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April / May 2012 Vol 11 - Issues 3 & 4 Go Out! Have Fun! Free Guide to Fun In the Upper Arkansas Valley & South Central Colorado

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The Season of Festivals Returns Festival season is starting! In South Central Colorado the weather is still variable but the month of May brings festivals, carnival rides, arts & crafts fairs on the green lawns of parks in our towns, marching bands, ‘Cinco de Mayo’ celebrations and benefits for all kinds of organizations. Let’s go out and enjoy spring! The Canon City Blossom Festival is our annual celebration of high school, middle school and junior high school bands. Time for a great party with carnival by Wright’s Amusements, arts & craft fairs with over 100 vendors; 5K / 5Mile walk/ run; a parade w/ marching bands, local groups & floats; specialty foods; “Cluster Duck” music event a motorcycle rally and more. Come watch, shop, eat, enjoy the first weekend in May. Cinco de Mayo Celebrations & Live Music ring out May 5th in Canon City at the White Water Bar & Grill with the “Triple

Nickel Band” and in Pueblo, at the State Fairgrounds with dinner, dancing and live music. May 18 is the opening day of ‘Wild, Wild, West Fest’, an annual, westernthemed street festival in the Riverwalk/ Union Avenue Historic District of downtown Pueblo. On Friday, May 18, 2012 the Center for American Values will dedicate a World Trade Center steel sculpture on Pueblo’s “Walk of Valor.” The six-foot, 500-pound steel was given to the Center by representatives of the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) and Port Authority of New York/New Jersey. The sculpture will be placed just outside the Center’s doors adjacent to the Riverwalk and will be a memorial to the lives lost on September 11, 2001 and to honor the heroic efforts of first responders involved in the tragedy. Following the dedication, the ‘Lt.

Dan Band’ featuring actor, Gary Sinise (Forest Gump, CSI: New York), will perform a free, outdoor concert open to the public. The ‘Lt. Dan Band’ performs for charities and non-profit organizations, and frequently visits military bases in the United States and abroad. The “Wild, Wild West Festival” takes features concerts, carnival rides, street vendors, team roping, a duck race & more. The festival weekend will be highlighted by the Pueblo Invitational Built Ford Tough Series Events scheduled at the Colorado State Fairgrounds The annual May “Brew Ha-Ha” Benefit for Fremont Center for the Arts takes place on the 19th from 3-10PM at Veterans’ Park, with live music, bands and micro-brewers from around the state. Buy a souvenir glass for tasting and support the FCA.. The 37th Annual Blackpowder Shoot & Rendezvous will be held Memorial weekend at the Florence Mountain Park. Men & Women & Teams & Juniors compete. Camping is available & the public is welcome. In Salida, the Memorial Weekend brings “Bluegrass on the Arkansas.” An annual fund raiser for the Rotary Club. Enjoy bluegrass music, food, drink and fun for all ages. ‘Carin Mari & Pony Express’ is featured Saturday evening at the Steam Plant . The siblings respect the traditional western sound, but strive to create their own refreshing sound that appeals to the lovers of the traditional western music, as well as those new to the genre. On Sunday, bands play all afternoon long in Riverside Park. The music begins at noon & continues into early evening with beer, wine & soft drinks. “Blue Canyon Boys” winners of 2008 Telluride Bluegrass Festival and “Spring Creek” are featured. Donations to Rotary scholarship fund are encouraged but the festival is free and open to the public. It is time to: GO OUT! HAVE FUN!

Fun for Kids and their Families April brings egg hunts, bunnies, and, most importantly: chocolate. The Salida Hot Springs & Pool will host their egg hunt underwater – bet those are not chocolate. Canon City’s Rouse Park will have a bounce house; the Pueblo and the Cheyenne Mountain zoos have animals. Alamosa and Canon City are home to scenic railroads that offer Easter Trains, characters dressed as bunnies, food and drink, egg hunts and more for the whole family. Earth Day celebrations and demonstrations for the family are planned in Colorado Springs on April 1st at the Stargazers Theater with animals, music and food. Go howl with the wolves at the Colorado Wolf & Wildlife Center in Divide (see Woodland Park) and The Dinosaur Resource Center in Woodland Park presents “The Traveling Sea” on April 21st when they celebrate Earth Day. How close is the nearest ocean to Colorado? How could the ocean influence our weather? What are the rules of fish societies? . While at the Dinosaur center check out the new exhibit, an Apatosaurus put in place with fork and scissor lifts in March. The Apatosaurus is 80’ long and 17’ high.

It is the largest dinosaur to be displayed at the center and is in the atrium. The weather has been so warm that we’re all itching to get outside and hike. The MPEC in Beulah and the Bear Creek Nature Center in Colorado Springs offer hikes for toddlers with games and crafts. In May, celebrate Tess, the penquin’s birthday with cake at the Zoo!

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galleries, art shows, Rotary clubs, theater groups, bars, coffee shops and all kind of outdoor and indoor fund and interesting groups have asked us to. We have expanded our coverage and changed our name, hoping and planning to grow and survive in these economic times and with the reality of the new media We will soon have a brand new website. Our old name was great and hard to give up. The Beat was born in Cañon City. We added coverage for Florence and Penrose, Guffey and Wescliffe. We explored west and discovered great fun in Buena Vista and Salida and started bring that new to you as well. The Villa Grove Trade Store sent us information and wanted a listing. Fairplay and Manitou Springs and Woodland Park have much to offer. Cripple Creek and Victor seem to be in our back yard. So, the list of towns we cover just

April / May 2012 Volume 11, Issues 3 & 4

Rebranding The Cañon Beat It’s official. The Cañon Beat has been renamed. We are now: The Beat. Although the name lacks a certain je ne sais quoi - a certain familiarity - a certain down right hominess -, it does reflect our new mission. We cover South Central Colorado. We cover the Upper Arkansas River Valley. We cover Pueblo, and Colorado Springs and La Veta and we hope to cover Walsenburg. We have expanded our beat because you travel a lot to see and hear and hike and have fun all over our expanded coverage area We have expanded our beat because people in towns all across the region love The Beat, but not the name. We have expanded our beat because artists, writers, photographers, musicians, venues, towns and restaurants,

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started growing. In Alamosa, the railroad wanted us to let you know about all the fun to be found riding the rails. Adams State College provides good theater and music and farmers’ markets and festivals take place throughout the San Luis Valley. Pueblo, just down the road, offers an expansion of events and fun and calendar items too good to be ignored. So it was just a matter of time until we added Colorado Springs. We thought of other beats. The High Country Beat, Valley Beat and Mountain Beat leave out our cities. The Up Beat and the Down Beat - Well, you get the picture. So, The Beat may sound a little more generic than The Cañon Beat but we think our new beat offers you a lot more to do. And we still think you all need to enjoy our region and Go Out & Have Fun!

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T h e M u s i c B e at On A Classical Note Colorado Springs boasts a fine philharmonic symphony season with masterworks, pops and vanguard performances. For Good Friday, “Passion / Light Eternal” brings a choir and music of Schuman, Brahms & Lauridsen to the stage. In April an ‘evening of irony’ titled “Petrushka” presents music by Haydn, Barber & Stravinsky. You may also enjoy a tribute to Rachmaninoff with pianist Gleb Ivanov. In May, Bernstein and Gershwin are celebrated for their “Fascinating Rhythm.” The Symphony closes out the season with Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection.” And, the voices of soprano Ilana Davidson, “a crystalline soprano, assured musicality and interpretive insight,” and mezzo-soprano Susan Platts, “lush tone and poignant phrasing,” fill the hall.

