Sep 21, 2012

...In the Community (Sept 20 - Oct 4)

Pikes Peak Derby Dames (image source).
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. 

A map of constellations you might be able to spot from
Colorado (image source).

Star Light-Star Bright Observatory Public Viewing Night
Fri., 9/21 | 7 - 9:30 p.m.
Free at Star Light-Star Bright Observatory (map— 719.964.8327
Weather-permitting (depends on both cloud cover and cold weather), the Colorado Springs observatory at Trailblazer Elementary School will be open to the public. No reservations required. 

Led Zeppelin: A Rock Symphony
Sat., 9/22 | 8 p.m.
$19 at Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts (map) — 719.520.SHOW
A classical symphonic spin on the rock music of Led Zeppelin. See the video (below) that shows what the London Philharmonic's take is on Led Zeppelin's classic, "Stairway to Heaven".

Colorado Springs Walk Now for Autism Speaks
Sat., 9/22 | 10 a.m. (Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.) 
Free at Grace Center for Athletics (map) — 720.443.7999
A family friendly event that fundraises for Autism research. Volunteer opportunities are also available. 

100 Thousand Poets and Musicians for Change
Sat., 9/29 | 3 - 6 p.m.
Free at Movement Arts Community Studio (map) — 719.481.1316
Join 800 locations around the world in celebrating local music and arts at an open mic potluck. Sponsored by Poetry West, Poetry 719 and UCCS Free Expression.

Pikes Peak Derby Dames Home Season Opener 
Sat., 9/29 | 7 p.m. (Doors at 6 p.m.)
$10 advance general admission at Colorado Springs City Auditorium (map) — 719.385.5969
Welcome to the world of female roller derby with the Pikes Peak Derby Dames' season opener that pits the Danger Dolls against the Candy Snipers

Eric Tillinghast, "Rain Machine" installation (image source).

H20: Water, Culture and Politics
9/6 - 10/11 | see gallery site for hours
Free at GOCA 1420 (map) — 719.255.3504
Huge-scale rain machine installation by Eric Tillinghast serves as the center piece of this interdisciplinary exhibit. Inspired by the concerns raised by Colorado Water 2012, a state-wide initiative to raise awareness of the importance of water and its current status. 

...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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