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  • Beginning tomorrow, and continuing over the next couple months, the Bemis School of Art will host a series of immersive glassblowing workshops for ages 16 through adult.
  • This Saturday, from 10-5 p.m., the Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site will celebrate America’s indigenous nations with a traditional Powwow. 
  • On Sunday from Noon to 4 p.m. in Bancroft Park, the annual Taste of Old Colorado City festival will showcase some of Old Colorado City’s finest restaurants paired with wine & microbrews from across the State of Colorado.
  • For more information on these and other events check out peakradar.com

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  • The 44th annual Commonwheel Labor Day Art Festival will take place from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. this Friday thru Sunday at Memorial Park in Manitou Springs.
  • The Colorado Street Art Company and a group of local muralists will take over the walls of Independent Records on Platte Avenue this Saturday and Sunday beginning at 10 a.m.
  • The annual vintage baseball match between the Camp Creek Cloud Busters (your home team) and the 1882 Denver & Rio Grande Reds will get started at 1 p.m. this Monday at the Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site.
  • Check out peakradar.com for more informaion on these and other events.
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  • Today, from 4-8 p.m., the Broadmoor Galleries will host a special opening reception with internationally renowned Alexandr Onishenko for his one-man show: New Impressionism from Dark to Light. 
  • Comedian, actor, television writer, author, and musician, Paul Reiser will perform at the Colorado Springs Fine Art Center at Colorado College tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m.
  • On Saturday, from 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Pickin on the Divide will showcase a number of great Colorado Bluegrass bands at Limbach Park in Downtown Monument. 
  • Check out peakradar.com for more information on these and other events.

  • Comedian Tim Allen will perform at the Pikes Peak Center tomorrow night at 8 p.m.
  • One Nation Walking Together, a local Native charity, will host its 10th Annual Colorado Springs Native American Intertribal Powwow on Saturday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the Norris Penrose Event Center. 
  • Also on Saturday, beginning at 1 p.m., the Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb Gran Fondo will feature a non-competitive fun ride that give cyclists of all abilities a truly unique experience on Pikes Peak.
  • Check out peakradar.com for more information on these and other events.

• Tomorrow night at 7 p.m., Jazz in the Garden at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church will present local bluegrass favorites Grass It Up.

• The 80th Annual Bronc Day Festival starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday in Green Mountain Falls, featuring family fun with a western heritage theme.

• On Saturday at 6 p.m., starting at Memorial Park, the Color in Motion 5K will make its way through Colorado Springs as participants gradually transform into a moving technicolor blur as they get color blasted at color stations located throughout the run.

  • Bill Bowers, world-renowned performer and mime, returns to the Millibo Art Theatre tomorrow for a one-night-only performance of his award winning solo show “Beyond Words.”
  • From July 20th – 22nd and the 27th - 29th, the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation will host the The Rocky Mountain State Games, a multi-sport festival for athletes of all ages and athletic abilities.
  • Through this weekend, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College will present “Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind,” featuring an ensemble experiment in presenting “30 Plays in 60 Minutes.”
  • For more information on these and other events check out peakradar.com

  •  Through this Saturday evening, the 78th Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo continues at the Norris-Penrose Event Center. 
  • The Broadmoor Galleries will present 14 of their most gifted artists for the first ever Plein Air Show, tomorrow through Sunday at the historic Broadmoor Hotel.
  • Now in its 113th year, the 2018 El Paso County Fair starts this Saturday and runs through next Saturday at the El Paso County Fairgrounds in Calhan.
  • On Saturday beginning at 11 a.m., the Woodland Music Series’ Purely Bluegrass will feature the Flatt Five and Blue Canyon Boys at the Ute Pass Cultural Center in Woodland Park.
  • For more information on these and other events check out peakradar.com

  • The First Friday Shuttle Bus will be back in service tomorrow evening from 5-8 p.m., providing free transportation along the Creative Corridor between the Art Walks in Downtown Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City, and Manitou Springs. 
  • Also tomorrow evening, at 8pm, Concrete Couch will host the Sixth Annual Colorado Springs Lantern Parade around Prospect Lake at Memorial Park.
  • This Saturday from 1:30-10 p.m., Blues Under the Bridge brings some of the best of blues music to Colorado Springs with the iconic band Los Lobos headlining this year’s event under the Colorado Avenue bridge.
  • For more information on these and other events check out peakradar.com

  • Tonight, at 6:30 p.m., the Colorado Springs Sky Sox take on the Memphis Redbirds at Security Service Field.
  • Tomorrow night, the 10th annual Green Box Arts Festival gets underway in Green Mountain Falls, featuring a wide variety of classes, workshops, and cultural performances.
  • The 39th U.S. Senior Open continues thru this weekend at The Broadmoor, featuring some of golf’s greats such as Fred Couples, Hale Irwin, and Tom Watson.
  • And, of course, the Colorado Springs Philharmonic will help to celebrate the 4th of July next Wednesday with a free performance at Memorial Park at 7:30 p.m.
  • For more information on these and other events check out peakradar.com