The Pueblo Children’s Chorales hosts the “Ugandan Orphans’ Choir” on April 12th complete with colorful, traditional costumes & african drums. When you leave the big cities of our coverage area, there are nuggets of gold - and adventurous programming - to be found. The Walden Chamber Music Society presents two unusual music performances on Apirl Fools’ Day with Erik Saties’s “Sport et Divertissements” and ‘8 Songs for a Mad King’ - a monodrama by Maxwell Davies. Allen Lane, singer / actor/ with the Walden Musician will perform. To round out their season, Walden presents a program of Prokofiev, von Weber & Brahms in May. Both programs will be held at the SteamPlant Theater in Salida. On April 29th, the 50-voice Fremont Civic Choir honors “America’s Heritage & Sacrifice” with an evening of

old and new patriotic songs at the Florence HS.

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On Saturday, April 14th, the Pueblo Symphony presents their last evening of the season with “Carmina Burana” and the choirs of Pueblo area schools. In May, the Pikes Peak Center in Colorado Springs responds with a symphonic festival of ‘Carmina Burana,’ music by Orff and the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony, the Springs Children’s Chorale & 400 performers with choir, orchestra & dance.

Free Guide to the Arts and Entertainment in Alamosa, Beulah, Buena Vista, Cañon City, Colorado City, Colorado Springs, Cripple Creek, Fairplay, Florence, Gardner, Guffey, LaVeta, Manitou Springs, Penrose, Pueblo, Salida, Victor, Villa Grove, Westcliffe, Woodland Park and Surrounding Area. Renee Isely Tobin, Editor/Publisher

When a person wants to hear fresh music, after not hearing it for a while, the first thing out of one’s mouth is Finally! Bob Tobin, Co-Editor That’s the name of Tony Exum, Annie Dawid, Editor-At-Large Jr.‘s debut album. Tony was born and ISSN 1538-2796 Copyright 2012 raised in Colorado Springs and still makes it his home. Tony effortlessly blends his Published the 1st of the Month. saxes with R&B, soul, and funk flavors and delivers a refreshingly funky, measured Address correspondence to: The Cañon Beat, P.O. Box 1338, and controlled smooth jazz performance. Westcliffe, CO 81252 Hear him at Stargazers Theater in Colorado E-mail: editor@canonbeat.com Springs on Friday, April 27. Telephone: 719.783.0241 A rockin’ good time is in the All Rights Reserved. works for Canon City on April 27th when the Whitewater Bar & Grill reopens for Use or reproduction, without written permission, of pictorial or editorial content in any manner is the season. The ‘Kristina Ingram Band’ strictly prohibited. will perform and rafters and zip liners and Trade Name registered With the State of Colorado. sports persons of all stripes gear up for the summer.


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“Gunning It” essay by Annie Scholl Warnings have been sounding since I moved to a friend’s cabin in the mountains outside Westcliffe. They’ve ranged from watching out for packrats building nests in my warm car engine to being on the lookout for bears waking up from their winter snooze to having an antenna up for mountain lions that might be stalking me. My father tells me to lock my doors—recalling a hiker who was beaten and decapitated in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia where he lives—and to be cautious of the people I meet because they might be “wolves in sheep’s clothing.” So far, I haven’t encountered any of the wildlife I’ve been warned about. I’ve seen pronghorns and mule deer and bighorn sheep. I’ve had cows cross the dirt road in front of my Honda CRV. But so far no bears, mountain lions, nor wolves in sheep’s clothing. Truly, what’s made my heart race is my driveway. “Driveway,” frankly, is too nice of a word. To me “carnival ride” fits better. This thrill is a mile of twists and turns and, thanks to warm temps, deep muddy ruts.

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The “Tommy Castro Band” will play Woodland Park on April 6. The Band has been amazing audiences since its formation in 1991. On May 8, 2008, Tommy won the BB King Blues Entertainer of the Year Award and his album, Painkiller,

timidity. You just gotta gun it.” I scaled the driveway, though fearfully, the day I moved into the cabin. The real trouble came after returning from Westcliffe a couple days later after a snowfall. I barely made it up the first incline when I felt my tires settle into the snow. After several attempts to move forward, I put my (all-wheel-drive, I should add) Honda into reverse and inched down the hill. “Come on, Ruby,” I coached my vehicle, calling it my nickname for her. I tried again, got just about as far, and again backed down the drive. One of my goals in moving to Colorado is, frankly, to be less of a girly girl. I love, for example, how empowering it feels to gather wood and to keep my woodstove going. But here I was, faced with knocking on my (male) neighbor’s door to ask for help. My neighbor was happy to let me park in his driveway, but he looked at me perplexed. “It’s only a couple inches of snow,” he said. Then he said something that has stuck with me: “This is no place for

won for Contemporary Blues Album of the Year at the Blues Music Awards in Memphis. Not resting on his laurels, in 2010 the Blues Music Awards honored Tommy Castro with four awards; Band of the Year, BB King Entertainer of the Year, Contemporary Blues Artist of the Year and Contemporary Blues Album of the Year, Hard Beliver. which was also chosen by the Living Blues Awards Reader’s Poll as best album of 2009. The 2010 Blues Blast Music Awards honored the Tommy Castro Band with the Best Blues Band Award. To say the Tommy Castro Band is one of the most popular blues bands in the world would be accurate.

This just in: Texas Blues Man Chris

Duarte tears it up! The Chris Duarte Group will give a concert on May 12th at the Crystola Roadhouse in Woodland Park. Chris Duarte was first inspired by music at age 8 after seeing Fiddler on the Roof on television. Soon after, he began playing his brother’s guitar. In 1979, Duarte moved to Austin, Texas, and purchased a 1963 Fender Stratocaster guitar for $500.

Buoyed by his words, I went back to my car, started the engine, patted the dashboard, swore for emphasis, and stomped the accelerator. “Come on Ruby! Let’s do this!” I pictured driving a beat-up pickup truck rather than my dent-free, new-to-me SUV. I cheered as Ruby and I glided past the place that had previously thwarted us. I worked the steering wheel like a stock car driver as the backend fishtailed. I kept calling out to Ruby as the tires worked their way over frozen ruts. An extra bout of swearing and tromping on the accelerator and we were at the top of the hill and around the first turn. I felt triumphant pulling up to the cabin in my car when I was certain I would be arriving on foot. I feel victorious whenever I make it back up the “driveway.” I no longer worry about the mud hurtling my car into one of the many trees that line this narrow climb to the cabin. If Ruby gets a dent, it will be well earned.

He started learning his instrument as most guitarists do, by listening to the music of other artists, learning their styles, and in the process developing his own sound. Duarte was named “Best New Talent” in Guitar Player magazine’s 1995 Reader’s Poll. He finished fourth in the magazine’s “Best Blues Guitarist” category behind Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy and B.B. King. Though Duarte has played a limited number of U.S. dates in recent years with the Japanese band Bluestone Company backing him, he performs primarily as a power trio, the Chris Duarte Group. Duarte counts himself lucky and extremely grateful for his position in the world of true road musicians. He’s been able to do what he loves to do over the years; playing music. Chris has now released his eleventh album, Blues In The Afterburner. Since his 1994 release of “Texas Sugar Strat Magik”, Chris has collected accolades from every corner of the world and from players such as Ted Nugent, Scott Henderson and Joe Satriani. Chris is not one to rest on his laurels though, “Every night it’s got to be like your last. Here am I given another opportunity to further my craft and to try out and hone new melodic ideas. People come up to me and thank me for putting so much into my shows and for such modest crowds. I sometimes play for tables and chairs and I tell them if it was just a couple of people out in the audience, just one person, then it’s going to be the same show.”

Annie Scholl is a freelance writer, photographer and Reiki master who recently moved from her home state of Iowa to the mountains of Westcliffe, Colo.


