Things to do this weekend around Colorado Springs: Prince tribute, Jackopierce, muscle cars, hummingbirds, spring fashions

Here are some of our favorite events and happenings around Colorado Springs and beyond the next few days.

By Linda Navarro Updated: May 11, 2018 at 4:12 pm • Published: May 9, 2018 0
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Here are some of our favorite events and happenings around Colorado Springs and beyond the next few days.

THURSDAY-FRIDAY

It's all about love at "Manitou Chooses LOVE Project," an international unification effort throughout the town, running through May 20. Thursday's event is a 7-9 p.m. concert by Shawn Gallaway and The Cosmic Flying Goats in Memorial Hall, $15 at the door. Friday is a story project time for sharing by Hannah and CH Rockey, Barry and Janae Weinhold and Ukrainian visitors Inna Didkovska and George Smolin. Tickets: smokebrush.org. Schedule: tinyurl.com/y9sf9euq

THURSDAY-SUNDAY

What did you like? Vote for your favorite public art sculpture from the exhibit throughout downtown and the one with the most votes gets $1,000. You might win a cash prize as well. They'll be in their familiar locations through May, but votes are due by May 20. Want to know which ones the selection panel liked? Check Timothy Flood's Affirmation Station and Byeong Doo Moon's "For I have been dreaming to be a tree." See all the voter choices: downtowncs.com/live/arts-and-entertainment/aots



THURSDAY-SUNDAY

Photo by Jeff Kearney.

Opera Theatre of the Rockies performs Giuseppe Verdi's beloved "Aida" with three performances with the Colorado Springs Chorale at the Ent Center for the Arts. Champagne gala Thursday. Tickets: $24-65, UCCSpresents.org, or the Ent Center Box Office, operatheatreoftherockies.org

THURSDAY

Many local fans await Texas alternative-rock Jackopierce with Marie Miller, 7 p.m. at The Black Sheep, 2106 E. Platte Ave. Jackopierce had a 10-year run until 1997 and reunited in 2002. $20-25. blacksheeprocks.com

THURSDAY

Red Rocks turns purple with The Purple Experience's "A Tribute to Prince" in Morrison. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Benefit for Colorado Public Television. axs.com The experience will be in Pueblo Memorial Hall on July 21.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

At the Classic Muscle Show and Go, bring your hot pre-'88 classic to PPIR and drag race against your friends, or just show it off, noon-10 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 16650 Midway Ranch Road, Fountain. You can camp out at "Burnouts, Burgers and Brews." classicmuscleshow.com

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

The J. Robert Oppenheimer story, "Irreversible," by Counterweight Theatre Lab, through May 27, Pikes Peak Market, 9 S. Weber St. counterweighttheatre.com

FRIDAY

For the anime lovers ages 12-18, an Anime Prom, 6-8 p.m. at Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Drive. Dress cosplay if you'd like, ppld.org

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

Opening for the 27th annual Governor's Art Show in Loveland, a juried show of Colorado artists through June 17. A benefit for Rotary-sponsored projects. governorsartshow.org

SATURDAY

A Vette lover's delight, the 26th annual Colorado Springs Corvette Club's "Fun in the Sun," 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Corvette Center, 18510 Midway Ranch Road, Fountain. A car entry fee if you want to show your car; otherwise there's no admission.

SATURDAY

A longtime car show tradition, Stockers Car Club, opens its season at 9 a.m., 2165 Academy Place, north of Constitution Avenue, free.

SATURDAY

For girls and dads, a Roaring '20s, Great Gatsby Daddy Daughter Dance and dinner hosted by the City of Colorado Springs Community Centers, 6-9 p.m. at the Colorado Springs DoubleTree, 1775 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. For girls 16 and younger with dads or their father figures. $40, coloradosprings.gov

SATURDAY

The annual day to Stamp Out Hunger. Fill bags with nonperishable food and leave them out for letter carriers to pick up when they deliver the mail. It's amazing how many thousands of pounds of food will be delivered to Care and Share Food Bank. It's a nationwide project.

SATURDAY

Love him tender as Joseph Hall's Elvis: Rock N' Remember Tribute arrives at Stargazers Theatre, 10 S. Parkside Drive. Show time 8 p.m., $20 plus ticketing fee, $30 VIP. stargazerstheatre.com

SATURDAY

Pretty spring fashions beckon at the downtown Spring Fashion Crawl, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Starting point is Terra Verde Boutique, 208 N. Tejon St., for a free, self-guided passport tour of downtown boutiques. Discounts, gifts, treats and a Salaam Clothing Trunk Show. downtowncs.com/fashion

SATURDAY

That whir you hear is the return of the tiny birds to be celebrated at the annual Humming Bird Experience, Starsmore Visitor and Nature Center, 2120 N. Cheyenne CaƱon Road. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Guided walk, raptors, plants hummingbirds like, beekeeping and other activities. Special banding sessions for those registered for pikespeakbirdingandnaturefestival.org

SATURDAY

Oh what surprising things you will learn at the 45-minute Walking Tours of Historic Old Colorado City. Start at 10:30 a.m.,, hosted by Pikes Peak Library District's Old Colorado City Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. School-age youngsters through adults. No registration.

SATURDAY

Join CC students and the community in the Worner Quad for a Llamapalooza concert by Smino, Jay Som, Webster X & Lex Allen, and Crumb, 2-10 p.m., 902 N. Cascade Ave. Part of the Colorado College Music and Arts Festival. $15 at the Worner Desk, 902 N. Cascade Ave.

SUNDAY

An Africa Day cultural celebration with food, dancing and art, 4 p.m., Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave., free. Another treat from a different part of the world, Music and Dance from Bali, 3 p.m., Packard Performance Hall, 5 W. Cache la Poudre St. Free.

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