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  • Little-known fact: Originally, Columbus sailed with the Nina, the Pinta, the Santa Maria and the Schlomo. Check out more gratuitous use of artistic license at the Sangre de Cristo in Pueblo.

Visual art attractions

American Numismatic Association Money Museum
Housing rare coins, with seasonal exhibitions featuring ancient coins, tokens and medals.
818 N. Cascade Ave., 632-2646, 800/367-9723

Buell Children's Museum
An interactive museum with cultural and scientific exhibits for children of all ages.
210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/583-6214

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum Functioning as a museum and research facility of the history of Colorado Springs and the Front Range.
215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990

Cripple Creek District Museum
Featuring gold mining history of Cripple Creek and Teller County with antique and Native American artifact displays.
Fifth and Bennett avenues, Cripple Creek, 719/689-2634

Dinosaur Depot With a working lab, and artifacts including a complete Stegosaurus skeleton, this museum has exhibits for adults and children.
330 Royal Gorge Blvd., Cañon City, 719/269-7150, 800/987-6379

Dr. Lester L. Williams Fire Museum
Chronicling the history of fire equipment and famous fires in Colorado Springs.
375 Printers Pkwy., 385-5950

El Pueblo History Museum
A regional history site of the Colorado Historical Society, presenting an 1840s-style adobe trading post and plaza and showcasing the city's history and various cultural and ethnic groups in Pueblo and the region.
301 N. Union Ave., Pueblo, 719/583-0453

Ghost Town Wild West Museum
Portraying life after the Gold Rush with hands-on activities in an authentic setting.
400 S. 21st St., 634-0696

May Natural History Museum
A dual museum with a wing of rare large insects and a wing dedicated to the history of space exploration. Opens May 1.
710 Rock Creek Canyon Road, 576-0450,

McAllister House Museum Take a guided tour of an authentic Victorian house once owned by a founding family of Colorado Springs.
423 N. Cascade Ave., 635-7925

Miramont Castle Museum Miramont Castle houses several tea rooms for parties, tours of Victorian-era rooms and residences, as well as a large miniatures collection.
9 Capitol Hill Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1011

Old Colorado City Historic Center
Housing a collection of photographs and biographies relating to the local history of Old Colorado City, as well as travel guides for destinations statewide.
1 S. 24th St., 636-1225

Pikes Peak Historical Street Railway Foundation The history of railroads and streetcars in Colorado Springs comes to life in guided tours that include a short ride on a live track.
2333 Steel Drive, 475-9508

ProRodeo Hall of Fame
A center devoted to the sport of professional rodeo.
101 ProRodeo Drive, 528-4761

Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site
Tour four different time periods in early Colorado history with docents depicting daily homesteading life.
1401 Recreation Way, 578-6777

Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center
Featuring nearly 40 dinosaur skeletons, including the world's second-largest T-rex.
601 S. Fairview St., Woodland Park, 719/686-1820

Rocky Mountain Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame
A center displaying 50 to 60 antique motorcycles, photographs of events, and a Hall of Fame.
5865 N. Nevada Ave., 487-8005

Western Museum of Mining and Industry
A center focused on the history of mining machinery and history in the area, with hands-on activities.
225 N. Gate Blvd., 488-0880, 800/752-6558

World Figure Skating Museum
Featuring memorabilia from world and U.S. figure skating championships such as awards, costumes, videos and a library of skating history.
20 First St., 635-5200

Art centers
Colorado Springs

Fine Arts Center
30 W. Dale St., 634-5581

Fine Arts Center Modern
Plaza of the Rockies, first floor, South Tower, 121 S. Tejon St., 634-5581

Fremont Center for the Arts
505 Macon Ave., Cañon City, 719/275-2790

Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center
210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7200

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts 304 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake, 481-0475

Art galleries
A great way to take in a lot of art in one sweep is to participate in the First Friday Artwalks in Old Colorado City and Downtown. They take place monthly, in OCC from 4-8 p.m. at 10 galleries, and downtown from 5-8 p.m. at several galleries. An "artride" shuttle, on which students from the Colorado Springs Conservatory play live music, links the two events and participating galleries.

Contact Gunter-Wolff Gallery at 520-9494 for more on the OCC artwalk, and contact the Smokebrush Gallery at 444-1012 for more on the downtown artwalk. For shuttle information in particular, ask for Joyce at the Smokebrush.

Arati Artists Gallery
Featuring paintings and drawings across all media, as well as sculptures in bronze, clay and wood by Pikes Peak-area artists.
2425 W. Colorado Ave., 636-1901

Art Gallery of the Rockies Featuring collectible reproductions of original paintings by American artists as well as wildlife, landscape, Western and Americana prints and Pikes Peak regional art and photographs.
5051 N. Academy Blvd., 260-1873, 877/202-1873

Artists Lair Gallery and Studio
Featuring a gallery of local and regional artisans of various media alongside an open studio space.
2766 Janitell Road, 576-5247

ARTSpace Gallery in the Hillside Community Center
A community gallery space featuring primarily local works by artists of all ages.
925 S. Institute St., 385-7900

The Beacham Gallery
Featuring rotating impressionist and abstract works by local and international artists in a home studio, by appointment.
4357 Charleston Drive, 330-0384

Bella Art and Frame
Featuring framing, fine crafts, wearables and boutique items crafted by local artisans.
366 Second St., Suite B, Monument, 487-7691

Big City Burrito
Featuring works by local artists in a restaurant setting.
131 E. Bijou St., 578-5555

The Blue Star
Featuring artwork by local artists in a restaurant setting that rotates every six weeks.
1645 S. Tejon St., 632-1086

Boulder Street Gallery
Featuring photography by Andy Cook and watercolor works by Terry Henderson.
725 N. Tejon St., 636-9358

The Bridge Gallery
Located in the Depot Arts District, participating in monthly "First Fridays" with varied artworks by local artists.
218 W. Colorado Ave., 232-9368

The Business of Art Center
Providing three exhibition spaces at Studio 513 and a theater space at Venue 515.
513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861

Calabash Gallery
Features original jewelry made on premises by Sandy Murphy, as well as photography, watercolor, copper art, glass and more.
2428 W. Colorado Ave., 634-1577

Cherokees of Manitou
A traditional and contemporary gallery offering jewelry, fine art, bronze sculpture and an extensive hand-blown glass collection.
351 Manitou Avenue, 685-3508

Chrystina's Gallery
16 Colbrunn Court, 632-4772

Coburn Gallery
Bringing national and international artists and exhibits to Colorado College in conjunction with a broad range of academic programs. Also featuring faculty, staff and alumni works and an annual student art exhibition.
Colorado College, Worner Center, Main Floor, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6797

Colachi Arts
A European-style gallery featuring national artists of varied media, including paintings, sculpture, photography and jewelry.
1107 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1254

Colorado Ironworks & Gallery
Specializing in design and fabrication of custom sculpture, gates, railings and signs, as well as furniture and jewelry.
615 S. Sierra Madre St.,447-1622

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Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
Founded in 1936 by Alice Bemis Taylor and designed by John Gaw Meem, the FAC houses a world-renowned permanent collection as well as major, international traveling exhibitions. The FAC will feature nine permanent collection galleries, two traveling exhibition galleries and a tactile gallery as of August. Presenting The Eclectic Eye: Pop and Illusion: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, August through October, and Impressionist and Modern Masters from the New Orleans Museum of Art, December through March 2008.
30 W. Dale St., 634-5581

Commonwheel Artists Co-op Gallery
Specializing in pottery, jewelry and other decorative arts, this collective of local artists also features monthly exhibits from outside artists.
102 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1008

Cottonwood Artists' School and Studios
A fine arts educational facility that offers monthly shows from students and faculty, as well as local and regional artists.
25 Cimino Drive, 520-1899

CSU-Pueblo Fine Art Gallery
Featuring monthly rotating shows of student and faculty works and national artists, with a focus on contemporary new media art.
2200 Bonforte Blvd., Pueblo, 719/549-2404

Cucuru Gallery and Caf
A fine art gallery specializing in basketwork and mixed media from local and Cuban artists.
2332 W. Colorado Ave.,520-9900

The Downtown Studio Gallery of PPCC
Featuring works in all media primarily by Pikes Peak region artists, with a strong emphasis on multicultural and multimedia exhibits.
100 W. Pikes Peak Ave., 527-6001

Eichman Gallery at the Park State Bank and Trust
Featuring various media works by local artists and private-collection exhibits on a monthly rotating basis.
710 W. Hwy. 24, Woodland Park, 719/687-9234

El Dorado Fine Arts Gallery
This venue offers a wide variety of media ranging from paintings to drawings to sculpture, with semi-annual shows for national artists.
2627 W. Colorado Ave.,634-4075

Featuring affordable, eclectic art, jewelry and clothes made by local artists.
2104 W. Colorado Ave., 352-7818

