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Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Thursday, Dec. 28

December 27, 2017 Updated: December 28, 2017 at 6:13 am
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A tourist takes a photo from the "Peak Walk" suspension bridge on a winter day at the Glacier 3000 ski resort on the Col du Pillon mountain pass between Gstaad and Les Diablerets, Switzerland on Wednesday Dec. 20, 2017. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)

Here's a look at what's going on Thursday in the Colorado Springs area:

                

WINTER FUN GUIDE

Through Dec. 29: “Christmas Along the Avenue” — Arati Artist Gallery, 2425 W. Colorado Ave.; ara-tiartists.com.

Through Dec. 31: Christmas in Magic Town — Miniature city transformed into a winter wonderland, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Tuesdays and Thursdays-Sundays, Michael Garman Museum and Gallery, 2418 W. Colorado Ave., $3-$5. Advance tickets: tinyurl.com/yanthqlh.
Through Dec. 31: Holiday Miniatures Show — Abend Gallery, 1412 Wazee St., Denver; abendgallery.com.

Through Dec. 31: “The Holiday 100” — Artists will have $100 paintings for sale, Tracy Miller Gallery, 16 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs; 650-0827, tracy@tracymillerfineart.com.

Through Dec. 31: Christmas Light Helicopter Tours — Colorado Vertical, 1587 Aviation Way, $59 and up. Reservations: coloradovertical.com.
Through Jan. 1: Blossoms of Light — Holiday lights extravaganza, 5-9 p.m., Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver. Go online for admission prices. Advance tickets: tinyurl.com/ybqlputy.
Through Jan. 15: Skate in the Park — Acacia Park, 115 E. Platte Ave., $10 per skater, including skate rental, free for children 4 and younger with paid admission. Go online for times; downtowncs.com/skate.

Through Jan. 1: Electric Safari — 5:30-8:30 p.m., with last admission sold at 7:30 p.m., Thursday-Saturday and Dec. 25-Jan. 1, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, go online for ticket prices: cmzoo.org/electricsafari.
Through Jan. 15: Skate in the Park — Acacia Park, 115 E. Platte Ave., $10 per skater, including skate rental, free for children 4 and younger with paid admission. Go online for times; downtowncs.com/skate.

      

MUSIC

 Jane’s Addiction — 8 p.m., Ogden Theatre, Denver, $89.50; AX.

Christmas Season Sack Lunch Serenades — Noon, City Auditorium
Alan Joseph — 6 p.m., Tap Traders
Craig Walter — 6 p.m., Patty Jewett Bar and Grill

           

WINTER FESTIVALS

Dec. 20-31: 12 Days of Aspen — Skating, caroling, storytelling and more, various locations, Aspen; tinyurl.com/hc8dfvr.

   

   

CRAFT FAIRS

Holiday Market — 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Commonwheel Artist Co-op, 102 Canon Ave., Manitou Springs. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day; 685-1008, commonwheel.com. Through Dec 31.
Own Your Own Art Sale and Holiday Exhibition — Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo. Go online for dates, times and admission fees; sdc-arts.org. Through Dec 31.

 

STAGE

Through Dec. 30: “Angel of the Christmas Mine” — The Butte Theater, 130 Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek. Go online for dates and times, $11-$20; buttetheater.com.
Through Dec. 31: “A Hudson Christmas” — Hudson Gardens & Events Center, 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, $6-$9. Go online for dates and times; altitudetickets.com.

Through Jan. 6: “Season of Enchantment” — 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, Buell Children’s Museum, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, $6-$8; 719-295-7200; sdc-arts.org.

Through Jan. 1: “The Puppet Maker: A Story of Christmas” — 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 4 p.m. Fridays, Simpich Showcase, 2413 W. Colorado Ave., $17-$20. Advance tickets: 465-2492, simpich.com.

Through Dec. 31: “Waitress” — Buell Theatre, Denver, $25 and up. Go online for times and dates: denvercenter.org.

