Michelle Karas


A Keystone State native, Michelle oversees The Gazette’s arts and entertainment coverage and weekly entertainment magazine, “GO!” She is editor of the Gazette's Dining Guide, FYI Magazine and Best of the Springs 2017.
  • Christmas tradition of Las Posadas brings cultures together in Colorado Springs celebration

    Updated: Fri, Dec 8, 2017

    Lo siento. No hay espacio en esta posada. "I'm sorry. There's no room at this inn." You may hear those words of biblical significance during Las Posadas celebrations, which reenact the journey of Joseph and pregnant wife Mary from Nazareth to Bethlehem, where they can't find...

  • Springs Ensemble Theatre's 'Gnome in the Room' not your mama's Christmas play

    Updated: Thu, Dec 7, 2017

    "The Gnome in the Room: An Anti-Christmas Christmas Play Involving Decorations, Death, Divorce, Relatives, Mythological Beings Who Can't Keep their Noses Out of Other People's Business, and a Nintendo Entertainment System," Thursday through Dec. 17 (7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 4...

  • Documentary 'Heal' explores mind's power to abolish disease

    Updated: Thu, Dec 7, 2017

    Disease takes root in the mind, so the mind can unroot disease, a new documentary declares. Although our thoughts can make us sick, they also can guide us to health, says the film "Heal." The documentary has had a limited release in Denver and other big cities since Oct. 27. It...

  • Cheyenne Mountain Zoo lights up for the holidays with Electric Safari

    Updated: Wed, Dec 6, 2017

    If taking in the holiday lights is one of your favorite parts of the season, you won't want to miss the display at the zoo on the mountain. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo again is taking holiday decorating up a notch with its Electric Safari, open 20 nights in December starting Friday.

  • Vintage Market Days returns to Colorado Springs

    Updated: Wed, Dec 6, 2017

    An indoor/outdoor market featuring 200 vendors selling vintage and upcycled vintage finds returns to Colorado Springs this weekend. Vintage Market Days of Colorado Springs, which drew about 10,000 shoppers over three days in June, again will be held in the Norris Penrose Event Center.

  • Vail Snow Days kicks off winter with music, parties and activities

    Updated: Wed, Dec 6, 2017

    Friday through Sunday, events in Vail Village and on Vail Mountain. Most events are free. Parking available in Vail Village or Lionshead parking structures on South Frontage Road. Info: vail.com Skiers and snowboarders know this well: When the snow starts to fly, it's time to party....

  • It's 'A Colorado Christmas' at Colorado Springs church

    Updated: Tue, Dec 5, 2017

    Vista Grande Baptist Church is gearing up for an encore presentation of "A Colorado Christmas" for its Christmas Dessert Theater. The musical drama - written by Allen Gasper, a Colorado Springs criminal trial attorney and former professional opera singer - runs Dec. 7-10 at the...

  • Husband and wife hymn writers to perform 'SING! An Irish Christmas' at The Broadmoor

    Updated: Mon, Dec 4, 2017

    Hymn writers and performers Keith and Kristyn Getty will stop in Colorado Springs on Wednesday and Thursday to perform "Sing! An Irish Christmas" at The Broadmoor. The concerts, which coincide with the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's Reformation, highlight the Gettys' initiative...

  • Pikes Picks: Tune in to Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade; Colorado brewery unveils tasty coffee sour

    Updated: Thu, Nov 30, 2017

    I'm not much of a parade super fan, but I will turn on the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade at some point during the holiday morning. Mostly I'm hoping to catch a number from a Broadway show. Looks like this year's parade will offer scenes from the Tony Award-winning musical "Dear Evan...

  • Theatreworks presents escapist holiday fare 'The Santaland Diaries'

    Updated: Wed, Nov 29, 2017

    By Theatreworks, Thursday-Dec. 23, Wednesday-Saturday performances at 7:30 p.m., Saturday matinees at 2 p.m. starting Dec. 9; Sunday matinees, 4 p.m.; Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater, 3955 Regent Circle. Tickets start at $35, free for UCCS students. No children under 5; 255-3232,...

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