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The Month of June

A New Blog Format!

By Tony Fleming-Brum - June 11, 2018

Hello again Colorado Springs! Apologies for the lack of weekly event content recently! We’re going to be testing a new format for the Front Range Shuttle events blog starting this month. We’ll now be posting a full month worth of events and sending out weekly reminders with weather and cancellation updates. Hopefully you all enjoy this new format!

Friday (6/1) the Stargazers Theatre will be hosting Reckless Kelly! For nineteen years Reckless Kelly has been doing things their way, bucking the mainstream system and playing by their own rules, straddling the fence between country and rock as if they built it themselves. Throughout the years their old school approach to recording has always adhered to one main objective: make each record better than the last. More info:

Saturday (6/2) the city of Manitou Springs will be hosting the 2018 Manitou Springs Colorado Wine Festival! Spend your day in Manitou Springs enjoying generous tastings from 30 Colorado Wineries.  Listen to live music, and enjoy food & gift vendors while you stroll through Memorial Park. Be one of the first 1,500 to purchase a ticket and receive a free wine tote with your purchase! More info:

Sunday (6/3) the Pikes Peak Center will be presenting BROADWAY Family Ties! BROADWAY hits from famous family musicals including: The Addams Family, Finding Neverland, The Secret Garden, and Fiddler on the Roof! Enjoy the Colorado Springs Children's Chorale singers in their season finale spectacular! More info:

Monday (6/4) the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum will be conducting Cripple Creek and Victor Mine Tours!  Tour experiences will offer the chance to see giant haul trucks, shovels and drill rigs in action in the large surface mine between Victor and Cripple Creek, Colorado. Learn about the modern refining methods while helping to preserve the district’s 1890’s history - all tour proceeds go to the Museum to help offset operations and building renovation costs. More info:

Tuesday (6/5) the Simpich Showcase Museum will be presenting The Secret Garden! Utilizing a full cast of hand-carved marionettes, Frances Hodgson Burnett’s famous novel is staged in this live production by puppeteer David Simpich. In the story, young and disagreeable Mary Lennox is forced to stay at her Uncle Craven’s manor on the bleak Yorkshire Moors of northern England after the death of her parents. Here she is drawn to a secluded garden surrounded by a high stone wall and with no apparent door or gate. When the entrance is miraculously revealed, Mary’s exploration begins and the mysteries of her uncle’s manor are steadily brought to light.

Wednesday (6/6) the Stargazers Theatre will be hosting the Pikes Peak Blues Community Quarterly Blues Jam! Local blues players grab your instruments and come out for a great evening catching up with your musical friends and playing some blues!

Thusrday (6/7) the Colorado Springs Event Center will be hosting the Rocky Mountain Summer Music Festival! This 17 day event will take place at the Colorado Springs Event Center at 3960 Palmer Park Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80909. Outside of the event center in the parking lot, experience 3 weeks of carnival rides and attractions from Crabtree Amusements. Inside, enjoy live music, vendors, beer garden, and more family friendly entertainment!

Friday (6/8) the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum will be having a Weekend Warm-Up: Art & Creativity event! Drop in for an interactive history experience for the whole family! Enjoy a 30 minute craft, experiment, or fun activity highlighting regional history and leave with ideas for local adventures that will IGNITE your curiosity all weekend long!

Saturday (6/9) the Stargazers Theatre will be hosting Colorado Floyd! Colorado Floyd is a Colorado based Pink Floyd jam-band performing the whole spectrum of Pink Floyd music, live! You do not want to miss this INCREDIBLE local band!

Sunday (6/10) the Pikes Peak Center will be presenting Tommy Emmanuel live in concert! One of Australia's most respected musicians, the legendary guitarist has a professional career that spans five decades and continues to intersect with some of the finest musicians throughout the world. His unique style - he calls it "finger style" - is akin to playing guitar the way a pianist plays piano, using all ten fingers. Rather than using a band for melody, rhythm, bass, and drums, Emmanuel plays those parts - and more - on one guitar!

Monday (6/11) the Commonwheel Artists Co-op in Manitou Springs will be hosting a juried gallery show of “Garden Art”! Artwork submitted for this show has a garden theme or is art that could be placed in a garden. Their gallery will be in full bloom with a variety of paintings, jewelry, and sculpture. Be sure to put our location on your “must see” garden stroll list!

Tuesday (6/12) the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center will be presenting the works of John Frame: Three Fragments of a Lost Tale! Sculptor John Frame has lived and worked in Southern California since the early 1980s. In 2006, he began conceptualizing and creating the objects, film, and photographs contained in Three Fragments of a Lost Tale. In keeping with his signature style of finely carved wooden sculpture, Frame has developed an intricately fractured story featuring a cast of unusual characters, each gorgeously rendered, fully articulated figure brought to life through stop-motion photography. 

Wednesday (6/13) the Pikes Peak Center will be presenting Clint Black! Throughout one of the most storied careers in modern music, Black sold more than 20 million records; earned more than a dozen gold and platinum awards in the U.S. and Canada; landed nearly two dozen major awards and nominations, including over a dozen GRAMMY nominations; and earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!

Thursday (6/14) the city of Manitou Springs will be presenting their annual Manitou Springs Summer Concert Series! This day’s band will be Jazz Express, Colorado Springs' outstanding big band-style jazz band. The concert is free and open to the public, and will be held at Soda Springs Park!

