Peak Radar Minute

Learn about activities and gatherings in the Pike's Peak region each week.

The Peak Radar Minute on 91.5 KRCC airs Thursdays at 6:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and is hosted by Andy Vick of Peak Radar. 

The Peak Radar Minute is sponsored by The Herman Tiemens Foundation.

  • The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum will host the community kick-off to the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration tonight from 5:30-7:00 p.m. The event is free, but advance registration is requested.
  • On Saturday, beginning at 6 p.m., Poetry 719 will host a next “Queer People of Color Open Mic” at the Gallery Below. The evening will be headlined by Natalie Sharp, a Black queer writer, dancer, and activist hailing from Savannah, GA and now based in Denver.
  • The UCCS Galleries of Contemporary Art will host their next ChitChat event at the Ent Center for the Arts this coming Tuesday at 7 p.m., featuring a mash-up conversation on the topics of virtual reality and kombucha.
  • For more information on these and other events check out peakradar.com
  • The Peak Radar Minute is made possible by the Tiemens Foundation

  • On Saturday, at 8:30 a.m., the Fountain Creek Nature Center will host its annual Winter Bird Count, where birders of all experience levels are invited to observe and record the numbers of bird species and populations.
  • The Colorado Farm and Art Market will host their first Indoor Winter Market of the new year this Sunday, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., at Cottonwood Center for the Arts. 
  • In celebration of its 34th birthday, the Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society will present a special concert on Sunday, beginning at 1:00 p.m., at the Olympian Plaza Reception Center featuring great swing hits, toe-tapping Dixieland, sweet Latin favorites, perhaps a waltz or two, and even a polka.
  • For more information on these and other events check out peakradar.com
  • The Peak Radar Minute is made possible by the Tiemens Foundation

  • The First Friday Art Walk continues in Downtown Colorado Springs tomorrow evening from 5-8 p.m.
  • This Saturday morning, from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m., the Downtown Partnership will host an “Art on the Streets Walking Tour,” featuring a sample of the currently installed art pieces, and firsthand insight about the artists who created them.
  • On Monday, at 7 p.m., the Independent Film Society will present a free screening of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” inside the Ivywild School gym.
  • For more information on these and other events check out peakradar.com
  • The Peak Radar Minute is made possible by the Tiemens Foundation

  • Tonight at 7 p.m. , the Pikes Peak Center for the Arts will host “A Magical Cirque Christmas” featuring jaw-dropping magic, breathtaking circus acts, stunning costumes, and the most angelic voices singing your favorite Christmas carols.
  • The Gold Room will host an “All That 90's” New Year's Eve Party featuring DJ Craftmatic on Monday night beginning at 8 p.m.
  • Stargazers Theatre and Event Center will host a New Year’s Eve Dance Party on Monday night beginning at 9 p.m., featuring Sugar Bear and the Show Time Band.
  • For more information on these and other events check out peakradar.com
  • The Peak Radar Minute is made possible by the Tiemens Foundation

  • Tomorrow, the Bemis School of Arts will host a one-day workshop that will introduce participants to the excitement of glassblowing through the guided creation of unique items.
  • This Saturday at 1 p.m., the Pikes Peak Library District will host a free screening of the 1946 film “It’s A Wonderful Life,” starring Jimmie Stewart and Donna Reed, at the Rockrimmon Branch.
  • The Colorado Ballet Society and the Colorado Youth Ballet will present four performances of “A Colorado Nutcracker” at the Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts this Saturday and Sunday.
  • For more information on these and other events check out peakradar.com
  • The Peak Radar Minute is made possible by the Tiemens Foundation.

  • Tomorrow evening 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. 
  • Five-time Grammy winning jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves will perform selections from her holiday recording, “Christmas Time is Here,” at the Ent Center for the Arts tomorrow night at 7 p.m.
  • Beginning this Saturday, and running thru December 23rd, the Millibo Art Theatre will present “The Snowflakey Princess,” a holiday performance for the whole family.
  • For more informaiton on these and other events please check out peakradar.com
  • The Peak Radar Minute is made possible by the Tiemens Foundation

  • Beginning this evening, and running through December 24th, THEATREWORKS will present Murray Ross’ 2016 adaption of “A Christmas Carol,” based on Charles Dicken’s classic novel.
  • Tomorrow night at 7 p.m., the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts will present Hazel Miller’s Christmas Show Spectacular, featuring a great combination of live jazz, blues, and gospel music.
  • Also tomorrow night, at 8 p.m., Bluesmen Tommy Castro and Mike Zito will join forces at Stargazers Theatre and Event Center for their Six Strings Down Tour.
  • The annual Festival of Lights Parade kicks-off in Downtown Colorado Springs this Saturday evening at 5:50 p.m.
  • For more information on tese and other events please check out peakradar.com
  • The Peak Radar Minute is made possilbe by the Tiemens Foundation

