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Craig Walter

10-22-2021

Presented by A Music Company Inc. at Blue at Red Gravy, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm

Craig Walter has performed throughout the United States (from New Jersey to California) and is a familiar presence in Colorado Springs venues. He is a singer, songwriter, and performer who has several records and CDs to his credit.

‘First...

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Craig Walter has performed throughout the United States (from New Jersey to California) and is a familiar presence in Colorado Springs venues. He is a singer, songwriter, and performer who has several records and CDs to his credit.

‘First Stop’, ‘Still Learnin’ How To Fly’, ‘Driftwood Fires’ and the 2021 release ‘Last Chance Café’ are collections of Craig’s original songs. Craig has performed at the Fine Arts Center, the Pikes Peak Center, and at Stargazers tributes over the past several years.

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Live Painting with Sophia Hanna

10-22-2021

Presented by Ephemera at CO.A.T.I. Uprise, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm

Join Ephemera and COATI as we host a live painting feature with Sophia Hanna!

Watch as she creates a beautiful painting LIVE and stop in to see her entire exhibition "Cumulus" which will be open until 10 p.m.

Sophia Hanna, 21, has grown up...

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Join Ephemera and COATI as we host a live painting feature with Sophia Hanna!

Watch as she creates a beautiful painting LIVE and stop in to see her entire exhibition "Cumulus" which will be open until 10 p.m.

Sophia Hanna, 21, has grown up immersed in the arts community of Colorado Springs. Some of her first pieces debuted in the SPQR and Modbo Small Works show when she was eleven. She has sold numerous works and commissions from the age of twelve, diving wholeheartedly into her first oil painting class in 2017, exhibiting her first solo oil show the following year.

She is currently focusing on her mental health and has been experimenting with integrating that journey into more honest art. Sophia most often paints figurative oil paintings leaning towards magical realism. She particularly likes to make “weird” art. You know it when you see it.

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Poetry719 Festival: Erotic Open Mic & Showcase

10-22-2021

Presented by Poetry 719 at The Gold Room, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 22 @ 9:00 pm

Join us for an erotic poetry workshop, an open mic, and a feature from incredible pole and chair performers. You won't want to miss this event!

Bring your sexy, nasty, sensual, beautiful, rough, loving poems to the stage. Writing is a beautiful...

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Join us for an erotic poetry workshop, an open mic, and a feature from incredible pole and chair performers. You won't want to miss this event!

Bring your sexy, nasty, sensual, beautiful, rough, loving poems to the stage. Writing is a beautiful form of expression and we're so excited to mix that with expressing our bodies with movement and pole and tap into the uses of the erotic.

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Lunch Beat

10-22-2021

Presented by UCCS Galleries of Contemporary Art at GOCA 121, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 22 @ 12:00 pm

The Deal: We provide water, a 1-hour DJ set and a takeaway healthy lunch. You show up and dance. We guarantee you'll leave feeling happier, smarter, and like you just had your best lunch ever. GOCA first brought Colorado Springs community Lunch...

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The Deal: We provide water, a 1-hour DJ set and a takeaway healthy lunch. You show up and dance. We guarantee you'll leave feeling happier, smarter, and like you just had your best lunch ever. GOCA first brought Colorado Springs community Lunch Beat in 2012 and we are delighted to bring it back in person this August! Come dance Colorado Springs!

Lunch Beat was founded by Molly Ränge in June 2010, and the first event was arranged in the Fabel garage under Hötorget in the city of Stockholm, Sweden. 14 people attended the event. Now it's an international phenomenon, with a basic concept. The rules are simple:

Lunch Beat Manifesto:

1st rule: If it's your first lunch at Lunch Beat, you have to dance.
2nd rule: If it's your second, third or fourth time lunch at Lunch Beat, you have to dance.
3rd rule: If you are getting too tired to actually dance at Lunch Beat, please have your lunch at some other place.
4th rule: You don't talk about your job at Lunch Beat.
5th rule: At Lunch Beat everyone present is your dance partner.
6th rule: Any Lunch Beat are to be no longer than 60 minutes long and set during "lunchtime".
7th rule: Lunch Beat always serve their guest with a 1 DJ-set and 1 take away meal.
8th rule: Water is always served during a Lunch Beat for free.
9th rule: Lunch Beat is a preferably drug-free environment.
10th rule: Lunch Beat can be set up anywhere by anyone as long as they are announced as public events, are nonprofit arrangements and are directed by this manifesto.

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Ryan Flores

10-22-2021

Presented by UCCS Presents at UCCS Downtown, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 22 @ 5:30 pm

Come celebrate & enjoy Arts Month with your friends at UCCS Downtown. Enjoy the unique talents of the one and only Ryan Flores, a local musician with a unique Czech Mexican musical vibe or Czech-Mex as he calls it.

Come celebrate & enjoy Arts Month with your friends at UCCS Downtown. Enjoy the unique talents of the one and only Ryan Flores, a local musician with a unique Czech Mexican musical vibe or Czech-Mex as he calls it.

