Peak Radar Minute

Tonight, tomorrow and Saturday, the Millibo Art Theatre will present “The Long Way,” an imaginative, poetic and visual exploration of one man’s incredible ocean voyage, combining shadow puppetry, physical theatre, and storytelling.

The sixth annual Waldo Waldo 5K fun run fundraiser will take place in downtown Colorado Springs this Saturday morning beginning at 8 a.m. at the Pioneers Museum

Auction of artist-painted butterflies, to benefit student art programs in The 2017 FLIGHT Gala and School District 11 and the Rotary Service Fund, will take place at the Broadmoor Hotel this Saturday evening.

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·      Legendary country singer and songwriter Kris Kristofferson will perform tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts.

·      Tonight, tomorrow and Saturday, the Colorado College Drama and Dance Department will present ‘Circus Beckett' featuring classic short plays by Nobel Prize-winning Samuel Beckett, in a show directed by associate professor of Theater, Andrew Manley, and performed by a strong cast of 15 CC students.

·      This Saturday, at 11 a.m. the Space Foundation will host author Dianne Curtis Regan for a special reading of her new book “Space Boy and the Snow Monster.” The event will include a book signing, photo op, and craft activities. 

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·      Tomorrow night, from 5-8PM, the First Friday Art Walks in Downtown Colorado Springs and Old Colorado City will feature gallery openings, special performances and demonstrations, and a free shuttle bus service

·      Tonight at 5:30 p.m., UCCS’s Heller Center for Arts and Humanities will host an evening of salon conversation with assistant English professor David Diamond, on the topic “Our Secular Eighteenth Century.”

·      Arts Month 2017 will kick off in style with the Artini, a free community celebration of the arts at The Mansion nightclub in Downtown Colorado Springs, tomorrow night from 5:30-8:30 p.m..

·      The annual Colorado Military Taptoo will take place this weekend at the Glen Erie Castle and Conference Center, featuring a world-renowned showing of military bands, bagpipe bands, dancers, and precision display teams.

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·      Traditional folksingers Tom Paxton & the Don Juans will perform at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts tomorrow night at 7 p.m.

·      The Rockledge Ranch Historic Site will celebrate America’s indigenous nations with a traditional Powwow this Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m. The event will feature native American dancing, drumming, and singing, as well as Native food, arts, crafts, and exhibits. 

·      This coming Tuesday, September 26th at 7 p.m., the Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts will present Black Violin, an American hip hop duo from Florida composed of two classically trained string instrumentalists, Kevin Sylvester and Wilner Baptiste.

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·      Cajun blues musician Tab Benoit returns to the Stargazers Theatre and Event Center for a special performance tonight at 7:30PM.

·      Comedy Works Entertainment presents nationally known standup comedian Jim Breuer performing at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center this Saturday, at 7:30PM.

·      This Saturday and Sunday, the Greater Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce will present the 20th Annual Rocky Mountain OktoberfestPLUS, featuring authentic German music, food, and beverages in addition to live entertainment, a variety of vendors, kid’s games, and much more.

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This Saturday, beginning at 9AM, the annual What If…Festival of Innovation and Imagination returns with free interactive and educational fun for the whole family across six city blocks in Downtown Colorado Springs.

The 7th Annual Front Range Studio Tour will take place this Saturday and Sunday from 10AM-5PM, featuring talented artists from the Tri-Lakes and Black Forest communities who will open their studios, demonstrate their artistic processes, and offer artwork for sale.

The Chamber Orchestra of the Springs will open its new season this Sunday at 2:30PM with an all-new Organ Spectacular, featuring three of Colorado Springs’ best organists.

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·      Tomorrow night, from 5-8PM, the First Friday Art Walks in Downtown Colorado Springs and Old Colorado City will feature gallery openings, special performances and demonstrations, and a free shuttle bus service. 

·      During the First Friday Art Walk tomorrow evening, local musicians Jason Bennett and Rich Currier will perform a free concert from 5:30-7:30PM out front of the Cultural Office, right across from Shuttle Bus stop #4.

·      The 2017 Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off will take place this holiday weekend with fun for the whole family, including hot air balloon launches, food, drinks, vendors, live music, and many more activities.

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The Colorado Springs International Dragon Boat Festival returns to Prospect Lake at Memorial Park this Saturday morning. Races will begin at 9:00am and continue throughout the day. The festival grounds will also offer a variety of activities for all participants and spectators.

The Pikes Peak Blues Community Summer Jam will take place at Stargazers Theatre and Event Center next Wednesday evening, beginning at 6:30PM. All music lovers and dancers are welcome, and musicians who drop by will be invited onstage to play along.

Laser Spectacular presents the Music of Pink Floyd tomorrow night at 8:00 pm at Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts.

On Saturday, the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Institute will present the fifth annual Wheel to Reel, a late afternoon bike ride starting at 5PM, followed by a film under the stars on the lawn just below the Fine Arts Center.

The Space Foundation Discovery Center will host a free Solar Eclipse Party this coming Monday from 9AM-2PM. Solar viewing telescopes, tubes and boxes will be provided for the public to enjoy.

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All day today, Stage 1 of the Colorado Classic Cycling event will take place across Colorado Springs. In addition to the men’s and women’s races, the day’s activities will feature live music, merchandise, vendors, awards ceremonies, and a beer garden. An After Party will continue into the evening on Tejon Street, in front of Blondies & Cowboys, in Downtown Colorado Springs.