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• Easter Bunny Train: ride to park where Easter Bunny has hidden eggs: hunt, photos, prizes; Rio Grande Scenic RR., 610 State St.;10AM departure; $15 - $25; 877-726-7245 or 719-587-0520 www. riograndescenicrailroad.com

Fri., April 27 – Sat., April 28

• Theater: “A Flea in Her Ear” - comedy; Adams State College Theater, 208 Edgemont Blvd.; 7:30PM; $8; students & faculty free; 719-587-8499

B E U L A H Saturday, April 7

• Spring Hike: wildflowers & birds in the park; MPEC, 9112 Mountain Park Rd.; 10AM; free members - $5; register & info at 719-485-4444 or www.hikeandlearn. org

Friday, April 13

• Nature for Toddlers: pre-school children learn about & enjoy nature; MPEC, 9112 Mountain Park Rd.; 10AM – 11AM; suggested donation of $5 - $8; info at 719-485-4444 or www.hikeandlearn.org

Saturday, April 14

• Healthy Women – Healthy Earth Walking Retreat: day-long event w/ stretching, exercises, lunch; MPEC, 9112 Mountain Park Rd.; 10AM – 11AM; $49 - $59; register & info at 719-485-4444 or www.hikeandlearn.org

Sunday, April 15

• Walk Your Dog Hike; guided hike w/ your pooch; treats by Zuke’s; MPEC, 9112 Mountain Park R.; 1PM; free members - $5; register & info at 719-485-4444 or www.hikeandlearn.org

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•First Friday Art Walk: several art galleries, some feature wine & cheese; meet artists; winner of Canon City Merchants’ Assoc. logo contest; Artists’ Gallery, 416 Historic Main Street; 5PM – 7PM; free & open to public; 719-345-4070 • Art Opening : “Main Street Artz” unveiling of 5 sculptures on natural stone; dedication, band; Raynolds Bank Bldg, Main St., 3rd St & 4th St.; 5:30PM;

Saturday, April 7

• Easter Eggstravaganza: hunt Easter Eggs, play in bounce house, win prizes & more; bring your basket to collect eggs; Rouse Park, 1600 Park Ave.; 1PM – 4PM; www.ccrec.org

Sat., April 7 – Sun., April 8

• Easter Bunny Train Ride: family fun w/ Easter Bunny, eggs, chocolate treats & Depot dollars; Santa Fe Depot, 401 Water St.; departure 12:30PM; $24 - $109 various class & service levels; 888-724-5748 or 719-276-4000

Thursday, April 12

• Art After School: children ages 7 & older; variety of arts & crafts activities; Fremont Center for the Arts, 505 Macon; 3:45PM – 4:45PM; 719-275-2790

Saturday, April 14

• Concert: “Jim Young”; 4-mile Community Center, E. Main & Steinmeier; show 7PM; $4 - $6, kids & students free; www. canonrose.com

Saturday, April 21

• Benefit for Zonta Scholarship Fund & service projects; Lunch w/ 4 Colorado Authors: Sherry Johns, Connie K.

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Thursday, April 26

• Art After School: children ages 7 & older; variety of arts & crafts activities; Fremont Center for the Arts, 505 Macon; 3:45PM – 4:45PM; 719-275-2790

Friday, April 27

• Grand Opening: White Water Bar & Grill, 45045 US Hwy 50; live music, volleyball, horseshoes, wireless internet; open 11AM – 12midnight; “Kristina Ingram Band” 7PM – 12midnight; 719-275-7238

Saturday, April 28

• Concert: “Yampa Valley Boys”; 4-mile Community Center, E. Main & Steinmeier; show 7PM; $4 - $6, kids & students free; www.canonrose.com • Live Music: “Mystic 7Band”; White Water Bar & Grill, 45045 US Hwy 50; 8PM – 12midnight; 719-275-7238

COLORADO SPRINGS Sunday, April 1

• Earth Day Kick-off Party w/ live animals, music, food; Stargazers Theater, 10 S. Parkside Dr.; $10 suggested donation;719-476-2200

Thursday, April 5

• Film: “Hell & Back Again” – Danfung Dennis embedded w/ US Marines Echo Co in Afghanistan; CC EKG Cornerstone Arts Center Film Screening Room, 825 N. Cascade Ave.; 6PM & 8PM; free & open to public; 719-502-7057

Thurs., April 5 – Sun., April 8

• Ice Show: “Disney on Ice” – 65 characters from 18 stories come to life in a skating spectacular; World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd.; 7PM Thurs–Sat.; 11AM & 3PM Sat.; 1PM & 5PM Sun.; $13-$56; 719576-2626.

Friday, April 6

• First Friday ArtWalk! Visit with the artists; Second Floor Studios, 2418 W. Colorado; 5-8PM; open to public; 719-896-6368 • First Friday ArtWalk!: self-guided visual arts tour in Old Colorado City; West Colorado Ave. between 23rd & 25th streets;5-8 PM; free & open to public; 719-520-9494 • Live Music: Indie Duo “Get Along”- indie, folk, rock; Black Sheep, 2106 E Platte Ave.; 7:30 PM; $5 in adv., $7 at door; 866-777-8932 • Concert: “Stolen Thyme” – neo-traditional old time string band; Pikes Perk Coffee House, 15 S. Tejon St.; 7:30PM; $4 - $7; 719-635-1600 • Symphony Concert: “The Passion/Light Eternal” w/ music by Lauridsen, Brahms, Hayden; COS Philharmonic at Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave.; 8PM; $12-$33; 719-520-SHOW • Concert: “Hazel Miller” - jazz, pop, gospel; Stargazers Theater, 10 S. Parkside Dr.; 8PM.;$12-$15 at the door; 719-476- 2200

Saturday, April 7

• Easter Egg Events abound around town: Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Rd; 9AM -2PM various; $5 - $7; kids 2-10 yrs old; reservations required 719-520-6387 EGGStavaganzoo; color eggs & watch zookeepers feed animals; Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mntn Zoo Rd.; 10AM - 3:30PM; $; 719 633 9925 Fur & Fun Easter Egg Hunt –

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candy for kids, treats for dogs, coupons for adults, food; The Shops at Voyager; 11550 Ridgeline Dr.; 10AM -1 PM; free; 719-488-6587 • Short Films: Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival; Stargazers Theater; 10 S Parkside Dr; 7:30PM; $25; 719-2260450 • History Lecture: ‘Representation and Rebellion: The Rockefeller Plan at Colorado Fuel & Iron Co.1914-1942’ w/ Jonathan Rees; COS Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St.; 2-3PM; $5 donation; 719-385-5990

Sunday, April 8

• Live Music: “Mark Rose Quartet” – jazz; Olympian Plaza Reception Center, 975 S. Union Blvd.; 1PM – 4PM; $5 - $10; 719-685-9451

Tuesday, April 10

• Concert: benefit ‘Sharing a Vision for Generations’: with Trevor Hall & Wendy Woo; Stargazers Theater; 10 S Parkside Dr.; 6:30PM; $25 - $55 VIP; 719-4762200

Wednesday, April 11

• Film Screening: “Playground” - children victims of violence; ex. producer George Clooney; Stargazers Theater; 10 S. Parkside Dr.; 7PM; $8.50; 719-4762200

Friday, April 13

• Nature Talk; “Geology of the Pikes Peak Region” w/ Steven Veatch, geoscientist; Old Colorado City History Center; 1 S. 24th St; 11AM; free for members or $2; 719-636-1225 • Fair; Celebration Metaphysical Fair; COS Auditorium; 221 E. Kiowa; 1-9 Fir, 10-7 Sat, 10-6 Sun.; $5; 719 634 1810 • Improv – Comedy with Stick Horses in Pants; The Loft Music Venue, 2502 W. Colorado Ave., #301; 8PM; $8 in adv. $10 at door; 719- 445-9278