  • This weekend, the Oklahoma City Ballet returns to the Pikes Peak Center to join the Colorado Springs Philharmonic for several performances of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker”.
  • On Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., the Fountain Creek Nature Center will roll-out their bIg catapult for their annual Punkin' Chunkin' event.
  • Music icon Chris Isaak will bring his Holiday Tour to the Pikes Peak Center for the Arts this coming Monday at 8 p.m.
  • Performers from the Colorado Springs Conservatory will return to Pikes Peak Center next Wednesday and Thursday for their annual Christmas production of “Amahl and the Night Visitors.”
  • For more information on these and other events please visit peakradar.com
  • The Peak Radar Minute is made possible by the Tiemens Foundation

  • Tonight from 7 p.m. -10 p.m., comedian Michael Jr. will entertain in person at the Springs First Church on Fountain Blvd. in Colorado Springs.
  • On Saturday, from Noon-4 p.m., the Hillside Community Center will host the Pre-Kwanzaa African Marketplace, featuring a variety of African & African American craft persons, organizations, professionals, businesses, artists & merchants.
  • Ormao Dance Company will present “Ovation!” a celebration of choreographers from around the world who have contributed to their repertoire, this Sunday at 6:30 p.m. at Ent Center for the Arts.
  • For more information on these and other events check out peakradar.com
  • The Peak Radar Minute is made possible by the Tiemens Foundation

  • Today through Sunday, Cirque Italia will present their newest and greatest creation – “Aquatic Spectacular” at the Citadel Mall.
  • The Vienna Boys Choir, the superstar ensemble, composed of the world’s most sought-after choristers, will perform with the Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale tomorrow evening at 7 p.m. at the Ent Center for the Arts.
  • The 31st Annual Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival will take place this weekend, showcasing documentary, narrative shorts, and animated films, all shared through a female lens.
  • For more information on these and other events check out peakradar.com
  • The Peak Radar Minute made possible by the Tiemens Foundation.

  • Tomorrow night at the Ent Center for the Arts, NASA engineer Kobie Boykins will provide an informative update about what Curiosity and other Mars rovers have discovered on the red planet.
  • This Friday and Saturday, the Colorado Springs Philharmonic will present “Monster Mash,” a spooktacular night of scary tricks and musical treats, performed by an orchestra possessed by thrilling classics and the newest movie thrillers.
  • Manitou Springs will celebrate the 24th annual Emma Crawford Coffin Races & Festival this Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The parade starts at Noon.
  • For more information on these and other events check out peakradar.com
  • The Peak Radar Minute is made possible by the Tiemens Foundation

  • The walls of the Pikes Peak Center will reverberate with power chords tonight at 7:30 p.m. when American hard rockers Alice in Chains make their Colorado Springs debut.
  • Beginning tomorrow night, and running thru October 27, the Fountain Community Theater will present “The Postman Always Rings Twice.”
  • This Saturday, in celebration of Arts Month, the Colorado Photography Learning Group, the Downtown Partnership and the Cities of the Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs will host a free photo scavenger hunt along the Creative Corridor. Participants should meet at the Manitou Art Center at 2 p.m.
  • For more information on these and other events check out peakradar.com
  • The Peak Radar Minute is made possible by the Tiemens Foundation

  • THEATREWORKS performance of “A Raisin in the Sun” continues this weekend, and thru October 21, at the Ent Center for the Arts.
  • The International Blues Competition Winners Showcase will be held tonight at Stargazers Theatre and Event Center, beginning at 7 p.m. 
  • Tomorrow night at 7 p.m., the dynamic string quintet SYBARITE5 will present compositions by their favorite composers and friends during their performance at the Ent Center for the Arts.
  • This Saturday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., Fort Carson will host its annual Oktoberfest celebration, and gates 1 and 20 will be open to the public beginning at 1:30 p.m.
  • Find out more about these and other events at peakradar.com
  • The Peak Radar Minute is made possible by the Tiemens Foundation

  • October is Arts Month, and to help celebrate, the Cultural Office and the Pikes Peak Arts Council have teamed-up to present ArtPOP — a series of 20 special “pop-up” performances in non-traditional spaces across the community.
  • This Friday 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. 
  • Hear, Here! Poetry will present its 2nd Annual Poetry Slam, featuring top poets from the Front Range, on Saturday from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at The Social on North Academy.
  • Find out more about these and other events at peakradar.com
  • The Peak Radar Minute is made possible by the Tiemens Foundation

  • The 2018 Artini, the official kickoff to Arts Month, will take place tomorrow evening from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Mining Exchange Hotel and the adjacent Gold Room. The party is free and open to those 21 and older.
  • Bliss Studio & Gallery will host an Iron Pour event in Downtown Monument on Saturday from 4-10 p.m., accompanied by live music from the Colorado Springs Taiko Society.
  • The 2018 Colorado Springs Jazz Party will take place at the Antlers Hotel this weekend featuring some of the best jazz musicians from around the country.
  • For more information on these and other events please check out peakradar.com     
  •  The Peak Radar Minute on 91.5 KRCC is made possible by the Tiemens Foundation

  • 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

The Peak Radar Minute Minute is made possible by the Tiemens Foundation

  • 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.
  • The Peak Radar Minute on 91.5 KRCC is made possible by the Tiemens Foundation

  • 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

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