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27th Annual Salute to American Veterans Rally & 32nd Annual POW/MIA Recognition Ride

08-18-2019

Presented by City of Cripple Creek at City of Cripple Creek, Bennett Ave, Cripple Creek
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Aug 18 @ 8:00 am

The City of Cripple Creek welcomes the Salute to American Veterans Rally August 16 – 18, 2019 for a show-stopping, patriotic display that recognizes our nation’s finest.

Join us on Saturday for an impressive parade and the 32nd Annual...

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The City of Cripple Creek welcomes the Salute to American Veterans Rally August 16 – 18, 2019 for a show-stopping, patriotic display that recognizes our nation’s finest.

Join us on Saturday for an impressive parade and the 32nd Annual POW/MIA Recognition Ride – Colorado’s largest procession of motorcycles.

  • POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony
  • POW/MIA Recognition Ride
  • Veteran’s Parade
  • VIP Guest Speakers
  • Veteran’s Poker Run
  • Vietnam Memorial Wall
  • Wild West Gun Fighters
  • Street Vendors
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Devil's Playground Trail Building Weekend

08-18-2019

Presented by Rocky Mountain Field Institute at Crags Campground, Divide
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Aug 18 @ 8:30 am

The Devil's Playground Trail, one of the primary hiking routes to the summit of Pikes Peak, is being newly reconstructed!

Join us for a community weekend of trail work and camping!

The weekend project will include two full days of work,...

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The Devil's Playground Trail, one of the primary hiking routes to the summit of Pikes Peak, is being newly reconstructed!

Join us for a community weekend of trail work and camping!

The weekend project will include two full days of work, exclusive group camping near the Crags Campground, and camp meals provided for all volunteers!

This will be moderately strenuous to strenuous work clearing trail corridor and potentially helping to construct trail features such as timber steps and retaining walls.

Work will take place on the lower elevation portions of the new trail realignment, not far up from the Crags Trailhead and Campground.

No prior experience is necessary, however, participants must be accustomed to hiking and physical activity and comfortable with tent camping.

Pre-registration is required.

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World of WearableArt™

09-22-2019

Presented by Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado Coll... at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado Coll..., Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Aug 18 @ 10:00 am Tue, Aug 20 @ 10:00 am Wed, Aug 21 @ 10:00 am + 23 more dates and times

Thu, Aug 22 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 23 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 24 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 25 @ 10:00 am Tue, Aug 27 @ 10:00 am Wed, Aug 28 @ 10:00 am Thu, Aug 29 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 30 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 31 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 01 @ 10:00 am Tue, Sep 03 @ 10:00 am Wed, Sep 04 @ 10:00 am Thu, Sep 05 @ 10:00 am Fri, Sep 06 @ 10:00 am Sat, Sep 07 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 08 @ 10:00 am Tue, Sep 10 @ 10:00 am Wed, Sep 11 @ 10:00 am Thu, Sep 12 @ 10:00 am Fri, Sep 13 @ 10:00 am Sat, Sep 14 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 15 @ 10:00 am Tue, Sep 17 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Featured image: Hermecea by Jann Kerr, New Zealand.

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Pikes Peak Memorial Wall Dedication

08-18-2019

Presented by City of Cripple Creek at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery, Cripple Creek
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Aug 18 @ 11:00 am

The Pikes Peak Region’s Memorial Wall offers a place to reflect on the sacrifices made for our freedom.

Any members of our Armed Forces who were lost in Iraq and Afghanistan since September 11, 2001 and were stationed at one of our five area...

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The Pikes Peak Region’s Memorial Wall offers a place to reflect on the sacrifices made for our freedom.

Any members of our Armed Forces who were lost in Iraq and Afghanistan since September 11, 2001 and were stationed at one of our five area installations, had a home of record in El Paso or Teller County or graduated from the Air Force Academy are listed on the wall in remembrance of their sacrifice and service.

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Rocky Mountain Vibes V. Ogden Raptors

08-20-2019

Presented by Rocky Mountain Vibes Baseball at UCHealth Park, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Aug 18 @ 1:30 pm Mon, Aug 19 @ 6:40 pm Tue, Aug 20 @ 6:40 pm

The Rocky Mountain Vibes take on the Ogden Raptors at Security Service Field.

Enjoy Saturday Fireworks or giveaways, 50 cent hot dogs and kids club Sundays, Community Ticket Mondays, and $2 Tuesdays when you go to a game!

