May 15 @ 9:00 am Wed, May 22 @ 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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Percussion Recital

04-24-2019

Presented by Pikes Peak Community College at Pikes Peak Community College - Downtown Studio, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm

Join us for a program of solo and small ensemble performances on timpani, snare, marimba, and other percussion instruments.

The performance will take place in the Music Room (N-214) at the Downtown Studio Campus.

Join us for a program of solo and small ensemble performances on timpani, snare, marimba, and other percussion instruments.

The performance will take place in the Music Room (N-214) at the Downtown Studio Campus.

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Call for Artists: "Our Shorts Are Showing #7"

05-15-2019

Presented by Craft Production Resource at StudioK, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Apr 25 @ 1:00 am Fri, Apr 26 @ 1:00 am Sat, Apr 27 @ 1:00 am + 18 more dates and times

Sun, Apr 28 @ 1:00 am Mon, Apr 29 @ 1:00 am Tue, Apr 30 @ 1:00 am Wed, May 01 @ 1:00 am Thu, May 02 @ 1:00 am Fri, May 03 @ 1:00 am Sat, May 04 @ 1:00 am Sun, May 05 @ 1:00 am Mon, May 06 @ 1:00 am Tue, May 07 @ 1:00 am Wed, May 08 @ 1:00 am Thu, May 09 @ 1:00 am Fri, May 10 @ 1:00 am Sat, May 11 @ 1:00 am Sun, May 12 @ 1:00 am Mon, May 13 @ 1:00 am Tue, May 14 @ 1:00 am Wed, May 15 @ 1:00 am - less dates and times

Colorado Front Range Playwrights - Craft Production Resource is accepting submissions of new, original, short plays for the 2019 "Our Shorts Are Showing" #7 Festival of Plays.

The deadline for submission is May 15, 2019.

Playwright guidelines...

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Colorado Front Range Playwrights - Craft Production Resource is accepting submissions of new, original, short plays for the 2019 "Our Shorts Are Showing" #7 Festival of Plays.

The deadline for submission is May 15, 2019.

Playwright guidelines are listed on the CPR Facebook page.

Production will take place at the Springs Ensemble Theatre August 1-11.

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April Shooks Run Trail Clean Up

04-25-2019

Presented by PikeRide at Pike Ride, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Apr 25 @ 3:30 pm

We meet at the PikeRide office and focus on the Shook’s Run trail and creek in between E. Costilla St. on the south and E Williamette Ave. on the North.

You will be amazed by the things found!

When you arrive at the office there will be quick...

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We meet at the PikeRide office and focus on the Shook’s Run trail and creek in between E. Costilla St. on the south and E Williamette Ave. on the North.

You will be amazed by the things found!

When you arrive at the office there will be quick introductions and all participants must sign a PikeRide waver and Parks and Recreation adoption consent release.

If you have work gloves please bring them. We have gloves to share if you do not have any.

We have limited helmets for check out.  Bike helmets are not required but strongly encouraged.

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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, Apr 25 @ 4:00 pm Thu, May 02 @ 4:00 pm Thu, May 09 @ 4:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

Thu, May 16 @ 4:00 pm Thu, May 23 @ 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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'One Bad Apple...or...As The Worm Turns'

08-10-2019

Presented by Iron Springs Chateau Dinner Melodrama at Iron Springs Chateau, Manitou Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm + 12 more dates and times

Thu, May 02 @ 6:00 pm Fri, May 03 @ 6:00 pm Sat, May 04 @ 6:00 pm Thu, May 09 @ 6:00 pm Fri, May 10 @ 6:00 pm Sat, May 11 @ 6:00 pm Thu, May 16 @ 6:00 pm Fri, May 17 @ 6:00 pm Sat, May 18 @ 6:00 pm Thu, May 23 @ 6:00 pm Fri, May 24 @ 6:00 pm Sat, May 25 @ 6:00 pm - less dates and times

The Iron Springs Chateau is excited for its first show of 2019, “One Bad Apple…or…As the Worm Turns.”

This show, written by local actor and playwright, Ms. Sallie Walker, is a hilarious classic melodrama where poor Granny Smith can’t...

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The Iron Springs Chateau is excited for its first show of 2019, “One Bad Apple…or…As the Worm Turns.”

