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This Week in Colorado Springs (1/13 - 1/19)

Shows Galore to Start Off the New Year!

By Tony Fleming-Brum - January 12, 2017

Well..I can honestly say that I’ve never seen anything like the wind we had here in Colorado Springs on Monday! Luckily the worst of it blew itself out by Monday evening, and we shouldn’t be seeing any more really intense wind for at least the next 7 days. It does look like we’re going to be in for a bit of rain and snow late this weekend into early next week, though! Once that clears up we should be holding steady with highs in the 40s and 50s to finish out the week.

Starting off our week with Friday evening (1/13), we’ll pop in to the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center for their showing of Next to Normal: A Staged ConcertNext to Normal explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, Next to Normal was also chosen as “one of the year’s ten best shows” by critics around the country, including The Los Angeles TimesThe Washington PostRolling Stone and The New York Times. It’s sure to be an amazing show, and proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the FAC’s Youth Repertory Program, so come on down!

Saturday night (1/14) will provide a great opportunity for any parents looking for a little break from the young’uns, as the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is going to be hosting a kids’ only Roar and Snore slumber party in the park! What roars and snores at night? Zoo animals! Come listen to the roars and snores that take over at night as we explore the Zoo on a private tour. We will fall asleep to the sounds of the wolves howling and the crickets chirping before we wake up and explore our mountainside Zoo once more. This event is for kids only! Let the zoo staff do all the work, all you’ll have to do is drop the kiddos off! They will have a pizza party, roast s’mores, meet an animal up close, and go for an evening tour! NOTE: Kids must be 5 years or older to participate.
With the kids off at the zoo for the night, how about a little stand-up comedy at Stargazers Theatre? This weekend they’ll be hosting Jubal Flagg, a standup comedian, radio host, television personality and comedy writer. Known for his quick wit and keen and often strange observations, Jubal has been entertaining audiences on-stage and on the radio for over 10 years. Stargazers Theatre offers full bar service, and also light meals, snacks, and dessert to enjoy while you’re having your ribs tickled by this talented comedian!

Sunday afternoon (1/15) brings us to a staple of the Colorado Springs weekend entertainment scene, The Gold Room! This Sunday is the divisional round for the NFL Playoffs, and with four impressive teams with their eyes set on the Super Bowl, this should be a great contest! The Gold Room boasts an entire WALL of screens set up with five giant TVs to watch the top games in the highest definition. For the best seats in town, along with good eats and $3.00 drafts, make the Gold Room your new Football headquarters!

Monday (1/16) we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and in his honor the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument will be offering free admission to the park all day long! While it is a bit of a drive to get there, the Fossil Beds are one of the richest and most diverse fossil deposits in the world. Petrified redwood stumps up to 14 feet wide and thousands of detailed fossils of fish, insects, plants and more reveal the story of a very different, prehistoric Colorado. Be sure to take advantage of this great opportunity to see all the park has to offer at no cost!

Tuesday evening (1/17) will provide a great chance for the artist in you to spread its wings a bit, as the good people who organize Painting with a Twist will be hosting not one, but two exciting painting classes for you to choose from. Arrive 15-20 minutes early to get uncorked, smocked & in your seat! Beer, wine & soft drinks are available at their Inspiration Bar. If you're coming with others, but making reservations separately, give them your group's name or point person in the Special Request box. They'll seat you together!

Wednesday night (1/18) here in Colorado Springs is going to be the first of four wonderful evenings at the Broadmoor World Arena, where they’ll be hosting Cirque Du Soleil’s “OVO”, their newest touring show in arenas! OVO, meaning “egg” in Portuguese, is a headlong rush into a colorful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement. When a mysterious egg appears in their midst, the insects are awestruck and intensely curious about this iconic object that represents the enigma and cycles of their lives. An absolute must-see for all ages, Cirque Du Soleil is always an amazing show!

Thursday (1/19) we’ll begin to wind down our work-week and hopefully start to loosen up for the weekend at Peak 31, where they’ll be hosting an every-Thursday event: Party With The Band! Always original local bands showcased Thursday evenings, this week they’ll be hosting the Jacob Christopher Band and Mark Edens, two great local gems that are sure to get you in the weekend state of mind! The fun doesn’t stop with great live bands, either; from 8 – 10pm well drinks and domestic beers are included in your cover ($10)!

 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!