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CANCELED: Colorado Springs Mile Run

10-23-2021

Presented by Runner's Roost and Wrestle Like A Girl at United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 23 @ 8:00 am

See how fast you can run a mile!  (It’s one distance everyone can measure themselves against.) At Wrestle Like A Girl we are encouraging community wellness and participation while celebrating empowerment and achievement. The Community Mile Run...

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See how fast you can run a mile!  (It’s one distance everyone can measure themselves against.) At Wrestle Like A Girl we are encouraging community wellness and participation while celebrating empowerment and achievement. The Community Mile Run kicks off the one-day Empowerment Sports Festival, which will include outdoor vendors along with the women’s wrestling and other sport exhibitions. Partnering with the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum and Runners Roost, the Community Mile Run will be part of a weekend of activities. Whether an Olympian (and we will have those), a world-class runner (we may have those too), a weekend warrior or someone wishing to celebrate wellness, the Community Mile Run is available for everyone and their families to participate and celebrate a healthy lifestyle.

Runners can register on-line at https://coloradospringsmile.com/.  All entrance donations benefit Wrestle Like A Girl, a non-profit 501(c)3, whose mission is to empower girls and women to become leaders in life through the sport of wrestling.

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CANCELED: Wrestle Like A Girl Sports Empowerment Festival

10-23-2021

Presented by Wrestle Like A Girl at United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 23 @ 8:30 am

Using the backdrop of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum, Wrestle Like A Girl will push the boundaries in an unique way that’s sure to capture the imaginations of spectators and media members.

Partnering with USA Wrestling, invited wrestlers...

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Using the backdrop of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum, Wrestle Like A Girl will push the boundaries in an unique way that’s sure to capture the imaginations of spectators and media members.

Partnering with USA Wrestling, invited wrestlers at the middle school, high school and junior level will join some elite Team USA members fresh off the World Championships or the Tokyo Olympics. Athletes will compete in an exhibition that showcases the athleticism of women’s wrestling. This public exhibition is a first for Wrestle Like A Girl and will feature motivational speeches from women leaders in sport during matches.

Supporting the event, you will find exhibitors/vendors and food trucks to explore!

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Pikes Peak Poet Laureate Inauguration

10-23-2021

Presented by Pikes Peak Library District at Knights of Columbus Hall, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm

In celebration of Arts Month 2021, community members are invited to attend the official inauguration of our new Pikes Peak Poet Laureate, Ashley Cornelius, on Saturday, October 23, from 6-7PM at the PPLD Knights of Columbus Hall in downtown...

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In celebration of Arts Month 2021, community members are invited to attend the official inauguration of our new Pikes Peak Poet Laureate, Ashley Cornelius, on Saturday, October 23, from 6-7PM at the PPLD Knights of Columbus Hall in downtown Colorado Springs. The event is free and open to the public, and is part of the annual Poetry719 Festival.

“I think I wanted to be the poet laureate really to diversify what poetry looks like. Poetry is largely super academic. It is largely a little bit older in age, and typically pretty white. And so as a younger black woman in this field, I wanted to just create more representation for poetry in the community. I also grew up here and have a really strong devotion to just making Colorado Springs a more safe and open space for folks.” — Ashley Cornelius

The evenings activities will be emceed by former Pikes Peak Poet Laureate, Susan Peiffer. The program will feature:

  • Opening remarks by Pikes Peak Library District (PPLD) Chief Librarian & CEO, John Spears
  • Performances by local poets (TBD)
  • Past Poet Laureate Performances by Price Strobridge, Aaron Anstett (invited), and Susan Peiffer
  • Installation Ceremony, and performance by Poet Laureate, Ashley Cornelius

Following the inauguration event, Poetry719 will host a Silent Disco in honor of the new Poet Laureate, starting at 9PM. Tickets are $10/person. For questions, please email poetry719info@gmail.com.

The Pikes Peak Library District (PPLD) is proud to be the administrator for the Pikes Peak Poet Laureate program. The Poet Laureate builds a literary arts community through poetry by developing an appreciation of written and performance poetry, and by inspiring and celebrating poetry and poets in the Pikes Peak region with dynamic programs of engagement, advocacy, and education.

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Haiku Poetry and Recipe Book

10-23-2021

Presented by Golden Lotus Foundation at China Town Restaurant, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 22 @ 4:30 pm Sat, Oct 23 @ 4:30 pm

In celebration of Arts Month 2021, the Golden Lotus Foundation is inviting community members to participate in a series of events and activities designed to showcase Asian art and culture. Since 2011, the Golden Lotus Foundation has worked to...

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In celebration of Arts Month 2021, the Golden Lotus Foundation is inviting community members to participate in a series of events and activities designed to showcase Asian art and culture. Since 2011, the Golden Lotus Foundation has worked to catalyze a lively local scene centered around the experience of Asian art and cultural traditions, primarily from China, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Vietnam, and India.

Use this Pre-Order Form.

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Deryk Cunningham

10-23-2021

Presented by A Music Company Inc. at Blue at Red Gravy, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm

Deryk Cunningham puts on a fun and dynamic show with diverse covers spanning the past 60 years and a handful of unique and heartfelt originals. Upbeat music with stage banter and requests when an audience is looking for it…or something more...

