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This Week in Colorado Springs (4/28 - 5/4)

Happy Arbor Day from Front Range Shuttle!

By Tony Fleming-Brum - April 28, 2017

Hello Colorado, and welcome to this weeks edition of the Front Range Shuttle local events blog! Our forecast for the next few days is looking pretty bleak, with rain and snow arriving Friday night, and sticking with us until Sunday morning. You never know, though, here in Colorado; we may end up seeing clear skies and sun as early as Saturday afternoon! Either way, plan your weekend accordingly, and make sure to book your Shuttle if you’re going to be travelling!
 
Since this Friday (4/28) is Arbor Day, why not take advantage of the afternoon of clear skies before our snowy weekend at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo? Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s 146 picturesque acres are home to over 750 animals of every variety. Mirroring their natural habitats in the wild, the animals’ Zoo homes will transport you to wild places around the globe. With its distinctive mountainside setting at an elevation of 6,714— and over 170 species of wild animals, engaging exhibits and irresistible attractions, at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo the wonders of the wild are just a short trip away!
 
Saturday (4/29) the snow is forecast to be coming down pretty thick, so we’ll be hunkering down at the Stargazers Event Center! This weekend they’ll be presenting one of the most popular shows of the year, The Long Run!  The Long Run, "Colorado's Tribute to the Eagles", is comprised of five of the busiest musicians on Colorado's Front Range. Laden with four and five part harmonies, The Long Run reproduce the Eagles' hits with an organic 70's sound, accurate lead guitarists, multi-instrumentalists, and a lead-singing drummer. The band plays Eagles' songs with haunting accuracy in which they faithfully and respectfully recreate.
 
After the passing of the snow, we should be seeing clear skies on Sunday (4/30), but temperatures will still be in the 30s and 40s for most of the day. With that in mind, why not take the opportunity to see one of the most popular Monster Truck shows in the World: Monster Jam! The Broadmoor World Arena will have shows all weekend long, so be sure to check it out! Monster Jam® is the most action-packed live event on four wheels where world-class drivers compete in front of capacity crowds in both monster truck racing and freestyle competitions. Celebrating 25 years of adrenaline-charged family entertainment, Monster Jam combines spontaneous entertainment with the ultimate off-road, motorsport competition.
 
Monday (5/1) we’ll be seeing the temperatures rise just a bit, but at least the wind and snow will have passed us! The next exciting event this week will be taking place at the Pikes Peak Center, an amazing venue for Daniel Tosh and special guests to perform! “Tosh.0” is currently in its ninth season and airs on Tuesday nights at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central. Daniel Tosh will host and perform an evening of stand-up comedy featuring writers and comedians from his Comedy Central show “Tosh.0”. Get your tickets and enjoy a night of laughs!
 
Had enough of the Pikes Peak Center? I hope not! We’ll be heading right back there on Tuesday (5/2) for their showing of Stomp! STOMP is explosive, provocative, sophisticated, sexy, utterly unique and appeals to audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered an armful of awards and rave reviews, and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments-matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps-to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms.
 
With half the week over with, and the weekend fast approaching, why not take the opportunity to unwind a bit this Wednesday evening (5/3)? And what better place to do it than the Gold Camp Brewing Company, where they’ll be having their weekly live trivia night, Triviality! Bring your team and get ready for some fun! Lil Howard's BBQ will be serving delicious pulled pork, hot links, and more! Gold Camp also has an amazing array of locally brewed beers on tap. The top 3 finishers in the trivia game get prizes, with 1st place being a gift certificate AND a team flag on the coveted Trivia Trophy!
 
We’ll wrap up this week’s events with a Colorado Springs staple: The Simpich Showcase Marionette Theatre! The most talented marionettist that this blogger has ever had the pleasure of seeing, this week will mark the beginning of their showings of The Firebird! Nothing is as it appears to be for young Prince Ivan as he ventures forth on a quest to capture the illusive and deadly Firebird. He is aided in his harrowing journey by a flying wolf, a hospitable owl and innkeeper mouse; riddles and tests are inexplicably solved; and an adventure unfolds that carries the wayward hero to the farthest reaches of fairy tale Russia.
 
And as always, don't forget about Front Range Shuttle! From cozy SUV's to 25 passenger buses, we have all your airport transportation needs covered!