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Vocal Arts Festival

07-21-2019

Presented by Opera Theatre of the Rockies at Colorado College - Packard Hall, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jul 21 @ 3:00 pm

Opera Theatre is proud to announce its 18th summer Vocal Arts Festival on the Colorado College Campus from June 30 to July 21 with 40 students from across the US presenting scenes concerts and opera performances at Packard Hall and Cornerstone...

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Opera Theatre is proud to announce its 18th summer Vocal Arts Festival on the Colorado College Campus from June 30 to July 21 with 40 students from across the US presenting scenes concerts and opera performances at Packard Hall and Cornerstone Theater.

All events are open to the public including concerts featuring scenes from musical theater and opera on July 7 and 14 both at 3 p.m. and a Concert/Masterclass July 5 and 12 both at 7 p.m., all at Packard Hall.

Two Puccini operas, Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi will be presented at Cornerstone Theater on July 20 at 7 p.m. and July 21 at 3 p.m.

Expert faculty conduct coaching sessions and classes for this renowned three-week intensive.

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'Ephemera: Adrift'

07-22-2019

Presented by GOCA (Gallery of Contemporary Art) at GOCA 121, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jul 22 @ 6:30 pm

This tasting menu dinner will feature 5 courses and beverage pairings designed in collaboration with artists JD Sell, Su Kaiden Cho, and Jasmine Dillavou to explore the concepts of GOCA pop-up show Adrift.

Guests will be seated among the three...

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This tasting menu dinner will feature 5 courses and beverage pairings designed in collaboration with artists JD Sell, Su Kaiden Cho, and Jasmine Dillavou to explore the concepts of GOCA pop-up show Adrift.

Guests will be seated among the three artists' installations and served a meal that will evoke curiosity and conversation.

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Tags:  Visual Arts

Ourselves on the Page: Celebrating Diversity in Graphic Novels

07-25-2019

Presented by Kraemer Family Library at UCCS Downtown Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm

Join us on Thursday, July 25, at the UCCS Downtown Center for a screening of the documentary "Drawn Together: Comics, Diversity, and Stereotypes."

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring UCCS Professors Chris Bell and...

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Join us on Thursday, July 25, at the UCCS Downtown Center for a screening of the documentary "Drawn Together: Comics, Diversity, and Stereotypes."

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring UCCS Professors Chris Bell and Suhaan Mehta, the owner of Muse Comics + Games Amanda Salmons, and Bemis School of Art Instructor and art therapist Kim Nguyen.

Free food and refreshments for all who attend!

Parking is available at parking meters on the street and in the city parking garage at the corner of Nevada Ave. and Colorado Ave. Parking in the garage is 75 cents per hour before 4 p.m., and a flat rate of $1 after 4 p.m. Parking is free after 6 p.m.

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'Dizgotic'

07-25-2019

Presented by Kreuser Gallery at Kreuser Gallery, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jul 23 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Jul 24 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Jul 25 @ 12:00 pm

Come enjoy new works by Jess Preble and Abigail Kreuser.

Dizgotic means (of twins) derived from two separate ova, and so not identical.

Oil Painter Jess Preble and Photographer Abigail Kreuser bring you an exhibit of two mediums with their...

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Come enjoy new works by Jess Preble and Abigail Kreuser.

Dizgotic means (of twins) derived from two separate ova, and so not identical.

Oil Painter Jess Preble and Photographer Abigail Kreuser bring you an exhibit of two mediums with their interpretations of Flora, Fauna and Fruit!

Born in Greeley, Colorado in 1988, Jess Preble has spent time studying art in San Francisco, Austin, TX, and Colorado. Although working primarily in oil paint, her artistic experience ranges across all mediums of creation and also includes curation and teaching.

She now resides in Colorado Springs, where she serves on the Pikes Peak Arts Council Board of Directors and is available for private commissions or gallery collection proposals.

Abigail Kreuser has lived in Colorado Springs since 1983. Through growing up here she has witnessed the potential and growth in the creative community within the Colorado Springs area.

Abby received her BFA in Fine Art Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology and has also studied photography and graphic design at Colorado Mountain College.

Upon Graduation in 2003 Abby began Kreuser Gallery, LLC specializing in black and white, color, and sepia photographs of children, maternity, weddings, and fine art photography while managing her Mother's business, Purple Mountain Coffee Company.

In 2011 her gears shifted and she opened a physical Gallery location at 218 West Colorado Ave. in the Arts Depot District. In February 2019 she moved the Gallery to its current location at 125 E Boulder Street in Downtown Colorado Springs.

The opening reception will have music by Bruce Koeken and gelato by Legit Gelato.

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'Death Rattle'

07-25-2019

Presented by Kreuser Gallery at Kreuser Gallery, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jul 23 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Jul 24 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Jul 25 @ 12:00 pm

Come enjoy new works by Riley Bratzler.

Riley Bratzler is a Colorado Springs native print maker, photographer, model and mixed-media artist. In 2013, Riley worked for an Oakland based creative start up as a curator for both print and digital...

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Come enjoy new works by Riley Bratzler.

Riley Bratzler is a Colorado Springs native print maker, photographer, model and mixed-media artist. In 2013, Riley worked for an Oakland based creative start up as a curator for both print and digital publications.

