Happenings

Through Feb. 10: “American Prom,” from award-winning playwright Idris Goodwin, is yours to enjoy at Ent Center, 5225 N. Nevada, performed by UCCS Theatrework’s cast. For tickets ($38.50+) call 255-3232.

Through Feb. 9: Neil Simon’s “Rumors” – see 4 couples experience a severe attack of Farce at the Funky Little Theater Company, 1367 Pecan St.,7:30 p.m. Thurs-Sat. For tickets ($15+) call 719-471-4462.

Through All Feb.: Free Tax Preparation Help by IRS certified AARP volunteers at 9 locations in Colorado Springs. For the Tax Aide Site nearest you call 888-227-7669 or check aarp.org/FindTaxHelp.

Feb. 1-22: Birthday Suit. Local artist Kelly Gilleran will display a vibrant, humorous collection that focuses on vintage inspired food and pin-ups, at The Modbo, 17-C E. Bijou, Free: Tues-Thur 10-3; Fri 1-6.

Feb. 2, 6 & 9: Bizet’s “Carmen”, will be performed at the Met and you can see it live in HD 10:55 a.m. on the 2nd with encores on 6th and 9th on big screens at Tinseltown (1545 E Cheyenne Mountain Road), Cinemark (3305 Cinema Point) or Regal (1120 Interquest Pkwy). Tickets are $27+.

Feb. 3: Rossini’s ‘Stabat Mater’ will be performed at First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. at 11:45 a.m. A free will offering with be taken.

Feb. 5 & 19: High Altitude Gardening, 5 p.m. on 5th, 10 a.m. on 19th. Make best plant selection to handle wildlife and wild weather. Classes are free at Tri-Lakes Chamber, 166-2nd St., Monument, but you must pre-register at signupgenius.com or 719-481-3282.

Feb. 5: “On the Road with the Migrant Caravan”. Journalist Alice Driver will speak at CC’s Gaylord Hall, 902 N. Cascade Ave, about her on-the-ground reporting from inside the migrant caravan and about the border. Free to the public at 7 p.m.

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There are free shows at Front Range BBQ, 2330 W. Colorado Ave., Wednesdays at 7 p.m. During the month of February, CountyWide brings high-energy bluegrass on the 6th; Willie Bean Bluegrass (shown above) will play gospel and traditional bluegrass on the 13th; Out of Nowhere, a local bluegrass band, will perform on the 20th; and Easy Morning Rebel will play classic rock and jazz on the 27th.

Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28: Teller County VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance). Free confidential tax service, 12:30-5 p.m. at Woodland Park Library on Thursdays, or Aspen Mine Center in Cripple Creek on Saturdays. To see if you qualify: ColoradoVITA.org or call 719-229-9868.

Feb. 7-24: “Anna of the Tropics”, is a poignant play set in 1929 Florida at a Cuban-American cigar factory, performed Wed-Sun at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. For tickets ($20+) call 719-634-5583.

Feb. 7 – Apr 11: NAMI Peer-to-Peer are recovery-focused classes, Thursdays 6:30-8:30 p.m., to support adults who want to maintain wellness after a diagnosis of mental illness. The 10-week program is free but registration is required: 719-473-8477. Location is provided upon registration.

Feb. 7-23: “Murder of the Heart” will showcase an audience full of suspects along with a thousand laughs! Thurs-Sat 7:30 and Sundays 2 p.m. at Millibo Art Theatre, 1626 S. Tejon. For tickets ($18+) call 719-465-6321.

Feb. 7: Aging Gracefully, Aging Gratefully. People of all faiths are invited, using prayer, music, easy movement, and shared experiences to age gracefully no matter what our limitations may be. Register ($45) with Benet Hill Monastery, 633-0655 x132. It’s 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 3190 Benet Ln. and lunch is included.

