Must See Must Do: Stargazing, a film fest and a 1920s party this weekend around Colorado Springs

By Linda Navarro Updated: February 16, 2017 at 8:28 am • Published: February 15, 2017 0

Here's a look at some of our favorite happenings in the Colorado Springs area and the Pikes Peak region in the next few days:

FRIDAY

- The talent-packed Shivers Fund PPLD Concert Series, featuring a tenor, soprano, violinist and pianist, continues, this time at 6 p.m. at Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Drive. The $50 tickets include a social hour and meet-the-artist dessert reception. RSVP: tinyurl.com/shiversconcert, 593-8400. A youth workshop is 2 p.m. Saturday at Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave.

- If the weather cooperates, it's viewing night for the public at Star Light-Star Bright Observatory. The National Space Science & Technology Institute members will point out far-away celestial wonders from 6 to 9 p.m. at 2015 Wickes Road. Parking at Trailblazer Elementary School. No restrooms on site. nssti.org

SATURDAY

- It's Roaring Twenties night in Calhan at the El Paso County Fairgrounds and Events Complex's "Casino Royale." Triple Play Quartet provides the music for dancing, there are casino games, Texas Hold 'Em, and you can wear your flapper duds for a 1920s costume contest. Fun out east from 5 to 11 p.m., tinyurl.com/z3z48w4

- Motif Jazz Cafe has a planned reopening this evening at a new location, 182 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd., story in GO! Page 8.

- Ring, bells, ring. And will they ever as 300 handbell ringers fill the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St., today for the 34th annual Southern Colorado Handbell Festival. Rehearsals during the day and a free public festival concert at 7 p.m. A special pre-concert feature, a demonstration of the 1927 Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Pipe Organ. tinyurl.com/h5ht4sj

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

- The "Friendly Inspiration" of Vivaldi, Bach, Geminiani and Ginastera is the weekend offering by the Chamber Orchestra at 7 p.m. Saturday at Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave., and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. Pre-concert lectures 45 minutes before each concert. $20-25, $5 for youths, chamberorchestraofthesprings.org.

SUNDAY

- They're the best of selected films by and about Native Americans, and One Nation Film Festival fills Sunday with viewing, discussions of difficult topics including the Dakota Access Pipeline and entertainment at Stargazers Theatre, 10 S. Parkside Drive. Starting at 10 a.m. Among the films: Lakota teens, dealing with a reservation teen suicide epidemic, take action; "Mele Murals" Hawaiian graffiti art; wildfires are destroying Australia's savannas. but could science and indigenous knowledge find a solution? Tickets $20-25, stargazerstheatre.com. Festival information: onenationfilmfestival.org.

- Usually he's found on college campuses with "The Senioritis Tour," but Sunday at 8 p.m. Sammy Adams pays an all-ages visit to The Black Sheep with Chris Cab, Juz J, P.i. Dub and J Knack. Tickets $15-20, blacksheeprocks.com, 2106 E. Platte Ave.

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