Saturday, April 14

• Poetry & Performance Art Event; “Finding Our Voices” w/ poets, singers, dancers; Stargazers Theater, 10 S. Parkside Dr.; 11AM - 4PM; 719-636-5055 • Live Show: Burlesque “Dangerous Curves”; Stargazers Theater, 10 S. Parkside Dr.; 8PM; $10 in adv., $12at door; 719-476-2200 • S y m p h o n y C o n c e r t ; p r o g r a m o f ‘Rachmaninoff’; COS Philharmonic w/ Gleb Ivanov, piano; Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave; 8PM; $19-$57; 719 520 SHOW – repeats Sunday, April 15

Sunday, April 15

• Concert: ‘Thin Air Jazz’ – 12-piece big band: Stargazers Theater, 10 S. Parkside Dr.; 6PM; $8; 719-476-2200

Thursday, April 19

• N a tu re Pro g ra m fo r Ki d s: ‘ Po ky Porcupines’ kids 4-5 yrs w/ adult; puppet shows, crafts, hike; Bear Creek Nature Center; 245 Bear Creek Road; 9AM -10:30AM; $4; reservations required 719 520 6387 • Concert: CD Release Party for Ben Knighten & Andy Clifton; Stargazers Theater; 10 S. Parkside Dr.; 7PM; $6; 719-476-2200 • Film Festival; 5th Annual Indie Spirit Film Fest; Co College Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center; Info at 719 502 7057

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• Live theater: “Mary Stuart” – Schiller’s romantic drama; Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater, 3955 Regent Circle, University Hall; Thursday – Sat. eves 7:30PM, Sun. 4PM; $15 - $30; details 19-255-3232

Friday, April 20

• Exhibit; Pulse: 2012 UCCS Senior Exhibition; 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy;

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5-8PMfree; 719 255 3504 • Live Comedy: “Stand Up and Rock” – adult-oriented stand-up comedy showcase; Stargazers Theater; 10 S. Parkside Dr.; 8PM; $10; 719-476-2200

Saturday, April 21

• Kids’ Event: “Box City for Kids” – design, request permits, order materials, build cardboard city for kids K-5 & families; Queen Palmer ES, 1921 Yampa St.; 10AM – 1PM; free & open, reservations needed AIA 303-446-2266 • Concert: ‘Kahuna Beach Dance Party’ Beach Boys tribute; Stargazers Theater; 10 S. Parkside; 8PM; $10; 719-4762200

Sunday, April 22

• Free concert: ‘Starburn’s Rock Showcase’ – regional rock & blues musicians & hard rock covers; Stargazers Theater; 10 S. Parkside Dr.; 6PM; 719-476-2200

Monday, April 23

• Family Theater; “Stuart Little” – don your favorite kid jammies or costume for family fun in lobby before show; Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave.; 7PM; $8 $15; 719-477-2142

Wednesday, April 25

• Live Comedy: ‘Tosh Tour Twenty Twelve’ - stand-up comic Daniel Tosh; Stargazers Theater; Pikes Peak Center; 190 S. Cascade Ave; 7PM; 719-576-2626

Thursday, April 26

• Kids Walk: ‘Little Wonders – Crazy Camouflage’ – 2-3 yrs old w/ adult; Bear Creek Nature Center; 245 Bear Creek Road; 9-10:15AM; $3; reservations 719520-6387

Friday, April 27

• Live Music: Jazz Great Tony Exum, Jr.; Stargazers Theater; 10 S. Parkside Dr.; 8 PM; $10 - $15 at door; 719-476-2200

Saturday, April 28

• Hike: “Wild Sounds”; Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road; 10-11:30AM; $3-$4 non member; reservations 719-520-6387 • Story Hour - Children’s HiStory Hour: Julie the Rockhound; COS Pioneers Museum; 215 S. Tejon; 10:30-11:30AM; free & open to public; 719-385-5990 • Symphony Concert: ‘Petrushka’ w/ music by Stravinsky, Haydn, & Barber; COS Philharmonic at Pike Peak Center; 190 S. Cascade Ave.; 8PM; $22-$52; 719520-SHOW

Sunday, April 29

• Concert: Colorado College Summer Music Festival; CO College – Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre; 8PM; $35; 719-389-6552 • Concert: ‘Tom Taylor” & the ‘Needlewood Orchestra’ - hybrid of jazz, classical, rock, and even a dash of blues and bluegrass; Stargazers Theatre, 10 S. Parkside Dr.; 6PM; $10; 719-476-2200

CRIPPLE CREEK Saturday, April 7

• Performance: ‘The Human Jukebox’ w/ Gary Bennett; The Creek, 317 E. Bennett Ave.; 7PM; $ ?; 719-689-9595 • Live Music: “California Dreamin’” – tribute to Mamas & Papas; Imperial Hotel, 123 N. 3rd St.; 7-8:30PM; $15; dinner/show $24; 719-344-9274

Friday, April 20 & Sat., April 21

• Performance: “Teddy Roosevelt Salutes Cripple Creek” w/ Joe Wiegand; Imperial Hotel, 123 N. 3rd St.; 7-8:30PM; $15; dinner/show $24; 719-344-9274


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• Performance: “Cinderella”; Children’s Playhouse Series, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe; 11AM & 2PM; $6; 719-2995-7222 • Contra Dance: bring treats & water; live music w / “Nimble Fingers”; calling by Helle Hill; Washington Children’s Center, Thatcher & Prairie Ave.; 7PM, $7; www. fiddletoons.com • Symphony Concert: “Carmina Burana” w/ choirs of Pueblo area schools; Hoag Recital Hall, CSU-Pueblo off Bonforte; 7:30PM; $30-$35; 719-545-7967

Friday April 6

• Free Computer Class: Beginning Word; J. C. Fremont Library, 130 Church Ave.; 8AM; open to public; reservations required: 719-784-4649

Thursday, April 12

• Program: “Life on the Eastern Plains of Colorado” w/ Jane Milne – living history of 92-year old pioneer woman; J. C. Fremont Library, 130 Church Ave.; 7PM; open to public; 719-784-4649

Friday, April 13

• Art Opening Reception: photo show; Blue Spruce Gallery, 205 W. Main St.; 5PM – 7PM. • Free Computer Class: Beginning Word; J. C. Fremont Library, 130 Church Ave.; 5:30PM; open to public; reservations required: 719-784-4649

Saturday, April 14

• Second Saturday: artists demos, blues jam at Public Library, 12 locations w/ refreshments & promotions; Downtown 2PM – 4:30PM. • Art Opening Reception & Open Music Jam; Bruno Randles, oils & watercolors; J. C. Fremont Library, 130 Church Ave.; 2PM – 4:30PM; open to public; 719-7844649

Tuesday, April 17

• Movie Night: “The American Southwest: Are We Running Dry?” – the water crisis; J. C. Fremont Library, 130 Church Ave.; 7PM; open to public; 719-784-4649

Friday, April 20

• Free Computer Class: Beginning PowerPoint; J. C. Fremont Library, 130 Church Ave.; 8AM; open to public; reservations required: 719-784-4649

Saturday, April 21

• Belly Dance Show w/ marketplace; Florence HS, 2006 Hwy 67; market 5PM; show 7PM; $8; info 719-429-4226

Tuesday, April 24

• Movie Night: “Liquid Assets” – the aging water infrastructure in the US; J. C. Fremont Library, 130 Church Ave.; 7PM; open to public; 719-784-4649

Sunday, April 29

• Concert: 50-voice Fremont Civic Choir directed by Thomas R. Smith; Spring Concert: “Honoring America’s Heritage and Sacrifice” – old and new patriotic songs; Florence HS, 2006 Hwy 67; $10; 7PM; tkts at Cross Music in Canon city & Fox Drug in Florence & at door.

