Sep 6, 2012

...In the Community (Sept 6-20)

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.

Greg Schoeneck, Letting Go, oil on canvas.
Schoeneck's work will be on display at the
opening of a new art gallery in Colorado
Springs, G44 (image source).
KRCC Open House
Sun., 9/9 | 11 a.m.
Free at KRCC, Radio Colorado College (map) — 719.473.4801
To kick off the Fall Membership Drive, Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico's NPR member station will host a live concert and activities for the whole family, including a tour of the station.

Sept. 11 Memorial Concert
Tues., 9/11 | 7:30 p.m.
Free at Colorado College, Shove Memorial Chapel (map) —719.389.6607
Internationally-renowned musician Jürgen Essl will play the organ with Karen Bentley Pollick on violin for a concert in commemoration of Sept. 11, 2011. 

Grand Opening of G44 Gallery
Fri., 9/14 | 6-10 p.m.
Free at G44 Gallery (map) —
Welcome a new art gallery to the Colorado Springs community by attending their grand opening, featuring an exhibition of contemporary oil painter (and Bemis instructor), Greg Schoeneck.

What IF! Festival of Innovation and Imagination
Sat., 9/15 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Free in Downtown Colorado Springs (map) — 719.597.3344
Support the local creative community that includes business people, art educators, and tech geeks in this all day festival. Visit interactive booths, see demonstrations, videos and performances. Above is a time-lapse video of the FAC's booth at last year's festival.

An Evening of Classic Burlesque
Sat., 9/15 | 9 p.m.
$10 (advance), $12 (at door) at Stargazers Theatre (map) — 719.476.2200
Get excited for the FAC Theatre's opening of Gypsy: A Musical Fable by watching a real burlesque troupe, Peaks and Pasties, perform a variety of burlesque theatre. 21+.

The Lark Bunting, Colorado's
state bird (image source).
Birding Together
Wed., 9/19 | 6:30 p.m. (doors), 7 p.m.
Free at Colorado Division of Wildlife (map) — 719.596.2916
The benefits of birding can be both physical and mental. This seminar, hosted by the Aiken Audubon Society, will present the therapeutic aspects of the birding community. 

...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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