Oct 18, 2012

...In the Community (Oct 18 - Nov 1)

KRCC employee Jake Brownell carved these two pumpkins of The Big Something's Craig "Richumpkin" and Noel "Black-O-Lantern" in celebration of Halloween, but also The Big Something's upcoming multi-media exhibition that will be held in Colorado College's Coburn Gallery at the end of the month, a day before Halloween.

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! 

K8E Orr, La Cancion de Los Muertos 3 (source).
ART | K8E Orr Art Show
Fri., 10/19 | 7 - 9 p.m.
Free at Swirl Vine Emporium
Enjoy some yummy food at Swirl Vine in Manitou while checking out local artist K8E Orr's new work. Orr will be participating in tonight's RAW Artist Showcase: Provocations.

NATURE | Bear Creek Nature Explorers — Hooray for Hawks
Thurs., 10/18 | 9 - 10:30 a.m.
$4/per person, reservations required (719.520.6387) at Bear Creek Nature Center
One of the instruments sometimes used in Kirtan singing
is the tabla, pictured here (source).
A jam-packed morning for children ages 4-5 (with an adult) that includes hands-on nature activities, puppetry and crafts, and a guided hike in Bear Creek.

MUSIC | Bhagavan Kirtan!
Sat., 10/20 | 7:30 p.m.
Donation at Yoga Journeys
A live band will accompany your Kirtan singing technique of call and response between audience and a leader, or a kirtankar. Kirtan, a form of Bhakti yoga, vocalizes the Sanskirt Mudras, allowing for a space of spiritual transcendence and oneness.

THEATRE | Improv Colorado at Venue 515
Sat., 10/20 | 7:30 p.m.
$10 (adults), $8 (students and kids under 12) at Venue 515 at Business of Art Center
Family-friendly live-improv based on audience suggestion. Each show is different, so if you can't make this performance, don't worry, they have shows planned into the next year! Below is a video of Improv Colorado performing in 2009.

MUSIC & ART | Opening Reception — KRCC Presents: The Big Something
Tues., 10/30 | 4:30 - 7 p.m.
Free at Coburn Gallery, Colorado College
KRCC will be bringing their daily web-based program to real life in The Big Something Exhibition.  The reception will feature a live DJ, story-telling booth, arcade games, and glimpse into a forgotten Pikes Peak history.

KIDS & ART | Trick 'R Treat at the Museum
Wed., 10/31 | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Free museum admission at Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
Explore and exhibitions and complete a scavenger hunt, complete with a special treat at the end. Wear your Halloween costume and sign up for their raffle as well.

...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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