Her focus the last 6 years has been collaborating with creatives to help grow the Colorado Springs arts community, while experimenting in various mediums.

After experiencing death at an early age, her body of work focuses on the narrative power of life and mortality utilizing printmaking to convey strong lines and impactful contrast.

The simple act of carving linoleum is similar to the process of death, carving away the important pieces that finally create the inevitable final image.

She believes there is empowerment embracing death as a part of life, and hopes to engage the viewers to be a part of this hard conversation.

Our opening night will have music by Bruce Koeken and gelato by Legit Gelato.

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Queer Movie Series

07-25-2019

Presented by The Gallery Below at The Gallery Below, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm

The gallery is committed to fostering community and celebrating pride is a big part of that. Queer film was for alot of us the first time we saw anything that looks like us in the media.

Come enjoy some of queer films that have left their mark...

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The gallery is committed to fostering community and celebrating pride is a big part of that. Queer film was for alot of us the first time we saw anything that looks like us in the media.

Come enjoy some of queer films that have left their mark on our culture and lives.

  • June 13: Paris Is Burning
  • June 20: But I'm a Cheerleader
  • June 27: Stonewall
  • July 18: Bound
  • Tom of Finland 7/25
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'In Your Face': New Works by Carol Dass and Heather Oelklaus

07-26-2019

Presented by Modbo at The Modbo, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jul 26 @ 4:00 pm

The Modbo presents July’s First Friday with “In Your Face”, recent works by Carol Dass and Heather Oelklaus.

The show runs through Friday, June 26. In addition to the opening reception, the gallery is open on Friday evenings from 4-7 p.m....

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The Modbo presents July’s First Friday with “In Your Face”, recent works by Carol Dass and Heather Oelklaus.

The show runs through Friday, June 26. In addition to the opening reception, the gallery is open on Friday evenings from 4-7 p.m. or by appointment. The Modbo is located in the Arts Alley in downtown Colorado Springs.

“In Your Face,” recent works by Carol Dass and Heather Oelklaus, asks the viewer to be engaged with their provocative exhibition. From looking upward towards Dass’ cyanotype underpants as if you were a child experiencing a surreal clothesline, to sporting a pair of red and blue anaglyph glasses to witness Oelklaus’ true 3D world, these two Colorado Springs artists invite you to question and experience the works on display.

Historic photographic image making pushes forward the ideals of the past and challenges the viewer to consider what has changed in the last one hundred years. Dass’ dreamlike cyanotype installation alongside Oelklaus’ old school virtual reality is visually and conceptually rich.

Carol Dass has been looking at the world through a camera’s viewfinder for as long as she can remember. Recently retired from teaching darkroom based photography at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs for 14 years, Carol lives with her husband and two dogs. When not traveling with her 91 year old muse and mother, Carol collects and researches vernacular photography.

Carol’s work is in the collections of The Denver Art Museum, The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, The Progressive Art Collection and various private collections.

Heather Oelklaus (b. 1972, USA) studied Sculpture at The Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI) in the early 1990's. She has exhibited work in solo and group shows in Colorado, New Orleans, Oregon, New York, Texas, and Arizona. Heather lives and works in Colorado Springs where she explores unconventional photography and art making.

A variety of photographic techniques such as anaglyph, chemigram, photogram, lumen prints, wet plate collodion, pinhole photography, cyanotype, and light painting are influential in her art making. Photography as an object instead of the traditional reproduced image influences Heather’s art with themes of family, social and gender roles, and abstract art.

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Silent Disco Fundraiser for UpaDowna

07-26-2019

Presented by Blue Moon Entertainment Inc. at The NextUs, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jul 26 @ 8:00 pm

This will be a fundraiser for UpaDowna. All the profits will go directly to UpaDowna. Come out and enjoy music from 3 different DJ's on wireless headphones.

Our first DJ will be doing music from 70's and 80's.

Our second DJ will be doing music...

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This will be a fundraiser for UpaDowna. All the profits will go directly to UpaDowna. Come out and enjoy music from 3 different DJ's on wireless headphones.

Our first DJ will be doing music from 70's and 80's.

Our second DJ will be doing music from 90's and 00's.

Our third DJ will be doing Dance and Hip Hop.

The Party will be hosted on the 4th floor Summit ballroom. There will be a cash bar available

So come out and have a great night dancing and raising some money for this great organization.

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Jazz in the Garden with Hennessy 6

07-26-2019

Presented by Grace and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church at Grace and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm

Sean Hennessy is a protégé of jazz legend Wynton Marsalis.

He has performed at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center and across the country, exhibiting beautiful heartfelt melodies, light jesting humor and spirited and touching jazz.

His most...

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Sean Hennessy is a protégé of jazz legend Wynton Marsalis.

He has performed at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center and across the country, exhibiting beautiful heartfelt melodies, light jesting humor and spirited and touching jazz.

His most recent recording features the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony.

Picnics are welcome and blankets and chairs encouraged. Beverages are also available.

This event is fill with family-friendly music and atmosphere. Concerts may move indoors in case of rain.

