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This Week in Colorado Springs (1/16 - 1/21)

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

By Tony Fleming-Brum - January 16, 2018

 Good morning Colorado Springs, and welcome once again to this week’s edition of the Front Range Shuttle weekly events blog! I don’t want to call yesterday’s frosting our first “snow” of the year, but as dry as this winter has been, we’ll take all the moisture we can get! Today will be a very chilly day, but from Wednesday until Saturday we’re back to highs in the 50s and 60s, and clear, sunny skies! Saturday we’ve got a decent chance for rain/snow, but still relatively warm weather (a high of 52), and Sunday we’ll drop back down to the mid-30’s. Fingers crossed we see some more precipitation, but let’s enjoy this sun while we’ve got it!
 
Kicking off our week with Tuesday (1/16), we’ll be heading out to the Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy for their Intro to Square Dance & Chili Supper! This will be an evening of fun, low-impact aerobic exercise, good for both the mind and body, to various music styles. No prior experience is needed, and no special attire is required; just bring your friends and family and get off the couch this evening!
 
As for this Wednesday (1/17), we’ll be heading out to the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, where they’ll be hosting The Wailers! The legendary Wailers band returns to bring its revolutionary sound to fans around the world. Steered by famed bassist and founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett, and joined in solidarity with original Wailers’ guitarists Junior Marvin and Donald Kinsey, The Wailers continue to make musical history. From 1973 to 1980, Bob Marley & The Wailers recorded, toured, and performed before countless millions worldwide. Since 1981, Familyman and Junior have carried on the mission to “keep The Wailers together,” just as Bob requested, affirming: “By doing that, you keep me alive through the music.” This is a show you won’t want to miss!
 
And rolling right along into Thursday (1/18), we’ll be swinging by the Stargazers Theatre for their presentation of David Bromberg! A godfather of Americana and accomplished blues guitarist and multi-instrumentalist, Bromberg is renowned for his unparalleled playing and gift for interpretation. Having kept busy as a solo artist and in-demand multi-instrumentalist in the 1970s, Bromberg moved with his wife from California to Chicago in order to study violin making. His pursuit of this passion as a profession led to a more or less complete retirement from touring and recording. 2007’s “Try Me One More Time,” which earned him a Grammy nomination for Best Traditional Folk Album, was his first release in 17 years. Bromberg’s penchant for the blues led him to record 2016’s "The Blues, the Whole Blues, and Nothing but the Blues” which PopMatters calls “a master class in blues-oriented Americana.
 
And kicking off our weekend with Friday (1/19), we’ll be starting our day at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center early, as Friday is Museum Free Day! Museum Free Days are offered the second Saturday and third Friday of each month. The goal of Museum Free Days is to provide access to the FAC’s general admission offerings to the widest possible audiences in the Pikes Peak region. With 5 rotating art exhibitions, plus the permanent collection on display at the museum, you’ll definitely get your fill of art for the week! Later in the evening the UCCS Women’s Basketball team will be hosting Western State at the Gallogly Events Center on campus at 6:00 p.m., and then the UCCS Men’s Basketball team against the same school at 7:30 p.m.!
 
As for this Saturday (1/20), we’ll be heading over to the Colorado Springs City Auditorium for No Mercy Extreme Fighting’s Live MMA Cage Fights! This evening they’ll be having two Title fights, the first between Caleb Crump from Team Victory vs. Nick Portillos from Jackson’s Pueblo at 168 lbs. The second Title fight will be between Anthony Salazar from Pariah vs. Chris Carroll from Pwia at 130 lbs. With a total of 9 fights on the docket, you won’t want to miss this one!
 
And wrapping up our week with Sunday (1/21), we’ll be making our way over to the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center for their presentation of the Veronika String Quartet! The Veronika String Quartet continues to endear itself to audiences and music lovers in Ohio and Colorado, where it is a vital agent in the invigoration of the arts.  By recording and broadcasting for Colorado Public Radio and by presenting thematically adventurous concert series in both Colorado Springs and Pueblo, these veteran performers have single-handedly revitalized the chamber music scene in the region. It’ll definitely be worth coming out to show your support!

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This Week in Colorado Springs (1/9 - 1/14)

Where's the Snow?

By Tony Fleming-Brum - January 9, 2018

Good morning Colorado Springs, and welcome once again to this week’s edition of the Front Range Shuttle weekly events blog! We should be seeing relatively mild weather this week, with Wednesday’s rain being the exception. Every other day this week we’re forecast to have clear, sunny skies and temperatures in the 40s-50s! Take solace in the warm weather, as the majority of the country is in the midst of a “brutal deep freeze” according to the weather channel!
 
