Jul 19, 2012

...In the Community (July 19 - Aug 2)

View of Hayman Fire burn area Aspen Valley Ranch is holding a 10-year benefit concert on Sun., July 22
(image source).

We're featuring a bi-monthly glance at some exciting upcoming local events — some art, some nature, some music... hopefully you'll find a little bit of everything. Share your experience of these events in the comments section, Facebook, or Twitter (use #inthecommunity) if you go to any of these! Please note: phone numbers listed are for the event, not necessarily the venue.

Ranch Day
Sat., 7/21 | 2 - 8:30 p.m.
$7 daily (park admission) at Cheyenne Mountain State Park (map) — 719.576.2016 (reservations optional)
Cornerstone Arts Center at Colorado College, the venue
for the screening and discussion of "The Social Network"
(image source).
A celebration of the park's ranching history through various outdoor activities. End the evening with square dancing.

Hayman Fire 10th Anniversary Restoration Festival and Benefit Concert
Sun., 7/22 | 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
$20 at door, $15 in advance at Aspen Valley Ranch (Firefighters and Kids under 12 free) (map) — 719.748.0033
(image source)
The Haunted Windchimes and six other bands, along with art, food and drinks will provide all-day entertainment to commemorate and support victims of the Hayman Fire.

Screening of "The Social Network"
Tues., 7/24 | 6:30 p.m.
Free at Colorado College, Cornerstone Arts Center (map) —719.389.6066
Colorado College professors Dylan Nelson and Clay Haskell will provide analysis and post-screening talkback of the 2010 film about the drama of the founding of Facebook.

Marilyn Kirkman, Follow your Bliss,
sculptured silk dye. From 3 Dimensions in 
Silk and Bronze,an exhibition at the
Arati Artists Gallery
Olympic Downtown Celebration
Fri., 7/27 | 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Free in Downtown Colorado Springs (map) — 719.884.1199
Watch the London Olympic Opening Ceremonies on an HD screen, in addition to other activities for the whole family, including a synthetic ice rink. Gold Medalist Kristi Yamaguchi will light the downtown torch.

Omar Sy and Jamoral
Fri., 7/27 | 7 - 9 p.m.
$15 at Marmalade at Smokebrush (map) — 719.444.1012
Sufi drummer Omar Sy hails from the Casamance region of Senegal and will put on an interactive concert. Some extra drums will be available, but bring your if you have one.

3 Dimensions in Silk and Bronze
7/6 - 7/31 | see gallery site for hours
Free at Arati Artists Gallery (map) — 719.636.1901
Featured artists are Peggy Cook (bronze) and Marilyn Kirkman (silk).

...In the Community runs on the first and third Thursdays of each month on the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Blog.

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