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Deryk Cunningham puts on a fun and dynamic show with diverse covers spanning the past 60 years and a handful of unique and heartfelt originals. Upbeat music with stage banter and requests when an audience is looking for it…or something more low-key for a laid-back crowd that wants to socialize, it doesn’t matter what, Deryk is sure to please!

With a career spanning over ten years, Deryk has been performing at Prime 25, The Club at Flying Horse, Oskar Blues, SWIRL, Rico’s and Herman’s Hideaway (Denver), and others…as well as private events and functions.

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Family Fun Crawl

10-23-2021

Presented by Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum at Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 23 @ 3:00 pm

Get into the Spirit of the Season and Celebrate Arts Month!

The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum invites families for a fun and educational fall-themed stroll around the beautiful 1903 El Paso County Courthouse. Register for a time slot (15...

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Get into the Spirit of the Season and Celebrate Arts Month!

The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum invites families for a fun and educational fall-themed stroll around the beautiful 1903 El Paso County Courthouse. Register for a time slot (15 guests each) for your outdoor guided stroll, where you will visit five interactive art and history-themed stations. Each stroll is (1) hour and includes a special treat and prizes for kids. Costumes are encouraged!
Visit five art and history-inspired activity stations:

Paint the Past – get inspired by historic photographs
Rhyme with Helen – learn about Helen Hunt Jackson through poetry games
Boogie Down – dance along with Ormao Dance Company
Create with Clay – make your own Van Briggle-inspired masterpiece
Dig In - enjoy edible Dirt Cups with Gather Food Studio

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Eric Boa & The Constrictors

10-23-2021

Presented by Pikes Peak Blues Community at The Gold Room, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm

Eric Boa will perform his brand of Blues and Boogie music at The Gold Room on Saturday, October 23rd. Boulder Colorado based musician Eric Boa is an award winning musician that has brought his unique sound to fans all over the globe. Opening for...

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Eric Boa will perform his brand of Blues and Boogie music at The Gold Room on Saturday, October 23rd. Boulder Colorado based musician Eric Boa is an award winning musician that has brought his unique sound to fans all over the globe. Opening for Eric will be The Cleveland Experiment duo featuring former USA Records recording artist Sandi Cleveland accompanied by John Stoesser on guitar in an intimate acoustic performance. The Andante Dance troupe will be on hand to liven the festivities.

The Gold Room is a comfortable and intimate place to enjoy a night of music and dance. Their newly expanded menu features a selection of items on which to snack while enjoying the evening.

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Poetry719 Festival: Silent Disco

10-23-2021

Presented by Poetry 719 at Knights of Columbus Hall, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 23 @ 9:00 pm

Join us for a silent disco! We have 3 incredible djs playing all night. Buy your headphone set and tune into whichever DJ you like. The room will be silent as each person has their own dance party!

Join us for a silent disco! We have 3 incredible djs playing all night. Buy your headphone set and tune into whichever DJ you like. The room will be silent as each person has their own dance party!

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Hillside Community Center Trunk or Treat

10-23-2021

Presented by Hillside Community Center at Hillside Community Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 23 @ 12:00 pm

Hillside Community Center is hosting our annual trunk or treat event.

Walk-up is going to be available, however they will be limited.

Hillside Community Center is hosting our annual trunk or treat event.

Walk-up is going to be available, however they will be limited.

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Poetry719 Festival: Self-Care/Self-Love Event

10-24-2021

Presented by Poetry 719 at Knights of Columbus Hall, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Oct 24 @ 5:30 pm

The closing event for the Poetry719 Festival. We want to end by taking deep intention care of ourselves. We’ll be honoring, celebrating, and acknowledging the magic, power, and beauty that we all hold.

Workshop will focus on engaging ourselves...

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The closing event for the Poetry719 Festival. We want to end by taking deep intention care of ourselves. We’ll be honoring, celebrating, and acknowledging the magic, power, and beauty that we all hold.

Workshop will focus on engaging ourselves in deep self-love and creating art that reflects that beauty with a live painting!!

Open mic for all acts. Get on the mic and share!

There will be a market full of self-care practitioners and sellers so come ready to treat yourself.

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Three Nights of Horror Film Festival

10-24-2021

Presented by Independent Film Society of Colorado at Cottonwood Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Oct 23 @ 11:00 am Sun, Oct 24 @ 12:00 pm

The Independent Film Society of Colorado (IFSOC) presents the 6th annual Three Nights of Horror Film Festival at Cottonwood Center for the Arts in downtown Colorado Springs.

Friday October 22nd through Sunday October 24th showing 11 films...

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The Independent Film Society of Colorado (IFSOC) presents the 6th annual Three Nights of Horror Film Festival at Cottonwood Center for the Arts in downtown Colorado Springs.

Friday October 22nd through Sunday October 24th showing 11 films including classics, 80s slashers, zombies and B-movie talk-back films where audience is encouraged to talk/yell during the movie!

Local beer and booze will be available. Roma Ransom will play on Saturday afternoon.