The Rocky Mountain Vibes take on the Ogden Raptors at Security Service Field.

Enjoy Saturday Fireworks or giveaways, 50 cent hot dogs and kids club Sundays, Community Ticket Mondays, and $2 Tuesdays when you go to a game!

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The Original Colorado Springs Food Tour

11-30-2019

Presented by Rocky Mountain Food Tours at Downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Aug 18 @ 2:00 pm Fri, Aug 23 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Aug 24 @ 2:00 pm + 10 more dates and times

Sun, Aug 25 @ 2:00 pm Fri, Aug 30 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Aug 31 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Sep 01 @ 2:00 pm Fri, Sep 06 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Sep 07 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Sep 08 @ 2:00 pm Fri, Sep 13 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Sep 14 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Sep 15 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Highlights of this tour include:

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

08-18-2019

Presented by Counterweight Theatre Lab at The Cellar at Carter-Payne, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Aug 18 @ 4:00 pm

Prospero lives in exile on a remote island after being stripped of a royal title by scheming relatives.

The island's only other inhabitants are his daughter Miranda, the island's native spirits, and the magic books that he uses to lure his...

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Prospero lives in exile on a remote island after being stripped of a royal title by scheming relatives.

The island's only other inhabitants are his daughter Miranda, the island's native spirits, and the magic books that he uses to lure his enemies to the island to exact revenge.

The plot could destroy Miranda's chance at happiness, though, so Prospero is forced to choose between revenge and Miranda's future.

Counterweight brings this story to a new level by turning it into a lively yet intimate multimedia experience with live music, puppetry, and special effects, all while finding the human core at the heart of Shakespeare's words.

Join us for this classic story told in a way you've never seen before.

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Pikes Peak Progressive Dinner

11-30-2019

Presented by Rocky Mountain Food Tours at Downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Aug 27 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Sep 03 @ 6:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

Tue, Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm - less dates and times

 

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

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...

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

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
  • Preset wine or beer pairings with each course
  • 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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"Get Fit in the Garden" Garden of the Gods Weekly Wellness Walk

12-18-2019

Presented by Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center at Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Aug 21 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 28 @ 9:00 am Wed, Sep 04 @ 9:00 am + 1 more dates and times

Wed, Sep 11 @ 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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Trails in Motion 2019 Film Tour

08-21-2019

Presented by Independent Film Society of Colorado at Ivywild School, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for our 3rd year hosting the Trails In Motion Film Tour inside the Ivywild School Gym with a bar and popcorn available!

This is an annual international film tour for the community, by the community, bringing a collection of the finest...

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Join us for our 3rd year hosting the Trails In Motion Film Tour inside the Ivywild School Gym with a bar and popcorn available!

This is an annual international film tour for the community, by the community, bringing a collection of the finest trail and ultra running films to passionate audiences around the world, in over 30 countries.

Join like-minded trail runners and adventure sports enthusiasts as we come together to celebrate the diverse culture of the sport. Brought to you by Independent Film Society of Colorado and The Colorado Running Company.

We will have prizes to give away at intermission thanks to The Colorado Running Company, Mountain Chalet, and Monarch Mountain Ski Resort.

All profits support Independent Film Society of Colorado and American Trail Running Association (ATRA), both non-profits based in Colorado.

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Rocky Mountain Vibes V. Orem Owlz

08-24-2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Gallop In the Garden - Free 5K Fun Run

12-26-2019

Presented by Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center at Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Aug 22 @ 4:00 pm Thu, Aug 29 @ 4:00 pm Thu, Sep 05 @ 4:00 pm + 1 more dates and times

Thu, Sep 12 @ 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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Pikes Peak Run Fest

08-22-2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Plan to spend a great evening in Mantiou Spring Memorial Park.

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9th Annual Tap-in Miniature Golf Tournament

08-22-2019

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

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

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

After a fun...

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

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

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

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

Awards and silent auction winners will be announced.

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Black Forest Free Summer Jazz Concert Series

08-22-2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Performance Schedule:

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

08-22-2019

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

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

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

Opening act Jarabe...

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

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

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

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'The Mountaintop'

09-08-2019

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

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

By Katori Hall; Directed by Donnie L. Betts

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

This...

