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Featured Events Colorado Springs

Music at Midday Concerts

06-21-2019

Presented by Colorado College Summer Music Festival at Packard Hall, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jun 17 @ 12:15 pm Wed, Jun 19 @ 12:15 pm Thu, Jun 20 @ 12:15 pm + 1 more dates and times

Fri, Jun 21 @ 12:15 pm - less dates and times

Colorado College established its first summer music program in the late 1880's. Since then, many brilliant performers and gifted student musicians have been summer guests of the college.

Now in its 35th year, the present Summer Music Festival...

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Colorado College established its first summer music program in the late 1880's. Since then, many brilliant performers and gifted student musicians have been summer guests of the college.

Now in its 35th year, the present Summer Music Festival was founded in 1984 by John Giordano, conductor and music director of the Fort Worth Symphony; Elmer Peterson, dean of the CC Summer Session; and Michael Grace, chair of the music department and the first festival director.

In 1987, Susan Grace, artist-in-residence at Colorado College, took over the director’s duties.

Outstanding young musicians from around the world spend three weeks working closely with world-renowned faculty coaches in small groups, attending orchestra rehearsals, master classes, and taking private lessons.

These talented festival fellows perform in both orchestra and chamber music programs.

Colorado College Summer Music Festival is dedicated to educating pre-professional musicians, uniting the foremost classical and contemporary faculty and fellows to provide a vibrant concert series developing an inclusive community around chamber music.

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Food for Change

06-17-2019

Presented by Independent Film Society of Colorado at Ivywild School, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jun 17 @ 7:00 pm

Join us in the Ivywild Gym for this fascinating documentary along with a short discussion afterward of the potential for food co-ops in the Pikes Peak region. Brought to you by Ivywild School, Independent Film Society of Colorado, and the Pikes...

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Join us in the Ivywild Gym for this fascinating documentary along with a short discussion afterward of the potential for food co-ops in the Pikes Peak region. Brought to you by Ivywild School, Independent Film Society of Colorado, and the Pikes Peak Local Foodshed Forum.

Food for Change (82 mins):

This film examines the important historical role played by food co-ops, their pioneering quest for organic foods, and their current efforts to create regional food systems, strengthen local economies and build food security.

Profiling several food co-ops that have revived neighborhoods and communities — right in the shadows of corporate agribusinesses and supermarket chains — it's an inspiring example of community-centered economies thriving in an age of globalization.
(Director: Steve Alves)

In the Press:

"Food for Change is just the kind of nourishment our minds and hearts need right now! The documentary explains key historical moments and trends, traces the multiple roots of the cooperative food movement, and illustrates how groups and communities are taking charge of their food futures.

This is an indispensable resource for people who want to understand how a cooperative vision can guide one of the most important domains of the economy and our lives." -George Cheney, Professor of Communication, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, Author, Values at Work

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Little London Winds Summer Concert Series: Your Summer Place

08-12-2019

Presented by Little London Winds at Soda Springs Park, Manitou Springs
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jun 17 @ 7:00 pm Mon, Jun 24 @ 7:00 pm Mon, Jul 01 @ 7:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

Mon, Jul 08 @ 7:00 pm Mon, Jul 15 @ 7:00 pm - less dates and times

The Little London Winds is pleased to present their wildly popular Summer Concert Series for 2019: Your Summer Place!

The concerts are every Monday night for nine nights starting Monday, June 17, 2019.

Audience members are encouraged to bring a...

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The Little London Winds is pleased to present their wildly popular Summer Concert Series for 2019: Your Summer Place!

The concerts are every Monday night for nine nights starting Monday, June 17, 2019.

Audience members are encouraged to bring a folding chair as there is limited seating under the pavilion.

Each night has its own fun theme with music that is sure to be enjoyed by audience members of all ages!

Our List of Shows:

  • June 17: Music in the Park
  • June 24: Night at the Movies
  • July 1: A Patriotic Celebration
  • July 8: Animated Movies
  • July 15: Western Night
  • July 22: On Broadway
  • July 29: Celebrating Super Heroes
  • August 5: A Night of Inspiration
  • August 12: People’s Choice

Soda Springs Park is located off of Manitou Avenue near the intersection of Ruxton Avenue. Paid parking is available throughout the city of Manitou Springs; prices and times vary by location.

Each week The Little London Winds holds a Conductors Auction during the concert.  The winning audience member gets the chance to conduct The Little London Winds performing a march and are also awarded a keepsake conductor’s baton.

All donations made during the concert and during the Conductors Auction are tax deductible, as The Little London Winds is a non-profit organization [501(c)].  All donations go toward purchasing new music, insurance fees as well as venue and rental costs among other bills.

Established in 1992 by a small group of musicians, The Little London Winds has grown to 40-plus members and is now considered Colorado Springs’ premier wind ensemble. It is under the direction of Mr. Joseph Olivieri. Membership in the group is by audition or invitation only.

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Pikes Peak Progressive Dinner

09-24-2019

Presented by Rocky Mountain Food Tours at Downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 18 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Jun 25 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Jul 02 @ 6:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

Tue, Jul 09 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Jul 16 @ 6:00 pm - less dates and times

 

Indulge in this epicurean-inspired four-course dinner. Offering an upscale menu, this movable feast focuses on some of Colorado Springs’ top restaurants.

With generous to full-size portions and optional wine pairings, you’ll enjoy this...

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Indulge in this epicurean-inspired four-course dinner. Offering an upscale menu, this movable feast focuses on some of Colorado Springs’ top restaurants.