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Rhythm & Brews Block Party

07-27-2019

Presented by Reach Pikes Peak at Pikes Peak Ave., Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 27 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for live entertainment by The Barefoot Family Caravan, a beer garden, food trucks, family and children activities, live music from DJ Shield, our local Colorado Springs fire trucks, and more!

Join us for live entertainment by The Barefoot Family Caravan, a beer garden, food trucks, family and children activities, live music from DJ Shield, our local Colorado Springs fire trucks, and more!

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Call for Entries: Identity | Works Inspired By Diversity

07-27-2019

Presented by Cottonwood Center for the Arts at Cottonwood Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jul 25 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jul 26 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jul 27 @ 10:00 am

The post-war generations began to ask questions that ancient philosophers have been asking: what is the true nature of the self and what does it mean to be human? For many artists, the true self was a self-informed, fluid individual.

Working...

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The post-war generations began to ask questions that ancient philosophers have been asking: what is the true nature of the self and what does it mean to be human? For many artists, the true self was a self-informed, fluid individual.

Working under the influence of culture, lifestyle, and tradition artists reinforced the intertwined, grounded, and unique self who behaves and acts with independent meaningful intention but remains communally and relationally open minded and aware.

These artists found that the belief in a true inner self, reflected through art, would reveal the answers to questions such as, "what does it mean to be human?" explained through concepts such as self-knowledge, consciousness, and constructed thought.

Artists' works for this call for entries should address either question or both questions underlined above. All media will be considered.

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Sustain-a-Fest

07-27-2019

Presented by City of Colorado Springs at Acacia Park, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 27 @ 12:00 pm

You’re invited to Sustain-a-Fest 2019 at Acacia Park.  This 3rd Annual event is a community celebration of “Earth Day Every Day” with sustainability exhibits & activities, along with local food trucks, live music, demonstrations, and...

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You’re invited to Sustain-a-Fest 2019 at Acacia Park.  This 3rd Annual event is a community celebration of “Earth Day Every Day” with sustainability exhibits & activities, along with local food trucks, live music, demonstrations, and family friendly activities.

Come learn about the organizations in Colorado Springs making a difference around sustainability.

Interested in participating in this event? Please contact Sabrina Cotta at scotta@springsgov.com

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Colorado Grown Family Fun Day

07-27-2019

Presented by Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum at Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 27 @ 10:00 am

Show your Colorado pride and celebrate The Centennial State’s 143rd birthday! Join the Pioneers Museum in downtown Colorado Springs for a day of food trucks, live music, birthday cake, and family-friendly activities.

Sample a variety craft...

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Show your Colorado pride and celebrate The Centennial State’s 143rd birthday! Join the Pioneers Museum in downtown Colorado Springs for a day of food trucks, live music, birthday cake, and family-friendly activities.

Sample a variety craft sodas from the family-friendly “Soda Garden.”

Ongoing Free Activites:

  • 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Wirewood Station free outdoor concert – Award winning Rocky Mountain Acoustic Variety Band. Colorado Dancegrass at its best! Bring blankets and chairs to set-up on the museum grounds!
  • 12:00 p.m. – Colorado’s Birthday Celebration! Let’s sing “Happy Birthday” and enjoy some cake!
  • Hands On History stations in exhibits throughout the museum
  • Interactive history booths and demonstrations
  • Face painting by Fanciful Faces!
  • Fun photos with the Photo Love Bus!
  • Tour a CSFD Firetruck (10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.)
  • Wishing Star Farm Animal Experience (10:30 am-1:30 pm)
  • Kids craft stations
  • Historic games station
  • Journey to Pikes Peak Guided tours (11 a.m., Noon, 1 p.m., and 2 p.m.)
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'Escaping'

07-27-2019

Presented by Bridge Gallery at Bridge Gallery, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 27 @ 12:00 pm

This invitational exhibit features realistic, abstract and non-objective art in various media.

The invited artists are: Lin Fife, Liz McCombs , Merr Shearn, John Lawson, Chris Alvarez, Laurel Justice, Jana Bussanich, Dave Armstrong, Judith...

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This invitational exhibit features realistic, abstract and non-objective art in various media.

The invited artists are: Lin Fife, Liz McCombs , Merr Shearn, John Lawson, Chris Alvarez, Laurel Justice, Jana Bussanich, Dave Armstrong, Judith Marie, Cole Bennett and Cyndi Deswik, along with gallery members Betty Atherton, Deena Bennett and Michael Cellan.

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Sophisticated Groove

07-27-2019

Presented by Gold Room at The Gold Room, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 27 @ 9:00 pm

719Nightlife and Gold Room Present Sophisticated Groove with special guests.

This show is for those 21 years of age or older.

719Nightlife and Gold Room Present Sophisticated Groove with special guests.

This show is for those 21 years of age or older.

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Sunday Food & Makers Market

07-28-2019

Presented by The Made for More Project at Acacia Park, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jul 28 @ 8:00 am

Join us this summer every Sunday at Acacia Park for our community market.

Fresh local produce, food trucks, Uncle Wilburs fountain, free make and take crafts, rock painting, local artisans crafters, food trucks and more.

There's something for...

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Join us this summer every Sunday at Acacia Park for our community market.

Fresh local produce, food trucks, Uncle Wilburs fountain, free make and take crafts, rock painting, local artisans crafters, food trucks and more.

