Through March 4: “The Totalitarians.” It’s election season in Nebraska. Speechwriter Francine is recruited by candidate Penny who talks a lot but says little. See this raucus dark comedy at Springs Ensemble Theater, Thurs-Sat 7:30 and Sundays at 4. Tickets are $25 (suggested donation) and seating is first come, first serve. 1903 E. Cache La Poudre, 719-357-3080.

Through March 4: “Trouble in Tahiti” is a charming opera by Leonard Bernstein that takes place in any American city and its suburbs and is presented by Theatreworks at Ent Center for the Arts, 5225 N. Nevada Ave., Fri-Sat 7:30 or Sunday 4 p.m. Tickets $37+. For reservations call 255-3232.

March 2-10: “One Wife Too Many” is a play about James Holden, a TV star just back from a honeymoon with his 4th wife. And one by one his previous wives appear back into his life! A Fountain Community Theater production, Fri-Sat 6:30 p.m. and at 2 p.m. on March 3, 326 W. Alabama Ave. in Fountain. Seniors/military $8+. (719) 233-5192.

March 4: Tri Lakes Bazaar. Shop Local! Crafts, jewelry, homeopathic, food and so much more for sale 12-4pm at Arlene’s Beans, 366-2nd St. in Monument.

March 4&7: “The Godfather” (1972) starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino, will be back on the big screen 2 and 5 p.m. at ICON Cinema, 1818 Spring Water Pl. (719) 722-2435.

March 6: “The Dirty Dozen” (1967) starring Lee Marvin, will be shown at Senior Classic Movies, 10 a.m. at Gold Hills Theatre, 615 W. Midland Ave. in Woodland Park. $5.50 includes popcorn and a soda or coffee.

March 8: Manitou Springs Wine Walk. Swirl Wine Bar, D’Vine Wine and Mona Lisa Wine Cellar will each be serving pours of their premium wines 6-8:30 p.m. Along with wine will be light appetizers. Start your tour at any of the 3 wine bars. Cost: $45. Tickets are for sale at 354 Manitou Ave or at Eventbrite.com

March 9: The Cody Sisters blend old time, swing, gypsy jazz, folk, jazz and modern bluegrass with soft harmonies. Paul McCann will open. Baked goods and beverages available for purchase, 7-10 p.m. Black Forest Community Center, 12530 Black Forest Rd. $5-10 general admission.

March 9: “The Student Body” is a true underdog story of two brave girls who take a stand against government intrusion and hypocrisy while finding what’s true about childhood obesity. Partnering with the Rocky Mountain Film Institute, the Sisters of Benet Hill Monastery will show the film for free at 6:30 p.m. but you do need to pre-register at benethillmonastery.org or call 633-0655.


First Strike Theatre struts its stuff in “RAWtools Spring Collection – Tools in Bloom,” Sunday, March 11, 4 p.m. at the Tim Gill Center, 315 E. Costilla St. RAWtools performers are (back row, from left): Bruce Kuhns, Buck Buchanan, Bruce Carter and Loring Wirbel. In front row, from left are Mary Sprunger-Froese and Amour Radcliffe. With song and shtick, they will salute tools that transform boom to bloom! Before and after the show, you can buy lots of their coffee mugs, t-shirts, hand tools, heart and olive leaf necklaces. Refreshments will be served and the show is free and open to everyone.

March 10: Jo Koy’s Break the Mold Tour. Jo Koy is a Las Vegas comedian who sells out clubs and theaters, drawing humor from his family, especially his son. Show starts 7 p.m. at Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. For tickets: 888-929-7849.

March 10: Woodland Park Winter Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland Ave. Shop for crafts and foods like natural meats, cheeses, eggs, canned goods, all kinds of baked goods, breads, and candies.

March 10: Great Romantic Serenades by Brahms, Dvorak and Strauss will be performed at the Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave., at 7 p.m. Seniors & Military $20.  (719) 633-3649.

March 10: Walk-With-A-Doc. Walking is the best thing you can do to live a long, high-quality life. Come take a 1-hour beginner-level walk with a Centura Health Group primary care doctor. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Look for “Walk-with-a-Doc” sign at Cheyenne Mountain State Park, across from Ft. Carson entrance, starting 9 a.m. It’s free. For more info call 719-776-5000.