This show, written by local actor and playwright, Ms. Sallie Walker, is a hilarious classic melodrama where poor Granny Smith can’t pay the mortgage on her orchard, because the apples are infested with worms!

Granny’s niece, Goldie Lishus, will do anything to help out, but going to work for Ella VaFlooze at the gaming hall is surely out of the question…isn’t it? However, will our hero Sheriff Fisher Cutbait rescue his true love, Goldie, from a dreadful life with the evil Gil Crabpot and save the Angler’s Haven Applery?

The melodrama is followed by a sing-along intermission and a Grand Old Opry themed Vaudeville style musical revue that will keep you laughing with songs, dances, jokes and crazy costumes!  It’s a blast for the whole family!

The show is directed by Craig and Jolene Howard, musical direction by Mark Arnest, costumes by Aaron Graves and choreography by Daisya Dowen, Jolene Howard, Craig Howard, Lori Adams-Miller and Rebekah Ratterree.

Check out the opening weekend details and specials here.

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Shake, Rattle, & Murder - A 1950's Murder Mystery Dinner & Show

04-25-2019

Presented by Stargazers Theatre & Event Center at Stargazers Theatre & Event Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm

Come see Red Herring Productions show! This is an all ages show, sometimes the youngsters make the best detectives!

The 1950's themed Shake, Rattle, and Murder show is a fan favorite!

Head backstage at “Shake, Rattle, and Murder,” in which...

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Come see Red Herring Productions show! This is an all ages show, sometimes the youngsters make the best detectives!

The 1950's themed Shake, Rattle, and Murder show is a fan favorite!

Head backstage at “Shake, Rattle, and Murder,” in which a hip television host is welcoming all your favorite rock-and-rollers for a one-of-a-kind live performance!

Will he end the evening bopping, or getting bopped?

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Concert for Teen Suicide Prevention

04-25-2019

Presented by Dina Hollingsworth Music Studio at Ivywild School Auditorium, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm

The teen suicide rate in El Paso county is one of the highest in the nation. A group of teen musicians from Cheyenne Mountain high school wanted to do something to help, so we've organized a concert fundraiser.

There will be a jazz combo along...

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The teen suicide rate in El Paso county is one of the highest in the nation. A group of teen musicians from Cheyenne Mountain high school wanted to do something to help, so we've organized a concert fundraiser.

There will be a jazz combo along with some classical piano music during the intermission.

All funds raised will go to programs aimed at helping their peers in any way needed.

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WTF #2 - The Women's Theatre Festival

04-28-2019

Presented by Millibo Art Theatre at Millibo Art Theatre, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm + 1 more dates and times

Sun, Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

#WTF will be a 3-week long festival with special events celebrating and promoting the work of Colorado Women Playwrights.

The mission of the WTF is to support the many talented women creating theater and performance art throughout Colorado...

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#WTF will be a 3-week long festival with special events celebrating and promoting the work of Colorado Women Playwrights.

The mission of the WTF is to support the many talented women creating theater and performance art throughout Colorado by giving them a platform for their voices, their truths, and their stories.

This year, we are performing five plays and one poem:

Moderate Proposal

Two candidates face off in a debate about the issues but end up debating how politics are debated in America.

Directed & Written by Cyndi Parr (Colorado Springs)

Performed by
Incumbent: Joanne Koehler

Challenger: Jeremiah Walter

Moderator: Micah Speirs

One Man's Trash

When volatile Cee visits an exhibit of “discarded object” art, she is confronted by an unexpected blast from her past.  As Nat, a security guard, attempts to intervene, their verbal sparring over what separates and unites, and what it means to be trash, leads to unexpected consequences.

Writer - Leslie Lewis (Longmont)

Director – Marisa Hebert

Performed by:

Cee: Lynn Jacobs

Nat: Lynne Hastings

Nomads of Disaster/Listening to Chernobyl

As they reluctantly depart the future nuclear zone, Svetlana and Alexey take a hopeful shot at tapping into some good old American know-how or luck or whatever it is that makes their adoptive home so seemingly impervious to disaster. They try the Book Bar. They meet Ashley.

