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This Week in Colorado Springs (11/14 - 11/19)

Happy Native American Heritage Month!

By Tony Fleming-Brum - November 14, 2017

Good morning Colorado Springs, and welcome once again to this week’s edition of the Front Range Shuttle weekly events blog! It would appear as though the “last week” of summer-esque weather still hasn’t arrived for us here in the high desert! Last week we saw temperatures dip a bit on Tuesday and Wednesday, but they rose right back up right after the snow shower passed us by, and we should continue to see relatively warm weather all the way through next week!
 
Kicking off our events with Tuesday (11/14), we’ll be heading up to the Michael Garman Museum & Gallery for Christmas in Magic Town! The Michael Garman Museum & Gallery is pleased to announce that it’s time for Christmas in Magic Town! ‘Tis the season to celebrate in Michael Garman’s 3,000 square foot cityscape, decorated specially for Christmas. Located in the historic district of Old Colorado City, Magic Town is a 1/6th scale miniaturized urban neighborhood, complete with dozens of handcrafted buildings, alleyways, and sidewalk scenes that transform before your very eyes. Peer down alleyways and peek into windows to see shifting scenes. Come see Michael Garman’s beloved characters beside magical holiday holograms featuring Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, Christmas carolers, and some new special characters with holiday stories to tell!
 
And heading into Wednesday (11/15), we’ll be stopping by the Cottonwood Center for the Arts to check out their new juried exhibit: Zero Point! Zero Point tasked artists with the challenge of whittling down the element of color in their works. Monochrome art is meant to create a “zero point” — a relief from the artistic burdens of color and color theory. The result of simplifying the variety of color is a deeper appreciation for the interaction between tone, shade, contrast and subject matter.
 
As for this Thursday (11/16), we’ll be heading over to Front Range BBQ for their 5th Annual Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament! Yes, you read that correctly, it is a Rock, Paper, Scissors tournament!  It works like this: -Sign up ONLINE to represent a team (New Belgium or Oskar Blues). $10 entry fee/person benefiting UpaDowna -Show up and show off your mad, hand ninja skillz! All proceeds will benefit UpaDowna. UpaDowna is a nonprofit based locally in Colorado Springs but serves folks globally as a means to bring together people that have a need to cure “Nature Deficit Disorder”. By encouraging you to get outdoors to stop, listen, breathe deep, and become more aware of what it means to be alive. By reaching out through our community programs both educational and fun filled, we will show you the path into the hills by providing instructional classes as well as hands on experiences covering backpacking, hiking, camping, cycling, climbing, bouldering, wilderness survival, skiing, snowboarding, stand up paddle-boarding and much, much more!
 
And kicking off our weekend with Friday (11/17), we’ll be heading to the Pikes Peak Center for their presentation of Jeanne Robertson! An overnight success nearly half a century in the making, Jeanne Robertson keeps audiences rolling on the floor with laughter. At 73 years young, this former Miss North Carolina stands tall at six-foot-two and has a personality, heart and sense of humor that soar just as high. For years, her witty speeches were mostly limited to conventions and meetings, but with the dawn of the digital age, the world became exposed to Robertson's infectious humor when her YouTube videos suddenly went viral. Now with eight nationally released DVDs/CDs, three books, hundreds of hours on SiriusXM satellite radio and over 39 million YouTube views, the demand for Robertson's family-friendly and engaging brand of comedy has grown exponentially. Robertson is the embodiment of the classic, sophisticated Southern woman who even in her seventh decade shows no signs of slowing down. You won’t want to miss this one!
 
This Saturday (11/18), we’ll be making a stop at The Broadmoor Seven Falls, where they’ll be kicking off their Winter Lights at Seven Falls event! In 1947, a tradition began at Seven Falls to promote the canyon at night when alternating colored and white lights illuminated the waters, much to the delight of locals and visitors worldwide. On Saturday, November 18, the much-loved, multi-colored display returns for the holiday season as Seven Falls celebrates the third annual Winter Lights event. More than 100,000 individual lights will line the path leading to the Falls, and this year, colored lights will also adorn the cliff faces of the Pillars of Hercules, making for not only a festive atmosphere, but a photographer’s dream locale for holiday family photos!
 
And wrapping up our week with Sunday (11/19), we’ll be heading over to the Broadmoor World Arena for a Colorado Springs holiday tradition: The Trans-Siberian Orchestra! Over the past 20-plus years, Trans-Siberian Orchestra (“TSO”) has become a critically-acclaimed, multi-platinum, musical powerhouse, and its annual winter stop in Colorado Springs a beloved, multi-generational holiday tradition. 2017’s tour, a completely updated presentation of TSO’s unforgettable “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve,” will visit The Broadmoor World Arena on Sunday, November 19 with shows at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.  Based on TSO’s multi-platinum DVD and long running PBS fundraiser, “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve,” the rock opera features such enduring fan-favorites as "Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24," "O’ Come All Ye Faithful," "Good King Joy," "Christmas Canon," "Music Box Blues," "Promises To Keep," and "This Christmas Day." You won’t want to miss this one!


