Peak Radar Minute

  •  Lewis Black, one of the most prolific and popular comedians working today, comes to the Pikes Peak Center  tonight at 8 p.m.
  • Tomorrow night at 8 p.m., at the Ivywild School, “Science Riot” will feature local scientists turned comedians as they attempt standup comedy for the first time and wax hilarious about their topics of expertise.
  • In celebration of Earth Day 2018, the Bear Creek Nature Center will host a Great American Cleanup event, beginning Saturday morning at 9  to complete a variety of projects at parks, trails, creeks, and roadways near the Nature Center. Participation is free, but advance registration is required. 
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  • The Pikes Peak Blues Community will present legendary Blues Hall of Famer, Bobby Messano at the Stargazers Theatre & Event Center tonight at 7:00 p.m. 
  • Beginning tonight, and running for the next three weeks, the Millibo Art Theatre will host an all-Colorado Women’s Theatre Festival featuring three weeks of special events celebrating and promoting the work of Colorado women playwrights. 
  • This Sunday evening at 6:00 p.m., the Woodland Park Wind Symphony will present a free space-themed concert at the Ute Pass Cultural Center in Woodland Park. Be sure to wear your space costume and enjoy a variety of pre-concert activities.
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• Beginning tonight, and running for the next two weeks, Theatreworks will present “Peer Gynt,” Ibsen’s classic tale of the boy who would never grow up. This UCCS student production will feature dancers, musicians, actors, puppets, and a full, original score.

• Tomorrow night, from 5-8 p.m., the First Friday Shuttle Bus will be back in service, providing free transportation between the Art Walks in Downtown Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City, and Manitou Springs.

• UCCS Presents will showcase Boston Brass this Saturday at 8PM at the Ent Center for the Arts, featuring a repertoire spanning classical arrangements, burning jazz standards, and the best of original brass quintet works.

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  • Royal Buckskin, a humorous back-lot, modern melodrama featuring local performer Jim Jackson, continues its run at the Millibo Art Theatre through this weekend.
  • Aesop’s fable “Androcles and the Lion” one of the most popular children’s plays ever written, continues its run at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
  • This coming Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Colorado College’s Packard Hall, the United States Air Force Academy Band will present a free performance entitled “Neoclassical Winds and Brass.”
  • UCCS Presents will showcase the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet at the Ent Center for the Arts this coming Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m.
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  • Inspired by Leonard Bernsteins’ Anniversaries Piano Solos, Ormao Dance Company has commissioned four choreographers to create original works that will be performed at the Ent Center for the Arts this Friday and Saturday.
  • Starting at Noon on Saturday in Downtown Colorado Springs, the 34th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will feature over 100 entries, including marching bands, floats, classic cars, bagpipers, dogs, bicycles, leprechauns, firetrucks, and much more.
  • The legendary musical group, Chicago, will bring their signature horn sounds, iconic vocalists, and a few dozen classic songs to the Pikes Peak Center this coming Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
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  • At 8 p.m. tonight at the Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts, the Black Jacket Symphony will present a recreation of Pink Floyd’s classic Dark Side of the Moon album in a live performance setting.
     
  • On Saturday from 10 a.m. -2 p.m., the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum will present a new collection and documentation project focusing on the work of Sankofa, a group founded in 1992 to preserve and promote cultural awareness of the African diaspora in the Rocky Mountain Region.
     
  • The 26th  Annual Colorado Tattoo Competition will take place during the Annual Super Show and Swap Meet at the Altered Reality Center this Sunday from 1-4 p.m.
     
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  • Public voting opens online today for Peak Arts Prize—a new granting program from the Cultural Office that supports local artists, arts organizations, and arts businesses. Help choose this year’s winners at PeakArtsPrize.org.
  • Tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Colorado College’s Tutt Library, Colin McAllister and Steven Hayward will present 'The Library at Night' a captivating new recital that takes the listener on a literary, musical, and historical journey through time and place, all based on Alberto Manguel’s book of the same name.
  • Tomorrow night is Jazz night at the Colorado Springs Conservatory beginning at 7 p.m., and featuring the school’s artist mentors and talented students.
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• Tonight, at 7 p.m., at the new Ent Center for the Arts, GOCA will host another Chit-Chat “mash-up talk” on contemporary culture—this time on the topics of Hyperloop & Cheese.

• On Sunday at 4:30 p.m., UCCS Presents will host a performance by the UK-based, Pasadena Roof Orchestra and their mix of big-band swing and hot dance music at the Ent Center for the Arts.

• The Colorado Springs Chinese Cultural Institute will host a Chinese Lantern Festival Hot Pot Dinner at King’s Kitchen on Sunday at 6 p.m. The evening will also include a special musical performance. 

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·      Making their Western Jubilee debut, Chris Daniels & the Kings will kick-off the 2018 Western Jubilee Concert Season with a fantastic night of blues tomorrow at 6:30PM. 

·      The Colorado Farm & Art Market will continue its monthly, indoor winter market at The Cottonwood Center for the Arts this Sunday from 11AM-2PM.

·      This coming Tuesday evening, UCCS Presents will feature Ailey II: The Next Generation of Dance, featuring an exhilarating and diverse repertory that includes timeless classics and thrilling new works from the company that continues the tradition of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. 