Writer - Nina Alice Miller (Arvada)

Director – Max Ferguson

Performed by:

Svetlana: Jane Fromme

Alexey: Charlie Ammen

Ashley: Monika Allred

Open Concept

An experienced Realtor arrives at the home of a new client only to discover that this straightforward sale has been sabotaged.  In order to get the listing back on track, both women must let down their guard and discover what really makes a happy home.

Writer – Lisa Siebert (Colorado Springs)

Director – Lisa Siebert

Performed by:

Penny - Jane Fromme

Cheryl - Anna Faye Hunter

Positively Ridiculous

Katherine has been pining for the mysterious “Cat Man” for quite a while. When she finally makes her move hilarity ensues as she discovers things are not as they may seem.

Directed & Written by Kara Harrison (Colorado Springs via Georgia)

Performed by:

Katherine: Allyson Hackworth

Gerald: Dalton Watson

Hot Cat Guy: Madeline Campbell

Like a Living, Breathing Janus (A Poem)

A story revealed through the voice of one-women along a timeline from her youth to middle age.

Writer – Lara Gaydos (Black Forest)

Director – Birgitta De Pree

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Wild Indigo

04-25-2019

Presented by UCCS Visual and Performing Arts: Music Program at Ent Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm

This event will feature the new music from Baylee's EP, Wild Indigo, plus two other new songs!

Featuring Christina Mandico on vocals, Eric Blackmore on guitar, Emerson Olson on violin, Tony Blanchard on bass guitar, and Todd Williams on drums.

This event will feature the new music from Baylee's EP, Wild Indigo, plus two other new songs!

Featuring Christina Mandico on vocals, Eric Blackmore on guitar, Emerson Olson on violin, Tony Blanchard on bass guitar, and Todd Williams on drums.

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Summer Music Festival Intermezzo Concert with Scott Yoo, Alice Dade, and Susan Grace

04-25-2019

Presented by Colorado College at Colorado College - Packard Hall, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm

The Summer Music Festival presents this flagship event that also marks flutist Alice Dade’s first appearance on the Packard stage.

In addition to her work as flute faculty for the University of Missouri School of Music, Dade maintains an...

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The Summer Music Festival presents this flagship event that also marks flutist Alice Dade’s first appearance on the Packard stage.

In addition to her work as flute faculty for the University of Missouri School of Music, Dade maintains an active performance career that includes concerto and chamber music appearances, recording projects, television appearances and guest principal performances in orchestras in Asia and Scandinavia.

The concert also features festival conductor and violinist (and Dade’s husband) Scott Yoo. Yoo is the music director and principal conductor of Festival Mozaic in California, artistic director of the Mexico City Philharmonic, and host of the upcoming PBS series “Now Hear This.”

Pianist Susan Grace, who has served as music director of the festival since 1987, rounds out the trio. A Grammy-nominated pianist, Grace is an active solo and chamber recital performer, recording artist, and member of the internationally acclaimed piano duo, Quattro Mani. She is also associate chair, artist-in-residence, and senior lecturer in music at Colorado College.

The concert will feature Poulenc’s Sonata for flute and piano, Rota’s Trio for flute, violin and piano, and Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata for violin and piano.

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Little Shop of Horrors

05-19-2019

Presented by Theatreworks at Ent Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm + 19 more dates and times

Sun, Apr 28 @ 4:00 pm Wed, May 01 @ 7:30 pm Thu, May 02 @ 7:30 pm Fri, May 03 @ 7:30 pm Sat, May 04 @ 2:00 pm Sat, May 04 @ 7:30 pm Sun, May 05 @ 4:00 pm Wed, May 08 @ 7:30 pm Thu, May 09 @ 7:30 pm Fri, May 10 @ 7:30 pm Sat, May 11 @ 2:00 pm Sat, May 11 @ 7:30 pm Sun, May 12 @ 4:00 pm Wed, May 15 @ 7:30 pm Thu, May 16 @ 7:30 pm Fri, May 17 @ 7:30 pm Sat, May 18 @ 2:00 pm Sat, May 18 @ 7:30 pm Sun, May 19 @ 4:00 pm - less dates and times

In this fun, campy musical based on 1960s cult classic horror film, nerdy floral clerk Seymour cultivates a saucy, R&B-singing Venus fly trap-like plant, which he names for his beloved co-worker Audrey. Everything seems great, until the plant's...

