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This Week in Colorado Springs (2/27 - 3/2)

March is Here, and Spring is Fast Approaching!

By Tony Fleming-Brum - February 27, 2018

Good morning Colorado Springs, and welcome once again to the Front Range Shuttle weekly events blog! Temperatures are steadily warming here in the Springs this week, with highs in the 40s to 50s all the way through next week. We did have some snow in the forecast for Wednesday, but it looks like that’s all cleared up! It should be a great week to get out and take in some sun, and some fun events!
Kicking off our week with Tuesday (2/27), we’ll be heading over to the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center for their presentation of An Evening with Dar Williams! Dar Williams has been called “one of America’s very best singer-songwriters” by The New Yorker. Known as much for her staunch progressive ideals as her raw acoustic energy, Williams has been captivating audiences with her sheer elegance and honesty in her folk-pop songwriting since the ’90s. Williams’ growth as an individual over her two-decade-long career has gone hand-in-hand with her evolution as an artist, touring along the way with such distinguished peers as Joan Baez, Patty Griffin, Ani DiFranco, Loudon Wainwright III, and Shawn Colvin among others. You won’t want to miss this one!
This Wednesday (2/28) we’ll have a fun evening planned at Front Range BBQ, where you’ll find excellent food and some fantastic live music to accompany your meal! Their live musician for this Wednesday will be Aaron Kelly, an Illinois born rock/folk/blues singer and songwriter! Aaron Kelly grew up thinking big, making plans, and wondering where those trains were rolling to. Falling under the influence of Townes Van Zandt, John Prine, and Jack Kerouac, his songs aren’t too dissimilar from those crates and packages of the last century. They carry the promise that something good is coming. These are songs meant to ease a burden and bring a smile, carefully crafted and made to last!
And starting off the month of March on Thursday (3/1), we’ll be making our way out to the Whiskey Baron Dance Hall and Saloon, where they’ll be hosting Nathan Dean & The Damn Band! It’s been a long journey for four guys from different parts of the Midwest, but every mile logged is just another step closer to the one common goal: Bringing the music and the passion to as many people as possible. After almost six years with 200+ shows annually their persistence is obvious and the fan base is growing to show it. When Nathan Dean and the Damn Band hit the road in June of 2008 to promote their first studio album “She Don’t Know”, they had no idea that the tour would never end. And so the Damn Tour was born and continues to thrive. They’ve played huge clubs in big city markets like Phoenix, Denver, Chicago and L.A., as well as tiny, intimate venues all across the nation.
Kicking off our weekend with Friday (3/2) we’ll be stopping by the Pikes Peak Center for their showing of West Side Story with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic! Bernstein’s authentic American love story (inspired by Romeo and Juliet) will be shown in feature-length high definition. The Oscar-winning film will be shown above the stage with original vocals and dialogue, while the Philharmonic performs the score. As iconic a story as this is, you definitely won’t want to miss the chance to see the score performed by the incredible Colorado Springs Philharmonic!
Rolling right along into Saturday (3/3), we’ll be making our way out to the Colorado State fairgrounds in Pueblo, CO for The Great Benjamins Circus! They are a family of 3rd generation Circus performers originating out of Mexico and the United States. Their Circus is a one of a kind experience. Featuring Clowns, Juggling, acrobats, Daredevils, and much more! They pride themselves on bringing to you one of the oldest forms of live family entertainment. Their goal is to entertain children of all ages, so bring the little ones out and enjoy yourself!
And wrapping up our week with Sunday (3/4), we’ll be heading out to the Colorado Springs School at their Trianon Building (21 Broadmoor ave.) for their presentation of the Veronika String Quartet! The Veronika String Quartet will present a musical program, to include beloved classics from Haydn and Beethoven to Dvorak and Tchaikovsky. Musicians and the Board are offering coffee and lavish desserts to accompany tremendous music experiences!
Donations are graciously accepted, as this is the Quartet’s annual fundraiser. Chamber Music with the Veronika String Quartet is 501(c)3 organization, all donations are 100% deductible.

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