Kicking off our week with Tuesday (1/9), we’ll be heading up to the Cave of the Winds Mountain Park! There aren’t many events going on around town this Tuesday, so we figured it would be a great chance to head up to the Cave of the Winds and have some fun! With three amazing cave tours, daring attractions, family-friendly and kid-friendly activities atop breathtaking Williams Canyon, Cave of the Winds Mountain Park is the perfect home for adventure! And with clear skies, and highs in the 50s, it’ll be a great day to be outside!
 
As for this Wednesday (1/10), we’ll be heading down to the Pueblo Memorial Hall where they’ll be hosting Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella! CINDERELLA is the Tony Award®-winning musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music that’s delighting audiences with its surprisingly contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago” in this hilarious and romantic experience for anyone who’s ever had a dream.
 
And rolling right along into Thursday (1/11), we’ll be making our way to the Stargazers Theatre where they’ll be hosting the PPBC with Cass Clayton & The Hogback Blues Band! The Hogback Blues Band is a five-piece blues band specializing in traditional blues sound and style. Songs by legends of the blues such as Muddy Waters, Freddie King, Magic Sam, Little Walter and Albert King make up a large part of their song list, but they also play some R&B and soul tunes for variety and fun. You won’t want to miss this show!
 
And kicking off our weekend with Friday (1/12), we’ll be heading out to the Space Foundation Discovery Center for their Art & Ales event! Join them in viewing different forms of space art, and enjoy a good ale while you’re at it! Create your own one-of-a-kind space art masterpieces throughout the evening. Ages 21 and over. Ticket price includes admission, one (1) drink voucher and space art crafts. Food truck and cash bar will be available on site as well. Come on out and enjoy some Space After Dark!
 
As for this Saturday (1/13), we’ll be stopping by the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center for their showing of Dogfight: A Staged Concert! The hauntingly beautiful musical, Dogfight, by Pasek and Paul (Oscar winners for La La Land, composers of the Broadway hit Dear Evan Hansen) and Peter Duchan, was praised by countless critics and nominated for numerous awards, winning the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical. Based on the 1991 Warner Bros. film, this romantic and heartbreaking theatrical journey is studded with impressive songs and a genuine and charming soul. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the FAC’s Youth Repertory Program. With your generous support, they will be able to continue providing the Pikes Peak region with the most comprehensive, focused and professional theatrical training for young thespians!
 
And wrapping up our weekend with Sunday (1/14), we’ll be heading out to the Broadmoor World Arena’s Ice Hall for their Open to the Public skate! What better way to bring your weekend to a close than getting out and stretching your legs a bit? We haven’t gotten much in the way of winter weather yet this season, but it’s always Winter in the Broadmoor Ice Hall! With $4 admission and $3 skate rental, you’d be doing yourself a disservice in not going to check it out!

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This Week in Colorado Springs (1/2 - 1/7)

Happy New Year!

By Tony Fleming-Brum - January 2, 2018

Hello once again Colorado Springs, and welcome to this week’s edition of the Front Range Shuttle weekly events blog! Temperatures are looking very mild for this week, with highs in the mid-50’s, and lows dropping to just a bit below freezing in the evenings. We’re still getting plenty of sunshine, though, so be sure to get out and take advantage before the cold weather gets to us!
 
Kicking off our week with Tuesday (1/2), we’ll be heading over to Pub Dog Colorado for their Barks, Booze, & Bags Fundraiser! The fundraiser is to benefit the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region. Support homeless animals with every sip as $1 from each draft beer or wine sold is donated to HSPPR. Enter the “Doggie Bag Giveaway” for your chance to win prizes and cool dog swag! Doggie bags are filled with mystery prizes worth hundreds of dollars. Winners announced at 8pm.
 
And rolling right along into Wednesday (1/3), we’ll be heading up to the Space Foundation Discovery Center for their Homeschool Day event! This week’s topic will be Robotics! Where humans cannot go, robots can. Learn how space programs use robots to explore beyond the Earth with a Science On a Sphere® presentation. Build robot crafts, drive rovers in our Mars Robotics Laboratory and explore the depths of an alien ocean in our Battelle Underwater Drone Lab. The future of robotics is today, and you can be a part of it this month at the Discovery Center’s Homeschool Days!
 
As for this Thursday (1/4), why not make a stop by the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center while they’re still showing Annie? The irrepressible comic strip heroine takes center stage this holiday season in one of the world’s best-loved musicals. Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and is the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. This beloved show features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including It’s a Hard Knock Life and Tomorrow!
 