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By Katori Hall; Directed by Donnie L. Betts

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

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

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Into Thin Air Auto Fest

08-25-2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Springs Signature Cocktail Tour

11-30-2019

Presented by Rocky Mountain Food Tours at Downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Aug 23 @ 4:00 pm Fri, Aug 30 @ 4:00 pm Fri, Sep 06 @ 4:00 pm + 1 more dates and times

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

 

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

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

Learn the history behind a few classic...

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

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

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

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

Highlights of this tour include:

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

08-23-2019

Presented by Black Rose Acoustic Society at Black Forest Community Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm

Anglum Mock & Greene’s intoxicating Americana mix of country, folk, bluegrass, folk-rock, and timeless ballads sparkle with brilliant songwriting talent, a gorgeous vocal blend, and fine acoustic playing.

Early in 2018, songwriters Cindy...

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Anglum Mock & Greene’s intoxicating Americana mix of country, folk, bluegrass, folk-rock, and timeless ballads sparkle with brilliant songwriting talent, a gorgeous vocal blend, and fine acoustic playing.

Early in 2018, songwriters Cindy Wheeler Greene and Lewis Mock came together for a co-writing experiment. The duo quickly invited Sean Anglum to join them, creating a strong songwriting triad, something the three “threatened” to do for many years.

As 2019 dawned, the trio headed to Nashville to record what would be not only their first full-length album, but also a testament to their songwriting craft. The album, One Day Closer, was recorded in a mad six days of sessions, and released in May.

We will have three opening acts:

  • Paul McCann
  • Jimmy Lee Robbins
  • Special Visit from Bill Stewart and his brother, Black Rose co-founder Murry Stewart, with Marianne Danehy and Dick Carlson.

Baked goods, coffee, tea, and water will be available for purchase in the Community Center.

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SHEL

08-23-2019

Presented by Stargazers Theatre & Event Center at Stargazers Theatre & Event Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Aug 23 @ 8:00 pm

The billowing curtains of sound on Just Crazy Enough, the second full length album from virtuoso indie-folk band SHEL, will be both familiar and far-out to fans of the exciting sister quartet. The classically inspired mandolin, violin, and piano...

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The billowing curtains of sound on Just Crazy Enough, the second full length album from virtuoso indie-folk band SHEL, will be both familiar and far-out to fans of the exciting sister quartet. The classically inspired mandolin, violin, and piano are there, along with the band’s glowing vocal harmonies.

But we also hear dense, ethereal textures that hover between the digital and the analog. Grooves are deeper, emboldened with electronic ambience and beat-boxing. The overall effect sheds light on their broad collection of influences, from the daring rock bands of the 60s to the contemplative composers of the 18th Century, and even the waves of modern electronica. Because or in spite of this effervescent mashup, Just Crazy Enough is a masterful move for SHEL. It’s the integral, front-to-back album statement the band has been preparing to make since they began making music.

Dynamic change and self-searching was inevitably going to be a big part of SHEL’s story in these early career years. Sisters Eva, Hannah, Sarah and Liza Holbrook are, after all, twenty-something women, born in a five-year span and raised in a bohemian, art-loving family in Fort Collins, CO. Each found an instrument to master early on, studying classical music while composing and arranging unique works for their anomalous instrumentation, violin, mandolin, piano and drums. They gained performing experience working with their songwriter father, and soon had festival promoters and media figures championing their fresh, intricately drawn sound.

SHEL is now touring and creating relentlessly in the hothouse environment of the 21st century music business. "We've always made our living playing music,' says Sarah Holbrook, "I dropped out of two different colleges, before it finally sank in that I was supposed to be playing music with my sisters full time. We signed with Republic Records early on, but escaped the 'artist protection program’ and we’re prouder than ever to be waving our indie banner."

They are united in their musical vision, yet doggedly possessive and respectful of their evolving individual identities, including the growing pains and struggles of young adulthood. “I remember having a distinct realization that we'd finally grown up, followed by the terrifying thought that we had more questions than answers about life,” says Eva Holbrook about writing the album. “Sharing these songs has shown us we're not alone.”

In a new music scene that’s crowded, genre-twisting and attuned to mastery in live performance, SHEL's spellbinding live performances tap deep skills as instrumentalists and total trust to generate improbable power on stage. They share some contemporary musical DNA with Americana bands, Punch Brothers and Crooked Still, but just as surely with adventuresome artists such as tUnE-yArDs, St. Vincent and Alt-J.  The future belongs to artists who go beyond mere genre blending by focusing on their inner music and the four powerful personalities of SHEL do just that.

