Jul 5, 2012

...In the Community (July 5-19)

2008 Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Parade in Downtown Colorado Springs (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.

The Sagebrush Wranglers performing 7/22/11 (image source).
Kids Jam
Sat., 7/7 | 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Free at Colorado Springs Senior Center (map) — 719.385.5933
The Black Rose Acoustic Society holds a Kids Jam open to all acoustic stringed instruments. Parents must accompany child and are welcome to play along!

The Drama Lab at the MAT
Mon., 7/10 | 7 - 9 p.m.
Free at Millibo Art Theatre (map) — 719.465.6321
Participate as a writer, actor or audience member for this bi-monthly play reading group of writers' works. Prose, short story and screenplay are not allowed.

Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Parade
Tues., 7/10 | 6:30 p.m.
Free in Downtown Colorado Springs (map) — 719.884.1199
A parade through downtown celebrating Colorado Springs' rich Western heritage, just like the theme of the FAC's Wild Horses exhibition. Parade registration fees benefit a scholarship program for families of fallen or wounded soldiers. Here's a video from the 2008 parade.

Starburn's '60's Rock Showcase (listen)
Sun., 7/15 | 6 p.m.
Free at Stargazers Theatre (map) — 719.476.2200
Best of the Springs winner for Live Music Venue, Stargazers Theatre hosts monthly showcase of regional rock and blues musicians and cover bands. Special guests will be Lipstick Voodoo and 99% Blues.

The Message is in the Media: "Page One: Inside the New York Times"
Thurs., 7/19 | 6:30 p.m.
Free, but tickets required at Colorado College, Cornerstone Arts Center (map) —719.389.6066
Film screening of documentary behind-the-scenes at the New York Times; a part of a series exploring evolution of media, followed by discussion with Colorado College professors Dylan Nelson and Clay Haskell.

Arts Walk with Mayor Bach: Art on the Streets
Wed., 7/25 | 5 p.m.
Free at COPPeR Office (map) — 719.634.2204
Join Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach for an informative walk around downtown to view the pieces of the 2012 Art on the Streets program. Here's a video of the downtown murals walk.

...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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