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This Week in Colorado Springs (2/17 - 2/23)

Happy President's Day!

By Tony Fleming-Brum - February 16, 2017

Good afternoon Colorado Springs (and guests), and welcome to this week’s installment of the Front Range Shuttle event blog! We’ve had some beautiful, sunny days here over the weekend, and that warm weather should hold up all the way through next Thursday. Be prepared for a cold-snap on Thursday, though, as we’re looking at a 20 degree drop in temperature in just one day!

To start off our week here in Colorado Springs with Friday’s (2/17) activities, we’ll stop by Stargazer’s Theatre once again for another exciting night of music and dancing with Susan Rissman and Blazz! Susan Rissman has been one of the principal female vocalists in Colorado Springs for more than 20 years. She’s toured the country as primary vocalist for “Tiny Barge and the Big Chill” numerous times and has played virtually every major (and minor) venue on the Colorado Springs music scene. Blazz is a tasty blend of Kansas City style blues and swinging jazz. Comprised of Colorado Springs standouts Rob Landreth (guitar and vocals), John Wise (bass and vocals), Jana Lee Ross (keys and vocals), and Teddy Nazario (drums and percussion), this red-hot band promises to deliver high energy music that will have you up on your feet dancing the night away!

After an evening of music, why not relax on Saturday afternoon (2/18) with the good folks up at the Manitou Cliff Dwellings Museum? This Saturday afternoon they will be visited by Spirit, one of the many wolves from Colorado Wolf Adventures! Help support them with a donation and take some pictures. You’re guaranteed to have a "howling" good time, and for a good cause to boot!

This Sunday (2/19) brings us once again to Front Range BBQ, a signature Colorado Springs restaurant that never fails to please. This week they’ll be hosting AJ Gaither, One Man Band in honor of President’s Day weekend, and it’s sure to be a great time! With good food and good music, there’s no reason not to come down and help Front Range BBQ welcome back this Hill Billy Honky Tonk Blues musician from Kansas City!

Monday afternoon (2/20) we should be seeing nothing but sunny skies and warm weather, so why not stop in with the good people at the Commonwheel Artists Co-op for their showing of three artists’ unique takes on landscape painting: Colors of the Landscape. Kathy Hutton is working in pastels and charcoal to bring her surrealist inspired drawings to life. Jonathan Sulinski’s small-scale works were a way to work quickly in the limited amount of time he had to devote to his art after college. Each one starts with a photograph taken while hiking in the Colorado wilderness and focuses on details of the landscape. Julia Brochéy’s landscapes intertwine music, visual art, and dance, using instruments and instrument parts as her canvases on which to depict scenes inspired by cultures within this region and beyond. It’ll definitely be a showing worth seeing!

Tuesday evening (2/21) will be an interesting opportunity to see some new musical talent here in Colorado Springs, as the Gold Room will be hosting their monthly Songwriter Showcase! Each month they will select artists to participate in a Nashville style showcase. February 21st artists include Kelly Pippin, Jacob Christopher, Jon Tyler Dohm, Nikki Giron, Mark Edens, and Sargents Sargent. There will be a full bar and food available as well, so come on down and watch these up-and-coming artists strut their stuff!

Wednesday (2/22) we’ll swing by the Space Foundation Center for their Family Star Party event, a favorite for adult and child astronomy buffs alike! An evening of looking to the stars and discovering the wonders of the universe. This event creates a fun learning environment for the whole family and inspires the next generation of astronomy enthusiasts!  All outside activities are free to the public, and discounted admission is available for those wishing to explore the Discovery Center and Science On a Sphere® inside.

Thursday (2/23) 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 Riverbottom and Something Like Yesterday, two epic bands 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!