Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Sunday, December 10

By Carlotta Olson Published: December 9, 2017 0
photo - The Trafalgar Square Christmas tree after its lights were switched on earlier this evening, Thursday Dec. 7, 2017, in central London.  The Christmas tree is an annual gift from the city of Oslo to the people of Britain as a token of thanks for British support during their years of occupation in World War II, on the 70th anniversary of the tree gift, with a 70-year old Norwegian spruce. Trafalgar Square fountain in foreground with St Martin-in-the-Fields church behind tree at left, and the National Gallery of art at left. (Rick Findler/PA via AP)
The Trafalgar Square Christmas tree after its lights were switched on earlier this evening, Thursday Dec. 7, 2017, in central London. The Christmas tree is an annual gift from the city of Oslo to the people of Britain as a token of thanks for British support during their years of occupation in World War II, on the 70th anniversary of the tree gift, with a 70-year old Norwegian spruce. Trafalgar Square fountain in foreground with St Martin-in-the-Fields church behind tree at left, and the National Gallery of art at left. (Rick Findler/PA via AP)

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

    

HOLIDAY FUN GUIDE:

    

MUSIC

The Sounds of Christmas — German lunch matinee with The Denver Brass, 1:30 p.m., Cherokee Ranch and Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Park Road, Sedalia, $80. Advance tickets: cherokeeranch.org/music-2.
“Christmas Joy” — 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $14-$24; 520-7469, pikespeakcenter.com.
 “A Ceremony of Carols: A Tapestry of Holiday Music for Choir, Harp, Piano and Flute” — Evergreen Chorale, 4:30 p.m., Rockland Community Church, 17 S. Mount Vernon Country Club Road, Golden, $17 and up. Advance tickets: 303-674-4002, evergreenchorale.org.
Christmas Concert — With Little London Winds, 7 p.m., Bethel Lutheran Church, 4923 Farmingdale Drive, free; littlelondonwinds.org.


    

STAGE

“The Nutcracker 2017” — Zamuel Ballet, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, Mitchell Theater, 1205 Potter Drive, $20. Advance tickets: zamuelballet.com.
Through Dec. 25: “Return of Christmas Mouse” — 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sundays, The Millibo Art Theatre, 1626 S. Tejon St., $12; themat.org.
Through Dec. 23: “Have a Very Merryville Christmas” —6:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Iron Springs Chateau Dinner Theatre, 444 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, $10-$33; ironspringschateau.com.
Through Dec. 23: “Fa-La-La” — 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, The Millibo Art Theatre, 1626 S. Tejon St., $18-$25; themat.org.
Through Dec. 23: “A Christmas Carol” — 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays, Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Ave, Golden, $15-$38; minersalley.com.
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.
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, 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.
Thursday-Sunday: Christmas Dessert Theater — 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday, Vista Grande Baptist Church, 5680 Stetson Hills Blvd., free. Advance tickets required: vgbc.org/christmas.

Through Dec. 17 Harry Connick Jr.’s “The Happy Elf” — 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Longmont Performing Arts Center, 513 Main St., Longmont, go online for ticket prices: longmonttheatre.org.
Through Dec. 23: “A Christmas Chaos” — 7 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, Fountain Community Theater, 326 Alabama Ave., Fountain, $8-$10; fountaintheater.org.

    

VISUAL ARTS

Through Dec. 23: Holiday Show — Featuring more than 25 artists, opens 5-9 p.m. Nov. 17, G44Gallery, 1785 S. Eighth St.; g44gallery@gmail.com.
Through Dec. 29: “Christmas Along the Avenue” — Arati Artist Gallery, 2425 W. Colorado Ave.; aratiartists.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 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. 23: “December” — Pay and take exhibit of artistic gifts, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave.; thebridgeartgallery.com.

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. 15: The Christmas Tree Project — Provides fully decorated Christmas trees for families in need. Drop off live and artificial Christmas trees and decorations, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays at the ValuSource, 4575 Galley Road, Suite 200E. Volunteers also needed: 799-6070, thechristmastreeproject.org.
Through Dec. 19: Salvation Army Tree — The Citadel, lower level between Sports Fanatic and Rocky Mountain Chocolate, 750 Citadel Drive East; shopthecitadel.com.
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 Sunday: Gingerbread Village — Each Village is an original piece of art, created by culinary arts students from PPCC, presented by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Colorado, during mall hours, Chapel Hills Mall, 1710 Briargate Blvd.; rmhcsoutherncolorado.org.
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. 24: Santa’s Workshop — Pictures with Santa, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sundays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Christmas Eve, 2324 W. Colorado Ave., Old Colorado City, $10 for first picture, $5 each additional picture; tinyurl.com/ycd5d3wp.
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.
Thursday: Electric Moonlight Adults-Only Event — Beer, wines, spirits, Santa Claus visit and more, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, $35.75-$40.75. Reservations: 633-9925, cmzoo.org/em.