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'Guadalupe in the Guestroom'

10-24-2021

Presented by Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado Coll... at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado Coll..., Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 22 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Oct 23 @ 5:00 pm Sat, Oct 23 @ 7:30 pm + 1 more dates and times

Sun, Oct 24 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

Guadalupe is living in the guest room of her son-in-law, Steve, while she works to translate from English to Spanish the children’s books her deceased daughter has written. Overcome with grief and separated by a language barrier, the unlikely...

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Guadalupe is living in the guest room of her son-in-law, Steve, while she works to translate from English to Spanish the children’s books her deceased daughter has written. Overcome with grief and separated by a language barrier, the unlikely housemates struggle to communicate. As Guadalupe and Steve begin watching a television show together, they bond in unexpected ways, leading them to learn that understanding doesn’t always require speaking the same language. Guadalupe in the Guest Room is a funny and heartfelt celebration of new beginnings, breaking barriers, and the healing power of telenovelas.

“In Guadalupe in the Guest Room, communication about loss and renewal goes beyond mere words … Meneses conveys emotional truths that are difficult to articulate, whether through Claudia’s quirky, fantastical stories or through wordless exchanges that range from violent to compassionate… Guadalupe makes it clear that his is a distinctive voice worthy of attention.” —NJ Star-Ledger

Directed by: James Bruenger-Arreguin

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Halloween Concert

10-25-2021

Presented by Pikes Peak Community College at Pikes Peak Community College - Downtown Studio, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 25 @ 7:45 pm

Come in costume if you like. It's an evening of spooky music, fun, and entertainment.

Due to the pandemic, masks are required and we request you keep some distance between groups in the theater.

Come in costume if you like. It's an evening of spooky music, fun, and entertainment.

Due to the pandemic, masks are required and we request you keep some distance between groups in the theater.

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Memoirs COS: True stories, Unfiltered.

10-25-2021

Presented by Sophisticated Events at 3E's Comedy Club, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm

The power of real storytelling. From the hilarious, and the taboo, to everything in between. The moments that we think make us unique are actually the same moments that make us all more similar!

A judgment-free movement bringing the community...

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The power of real storytelling. From the hilarious, and the taboo, to everything in between. The moments that we think make us unique are actually the same moments that make us all more similar!

A judgment-free movement bringing the community together through acceptance and understanding one unscripted life story at a time. We all have a story to tell.

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Arts Vision 2030 Cultural Plan Release

10-27-2021

Presented by Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region at The Gold Room, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Oct 27 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for this celebratory moment for the creative community and its diverse partners, and be one of the first to experience the new vision for our region's exciting decade ahead! More information about the Arts Vision 2030 project can be found...

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Join us for this celebratory moment for the creative community and its diverse partners, and be one of the first to experience the new vision for our region's exciting decade ahead! More information about the Arts Vision 2030 project can be found at www.ArtsVision2030.com, including a full listing of the people, partners, and sponsors who made it possible.

  • 5:00-5:30   Pick up your copy of the Arts Vision 2030 Cultural Plan for the Pikes Peak Region, and mix and mingle with local leaders and creatives. Cash bar and appetizers will be available for purchase from The Gold Room.
  • 5:30-6:00   The formal program will include a live presentation of the Arts Vision 2030 Declarations, a performance of the new poem "The Time is Now" by Ashley Cornelius (the new Pikes Peak Poet Laureate and Arts Vision 2030 Steering Committee member) and remarks by the project leadership team including two announcements about implementation of the Plan in the months ahead.

The formal program will be livestreamed starting at 5:30 p.m. on the Cultural Office's YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/channel/UC3z8Y7W6TIKZHT_kmAejxqA) and Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/artsculturefun), thanks to the support of BornesPro Media.

American Sign Language interpretation will be provided by Access 2 Sign Language for the in person audience; closed captioning will be provided for the streaming audience.

 

 

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Theresa Caputo: The Experience Live!

10-28-2021

Presented by Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts at Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 28 @ 7:30 pm

Theresa will share personal stories about her life and explain how her gift works. She will deliver healing messages to audience members and give people comfort knowing that their loved ones who passed are still with them, just in a different...

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Theresa will share personal stories about her life and explain how her gift works. She will deliver healing messages to audience members and give people comfort knowing that their loved ones who passed are still with them, just in a different way. Purchasing a ticket does not guarantee a reading.

“The Experience” brings Theresa face-to-face with her fans, as she lets spirit guide her through the audience. A video display ensures everyone in the venue has an up-close-hands-on experience regardless of seat location. “The experience isn’t about believing in mediums. It’s about witnessing something life-changing,” says Theresa Caputo. “It’s like Long Island Medium live, witnessing first-hand spirit communication.”

The highly-rated show Long Island Medium follows Theresa’s life as a typical Long Island mom with one very big difference…she can communicate with the dead. Since she cannot “turn off” this gift, messages from departed loved ones can come through at any time, which lead to spontaneous readings with those she encounters. In addition to her television show, Theresa has appeared on such programs as “Jay Leno,” “Jimmy Fallon,” “Steve Harvey,” “Live with Kelly and Michael,” “Dr. Oz,” & “The Today Show.”

