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 Tiemens Foundation.

  • Composer and guitarist Kaki King will give an inventive and mesmerizing multi-media performance at the Ent Center for the Arts tonight at 7 p.m.
  • Tomorrow, Textiles West will host a day-long workshop called “Texture Rules”, that will explore ingenious techniques to create beautiful small textile collages full of texture.
  • Vibrant, traditional, cultural dances from around the world will be performed by an incredible line up of artists during the World Dance Festival at the Colorado Springs City Auditorium this Saturday at 7 p.m.
  • Public voting for the 2019 Peak Arts Prize finalists is now open online at PeakArtsPrize.org. Your vote will help determine how $15,000 in funding is distributed to local artists and arts organizations. Public voting ends on March 15th.
  • More information on these and other events can be found online at peakradar.com
  • The Peak Radar Minute is made possible by the Tiemens Foundation.

  • Beginning tomorrow, and running through the end of the month, the Simpich Showcase Theatre in Old Colorado City will open a new production celebrating the Fables of Aesop with hand puppets and life-sized animal marionettes.
  • Also beginning tomorrow, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College will present “Ben and the Magic Paintbrush” an enchanting, modern-day fairy tale for ages 6 and up.
  • This coming Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., the Pikes Peak Blues Community will host their Quarterly Blues Jam at Stargazers Theater and Event Center.
  • Public voting for the 2019 Peak Arts Prize finalists is now open online at PeakArtsPrize.org. Your vote will help determine how $15,000 in funding is distributed to local artists and arts organizations. Public voting at ends on March 15, 2019.
  • More information on these and other events can be found online at peakradar.com
  • The Peak Radar Minute is made possible by the Tiemens Foundation

  • Tonight at 7 p.m., the Gold Room in downtown Colorado Springs will present Talisa Caldwell, a singer-songwriter who mixes the sounds of her acoustic guitar with an edge of hip hop and soulful R&B.
  • Tomorrow evening at 6 p.m., the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum will be a stop for Colorado Humanities’ “Black History Live Tour 2019,” featuring A Portrayal of Maya Angelou.
  • On Monday morning from 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., the Cultural Office will hold a community planning meeting for the First Friday Shuttle Bus program at the Tim Gill Center.
  • Martina Filjak, one of the most exciting young pianists to emerge in recent years, will perform with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic at the Ent Center for the Arts next Tuesday the 26th at 7 p.m
  • Check out peakradar.com for more information on these and other events.
  • The Peak Radar Minute is made possible by the Tiemens Foundation.

  • The Chamber Orchestra of the Springs, Colorado Ballet Society, and Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble will join forces to bring Aaron Copland’s magical Appalachian Spring to life in full choreography and its original musical version at 7 p.m. on Saturday, at the Ent Center for the Arts.
  • Also on Saturday, at 7:30 p.m., the Southern Colorado Handbell Alliance will present its 36th Annual Festival and Concert at City Auditorium in downtown Colorado Springs. The performance is free, and the evening will begin at 7 p.m. with a demonstration and sing-along with the Wurlitzer Theatre Organ.
  • The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College will present Native American comedian Adrianne Chalepah on Tuesday the19th at 7 p.m.
  • Check out peakradar.com for more information on these and other events.
  • The Peak Radar Minute is made possible by the Tiemens Foundation

  • Beginning tonight and running through February 23rd, the Millibo Art Theatre will present “Murder of the Heart,” a thrilling, fun, and giggle-inducing take on the classic murder mystery tale.
  • Tomorrow starts the first weekend of the 12th annual Ice Festival in the City of Cripple Creek. The theme for this year is Super Heroes in Ice.
  • The Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society will feature the Mississippi Mudders, a traditional Dixieland sextet performing authentic New Orleans style jazz, at the Olympian Plaza Reception Center on Sunday, from 1-4 p.m.
  • The United States Air Force Academy Band “Stellar Brass” will perform a free concert at Widefield High School on Monday from 7:00-8:30 p.m.
  • Check out peakradar.com for more information on these and other events.
  • The Peak Radar Minute is made possible by the Tiemens Foundation.

  • This Friday through Sunday, Starz Theater Company will present a musical performance of the beloved family favorite “Peter Pan, Jr.” at the Ent Center for the Arts.
  • The 18th Annual Chinese New Year Festival, presented by the Colorado Springs Chinese Cultural Institute, will be held at the Colorado Springs City Auditorium on Saturday, from 10 a.m. -4 p.m.
  • The City of Manitou Springs will host their annual “Great Fruitcake Toss” on Saturday, beginning at 1 p.m., at Memorial Park. The event is free and open to the community, and fruitcakes will be available for purchase.
  • For more information on these and other events check out peakradar.com
  • The Peak Radar Minute is made possible by the 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

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