Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Friday, Dec. 1

By Carlotta Olson Updated: December 1, 2017 at 8:24 am • Published: November 30, 2017 0
photo - Chelsea Ash, 6, sings while dressed as a Christmas gift during the Parade of Lights on Saturday Dec. 5, 1998.  Ash was part of The Original Overhead Door float.  Jay Janner/The Gazette 12/5/98
Chelsea Ash, 6, sings while dressed as a Christmas gift during the Parade of Lights on Saturday Dec. 5, 1998. Ash was part of The Original Overhead Door float. Jay Janner/The Gazette 12/5/98

Here's a look at what's going on Friday in the Colorado Springs area:

    

WINTER FESTIVALS

Nov. 24-Dec. 2: Festival of Trees — Decorated trees and displays, each with their own theme and style, Union Colony Civic Center, 701 10th Ave., Greeley, $1.50-$2.50, go online for times; tinyurl.com/y9uesg6x.

Night of Lights — Celebration of lights and entertainment, 4:30-7 p.m., Gunnison; gunnisoncrestedbutte.com.
Dec. 1 and 2: 9News Parade of Lights — 8 p.m. Dec. 1, 6 p.m. Dec. 2, downtown Denver, free; downtowndenver.com/pol-2017.

    

MUSIC

The Wood Brothers — With Sean McConnell, 8 p.m., Ogden Theatre, Denver, $29.50; AX.
Ozuna — 8 p.m., Bellco Theatre, Denver, $49-$139; AX.
The Revivalists — 9 p.m., Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, $32.50-$35; TM.

Cari Dell — 5 p.m., Gold Hill Liquor Store
My Body Sings Electric — With Modern Suspects, Slow Caves, Tigerwine, 7 p.m., The Black Sheep
Beatidudes — 7 p.m., Jives Coffee Lounge
Nadejda Vlaeva — 7 p.m., Classically Alive
The River Arkansas — 7:30 p.m., Front Range BBQ
Big Sky — 8 p.m., Benny’s Restaurant and Lounge
Erianna Joy — 8 p.m., The Perk Downtown
Kopesetic — 8:30 p.m., Back East Bar and Grill
Lewis Mock and La Taverne Orchestra — 8:30 p.m., La Taverne
Mass Transit — 9 p.m., Peak 31
Wrestle with Jimmy — 9 p.m., Johnny’s Navajo Hogan

    

BREW

New Beer Friday — Launch of new beer, 5 p.m., Red Leg Brewing Company, 4630 Forge Road, Suite B; redlegbrewing.com.

    

CRAFT FAIRS

Holiday Market — 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Commonwheel Artist Co-op, 102 Canon Ave., Manitou Springs. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day; 685-1008, commonwheel.com. Through Dec 31.
Own Your Own Art Sale and Holiday Exhibition — Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo. Go online for dates, times and admission fees; sdc-arts.org. Through Dec 31.
Arts and Crafts Sale — 4-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Colorado College, Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Nevada Ave.; 389-6607.

    

STAGE

Improv Comedy — With Stick Horses in Pants, 8-10 p.m. Friday, Lon Chaney Theater, 221 E. Kiowa St., $5-$10; thestickhorses.com/show-schedule.

Through Dec. 23: “A Christmas Carol” — 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays, Miners Alley Playhouse, Golden, $15-$38; minersalley.com.
Through Dec. 23: “The Miracle Worker” — 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, The John Hand Theater, Denver, $20-$23; firehousetheatercompany.com.
Through Dec. 24: “A Christmas  Carol” — Stage Theatre, Denver, $35 and up. Go online for times and dates: denvercenter.org.
Through Dec. 24: “The SantaLand Diaries” — The Jones, Denver, $25 and up. Go online for times and dates: denvercenter.org.
Through Dec. 24: “The Nutcracker” — Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Denver. Go online for dates, times and ticket prices; AX.
Through Dec. 31: “A Hudson Christmas” — Hudson Gardens & Events Center, Littleton, $6-$9. Go online for dates and times; AT.

