Editor's Note: This document has been updated with correct information regarding a listing for the Tracy Miller Studio Gallery.
14th Annual PPAC Awards for Artistic Excellence, PPAC's annual culture awards, which honor actors, artists, musicians, dancers and arts administrators and advocates. Wed., Oct. 15, 5 p.m. $25-$40. Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Drive, 475-2465, pikespeakartscouncil.org.
41st Annual Christmas Arts & Crafts Fair, a juried show and sale from the Palmer Lake Art Group featuring original art and craftwork from approximately 40 exhibitors, offering paintings, fiber art, pottery, jewelry and more. Proceeds benefit arts scholarships for District 38 students. Oct. 3-5. Free. Palmer Lake Town Hall, 42 Valley Crescent, Palmer Lake, palmerlakeartgroup.com.
Artisan's Series: Mojitos and Murals, a tour of Pueblo's Creative Corridor and its many murals with an interpreter while you sip mojitos made with Pueblo's Forecastle Rum. Tickets and more info online. Sun., Sept. 28. Downtown Pueblo, puebloarts.org.
Arts Month, a month devoted to citywide arts awareness and collaboration, spearheaded by COPPeR, with a slew of events — some brand new — to showcase the creative community. Oct. 1-31. peakradar.com/artsmonth.
Backstage Pass, a celebration of the Pueblo Creative Corridor that benefits the Pueblo Arts Alliance, with Dia de los Muertos activities, a silent auction, and live music by the Landon Williams Band. Fri., Nov. 7, 7 p.m. $10. El Pueblo History Museum, 301 N. Union Ave., Pueblo, 719/583-0453, puebloarts.org.
Blood Lux Bash, a costume party in time for Halloween that ties into the museum's Continuance show, and the theater's Dracula production. Sat., Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m. $10-$20. Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581, csfineartscenter.org.
Butterflies and Friends Gala Auction, an evening to celebrate local artists who decorated the 25 metal butterflies that have been displayed throughout the central part of the city over the summer. Proceeds from auctioning the butterflies will go toward art programs in local schools and community projects. Sat., Oct. 11, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Cost TBD. Cheyenne Mountain Resort, 3225 Broadmoor Valley Road, 473-0089, butterfliesandfriends.org.
Core Culture: Spaces, Faces, Places Walking Tours, a cultural walking tour series that meets at the Perk and then moves on from there, featuring hour-long guided tours introducing the historic buildings, significant founders, and contemporary artwork of downtown Colorado Springs. A rotating schedule of three tours focuses on art on the streets, bronze sculptures, or local history on Tejon Street. Second Saturday of every month, 9 a.m.; through Dec. 13. $10, free for 17 years and under. Paid tickets include a free medium coffee or tea beverage from The Perk Downtown, 14 S. Tejon St., 886-0088, downtowncs.com.
Core Culture: Happy Hour Tours, guided walking tours introducing the art and history of downtown Colorado Springs (topics vary monthly), starting at Phantom Canyon and lasting an hour. Space is limited and advance registration is suggested. Thurs., Sept. 18, 5:30 p.m. and Thurs., Oct. 16, 5:30 p.m. $10, free admission for 17 years and under. All paid tickets include a free non-alcoholic drink or happy hour wine or beer from Phantom. Phantom Canyon Brewing Co., 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 886-0088, downtowncs.com.
Drepung Gomang monks — Sacred Art of Sand Mandala Construction, a week-long visit from these monks, who will construct a mandala over a period of five or six days at Unity. The event includes opening ceremonies, informal conversation and socializing as the mandala is created, and formal closing ceremonies of prayers, chanting, deconstruction of the mandala and sharing the blessed sand. Sept. 16-23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Love offering. Unity Church in the Rockies, 1945 Mesa Road, 471-4556, gomang.org/2012_programs.html, unityrockies.org.
Dia de los Muertos, a one-night celebration of Day of the Dead culture, with artwork, altars, dancers, food and drink, music, and TESSA's Silent Witnesses exhibit. Fri., Oct. 31, 5-8 p.m. Cottonwood Center for the Arts, 427 E. Colorado Ave., 520-1899, cottonwoodcenterforthearts.com.
Eighth Annual Banquet and Art Show, a fundraiser for neuromuscular disease from ERA Shields Real Estate. Fri., Sept. 12, 5:15-10 p.m. $20-$80. Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-7469, pikespeakcenter.com.
Evolution of Blue, an evening of local culture, with a screening of the winner of the 24 Hour Film Festival, a roast of Pueblo with Amber Tozar, James Amos and John Bueno, music from the Haunted Windchimes, and more. With an after-party at Central Plaza from 9 p.m. to midnight. Fri., Oct. 3, 8 p.m. Memorial Hall, 1 City Hall Place, Pueblo, 719/542-1100, pueblomemorialhall.com.
First Friday Art Walk — Pueblo, monthly art celebrations encompassing multiple galleries, a handful of coffee shops, the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center and other businesses. First Friday of every month, 5-8 p.m. Downtown Pueblo, puebloarts.org.
First Friday ArtWalk — Old Colorado City, monthly receptions with new art, chances to meet the artists, live music, food and drink and more. Participating galleries include: Arati Artists Gallery, Range Gallery, Second Floor Studios, Laura Reilly Fine Art, 503W, Visual Culture and others. First Friday of every month, 5-8 p.m.; through Dec. 5. Old Colorado City, bestartontheavenue.com.
First Friday Downtown, galleries, museums, cultural organizations and retailers host art openings, artist receptions, performances, and more the first Friday of each month, starting at 5 p.m. Through Dec. 5. Expect Sidewalk Stage street performers Sept. 5 and Oct. 3. Free. Downtown Partnership of Colorado Springs, 111 S. Tejon St., #309, 886-0088, downtowncs.com/firstfriday.
First Friday Downtown Bike Tour, monthly tours with UpaDowna that hit highlights from that month's First Friday activities. New routes each month feature stops at a variety of arts, history and cultural venues, including gallery receptions, art openings, performances and more. Space is limited, advance registration is required. Meeting location given upon registration. Fri., Sept. 5, and Fri., Oct. 3, 5:30-8 p.m. $10 (includes use of UpaDowna bike and helmet). Downtown, 886-0088, email@example.com, downtowncs.com/tours.
Fourth Annual Comic Art Fest, offering over 20 Colorado comic artists, including Langdon Foss, Stan Yan, and Jeff Herndon, who will be sketching, demo-ing and sharing their work, as well as special guest Kenneth Rocafort, who has worked on large projects with DC, Marvel and Top Cow. The event will be held at the store and in the adjacent alley near the Modbo, and includes activities for kids, and at 6 p.m., an all-ages live music show with Celestial Mechanics and Rough Age. Sat., Sept. 13, 2-6 p.m. Escape Velocity, 19 E. Bijou St., 578-8847, tiny.cc/zp8zkx.
Front Range Open Studios, a chance to see how it's made via this self-guided tour of over 15 artist studios, including those of Jodie Bliss, Dennis Liggett, Richard Pankratz and others. A map is available online, along with tour hours. Sept. 13-14. frontrangeopenstudios.com.
Holly Berry House Folk Art Festival, a benefit for Rock Ledge Ranch featuring over 100 juried vendors offering fine art, antiques and more, as well as food, music and historic tours. Sept. 12-14. $2-$6. Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, 3105 Gateway Road, 578-6777, tiny.cc/6vnlkx.
IDEA Cabaret: "Tesla in Context," as part of the I.D.E.A. Space's Transmission/Frequency show, a discussion from Jane Murphy of Colorado College and Dan Miller of the Colorado School of Mines on Nikola Tesla's "place in science history and ... his various scientific and spiritual influences." Thurs., Sept. 11, 4:30 p.m. Free. CC's Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave., theideaspace.com.
IDEA Cabaret: "Transmitting Tesla: Portrayals of Tesla in the Media," as part of the I.D.E.A. Space's Transmission/Frequency show, a presentation from Colorado College associate film professors Dylan Nelson and Clay Haskell on how portrayals of Tesla — often viewed as an outsider and "iconoclast genius" — "reflect changing societal values and desires, as well as aspects of the man himself." Thurs., Sept. 18, 4:30 p.m. Free. CC's Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave., theideaspace.com.
I.D.E.A. Space's Transmission/Frequency: "Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age," a lecture from W. Bernard Carlson, who recently published a widely acclaimed biography of Nikola Tesla. Carlson will speak on Tesla misconceptions, his life as an "idealist" inventor and his "visionary approach to invention and the business strategies behind the most important technological breakthroughs." Thurs., Oct. 2, 7 p.m. Free. CC's Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave., coloradocollege.edu.