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• Art Opening Reception: “Botanica” ; SPACe, 132 w. Ryus; 5-7PM

MANITOU SPRINGS Saturday, April 7

• Art Opening Reception: “Growth” - 4 artists interpret; live music w/ Ben Pratt; Swirl Wine Emporium, 717 Manitou Ave.; 6PM – 9PM; free & open to public; 719685-2294

Saturday, April 14

• Improv - Comedy: family friendly; Venue 515, 515 Manitou Ave.; $8 - $10; 7:30PM; 719-445-9510

Sat., April 28 – Sun., April 29

• Solar Greenhouse Design Workshop: 313 Crystal Hills Blvd.; $75 Sat. only; $95 weekend if paid by 4/15; $150 at door; 719-685-0290 or 720-838-7131

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• Dance: Senior Resource Development Agency, 230 N. Union Ave.; 6:30PM; free & open to public; 719-545-8900

Wednesday, April 4

• Speaker: “Everything You Really Need to Know about Dating” w/ Jennifer Worick, public speaker & author: “The WorstCase Scenario Survival Handbook; a dating guide; CSU Pueblo, OUC Ballroom, off Bonforte; 7 PM; 719-5492975

Friday, April 6

• Benefit Event: Circus Clown goes for world record: Stephen Smith will attempt to balance / stand on 48” walking globe for 24 hours; benefit Pueblo Children’s Chorale; Fun Yogurt, 223 Union Ave; 1PM start. • First Friday ArtWalk: see new shows, meet artists, eat, drink, walk & mingle; self-guided art tour of 20 locations; pick up guide a one gallery or online at www. pueblopag.org • Art Opening Reception:’ Goddess of Art’: Louisa Hansen – photography & Tracy Jensen, pottery; Steel City Art Works, 216 S. Union; 5-8PM; free & open to public; 719-542-6838 • Art Opening Reception: ‘Garden Dressing” w/ Becky Lee Johnson; Cup & Bowl Gallery, 116 Midway Ave.; 5-8PM; free & open to public.

Saturday, April 7

• Benefit: ‘4H Saddle-Up for St. Jude’; CO State Fair Grounds, 1001 Beulahd; 8 A.M.-10 P.M.; 719 404 2025 repeats the 8th • Bird Walk; Ceramic Birds, making clay birds; Rebecca Virgil; Raptor Center, 5200 Nature Center Rd; $5; 10A.M.Noon; 719-549-2414 • Ice Skating, With the Easter Bunny;100 N. Grand; 1-3P.M.; $2; 719-553- 2730

Thursday, April 12

• Quilt Show: Annual Southern Colorado; El Pueblo History Museum, 301 N. Union Ave.; 10AM – 4PM; info call 719-5830453 • Concert: “”Ugandan Orphans’ Choir” song & dance in colorful, traditional costumes w/ African drums; Pueblo Children’s Chorale hosts the group; Olde Towne Carriage House, 10 S. Victoria Ave.; 7PM; $5. • Live Music: “Dotsero” – jazz; Studio 210, Sangre de Cristo Center; 210 N Santa Fe; 7PM; $10-$15; 719-295-7200

Friday, April 13

• Rodeo Roping; ‘Rope the Rockies’; CO State Fairgrounds, 1001 Beulah Ave.; 8AM-10PM; 719-4040-2025; repeats thru the 17th • Art Opening Reception: Spring Show”; refreshments; Gallery, 1500 N. Santa Fe; 5-7PM; free & open to public. • Musical Performance; “All Ears” - Disney Review; Damon Runyon Theater; 611 N. Main; 7PM; $14-$22;719-564-0579; repeats 14th, 15th at 2PM • Live Theater: “Cabaret” – the Kit Kat Klub & decadent celebration set against the backdrop of Nazi terror; Central HS, ; 7:30PM; $5 & canned food to benefit YWCA; 719-994-8298; repeats various dates & times thru 4/ 29

Saturday, April 14

• Presentation: “Life on Eastern Colorado Plains” from 1900 to present w/ 92-yearold pioneer woman; story teller Jane Milne; El Pueblo History Museum, 301 N. Union Ave.; 10AM; sign-up or info call 719-583-0453

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Friday, April 20

• Performance: “Contact…ttyl” w/ Sangre de Cristo Ballet – contemporary ballet w/ discussion; Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe; 7:30PM; $10; 719-2957222 repeats 4/21

Saturday, April 21

• Earth Day Celebration: “Party for the Planet”; Pueblo Zoo, 3455 Nuckolls Ave.; 10Am – 3PM; kids to age 12 free w/ adult; www.pueblozoo.org 719-561-1452 • Gun Show; Tanner Gun Show; CO State Fairgrounds, Agricultural Palace, 1001 Beulah;10AM-4PM; daily thru the 24th; 719-561-8484 • Livestock sale; Classic Goat Sale; CO State Fairgrounds,1001 Beulah, sheep and swine bldg.; 10AM – 4PM; 719-8523121 • Annual Gala & Benefit: Pueblo Choral Society; dinner, dancing to live music, PCS presentation of “Illumination” directed by Dr. Dana Ihm & several Walt Disney Favorites; Pueblo Convention Center, ; 6PM; $; info & reservations 719-544-4455 • Roller Derby; fair grounds Events Center; 7-10P.M.; 719-240-2099

Sunday, April 22

• Fundraiser and Dinner: Earth Day Celebration; Raptor Center, 5200 Nature Center Rd; 3PM-7PM; 719-549-2414

Friday, April 27

Saturday, April 14

• Spring Fling Fundraiser for ‘Boys & Girls’ Clubs’; live music; wine & beer tasting w/ appetizers; tour facility; door prizes; Club, 340 E. 5th St.; 6:30-9PM; complimentary admission, donations needed & encouraged; 719-539-9500

Saturday, April 21

• Earth Day: electronics & plastics recycling, worm recycling bins, wildlife rehabilitation & birds of prey, kids activities & ‘Human Impact In Shangri-La’ w/ Masood Ahmad of Adams State College - impacts of glaciers, militarization, hunting; Scout Hut, Riverside Park, Historic Downtown; 10AM – 2:30PM; $; details of event times & fees 719-539-6738

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• Benefit for Victor Lowell Thomas Museum – 120th Birthday Celebration for Lowell Thomas; wine & cheese, house tour; Lowell Thomas House, 225 S. 6th St.; 6:30PM – 9PM; $25; reservations http:// victorcolorado.com/museumevents.htm

WESTCLIFFE Tuesday, April 3

• Movie: “Green Fire” – documentary, environmentalist Aldo Leopold; Sustainable Way, Community Room, West Custer County Library, 209 Main St.; 5PM; free & open to public.

• Social: “Spring Fling”; Senior Resource Development Agency, 230 N. Union Ave.; 1:30PM; free & open to public; 719-5458900

Friday April 6 – Sat. April 7

• 4H Spring Horseshow; CO State Fairgrounds, 1001 Beulah, Horse Show Complex; 8AM-5PM; daily to 5/1; 719404-2025 • Horse Races; Quarter Midget Races; CO State Fairgrounds, 1001 Beulah, Palace of Agriculture; 8AM - 10PM; free; 719404-2020 • Super Saturday & Plant Sale; Raptor Center, 5200 Nature Center Rd; 9AM4PM; free; 719-549-2414

• Easter Egg Hunt: Feed Store, 116 N. 2nd St.; 1AM – Noon; call to confirm & details; 719-783-2771

Saturday, April 28

S A L I D A Sunday, April 1

• April Fools’ Day Concert: Walden Chamber Music Society – program of Erik Satie & Peter Maxwell Davies; Steam Plant Theater, 220 W/ Saclett; 2PM infomance; 3PM concert; $15; 719395-2097

Friday April 6

• Easter Egg Hunt: underwater; celebrate spring & Easter; age division, prizes, goodies for all; youngest kids start 1:15PM; Salida Recreation & Hot Springs Pool, US Highway 50; 1PM – 3PM; $; details 719-539-6738

Thursday, April 12

• Creative Mixer: “Not a Meeting Zone” – soapbox provided; snacks, cash bar; Steam Plant, 220 W. Sackett; 5:30PM – 7PM.