Through Dec. 17: “Anansi: The Itsy Bitsy Spider Stories” — 7:30 p.m. Fridays, 1 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m. Sunday, The Bitsy Stage, Denver, go online for ticket prices: bitsystage.com.

“The Madrigal” — 6:15 p.m. Dec. 1 and 3, First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain St., $40. Advance tickets: fcucc.org/gatherings/special-events.
“Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992” — 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2, 2 p.m. Dec. 2, Pikes Peak Community College, 5675 S. Academy Blvd., nonperishable food and toiletries accepts for PPCC Food Pantry; sarah .shaver@ppcc.edu.
“Santaland Diaries” — Runs through Dec. 23, Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater, 3955 Regent Circle, $18 and up. Go online for dates and times; theatreworkscs.org.

Through Dec. 10: “Beau Jest” — 7 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Mizel Arts and Cultural Center, Denver, $30-$35; cherrycreektheatre.org.

Through April 22: “First Date” — Garner Galleria Theatre, Denver, $30 and up. Go online for times and dates: denvercenter.org.
Through Feb. 14: “Beauty and the Beast” — Candlelight Dinner Playhouse, Johnstown, $29.95 and up. Go online for times and dates: coloradocandlelight.com.

“Angel of the Christmas Mine” — Through Dec. 30, The Butte Theater, 130 Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek. Go online for dates and times, $11-$20; buttetheater.com.

      

ARTS

Broadmoor Galleries All Gallery Holiday Show — With Jie Wei Zhou, noon-5 p.m. Friday, 1 Lake Circle; tinyurl.com/y93mbvtu.
First Friday — 5-8 p.m. Friday, art walk, entertainment, galleries open, downtown Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City, Cañon City; downtowncs.com, shopoldcoloradocity.com, canoncity.com.

Colorado Springs Art Guild Members Exhibition — Gold Hill Mesa Community Center, 142 S. Raven Mine Drive, Suite 200. Exhibit runs through Jan. 7; csartguild.org/events.htm.
Holiday Show
— Featuring more than 25 artists, G44 Gallery, 1785 S. Eighth St. Exhibit runs through Dec. 23; g44gallery@gmail.com.
Landscapes
— Featuring Joe Bohler, Charles Pabst and June Carey, Art Gallery of the Rockies, 5039 N. Academy Blvd. Exhibit runs through Dec. 7; artgalleryoftherockies.com.

“Postcommodity: A Very Long Line” — Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St. Exhibit runs through Jan. 7, $5-$10; 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org.
Raven Chacon: “Lightning Speak”
— Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St. Exhibit runs through Jan. 21, $5-$10; 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org.
Jennifer Steinkamp: “Judy Crook”
— Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College,  30 W. Dale St. Exhibit runs through Jan. 21, $5-$10; 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org.
Steven Durow: “Heartland”
— Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St. Exhibit runs through Jan. 21, $5-$10; 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org.
“Women of the Rockies”
— Showcases local female artists and artisans; Art, Etc., 18 E. Rio Grand St. Exhibit runs through Dec. 15; 424-6502, artetckmm@gmail.com.

Works by Jone Ware — Through Dec. 7, Academy Art & Frame Co., 7560 N. Academy Blvd.; 265-6694, academyframe@gmail.com.
“Bruce Munro: Thank You for a Very Enjoyable Game” — Through Jan. 7, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St. Call or go online for costs; 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org.

“The Disappearing Mining Landscape of Grant County, New Mexico” — Western Museum of Mining & Industry, 2225 North Gate Blvd. Exhibit runs through Dec. 9; wmmi.org.

“Democratic Visas” — Through Dec. 9, GOCA 1420, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway; tinyurl.com/ybezmkmk.

Buck Walsky: “Beach Front” — Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St. Exhibit runs through Dec. 31. Call or go online for admission costs; 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org.

“The Art of Storytelling” — Through Dec. 31, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St. Call or go online for admission costs; 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org.

“Positive Exposure: The Spirit of Difference” — Works by photographer Rick Guidotti, through Dec. 31, Chapel Hills Mall, 1510 Briargate Blvd.; tinyurl.com/z78epdz.
“Ragnarök” — Works by Wendy Mike and De Lane Bredvik, through Jan. 7, 2018, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St., $12; 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org.
“Trenches to Treaties: World War I in Remembrance” — Through November 2018, Money Museum, 818 N. Cascade Ave.; 632-2646, money.org.