With generous to full-size portions and optional wine pairings, you’ll enjoy this carefree and perfectly curated night on the town. This experience is great for groups and corporate events!

Highlights of this tour include:

  • 2 Appetizer courses, 1 entrée course, and 1 seasonal dessert course
  • Upgrade to include 3 wine pairings and 1 local craft beer pairing
  • Try a dish that celebrity Chef Brother Luck prepared on the 2019 season of Bravo’s Top Chef
  • Visit The Famous Steak House, voted the #1 Fine Dining restaurant in Colorado Springs in 2018
  • Learn why downtown Colorado Springs is a Certified Creative District while stopping at several installations and sculptures along the route
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'Prairied Treasure...or...Are You Sirius?'

10-05-2019

Presented by Iron Springs Chateau Dinner Melodrama at Iron Springs Chateau, Manitou Springs
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 18 @ 6:00 pm Wed, Jun 19 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm + 7 more dates and times

Wed, Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Jul 02 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Jul 06 @ 6:00 pm Wed, Jul 10 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Jul 12 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Jul 16 @ 6:00 pm - less dates and times

The Iron Springs Chateau will open its Summer/Fall production of “Prairied Treasure…or…Are you Sirius?” on Friday, June 14, 2019.

Written by D. Chappelle, “Prairied Treasure” is a classic melodrama full of side splitting...

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The Iron Springs Chateau will open its Summer/Fall production of “Prairied Treasure…or…Are you Sirius?” on Friday, June 14, 2019.

Written by D. Chappelle, “Prairied Treasure” is a classic melodrama full of side splitting comedy!

Poor Abby Everafter must free her innocent father from prison, but the villainous Sirius Swindlemore won’t even consider helping her.  Both Rex Renard, the dashing young playboy and Rex Floatsom the fearsome pirate are more than willing to help Abby with her plight – but she doesn’t trust either of them, and to hear Ima Hack the reporter tell it, they are both crooks!

How will Abby ever get her father’s name cleared?

This melodrama is a hilarious adventure that’s followed by a sing-along intermission and 1920’s Speakeasy themed Vaudeville style musical revue with jokes, songs and dances.

It’s a blast for the whole family!

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Library Lawn Concert Series: Anglum Mock & Greene

06-18-2019

Presented by PPLD: Manitou Springs Library at PPLD - Manitou Springs Public Library, Manitou Springs
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 18 @ 6:00 pm

Bring a picnic supper and blanket then enjoy an evening of music on the lawn.

In case of inclement weather, concerts will be held at the Community Congregational Church in Manitou Springs, across from the library.

Bring a picnic supper and blanket then enjoy an evening of music on the lawn.

In case of inclement weather, concerts will be held at the Community Congregational Church in Manitou Springs, across from the library.

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Festival Artists Concert

06-18-2019

Presented by Colorado College Summer Music Festival at Colorado College - Packard Hall, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 18 @ 7:30 pm

Our pieces include:

  • Gran Turismo by Andrew Norman
  • Sonata for Double Bass and iTunes User Agreement by Susan Cahill
  • The Wind is rising, the Earth lets itself be inhaled by David Colson
  • Chamber Symphony (World Premiere) with Michael Fine
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Our pieces include:

  • Gran Turismo by Andrew Norman
  • Sonata for Double Bass and iTunes User Agreement by Susan Cahill
  • The Wind is rising, the Earth lets itself be inhaled by David Colson
  • Chamber Symphony (World Premiere) with Michael Fine
  • Bandera by Kerry Turner
  • Sextet for Piano and Winds by Francis Poulenc

Join us for a free pre-concert lecture with Dr. Michael Grace in Packard Room 9 at 6:15 p.m.!

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Colorado Springs Western Street Breakfast

06-19-2019

Presented by Pikes Peak Range Riders at Downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jun 19 @ 5:30 am

The Colorado Springs Western Street Breakfast is one of Colorado Springs’ most iconic celebrations of its deep-rooted western heritage.

The Street Breakfast has also become an annual fundraising event that supports our local military and...

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The Colorado Springs Western Street Breakfast is one of Colorado Springs’ most iconic celebrations of its deep-rooted western heritage.

The Street Breakfast has also become an annual fundraising event that supports our local military and their families. The next event takes place on Wednesday, June 19 from 5:30 to 9 a.m. in Downtown Colorado Springs at the intersection of Pikes Peak Avenue & Tejon Street. Mark your calendar and set your alarm for early morning so you can join in for this fun, festive, and family-friendly event. Downtown closes down the streets, bring out the hay bales and cook up a tasty, hot breakfast for you to devour while you listen to the renowned Flying W Wranglers as well as the country/rock band Exit West and the talented students from the Colorado Springs Conservatory. The Sweetwater Native American dancers will thrill and amaze with their authentic dress and dances.

Do you and your kids love to dress up in western wear? Pull out your cowboy hats, boots, jeans and bandannas (or other kinds of costumes) to celebrate the start of the Colorado Springs rodeo season with the 71st Annual Lil’ Cowboys and Cowgirls Round-Up. Your fancy duds will get you in the right frame of mind to enjoy a morning full of western fun and you may even win a ride on the Western Spirit float in the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Parade in July.

Full event details online.

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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, Jun 19 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jun 26 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 03 @ 9:00 am + 2 more dates and times

Wed, Jul 10 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 17 @ 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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Master Class: Four Award-Winning Filmmakers

06-26-2019

Presented by Youth Documentary Academy at Pikes Peak Community College - Downtown Studio, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jun 19 @ 5:30 pm Wed, Jun 26 @ 5:30 pm

Join us each Wednesday evening in June for an intimate and in-depth conversation with notable documentary filmmakers from around the country.

