Here's a look at a variety of events Friday around Colorado Springs and beyond:
- Fruita - Mike the Headless Chicken Festival: Dedicated to the amazing story of one chicken's will to live. June 2 and 3, Fruita.
- El Jebel - Crown Summerfest: Cornhole tournament, vendors, music and more. June 2 and 3, Crown Mountain Park & Recreation, El Jebel.
- Steamboat Springs - Yampa River Festival: Races, contests, tubbing and more. June 2 and 3, Charlie's Hole on the Yampa River, Steamboat Springs.
- Loveland - Colorado Medieval Festival: A weekend of swordsmanship, crafts and food and beverages. June 2-4, The Savage Woods, Loveland.
- Alamosa - Summerfest on the Rio: Entertainers, crafters, artists, food, beer garden and activities for all ages. June 2-4, Cole Park, Alamosa.
- Telluride - Telluride Balloon Festival: June 2-4, Town Park, Telluride.
- Pueblo - Bluegrass at the Fair Festival: Offers some of the best campground jamming. June 2-4, Colorado State Fairgrounds, Pueblo.
- Eagle - Eagle Outside Festival: Music, bikes, river sports, fishing, food and beer. June 2-4, Eagle.
- Colorado Springs - City Summer Fest: Music, expos, family fun and more. June 2-18, Colorado Springs Event Center, 3960 Palmer Park Blvd. Go online for a list of events.
- Elizabeth - Elizabeth Stampede Rodeo: June 2-4, Arena at Casey Jones Park, Elizabeth.
New Beer Friday — Launch of new beer, 5 p.m., Red Leg Brewing Company, 4630 Forge Road, Suite B; redlegbrewing.com.
Great Divide Brewing Co. Tap Room Tours — 3 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sunday, Great Divide Brewing Co., 2201 Arapahoe St., Denver, free. Limited to 20 people, first-come, first- served; greatdivide.com/tap-rooms.
The Motet and Jurassic 5 - With The California Honeydrops, 7 p.m., Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, $33.50 and up; AX.
Eddie Turner and the Trouble Twins (blues, jam band) - 5-7 p.m. Fridays First and Main Town Center, 3650 New Center Point, 955-6060, firstandmaintowncenter.com
The Liberty Belles (Andrews sisters-style) - 7 p.m. Fridays 601 N. Tejon St., 328-1125, gssepiscopal.org
Swing Factory Big Band, 7:30 p.m. Indoors at Ute Pass Cultural Center or outdoors at the Woodland Pavilion, 210 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-5284, woodlandmusicseries.org
City Summer Fest starts with a free Aaron Carter concert that includes The Endless Line and
One Day Layaway, 5-10 p.m. Friday at Colorado Springs Event Center, 3960 Palmer Park Blvd. Then,
two days of a Big Boy Toy Expo opening at 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday with a beer garden, BMX
and vendors with toys including boats, motorcycles, ATVs and Jet Skis. citysummerfest.com
Craig Walter — 5 p.m., Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
Micah Hopkins — 6 p.m., The Perk Downtown
“Jazz in June” — With Swing Factory, 6:30 p.m., Ute Pass Cultural Center
Ryan Chrys and the Rough Cuts — 8 p.m., Stargazers Theatre and Event Center
71Grind III — 8 p.m., The Black Sheep
Blue Frog — With Dave’A Bear, 8 p.m., Benny’s Restaurant and Lounge
Lewis Mock and La Taverne Orchestra — 8:30 p.m., La Taverne
Tinker’s Damn Band — 9 p.m., Johnny’s Navajo Hogan
Through June 3: "Scotland Road" - 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, The John Hand Theater, Denver, $12-$23; thisisspotlight.com.
Through June 25: "Cabaret" - 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 1 p.m. Sundays, Miners Alley Playhouse, Golden, $18-$28; minersalley.com.
CABARET VOLTAIRE 1.2 - Millibo Art Theatre, 1626 S. Tejon St., Friday and Saturday. Cafe hour begins at 7:30 p.m.; Showtime is 8:30 p.m., ages 18 and up (21-plus for alcohol consumption), tickets: $15, www.themat.org, 719-465-6321
Gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, and meteorites are just part of the 54th annual Pikes
Peak Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show presented by Colorado Springs Mineralogical
Society and Newmont Mining Corp., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday,
Mortgage Solutions Financial Expo Center, 3650 N. Nevada Ave. $5, $8 all three days, Kids 12 and
under free, 50 vendors, csms1936.com
Putts for Pets - To benefit No Hound Unhomed, 7:30 a.m., Spruce Golf Course, Peterson Air Force Base, $85. Registration: 260-9247, 244-2208.
Networking in Christ Chapter 103 - 7:30-8:45 a.m., Open Door Café, Rocky Mountain Calvary Church, 4285 N. Academy Blvd.; Tim Rohlfing, 599-7431, email@example.com.
Southern Colorado Women's Chamber First Friday's Networking - 7:30 a.m., The Inn at Garden Plaza, 2520 International Circle; scwcc.com.
Starz Group Networking - Businesses helping businesses, 8-9:30 a.m., Maria's Taco Shop, 2812 E. Pikes Peak Ave., free, cost for breakfast; 229-6105.
Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer's - 10 a.m.-noon, Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., free. Registration: 955-3400, csseniorcenter.com.
Toastmasters - Noon-1 p.m., Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Drive; Deb Horowitz; 466-3652, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rotary Club of Colorado Springs - Noon-1:30 p.m., The Antlers hotel, 4 S. Cascade Ave.; email@example.com.
"Minerals You Use Everyday from the National Forests" - Through June 3, Western Museum of Mining and Industry, 225 North Gate Blvd.; 488-0880, wmmi.org.
"Come to the Table" - Through June 5, St. George's Anglican Church, 217 E. Pikes Peak Ave.; 634-3364, stgac.org.
2017 Group Sculpture Show - With 600 works by more than 29 artists, through June 11, Broadmoor Galleries, The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave.; 577-5744; broadmoorgalleries.com.
"The Artful Garden" - Works by Caron O'Neil and Ace McCasland, through June 12, Commonwheel Artists Gallery 102 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs; 685-1008, commonwheel.com.
"Cowgirls & Indians" - Through June 20, Tracy Miller Gallery, 16 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs; tracymillergallery.com.
"Positive Exposure: The Spirit of Difference" - Works by photographer Rick Guidotti, through June 30, Chapel Hills Mall, 1510 Briargate Blvd.; tinyurl.com/z78epdz.
"Force/Resistance" - Through Sept. 9, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Call or go online for admission costs; 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org.
"The Art of Storytelling" - Through Dec. 31, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Call or go online for admission costs; 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org.
"Trenches to Treaties: World War I in Remembrance" - Through November 2018, Money Museum, 818 N. Cascade Ave.; 632-2646, money.org.
"Color" - Works by Teresa Booth Brown, Denver Botanic Gardens, York Street, Denver : botanicgardens.org.
Sculpture by Alexander Calder - Denver Botanic Gardens, York Street, Denver; botanicgardens.org.