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The Month of August


By Tony Fleming-Brum - July 31, 2018

What a crazy month of weather we’ve had here in Colorado this July! We’ve had everything from hail storms to tornado warnings, and flash floods with monsoon rains! Hopefully we’ll be seeing much calmer, more predictable weather this month. We are in Colorado, though, so keep in mind that our weather can change at the drop of a hat when planning your trip!

 

Wednesday (8/1) The Phantom Canyon Brewing Company will be hosting their annual birthday party for the state of Colorado! They’ll be serving a four-course dinner collaboration between Head Brewer Alan Stiles and Head Chef Mario Moser, which will include delicious pairings of small batch Phantom Canyon beer with a seasonal, Colorado-grown menu!

 

Thursday (8/2) The good folks over at Pub Dog Colorado will be hosting their weekly Bingo for a Cause event! Every Thursday is Bingo night. Come and play for your chance to win amazing prizes! Fur babies optional. All proceeds benefit The Bear Creek Dog Park.

 

Friday (8/3) The Rock Ledge Ranch will be hosting their Shakespeare at the Ranch: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)! A hysterical, madcap condensation of all 37 of Shakespeare's plays in under two hours, this audience favorite will delight Shakespeare novices and experts alike. Theatreworks' production is an irreverent, fast-paced rollercoaster of a play and a perfect night of fun!

 

Saturday (8/4) The Colorado Springs Pioneer’s Museum is hosting their MetroDemic Scavenger Hunter in Colorado Springs! Colorado Springs is being ravaged by a deadly epidemic that only you and your friends can stop! In this outdoor game, you’ll have 90-minutes to save as many souls as possible armed only with your wits and your smartphones. Head downtown to get some exercise, explore the city, stretch your brain, and save thousands of innocent souls from a deadly disease!!!

 

Sunday (8/5) Rocky Mountain Food Tours will be hosting their weekly Delicious Downtown Food Tour! Dine and dash in the heart of historic downtown Colorado Springs on their famous flagship tour. As you meander down Tejon Street, envision an old horse-drawn carriage, hear the chug of the railroad, and learn about the trade of gold and silver at the Mining Exchange!

 

Monday (8/6) The Common-Wheel Artists Co-Op will be presenting the gallery entitled "Photo, Fiber, Silver", which will present the works of three artists working in three different art forms. Brianna Rizzi, Diane DelDuca, and Suzi Popkess all show their work in Blue Spruce Gallery in Florence and are bringing their individual talents to Manitou Springs for this group show!

 

Tuesday (8/7) The Whistle Pig Brewery will be hosting their weekly Taco Tuesday! Delicious tacos and craft beer. What could be better on a hot summer day? Enjoy an assortment of 10+ craft beers. They are open from 3PM-9PM every Tuesday!

 

Wednesday (8/8) El Paso County Parks is collaborating with Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society to host seven Concerts in the Park this summer! This week’s concert will be featuring New Horizons All In Jazz! Bring your picnic, lawn chairs or blanket, and enjoy the summer nights with the family!

 

Thursday (8/9) Springs Beer Tours will be hosting a Manitou Craft Beer Tour! Take a relaxing walking beer/history tour through Manitou Springs! The tour offers samples of great Colorado Craft beers while you take in some of Manitou Springs’ storied history.  Springs Beer Tours has lined up three of Manitou’s best craft beer stops, and along the way you’ll see several key points of interest in the city. The walk is about 3/4 to 1 mile in length.

 

Friday (8/10) The Pikes Peak Center will be hosting Tim Allen! In a rare evening of lively, outlandish and sure to be outrageously funny stand-up comedy, funny man, TV personality and movie icon Tim Allen will be live on stage! This performance has been designated For Mature Audiences Only due to adult content, so leave the rugrats at home and come on out for an evening of laughs with Tim Allen!

 

Saturday (8/11) The Stargazers Theatre will be hosting the 6035’s 10 Year Anniversary Concert! 6035 has been rocking Colorado Springs for 10 years now, winning a lot of friends & some awards too.The band wants to thank everyone for hanging out all these years with a FREE, all-ages dance party! By popular demand, 6035 is bringing back its acoustic classic rock set, as well as playing your rock classic favorites for this special show. There will be special surprises for 6035 fans, so come join them in their celebration!