This summer, we will screen films and excerpts from four award-winning women directors whose work has...

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Join us each Wednesday evening in June for an intimate and in-depth conversation with notable documentary filmmakers from around the country.

This summer, we will screen films and excerpts from four award-winning women directors whose work has made significant impact nationally and internationally.

Join in the conversation with YDA’s Tom Shepard as they discuss their films, their creative and storytelling process, and the challenges and rewards of documentary film making  in the 21st century.

Our featured filmmakers:

  • June 5: Suzan Beraza
  • June 12: Jackie Stone
  • June 19: Dawn Valadez
  • June 26: Amy Scott
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Wayne Wilkinson Trio

06-26-2019

Presented by McKenzie's Chop House at McKenzie's Chop House, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jun 19 @ 6:00 pm Wed, Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm

The Wayne Wilkinson Trio is known for performing a mix of straight ahead and traditional jazz and American songbook standards, innovative jazz arrangements of other music genres, and inspired original compositions.

The Wayne Wilkinson Trio is known for performing a mix of straight ahead and traditional jazz and American songbook standards, innovative jazz arrangements of other music genres, and inspired original compositions.

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Summer Music Series at Peak Lifestyle Center

08-21-2019

Presented by Peak Lifestyle Center at Peak Lifestyle Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jun 19 @ 6:00 pm Wed, Jul 10 @ 6:00 pm

Music begins at 6 p.m., and there will be a food truck plus beer, wine, and more great drink options to enjoy! Bring your own chair and blanket to make yourself right at home. Always free and family friendly. No outside alcohol is...

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Music begins at 6 p.m., and there will be a food truck plus beer, wine, and more great drink options to enjoy! Bring your own chair and blanket to make yourself right at home. Always free and family friendly. No outside alcohol is permitted.

Schedule:

  • June 19: Taylor Shae Duo
  • July 10: Dylan Teifer
  • July 24: Roma Ransom
  • August 7: Ryan Flores
  • August 21: Blue Pepper
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An Evening of Kite Flying

06-19-2019

Presented by Heller Center for Arts and Humanities at UCCS at UCCS - The Heller Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jun 19 @ 6:00 pm

We will start off the evening with Stan Wolf, the owner of Colorado Kite & Ski, who will give a brief history of kites.

We will then have kites to fly and other aviation games will be available.  Feel free to bring your own kite.

Refreshments...

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We will start off the evening with Stan Wolf, the owner of Colorado Kite & Ski, who will give a brief history of kites.

We will then have kites to fly and other aviation games will be available.  Feel free to bring your own kite.

Refreshments will be served.

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The World Series of Comedy Festival

06-22-2019

Presented by Loonees Comedy Corner at Loonees Comedy Corner, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm

Loonees Comedy Club in Colorado Springs is hosting the Colorado Springs series.

With shows Wednesday through Saturday, showcasing 40 of the region's top comics, every show is unique!

To purchase tickets, including week long passes (include all...

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Loonees Comedy Club in Colorado Springs is hosting the Colorado Springs series.

With shows Wednesday through Saturday, showcasing 40 of the region's top comics, every show is unique!

To purchase tickets, including week long passes (include all 6 performances).

Group and military rates are available through jason@theworldseriesofcomedy.com.

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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, Jun 20 @ 4:00 pm Thu, Jun 27 @ 4:00 pm Thu, Jul 04 @ 4:00 pm + 1 more dates and times

Thu, Jul 11 @ 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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History Happy Hour: Vintage Game Night

06-20-2019

Presented by Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum at Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 20 @ 5:30 pm

Reminisce by playing beloved games dating from the 1800's to the 1980's, including Jacks, Sorry, Nine Men’s Morris, Battleship, Shoot the Moon, Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em and more!

Bring your friends and enjoy a variety of board, card, and table...

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Reminisce by playing beloved games dating from the 1800's to the 1980's, including Jacks, Sorry, Nine Men’s Morris, Battleship, Shoot the Moon, Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em and more!

Bring your friends and enjoy a variety of board, card, and table games related to different eras of Pikes Peak regional history.

10 tickets include after-hours museum and event admission, 1 alcoholic beverage, sodas and plenty of game snacks.

Additional alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase at the event. Buy online and save!

This event is for ages 21 and older.

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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, Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm + 9 more dates and times

Thu, Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Jun 29 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Jul 04 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Jul 05 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Jul 06 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Jul 12 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Jul 13 @ 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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Flying Horse Summer Concert Series

08-15-2019

Presented by Flying Horse at Angel Mist Park, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Jul 04 @ 6:00 pm

We are hosting free concerts every 1st and 3rd Thursday during the summer!

Angel Mist Park at Flying Horse is the place to be on the first and third Thursday of each month this summer.

Enjoy everything from Country and Pop to Doo-Wop, Blues,...

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We are hosting free concerts every 1st and 3rd Thursday during the summer!

Angel Mist Park at Flying Horse is the place to be on the first and third Thursday of each month this summer.

Enjoy everything from Country and Pop to Doo-Wop, Blues, Reggae Fusion, and more.

Food trucks will be onsite and lawn chairs & picnic suppers are encouraged.

Rain & inclement weather postpones or reschedules concerts.

Sponsors are Alliance Builders, Classic Homes, Flying Horse, Goetzmann Custom Homes, Hammersmith Management, Saddletree Homes, and Vantage Homes.

