Thursday, November 15, 2018

Ladies of Laughter Comedy Show is sure to deliver a much-needed, hilarious ladies night

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Nov. 17, 8-10 p.m., Gold Camp Brewing Company, 1007 S. Tejon St., free to attend; performers earn a percentage of beer sales, facebook.com/goldcampbrew. - COURTESY MEGHAN DEPONCEAU
  • Courtesy Meghan DePonceau
  • Nov. 17, 8-10 p.m., Gold Camp Brewing Company, 1007 S. Tejon St., free to attend; performers earn a percentage of beer sales, facebook.com/goldcampbrew.
Even in 2018, too much of what we see reflects the Smurfette principle, which refers to the common trope of a single woman included in an ensemble of men — whether in superhero groups (Black Widow, Wonder Woman) or, as it turns out, in local comedy. “The comedy scene is still dominated by males, and a lot of the time the typical audience at showcases is a split of genders,” says local comedian Melody Klema, who has been performing in the Springs for three years. “It is common for bookers to have just one lady on a show and the rest are guys. Thus women don’t get to work with each other as often.” With that in mind, Klema has decided to host some of her favorite local funnywomen at Gold Camp Brewing Company for a much-needed ladies’ night. Comedians Kolleen Conley, Priscilla Spangler, Tracy Kellett, Alyssa Townsend, Meghan DePonceau and Klema herself will each perform a set for the audience. “It is new and exciting for the audience because a lot of them haven’t even seen six female comedians perform ever, let alone in one show.”
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KaPow's planned the perfect Local Comic Shop Day celebration

Posted By on Thu, Nov 15, 2018 at 1:00 AM

Nov. 17, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., KaPow Comics & Coffee, 4239 N. Nevada Ave., facebook.com/kapowcomicsandcoffee. - ROBIN AND CORY CHILDS / MOKO PRESS LLC
  • Robin and Cory Childs / Moko Press LLC
  • Nov. 17, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., KaPow Comics & Coffee, 4239 N. Nevada Ave., facebook.com/kapowcomicsandcoffee.
Gold winners in the Indy’s 2018 Best Of competition for Best Comic Shop, KaPow Comics & Coffee has proven itself a staple of the local comics community. It seems fitting, then, to join them to celebrate Local Comic Shop Day, a national initiative recognizing hometown stores. Show up early for exclusive and limited-edition comics releases, or pop in throughout the day for a demonstration by Undercover Capes Podcast Network, or an opportunity to utilize some awesome pop-up dioramas for action figure photography. A particular highlight: six local artists, as part of KaPow’s monthly artist showcase, will be around to display and sell their work, and some may be taking commissions.
Event Details Local Comic Shop Day
@ KaPow Comics & Coffee
4239 N. Nevada Ave.
Central
Colorado Springs, Colorado
When: Sat., Nov. 17, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
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Ritual skate film is back to showcase local talent

Posted By on Thu, Nov 15, 2018 at 1:00 AM

Nov. 17, 7 p.m., Black Sheep, 2106 E. Platte Ave., $5-$8, blacksheeprocks.com. - MIKE BARGAS
  • Mike Bargas
  • Nov. 17, 7 p.m., Black Sheep, 2106 E. Platte Ave., $5-$8, blacksheeprocks.com.
Ritual Skateboards owner Ryan Heier, who respects the “old school” staples of skating culture, has made it his mission to keep the art of the skateboard film alive. “‘Cause it’s kind of like a dying media,” Heier explains. “Most people just want to see short Instagram clips. No one has the patience to put some time into something.” In 2016, a couple years after taking over the then-defunct Ritual Skateboards company from local skating pioneer Adam Bauer, Heier produced Ritual 1, a showcase of local skaters’ talents. Since its premiere two years ago, he has poured about 2,000 hours’ worth of editing and many more hours of filming into Ritual 2, a new film to be screened at the Black Sheep this weekend. It’s meant to bring the skateboarding community together and show off the interesting and diverse talents of its subjects. “I just want to be a positive influence, and help inspire other people,” Heier says. “Nothing comes easily, so that’s kind of my whole thing. It’s all about the struggle.” Before and after the 74-minute film, the audience can look forward to live music by Cyineyed, Sore Eyes and Mondo Obscura.
Event Details Ritual 2
@ Black Sheep
2106 E. Platte Ave.
Central
Colorado Springs, CO
When: Sat., Nov. 17, 7 p.m.
Price: $5-$8
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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Reckless shows Funky Little Theater Company is stretching its capabilities

