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

Things to do around Colorado Springs this weekend: Carnivale, Native American films, ice sculptures and the Olympics

February 7, 2018 Updated: February 8, 2018 at 5:21 pm
0
photo - Three horses run gallop in dust
Three horses run gallop in dust 

THURSDAY

Author Dave Philipps examines the emotional conflict surrounding iconic wild mustangs in a lecture "Wild Horses in Crisis," 7 p.m., Cornerstone Arts Center, Colorado College, 825 N. Cascade Ave. Free. Book signing follows. coloradocollege.edu

Opening night for "Intimate Apparel" by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, running through Feb. 25 at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, csfineartscenter.org

THURSDAY-SUNDAY

Yummy "CAKE!" and it's funny as can be, too. Five works by local comedy writers tackle that sweet subject as The MAT turns 16. Check out the latest fun from Lauren and Mark Arnest, Steve Emily, Warren Epstein and Jeff Harms through Feb. 24 at Millibo, 1626 S. Tejon St. There's a cake-off Saturday with slices to taste. Tickets: 465-6321, themat.org

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

Romantic city Loveland leads into Valentine's Day week with its Loveland Fire and Ice Festival combining ice sculptures and fireworks with a full festival of activities, 5-10 p.m. Friday,opening at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. facebook.com/events/374921536273568

Daydreaming about spring? Great ideas, gardens and visits with the experts at the Home & Landscape Expo, 2-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Norris-Penrose Event Center, 1045 Lower Gold Camp Road. $4 admission, under 18 get in free, ColoradoSpringsHLExpo.com

Ice sculptors turn the town into a medieval "Renaissance in Ice" for the Cripple Creek Ice Festival, this weekend through Feb. 18. Fun on the ice slide and at the ice bar. Meet the artists from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. All the info: visitcripplecreek.com/event/ice-fest

Dress the part if you'd like, and meet pop culture authors and actors from movie and TV at GalaxyFest, all weekend at The Antlers hotel. Kids' Day Sunday. galaxyfest.org

FRIDAY

A city celebration of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games fills downtown for the opening of the games along with entertainment, food and athletes, 5-10 p.m. Free.

Colorado Mountain Club hosts a Backcountry Film Festival, a Winter Wildlands Alliance "celebration of the human-powered experience and a gathering place for the backcountry snowsports community," 7 p.m., doors at 6:30, at The Ute & Yeti, 21 N. Nevada Ave. $15, www.cmc.org

Acclaimed Gypsy-jazz guitarist Aaron Walker headlines his quartet at Black Rose Acoustic Society, Black Forest Community Center, 12530 Black Forest Road., 7-10 p.m., $10. Emily Barnes will open. blackroseacoustic.org

SATURDAY

A musical treat, the Ute Pass Chamber Players Founders' Concerto Festival, a "rivalry between solo instruments and a 26-piece orchestra." Soloists Guy Dutra-Silveira, Clark Wilson and Barb Riley-Cunningham. 3 p.m., High View Baptist Church, 1151 Rampart Range Road, Woodland Park. Free, donations accepted. If there's snow, the concert moves to Monday. Check utepasschamberplayers.org

Learn all about them and try to spot them in their natural habitat during the popular Bighorn Sheep Day in Garden of the Gods Park starting at 10 a.m. A free family day. gardenofgods.com

Celebrate the Chinese New Year for the 2018 Year of the Dog. The annual festival at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St., is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a Taste of China, Taste of Asia and a teahouse. Admission $6, student and military discounts. Info: 287-7624. There's also a cultural experience with dancing, food demonstrations, games and prizes at Asian Pacific Market, 615 Wooten Road, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., tinyurl.com/y7x7tg2q

Over in Manitou, they're thinking Mardi Gras with the annual Carnivale Parade and Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo Cookoff. Want to put on your beads and march in the parade? Meet at 12:30 p.m. beside the Stagecoach Inn on Manitou Avenue. The cooking competitors will be whipping up gumbo all morning, with $1 samples available after judging around 10:45 a.m. in Soda Springs Park. manitousprings.org

The celebrated dancers with Keigwin + Company celebrate Leonard Bernstein's centennial at Ent Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. uccspresents.org

SUNDAY

Corned beef sandwiches and a Jewish film series, the perfect teaming for a special Temple Shalom night, 1523 E. Monument St. A deli dinner ($24) inspired by the film short "A Reuben by Any Other Name" leads off at 5 p.m. with free screenings also including "The Last Blintz" and "Joe's Violin" at 6 p.m. For reservations, 634-5311 or email admin@templeshalom.com

Some of the films are controversial, many are filled with indigenous issues, most all provide educational experiences at the Native American One Nation Film Festival. The work of independent and student filmmakers is featured from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Stargazers Theatre, $20, $15 for students, onenationfilmfestival.org

Edith Makes a Paper Chain plays a benefit concert for Concrete Couch art works and community projects, 6-9 p.m. at Bristol Brewing Co., 1604 S. Cascade Ave. Opening the evening in the gym is the Concrete Couch Jam Band. $10 suggested donation.

Register to the Colorado Springs Gazette
Incognito Mode Your browser is in Incognito mode

You vanished!

We welcome you to read all of our stories by signing into your account. If you don't have a subscription, please subscribe today for daily award winning journalism.

Register to the Colorado Springs Gazette
Subscribe to the Colorado Springs Gazette

It appears that you value local journalism. Thank you.

Subscribe today for unlimited digital access with 50% fewer ads for a faster browsing experience.

Already a Subscriber? LOGIN HERE

Wake up with today's top stories in your inbox

Wake up with today's top stories in your inbox

or
Already a print subscriber?
Already a digital subscriber?
 
This is your last FREE article for the month
This is your last FREE article for the month

Subscribe now and enjoy Unlimited Digital Access to Gazette.com

Only 99 cents for Unlimited Digital Access for 1 month
Then $2.31/week, billed monthly, cancel anytime
Already a print subscriber?
Already a digital subscriber?

 
You have reached your article limit for the month
You have reached your article limit for the month

We hope that you've enjoyed your complimentary access to Gazette.com

Only 99 cents for Unlimited Digital Access for 1 month
Then $2.31/week, billed monthly, cancel anytime
Already a print subscriber?
Already a digital subscriber?
 

Exclusive Subscriber Content

You read The Gazette because you care about your community and the local stories you can't find anywhere else.

Only 99 cents for Unlimited Digital Access for 1 month
Then $2.31/week, billed monthly, cancel anytime
Already a print subscriber? Get Access | Already a digital subscriber? Log In
 
articles remaining
×
Thank you for your interest in local journalism.
Gain unlimited access, 50% fewer ads and a faster browsing experience.