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This Week in Colorado Springs (5/22 - 5/28)

Congrats to All Our Air Force Academy Graduates!

By Tony Fleming-Brum - May 21, 2017

Good morning Colorado Springs, and welcome to this week’s installment of the Front Range Shuttle local events blog! We may have had some rainy, chilly days last week, but this week it’s looking like Spring is finally upon us! With clear skies all the way through next Saturday and highs in the 70s, it’ll be a great week to get out and explore our beautiful city!
 
We’ll start off our week of gorgeous weather with Monday (5/22) at the North Slope Recreation Area! Fisherman and outdoor enthusiasts take note! Crystal Reservoir, North Catamount and South Catamount Lakes are now open for fishing, and the North Slope Recreation Area is now open for the season. Grab your gear for a great day in the mountains!
 
Tuesday (5/23) we’ll be heading up to the Cheyenne Mountain State Park for an early morning Bird Hike with birding experts Charlie Campbell and Barry Cooper! It will be an easy hike, to look for and identify both resident and migratory bird species; it’s migration time! It is recommended that you bring water, binoculars, and a notepad. They will also have some binoculars you may borrow if you wish. No experience necessary, recommended for ages 7 and up. Closed-toe shoes are required, and hiking shoes are recommended. Let’s get out and enjoy the sun!
 
Wednesday (5/24) is the US Air Force Academy graduation, so if you’re in town visiting a cadet, what better way to celebrate their accomplishments than an evening of good food and good tunes? This week Front Range BBQ will be hosting Malcolm Lucard and the Vagamundo Orchestra for a new CD release party! I haven’t had the pleasure of seeing this group live yet, but according to the Colorado Springs Gazette, “Lucard tickles the brain not only with his stories, but with the melodies that carry them.”. It should be a great night!
 
This Thursday (5/25) we’ll be spending the evening indoors, but the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center will definitely make it worth-while with their presentation of Man of La Mancha! A celebrated Broadway hit and winner of five Tony Awards®, Man of La Mancha is a remarkable show and one of the great theatre successes of the 20th century. It will leave you breathless with a score including the touching ode to romance, Dulcinea, the heroic, I, Don Quixote and the unforgettable, The Impossible Dream. Inspired by one of the greatest novels of all time, Man of La Mancha features Miguel de Cervantes and his faithful servant, who channel the power of storytelling to recount the legend of wannabe knight Don Quixote and his trusty sidekick Sancho as they embark on a journey full of laughter, love and unruly windmills. Man of La Mancha is a theatrical masterpiece sure to captivate all lovers of musical theater!
 
We’ll be starting off our Memorial Day Weekend on Friday (5/26) at the Pikes Peak International Raceway, where they’ll be hosting the 2017 Into Thin Air Drift Party!  The Into Thin Air Drift Party on Memorial Day Weekend at Pikes Peak International Raceway is going to be a huge party for car enthusiasts featuring Formula Drift Pro-Am Southwest Drift, Drift Colorado, PPIR Open Drift and Saturday Night Drags! Overnight camping is available for all on the infield area of PPIR on Friday, Saturday and Sunday night for FREE! RV power hook-ups are $25 for the weekend (limited availability). Come on down and let’s kick off our Memorial Day Weekend the right way!
 
Saturday evening (5/27) the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has a very special event for kids only: WildNights at the Zoo! Have your kids ever seen or heard the Zoo at night? Don’t guess, have them come learn what it’s like to spend the night among the creatures at the Zoo. Let your kids go see what the animals do while the rest of us sleep (or enjoy a rare night without worrying about the kids)! In a fun-filled night to remember, they can explore Cheyenne Mountain Zoo by moonlight. This program is for kids only, dinner and breakfast are served by the Zoo. NOTE: Kids must be 5 years or older to participate.
 
Wrapping up this week’s event blog with Sunday (5/28), we’ll be heading up to Black Forest for The Ninth Annual Meadowgrass Music Festival! Start the festival season off right with one of Colorado’s most eclectic music festivals, held annually over Memorial Day weekend at the beautiful La Foret Conference & Retreat Center in Black Forest. Located between Colorado Springs and Denver, MeadowGrass is the perfect getaway for families and music lovers. The festival features performances from more than 20 national, regional and local artists, music workshops, yoga, kids’ activities, and camping. Join us to discover why MeadowGrass has been named “Best Music Festival” by readers of the Colorado Springs Independent year after year!

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This Week in Colorado Springs (5/15-5/21)

Happy Armed Forces Week!

By Tony Fleming-Brum - May 14, 2017

Hello once again, Colorado Springs, from your friendly, neighborhood Blogger! Hopefully you were able to stay dry during our week of rainy afternoons, and took full advantage of the gorgeous weekend of sun that followed! This week is looking like a bit of rain towards the weekend, but temperatures still pleasantly warm for the start of our week.
 