Through Dec. 31: “Resolutions”  — 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 6 p.m. Sundays, The Edge Theater Co., Lakewood, $30; theedgetheater.com.
Through Jan. 7: “Red” — 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Vintage Theatre, Aurora, $25-$30; vintagetheatre.org.
Through Dec. 31: “A Hudson Christmas” — Hudson Gardens & Events Center, Littleton, $6-$9. Go online for dates and times; AT.

Through April 22: “First Date” — Garner Galleria Theatre, Denver, $30 and up. Go online for times and dates: denvercenter.org.
Through Feb. 14: “Beauty and the Beast” — Candlelight Dinner Playhouse, Johnstown, $29.95 and up. Go online for times and dates: coloradocandlelight.com.

“Angel of the Christmas Mine” — Through Dec. 30, The Butte Theater, 130 Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek. Go online for dates and times, $11-$20; buttetheater.com.

           

ARTS

Pikes Peak Pastel Society Regional Exhibit — Through Dec. 28, Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Drive; pikespeakpastel.org.
“Christmas Along the Avenue” — Through Dec. 29, Arati Artist Gallery, 2425 W. Colorado Ave.; aratiartists.com.
December Featured Artists — Works by Marianne Danehy and Rick Forsyth, with guest artist, Jean Pierre DeBernay, through Dec. 30, Boulder Street Gallery, 206 N. Tejon St.; 636-9358, boulderstreetgallery.com.
“School of Art” — Works from children in kindergarten-grade 8, through Dec. 31, The Artists’ Gallery, 416 Main St., Cañon City; 345-4070.
FAC Legacy Series: “Adolf Dehn and the American Land” — Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St. Exhibit runs through March 18, $5-$10; 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org.

Colorado Springs Art Guild Members Exhibition — Gold Hill Mesa Community Center, 142 S. Raven Mine Drive, Suite 200. Exhibit runs through Jan. 7; csartguild.org/events.htm.
“Postcommodity: A Very Long Line” — Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St. Exhibit runs through Jan. 7, $5-$10; 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org.
Raven Chacon: “Lightning Speak”
— Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St. Exhibit runs through Jan. 21, $5-$10; 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org.
Jennifer Steinkamp: “Judy Crook”
— Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College,  30 W. Dale St. Exhibit runs through Jan. 21, $5-$10; 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org.
Steven Durow: “Heartland”
— Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St. Exhibit runs through Jan. 21, $5-$10; 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org.
“Bruce Munro: Thank You for a Very Enjoyable Game” — Through Jan. 7, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St. Call or go online for costs; 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org.

Buck Walsky: “Beach Front” — Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St. Exhibit runs through Dec. 31. Call or go online for admission costs; 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org.

“The Art of Storytelling” — Through Dec. 31, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St. Call or go online for admission costs; 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org.

“Positive Exposure: The Spirit of Difference” — Works by photographer Rick Guidotti, through Dec. 31, Chapel Hills Mall, 1510 Briargate Blvd.; tinyurl.com/z78epdz.
“Ragnarök” — Works by Wendy Mike and De Lane Bredvik, through Jan. 7, 2018, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St., $12; 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.

Through Jan. 15: “Touched by the Hands of God: Michelangelo’s Models” — Loveland Art Museum, Loveland; sdc-arts.org.

Through Jan. 14: Billy Schenck: “The Myth of the West” — Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo; sdc-arts.org.

Through Jan. 14: “Her Paris: Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism” — Denver Art Museum, Denver. Go online for admission prices: denverartmuseum.org.

Through Jan. 20: “Western Traditions” — Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo; sdc-arts.org.

Through Dec. 31: “Legacy" — Gallery 1261, Denver; gallery1261.com.

Pikes Peak Branch of the National League of American Art & Photography Show — Through Dec. 30, Academy Art & Frame Co., 7560 N. Academy Blvd.; 265-6694, academyframe@gmail.com.
“Capturing Colorado” — Works by Pam Holnback and Dottie Lirette, through Dec. 31, Summerland Gardens Upstairs Gallery, 124 E. Cheyenne Road; summerlandgardens.com.

