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'Gold Mining in Colorado'

06-09-2018

Presented by Western Museum of Mining & Industry at Western Museum of Mining and Industry, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Wed, May 23 @ 9:00 am Thu, May 24 @ 9:00 am Fri, May 25 @ 9:00 am + 13 more dates and times

Sat, May 26 @ 9:00 am Mon, May 28 @ 9:00 am Tue, May 29 @ 9:00 am Wed, May 30 @ 9:00 am Thu, May 31 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jun 01 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jun 02 @ 9:00 am Mon, Jun 04 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jun 05 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jun 06 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jun 07 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jun 08 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jun 09 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

In September 2017, Western Museum of Mining and Industry (WMMI) showcased an 11-case exhibit at the annual Denver Gem & Mineral Show. The “Gold Mining in Colorado” exhibit won two major awards. The exhibit is now at WMMI from February 15 to...

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In September 2017, Western Museum of Mining and Industry (WMMI) showcased an 11-case exhibit at the annual Denver Gem & Mineral Show. The “Gold Mining in Colorado” exhibit won two major awards. The exhibit is now at WMMI from February 15 to June 9!

The contents of the 11 themed cases take the visitor through the story of gold mining in Colorado. From the origins of gold to the story of contemporary gold mining, visitors will learn about how prospectors legally could stake their claims, how mining companies were organized, how the assay process works, learn the difference between placer and hard rock mining, and examine the differences between the four major types of gold processing: amalgamation, chlorination, cyanidation, and flotation. All of the artifacts are from the museum’s extensive collection; many of them have not been exhibited for years, if at all.

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Picnic-N-Planes

05-23-2018

Presented by Western Museum of Mining & Industry at Western Museum of Mining and Industry, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Wed, May 23 @ 10:00 am

Do you like watching the Thunderbirds flyover for the Air Force Academy’s Graduation? Have trouble finding a place to watch them that has a great view and is safe? Look no more!

The Western Museum of Mining is honored to be the Academy’s...

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Do you like watching the Thunderbirds flyover for the Air Force Academy’s Graduation? Have trouble finding a place to watch them that has a great view and is safe? Look no more!

The Western Museum of Mining is honored to be the Academy’s neighbor…and lucky too! Here is why: The Mining Museum is the perfect place to watch the amazing aerial acrobatics of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.

Bring a picnic lunch, or get something at a food truck, and enjoy your meal by the spring-fed ponds and flowering meadow as you experience the mighty Thunderbirds soar over you! Come early, set up your family picnic, and enjoy the show!

Note: Thunderbirds will fly when the speaker at the Air Force graduation finishes. Regular museum admission applies for those interested in seeing the museum afterwards.

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'A Precious Bit of the West...or...She Was Simply a Delight'

08-11-2018

Presented by Iron Springs Chateau Dinner Melodrama at Iron Springs Chateau, Manitou Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 25 @ 6:00 pm Sat, May 26 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Jun 01 @ 6:00 pm + 21 more dates and times

Sat, Jun 02 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Jun 08 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Jun 09 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Jun 16 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Jun 23 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Jun 29 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Jun 30 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Jul 06 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Jul 07 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Jul 14 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Jul 21 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Aug 03 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Aug 04 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Aug 10 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Aug 11 @ 6:00 pm - less dates and times

The Iron Springs Chateau presents its first show of 2018, “A Precious Bit of the West…or…She Was Simply a Delight!” which opens on Friday, February 9.

This show, written by local actor and playwright Vicki Kelly, is a side splitting...

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The Iron Springs Chateau presents its first show of 2018, “A Precious Bit of the West…or…She Was Simply a Delight!” which opens on Friday, February 9.

This show, written by local actor and playwright Vicki Kelly, is a side splitting western melodrama where our heroine, Precious Delight, has traveled from England with her Aunt Ima Delight to claim the Buffalo Chips ranch, which she inherited from her uncle.

The evil Ralph Rancid, though, intends for the Buffalo Chips Ranch to become part of his spread, and will stop at nothing to make sure he gets it. Can Harry Hotline, the editor of the local paper, and his best friend Grizzly Jack help Precious and her Aunt Ima stake their claim before the Buffalo Chips Ranch goes up for auction?

The melodrama is followed by a sing-along intermission and a Mardi Gras themed Vaudeville style musical revue that will keep you laughing with songs, dances, jokes and crazy costumes! It’s a blast for the whole family! The show runs through August 11.

The show is directed by Rebekah Ratterree, musical direction by Bruce Littrell and Bonnie Hausknecht, costumes by Stephanie Bradley and choreography by Daisya Dowen and Rebekah Ratterree.

The Iron Springs Chateau has been bringing family-friendly entertainment to the Pikes Peak Region for over 50 years, and is a great way to spend the evening... whether for the entire family or a memorable date night.

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Family Star Party: Navigating the Sky

05-30-2018

Presented by Space Foundation at Space Foundation Discovery Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Wed, May 30 @ 8:00 pm

Enjoy an evening of looking to the stars and discovering the wonders of the universe. This event creates a fun learning environment for the whole family and inspires the next generation of astronomy enthusiasts! All outside activities are free to...

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Enjoy an evening of looking to the stars and discovering the wonders of the universe. This event creates a fun learning environment for the whole family and inspires the next generation of astronomy enthusiasts! All outside activities are free to the public, and discounted admission is available for those wishing to explore the Discovery Center and Science On a Sphere® inside.

Activities include:

  • Telescope Viewing of Venus and Coma Star Cluster
  • Sky Scavenger Hunt
  • Gas Giant Art Creations
  • Science On a Sphere® Presentations
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June Free First Friday Shuttle Bus

06-01-2018

Presented by Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region at Downtown Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City, and Manitou Springs, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jun 01 @ 4:30 pm

First Friday Art Walks in Downtown Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City, and Manitou Springs are free community events that take place on the first Friday of each month from 5-8 p.m.

The Art Walks feature gallery openings, live demonstrations, a...

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First Friday Art Walks in Downtown Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City, and Manitou Springs are free community events that take place on the first Friday of each month from 5-8 p.m.

The Art Walks feature gallery openings, live demonstrations, a chance to meet local artists, shopping and dining, special performances, and much more! Taken together, the three concurrent Art Walks comprise a “Creative Corridor” along Colorado Avenue and Manitou Avenue.

To help make your First Friday experience more convenient and enjoyable, the Cultural Office and our program partners are pleased to provide free shuttle bus service from April through December. Two buses make a continuous loop between Downtown Colorado Springs and Old Colorado City, and a third bus makes a continuous loop between Old Colorado City and Manitou Springs. Park near any shuttle bus stop location, then hop on, hop off!

