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Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Wednesday, Feb. 7

February 6, 2018 Updated: February 7, 2018 at 8:10 am
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"Lunch Ladies," left to right, Damon McEnaney, Will Brown and Chris Meyer serve up their gumbo Saturday, February 25, 2017, at the "Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo Cook-Off" in Manitou Springs. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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

         

MUSIC

“Music at Midday - Celebrating Leonard Bernstein at 100” — 12:15 p.m., Packard Performance Hall
Springs Contemporary Jazz Band — 6 p.m., The Warehouse
Hail Sagan — With Rivals, The Scars Heal in Time, Sons of Valor, Dead Farm, 7 p.m., The Black Sheep
Open Mic — 7 p.m., Ute Inn

    

STAGE

“An Open Book” — An evening with Justin Furstenfeld of Blue October, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Stargazers Theatre and Event Center, 10 S. Parkside Drive, $27 and up. Advance tickets: 476-2200, stargazerstheatre.com.

Through Feb. 11: Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” — PACE Center, Parker, $24-$29; parkerarts.org.

Through Feb. 14: “Beauty and the Beast” — Candlelight Dinner Playhouse, Johnstown, $29.95 and up. Go online for times and dates: coloradocandlelight.com.

Through Feb. 18: “Steel Magnolias” — 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Longmont Performing Arts Center, Longmont, go online for ticket prices: longmonttheatre.org.

Through Feb. 18: “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill” — 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Vintage Theatre, Aurora, $15-$34; vintagetheatre.org.

Through Feb. 25: “Respect: A Musical Journey of Women” — 7 p.m. Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Mizel Arts and Culture Center, Denver, go online for ticket prices; cherrycreektheater.org.

Through Feb. 25: “Zoey’s Perfect Wedding” — Space Theatre, Denver, $30 and up. Go online for times and dates: denvercenter.org.

Through Feb. 25: “American Mariachi” — Stage Theatre, Denver, $30 and up. Go online for times and dates: denvercenter.org.

“The Hans Christian Andersen Storybook” — 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, through March 3, Simpich Showcase, 2413 W. Colorado Ave., $14-$17. Advance tickets: simpich.com.

Through March 4: “Fun Home”: — Miners Alley Playhouse, Golden. Go online for dates, times and ticket prices: minersalley.com.

Through March 11: “Sleuth” — Vintage Theatre, Aurora, $16-$32. Go online for times and dates: vintagetheatre.org.
Through March 11: “The Great Leap” — Ricketson Theatre, Denver, $30 and up. Go online for times and dates: denvercenter.org.

Through April 22: “First Date” — Garner Galleria Theatre, Denver, $30 and up. Go online for times and dates: denvercenter.org.

      

ARTS

Renee Reiko Campbell — Through Feb. 7, Academy Art & Frame Co., 7560 N. Academy Blvd.; 265-6694, tinyurl.com/yben5ukw.

Works by Michele Renee Ledoux — Through Feb. 10, G44 Gallery, 1785 S. Eighth St., Suite A; g44gallery@gmail.com.

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

High School Student Ceiling Tile Competition Exhibit — Through Feb. 14, Academy Art & Fr

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

“Glocase” — Works by GLO, through Feb. 19, Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, 121 S. Tejon St., Suite 111; info@culturaloffice.org.

Through March 4: Goodnight Barn Invitational Art Show — Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo; sdc-arts.org.

Works by Mark Westfall — Through March 7, Academy Art & Frame Co., 7560 N. Academy Blvd.; 265-6694, academyframe@gmail.com.
“Iconoclasm” — Through March 17, GOCA 121, 121 S. Tejon St., Suite 100; tinyurl.com/y96umhvk.
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.

Work by Teri Homick — The Principal’s Office, 1604 W. Cascade Ave. Exhibit runs through March 31; themodbo.com.

“Floyd D. Tunson: Janus” — Marie Walsh Sharpe Gallery of Contemporary Art, Ent Center for the Arts, 5525 N. Nevada Ave. Runs through April 14; tinyurl.com/ycnzhp8o.

Through April 22: “Ruth Schnee: Ameican Icon” — Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo; sdc-arts.org.

Yoshitomo Saito: “Millionyearseeds” — Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St. Exhibit runs through April 29, $5-$10; 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org.
Chiho Aoshima: “Takaamanohara” — Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St. Exhibit runs through April 29, $5-$10; 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org.

Through May 6: Aquarius Watermedia Exhibition — Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo; sdc-arts.org.

Through May 18: “Coded: Works on Paper” — Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo; sdc-arts.org.
Through June 3: “Native American Fetishes” — Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo; sdc-arts.org.

“Trenches to Treaties: World War I in Remembrance” — Through November 2018, Money Museum, 818 N. Cascade Ave.; 632-2646, money.org.

        

OUT THERE

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.