We’ll kick off our weekly events with Monday (5/15) at The Broadmoor Hotel, where they’ll be hosting the 2017 Armed Forces Week Awards Luncheon! The luncheon will be to honor our enlisted men and women, and provides a unique opportunity to express our community’s gratitude to our military for their dedication and service to the nation. The event features keynote speaker Lieutenant General Michelle Johnson, Superintendent of the United States Air Force Academy. With Memorial Day fast approaching, what better way to honor our men and women in uniform!
 
Tuesday (5/16) we’ll be heading over to the Cottonwood Center for the Arts, where they’ll have an art showcase of pattern and decoration: Motif.  Patterns have been and continue to be integral to art all over the world, including the intricate geometric patterns of the Islamic world, the colorful floral embroideries of Turkey, Japanese woodblocks, and the diverse mosaics from Mexico, Rome, and the Byzantine empire. This will be a great opportunity to take in some fine art while you’re here in town, and the best part: it’s free!
 
With half the week over with, and the weekend fast approaching, why not take the opportunity to unwind a bit this Wednesday evening (5/17)? And what better place to do it than the Gold Camp Brewing Company, where they’ll be having their weekly live trivia night, Triviality! Bring your team and get ready for some fun! Lil Howard's BBQ will be serving delicious pulled pork, hot links, and more! Gold Camp also has an amazing array of locally brewed beers on tap. The top 3 finishers in the trivia game get prizes, with 1st place being a gift certificate AND a team flag on the coveted Trivia Trophy!
 
With rain forecast for Thursday afternoon (5/18), we’ll be swinging by the Funky Little Theater Company for their production of Extremities, the Play by William Mastrosimone! This production features the talents of local actors Haley Hunsaker, Sophie Thunberg, Desiree Myers, and Dylan McClintock and is being directed by Funky Company Member, Grant Langdon. Marjorie is home alone when Raul enters through her unlocked door and attempts to attack her. The tables turn when Marjorie is able to subdue Raul and keep him tied up in her fireplace. When Terry and Patricia, Marjorie's roommates, come home to find the unimaginable... they are shocked and begin discussing how to handle the situation: call the police, or take matters into their own hands? This play contains adult situations and language that is not intended or suited for children.
 
Friday evening (5/19) we’re looking at rain once again, but that’s ok, because Stargazers Theatre will be hosting “An Evening with Audrey Bussanich and Wendy Woo” that’s sure to entertain! Audrey Bussanich writes and performs jazz, pop and Americana styles. She began training as a classical pianist at the age of three and has a strong foundation in classical performance and composition that informs her original songs. Her music shows influences ranging from the impressionist composers of the 18th century to the rock/Americana bands of the 60's. Audrey displays a musical depth and range that is unusual for an artist of her age. As Colorado’s music scene has exploded over the past few years, one of its mainstays has been Wendy Woo. Her energetic personality, musical skills, and spirited songwriting have made her a media and fan favorite. WWB is a poly-ethnic, power pop, song-rock, 6-piece band with sweet vocal harmonies and shuddering grooves.
 
Saturday afternoon (5/20) the rain is looking to continue through the evening with scattered showers, so we’ll be heading over to King Pin Lanes for AAZK's Bowling for Rhinos Fundraiser! Strike Out Extinction! Is that rumble that you hear the charge of a huge rhinoceros…. or just bowling balls rolling towards pins? Join Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Zoo Keepers and AAZK for a fun night of bowling, raffles and door prizes – and it’s all to help wild rhinos! Bowling for Rhinos (BFR) is an annual fundraising event held by AAZK (American Association of Zoo Keepers ) chapters across the country. Register yourself or a team, gather sponsors (optional) and come bowl with us!
 
To bring our week to a close, we’ll head to the Pikes Peak Center on Sunday (5/21), where the Colorado Springs Philharmonic will be presenting Carmina Burana! The dramatic arias and complex rhythms of Carl Orff’s medieval cantata Carmina Burana are renowned for being tough to pull off — and even tougher to fully realize within the confines of a concert hall. The Colorado Springs Philharmonic brings a whole season’s worth of musical momentum to the challenge, combining the might of the Colorado Springs Chorale and the Children’s Chorale for a tour de force performance of this ancient meditation on fickle fortune, fleeting life, and the joy of the return of Spring!

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This Week in Colorado Springs (5/5 - 5/11)

Happy Friday from Front Range Shuttle!

By Tony Fleming-Brum - May 5, 2017

Hello Colorado Springs, and welcome once again to the Front Range Shuttle weekly events blog! Spring is finally here! Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your proclivity for rain), that means Spring showers, and we’re looking at a full week of rain next week. Luckily, Mother Nature has gifted us with a beautiful weekend of clear skies and highs in the 70s before the showers begin!
 
