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This Week in Colorado Springs (3/17 - 3/23)

Happy St. Patty's Day!!

By Tony Fleming-Brum - March 17, 2017

Good afternoon, and welcome back to another installment of the Front Range Shuttle local events blog! Weather this week is looking to continue the warming trend that we saw last week, with lots of sun and highs in the 70s; perfect weather for exploring our beautiful city!

We’ll start off with St. Patty’s Day (Friday, 3/17) at the Stargazer’s Theatre! Don’t miss the biggest St. Patrick’s Day Party in town with The Verdict! The Verdict is a rock and roll band playing your favorite rock songs since 1989. 2017 marks their 28th year playing together! Members include: Darcy Martineau, Ken Bailey, Mike Louis, Scott Paugh, and Mike Selby. You will hear classic rock from the ‘70s and ‘80s that will have you dancing and singing along. Wear some green, bring your friends, and let’s do St. Patty’s Day right!

Next we’ll swing by the Pikes Peak Center on Satuday (3/18) for their presentation of Peer Gynt, performed by the Colorado Springs Philharmonic! “To thine own self be true!” Peer Gynt, the classic Norwegian tale of tricksters and trolls, is brought to rip-roaring life under the baton of Josep Caballé-Domenech. Fully narrated in a new translation, this is symphonic storytelling at its finest. The Colorado Springs Chorale provides lush vocal texture for the adventure, and Brahms’ elegiac Nänie rounds out a program devoted to the deeply moving combination of orchestra and choir. The program also features a special America the Beautiful World Premiere from local composer Ofer Ben-Amots.

Sunday evening (3/19) takes us once again to the Millibo Art Theatre, where they’ll be presenting Arthur Miller’s The Crucible! “Written as a thinly-veiled condemnation of the Communist “witch hunts” of his time, Arthur Miller perceived, brilliantly, that time and distance can pierce through the prism of history and light the way to a universal understanding: that hysteria, impulse, and fear can sweep up the innocent, and, in its aftermath leave a taint of despair and spiritual regret. And that, ultimately, it is the collective community which must bear the responsibility.” –Kelly Walters (Director)

Did you know that this coming Monday (3/20) is Extraterrestrial Abductions Day? With this in mind, Moon Joggers will be “hosting” a virtual 5k & 10k race for all you UFO and alien lovers out there! You choose the course you’d like to run, you time yourself, and then report your finishing time to them. March is MS Awareness month, and the Moon Joggers group will be donating a portion of each registration fee to The National MS Society. Along with your registration with the Moon Joggers group, you’ll also get a glow-in-the-dark Extraterrestrial Abductions Day 5K & 10K medal!

You’re in luck if you’ll be here in town on Tuesday evening (3/21), as The Black Sheep will be hosting an epic rock show that you won’t want to miss! 94.3 KILO presents: Escape The Fate with Bermuda Skies, Saints of Never After, and Enlighten the Masses. The Black Sheep has been voted “Best Live Music Venue” in Colorado Springs every year since they’ve been open, and with these 4 powerhouses lighting up the stage, you’re definitely in for a rocking good time!

With half the week over with, and the weekend fast approaching, why not take the opportunity to unwind a bit this Wednesday evening (3/22)? And what better place to do it than the Gold Camp Brewing Company, where they’ll be having their weekly live trivia night, Triviality! Bring your team and get ready for some fun! Lil Howard's BBQ will be serving delicious pulled pork, hot links, and more! Gold Camp also has an amazing array of locally brewed beers on tap. The top 3 finishers in the trivia game get prizes, with 1st place being a gift certificate AND a team flag on the coveted Trivia Trophy!

To finish off this week’s local events blog, we’ll swing by the Pikes Peak Center once again on Thursday (3/23) for an unforgettable evening of music with Judy Collins! Legendary singer-songwriter Judy Collins sings from the heart. Her strong clear voice is still beautiful and inspiring.  Judy is a 2017 Grammy nominee, two time winner and member of the Grammy Hall of Fame. Don’t miss this American music icon!

 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!

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