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27th Annual Salute to American Veterans Rally & 32nd Annual POW/MIA Recognition Ride

08-18-2019

Presented by City of Cripple Creek at City of Cripple Creek, Bennett Ave, Cripple Creek
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Aug 18 @ 8:00 am

The City of Cripple Creek welcomes the Salute to American Veterans Rally August 16 – 18, 2019 for a show-stopping, patriotic display that recognizes our nation’s finest.

Join us on Saturday for an impressive parade and the 32nd Annual...

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The City of Cripple Creek welcomes the Salute to American Veterans Rally August 16 – 18, 2019 for a show-stopping, patriotic display that recognizes our nation’s finest.

Join us on Saturday for an impressive parade and the 32nd Annual POW/MIA Recognition Ride – Colorado’s largest procession of motorcycles.

  • POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony
  • POW/MIA Recognition Ride
  • Veteran’s Parade
  • VIP Guest Speakers
  • Veteran’s Poker Run
  • Vietnam Memorial Wall
  • Wild West Gun Fighters
  • Street Vendors
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Devil's Playground Trail Building Weekend

08-18-2019

Presented by Rocky Mountain Field Institute at Crags Campground, Divide
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Aug 18 @ 8:30 am

The Devil's Playground Trail, one of the primary hiking routes to the summit of Pikes Peak, is being newly reconstructed!

Join us for a community weekend of trail work and camping!

The weekend project will include two full days of work,...

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The Devil's Playground Trail, one of the primary hiking routes to the summit of Pikes Peak, is being newly reconstructed!

Join us for a community weekend of trail work and camping!

The weekend project will include two full days of work, exclusive group camping near the Crags Campground, and camp meals provided for all volunteers!

This will be moderately strenuous to strenuous work clearing trail corridor and potentially helping to construct trail features such as timber steps and retaining walls.

Work will take place on the lower elevation portions of the new trail realignment, not far up from the Crags Trailhead and Campground.

No prior experience is necessary, however, participants must be accustomed to hiking and physical activity and comfortable with tent camping.

Pre-registration is required.

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World of WearableArt™

09-22-2019

Presented by Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado Coll... at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado Coll..., Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Aug 18 @ 10:00 am Tue, Aug 20 @ 10:00 am Wed, Aug 21 @ 10:00 am + 23 more dates and times

Thu, Aug 22 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 23 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 24 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 25 @ 10:00 am Tue, Aug 27 @ 10:00 am Wed, Aug 28 @ 10:00 am Thu, Aug 29 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 30 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 31 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 01 @ 10:00 am Tue, Sep 03 @ 10:00 am Wed, Sep 04 @ 10:00 am Thu, Sep 05 @ 10:00 am Fri, Sep 06 @ 10:00 am Sat, Sep 07 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 08 @ 10:00 am Tue, Sep 10 @ 10:00 am Wed, Sep 11 @ 10:00 am Thu, Sep 12 @ 10:00 am Fri, Sep 13 @ 10:00 am Sat, Sep 14 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 15 @ 10:00 am Tue, Sep 17 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Featured image: Hermecea by Jann Kerr, New Zealand.

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Pikes Peak Memorial Wall Dedication

08-18-2019

Presented by City of Cripple Creek at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery, Cripple Creek
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Aug 18 @ 11:00 am

The Pikes Peak Region’s Memorial Wall offers a place to reflect on the sacrifices made for our freedom.

Any members of our Armed Forces who were lost in Iraq and Afghanistan since September 11, 2001 and were stationed at one of our five area...

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The Pikes Peak Region’s Memorial Wall offers a place to reflect on the sacrifices made for our freedom.

Any members of our Armed Forces who were lost in Iraq and Afghanistan since September 11, 2001 and were stationed at one of our five area installations, had a home of record in El Paso or Teller County or graduated from the Air Force Academy are listed on the wall in remembrance of their sacrifice and service.

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Rocky Mountain Vibes V. Ogden Raptors

08-20-2019

Presented by Rocky Mountain Vibes Baseball at UCHealth Park, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Aug 18 @ 1:30 pm Mon, Aug 19 @ 6:40 pm Tue, Aug 20 @ 6:40 pm

The Rocky Mountain Vibes take on the Ogden Raptors at Security Service Field.

Enjoy Saturday Fireworks or giveaways, 50 cent hot dogs and kids club Sundays, Community Ticket Mondays, and $2 Tuesdays when you go to a game!

