Thursday, June 1, 2017

Stay inside or get outdoors — 5 events for this weekend

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  • Tan Suz Chiang

International Watermedia 2017

This biennial event hosted by the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society and Cottonwood Center for the Arts brings together the best of the best in watermedia. Soon Y. Warren of the National and American Watercolor Societies juried 100 works for this show alone. More than $5,000 in prizes will be awarded at a ceremony on June 21, so come back to the gallery to see if your favorites win! 5-8 p.m., Cottonwood Center for the Arts, 427 E. Colorado Ave., on display through June 24, pikespeakwatercolorsociety.org.

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Colorado Springs Bicycle Summit

Learn about the local bike scene and figure out how to get involved at this awesome annual event. Keynote speaker Martha Roskowski, vice president of local innovation at PeopleForBikes, will talk about her organization and bicycle advocacy. Seminars and workshop topics include: local adventure rides, bikepacking, effective bike advocacy and more. Summit: 1-4:30 p.m., happy hour and expo: 5:30-7 p.m., UCCS Berger Hall, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., free, registration required, tinyurl.com/COSbike2017.

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Manitou Springs Colorado Wine Festival

This beloved annual event includes "generous" tastings from 30 Colorado-based wineries. And it's not just the wine; you can munch on local food, listen to live music and browse a vendor fair while you sip. Bonus: Designated drivers can enjoy the "festival" part of the wine festival for free. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Memorial Park, Manitou Avenue and El Paso Boulevard, Manitou Springs, $35, manitousprings.org.

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BigDogBrag: The Colorado Mud Run

Tumble through a course with 25 different obstacles and 12 mud pits to get you good and filthy. With race registration, you get a beer coupon, a temporary tattoo, finish photos and dog tags. The best part: A portion of proceeds benefits the National Alliance on Mental Illness. 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., RAM Off-Road Park, 12750 CO-94, $25-$59 registration fee, bigdogbrag.com.

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  • Courtesy Colorado Springs Children's Chorale

40 Years on Broadway

The Colorado Springs Children's Chorale celebrates its 40th anniversary, after years of receiving local and national acclaim. Tonight, enjoy a selection of favorite songs from previous CSCC performances, all going back to Broadway. Alumni performers will also return to The Pikes Peak Center stage, celebrating CSCC's legacy. 3 p.m., Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $12-$25, kidssing.org.



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