March 10: Annual Pet Vaccination Clinic. Once a year the Cascade Volunteer Fire Dept. hosts this clinic 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 8015 Severy Ave. in Cascade.

Through March 11: “Oklahoma” an intimate, smaller scale production of the famous Rodgers and Hammerstein musical will be performed at Ent Center for the Arts, 5225 N. Nevada Ave. For tickets call 255-3232 or UCCSpresents.org

March 10: Mountain Eire Irish Dancers will be performing 10:30 a.m. at the Florissant Public Library and at 2:30 p.m. at the Woodland Park Library, 218 E. Midland Ave. It will be fun, entertaining and free!

March 10: Spotlight on Local Authors, T.J. Baumgardner, Kevin Ikenberry, Laurence MacNaughton, Steve Ruskin, and Diane Sawatzki. 1-3 p.m. at Covered Treasures Bookstore, 105 Second St., Monument. Refreshments will be served.

March 10-11: 28th Annual Super Show & Swap Meet is Southern Colorado’s biggest indoor motorcycle and custom car show and swap meet, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Altered Reality Event Center, 3960 Palmer Park Blvd. Live music, indoor beer garden and huge charity auction. Seniors/veterans $12. (719) 487-8005.

March 10&14: Rossini’s Semiramide  is a tragic opera that takes place in Ancient Babylon – performed by the Metropolitan Opera (on the big screen). See it Live on March 10 or Encore on the 14th at 10:45 a.m. Tickets are a bargain ($27) at Cinemark Theater (3305 Cinema Pt. near Powers & Carefree) and at Tinseltown Theater (1545 E. Cheyenne Mtn Blvd).

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What better place for a murder mystery than Briarhurst Manor Estate? Their St. Patty’s Day Murder Mystery starts at 5 p.m., a fantastic five course dinner starts promptly at 6 where their cast will entertain you in a private dining room followed by dessert and coffee during Theater in the Round while you try to solve the mystery. The entire evening, entertainment, dinner and dessert is a mere $99 per person. The manor is located at 404 Manitou Ave. in Manitou Springs. For reservations call 719-685-1864.

March 10-11: “First Baptist of Ivy Gap”.  During WWII a group of women gather at church to roll bandages and plan the church’s anniversary then 25 years later they reunite. With humor and pathos these very different women find comfort, forgiveness and redemption in one another. Fri-Sat. 7:30 p.m. and Sun. matinees at 2:30 p.m. Seniors/military $12. First Company Theater, 20 N. Nevada Ave.

March 11&14: “The Quiet Man” (1952) starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara, will be back on the big screen 2 and 5 p.m. at ICON Cinema, 1818 Spring Water Pl. (719) 722-2435.

March 11: Spotlight by Contemporary Dance Company in new works, solos, all with original choreography at Louisa Performing Arts Center, 21 Broadmoor Ave. at 4 p.m. Admission $15.

March 11: Irish Stew & Shepherd’s Pie Cook Off, a fundraiser for Pet Food Pantry of Teller County, will be held 2-5 p.m. at the Ute Pass Brewery, 209 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park. $10 Admission includes a 16 oz. house beer along with tastes of the stews and pies.

March 12: New Roses for 2018 is the theme of Pikes Peak Rose Society’s meeting, 6 p.m. at Fire Station #8, 3737 Airport Rd. For more details call Pat 322-8608 or go to pikespeakrosesociety.com

March 13&14: “A Chorus Line” is a stunning musical that won a Pulitzer along with 9 Tony awards. See it 7:30 p.m. at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade, for tickets ($38+) call 520-7469.

March 13: National MS Society Ribbon Cutting and Open House 4:30 p.m., 611 N. Weber St., Suite 101. The National MS Society exists so that those affected by MS can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks and restore what has been lost.

March 14: World Language and Culture Night at Manitou High School, 5-8 p.m. will celebrate student learning in Spanish, French and German with entertainment, performances, live music and foods from those countries. Free and open to the public. 401 El Monte Place, Manitou Springs.

