• Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Saturday, May 27

    Carlotta Olson
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Here's a look at a variety of events Saturday around Colorado Springs and beyond:      SPORTS Switchbacks FC -  6:00 PM MT Reno 1868 FC Weidner Field | Colorado Springs, CO.

  • Jack Sparrow of Colorado Springs hopes latest 'Pirates' film won't be the last

    By chhun sun chhun.sun@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Dante Martinez doesn't want to think about the end of "Pirates of the Caribbean." Besides working as a nightclub deejay and running a talent agency in Colorado Springs, he impersonates Captain Jack Sparrow. Martinez gets paid to dress up at birthday parties, weddings and festivals as...

  • Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Friday, May 26

    Carlotta Olson
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Here's a look at a variety of events Friday around Colorado Springs and beyond:

  • Take 10: Enjoy the a capella sounds of Colorado Springs Barbershop quartet Velcro

    by eric singer eric.singer@gazette.com -
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    "It's cool how music affects people. It's like bringing back a spark to someone's life when we perform across Colorado Springs." That's how Gary Hickenlooper describes the Barbershop quartet sound you will hear live during his band's Take 10 performance on Friday, May 26 from our...

  • 400 Colorado festivals, fairs, rodeos and July 4 events

    By Carlotta Olson carlotta.olson@gazette.com -
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    Here are a few of our favorites events - hundreds actually - where you'll find fun this summer around Colorado: FESTIVALS - Cortez - Ute Mountain Mesa Verde Birding Festival: Lectures, tours, bird-themed art show and more. May 10-14, Cortez; mesaverdecountry.com/calendar. -...

  • Pikes Picks: Comedy from your couch; making a name in 'alt country'

    By jennifer mulson and seth boster The Gazette -
    Updated: 20 hr ago

    Comedy from your couch Netflix has made going to comedy clubs passe. Why bother leaving the house when you can tune in on a regular basis and find a new comedy special ready to go? My latest favorite is "Ali Wong: Baby Cobra." The 2016 special features a seven and a half month...

  • Must See Must Do: Dream the Impossible Dream, enjoy bluegrass in Salida, and Ride for Heroes

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, May 24, 2017

    "I am I, Don Quixote, the Lord of La Mancha," the hero sings in the ageless 1964 Broadway musical, as the Tony Award winner takes the stage starting Thursday at the Fine Arts Center. The "Man of La Mancha" production, highlighted by the memorable "The Impossible Dream," runs through...

  • Pikes Pub: Breezy, and serious, beers to celebrate Memorial Day

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, May 24, 2017

    For those who adhere to the traditional rules of style, Memorial Day means busting out white shoes and beachy wardrobes and (if necessary) rekindling an appetite for lighter, fruitier brews that won't leave too bad a stain if sloshed on seersucker. In today's rich craft-beer...

  • Colorado Springs restaurateurs raise money for Trails and Open Space Coalition

    By teresa farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, May 24, 2017

    Look up the definition of restaurateur in Webster's and you'll likely see a photo of Randy Price. Price is well-known for his family- owned Rocky Mountain Restaurant Group's collection of award-winning eateries - Over Easy, Salsa Brava and Sonterra Grill. But what may have flown...

  • Def Leppard, Poison, Tesla come to Colorado Springs

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, May 24, 2017

    Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen is in high spirits the morning after what he describes as an "amazing show" in Green Bay, Wis. And why shouldn't he be? The 59-year-old guitarist has spent more than three decades in the hugely popular English rock band, which has sold more than 100...

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