 

Sunday (8/12) The Cherokee Ranch in Sedalia, Colorado will be hosting their very own Princess Party! Give your child their very own fairytale at a real Castle! They will enjoy fancy snacks and beverages all while mingling with real princesses! They'll get to make their very own crown to go along with their best princess dress and take home a memory to last ever after! Reservations include fancy snacks with refreshing beverages, a take home craft, and a photo opportunity with our guest Princesses!

 

Monday (8/13) The annual Manitou Springs Summer Concert Series brings you The Little London Winds; an all-volunteer concert band, live Monday night in Soda Springs Park! Park your car in the free lot at 10 Old Man’s Trail and take the free shuttle. Bring your own lawn chair, seating is limited. The concert is free and open to the public.

 

Tuesday (8/14) The Cottonwood Center for the Arts will be showing the works of LeAnna Tuff! In her exhibit entitled “A Peek Behind the Curtain”, Tuff departs from her photo-realistic approach to depiction. Using mixed media, acrylic, oil, and pastel - she maintains the structure and finesse of her trademark style, and delves into the world of painterly and impressionistic rendition, creating a union of creative release and restraint in expression.

 

Wednesday (8/15) Painting with a Twist will be hosting their weekly We <3 Wine Wednesday! Find any class on their calendar on a Wednesday that you like and make sure you sign up! ALL bottles will be half price! That means their super popular Apothic Red- $9 a bottle! OR, their 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 (8/16) The Broadmoor Galleries will be presenting the works of Alexandr Onishenko! In his exhibit entitled “New Impressionism - From Dark to Light”, Onishenko attempts to turn traditional painting on its head by painting his canvas black before beginning his work. As he paints, the black of each canvas peeks through, bringing uniformity and adding a depth and intensity that is indicative of his signature style. Witness an Onishenko painting and you will find new details waiting to be discovered each time you view it!

 

Friday (8/17) The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center will be presenting Comedian, actor, television writer, author, and musician Paul Reiser to the stage! Paul Reiser has spent the last 30+ years acting in Oscar and Emmy award-winning movies and TV shows. He was voted one of Comedy Central’s “Top 100 Comedians of All Time.”

 

Saturday (8/18) The Antlers Hotel will be hosting the 3rd Annual Steers & Beers, The Whiskey and Beer Festival! There will be hundreds of brews and spirits to sample. Yes, we said spirits too. It's a Whiskey and Beer Brew Fest. Step into the RNDC Whiskey Trail Rooms to listen to some live music and enjoy some of the top whiskey out there served to you by whiskey professionals. And it just keeps getting better... There is a Mechanical Bull onsite just to see how cowboy you really are!

 

Sunday (8/19) Ace Entertainment will be presenting the 2nd Annual Old Colorado City Car Show! This show will display motorcycles, cars and trucks, foreign and domestic, all years,  makes, and models. A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.

 

Monday (8/20) Tyler Polumbus will be hosting the Orange & Blue 760 Summer Golf Tour: The Club at Pradera! The tournament will be a four-person scramble format, shotgun start at 1pm, with special hole prizes, contests and grand prize for the winning foursome!

 

Tuesday (8/21) The Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts will be hosting Billy Bob Thornton & the Boxmasters! The Boxmasters were formed long ago when W.R. 'Bud' Thornton went in to a fast food chicken restaurant in Bellflower, California and got in an argument with the young man working the counter over a coleslaw incident. That young man was J.D. "J.D." Andrew. The incident turned out to be a misunderstanding and the two had a laugh about it and they became fast friends. They started hanging out together and eventually discovered that they had both come to California in search of the big time in the world of ELECTRIC HILLBILLY Music, and the band was formed!

 

Wednesday (8/22) The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center will be presenting the works of various artists in the gallery entitled “Year of the Dog”. This exhibit examines the profound human-animal bond, from a cultural obsession with our canine companions, as well as the opposing attitude of disposability and disregard for the very same creatures.