Posted By on Wed, Nov 14, 2018 at 11:09 AM

Fridays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., through Dec. 1, and Thurs., Nov. 29, 7:30 p.m., Funky Little Theater Company, 1367 Pecan St., $15-$19, funkylittletheater.org - CHRIS MEDINA
  • Chris Medina
  • Fridays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., through Dec. 1, and Thurs., Nov. 29, 7:30 p.m., Funky Little Theater Company, 1367 Pecan St., $15-$19, funkylittletheater.org
Six months and a few shows after moving to its new space, Funky Little Theater Company has already stretched the limits of their larger theater’s capabilities. With their upcoming play Reckless, they not only stretch the bounds of the space, but also the bounds of the playwright’s “semi-linear” storyline. Craig Lucas’ Reckless, written and set in the mid-’80s, begins with a woman talking to her husband on Christmas Eve, musing about memory and identity. But her husband, clearly at the end of his rope, breaks down and admits that he has hired someone to kill her, and she needs to leave immediately if she wants to live. She climbs out the kitchen window to escape, and the rest is history — her history, to be exact. “From that point, we’re off,” says director Thom Dygert. “We’re off on this kind of journey, and memory is how we found a way to give it some structure. ... As soon as she climbs out that window things kind of go haywire, and we’re playing in a world of memory and confused identity.”
Event Details Reckless
@ Funky Little Theater Company
1367 Pecan St.
West side
Colorado Springs, Colo.
When: Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Continues through Dec. 1
Price: $15-$19
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Smooth transitions take the place of scene breaks, and a multi-level set plays with pop-up set pieces and silhouettes to indicate setting, recreating the vague feeling of memory within the set itself. Funky artistic director Chris Medina says: “The set sometimes can be just a set, but in this capacity the set has almost become a character.” It carries our protagonist Rachel through memories of Christmas Eves past, and through gains and losses that contribute to her concept of her own self.

The effect of the play should prove almost dreamlike until we catch up to the present. “If it is a memory, when does she catch up to what she’s doing now?” Dygert asks. “She’s kind of unscrambling the memory as she goes.”
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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Experience Vintage Hitchcock in 1940s-style radio

Posted By on Thu, Nov 8, 2018 at 1:00 AM

Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play, Fridays, Saturdays, 7-10 p.m., and Sundays 3-6 p.m., through Nov. 18, 
Rialto Theater, 209 W. Main St., Florence, $10-$12, historicrialtotheater.org. - LISA STEELE
  • Lisa Steele
  • Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play, Fridays, Saturdays, 7-10 p.m., and Sundays 3-6 p.m., through Nov. 18, 
Rialto Theater, 209 W. Main St., Florence, $10-$12, historicrialtotheater.org.
Though undoubtedly one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, Alfred Hitchcock wasn’t just a visual storyteller. His suspenseful, tense, meaningful and disturbing tales translate well to audio and stage, even without the film techniques that made him famous. A few of these stories — Hitchcock’s early films The Lodger, Sabotage and The 39 Steps — have been combined into a 1940s-style radio play, written by Joe Landry and performed this month by Florence’s Rialto Players. Rialto Players artistic director RC Wilkins says of the show: “[This] is a Readers Theater performance, a dramatic presentation of a written work in script form. ... The experience intends to recreate an old-time radio broadcast. The audience will experience the stories through the magic of sound: the actors’ voices, music and the foley, who creates the sound effects live onstage.” Moreover, audiences can enjoy this show in the recently renovated Rialto Theater, a historic building erected in 1923, which has been painstakingly restored to its original splendor.
Event Details Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play
When: Fridays, Saturdays, 7-10 p.m. and Sundays, 3-6 p.m. Continues through Nov. 18
719/784-7255
Price: $12, $10 student/senior
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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Anything's possible when Cirque hits the Springs