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·      The Pikes Peak Blues Community will present Woodshed Red tonight at 7 p.m. at Stargazers Theatre and Event Center. 

·      Also tonight at 7 p.m., the internationally acclaimed Choir from Doane University in Nebraska, will perform a free concert at Broadmoor Community Church.

·      Beginning this evening for a two week run, the Millibo Art Theatre will celebrate its Sweet 16th Birthday with a selection of fine theatrical desserts created around and about the theme of Cake.

·      Visiting artist Ralph Allen and Colorado College faculty members will discuss the art of Haiti in relation to a new exhibit at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center tomorrow morning at 11:30 a.m. in Gaylord Hall.

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·      The Gold Hill Mesa Community Center will celebrate its first Art on the Mesa exhibit, tonight from 5-7 p.m., with work by the High Country Artists group, together with appetizers, and live music.

·      Tomorrow evening from 5-8 p.m., during the First Friday Art Walk, the Modbo Gallery will present “The Holes in my Heart”, featuring new work by mixed media artist
Jo Carol Ciborowski.

·      Also tomorrow evening during the First Friday Art Walk, beginning at 7:30 p.m., the Colorado Springs Conservatory will continue its Jazz Nite series, with the Conservatory Faculty Jazz Ensemble, at the Lawrence Dreyhurst Gallery.

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·      Instructor Monique Santos will provide guided, step-by-step instructions to learn the art of paper quilling at the Pikes Peak Library District’s Rockrimmon Branch tomorrow afternoon at 1 p.m.

·      The Western Museum of Mining & Industry will host a nonfiction writing workshop from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. this Saturday.

·      Beginning this weekend, and running thru mid-March, the Colorado Springs Philharmonic will present a six-week festival dedicated to Leonard Bernstein, including five concert weekends, broadcasts, lectures, film viewings, and unique events offered by festival partners.

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·      Tonight, at 6 p.m., at the Tim Gill Center, the Independent Film Society of Colorado and Rocky Mountain PBS will host a free screening of “The Mask You Live In”, a powerful film that explores how our cultural definitions of masculinity itself may be a key component driving the proliferation of harassment against women.

·      On Ensemble, an acclaimed world music Taiko troupe, will perform at Tri Lakes Center for the Arts tomorrow night at 7 p.m. 

·      Imagination Celebration will present “How I became a Pirate”, a literacy-based musical by a national touring children’s theater company at the Ent Center for the Arts this coming Tuesday, at 6:30 p.m.

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·      Tomorrow evening from 5-8 p.m., during the First Friday Art Walk, Western Jubilee will host a vintage item sale, and free concert by Chela Lujan from the Haunted Windchimes.

·      The annual US International Duo Piano Competition will take place this weekend at the Broadmoor International Center, and is free and open to the public.

·      The 3rd Annual Colorado Springs Fitness Expo will take place this Saturday from 10AM-5 p.m. at the Colorado Springs City Auditorium.

·      Also this Saturday, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., the Western Museum of Mining & Industry will host a day of geologic exploration for the whole family.

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·      Tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. at the Pioneers Museum, the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs will present a program of works for cello and piano inspired by fables, folk songs and dances from Hungary, Slovakia, Israel, Romania, Germany and England. 

·      On Sunday at 7:30 p.m., the Colorado Springs Philharmonic will usher in New Year’s Eve 2018 under the direction of Maestro Thomas Wilson with a concert of favorite opera arias and Broadway hits from Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber. 

·      A local tradition since 1922, the Pikes Peak AdAmAn Club will hike to the top of Pikes Peak this weekend to celebrate the New Year with a glorious fireworks display from the summit at the stroke of midnight.

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·      Today, at 4 p.m. and again at 7 p.m., the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony and the Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale will present a family friendly version of “The Nutcracker” at the Pikes Peak Center.

·      The Face Vocal Band, an internationally acclaimed all-vocal rock band from Boulder, blending modern popular tunes with complex harmonies, brilliant beat-box rhythms and superb singing, will perform at the Pikes Peak Center tomorrow evening at 7 p.m.

·      Theatreworks production of The Santaland Diaries concludes its run at the Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater this weekend, with shows tonight, tomorrow and Saturday evening.

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·      This Saturday at 4:00 p.m., the Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site will host a special Holiday Evening featuring tractor rides, old-time musical entertainment, lantern light tours, blacksmithing demonstrations, barn dancing, and other Victorian celebrations of the Holiday season.

·      The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College will host a silent disco dance party underneath Buck Walsky’s Beach Front art installation this Saturday, beginning at 8:00 p.m..

·      The Colorado Springs Philharmonic will present their 'Christmas Symphony' this Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Pikes Peak Center, featuring a special performance of “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” narrated by Mayor John Suthers. 

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·      The Fountain Creek Nature Center will host a pumpkin-carving event beginning at 9 a.m. this Saturday morning. Pre-scooped pumpkins, patterns, and carving tools will all be provided. Return later in the evening to experience all the lighted pumpkins lining the trail during their Jack-o-Lantern event.

·      The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College will present their Annual Halloween Bash on this Saturday night, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

·      Parish House Baroque, Colorado Springs’ Early Music Ensemble, will present “The Noble Art,” featuring music inspired by the Reformation this Sunday, at 3 p.m. at First Christian Church.

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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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