Oct 5, 2012

...In the Community (Oct 4-18)

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.

Jerry Vigil's catrina. This is an example of his
muertos art, he also makes santos figurines
 (image source).

SHOP | Pinon Valley Elem. PTO Used Book Sale 
Fri., 10/5 | 2 - 4 p.m.
Free at Pinon Valley Elementary School
Books of all genres (beyond just the elementary reading level!) will go on sale for a total steal! Hardbacks are only $1; paperbacks are 50 cents. The sale will take place in the school gym.

ART | scenes from a dream: dream figures / fellow dreamers
10/5-10/28 | Fri.-Sun. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
At The Bridge Gallery 
The photography-exclusive exhibition is loosely centered around the philosophical, psychological, or spiritual theme of dreaming. 

NATURE | Rainbow Falls History Walk
Sat., 10/6 | 10 - 11 a.m.
$3 ($2 Members) at Rainbow Falls Recreation Area — 719.520.6387 (call for reservations)
Enjoy the crisp days of fall with this informative nature walk through a historic park that was used as a Ute Pass tourist stop. 

LECTURE | Prologue: Sarah Ruhl

Mon., 10/8 | 7:30 p.m.
Free at Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater
No stranger to FAC Theatre, Sarah Ruhl was playwright of last season's Colorado premier of In the Next Room (Or the Vibrator Play) -- and she is back in the Springs for a free lecture by Theatreworks. This series includes lectures by playwrights, roundtable discussions and workshops.

LECTURE | Discussions on El Dia de los Muertos
Wed., 10/10 | 6 - 8 p.m.
Free at Cottonwood Center for the Arts
To build excitement for Colorado Springs' only celebration of the Day of the Dead, Cottonwood is hosting a Q&A with FAC Permanent Collection artist, and so-called "Dean of the Dead," Jerry Vigil. Also learn about opportunities to get involved with Day of the Dead celebrations.

MUSIC | Saxophonist Houston Person in Concert

Thurs., 10/11 | 7:30 p.m.
$20 ($15 KRCC Members. $25 at door) at Colorado College, Packard Hall
Jazz saxophonist Houston Person is 79 and still actively touring, after releasing a studio album entitled "So Nice" in 2011. Backing Pearson will be two instructors from University of Colorado at Boulder, Jeff Jenkins on piano and Paul Romaine on drums; and University of Denver instructor, Ken Walker on bass. Above is a video of a live New York performance by Person.

...In the Community runs on the first and third Thursdays of each month on the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Blog. 
Rainbow Falls in Manitou Springs (image source).

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