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This Week in Colorado Springs (4/7 - 4/13)

Happy Friday from Front Range Shuttle!

By Tony Fleming-Brum - April 7, 2017

Happy Friday Colorado Springs, and welcome once again to Front Range Shuttle’s weekly travel and event blog! With that crazy Spring storm from last week behind us, we are looking at clear skies and sunny days through next week (fingers crossed!). With highs in the 60s this week it’ll be a great chance to get out, stretch your legs, and see the Spring flowers start to bud here in our beautiful city!

We’ll start off our weekend with an exciting Friday evening (4/7) at the Stargazer’s Theatre, where they’ll be hosting Zoso: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience! For those who missed seeing Led Zeppelin live in the ‘70s, or are looking for a great chance to relive the "Hammer of the Gods" phenomenon, Stargazers presents an opportunity to experience what the St. Petersburg Times calls "the most exacting of the Zeppelin tribute bands in existence." The four members’ mastery of authentic vintage instruments, along with spot-on vocals, guitar, bass, drums, and keyboards; their compelling stage persona and distinct Led Zeppelin sound; and astounding visual imagery all combine to recreate the music, magic, and mystery of a Zeppelin concert!

On Saturday (4/8) this week you’ll have a unique opportunity if you’re here in town, as the Broadmoor World Arena will be hosting the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships! Colorado Springs holds an important place in the history of figure skating, as the city has hosted many national and international competitions, and has been the training site for many World and Olympic champions. Colorado Springs is home of U.S. Figure Skating, the United States Olympic Committee as well as the site of the World Figure Skating Museum and Hall of Fame. Don’t miss this chance to see some of the world’s best athletes showing their talent!

After an exciting evening watching some of the best Ice Skaters in the world compete on Saturday evening, why not swing by the Broadmoor World Arena again on Sunday (4/9) and strut your stuff on the rink? Every Sunday afternoon from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. the Arena is open to the public to head out and have some fun on the ice, and after Saturday’s performance, maybe you’ll even be inspired to start training for the next ISU World Synchronized Skating Championship!

Calling all wildlife and nature lovers! This coming Monday (4/10), photographers from around the country are proud to partner with Plaza of the Rockies and 3 Peaks Photography to present “Wildlife of the Western States” to showcase animals from Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, and Arizona in hopes that it brings increased appreciation to the amazing wildlife that calls our region home! The exhibit will be on display throughout the month of April, so stop on by and see some fantastic photography of our beautiful area!

With the heavy Spring snow clearing up, and sunny skies forecast for the whole week, why not take a trip over to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo on Tuesday (4/11) 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!

With half the week over with, and the weekend fast approaching, why not take the opportunity to unwind a bit this Wednesday evening (4/12)? 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!

Thursday (4/13) we’ll wrap up our weekly events with a personal favorite presented by the Space Foundation Discovery Center: Make It To Mars! It’s a hands-on adventure as we build some of the devices that might be needed to explore Mars. You’ll be building spacesuits, rocket ships, solar sails and landers out of recycled and found materials to see if you can be a real Martian engineer. Make it to Mars is a maker-inspired exhibit designed to inspire future generations to think creatively about how we can continue to reach further in our exploration of the Universe, you won’t want to miss it!

 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!