Posted By on Wed, Nov 7, 2018 at 1:00 AM

Cirque Italia: Aquatic Spectacular, Nov. 8-10, 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 10-11, 1:30 and 4:30 p.m., Citadel Mall, 
750 Citadel Drive East, $10-$35/child, $20-$40/adult, cirqueitalia.com. - COURTESY CIRQUE ITALIA
  • Courtesy Cirque Italia
  • Cirque Italia: Aquatic Spectacular, Nov. 8-10, 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 10-11, 1:30 and 4:30 p.m., Citadel Mall, 
750 Citadel Drive East, $10-$35/child, $20-$40/adult, cirqueitalia.com.
Cirque Italia represents a true international effort, featuring performers from all over the world, but promising a Las Vegas flair. Performed over a 35,000-
gallon tank of water, Cirque Italia brings together expert acrobats and cirque artists of all varieties, from aerialists to jugglers, hula hoopers and roller skaters. Though this won’t be the cirque’s first foray into Colorado Springs, it will be the first time locals get a chance to see Aquatic Spectacular, a brand new production with plentiful surprises. “It is even possible for a prehistoric dinosaur to make an appearance,” says producer Chanté DeMoustes. “Let your imagination wander, because anything is possible...”
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The Tap is an underdog story, and who doesn't love that

Posted By on Wed, Nov 7, 2018 at 1:00 AM

The Tap, Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., Sundays, 2 p.m., through Nov. 25, 
Millibo Art Theatre, 1626 S. Tejon St., $18-$25, themat.org. - MILLIBO ART THEATRE
  • Millibo Art Theatre
  • The Tap, Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., Sundays, 2 p.m., through Nov. 25, 
Millibo Art Theatre, 1626 S. Tejon St., $18-$25, themat.org.
Local playwright and actor Steve Emily, who once made his home in Chicago, has seen many neighborhoods change the way many areas of our own city have begun changing. New businesses turn neglected neighborhoods into trendy hotspots, and local establishments like bars and restaurants either fade away or transform into the next big thing. “And I just kind of thought, well, what happens to those people who have been going there for years and years?” Emily says. “Because they’re not going to feel comfortable in whatever this new place is. So where do they end up going?”

That thought formed the basis of The Tap, Emily’s original play, which will premiere at the Millibo Art Theatre this weekend. The Tap follows a bartender named Mike who has inherited the bar from his family and has to weigh its importance to its patrons against his opportunity to change with the times. But more than a story about gentrification, The Tap is a story about Mike’s regulars, three of whom appear at the bar on Christmas Eve, bringing their own baggage with them. “I’ve always been kind of attracted to those people on the outskirts who just kind of live their lives and don’t really make an impression,” Emily says. “It’s an underdog story. And who doesn’t love an underdog?”

These regulars — an older cab driver, a faded beauty queen and a woman suffering in an abusive marriage — are certainly underdogs, but they’re 
relatable in their own ways.
Event Details The Tap
@ Millibo Art Theatre
1626 S. Tejon St.
Ivywild
Colorado Springs, CO
When: Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through Nov. 25
Price: $18-$25
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“The issues that [The Tap] touches on are quite relevant to today,” says director Jim Jackson. “There’s a whole spouse abuse thing, there’s a whole drug addiction thing. There’s just a lot of things which everyday people bump up against, some in really big ways.”

But in spite of heavy themes like gentrification and abuse, it isn’t necessarily a dark play. Nor does it promise the kind of cloying, saccharine schmaltz of many stories set around the holidays.

“It’s got a rawness to it,” Jackson says, “and a realness, a grittiness to it, but it’s not cynical.” Both he and Emily compare its effect to that of a Tom Waits song.