 

Thursday (8/23) The Hillside Garden and Event Center will be hosting a Benefit Concert and Fair to raise funds for the Multiple Sclerosis Alliance! they will have local performers, musicians, actors and artists putting on an amazing variety show, including some of the staff there at the office! MSA clients will be speaking about their experiences, as well as a short presentation from their director, Nikki Pfieffer. There will be craft booths, food vendors, and a scavenger hunt through the gardens as well!

 

Friday (8/24) Pot4Parents will be hosting the Colorado Cannabis Festival! Their desire is to show Cannabis in a light not representative of the typical stoner. Instead, they aim to emphasize on Cannabis Families, Cannabis Education and Cannabis Awareness. Keep an eye on their website for exact location and tickets (to be updated soon!)

 

Saturday (8/25) The Chapel Hills Mall Event Center will be hosting Colorado Springs Comic Con! Get ready for the biggest and best pop culture convention in the Springs. This 3-day event will feature celebrities from all genres of TV, movies and cartoons, some of the best names in the comic art community, as well as some the greatest vendors in the area with those hard to find toys, comics, and collectibles!

 

Sunday (8/26) The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo will be hosting their Art on the Hoof event at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center! Join AAZK Zoo Keepers at their 17th annual ART ON THE HOOF fundraiser featuring nature and animal inspired works of art. Work with an estimated value of $75 and up is featured in this event. All guests will receive admission and hors d’oeuvres and a drink ticket, and depending upon your ticket level may receive an *Art Drawing Ticket.* Drawings will occur throughout the evening. The drawings continue until all the art finds a new home. All attendees who purchase an art-level ticket get to take a work of art home with them!

 

Monday (8/27) The Rock Ledge Ranch will be hosting a full (unabridged) presentation of Shakespeare at the Rach: Macbeth! Something wicked this way comes… Shakespeare’s vivid tragedy Macbeth probes the depths of pure evil, blind ambition, and raw power. The play is dominated by its title character and his single-minded pursuit of the Scottish throne. Primitive forces of darkness, wind, fire, and the supernatural manifest as fog, thunder, lightning, and rain contained in Theatreworks' tent under the stars. What could be better than this?

 

Tuesday (8/28) The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center will be presenting the works of Ralph Allen! The gallery entitled “Envoutement” captures the vibrancy of Haitian music and dance, which are always present in Haitian cultural activities. Through vigorous brushstrokes and vivid colors, “Envoutement” communicates the energy of Haitian music.

 

Wednesday (8/29) The Highlands Ranch Cultural Affairs Association teams up with the Highlands Ranch Mansion to bring Lannie Garrett to town! The historic Highlands Ranch Mansion provides the perfect backdrop for a jazz performance as well as the proper atmosphere for a casual, comfortable event in the great hall. The performance will be indoors.

 

Thursday (8/30) The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo will be hosting another of their signature Tails, Tunes & Tastes events! Come dance and dine the night away at our after-hours, adults-only event - Tails, Tunes & Tastes! Enjoy an evening under the stars with four stages of live music entertainment, as well as all-inclusive drinks and international cuisine by Taste, the Zoo's onsite caterer. Also enjoy several animal demonstrations, with many animal exhibits open 6 to 8 p.m.

 

Friday (8/31) The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center will be presenting PIE! PIE is a layman’s exploration of what happens when you don’t know what to do next, inspired by the Carl Sagan quote, “If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.” Santa Fe-based Theater Grottesco’s take on this is a deeply relevant and moving journey across the universe, down the Grand Canyon, and into a world of questions about societal pressures, identity, hopelessness, greed, and the toxic muddy trickle at the end of a once raging river.

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The Month of July


By Tony Fleming-Brum - July 2, 2018

Hello once again Colorado Springs, and welcome to the Front Range Shuttle monthly events blog! It has been a very, very hot, summer so far, so if you're here visiting be sure to hydrate! We've got lots of fun events this month, and a head-ache from dehydration can really ruin your day!

Sunday (7/1) Front Range BBQ will be hosting Wyatt Wear live! Enjoy some great tunes and great eats at this Old Colorado City staple!

Monday (7/2) The Little London Winds will be on stage at the annual Manitou Springs Summer Concert Series! The concert will take place at Soda Springs Park in Manitou Springs. Park your car in the free lot at 10 Old Man’s Trail and take the free shuttle. Bring your own lawn chair, seating is limited. The concert is free and open to the public!