Filthy Wilma's Gallery
This artist-owned and -operated gallery features an eclectic assortment of work by various local artists, including ceramics, jewelry, wall art, photography, paintings and sculpture.
10 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-0636

FAC Modern
Featuring a jazz bistro, museum shop and gallery space devoted to world-class art exhibits, as an extension of the Fine Arts Center Main.
121 S. Tejon St., Suite 100, 634-5583

Fireplace Gallery
A gallery featuring only local artists who specialize in painting and photography.
5755 Industrial Place, 574-3224

Flute Player Gallery
Specializing in Southwest Indian artworks, including jewelry, pottery, Navajo rugs and baskets.
2511 W. Colorado Ave., 632-7702

Frameworks Gallery
Featuring Colorado artists in various media on a rotational basis alongside custom framing.
2236 N. Wahsatch Ave., 636-2427

The Gallery at Paragon
Featuring local artwork rotating on a bimonthly basis.
3125 Sinton Road, 578-5744

The Gallery at Rich Designs
Representing more than 40 local and regional artists of varied media, with a focus on oil paintings.
1731 Mt. Washington Ave., 475-1200

Garden of the Gods Trading Post
Featuring Native American jewelry, Navajo rugs, sand paintings, Pueblo pottery and Southwestern artworks.
324 Beckers Lane, Manitou Springs, 685-9045, 800/874-4515

The Great Southwest
A large gallery featuring contemporary and traditional Southwestern art ranging from jewelry and pottery to fine art and weavings.
76 S. Sierra Madre St.,

Gunter-Wolff Gallery
Featuring local artists that specialize in oil, watercolor, encaustic, pastel and mixed mediums as well as jewelry, glassware and pottery.
2605 W. Colorado Ave., 520-9494

Gold Leaf Gallery Faux Finishing
2616 W. Colorado Ave., 598-9740, 866/533-9837

Heebee Jeebees Fine Art Tattoos and Gallery
Featuring a hybrid contemporary art space of local works alongside a tattoo studio.
318 E. Colorado Ave., 635-0620

Laura Reilly Studio and Gallery A fine art gallery featuring landscapes, florals, city scapes, plein air works and special shows.
2616 W. Colorado Ave., 471-1360

The Leechpit
The city's smallest gallery, this collection of local, obscure finds and craftwork hangs in the store dressing room.
708 N. Weber St., 634-DORK (3675)

Linda K. Powell Gallery
Featuring the wildlife and nature illustrations of this nationally regarded artist, available in originals and limited edition prints.
906 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1249

L.I.W. Cargo Fine Art Gallery
This gallery reserved for local artists features a variety of fine arts, ranging from painting to sculpture as well as crafts.
713 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-0452

Machu Picchu Store
Featuring Peruvian handicrafts and artwork.
954 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1418

Michael Garman Gallery
A store and gallery featuring the works of renowned sculpture artist Michael Garman.
2418 W. Colorado Ave., 471-9391

Mountain Living Studio
Representing nearly 150 Colorado artists who reflect the Rocky Mountain lifestyle. Featuring a vast collection of jewelry, home decor, oils, watercolors, pastels, glass, sculpture, photography, pottery and fabric works.
741 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-0225

Old Town Gallery 627 W. Colorado Ave.,633-3113

Orly's Art Gallery and Custom Framing
Featuring framing, plein air works and fine art.
730 S. Tejon St., 630-3371

Pikes Peak Library District Galleries
Featuring monthly exhibits of original, various media artworks at the Briargate, Cheyenne, Fountain, Monument, Rockrimmon, Ruth Holley, East, Penrose and Sand Creek branches.

Pine Creek Art Gallery
Featuring prints, pottery and photography by national artists, as well as custom framing.
2419 W. Colorado Ave., 633-6767
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Plantera Group Gallery
A financial-planning firm that hosts and displays local artists' shows that benefit local organizations.
731 N. Weber St., 886-0456

Pueblo Convention Center
Two large display cases feature local fine artwork.
320 Central Main St., Pueblo, 719/542-1100

Red Mango Gallery & Gifts
Functioning as a working studio and featuring eclectic artworks and original local art.
2502 W. Colorado Ave., Suite 205, 633-7060

Rico's Wine Bar & Caf
Featuring a variety of local and regional visual artist shows within the restaurant.
322 N. Tejon St., 630-7723

Featuring local, urban contemporary artists on a monthly rotating basis; open Fridays only.
17B Bijou St., 440-5638

Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center
Featuring six unique exhibition spaces showcasing regional, national and international art, from historic to contemporary, as well as rotating exhibitions from the center's permanent collection.
210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7200

Second Street Art Market Featuring paintings, photography, jewelry, fiber, pottery, glass, wood, metal and many more fine art works by regional and local artisans.
366 Second St., Monument, 488-2506

Smokebrush Gallery
Displaying new shows monthly, featuring local, national and international artists. Also responsible for public art events, Uncle Wilber Fountain programming and toaster (a giant driving sculptural appliance) appearances, as well as First Friday Artwalk coordination.
218 W. Colorado Ave., Suite 102, 444-1012

Squash Blossom Gallery Featuring paintings, sculpture, jewelry, accessories and more by local, national and international artists.
2531 W. Colorado Ave., 632-1899

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts A large venue featuring local visual and performing artists in the region with additional educational workshops.
304 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake, 481-0475

UCCS Gallery of Contemporary Art An on-campus gallery showing faculty and student shows, as well as exhibitions featuring national artists.
1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 262-3567

Velez Gallery
Representing a variety of traditional and contemporary Native American art and artifacts from nations in the Amazon to the Arctic.
220 N. Tejon St., 630-3710

The Warehouse Gallery
Featuring rotating shows from local and regional artists in a gallery adjacent to the restaurant.
25 W. Cimarron St., 475-8880

Wayne Lambert Gallery
Featuring fine black-and-white photography of the Rocky Mountains, Southwest and Mexico by Wayne Lambert, a former student of Ansel Adams.
2423 W. Colorado Ave., 471-1574

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  • Did you know that if you break a mirror, you can cheat bad luck by carrying two at all times?

Westside Tattoo
Featuring a tattoo museum and small art gallery of varied media by local artists, including paintings and metal sculpture.
2031 W. Colorado Ave., 219-4800

The Winter Gallery Featuring fine art paintings and sculptures from local artists.
47 Third St., Monument, 488-1063

Art clubs
A.N.I.M.E. Club
Promoting Japanese animation, culture and language through community discussions and film viewing.
Jon, 237-1033

Colorado Springs Chapter 95 Ikebana International

Pikes Peak Pastel Society
Fran, 719/547-0165

Pikes Peak Plein Air Painters
13775 Crosby Circle, Sedalia, 303/647-1085

Pikes Peak Watercolor Society 634-8529

Annual events
Creative Crafters' Showcases
Presenting nearly 100 vendors of fine arts and crafts at three events.
Second annual Spring Show
April 28-29
Lewis Palmer High School, 1300 Higby Road, Monument
First Western Museum of Mining and Industry Show
Aug. 4-5
225 North Gate Blvd.
11th annual Fall Show
Lewis Palmer High School, 1300 Higby Road, Monument, 488-3046 ccsshows.com

Celebration of the Arts Featuring a weekend of arts and crafts, food booths and entertainment, including a juried art show.
May 26-28
Memorial Park and Soda Springs Park, Manitou Springs, 685-9655

Third annual Pikes Peak Arts Fest
Featuring unique artwork, performers, live music and children's art activities.
June 8-10
Pikes Peak Center grounds and courtyard, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 290-1981

A pottery-making competition for artists and amateurs.
June 29 through July 1
Soda Springs Park, Manitou Springs, 685-5045

22nd annual Mountain Arts Festival
Presenting arts and crafts, entertainment and food.
Aug. 4-5
Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 719/687-8298

32nd annual Commonwheel Co-op Arts & Crafts Fair
Featuring arts and crafts, children's activities, food vendors and local performers.
Sept. 1-3
Memorial Park, Manitou Springs, 577-7700

Local live music
This is not a complete list of venues that host live music in the city, but it covers the most active and popular spots. For weekly listings, visit our Playing Around section at csindy.com. Unless otherwise noted, assume that these spots promote a mix of both original and cover bands, occasional national touring acts, DJs and most every popular music style. Most places offer eclectic music.