After the show each night, to encourage the same sense of community that unites these characters at their neighborhood bar, the MAT encourages attendees to come down to the stage after the show, and enjoy a free beer on the set with the actors (provided by a different local brewery each weekend). It should help us all adhere to Emily’s advice: “Look up every now and then, and notice your neighbors.”
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Friday, November 2, 2018

PPCC to host Women's Hall of Fame portraits exhibit

Posted By on Fri, Nov 2, 2018 at 1:03 PM

Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame Portrait Exhibit, On display Nov. 5-9, Pikes Peak Community College Centennial Campus, 
5675 S. Academy Blvd., ppcc.edu.
  • Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame Portrait Exhibit, On display Nov. 5-9, Pikes Peak Community College Centennial Campus, 
5675 S. Academy Blvd., ppcc.edu.
Dedicated to honoring the women of Colorado who have made (and currently make) impacts in their communities, the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame boasts 162 inductees, with 10 more honored every two years. Many of these women are unsung heroes of Colorado, like the Springs’ own Fannie Mae Duncan, or Ellis Meredith, a suffragist who was once called the Susan B. Anthony of Colorado. In honor of Pikes Peak Community College’s Veteran’s Day celebration, the Hall of Fame has lent a selection of portraits from its collection to help PPCC students and the public learn more about some extraordinary Colorado women. Each portrait in this selection represents a woman with a military, military-related, aerospace or aviation background. “Our newest member of this exhibit is Lieutenant General (Retired) Susan Helms,” says Nancy Lorentz, portraits chair for the Hall of Fame. “She is part of an elite group of NASA astronauts. She was the first military woman in space and holds the world record for the longest spacewalk [8 hours, 56 minutes].” Her portrait, and portraits of her fellow inductees, will be on display through Nov. 9.
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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Warren Miller Entertainment celebrates the Face of Winter in all of us

Posted By on Thu, Nov 1, 2018 at 1:00 AM

Warren Miller: Face of Winter, Nov. 2-3, 7:30 p.m., Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $21-$23, pikespeakcenter.com. - JEFF WRIGHT COURTESY WARREN MILLER ENTERTAINMENT
  • Jeff Wright courtesy Warren Miller Entertainment
  • Warren Miller: Face of Winter, Nov. 2-3, 7:30 p.m., Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $21-$23, pikespeakcenter.com.
In January 2018, filmmaker Warren Miller passed away, leaving a legacy of 68 ski- and snowboard-centric films that followed the world’s best athletes to some of the toughest (and most beautiful) mountains in the world. But these films, always released annually, haven’t ended with Miller’s passing. His company, Warren Miller Entertainment, has taken up the torch to bring Face of Winter to venues across the U.S., including our own Pikes Peak Center. Warren Miller Entertainment managing director Andy Hawk said: “The film is for anyone whose life (whether they realize it or not) was impacted by Warren Miller. We are all the face of winter — from the athletes to the audience to the locals in far-off destinations or even at our home mountain. Warren recognized this, and this year’s film celebrates that.”
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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The FAC has the perfect opportunity to take action, and find cause for laughter