​June 6
Band: Academy Jazz Ensemble

The AJE is a professional big band whose mission is to explore and preserve the music of America's original art form. The membership includes the finest jazz musicians in the area, many of whom are public school teachers.

Our repertoire spans from rare and historical big band works to some of the newest original music for contemporary jazz bands. Our music book represents the passion and poise this ensemble brings to the stage.

This passion makes the Academy Jazz Ensemble a unique voice in the Jazz community.

June 20
Band: The Burnt Lips

Summed up into one word, The Burnt Lips Band is "FUN". This legendary band, with its own unique blend of Reggae, Rock, Jazz, and Blues, has been enjoyed by millions worldwide.

They are now currently touring the country with a brand new show. For decades the "Lips" have delivered professional, high energy harmonies, driving rhythms, and mesmerizing horn lines. It is a show not to be missed.

July 4
Band: Balanced Rock

Balanced Rock instrumentation includes the blend of acoustic and electric guitars, combined with the smooth vibe of the bass and drums, comprise the musical line up of the band. The contents of their lyrics have a tendency to revolve around the themes of social injustice, love gone wrong, along with other pop culture references.

Balanced Rock takes their American musical roots and blends several genres to produce their twist on rock & roll, reminiscent of old school influences combined with new-age acoustic pop.

The band’s signature song, Ready to Roll, is a biographical depiction inspired by their drummer and his delight discovering the nuances of the percussion musical instrument called the Cajon, and his new set of challenges mastering the wooden box.

July 18
Band: Slopeside

Distinctive, Fun, Dynamic, Professional. The music of the Colorado-based band Slopeside carves a unique niche in the Mile High music scene with an eclectic blend of rock, blues and pop.

The band has been performing everywhere from intimate clubs to large amphitheaters throughout the state and region since 2005.

August 1
Band: John Weeks Band

The John Weeks Band is an eclectic and fluid mix of musicians who bring serious energy, boundless enthusiasm, killer chops, a groove to die for and big-time fun to every show they do. It’s blues and it moves!

Take the blues, ship it to Europe and Australia, mix it up, shake it around, add killer groove and you get the sound and flavor of the John Weeks Band.

August 15
Band: ZYZZYX

ZYZZYX is a funk, rock and dance band who’ve been performing together since 2005.  A powerhouse of musical talent, ZYZZYX  brings energy and fun to their unique blend of music.

Each member of the band, DeAnn Dickinson-keyboard and musical director, Tony Dickinson-bass, William Eliason-guitar and vocals, Travis Moberg-drums and vocals, and Tracy Reichenbach-vocals, are highly talented individuals, and when performing as a group, their talents combine to produce a truly electrifying show.

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Queer Movie Series

07-25-2019

Presented by The Gallery Below at The Gallery Below, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm

The gallery is committed to fostering community and celebrating pride is a big part of that. Queer film was for alot of us the first time we saw anything that looks like us in the media.

Come enjoy some of queer films that have left their mark...

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The gallery is committed to fostering community and celebrating pride is a big part of that. Queer film was for alot of us the first time we saw anything that looks like us in the media.

Come enjoy some of queer films that have left their mark on our culture and lives.

  • June 13: Paris Is Burning
  • June 20: But I'm a Cheerleader
  • June 27: Stonewall
  • July 18: Bound
  • Tom of Finland 7/25
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Kon Tiki

06-20-2019

Presented by Sunshine Studios Live at Sunshine Studios, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm

The concert at Sunshine Studios has several performing acts, But Kon Tiki is the must see band.

Kon Tiki performs that great music of the Ventures, the worlds foremost guitar driven instrumental band.

Their music ruled the airwaves in the early...

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The concert at Sunshine Studios has several performing acts, But Kon Tiki is the must see band.

Kon Tiki performs that great music of the Ventures, the worlds foremost guitar driven instrumental band.

Their music ruled the airwaves in the early sixties with such hits as, Walk Don't Run, Pipeline, Out Of Limits, Telstar, Goldfinger, Hawaii 5-0, and over twenty other top 10 hits.

The members of Kon Tiki grew up playing this great dance music, and have never stopped.

The Members of the Ventures are all gone now, But Kon Tiki brings that musicianship and stage presence to all there shows.

To the older folks, it brings back found memories of their youth, to the younger audiences it's fresh and powerful.

After the show meet with the band members for pictures and gab. Discuss your early memories of this music, and what it meant to you.

Kon Tiki wants to form a social club in Colorado Springs for those interested in surf and Ventures music, on a once a month group meeting, time and location still to be determined. Sign Up!

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Jazz 93.5 Third Thursday Jazz Cabaret Concert Series

08-15-2019

Presented by Jazz 93.5 at Patty Jewett Bar & Grill, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 20 @ 6:30 pm

Jazz 93.5 has partnered with the historic Patty Jewett Bar & Grill to bring you this new summer concert series.

It will be on the third Thursday from June thru August, featuring some of the area’s most accomplished musicians:

  • June 20: Lila...
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Jazz 93.5 has partnered with the historic Patty Jewett Bar & Grill to bring you this new summer concert series.

It will be on the third Thursday from June thru August, featuring some of the area’s most accomplished musicians:

  • June 20: Lila Mori Trio
  • July 18: Mango fan Django
  • August 15: Ken Miller Trio

Attendees will receive a complimentary cocktail and hors d’oeuvre buffet. Proceeds benefit Jazz 93.5, the city’s only 24-hour listener supported jazz station.