Through Jan. 15: “Touched by the Hands of God: Michelangelo’s Models” — Loveland Art Museum, Loveland; sdc-arts.org.

Through Jan. 14: Billy Schenck: “The Myth of the West” — Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo; sdc-arts.org.

Through Jan. 14: “Her Paris: Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism” — Denver Art Museum, Denver. Go online for admission prices: denverartmuseum.org.

Through Jan. 20: “Western Traditions” — Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo; sdc-arts.org.

Through Dec. 31: “Legacy — Gallery 1261", Denver; gallery1261.com.

Pikes Peak Branch of the National League of American Art & Photography Show — Through Dec. 30, Academy Art & Frame Co., 7560 N. Academy Blvd.; 265-6694, academyframe@gmail.com.
“Capturing Colorado” — Works by Pam Holnback and Dottie Lirette, through Dec. 31, Summerland Gardens Upstairs Gallery, 124 E. Cheyenne Road; summerlandgardens.com.

“Magpie’s Nest” — Through Jan. 6, Cottonwood Center for the Arts, 427 E. Colorado Ave.; cottonwoodcenterforthearts.com.

Works by Michael Malta — Through Jan. 15, Academy Art & Frame Co., 7560 N. Academy Blvd.; 265-6694, academyframe@gmail.com.

Through Feb. 11: “Whimsy” — Denver Botanic Gardens, York Street, Denver. botanicgardens.org.

        

OUT THERE

The Colorado Springs Cycling Club — For all ages and abilities; bikesprings.org.

Helen Hunt Falls Visitor Center — 3440 N. Cheyenne Canon Road; cheyennecanon.org/visitor-centers.
Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center sponsored hikes
— 1805 N. 30th St., free; 219-0104. Daily Guided Nature Walks, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., meet north main parking lot.

Mueller State Park hikes — 21045 Colorado 67, Divide. Day pass $7 per vehicle; 687-2366.

Nature programs at Mueller State Park — 21045 Colorado 67, Divide. Day pass $7/vehicle; 687-2366.

Hikes at Cheyenne Mountain State Park — 410 JL Ranch Heights Road. Day pass $7 per vehicle. Reservations: 576-2016.

Nature programs at Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center — 1805 N. 30th St., free; 219-0108.

Bear Creek Nature Center hikes — 245 Bear Creek Road. Reservations: 520-6387.

Nature programs at Bear Creek Nature Center — 245 Bear Creek Road. Reservations: 520-6387.

     Bear Creek by Candlelight, 5-8 p.m. Friday, $5.

Nature programs at Fountain Creek Nature Center — 320 Peppergrass Lane, Fountain. Reservations: 520-6745.

Hutchinson Homestead Ranch and Learning Center Tours — Salida, $5, $3 for ages 8-16; 239-0955, hutchinsonhomestead.org.
The Colorado Birding Trail websiteColoradobirdingtrail.com, information about places to observe birds and other wildlife.

Rocky Mountain Hiking Trails — With information on more than 70 hikes; rockymountainhikingtrails.com.

    

RUNNING

Colorado Springs Running Club  — 7:30 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 6 p.m. Wednesdays. 45- to 60-minute runs, free; 635-3833. For a list of runs and events, go to corunco.com.

Pikes Peak Road Runners — Go online for information, cost and registration: pprrun.org

    

COMMUNITY

The Gazette-El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fundraiser — Through Dec. 31, go online for events and information: fillanemptystocking.org


VOLUNTEERING

Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo — Volunteer docent program, 5200 Nature Center Road, Pueblo. Registration: 549-2414.
Colorado Springs Therapeutic Riding Center at The Mark Reyner Stables — Volunteers needed to help special-needs children and adults during their equine-assisted therapy; 634-4173, cstrc.org.
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center — Volunteers needed to work in the visitor center, grounds-
keeping, leading tours and more, 4729 Twin Rocks Road, Divide; 687-9742.

 

    

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