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This Week in Colorado Springs (4/21 - 4/27)

Happy Friday from Front Range Shuttle!

By Tony Fleming-Brum - April 21, 2017

Happy Friday Colorado Springs, and welcome to another installment of the Front Range Shuttle local events blog! Weather this week has been pretty pleasant, with just a bit of wind picking up in the afternoons, and dying down again by the evening. This weekend we’re looking at a bit more rain on Saturday, a small reprieve on Sunday and Monday, and then rain again all the way through next Friday! Bring your galoshes and umbrella if you’re planning on being out and about next week!
 
We’ll start our weekend off with Friday evening (4/21) at the Broadmoor World Arena with a comedy show you won’t soon forget! Superstar comedians Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy will reunite on the We've Been Thinking Tour to bring an unforgettable night of comedy to The Broadmoor World Arena. During this momentous event, both comedians will deliver a laughter-packed evening of all new material before they come together on stage for an uproarious encore you won’t want to miss!
 
Since we’ll be expecting rain this Saturday (4/22), why not swing by the Stargazers Event Center for one of the most creative musical groups this blogger has ever seen: Face – A Vocal Rock Band! Face is an internationally recognized vocal rock band based out of Boulder, Colorado, bringing a new edge and attitude to the human voice. Using just four singers (Ryan Driver, Stephen Ross, Forest Kelly, Cody Qualls) and a vocal drummer (Mark Megibow), Face creates a rock-music phenomenon that has to be seen to be believed. No instruments and no special effects -– just five guys!
 
What a weekend of shows! Comedy, Vocal Rock, and now Sunday (4/23) we’ll head on over to the Pikes Peak Center for the Colorado Springs Philharmonic’s presentation of Gustav Mahler’s sixth symphony! “Despite [Beethoven’s] Pastoral, there is only one Sixth.” Such was the impact of Gustav Mahler’s sixth symphony when it premiered in 1906, that it completely supplanted the great master of the previous century in the eyes of the classical music-listening public. Presented here without accompaniment or adornment, it promises to be the most thrilling installment yet in Josep Caballé-Domenech’s exploration of Mahler’s symphonies — in his words, a “mastodonic” performance.
 
Monday (4/24) of this week is forecast to be one of the only sunny days of the week, and with Spring flowers blooming, it will be a great day for a hike on one of the many trails here in our beautiful city. From here in Colorado Springs, to Manitou, and all the way up into the mountains, you’re sure to find some peace and quiet out in the woods. Garden of the Gods will likely be extremely crowded due to the short window we’ll have sun, so why not get creative and hike off the beaten path this weekend? You won’t regret it when you’ve got the whole trail to yourself!
 
With rain clouds rolling back in on Tuesday (4/25), we’ll be stopping by the Whistle Pig Brewing Company for PaintNite with Brewster! Come in to Whistle Pig Brewing on April 24 to enjoy some bites, some brews, and some brush strokes. You will be lead through painting a beautiful sunset landscape silhouetting a cherry blossom tree, all while sipping on your favorite brews. If beer isn't your thing, they will have some wines for your enjoyment as well as their house taps!
 
Wednesday (4/26) of this coming week should be another rainy day, and another good excuse to stay indoors where it’s dry! How about another trip to the Pikes Peak Center? This Wednesday they’ll be presenting Traviss Tritt! More than 27 years after Travis Tritt launched his music career, the Southern rock influenced artist continues to display strong sales activity, sell-out shows, and stay true and relevant to country music fans across the globe. The Southern-rock influenced artist continues to stay true and relevant to Country music fans across the globe. His conspicuous lack of a cowboy hat and musical aggressiveness set him apart. With more than 25 million in career album sales, two Grammys, three CMA Awards and a devoted fan base that filled venues coast-to-coast, he's proving to be unstoppable. Get your tickets today!
 
Wrapping up our week with Thursday (4/27), we’ll be heading over to the Stargazers Event Center once again to see the Jeffrey Alan Band, a free concert! Well versed in a wide variety of country music, the Jeffrey Alan Band plays everything from Top 40 Covers to the classics as far back as the 50s as well as classic rock. Jeffrey has been performing in night clubs throughout Colorado, New Mexico and Kansas since he was 13 years old. He brings high-energy entertainment to his shows and loves to keep his audience hopping!

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