Tuesday (7/3) the Tri-Lakes American Legion Post 911 will be hosting a 3rd of July Barn Dance! They'll have a Ronnie Davis live on stage playing some fantastic country southern rock, so come on out and dance the night away!

Wednesday (7/4) This 4th of July the city of Colorado Springs will be hosting a Summer Symphony at Memorial Park! Get ready for the region’s largest event, amazing food, and thunderous fireworks to light up the night sky! Get there early to claim a prime spot!

Thursday (7/5) Pub Dog Colorado will be hosting their weekly Bingo for a Cause event! Come and play for your chance to win amazing prizes! Fur babies optional. All proceeds benefit The Bear Creek Dog Park.

Friday (7/6) If you happen to miss out on the 4th of July celebration the day of, the Colorado Springs Sky Sox Baseball organization will be having Friday Night Fireworks at the game to keep the 4th of July going!

Saturday (7/7) The Stargazers Theatre will be hosting Colorado native Michelle Mandico! Michelle spent the last 2 years writing and recording her debut full-length album, PTARMIGAN, a colorful tribute to her crossing from the Rocky Mountains to Music City.

Sunday (7/8) Johnny's Navajo Hogan will be presenting a Patio Blues Jam hosted by Austin Johnson! Enjoy live music and some of the best fried chicken you've ever tasted!

Monday (7/9) The Black Sheep will be hosting Otep! The band's influences include Black Sabbath, Tool, Deftones, Korn, The Doors, and Slipknot. They've been rocking hard since the turn of the century, you won't want to miss the chance to see them while they're here!

Tuesday (7/10) The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center will be showing the works of some of the most celebrated artists by indigenous and Latina/o artists, Art of the Southwest: 1840s to Present! Within an overall chronological flow, the galleries focus on three periods of time spanning over 150 years: mid-19th century, 1930s, and late 20th century to present.

Wednesday (7/11) The Pikes Peak Center will be hosting award-winning country artist Easton Corbin! He'll be headinglining a star-studded lineup including duo Walker McGuire and Jillian Jacqueline!

Thursday (7/12) Jives Coffee Lounge will be hosting their Irish Music Session Night! A couple hours of the most awesome traditional Irish music with traditional instruments!  Feels like you are in a Dublin pub having an amazing sing along time!

Friday (7/13) The UCCS Heller Center for the Arts & Humanities will be hosting a free Star Watch evening! Drinks and snacks will be served, and you'll get a beautiful view of the Colorado night sky, all explained by amateur astronomer, astrophotographer, and UCCS Systems Librarian Joel Tonyan!

Satuday (7/14) The Manitou Cliff Dwellings Museum will be visited by Colorado Wolf Adventures! Have you ever met a Wolf? Ghost, Spirit and Apache are wonderful wolf ambassadors. Please note, it is $20 for pictures with the wolves and a 45 inch height minimum for children.

Sunday (7/15) The Millibo Art Theatre will be presenting The Big Bubble Circus Ice Cream Theatre! Top off your "Sunday Funday" this summer at the Millibo where they'll treat you to an incredible show followed by Ice Cream Sundaes under their summer tent!

Monday (7/16) The Lone Tree Arts Center will be hosting Mariachi Aztlan and the Ballet Folklorico UTRGV! Mariachi Aztlán sets a standard of excellence among mariachi groups throughout the U.S. as recurring winners of the largest, longest-running and most competitive mariachi group competitions in the world - The Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza!

Tuesday (7/17) The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center will be showing Tom Marioni's gallery: The Act of Drinking Beer with Friends is the Highest Form of Art! In 1970, California-based conceptual artist Tom Marioni invited 16 friends to have a drink with him at the Oakland Museum of California, the museum’s curator provided the beer, and a tradition was born. By 1973, the artist was hosting weekly salons in his studio and staging the still-ongoing participatory and social piece at designated times, presented in various contexts and by museums across the globe.

Wednesday (7/18) Front Range BBQ will be hosting the Grassfed String Band! Grassfed is a quick-picking string band. Pivoting on the foundation of bluegrass, Grassfed entwines tradition with an eclectic array of influences. Forged by songwriters and driven by instrumental conversation, the band brings a punching sound all its own.