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In this fun, campy musical based on 1960s cult classic horror film, nerdy floral clerk Seymour cultivates a saucy, R&B-singing Venus fly trap-like plant, which he names for his beloved co-worker Audrey. Everything seems great, until the plant's devious plans threaten to ruin everything. This sci-fi smash hit will have you singing in the aisles.

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Winter Outdoor Skills and Survival Training

04-30-2019

Presented by Colorado Mountain Man Survival at Colorado Mountain Man Survival, Cripple Creek
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 26 @ 9:00 am Sat, Apr 27 @ 9:00 am Sun, Apr 28 @ 9:00 am + 2 more dates and times

Mon, Apr 29 @ 9:00 am Tue, Apr 30 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Colorado is notorious for its snow, downhill and back country skiing.

It is also notorious for its sudden flash storms and blizzards that commonly catch the unsuspecting outdoor adventurer off guard.

Many have died in Colorado because we have...

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Colorado is notorious for its snow, downhill and back country skiing.

It is also notorious for its sudden flash storms and blizzards that commonly catch the unsuspecting outdoor adventurer off guard.

Many have died in Colorado because we have blue skies in the morning but by midday, a vicious storm has rolled in before an unaware hiker has time to react.

Even the most experienced of hikers have become trapped in Colorado's snow storms.

Colorado may not have the largest amount of constant cumulative snow, but will be the type of weather conditions a typical outdoorsman will find himself in during the winter.

You will not get the convenience of a 12 foot snow drift to build your winter palace.

Surviving in the extreme cold is mostly about staying warm, keeping your body temperature up and getting out of the elements.

The traditional survival techniques do not always apply, due to the cold and wet surroundings.

This course will teach you how to build snow and primitive shelters that will allow you to ride out a storm and how to build a fire to keep you warm in frigid temperatures.

We will discuss the dangers of hypothermia, frostbite, dehydration, and snow blindness and ways to prevent them.

Avalanche danger in Colorado is very high and a frequent killer of man, so we will go over what to look for to keep you out of harms way when you are traversing through the back country.

Skills taught will include:

  • Winter Clothing - layering
  • How to prevent or treat hypothermia, frostbite, trenchfoot
  • Cold weather risk factors
  • Search and Rescue techniques
  • Psychology of Survival
  • Avalanche Awareness
  • Primitive shelters and snow shelters
  • Primitive and Modern fire starting methods in a cold environment
  • Full Length Body Fire and the All Night Fire
  • Bow Drill Friction Fire Making, how to use a ferro rod and other modern fire starting devices
  • Modern and Primitive Trapping and tracking
  • Numerous improvised primitive deadfalls and snares
  • Use of snow as water
  • Winter Hydration and Dehydration
  • Primitive Navigation Methods
  • Primitive Tool Making

A large 21 person military tent with winter liner is provided for a community tent during class hours and may be used for sleeping at night.

Tent is complete with 2 wood burning stoves and a cot for each student.

A smaller 5-10 person military tent with winter liner and is also available for private sleeping accommodations.

Water will be provided but you will need to provide your own food of your choice.

We recommend quick field expedient meals such as freeze dried meals or MRE’s.

They can quickly be made at our primitive camps and won’t slow down the learning process.

You can also purchase food locally once you get here. Grocery Stores and several local eateries are within a reasonable driving distance.

Its going to be cold! Bring warm weather clothing, a good sleeping bag and an all season tent if you do not wish to stay in our military tent.

A collapsible snow shovel is recommended but not necessary.

You may sleep in a tent you bring, in your vehicle, in a primitive shelter or share one of our military tents which have wood burning stoves inside.

We will not provide you with any gear, so please come prepared.

Check recommended items list for more details!

Warm outdoor clothing, warm gloves and hat, winter boots and wool socks are required.

Cotton clothing is highly discouraged! Wool will keep you warm even when wet.

Layers are important in Colorado. You will want a water whicking base layer, an insulating mid layer, and a waterproof breathable outer shell.

Check out our Clothes Layering Basics if you are unsure of what to wear.

