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This Week in Colorado Springs (8/7 - 8/13)

Rainy Days and a Meteor Shower!

By Tony Fleming-Brum - August 7, 2017

Boy we sure are seeing a lot of rain these days here in Colorado Springs! Hopefully you’re all staying warm and dry out there, and still taking advantage of all this city has to offer! This coming week we’re looking at rain and thunderstorms every day starting around 10:00 a.m., and continuing through the nights, but even so we’ll have a lot of fun around town to check out!
 
Kicking off our week with Monday (8/7), we’ll be heading over to the Sky Zone Trampoline Park for their incredibly unique SkyRobics class! Burn up to 1,000 calories an hour on their wall-to-wall trampolines! SkyRobics is low-impact, healthy fun that combines calisthenics, core exercises and strength-building aerobics. SkyRobics is one of the most dynamic, effective and active workouts you can get! With rainy days forecast all week, this will be a great way to stay active without having to get wet!
 
After getting your workout in on Monday, this Tuesday (8/8) we’ll be heading over to the Bristol Brewing Company for their Tuesday Night Karma Hour to unwind a bit. Each Tuesday night in the Bristol Pub they invite a local non-profit to tell you who they are, what they stand for, and how they’re making Colorado Springs better. They’ll donate one dollar per pint sold between 6:00 and 8:00 to their cause. So come in, buy a pint, and support the good work that’s being done in our community. This week’s non-profit will be the Sue DiNapoli Ovarian Cancer Society, and money raised will fund the Sue’s Gift Financial Assistance Program, which offers economic support specifically to Southern Colorado women diagnosed with gynecological cancer to help with medical bills, health insurance deductibles, prescriptions, and other medical expenses. Doing good never tasted better at the Bristol Brewing Company!
 
Wednesday (8/9) we’ll be heading over to The Black Sheep for a great chance to get out and take in some good tunes at a great venue with the band Sundy Best! Sundy Best crafts music that re-imagines timeless classic rock of the ‘70s and ‘80s – think the Eagles and the smart, whiskey-voiced lyrics of Tom Petty and Bob Seger. With Nick on guitar and Kris on cajon, Sundy Best takes that sound, modernizes it in their own unique way by borrowing hints of country and bluegrass, to make it personal. With a great band like this, playing at the “Best Live Music Venue” in Colorado Springs for 10 years running, this will be a night to remember!
 
As for Thursday (8/10), we’ve got an interesting option for you if you’re here in town and don’t mind venturing out in the rain a bit, as the Colorado Classic 2017 Pro Bicycle Race will be running both men’s and women’s races here in Colorado Springs! The Colorado Classic race routes will test the field and create new and unique experiences for spectators over the race’s four stages, August 10-13. Courses start and finish from the same location – as opposed to point-to-point races – and stages 1, 2 and 4 are “circuits” featuring multiple laps on challenging courses. Come on out and check out some of the best racers in the world, competing right here in Colorado Springs!
 
This Friday (8/11) will be an extremely entertaining evening if you’re here in Colorado Springs, as the Pikes Peak Center will be hosting DaVinci & Michelangelo “The Titans Experience”, presented by Mark Rodgers, Curator of the DaVinci Machines and Michelangelo Exhibitions for North America! He will take you on a fantastic, awe-inspiring journey through the Italian Renaissance as seen through the eyes of these two, monumental geniuses. This original, theater performance is a non-stop, multi-media event featuring movies, videos, 3-D animations, and images of DaVinci and Michelangelo's inventions, machines, sketches, codices, paintings, and sculptures. Rodgers compares and contrasts the incredible lives of Leonardo and Michelangelo as never before, relating them to our world today with our contemporary geniuses of Les Paul, Van Cliburn, Paul McCartney, Jacque Cousteau and the General Motors 350 cubic inch engine, as we strive to discover our own "inner" Michelangelo and DaVinci!
 
With rain continuing on the forecast through the weekend, we’ll have to get creative with our events. Luckily this Saturday (8/12) we’ll be heading over to Stargazers Theatre for their presentation of Firefall, which should be an amazing evening of music! In an age where new bands come and go, Firefall has enjoyed a career that spans more than forty years and shows no sign of slowing down. Firefall's commercial success includes three Gold albums, two Platinum albums and eleven chart-topping singles. The band's biggest hit, "You Are the Woman" has been played on commercial radio more than 7,000,000 times and has also appeared in many movies and television shows. Over the past four decades, Firefall has toured the world and shared stages with other iconic bands such as Fleetwood Mac, The Band, The Beach Boys, Kenny Loggins, Journey, Heart, ELO and Marshall Tucker Band. This is a show you won’t want to miss!
 
Wrapping up our week with Sunday (8/13), we’ll have a very unique chance to see one of nature’s most incredible displays: the Perseid meteor shower! Comet Swift-Tuttle is the largest object known to repeatedly pass by Earth; its nucleus is about 16 miles (26 kilometers) wide. It last passed nearby Earth during its orbit around the sun in 1992, and the next time will be in 2126. But it won't be forgotten in the meantime, because Earth passes through the dust and debris it leaves behind every year, creating the annual Perseid meteor shower. We’ll have to keep our fingers crossed that the skies are clear enough to see the shower, but if you head up to the mountains very early morning on Sunday you should have an amazing view!

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