“Magpie’s Nest” — Through Jan. 6, Cottonwood Center for the Arts, 427 E. Colorado Ave.; cottonwoodcenterforthearts.com.

Works by Michael Malta — Through Jan. 15, Academy Art & Frame Co., 7560 N. Academy Blvd.; 265-6694, academyframe@gmail.com.

Through Feb. 11: “Whimsy” — Denver Botanic Gardens, York Street, Denver. botanicgardens.org.

Through Feb. 18: “Hung Liu: Transformation” — Loveland Museum, Loveland; lovelandmuseumgallery.org.

        

OUT THERE

The Joy Ride — Family-friendly 5- to 6-mile bike ride, meet between 5 and 6 p.m. Wednesdays, McCabe’s Tavern, 520 S. Tejon St.; tinyurl.com/bzpmq8p.
The Colorado Springs Cycling Club — For all ages and abilities; bikesprings.org.

Helen Hunt Falls Visitor Center — 3440 N. Cheyenne Canon Road; cheyennecanon.org/visitor-centers.
Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center sponsored hikes
— 1805 N. 30th St., free; 219-0104. Daily Guided Nature Walks, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., meet north main parking lot.

Mueller State Park hikes — 21045 Colorado 67, Divide. Day pass $7 per vehicle; 687-2366.

Nature programs at Mueller State Park — 21045 Colorado 67, Divide. Day pass $7/vehicle; 687-2366.

Hikes at Cheyenne Mountain State Park — 410 JL Ranch Heights Road. Day pass $7 per vehicle. Reservations: 576-2016.

Nature programs at Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center — 1805 N. 30th St., free; 219-0108.

Bear Creek Nature Center hikes — 245 Bear Creek Road. Reservations: 520-6387.

Nature programs at Bear Creek Nature Center — 245 Bear Creek Road. Reservations: 520-6387.

     Little Wonders: Winter’s Calling, for ages 2 and 3, 10-11:15 a.m. , $3.

Nature programs at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument — Florissant, entrance fee, $5 for 16 or older; tinyurl.com/ych86slb.
Nature programs at Fountain Creek Nature Center — 320 Peppergrass Lane, Fountain. Reservations: 520-6745.

Hutchinson Homestead Ranch and Learning Center Tours — Salida, $5, $3 for ages 8-16; 239-0955, hutchinsonhomestead.org.
The Colorado Birding Trail websiteColoradobirdingtrail.com, information about places to observe birds and other wildlife.

Rocky Mountain Hiking Trails — With information on more than 70 hikes; rockymountainhikingtrails.com.

    

RUNNING

Gallop in the Garden — 4-6 p.m. Thursdays, Garden of the Gods Park, 1805 N. 30th St. Registration: gardenofgods.com.

Colorado Springs Running Club  — 7:30 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 6 p.m. Wednesdays. 45- to 60-minute runs, free; 635-3833. For a list of runs and events, go to corunco.com.

Pikes Peak Road Runners — Go online for information, cost and registration: pprrun.org

 

    

COMMUNITY

Through Dec. 31: The Gazette-El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fundraiser — Try Blackberry Paws, the Empty Stocking Fund Beer, Fieldhouse Brewing Co., 521 S. Tejon St., 354-4143 and Oskar Blues, 118 N. Tejon St., 375-1925, and $1 from each pint sold will benefit the Empty Stocking Fund; 354-4143.
Through Jan. 10: The Gazette-El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund Events — Check fillanemptystocking.org or call 476-1673 for list of events.

            


VOLUNTEERING

Mueller State Park — 21045 Colorado 67, Divide, needs volunteers for naturalist programs, backcountry-trail maintenance, newsletter editing or work in the visitor center. Training is provided; 687-2366.

   

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