The stop in Old Colorado City is a transfer point. Local artists and performers are along for the ride in each bus to entertain you, guide you, and share stories and interesting facts about our community. The free shuttle bus service is intended to serve local residents as well as visitors to the Pikes Peak region.

Note: Riders, please plan your route and timing carefully. Complete schedule and stop information available at PeakRadar.com/FirstFriday.

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Top of the World Rodeo

06-10-2018

Presented by City of Cripple Creek at Teller County Fairgrounds, Cripple Creek
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jun 08 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Jun 09 @ 11:00 am Sun, Jun 10 @ 11:00 am

The City of Cripple Creek has a long history of rodeo, including an indoor rodeo in the early 1900's.

In an effort to revive that grand tradition of rodeo sports, The City of Cripple Creek proudly presents the 2018 Top of the World Rodeo – the...

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The City of Cripple Creek has a long history of rodeo, including an indoor rodeo in the early 1900's.

In an effort to revive that grand tradition of rodeo sports, The City of Cripple Creek proudly presents the 2018 Top of the World Rodeo – the highest elevation rodeo in the world at 9,640 feet!

Now in its sixth year as a Colorado Professional Rodeo Association (CPRA) sanctioned event, the Top of the World Rodeo will feature three days of thrilling rodeo competition, a street dance, mutton busting, and more.

Come experience “The Best New Rodeo in Colorado” as awarded in 2013 by the Colorado Professional Rodeo Association!

Visit our website to see the full schedule of the event!

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The Mystery of Irma Vep

06-17-2018

Presented by City of Cripple Creek at Butte Theatre, Cripple Creek
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jun 08 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Jun 09 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Jun 09 @ 7:00 pm + 7 more dates and times

Sun, Jun 10 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Jun 14 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Jun 16 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Jun 16 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Jun 17 @ 1:00 pm - less dates and times

A vampire, an Egyptian princess brought to life when her tomb is opened, and a kind werewolf make this comedy an evening of hilarity, intrigue, and pure delight!

A vampire, an Egyptian princess brought to life when her tomb is opened, and a kind werewolf make this comedy an evening of hilarity, intrigue, and pure delight!

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Speakers’ Bureau Lecture with Daniel Kile

06-12-2018

Presented by Western Museum of Mining & Industry at Western Museum of Mining and Industry, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 12 @ 7:00 pm

Ever since ore minerals have been mined, there has been a need to identify them and discern their chemistry and associations. This information is essential to the mining industry to assess the value of the ore, and to determine the most efficient...

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Ever since ore minerals have been mined, there has been a need to identify them and discern their chemistry and associations. This information is essential to the mining industry to assess the value of the ore, and to determine the most efficient means of concentrating the mineral of economic interest. This lecture will highlight some of the important observations and corresponding properties that can be evaluated with an ore microscope, and give an overview of the basic equipment required to do so.

The reflected light/ore microscope used for ore microscopy was developed in the 1920s. In contrast to a transmitted light microscope that is used to examine rock thin sections, an ore microscope utilizes vertically incident light to examine the metallic, opaque minerals that are of economic importance. Optical properties of reflectance, bireflectance, and anisotropism, as well as physical properties of cleavage, twinning, internal reflections, and hardness, as can be observed in an ore microscope, will be summarized in this lecture, in addition to a discussion and demonstration of some of the required equipment.

Despite the advent of X-ray diffraction and microbeam techniques to determine quantitative chemistry, the utility of the ore microscope has not been rendered obsolete. Interpretation of replacement and weathering processes, textures, and intergrowths can significantly affect the outcome of ore beneficiation – and only visual observation with polarized–reflected light can provide that information.

This will be a one-to-two hour lecture, and will assume a basic knowledge of mineralogy.

Author Biography

Daniel Kile was formerly a Research Geochemist with the U.S. Geological Survey, and currently is Scientist Emeritus with that organization, as well as Adjunct Faculty at the Hooke College of Applied Sciences (Westmont, Illinois), where he teaches Optical Crystallography. He has taught Ore Microscopy at both the Colorado School of Mines and at the Hooke College of Applied Sciences, and was previously Adjunct Faculty at the Colorado School of Mines where he taught a semester class in Optical Mineralogy. He has written nearly 150 articles and abstracts in the fields of mineralogy and environmental sciences, published in professional journals and magazines, and has been a guest lecturer at numerous earth sciences organizations over the past 40 years.

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22nd Annual 'Once Upon A Time In The West' Art Show

07-05-2018

Presented by City of Cripple Creek at Cripple Creek Heritage Center, Cripple Creek
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jun 22 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jun 23 @ 9:00 am Sun, Jun 24 @ 9:00 am + 11 more dates and times

Mon, Jun 25 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jun 26 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jun 27 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jun 28 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jun 29 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jun 30 @ 9:00 am Sun, Jul 01 @ 9:00 am Mon, Jul 02 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 03 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 04 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 05 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Featuring western art (including Native American, Cowboy and Wildlife pieces), the “Once Upon a Time in the West” art show will showcase beautiful works of art from talented artists at the Cripple Creek Heritage Center.

Going on its 8th year...

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Featuring western art (including Native American, Cowboy and Wildlife pieces), the “Once Upon a Time in the West” art show will showcase beautiful works of art from talented artists at the Cripple Creek Heritage Center.

Going on its 8th year at the Cripple Creek Heritage Center and 21st Anniversary, this art show will donate 10% of all sales to art education purposes benefiting High School Art Departments, so please come support these artists and your local schools.

On June 23rd, from 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., there will be an Artists’ Reception. This event is open to the public, and will include a Native American Blessing and Smudge Purification Ceremony at 6:00 p.m.

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87th Annual Donkey Derby Days

06-24-2018

Presented by City of Cripple Creek at City of Cripple Creek, Bennett Ave, Cripple Creek
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jun 22 @ 4:00 pm Sat, Jun 23 @ 7:00 am Sun, Jun 24 @ 7:00 am

Now in its 87th year, Donkey Derby Days tops the list of favorite Cripple Creek events.

People from all over the world descend on downtown, drawn by a chance to watch a race inspired by the town’s resident donkey herd, believed to be distant...

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Now in its 87th year, Donkey Derby Days tops the list of favorite Cripple Creek events.

People from all over the world descend on downtown, drawn by a chance to watch a race inspired by the town’s resident donkey herd, believed to be distant relatives of the original donkeys from the town’s Gold Rush days. Enjoy games, live entertainment, heritage competitions and don’t miss meeting our new, baby donkeys!

The origins of this popular Colorado donkey festival date back to the 1930s, when local businessman Charley Lehew thought a Cripple Creek festival would attract people in the summer months. It wasn’t long before he and two business partners settled on donkey racing. Together, they built a race track, solicited advertising, and arranged concessions and entertainment in time for the first-ever Donkey Derby Days festival.

Today, this two-day jamboree is one of the most popular of all the Cripple Creek events held throughout the year, and admission to this exciting Cripple Creek festival is 100% FREE.

The donkey races aren’t the only things going on this weekend, however. Visit our street vendors, enjoy our live entertainment and participate in a host of other family activities, such as our heritage competitions or our activities for children–guaranteed to make this weekend the best Donkey Derby Days ever. Don’t forget Fido–we have a dog show where your best friend can compete for prizes!

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'Hot Night in the Old Town'

08-25-2018

Presented by City of Cripple Creek at Butte Theatre, Cripple Creek
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Jun 23 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Jun 23 @ 7:00 pm + 28 more dates and times

Sun, Jun 24 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jul 04 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Jul 05 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Jul 07 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Jul 08 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jul 11 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Jul 14 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Jul 19 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Jul 21 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Jul 22 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jul 25 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Jul 28 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Aug 05 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Aug 08 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Aug 09 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Aug 11 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Aug 12 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Aug 18 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Aug 19 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm - less dates and times

Once upon a time, Cripple Creek was the definition of the rough-and-tumble Wild West!

Travel back to 1896 when 9494 was full of mischief, madams, and miners! Boo the villain, cheer the heroine, and find your riches in this western melodrama...

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Once upon a time, Cripple Creek was the definition of the rough-and-tumble Wild West!

Travel back to 1896 when 9494 was full of mischief, madams, and miners! Boo the villain, cheer the heroine, and find your riches in this western melodrama that’s so hot, it’s on fire!

We are proud to celebrate the amazing heritage of melodrama in Cripple Creek; every show is absolutely unique and this is a treat for the whole family!

Come early for our fantastic pre-show and bring the kiddos for their chance to shine at intermission!

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Moonlight on the Mountain

06-28-2018

Presented by Cheyenne Mountain Zoo at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm

Jump-start your summer by coming to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s first adults-only evening event of the season!

Enjoy local musicians performing throughout the Zoo and dance the night away while sipping all-inclusive samples of beer, wine, spirits...

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Jump-start your summer by coming to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s first adults-only evening event of the season!

Enjoy local musicians performing throughout the Zoo and dance the night away while sipping all-inclusive samples of beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks, as well as taste delicious eats from regional restaurants.

All event proceeds benefit the care of the Zoo’s animals, and all of our community partners donate the samplings that you’ll enjoy.

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'Forever Plaid'

07-29-2018

Presented by City of Cripple Creek at Butte Theatre, Cripple Creek
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jun 29 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Jun 30 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm + 17 more dates and times

Sun, Jul 01 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jul 04 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Jul 05 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Jul 06 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Jul 07 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jul 11 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Jul 12 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Jul 14 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Jul 15 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jul 18 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Jul 26 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Jul 29 @ 1:00 pm - less dates and times

Harmonies and mayhem!

When four young singer are killed in a car crash, they posthumously take the stage for one final gig in this goofy, nostalgic trip.

This deliciously fun revue is chock-full of classic barbershop quartet harmonies and...

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Harmonies and mayhem!

When four young singer are killed in a car crash, they posthumously take the stage for one final gig in this goofy, nostalgic trip.

This deliciously fun revue is chock-full of classic barbershop quartet harmonies and pitch-perfect melodies!

Follow this fabulous four on their musical journey for a charming, touching, and absolutely hilarious theatrical experience!

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Cripple Creek July 4th Celebration & Fireworks

07-04-2018

Presented by City of Cripple Creek at Brass Ass Parking Lot, Cripple Creek
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jul 04 @ 4:00 pm

Viewing locations with music will be at the City Park and in the Brass Ass Parking lot.

Since 1900, Cripple Creek’s 4th of July Celebration has been recognized as one of the best 4th of July events in Colorado. This patriotic community knows...

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Viewing locations with music will be at the City Park and in the Brass Ass Parking lot.

Since 1900, Cripple Creek’s 4th of July Celebration has been recognized as one of the best 4th of July events in Colorado. This patriotic community knows how to celebrate, and the celebration is a much-anticipated event.

This year’s 4th of July Celebration will feature live entertainment in the Brass Ass parking lot at the corner of Bennett Avenue and 3rd Street. Starting at noon, live bands will be providing your favorite hits till 4 p.m. From 6-10 p.m., another great live band will play you into the evening with fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Food vendors and a beer garden will be available, so come for a fun and relaxing 4th of July in Cripple Creek’s cooler temperatures and beautiful scenery. While you’re here, be sure to check out special 4th of July promotions in Cripple Creek’s casinos, and visit Cripple Creek’s fun attractions that showcase our area’s rich history.

Enjoy an epic fireworks display synced to music up close and dazzling. With something for everyone, Cripple Creek is the place to be this 4th of July!

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July Free First Friday Shuttle Bus

07-06-2018

Presented by Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region at Downtown Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City, and Manitou Springs, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jul 06 @ 4:30 pm

First Friday Art Walks in Downtown Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City, and Manitou Springs are free community events that take place on the first Friday of each month from 5-8 p.m.

The Art Walks feature gallery openings, live demonstrations, a...

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First Friday Art Walks in Downtown Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City, and Manitou Springs are free community events that take place on the first Friday of each month from 5-8 p.m.

The Art Walks feature gallery openings, live demonstrations, a chance to meet local artists, shopping and dining, special performances, and much more! Taken together, the three concurrent Art Walks comprise a “Creative Corridor” along Colorado Avenue and Manitou Avenue.

To help make your First Friday experience more convenient and enjoyable, the Cultural Office and our program partners are pleased to provide free shuttle bus service from April through December. Two buses make a continuous loop between Downtown Colorado Springs and Old Colorado City, and a third bus makes a continuous loop between Old Colorado City and Manitou Springs. Park near any shuttle bus stop location, then hop on, hop off!

The stop in Old Colorado City is a transfer point. Local artists and performers are along for the ride in each bus to entertain you, guide you, and share stories and interesting facts about our community. The free shuttle bus service is intended to serve local residents as well as visitors to the Pikes Peak region.

