|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.
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
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).
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.