Feb. 8: Coffee with a Cop is an informal gathering with friendly officers of El Paso County Sheriff’s office, to have relaxed conversations about community matters or your safety concerns, 2-4 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center, 530 Communications Circle. For questions call 719-444-7000.

Feb. 8: Science Riot makes for a special Valentine’s Day as STEM scientists-turned-comedians explain the mysteries of love, at Ivywild School, 1604 S. Cascade Ave., 7:30 p.m. For tickets ($14) call 368-6100.

Feb. 8-9: “The Wonderful Music of Oz.” Follow the yellow brick road and over the rainbow to the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave, at 7:30 p.m. For tickets ($35+) call 719-520-7469.

Feb. 8-10 & 15-17: Super Heroes in Ice is the theme of this year’s Cripple Creek Ice Festival. This spectacular event over 2 weekends will feature interactive sculptures, an ice slide and maze, along with street vendors and an ice bar with liquor luge. Enjoy it all along Bennett Avenue.

Feb. 9: Valentines Day Sale is from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Bargain Box Thrift Store, 405 S. Nevada. All jewelry, purses, scarves, hats, gloves etc. are 50 percent off their already low prices. Proceeds benefit Assistance League’s programs for local families.

Feb. 9: Bighorn Sheep Day. See our state mammal in its natural habitat, look for bighorns through high-power telescopes, or take the free shuttle to offsite viewing area at Mesa Road. It’s all free 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Garden of the Gods Visitor Center, 1805 N. 30th St.

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Snowshoeing and Snow Science for Active Adults. Join a Bear Creek Naturalist as they lead a snowshoe hike allowing you to take in the beauty of the woods in winter and explore the science behind the snow on Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to Noon. You will meet at Dome Rock State Wildlife Area, 56 Rampart Circle, Florissant. Prepaid registration is required – call 719-520-6387.

Feb. 9: Heartsaver CPR / First Aid Training, will be an 8-hour class starting 8 a.m. (bring sack lunch) at Tri-Lakes United Methodist Church, 20256 Royal Troon Dr., Monument. It’s taught by Carley Lehman, instructor of EMT classes at PPCC. To register, call 719-339-7831.

Feb. 10: Second Sunday Jazz Affair. The Mississippi Mudders, a Dixieland sextet, will play authentic New Orleans style jazz, at Olympian Plaza Center, 975 S. Union Blvd, 1-4 p.m. Tickets at the door: $15.

Feb. 10: A Patriotic Celebration Concert pays tribute to all branches of the U.S. Military with choir, orchestra and honored guest narrator, Brigadier Gen. Robert Titus (Ret.). Starting at 3 p.m., this free event will be held at First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave.

Feb. 10: “Movie House Music.” A Stick, A Pick, A Chick & Friends plays 2:30-4 p.m. at Gold Hill Theater, 615 Midland Ave., Woodland Park. $16 for Movie, music & beverage. 719-687-2210.

Feb. 10: Immigration and the Arts – a town hall panel on the theatrical contributions from immigrant communities, and on critical topics in Southern Colorado, at the Ent Center, 5225 N. Nevada Ave. 2:30 p.m. Free to the public.

Feb. 11: US Air Force Academy Band’s Stellar Brass will give a free concert at Widefield High School, 615 Widefield Dr. at 7 p.m. From Americana music to patriotic favorites, this six-piece ensemble is sure to delight you!

Feb. 11: Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt will bring storytelling along with Texas-based music the fuses country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues. They’ll be at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., at 7:30. For tickets ($46.75+) call 719-520-7469.

Feb. 12-13: ‘Evita’. Presented by Broadway at Pikes Peak, Evita combines the story of Argentina’s First Lady with Latin music, pop, jazz and musical theater, at Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade, 7:30 p.m. For tickets ($35+) call 719-520-7469.

Feb. 13-17: Miramount Castle Valentines High Tea in the Queen’s Parlour TeaRoom. Built in the 1890s, the Castle at 9 Capitol Hill Ave. in Manitou Springs is thee best place for tea! Two seatings each day at 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. Reservations required ($35+): 719-884-4109.