This course will be instructed by Jason Marsteiner

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KoboldCon

04-28-2019

Presented by KoboldCon, LLC at Chapel Hills Mall, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 26 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Apr 27 @ 9:00 am Sun, Apr 28 @ 9:00 am

KoboldCon 2019, the largest tabletop gaming convention in Colorado Springs, is coming around again this April with some of the best gaming along the Front Range!

Bring your friends and family out and enjoy role-playing games, board games,...

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KoboldCon 2019, the largest tabletop gaming convention in Colorado Springs, is coming around again this April with some of the best gaming along the Front Range!

Bring your friends and family out and enjoy role-playing games, board games, tabletop games, wargaming, card games, and other fun events of all types.

Visit our 40+ vendors, artists, and entertainers who are bringing some of the best and newest in products in the industry.

Sign-Up to play in games at one of our  80+ gaming tables! Interested in running a game or two? You can earn a free weekend badge, just by hosting your favorite games!

Some of the games and events included are:

  • Learn to Play RPGs
  • Dungeons and Dragons
  • Pathfinder RPG (1st and 2nd Editions!)
  • Starfinder
  • Board Game Library
  • Virtual Reality Games
  • Smash Bros Tournament!!
  • Cosplay Contest ($1,000 in cash prizes)
  • War Games and Miniatures
  • Collectible Card Games (Magic, Netrunner, Pokemon, and more!)
  • Real Knights and Combat
  • Free Kids Events
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Glowga

12-27-2019

Presented by SunWater Spa at SunWater Spa, Manitou Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm Fri, May 24 @ 7:00 pm

Join a fun and uplifting black light yoga class every fourth Friday of the month.

Turn your practice into a celebration and move to upbeat music while immersed in the glow of black lights.

This class features a rotation of SunWater Spa...

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Join a fun and uplifting black light yoga class every fourth Friday of the month.

Turn your practice into a celebration and move to upbeat music while immersed in the glow of black lights.

This class features a rotation of SunWater Spa teachers.

All levels are welcome.

Packages and Memberships can be used to attend this class.

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Thunder and Rain

04-26-2019

Presented by Black Rose Acoustic Society at Black Forest Community Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm

Thunder and Rain is a four-piece acoustic Americana band from the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Consisting of acoustic guitar, mandolin, dobro, and upright bass, Thunder and Rain seamlessly blends their favorite elements of bluegrass, country, pop,...

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Thunder and Rain is a four-piece acoustic Americana band from the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Consisting of acoustic guitar, mandolin, dobro, and upright bass, Thunder and Rain seamlessly blends their favorite elements of bluegrass, country, pop, and alt-rock to cultivate their own take on the American roots music traditions.

Driven by the catchy choruses and dreamy melodies sung by Erinn Peet-Lukes, the band underscores her heartfelt songwriting with strong country grooves, lush harmonies and rich instrumental decoration.

Erinn formed the band in 2013 when she moved to Colorado from Brooklyn, New York. Since then, she has added the classical talents of Ian Haegele (upright bass), the smooth sounds of Chris Herbst (dobro/lap steel), the crisp chop from Dylan McCarthy (mandolin), and sometimes the beautiful melodies provided by Natalie Padilla (fiddle).

Thunder and Rain has played for audiences in Canada and Ireland, as well as across the U.S. Their meaningful lyrics and soaring choruses have connected with fans both young and old.

They are now touring on the heels of their second full-length album, "Start Believing." Notable past achievements include being 2014 Rockygrass Band Competition finalists, #1 in Westword's Best Bluegrass Bands of 2016, and Erinn Peet-Lukes being a 2018 Kerrville New Folk Songwriting Competition finalist.

This show will start off with our always-inspiring Kids' Open Stage - young musicians under the direction of our Kids' Jam leader and guitar instructor Adam Gardino.

Baked goods, coffee, tea, and water available for purchase.

Note: The Black Rose Acoustic Society will be celebrating its 25th anniversary at this show. Have your music, and eat some free cake too!

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Arty Party

04-26-2019

Presented by The Gallery Below at The Gallery Below, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm

Join the Gallery Below in celebrating this awesome show one more time. Not only can you come see this month's show, we set out art supplies and you can make art in the gallery.

