Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Wednesday, Nov. 29

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

By Carlotta Olson Updated: November 29, 2017 at 7:40 am • Published: November 28, 2017 0
photo - The community is invited to tour hundreds of Christmas Nativity scenes from around the world Dec. 1 and 2 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 8710 Lexington Drive. Photos by Ty Draper.
The community is invited to tour hundreds of Christmas Nativity scenes from around the world Dec. 1 and 2 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 8710 Lexington Drive. Photos by Ty Draper.

Here's a look at what's going on Wednesday 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.

    

MUSIC

Springs Contemporary Jazz Band — 6 p.m., The Warehouse
Josh Todd & the Conflict — With Adelita’s Way, Wayland, Lavinia Unknown, 7 p.m., The Black Sheep
Open Mic — 7 p.m., Ute Inn
Mark Lavegood and Dusty Rider — 7:30 p.m., Front Range BBQ

    

BREW

Beat the Brewer with Bristol Brewing Co. — 6:30-9 p.m., WhirlyBall, 3971 Palmer Park Blvd., free. Reservations: tinyurl.com/y95lq4hl.

    

STAGE

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

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.

November Featured Artists — Works by Tom Light and Kristina Storey, with guest artist, Carole Sebben, through Nov. 30, Boulder Street Gallery, 206 N. Tejon St.; 636-9358, boulderstreetgallery.com.
“Paris in Springs”
— Works by Pamela Raye Fickes-Miller, through Nov. 30, Plaza of  the Rockies, 121 S. Tejon St.; michaeljpach@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.

Works by Michelle McMahan — Through Nov. 30, Deco Lounge, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St.; 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org.
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.

    

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.

    

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.

     Get Fit in the Garden Wellness Walk, 9 a.m. Wednesdays. Register in person.

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 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

Mountain Post Running Club — 5K or 10K, 4-6 p.m. Wednesdays, Main PX, 6220 Martinez St., Fort Carson, free. Children, strollers and pets welcome; Kris Spiller, kspiller@bbcgrp.com.

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



 

VOLUNTEERING

North Cheyenne Cañon Park — Volunteers are needed for the outdoor education programs at the Starsmore Visitor and Nature Center; Aaron Rogers, 385-6089, arogers@springsgov.com.
Bear Creek and Fountain Creek nature centers — Needs volunteers to help with environmental education programs and visitor information services; Paula Megorden, 520-6387, bcfcvolunteers@gmail.com.
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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