Note: Riders, please plan your route and timing carefully. Complete schedule and stop information available at PeakRadar.com/FirstFriday.

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Tails, Tunes & Tastes

08-30-2018

Presented by Cheyenne Mountain Zoo at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Aug 30 @ 6:00 pm

Come dance and dine the night away at an after-hours, adults-only event: Tails, Tunes & Tastes! Enjoy an evening under the stars with four stages of live music entertainment, as well as all-inclusive drinks and international cuisine by Taste,...

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Come dance and dine the night away at an after-hours, adults-only event: Tails, Tunes & Tastes! Enjoy an evening under the stars with four stages of live music entertainment, as well as all-inclusive drinks and international cuisine by Taste, the Zoo's onsite caterer.

Also enjoy several animal demonstrations, with many animal exhibits open 6 to 8 p.m. This summertime Zoo fundraiser will be offered two different evenings: Thursday, July 26 and Thursday, August 30 (tickets sold separately).

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August Free First Friday Shuttle Bus

08-03-2018

Presented by Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region at Downtown Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City, and Manitou Springs, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Aug 03 @ 4:30 pm

First Friday Art Walks in Downtown Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City, and Manitou Springs are free community events that take place on the first Friday of each month from 5-8 p.m.

The Art Walks feature gallery openings, live demonstrations, a...

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First Friday Art Walks in Downtown Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City, and Manitou Springs are free community events that take place on the first Friday of each month from 5-8 p.m.

The Art Walks feature gallery openings, live demonstrations, a chance to meet local artists, shopping and dining, special performances, and much more! Taken together, the three concurrent Art Walks comprise a “Creative Corridor” along Colorado Avenue and Manitou Avenue.

To help make your First Friday experience more convenient and enjoyable, the Cultural Office and our program partners are pleased to provide free shuttle bus service from April through December. Two buses make a continuous loop between Downtown Colorado Springs and Old Colorado City, and a third bus makes a continuous loop between Old Colorado City and Manitou Springs. Park near any shuttle bus stop location, then hop on, hop off!

The stop in Old Colorado City is a transfer point. Local artists and performers are along for the ride in each bus to entertain you, guide you, and share stories and interesting facts about our community. The free shuttle bus service is intended to serve local residents as well as visitors to the Pikes Peak region.

Note: Riders, please plan your route and timing carefully. Complete schedule and stop information available at PeakRadar.com/FirstFriday.

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'The Marvelous Wonderettes'

08-25-2018

Presented by City of Cripple Creek at Butte Theatre, Cripple Creek
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Aug 03 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Aug 04 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Aug 04 @ 7:00 pm + 12 more dates and times

Wed, Aug 08 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Aug 09 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Aug 10 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Aug 11 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Aug 15 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Aug 16 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Aug 19 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Aug 22 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Aug 25 @ 1:00 pm - less dates and times

Big hair, big sound!

This smash hit and audience favorite time travels to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy have personalities as sparkly and grand as their crinoline skirts!

Featuring stellar...

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Big hair, big sound!

This smash hit and audience favorite time travels to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy have personalities as sparkly and grand as their crinoline skirts!

Featuring stellar four-part harmony, hi-jinks, and classic ‘50’s hit including “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” and “Lipstick on Your Collar,” this one is not to be missed!

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26th Annual Salute to American Veterans Rally & 31st Annual POW/MIA Recognition Ride

08-19-2018

Presented by City of Cripple Creek at City of Cripple Creek, Bennett Ave, Cripple Creek
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Aug 17 @ 4:00 pm Sat, Aug 18 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Aug 19 @ 4:00 pm

The City of Cripple Creek welcomes the Salute to American Veterans Rally August 17 – 19, 2018 for a show-stopping, patriotic display that recognizes our nation’s finest.

Join us on Saturday for an impressive parade and the 30th Annual...

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The City of Cripple Creek welcomes the Salute to American Veterans Rally August 17 – 19, 2018 for a show-stopping, patriotic display that recognizes our nation’s finest.

Join us on Saturday for an impressive parade and the 30th Annual POW/MIA Recognition Ride – Colorado’s largest procession of motorcycles.

  • POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony
  • POW/MIA Recognition Ride
  • Veteran’s Parade
  • VIP Guest Speakers
  • Veteran’s Poker Run
  • Vietnam Memorial Wall
  • Wild West Gun Fighters
  • Street Vendors
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Pikes Peak Memorial Wall Dedication

08-19-2018

Presented by City of Cripple Creek at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery, Cripple Creek
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Aug 19 @ 11:30 am

The Pikes Peak Region’s Memorial Wall offers a place to reflect on the sacrifices made for our freedom.

Any members of our Armed Forces who were lost in Iraq and Afghanistan since September 11, 2001 and were stationed at one of our five area...

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The Pikes Peak Region’s Memorial Wall offers a place to reflect on the sacrifices made for our freedom.

Any members of our Armed Forces who were lost in Iraq and Afghanistan since September 11, 2001 and were stationed at one of our five area installations, had a home of record in El Paso or Teller County or graduated from the Air Force Academy are listed on the wall in remembrance of their sacrifice and service.

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'Always... Patsy Cline'

09-30-2018

Presented by City of Cripple Creek at Butte Theatre, Cripple Creek
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Sep 01 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Sep 01 @ 7:00 pm + 25 more dates and times

Sun, Sep 02 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Sep 05 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Sep 06 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Sep 07 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Sep 08 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Sep 08 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Sep 09 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Sep 12 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Sep 13 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Sep 15 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Sep 15 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Sep 16 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Sep 19 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Sep 20 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Sep 26 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Sep 27 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Sep 29 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Sep 30 @ 1:00 pm - less dates and times

An instant classic!

"Always…Patsy Cline" is based on the touching true story affectionately told through letters written between Patsy and her biggest fan turned confidant, Louise Segar.

A genuine bond of friendship, which began over a cup of...

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An instant classic!

"Always…Patsy Cline" is based on the touching true story affectionately told through letters written between Patsy and her biggest fan turned confidant, Louise Segar.

A genuine bond of friendship, which began over a cup of coffee, lasted until Cline’s untimely death in 1963. Told through downhome country humor, heartache, and celebration, "Always…Patsy Cline" takes audiences through the ups and downs, from her breakthrough on live radio, to her rise to fame at the Grand Ole Opry.

Featuring 27 unforgettable hits, including “Crazy,” “Walkin’ After Midnight,” “I Fall to Pieces,” and “Sweet Dreams,” this musical memory book is a glorious tribute to the one-of- a-kind sound of Patsy Cline!

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'Gold Mining in Colorado'

06-09-2018

Presented by Western Museum of Mining & Industry at Western Museum of Mining and Industry, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Wed, May 23 @ 9:00 am Thu, May 24 @ 9:00 am Fri, May 25 @ 9:00 am + 13 more dates and times

Sat, May 26 @ 9:00 am Mon, May 28 @ 9:00 am Tue, May 29 @ 9:00 am Wed, May 30 @ 9:00 am Thu, May 31 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jun 01 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jun 02 @ 9:00 am Mon, Jun 04 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jun 05 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jun 06 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jun 07 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jun 08 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jun 09 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

In September 2017, Western Museum of Mining and Industry (WMMI) showcased an 11-case exhibit at the annual Denver Gem & Mineral Show. The “Gold Mining in Colorado” exhibit won two major awards. The exhibit is now at WMMI from February 15 to...

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In September 2017, Western Museum of Mining and Industry (WMMI) showcased an 11-case exhibit at the annual Denver Gem & Mineral Show. The “Gold Mining in Colorado” exhibit won two major awards. The exhibit is now at WMMI from February 15 to June 9!

The contents of the 11 themed cases take the visitor through the story of gold mining in Colorado. From the origins of gold to the story of contemporary gold mining, visitors will learn about how prospectors legally could stake their claims, how mining companies were organized, how the assay process works, learn the difference between placer and hard rock mining, and examine the differences between the four major types of gold processing: amalgamation, chlorination, cyanidation, and flotation. All of the artifacts are from the museum’s extensive collection; many of them have not been exhibited for years, if at all.

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Picnic-N-Planes

05-23-2018

Presented by Western Museum of Mining & Industry at Western Museum of Mining and Industry, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Wed, May 23 @ 10:00 am

Do you like watching the Thunderbirds flyover for the Air Force Academy’s Graduation? Have trouble finding a place to watch them that has a great view and is safe? Look no more!

The Western Museum of Mining is honored to be the Academy’s...

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Do you like watching the Thunderbirds flyover for the Air Force Academy’s Graduation? Have trouble finding a place to watch them that has a great view and is safe? Look no more!

The Western Museum of Mining is honored to be the Academy’s neighbor…and lucky too! Here is why: The Mining Museum is the perfect place to watch the amazing aerial acrobatics of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.

Bring a picnic lunch, or get something at a food truck, and enjoy your meal by the spring-fed ponds and flowering meadow as you experience the mighty Thunderbirds soar over you! Come early, set up your family picnic, and enjoy the show!

Note: Thunderbirds will fly when the speaker at the Air Force graduation finishes. Regular museum admission applies for those interested in seeing the museum afterwards.

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'A Precious Bit of the West...or...She Was Simply a Delight'

08-11-2018

Presented by Iron Springs Chateau Dinner Melodrama at Iron Springs Chateau, Manitou Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 25 @ 6:00 pm Sat, May 26 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Jun 01 @ 6:00 pm + 21 more dates and times

Sat, Jun 02 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Jun 08 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Jun 09 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Jun 16 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Jun 23 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Jun 29 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Jun 30 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Jul 06 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Jul 07 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Jul 14 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Jul 21 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Aug 03 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Aug 04 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Aug 10 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Aug 11 @ 6:00 pm - less dates and times

The Iron Springs Chateau presents its first show of 2018, “A Precious Bit of the West…or…She Was Simply a Delight!” which opens on Friday, February 9.

This show, written by local actor and playwright Vicki Kelly, is a side splitting...

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The Iron Springs Chateau presents its first show of 2018, “A Precious Bit of the West…or…She Was Simply a Delight!” which opens on Friday, February 9.

This show, written by local actor and playwright Vicki Kelly, is a side splitting western melodrama where our heroine, Precious Delight, has traveled from England with her Aunt Ima Delight to claim the Buffalo Chips ranch, which she inherited from her uncle.

The evil Ralph Rancid, though, intends for the Buffalo Chips Ranch to become part of his spread, and will stop at nothing to make sure he gets it. Can Harry Hotline, the editor of the local paper, and his best friend Grizzly Jack help Precious and her Aunt Ima stake their claim before the Buffalo Chips Ranch goes up for auction?

The melodrama is followed by a sing-along intermission and a Mardi Gras themed Vaudeville style musical revue that will keep you laughing with songs, dances, jokes and crazy costumes! It’s a blast for the whole family! The show runs through August 11.

The show is directed by Rebekah Ratterree, musical direction by Bruce Littrell and Bonnie Hausknecht, costumes by Stephanie Bradley and choreography by Daisya Dowen and Rebekah Ratterree.

The Iron Springs Chateau has been bringing family-friendly entertainment to the Pikes Peak Region for over 50 years, and is a great way to spend the evening... whether for the entire family or a memorable date night.

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Family Star Party: Navigating the Sky

05-30-2018

Presented by Space Foundation at Space Foundation Discovery Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Wed, May 30 @ 8:00 pm

Enjoy an evening of looking to the stars and discovering the wonders of the universe. This event creates a fun learning environment for the whole family and inspires the next generation of astronomy enthusiasts! All outside activities are free to...

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Enjoy an evening of looking to the stars and discovering the wonders of the universe. This event creates a fun learning environment for the whole family and inspires the next generation of astronomy enthusiasts! All outside activities are free to the public, and discounted admission is available for those wishing to explore the Discovery Center and Science On a Sphere® inside.

Activities include:

  • Telescope Viewing of Venus and Coma Star Cluster
  • Sky Scavenger Hunt
  • Gas Giant Art Creations
  • Science On a Sphere® Presentations
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June Free First Friday Shuttle Bus

06-01-2018

Presented by Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region at Downtown Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City, and Manitou Springs, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jun 01 @ 4:30 pm

First Friday Art Walks in Downtown Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City, and Manitou Springs are free community events that take place on the first Friday of each month from 5-8 p.m.

The Art Walks feature gallery openings, live demonstrations, a...

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First Friday Art Walks in Downtown Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City, and Manitou Springs are free community events that take place on the first Friday of each month from 5-8 p.m.

The Art Walks feature gallery openings, live demonstrations, a chance to meet local artists, shopping and dining, special performances, and much more! Taken together, the three concurrent Art Walks comprise a “Creative Corridor” along Colorado Avenue and Manitou Avenue.

To help make your First Friday experience more convenient and enjoyable, the Cultural Office and our program partners are pleased to provide free shuttle bus service from April through December. Two buses make a continuous loop between Downtown Colorado Springs and Old Colorado City, and a third bus makes a continuous loop between Old Colorado City and Manitou Springs. Park near any shuttle bus stop location, then hop on, hop off!

