Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Friday, December 22

By Carlotta Olson Published: December 21, 2017 0
photo - A window display of Father Christmas revolves as shoppers hold umbrellas against the weather while they wait outside a large department store for it to open in London Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
A window display of Father Christmas revolves as shoppers hold umbrellas against the weather while they wait outside a large department store for it to open in London Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

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

    

HOLIDAY FUN GUIDE:

    

MUSIC

Mile High Worship Christmas 2017 — 7 p.m., PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker, $15; tinyurl.com/y87eqxdb.
Friday and Saturday: “Too Hot to Handel” — Colorado Symphony, 7:30 p.m., Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St., Denver, $20 and up; tinyurl.com/y9c48xnf.

    

VISUAL ARTS

Through Saturday: Holiday Show — Featuring more than 25 artists, G44Gallery, 1785 S. Eighth St.; g44gallery@gmail.com.
Through Dec. 29: “Christmas Along the Avenue” — Arati Artist Gallery, 2425 W. Colorado Ave.; ara-tiartists.com.
Through Dec. 31: Christmas in Magic Town — Miniature city transformed into a winter wonderland, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Tuesdays and Thursdays-Sundays, Michael Garman Museum and Gallery, 2418 W. Colorado Ave., $3-$5. Advance tickets: tinyurl.com/yanthqlh.
Through Dec. 31: Holiday Miniatures Show — Abend Gallery, 1412 Wazee St., Denver; abendgallery.com.
Through Jan. 6: “Season of Enchantment” — 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, Buell Children’s Museum, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, $6-$8; 719-295-7200; sdc-arts.org.

    

STAGE

Through Dec. 23: “The Story of the Nutcracker” — Presented by Miners Alley Children’s Theatre, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays, Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Ave., Golden, $10; minersalley.com.

Through Dec. 23: “Santaland Diaries” — Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater, 3955 Regent Circle, $18 and up. Go online for dates and times; theatreworkscs.org.

Friday and Saturday: “Have a Very Merryville Christmas” —6:30 p.m., Iron Springs Chateau Dinner Theatre, 444 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, $10-$33; ironspringschateau.com.

“A Colorado Nutcracker” — Colorado Youth Ballet and Colorado Ballet Society, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $18-$46. Advance tickets: pikespeakcenter.com.
Thursday-Saturday: “A Christmas Chaos” — 7 p.m., Fountain Community Theater, 326 Alabama Ave., Fountain, $8-$10; fountaintheater.org.
Thursday-Saturday: “Fa-La-La” — 7:30 p.m., The Millibo Art Theatre, 1626 S. Tejon St., $18-$25; themat.org.
Thursday-Saturday: “Santaland Diaries” — Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater, 3955 Regent Circle, $18 and up. Go online for dates and times; theatreworkscs.org.
Thursday-Sunday: “A Christmas Carol” — 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday, Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Ave, Golden, $15-$38; minersalley.com.
Thursday-Sunday: “Santa’s Big Red Bag” — 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday, Avenue Theater, 417 E. 17th Ave., Denver, $27.50; avenuetheater.com.
Thursday-Sunday: “A Christmas Carol” — Stage Theatre, 1400 Curtis St., Denver, $35 and up. Go online for times and dates: denvercenter.org.
Thursday-Sunday: “The SantaLand Diaries” — The Jones, 1400 Curtis St., Denver, $25 and up. Go online for times and dates: denvercenter.org.
Thursday-Sunday: “The Nutcracker” — Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 1385 Curtis St., Denver. Go online for dates, times and ticket prices; axs.com.

Through Dec. 24: “A Christmas Carol” — Stage Theatre, 1400 Curtis St., Denver, $35 and up. Go online for times and dates: denvercenter.org.
Through Dec. 24: “The SantaLand Diaries” — The Jones, 1400 Curtis St., Denver, $25 and up. Go online for times and dates: denvercenter.org.
Through Dec. 24: “The Nutcracker” — Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 1385 Curtis St., Denver. Go online for dates, times and ticket prices; axs.com.

Through Dec. 30: “Angel of the Christmas Mine” — The Butte Theater, 130 Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek. Go online for dates and times, $11-$20; buttetheater.com.
Through Dec. 31: “A Hudson Christmas” — Hudson Gardens & Events Center, 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, $6-$9. Go online for dates and times; altitudetickets.com.

Through Jan. 6: “Season of Enchantment” — 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, Buell Children’s Museum, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, $6-$8; 719-295-7200; sdc-arts.org.

         

SHOPPING

Through Dec. 24: Holiday Gift Wrapping — The Citadel, upper level near JC Penney, 750 Citadel Drive East; shopthecitadel.com.
Through Dec. 31: “The Holiday 100” — Artists will have $100 paintings for sale, Tracy Miller Gallery, 16 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs; 650-0827, tracy@tracymillerfineart.com.

    

     

CHARITY

Through Dec. 23: Red Kettle — Volunteers needed to Bell Ring for The Salvation Army, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., various El Paso County locations. Registration: coloradosprings.salvationarmy.org.
Through Dec. 31: The Gazette-El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fundraiser — Try Blackberry Paws, the Empty Stocking Fund Beer, Fieldhouse Brewing Co., 521 S. Tejon St., 354-4143 and Oskar Blues, 118 N. Tejon St., 375-1925, and $1 from each pint sold will benefit the Empty Stocking Fund; 354-4143.
Through Jan. 10: The Gazette-El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund Events — Check fillanemptystocking.org or call 476-1673 for list of events.

    

KIDS AND PETS

Through Dec. 24: Visit Santa — Chapel Hills Mall, 1710 Briargate Blvd. Go online for times: chapelhillsmall.com/content/holiday.
Through Dec. 24: Visit with Santa — The Citadel, 750 Citadel Drive East. Go online for times: shopthecitadel.com.

         

OTHER STUFF

Through Dec. 24: Santa’s Village — Light displays, activities and more, 4:30-8:30 p.m. Fridays-Sundays, Chatfield Farms, 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton. Go online for admission prices. Advance tickets: tinyurl.com/y8mexec9.
Through Dec. 31: Christmas Light Helicopter Tours — Colorado Vertical, 1587 Aviation Way, $59 and up. Reservations: coloradovertical.com.
Through Jan. 1: Blossoms of Light — Holiday lights extravaganza, 5-9 p.m., Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver. Go online for admission prices. Advance tickets: tinyurl.com/ybqlputy.
Through Jan. 15: Skate in the Park — Acacia Park, 115 E. Platte Ave., $10 per skater, including skate rental, free for children 4 and younger with paid admission. Go online for times; downtowncs.com/skate.

Through Jan. 1: Electric Safari — 5:30-8:30 p.m., with last admission sold at 7:30 p.m., Thursday-Saturday and Dec. 25-Jan. 1, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, go online for ticket prices: cmzoo.org/electricsafari.
Through Jan. 15: Skate in the Park — Acacia Park, 115 E. Platte Ave., $10 per skater, including skate rental, free for children 4 and younger with paid admission. Go online for times; downtowncs.com/skate.

        

WINTER FESTIVALS

Dec. 20-31: 12 Days of Aspen — Skating, caroling, storytelling and more, various locations, Aspen; tinyurl.com/hc8dfvr.

    

BREW

Menacing Peach Release — 5 p.m., Trinity Brewing Co., 1466 Garden of the Gods Road; trinitybrew.com.

         

MUSIC

EOTO & Friends — Featuring Borahm, 9 p.m., Ogden Theatre, Denver, $10-$25; AX.
Friday and Saturday: Rebirth Brass Band — 9 p.m., Bluebird Theater, Denver, $19.99-$30; AX.

Cari Dell Trio — 5 p.m., Gold Hill Liquor
Face Vocal Band — 7 p.m., Pikes Peak Center
The Santa Sesh - A Weed Pimp Xmas 5 — With BullHead*ded, TEQNiK G, Company 8, The Knightbeats, Hott, Mountains Rising, 7 p.m., The Black Sheep
Lethal Lisa McCall Band — 8 p.m., Benny’s Restaurant and Lounge
Dallas Alley Band — 8 p.m., Ute Inn
6035 — 8:30 p.m., Back East Bar and Grill
Lewis Mock and La Taverne Orchestra — 8:30 p.m., La Taverne
Facing Forward — 9 p.m., Peak 31
Fishtank Piranhas — 9 p.m., Johnny’s Navajo Hogan

 

     

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.

 

STAGE

Through Dec. 23: “The Story of the Nutcracker” — Presented by Miners Alley Children’s Theatre, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays, Miners Alley Playhouse, Golden, $10; minersalley.com.
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: “Santa’s Big Red Bag” — 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 4 p.m. Sundays, Avenue Theater, 417 E. 17th Ave., Denver, $27.50; avenuetheater.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: “Resolutions”  — 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 6 p.m. Sundays, The Edge Theater Co., Lakewood, $30; theedgetheater.com.
Through Jan. 7: “Red” — 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Vintage Theatre, Aurora, $25-$30; vintagetheatre.org.
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.

“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 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

FAC Legacy Series: “Adolf Dehn and the American Land” — Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St. Exhibit runs through March 18, $5-$10; 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org.

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.
“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.
“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.

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.

Through Feb. 18: “Hung Liu: Transformation” — Loveland Museum, Loveland; lovelandmuseumgallery.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.

Nature programs at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument — Florissant, entrance fee, $5 for 16 or older; tinyurl.com/ych86slb.
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

Mueller State Park — 21045 Colorado 67, Divide, needs volunteers for naturalist programs, backcountry-trail maintenance, newsletter editing or work in the visitor center. Training is provided; 687-2366.

   

 

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