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Music at Midday Concerts

06-21-2019

Presented by Colorado College Summer Music Festival at Packard Hall, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jun 17 @ 12:15 pm Wed, Jun 19 @ 12:15 pm Thu, Jun 20 @ 12:15 pm + 1 more dates and times

Fri, Jun 21 @ 12:15 pm - less dates and times

Colorado College established its first summer music program in the late 1880's. Since then, many brilliant performers and gifted student musicians have been summer guests of the college.

Now in its 35th year, the present Summer Music Festival...

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Colorado College established its first summer music program in the late 1880's. Since then, many brilliant performers and gifted student musicians have been summer guests of the college.

Now in its 35th year, the present Summer Music Festival was founded in 1984 by John Giordano, conductor and music director of the Fort Worth Symphony; Elmer Peterson, dean of the CC Summer Session; and Michael Grace, chair of the music department and the first festival director.

In 1987, Susan Grace, artist-in-residence at Colorado College, took over the director’s duties.

Outstanding young musicians from around the world spend three weeks working closely with world-renowned faculty coaches in small groups, attending orchestra rehearsals, master classes, and taking private lessons.

These talented festival fellows perform in both orchestra and chamber music programs.

Colorado College Summer Music Festival is dedicated to educating pre-professional musicians, uniting the foremost classical and contemporary faculty and fellows to provide a vibrant concert series developing an inclusive community around chamber music.

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Food for Change

06-17-2019

Presented by Independent Film Society of Colorado at Ivywild School, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jun 17 @ 7:00 pm

Join us in the Ivywild Gym for this fascinating documentary along with a short discussion afterward of the potential for food co-ops in the Pikes Peak region. Brought to you by Ivywild School, Independent Film Society of Colorado, and the Pikes...

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Join us in the Ivywild Gym for this fascinating documentary along with a short discussion afterward of the potential for food co-ops in the Pikes Peak region. Brought to you by Ivywild School, Independent Film Society of Colorado, and the Pikes Peak Local Foodshed Forum.

Food for Change (82 mins):

This film examines the important historical role played by food co-ops, their pioneering quest for organic foods, and their current efforts to create regional food systems, strengthen local economies and build food security.

Profiling several food co-ops that have revived neighborhoods and communities — right in the shadows of corporate agribusinesses and supermarket chains — it's an inspiring example of community-centered economies thriving in an age of globalization.
(Director: Steve Alves)

In the Press:

"Food for Change is just the kind of nourishment our minds and hearts need right now! The documentary explains key historical moments and trends, traces the multiple roots of the cooperative food movement, and illustrates how groups and communities are taking charge of their food futures.

This is an indispensable resource for people who want to understand how a cooperative vision can guide one of the most important domains of the economy and our lives." -George Cheney, Professor of Communication, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, Author, Values at Work

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Little London Winds Summer Concert Series: Your Summer Place

08-12-2019

Presented by Little London Winds at Soda Springs Park, Manitou Springs
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jun 17 @ 7:00 pm Mon, Jun 24 @ 7:00 pm Mon, Jul 01 @ 7:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

Mon, Jul 08 @ 7:00 pm Mon, Jul 15 @ 7:00 pm - less dates and times

The Little London Winds is pleased to present their wildly popular Summer Concert Series for 2019: Your Summer Place!

The concerts are every Monday night for nine nights starting Monday, June 17, 2019.

Audience members are encouraged to bring a...

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The Little London Winds is pleased to present their wildly popular Summer Concert Series for 2019: Your Summer Place!

The concerts are every Monday night for nine nights starting Monday, June 17, 2019.

Audience members are encouraged to bring a folding chair as there is limited seating under the pavilion.

Each night has its own fun theme with music that is sure to be enjoyed by audience members of all ages!

Our List of Shows:

  • June 17: Music in the Park
  • June 24: Night at the Movies
  • July 1: A Patriotic Celebration
  • July 8: Animated Movies
  • July 15: Western Night
  • July 22: On Broadway
  • July 29: Celebrating Super Heroes
  • August 5: A Night of Inspiration
  • August 12: People’s Choice

Soda Springs Park is located off of Manitou Avenue near the intersection of Ruxton Avenue. Paid parking is available throughout the city of Manitou Springs; prices and times vary by location.

Each week The Little London Winds holds a Conductors Auction during the concert.  The winning audience member gets the chance to conduct The Little London Winds performing a march and are also awarded a keepsake conductor’s baton.

All donations made during the concert and during the Conductors Auction are tax deductible, as The Little London Winds is a non-profit organization [501(c)].  All donations go toward purchasing new music, insurance fees as well as venue and rental costs among other bills.

Established in 1992 by a small group of musicians, The Little London Winds has grown to 40-plus members and is now considered Colorado Springs’ premier wind ensemble. It is under the direction of Mr. Joseph Olivieri. Membership in the group is by audition or invitation only.

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Pikes Peak Progressive Dinner

09-24-2019

Presented by Rocky Mountain Food Tours at Downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 18 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Jun 25 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Jul 02 @ 6:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

Tue, Jul 09 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Jul 16 @ 6:00 pm - less dates and times

 

Indulge in this epicurean-inspired four-course dinner. Offering an upscale menu, this movable feast focuses on some of Colorado Springs’ top restaurants.

With generous to full-size portions and optional wine pairings, you’ll enjoy this...

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Indulge in this epicurean-inspired four-course dinner. Offering an upscale menu, this movable feast focuses on some of Colorado Springs’ top restaurants.