There's something for everyone at the Sunday Food and Makers Market.

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'Disaster!' A Youth Rep Ensemble Production

07-28-2019

Presented by Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado Coll... at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado Coll..., Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm + 1 more dates and times

Sun, Jul 28 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

It’s 1979, and New York’s hottest A-listers are lining up for the opening of a floating casino and discotheque. Also attending is a faded disco star, a nightclub singer with her eleven-year-old twins, a disaster expert, a feminist reporter,...

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It’s 1979, and New York’s hottest A-listers are lining up for the opening of a floating casino and discotheque. Also attending is a faded disco star, a nightclub singer with her eleven-year-old twins, a disaster expert, a feminist reporter, an older couple with a secret, a pair of young guys on the prowl, an untrustworthy businessman, and a nun with a gambling addiction.

What begins as a night of boogie fever quickly changes to panic as the ship succumbs to multiple disasters, such as earthquakes, tidal waves, and infernos. As the night turns into day, everyone struggles to survive and, quite possibly, repair the love that they’ve lost … or at least escape the killer rats.

Audiences and critics are wild for this hilarious homage to the era of bell-bottoms, platform shoes and the hustle. With larger-than-life characters, snappy dialogue, and some of the most recognizable songs of the 70's (Knock on Wood, Hooked on a Feeling, Sky High, and Hot Stuff, to name a few), Disaster! will have you dancing in your seats and rolling in the aisles.

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Musical Monday Concerts

07-29-2019

Presented by Friends of Monument Valley Park at Monument Valley Park, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jul 22 @ 7:00 pm Mon, Jul 29 @ 7:00 pm

Mondays in July, we welcome the public to attend our Musical Monday Concerts in Monument Valley Park.

Our Concerts:

​​​​​​​July 8: Tribe (Blues, Reggae and New Orleans R&B)

July 15: One More Shot (Classic Rock, R&B and...

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Mondays in July, we welcome the public to attend our Musical Monday Concerts in Monument Valley Park.

Our Concerts:

​​​​​​​July 8: Tribe (Blues, Reggae and New Orleans R&B)

July 15: One More Shot (Classic Rock, R&B and Country)

July 22:The Wayne Wilkinson Trio (High Octane Jazz Guitar)

July 29: Easy Morning Rebel (Rob and Deirdre from Woodshed Red)​​​

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Green Buddha

08-01-2019

Presented by Gold Room at The Gold Room, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Aug 01 @ 8:00 pm

Raggae. Funk. Soul.

Grooves in the service of songs, Green Buddha is that and more. Original Colorado music spawned from funk, reggae and soul, to ska and dub. The result is a blend of psychedelia with melodies and hooks galore.

Influences...

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Raggae. Funk. Soul.

Grooves in the service of songs, Green Buddha is that and more. Original Colorado music spawned from funk, reggae and soul, to ska and dub. The result is a blend of psychedelia with melodies and hooks galore.

Influences range widely from classics like Toots and the Stones, to the hybrids of the 90’s like Fishbone, Chili Peppers, Sublime, and 311, as well as contemporaries like John Browns Body, Black Seeds, and Slightly Stoopid,

This is not to mention personal and family connections to greats like the Subdudes and Aquarium Rescue Unit.

This show is for ages 21 and older and you must show a valid ID.

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Summer Coyote Interdisciplinary Day Camps

08-02-2019

Presented by Concrete Couch at Concrete Coyote, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jul 29 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 30 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 31 @ 9:00 am + 2 more dates and times

Thu, Aug 01 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 02 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

This summer Concrete Couch has five themed weeks of day-camp programming. We are focusing interdisciplinary projects on our new land.

We will have presenters, experiments, activities, and projects over the course of these five weeks!

June 3-7:...

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This summer Concrete Couch has five themed weeks of day-camp programming. We are focusing interdisciplinary projects on our new land.

We will have presenters, experiments, activities, and projects over the course of these five weeks!

June 3-7: Construction: Work with master builders on construction projects including trails, stone retaining walls, carpentry, and more.

June 17-21: Adventure Play: Re-imaging materials to create play elements and spaces. Construct adventure play spots around the land.

July 1-5: Music: Work on creative outdoor music elements with recycled materials and partake in music workshops with community presenters.

July 15-19: Science: Create and run environmental science and ecology projects led by community presenters.

July 29-Aug 2: Create art pieces with mosaic, clay, and natural and mixed media materials.

Kids under 14 must come with an adult. Internships available for 15 and older.

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World Dance Festival

08-03-2019

Presented by Shakti Dance Troupe at Lon Chaney Theatre, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 03 @ 7:05 pm

Come and enjoy a visual treat of vibrant cultural and traditional dances from around the world performed by an incredible line up of Artists.

The event will including Brazilian Samba, East Indian Classical Dance Odissi, Native American Dance,...

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Come and enjoy a visual treat of vibrant cultural and traditional dances from around the world performed by an incredible line up of Artists.

The event will including Brazilian Samba, East Indian Classical Dance Odissi, Native American Dance, Egyptian, Arabic & Tribal Belly Dance, African Dance, and more!

There will be a wine and spirits cash bar.

Children are welcome, it is a family show.