The stop in Old Colorado City is a transfer point. Local artists and performers are along for the ride in each bus to entertain you, guide you, and share stories and interesting facts about our community. The free shuttle bus service is intended to serve local residents as well as visitors to the Pikes Peak region.

Note: Riders, please plan your route and timing carefully. Complete schedule and stop information available at PeakRadar.com/FirstFriday.

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Top of the World Rodeo

06-10-2018

Presented by City of Cripple Creek at Teller County Fairgrounds, Cripple Creek
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jun 08 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Jun 09 @ 11:00 am Sun, Jun 10 @ 11:00 am

The City of Cripple Creek has a long history of rodeo, including an indoor rodeo in the early 1900's.

In an effort to revive that grand tradition of rodeo sports, The City of Cripple Creek proudly presents the 2018 Top of the World Rodeo – the...

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The City of Cripple Creek has a long history of rodeo, including an indoor rodeo in the early 1900's.

In an effort to revive that grand tradition of rodeo sports, The City of Cripple Creek proudly presents the 2018 Top of the World Rodeo – the highest elevation rodeo in the world at 9,640 feet!

Now in its sixth year as a Colorado Professional Rodeo Association (CPRA) sanctioned event, the Top of the World Rodeo will feature three days of thrilling rodeo competition, a street dance, mutton busting, and more.

Come experience “The Best New Rodeo in Colorado” as awarded in 2013 by the Colorado Professional Rodeo Association!

Visit our website to see the full schedule of the event!

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The Mystery of Irma Vep

06-17-2018

Presented by City of Cripple Creek at Butte Theatre, Cripple Creek
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jun 08 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Jun 09 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Jun 09 @ 7:00 pm + 7 more dates and times

Sun, Jun 10 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Jun 14 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Jun 16 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Jun 16 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Jun 17 @ 1:00 pm - less dates and times

A vampire, an Egyptian princess brought to life when her tomb is opened, and a kind werewolf make this comedy an evening of hilarity, intrigue, and pure delight!

A vampire, an Egyptian princess brought to life when her tomb is opened, and a kind werewolf make this comedy an evening of hilarity, intrigue, and pure delight!

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Speakers’ Bureau Lecture with Daniel Kile

06-12-2018

Presented by Western Museum of Mining & Industry at Western Museum of Mining and Industry, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 12 @ 7:00 pm

Ever since ore minerals have been mined, there has been a need to identify them and discern their chemistry and associations. This information is essential to the mining industry to assess the value of the ore, and to determine the most efficient...

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Ever since ore minerals have been mined, there has been a need to identify them and discern their chemistry and associations. This information is essential to the mining industry to assess the value of the ore, and to determine the most efficient means of concentrating the mineral of economic interest. This lecture will highlight some of the important observations and corresponding properties that can be evaluated with an ore microscope, and give an overview of the basic equipment required to do so.

The reflected light/ore microscope used for ore microscopy was developed in the 1920s. In contrast to a transmitted light microscope that is used to examine rock thin sections, an ore microscope utilizes vertically incident light to examine the metallic, opaque minerals that are of economic importance. Optical properties of reflectance, bireflectance, and anisotropism, as well as physical properties of cleavage, twinning, internal reflections, and hardness, as can be observed in an ore microscope, will be summarized in this lecture, in addition to a discussion and demonstration of some of the required equipment.

Despite the advent of X-ray diffraction and microbeam techniques to determine quantitative chemistry, the utility of the ore microscope has not been rendered obsolete. Interpretation of replacement and weathering processes, textures, and intergrowths can significantly affect the outcome of ore beneficiation – and only visual observation with polarized–reflected light can provide that information.

This will be a one-to-two hour lecture, and will assume a basic knowledge of mineralogy.

Author Biography

Daniel Kile was formerly a Research Geochemist with the U.S. Geological Survey, and currently is Scientist Emeritus with that organization, as well as Adjunct Faculty at the Hooke College of Applied Sciences (Westmont, Illinois), where he teaches Optical Crystallography. He has taught Ore Microscopy at both the Colorado School of Mines and at the Hooke College of Applied Sciences, and was previously Adjunct Faculty at the Colorado School of Mines where he taught a semester class in Optical Mineralogy. He has written nearly 150 articles and abstracts in the fields of mineralogy and environmental sciences, published in professional journals and magazines, and has been a guest lecturer at numerous earth sciences organizations over the past 40 years.

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22nd Annual 'Once Upon A Time In The West' Art Show

07-05-2018

Presented by City of Cripple Creek at Cripple Creek Heritage Center, Cripple Creek
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jun 22 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jun 23 @ 9:00 am Sun, Jun 24 @ 9:00 am + 11 more dates and times

Mon, Jun 25 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jun 26 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jun 27 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jun 28 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jun 29 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jun 30 @ 9:00 am Sun, Jul 01 @ 9:00 am Mon, Jul 02 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 03 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 04 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 05 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Featuring western art (including Native American, Cowboy and Wildlife pieces), the “Once Upon a Time in the West” art show will showcase beautiful works of art from talented artists at the Cripple Creek Heritage Center.

Going on its 8th year...

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Featuring western art (including Native American, Cowboy and Wildlife pieces), the “Once Upon a Time in the West” art show will showcase beautiful works of art from talented artists at the Cripple Creek Heritage Center.

Going on its 8th year at the Cripple Creek Heritage Center and 21st Anniversary, this art show will donate 10% of all sales to art education purposes benefiting High School Art Departments, so please come support these artists and your local schools.

On June 23rd, from 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., there will be an Artists’ Reception. This event is open to the public, and will include a Native American Blessing and Smudge Purification Ceremony at 6:00 p.m.

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87th Annual Donkey Derby Days

06-24-2018

Presented by City of Cripple Creek at City of Cripple Creek, Bennett Ave, Cripple Creek
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jun 22 @ 4:00 pm Sat, Jun 23 @ 7:00 am Sun, Jun 24 @ 7:00 am

Now in its 87th year, Donkey Derby Days tops the list of favorite Cripple Creek events.

People from all over the world descend on downtown, drawn by a chance to watch a race inspired by the town’s resident donkey herd, believed to be distant...

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Now in its 87th year, Donkey Derby Days tops the list of favorite Cripple Creek events.

People from all over the world descend on downtown, drawn by a chance to watch a race inspired by the town’s resident donkey herd, believed to be distant relatives of the original donkeys from the town’s Gold Rush days. Enjoy games, live entertainment, heritage competitions and don’t miss meeting our new, baby donkeys!

The origins of this popular Colorado donkey festival date back to the 1930s, when local businessman Charley Lehew thought a Cripple Creek festival would attract people in the summer months. It wasn’t long before he and two business partners settled on donkey racing. Together, they built a race track, solicited advertising, and arranged concessions and entertainment in time for the first-ever Donkey Derby Days festival.

Today, this two-day jamboree is one of the most popular of all the Cripple Creek events held throughout the year, and admission to this exciting Cripple Creek festival is 100% FREE.

The donkey races aren’t the only things going on this weekend, however. Visit our street vendors, enjoy our live entertainment and participate in a host of other family activities, such as our heritage competitions or our activities for children–guaranteed to make this weekend the best Donkey Derby Days ever. Don’t forget Fido–we have a dog show where your best friend can compete for prizes!

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'Hot Night in the Old Town'

08-25-2018

Presented by City of Cripple Creek at Butte Theatre, Cripple Creek
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Jun 23 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Jun 23 @ 7:00 pm + 28 more dates and times

Sun, Jun 24 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jul 04 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Jul 05 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Jul 07 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Jul 08 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jul 11 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Jul 14 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Jul 19 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Jul 21 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Jul 22 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jul 25 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Jul 28 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Aug 05 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Aug 08 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Aug 09 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Aug 11 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Aug 12 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Aug 18 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Aug 19 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm - less dates and times

Once upon a time, Cripple Creek was the definition of the rough-and-tumble Wild West!

Travel back to 1896 when 9494 was full of mischief, madams, and miners! Boo the villain, cheer the heroine, and find your riches in this western melodrama...

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Once upon a time, Cripple Creek was the definition of the rough-and-tumble Wild West!

Travel back to 1896 when 9494 was full of mischief, madams, and miners! Boo the villain, cheer the heroine, and find your riches in this western melodrama that’s so hot, it’s on fire!

We are proud to celebrate the amazing heritage of melodrama in Cripple Creek; every show is absolutely unique and this is a treat for the whole family!

Come early for our fantastic pre-show and bring the kiddos for their chance to shine at intermission!

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Moonlight on the Mountain

06-28-2018

Presented by Cheyenne Mountain Zoo at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm

Jump-start your summer by coming to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s first adults-only evening event of the season!

Enjoy local musicians performing throughout the Zoo and dance the night away while sipping all-inclusive samples of beer, wine, spirits...

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Jump-start your summer by coming to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s first adults-only evening event of the season!

Enjoy local musicians performing throughout the Zoo and dance the night away while sipping all-inclusive samples of beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks, as well as taste delicious eats from regional restaurants.

All event proceeds benefit the care of the Zoo’s animals, and all of our community partners donate the samplings that you’ll enjoy.

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'Forever Plaid'

07-29-2018

Presented by City of Cripple Creek at Butte Theatre, Cripple Creek
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jun 29 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Jun 30 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm + 17 more dates and times

Sun, Jul 01 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jul 04 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Jul 05 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Jul 06 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Jul 07 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jul 11 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Jul 12 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Jul 14 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Jul 15 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jul 18 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Jul 26 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Jul 29 @ 1:00 pm - less dates and times

Harmonies and mayhem!

When four young singer are killed in a car crash, they posthumously take the stage for one final gig in this goofy, nostalgic trip.

This deliciously fun revue is chock-full of classic barbershop quartet harmonies and...

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Harmonies and mayhem!

When four young singer are killed in a car crash, they posthumously take the stage for one final gig in this goofy, nostalgic trip.

This deliciously fun revue is chock-full of classic barbershop quartet harmonies and pitch-perfect melodies!

Follow this fabulous four on their musical journey for a charming, touching, and absolutely hilarious theatrical experience!

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Cripple Creek July 4th Celebration & Fireworks

07-04-2018

Presented by City of Cripple Creek at Brass Ass Parking Lot, Cripple Creek
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jul 04 @ 4:00 pm

Viewing locations with music will be at the City Park and in the Brass Ass Parking lot.

Since 1900, Cripple Creek’s 4th of July Celebration has been recognized as one of the best 4th of July events in Colorado. This patriotic community knows...

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Viewing locations with music will be at the City Park and in the Brass Ass Parking lot.

Since 1900, Cripple Creek’s 4th of July Celebration has been recognized as one of the best 4th of July events in Colorado. This patriotic community knows how to celebrate, and the celebration is a much-anticipated event.

This year’s 4th of July Celebration will feature live entertainment in the Brass Ass parking lot at the corner of Bennett Avenue and 3rd Street. Starting at noon, live bands will be providing your favorite hits till 4 p.m. From 6-10 p.m., another great live band will play you into the evening with fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Food vendors and a beer garden will be available, so come for a fun and relaxing 4th of July in Cripple Creek’s cooler temperatures and beautiful scenery. While you’re here, be sure to check out special 4th of July promotions in Cripple Creek’s casinos, and visit Cripple Creek’s fun attractions that showcase our area’s rich history.

Enjoy an epic fireworks display synced to music up close and dazzling. With something for everyone, Cripple Creek is the place to be this 4th of July!

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July Free First Friday Shuttle Bus

07-06-2018

Presented by Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region at Downtown Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City, and Manitou Springs, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jul 06 @ 4:30 pm

First Friday Art Walks in Downtown Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City, and Manitou Springs are free community events that take place on the first Friday of each month from 5-8 p.m.

The Art Walks feature gallery openings, live demonstrations, a...

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First Friday Art Walks in Downtown Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City, and Manitou Springs are free community events that take place on the first Friday of each month from 5-8 p.m.

The Art Walks feature gallery openings, live demonstrations, a chance to meet local artists, shopping and dining, special performances, and much more! Taken together, the three concurrent Art Walks comprise a “Creative Corridor” along Colorado Avenue and Manitou Avenue.

To help make your First Friday experience more convenient and enjoyable, the Cultural Office and our program partners are pleased to provide free shuttle bus service from April through December. Two buses make a continuous loop between Downtown Colorado Springs and Old Colorado City, and a third bus makes a continuous loop between Old Colorado City and Manitou Springs. Park near any shuttle bus stop location, then hop on, hop off!

The stop in Old Colorado City is a transfer point. Local artists and performers are along for the ride in each bus to entertain you, guide you, and share stories and interesting facts about our community. The free shuttle bus service is intended to serve local residents as well as visitors to the Pikes Peak region.

