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This Week in Colorado Springs (2/24 - 3/2)

Happy Friday from Front Range Shuttle!

By Tony Fleming-Brum - February 24, 2017

Good afternoon Colorado Springs, and welcome to another installment of the Front Range Shuttle weekly events blog! We had a few chilly, snowy days to wrap up this week, but we should be looking at mostly clear skies through next Thursday, with temperatures averaging in the 40s. You’ll want to bundle up if you’re not used to the cold, but with the sun shining all week long it should be a great time to visit the area!
 
Starting off our week with Friday evening (2/24), we’ll head on over to the Pikes Peak Center for the rarest of rare opportunities: A one-night-only concert with the world’s most celebrated cellist, 18-time Grammy Winner, and Presidential Medal of Freedom holder, Yo-Yo Ma! Yo-Yo Ma’s multi-faceted career is testament to his continual search for new ways to communicate with audiences, and to his personal desire for artistic growth and renewal. Whether performing new or familiar works from the cello repertoire, coming together with colleagues for chamber music or exploring cultures and musical forms outside the Western classical tradition, Mr. Ma strives to find connections that stimulate the imagination. He’ll be performing with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, so this will definitely be a show to catch if you’re here in town this week!
 
After a fantastic evening of classical music on the 24th, Saturday (2/25) will provide our readers a chance to get out and shake their tails a bit at the Stargazers Theatre! A newly assembled group of Colorado Spring's favorite top level artists and performers team up in Collective Groove, to bring you the most fun live music dance party, ever. If you have not had the chance to try out Stargazers new dance floor, this would be a great opportunity! Playing high energy covers from the likes of Earth, Wind and Fire, Tower of Power, Chicago, Prince, and Steely Dan, this night of live music is sure to get you up and dancing with Collective Groove!
 
Sunday afternoon (2/26) will give us a nice chance to relax and unwind before we head back into our work week, as the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center will be presenting Junie B. Jones: The Musical! A delightful adaptation of the best-selling children’s book series brought to life in a genuinely comical and not strictly-for-kids musical. It’s Junie B.’s first day of first grade and a lot of things have changed for her. Featuring a tremendously loveable character and fun-filled songs, Junie B. Jones will capture your heart just as the books captivated an entire generation of students!
 
With Monday (2/27) forecast to be the warmest, sunniest day of the week (fingers crossed!), why not take a trip over to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo while everyone is at work! 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!
 
Tuesday (2/28) will take us over to the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs for their Café Scientifique! Dubbed “The Most Important Research Ever Ignored”, Presented by Dave Gardner, filmmaker / sustainability activist / president of ‘GrowthBusters’, this will be a great night to relax and take in a bit of cultured discussion here in Colorado Springs!
 
Wednesday evening (3/1) will be a nice chance for adults visiting the Springs to unwind at Southside Johnny’s where they will be hosting their weekly This is a Clue trivia night! Play in teams of up to six, or by yourself if you want a real challenge. Winning teams get bar cash, street prizes, and of course, street cred among fellow trivia maniacs!
 
And wrapping up our week with Thursday (3/2) at The Gold Room here in Colorado Springs. For this special evening, Gipsy Moon will be joined by the critically acclaimed Indie Americana band Mipso from Chapel HIll, North Carolina. Dubbed “traditionalist renegades,” Mipso’s music is influenced by the contradiction of their progressive home and the surrounding rural southern landscapes.
 
Also be sure to visit our Guided Colorado Tours section for up to date information on our custom tour services. Come join us for a road trip into Colorado history and nature!

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!
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