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Vocal Arts Festival

07-21-2019

Presented by Opera Theatre of the Rockies at Colorado College - Packard Hall, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jul 21 @ 3:00 pm

Opera Theatre is proud to announce its 18th summer Vocal Arts Festival on the Colorado College Campus from June 30 to July 21 with 40 students from across the US presenting scenes concerts and opera performances at Packard Hall and Cornerstone...

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Opera Theatre is proud to announce its 18th summer Vocal Arts Festival on the Colorado College Campus from June 30 to July 21 with 40 students from across the US presenting scenes concerts and opera performances at Packard Hall and Cornerstone Theater.

All events are open to the public including concerts featuring scenes from musical theater and opera on July 7 and 14 both at 3 p.m. and a Concert/Masterclass July 5 and 12 both at 7 p.m., all at Packard Hall.

Two Puccini operas, Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi will be presented at Cornerstone Theater on July 20 at 7 p.m. and July 21 at 3 p.m.

Expert faculty conduct coaching sessions and classes for this renowned three-week intensive.

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'Ephemera: Adrift'

07-22-2019

Presented by GOCA (Gallery of Contemporary Art) at GOCA 121, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jul 22 @ 6:30 pm

This tasting menu dinner will feature 5 courses and beverage pairings designed in collaboration with artists JD Sell, Su Kaiden Cho, and Jasmine Dillavou to explore the concepts of GOCA pop-up show Adrift.

Guests will be seated among the three...

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This tasting menu dinner will feature 5 courses and beverage pairings designed in collaboration with artists JD Sell, Su Kaiden Cho, and Jasmine Dillavou to explore the concepts of GOCA pop-up show Adrift.

Guests will be seated among the three artists' installations and served a meal that will evoke curiosity and conversation.

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Ourselves on the Page: Celebrating Diversity in Graphic Novels

07-25-2019

Presented by Kraemer Family Library at UCCS Downtown Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm

Join us on Thursday, July 25, at the UCCS Downtown Center for a screening of the documentary "Drawn Together: Comics, Diversity, and Stereotypes."

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring UCCS Professors Chris Bell and...

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Join us on Thursday, July 25, at the UCCS Downtown Center for a screening of the documentary "Drawn Together: Comics, Diversity, and Stereotypes."

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring UCCS Professors Chris Bell and Suhaan Mehta, the owner of Muse Comics + Games Amanda Salmons, and Bemis School of Art Instructor and art therapist Kim Nguyen.

Free food and refreshments for all who attend!

Parking is available at parking meters on the street and in the city parking garage at the corner of Nevada Ave. and Colorado Ave. Parking in the garage is 75 cents per hour before 4 p.m., and a flat rate of $1 after 4 p.m. Parking is free after 6 p.m.

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'Dizgotic'

07-25-2019

Presented by Kreuser Gallery at Kreuser Gallery, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jul 23 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Jul 24 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Jul 25 @ 12:00 pm

Come enjoy new works by Jess Preble and Abigail Kreuser.

Dizgotic means (of twins) derived from two separate ova, and so not identical.

Oil Painter Jess Preble and Photographer Abigail Kreuser bring you an exhibit of two mediums with their...

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Come enjoy new works by Jess Preble and Abigail Kreuser.

Dizgotic means (of twins) derived from two separate ova, and so not identical.

Oil Painter Jess Preble and Photographer Abigail Kreuser bring you an exhibit of two mediums with their interpretations of Flora, Fauna and Fruit!

Born in Greeley, Colorado in 1988, Jess Preble has spent time studying art in San Francisco, Austin, TX, and Colorado. Although working primarily in oil paint, her artistic experience ranges across all mediums of creation and also includes curation and teaching.

She now resides in Colorado Springs, where she serves on the Pikes Peak Arts Council Board of Directors and is available for private commissions or gallery collection proposals.

Abigail Kreuser has lived in Colorado Springs since 1983. Through growing up here she has witnessed the potential and growth in the creative community within the Colorado Springs area.

Abby received her BFA in Fine Art Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology and has also studied photography and graphic design at Colorado Mountain College.

Upon Graduation in 2003 Abby began Kreuser Gallery, LLC specializing in black and white, color, and sepia photographs of children, maternity, weddings, and fine art photography while managing her Mother's business, Purple Mountain Coffee Company.

In 2011 her gears shifted and she opened a physical Gallery location at 218 West Colorado Ave. in the Arts Depot District. In February 2019 she moved the Gallery to its current location at 125 E Boulder Street in Downtown Colorado Springs.

The opening reception will have music by Bruce Koeken and gelato by Legit Gelato.

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'Death Rattle'

07-25-2019

Presented by Kreuser Gallery at Kreuser Gallery, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jul 23 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Jul 24 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Jul 25 @ 12:00 pm

Come enjoy new works by Riley Bratzler.

Riley Bratzler is a Colorado Springs native print maker, photographer, model and mixed-media artist. In 2013, Riley worked for an Oakland based creative start up as a curator for both print and digital...

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Come enjoy new works by Riley Bratzler.

Riley Bratzler is a Colorado Springs native print maker, photographer, model and mixed-media artist. In 2013, Riley worked for an Oakland based creative start up as a curator for both print and digital publications.