Friday (6/15) the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo will be having their annual Bowling for Rhinos fundraiser event! 100% of proceeds from this event, including registration, t-shirt costs, and all donations go directly towards wild rhino conservation efforts in Africa and Asia. In addition to traditional bowling, this year’s event will feature some optional fun and wacky ways to sabotage your lane-mates for a variety of great prizes, as well as a silent auction. The venue also has food and a bar on site. WHERE: King Pin Lanes, 3410 N. Academy Blvd.(just south of N. Carefree Circle), Colorado Springs, CO

Saturday (6/16) the Colorado Springs Airport will be hosting the 2018 Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack! don’t miss the half-mile side-by-side trap speed competition that features the fastest stock and modified street cars in the world! The event will also host a one-of-a-kind static aviation display featuring fully restored and functional vintage aircraft.

Sunday (6/17, Father’s Day!) the Dinosaur Resource Center in Woodland Park will be hosting their Dad’s and Dinos event! They feature an awe-inspiring display of dinosaurs, prehistoric marine reptiles, pterosaurs and fish of North America’s late Cretaceous period. The fossil skeletons on display are supplemented with vibrant graphics and life-restoration sculptures to help you visualize these fascinating animals in life and the environments. Best of all, Dad’s get in free with a paid child ticket!

Monday (6/18) the city of Manitou Springs will once again be presenting their Summer Concert Series, this time featuring the Little London Winds! The concert is free and open to the public, and will be held at Soda Springs Park!

Tuesday (6/19) the Pikes Peak Center will be hosting Buddy Guy! Buddy Guy is an American blues guitarist and singer, and exponent of Chicago blues. He has influenced eminent guitarists including Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and many more!
Wednesday (6/20) the Cottonwood Center for the Arts will be hosting a juried show entitled “Wildest Dreams”! These artists have taken inspiration from Man Ray, who is best known for his experimental artwork involving painting, assemblage, film, and famously his “Rayographs” - prints made by placing objects on photosensitive paper.

Thursday (6/21) the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo will be having their World Giraffe Day event! Join them in celebrating giraffes on the longest day of the year! Discover the challenges giraffe face in the wild and help them raise support. Find hands-on giraffe-themed activities throughout the day, and meet their herd and their keepers!

Friday (6/22) the Colorado State Fairgrounds in Pueblo, CO will be hosting the NSRA Rocky Mountain Street Rod Nationals! Although everyone will enjoy the spectacular vehicles as well as the vehicles’ owners, there are other activities the whole family will enjoy! Here are a few activities that you can look forward to seeing: the Commercial Exhibitors, Swap Meet and a Women’s World (exhibitors with items that will interest women as well as men and children).

Saturday (6/23) the Celeste Theatre at the Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Center will be hosting a Festival Orchestra Concert! With Maestro Scott Yoo behind the baton, the festival orchestra shines in two concerts at Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center. One of only two of Mozart’s concertos written in a minor key, his dark and dramatic Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor features festival music director Susan Grace on piano.

Sunday (6/24) the city of Manitou Springs will be hosting their annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb! The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is the second oldest motor sports race in America and a long-standing tradition in Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region. The race is run on a 12.42 mile course with 156 turns! There is no other race course in the world like the hill climb, which is why the event attracts race crews that are willing to spend several hundred thousand dollars and months of preparation to compete for the right to be King of the Mountain!

Monday (6/25) the Commonwheel Artists Co-op will be hosting their juried art show entitled Cheers! Drink up! Celebrating the Clay Drinking Vessel! Cash awards for "Best of" will be given in each of the following four categories: Beer, Coffee, Tea and Spirits, as well as Honorable Mention awards.

Tuesday (6/26) the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center will be hosting the works of Ralph Allen in his gallery entitled Envoutement! Ralph Allen belongs to a cohort of Haitian artists who began their artistic life outside of Haiti. Allen followed his family into exile during the oppressive Duvalier regime and learned to paint in New York City. Consequently, his work does not follow the formal conventional traditions of Haitian art. His themes, however, remain Haitian, and his large murals are suffused with Haitian street life.

Wednesday (6/27) Painting with a Twist will be having their We <3 Wine Wednesday! Find any class on our calendar on a Wednesday that you like and make sure you sign up! ALL bottles will be half price! That means our super popular Apothic Red- $9 a bottle! OR, our Peach Moscato will be only $7.50! So message your friend to coordinate and y'all can split a bottle and go home with a gorgeous painting!

Thursday (6/28) the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo will be hosting their Moonlight on the Mountain event! Jump-start your summer by coming to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s first adults-only evening event of the season! Enjoy local musicians performing throughout the Zoo and dance the night away while sipping all-inclusive samples of beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks, as well as taste delicious eats from regional restaurants. All event proceeds benefit the care of the Zoo’s animals, and all of our community partners donate the samplings that you’ll enjoy.

Friday (6/29) the Pikes Peak International Raceway will be hosting the Pikes Peak Bike Bash! The event will feature live music and camping, dirt flat track racing, road course time trials, drag racing, a burnout contest, Ride Like a Pro classes and Top Gun Nationals competition, trials course riding, Suicidal Lifestyles stunt show, food and merchandise vendors, and a motorcycle swap meet!