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Fall-ing for the arts 

Colorado Springs may not be the center of the arts world, but that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of art shows, live music dates or theatre performances to keep the city entertained. For a slew of upcoming events, check out our first-ever Fall Arts Guide starting on page 16.

click to enlarge Ali Shaikh -  - Denver -  - Investment Banker -  - Where is the best local place to hear live music, and - why? -  - Garden of the Gods Club, because, first of all, the - area is just peaceful. The surroundings [are] amazing, a - lot of land, the acoustics would be amazing. -  - What was the last movie you saw in the theatres, - and how was it? -  - March of the Penguins. What I liked about - that movie was the faith of the creature named penguin - ... Because of their faith, their generation lives today. We - give up too quickly, we human beings. -  - What's the best way to entertain yourself on a Friday - night in the Springs? -  - Downtown here, the art theatre on Pikes Peak, - Kimball's. They have very nice movies. We like to go - there, have a nice dinner, watch the people go by. -  - What is your favorite piece of street art in Colorado - Springs? -  - I like the one on Platte [Avenue], the horse [General - Palmer]. It shows authority and the confidence of the - man.
  • Ali Shaikh

    Denver

    Investment Banker

    Where is the best local place to hear live music, and why?

    Garden of the Gods Club, because, first of all, the area is just peaceful. The surroundings [are] amazing, a lot of land, the acoustics would be amazing.

    What was the last movie you saw in the theatres, and how was it?

    March of the Penguins. What I liked about that movie was the faith of the creature named penguin ... Because of their faith, their generation lives today. We give up too quickly, we human beings.

    What's the best way to entertain yourself on a Friday night in the Springs?

    Downtown here, the art theatre on Pikes Peak, Kimball's. They have very nice movies. We like to go there, have a nice dinner, watch the people go by.

    What is your favorite piece of street art in Colorado Springs?

    I like the one on Platte [Avenue], the horse [General Palmer]. It shows authority and the confidence of the man.

click to enlarge Carie Stookey -  - Woodland Park -  - Sales -  - Where is the best local place to hear live music, and - why? -  - Acacia Park, because it's diverse, it's beautiful, it's - just perfect. I mean, it's downtown, it's in a beautiful - neighborhood. It's just perfect -- there's nothing bad - about it. -  - What was the most memorable art or entertainment - event you have ever attended? -  - When Cirque de Soleil came through Denver, that - was probably the coolest entertainment-type thing. It's - so bizarre. It's just so creative and so different. -  - What was the last movie you saw in the theatres, - and how was it? -  - The last movie I saw was at Kimball's Twin Peak - and it was The Triplets of Belleville, and I had to - order the CD because it was just the best -- one, - because it was at Kimball's, and two, because I just like - animation. -  - What is your favorite piece of sculpture or statute in - Colorado Springs? -  - There's a big bear right down the street in Acacia - Park, and I like him a lot because I like bears.
  • Carie Stookey

    Woodland Park

    Sales

    Where is the best local place to hear live music, and why?

    Acacia Park, because it's diverse, it's beautiful, it's just perfect. I mean, it's downtown, it's in a beautiful neighborhood. It's just perfect -- there's nothing bad about it.

    What was the most memorable art or entertainment event you have ever attended?

    When Cirque de Soleil came through Denver, that was probably the coolest entertainment-type thing. It's so bizarre. It's just so creative and so different.

    What was the last movie you saw in the theatres, and how was it?

    The last movie I saw was at Kimball's Twin Peak and it was The Triplets of Belleville, and I had to order the CD because it was just the best -- one, because it was at Kimball's, and two, because I just like animation.

    What is your favorite piece of sculpture or statute in Colorado Springs?

    There's a big bear right down the street in Acacia Park, and I like him a lot because I like bears.

click to enlarge Justin Hudson -  - Cheyenne Mountain -  - Cook at Cheyenne Mountain Resort -  - Where is the best local place to hear live - music, and - why? -  - I actually went to my first show the other day at the - Darkside. I saw Waking Ashland. -  - What was the most memorable art or entertainment - event you have ever attended? -  - Bull riding. It's in Penrose, Colorado. It's not really - an event or anything, I just go up and practice. -  - What is your favorite piece of sculpture or statue in - Colorado Springs? -  - Have you ever been in Cheyenne Mountain up by - Gold Camp? You know the guy [Starr Kempf] who does - all the crazy sculptures? Those are real neat. We go - hiking up in the mountains and you can see all of them - in his yard.
  • Justin Hudson

    Cheyenne Mountain

    Cook at Cheyenne Mountain Resort

    Where is the best local place to hear live music, and why?

    I actually went to my first show the other day at the Darkside. I saw Waking Ashland.

    What was the most memorable art or entertainment event you have ever attended?

    Bull riding. It's in Penrose, Colorado. It's not really an event or anything, I just go up and practice.

    What is your favorite piece of sculpture or statue in Colorado Springs?

    Have you ever been in Cheyenne Mountain up by Gold Camp? You know the guy [Starr Kempf] who does all the crazy sculptures? Those are real neat. We go hiking up in the mountains and you can see all of them in his yard.

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