With generous to full-size portions and optional wine pairings, you’ll enjoy this carefree and perfectly curated night on the town. This experience is great for groups and corporate events!

Highlights of this tour include:

  • 2 Appetizer courses, 1 entrée course, and 1 seasonal dessert course
  • Upgrade to include 3 wine pairings and 1 local craft beer pairing
  • Try a dish that celebrity Chef Brother Luck prepared on the 2019 season of Bravo’s Top Chef
  • Visit The Famous Steak House, voted the #1 Fine Dining restaurant in Colorado Springs in 2018
  • Learn why downtown Colorado Springs is a Certified Creative District while stopping at several installations and sculptures along the route
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'Prairied Treasure...or...Are You Sirius?'

10-05-2019

Presented by Iron Springs Chateau Dinner Melodrama at Iron Springs Chateau, Manitou Springs
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 18 @ 6:00 pm Wed, Jun 19 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm + 7 more dates and times

Wed, Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Jul 02 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Jul 06 @ 6:00 pm Wed, Jul 10 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Jul 12 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Jul 16 @ 6:00 pm - less dates and times

The Iron Springs Chateau will open its Summer/Fall production of “Prairied Treasure…or…Are you Sirius?” on Friday, June 14, 2019.

Written by D. Chappelle, “Prairied Treasure” is a classic melodrama full of side splitting...

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The Iron Springs Chateau will open its Summer/Fall production of “Prairied Treasure…or…Are you Sirius?” on Friday, June 14, 2019.

Written by D. Chappelle, “Prairied Treasure” is a classic melodrama full of side splitting comedy!

Poor Abby Everafter must free her innocent father from prison, but the villainous Sirius Swindlemore won’t even consider helping her.  Both Rex Renard, the dashing young playboy and Rex Floatsom the fearsome pirate are more than willing to help Abby with her plight – but she doesn’t trust either of them, and to hear Ima Hack the reporter tell it, they are both crooks!

How will Abby ever get her father’s name cleared?

This melodrama is a hilarious adventure that’s followed by a sing-along intermission and 1920’s Speakeasy themed Vaudeville style musical revue with jokes, songs and dances.

It’s a blast for the whole family!

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Library Lawn Concert Series: Anglum Mock & Greene

06-18-2019

Presented by PPLD: Manitou Springs Library at PPLD - Manitou Springs Public Library, Manitou Springs
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 18 @ 6:00 pm

Bring a picnic supper and blanket then enjoy an evening of music on the lawn.

In case of inclement weather, concerts will be held at the Community Congregational Church in Manitou Springs, across from the library.

Bring a picnic supper and blanket then enjoy an evening of music on the lawn.

In case of inclement weather, concerts will be held at the Community Congregational Church in Manitou Springs, across from the library.

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Festival Artists Concert

06-18-2019

Presented by Colorado College Summer Music Festival at Colorado College - Packard Hall, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 18 @ 7:30 pm

Our pieces include:

  • Gran Turismo by Andrew Norman
  • Sonata for Double Bass and iTunes User Agreement by Susan Cahill
  • The Wind is rising, the Earth lets itself be inhaled by David Colson
  • Chamber Symphony (World Premiere) with Michael Fine
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Our pieces include:

  • Gran Turismo by Andrew Norman
  • Sonata for Double Bass and iTunes User Agreement by Susan Cahill
  • The Wind is rising, the Earth lets itself be inhaled by David Colson
  • Chamber Symphony (World Premiere) with Michael Fine
  • Bandera by Kerry Turner
  • Sextet for Piano and Winds by Francis Poulenc

Join us for a free pre-concert lecture with Dr. Michael Grace in Packard Room 9 at 6:15 p.m.!

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Colorado Springs Western Street Breakfast

06-19-2019

Presented by Pikes Peak Range Riders at Downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jun 19 @ 5:30 am

The Colorado Springs Western Street Breakfast is one of Colorado Springs’ most iconic celebrations of its deep-rooted western heritage.

The Street Breakfast has also become an annual fundraising event that supports our local military and...

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The Colorado Springs Western Street Breakfast is one of Colorado Springs’ most iconic celebrations of its deep-rooted western heritage.

The Street Breakfast has also become an annual fundraising event that supports our local military and their families. The next event takes place on Wednesday, June 19 from 5:30 to 9 a.m. in Downtown Colorado Springs at the intersection of Pikes Peak Avenue & Tejon Street. Mark your calendar and set your alarm for early morning so you can join in for this fun, festive, and family-friendly event. Downtown closes down the streets, bring out the hay bales and cook up a tasty, hot breakfast for you to devour while you listen to the renowned Flying W Wranglers as well as the country/rock band Exit West and the talented students from the Colorado Springs Conservatory. The Sweetwater Native American dancers will thrill and amaze with their authentic dress and dances.

Do you and your kids love to dress up in western wear? Pull out your cowboy hats, boots, jeans and bandannas (or other kinds of costumes) to celebrate the start of the Colorado Springs rodeo season with the 71st Annual Lil’ Cowboys and Cowgirls Round-Up. Your fancy duds will get you in the right frame of mind to enjoy a morning full of western fun and you may even win a ride on the Western Spirit float in the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Parade in July.

Full event details online.

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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, Jun 19 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jun 26 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 03 @ 9:00 am + 2 more dates and times

Wed, Jul 10 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 17 @ 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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Master Class: Four Award-Winning Filmmakers

06-26-2019

Presented by Youth Documentary Academy at Pikes Peak Community College - Downtown Studio, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jun 19 @ 5:30 pm Wed, Jun 26 @ 5:30 pm

Join us each Wednesday evening in June for an intimate and in-depth conversation with notable documentary filmmakers from around the country.

