Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Spend the first weekend of the new year with music, art, beer and more

Posted By on Wed, Jan 3, 2018 at 11:13 AM

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United States International Duo Piano Competition
See 200 talented pianists of all ages, from 6-year-old students to seasoned professionals, performing in duos and quartets. This unique event has been held here in the Springs since it was founded by a Colorado piano teacher in 1999. Another treat: Performers come from all over the U.S., plus Canada, China, Romania and Japan. Jan. 5-7, see the website for performance times, The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave., free,

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Michele Renée Ledoux, an Evergreen, Colorado-based artist, has exhibited her work nationally and internationally. Working in the ancient art of encaustic (hot wax painting), Ledoux finds her influences in Abstract Impressionism, Minimalism and Arte Povera, which uses everyday materials. This particular exhibit explores the nature of encaustic, and the lack of perfection that results from the pieces’ cuts, nicks and scratches. Opening reception, Jan. 5, 5-9 p.m., on display through Feb. 10, G44 Gallery, 1785 S. Eighth St.,

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Colorado Springs Fitness Expo
Yes, the new year is upon us. Odds are your list of resolutions includes getting healthy and fit, which is a good way to start 2018. Take advantage of free classes in Zumba, strength-focused yoga, Pilates, Hula and other specialized workout techniques. Plus, enjoy a ton of vendors covering the health-and-fitness spectrum, including chiropractors, exercise clubs, essential-oil vendors and more. Jan. 6, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Colorado Springs City Auditorium, free,

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Gold Camp Brewing Anniversary Party
Everyone loves Gold Camp. In addition to great beer, the place hosts a hip atmosphere, friendly crew and plentiful events. Celebrate the brewery’s third birthday with beer releases, live music by Travis
Duncan and Roma Ransom, and a special Locals Till Last Call comedy/open mic event. Beers on tap: Margarita Blonde, Butterbeer, Dynamite Dan, Kettle-Sour Hibiscus Saison, Cognac Barrel Porter and more.
Jan. 6, noon to midnight, Gold Camp Brewing Company, 1007 S. Tejon St.,

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