A Knight at the FAC, the FAC's season-opening gala with cocktails, dinner, dancing, performances from fire jugglers and auctions, all to celebrate the new artistic year and to raise funds for the center. Sat., Sept. 13, 5 p.m. $175. Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581, csfineartscenter.org.
Lunch Beat, a daytime dance party, started by GOCA in December 2012. Attendees will be provided with a 60-minute DJ set, water and a takeaway lunch. Advanced registration requested. Thurs., Sept. 18, noon to 1 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Also held Fri., Nov. 21, noon. $5 suggested donation. GOCA 121, 121 S. Tejon St., #100, 255-3504, galleryuccs.org.
Manifest, a day-long, citywide event in Manitou Springs devoted to the healing arts, but including music on three stages, guided mountain and street bicycle rides, dancers, all-day yoga and meditation sessions, fitness activities and much more. Sponsored in part by the Independent. Sun., Sept. 21. manifestcolorado.com.
Mesa Junction Art Bash, monthly art block parties with vendors offering food, local arts and crafts, live entertainment, demonstrations, hands-on activities and the Creative Arts Info Fair, where artists will answer questions about the Pueblo scene. Second Sunday of every month, 2-4 p.m.; through Oct. 12. Rawlings Library, 100 Abriendo Ave., Pueblo, puebloarts.org.
Monument Art Hop, monthly evenings in which the galleries, restaurants and boutiques of historic downtown Monument stay open for a celebration featuring art openings and other special events. Go online for more information. Third Thursday of every month, 5-8 p.m.; through Sept. 18. Downtown Monument, 425-8889, monumentarthop.org/news.htm.
Nature's Inspirations, an art show and sale to celebrate the arts community and financially support the Bear Creek and Fountain Creek nature centers. Oct. 17-18. Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road, 520-6387, elpasocountyparks.com.
No Pants Tuesdays, boudoir, cosplay and alternative photo shoots (including, but not limited to horror, goth, steampunk, erotica and fetish). First and third Tuesday of every month, 7-10 p.m. $10 for photographers, free for models. Voodoo Leatherworks, 2422 Busch Ave., 244-3991, voodooleatherworks.com.
Pikes Peak Studio Tour, a self-guided tour through the workspaces of 20 area artists, including: Chris Alvarez, Jana L. Bussanich, Nard Claar, Julie Kirkland, Laszlo Palos and many others. Go online for a map and tour information. Sept. 20-21, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 634-4550, pikespeakstudiotour.com.
Ruby Red Rumpus, the MAT's annual fundraiser with a "silent auction, loud auction, fantastic feast, delicious drinks, and live performance by some of our favorite resident performers!" Go wild with the red theme. Sat., Sept. 27, 7-11 p.m. $50. Millibo Art Theatre, 1626 S. Tejon St., 465-6321, themat.org/sept-27th-fundraiser.
Second Anniversary Celebration of the Pueblo Creative Corridor, an evening of activities to honor this creative district with First Friday art receptions, a party at Rawlings Library to kick off this year's All Pueblo Reads book (The Paris Wife), ghost walk tours through Pueblo's past at the El Pueblo History Museum (every 15 minutes between 5 and 8:30 p.m.; puebloghostwalk.com) and much more. Fri., Oct. 3, 5 p.m. Downtown Pueblo, puebloarts.org.
Tao of Metal Art Show, original, vintage and industrial art. First Friday of every month, 6 p.m. Tao of Metal, 220 S. Sierra Madre St., 229-6841, taoofmetal.com.
Third Friday Art Walk — Manitou Springs, a look at the exhibited offerings of over a dozen different businesses and galleries. Third Friday of every month, 5-8 p.m. facebook.com/3rdfridayartwalkmanitou.
Visiting Artists & Critics Series: Barry Schwabsky, a lecture from this art critic for The Nation, co-editor of international reviews for Artforum and author of The Widening Circle: Consequences of Modernism in Contemporary Art, among other works. Thurs., Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m. UCCS' Centennial Hall, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., galleryuccs.org.
What If ... Festival of Innovation and Imagination, the innovators, artists, entrepreneurs, inventors and applied dreamers return to celebrate Colorado Springs' mental wealth. Expect gadgets, gizmos, live music and enough goofiness to thrill kids. Also, find Tesla-inspired art and the all-new Tesla Toaster from I.D.E.A. Space and Smokebrush. The Toaster is a traveling pop-up Tesla exhibit from Kat Tudor, with music by Bob Tudor. Sat., Sept. 6. Downtown, whatif-festival.org.
Wine and Art Saturdays, a weekly event for appreciation of creative endeavors, both high-culture and viticulture. Saturdays, 4-6 p.m. The Broadmoor Galleries, 1 Lake Circle, 577-5744, haydenhaysgallery.com.
Wonderland, a pop-up event under the Colorado Avenue bridge also held at the Bridge and Kreuser galleries, with collaboration from the Acineau Galleries, with a community glow-in-the-dark mural from the Mural Project of Colorado Springs, music, street performers, a steampunk fashion show, indie films and much more. Fri., Sept. 5, 5-9:30 p.m. Aha Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., #107, tiny.cc/4r7zkx.
Woodland Park Art Walk, an evening of art receptions, demonstrations and other activities at a dozen Woodland Park art galleries, including the Seven Arrows Gallery, the Woodland Park Arts Alliance and others. Third Friday of every month, 4-7 p.m. 302-2282, woodlandparkarts.com.
Words & Music: Jed Roberts and Grant Sabin, a performance series featuring two artists spanning different genres and mediums. Sat., Sept. 13, 7 p.m. $15-$20. Soirée, 1003 S. Tejon St., 633-8313, coloradospringsvenue.com.
Yule Love It Downtown, Holiday Art & Shopping Crawl, a holiday art fair taking place in the Creative Corridor, with carolers and street performers, holiday lighting, the 37th Annual La Posada Procession in December and much more. Nov. 28-29 and Fridays-Sundays Dec. 5-21. Downtown Pueblo, puebloarts.org.
5th and Main Espresso Bar, 421 N. Main St., Pueblo, 719/542-1209. Safari! a solo show of photography from Allan McConnell, a career Air Force pilot and long-time photographer. Here, he'll be showing pieces from his travels in Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Sept. 5-30. Opening reception, Fri., Sept. 5, 5-8 p.m.
AHA Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., #107, allheartart.com. New Works by Josh Williams. Sept. 5-30. Opening reception, Fri., Sept. 5, 5-8 p.m. New Works by Beckie Moss. Oct. 3 to Nov. 4. Opening reception, Fri., Oct. 3, 5-8 p.m. Kreuser & Aha Galleries Holiday Art Market. Nov. 7 to Dec. 2. Opening reception, Fri., Nov. 7, 5-8 p.m. New Works by Tylan Troyer. Dec. 5-30. Opening reception, Fri., Dec. 5, 5-8 p.m.
Bellezza Design Boutique+Studio, 102 S. Victoria Ave., #110, Pueblo, 719/543-0901, firstname.lastname@example.org. CanDoRaku, a special show from Cup & Bowl, Oct. 3 to Nov. 6.
Boulder Street Gallery, 206 N. Tejon St., 636-9358, boulderstreetgallery.com. Pikes Peak Busts, a juried show featuring a variety of media that will raise funds for breast cancer research and highlight "the female bust and body through artwork that is whimsical, challenging, thoughtful and honest." Oct. 3-31. Opening reception, Fri., Oct. 3, 5-8 p.m. Pikes Peak Watercolor Society Artists Co-op, a collaboration between the society and the gallery, showcasing approximately 24 signature and associate members, with two featured artists each month. Monthly First Friday openings, 5 p.m.
The Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 629-7055, thebridgeartgallery.com. Ambiguous Balance, a solo show of glasswork from local artist Laura McCracken, whose show is about "exploring the dichotomies that show up in our life when we strive for balance." Sept. 5-27. Opening reception, Fri., Sept. 5, 5-8 p.m. Breast Cancer: The Courageous & Beautiful, an all-media juried exhibit wherein part of the proceeds of sales will benefit Susan G. Komen of Southeastern Colorado. Oct. 3 to Nov. 1. Opening reception and silent auction of donated artwork, Fri., Oct. 3, 5-8 p.m. Gone Fishing, a solo show from Bridge Gallery member artist Claudia, whose work "pursues her fascination with piscine creatures through a variety of media." Nov. 7-29. Opening reception, Fri., Nov. 7, 5-8 p.m. Winter White, a show themed around the title, with works from Bridge Gallery members: Dave Armstrong, Betty Atherton, Deena Bennett, Deb Brewster, Michael Cellan, Claudia, Laura McCracken, Susan Risinger, Kim Sayers-Newlin and Karen Simkiss. Dec. 5-20. Opening reception, Fri., Dec. 5, 5-8 p.m.
