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

    

MUSIC

Alan Joseph Solo Jazz Guitar — 6 p.m., Tap TradersSongwriter Showcase — Featuring Joe Johnson, Jenn Rawling, Awna Teixeira, Inaiah Lujan, 8 p.m., Ivywild SchoolToo Short — With BullHead*ded, Legacy, SwizZy B, 8 p.m., The Black Sheep

    

BREW

Beer Based Soups Cooking Class — 6-8 p.m., The Cooks Marketplace, 4697 Centennial Blvd., $55. Registration: 960-4414, thecooksmarketplace.com.

    

ART

“Through the Looking Glass” — Commonwheel Artists Co-op, 102 Canon Ave., Manitou Springs. Exhibit runs through Oct. 16; commonwheel.com/through-the-looking-glass .html.“The Disappearing Mining Landscape of Grant County, New Mexico” — Western Museum of Mining & Industry, 2225 North Gate Blvd. Exhibit runs through Dec. 9; wmmi.org.

Pikes Peak Community College Faculty Art Show — Through Sept. 28, Pikes Peak Community College, Downtown Studio Campus, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave.; 502-3135.“Fall Out of Summer” — Works Reveille Kennedy and Dan Masimer, through Sept. 28, Arati Artists Gallery, 2425 W. Colorado Ave.; aratiartists.com.“Ephemera” — Works by Tony Achilles, through Sept. 29, The Modbo, 17C E. Bijou St.; themodbo.com.“Art Works @ Gallery 113” — Through Sept. 29, Plaza of the Rockies, 121 S. Tejon St.; 260-6637, michaeljpach@gmail.com.

September Featured Artists — Works Lisa Dillmann and Jacqueline Pearson, with guest artist, Suzanne Favier, through Sept. 30, Boulder Street Gallery, 206 N. Tejon St.; 636-9358, boulderstreetgallery.com.

“Something New” — Through Sept. 30, Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave.; thebridgeartgallery.com.

Pikes Peak Pastel Society Regional Pastel Exhibition — Through Oct. 25, Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Drive; tinyurl.com/y9h37udg.Monochrome Photography Show — Through Oct. 28, Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Colorado 105 Palmer Lake; lynn.pdphotographers@gmail.com.“Great Expectations” — Through Nov. 11, GOCA 121, 121 S. Tejon St., Suite 100;tinyurl.com/y73wuzpc.

“Democratic Visas” — Through Dec. 9, GOCA 1420, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway; tinyurl.com/ybezmkmk.

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.

“Raízes/Roots: Transformations in Contemporary Brazilian Art” — Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St. Exhibit runs through Nov. 15. Call or go online for admission costs; 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org.Works by Emma Powell — Through Sept. 30, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St. Call or go online for admission costs; 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org.“Great Expectations” — Through Nov. 11, GOCA 121, 121 S. Tejon St., Suite 100; tinyurl.com/y73wuzpc.“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 Sept. 30: “At the Water’s Edge: Floral and Fowl” — Works by Michael Warren and Darryl Trott, Old South Frame and Gallery, Denver; 1-303-715-3828.

Through Oct. 1: “Touched by the Hands of God: Michelangelo’s Models” — Space Gallery, La Veta; sdc-arts.org.

Through Nov. 5: “Play” — Works by Pattie Lee Becker, Denver Botanic Gardens, Gates Garden Court Gallery, Denver; tinyurl.com/y8fwuaxx.

    

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.

     Cahill Trail Loop, 9 a.m. Thursday, Grouse Mountain Trailhead.     Geer Pond Trail, 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Lost Pond Trailhead.

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

     Little Wonders: Oh, Deer, for ages 2 and 3, 9-10:15 a.m. Thursday, $3.     Bear Creek Friends Groups Open House, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, free.

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 website — Coloradobirdingtrail.com, information about places to observe birds and other wildlife.

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

    

RUNNING

Thursday Night Run Club — 6 p.m. Thursdays, Old Chicago’s, 7115 Commerce Center Drive; 232-4656, facebook.com/TNRCCOSprings

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

Colorado Running Co. — 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

 A Night of Excellence Awards Gala — 5:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. Reservations: bbbsc.org

VOLUNTEERING

Fountain Creek Nature Center — 320 Peppergrass Lane, Fountain. Reservations: Paula, bcfcvolunteers@gmail.com.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 Wolf and Wildlife Center — Volunteers needed to work in the visitor center, grounds keeping, leading tours and more, 4729 Twin Rocks Road, Divide; 687-9742.

    

    

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