But that's not all, we have some dope entertainment including music,...

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Join the Gallery Below in celebrating this awesome show one more time. Not only can you come see this month's show, we set out art supplies and you can make art in the gallery.

But that's not all, we have some dope entertainment including music, comedy, and drag.

Come see/hear/feel/make/experience art!

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Queer Prom 2019: A Masquerade

04-26-2019

Presented by Inside Out Youth Services at General William J. Palmer High School, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm

Inside Out Youth Services Presents Queer Prom 2019: A Masquerade.

Queer prom is for our young lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, questioning (LGBTIQ)+ allied people ages 13-22. Come for the raddest, queerest masquerade prom of them...

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Inside Out Youth Services Presents Queer Prom 2019: A Masquerade.

Queer prom is for our young lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, questioning (LGBTIQ)+ allied people ages 13-22. Come for the raddest, queerest masquerade prom of them all at the Palmer HS gym on April 26. Free professional photo booth! Free food, DJ set, and performances all night long! Including drag performances by the United Court of the Pikes Peak Empire.

Drop by Inside Out Youth Services (223 N Wahsatch STE 101) during our open hours to pick up prom attire from our clothing closet and tickets.

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Magic for Grown Ups! World Class Sleight of Hand

08-31-2019

Presented by Cosmo's Magic Theater at Cosmo's Magic Theater, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm Fri, May 03 @ 7:30 pm + 7 more dates and times

Sat, May 04 @ 7:30 pm Fri, May 10 @ 7:30 pm Sat, May 11 @ 7:30 pm Fri, May 17 @ 7:30 pm Sat, May 18 @ 7:30 pm Fri, May 24 @ 7:30 pm Sat, May 25 @ 7:30 pm - less dates and times

Please note that our evening shows are designed for adults, and recommended for ages 14 and older.

Our weekend matinees are geared towards children 3-13.

The evening begins with light snacks and refreshments, and features a full evening...

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Please note that our evening shows are designed for adults, and recommended for ages 14 and older.

Our weekend matinees are geared towards children 3-13.

The evening begins with light snacks and refreshments, and features a full evening performance of world class sleight of hand and magic.

When doors open, guests can relax and enjoy light refreshments and jazz music, (live jazz on specific nights, see our website calendar).

A native of Colorado, Cosmo Solano built a career as an internationally known professional magician in Los Angeles and returns home to bring 35 years of experience to his new, elegant, 70 seat theater located in Colorado Springs.

In this full evening show Cosmo intertwines audience interaction and light hearted humor with world class magic, focusing on expert sleight of hand, mentalism, and classic magic.

Cosmo’s Magic Theater is an elegant theater offering a fun, sophisticated night out for adults!

Recommended Attire: Business Casual. Please no T-shirts, sweat pants, work jeans, tank tops etc.

Please note: While there is no bad language or adult humor, this performance is designed for adults (14 and older) younger children would enjoy the family matinees.

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Sträs Plays The Modbo: An Evening of Modern Jazz

04-26-2019

Presented by Modbo at The Modbo, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm

The Modbo presents an eclectic night of modern jazz with Sträs, comprised of phenomenally talented Denver area musicians Paul Riola, Joshua Trinidad, Kim Stone, Ian Argys, and Michel Stahli.

The Modbo is located in the Arts Alley in downtown...

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The Modbo presents an eclectic night of modern jazz with Sträs, comprised of phenomenally talented Denver area musicians Paul Riola, Joshua Trinidad, Kim Stone, Ian Argys, and Michel Stahli.

The Modbo is located in the Arts Alley in downtown Colorado Springs.

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Chris Daniels & the Kings

04-26-2019

Presented by Western Jubilee Recording Company at Western Jubilee Warehouse, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm

A phenomenal show, every time!

Recently this seven-piece band was awarded Best Horn Section from the Colorado Blues Society, which is a pretty big deal.

Chris Daniels also has been inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame, which is a...

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A phenomenal show, every time!

Recently this seven-piece band was awarded Best Horn Section from the Colorado Blues Society, which is a pretty big deal.

Chris Daniels also has been inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame, which is a pretty danged big deal too!

We are excited for this favorite band of our Western Jubilee Warehouse Theater.

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