Happenings

June 5-26: Great Music at Front Range BBQ, 2330 W. Colorado Ave, 7:30 p.m.. There’s no cover charge to hear Woodshed Red on the 5th, The Tumbling Wheels (from New Orleans) on the 12th, Route 358 (bluegrass) on the 19th, and Second Hand Street Band on the 26th.

June 5-26: Hillside Gardens Summer Concerts, 1006 S. Institute St. Seniors pay $8 for 6:30-8:30 p.m. concert, (includes beverage of choice). The Psychedeligates play 60-70s Rock on 5th, John Wise and Tribe play New Orleans R&B on 12th, Davenports play Classic Rock on 19th, and Rawbert Beard plays 70-90s Rock on the 26th.  

June 12: Dating Your Vintage Photos. Learn to date photos at the Pikes Peak Genealogical Society meeting, 6 p.m. at Library 21C, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr. Guests are welcome.

June 12, 19 & 25: Hike the Summer Front Range. Learn how and where to begin day hiking close by. It is an incredibly healthy, low cost habit! Free lecture on the 12th 6:30pm at East Library; 19th 6:30pm at Monument Library; 25th 6:30pm at Cheyenne Mtn Library.

June 12-16: U.S. Roller Speed Skating Championships, starting 8am each day at Xfinity Sports Arena, 3325 Meadow Ridge Dr.

June 13: Charity Golf Tournament – Colorado State Assn of Health Underwriters will host this tournament that will benefit Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention, 8:30 a.m. at Pine Creek Golf Club, 9850 Divot Trail, register ($135) at: csahu.memberclicks.net (events)

June 14: Sunny Vista Art Show & Silent Auction. Artwork for sale, lots to bid on in the auction including a 65” TV, and food and drinks will be served. This fun event will be held 4-7 p.m. at 2445 E. Cache La Poudre. $5 Suggested Donation. Proceeds will help purchase Sunny Vista’s transport van.

June 14-15: Tusk: #1 Tribute to Fleetwood Mac. Stargazers Theatre, 10 S. Parkside Dr., 8 p.m. Tickets ($20+): 719.476.2200

June 14-15: June Jubilee kicks off summer with an outdoor marketplace of visual arts and handcrafted goods in downtown Colorado Spring, at Acacia Park, 11am-7pm. Live music plays while you shop for paintings, sculptures, glass work, photography, ceramics, woodwork and handcrafted goods.

June 15: Monument’s 140th Birthday Celebration!  From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Limbach Park in downtown Monument, hear live music by country band Latigo, buy lunch at Smokey the Pig BBQ, and shop at Covered Treasures Books and other stores.

June 15: Dancing With Finger Cymbals. Beginner belly dancing class, using rhythmic cymbals, at Yoga Studio Satya, 1581 York Rd, 2-4:30pm, $30; 719-203-4525.

June 16: Glenn Miller Orchestra, one performance only, 3 p.m. at Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade. Don’t miss the Chattanooga Choo Choo! For tickets ($40+) call 719-520-7469.

June 18: Glen Eyrie after General Palmer. Learn what happened after his death in 1909 – a history filled with colorful characters, natural disasters, and gold-digger schemes. Attend a free lecture 7 p.m. at CS Fire Station #19, 2490 Research Pkwy.

June 19 & 26: “Romeo et Juliette”, the opera will be performed at the Met and on the 26th Puccini’s “La Boheme” will be performed. See them live in HD at 1 p.m. with encore at 7 p.m. at Tinseltown, 1545 E. Cheyenne Mountain Rd. Seniors $11.50.

June 19: Colorado Springs Western Street Breakfast – for just $5 eat a delicious hot breakfast of pancakes, scrambled eggs, with coffee or juice, 5:30-9 a.m. at Pikes Peak Ave & Tejon Streets. The Flying W Wranglers and Exit West will play music and Sweetwater Native American Dancers will perform! It’s loads of fun and a fundraiser for local military and their families.

June 20: Vintage Game Night. Play games from the 1800’s to 1980’s like Jacks, Sorry, Nine Men’s Moris, Battleship, and Shoot the Moon from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St. Admission ($10-15) includes 1 drink and lots of snacks.

June 20-21: “Male Intellect: An Oxymoron?” a hilarious one-man tour de force, performed Thurs 7 p.m. and Fri 5:30 p.m. at Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. For tickets ($27.75) call 719-520-7469.