Feb. 13: David Dorfman Dance: AroundTown. Through dance, music, text and visuals, examine the unique notions of love, at 7 p.m. in the Ent Center, 5225 N. Nevada Ave. For tickets ($27.50) call 719-255-3232.

Feb. 13: Emmet Cahill Live in Monument. The award-winning Irish tenor and Celtic Thunder principal singer will perform Irish classics, Broadway standards and nostalgic favorites, 7 p.m. at The Church at Woodmoor, 18125 Furrow Road. For tickets ($30) call 719-488-3200.

Feb. 13: CC Professor Emeritus Carlton Gamer’s 90th Birthday Concert highlighted by his compositions, 7:30 p.m. at Packard Performance Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre. Free to the Public.

Feb. 14: “Blockchain: How Could it Change Your Life?” UCCS Professor Bill Ayen will lecture on blockchain, a new technology, at UCCS University Center, Rm 116, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy at 9:30 a.m. Call 719-574-1449 re: free parking.

Feb. 14-16: “One Bad Apple or As the Worm Turns” is the latest melodrama from Iron Springs Chateau, 6-10 p.m., 444 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs. For dinner &/or show reservations: 719-685-5104.

Feb. 15: Rotary Wine and Beer Tasting. The Rotary Club of North Colorado Springs is holding its eighth annual event at Boulder Street Gallery, 206 N. Tejon, 5:30-7:30 p.m. as a fundraiser for the Dictionary Project. Tickets ($35) are available Through the 14th: 719-440-5022.

Feb. 15: Rocky Mountain Brewing Symposium, is the only conference designed by brewers, for brewers! It will be held 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at UCCS Berger Hall, 1420 Austin Bluffs. Cost to attend: $99 (breakfast & lunch included). 719-255-4552.

Feb. 16: Sweetheart Ball, 4:30-10 p.m. at Shining Mountain Golf Course, Woodland Park, offers a gourmet dinner, dancing to live music, silent & live auctions – all to help the needy of Teller County. RSVP ($65) by 2/5: 719-687-7273.

Feb. 16: “Yesterday: The Beatles Tribute.” Legends in concert will perform as John, Paul, George and Ringo did, at Stargazers Theatre, 10 S. Parkside, at 8 p.m. For tickets ($20+) call 719-476-2200.

Feb. 16: Valentine’s Tango & Desserts. A beginners’ dance class is followed by delicious chocolate tastings at 6:45 p.m., Cacao Chemistry, 109 N. Tejon St. Reservations ($40+): 719-445-9470.

Feb. 16: Bear Creek Wine Tasting & Wine Awards, 7-9 p.m. at Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Rd. Sample wines, enjoy light appetizers and mingle with wine lovers. Pre-register ($20) 719-520-6977 or elpasoco.com.

Feb. 17&20: “My Fair Lady” starring Audrey Hepburn, on the big screen once again, shown 2 or 7 p.m. at Tinseltown (1545 E. Cheyenne Mountain Road), Cinemark (3305 Cinema Pt) or Regal (1120 Interquest Parkway) Theaters.

Feb. 19: “The Seven Year Itch” (1934) starring Marilyn Monroe will be shown at Senior Classic Movies, 10 a.m. at Gold Hills Theatre, 615 W. Midland Ave. in Woodland Park. $5.75 includes the movie, popcorn and soda or coffee.

Feb. 19: Comedy Night with Adrianne Chalepah. It’s a free (with ticket) comedy show by one very funny Native American entertainer from Anadarko, Oklahoma. See her live 7 p.m. at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. 719-634-5583.

Feb. 19: Gumbo & Jambalaya – It’s a class straight from the bayou. Learn to make chicken and andouille gumbo, crab and shrimp gumbo and French quarter jambalaya at Gather Food Studio, 2015 W. Colorado Ave., 11am-1pm. Register ($55): 719-308-2992.