CC's Coburn Gallery, Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6606, theideaspace.com. Sin and Salvation Reconsidered: Fran Carlson & Lisa Easton, "while many people can name at least some of the seven deadly sins, the corresponding seven virtues elude most of us. Easton and Carlson's exhibition reexamines the seven deadly sins and the virtues, giving visual expression to an individual's silent struggle to make choices." Sept. 8 to Oct. 18. Opening reception and gallery talk, Mon., Sept. 8, 4:30 p.m. Reading America, a solo show by CC associate professor of theater Andrew Manley: "An authentic, quirky, funny, individual and very real America through roadside readerboard signs." Oct. 27 to Nov. 15. Emma Powell, a solo show from CC assistant professor of art Powell, whose highly symbolic cyanotypes navigate "the fine line between reality and fantasy." Nov. 24 to Dec. 18. Opening reception and artist talk, Mon., Nov. 24, 4:30 p.m.
Chavez Gallery, 2616 W. Colorado Ave., #10, 963-6925, chavezartgallery.com. Story Time, new paintings, jewelry and interactive art exhibits from Kris and Liese Chavez. Sept. 5 to Oct. 2. Opening reception with live music from My Name is Harriett, Fri., Sept. 5, 6-8 p.m. Small Works, new paintings, jewelry and gifts from the Chavezes "for the season." Nov. 7 to Dec. 4. Opening reception with live music, Fri., Nov. 7, 6-8 p.m.
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581, csfineartscenter.org. Andrew Ramiro Tirado: Open, a series of large drawings depicting "what Tirado describes as one of our 'primary tools' for connection and disconnection — the human hand. But these drawings are just the beginning of an exhibition that unfolds over time." Through Sept. 28. Between the Lines, a solo show from local artist Margaret Kasahara, with two new installations as well as 2D artwork representing her heritage as a Japanese American. Through Sept. 28. Chihuly Rediscovered, an intensive showcase of the FAC's large permanent collection of Chihuly glass as well as works borrowed from local collectors. Through Sept. 28. Drew Dominick: After Remington, a series of sculptures from this Los Angeles artist who takes classic Frederic Remington molds and casts pieces in materials such as rubber, leather, chewing tobacco and Sheetrock. Through Sept. 28. Continuance: Charles and Collin Parson, a father-son exhibition featuring large-scale industrial steel and glass sculptures from Charles and "emotive works in light and color" from Collin. Oct. 25 to Feb. 15. Members-only preview, Fri., Oct. 25, 5-7 p.m., with a presentation from the artists.
Commonwheel Artists Co-op, 102 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1008, commonwheel.com. Wanyama Africa, artwork from Barbara von Hoffmann, Ron Koehn and Madalyn Kae, each of whom has traveled to Africa, and created artwork opening a window to it. Through Sept. 15. Renaissance: Sculpture as Poetic Pilgrimage, a one-woman show by Maria Battista, displaying her sculpture, as well as jewelry and figurative drawings. Sept. 19 to Oct. 13. Opening reception, Fri., Sept. 19, 5-8 p.m. Meanderings in Mortality, a group show focused on the art and history found in cemeteries, and the corresponding reflections of death. With Victorian mourning hair art by Susan LeRette, photography and mixed media by Mimi Mitchell, ceramics and mixed media by Nancy Morse and photography and mixed media by Rhonda S. Van Pelt (who is also an Indy contributor). Oct. 17 to Nov. 9. Opening reception, Fri., Oct. 17, 5-8 p.m. Holiday Market, fine arts and crafts from locals "with price and quality in mind." Nov. 14 to Dec. 31. Opening reception with hot apple cider and homemade cookies, Fri., Nov. 14, 5-8 p.m.
COPPeR (Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region), 121 S. Tejon St., #111, 634-2204, tiny.cc/7itdix. Suz Stovall: Color*Passion*Intent, "Stovall passionately explores color through vibrating color fields and thin, spontaneous lines. Evocative of landscapes from another planet, Stovall's abstract works invite the viewer to look deeply and enjoy the visual feast of color." Through Sept. 23.
Cottonwood Center for the Arts, 427 E. Colorado Ave., 520-1899, cottonwoodcenterforthearts.com. The Contemporary Still Life Show, a juried exhibit focused on new takes on this classic genre. Through Sept. 13. The Pop Culture Show, a juried exhibit that will encompass fan art, "critiques or statements about pop culture, mass media, mainstream ideas, etc." Sept. 26 to Nov. 15. Opening reception, Fri., Sept. 26, 5-8 p.m. The Watercolor Show, the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society's annual member's show and sale. Opens Dec. 5. Opening reception, Fri., Dec. 5, 5-8 p.m.
Cup and Bowl Gallery, 116 Midway Ave., Pueblo, 719/404-3469, cupandbowl.org. All Boxed Up, featuring pottery from artist Maria Hughes. Sept. 5 to Oct. 2. Opening reception celebrating Cup and Bowl's five-year anniversary, Fri., Sept. 5, 5 p.m. with a live raku firing, live music from Fireweed and the Inner Tribal Spirit Drummer and more. Form, Function, Funky, an exhibition from artists Matthew Mejia and Kuky Harringon. Nov. 7 to Dec. 4. A Cup & Bowl Christmas, an exhibition featuring multiple artists. Dec. 5 to Jan. 1.
Downtown Studio Gallery at Pikes Peak Community College, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave., 502-4040, facebook.com/PPCCArtGallery. 2014 Faculty Show, new work in a variety of media from PPCC faculty, including: Lance Timco, Ann McKean, Judith Kimbrell, Laura BenAmots, Kim Hall, Kim Sayers-Newlin, Linda Curell and others. Aug. 29 to Oct. 3. Opening reception with art, food and live jazz, Fri., Sept. 5, 5-7:30 p.m. Luminosity: rendered spaces, a showcase of emerging artists: Zach Zecha, recent graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art and currently working on his MFA in Philadelphia; Bianka Grover, exhibiting her clay art internationally, creating and teaching in Maryland; Cymon Padilla, current Modbo artist; Stephanie Von Fange, whose recent conceptual work was showcased at GOCA. Oct. 17 to Nov. 20. Opening reception with art, food and live jazz, Fri., Oct. 17, 5-7:30 p.m.
Dream Catchers, 103 S. Wahsatch Ave., #106, 505-5476, dreamcatcherscos.com. Icons We Adore, portraits from locals in this juried exhibit. Sept. 5-30. Opening reception, Fri., Sept. 5, 6-9 p.m., with live music from cellist Ross Trottier and a beer tasting from Rockyard Brewing.
G44 Gallery, 1785 S. Eighth St., Suite A, 720/951-0573, g44gallery.com. Lasting Impressions, an exhibition from artist Bill Cummins, who picked out the pieces before dying in February. Through Sept. 6. Heidi Jung New Works, an exhibition from the contemporary realist. Sept. 12 to Oct. 11. Opening reception Fri., Sept. 12, 6 p.m. In Retrospect: An Introspective, an exhibition of abstract watercolors from Chelsea Boucher. Oct. 17 to Nov. 15. Opening reception Fri., Oct. 17, 6 p.m. Holiday Show, works from 44 artists are for sale, all less than $400. Nov. 21 to Dec. 31. Opening reception Fri., Nov. 21, 6 p.m.
Gallery 113, 113 N. Tejon St., 634-5299, gallery-113.com. Featuring new artwork with spotlight artists each month, with First Friday opening receptions.
GOCA 121, 121 S. Tejon St., #100, 255-3504, galleryuccs.org. 36 Views of Pikes Peak, a collaborative project based on the prints of Katsushika Hokusai. Through Sept. 13. Great Expectations: Marina Eckler & Donald Fodness, two site-specific installations from Eckler, of Colorado Springs, and Fodness of Denver. "Eckler is an interdisciplinary artist whose work often involves text and cultural memory. Fodness employs a range of strategies to realize his ideas, from intricate drawings to assemblages, frenzied installations and performance pieces." Oct. 3 to Nov. 15. Opening reception and artist talks, Fri., Oct. 3, 5-9 p.m. A Body in Fukushima: Eiko Otake & William Johnston, a collaboration between Otake, an artist and dancer; and Johnston, a professor and photographer, in which the two traveled along a rail line through only recently opened swaths of land leveled in the Fukushima Daiichi disaster. Dec. 5 to Feb. 14. Opening performance with UCCS and CC students and reception, Fri., Dec. 5, 5-9 p.m.