The Rocky Mountain Vibes take on the Ogden Raptors at Security Service Field.

Enjoy Saturday Fireworks or giveaways, 50 cent hot dogs and kids club Sundays, Community Ticket Mondays, and $2 Tuesdays when you go to a game!

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The Original Colorado Springs Food Tour

11-30-2019

Presented by Rocky Mountain Food Tours at Downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Aug 18 @ 2:00 pm Fri, Aug 23 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Aug 24 @ 2:00 pm + 10 more dates and times

Sun, Aug 25 @ 2:00 pm Fri, Aug 30 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Aug 31 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Sep 01 @ 2:00 pm Fri, Sep 06 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Sep 07 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Sep 08 @ 2:00 pm Fri, Sep 13 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Sep 14 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Sep 15 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Highlights of this tour include:

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

08-18-2019

Presented by Counterweight Theatre Lab at The Cellar at Carter-Payne, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Aug 18 @ 4:00 pm

Prospero lives in exile on a remote island after being stripped of a royal title by scheming relatives.

The island's only other inhabitants are his daughter Miranda, the island's native spirits, and the magic books that he uses to lure his...

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Prospero lives in exile on a remote island after being stripped of a royal title by scheming relatives.

The island's only other inhabitants are his daughter Miranda, the island's native spirits, and the magic books that he uses to lure his enemies to the island to exact revenge.

The plot could destroy Miranda's chance at happiness, though, so Prospero is forced to choose between revenge and Miranda's future.

Counterweight brings this story to a new level by turning it into a lively yet intimate multimedia experience with live music, puppetry, and special effects, all while finding the human core at the heart of Shakespeare's words.

Join us for this classic story told in a way you've never seen before.

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Pikes Peak Progressive Dinner

11-30-2019

Presented by Rocky Mountain Food Tours at Downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Aug 27 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Sep 03 @ 6:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

Tue, Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm - less dates and times

 

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

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...

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

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
  • Preset wine or beer pairings with each course
  • 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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"Get Fit in the Garden" Garden of the Gods Weekly Wellness Walk

12-18-2019

Presented by Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center at Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Aug 21 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 28 @ 9:00 am Wed, Sep 04 @ 9:00 am + 1 more dates and times

Wed, Sep 11 @ 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.

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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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Trails in Motion 2019 Film Tour

08-21-2019

Presented by Independent Film Society of Colorado at Ivywild School, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for our 3rd year hosting the Trails In Motion Film Tour inside the Ivywild School Gym with a bar and popcorn available!

This is an annual international film tour for the community, by the community, bringing a collection of the finest...

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Join us for our 3rd year hosting the Trails In Motion Film Tour inside the Ivywild School Gym with a bar and popcorn available!

This is an annual international film tour for the community, by the community, bringing a collection of the finest trail and ultra running films to passionate audiences around the world, in over 30 countries.

Join like-minded trail runners and adventure sports enthusiasts as we come together to celebrate the diverse culture of the sport. Brought to you by Independent Film Society of Colorado and The Colorado Running Company.

We will have prizes to give away at intermission thanks to The Colorado Running Company, Mountain Chalet, and Monarch Mountain Ski Resort.

All profits support Independent Film Society of Colorado and American Trail Running Association (ATRA), both non-profits based in Colorado.

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Rocky Mountain Vibes V. Orem Owlz

08-24-2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Gallop In the Garden - Free 5K Fun Run

12-26-2019

Presented by Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center at Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Aug 22 @ 4:00 pm Thu, Aug 29 @ 4:00 pm Thu, Sep 05 @ 4:00 pm + 1 more dates and times

Thu, Sep 12 @ 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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Pikes Peak Run Fest

08-22-2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Plan to spend a great evening in Mantiou Spring Memorial Park.

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9th Annual Tap-in Miniature Golf Tournament

08-22-2019

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

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

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

After a fun...

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

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

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

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

Awards and silent auction winners will be announced.

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Black Forest Free Summer Jazz Concert Series

08-22-2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Performance Schedule:

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

08-22-2019

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

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

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

Opening act Jarabe...

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

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

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

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'The Mountaintop'

09-08-2019

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

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

By Katori Hall; Directed by Donnie L. Betts

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

This...