Feb. 19: Outpouring. John Wolf, former Air Force Intelligence Officer, will speak on Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s rise to power and how China’s future will affect us. Sponsored by Tri-Lakes United Methodist Church and held at Pikes Peak Brewery, 1756 Lake Woodmoor Dr. at 7 p.m. Free to the public; food & drinks available for purchase.

Feb. 21: Genealogy One Step Beyond. Discover your ancestral past – where to start, how to proceed. The class is 2 p.m., free at High Prairie Library, 7035 Meridian Road in Peyton.

Feb. 22: Monte Carlo Masquerade Gala. It’s an evening of glamour, costumes and masks that will benefit the Colorado Springs Chorale, 6-10 p.m. at Antlers Hotel, 4 S. Cascade Ave. Tickets are $80 and include dinner and casino games. RSVP: 719-634-3737.

Feb. 22, 23&28 and Mar 1-2: “Fond Farewell” is a play starting with a funeral for wealthy Benjamin Fullman followed by 3 wives making claims on his estate! A Fountain Theater production, 326 W. Alabama, Fountain at 6:30 p.m. Seniors ($8) tickets at Fountain Valley Newspaper, 713 Dale St.

Feb. 22: A Portrayal of Maya Angelou to teach how she wrote and why and to reflect on her philosophies, 6 p.m. at Pioneer Museum, 215 S. Tejon St. Register in advance ($5): 719-385-5990.

Feb. 22: “Pink Boots & a Machete” is the story of wildlife correspondent Mireya Mayor who will share stories, images, film clips of her adventures, 7 p.m. at the Ent Center, 5225 N. Nevada. Cost ($27.50+): events.uccs.edu.

Feb. 22-24: Colorado Springs Sportsman & Boat Expo. Fri 2-7, Sat 10-6, Sun 11-4 at Colo. Springs Events Center, 3960 Palmer Park Blvd. Adults $7.50 at the door.

Feb. 23: “A Raisin in the Sun” starring Sidney Poitier will be shown free at Rockrimmon Library, 832 Village Center Dr. at 1 p.m. Snacks and drinks provided.

Feb. 23: Julia Archibald Holmes, hear the story of her 1858 climb of Pikes Peak re-creation at Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Peppergrass Ln., Fountain at 10 a.m. Prepaid reservations ($4) required: 520-6745.

Feb. 23: Rainbow Falls Winter Waterfall Viewing, is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at historic site, 1360 Serpentine Dr., Manitou Springs. For a striking new perspective in winter meet at the entrance (cost $1).

Feb. 23: Native American Tales. Come hear Native American tales from Rose Red Elk. Stories are the blend of medicine stories, spiritual in nature and she’ll teach you to sing “Keepers of the Earth.” It’s free at High Prairie Library, 7035 Meridian Road, Peyton but pre-registration is required: 719-260-3650.

Feb. 27: How Big is Space? It’s an evening of looking to the stars and discovering the wonders of the universe. Free for outdoor telescope viewing 6-8 p.m. or ½ price admission to Space Foundation Discovery Center, 4425 Arrowswest Dr. 576-8000.

March 1: Mardi Gras Dance Party will feature 6035, a rock classic tribute band, with music of Led Zeppelin to the Foo Fighters, starting 8 p.m at Stargazers Theatre, 10 S. Parkside Dr. And it’s free!

March 2-3: Rachmaninoff Third Symphony. There will be performances of this symphony as well as Saint-Saens Piano Concerto No. 2 on Sat. at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave, at 7:30 p.m. For tickets ($35+) call 719-520-7469.

March 5-6: Banff Mountain Film Festival 2019, will let you experience remote journeys, ground-breaking expeditions and work to protect our beautiful environment and playgrounds. Event will be held 7 p.m. at Stargazers, 10 S. Parkside, but get tickets Through Mountain Chalet ($17.50) at mtnchalet.com.