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.
  • Pets are welcome at the Colorado Springs Pet Expo, April 27-29

    Updated: Sat, Apr 21, 2018

    If you've ever felt guilty about leaving your pets at home, the Colorado Springs Pet Expo says, "Bring 'em!" All pets are welcome to attend the expo, Friday through Sunday at the Colorado Springs Event Center, 3960 Palmer Park Blvd. Go to cspetexpo.com to fill out a pet liability...

  • Country singer Joe Nichols to play Colorado Springs' Whiskey Baron Dance Hall & Saloon

    Updated: Thu, Apr 19, 2018

    9 p.m. Saturday, Whiskey Baron Dance Hall & Saloon, 5781 N. Academy Blvd., SOLD OUT, thewhiskeybarondancehallandsaloon.com, 465-3806. Country singer Joe Nichols says he's ready for a "good ole dose of Colorado" this week. "Colorado is a music state. And Colorado Springs is kind...

  • Get remodeling, renovating ideas at the HBA Home Show in Colorado Springs

    Published: Tue, Apr 17, 2018

    Earth Day weekend may be the perfect time to get some ideas to improve your home outside and in. The Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs will bring together area manufacturers and suppliers of home and garden products at the HBA Home Show, which runs Friday through...

  • Pikes Pick: You can be a contestant on 'Deal or No Deal'

    Updated: Mon, Apr 16, 2018

    If you're a game show fan, here's a chance to be on one. "Deal or No Deal" is returning to CNBC. Host Howie Mandel will ask all new contestants the "million dollar question." Contestants vie for a top prize of $1 million. With 26 sealed briefcases full of varying amounts of cash and...

  • Pikes Picks: Silent disco at the FAC, vegan endurance athlete, Dollarita's back

    Updated: Thu, Apr 12, 2018

    It's margaritaville during April at participating Applebee's neighborhood restaurants.

  • Harlem Quartet brings jazz and classical selections to Ent Center for the Arts

    Updated: Thu, Apr 12, 2018

    The New York City-based Harlem Quartet, a group of top-notch classical and jazz string musicians, will make its Colorado Springs debut Saturday at the Ent Center for the Arts. It is Ilmar Gavilan (Cuba) and Melissa White (U.S.) on violin, Jaime Amador (Puerto Rico) on viola and Felix...

  • This week's GO! stories previewed on KKTV

    Updated: Wed, Apr 11, 2018

    The Gazette's Michelle Karas was a guest on the KKTV 11 News 9 a.m. newscast with anchors Rebekah Hoeger and Adam Atchison on Wednesday. Karas talked about the inaugural Pikes Peak Gamers Tabletop Board Game Convention in Manitou Springs Friday through Sunday, the Harlem Quartet...

  • Pikes Pick: Watch alternative healing documentary for free at Colorado College

    Updated: Tue, Apr 10, 2018

    As part of Health Week at Colorado College, the documentary "Heal" will be screened for free at 7 p.m. Monday at Cornerstone 131 (Screening Room), Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave. I wrote in December about this film, which looks at alternative healing...

  • State-of-the-art concert venue announced in Denver

    Updated: Tue, Apr 10, 2018

    Come summer 2019, a new, state-of-the-art concert venue will be open in Denver. The Mission Ballroom, encompassing 60,000 square feet, will anchor a massive development at the north end of the River North Art District, aka "RiNo," on Brighton Boulevard between 40th and 43rd streets,...

  • Pikes Pick: 'Sgt. Stubby' film will donate to foundation benefiting pit bulls

    Updated: Mon, Apr 9, 2018

    In our dog-loving city and state, this new film should do very well. Animated family film "Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero," set for release Friday, highlights the role rescue animals play by telling the true story of a stray dog that became a national hero during World War I. Fun...

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