• Movie: “The Artist” – winner of 5 Academy Awards; R; Historic Jones Theater, 119 Main St.; 7:30PM; $

Saturday, April 7

Friday, April 13 – Sat. April 14

• Movie: “Act of Valor” – starring active Navy Seals; R; Historic Jones Theater, 119 Main St.; 7:30PM; $

Friday, April 20 – Sat., April 21

• Movie: “Mirror, Mirror” – starring Julia Roberts; PG; Historic Jones Theater, 119 Main St.; 7:30PM; $

Tuesday, April 24

• Movie: “Fresh, The Movie” – what is alternative to current industrial method of food production? Sustainable Way, Community Room, West Custer County Library, 209 Main St.; 5PM; free & open to public.

Wednesday, April 25

• County Commissioner Candidates Forum: location TBA; 5PM – 8PM; open to public; call chamber office re details 719-783-9163

Thursday, April 26 – Sat. April 28

• Live Theater: “Footloose” w/ Custer County HS Drama Club; R; Historic Jones Theater, 119 Main St.; 7:30PM.

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WOODLAND PARK Friday April 6

• Show: “Tommy Castro Band”; Crystola Roadhouse, 20918 Hwy 24; 8PM; $22 - $47 (VIP);719-687-7879

Sunday, April 8

• Easter Fun & Earth Day: Come Howl w/ wolves; Colorado Wolf & Wildlife Center, 4729 Lower Twin Rocks Road, Divide;

M a y A L A M O S A Fri., May 4 - Sun. May 6

• Live Theater: “A Flea in Her Ear” comedy; Adams State College Theater, 208 Edgemont Blvd.; Fri & Sat.7:30PM; Sun. 2PM; $8; students & faculty free; 719587-8499

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Saturday, May 19

• Bike Festival: Century, Metric Century, 50 & 35 miles rides; ride north to Leadville; post Ride celebration w/ live music by “Grass It Up” ; McPhelemy Park, 112-134 W. Lake St.; 6:30AM starts; details www. bvbf.org

Fri., May 25 – Sun., May 27

• Paddlesfest 2012: kickoff paddling season: fun & educational activities for all ages; competitions, demos, gear & more; HQ Colorado Kayak Supply, 327 E. Main St; details & info www.ckspaddlefest. com

Thursday, May 31

• Distinguished Lecture: “Why Peace is Possible & How We Can Achieve It” w/ Paul K. Chappell; BV Community Center, 715 E. Main St.; 7PM; free & open to public; www.collegiatepeaksforum.org

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Friday, May 4

• First Friday Art Walk: several art galleries, some feature wine & cheese; meet artists; 416 Historic Main Street; 5PM – 7PM; free & open to public; 719-3454070 • Live Music: “James & The Devil”; White Water Bar & Grill, 45045 US Hwy 50; 8PM – 12midnight; 719-275-7238

Sat., May 5 – Sun., May 6

• Blossom Festival: carnival by Wright’s Amusements, Band Competitions; Sat. & Sun. craft fair with over 100 vendors; Sat. 5K/5Mi walk/run; Sat. parade w/ marching bands, local groups & floats, specialty foods; “Cluster Duck” music event Saturday in Centennial (Duck) Park; Sun. Motorcycle rally; info & details www.ccblossomfestival.com • Spring Arts & Crafts Show: Juried show of handmade media; Depot Park, 9th & Hwy 50. • Abbey Antiques Sale & Show; Abbey Field House Gym, 2951 Hwy 50; Sat. 9AM – 5PM; Sun. 10AM – 4PM; $3 for both days, no charge under 14; info 719-596-1022 • Cinco de Mayo Celebration & Live

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Thursday, April 12

• Concert: Benefit Ute Pass Symphony Guild: “The Russian Is Coming!” – Gleb Ivanov, pianist; Woodland Park HS, 151 N. Baldwin St.; 7:30PM; $25 - $75; 719686-5288 – vodka tasting prior to concert at TWEEDS, 5:30-7PM.

Sunday, April 15

• Concert: “Swing Factory” Woodland Park Wind Symphony; Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland at Hwy 24 & Fairview Ave; 2PM; free & open to public; 719-687-2210

2 0 1 2 Music: “Triple Nickel Band”; White Water Bar & Grill, 45045 US Hwy 50; 8PM – 12midnight; 719-275-7238

Sunday May 6

• Biker Run; White Water Bar & Grill, 45045 US Hwy 50;12PM – 1PM; 719275-7238

Friday, May 11

• Live Music: “Cooper Sonics”; White Water Bar & Grill, 45045 US Hwy 50; 8PM – 12midnight; 719-275-7238

Saturday, May 12

• Concert: “Palmer Divide”; 4-mile Community Center, E. Main & Steinmeier; show 7PM; $4 - $6, kids & students free; www.canonrose.com • Live Music: “Bruce Hayes Live” – 4PM–8PM & “Dr Fine Band” – 8PM12midnight; White Water Bar & Grill, 45045 US Hwy 50; bands play 4PM – 12midnight; 719-275-7238

Sat., May 12 – Sun., May 13

• Mother ’s Day Brunch Train Ride: champagne, rose, chef prepared meal; Santa Fe Depot, 401 Water St.; departure 12:30PM; $59 - $109 various class & service levels; 888-724-5748 or 719-2764000

Monday, May 14

• Concert: “Redhead Express” – old-timey, bluegrass, gospel; Fremont Cty Comm Concerts; Harrison School, 920 Field Ave.; 7PM; info www.fremontcountyconcerts. org

Friday, May 18

• Live Music: “Martini Shot”; White Water Bar & Grill, 45045 US Hwy 50; 8PM – 12midnight; 719-275-7238

Saturday, May 19

• Brew Ha-Ha Benefit for Fremont Center for the Arts; Veterans Park, Hwy 50; 3PM – 10PM; 719-275-2790 www.fremontarts. org • Live Music; White Water Bar & Grill, 45045 US Hwy 50; 8PM – 12midnight; 719-275-7238

Friday, May 25

• Live Music: “All Star Band”; White Water Bar & Grill, 45045 US Hwy 50; 8PM – 12midnight; 719-275-7238

Saturday, May 26

• Murder Mystery Dinner Train; Royal Gorge RR, Santa Fe Depot, 401 Water St.; departure 6:30PM; $110; 888-724-5748 or 719-276-4000 www.royalgorgeroute. com • Live Music: “Mystic 7 Band”; White Water Bar & Grill, 45045 US Hwy 50; 8PM – 12midnight; 719-275-7238

COLORADO SPRINGS Thursday, May 3

Friday, April 20

• Concert: Mountain Acoustic Music: Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland at Hwy 24 & Fairview Ave • Show: “Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers”; Crystola Roadhouse, 20918 Hwy 24; 8PM; $20 - $45 (VIP);719-687-7879

Saturday, April 21

• Earth Day Celebration at Dinosaur Resource Center: “The Traveling Sea’; RMDRC, 201 S. Fairview St.; 11AM – 4PM; museum admission; 719-6861820 • Fundraising celebration for Community Partnership Family Resource Center;

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“Taste of Teller” – food from distinguished restaurants; silent & live auctions; Shining Mountain Golf Course, 100 Shining Mountain Lane; 5-8:30PM; $?; 719-686-0705 www.tasteofteller.com • Show: “Bernard Allison”; Crystola Roadhouse, 20918 Hwy 24; 7:30PM; $20 - $40 (VIP);719-687-7879