Posted By on Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 9:28 AM

We Are For Freedoms and Church & State, We Are For Freedoms: Nov. 2, 1-7 p.m., free; - Church & State: Fridays-Sundays Nov. 2-25, $18-$20; Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 
30 W. Dale St., csfineartscenter.org. - COURTESY FAC
  • Courtesy FAC
  • We Are For Freedoms and Church & State, We Are For Freedoms: Nov. 2, 1-7 p.m., free; Church & State: Fridays-Sundays Nov. 2-25, $18-$20; Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 
30 W. Dale St., csfineartscenter.org.
In times of political stress (and I think we can all agree we’re pretty politically stressed right now), there are two things we can do: take action, and find cause for laughter. The Fine Arts Center plans to help you do both on Nov. 2, starting with We Are For Freedoms. Part of the national For Freedoms 50-state initiative, a platform for creative civic engagement, We Are For Freedoms encourages citizens of all political persuasions to collaborate on a community art installation. Participants will produce posters and lawn signs expressing what freedom means to them, while The Press at Colorado College will open itself to the public and print signs featuring the work of artist Nora Naranjo Morse. The signs will be displayed on the FAC’s lawn and within the museum itself so we can all take a look at what freedoms our neighbors value, and maybe find some commonality in those values. All this, just in time for opening night of the FAC’s November play: Church & State.
Event Details Church & State
@ Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College
30 W. Dale St.
Downtown
Colorado Springs, CO
When: Fridays-Sundays. Continues through Nov. 25
634-5583
Price: $18-$20
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Written in 2016 following a fraught few years of mass shootings, Church & State tackles the hot-button issues of partisan politics, religion and gun control. While undoubtedly working with serious subjects, the playwright Jason Odell Williams said: “[A] heavy drama about heavy topics doesn’t interest me. What interests me is a play that gets to the heart of the people around these issues. And when you write about people, you can’t help but let them be funny and sad and honest, heartbreaking and uplifting all at the same time.” The play follows fictional senator Charles Whitmore, who decides three days before his re-election that he’s going to start speaking his mind — whatever’s on his mind. Meant to be both funny and introspective, the play will hopefully encourage conversation around some of our most divisive issues, and might offer a nice release in the form of much-needed laughter.
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Friday, October 26, 2018

Brian Elyo reminds us to slow down and take in the moment

Posted By on Fri, Oct 26, 2018 at 1:00 AM

ArtPOP: Brian Elyo, Oct. 28, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Cottonwood Center for the Arts, 427 E. Colorado Ave., free, pikespeakartscouncil.org.
  • ArtPOP: Brian Elyo, Oct. 28, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Cottonwood Center for the Arts, 427 E. Colorado Ave., free, pikespeakartscouncil.org.
Our world moves at a breakneck pace these days (anyone else wondering where 2018 went?), and we could all do with a little advice from local performer and artist Brian Elyo, also known professionally as Mobdividual. “Slow down,” he says. “Live more slow. Listen. Meditate — not only after yoga, not only on the mountaintop; but while you wait. Be still. Find art. Observe poetry. Decide beauty. Open interpretation for yourself.” Following his own advice and taking time to really observe the world around him, Elyo has filmed a series of vignettes ranging in length from 15 seconds to several minutes. These films start off blurry, then bring their subject slowly into focus, exposing colors, tones and shapes that we as viewers may not have noticed were we to pass the scenes on the street. During Sunday’s event, he plans to project these vignettes on multiple walls, and play his unique ambient guitar to create a soundscape to accompany them. “The spirit is really to be overwhelmed with relaxation,” Elyo says. “... Hopefully later, upon reflection, folks start to slow themselves down. Take a little extra time to sit and be still in their day-to-day. Take a little extra time on the trail, sit a little longer in the yard or outside, pay attention to the shadows in the stairway, the reflections from whatever on your desk at work.” The immersive experience should prove meditative, and inspire viewers to take a little step back from the constant movement of everyday life.
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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Three Nights of Horror Film Festival gives you plenty of chances to scare yourself silly

Posted By on Wed, Oct 24, 2018 at 1:00 AM

Three Nights of Horror Film Festival, Oct. 25, 6-10 p.m., Oct. 26, 6 p.m. to midnight, Oct. 27, 4-10 p.m., Tim Gill Center for Public Media, 315 E. Costilla St., free, timgillcenter.org.
  • Three Nights of Horror Film Festival, Oct. 25, 6-10 p.m., Oct. 26, 6 p.m. to midnight, Oct. 27, 4-10 p.m., Tim Gill Center for Public Media, 315 E. Costilla St., free, timgillcenter.org.
For some of us, Halloween starts the moment the leaves start turning, or the moment we check off Sept. 30 on the calendar (whichever comes first). But now it’s officially and unquestionably Halloween, or Halloween-enough to really get into the mood and scare yourself silly. To help you toward that end, the Independent Film Society of Southern Colorado is back with its annual horror film festival, screening eight films over three nights (plus some as-yet-unannounced indie horror shorts). Oct. 25 will be ‘80s night (Child’s Play, Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors), with zombie night on Oct. 26 (Army of Darkness, Zombieland, The Return of the Living Dead) and horror classics on Oct. 27 (Frankenstein, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, The Screaming Skull). A special bonus on zombie night: Blissfest333, a Denver group named for its annual arts and culture festival, will host a Zombie Festival and Crawl right outside the Tim Gill Center. Before any screenings start, check out makeup demos and contests, and congregate with other horror enthusiasts for the zombie crawl at 7 p.m. All events are free. All IFSOC asks is that you drink up, as all proceeds from booze sales go directly back into their programming.
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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Can't-miss events to celebrate the final week of Arts Month