Starting off our events for the week with Friday (5/5/2017), we’ll be heading over to Old Colorado City for the First Friday ArtWalk! Visit Old Colorado City’s ArtWalk the first Friday of April through December, featuring local and internationally-known professional artists. Pick from hundreds of original art offerings in more than a dozen art galleries. Enjoy a festive evening with Colorado Springs’ largest concentration of galleries along West Colorado Avenue, between 23rd and 27th Streets. This is a free, family-friendly event.
 
Saturday of this week (5/6/2017) is forecast to be a gorgeous day, with mostly clear skies, and a projected high of 75! With that in mind, you may want to avoid some of the more well-known out-door activities here in town, as they will most certainly be extremely full. The great thing about our city, though, is that you can always find a trail with hardly anyone on it if you go looking off the beaten path.
After an afternoon of taking in the sun, we’ll swing by the Stargazers Theatre and Event Center for their showing of Colorado Floyd! Join us for a FREE night with best Pink Floyd jam-band around! Colorado Floyd performs the whole spectrum of Pink Floyd music, live!  For Floyd fans everywhere, this is the band to see!
 
Sunday (5/7/2017) we’re forecast to have the first smattering of rain to kick off the week, with some thunderstorms possible later in the afternoon. With that in mind, we’ll be swinging by the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center for their presentation of Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins! For more than half a century, the name Florence Foster Jenkins has been guaranteed to produce explosions of derisive laughter. Not unreasonably so, as this wealthy society eccentric suffered under the delusion that she was a great coloratura soprano when she was in fact incapable of producing two consecutive notes in tune. Nevertheless, she received extraordinary fame, and the climax of her career was a single concert at Carnegie Hall in 1944. Famously, it sold out in two hours. Souvenir, by turn hilarious and poignant, tells her story.
 
Monday evening (5/8/2017) we are looking at light showers, but with temperatures still forecast to be in the 70s through the afternoon. This will be a perfect day for a quick walk through the park, and then an evening indoors while the rain passes by. We’ve got a fun “Alchemical Remix” exhibit that’ll be showing at the Plaza of the Rockies this week, so why not pop in and check out some very nifty artwork by SuZett Estell, a Colorado-based Digital Artist!
 
Tuesday afternoon (5/9/2017) we’ll be expecting more scattered showers starting around 1:00 p.m., so unless you’re looking for an afternoon hike in the rain, you’ll want to be heading indoors to stay dry. This blogger will most definitely be heading on up to the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts in Palmer Lake, Colorado (just about 40 minutes North of Downtown Colorado Springs) for the Billy Bob Thornton and the Boxmasters show! The Boxmasters is an American country rock/rockabilly band founded in Bellflower, California in 2007. It features Academy Award-winning actor Billy Bob Thornton as the drummer and vocalist. Billy Bob Thornton has said that he never intended to become a movie star, it happened accidentally. “Music is what I love,” states Thornton.  Before his acting career started, he played in cover bands for Creedence Clearwater Revival, ZZ Top, and also worked as a roadie with Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Johnny Paycheck, Blood, Sweat & Tears, the Statler Brothers, and other bands.   He also released a record with a band called ‘Hot Lanta’ in 1974. Over his acting career, Thornton released four solo albums from 2001 to 2007.
 
For Wednesday (5/10/2017) of this week, we’ve got a fantastic line-up scheduled at The Black Sheep: both Hinder and Nonpoint! Hinder, the multi-platinum Oklahoma City rockers will be joined by Nonpoint, an alternative metal/rap-metal foursome that rocks just as hard! The Black Sheep has been voted “Best Live Music Venue” in Colorado Springs every year since they’ve been open, and with these 2 powerhouses lighting up the stage, you’re definitely in for a rocking good time!
 
Wrapping up our week with Thursday (5/11/2017), we’ll be heading over to the Pikes Peak Community College – Centennial Campus for their presentation of Symphony for the Sons of Nam to honor Vietnam War Veterans and Refugees. Featuring The Vanguard School Ensemble and Special Speaker: James “Kimo” Williams, Composer. Kimo Williams plays with the famed, Lt. Dan Band and will be speaking on his experiences in the Vietnam War and the music he has composed to honor Vietnam War Veterans.

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This Week in Colorado Springs (4/28 - 5/4)

Happy Arbor Day from Front Range Shuttle!

By Tony Fleming-Brum - April 28, 2017

Hello Colorado, and welcome to this weeks edition of the Front Range Shuttle local events blog! Our forecast for the next few days is looking pretty bleak, with rain and snow arriving Friday night, and sticking with us until Sunday morning. You never know, though, here in Colorado; we may end up seeing clear skies and sun as early as Saturday afternoon! Either way, plan your weekend accordingly, and make sure to book your Shuttle if you’re going to be travelling!
 