Adam's Mountain Caf
Offering classical and dinner-friendly music Tuesday nights and Thursday and Friday mornings.
934 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1430

Ancient Mariner
Hosting open mics and Manitou funk.
962 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-5503

Antlers Hilton Live piano and jazz, five nights a week.
4 S. Cascade Ave., 473-5600

Benet Hill Center
A monastery that hosts events for the Black Rose Acoustic Society.
2577 N. Chelton Road, 633-3660

517 W. Colorado Ave., 634-9309

The Black Sheep
The town's leading venue for major touring acts in a small club setting. Featuring prominent indie rockers, hip-hoppers and metalheads.
2106 E. Platte Ave., 227-7625

Bloom's Mill Hill 1668 S. 21st St.,

Boulder Street Coffee Roasters
Open mics, DJs and acoustic guitars.
332 N. Tejon St., 577-4291

Cedars Jazz Club
Local jazz bands, Thursday through Saturday, 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.
3125 Sinton Road, 578-5744

Colorado Springs World Arena
The city's only venue for large-scale, major touring acts.
3185 Venetucci Blvd., 477-2100

The spot for line dancing and national country acts.
3910 Palmer Park Blvd., 596-1212

Diamond Deb's Bar
919 Arcturus Drive, 475-1077

DJ's Bar and Grill
1110 E. Fillmore St., 473-2425

Dublin House
1850 Dominion Way, 265-8820

FAC Modern Jazz Bistro
Jazz under Chihuly glass and fine art, weekly.
121 S. Tejon St., Suite 100, 634-5581

Frankie's Bar and Grill 945 N. Powers Blvd., 574-4881

Frankie's Too
7368 McLaughlin Road, Peyton, 495-8707

Front Range Barbeque Weekly acoustic and bluegrass and occasional national touring acts.
2330 W. Colorado Ave., 632-2596
4935 Templeton Gap Road, 598-8895

Hide Out Lounge
6437 Omaha Blvd., 596-9771

Historic City Auditorium
Occasionally hosts a national touring act.
221 E. Kiowa St., 385-5969

It's a Grind Coffee House
Live acoustic acts Friday and Saturday nights.
3236 Centennial Blvd.,

Jack Quinn's Irish Alehouse & Pub
21 S. Tejon St., 385-0766

Jose Muldoon's
Traditional Irish music weekly along with sporadic blues, bluegrass, reggae, rock and zydeco.
222 N. Tejon St., 636-2311

Laura Belle's
734 N. 19th St., 630-7600

McCabe's Tavern
520 S. Tejon St., 633-3300

Meadow Muffins
2432 W. Colorado Ave.,

Navajo Hogan Roadhouse
2817 N. Nevada Ave., 632-5490

Oscar's Tejon Street
333 S. Tejon St., 471-8070

Pikes Peak Center
90 S. Cascade Ave.,
520-SHOW (7469)

Pine Gables Tavern 10530 Ute Pass Ave., Green Mountain Falls, 719/684-2555

1785 B St., 576-2238

Rico's Caf and Wine Bar
Acoustic and standard coffee shop fares.
322 N. Tejon St., 630-7723

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Ritz Grill
15 S. Tejon St., 635-8484

Sharky's Bar & Grill
5910 Omaha Blvd., 638-1180

Southside Johnny's
528 S. Tejon St., 444-8487

The Thirsty Parrot
32 S. Tejon St., 884-1094

Thunder and Buttons II
2415 W. Colorado Ave., 447-9888

Time Out Sports Lounge
327 Drennan Road, 390-7257

311 N. Tejon St., 228-6566

Townhouse Lounge
907 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1085

The Underground
110 N. Nevada Ave.,

Union Station
Featuring rock, metal and national acts.
2419 N. Union Blvd., 227-7168

Ute Pass Cultural Center
Hosts several community events and regional acts.
210 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 719/687-5284

Walkabout Pub and Grill
1919 E. Boulder St., 471-1188

Will's Sports Pub Open mics and more.
424 S. Nevada Ave., 475-2122


Club Q
The city's premier gay nightclub, featuring theme parties and more.
3430 N. Academy Blvd., 570-1429

Eden Nite Club
A multi-leveled, upscale nightclub with DJs, bottle service and more.
217 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 635-0999

Latin Quarters
The Springs' salsa spot, featuring DJs and offering lessons on Friday nights.
1865 N. Academy Blvd., 591-1502

Loonee's Comedy Corner
The Springs' laugh spot, featuring nationally touring comedians and performers.
1305 N. Academy Blvd., 591-0707

Rum Bay
Featuring nine clubs in one.
20 N. Tejon St., 634-3522

The Vue
Featuring four clubs in one.
25 N. Tejon St., 630-0500

Classical and choral groups

Air Force Band of the Rockies

America the Beautiful Barbershop Chorus

Chamber Orchestra of the Springs

Colorado Chamber Players

Colorado Springs Children's Chorale

Colorado Springs Chorale

Colorado Springs Conservatory

Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra

Colorado Springs Youth Symphony

Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble

First Christian Church Concert Series

Little London Winds

Pikes Peak Philharmonic

Pikes Peak Theatre Organ Society

Pikes Peak Young Composers

Opera Theatre of the Rockies

Soli Deo Gloria Choir

Velvet Hills Chorus / Sweet Adeline's International

Music organizations

Black Rose Acoustic Society

Colorado Springs Guitar Society

Pikes Peak Blues Community
685-1861 ext. 42

Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society

Western Jubilee


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  • Nothing classes up a debaucherous night on the town like downing a cold one at the opera, right?