Nature programs at Starsmore Discovery Center — 2120 Cheyenne Canyon Road; 385-6086.
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.

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

Mountain Post Running Club — 5K or 10K, 4-6 p.m. Wednesdays, Main PX, 6220 Martinez St., Fort Carson, free. Children, strollers and pets welcome; Kris Spiller, kspiller@bbcgrp.com.

Muldooniacs Running Club — 5K or 10K, Wednesdays, Homestead Trail, meet between 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at Jose Muldoons, 5710 S. Carefree Circle; 574-5673, josemuldoons.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

 

 VOLUNTEERING

Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo — Volunteer docent program, 5200 Nature Center Road, Pueblo. Registration: 549-2414.
Bear Creek and Fountain Creek nature centers — Needs volunteers for assisting with environmental education programs and visitor information services;Paula Megorden, 520-6387,
bcfcvolunteers@gmail.com.
Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center — Needs volunteers for the information desk; Bret Tennis, 219-0108.
Eleven Mile — Needs volunteer naturalist to help facilitate children’s craft and educational programs on Saturday mornings; Kristen, 748-3401, email park_interpreter@yahoo.com.
Colorado Springs Therapeutic Riding Center at The Mark Reyner Stables — Volunteers needed to help special-needs children and adults during their equine-assisted therapy; 634-4173, cstrc.org.
     

MILITARY

Thursday and Friday: Creative Forces Community Summit — Serves the unique needs of military patients and veterans who have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury and psychological health conditions, as well as their families and caregivers, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday, ENT Center for Performing Arts, 5225 N. Nevada Ave, free. Registration: tinyurl.com/ycr98hs2.

Pikes Peak Chapter/Military Officers Association of America — Open to active-duty, retired and former officers in seven uniformed services. Monthly and special events. Activities include member luncheons, Business Professionals dinners, TOPS group breakfasts, more. Information and reservations: ppcmoaa.org.
Navy League Colorado Springs Council Bi-monthly Dinners — Open to anyone who supports the four sea services. No requirement to have served; navyleague-coloradosprings.org.
Readiness classes — 1-2:30 p.m. Mondays, Peterson Air Force Base; tinyurl.com/aq7a8uo.
Sampson AFB basic training graduates or permanent party personnel breakfast — 8 a.m., first Tuesday, Perkins Restaurant, 3295 E. Platte Ave.; Joe Coughlin, 574-7720, jfc752@msn.com.
USAFA Pre-Deployment Briefings — 11 a.m. Tuesdays or 2 p.m. Thursdays. Spouses are highly encouraged to attend these briefings. Registration: 333-3444.
VFW Post 4051 Bingo — Noon-2:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, Carefree Bingo, 3440 N. Carefree Circle; carefreebingo.com.
Peterson Air and Space Museum — Original Municipal Airport buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places, with exhibits and aircraft that highlight WWII, the Cold War Era and into the modern space era, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Military ID accepted or plan 24 hours ahead, call 556-4916 or go online to register: petemuseum.org. Volunteer tour guides needed. Experience is not required. Call 556-4916 or email 21sw.mu@us.af.mil for information.
The National Museum of World War II Aviation tours — 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m., Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 755 Aviation Way, $8 prepaid or $10 walk-in for adults, $5 prepaid, $6 walk-in for children ages 4-12, $6 prepaid, $8 walk-in for seniors, retired and active duty armed forces with ID. Space limited for tours, registration recommended: worldwariiaviation.org.
Pikes Peak Chapter 15 of the Society of Military Widows Meeting — Open to widows of any branch of military service, regardless of the spouses rank, 10:30 a.m., last Wednesday, the Peterson Air Force Base Club; 597-0492, 591-9523.
Order of Daedalians - Falcon Flight 11 Monthly Luncheons — 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., second Thursday, alternating between Air Force Academy Club and Peterson Air Force Base. Commissioned military officers in any component of the U.S. armed forces who are or were (honorably discharged) pilots, warrant officers, Women Air Force Service Pilots (WASP), navigators, combat systems officers (CSO), naval flight officers (NFO), air battle managers (ABM), remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) pilots and flight surgeons of heavier-than-air-powered aircraft and astronauts are eligible for membership; falconflight11.org.
Military Retiree Activities Office Meeting — 2:30 p.m. second Thursday, Peterson Air Force Base, Building 350, Room 1206; 556-7153.
In-Service Recruiter — 9 a.m.-2 p.m. most Fridays, Air Force Academy. Appointment: 567-4494.
The Celebration Multicultural Ensemble — Vocal, spiritual, music group is open to all active, retired, DoD and local personnel. A group seeking male and female voices who enjoy singing in one of the following voice levels — soprano, alto, tenor, bass and baritone. Rehearsals 2:15 p.m. Saturdays (except holidays and performance days), Grace Lutheran Church, 1128 E. Boulder St.; Joyce, 392-7448.

   

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