Thursday (7/19) The Manitou Springs Summer Concert Series will have Jazz Express on stage! The concert will take place at Soda Springs Park in Manitou Springs. Park your car in the free lot at 10 Old Man's Trail and take the free shuttle. Bring your own lawn chair, seating is limited. The concert is free and open to the public!

Friday (7/20) The PACE Center will be presenting The Full Monty! In this musical comedy based off the film of the same name, six down-on-their-luck steel workers create their own strip-tease act after seeing their wives enthusiasm for a group of Chippendale’s, and end up reclaiming their lives in the process. This show is for mature audiences only!

Satuday (7/21) The CraftWorks Foundation will be hosting the 12th Annual Springs Beer Fest at the America the Beautiful park! Proceeds from this event will benefit the CraftWorks Foundation's signature programs.

Sunday (7/22) The Pikes Peak International Raceway will be hosting the Pikes Peak Speedway 5k! Participate in a certified 5K at the PPIR where the likes of famous racecar drivers such as Danica Patrick, Jeff Gordon, and Tony Stewart have crossed the finish line. The run will feature official timing and scoring by Hal Sports. Live music, beer and food vendors will be enjoyed after the run around the track!

Monday (7/23) The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center will be showing the works of various artists in the gallery entitled Year of the Dog! Year of the Dog deeply examines the profound human-animal bond, from a cultural obsession with our canine companions, as well as the opposing attitude of disposability and disregard for the very same creatures.

Tuesday (7/24) The Cheyenne Mountain State Park will be hosting Moth Night! Moths are the most diverse and successful organisms on earth. Come join Mile High Bug Club for a fun, all ages, night of sheet lighting. Mile High Bug Club is an educational, conservation organization promoting a better understanding of insects and arachnids in Colorado and beyond.

Wednesday (7/25) Painting with a Twist will be hosting their weekly We <3 Wine Wednesday! Find any class on their calendar on a Wednesday that you like and make sure you sign up! ALL bottles will be half price! So message your friend to coordinate and y'all can split a bottle and go home with a gorgeous painting!

Thursday (7/26) The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo will be hosting their Tails, Tunes & Tastes event! Enjoy an evening under the stars with four stages of live music entertainment, as well as all-inclusive drinks and international cuisine by Taste, the Zoo's onsite caterer. Also enjoy several animal demonstrations, with many animal exhibits open 6 to 8 p.m

Friday (7/27) The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center will be hosting The Pajama Game - A Youth Rep Ensemble Production! The Pajama Game was awarded the 1955 Tony for Best Musical and, over half of a century later, claimed the award for Best Revival of a Musical, proving that the story is truly timeless.

Saturday (7/28) Colorado Wolf Adventures will be visiting the Manitou Cliff Dwellings once again! If you missed your chance to see the wolves on the 14th of July, this will be the day to go! The museum itself makes for a great day, and having the wolves there as well is icing on the cake!

Sunday (7/29) The Broadmoor World Arena Ice Hall will be open to the public for Public Skating! Get out of that blazing Colorado summer heat and cool off on the rink!

Monday (7/30) The Colorado Springs Sky Sox will be hosting the Albuquerque Isotopes at Security Service Field for what should be a great game!

Tuesday (7/31) The Community Partnership for Child Development will holding their Hops on the Bus event hosted by The Carter Payne! This free event starts with you boarding a CPCD/ Head Start school bus at a designated pickup location to be transported to Local Relic at the Carter Payne. Along the way, you will experience the life of a child living in poverty in our community.. Upon arrival, there will be food and beer tastings as well as an opportunity to learn out CPCD’s Henry’s Heroes!
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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: https://www.facebook.com/events/544270609305515

 
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: https://manitousprings.org/calendar/manitou-springs-colorado-wine-festival/

 
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: http://www.pikespeakcenter.com/events/detail/broadway-family-ties

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: http://victormuseum.com/

 
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!
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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!

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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This Week in Colorado Springs (04/04 - 04/08)

April is Here!