And kicking off our weekend with Friday (1/5), we’ll be heading over to the Broadmoor Hotel International Center where they will be hosting the United States International Duo Piano Competition Finals! The United States International Duo Piano Competition (USIDPC) is the #1 duo competition in the world. The unforgettable setting and exceptional performances are sure to be a highlight of your students' performance career. The USIDPC welcomes performers of all ages and levels and attracts some of the top international talent to their professional competition. This event is free to the public, so come on out and see these rising stars in action!
 
And on Saturday (1/6), we’ll be swinging by the City Auditorium in Downtown Colorado Springs for the Colorado Springs Fitness Expo! Begin! Renew! Revive! Rejoice! Your fitness lifestyle! All under one roof in the heart of downtown Colorado Springs. Free Admission! Free live fitness classes! On-site health and fitness vendors. On-site studios and clubs available to get you ready for 2018! plus much more. With New Year’s resolutions fresh on your mind, this could be a great way to kick off 2018!
 
And wrapping up our week with Sunday (1/7), we’ll be heading over to Acacia Park in Colorado Springs for their Winter Wonderland – Skate at the Park! Sunday’s event will be sponsored by Beauty Bar, and you’ll get $1 off admission if you wear White and Blue, plus they’ll have hot chocolate, popcorn, and cotton candy! With our winter weather taking a bit longer to reach us this year, it’ll be a great chance to get the kids out for some fun on the ice without having to worry about the freezing cold weather! 

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This Week in Colorado Springs (12/19 - 12/24)

Just One Week Until Christmas!

By Tony Fleming-Brum - December 19, 2017

Good morning Colorado Springs, and welcome once again to this week’s edition of the Front Range Shuttle weekly events blog! We’re looking at clear skies and temperatures in the 50s to 60s on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, but a quick drop down to the 30s and a good chance of snow on Thursday! Friday we’ll have a bit of a break, and then a full day of snow is in the forecast for Saturday, with a high of only 18 degrees! We’re back to the old Colorado roller coaster of weather, but at least we’re seeing some moisture!
 
Kicking off our week of events with Tuesday (12/19), we’ll be making our way up to the North end of Colorado Springs for the Illumination Light Show! Walk through their Christmas light park and enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas. They have 1/4 of a million lights while some lights are set to music. Christmas favorites play on a round while you enjoy the lights. Before or after the walk enjoy smores, hot chocolate, apple cider and more while you sit with friends or family. After you warm up, head out for a second lap if you like! With snow fast approaching, you’ll definitely want to take this chance to check out the lights before it’s too cold for the kids!
 
As for this Wednesday (12/20), we’ll be stopping by the Pikes Peak Center for their presentation of A Colorado Nutcracker with the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony and the Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale! Enjoy this new, family-friendly version of "The Nutcracker" bringing Colorado Springs' unique history to life in the Glen Eyrie home of General William J. Palmer, during a Christmas Eve celebration amongst the city's illustrious founding fathers. Young Clara, an orphan visitor, is blessed to receive a magical Nutcracker doll from Nikola Tesla, inventor extraordinaire and special guest at the party. As a winter blizzard continues to gain force, all guests are invited to stay the night - and Clara dreams of other-worldly mysteries, enchantment and beauty. Surely the giant mice and soldiers are not real? But there in the midst of the battle is her brave Nutcracker - leaping and defending her against the giant Rat King! Clara is transported through a crystalline Winter Wonderland into the fantasy Land of Sweets! Welcomed by the Sugar Plum Fairy and her court of sweet delicacies, fanciful characters from across the world entertain and honor Clara for rescuing their beloved Nutcracker Prince. Was it just a dream? She may never know-and it doesn’t really matter-it’s the best Christmas ever!
 
And rolling right along into Thursday (12/21, the Winter Solstice!), we’ll be heading up to Old Colorado City to the Michael Garman Museum for Christmas in Magic Town! The Michael Garman Museum & Gallery is pleased to announce that it’s time for Christmas in Magic Town! 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.

Kicking off our weekend with Friday (12/22), we’ll be making our way over to Colorado Vertical for their Helicopter Christmas Light Tours! Experience the magic of Christmas from the air! See a reindeer’s-eye view of millions of Christmas lights, the beautiful Colorado Springs night-scapes and so much more. Take a cozy, heated helicopter and enjoy this Colorado Vertical tradition from the comfort and safety of your own, private jet-helicopter ride!
 
