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This Week in Colorado Springs (04/10 - 04/15)

Happy Siblings Day!

By Tony Fleming-Brum - April 10, 2018

Good morning Colorado Springs, and welcome to this week’s edition of the Front Range Shuttle weekly events blog! Weather-wise here in town this week it’s looking pretty calm so far, with over-cast skies pretty much all week, but temperatures in the mid-high 70s through Thursday! Temperatures are going to dip quite q bit on Friday and Saturday (highs in the 40s, lows below freezing), but it’ll be jumping right back up to high 50s on Sunday! With that in mind, let’s see what’s going on in the Springs this week!
Kicking off our week with Tuesday (4/10), we’ll be heading out to the Simpich Showcase Museum for their showing of The Pilgrim’s Progress! Utilizing over twenty hand-carved marionettes, this elaborate stage production of The Pilgrim's Progress features puppeteer David Simpich in the role of author John Bunyan as he recounts his fantastic dream of the journey of Christian, a sin-burdened every-man from the City of Destruction to the Celestial Gate. His harrowing adventures along the Straight and Narrow Path bring to light and life the classic Bunyan “visions” of the Slough of Despond, Vanity Fair, the River of Death, battles with demons and dragons, imprisonment by Giant Despair, colorful discourse with an array of wise men and fools... and one defining moment at the foot of The Cross.
Continuing on with Wednesday (4/11), we’ll be stopping by the Academy Art and Frame Company for Art Aloud 2018! Art Aloud is an opportunity for writers, poets and artists to share their work, as well as collaborate, in appreciation of National Poetry Month. Artists create work based on a poem, story, lyrics, quotes, or anything to do with the written word, and vice versa for writers and authors. Both the artwork and written word are displayed together but not necessarily designed as one piece. This is the 11th year for Art Aloud and the venues include AAFC, Hooked on Books, and Sand Creek Library Branch. Each venue will have a reception with a live poetry reading given by the artists and anyone who would like to share their work or favorite poet. Music is absolutely "aloud" to be shared!
As for this Thursday (4/12), we’ll be heading over to the Pikes Peak Community College Theatre for their presentation of The Trojan Women! PPCC Theatre production of the Greek tragedy by Euripides written 2,400 years ago but performed with a modern twist-- five major female roles and an all-female chorus.
After ten years of bloody siege, the Trojan War has finally ended. The Trojan Horse worked, and the Grecian armies were victorious, leaving the slaughtered bodies of husbands, fathers, brothers, sons of Troy in their wake. The Trojan Women focuses on the survivors of the war, the women of Troy, who await being divvied up as slaves to the Greek conquerors. A story about the collateral damage and uncomfortable complications of war, this 2,400-year-old play continues to haunt and echo through today. A diverse ensemble of PPCC students, including several Combat Veterans and active service members, join guest artist Barbara Summerville to bring this play to life!
And kicking off our weekend with Friday the 13th (4/13), we’ll be making our way over to the Pikes Peak Center for the Colorado Springs Philharmonic’s presentation of America! What is the real America? Load the bus for a symphonic tour of the land, exploring gritty crossroads and cultural byways, searching for the roots of our great nation. You won’t want to miss this show!
And continuing on with Saturday (4/14), we’ll be heading down to the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center for their Prom Redux: A Silent Disco! Join them for a prom-themed silent disco dance party underneath Buck Walsky’s Beach Front, an interactive art installation featuring fiber optics and LED lights. Grab a pair of wireless headphones (provided), tune in to channel of your choice, and dance to your own beat under this stunning work of art! Prom attire encouraged, but not required. Cash bar and food trucks available.
And wrapping up our week with Sunday (4/15), we’ll be heading over to the Space Foundation Discovery Center for their Yuri’s Night event! Yuri's Night is the global space party that celebrates the accomplishments of Yuri Gagarin, as well as the U.S. Space Shuttle program.Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin was a Soviet pilot and cosmonaut. He was the first human to journey into outer space when his Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth on 12 April 1961. Celebrate space and support the Space Foundation with this unique and out-of-this-world fundraiser!

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