GOCA 1420 at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 255-3567, galleryuccs.org. WE ARE YOU Project, a showcase of work commenting on "the current state of Latino socio-cultural, political, and economic conditions in the 21st century" from over 30 contemporary Latino artists. Sept. 4 to Oct. 11. We Are You Symposium, Sat., Sept. 13, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; reception and artist talks, 3-7 p.m. Play: Sean O'Meallie & Jason Chase. Chase "delights with his super perfect world of paintings painted bigger, better and brighter than reality." O'Meallie, of Colorado Springs, "is renowned for creating eye-catching, thought-provoking, and beautifully crafted sculptures with multi-layer content that packs a punch." Oct. 24 to Dec. 19. Opening reception, Fri., Oct. 24, artist lectures at 5 p.m.
Gold Hill Mesa Community Center, 142 S. Raven Mine Drive. Scenes That Make You Go, Ahhh — Act II, a photography exhibit from locals. Through Nov. 1.
Green Horse Gallery, 729 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-0636, greenhorsegallery.com. Featured Artist: Mark Wong, new work from Wong featuring pottery with copper engobes. Through Sept. 16.
I.D.E.A. Space at Colorado College, Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6066, theideaspace.com. Transmission/Frequency: Tesla and His Legacy, a highly scientific, and interactive, art show with works that "reflect — deliberately or not — Tesla's maverick spirit and enduring legacy. Sept. 4 to Oct. 18. Opening reception and IDEA Cabaret: "The Creative Spark: Understanding Tesla's Innovations," featuring speakers from CC faculty and the Tesla Toaster, Thurs., Sept. 4, 4:30 p.m. Artists talk with Dove Bradshaw and David Fodel, Fri., Oct. 3, 4:30 p.m. Rembrandt: Beyond the Brush, 35 etchings from the world-renowned artist (by way of the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts), whose etchings display remarkable human empathy and "sensitivity to the psychology of the common man." Oct. 27 to Dec. 13. Opening reception and IDEA Cabaret presentation by Rebecca Tucker, Thurs., Oct. 30, 4:30 p.m.
John Deaux Art Gallery, 221 S. Union Ave., Pueblo, 719/545-8407, johndeauxartgallery.com. New Work from John Wilbar, "fresh from the Smithsonian and the Loveland Sculpture Show," a showing of new sculpture and furniture from Wilbar. Oct. 3-31. First Friday opening reception, Fri., Oct. 3, 5-9:15 p.m.
Kadoya Gallery, 119 Central Plaza, Pueblo, 719/320-6315, kadoyagallery.com. Unexpected Intrusions of Beauty, painting and photography from Rodney Wood, including images shot from medical and history museums, abandoned mental asylums and prisons. Through Sept. 11. Photography by Bob Benvenuto. Sept. 12 to Oct. 16. Opening reception, Fri., Sept. 12, 5 p.m. The Signature Show, artwork from the Southern Colorado Watercolor Society. Oct. 17 to Nov. 12. Opening reception, Fri., Oct. 17, 5 p.m. Paintings by Paige Vercelline. Nov. 14 to Dec. 11. Opening reception, Fri., Nov. 14, 5 p.m. Paintings by Mike Strescino. Dec. 12 to Jan. 15. Opening reception, Fri., Dec. 12, 5 p.m.
Kreuser Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 630-6347, abigailkreusergallery.com. The Forecast, a series of new works by Brett Andrus. Sept. 5-30. Opening reception, Fri., Sept. 5, 5-8 p.m. Tempi E Segreti: Icons of the Anonymous Madonna, new works by Laura BenAmots. Oct. 3 to Nov. 4. Opening reception, Fri., Oct. 3, 5-8 p.m. Kreuser & Aha Galleries Holiday Art Market. Nov. 7 to Dec. 2. Opening reception, Fri., Nov. 7, 5-8 p.m. Branching Out, new works by Amanda Jean. Dec. 5-30. Opening reception, Fri., Dec. 5, 5-8 p.m. One of the works will be unveiled at 6:30 p.m. with a live auction; all proceeds will be donated to CASA.
Manitou Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1861, thebac.org. Our Stories Thus Far ..., a showcase of artwork from students at the Spring Creek Youth Services Center, based on the theme of "war pony." Through Sept. 13. Emergents, an exhibition of mixed-media paintings by Nard Claar and paper artwork from Sheary Clough Suitor. Sept. 19 to Oct. 11. MAC Studio Artist Show, also on display: works by new MAC members, Lisa Cross, Stacy Spewer and the Peak Digital Imaging Society's Second Annual Black and White Exhibition. Find 2D and 3D work in Nondescript, from Wayne Lambert, Ramona Lapsley and more in the Intemann Gallery. Through Oct. 11. Featured Artist Brett Wilson, an exhibition from the artist in the Intemman and Hagnauer galleries. Oct. 17 to Dec. 27. El Dia de los Muertos Show, a community show. Oct. 17 to Nov. 16. Featured Artist: Lucious Romero, an exhibition of Japanese-influenced art from the artist. Oct. 17 to Nov. 15. Cartomancy, a series of new work from K8e Orr based on the original Brothers Grimm fairy tales that help form "the major arcana of a Tran-sylvan tarot card deck." Oct. 17 to Dec. 1. Opening reception, Fri., Oct. 17, 5-8 p.m.
Modbo, 17C E. Bijou St., 633-4240, themodbo.wordpress.com. LIFE>>through>>DEATH, a solo show from local artist Jeremy Grant, whose recent works of collage, resin and found objects express the idea that "sacrifice, difficulty and even death often precede the blossoming of new, more richly varied life." Sept. 5-26. Opening reception, Fri., Sept. 5, 5:30 p.m. to midnight with live music from Over the Moon at 9 p.m.
Mountain Mama Natural Foods, 1625 W. Uintah St., Suite A, 633-4139, mountainmamanaturalfoods.com. Featured Artist: K8e Orr. Sept. 5 to Dec. 31.
The Perk Downtown, 14 S. Tejon St., 635-1600. Featured Artist: Leslie Doerr. Through Sept. 30. Featured Artist: Julie Malfitano. Oct. 1 to Nov. 30. Photographs by Abigail Kreuser. Dec. 1 to Jan. 31.
Phantom Canyon Brewing Co., 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 635-2800, phantomcanyon.com. Photography by Dominic DiNardo and Robin Schneider. Through Sept. 30. Batik by Carole Morrison, Tish Lacy Reed and Carol Naylor. Oct. 1 to Nov. 30. Featured Artist: Stan Baldwin. Dec. 1 to Jan. 31. Featured Artists: Cole Bennett, Gary Jensen, Brett Morgan and Tylan Troyer, rotating works from these artists in the upstairs billiards hall. Through Dec. 31.
Plaza of the Rockies, 121 S. Tejon St., uccs.edu/goca/ART/Wendy-Mike-Embody.html. Embody: Offerings of Dimensional Soul, an installation of sculpture from local artist Wendy Mike. Hanging in the atrium near GOCA 121. Through Nov. 7.
Range Gallery, 2428 W. Colorado Ave., 685-1201, rangegallery.com. Shooting History, photos from Kathleen McFadden taken from a 120-year-old panoramic film camera. Oct. 1-31.
Rawlings Library, 100 Abriendo Ave., Pueblo. Fade to Pueblo's Past, an exhibition of historical composite photography from Linda Cates and Holly Ward. Opening reception Fri., Sept. 5, 6 p.m.
Rooted Studio, 2502 W. Colorado Ave., #307, 761-5174, email@example.com, twitter.com/rooted_studio. Retrospeculation, a solo exhibition from new artist (and, disclosure, Indy employee) Claire Swinford, featuring small-scale gouache works based on Kodachrome photo slides from the '60s. Opening reception, Fri., Sept. 12, 7 p.m.
Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7200, sdc-arts.org. Steampunk: History of the Future, an invitational exhibit of steampunk art from around the globe, with artists such as: Eric Freitas, Nemo Gould, Andrew Chase and Vincent Mattina. Through Sept. 6. Steel City Steampunk, a juried exhibit overseen by Jeff VanderMeer, artist and author of The Steampunk Bible. Through Sept. 13. The Invention of Steampunk, an exhibit demonstrating the creation and history of steampunk from Pueblo entities such as the Rosemont Museum,. Through Sept. 13. The Art of the Dream, an exhibition of dreams as painted by Colorado Springs Jungian psychotherapist Christy Callaham. Sept. 18 to Nov. 9. Gene Kloss People and Portraits, an exhibition from the Arts Center's collection of Kloss works. Sept. 19 to Nov. 18. Aquarius Watercolor, an exhibition of over 60 paintings from across the U.S. Sept. 26 to Jan. 3. Wild Wild West, a collection of artwork from the museum's holdings that serve as real-life influences for the steampunk movement. Through Sept. 27. Prints from the Collection, an exhibition of southwestern prints in the museum's collection. Oct. 11 to Jan. 17. Picasso — Matisse — Chagall, an exhibition of the various artists' lithographs, etchings, linocuts and more. Oct. 19 to Jan. 3.
Soirée, 1003 S. Tejon St., 633-8313, coloradospringsvenue.com. Forests and Tides, "new and beloved" works from painter Jill Lawson. Through Sept. 30. Off the Wall (closing reception), Sat., Sept. 27, 6 p.m. Spotlight Gallery: Stephen Weaver, a solo exhibition by this local award-winning landscape and nature photographer. Oct. 2 to Dec. 31. Aperaçu (opening reception), Sat., Oct. 11, 5 p.m.; Off the Wall (closing reception), Sat., Dec. 27, 6 p.m.
S.P.Q.R., 17B E. Bijou St., 633-4240, themodbo.com. Magic Lands, new works from local artist Holly Conlon, who created sparkling found art assemblages to tell a story. Sept. 5-26. Opening reception, Fri., Sept. 5, 5:30 p.m. to midnight with live music from Over the Moon at 9 p.m.
Steel City Art Works, 216 S. Union Ave., Pueblo, 719/542-6838, steelcityart.com. Hues of Nature, colorful, nature-oriented landscapes and animals by painters Terry Cates and Maureen Keenan-Mason. Sept. 5-30. Opening reception, Fri., Sept. 5, 5-8 p.m. Shoot the Town, an exhibition of photos of Pueblo shot by area photographers. Oct. 1-31. Bin Sale, a sale of paintings and drawings benefiting the Alzheimer's Association. Nov. 1-30. Holiday Sale, a sale of artwork at prices designed for gift-giving. Dec. 1-31.
Tracy Miller Studio Gallery, 16 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, 650-0827, tracymillerfineart.com. Common Ground, a showcase of artwork from renowned artists (and husband-wife pair) Tracy and Sushe Felix. Oct. 18 to Nov. 22. Opening reception, Sat., Oct. 18, 5-8 p.m.
Concrete Couch, where individuals can volunteer to help build art benches, paint murals and organize similar activities that bring together kids and community. Visit the website for a calendar of upcoming projects. 685-4422, concretecouch.org
Bemis School of Art, a local institution with a huge schedule of courses for all ages and skill levels including: jewelry, painting, drawing, art, printmaking, ceramics, digital art and much more. Bemis School of Art, 818 Pelham Place, csfineartscenter.org/education.asp.
Cottonwood Center for the Arts, offering single-day, drop-in and multi-week classes on pottery, writing, minimalist art and more. Cottonwood Center for the Arts, 427 E. Colorado Ave., 520-1899, cottonwoodcenterforthearts.com.
ModboCo School of Art, a new school offering classes for tots through adults on topics ranging from drawing to painting to art history. ModboCo School of Art, located inside the Ivywild School, 1604 S. Cascade Ave. themodboco.com.
Sheppard Art Institute, a long-time school with classes for kids and adults such as mask-making and soft pastels, respectively. Sheppard Art Institute, classes held at First Presbyterian Church, 219 E. Bijou St., 205-3991, sheppardartinstitute.org.
Comedy & Improv
Sam Adams, Aug. 28-30. $2-$10, two-item minimum. Loonees Comedy Corner, 1305 N. Academy Blvd., 591-0707, loonees.com.
Mike Birbiglia, Sat., Oct. 18, 8 p.m. $28.50-$35.50. Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-7469, pikespeakcenter.com.
Cheap Date Improv, two performances from this school's improv group, with proceeds benefitting the Special Olympics (October show) and Toys for Tots (December show). Tues., Oct. 28, and Tues., Dec. 9. $3. Discovery Canyon Campus, 1810 N. Gate Blvd., 234-1800, dcctheatre.org.
Clean Comedy Show with Stacy Pederson, Sat., Sept. 20, 2 and 7 p.m., and Sun., Sept. 21, 2 p.m. $15-$18. Gold Bar Room Theater at Imperial Hotel, 123 N. 3rd St., Cripple Creek, 719/344-9274, goldbartheater.com/september.html.
Robert Duchaine, Sept. 4-6. $2-$10, two-item minimum. Loonees Comedy Corner, 1305 N. Academy Blvd., 591-0707, loonees.com.
An Evening with David Sedaris, Sun., Nov. 2. Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-7469, pikespeakcenter.com.
D L Hughley, Fri., Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m. $25-$39. USAFA's Arnold Hall, 2302 Cadet Drive, 333-4497, usafasupport.com.
Impractical Jokers Tour, feat. the Tenderloins, Thurs., Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m. $49.50. Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-7469, pikespeakcenter.com.
Improv Colorado, family-friendly improv. Sat., Sept. 27; Fri., Oct. 24; Sat., Nov. 15; and Sat., Dec. 13; all at 7:37 p.m. $8-$10. Manitou Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1861, improvcolorado.com.
Improv Jam, family-friendly improv games are explained and then you get to join in, hosted by Improv Colorado. Sat., Sept. 6; Sat., Oct. 25; and Sat., Nov. 22; all 7:30-9:30 p.m. $5, includes a bottled vintage soda. The Black Box Theatre, 1367 Pecan St., 330-1798, blackboxdrama.com.
The RiP: Improv Comedy, First Friday and Saturday of every month, 7:30 p.m.; starts Fri., Sept. 5. $12. Millibo Art Theatre, 1626 S. Tejon St., 465-6321, themat.org.
Last Comic Standing, feat. Joe Machi, Lachlan Patterson, Nikki Car, Rocky Laporte and Rod Man, Tues., Oct. 21, 7 p.m. $29.50-$39.50. Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-7469, pikespeakcenter.com.
Dennis Miller, Sat., Nov. 8. $43-$53. Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-7469, pikespeakcenter.com.
Ben Roy, Oct. 16-18. $2-$10, two-item minimum. Loonees Comedy Corner, 1305 N. Academy Blvd., 591-0707, loonees.com.
Jake Sharon, Sept. 11-13. $2-$10, two-item minimum. Loonees Comedy Corner, 1305 N. Academy Blvd., 591-0707, loonees.com.
The Stand Up or Shut Up Comedy Open Mic, with a free beer for each performer. Third Wednesday of every month, 8:30 p.m. Free. SouthSide Johnny's, 528 S. Tejon St., 447-8487, tiny.cc/flfnkx.
Nick Swardson, Fri., Oct. 24, 8 p.m. $38. Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-7469, pikespeakcenter.com.
Third Tuesdays Comedy, come early, seating is limited. Parental guidance suggested. Third Tuesday of every month, 7 p.m. Rico's Café and Wine Bar, 322½ N. Tejon St., 630-7723, poorrichards.biz.
Nathan Timmel, Sept. 18-20. $2-$10, two-item minimum. Loonees Comedy Corner, 1305 N. Academy Blvd., 591-0707, loonees.com.
Steven Wright, Sun., Sept. 14, 7 p.m. $27-$33. Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-7469, pikespeakcenter.com.
Zoltan, Sept. 25-27. $2-$10, two-item minimum. Loonees Comedy Corner, 1305 N. Academy Blvd., 591-0707, loonees.com.
Beethoven and Bruckner, a performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1 and Bruckner's Symphony No. 3 (1889) from the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, with conductor Josep Caballé-Domenech and pianist Anne-Marie McDermott. A pre-concert lecture will begin one hour before each show. Sat., Nov. 15, 8 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 16, 2:30 p.m. Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-7469, csphilharmonic.org.
Brahms' First Piano Concerto, a show from the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, performing this seminal piece from Brahms, as well as works from Smetana and Lutoslawski, with conductor Josep Caballé-Domenech and pianist Orli Shaham. A pre-concert lecture will begin an hour before each show. Sat., Oct. 25, 8 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 26, 2:30 p.m. Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-7469, csphilharmonic.org.
CHORALaborative, a brand new event in which eight local choral organizations will perform together: Colorado Springs Chorale, Abendmusik, Colorado Springs Children's Chorale, Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble, Chamber Singers of the Colorado Springs Chorale, Pikes Peak Threshold Singers, Soli Deo Gloria and Velvet Hills Chorus. Sun., Oct. 19, 3 p.m. Free. Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-7469, cschorale.org.