  • The renowned faculty from the Colorado College Summer Music Festival will perform chamber music in the intimate setting of Packard Hall, tonight at 7:30 p.m.
  • Tomorrow evening, from 6 to 9 p.m., Wirewood Station will perform as part of the Forest Lakes Summer Concert Series in Monument, in the pavilion next to Bristlecone Lake at Waterfront Park. 
  • The Woodland Music Series will present “City Above the Clouds” performed by the Woodland Park Wind Symphony on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. at the Ute Pass Cultural Center in Woodland Park.
  • Check out peakradar.com for more information on these and other events.

  • Tonight at 6:30PM, the Sky Sox take on the Iowa Cubs at Security Service Field.
  • The 2018 Manitou Springs Colorado Wine Festival will take place this Saturday from 11AM-5PM at Memorial Park in Manitou Springs. Enjoy tastings from 30 Colorado wineries, along with live music, and an assortment of food & gift vendors.
  • Check out peakradar.com for further details on these and other events.

  •  The regional premier of “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels”, a hysterical comedy featuring a delightfully jazzy score, opens tonight at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, and runs through June 17th.
  • The 10th Annual MeadowGrass Music Festival returns to the La Foret Conference & Retreat Center this weekend with a full line-up of great musical performances.
  • The 43rd annual Territory Days will feature live entertainment, exhibits, demonstrations, food, and a wide variety of craft booths on the streets of Old Colorado City from 10AM to 6PM this Saturday through Monday.
  • Check out peakradar.com for more information on these and other events.

  • With three rings of affordable family fun, “The Al Kaly Shrine Circus” will thrill fans of all ages with death-defying aerial acts and animal attractions during two performances this afternoon and this evening at the Penrose Event Center.
  • On Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m., the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum will host a walking tour of the Sunnyside Cemetery in the town of Victor to honor and remember the pioneers who are buried in the 1890’s mountain cemetery.
  • On Sunday from 11 a.m. -2 p.m. the Colorado Farm & Art Market will be held indoors at the Cottonwood Center for the Arts, featuring about 30 vendors, plus many of the Cottonwood artists will have their studios open. 
  • Check out peakradar.com for more information on these and other events.

• In celebration of their 20th anniversary season, Opera Theatre of the Rockies will present three performances of Verdi’s masterpiece, “Aida,” at the Ent Center for the Arts, beginning tonight, and running through this Sunday.

• The King Stan Band, a Colorado-based rhythm and blues favorite since 2007, will perform at Stargazers Theatre and Event Center tonight at 7 p.m.

• Ivywild Music will present live rock & roll by Great American Taxi tomorrow night at 8:30 p.m. in the Ivywild school gymnasium.

  • Check out peakradar.com for more information on these and other events.

  • Tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Packard Hall, the Colorado College Department of Music will present an evening of bluegrass music featuring three Colorado College bluegrass ensembles under the direction of Keith Reed.
  • Tomorrow night, from 5-8 p.m., the First Friday Shuttle Bus will be back in service, providing free transportation along the Creative Corridor between the Art Walks in Downtown Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City, and Manitou Springs. Complete details at PeakRadar.com/FirstFriday
  • On Saturday morning at 10 a.m., Aaron Anstett, the inaugural Pikes Peak Poet Laureate and author of six poetry collections, will present the Whatchacallit workshop on titling poems at Hooked on Books in Downtown Colorado Springs.
  • Check out peakradar.com for more information on these and other events in the Pikes Peak Region.

  • The annual Pikes Peak Writers Conference will take place at the Colorado Springs Marriott Hotel this Friday thru Sunday. The event will feature a multitude of writing workshops, query sessions with editors and agents, and a chance to meet published authors from all genres. 
  • On Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., the Colorado Ballet Society will present performances of Tchaikovsky’s most beautiful ballet, Swan Lake, performed by 90 local dancers and guest principal artists from the Colorado Ballet and Eugene Ballet. 
  • The Chamber Orchestra of the Springs will conclude its season this Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the First Christian Church with a performance entitled Timeless Voices: Mozart, Beethoven, Amy Beach.
  • For more information on these and other events check out peakradar.com

  •  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. 
  • For more information on these and other events check out peakradar.com

  • 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.
  • For more information on these and other events check out peakradar.com

• 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.

  • For more information on these and other events check out peakradar.com

  • 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.
  • For more information on these and other events check out peakradar.com

  • 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.
  • For more information on these and other events check out peakradar.com

  • 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.
     
  • For more information on these and other events check out peakradar.com

  • 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.
  • For more information on these and other events check out peakradar.com

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