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This Week in Colorado Springs (10/10 - 10/15)

Our First Snow!

By Tony Fleming-Brum - October 10, 2017

Good morning Colorado Springs, and welcome back to this week’s edition of the Front Range Shuttle weekly events blog! We had our first snow yesterday! I hope everyone got a chance to see the first of many snowfalls to come this year. As for this week, we should be seeing mostly clear skies, although the temperatures will continue to dip lower in the evenings, with lows forecast in the 30s and 40s all the way through next week. Bundle up if you’re gonna be wandering around, but we’ll still have mostly clear skies!
Kicking off our week with Tuesday (10/10), we’ll be heading over to the Colorado Springs Children’s Museum! You are invited to the FALL open house and their GRAND OPENING at their new, larger ground floor museum and education center OCTOBER 10, 2017 from 3:30pm - 7:00pm. Refreshments and food are provided and an opportunity for you to view the Nature, Science, Multicultural Learning Center and the new, growing Colorado Springs Children's Museum. We hope to see you there!
As for this Wednesday (10/11), you’ll have a very special opportunity to take in a unique show if you’re here in town; Peak FreQuency Presents: Shakuhachi and Ichigenkin! With roots in the principles of Zen Buddhism and in spiritual practice, these traditional Japanese instruments share an underlying aesthetic concept: the discovery of the world that lies within one note, one sound. The program includes both traditional works and new compositions such as Elizabeth Brown's 秋廻り来て "Autumn Comes Round Again", with poetry written by survivors of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. You won’t want to miss this rare opportunity!
Rolling right along into Thursday (10/12), we’ll be heading up to the Pikes Peak Center for their presentation of Kris Kristofferson Live in Concert! Heralded as an artist’s artist, the three-time GRAMMY winner has recorded 30 albums, including three with pals Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings as part of the Highwaymen. Kristofferson has spent three decades performing concerts all over the world, in most recent years in a solo acoustic setting, which puts the focus on the songs. “There’s an honesty in the sparseness. It feels like direct communication to the listener,” he says. “I still have more fun when I’m with the band, but being alone is freer, somehow. It’s like being an old blues guy, just completely stripped away.” You won’t want to miss this one if you’re here in town!
And starting off our weekend with Friday evening (10/13, it’s Friday the 13th!), we’ll be stopping by the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center for their presentation of Bunnicula! A dancing cat, a howling dog, and a vampire bunny. The perfect pet combination for any family. It’s a dark and stormy night and Chester (the family cat) and Harold (the family dog) sit waiting for their owners to return home from the movies. Chester and Harold are more than just pets, they’re good friends too. When the Monroes finally get home, they come bearing a surprise: they’ve found a bunny in the movie theater. But this is no ordinary rabbit … this is the extraordinary Bunnicula. When the family’s produce starts losing its juice, Chester thinks he knows what’s causing the fantastic phenomenon. Bunnicula is a vampire! Or maybe Chester’s imagination is getting the better of him. Singing and dancing their way through this hilarious mystery, the furry friends find room in their hearts, and in their home, for one very unique bunny. You’ll definitely want to check this Halloween classic out!
This Saturday (10/14) we’ll have a lot going on around town, but the highlight will be back at the Pikes Peak Center once again, where they’ll be presenting Lyfe Jennings live! Having lost his father at a young age, Jennings' childhood was marred by hardship, receiving a ten-year prison sentence for arson at the young age of 14. His time spent in jail helped to change his life around, developing a deep passion for music, finding solace in the honest and emotive sound of Erykah Badu, which would be reflected in Jennings' own musical style. Being in jail led to Jennings to develop a very introspective and deeply conscious sound, reflecting upon the hardship he endured and the lessons learned. Upon his release in 2002, he recorded a four-song demo and began to perform live, appearing at the famous Apollo nightclub.
And wrapping up our week with Sunday (10/15), we’ll be making a short trip up to the Black Forest area of Colorado Springs for the Colorado Pumpkin Patch! Take pictures of your child petting a llama or alpaca. Bring a smile to his or her face as they zip down the hay slide. Let them test their skills on the gourd launcher or duck races. It's all at the 10th annual Colorado Pumpkin Patch at their new location at 17405 Walden Way. Learn more, see photos & videos, and take advantage of group rates and bulk pumpkin orders at their website!

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