March 14: Water-wise Gardening. Learn to to irrigate and garden making good design and water-wise decisions. Cassie Olgren will teach this 1.5 hour free class at Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce, 166 Second St., Monument. Pre-register: 884-8026. Drinks and snacks will be provided.

March 15: Sarah Chang, one of the foremost violinists of our time, will perform 7:30 p.m. at Ent Center for the Arts, 5225 N. Nevada Ave. for tickets ($24+) call 255-3232.

March 15 – May 24: Daddy’s Little Girls Healing Gathering is a free 10-week study for sexual abuse survivors, covering Linda Dillow’s book, Surprised by the Healer, designed to help restore abuse survivors to God’s abundant life. It will meet at Mountain Springs Church every Thursday 6-8 p.m., 7345 Adventure Way. For questions email Beryl Williams at: daddyslittlegirls@aol.com

March 16: Coffee With a Cop is an informal gathering with very approachable officers of El Paso County Sheriff’s Office to have relaxed conversations about community matters or your safety concerns, 10 a.m. at Wesley Owens, 1744 Woodmoor Dr. in Monument. .

March 16: Spring Rockfest at Stargazers. From 8-9:30 p.m. you can dance to the music of the Beatles, Genesis, The Cars, Doobie Brothers and Led Zeppelin played by Levi & Rifkin and Vinyl Lust. And it’s free! 10 S. Parkside Dr. – Doors open at 7.


March 17: Spotlight on Local Authors, Carmen Crowely, Annie Dawid, Jim Flynn, Dr. Lynn Schriner and Andria Williams. 1-3 p.m. at Covered Treasures Bookstore, 105 Second St., Monument. Refreshments will be served.

Mar 17: Jack Quinns on St Patty’s Day. Come in and find your ‘inner Irish’ while you raise a pint in honor of St. Patrick! 21 S. Tejon St. Downtown.

March 17: Pikes Peak Brewing turns St Patty’s holiday into an entire weekend of great food, fun and brews. Friday is 7 p.m. Mark’s Carnival Show and then a Leprechaun Look-Alike Contest. Saturday you can buy Scotch eggs and Reubens, 3 p.m. Celtic Steps Irish Dancers, 5 p.m. Pipers and Drummers and then music by Brian Clancy and Irish Row. 1756 Lake Woodmoor Dr., Monument

March 17: Organic Vegetable Gardening will be taught by Mike Estes from Rick’s Garden Center and from experienced Bear Creek Garden Assn gardeners. The class at Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Rd. is from 10am-Noon. To pre-register ($4) call 520-6387.

March 17: Woodland Park Saint Patrick’s Day Parade and Pub/Food Crawl, 12 Noon Henrietta St to Baldwin St. at Panther Way. After the parade, $5 buys you a Pub/Food Crawl card that gives you food and beverage discounts in town. 686-1325.

Before March 20: Upcoming Events. For your church, club or community group’s March events to be publicized in the next issue of Life after 50 please send details before March 20 to P.O. Box 50125, Colorado Springs, CO 80949 or call 719-418-2717.

March 18: Bach Celebration Concert will be presented at First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave, 3 p.m. Free will offering.

March 18: March Winter Indoor Market is at Cottonwood Center for the Arts where over 30 vendors will sell grass fed and organic meats, vegetables, eggs, canned goods and artisanal foods and unique handmade art, from 11am-2pm., 427 E. Colorado Avenue.


The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs has got to be one of the finest celebrations in this city. This year over 100 marching bands, floats, classic cars, bagpipers, firetrucks, clowns and leprechauns will help us celebrate the arrival of springtime! It all starts at Noon down N. Tejon Street. Come early to avoid parking problems and be sure to don your kilts and dye your hair green!

March 18&21: “Vertigo” Classic film at its best when Kim Novak and Jimmy Stewart star. See Hitchcock’s thriller on the big screen 2pm or 7pm at Cinemark Theater (3305 Cinema Pt) and Tinseltown (1545 E. Cheyenne Mtn Blvd).

March 20: “To Sir With Love” (1966) starring Sidney Poitier, will be shown at Senior Classic Movies, 10 a.m. at Gold Hills Theatre, 615 W. Midland Ave., Woodland Park. $5.50 includes popcorn & soda.