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This Week in Colorado Springs (11/7 - 11/12)

Happy Veteran's Day!

By Tony Fleming-Brum - November 7, 2017

Good morning Colorado Springs, and welcome once again to this week’s edition of the Front Range Shuttle weekly events blog! Temperatures are continuing to drop as we make our transition from Fall into Winter, but we shouldn’t be seeing a large amount of snow just yet. With lows around 30 and highs varying between 49 and 60 all week, this may be our last week of summer-esque weather, let’s make sure we enjoy it!
 
Kicking off our week with Tuesday (11/7), we’ll be heading over to the Pikes Peak Center for their presentation of Motown, The Musical! MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the story of Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Featuring classic songs such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” experience the story behind the music in the record-breaking smash hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL!
 
Heading in to Wednesday (11/8), we’ll be making our way up to the UCCS Campus at Berger Hall where they’ll be presenting Combat to Comedy! Comedian/Actor Vincent Oshana is coming to town for a night filled with laughs! After high school, Oshana joined the US Air Force and was stationed at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls, Montana, where he received awards for his good service. After his military service, Oshana moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in stand-up comedy, and is best known for his HBO Stand-Up Comedy Set on Russell Simmons's Def Comedy Jam and various roles on Showtime channel's television series The Underground.
 
Rolling along into Thursday (11/9), we’ll be stopping by the Millibo Art Theatre for their presentation of The Accidental Death of an Anarchist! Playwright Dario Fo seamlessly combines social commentary and dark comedy as he examines the death of a protestor in police custody and the subsequent cover up by those in power. Described as "....a heady blend of vaudeville and politics that suggests the Brothers Marx, Karl and Groucho have been working in unison." by The Guardian, this will be a fun one!
 
And kicking off our weekend with Friday (11/10), we’ll be making our way over to the Broadmoor World Arena for the Colorado College Tigers hockey game! For the first time in 5 years, the Colorado College Tigers hold the #1 spot in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference, and will look to hold onto their first place spot this weekend against Omaha! Come on out and support our team!
 
As for this Saturday (11/11, Veteran’s Day!), we’ll be heading up to the Stargazers Theatre for their presentation of The Long Run: Alter-Eagles! The Long Run, 'Colorado's Tribute to The Eagles', come to Colorado Springs to play their 'Alter-Eagles' show, where they do NOT do their regular Eagles show, but they perform songs from some of their favorite, most influential artists, such as Steely Dan, John Mayer, Little River Band, Orleans, Ambrosia, Doobie Bros, Dan Fogelberg, Jackson Browne- among many others. These are exclusive shows that The Long Run only play once or twice a year, at selected, hand-picked venues. So, be sure to get your tickets for a trip down memory lane, and songs that are the 'soundtrack to our lives'.
 
And wrapping up our week with Sunday (11/12), we’ll be head down to Pueblo, CO to Pueblo Memorial Hall, where the Russian Ballet will be performing Swan Lake! The Russian Grand Ballet was founded and incorporated by graduates from the Great Russian choreographic schools of Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kiev. It has established a reputation for talent and versatility by touring the world with both full-length traditional ballets and shorter `divertissements.' Its Ballet Master, Honored Artist of Russia, Vladimir Troshchenko, is highly dedicated to the timeless tradition of classical Russian Ballet. Swan Lake is the story of Odette, a beautiful princess, who falls under the spell of an evil sorcerer. Only Prince Siegfried's devotion can save her. Swan Lake combines pure romanticism and tragedy, in a magical tale of love and deception. This full - length production features the rarely performed Waltz of the Black Swans. You won’t want to miss this one!

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Expanded Service!

Woodland Park Added to Routes

By Tony Fleming-Brum - November 4, 2017

In an effort to increase our customer base, Front Range Shuttle is pleased to announce a new pick-up location on our regularly scheduled Shared Ride Shuttle service; Woodland Park!

We'll now be picking passengers up at the Walmart Parking Lot (19600 E Highway 24) four times a day with service to the Denver International Airport, and for your return we will have six routes from the Denver International Airport right back down to Woodland Park!

This new stop will require 24 hours advance notice in order to guarantee availability, so give us a call to set up your trip!

This Week in Colorado Springs (10/31 - 11/4)

Happy Halloween!

By Tony Fleming-Brum - October 30, 2017

Good morning Colorado Springs, and welcome once again to the Front Range Shuttle weekly events blog! Weather is continuing to get chillier by the day, but we’re still looking at mostly sunny skies and highs in the mid-60’s all the way through next week. You’ll definitely want to pack a jacket if you plan on going out at night, but we’ve still got plenty of relatively warm days to come!
 
Kicking off our week with Halloween (Tuesday, 10/31), we’ll be stopping by the HellScream Haunted House and Sinister Haunted House for some legendary scares! Visit if you dare the legendary HellScream Haunted House! HellScream is Colorado's #1 rated haunted attraction by Mile High Haunts, and Spooky Colorado. 3 Floors of sheer terror, with Hollywood quality, insanely talented actors, cutting edge scares, and technology! Now, HellScream Haunts presents Colorado's Newest & Most Insane Haunted Attraction, Sinister Haunted House! 20,000+ square feet of mind numbing terror, AMAZING actors, special effects, animatronics, and more that you will ONLY see at Sinister Haunted House! These two stops are sure to scratch your Halloween itch!
 
And starting off the month of November on Wednesday (11/1), we’ll be heading up to the Gold Camp Brewing Company for their weekly live trivia game: Triviality! Triviality is the most fun, exciting live trivia game around! 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 has an amazing array of locally brewed beers on tap. The top 3 finishers get prizes with 1st place being a gift certificate AND a team flag in the coveted Trivia Trophy!
 
As for this Thursday (11/2), we’ll be swinging by the Stargazers Theatre for the PPBC’s presentation of Erica Brown and The Movers & Shakers! The Movers and Shakers are a tight knit band of four music enthusiasts whose influences range from old school soul stars like Otis Redding and Sam and Dave to The Red Hot Chile Peppers, Talker, Joe Cocker and Jonny Lange. The band is fronted by dynamic vocalist Andy Webber, along with Ryan Borthick on guitar, Dane Vernon on bass, and Kyle Borthick on drums and vocals. Erica Brown is a bona-fide Blues woman. As frontwoman for the Award-winning Erica Brown Band, Erica electrified audiences all over the Rocky Mountain region with the band’s brand of searing blues rock. The band won every award the region offered, including Best Blues Band (Westword Magazine) Best Underground Blues Band (Denver Post) and The Rocky Mountain News’ Best of in the Blues Category!
 
Kicking off our weekend with Friday (11/3), we’ll be heading over to the Pikes Peak Center for their presentation of Warren Miller’s Line of Descent! Don't miss Warren Miller's 68th ski and snowboard film, Line of Descent, presented by Volkswagen. Follow athletes Tommy Moe, Kalen Thorien, Collin Collins, Lexi duPont, Marcus Caston, Seth Wescott and more as they travel the globe, by land, air and sea, exploring the ties that bind ski culture. From BC to France, Montana to Colorado, California, Norway, and New Zealand, new generations of skiers and riders are pushing their sport to new extremes. Join your tribe and cheer on the official kickoff to winter with the ski film company that started it all. As the family grows, the traditions grow richer. Don’t miss Volkswagen presents Warren Miller’s Line of Descent-deeper and fresher than ever!
 
And this Saturday (11/4), we’ll be heading right back to the Stargazers Theatre for their Hunger Games Improv Laffoff! The event is just like WHO’S LINE IS IT ANYWAY, except local and for a GREAT cause, join them for the Hunger Games Improv LAFFOFF! Feed’n the Need’n for Care and Share; a night of comedy improv and laughs with 3 of Colorado’s favorite improv groups; IMPROVASAURUS, IMPROV COLORADO and STICK HORSES IN PANTS! Proceeds from the night will benefit Care and Share. here will be raffles for GREAT prizes including CAVE OF THE WINDS Day Passes and attractions including the WORLD-FAMOUS TERROR-DACTYL thrill ride as seen on NBC’s TODAY SHOW, NatGeo’s Brain Games and Travel Channel’s Xtreme Screams; QDOBA Entrees; VENUS SALON Hair Styling; gift certificates to TEXAS ROADHOUSE, and much more!
 
And wrapping up our week with Sunday (11/5), we have a special benefit event that is very worth supporting at Sunshine Studios Live: ReVIve, a Virgin Island Benefit Concert. The Us Virgin Islands St. Thomas and St. John were Devastated from Category 5 Hurricane Irma and then 2 Weeks Later a Second Category 5 Hurricane named Maria came through and Destroyed St. Croix. WIth all of this happening it has DESTROYED both Hospitals in the US Virgin Islands (US Territory) It has devastated Families, Destroyed Power Lines, Torn Roofs off of Houses, left many people homeless, and this has all been done to a small island that is 88 Sq Miles total. Artists performing will be: Prestige With Special guests General Javed, Adrenalin VI, Sizzling Sounds, P-Nuckle, The J-Miller Band, Rachel Stovall, Life Club Collective, Dennis The Mennis, and 3 Sounds.