This Saturday at 11a.m., the Woodland Music Series will feature Sinatra tribute artist Rick Blessing and the USAFA Falconaires outside, on the green, at the Ute Pass Cultural Center in Woodland Park. Blankets, lawn chairs and umbrellas are suggested for this free community event under the mountain sun.

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The legendary Branford Marsalis Quartet will perform tonight at 7PM at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts in Palmer Lake.

Tomorrow night, from 5-8PM, the First Friday Art Walks in Downtown Colorado Springs and Old Colorado City will feature gallery openings, special performances and demonstrations, and a free shuttle bus service. 

On August 5th, the First & Main First Saturday Car Show will feature the Jaguar Club of Southern Colorado from 8AM to 10AM in the parking lot in front of Dick's Sporting Goods.

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Tonight (7/27) at 7PM, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center will open “Merrily We Roll Along,” a thrilling and compelling Broadway fable about friendship, compromise, and the high price of success.

This Saturday (7/29) from Noon-4PM, an African Drumming & Dance Festival and Fashion Extravaganza will take place at Armstrong Hall on the Colorado College campus. 

The 13th annual Fiddles, Vittles, & Vino, a southern Colorado bluegrass and culinary arts festival, will take place at the Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site this Sunday from 3-8PM.

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The Pikes Peak Brass Band, an elite 33-member ensemble in the classic British brass band tradition, will perform a free concert, July 20th at 7PM at Stargazers Theatre and Event Center.

 

The Rocky Mountain State Games, a multi-sport festival for athletes of all ages and athletic abilities, will take place throughout this weekend (July 22nd & 23rd) and next weekend (July 29th & 30th) at various locations throughout Colorado Springs.

 

July 21st at 7PM, the Town of Monument will present “Finding Dory” as part of its summer outdoor movie nights in Jackson Creek at the Monument Marketplace Clocktower.

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Country music legend Moe Bandy performs tonight, July 6th at 7PM, at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts in Palmer Lake.

For three consecutive weeks beginning this Monday, July 10th the Friends of Monument Valley Park will host a series of free concerts in the park, beginning at 7PM.

This coming Wednesday, July 12th at 8AM, the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region will host a free “Coffee with COPPeR” event at Armstrong Hall to share the results of the new Arts & Economic Prosperity study. Come celebrate the amazing study results with fellow arts supporters.

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Moonlight on the Mountain, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s annual mixer for adults, happens this evening, June 29th, starting at 6PM. Local musicians will set the mood and have guests dancing the night away.

The Stefan Flores Trio, with Stefan Flores on drums, Alan Joseph on guitar and Andy Burtschi on bass, will perform at the new Motif Jazz Cafe June 30th, beginning at 8PM.

The annual Green Box Arts Festival kicks off this Saturday, July 1st and continues through July 9th in Green Mountain Falls, featuring a variety of music and dance performances, visual art installations, and classes and workshops for all ages.

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Fan Fest, an outdoor public event spanning 7 blocks in Downtown Colorado Springs, and featuring an estimated attendance of 35,000 annually, will take place tomorrow evening from 5-10PM. Event highlights include motorcycle exhibitions, vendor booths, Beer Garden, and Fire Fighter Chili Cook-off.

 

GOCA’s annual Brilliant, a visually stunning, high energy, awe-inspiring, and delicious event, takes place this Saturday at the Plaza of the Rockies building. Dinner starts at 6PM, and the Art Party starts at 8PM.

 

Also this Saturday, the Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC continue their 2017 campaign with a matchup against Western conference opponent San Antonio FC at 7PM at Weidner Field. There will also be a post-match fireworks show! 

 

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This Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Memorial Park, the Pikes Peak Celtic Festival returns with international bands and performance groups, combined with great food, music, and dancing for a weekend filled with authentic Celtic culture & entertainment.

 

On Saturday from 1-7PM, the Western Museum of Mining & Industry will host the 1st Annual All Colorado Festival, where attendees will have the opportunity to sample the finest of Colorado spirits, beer, and wine. The event will also include food vendors and live local country music.

 

The Trails and Open Space Coalition will host the 23rd annual Starlight Spectacular--Colorado Springs’ largest and oldest community bicycle ride—this Saturday starting at 9PM at the Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center. This year’s theme is superheroes. 

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GOCA 121 will host another ChitChat session tonight at 6:30PM at their Downtown gallery. Tonight’s topics are Absinthe & Transhumanism.

On Saturday at 6:30PM, Broadway Actor and Mime, Bill Bowers, returns to the Millibo Theatre stage for a one-night-only performance to share a story so unbelievable it has to be true.

Also on Saturday night, at 7:30PM, celebrated magician David Blaine will make a special appearance at the Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts.

This Sunday from at 10AM-7PM, the annual Springs Spree event will celebrate the active lifestyle of the Pikes Peak Region with sporting events, outdoor activities, food, music, entertainment, and free fun for the whole family at American the Beautiful Park.

 

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Tonight, May 31st, the Independent Film Society of Colorado will present a free screening of “Real Boy,” an upcoming PBS Independent Lens documentary, at 7PM at the Tim Gill Center.

Friday, June 2nd from 5-8PM, celebrate the start of Summer with gallery openings, artist demonstrations, live performances, and great dining experiences during the First Friday Art Walks in Downtown Colorado Springs and Old Colorado City.

This Saturday, June 3rd from 11AM-5PM, the 2017 Manitou Springs Colorado Wine Festival will take place in Manitou Spring’s Memorial Park, featuring live music, food & gift vendors, and tastings from 30 Colorado wineries!

In celebration of their 40th anniversary, the Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale will present '40 Years on Broadway' at the Pikes Peak Center this Sunday, June 4th at 3PM.

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