 June 22: Efficiency Expo Open House – Meet with water and energy efficiency experts to learn money-saving tips, tour gardens and have garden questions answered, 9am to 1pm, 2855 Mesa Rd. (No registration required.)

June 22: “Casablanca”.  Free admission 1 p.m. at Rockrimmon Library, 832 Village Center Dr. to see this ultimate in romantic film classics!

June 22-23: Donkey Derby Days has everything from donkey races to melodrama with olio or Western shootouts and ‘Kiss my Ass’ donkey kissing booth! It’s happening in Cripple Creek all day both days.

June 24: Coffee with a Cop. Meet with the friendly officers of El Paso County Sheriff’s office to talk about community matters or your safety concerns, 9 to 11 a.m. at The Residence at Village Green, 3455 Carefree Cir N. 444-7000.

June 24 & 26: “Bee Hotels – What’s all the Buzz about?” is a Horticultural Art Society class on designing and managing bee pollinator ‘hotels’ for your garden. Limited to only 15 persons, register ($10) at: hasgardens.org

June 26 -July 21: “Measure for Measure”. In a city that veers between lunatics and zealots, a corrupt official offers a young nun a chance to save her brother’s life in exchange for her body, raising questions around mercy, justice and how to wield power. Wed-Sun 7 p.m. at Rock Ledge Ranch, 3105 Gateway Rd. Reservations ($39.50+): 719-255-3232.

June 27: Moonlight on the Mountain. Lions, tigers and beers? Local musicians play as you dance the night away, sipping all-inclusive drinks and delicious eats, at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Rd. RSVP ($70.75+): 719-633-9925. All proceeds benefit the care of Zoo animals.

June 28: If you like tight vocal harmonies and classic rhythms, you’ll love the Little London Belles, a 1940’s style ladies trio, who will perform 7 p.m. at Jazz in the Garden, on June 28 on the grounds of Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 631 N. Tejon St. Picnics are welcome, lawn chairs are encouraged and beverages are available.

June 28: Homestead Ranch Concert in the Park. Bring your picnic, lawn chairs and at 6 p.m. enjoy the energetic music from the 101st Army Country Band and the 101st Army Rock Band, at Homestead Ranch Regional Park, 16444 Gollihar Rd., Peyton. The concert is free and open to the public.

June 28: Ghost Town Blues Band. Straight from headlining the blues stage at the Montreal Jazz Festival, this band will play at The Gold Room, 18 S. Nevada Ave., 7-11 p.m. $15-$25. Doors open at 6.

June 28-29: Gently Used Book Sale, 10am to 3pm, at Ute Pass Library, 8010 Severy Rd., Cascade. Cost is $5 per bag of books and all proceeds will benefit the library’s children’s and adult programs.

June 28-30: Freedom Fest is presented by U.S. Army Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation at Iron Horse Park, 6561 Sheridan Ave. at Ft. Carson, Fri. & Sat. 2 to 10:30 p.m. and Sun. 11am-4pm. Carnival rides, outdoor concerts, glow run, games, sand volleyball, food vendors and fireworks. The festival is free to attend but some activities may have ticket price. General public wishing to enter on 30th must be escorted by DOD ID card holder or obtain a day pass at security office by the main gate off of CO Hwy 115-S. Event info: carsonmwr.web@gmail.com

June 29: C.S. Lewis – The Most Reluctant Convert. Follow his life experiences that led Lewis from debunker to one of the most vibrant Christian intellectuals of our time, 4 p.m. performance at Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. For tickets ($44.25+) call 719-520-7469.

June 29: Adult After-Prom Dance Party. It’s a benefit 4 Colorado Kids to support teachers and ensure kids reach academic success. Flash back to the best night of high school, from 7-10 p.m., at Ivywild School Auditorium, 1604 S. Cascade Ave. For tickets ($50) call: (719) 598-5555.

June 29: Mary Magdalene, a Blues Journey. Join First Strike Theatre and Blues Guests, as Mary Magdalene moves from tormented outsider to chosen teacher of good news blues. Donations encouraged. Call 719-471-3405 for concert location.

June 29: Rory Feek, one of Nashville’s world-class talents, will perform at Western Jubilee Warehouse Theater, 433 E. Cucharras St., at 7:30 p.m. RSVP for tickets ($25) to this private concert: (719) 635-7776.

June 30: Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Fans can cheer on their favorite drivers and riders from designated areas along the course on practice days (25-28th) and on Race Day during the famous “Race to the Clouds”. For additional information: http://www.ppihc.org