March 20: Chicago. From the signature sound of the horns and their vocalists singing classic songs, this band’s concerts are celebrations. See them one night only at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. at 7:30 p.m. For tickets ($57+) call 888-929-7849.

March 20-23: End of Season Bag Sale . Bargain Box Thrift Store, 405 S. Nevada Ave., is having a huge clearance sale Tues-Thurs. 10am-4pm, Fri. 10am-1pm. Pay just $7 for each large paper grocery bag you can fill to the brim. Everything must go! Proceeds benefit Assistance League of Colorado Springs philanthropic programs for families and children.

March 21: Armchair Boogie at Front Range BBQ. Hailing from Madison, Wisc., Armchair Boogie will bring their powerhouse bluegrass sound to the Springs! There’s no cover but it would be a crime if you don’t order brews and the best Cajun food in town! Music starts 7:30 p.m., 2330 W. Colorado Ave.

March 23: The Singing Quakers from Friends University will perform 7 p.m. at Pikes Peak Community College, 5675 S. Academy Blvd. Admission is free but please bring 2-3 non-perishable food items for the PPCC Student Food Pantry.

March 24: The Hazel Miller Band R&B Dance Party. So true that Hazel Miller’s music is stunning, moving and powerful. Whether it’s blues, jazz, pop or Gospel, her voice is charged with soul. How lucky that she’ll perform at Stargazers, 8 p.m., 10 S. Parkside Dr. Tickets just $20. (719) 476-2200.

March 24: Heritage Center Fundraiser Breakfast. The center’s mission is to collect, preserve, research and interpret the history and culture of Manitou Springs and the Pikes Peak region. This year the fundraiser features special Keithley Log Cabin District exhibit and will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (3 seatings) at Crystal Park Cantina, 178 Crystal Park Rd., Manitou Springs. Cost is $17.50. RSVP to 685-5089.

March 24: The League of Wives: Vietnam’s POW/MIA Allies & Advocates. This exhibit of documents, artifacts, oral histories and multimedia will open 10 a.m. at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St. Suggested donation $5. For opening day schedule: 385-5990.

March 24: Freely Flowing Restorative Yoga sessions are taught by local yoga instructor Leigh Spector and focus on restoring, relaxing and resolving clarity of both the body and mind. Just drop-in at 1 p.m. at Rockrimmon Library, 832 Village Center Dr. for a free class. All routines offer gentle poses, meditations, and movements, including alternative poses for beginners.

March 24: Mule Deer Foundation Banquet. The event will include an outstanding chicken or steak dinner with all the fixin’s, live auction, silent auction and raffles. $60 single/ $85 couple. Proceeds will assist mule deer habitat iimprovement projects in Teller, Park and Douglas Counties. RSVP to 351-0994.

March 27: USAFA Chamber Recital will open with Stravinsky’s Octet. The concert is free and open to the public at 7:30 p.m., Colorado College Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St.

March 27-29: Riverdance, an international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand, 7:30 p.m., Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. For tickets ($51.50+) call 477-2100.

March 29: Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s pioneering spirit has made them a favorite of dance fans across the American West. They will perform at 7:30 at Ent Center for the Arts, 5225 N. Nevada Ave. and for tickets ($24+) call 255-3232.

March 29: Laudato Si – Pope Francis Enlists St. Francis of Assisi to Understand Climate Change, a lecture by Professor Matthew Ashley of the University of Notre Dame. Free and open to the public 7 p.m. at CC’s Gaylord Cornerstone, 825 N. Cascade Ave.

March 31: Downtown Reggae Party at Spice Island Grill, 10 N. Sierra Madre, featuring Chinese Assassin and DJ Andy Flex. Starting at 9 p.m. the best of reggae. Admission is $10 at the door. 473-8280.

March 31 & April 4: Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte (means “women are like that”) is a comic opera with the theme of ‘fiancee swapping’. It is performed by the Metropolitan Opera (on the big screen), the finest voices in the world. See it Live on March 31 or Encore on April 4 at 10:45 a.m. Tickets are a bargain ($27) at Cinemark Theater (3305 Cinema Pt. near Powers & Carefree) and at Tinseltown Theater (1545 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd).