Save this content for laterSave this content on your device for later, even while offline Sign in with FacebookSign in with your Facebook account Close

Pikes Picks | Colorado Springs Gazette, News

Pikes Pick: Art lovers have a can't-miss show in Denver
Pikes Pick: Art lovers have a can't-miss show in Denver

By: Michelle Karas - 0 Tue, Jun 19, 2018

If you're an art lover, get to Denver before June 29 to check out "Soft Something," an immersive installation by Matt Barton, co-director of visual art...

Pikes Pick: Take an artistic stroll through Denver's RiNo neighborhood
Pikes Pick: Take an artistic stroll through Denver's RiNo neighborhood

By: Jen Mulson - 0 Mon, Jun 18, 2018

If you haven't heard, Denver's RiNo Art District is the place to see and be seen these days. Graffiti artists have dolled up the neighborhood with...

Pikes Picks: A creepy thriller that's worth a watch; celebrating Harry Potter's birthday with the Tattered Cover
Pikes Picks: A creepy thriller that's worth a watch; celebrating Harry Potter's birthday with the Tattered Cover

By: Jen Mulson - 0 Mon, Jun 18, 2018

CREEPY THRILLER 'GET OUT' STILL WORTH A WATCH - OR TWO I'm late to the party. Again. I've heard the buzz around writer/director Jordan Peele's...

Pikes Pick: Denver festival of television celebrates golden age
Pikes Pick: Denver festival of television celebrates golden age

By: Terry Terrones - 0 Sat, Jun 16, 2018

As The Gazette's resident TV addict, I'm incredibly excited about SeriesFest, which takes place in Denver from Friday through June 27. Dubbed the...

Pikes Pick: Kaira Rouda's 'Best Day Ever' is a fast, juicy read
Pikes Pick: Kaira Rouda's 'Best Day Ever' is a fast, juicy read

By: Jen Mulson - 0 Sun, Jun 10, 2018

Author Kaira Rouda sucked me into her latest novel, last year's thriller "Best Day Ever," with its distinctive first-person writing style. It's told...

Pikes Pick: Help a child read with this Colorado Springs program
Pikes Pick: Help a child read with this Colorado Springs program

By: Michelle Karas - 0 Thu, Jun 7, 2018

If you have extra time this summer, consider volunteering to tutor a child in reading. The Children's Literacy Center needs tutors to help children...

Pikes Pick: 'Doomsday Clock' a great way to launch into a comic book series
Pikes Pick: 'Doomsday Clock' a great way to launch into a comic book series

By: Terry Terrones - 0 Thu, Jun 7, 2018

If you've been looking to jump into a comic book series but aren't sure where to start, I highly recommend "Doomsday Clock." The 12-issue stand-alone...

Pikes Pick: Lines form at Snooze restaurant for good reason
Pikes Pick: Lines form at Snooze restaurant for good reason

By: Seth Boster - 0 Wed, Jun 6, 2018

On weekends during the brunch hour, you can expect a wait at Snooze. Denverites wait anyway, because the creations on the plate are irresistible. So,...

Pikes Pick: Hidden gem in Colorado Springs has great eats, low prices
Pikes Pick: Hidden gem in Colorado Springs has great eats, low prices

By: Terry Terrones - 0 Mon, Jun 4, 2018

I love finding a diamond in the rough, especially when it comes to Colorado Springs restaurants. Finding a place that few people know about makes me...

Pikes Pick: Crimes of yesteryear come to life on Colorado Springs Police Department blog
Pikes Pick: Crimes of yesteryear come to life on Colorado Springs Police Department blog

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Mon, Jun 4, 2018

A fascinating history from the Colorado Springs Police Department and its resident expert, the new "Back of the File" blog can be found regularly on...