Her focus the last 6 years has been collaborating with creatives to help grow the Colorado Springs arts community, while experimenting in various mediums.

After experiencing death at an early age, her body of work focuses on the narrative power of life and mortality utilizing printmaking to convey strong lines and impactful contrast.

The simple act of carving linoleum is similar to the process of death, carving away the important pieces that finally create the inevitable final image.

She believes there is empowerment embracing death as a part of life, and hopes to engage the viewers to be a part of this hard conversation.

Our opening night will have music by Bruce Koeken and gelato by Legit Gelato.

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Tags:   Free EventsVisual Arts

Queer Movie Series

07-25-2019

Presented by The Gallery Below at The Gallery Below, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm

The gallery is committed to fostering community and celebrating pride is a big part of that. Queer film was for alot of us the first time we saw anything that looks like us in the media.

Come enjoy some of queer films that have left their mark...

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The gallery is committed to fostering community and celebrating pride is a big part of that. Queer film was for alot of us the first time we saw anything that looks like us in the media.

Come enjoy some of queer films that have left their mark on our culture and lives.

  • June 13: Paris Is Burning
  • June 20: But I'm a Cheerleader
  • June 27: Stonewall
  • July 18: Bound
  • Tom of Finland 7/25
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'In Your Face': New Works by Carol Dass and Heather Oelklaus

07-26-2019

Presented by Modbo at The Modbo, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jul 26 @ 4:00 pm

The Modbo presents July’s First Friday with “In Your Face”, recent works by Carol Dass and Heather Oelklaus.

The show runs through Friday, June 26. In addition to the opening reception, the gallery is open on Friday evenings from 4-7 p.m....

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The Modbo presents July’s First Friday with “In Your Face”, recent works by Carol Dass and Heather Oelklaus.

The show runs through Friday, June 26. In addition to the opening reception, the gallery is open on Friday evenings from 4-7 p.m. or by appointment. The Modbo is located in the Arts Alley in downtown Colorado Springs.

“In Your Face,” recent works by Carol Dass and Heather Oelklaus, asks the viewer to be engaged with their provocative exhibition. From looking upward towards Dass’ cyanotype underpants as if you were a child experiencing a surreal clothesline, to sporting a pair of red and blue anaglyph glasses to witness Oelklaus’ true 3D world, these two Colorado Springs artists invite you to question and experience the works on display.

Historic photographic image making pushes forward the ideals of the past and challenges the viewer to consider what has changed in the last one hundred years. Dass’ dreamlike cyanotype installation alongside Oelklaus’ old school virtual reality is visually and conceptually rich.

Carol Dass has been looking at the world through a camera’s viewfinder for as long as she can remember. Recently retired from teaching darkroom based photography at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs for 14 years, Carol lives with her husband and two dogs. When not traveling with her 91 year old muse and mother, Carol collects and researches vernacular photography.

Carol’s work is in the collections of The Denver Art Museum, The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, The Progressive Art Collection and various private collections.

Heather Oelklaus (b. 1972, USA) studied Sculpture at The Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI) in the early 1990's. She has exhibited work in solo and group shows in Colorado, New Orleans, Oregon, New York, Texas, and Arizona. Heather lives and works in Colorado Springs where she explores unconventional photography and art making.

A variety of photographic techniques such as anaglyph, chemigram, photogram, lumen prints, wet plate collodion, pinhole photography, cyanotype, and light painting are influential in her art making. Photography as an object instead of the traditional reproduced image influences Heather’s art with themes of family, social and gender roles, and abstract art.

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Silent Disco Fundraiser for UpaDowna

07-26-2019

Presented by Blue Moon Entertainment Inc. at The NextUs, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jul 26 @ 8:00 pm

This will be a fundraiser for UpaDowna. All the profits will go directly to UpaDowna. Come out and enjoy music from 3 different DJ's on wireless headphones.

Our first DJ will be doing music from 70's and 80's.

Our second DJ will be doing music...

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This will be a fundraiser for UpaDowna. All the profits will go directly to UpaDowna. Come out and enjoy music from 3 different DJ's on wireless headphones.

Our first DJ will be doing music from 70's and 80's.

Our second DJ will be doing music from 90's and 00's.

Our third DJ will be doing Dance and Hip Hop.

The Party will be hosted on the 4th floor Summit ballroom. There will be a cash bar available

So come out and have a great night dancing and raising some money for this great organization.

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Jazz in the Garden with Hennessy 6

07-26-2019

Presented by Grace and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church at Grace and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm

Sean Hennessy is a protégé of jazz legend Wynton Marsalis.

He has performed at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center and across the country, exhibiting beautiful heartfelt melodies, light jesting humor and spirited and touching jazz.

His most...

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Sean Hennessy is a protégé of jazz legend Wynton Marsalis.

He has performed at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center and across the country, exhibiting beautiful heartfelt melodies, light jesting humor and spirited and touching jazz.

His most recent recording features the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony.

Picnics are welcome and blankets and chairs encouraged. Beverages are also available.

This event is fill with family-friendly music and atmosphere. Concerts may move indoors in case of rain.

