Manitou Springs' Commonwheel arts fest returns to Memorial Park for 40th year

By: STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Manitou Springs Memorial Park, 502 Manitou Ave.; free admission; commonwheel.com/festival or 685-1008.

For four decades, the Manitou Springs Commonwheel Arts...

LIST: 8 places for adventure in Colorado

By: The Gazette

Hike to Hanging Lake/Spouting Rock: This 1-mile trail near Glenwood Springs includes 1,000 feet of elevation gain. The destination - an amazingly clear lake filled by a waterfall - is worth the effort. Once at the...

23 best bets for fun this Labor Day weekend in Colorado Springs and beyond

By: linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com

There are plenty of great options for fun over Labor Day weekend in Colorado Springs and beyond. Here are a few of the best:

First Friday Downtown - Let the kid in you - or the closet artist - loose...

List of fall movie previews led by 007, Katniss Everdeen

By: Jake Coyle The Associated Press

NEW YORK - Though the fall movie season is traditionally the time of year when Hollywood gets serious, this fall is stuffed with spectacles.

Alongside the seasonal biopics, true-life tales and period dramas...

Balloons to fly at inaugural Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off

By: Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com

5:30-11 a.m. and 4-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 5:30-11 a.m. Monday; opening ceremonies 6:30 a.m., first wave of balloons lifts off at 7 a.m., second wave of balloons at 7:20 a.m.; Wings of Blue demonstration (U.S....

'Mistress America': Screwball sister romp

By: Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

Starring Lola Kirke, Joel Marsh Garland, Rebecca Henderson, Greta Gerwig, Michael Chernus, Heather Lind; directed by Noah Baumbach; 86 minutes; R for language including some sexual references

"Mistress...

Colorado Springs area music events starting Sept. 4, 2015

MUSIC

- Ancient Mariner - 962 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs; 685-5503, facebook.com/legendaryancientmariner

- Back East Bar and Grill - 9475 Briar Village Point; 264-6161,...

Colorado Springs area stage events starting Sept. 4, 2015

STAGE

OPENING

"Funny First Friday" - With Darius Bradford and Friends, 9 p.m. Friday, The Gold Room, 18 S. Nevada Ave., $20; ticketfly.com.

"The Warriors: A Love Story" - Dance-theater...