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Each October, the Pikes Peak region celebrates Arts Month as a way to elevate the visibility and importance of arts & culture in our community. During Arts Month, you’re encouraged to have at least one new cultural experience with family or friends!

Though #ArtsOctober is coming to a close, there's still plenty to see and do!

Find more Arts Month details, including resources, event info, and more at PeakRadar.com/ArtsMonth!

'Colorado Experience: Fannie Mae Duncan' Screening
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October 23 at 6 p.m. | Stargazers Theatre & Event Center | Free, Registration Required
Join Rocky Mountain PBS for a preview screening of the hour-long documentary “Colorado Experience: Fanny Mae Duncan.” Meet the inspiring Fannie Mae Duncan, an African American nightclub owner who brought the motto “Everybody Welcome” to true meaning at her Colorado Springs Cotton Club despite the volatile Civil Rights Movement of her day.



Colony House

October 24 at 7 p.m. | The Black Sheep | Advanced Tickets: $10.39; Day of Show: $18
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Picture the quintessential rock band. Maybe they’re standing on a grimy street corner with their arms crossed, looking tough, or maybe they’re goofing around in a sunlit field. They could be wearing motorcycle jackets or cowboy shirts or feather boas. They might sound austere and angry or epic and stadium-ready. But what they have in common, regardless of aesthetic, is that they stand together, shoulder-to-shoulder, brothers and sisters in arms. A real rock band is a gang. A group of people united by a shared commitment to what matters in the world, what matters in life, and an insatiable need to communicate that sensibility to anyone else out there who might relate.

Emma Crawford Coffin Race & Parade
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October 27 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. | Manitou Springs | Free
Manitou Springs celebrates the 24th Annual Emma Crawford Coffin Races & Festival! The parade starts at 12 p.m. followed by up to 70 teams racing coffins down Manitou Avenue for the ultimate victory! Each team consists of one Emma and four runners dressed in costume. The fastest three timed places earn trophies as well as a chance at Best Entourage, Best Coffin, a 2018 Miss Emma will be crowned, and a new team destined to race for the Coffin Cup in Nederland at the 2019 Frozen Dead Guy Days – so come dressed to impress, and race your face off!

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Monster Mash
October 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m. | Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts | Tickets start at $26
Join the Colorado Springs Philharmonic for Monster Mash, part of the Philharmonic Pops series. A spooktacular night of scary tricks and musical treats, performed by an orchestra possessed by thrilling classics and the newest movie thrillers. Costumes optional.





Three Nights of Horror Film Festival
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October 25 from 6-10 p.m.; October 26 from 6 p.m. to Midnight; October 27 from 4-10 p.m. | Tim Gill Center for Public Media | Free
Local filmmakers will be on site during the festival, which will feature local indie horror short films along with cult classic horror feature films. Films will be shown Thursday, Friday and Saturday night along with the Colorado Springs Zombie Crawl having their annual zombie crawl Friday night. Beer will be available from local breweries with all proceeds supporting the non-profit Independent Film Society of Colorado (IFSOC), helping to support and promote independent film in the Pikes Peak Region.

