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This Week in Colorado Springs (1/5 - 1/12)

Starting off Cool and Warming Up!

By Tony Fleming-Brum - January 5, 2017

Well the snow has come and gone once again, and it looks like we’re in for clear skies and warming temperatures through next week. It should be a great weekend to take in some of the beautiful hiking spots here in Colorado Springs, with snow still on the ground but temperatures much more suitable for being outdoors!

Starting off the weekend with Friday evening (1/6), we’ll pop in to the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center for their contribution to the First Friday Downtown. Their vibrant First Friday Art Parties include: artist talks and demonstrations, music, exclusive giveaways to FAC events, a cash bar and the stunning ambiance offered by this chic, historic venue. Both the Deco Lounge and Museum Shop participate in First Friday, featuring art for sale by local and regional artists. You’ll definitely want to stop by for this First Friday of the year!

Saturday (1/7) we’ll be swinging by the Gold Camp Brewing Company for the First Saturday event Locals Till Last Call. Hosted by comedian Melody Klema, Locals Till Last Call showcases a local comedian and band every First Saturday of the month, then ends with an Open Mic and Improv. Performing at the open mic is a great way to earn a paid showcase spot. Gold Camp brews all local beers and Lil Howard's BBQ will be serving all night; it’s sure to be a great First Saturday of the year!

Sunday afternoon (1/8) will provide a very unique opportunity at The Money Museum, as they’ll be presenting their exhibit The Olympic Games: History and Numismatics to mark the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro this past summer. The exhibit showcases the wide range of numismatic objects and memorabilia honoring the Olympic Games from their ancient beginnings to the modern revival. Notable artifacts include rare Syracusan dekadrachms, a 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics bronze medallion, a complete set of award medals from the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics and 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics, plus participation medals, torches and even a few mascots. Definitely an exhibit worth checking out!

Monday (1/9) the Academy Art & Frame Company will be showing Joe Beavers’ 3D Color Explosion exhibit! Joe Beavers’ creativity and art come to life in this exhibit of unique works of various colors, materials, and “black light” lighting to provide an experience not often seen at AAFC. Much of Joe's artwork comes from the memories he has built with his family of 3 children, 7 grandchildren, and his loving dogs.

Tuesday evening (1/10) will be a very special night at the Pikes Peak Center, as they’ll be hosting the truly original Broadway experience, ONCE. Winner of eight Tony Awards, and featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream until a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. It's an unforgettable story about going for your dreams and the power of music connecting us all.

Wednesday (1/11) here in Colorado Springs should be the warmest night of the week, with clear skies and a high of 54 projected, so why not check out the local favorite for good eats and good music, Jack Quinn’s? Jack Quinn's is a "Public House" in the true sense of the term, and is a hub of social activity for downtown Colorado Springs throughout the year featuring live music and other entertainment, Irish cultural events, and local and national sports. This week they will be hosting The Coteries, a female-fronted trio, brings you music steeped in their travels on the back roads of America in their old VW Bus, Trusty Rusty.

Thursday evening (1/12) we’ll wind down our week and start preparing for the weekend with a trip to Jives Coffee Lounge, where they’ll be hosting their bi-weekly Open Mic Night! Got a gift? Come on down and share it with the community here in town! Just sign up with the barista and strut your stuff for your 15 minutes of Fame! They have guitars, mics, a sick stage and great folks just dying to hear you!

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!