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Craig Walter

10-22-2021

Presented by A Music Company Inc. at Blue at Red Gravy, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm

Craig Walter has performed throughout the United States (from New Jersey to California) and is a familiar presence in Colorado Springs venues. He is a singer, songwriter, and performer who has several records and CDs to his credit.

‘First...

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Craig Walter has performed throughout the United States (from New Jersey to California) and is a familiar presence in Colorado Springs venues. He is a singer, songwriter, and performer who has several records and CDs to his credit.

‘First Stop’, ‘Still Learnin’ How To Fly’, ‘Driftwood Fires’ and the 2021 release ‘Last Chance Café’ are collections of Craig’s original songs. Craig has performed at the Fine Arts Center, the Pikes Peak Center, and at Stargazers tributes over the past several years.

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Live Painting with Sophia Hanna

10-22-2021

Presented by Ephemera at CO.A.T.I. Uprise, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm

Join Ephemera and COATI as we host a live painting feature with Sophia Hanna!

Watch as she creates a beautiful painting LIVE and stop in to see her entire exhibition "Cumulus" which will be open until 10 p.m.

Sophia Hanna, 21, has grown up...

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Join Ephemera and COATI as we host a live painting feature with Sophia Hanna!

Watch as she creates a beautiful painting LIVE and stop in to see her entire exhibition "Cumulus" which will be open until 10 p.m.

Sophia Hanna, 21, has grown up immersed in the arts community of Colorado Springs. Some of her first pieces debuted in the SPQR and Modbo Small Works show when she was eleven. She has sold numerous works and commissions from the age of twelve, diving wholeheartedly into her first oil painting class in 2017, exhibiting her first solo oil show the following year.

She is currently focusing on her mental health and has been experimenting with integrating that journey into more honest art. Sophia most often paints figurative oil paintings leaning towards magical realism. She particularly likes to make “weird” art. You know it when you see it.

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Poetry719 Festival: Erotic Open Mic & Showcase

10-22-2021

Presented by Poetry 719 at The Gold Room, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 22 @ 9:00 pm

Join us for an erotic poetry workshop, an open mic, and a feature from incredible pole and chair performers. You won't want to miss this event!

Bring your sexy, nasty, sensual, beautiful, rough, loving poems to the stage. Writing is a beautiful...

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Join us for an erotic poetry workshop, an open mic, and a feature from incredible pole and chair performers. You won't want to miss this event!

Bring your sexy, nasty, sensual, beautiful, rough, loving poems to the stage. Writing is a beautiful form of expression and we're so excited to mix that with expressing our bodies with movement and pole and tap into the uses of the erotic.

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Tags:   Free Events Music & Dance

Lunch Beat

10-22-2021

Presented by UCCS Galleries of Contemporary Art at GOCA 121, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 22 @ 12:00 pm

The Deal: We provide water, a 1-hour DJ set and a takeaway healthy lunch. You show up and dance. We guarantee you'll leave feeling happier, smarter, and like you just had your best lunch ever. GOCA first brought Colorado Springs community Lunch...

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The Deal: We provide water, a 1-hour DJ set and a takeaway healthy lunch. You show up and dance. We guarantee you'll leave feeling happier, smarter, and like you just had your best lunch ever. GOCA first brought Colorado Springs community Lunch Beat in 2012 and we are delighted to bring it back in person this August! Come dance Colorado Springs!

Lunch Beat was founded by Molly Ränge in June 2010, and the first event was arranged in the Fabel garage under Hötorget in the city of Stockholm, Sweden. 14 people attended the event. Now it's an international phenomenon, with a basic concept. The rules are simple:

Lunch Beat Manifesto:

1st rule: If it's your first lunch at Lunch Beat, you have to dance.
2nd rule: If it's your second, third or fourth time lunch at Lunch Beat, you have to dance.
3rd rule: If you are getting too tired to actually dance at Lunch Beat, please have your lunch at some other place.
4th rule: You don't talk about your job at Lunch Beat.
5th rule: At Lunch Beat everyone present is your dance partner.
6th rule: Any Lunch Beat are to be no longer than 60 minutes long and set during "lunchtime".
7th rule: Lunch Beat always serve their guest with a 1 DJ-set and 1 take away meal.
8th rule: Water is always served during a Lunch Beat for free.
9th rule: Lunch Beat is a preferably drug-free environment.
10th rule: Lunch Beat can be set up anywhere by anyone as long as they are announced as public events, are nonprofit arrangements and are directed by this manifesto.

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Ryan Flores

10-22-2021

Presented by UCCS Presents at UCCS Downtown, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 22 @ 5:30 pm

Come celebrate & enjoy Arts Month with your friends at UCCS Downtown. Enjoy the unique talents of the one and only Ryan Flores, a local musician with a unique Czech Mexican musical vibe or Czech-Mex as he calls it.

Come celebrate & enjoy Arts Month with your friends at UCCS Downtown. Enjoy the unique talents of the one and only Ryan Flores, a local musician with a unique Czech Mexican musical vibe or Czech-Mex as he calls it.