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Rhythm & Brews Block Party

07-27-2019

Presented by Reach Pikes Peak at Pikes Peak Ave., Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 27 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for live entertainment by The Barefoot Family Caravan, a beer garden, food trucks, family and children activities, live music from DJ Shield, our local Colorado Springs fire trucks, and more!

Join us for live entertainment by The Barefoot Family Caravan, a beer garden, food trucks, family and children activities, live music from DJ Shield, our local Colorado Springs fire trucks, and more!

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Call for Entries: Identity | Works Inspired By Diversity

07-27-2019

Presented by Cottonwood Center for the Arts at Cottonwood Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jul 25 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jul 26 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jul 27 @ 10:00 am

The post-war generations began to ask questions that ancient philosophers have been asking: what is the true nature of the self and what does it mean to be human? For many artists, the true self was a self-informed, fluid individual.

Working...

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The post-war generations began to ask questions that ancient philosophers have been asking: what is the true nature of the self and what does it mean to be human? For many artists, the true self was a self-informed, fluid individual.

Working under the influence of culture, lifestyle, and tradition artists reinforced the intertwined, grounded, and unique self who behaves and acts with independent meaningful intention but remains communally and relationally open minded and aware.

These artists found that the belief in a true inner self, reflected through art, would reveal the answers to questions such as, "what does it mean to be human?" explained through concepts such as self-knowledge, consciousness, and constructed thought.

Artists' works for this call for entries should address either question or both questions underlined above. All media will be considered.

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Sustain-a-Fest

07-27-2019

Presented by City of Colorado Springs at Acacia Park, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 27 @ 12:00 pm

You’re invited to Sustain-a-Fest 2019 at Acacia Park.  This 3rd Annual event is a community celebration of “Earth Day Every Day” with sustainability exhibits & activities, along with local food trucks, live music, demonstrations, and...

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You’re invited to Sustain-a-Fest 2019 at Acacia Park.  This 3rd Annual event is a community celebration of “Earth Day Every Day” with sustainability exhibits & activities, along with local food trucks, live music, demonstrations, and family friendly activities.

Come learn about the organizations in Colorado Springs making a difference around sustainability.

Interested in participating in this event? Please contact Sabrina Cotta at scotta@springsgov.com

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Colorado Grown Family Fun Day

07-27-2019

Presented by Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum at Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 27 @ 10:00 am

Show your Colorado pride and celebrate The Centennial State’s 143rd birthday! Join the Pioneers Museum in downtown Colorado Springs for a day of food trucks, live music, birthday cake, and family-friendly activities.

Sample a variety craft...

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Show your Colorado pride and celebrate The Centennial State’s 143rd birthday! Join the Pioneers Museum in downtown Colorado Springs for a day of food trucks, live music, birthday cake, and family-friendly activities.

Sample a variety craft sodas from the family-friendly “Soda Garden.”

Ongoing Free Activites:

  • 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Wirewood Station free outdoor concert – Award winning Rocky Mountain Acoustic Variety Band. Colorado Dancegrass at its best! Bring blankets and chairs to set-up on the museum grounds!
  • 12:00 p.m. – Colorado’s Birthday Celebration! Let’s sing “Happy Birthday” and enjoy some cake!
  • Hands On History stations in exhibits throughout the museum
  • Interactive history booths and demonstrations
  • Face painting by Fanciful Faces!
  • Fun photos with the Photo Love Bus!
  • Tour a CSFD Firetruck (10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.)
  • Wishing Star Farm Animal Experience (10:30 am-1:30 pm)
  • Kids craft stations
  • Historic games station
  • Journey to Pikes Peak Guided tours (11 a.m., Noon, 1 p.m., and 2 p.m.)
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'Escaping'

07-27-2019

Presented by Bridge Gallery at Bridge Gallery, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 27 @ 12:00 pm

This invitational exhibit features realistic, abstract and non-objective art in various media.

The invited artists are: Lin Fife, Liz McCombs , Merr Shearn, John Lawson, Chris Alvarez, Laurel Justice, Jana Bussanich, Dave Armstrong, Judith...

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This invitational exhibit features realistic, abstract and non-objective art in various media.

The invited artists are: Lin Fife, Liz McCombs , Merr Shearn, John Lawson, Chris Alvarez, Laurel Justice, Jana Bussanich, Dave Armstrong, Judith Marie, Cole Bennett and Cyndi Deswik, along with gallery members Betty Atherton, Deena Bennett and Michael Cellan.

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Sophisticated Groove

07-27-2019

Presented by Gold Room at The Gold Room, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 27 @ 9:00 pm

719Nightlife and Gold Room Present Sophisticated Groove with special guests.

This show is for those 21 years of age or older.

719Nightlife and Gold Room Present Sophisticated Groove with special guests.

This show is for those 21 years of age or older.

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Sunday Food & Makers Market

07-28-2019

Presented by The Made for More Project at Acacia Park, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jul 28 @ 8:00 am

Join us this summer every Sunday at Acacia Park for our community market.

Fresh local produce, food trucks, Uncle Wilburs fountain, free make and take crafts, rock painting, local artisans crafters, food trucks and more.

There's something for...

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Join us this summer every Sunday at Acacia Park for our community market.

Fresh local produce, food trucks, Uncle Wilburs fountain, free make and take crafts, rock painting, local artisans crafters, food trucks and more.