Note: Riders, please plan your route and timing carefully. Complete schedule and stop information available at PeakRadar.com/FirstFriday.

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Tails, Tunes & Tastes

08-30-2018

Presented by Cheyenne Mountain Zoo at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Aug 30 @ 6:00 pm

Come dance and dine the night away at an after-hours, adults-only event: Tails, Tunes & Tastes! Enjoy an evening under the stars with four stages of live music entertainment, as well as all-inclusive drinks and international cuisine by Taste,...

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Come dance and dine the night away at an after-hours, adults-only event: Tails, Tunes & Tastes! Enjoy an evening under the stars with four stages of live music entertainment, as well as all-inclusive drinks and international cuisine by Taste, the Zoo's onsite caterer.

Also enjoy several animal demonstrations, with many animal exhibits open 6 to 8 p.m. This summertime Zoo fundraiser will be offered two different evenings: Thursday, July 26 and Thursday, August 30 (tickets sold separately).

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August Free First Friday Shuttle Bus

08-03-2018

Presented by Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region at Downtown Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City, and Manitou Springs, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Aug 03 @ 4:30 pm

First Friday Art Walks in Downtown Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City, and Manitou Springs are free community events that take place on the first Friday of each month from 5-8 p.m.

The Art Walks feature gallery openings, live demonstrations, a...

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First Friday Art Walks in Downtown Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City, and Manitou Springs are free community events that take place on the first Friday of each month from 5-8 p.m.

The Art Walks feature gallery openings, live demonstrations, a chance to meet local artists, shopping and dining, special performances, and much more! Taken together, the three concurrent Art Walks comprise a “Creative Corridor” along Colorado Avenue and Manitou Avenue.

To help make your First Friday experience more convenient and enjoyable, the Cultural Office and our program partners are pleased to provide free shuttle bus service from April through December. Two buses make a continuous loop between Downtown Colorado Springs and Old Colorado City, and a third bus makes a continuous loop between Old Colorado City and Manitou Springs. Park near any shuttle bus stop location, then hop on, hop off!

The stop in Old Colorado City is a transfer point. Local artists and performers are along for the ride in each bus to entertain you, guide you, and share stories and interesting facts about our community. The free shuttle bus service is intended to serve local residents as well as visitors to the Pikes Peak region.

Note: Riders, please plan your route and timing carefully. Complete schedule and stop information available at PeakRadar.com/FirstFriday.

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'The Marvelous Wonderettes'

08-25-2018

Presented by City of Cripple Creek at Butte Theatre, Cripple Creek
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Aug 03 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Aug 04 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Aug 04 @ 7:00 pm + 12 more dates and times

Wed, Aug 08 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Aug 09 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Aug 10 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Aug 11 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Aug 15 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Aug 16 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Aug 19 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Aug 22 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Aug 25 @ 1:00 pm - less dates and times

Big hair, big sound!

This smash hit and audience favorite time travels to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy have personalities as sparkly and grand as their crinoline skirts!

Featuring stellar...

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Big hair, big sound!

This smash hit and audience favorite time travels to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy have personalities as sparkly and grand as their crinoline skirts!

Featuring stellar four-part harmony, hi-jinks, and classic ‘50’s hit including “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” and “Lipstick on Your Collar,” this one is not to be missed!

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26th Annual Salute to American Veterans Rally & 31st Annual POW/MIA Recognition Ride

08-19-2018

Presented by City of Cripple Creek at City of Cripple Creek, Bennett Ave, Cripple Creek
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Aug 17 @ 4:00 pm Sat, Aug 18 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Aug 19 @ 4:00 pm

The City of Cripple Creek welcomes the Salute to American Veterans Rally August 17 – 19, 2018 for a show-stopping, patriotic display that recognizes our nation’s finest.

Join us on Saturday for an impressive parade and the 30th Annual...

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The City of Cripple Creek welcomes the Salute to American Veterans Rally August 17 – 19, 2018 for a show-stopping, patriotic display that recognizes our nation’s finest.

Join us on Saturday for an impressive parade and the 30th Annual POW/MIA Recognition Ride – Colorado’s largest procession of motorcycles.

  • POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony
  • POW/MIA Recognition Ride
  • Veteran’s Parade
  • VIP Guest Speakers
  • Veteran’s Poker Run
  • Vietnam Memorial Wall
  • Wild West Gun Fighters
  • Street Vendors
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Pikes Peak Memorial Wall Dedication

08-19-2018

Presented by City of Cripple Creek at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery, Cripple Creek
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Aug 19 @ 11:30 am

The Pikes Peak Region’s Memorial Wall offers a place to reflect on the sacrifices made for our freedom.

Any members of our Armed Forces who were lost in Iraq and Afghanistan since September 11, 2001 and were stationed at one of our five area...

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The Pikes Peak Region’s Memorial Wall offers a place to reflect on the sacrifices made for our freedom.

Any members of our Armed Forces who were lost in Iraq and Afghanistan since September 11, 2001 and were stationed at one of our five area installations, had a home of record in El Paso or Teller County or graduated from the Air Force Academy are listed on the wall in remembrance of their sacrifice and service.

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'Always... Patsy Cline'

09-30-2018

Presented by City of Cripple Creek at Butte Theatre, Cripple Creek
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Sep 01 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Sep 01 @ 7:00 pm + 25 more dates and times

Sun, Sep 02 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Sep 05 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Sep 06 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Sep 07 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Sep 08 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Sep 08 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Sep 09 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Sep 12 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Sep 13 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Sep 15 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Sep 15 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Sep 16 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Sep 19 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Sep 20 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Sep 26 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Sep 27 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Sep 29 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Sep 30 @ 1:00 pm - less dates and times

An instant classic!

"Always…Patsy Cline" is based on the touching true story affectionately told through letters written between Patsy and her biggest fan turned confidant, Louise Segar.

A genuine bond of friendship, which began over a cup of...

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An instant classic!

"Always…Patsy Cline" is based on the touching true story affectionately told through letters written between Patsy and her biggest fan turned confidant, Louise Segar.

A genuine bond of friendship, which began over a cup of coffee, lasted until Cline’s untimely death in 1963. Told through downhome country humor, heartache, and celebration, "Always…Patsy Cline" takes audiences through the ups and downs, from her breakthrough on live radio, to her rise to fame at the Grand Ole Opry.

Featuring 27 unforgettable hits, including “Crazy,” “Walkin’ After Midnight,” “I Fall to Pieces,” and “Sweet Dreams,” this musical memory book is a glorious tribute to the one-of- a-kind sound of Patsy Cline!

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