    

WINTER FESTIVALS

Friday-Sunday: Snow Daze — Concerts, street fair, tree-lighting ceremony and more, Vail; tinyurl.com/y84nlll5.

Friday-Sunday: Winterfest — Ice skating, marketplace and more, Thornton; tinyurl.com/z8benwr.
       


MUSIC

Atmosphere — With Musab + Ink Well, Dem Atlas, DJ Keezy, 8 p.m., Ogden Theatre, Denver, $29.95; AX.

Jazz Affair — With Gentle Rain Band, 1 p.m., Olympian Plaza Reception and Events Center
Woodshed Red — 6 p.m., Stargazers Theatre and Event Center
“Christmas Joy” — 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., Pikes Peak Center
“An Afternoon at the Ballet: Great Orchestra Works” — Pikes Peak Philharmonic, 3 p.m., Palmer High School
Christmas Concert — Little London Winds, 7 p.m., Bethel Lutheran Church
Lewis Mock and La Taverne Orchestra — 8 p.m., La Taverne

       

CRAFT FAIRS

Christmas Craft Sale and Fireman’s Breakfast — 7-10 a.m., Hanover Volunteer Fire Department, 17550 S. Peyton Highway; Bonnie Reble, 683-2995.

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.

Palmer High School Bands Craft Fair — 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Palmer High School Gym, 325 N. Wahsatch Ave.; palmercraftfair@gmail.com.

   

STAGE

Christmas Dessert Theater — Opens 7 p.m. Thursday, 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday, Vista Grande Baptist Church, 5680 Stetson Hills Blvd., free. Advance tickets required: vgbc.org/christmas.

“The Gnome in the Room” — Opens 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays - Saturdays, 5 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 17, Springs Ensemble Theatre, 1903 E. Cache La Poudre St., $25. Advance tickets: springsensembletheatre.org.
“Fa-La-La” — Opens 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, through Dec. 23, The Millibo Art Theatre, 1626 S. Tejon St., $18-$25; themat.org.
“Annie” — Preview 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Jan. 7, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St., $20 and up; 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org.

“The Heart of Christmas” — Opens 7 p.m. Friday Dec. 8, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday Dec. 9, 4 p.m. Sunday Dec. 10, Charis Bible College, 800 Gospel Truth Way, Woodland Park, $15-$25; heartofchristmas.org.

“A Christmas Chaos” — Opens 7 p.m. Friday Dec. 8, 2 p.m. Saturday Dec. 9, 7 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, through Dec. 23, Fountain Community Theater, 326 Alabama Ave., Fountain, $8-$10; fountaintheater.org.
“Angels in America” — Theatre ‘d Art, opens 7 p.m. Friday Dec. 8, 7 p.m. Fridays-Sundays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 23, Marmalade at Smokebrush, 219 W. Colorado Ave., $15. Advance tickets: theatredart.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.

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.

“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

Barefoot Art show and Gift Sale — 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Movement Arts Community Studio, 525 E. Fountain Blvd., Suite 150; steve@beckerpottery.com.
All Gallery Holiday Show at Broadmoor Galleries
— With Karla Murray and Martha Mans, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, 1 Lake Circle; tinyurl.com/y93mbvtu.

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.
“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.

“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.

        

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.

     School Pond Trail, 9:30 a.m. Sunday, School Pond Trailhead.

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 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.
Bear Creek and Fountain Creek nature centers — Needs volunteers for assisting with environmental education programs and visitor information services; Paula Megorden, 520-6387, bcfcvolunteers@gmail.com.
Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center — Needs volunteers for the information desk; Bret Tennis, 219-0108.
Eleven Mile — Needs volunteer naturalist to help facilitate children’s craft and educational programs on Saturday mornings; Kristen, 748-3401, email park_interpreter@yahoo.com.

 

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