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CANCELED: Colorado Springs Mile Run

10-23-2021

Presented by Runner's Roost and Wrestle Like A Girl at United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 23 @ 8:00 am

See how fast you can run a mile!  (It’s one distance everyone can measure themselves against.) At Wrestle Like A Girl we are encouraging community wellness and participation while celebrating empowerment and achievement. The Community Mile Run...

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See how fast you can run a mile!  (It’s one distance everyone can measure themselves against.) At Wrestle Like A Girl we are encouraging community wellness and participation while celebrating empowerment and achievement. The Community Mile Run kicks off the one-day Empowerment Sports Festival, which will include outdoor vendors along with the women’s wrestling and other sport exhibitions. Partnering with the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum and Runners Roost, the Community Mile Run will be part of a weekend of activities. Whether an Olympian (and we will have those), a world-class runner (we may have those too), a weekend warrior or someone wishing to celebrate wellness, the Community Mile Run is available for everyone and their families to participate and celebrate a healthy lifestyle.

Runners can register on-line at https://coloradospringsmile.com/.  All entrance donations benefit Wrestle Like A Girl, a non-profit 501(c)3, whose mission is to empower girls and women to become leaders in life through the sport of wrestling.

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CANCELED: Wrestle Like A Girl Sports Empowerment Festival

10-23-2021

Presented by Wrestle Like A Girl at United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 23 @ 8:30 am

Using the backdrop of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum, Wrestle Like A Girl will push the boundaries in an unique way that’s sure to capture the imaginations of spectators and media members.

Partnering with USA Wrestling, invited wrestlers...

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Using the backdrop of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum, Wrestle Like A Girl will push the boundaries in an unique way that’s sure to capture the imaginations of spectators and media members.

Partnering with USA Wrestling, invited wrestlers at the middle school, high school and junior level will join some elite Team USA members fresh off the World Championships or the Tokyo Olympics. Athletes will compete in an exhibition that showcases the athleticism of women’s wrestling. This public exhibition is a first for Wrestle Like A Girl and will feature motivational speeches from women leaders in sport during matches.

Supporting the event, you will find exhibitors/vendors and food trucks to explore!

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Pikes Peak Poet Laureate Inauguration

10-23-2021

Presented by Pikes Peak Library District at Knights of Columbus Hall, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm

In celebration of Arts Month 2021, community members are invited to attend the official inauguration of our new Pikes Peak Poet Laureate, Ashley Cornelius, on Saturday, October 23, from 6-7PM at the PPLD Knights of Columbus Hall in downtown...

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In celebration of Arts Month 2021, community members are invited to attend the official inauguration of our new Pikes Peak Poet Laureate, Ashley Cornelius, on Saturday, October 23, from 6-7PM at the PPLD Knights of Columbus Hall in downtown Colorado Springs. The event is free and open to the public, and is part of the annual Poetry719 Festival.

“I think I wanted to be the poet laureate really to diversify what poetry looks like. Poetry is largely super academic. It is largely a little bit older in age, and typically pretty white. And so as a younger black woman in this field, I wanted to just create more representation for poetry in the community. I also grew up here and have a really strong devotion to just making Colorado Springs a more safe and open space for folks.” — Ashley Cornelius

The evenings activities will be emceed by former Pikes Peak Poet Laureate, Susan Peiffer. The program will feature:

  • Opening remarks by Pikes Peak Library District (PPLD) Chief Librarian & CEO, John Spears
  • Performances by local poets (TBD)
  • Past Poet Laureate Performances by Price Strobridge, Aaron Anstett (invited), and Susan Peiffer
  • Installation Ceremony, and performance by Poet Laureate, Ashley Cornelius

Following the inauguration event, Poetry719 will host a Silent Disco in honor of the new Poet Laureate, starting at 9PM. Tickets are $10/person. For questions, please email poetry719info@gmail.com.

The Pikes Peak Library District (PPLD) is proud to be the administrator for the Pikes Peak Poet Laureate program. The Poet Laureate builds a literary arts community through poetry by developing an appreciation of written and performance poetry, and by inspiring and celebrating poetry and poets in the Pikes Peak region with dynamic programs of engagement, advocacy, and education.

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Haiku Poetry and Recipe Book

10-23-2021

Presented by Golden Lotus Foundation at China Town Restaurant, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 22 @ 4:30 pm Sat, Oct 23 @ 4:30 pm

In celebration of Arts Month 2021, the Golden Lotus Foundation is inviting community members to participate in a series of events and activities designed to showcase Asian art and culture. Since 2011, the Golden Lotus Foundation has worked to...

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In celebration of Arts Month 2021, the Golden Lotus Foundation is inviting community members to participate in a series of events and activities designed to showcase Asian art and culture. Since 2011, the Golden Lotus Foundation has worked to catalyze a lively local scene centered around the experience of Asian art and cultural traditions, primarily from China, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Vietnam, and India.

Use this Pre-Order Form.

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Deryk Cunningham

10-23-2021

Presented by A Music Company Inc. at Blue at Red Gravy, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm

Deryk Cunningham puts on a fun and dynamic show with diverse covers spanning the past 60 years and a handful of unique and heartfelt originals. Upbeat music with stage banter and requests when an audience is looking for it…or something more...