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!
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This Week in Colorado Springs (10/24 - 10/29)

The Changing of the Leaves is Here!

By Tony Fleming-Brum - October 23, 2017

Hello once again Colorado Springs, and welcome to this week’s edition of the Front Range Shuttle weekly events blog! How about the trees here in town? We’re smack dab in the middle of the changing of the seasons, and the changing of the leaves on the trees is in full effect! You won’t regret it if you take just one day this week to go for a quiet walk and take in the beauty of the Fall season! Weather this week is looking relatively calm so far, with highs in the 60s and all the way up to 75 on Wednesday, only to drop down to 50 with clouds and rain (and possibly snow!) on Thursday. Thursday is the only day with rain/snow in the forecast so far, though, so let’s get out and explore a bit!
 
Kicking off our week with Tuesday (10/24), we’ll be heading over to the Pikes Peak Center for the 40th anniversary celebration of the Rocky Horror Picture Show Film! For the past four decades, fans have been giving themselves over to absolute pleasure, dressing up as their favorite "Rocky Horror" character, and shouting lines and singing along as they follow the film and emulate the characters. The Pikes Peak Center is encouraging fans to come in costume as their character of choice and be a part of the audience as they dance the Time Warp and sing their loudest "Hot Patootie" during the film. One person will go home with the glory as the winner of the costume contest personally selected by Bostwick!
 
And heading into Wednesday (10/25), we’ll be on our way up to the Outlets at Castlerock for their Wicked Wednesday Halloween Party! A few days before All Hallows’ Eve, Outlets at Castle Rock is inviting families to take their Halloween costumes out for a test run at the Wicked Wednesday Halloween Party! This kid-friendly evening will include face painting, a holiday magic show by Keir Royale, a costume contest, all-center trick-or-treating and more. Costume contest participation is open to ages 12 and under, all contestants must be present at 5:30 to compete. Costumes will be judged in three categories – funniest, scariest and most creative – and winners will receive a special prize from the center. Trick-or-Treating will take place throughout the property from 4:40PM-6:30PM and spooky signage will direct candy-hunters into participating stores!
 
Continuing with our pre-Halloween week festivities on Thursday (10/26), we’ll be heading over to the Chapel Hills Mall for the 2017 Colorado Fear Fest, presented by The Haunted Mines! Through the years, the Haunted Mines has unearthed fear to those brave enough to face it. Rumor has it that miners have struck something other than coal down in the earth once again, and it has unleashed something dark...something evil. Slowly spreading into the town havoc, change, and illness; no one is safe. As you check into our "fest of fear", be prepared - for the only way out is through the void in which the terror came!
 
And kicking off our weekend with Friday (10/27), we’ve got a very special performance at the Pikes Peak Center: The Colorado Springs Philharmonic Presents: Mr. Adventure: The Music of John Williams! A thrilling tour of action-packed film music from John Williams. Whether it’s barn-storming Indiana Jones, magical Harry Potter, or that Skywalker fellow, it takes musical genius to bring the adventure to life. It’s all here in one concert, celebrating the greatest film composer of all time!
 
Getting right back on the Halloween train on Saturday (10/28), we’ll be heading up to Manitou Springs for the Emma Crawford Coffin Races! The parade starts at 12:00 pm followed by 70 teams racing coffins down Manitou Avenue for the ultimate victory. Each team consists of one Emma and four runners dressed in costume. The fastest times earn trophies as well as a chance to win Best Emma, Best Entourage, and Best Coffin. Given the volume of expected Coffin Race attendees, the scale of the event and the limited parking in Manitou Springs, Coffin Race organizers have devised a shuttle plan to maximize ease of access while limiting impact in town. Spectator parking will be available at: CORONADO HIGH SCHOOL, 1590 W Fillmore St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904 and ROCK LEDGE RANCH, 3105 Gateway Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80904 Shuttles will run every 15 minutes starting at 9 am from both lots.
 
And wrapping up our week with Sunday (10/29), we’ll be stopping by the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo once again for their Boo at the Zoo! Cheyenne Mountain Zoo will come alive with spirit of Halloween when thousands of little superheroes, princesses and pirates attend Boo at the Zoo this October. Boo at the Zoo is a fun way for families to trick or treat and enjoy Halloween festivities in a safe and unique environment, and all their candy is made with sustainable palm oil to help protect wild orangutans! Put on your costume and bring your trick-or-treat bag and flashlight to the wildest Halloween event in town. It’ll be a frightfully good time!


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!
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