• Cheyenne Frontier Days' famed rodeo also featuring country superstars

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    Various times, Friday-July 30, 1210 W. Eighth Ave., Cheyenne, Wyo., $3 park admission; cfdrodeo.com SOMETHING ELSE: Tickets for rodeo, concerts and art show sold separately Cheyenne Frontier Days - whose rodeo is known as The Granddaddy of 'Em All - attracts thrill-seeking cowboys...

  • Counterweight Theatre Lab and THEATREdART produce play about Rasputin's assassination

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 4:30 p.m. Sundays, Friday through Aug. 6, Cottonwood Center for the Arts, 427 E. Colorado Ave., tickets cost $15, $5 for students and $12 for military and seniors; counterweighttheatre.com, theatredart.org SOMETHING ELSE: There will be a talkback...

  • More than 25,000 people expected at El Paso County Fair

    Updated: Sat, Jul 15, 2017

    El Paso County Fair butterflies will be released into the Colorado wilderness when the fair ends. The tigers will not. The fair maintains an impressive menagerie. Fairgoers can feed butterflies in the Butterfly Encounter or cuddle the petting zoo's furry inhabitants. White and golden...

  • Musically diverse Colorado sisters to perform in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Wed, Jul 12, 2017

    7 p.m. doors open, 8 p.m. show, Saturday, Stargazers Theatre, 10 S. Parkside Drive, stargazerstheatre.com SOMETHING ELSE: Singer-songwriter Audrey Bussanich to open. If Alice got hold of the Mad Hatter's wardrobe and started singing about her tumble down the rabbit hole, she'd...

  • Reality show stars headline Colorado Springs PrideFest

    Updated: Thu, Jul 6, 2017

    Colorado Springs PrideFest hosts reality show royalty: Peppermint, runner-up on the latest season of "RuPaul's Drag Race," and Brian Justin Crum, fourth-place "America's Got Talent" contestant. The festival, which celebrates the diversity and unity of the LGBT community, is expected...

  • Colorado Springs writers perform work, launch latest issue of literary journal

    Updated: Wed, Jul 5, 2017

    The latest issue of "Pilgrimage" hypothesizes that pictures and the thousand words they might be worth don't have to live in opposition. "We're trying to celebrate art, how writing intersects with it and the excitement of when the pen hits the page," says Juan Morales, magazine...

  • Pikes Pick: Best accidental concert

    Updated: Mon, Jul 3, 2017

    Sky Choice's recent performance at The Perk is the best I've accidentally attended. The Colorado singer has a clear voice frayed with emotion and a delightful way of twisting phrases into insightful lyrics. His album "Tempest/Timberline," available on Spotify, captures his musical...

  • Veronika String Quartet coming to Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

    Updated: Fri, Jun 30, 2017

    The instruments in the Veronika String Quartet chat like old pals. "Playing in a group is sort of like having a conversation with your closest friends," says violinist Karine Garibova. "It's very creative. Each player makes their own musical decisions, and yet we create much larger...

  • Theater review: Star Bar's 'The God of Hell' finds engaging moments in preachy political commentary

    Updated: Fri, Jun 30, 2017

    The sleazy salesman stapling flags to the fourth wall in Star Bar's "The God of Hell" is an apt metaphor for the play itself: cool theater conventions used to force-feed a moral to the audience. Wisconsin dairy farmers Emma and Frank's simple life is interrupted by the sudden visit...

  • Pikes Picks: Colorado Springs brewery serving up quality food; Bon Iver album sticks with you

    Updated: Thu, Jun 29, 2017

    Missing in the name "Brewer's Republic" is any reference to the downtown establishment's phenomenal food. Beer lovers indeed flock to the modest confines across from City Hall. The taps change so often you're almost guaranteed a different craft brew every time you visit. You're also...

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