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Deryk Cunningham puts on a fun and dynamic show with diverse covers spanning the past 60 years and a handful of unique and heartfelt originals. Upbeat music with stage banter and requests when an audience is looking for it…or something more low-key for a laid-back crowd that wants to socialize, it doesn’t matter what, Deryk is sure to please!

With a career spanning over ten years, Deryk has been performing at Prime 25, The Club at Flying Horse, Oskar Blues, SWIRL, Rico’s and Herman’s Hideaway (Denver), and others…as well as private events and functions.

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Family Fun Crawl

10-23-2021

Presented by Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum at Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 23 @ 3:00 pm

Get into the Spirit of the Season and Celebrate Arts Month!

The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum invites families for a fun and educational fall-themed stroll around the beautiful 1903 El Paso County Courthouse. Register for a time slot (15...

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Get into the Spirit of the Season and Celebrate Arts Month!

The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum invites families for a fun and educational fall-themed stroll around the beautiful 1903 El Paso County Courthouse. Register for a time slot (15 guests each) for your outdoor guided stroll, where you will visit five interactive art and history-themed stations. Each stroll is (1) hour and includes a special treat and prizes for kids. Costumes are encouraged!
Visit five art and history-inspired activity stations:

Paint the Past – get inspired by historic photographs
Rhyme with Helen – learn about Helen Hunt Jackson through poetry games
Boogie Down – dance along with Ormao Dance Company
Create with Clay – make your own Van Briggle-inspired masterpiece
Dig In - enjoy edible Dirt Cups with Gather Food Studio

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Eric Boa & The Constrictors

10-23-2021

Presented by Pikes Peak Blues Community at The Gold Room, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm

Eric Boa will perform his brand of Blues and Boogie music at The Gold Room on Saturday, October 23rd. Boulder Colorado based musician Eric Boa is an award winning musician that has brought his unique sound to fans all over the globe. Opening for...

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Eric Boa will perform his brand of Blues and Boogie music at The Gold Room on Saturday, October 23rd. Boulder Colorado based musician Eric Boa is an award winning musician that has brought his unique sound to fans all over the globe. Opening for Eric will be The Cleveland Experiment duo featuring former USA Records recording artist Sandi Cleveland accompanied by John Stoesser on guitar in an intimate acoustic performance. The Andante Dance troupe will be on hand to liven the festivities.

The Gold Room is a comfortable and intimate place to enjoy a night of music and dance. Their newly expanded menu features a selection of items on which to snack while enjoying the evening.

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Poetry719 Festival: Silent Disco

10-23-2021

Presented by Poetry 719 at Knights of Columbus Hall, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 23 @ 9:00 pm

Join us for a silent disco! We have 3 incredible djs playing all night. Buy your headphone set and tune into whichever DJ you like. The room will be silent as each person has their own dance party!

Join us for a silent disco! We have 3 incredible djs playing all night. Buy your headphone set and tune into whichever DJ you like. The room will be silent as each person has their own dance party!

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Hillside Community Center Trunk or Treat

10-23-2021

Presented by Hillside Community Center at Hillside Community Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 23 @ 12:00 pm

Hillside Community Center is hosting our annual trunk or treat event.

Walk-up is going to be available, however they will be limited.

Hillside Community Center is hosting our annual trunk or treat event.

Walk-up is going to be available, however they will be limited.

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Poetry719 Festival: Self-Care/Self-Love Event

10-24-2021

Presented by Poetry 719 at Knights of Columbus Hall, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Oct 24 @ 5:30 pm

The closing event for the Poetry719 Festival. We want to end by taking deep intention care of ourselves. We’ll be honoring, celebrating, and acknowledging the magic, power, and beauty that we all hold.

Workshop will focus on engaging ourselves...

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The closing event for the Poetry719 Festival. We want to end by taking deep intention care of ourselves. We’ll be honoring, celebrating, and acknowledging the magic, power, and beauty that we all hold.

Workshop will focus on engaging ourselves in deep self-love and creating art that reflects that beauty with a live painting!!

Open mic for all acts. Get on the mic and share!

There will be a market full of self-care practitioners and sellers so come ready to treat yourself.

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Three Nights of Horror Film Festival

10-24-2021

Presented by Independent Film Society of Colorado at Cottonwood Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Oct 23 @ 11:00 am Sun, Oct 24 @ 12:00 pm

The Independent Film Society of Colorado (IFSOC) presents the 6th annual Three Nights of Horror Film Festival at Cottonwood Center for the Arts in downtown Colorado Springs.

Friday October 22nd through Sunday October 24th showing 11 films...

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The Independent Film Society of Colorado (IFSOC) presents the 6th annual Three Nights of Horror Film Festival at Cottonwood Center for the Arts in downtown Colorado Springs.

Friday October 22nd through Sunday October 24th showing 11 films including classics, 80s slashers, zombies and B-movie talk-back films where audience is encouraged to talk/yell during the movie!

Local beer and booze will be available. Roma Ransom will play on Saturday afternoon.

