Aug 3, 2012

...In the Community (Aug 2-16)

Eleanor Anderson, Hover (detail), fiber, 2012 (image source). Anderson, a recent Colorado College graduate who majored in studio art, will be featured in GOCA 121's Bright Young Things exhibition that runs from Aug. 2 - Sept. 14. 

We're featuring a bi-monthly glance at some exciting upcoming local events — some art, some outdoors, 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.

(image source)
Bright Young Things
8/3 - 9/14 | see gallery site for hours
Free at GOCA 121 (map) — 719.255.3504
Bright Young Things, an exhibition opening at the UCCS satellite gallery downtown, features recent MFA and BFA graduates from the Front Range. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available during the opening reception.

74th Bronc Day Festival
Sat., 8/4 | 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Free at Gazebo Lake Park (map) — 719.684.1209
Originally a celebration for the Pikes Peak Marathon runners, Bronc Day has grown into a day of family fun that includes a pancake breakfast, arts & crafts, a western-themed parade and even a 26 ft high Air Slide!

Support dogs down on their luck, like
Channing the 6-year-old Shih Tzu at the
National Mill Dog Rescue fundraiser on Aug. 5
(image source).

National Mill Dog Rescue Ruff! Life Wine Tasting
Sun., 8/5 | 6 - 9 p.m.
$50 (advance), $55 (at door) at Norris Penrose Event Center (map) — 719.495.3647 (tickets)
Support National Mill Dog Rescue with a wine tasting that features live music, hors d'oeuvres, rescue dog "meet and greet" and silent and live auctions.

Japanese Taiko (Drum) Concert 
Sun., 8/5 | 2 - 4 p.m.
Free at Colorado College, Armstrong Quad (map) — 719.389.6607
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the sisterhood between Colorado Springs and Fujiyoshida, the Fujisan Kaen Taiko Drummers will perform traditional Taiko. See the video (below) for a past performance of the Kaen Taiko Drummers.

Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Fan Fest
The Pikes Peak Hill Climb has only been interrupted twice
in its history by the two World Wars (image source).
Fri., 8/10 | 5 - 10 p.m.
Free in Downtown Colorado Springs (map) — 719.884.1199
After the initial postponement of the Hill Climb due to the Waldo Canyon Fire, downtown Colorado Springs will celebrate the 90th running of the race with a free celebration.

Springs Beer Fest
Sat., 8/11 | 12 - 5 p.m.
$20 (advance), $25 (at door) at Antlers Park (map) — 720.624.9907
Don't be fooled by the 50+ breweries that will participate in the festival, there are activities available for all ages that includes a rock climbing wall and bungee jump.

...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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