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Pikes Pick: Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig worth watching in 'The Skeleton Twins'
Pikes Pick: Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig worth watching in 'The Skeleton Twins'

By: Caleigh Derreberry - 0 Fri, Jul 21, 2017

"The Skeleton Twins" is a tight wonder; "Saturday Night Live"-alums Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig star as Milo and Maggie, estranged siblings reunited...

Pikes Pick: Friday is Museum Free Day at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
Pikes Pick: Friday is Museum Free Day at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

By: Michelle Karas - 0 Thu, Jul 20, 2017

Take advantage of free arts and culture as well as a classy place to cool off on Friday, July 21: The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. It's one of...

Pikes Pick: Harry Potter marathon coming to Tim Gill Center
Pikes Pick: Harry Potter marathon coming to Tim Gill Center

By: Jen Mulson - 0 Thu, Jul 20, 2017

Although the Indie Spirit Film Festival is billing it as "The Movie Marathon That Shall Not Be Named," I'm 100 percent certain Harry Potter fans will...

Pikes Picks: Dinner and a movie at The Margarita at Pine Creek; Horseshoe Donuts hits the mark
Pikes Picks: Dinner and a movie at The Margarita at Pine Creek; Horseshoe Donuts hits the mark

By: Jen Mulson - 0 Wed, Jul 19, 2017

Stop, drop and pull up a patio chair at The Margarita at Pine Creek some Friday night for its dinner and a movie series. The fine-dining, yet laid back...

Pikes Picks: Make music at Denver Art Museum; learn impact of arts and culture in Colorado Springs
Pikes Picks: Make music at Denver Art Museum; learn impact of arts and culture in Colorado Springs

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Thu, Jul 6, 2017

Play musical chairs at the Denver Art Museum all summer at the colorfully creative "La Musidora," a combo of Spanish words for rocking chair and music....

Pikes Pick: Netflix offers spin on 'Anne of Green Gables'

By: Hannah Fleace - 0 Sun, Jul 2, 2017

Based on L.M. Montgomery's 1908 novel "Anne of Green Gables," Netflix offers a spin on the classic entitled "Anne with an E". While it doesn't have the...

Pikes Pick: Grilling advice for the Fourth of July
Pikes Pick: Grilling advice for the Fourth of July

By: Teresa Farney - 0 Sat, Jul 1, 2017

With the Fourth of July the No. 1 grilling holiday of the summer, Longhorn Steakhouse is here to help. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, bewildered grill...

Pikes Picks: Colorado Springs brewery serving up quality food; Bon Iver album sticks with you

By: Seth Boster - 0 Thu, Jun 29, 2017

Missing in the name "Brewer's Republic" is any reference to the downtown establishment's phenomenal food. Beer lovers indeed flock to the modest...

Pikes Pick: Act quickly on deal from Carrabba's Italian Grill
Pikes Pick: Act quickly on deal from Carrabba's Italian Grill

By: Teresa Farney - 0 Mon, Jun 26, 2017

Carrabba's Italian Grill, 2815 Geyser Drive and 7120 Campus Drive, has a tempting deal for you, but you must act fast: Drop by one of the eateries...

Pikes Pick: Ooh la la, it's grand opening weekend for French Kitchen culinary center
Pikes Pick: Ooh la la, it's grand opening weekend for French Kitchen culinary center

By: Teresa Farney - 0 Fri, Jun 23, 2017

It's grand opening weekend Saturday, June 24, and Sunday, June 25, for The French Kitchen's new 4-in-1 Culinary Center with a cafe, bakery, boutique,...

Pikes Picks: A musical trip to Long Beach; raise a glass to Nano 108 Brewing
Pikes Picks: A musical trip to Long Beach; raise a glass to Nano 108 Brewing

By: Michelle Karas - 0 Fri, Jun 23, 2017

Long Beach original Catch West Coast rapper/producer Warren G (aka Warren Griffin) at The Black Sheep on Wednesday. His G-funk single "Regulate" with...

Pikes Pick: Wanna tackle an early fourteener? Take on Grays Peak
Pikes Pick: Wanna tackle an early fourteener? Take on Grays Peak

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Tue, Jun 20, 2017

Hikers eager to bag a 14,000-foot mountain in the next week can find solace in Grays Peak. I summited a week ago and found it to be a realistic feat....

Pikes Pick: Country artist continues to set himself apart
Pikes Pick: Country artist continues to set himself apart

By: Seth Boster - 0 Sun, Jun 18, 2017

Jason Isbell has done it again. He's the best recording singer-songwriter in my book, and that's reinforced by "The Nashville Sound," the new, folky...

Pikes Picks: Return to nostalgia of the drive-in theater; Colorado lamb sliders at Cerberus
Pikes Picks: Return to nostalgia of the drive-in theater; Colorado lamb sliders at Cerberus

By: Teresa Farney - 0 Wed, Jun 14, 2017

Return to the nostalgia of the drive-in Shuttle back to the 1950s when folks watched movies from the comfort (discomfort?) of their cars. The Blue...

Pikes Pick: Manitou Springs boutique winery serves up tasty treat
Pikes Pick: Manitou Springs boutique winery serves up tasty treat

By: Seth Boster - 0 Sun, Jun 11, 2017

I shy away from foo-foo drinks. And I'm not much of a wine guy. But I can't deny D'Vine Wine's winearita. It is as it sounds: wine in the fashion of a...

Pikes Pick: Chill out with Breathe Owl Breathe's 'Magic Central'
Pikes Pick: Chill out with Breathe Owl Breathe's 'Magic Central'

By: Caleigh Derreberry - 0 Fri, Jun 9, 2017

I dare you to listen to Breathe Owl Breathe's 2010 album "Magic Central" and feel stressed. The band's haunting vocals and gentle guitar melodies...

Pikes Picks: Alpine fun in the summer at Breck; emotional Nick Cave doc resonates
Pikes Picks: Alpine fun in the summer at Breck; emotional Nick Cave doc resonates

By: - 0 Thu, Jun 8, 2017

Alpine fun in the summer Now there are even more reasons to speed up the hills to Breckenridge. Epic Discovery, the town's must-do for folks who love...

Pikes Pick: Penny Arcade in Manitou Springs a fun summer tradition
Pikes Pick: Penny Arcade in Manitou Springs a fun summer tradition

By: Terry Terrones - 0 Fri, Jun 2, 2017

You might think that at my age (46) I'd be too old for video games but au contraire mon frere. While I now prefer to "get my game on" (I'm pretty sure...

Pikes Picks: Sayonara Shannara?; walk for a great cause
Pikes Picks: Sayonara Shannara?; walk for a great cause

By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Thu, Jun 1, 2017

Sayonara Shannara? In 1977, Terry Brooks' bestseller, "The Sword of Shannara," drew legions of readers into a post-apocalyptic world ruled by magic...

Pikes Pick: Enter to have your art be displayed on wine
Pikes Pick: Enter to have your art be displayed on wine

By: Teresa Farney - 0 Wed, May 31, 2017

Unleash your inner artist in The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey art competition for the 16th Harvest Fest. The winning wine-themed artwork will be used to...

Pikes Pick: Does the fifth season of 'House of Cards' imitate life?
Pikes Pick: Does the fifth season of 'House of Cards' imitate life?

By: Seth Boster - 0 Tue, May 30, 2017

The timing of the return of Netflix's "House of Cards" is "eerie," the show's executive producer has said. The fifth season of the political thriller...