Performing arts

Dance companies and schools
780 Vondelpark Drive, 531-5867

Attitudes Performing Dance Center
1506 N. Hancock Ave., 473-1770

Ballet Society of Colorado Springs
4005 Lee Vance View, Suite 100, 272-7078

Barbara Ellis Studio of Dance
1595 York Road, 598-4426

The Best Of Ballroom
5649 N. Academy Blvd., 272-9048

Celtic Steps School of Irish Dance
3333G N. El Paso St., 527-7092

Colorado Jazz Dance Company
3226 N. Nevada Ave., 278-8499

The Colorado Springs Dance Theatre

Come Dance With Us
2318 Vickers Drive, 597-4451

Dance Center
4444 Barnes Road, 596-1134

Dance Colorado Dance Studio
612 S. Tejon St., 473-1395

Dance Unlimited
7850 N. Academy Blvd., 528-5715

Dansport Dance
1753 S. Eighth St. #C2, 634-3269

Derby Dance Arts
1759 S. Eighth St., 475-0625

Jillian's School of Dance
5229 Galley Road, 499-3225

Jolene Clogging School
14960 Woodcarvers Road, 487-0199

Kathryn Grant's Dance Connection
467 E. Woodmen Road, 266-0611

La Sante et la Danse
2935 N. Prospect St., Suite 200, 329-0714

McTeggart School of Irish Dance 520-1302

Modern Square Dancing
638-2758, 630-1902

Ormao Center for Contemporary Dance
611 N. Royer St., 471-9759

The Peak Ballet Theatre of Colorado
810-A Arcturus Drive, 632-7511

Raphaelle's Dance Studio
1211 Maxwell St., 390-5146

Robin's Danceworks
3352 Templeton Gap Road, 328-0694

Social Elegance
2109 Templeton Gap Road, 632-4055

Soma, Ltd.
Offering non-performance-based classes using movement and dance to build community and self-awareness.
Jenny, 291-3120

Springs City Ballet
4847 Barnes Road, 550-1616

The Studio Dance Center
3020 W. Colorado Ave.,

Synergy Dance Academy
3661 Star Ranch Road, 579-6657

World of Dance
2501 W. Colorado Ave. #210, 471-4490

Zamuel Ballet School
3560 N. Academy Blvd., 570-1441

Theater companies and venues
Alleycat Theatrics
111 S. Seventh St., 209-1484

The Butte Opera House
139 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, 719/689-6402

Damon Runyon Repertory Theatre
611 N. Main St., Pueblo

First Strike Theatre
919 Sahwatch St., 471-3405

Manitou Art Theater (MAT)
515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-4729

Opera Theatre of the Rockies 570-1950

Pikes Peak Center
190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW (7469)

PPCC Masquers
Centennial Campus Mainstage Theatre, 5675 S. Academy Blvd., 540-7418

Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581 (information), 634-5583 (box office)

Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center
Arts Center Theatre, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7222

Star Bar Players
City Auditorium, Lon Chaney Theater, 221 E. Kiowa St., 573-7411

Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater, 3955 Cragwood Drive, 262-3232

Annual events
Colorado College Summer Festival of the Arts
A summer-long smorgasbord of arts events presented on the Colorado College campus. Tickets on sale June 1.
June through August 2007
Various locations on the Colorado College campus, 14 E. Cache la Poudre St., 389-6098

Colorado College Summer Music Festival
A 3-week teaching festival with an emphasis on performance. The festival's internationally acclaimed faculty artists, and students from the world's finest conservatories and music schools, present a series of concerts. Directed by Susan Grace. Tickets on sale June 1.
June 9 to July 4, 2007
Packard Hall, Colorado College, 14 E. Cache la Poudre St., 389-6098