Thursday, April 26

• Author Event: Mara Purl, author of “What the Heart Knows”; Public Library, 218 E. Midland Ave.; 6:30PM; 719-687-9281

C a l e n d a r •Community Cinema; Strong!; Co Col Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center; 825 N. Cascade Ave.; 6 and 8 P.M.; free; 719 502 7057; repeats 5/12 • Performance: “Blame Sally” – 4-part rock harmonies; Stargazers Theater; 10 S Parkside Dr; 7PM; $14; 719-476-2200

Friday, May 4

• First Friday ArtWalk!: self-guided visual arts tour in Old Colorado City; West Colorado Ave. between 23rd & 25th streets;5-8 PM; free & open to public; 719-520-9494 • Live Music: “Legacy Dance Party” unique music, pulse-pounding rhythms & high-energy performance; Stargazers Theater; 10 S. Parkside Dr; 8PM; $10$12 at door; 719 476 2200

Saturday, May 5

• Live Music: ‘Phat Horn Doctors’ dance party – vocals, funk, Motown, R&B, jazz, blues, Latin & more; Stargazers Theater; 10 S. Parkside Dr.; 8PM; $10 - $12 at door; 719-476-2200

Wednesday, May 6

• Concert: ‘Voice of the Romantic’ w/ music by Schumann & more; Chamber Orchestra of COS at Broadmoor Community Church; 315 Lake Ave; preconcert lecture 1:4PM; concert 2:30PM; $5 students, $15-$20; 719-633-3649 • Symphonic Festival: “Carmina Burana” – Carl Orff; 400 performers with choir, orchestra & dance; Colorado Springs Youth Symphony, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave.; 2PM; $18 - $20; 719-520-SHOW.

Thurs., May 10 – June 6 various

• Live Theater: “Hairspray”; COS Fine Arts Center; SaGaJi Theater, 30 W. Dale St; eves 7:30PM; $15 - $37; call re dates & tkts 719-634-5583

Friday, May 11

• Improv – Comedy with Stick Horses in Pants; The Loft Music Venue, 2502 W. Colorado Ave., #301; 8PM; $8 in adv. $10 at door; 719-445-9278

Saturday, May 12

• Symphony Concert: ‘Bernstein/Gershwin: Fascinating Rhythm’ – COS Philharmonic Orchestra; Pikes Peak Center; 190 S Cascade Ave.; 8PM; students $12, $19$60; 719-520-SHOW

Sunday, May 13

• Variety Show: “Pop Goes The Rock” – musical by Cirque Dreams; Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave.; 7PM; $ ; 719-520-SHOW

Friday, May 18

• Dance Party; ‘Tiny Barge’ – soul; Stargazers Theater; 10 S. Parkside Dr; 8PM; $10; 719-476-2200

Saturday, May 19

• Bird Count: “Bear Creek Spring Count”;

Bear Creek NC, 245 Bear Creek Rd,; 7AM – 11Am; $5; 719-520-6387 • Run; ‘Run to the Shrine’ – 5K & 10K thru zoo & stunning mountain scenery; Cheyenne Mountain Zoo; 4250 Cheyenne Mntn Zoo Rd; 10K 7:15AM; 5K 8:30AM; $10-$35; 719-633-9925 • Symphony Concert: ‘Resurrection’ Mahler’s Symphony No. 2; w/ Ilana Davidson, soprano, Susan Platts, mezzo-soprano & COS Chorale; COS Philharmonic; Pikes Peak Center; 190 S. Cascade Ave.; 8PM; students $12, $19$57; 719 -520-SHOW – repeats Sunday May 20 at 2PM

Thursday, May 24

• Musical Showcase: ‘We Are Not a Glum Lot, Hammerstadt, Kopesetik Soul’ – local musicians; Pikes Peak Center – Studio Bee; 190 S. Cascade Ave.; 6:45PM; free; 719 477 2121 • Kids’ Nature Program: “Animals Need Habitat” - 4-5 year olds w/ adult; Bear Creek NC, 245 Bear Creek Road; 9-10:30AM; $4; 719-520-6387

Thursday, May 31

• Kids’ Nature Program: “Little Wonders – Animal Babies” – 2-3 yr old w/ adult & short hike; Bear Creek NC; 245 Bear Creek Road; 9AM - 10:15AM; $3; reservations 719-520-6387 • Rock Concert: ‘The BoDeans’ - real, heartfelt & trend-free rock; Stargazers Theater, 10 S. Parkside Dr.; 7PM; $20$25 at door; 719-476-2200

CRIPPLE CREEK Friday, May 4 – May 19

• Show: “The Wynot Radio Theatre Show in the thrilling adventure of Rick Luger: Private Dick”; Imperial Hotel, 123 N. 3rd St.; 7-8:30PM; $15; dinner/show $25; call for dates & times & reservations 719-3449274

Friday, May 25

• Show: “A Gallery of Ghosts” – comedy; Imperial Hotel, 123 N. 3rd St; 7PM – 8:30PM; $15; dinner & show $25; 719344-9274

F L O R E N C E Friday, May 11

• Art Opening Reception: Coleen Bobinac & Dave Camerlo, painting & pottery; live music, courtyard patio reception; Blue Spruce Gallery, 205 W. Main St.; 5PM – 7PM.

Saturday, May 12

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Fri., May 18 – Mon., May 20

• Annual Car Show: valve car racing, swap meet, vintage cars; Main St.; 8AM4PM

Sat., May 26 – May 28

• Black Powder Shoot & Rendezvous: Florence Mountain Park; 719-598-5715

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• Art Opening: “Photography by John Schaum”; Deerprint Wine, 106 E. Francisco St.; 4-6PM; 719-472-4957

Mon., May 14 – Fri., May 18 Mon., May 21 – Fri., May 25

• Experimental Drawing / Painting Workshop: La Veta School of the Arts, 105 W. Ryus; $375 ; 719-742-3421

Saturday, May 26

• Art Opening Reception: “Photography Show” ; SPACe, 132 w. Ryus; 5-7PM

MANITOU SPRINGS Friday, May 4

• Improv - Comedy: family friendly; Venue 515, 515 Manitou Ave.; $8 - $10; 7:30PM; 719-445-9510

P U E B L O Thursday, May 3

• National Reined Cow Horse Association: “The Hackamore Classic”; CO State Fair, 1001 Beulah, Horse Show Complex; 8Am – 10PM; free & open to public; 719404-2025 thru May 8

Friday, May 4

• First Friday ArtWalk: see new shows, meet artists, eat, drink, walk & mingle; self-guided art tour of 20 locations; pick up guide a one gallery or online at www. pueblopag.org • Art Opening Reception: “All Bowled Over”; Cup & Bowl Ceramic Art Studio & Gallery, 116 Midway Ave.; 5-8PM; free & open to public; 719-404-3469 • HARP Boat Opening: kick off Riverwalk boat season with $1 rides, live music & ‘Bandit the Beaver’; HARP, N. Union near Grand; 5PM – 10PM; www.puebloharp. com

Saturday, May 5

• Plant Sale: ‘water-wise’ species & annual, perennials & master gardeners; Mandari Picnic Shelter, Pueblo Zoo, 3455 Nuckolls Ave.; 8AM – 2PM;

Thursday, May 10

• Performance: “Tony Melendez” – guitar player, composer, singer/songwriter; Sangre de Cristo Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave.; 7:30PM; $; 719-295-7200

Saturday, May 12

• 8th Annual Historic Mine Tour: benefit Southern Teller County Focus Group; walking tour of historic Anchoria Leland Mine: located on private property; wear sturdy shoes; meet at Victor Lowell Thomas Museum ,; 9AM; $10; reservations email to stcfg@ victorcolorado.com info 719-689-2675

