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This Week in Colorado Springs (3/6 - 3/11)

Daylight Savings Time is Coming!

By Tony Fleming-Brum - March 6, 2018

Good morning Colorado Springs, and welcome to this week’s edition of the Front Range Shuttle weekly events blog! We’ve had some crazy wind for the past few days, but it’s looking like the weather is calming down for the rest of the week. We should be looking at highs in the 50s and 60s through Sunday, with mostly sunny skies every day except for Sunday. Sunday will be a bit more of an over-cast day, but still a high of 50! Now lets see what Colorado Springs has going on for the week.
Kicking off the week with Tuesday (3/6) we’ll be heading down to the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center for their showing of the Baseera Khan gallery! Organized by Participant Inc. (New York, NY), this exhibition presents works by artist Baseera Khan that complicate common notions of Muslim women through the artist’s self-exploration of personal history and current geopolitical circumstances. Khan underscores the intersectional themes by the combination of secular, religious, and private imagery as in her series Psychedelic Prayer Rugs (Lunar Count Down, Act Up, and Purple Heart).

Continuing on with Wednesday (3/7), we’ll be heading up to the brand new Ent Center for the Performing Arts (5025 N Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, CO) for their presentation of Celtic Nights: Oceans of Hope! Celtic Nights is a vibrant celebration of Irish history, dance, and music, brought to life by some of Ireland’s greatest performers. They return to the United States for a tour of their newest show, Oceans of Hope, which spins a narrative of the harrowing experience of Irish immigrants as they escaped famine and war for opportunity in Canada and the United States. With stunning visuals and masterful storytelling, Celtic Nights is an experience not to be missed!
As for this Thursday (3/8), we’ll be making our way over to the Pikes Peak Center for their presentation of the Black Jacket Symphony! The Black Jacket Symphony offers a unique concert experience through recreating classic albums in a live performance setting. A selected album is performed in its entirety by a group of handpicked musicians specifically selected for each album, with no sonic detail being overlooked--the musicians do whatever it takes to musically reproduce the album.

The performance is separated into two sets. The first set features the album being recreated as a true symphonic piece. The second set, which features a selection of the album artist's "greatest hits," opens in full contrast to the first set with an incredible light display and the symphony being much more laid back. The tone is set very quickly that the show will feature the high level of musicianship of the act being covered and will also be accompanied by all the bells and whistles of a major rock and roll show.
And kicking off our weekend with Friday (3/9), we’ll be heading up to the Stargazers Theatre where they’ll be hosting The Elders! Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day early with some arse kickin’ Celtic Rock! The Elders were founded in 1998 by six individuals with a passion for music rooted in Americana and Celtic folk rock. From the beginning The Elders seemed to be channeling something ancient and enduring – something unaffected by fads, trends and the giant maw of mind-numbing commercialism. Their ability to bring together the art of story-telling with elements both musically progressive and rooted in tradition, has won them a broad international fan base, as well as critical acclaim in numerous publications such as PASTE Magazine, Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange, Music Row Magazine, Goldmine Magazine, TRAD Magazine (France), Chicago Sun-Times, Kansas City Star and many more!
Rolling along into Saturday (3/10), we’ll be heading right back to the Pikes Peak Center for their showing of Jo Koy! Jo Koy has come a long way from his modest beginnings at a Las Vegas coffee house. As one of today's vastly growing stand-­up comedians, Koy sells-­out comedy clubs and theaters across the nation with his infectious, explosive energy onstage. The comedian pulls inspiration from his family, specifically his son, who inspires humor across all boundaries.
And wrapping up our week with Sunday (3/11), we’ll be making our way out to the PACE Center for their presentation of Flamenco Vivo with Carlota Santana! The creative minds behind Flamenco Vivo take classical Spanish dancing and romantic flamenco guitar in bold new directions, creating an artistic experience with a wonderful traditional vibe. Fast tempos, whirling dresses, bright colors and fiery compositions come together to create a dramatic, cutting-edge performance. You won’t want to miss this one!

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