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This Week in Colorado Springs (2/16 - 2/22)

The Snow Has Arrived!

By Tony Fleming-Brum - February 16, 2018

Good morning Colorado Springs, and welcome to the Front Range Shuttle weekly events blog! We’ve been seeing a bit of a late winter this year, but it looks like we’re finally getting our snow! Hopefully you’re all staying safe on the roads, or calling for a shuttle for your transportation needs! We should be seeing clear skies this weekend, with snow returning to our area on Monday or Tuesday of next week. Perfect weather for a fun weekend and a chilly return to work next week!
Kicking off our weekend with Friday (2/16), we’ll be heading out to the Stargazers Theatre for their Collective Groove Concert & Dance Party! 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! 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!
After a fun night of music and dancing on Friday, this Saturday (2/17) we’ll be heading over to the new Ent Center for the Arts for their showing of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic – Bernstein Serenade! Leonard Bernstein was a worldwide celebrity … and an enigma. The Philharmonic unpacks “Lenny,” including his influences, his faults, and his personal passions. The evening concludes with the elegant Serenade – after Plato’s “Symposium,” which unfolds as an elegy to the Good and the Beautiful.
And wrapping up our weekend with Sunday (2/18), we’ll be stopping by the Pikes Peak Center, where they’ll be hosting Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen! A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers. Whether touring as a ‘Duo' or with his ‘Acoustic Group' or his ‘Large Band', Lovett's live performances show not only the breadth of this Texas legend's deep talents, but also the diversity of his influences, making him one of the most compelling and captivating musicians in popular music. Now three-decades on from the release of his debut album and with nineteen albums, including six live albums, to his name and thousands of shows under his belt, Robert Earl Keen Keen remains as committed to and inspired by his muse as ever. From his humble beginnings on the Texas folk scene, he's blazed a trail that's earned him living-legend (not to mention pioneer) status in the Americana music world.
As for this coming Monday (2/19), we’ll be making out way over to the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center for their showing of The Art of Haiti: Loas, History, and Memory! This major exhibit explores the contemporary significance of Haitian art. Working in collaboration with the Centre d’Art in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, the Fine Arts Center will present paintings by some of Haiti’s major 20th century artists. The exhibition will also feature new works by internationally renowned artist Edouard Duval-Carrié, as well as works by Haitian contemporary artists Tessa Mars and Ralph Allen. This exhibition will challenge commonly held ideas about Haiti as a site of exotic strangeness within the Americas, and offer new ways of understanding Haitian art.
And rolling right along into Tuesday (2/20), we’ll be making our now-weekly stop at 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.
This coming Wednesday (2/21) we don’t have much going on around town, but with temperatures projected to be near-freezing at the highest, it may be a good day to catch up on things at home (preferably in front of a warm fire or a nice space-heater!).
And wrapping up our week with Thursday (2/22), we’ll be heading on up to the Whiskey Baron Dance Hall and Saloon for their presentation of the Jeffrey Alan Band! Well versed in a wide variety of country music, the Jeffrey Alan Band brings big energy to any venue! Playing everything from Top 40 Covers to the classics as far back as the 50s as well as classic rock. Fantastic steel and electric guitars add big sound to smooth vocals and harmonies. You won’t want to miss this show!

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