Things to Do This Weekend (Mar 4-Mar 5) in Colorado Springs

Things to Do This Weekend (Mar 4-Mar 5) in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs Youth Symphony's Winter Concert-  Sun Mar 5, 3:00 pm, First United Methodist Church 420 North Nevada Avenue

Admission: Free. These kids work hard all year, so it is well worth the effort to hear them play in their final concert. For more info, visit: Colorado Springs Youth Symphony

Star Days: Tinkering, Sat Mar 4, 10:00 am - 04:00 pm, Space Foundation Discovery Center 4425 Arrowswest Drive

Admission: Covered in Regular Museum Admission. Love to dig in and see how things work? Come to have some fun while tinkering and use both sides of your brain to creatively solve problems. For more information: Star Days.


Colorado College Student Art Show, Sat Mar 4, 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Colorado College - Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave

Admission: Free. Over 100 pieces of student art are displayed with many of them for sale. Come enjoy free refreshments, a student band, dance, improv, and short film screenings. For more information: Facebook Event.


27th Annual Motorcycle Show & Swap Meet, Sat Mar 4, Sun Mar 5 10 am - 6pm, Mortgage Solutions Financial Expo Center, 3650 N Nevada Avenue

Admission: $10 general admission, 12 and under free. Come see the best swap meet and motorcycle show around. Literally, there is something for everyone with a tattoo competition, vendors, charity auction, food and beer garden and some good ole fashion people watching. For more information check out their website Motorcycle Show & Swap Meet.


Colorado Springs Philharmonic presents 007: The Music of James Bond, Fri Mar 3 and Sat Mar 4, 7:30pm, Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts, 190 South Cascade Avenue

Admission: $21 and up. Are you a fan of the James Bond flicks? Come live through all of them musically as the Colorado Springs Philharmonic gives you an exciting ride from Sean Connery to Daniel Craig. For more information: Colorado Springs Philharmonic

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Things to Do This Weekend (Feb 25-Feb 26) in Colorado Springs

Things to Do This Weekend (Feb 25-Feb 26) in Colorado Springs

2017 Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo Cook-Off-  Sat Feb 25, 9:30am - 1:00 pm, Soda Springs Park, Manitou Ave & Park St, Manitou Springs

Admission: $0.50/taste. Can't make it down south this year for Mardi Gras? Come to Manitou Springs for a little taste of New Orleans when professional and amateur chefs put their best recipes forward for judging. Stick around for the parade which starts at 1pm. For more info, visit: Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo Cookoff

Colorado Open Dan Zimpfer Classic, Sat Feb 25, 8:30am - 9:00 pm, Olympic Training Center 1 Olympic Plaza, Colorado Springs

Admission: TBD. Don't get enough of gymnastics, or have a budding gymnast? Head to the Olympic Training Center this Saturday to watch the Dan Zimpfer Classic. This event funds a scholarship for young men's gymnasts. For more information: Dan Zimpfer Classic.


GalaxyFest 2017 - Female Super Heroes, Fri Feb 24 - Sun Feb 26 starting at 9:00am, Antlers Hotel 4 S. Cascade Avenue

Admission: Varies. How can you go wrong with celebrities, costumes, eclectic pop art and pop culture? This event is kind of like ComicCon on steroids. If you go, you might get hooked! Sunday is Kid's Day with kids under 12 free with a paid adult. For more information: Galaxy Fest Colorado Springs.


HBA Home & Garden Show, Fri, Feb 24 3pm - 7pm, Sat Feb 25 10am-6pm, Sun Feb 26 11-4, Mortgage Solutions Financial Expo Center, 3650 N Nevada Avenue

Admission: $5 per adult, 16 and under free. Bring a non-perishable donation to Care and Share for free admission. Today doesn't seem much like Spring, but it is technically around the corner. Dust off those winter blues and get yourself ready and inspired for Spring. Over 6,000 feet of landscaping ideas, home improvement vendors and more. For more information check out their website Home and Garden Show.


Collective Groove Dance Party, Sat Feb 25, 8:00pm, Stargazers Theatre & Event Center 10 S. Parkside Drive

Admission: $10 plus ticketing fee. Couple a new dance floor with some awesome live music and you will be dancing all night long. A new collective of artists promise a great time of groovy music and non-stop dancing. For more information: Collective Groove Dance Party

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Things to Do This Weekend (Feb 18-Feb 20) in Colorado Springs

Things to Do This Weekend (Feb 18-Feb 20) in Colorado Springs

CS Youth Symphony's Winter Concert 'Ovation,' 'Pikes Peak Winds,' and 'Bravo! Winds' -  Sun Feb 19, 3 pm, Coronado High School, 1590 W. Fillmore St

Admission: free. Come watch as the hard work of the Colorado Youth Symphony pays off in their Winter Concert. Two wind symphonies will be performed as well as a full orchestra arrangement. There will even be a raffle for some prizes. For more info, visit: Colorado Springs Youth Symphony

Children's Makerspace Workshop, Sat Feb 18, 2 pm - 3 pm, PPLD - Rockrimmon Branch 832 Village Center Dr

Admission: Free. Do your kids love to tinker? Head over to the Rockrimmon library where they can cut, copy and paste recycled materials into wonderful works of art. For more information: Rockrimmon Library.