This summer, we will screen films and excerpts from four award-winning women directors whose work has...

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Join us each Wednesday evening in June for an intimate and in-depth conversation with notable documentary filmmakers from around the country.

This summer, we will screen films and excerpts from four award-winning women directors whose work has made significant impact nationally and internationally.

Join in the conversation with YDA’s Tom Shepard as they discuss their films, their creative and storytelling process, and the challenges and rewards of documentary film making  in the 21st century.

Our featured filmmakers:

  • June 5: Suzan Beraza
  • June 12: Jackie Stone
  • June 19: Dawn Valadez
  • June 26: Amy Scott
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Wayne Wilkinson Trio

06-26-2019

Presented by McKenzie's Chop House at McKenzie's Chop House, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jun 19 @ 6:00 pm Wed, Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm

The Wayne Wilkinson Trio is known for performing a mix of straight ahead and traditional jazz and American songbook standards, innovative jazz arrangements of other music genres, and inspired original compositions.

The Wayne Wilkinson Trio is known for performing a mix of straight ahead and traditional jazz and American songbook standards, innovative jazz arrangements of other music genres, and inspired original compositions.

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Summer Music Series at Peak Lifestyle Center

08-21-2019

Presented by Peak Lifestyle Center at Peak Lifestyle Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jun 19 @ 6:00 pm Wed, Jul 10 @ 6:00 pm

Music begins at 6 p.m., and there will be a food truck plus beer, wine, and more great drink options to enjoy! Bring your own chair and blanket to make yourself right at home. Always free and family friendly. No outside alcohol is...

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Music begins at 6 p.m., and there will be a food truck plus beer, wine, and more great drink options to enjoy! Bring your own chair and blanket to make yourself right at home. Always free and family friendly. No outside alcohol is permitted.

Schedule:

  • June 19: Taylor Shae Duo
  • July 10: Dylan Teifer
  • July 24: Roma Ransom
  • August 7: Ryan Flores
  • August 21: Blue Pepper
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An Evening of Kite Flying

06-19-2019

Presented by Heller Center for Arts and Humanities at UCCS at UCCS - The Heller Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jun 19 @ 6:00 pm

We will start off the evening with Stan Wolf, the owner of Colorado Kite & Ski, who will give a brief history of kites.

We will then have kites to fly and other aviation games will be available.  Feel free to bring your own kite.

Refreshments...

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We will start off the evening with Stan Wolf, the owner of Colorado Kite & Ski, who will give a brief history of kites.

We will then have kites to fly and other aviation games will be available.  Feel free to bring your own kite.

Refreshments will be served.

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The World Series of Comedy Festival

06-22-2019

Presented by Loonees Comedy Corner at Loonees Comedy Corner, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm

Loonees Comedy Club in Colorado Springs is hosting the Colorado Springs series.

With shows Wednesday through Saturday, showcasing 40 of the region's top comics, every show is unique!

To purchase tickets, including week long passes (include all...

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Loonees Comedy Club in Colorado Springs is hosting the Colorado Springs series.

With shows Wednesday through Saturday, showcasing 40 of the region's top comics, every show is unique!

To purchase tickets, including week long passes (include all 6 performances).

Group and military rates are available through jason@theworldseriesofcomedy.com.

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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, Jun 20 @ 4:00 pm Thu, Jun 27 @ 4:00 pm Thu, Jul 04 @ 4:00 pm + 1 more dates and times

Thu, Jul 11 @ 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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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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History Happy Hour: Vintage Game Night

06-20-2019

Presented by Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum at Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 20 @ 5:30 pm

Reminisce by playing beloved games dating from the 1800's to the 1980's, including Jacks, Sorry, Nine Men’s Morris, Battleship, Shoot the Moon, Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em and more!

Bring your friends and enjoy a variety of board, card, and table...

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Reminisce by playing beloved games dating from the 1800's to the 1980's, including Jacks, Sorry, Nine Men’s Morris, Battleship, Shoot the Moon, Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em and more!

Bring your friends and enjoy a variety of board, card, and table games related to different eras of Pikes Peak regional history.

10 tickets include after-hours museum and event admission, 1 alcoholic beverage, sodas and plenty of game snacks.

Additional alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase at the event. Buy online and save!

This event is for ages 21 and older.

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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, Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm + 9 more dates and times

Thu, Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Jun 29 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Jul 04 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Jul 05 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Jul 06 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Jul 12 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Jul 13 @ 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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Flying Horse Summer Concert Series

08-15-2019

Presented by Flying Horse at Angel Mist Park, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Jul 04 @ 6:00 pm

We are hosting free concerts every 1st and 3rd Thursday during the summer!

Angel Mist Park at Flying Horse is the place to be on the first and third Thursday of each month this summer.

Enjoy everything from Country and Pop to Doo-Wop, Blues,...

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We are hosting free concerts every 1st and 3rd Thursday during the summer!

Angel Mist Park at Flying Horse is the place to be on the first and third Thursday of each month this summer.

Enjoy everything from Country and Pop to Doo-Wop, Blues, Reggae Fusion, and more.

Food trucks will be onsite and lawn chairs & picnic suppers are encouraged.

Rain & inclement weather postpones or reschedules concerts.

Sponsors are Alliance Builders, Classic Homes, Flying Horse, Goetzmann Custom Homes, Hammersmith Management, Saddletree Homes, and Vantage Homes.