By Tony Fleming-Brum - April 3, 2018

Good morning Colorado Springs, and welcome to the Front Range Shuttle weekly events blog! It’s looking like the moisture we missed all winter is finally getting to us! We’ve got rain in the forecast both Friday and Sunday of this week, but sunny skies and temperatures in the high 50s to mid 60s all the way through next week. With that in mind, let’s see what the Springs has to offer this week!
 
Kicking off our week with Tuesday (4/3), we’ll be heading over to Pub Dog Colorado for their Barks, Booze, & Bags Fundraiser! The fundraiser is to benefit the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region. Support homeless animals with every sip as $1 from each draft beer or wine sold is donated to HSPPR. Enter the “Doggie Bag Giveaway” for your chance to win prizes and cool dog swag! Doggie bags are filled with mystery prizes worth hundreds of dollars. Winners announced at 8pm.
 
As for this Wednesday (4/4), we’ll be swinging by the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center where they’ll be showing the work of Chiho Aoshima: Takaamanohara! Drawing equally from traditional Japanese Shinto mythology and contemporary Anime films, this immersive, highly detailed video installation by Chiho Aoshima invites the viewer into another world.
The title "Takaamanohara," the plain of high heaven, refers to a place where Shinto deities reside. With a vivid imagination and a saturated color palette, this video retells a creation story about the time when the gods of heaven separated from the gods of the land.
 
Rolling right along into Thursday (4/5), we’ll be heading over to the Broadmoor World Arena, where they’ll be presenting comedy superstar Jeff Dunham! Jeff Dunham is bringing his cast of characters on the road, as America’s favorite ventriloquist tours North America on his 60-city Passively Aggressive tour through spring 2018. Tickets on sale now at jeffdunham.com.
Dunham recently released his latest stand-up special, Jeff Dunham: Relative Disaster, on Netflix in September 2017. The special, filmed in Dublin Ireland, features Dunham along with his ill-behaved and slightly demented posse of characters for a gleeful skewering of family and politics. Dunham and his famous cohorts Walter, Achmed the Dead Terrorist, Bubba J, and Peanut also consider what a new member to their already dysfunctional family could mean, putting the ‘relative’ in Relative Disaster.
 
And kicking off our weekend with Friday (4/6), we’ll be heading over to the Stargazers Theatre for their presentation of Zoso – The Ultimate Led Zepplin Experience! Zoso - The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience formed in 1995 to perform the most accurate and captivating Led Zeppelin live show since the real thing. For Zoso, it's much more than just being a tribute. It's about touching a golden era in music. Zoso embodies Page, Plant, Bonham and Jones in their spirit, tightly-wound talent and authenticity.
Each band member has been carefully selected to portray both the appearance and playing styles of their Led Zeppelin counterparts. In eighteen successful years of touring, they have perfected their art. As one of the longest tenured Zeppelin tributes, Zoso's 2400 live shows around the world, including slots at major festivals such as Bonnaroo and Rib America Fest, have established them as the most traveled and successful band in the market. You won’t want to miss this one!
 
Continuing on with Saturday (4/7), we’ll be making a stop by the Pikes Peak Center, where they’ll be presenting the Colorado Springs Philharmonic – Ravel: La Valse! La valsepoème chorégraphique pour orchestre (a choreographic poem for orchestra), is a work written by Maurice Ravel between February 1919 and 1920; it was first performed on 12 December 1920 in Paris. It was conceived as a ballet but is now more often heard as a concert work. In his tribute to Ravel after the composer's death in 1937, Paul Landormy described the work as follows:
“...the most unexpected of the compositions of Ravel, revealing to us heretofore unexpected depths of Romanticism, power, vigor, and rapture in this musician whose expression is usually limited to the manifestations of an essentially classical genius.”
 
And wrapping up our week with Sunday (4/8), we’ll be heading out to the FanDraught Sports Brewery for the first annual FanDraught Baseball BrewFest! Celebrate Rockies home opener weekend at the first annual Baseball Brewfest. An unlimited taster party at FanDraught, with nine independent, Colorado breweries. In nine baseball positions. Make your way around the infield, stop to say hi to the pitcher and catcher, and head to the outfield. They'll all have beer for you!! The Rockies game will be on all televisions and projectors, with audio. First pitch is 1:15pm. What a great way to watch a game and enjoy incredible Colorado beer from nine of your favorite breweries!

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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