As for this Saturday (12/23), we’ll be heading up to the Iron Springs Chateau in Manitou Springs for their presentation of “Have a Very Merryville Christmas”! “Have a Very Merryville Christmas..or..Chris and Jingle to the Rescue!” is a Christmas melodrama that takes place in the mountains of Colorado in the 1890’s. Christopher Claus and his best friend Jingle are looking to start a toy factory, and have traveled to Merryville, CO. Merryville’s mayor, Mondo Crankypants, has raised taxes on the good people of his town, and decreed that no toys of decorations are to be allowed in Merryville. Miss Merry Mary Merryweather must appeal to Chris and Jingle when all the presents in town disappear! Can Chris and Jingle find the presents, save Christmas, and deliver the poor town of Merryville from it’s Great Depression? The melodrama is followed by a Christmas sing-along intermission and their fun-filled Holiday themed audeville style Olio with crazy costumes, songs, dances, and jokes!
 
And wrapping up our week with Sunday (12/24, Christmas Eve!), there will be lots of opportunities to see Santa here in Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs, but I’m guessing most of us will be cozied up at home with our families. Merry Christmas from Front Range Shuttle!


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This Week in Colorado Springs (12/12 - 12/17)

Happy Hanukkah!

By Tony Fleming-Brum - December 12, 2017

Good Morning Colorado Springs, and welcome once again to this week’s edition of the Front Range Shuttle weekly events blog! With the first official day of Winter fast approaching, our temperatures will continue to drop here in the Springs. This week we’re looking at highs between the 40s and 50s, lows below freezing every day, and a slight chance of evening snow showers on Wednesday and Saturday! You’ll definitely want to bundle up if you’ve got plans in the evening, but during the day we’ll still be seeing plenty of sunshine!
 
Kicking off our week with Tuesday (12/12), we’ll be heading over to the Simpich Showcase Theatre for their presentation of The Puppet Maker: A Story of Christmas! Step inside the workshop of a village woodcarver as he painstakingly prepares a marionette Nativity scene for a local Christmas music festival. On this eventful Christmas Eve night before the pageant, as he applies the finishing touches to his figures, a Christmas story unfolds that is both timeless and unexpected. This is a limited engagement, so take advantage of the opportunity while you can!
 
And moving right along into Wednesday (12/13), we’ll be stopping by Sunshine Studios Live for their presentation of CrazyTown! When the new millennium arrived the music industry was in the midst of a new music revolution. The free delivery via shared files online created a new “outlaw” brand, that would prove instrumental in the way music would be not just delivered but created. One of the breakout bands to not just embrace but help shift the tectonic plates of the music industry was Crazy Town. As one of the first hybrid brands, they brought a new ball into the game. Equal parts urban and suburban, Chevrolet and Bentley, they rolled onto the music scene with a slow build that erupted when a “Butterfly” entered the room.
 
As for this Thursday (12/14), we’ll be heading on up to the Stargazers Theatre for the 3rd Annual Arts & Culture Ability Expo! Join the Therapeutic Recreation Program for your annual Arts and Culture Ability Expo in which they showcase the talents and amazing abilities of participants who are engaged in programs within the core area of Arts and Culture! The evening will begin with a gallery showing featuring photos from their Downtown and Photography in the Park workshops, capturing the views of Colorado Springs. A performance will follow featuring the TRP Drums Alive! Group as well as the Mixed Emotions Dance Troupe. Mark your calendars now as you will not want to miss this amazing event!
 
And kicking off our weekend with Friday (12/15), we’ll be heading over to the Glen Eyrie Castle for their Madrigal Banquet! No other holiday event compares to Glen Eyrie’s Madrigal Banquet! Set in the grandeur of The Great Hall of The Castle, our 16th century-style banquet is sure to inspire and prepare your heart for this Christmas season. Filled with festive entertainment by talented musicians and performers, this classic Colorado tradition is guaranteed to create unforgettable Christmas memories! Our award-winning Culinary Team has hand-crafted the evening’s lavish four-course meal with savory new flavors that pair perfectly with your sensational experience. Be sure to arrive on time for valet parking and hors d’oeuvres prior to the show!
 
This Saturday (12/16) will be a very fun event at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, they’ll be having a Silent Disco Snow Ball! Join them for a silent disco dance party underneath Buck Walsky’s Beach Front, an interactive art installation featuring fiber optics and LED lights. Grab a pair of wireless headphones (provided), tune in to the channel of your choice, and dance to your own beat under this stunning work of art! Cash bar and small plates will be available.
 
And bringing our weekend to a close with Sunday (12/17), we’ll be heading up to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo for their Electric Safari event! There’s only one place in Colorado Springs that you can see over 85 one-of-a-kind light sculptures and 50 acres of lights and wild animals – Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's Electric Safari! This year’s event will celebrate 27 years of holiday cheer and Santa Claus will be taking holiday wishes each night through December 23. Come celebrate the holiday season with twinkling lights, animal experiences and family fun!

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