Christmas Symphony, a holiday show of Christmas favorites from the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, led by Thomas Wilson, with the Colorado Springs Chorale. Sun., Dec. 21, 2:30 p.m. Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-7469, csphilharmonic.org.
Christmas with Beethoven, the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony's annual holiday concert featuring all seven ensembles. Sat., Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m. $20. Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-7469, pikespeakcenter.com.
Cirque Musica, a Colorado Springs Philharmonic Pops concert "blending the grace and thrills of the world's greatest circus performances with popular and classical music." With conductor Thomas Wilson. Sept. 26-27, 8 p.m. Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-7469, csphilharmonic.org.
The Color of Sound: A Multimedia Celebration of the Organ and Art, a recital from Frank Shelton, and hymn arrangements by Bach, Mussorgsky, Mozart, Simpson and others in collaboration with local painter Dale McClure, who will create a painting titled "Pilgrims' Progress" as a visual interpretation of the music of Bedard and Bach. Sun., Nov. 2, 3-4 p.m. Free. First Presbyterian Church, 219 E. Bijou St., 884-6113, first-pres.org.
Deck the Hall, two concerts from the Colorado Springs Chorale performing holiday favorites. The Dec. 12 show will take place at the Pikes Peak Center ($20-$40); the Dec. 13 show will be held at the Cripple Creek First Baptist Church (free-will offering). cschorale.org.
Eroica, the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs' season premiere, performing this classic Beethoven work, along with a selection from Mozart (with Joseph Liu, 2013 winner of the Amateur Pianists International competition) and "Ludlow: Four Scenes for Orchestra." One concert will be held Sat., Oct. 18, 7 p.m. at Broadmoor Community Church (315 Lake Ave.), and repeated Sun., Oct. 19, 2:30 p.m. at First Christian Church (16 E. Platte Ave.). A pre-concert lecture from KCME general manager George Preston will accompany both shows 45 minutes prior. $18-$20, $5 for youths 25 and under. 633-3649, chamberorchestraofthesprings.org.
For the End of Time, a chamber concert featuring music from Olivier Messiaen, Franz Schubert and Galina Ustvolskaya. A pre-concert talk begins at 1:45 p.m. Sun., Sept. 14, 2:30 p.m. $10-$20. Benet Hill Monastery, 3190 Benet Lane, 633-0655, benethillconcerts.wordpress.com.
The Hit Men Holiday Show, a holiday concert from this group, which regularly performs hits from Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Tommy James & The Shondells and others. Fri., Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m. $25-$45. USAFA's Arnold Hall, 2302 Cadet Drive, 333-4497, usafasupport.com.
Jazz Orchestra of the Springs, a performance of big band sounds from this local group. Space limited; call for reservations. Sat., Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m. $15. Millibo Art Theatre, 1626 S. Tejon St., 465-6321, themat.org.
The Jazz Soiree, different musicians gathered by Joseph Liberti (aka FluteDaddy) each month with a different jazz focus. Fri., Oct. 10. Soirée Events & Celebrations, 1003 S. Tejon St., 633-8313, thejazzsoiree.com.
Magnificat, the Colorado Springs Choral Society Chamber Singers Fall Concert. Sun., Nov. 9. First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave., 634-3737, firstchristiancos.org.
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis, Fri., Nov. 14, 8 p.m. Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-7469, pikespeakcenter.com.
Messiah Sing-Along, an annual holiday event from the Colorado Springs Choral Society Chamber Singers. Feel free to bring your own Messiah score. Sun., Nov. 30. Free. First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave., 633-8888, cschorale.org.
Motown Revue, a tribute to Motown music from the Tunisia Band, a 10-piece group known for its "charming enthusiasm, professional choreography, and high-energy performances." Fri., Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m. $27-$30. Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7200, sdc-arts.org.
Music of the Americas, a performance by PPCC students and faculty. Sun., Nov. 9, 7 p.m. Free, donation of a canned food item appreciated. PPCC Centennial Campus, 5675 S. Academy Blvd., 502-3135, firstname.lastname@example.org, ppcc.edu.
New Year's Eve, a celebration of the coming year with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, which will "transform the Pikes Peak Center into a swing club with jazz and rock favorites from the '20s, '30s and '40s." With conductor Thomas Wilson. Wed., Dec. 31, 8 p.m. Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-7469, csphilharmonic.org.
O Rosa Bella, two shows from early music group Parish House Baroque, which performs with historic instruments and performance practice; featuring selections from Biber, Bach, Telemann and others, with guest soprano Katherine Johnson. One concert will be held Sun., Oct. 5, 2:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Cathedral (22 W. Kiowa St.), and then repeated Tues., Oct. 7, 7 p.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church (55 Jefferson St., Monument.) Free. parishhousebaroque.org.
The Red Violin, the Colorado Springs Philharmonic's season kick-off, featuring selections from Harbison, Corigliano and Copland, with conductor Cristian Macelaru and violinist Philippe Quint. A preconcert lecture will begin one hour before each show. Sat., Sept. 20, 8 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 21, 2:30 p.m. Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-7469, csphilharmonic.org.
Romance by Moonlight, a performance focused on "music of the night" from the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs, featuring selections from Berlioz, Haydn and Mendelssohn, with special guest mezzo-soprano Jennifer DeDominici. One concert will be held Sat., Nov. 22, 7 p.m. at Broadmoor Community Church (315 Lake Ave.), and repeated Sun., Nov. 23, 2:30 p.m. at First Christian Church (16 E. Platte Ave.). A pre-concert lecture from Colorado College professor and composer Tania Cronin will accompany both shows 45 minutes prior. $18-$20, $5 for youths 25 and under. 633-3649, chamberorchestraofthesprings.org.
Student Recital, instrumental music and vocals from students of all ages and skill levels. Fri., Oct. 3, 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. and Fri., Nov. 7, 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. Free. Colorado Springs Conservatory, 415 S. Sahwatch St., 577-4556, coloradospringsconservatory.org.
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4, a Colorado Springs Philharmonic Vanguard performance that will reveal a particularly turbulent but creative point in the life of this composer, followed by a performance of No. 4. With conductor Josep Caballé-Domenech. Sat., Oct. 11, 8 p.m. Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-7469, csphilharmonic.org.
Temporal and Eternal, a chamber concert featuring music from Amy Beach, Ludwig van Beethoven and Maurice Ravel. A pre-concert talk will start at 1:45 p.m. Sun., Nov. 2, 2:30 p.m. $10-$20. Benet Hill Monastery, 3190 Benet Lane, 633-0655, benethillconcerts.wordpress.com.
Veronika String Quartet — The Great Tradition, a performance from this renowned group, which will play selections from Tchaikovsky, Stravinksy and Prokofiev. Sun., Oct. 12, 2 p.m. $20, $10 for students. Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. The group will also perform Sat., Oct. 11 at Ascension Episcopal Church, 420 W. 18th St., Pueblo. veronikastringquartet.com.
Wicked Divas, a Colorado Springs Philharmonic Pops concert with conductor Thomas Wilson, performing selections from Wicked, Gypsy, Ragtime, Titanic and Carmen, with three guest Broadway stars on vocals. Oct. 31 to Nov. 1, 8 p.m. Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-7469, csphilharmonic.org.
Words & Music: Jed Roberts & Grant Sabin, "an intimate autobiographical celebration of the extraordinary lives of individuals, local and international, in a format that spans the magic of storytelling and live music." $15-$20. Sat., Sept. 13, 7 p.m. Held every other month. Soirée, 1003 S. Tejon St., 633-8313, coloradospringsvenue.com.
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An American Nutcracker, an updated performance of the Tchaikovsky classic from A Time to Dance "featuring key moments in American history realized through dreams of young dancers." Sun., Dec. 14, 2 and 5 p.m. Doherty High School, 4515 Barnes Road, 232-5313, atimetodancecolorado.com.
Ballets Jazz Montreal, a performance from this company, noted for its "sophisticated, technically stunning works ... among the dance world's elite — cooly stylized, athletic and refined." Tues., Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m. $27-$30. Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7200, sdc-arts.org.
Fall Modern Dance Concert, a performance from the PPCC student company, High Altitude Dance Ensemble. Dec. 5-6, 7:30 p.m. PPCC Centennial Campus, 5675 S. Academy Blvd., 502-3124, email@example.com, ppcc.edu.
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker, a production featuring an award-winning company of 40 with beautiful costumes and stage effects. Wed., Dec. 10, 7 p.m. $24-$176. Memorial Hall, 1 City Hall Place, Pueblo, 719/542-1100, pueblomemorialhall.com.
The Nutcracker, a lavish production of this holiday favorite, with music from the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, led by Thomas Wilson, and the Colorado Springs Children's Chorale, beside dancers from the Oklahoma City Ballet and local dance students. Nov. 28-30. Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-7469, csphilharmonic.org.
The Nutcracker Ballet, a family-friendly performance from the Colorado Youth Ballet. Mon., Dec. 22, 4 p.m. and Tues., Dec. 23, 4 and 7 p.m. Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-7469, pikespeakcenter.com.
So You Think You Can Dance, a live performance from the Season 11 top 10 finalists, including: Bridget Whitman, Casey Askew, Emilio Dosal and others. Wed., Dec. 17, 8 p.m. Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-7469, pikespeakcenter.com.
Cinemaholics, weekly film screenings with free popcorn and drink specials. Go online for updates. Tuesdays, 9-11:30 p.m. Free. Shuga's, 702 S. Cascade Ave., 328-1412, shugasblog.com.
Halloween Classic Movie Night Double Feature, an All Hallow's Eve event with two classic films: romance/thriller Charade, with Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn and film noir/suspense D.O.A. starring Edmond O'Brien. Fri., Oct. 31, 7-11 p.m. $5 for both movies when purchased through website. The Black Box Theatre, 1367 Pecan St., 330-1798, blackboxdrama.com.
Indie Spirit Film Festival, the Independent Film Society of Colorado's annual cinema fest, featuring films of numerous genres. This year's lineup includes: Sitting Bull's Voice, Court & Spark, Leaving Circadia, Nocturne, Love Thy Nature and much more. Go online for a full schedule and venue information. Oct. 17-19. indiespiritfilmfestival.org.
International Laurel & Hardy Appreciation Society, screenings of Laurel & Hardy classics from the local Flying Deuces chapter. First Sunday of every month, 1:30 p.m. East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd., 238-1134, ppld.org.
REEL ROCK 9, a stop on this well-traveled film fest, this year featuring Valley Uprising: Yosemite's Rock Climbing Revolution. Wed., Oct. 1, 7 p.m. $15. CC's Armstrong Hall, 14 E. Cache la Poudre St., 389-6000, reelrocktour.com.
Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival, a weekend of documentary, feature, short and animated films from the world's longest-running women's film festival that is also regarded highly among filmmakers. Visit the website for schedule and venue information. Nov. 7-9. rmwfilmfest.org.
Seventh Annual Pueblo 24 Hour Film Festival, a local tradition wherein filmmakers are given a topic one day, and show their work based on that topic the next day. This time, requirements will be revealed at 11 a.m. Sept. 20, and intake will be held at 11 a.m. Sept. 21. The films will screen publicly Fri., Sept. 26, 8 p.m. Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7200, tiny.cc/qyllkx.
Tripping the Light Electric, as part of the I.D.E.A. Space's Transmission/Frequency show, a screening of this short film directed by Lance Acord (Lost in Translation, Being John Malkovich) and produced by Bob and Kat Tudor, about Nikola Tesla's time in Colorado Springs. Thurs., Sept. 18, 6 p.m. Free. CC's Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave., theideaspace.com.
Atomic Fireballs, Sat., Sept. 27, 4-7:30 p.m. Gold Hill Mesa Community Center, 142 S. Raven Mine Drive, 633-2202.
Davina & The Vagabonds, Sat., Sept. 13, 4-7:30 p.m. Gold Hill Mesa Community Center, 142 S. Raven Mine Drive, 633-2202.
Dennis Bueno, Sat., Sept. 6, 4-7:30 p.m. Gold Hill Mesa Community Center, 142 S. Raven Mine Drive, 633-2202.
Grass It Up, Sat., Sept. 20, 4-7:30 p.m. Gold Hill Mesa Community Center, 142 S. Raven Mine Drive, 633-2202.
Luke Ellington, Wed., Sept. 10, 6:30 p.m. $5, includes a drink. Hillside Gardens, 1006 S. Institute St., 520-9463, hillsidegardens.net.
The Mitguards, Wed., Sept. 17, 6:30 p.m. $5, includes a drink. Hillside Gardens, 1006 S. Institute St., 520-9463, hillsidegardens.net.
Old Friends & Memories, Wed., Sept. 3, 6:30 p.m. $5, includes a drink. Hillside Gardens, 1006 S. Institute St., 520-9463, hillsidegardens.net.
Ticket prices given when supplied. Others yet to be determined by print deadline.
The Black Box Theatre, 1367 Pecan St., 330-1798, blackboxdrama.com. Pride & Prejudice, a production of this new musical from local company Tin Roof Productions. Sept. 11-20. $15. Hamlet, with Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, two shows performed by one cast. "Tragedy. Comedy. Where does one end and the other begin?" Hamlet will be performed on Friday nights, R&G on Saturdays. Go online for more details on the play schedules. Oct. 3-18. $20-$35. The Elves & The Shoemaker, "a unique re-telling of the charming story of a shoemaker who just needs a little help. Theatre for kids, by kids!" Dec. 4-6. $8-$15. An Unlikely Christmas, "a snowstorm, a baby, angels, Santa on a motorcycle? What kind of Christmas IS this??" Dec. 18-24. $8-$15 (free show on Christmas Eve).
Broadmoor World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 477-2121, worldarena.com. The Colorado International Tattoo, based on the centuries-old tradition of "tattoo," or calling soldiers to arms, a military extravaganza with U.S. military bands, bagpipe bands, choirs, a demonstration team and more. Sat., Sept. 27, 7:30 p.m. $19-$78. heroshow.org. Theresa Caputo Live, interactive audience readings and personal stories from Caputo, a psychic medium and star of Long Island Medium on TLC. Sun., Nov. 2, 7 p.m.
Butte Theater, 139 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, buttetheater.com. $12-$18. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), "three madcap men in tights weave their wicked way through all 37 of Shakespeare's comedies, histories, and tragedies ... Through an irreverent, fast-paced romp, these pranksters introduce you to Shakespeare via a cooking show, a football game, and even a rap song!" Sept. 5-27. Sherlock Holmes and the Cripple Creek Ripper, a string of murders brings Holmes and Watson to Cripple Creek. The show will be followed by an all-new Halloween olio. Oct. 3 to Nov. 1. Winter Wonderland, a new holiday musical that finds a group of actors stranded in a small town during Christmas 1952. Nov. 28 to Dec. 28.
Colorado Springs Conservatory, 415 S. Sahwatch St., 577-4556, coloradospringsconservatory.org. Amahl & the Night Visitors, a Colorado Springs Conservatory tradition. This English version of the opera by Gian Carlo Menotti is "a fun and accessible introduction to opera for audiences of all ages." Sat., Dec. 6. Colorado Springs Conservatory Performance Festival, four performances of a variety of shows — such as Annie Kids, Willy Wonka Jr., The Pirates of Penzance Jr. and Spoon River Anthology — performed by company students. Dec. 11-20.
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581, csfineartscenter.org. Love, Loss & What I Wore, a staging of this beloved story of life and clothing from Nora and Delia Ephron. Sept. 18-28. $20. Dracula, a production of this classic story from Bram Stoker, adapted by Denver native Steven Dietz that "conjures the raw, stark intensity of the original novel." Appropriate for ages 16 and up. Oct. 9 to Nov. 2. Stuart Little, a stage version of the charming story from E.B. White about a smart little mouse. Oct. 23 to Nov. 2. $20. Mary Poppins, a lavish production — making its regional debut at the FAC — based on the Disney classic, now celebrating its 50th anniversary. Dec. 11 to Jan. 4. WYNOT Radio Theatre, three new episodes during a three-week run from this delightful local old-time radio parody troupe. Dec. 11-28. $20.
CSU-Pueblo's Hoag Hall, 2200 Bonforte Blvd., Pueblo, 719/549-2151. Free. CSU-Pueblo's Got Talent, CSU-P's student talent show, modeled after the NBC reality television series, that features singers, dancers, comedians and other performers competing for the cash prizes. Wed., Nov. 5, 7-9 p.m.
Discovery Canyon Campus, 1810 N. Gate Blvd., 234-1800, dcctheatre.org. $7-$10. Bye Bye Birdie, a high school production of this classic musical about an Elvis-type who descends upon a small-town high school. Sept. 18-20. Million Dollar Meatballs, a student production of this brand new play from local playwright Todd Wallinger about jewel thieves who hide out in the world's worst restaurant. Oct. 23-25.