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Colorado College Extraordinary Dance Festival
An acclaimed international faculty leads classes in diverse forms such as modern, African, Arabic-American tribal fusion, acrobatics, hip-hop and jazz. All classes are open to the public, and are accompanied by a series of performances featuring local and world-famous performers.
June 25 to July 13, 2007
Cossitt Hall, Colorado College, 906 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6098

Colorado College New Music Symposium
A series of concerts showcasing the works of contemporary composers played by talented musicians from around the region. Directed by Ofer Ben-Amots and Susan Grace. The students from the Pikes Peak Young Composers Festival also work with the visiting composers.
July 12-15, 2007
Packard Hall, Colorado College, 14 E. Cache la Poudre St., 389-6098

Colorado College Vocal Arts Symposium
In collaboration with the Opera Theatre of the Rockies, the Vocal Arts Symposium is a three-week training and performance program directed by internationally acclaimed operatic soprano Martile Rowland, joined by an array of distinguished faculty.
July 15 to Aug. 5, 2007
Packard Hall, Colorado College, 14 E. Cache la Poudre St.,

Colorado Festival of World Theatre
Bringing together the best and brightest international and American theater artists to educate and entertain to promote understanding and appreciation of the world's many cultures.
Sept. 20-30, 2007
1586 S. 21st St., Suite 120, 475-1737

Arts organizations and councils
Listed below are just a few of the arts organizations in our region. Check online at pikespeakartscouncil.org or coloradoartsconsortium.org for more information. Also visit the Library of Congress Web site at loc.gov/rr/main/grants for more information about available grants.

Art Commission of the Pikes Peak Region
An official community resource in service of public awareness of the arts, aiming to promote the inclusion of art in everyday life and the value of how artistic thinking contributes to the community. Also responsible for approving design of art displayed in public spaces.
Mary Kay, 385-5560

Art in Community
Promoting local artists, businesses and nonprofits through art sales in which 10 percent of a piece's purchase price goes to a nonprofit of the buyer's choice.
Pam, 540-3592

The Business of Art Center
Dedicated to the arts education and cultural enrichment of Manitou Springs and the Pikes Peak region, providing subsidized studio space, exhibition galleries and business instruction to enable artists to earn a living from their work.
513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1861

Colorado Arts Consortium Partnered with Americans for the Arts, the Colorado Arts Consortium brokers ideas, resources and services among communities, organizations and individuals.

Colorado Council on the Arts A division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, combining state and federal funding to invest in communities and promote cultural, educational and economic growth of Colorado through development of its arts and cultural heritage.

Colorado Springs Community Film Liaison Office
A branch of the Visitors' Bureau, acting as a point of contact for obtaining permits, providing referrals to local professionals, and offering services to production companies or individuals related to film and television.
Kim, 635-7506, 800/888-4748

Funktion Flux
Sponsored by the Pikes Peak Arts Council, Funktion Flux produces art events and is devoted to increasing exposure of visual and performing artists in the community, promoting awareness of cultural diversity and creating a thriving environment for the arts.

Providing at-risk youth the transformational power of the creative process in the context of commitment, exploration, self-expression and community.
Amber Cot, 685-1861

The Kennedy Center
Imagination Celebration
Ensuring that all children grow up with the power of creativity through national touring theater productions, singers, dancers, storytellers, artists-in-residence, magicians, puppet shows, summer camps, family art workshops, poetry slams, art exhibitions and more.
Amber Carlton, 597-3344

Mountain Arts Council
Dedicated to all art disciplines in Teller County, acting as a resource guide for education and financial assistance in the spirit of cultural activity and public awareness of the arts.
Darwin Naccarato, 719/687-8545

Pikes Peak Arts Council The Pikes Peak Arts Council acts as a fiscal sponsor and supporter of local art programs and organizations and annually recognizes excellence in the arts.
Eve Tilley, 475-2465

Pikes Peak Writers
Promoting and producing literary events and providing an educational forum for the study of the craft of fiction writing.

Pueblo Arts Council Honoring all art mediums and offering support to organization members by allowing them access to grant opportunities.
Joni, 719/542-7423

Smokebrush Foundation
Providing access to theater, music, film, public art installations and gallery exhibitions.
Julie Cole, 444-1012


Movie theaters

Carmike Stadium 10 1550 Pulsar Drive, 573-0256
Chapel Hills 15 1710 Briargate Blvd., 594-6000
Cinemark 16 3305 Cinema Point, 596-0442
Cinemark 16 IMAX 3305 Cinema Point, 596-3212
Kimball's Twin Peak 115 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-1945
Picture Show 901 N. Academy Blvd., 380-SHOW (7469)
Tinseltown 1545 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd., 576-0593

Film series

Altarnet Film Society
Monthly screenings ($5 to $8) of nationally produced short films held Wednesday nights, 7 p.m., at The Place (13990 Gleneagle Drive).