Since this Friday (4/28) is Arbor Day, why not take advantage of the afternoon of clear skies before our snowy weekend at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo? Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s 146 picturesque acres are home to over 750 animals of every variety. Mirroring their natural habitats in the wild, the animals’ Zoo homes will transport you to wild places around the globe. With its distinctive mountainside setting at an elevation of 6,714— and over 170 species of wild animals, engaging exhibits and irresistible attractions, at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo the wonders of the wild are just a short trip away!
 
Saturday (4/29) the snow is forecast to be coming down pretty thick, so we’ll be hunkering down at the Stargazers Event Center! This weekend they’ll be presenting one of the most popular shows of the year, The Long Run!  The Long Run, "Colorado's Tribute to the Eagles", is comprised of five of the busiest musicians on Colorado's Front Range. Laden with four and five part harmonies, The Long Run reproduce the Eagles' hits with an organic 70's sound, accurate lead guitarists, multi-instrumentalists, and a lead-singing drummer. The band plays Eagles' songs with haunting accuracy in which they faithfully and respectfully recreate.
 
After the passing of the snow, we should be seeing clear skies on Sunday (4/30), but temperatures will still be in the 30s and 40s for most of the day. With that in mind, why not take the opportunity to see one of the most popular Monster Truck shows in the World: Monster Jam! The Broadmoor World Arena will have shows all weekend long, so be sure to check it out! Monster Jam® is the most action-packed live event on four wheels where world-class drivers compete in front of capacity crowds in both monster truck racing and freestyle competitions. Celebrating 25 years of adrenaline-charged family entertainment, Monster Jam combines spontaneous entertainment with the ultimate off-road, motorsport competition.
 
Monday (5/1) we’ll be seeing the temperatures rise just a bit, but at least the wind and snow will have passed us! The next exciting event this week will be taking place at the Pikes Peak Center, an amazing venue for Daniel Tosh and special guests to perform! “Tosh.0” is currently in its ninth season and airs on Tuesday nights at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central. Daniel Tosh will host and perform an evening of stand-up comedy featuring writers and comedians from his Comedy Central show “Tosh.0”. Get your tickets and enjoy a night of laughs!
 
Had enough of the Pikes Peak Center? I hope not! We’ll be heading right back there on Tuesday (5/2) for their showing of Stomp! STOMP is explosive, provocative, sophisticated, sexy, utterly unique and appeals to audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered an armful of awards and rave reviews, and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments-matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps-to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms.
 
With half the week over with, and the weekend fast approaching, why not take the opportunity to unwind a bit this Wednesday evening (5/3)? And what better place to do it than the Gold Camp Brewing Company, where they’ll be having their weekly live trivia night, Triviality! Bring your team and get ready for some fun! Lil Howard's BBQ will be serving delicious pulled pork, hot links, and more! Gold Camp also has an amazing array of locally brewed beers on tap. The top 3 finishers in the trivia game get prizes, with 1st place being a gift certificate AND a team flag on the coveted Trivia Trophy!
 
We’ll wrap up this week’s events with a Colorado Springs staple: The Simpich Showcase Marionette Theatre! The most talented marionettist that this blogger has ever had the pleasure of seeing, this week will mark the beginning of their showings of The Firebird! Nothing is as it appears to be for young Prince Ivan as he ventures forth on a quest to capture the illusive and deadly Firebird. He is aided in his harrowing journey by a flying wolf, a hospitable owl and innkeeper mouse; riddles and tests are inexplicably solved; and an adventure unfolds that carries the wayward hero to the farthest reaches of fairy tale Russia.
 
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Front Range Shuttle Service Update

Now Providing Neighborhood U-Haul Services!

By Tony Fleming-Brum - April 25, 2017

Good Morning Colorado Springs!

We here at Front Range Shuttle would like to take this opportunity to announce an update to our services here in town; we are now an authorized U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer!

With this new service, our office staff can now schedule and rent out U-Haul trucks, trailers, and car towing equipment here in Colorado Springs. We are also one of the very first Neighborhood U-Haul Dealers here in town to offer the Self Check-In and Check-Out services online! There’s no need to wait to be helped or worry about office hours, as the entire process can be done on your smart phone! For more information or to enroll for the Self Check-In and Check-Out services, check out: https://www.uhaul.com/Go/Info/ and get yourself signed up!

Of course if you prefer to check out here in our office, or if you have any questions at all, our knowledgeable office staff will be more than willing to help you out!

Our professional team of drivers takes a great deal of pride in the quality of service that we provide to all our shuttle customers going to and from Colorado Springs, Denver, and Pueblo, and we here in our office look forward to providing you with that same top-notch customer service!

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