There's something for everyone at the Sunday Food and Makers Market.

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'Disaster!' A Youth Rep Ensemble Production

07-28-2019

Presented by Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado Coll... at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado Coll..., Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm + 1 more dates and times

Sun, Jul 28 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

It’s 1979, and New York’s hottest A-listers are lining up for the opening of a floating casino and discotheque. Also attending is a faded disco star, a nightclub singer with her eleven-year-old twins, a disaster expert, a feminist reporter,...

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It’s 1979, and New York’s hottest A-listers are lining up for the opening of a floating casino and discotheque. Also attending is a faded disco star, a nightclub singer with her eleven-year-old twins, a disaster expert, a feminist reporter, an older couple with a secret, a pair of young guys on the prowl, an untrustworthy businessman, and a nun with a gambling addiction.

What begins as a night of boogie fever quickly changes to panic as the ship succumbs to multiple disasters, such as earthquakes, tidal waves, and infernos. As the night turns into day, everyone struggles to survive and, quite possibly, repair the love that they’ve lost … or at least escape the killer rats.

Audiences and critics are wild for this hilarious homage to the era of bell-bottoms, platform shoes and the hustle. With larger-than-life characters, snappy dialogue, and some of the most recognizable songs of the 70's (Knock on Wood, Hooked on a Feeling, Sky High, and Hot Stuff, to name a few), Disaster! will have you dancing in your seats and rolling in the aisles.

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Musical Monday Concerts

07-29-2019

Presented by Friends of Monument Valley Park at Monument Valley Park, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jul 22 @ 7:00 pm Mon, Jul 29 @ 7:00 pm

Mondays in July, we welcome the public to attend our Musical Monday Concerts in Monument Valley Park.

Our Concerts:

​​​​​​​July 8: Tribe (Blues, Reggae and New Orleans R&B)

July 15: One More Shot (Classic Rock, R&B and...

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Mondays in July, we welcome the public to attend our Musical Monday Concerts in Monument Valley Park.

Our Concerts:

​​​​​​​July 8: Tribe (Blues, Reggae and New Orleans R&B)

July 15: One More Shot (Classic Rock, R&B and Country)

July 22:The Wayne Wilkinson Trio (High Octane Jazz Guitar)

July 29: Easy Morning Rebel (Rob and Deirdre from Woodshed Red)​​​

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Green Buddha

08-01-2019

Presented by Gold Room at The Gold Room, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Aug 01 @ 8:00 pm

Raggae. Funk. Soul.

Grooves in the service of songs, Green Buddha is that and more. Original Colorado music spawned from funk, reggae and soul, to ska and dub. The result is a blend of psychedelia with melodies and hooks galore.

Influences...

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Raggae. Funk. Soul.

Grooves in the service of songs, Green Buddha is that and more. Original Colorado music spawned from funk, reggae and soul, to ska and dub. The result is a blend of psychedelia with melodies and hooks galore.

Influences range widely from classics like Toots and the Stones, to the hybrids of the 90’s like Fishbone, Chili Peppers, Sublime, and 311, as well as contemporaries like John Browns Body, Black Seeds, and Slightly Stoopid,

This is not to mention personal and family connections to greats like the Subdudes and Aquarium Rescue Unit.

This show is for ages 21 and older and you must show a valid ID.

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Summer Coyote Interdisciplinary Day Camps

08-02-2019

Presented by Concrete Couch at Concrete Coyote, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jul 29 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 30 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 31 @ 9:00 am + 2 more dates and times

Thu, Aug 01 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 02 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

This summer Concrete Couch has five themed weeks of day-camp programming. We are focusing interdisciplinary projects on our new land.

We will have presenters, experiments, activities, and projects over the course of these five weeks!

June 3-7:...

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This summer Concrete Couch has five themed weeks of day-camp programming. We are focusing interdisciplinary projects on our new land.

We will have presenters, experiments, activities, and projects over the course of these five weeks!

June 3-7: Construction: Work with master builders on construction projects including trails, stone retaining walls, carpentry, and more.

June 17-21: Adventure Play: Re-imaging materials to create play elements and spaces. Construct adventure play spots around the land.

July 1-5: Music: Work on creative outdoor music elements with recycled materials and partake in music workshops with community presenters.

July 15-19: Science: Create and run environmental science and ecology projects led by community presenters.

July 29-Aug 2: Create art pieces with mosaic, clay, and natural and mixed media materials.

Kids under 14 must come with an adult. Internships available for 15 and older.

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World Dance Festival

08-03-2019

Presented by Shakti Dance Troupe at Lon Chaney Theatre, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 03 @ 7:05 pm

Come and enjoy a visual treat of vibrant cultural and traditional dances from around the world performed by an incredible line up of Artists.

The event will including Brazilian Samba, East Indian Classical Dance Odissi, Native American Dance,...

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Come and enjoy a visual treat of vibrant cultural and traditional dances from around the world performed by an incredible line up of Artists.

The event will including Brazilian Samba, East Indian Classical Dance Odissi, Native American Dance, Egyptian, Arabic & Tribal Belly Dance, African Dance, and more!

There will be a wine and spirits cash bar.

Children are welcome, it is a family show.

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