Colorado College Film Series
Featuring a variety of foreign-language, alternative and thought-provoking films shown throughout the year in various campus locations.

First Congregational Church
Free monthly screenings of thought-provoking films with discussion, Sundays, 6:30 p.m.
20 E. St. Vrain St., 635-3549 (church), 471-8215 (organizer)

Indymedia Newsreal Brown Bag
Free, monthly screenings and discussion of alternative news clips that corporate media fails to show, Tuesdays, noon to 1 p.m.

Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission,
214 E. Vermijo Ave., 632-6189

Pikes Peak Library District Free monthly "Family Movie Fun" showings at three area branches, various days and times.

Local film festivals

Pikes Peak Lavender Film Festival
Now in its eighth season, featuring quality, international films to foster community among LGBT individuals and non-LGBT friends, Sept. 14-16.
Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 386-6843

Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival
Now in its 20th season, a festival dedicated to celebrating the drive, spirit and diversity of women, Nov. 2-4.
Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 226-0450

Annual events and festivals

Cinco de Mayo Celebration
An all-day celebration, including a luncheon with a mariachi band, dancers, a speaker and an art show.
May 3, 2007
University Center at UCCS, 262-3447

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
A large event including a morning mass as well as vendors, entertainment and car shows.
May 6, 2007
Memorial Park, 1605 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 651-1470

Territory Days
Held yearly to commemorate Old Colorado City as the first capitol of the Colorado Territory in 1861. Featuring crafts, food booths and entertainment.
May 26-28, 2007
Old Colorado City, 475-0955

Huck Finn Day Presenting a Kiwanis-sponsored fishing derby, along with other events for kids up to age 14.
June 9, 2007
Schryver Park, Manitou Springs, 685-5089

Colorado Renaissance Festival
Experience medieval times with a day of crafts, jousting, music and turkey legs. Open weekends only, rain or shine.
June 9 to July 29, 2007
Larkspur, 303/688-6010


Victor Gold Rush Days
A weekend full of activities, including a chili dinner, talent show, parade, the Mining Games and more.
July 20-22, 2007
Victor, 877/858-4653, 719/689-2091

The streets of downtown Colorado Springs become a giant block party, with vendors, food, crafts, live music and more.
June 16, 2007
Downtown Colorado Springs, 473-1770

Donkey Derby Days Spend a day or weekend in Cripple Creek, with vendors, kids' games and the highlight: various donkey and pack burro races.
June 22-24, 2007
Cripple Creek, 719/689-3315, 877/858-4653

The Fabulous Fourth The Colorado Springs Philharmonic teams up with the United States Army Field Band and Chorus for an evening of entertainment, followed by fireworks.
July 4, 2007
Memorial Park, 1605 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 884-2110

Colorado State Fair Fair rides, music, livestock, a rodeo and a juried fine art exhibition of Colorado artists.
Aug. 24 to Sept. 3, 2007
Pueblo Fairgrounds, 1001 Beulah Ave., Pueblo, 719/561-8484, 800/876-4567

26th annual Mountain Music Festival
Featuring various musical styles, arts & crafts and vending.
Aug. 24-26, 2007
Soda Springs Park, Manitou Springs, 685-9655

31st annual Colorado Balloon Classic
Music, vendors and hot air balloons, as well as the balloon glow on Saturday and Sunday nights.
Sept. 1-3, 2007
Memorial Park, 471-4833

IAFF Fallen Firefighters Memorial Ceremony
Honoring firefighters killed in the line of duty.
Sept. 15, 2006
Memorial Park, 877/745-3773

Emma Crawford Festival and Memorial Coffin Race Watch or participate as folks dress up in their finest pallbearer clothes and race coffins in this annual event.
Oct. 27, 2007
Downtown Manitou Springs, 685-5089

Veterans Day Parade Honoring our country's veterans.
Nov. 10, 2007
Downtown Colorado Springs, 282-3862

Festival of Lights Parade
Tejon Street lights up as floats and entertainment go by.
Dec. 1, 2007
Downtown Colorado Springs, 649-9111

St. Patrick's Day Parade
Paint your face green and have fun at the parade, or participate in the 5K adult race and the Fun Run for kids.
March 2008
Downtown Colorado Springs, 877/745-3773


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