Wednesday, May 30

• Circus: “New World Jordan Circus”; CO State Fairgrounds, 1001 Beulah, Grandstand Arena; 2-4 PM; price & info 719-561-8484

Thursday, May 31

• Veteran’s Memorial w/ Veterans Ritual Team: remember our friends who died this year; short program & music & lunch; River Walk, Boettcher Center, N. Union Ave.; noon – 2PM; 719-545-8776

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• Migratory Bird Day: live birds of prey, bird walks, kids’ activities, prizes & fun for all ages; Nature & Raptor Center, 5200 Nature Center Rd.; 9AM – 2PM; free & open to public; 719-549-2414 • Presentation: History Alive: meet colorful characters of CF & I’s past: John Rockefeller, William Palmer & Dr. Corwin & others; CF & I Steelworks Museum, 215 Canal St.; 6-9PM; 719-564-9086 • Contra Dance: bring treats & water; live music w / “Nimble Fingers”; calling by Carol Fey; Washington Children’s Center, Thatcher & Prairie Ave.; 7PM, $7; www.fiddletoons.com

Thursday, May 3 – Friday, May 4

• Live Theater: “Waiting for Godot”; Damon Runyon Theater; 611 N. Main; 7PM; $14; info 719-564-0579

• Creative Mixer: “Not a Meeting Zone” – soapbox provided; snacks, cash bar; Steam Plant, 220 W. Sackett; 5:30PM – 7PM.

Saturday, May 12 – Sun., May 13

Sunday, May 13

• Mothers’ Day Celebration at the Zoo, 3455 Nuckolls; free admission w/ coupon Pueblo Chieftain, zoo website or facebook page

Wednesday, May 16

• Equestrian Event; RMRHA Columbine Classic Event; CO State Fairgrounds, 1001 Beulah, Horse Show Complex; 8AM-10PM; open to public; thru 5/22; 719-404-2025 • M o t o r c y c l e S h o w : “ M a r v e l o u s Motorcycles” – kickoff Pueblo Biker Bash; Steelworks Museum, 215 Canal St.; 10AM-4PM thru 6/3; 719-564-9086

Thursday, May 17

• YWCA Tribute to Women Awards Dinner & fundraiser; Anne Isham, author of “Eat More Chocolate & Lose Weight Anyway” is the keynote speaker on healing powers of chocolate; Pueblo Convention Center, 320 Central Main St.; 5:30-7:30PM; tickets at YWCA; 719 542 6904

Friday, May 18

• Bull Riding: Professional invitational event; CO State Fair, 1001 Beulah, Events Center; 8-11PM; $; 719-4042125 • Concert: “Song of Pueblo” Oratorio – multi-media concert w/ original music;

donations to Rotary scholarship fund encouraged;;719-539-2739 www. bluegrassonthearkansas.org

• CMT Mounted Shooting Regional Finals: riders shoot balloons w/ guns loaded w/ blanks; timed event, fast paced; CO State Fair, 1001 Beulah, Horse Show Complex; open to public; 8AM -10PM; details & tkts 719-404-2025 • Tess’ Birthday Celebration: Tess the Penguin turns 38: oldest African-blackfooted penguin in captivity; cake, penguin enrichment, crafts & more; Pueblo Zoo, 3455 Nuckolls Ave.; 719-561-1452

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Saturday, May 26

• Concert: “Spring!”; Pueblo Children’s Chorale CSU-Pueblo, Hoag Hall, off Bonforte; 3PM; 719-546-2309 • Cinco de Mayo Celebration: CO State Fair, Creative Arts Building, 1001 Beulah; 6PM Cocktails; 7PM Dinner; 8PM Dance & Music w/ ‘Sierra Gold’; 6PM – 11PM; $10; tkts 719-542-0112

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• Wild Wild West Festival: concerts, carnival rides, street vendors, team roping, duck race & more; CO State Fairgrounds, 1001 Beulah & Union Ave Historic District; www.wildwildwestfestival.com

Friday, May 25

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• Distinguished Lecture: Thursday: “Finding Joy: Free Your Spirit & Dance with Life’ & Friday: “the Zen and Art of Loving Relationships” w/ Dr. Charlotte Karl; Salida Steam Plant, 220 W. Sackett; 7PM; free & open to public; www. collegiatepeaksforum.org

Saturday, May 5

• Conservation fundraising Banquet: Trout Unlimited ‘Caddis Festival’ – raffles, silent & verbal auctions, dinner; Chaffee County Fairgrounds, 10165 CR120; $15 - $20; info & details www. collegiatepeaksanglerstu.org

Thursday, May 10

Saturday, May 19

• Annual Touch A Truck: big trucks & equipment from around the country; Salida Recreation & Hot Springs Pool, US Highway 50; 11AM – 1PM; $; details 719-539-6738 • FIBArk Cruiser Crit: costumes & decorated cruisers, parade & races (helmets required); party; Riverside Park; 3PM registration.

Sunday, May 20

• Concert: Walden Chamber Music Society w/ Dallas SO First Violinist, Mary Reynolds, violinist Maria Schleuning, violist Barbara Sudweeks, clarinetist Paul Garner, cellist Camilla Bonzo & pianist Jo Boatright in a program of Prokofiev, von Weber & Brahms; Steam Plant Theater, 220 W. Sackett Ave.; infomance 2PM; concert 3PM; $15; info 719-395-2097 or www.waldenchambermusic.org

Sat., May 26 – Sun., May 27

• Bluegrass on the Arkansas: Saturday show at Steam Plant, 220 W. Sackett; 3-10PM w/ ‘Carin Mari’; Sunday: live music begins at Noon & continues into early evening; beer, wine & soft drinks; Riverside Park, Historic Downtown; free & open to public,

Saturday, May 26

Sat., May 26 – Sun., May 27

• Garage Sale: city wide – large variety of goods for sale; maps available around town; 8AM – 4PM; call Betty for info 719689-3300

VILLA

GROVE

Sunday, May 13

• Live

Music:”Leon Joseph Littlebird”; dinner specials; Villa Grove Trade, 34094 US Hwy 285; 6PM - 8PM; 719655-2203:

Sunday, May 27

• Live

Music:”Bones & Allison”; dinner specials; Villa Grove Trade, 34094 US Hwy 285; 6PM - 8PM; 719-655-2203:

westcliffe Friday, May 11

• Annual Chamber Dinner & Citizen of Year Award; Beckwith Ranch, N. Hwy 69; 5PM; $?; open to public; call chamber office re details 719-783-9163

Fri., May 11 – Sun., May 13

• Live Theater: “All Aboard Westcliffe” – an original musical by Anne Kimbell & David Lewis; R; Historic Jones Theater, 119 Main St.; Fri. & Sat. 7:30PM; Sun. 2PM; $

Thursday, May 17

• Cliff Kids’ Triathlon: 4th, 5th & 6th graders field day; Club America, 50 Main St.; 12:30PM start; 719-783-0750

Thurs., May 17 – Sat. May 19

• Live Theater: “All Aboard Westcliffe” – an original musical by Anne Kimbell & David Lewis; R; Historic Jones Theater, 119 Main St.; 7:30PM; $

Sunday, May 27

• Concert: Summer in the Park w/ ‘Bruce Hayes’; Feed Store Amphitheater & Park, 116 N. 2nd St.; 2-3PM; www. westcliffefeedstore.com

woodland park Saturday, May 12

• Show: “Chris Duarte Group”; Crystola Roadhouse, 20918 Hwy 24; 8PM; $15 $35;719-687-7879

Friday, May 18

• Concert: Mountain Acoustic Music; Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland at Hwy 24 & Fairview Ave;

Thursday, May 31

• Show: “Ronnie Baker Brooks”; Crystola Roadhouse, 20918 Hwy 24; 8PM; $18 $43 (VIP);719-687-7879

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