Pikes Picks: Downtown Denver bar serves up tasty, cheap burgers; let's get psychic
Pikes Picks: Downtown Denver bar serves up tasty, cheap burgers; let's get psychic

By: Michelle Karas - 0 Mon, Jun 4, 2018

It's hard to imagine the Denver known by Jack Kerouac and his resident pal, Neal Cassady. Denver's 15th Street is now the bustling, commercial scene a...

Pikes Pick: Enroll in class to improve your gardening techniques
Pikes Pick: Enroll in class to improve your gardening techniques

By: Michelle Karas - 0 Tue, May 29, 2018

One of the perks of writing for the Home & Garden section is discovering some gardening classes coming up. Phelan Gardens, 4955 Austin Bluffs...

Pikes Pick: Winery at Holy Cross Abbey wins worldwide kudos
Pikes Pick: Winery at Holy Cross Abbey wins worldwide kudos

By: Teresa Farney - 0 Tue, May 22, 2018

The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, 3011 E. U.S. 50 in Cañon City, produces some award-winning wine. Take the 2015 Colorado Merlot Reserve, for example,...

Pikes Pick: Find Gazette personalities on TV, radio
Pikes Pick: Find Gazette personalities on TV, radio

By: Michelle Karas - 0 Mon, May 21, 2018

Gazette Arts & Entertainment reporter Jennifer Mulson and I are guests on KKTV Channel 11's morning newscasts Wednesday. We alternate weeks, so...

Pikes Pick: Kum & Go in Colorado Springs makes quite an impression with artistic ampersands
Pikes Pick: Kum & Go in Colorado Springs makes quite an impression with artistic ampersands

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Mon, May 21, 2018

The Kum & Go signature "&" has been turned into a clever eye-catcher at three Colorado Springs stores. What's up with our newest pieces of...

Pikes Pick: Buy your tickets now for 12th annual Purely Ponds Parade of Ponds
Pikes Pick: Buy your tickets now for 12th annual Purely Ponds Parade of Ponds

By: Michelle Karas - 0 Mon, May 14, 2018

You can hike to waterfalls in the Pikes Peak region, but if you'd like one to admire in your backyard, here's an event for you. Purely Ponds Fine...

Pikes Picks: Fast chicken chain continues to convert the masses in Colorado; performance art at the Fine Arts Center
Pikes Picks: Fast chicken chain continues to convert the masses in Colorado; performance art at the Fine Arts Center

By: Michelle Karas - 0 Mon, May 14, 2018

FREE PERFORMANCE ACT LINKED WITH EXHIBIT Performance art exists to make you think, and an act by New York-based artist Baseera Khan at Colorado...

Pikes Pick: 'Breathtaking' Impressionism on display at Colorado Springs gallery
Pikes Pick: 'Breathtaking' Impressionism on display at Colorado Springs gallery

By: Michelle Karas - 0 Mon, May 14, 2018

Get your fine art fix by checking out the work of contemporary Impressionist artist Ovanes Berberian, on display at the Broadmoor Galleries Traditional...

Pikes Pick: Affordable price for original live theater
Pikes Pick: Affordable price for original live theater

By: Michelle Karas - 0 Thu, May 10, 2018

At the cozy Springs Ensemble Theatre in Colorado Springs, you'll find original, offbeat, provocative plays. If you haven't been yet, go. Tickets are a...

Pikes Pick: Curtis Sittenfeld's latest read a collection of dazzling stories
Pikes Pick: Curtis Sittenfeld's latest read a collection of dazzling stories

By: Jen Mulson - 0 Wed, May 9, 2018

I've been a Curtis Sittenfeld fan since reading her 2005 novel, "Prep: A Novel." Her latest offering, a short-story collection called "You Think It,...

Pikes Pick: Mythica movies on Amazon Prime offer fun storylines
Pikes Pick: Mythica movies on Amazon Prime offer fun storylines

By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Tue, May 8, 2018

Low budget and High Fantasy rarely equal good cinema, but megafinancing is no guarantee either. (I'm talking to you, 2000's "Dungeons & Dragons.")...