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'Guadalupe in the Guestroom'

10-24-2021

Presented by Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado Coll... at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado Coll..., Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 22 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Oct 23 @ 5:00 pm Sat, Oct 23 @ 7:30 pm + 1 more dates and times

Sun, Oct 24 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

Guadalupe is living in the guest room of her son-in-law, Steve, while she works to translate from English to Spanish the children’s books her deceased daughter has written. Overcome with grief and separated by a language barrier, the unlikely...

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Guadalupe is living in the guest room of her son-in-law, Steve, while she works to translate from English to Spanish the children’s books her deceased daughter has written. Overcome with grief and separated by a language barrier, the unlikely housemates struggle to communicate. As Guadalupe and Steve begin watching a television show together, they bond in unexpected ways, leading them to learn that understanding doesn’t always require speaking the same language. Guadalupe in the Guest Room is a funny and heartfelt celebration of new beginnings, breaking barriers, and the healing power of telenovelas.

“In Guadalupe in the Guest Room, communication about loss and renewal goes beyond mere words … Meneses conveys emotional truths that are difficult to articulate, whether through Claudia’s quirky, fantastical stories or through wordless exchanges that range from violent to compassionate… Guadalupe makes it clear that his is a distinctive voice worthy of attention.” —NJ Star-Ledger

Directed by: James Bruenger-Arreguin

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Halloween Concert

10-25-2021

Presented by Pikes Peak Community College at Pikes Peak Community College - Downtown Studio, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 25 @ 7:45 pm

Come in costume if you like. It's an evening of spooky music, fun, and entertainment.

Due to the pandemic, masks are required and we request you keep some distance between groups in the theater.

Come in costume if you like. It's an evening of spooky music, fun, and entertainment.

Due to the pandemic, masks are required and we request you keep some distance between groups in the theater.

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Memoirs COS: True stories, Unfiltered.

10-25-2021

Presented by Sophisticated Events at 3E's Comedy Club, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm

The power of real storytelling. From the hilarious, and the taboo, to everything in between. The moments that we think make us unique are actually the same moments that make us all more similar!

A judgment-free movement bringing the community...

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The power of real storytelling. From the hilarious, and the taboo, to everything in between. The moments that we think make us unique are actually the same moments that make us all more similar!

A judgment-free movement bringing the community together through acceptance and understanding one unscripted life story at a time. We all have a story to tell.

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Arts Vision 2030 Cultural Plan Release

10-27-2021

Presented by Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region at The Gold Room, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Oct 27 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for this celebratory moment for the creative community and its diverse partners, and be one of the first to experience the new vision for our region's exciting decade ahead! More information about the Arts Vision 2030 project can be found...

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Join us for this celebratory moment for the creative community and its diverse partners, and be one of the first to experience the new vision for our region's exciting decade ahead! More information about the Arts Vision 2030 project can be found at www.ArtsVision2030.com, including a full listing of the people, partners, and sponsors who made it possible.

  • 5:00-5:30   Pick up your copy of the Arts Vision 2030 Cultural Plan for the Pikes Peak Region, and mix and mingle with local leaders and creatives. Cash bar and appetizers will be available for purchase from The Gold Room.
  • 5:30-6:00   The formal program will include a live presentation of the Arts Vision 2030 Declarations, a performance of the new poem "The Time is Now" by Ashley Cornelius (the new Pikes Peak Poet Laureate and Arts Vision 2030 Steering Committee member) and remarks by the project leadership team including two announcements about implementation of the Plan in the months ahead.

The formal program will be livestreamed starting at 5:30 p.m. on the Cultural Office's YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/channel/UC3z8Y7W6TIKZHT_kmAejxqA) and Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/artsculturefun), thanks to the support of BornesPro Media.

American Sign Language interpretation will be provided by Access 2 Sign Language for the in person audience; closed captioning will be provided for the streaming audience.

 

 

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Theresa Caputo: The Experience Live!

10-28-2021

Presented by Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts at Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 28 @ 7:30 pm

Theresa will share personal stories about her life and explain how her gift works. She will deliver healing messages to audience members and give people comfort knowing that their loved ones who passed are still with them, just in a different...

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Theresa will share personal stories about her life and explain how her gift works. She will deliver healing messages to audience members and give people comfort knowing that their loved ones who passed are still with them, just in a different way. Purchasing a ticket does not guarantee a reading.

“The Experience” brings Theresa face-to-face with her fans, as she lets spirit guide her through the audience. A video display ensures everyone in the venue has an up-close-hands-on experience regardless of seat location. “The experience isn’t about believing in mediums. It’s about witnessing something life-changing,” says Theresa Caputo. “It’s like Long Island Medium live, witnessing first-hand spirit communication.”

The highly-rated show Long Island Medium follows Theresa’s life as a typical Long Island mom with one very big difference…she can communicate with the dead. Since she cannot “turn off” this gift, messages from departed loved ones can come through at any time, which lead to spontaneous readings with those she encounters. In addition to her television show, Theresa has appeared on such programs as “Jay Leno,” “Jimmy Fallon,” “Steve Harvey,” “Live with Kelly and Michael,” “Dr. Oz,” & “The Today Show.”

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