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'The Postman Always Rings Twice'
October 19-20 and 25-27 at 6:30 p.m.; October 20 and 27 at 2 p.m. | Fountain Community Theater | Tickets start at $9

"The Postman Always Rings Twice" is an adaptation by Jon Jory from the novel by James M Cain. Drifter Frank Chambers accepts a job from the alcoholic owner of a diner in a town he’s hitchhiking through. Frank and Cora – the diner owner’s young wife – quickly start a romance. Cora convinces Frank the only way they can be together is for Frank to kill husband Nick and collect the insurance money, but a botched first plan leaves Nick in hospital. Suspecting nothing about the affair, Nick resolves to sell the diner and take Cora away. Now desperate, Cora and Frank stage an automobile accident. This time Nick is killed. But the District Attorney is suspicious and pits the two of them against each other. And soon, their hopes of being together are shattered.
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Monday, October 22, 2018

Colorado Springs, A Changing Landscape presents iconic photos alongside PPCC student photographers

Posted By on Mon, Oct 22, 2018 at 8:50 AM

GLENN WESLEY MURRAY (TOP), SUSI HOLMES (BOTTOM)
  • Glenn Wesley Murray (top), Susi Holmes (bottom)
On Oct. 26, photographer Angela Crews, publisher Don Kallaus of Rhyolite Press, and eight Pikes Peak Community College photography students (current and alumni) will see a two-years-in-the-making vision realized.

Colorado Springs, A Changing Landscape, is a brand new exhibition that will present “then and now” photos of the Colorado Springs cityscape to provide “an important inspection of our city, the changes that come with modernization and time, as well as pause to consider what is important to us to move forward,” according to a press release.

The photography students (Joseph Baldwin, John Bawi, Margaret Beaty, Susi Holmes, Jim Mangette, Ken Slager, Jodie Westbrook Bomze and Jennifer Williams) set out to replicate the photographs of Glenn Wesley Murray, a prolific local photographer, active between the 1930s and mid-1960s. Shooting from the same locations as Murray, but many decades later, the photographers have captured the change and growth the city has undergone.

The photographs will also be released in a book during the opening reception at Centennial Hall (Oct. 26, 7 p.m.). The exhibition will be on display through Dec. 15.

The press release offers a small taste of what attendees can hope to expect:
Susi Holmes captured a night shot of Tejon Street from high atop the Hagerman building, eighty-seven years to the minute to mirror Murray’s historic view. Ken Slager and Joseph Baldwin will wow viewers with a night shot of Palmer High School that mirrors Murray’s efforts to capture General Palmer’s shadow sitting proudly upon his steed against the façade of the old, Colorado Springs High School. These two shots, among so many others, capture the essence of our beautiful city and the growth we have experienced in as many as nine decades.
Event Details Colorado Springs, A Changing Landscape
@ Centennial Hall
200 S. Cascade Ave.
Downtown
Colorado Springs, CO
When: Through Dec. 15, 7-9 p.m.
359-2848, 331-2235
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Friday, October 19, 2018

Aerial Aura is the perfect chance to experience a new kind of movement art

Posted By on Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 1:00 AM

Aerial Aura, Oct. 21, 2-3 p.m., Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center, 1805 N. 30th St., free, pikespeakartscouncil.org. - KEN SLAGER
  • Ken Slager
  • Aerial Aura, Oct. 21, 2-3 p.m., Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center, 1805 N. 30th St., free, pikespeakartscouncil.org.
Aerial arts consistently break the bounds of the stage, with performers climbing and whirling to new heights with their art through circus and cabaret. But a group of local aerialists plan to do away with the stage altogether at a special Arts Month performance in Garden of the Gods this weekend. Held outdoors with Pikes Peak as a backdrop, Aerial Aura will feature at least four performing artists, including Emily and Chris Wegert, Julia Angevine and Mallory Pedersen, performing a mix of trapeze, silks and hoop. The Wegerts, proud newlyweds, plan to perform a duo trapeze act. Other acts and apparatuses are dependent on the weather, but no matter what performance you see you’ll have a chance to experience a new kind of movement art, and ask the performers questions between their shows.
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