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By Katori Hall; Directed by Donnie L. Betts

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

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

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Into Thin Air Auto Fest

08-25-2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Springs Signature Cocktail Tour

11-30-2019

Presented by Rocky Mountain Food Tours at Downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Aug 23 @ 4:00 pm Fri, Aug 30 @ 4:00 pm Fri, Sep 06 @ 4:00 pm + 1 more dates and times

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

 

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

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

Learn the history behind a few classic...

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

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

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

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

Highlights of this tour include:

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

08-23-2019

Presented by Black Rose Acoustic Society at Black Forest Community Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm

Anglum Mock & Greene’s intoxicating Americana mix of country, folk, bluegrass, folk-rock, and timeless ballads sparkle with brilliant songwriting talent, a gorgeous vocal blend, and fine acoustic playing.

Early in 2018, songwriters Cindy...

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Anglum Mock & Greene’s intoxicating Americana mix of country, folk, bluegrass, folk-rock, and timeless ballads sparkle with brilliant songwriting talent, a gorgeous vocal blend, and fine acoustic playing.

Early in 2018, songwriters Cindy Wheeler Greene and Lewis Mock came together for a co-writing experiment. The duo quickly invited Sean Anglum to join them, creating a strong songwriting triad, something the three “threatened” to do for many years.

As 2019 dawned, the trio headed to Nashville to record what would be not only their first full-length album, but also a testament to their songwriting craft. The album, One Day Closer, was recorded in a mad six days of sessions, and released in May.

We will have three opening acts:

  • Paul McCann
  • Jimmy Lee Robbins
  • Special Visit from Bill Stewart and his brother, Black Rose co-founder Murry Stewart, with Marianne Danehy and Dick Carlson.

Baked goods, coffee, tea, and water will be available for purchase in the Community Center.

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SHEL

08-23-2019

Presented by Stargazers Theatre & Event Center at Stargazers Theatre & Event Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Aug 23 @ 8:00 pm

The billowing curtains of sound on Just Crazy Enough, the second full length album from virtuoso indie-folk band SHEL, will be both familiar and far-out to fans of the exciting sister quartet. The classically inspired mandolin, violin, and piano...

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The billowing curtains of sound on Just Crazy Enough, the second full length album from virtuoso indie-folk band SHEL, will be both familiar and far-out to fans of the exciting sister quartet. The classically inspired mandolin, violin, and piano are there, along with the band’s glowing vocal harmonies.

But we also hear dense, ethereal textures that hover between the digital and the analog. Grooves are deeper, emboldened with electronic ambience and beat-boxing. The overall effect sheds light on their broad collection of influences, from the daring rock bands of the 60s to the contemplative composers of the 18th Century, and even the waves of modern electronica. Because or in spite of this effervescent mashup, Just Crazy Enough is a masterful move for SHEL. It’s the integral, front-to-back album statement the band has been preparing to make since they began making music.

Dynamic change and self-searching was inevitably going to be a big part of SHEL’s story in these early career years. Sisters Eva, Hannah, Sarah and Liza Holbrook are, after all, twenty-something women, born in a five-year span and raised in a bohemian, art-loving family in Fort Collins, CO. Each found an instrument to master early on, studying classical music while composing and arranging unique works for their anomalous instrumentation, violin, mandolin, piano and drums. They gained performing experience working with their songwriter father, and soon had festival promoters and media figures championing their fresh, intricately drawn sound.

SHEL is now touring and creating relentlessly in the hothouse environment of the 21st century music business. "We've always made our living playing music,' says Sarah Holbrook, "I dropped out of two different colleges, before it finally sank in that I was supposed to be playing music with my sisters full time. We signed with Republic Records early on, but escaped the 'artist protection program’ and we’re prouder than ever to be waving our indie banner."

They are united in their musical vision, yet doggedly possessive and respectful of their evolving individual identities, including the growing pains and struggles of young adulthood. “I remember having a distinct realization that we'd finally grown up, followed by the terrifying thought that we had more questions than answers about life,” says Eva Holbrook about writing the album. “Sharing these songs has shown us we're not alone.”

In a new music scene that’s crowded, genre-twisting and attuned to mastery in live performance, SHEL's spellbinding live performances tap deep skills as instrumentalists and total trust to generate improbable power on stage. They share some contemporary musical DNA with Americana bands, Punch Brothers and Crooked Still, but just as surely with adventuresome artists such as tUnE-yArDs, St. Vincent and Alt-J.  The future belongs to artists who go beyond mere genre blending by focusing on their inner music and the four powerful personalities of SHEL do just that.

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