First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave., 471-8522, fumc-cs.org/upcoming-shows. $18, $12 for senior and military, $5 for students. Thoroughly Modern Millie, a production from First Company of this classic musical set in the jazz age about a girl who goes to the big city. Nov. 7-16.
Iron Springs Chateau, 444 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-5104, 685-5572, ironspringschateau.com. The Pigskin Perils of Old P.U. "is a hilarious story about homecoming week on the campus of good old Pueblo University ... including a fun-filled sing-along intermission." A three-course meal can be included for an extra charge, and special rates are available for groups over 10. The show runs through the end of the year, various dates and times. $9.50-$15.50.
Memorial Hall, 1 City Hall Place, Pueblo, 719/542-1100, pueblomemorialhall.com. Anything Goes, a production of this award-winning Broadway revival musical from Cole Porter. Sat., Nov. 22, 7:30 p.m. $20-$55. Blue Man Group, a tour stop from this multimedia show, featuring new material and "classic moments." Sept. 18-19. $54.50-$65.
The Mezzanine, offering a variety of performances spanning music and theater weekly. Upcoming events include comedian Jeff Valdez Sept. 12-13, performances of Unmasked, Sept. 17-21 and more. Membership is required for attendance, and available via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or online. The Mezzanine, 20 N. Tejon St., themezzcos.com.
Millibo Art Theatre, 1626 S. Tejon St., 465-6321, themat.org. The Maxims of Peter Pocket, a two-night staging of this play by Ivan Vyrypaev, which for the first time will be performed in an English translation. Sept. 12-13, 7:30 p.m. $15. Up in the Air, a family show by Peter Davison, followed by an art activity and milk and cookies. Sat., Oct. 4, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., and Sun., Oct. 5, 1 and 3 p.m. $12. Miracle Man, a "rousing tent-revival experience" from renowned vaudevillian Tomas Kubinek. Oct. 9-25. $16-$22. Eating Words, a family show from the Buntport Theatre, with an art activity and milk and cookies following each performance. Sat., Nov. 1, 11 a.m., and 2 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 2, 1 and 3 p.m. $12. 10 Minutes Max, new works from regional comics, actors, dancers and other performers, who must create theater in 10 minutes or less. $16-$22. Nov. 6-22. The Last Christmas Tree, a family show featuring Birgitta De Pree and Hannah Rockey with milk, cookies and an art activity to follow each performance. Dec. 6-21. Santaland Diaries, a production of this David Sedaris holiday classic with James Amos, who plays a "worldly elf" within "Macy's holiday kingdom." Dec. 13-21.
Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-7469, pikespeakcenter.com. ArcATTACK, "part rock concert, part science project," a show featuring "singing" Tesla coils. Sat., Sept. 6, 1 and 4:30 p.m. $14-$20.50. Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, with Peter Story, a one-man show based on the book by John Gray that offers laughs and things to think about in a relationship. Sat., Oct. 4, 8 p.m. $50. Icarus at the Edge of Time, a multimedia show featuring the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony performing an original score from Philip Glass with Scott RC Levy of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center as narrator. The symphony will perform with a high-definition movie of Icarus, who travels into a black hole an emerges 10,000 years later. Fri., Oct. 17, 7 p.m. $22-$32 for adults, $12 for children. Disney's Beauty and the Beast, a Broadway musical based on the beloved film. Oct. 14-15. I Love Lucy Live Onstage, an all-new stage adaptation of the classic TV show. Dec. 2-3. Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells, Junie B's classroom Christmas fun is nearly spoiled by the fact that she's her arch nemesis' Secret Santa. Sat., Dec. 27, 4 p.m. $23-$33.
Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7200, sdc-arts.org. The Adventures of Robin Hood, as part of Sangre's Children's Playhouse series, a show from the acclaimed Visible Fictions company, which performs a "silly and unexpected take on Robin Hood." Sat., Nov. 15, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. $7-$8. School House Rock Live! as part of Sangre's Children's Playhouse series, a performance from this stage production of the award-winning educational cartoon series. Sat., Oct. 18, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. $7-$8.
The Short Hello, the newest comedy — "full of colorful characters, questionable accents, and plenty of 1940-something laughs!" — from the hilarious WYNOT Radio Theatre troupe. Oct. 2-25, 7:30 p.m. $20. El Pueblo History Museum, 301 N. Union Ave., Pueblo, 719/583-0453, WYNOT-RADIO.com.
Simpich Showcase, 2413 W. Colorado Ave., 465-2492, simpich.com. $12-$15. The Secret Garden, a "full cast of hand-carved marionettes carries its audience from hot, humid India to the windy moors of Northern England as sour young Mary Lennox is forced to live on the estate of her reclusive uncle, Archibald Craven. Secrets abound within the corridors and throughout the grounds of Misselthwaite Manor in this classic tale of grace and renewal." Through Sept. 6. Portraits: A Puppeteer's True Story, with the help of puppets like King David, the Elephant Man and Helen Keller, an exploration in the life of puppeteer David Simpich. Sept. 24 through Nov. 7. Heidi, a new production using puppets from the original 1985 show, which follows the adventurous Heidi in the Swiss Alps. Nov. 19 through Dec. 31.
Springs Ensemble Theatre, 1903 E. Cache La Poudre St., 357-3080, springsensembletheatre.org. $15. Rattlesnakes, a western U.S. premiere of this play from Graham Farrow that takes place in England and follows a male gigolo's plight when the husbands of the women he services want revenge. Oct. 9-26.
Steel City Theatre Company, 241 S. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/994-8298, sctcpueblo.com. The Rocky Horror Show, "a humorous tribute to science fiction and B-rated movies of the late 1940s through the early 1970s." Oct. 10-25. The Illiad, The Odyssey & All of Greek Mythology in 99 Minutes or Less, a condensed performance of the Classical era. Can it be done? Nov. 7-16. A Charlie Brown Christmas, a stage adaptation of the beloved holiday TV special. Dec. 5-21. The Eight: Reindeer Monologues,"a dark, dark Christmas comedy." Dec. 12-20.
Sunrise Church, 2655 Briargate Blvd., 659-6237, sunriseplayers.com. The Wizard of Oz, a production of this musical set in a place over the rainbow. Nov. 7-9.
TheatreWorks, UCCS' Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater, 3955 Regent Circle, 255-3232, theatreworkscs.org. Reserved: $35; children under 16: $15; UCCS students: free; groups of 10 or more: $25. Ludlow, 1914, a new play from Brian Freeland and Murray Ross honoring the 100th anniversary of the Ludlow Massacre, done with the help of Denver's LIDA Project. Sept. 11-28. Prologue Lecture: David Mason and Thomas Andrews, as part of TheatreWorks' production of Ludlow, 1914, Colorado's Poet Laureate and the esteemed CU-Boulder historian will talk about Ludlow and the Colorado coal wars. Sun., Sept. 14, 2:30 p.m. Free. Charles Busch: Hit the Lights, two nights of Busch, "the grand dame of New York and Hollywood drag," who will "present his cabaret, full of classic lounge songs and plenty of saucy dish" for the occasion of the production of his play, Psycho Beach Party by TheatreWorks. Oct. 27-28. Psycho Beach Party, a production of this play by Busch about the "sweet and nerdy Chicklet, [who] wants to learn how to surf, apart from those strange blackouts and dreams of world domination. Could she really be the demon barber of Malibu?" Oct. 23 through Nov. 9. Prologue Lecture: Busch will discuss the art of cross-dressing and the influence of his plays. Sun., Oct. 26, 2:30 p.m. Free. The Lying Kind, "two kindly constables must inform an elderly couple their daughter has been killed in a motor accident. You can't begin to imagine the complications which follow." Dec. 4-21. Prologue Lecture: Clancy Martin, philosopher Martin, a Guggenheim Fellow and award-winning author and expert on the history of untruths, will discuss the complex varieties of deception. Sun., Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m. Free.
UCCS Student Theatre Program, UCCS' Osborne Studio Theater, 3955 Cragwood Drive, 255-3015, theatreworkscs.org/osborne.html. $5, free for UCCS students. Cloud 9, a staging of this play by Caryl Churchill by UCCS students, directed by D Kitchen. Sept. 26 to Oct. 5. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, a staging of this play by Tom Stoppard, directed by Melanie Ware. Nov. 7-16. Love's Fire: A Collection of One Acts, directed by Bob Rais. Dec. 10-14.
USAFA's Arnold Hall, 2302 Cadet Drive, 333-4497, usafasupport.com. Anything Goes, a production of this musical by Cole Porter. Fri., Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m. $32-$49.