​June 6
Band: Academy Jazz Ensemble

The AJE is a professional big band whose mission is to explore and preserve the music of America's original art form. The membership includes the finest jazz musicians in the area, many of whom are public school teachers.

Our repertoire spans from rare and historical big band works to some of the newest original music for contemporary jazz bands. Our music book represents the passion and poise this ensemble brings to the stage.

This passion makes the Academy Jazz Ensemble a unique voice in the Jazz community.

June 20
Band: The Burnt Lips

Summed up into one word, The Burnt Lips Band is "FUN". This legendary band, with its own unique blend of Reggae, Rock, Jazz, and Blues, has been enjoyed by millions worldwide.

They are now currently touring the country with a brand new show. For decades the "Lips" have delivered professional, high energy harmonies, driving rhythms, and mesmerizing horn lines. It is a show not to be missed.

July 4
Band: Balanced Rock

Balanced Rock instrumentation includes the blend of acoustic and electric guitars, combined with the smooth vibe of the bass and drums, comprise the musical line up of the band. The contents of their lyrics have a tendency to revolve around the themes of social injustice, love gone wrong, along with other pop culture references.

Balanced Rock takes their American musical roots and blends several genres to produce their twist on rock & roll, reminiscent of old school influences combined with new-age acoustic pop.

The band’s signature song, Ready to Roll, is a biographical depiction inspired by their drummer and his delight discovering the nuances of the percussion musical instrument called the Cajon, and his new set of challenges mastering the wooden box.

July 18
Band: Slopeside

Distinctive, Fun, Dynamic, Professional. The music of the Colorado-based band Slopeside carves a unique niche in the Mile High music scene with an eclectic blend of rock, blues and pop.

The band has been performing everywhere from intimate clubs to large amphitheaters throughout the state and region since 2005.

August 1
Band: John Weeks Band

The John Weeks Band is an eclectic and fluid mix of musicians who bring serious energy, boundless enthusiasm, killer chops, a groove to die for and big-time fun to every show they do. It’s blues and it moves!

Take the blues, ship it to Europe and Australia, mix it up, shake it around, add killer groove and you get the sound and flavor of the John Weeks Band.

August 15
Band: ZYZZYX

ZYZZYX is a funk, rock and dance band who’ve been performing together since 2005.  A powerhouse of musical talent, ZYZZYX  brings energy and fun to their unique blend of music.

Each member of the band, DeAnn Dickinson-keyboard and musical director, Tony Dickinson-bass, William Eliason-guitar and vocals, Travis Moberg-drums and vocals, and Tracy Reichenbach-vocals, are highly talented individuals, and when performing as a group, their talents combine to produce a truly electrifying show.

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Queer Movie Series

07-25-2019

Presented by The Gallery Below at The Gallery Below, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm

The gallery is committed to fostering community and celebrating pride is a big part of that. Queer film was for alot of us the first time we saw anything that looks like us in the media.

Come enjoy some of queer films that have left their mark...

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The gallery is committed to fostering community and celebrating pride is a big part of that. Queer film was for alot of us the first time we saw anything that looks like us in the media.

Come enjoy some of queer films that have left their mark on our culture and lives.

  • June 13: Paris Is Burning
  • June 20: But I'm a Cheerleader
  • June 27: Stonewall
  • July 18: Bound
  • Tom of Finland 7/25
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Kon Tiki

06-20-2019

Presented by Sunshine Studios Live at Sunshine Studios, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm

The concert at Sunshine Studios has several performing acts, But Kon Tiki is the must see band.

Kon Tiki performs that great music of the Ventures, the worlds foremost guitar driven instrumental band.

Their music ruled the airwaves in the early...

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The concert at Sunshine Studios has several performing acts, But Kon Tiki is the must see band.

Kon Tiki performs that great music of the Ventures, the worlds foremost guitar driven instrumental band.

Their music ruled the airwaves in the early sixties with such hits as, Walk Don't Run, Pipeline, Out Of Limits, Telstar, Goldfinger, Hawaii 5-0, and over twenty other top 10 hits.

The members of Kon Tiki grew up playing this great dance music, and have never stopped.

The Members of the Ventures are all gone now, But Kon Tiki brings that musicianship and stage presence to all there shows.

To the older folks, it brings back found memories of their youth, to the younger audiences it's fresh and powerful.

After the show meet with the band members for pictures and gab. Discuss your early memories of this music, and what it meant to you.

Kon Tiki wants to form a social club in Colorado Springs for those interested in surf and Ventures music, on a once a month group meeting, time and location still to be determined. Sign Up!

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Jazz 93.5 Third Thursday Jazz Cabaret Concert Series

08-15-2019

Presented by Jazz 93.5 at Patty Jewett Bar & Grill, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 20 @ 6:30 pm

Jazz 93.5 has partnered with the historic Patty Jewett Bar & Grill to bring you this new summer concert series.

It will be on the third Thursday from June thru August, featuring some of the area’s most accomplished musicians:

  • June 20: Lila...
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Jazz 93.5 has partnered with the historic Patty Jewett Bar & Grill to bring you this new summer concert series.

It will be on the third Thursday from June thru August, featuring some of the area’s most accomplished musicians:

  • June 20: Lila Mori Trio
  • July 18: Mango fan Django
  • August 15: Ken Miller Trio

Attendees will receive a complimentary cocktail and hors d’oeuvre buffet. Proceeds benefit Jazz 93.5, the city’s only 24-hour listener supported jazz station.

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