Active Adults Club: Paint Mines Park Photography Workshop, Sat Feb 18 9:00-11:00 am, Paint Mines Regional Park

Admission: $20 adults only. Limit 12 participants. Join Colorado Springs photographer, Mike Pach, as he guides you through the fascinating Paint Mines park to capture the unique landscape of this park in east El Paso County. All levels welcome and be prepared for some light hiking. For more information: El Paso Co Parks.


Airbrush 101: Basic Airbrush Operation and Maintenance, Sat, Feb 18 1pm - 3pm, Humming Line Gallery 4851 Barnes Rd

Admission: $45 per student. Limited to the first six paid reservations.. Have you ever wanted to learn the art of Airbrush? This is a great time for students 15 and older to get an introduction to the paints and techniques of the craft as well as how to clean and maintain the equipment. For more information check out their website Humming Line Gallery.


Cripple Creek Ice Festival, Sat Feb 18, Sun Feb 19 beginning at 11am, Cripple Creek 200 Bennett Avenue, Cripple Creek, CO 80813

Admission: Free. This is the 10th year that Cripple Creek has hosted the Ice Festival and it keeps getting better every year. Come watch the artists make their sculptures, take the kids on an ice slide and enjoy the street vendors for a fun day. For more information: Cripple Creek Ice Festival

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Steve's Picks for a Nice Weekend

Steve's Picks for a Nice Weekend

My family and I moved to Colorado Springs in the Fall of 2008 and we quickly fell in love with the lifestyle, the abundance of year-round outdoor activity, fresh air and lots of sunshine! Oh, and plenty of snow just to make things really exciting. This area has so much to offer no matter your season of life. But if you are like me, married with kids, you will soon appreciate the variety of life-giving recreation just minutes from your door! So, here are a few family favorites.

Hiking – You could literally spend a lifetime discovering new trails, rock formations and mountain peaks nestled among the amazing Rocky Mountains. One I highly recommend is Mount Herman. Located just west of Monument, CO this trail takes you up to an elevation of 9100 feet, and can be accessed from Mount Herman Rd. halfway up the mountain. It is given a skill level of moderate and is a 2.2 mile out and back trail. On a clear day you can easily see downtown Denver and downtown Colorado Springs. Pack a lunch and plan to relax for awhile to take it all in!

Zoos – One of the area’s treasures is Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. It is located Southwest of Downtown and is sitting on the side of Cheyenne Mountain. There are dozens of exhibits and animal species represented and you can even feed the peacocks as they roam around the grounds freely. Annual passes are available at an affordable price so that you can go as often as you like! A real favorite for kids of all ages.

Shopping – You can find 100’s of shops scattered around the area featuring local craftsmen and artists. I highly recommend taking a drive through Old Colorado City and into Manitou Springs. A tourist destination located to the west of Colorado Springs and just next door to Garden of the Gods, this area boasts many restaurants, boutiques, Bed & Breakfast Inns and an old-world Arcade! While in town you can take a ride to the Summit of Pike’s Peak on the Cog Railroad. Check the calendar for a vast array of events including farmer’s markets and street fairs.

Whatever you are into, The Springs area is hard to beat. Come for a visit…you may decide to stay for the rest of your life!

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Things to Do This Weekend (Feb 4, Feb 5) in Colorado Springs

Things to Do This Weekend (Feb 4, Feb 5) in Colorado Springs

1st Time Home Buyer's Seminar -  Sat Feb 4, 10-11 am, Integrity Bank and Trust, 13540 Meadowgrass Dr.

Admission: free, refreshments provided. Our own Courtney Gilmore joins Kevin Stevenson of Integrity Bank to host this seminar for 1st Time Home Buyers. If you are tired of renting, and ready for home ownership, come to this free seminar to hear some great advice. For more info, visit: 1st Time Home Buyer's Seminar

Science Saturday, Sat Feb 4, 10 am - 2 pm, Bear Creek Nature Center 245 Bear Creek Road

Admission: $30 members, $40 nonmembers. For students in 2nd -6th grade, come put your STEM skills to test in a fun day exploring Science and Nature. Dress for the outdoors, as the weather this weekend is supposed to be nice. For more information: Bear Creek Nature Center.


Billy Strings in Concert, Presented by Rocky Mountain Highway, Sat Feb 4 8:00pm, The Gold Room, 18 S. Nevada Ave

Admission: $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Imagine a cross between an acoustic bluegrass enthusiast and a closet punk fan. Billy Strings will put on a tremendously energetic performance that will make you wish you had stuck with the guitar lessons. For more information: Billy Strings Tickets.


Star Days: I Love Space, Sat, Feb 4 10am - 4pm, Space Foundation Discovery Center, 4425 Arrowswest Drive

Admission: Included in regular admission to the museum. Come see some great lunar, thermal, chemistry and constellation exhibitions that are sure to get you excited about space and science.. For more information check out their website Space Foundation Discovery Center.


Ute Pass Chamber Players Concert, Sun Feb 5 3:00-5:00pm, High View Baptist Church, 1151 Rampart Range Road, Woodland Park, CO

Admission: $15, students $5. If the Ute Pass Chamber Players had their way, there wouldn't be a concert on Super Bowl Sunday. But since the Broncos aren't in it this year, this is their way of coping. There will be a special guest appearance by the Spiritus String Quartet. For more information: Ute Pass Chamber Players Concert

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