Posted: February 8, 2023
We’ve put together a list of some of the must-see smaller events going on around the Pikes Peak Region this spring!
History Stroll: Women's Voices, Women's Lives - March 11, 18, 25, 2023
This Women’s History Month, join a knowledgeable guide from the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum for this 1-mile downtown stroll. What did suffrage mean to the lives of women in the Pikes Peak Region? By examining the historic working-class neighborhood of south downtown, we will discover women’s stories of work, activism and philanthropy. Learn how the 19th Amendment paved the way for women to actively advocate for themselves, their families and their community.
Lecture Series: The Women Ferry Pilots of WWII - March 11, 2023
Join journalist and author, Sarah Byrn Rickman for a screening and discussion of her film Six WAFS Up Close and Personal. The film focuses on six women – “top-notch pilots all” – who tell their stories and experiences flying Army aircraft, from the smallest training planes to the big powerful fighter aircraft of World War II. Squadron commander BJ Erickson explains why the women were needed and what qualifications they had to have and each woman tells her story. Following the film screening, the audience is invited to patriciate in a Q&A with the presenter. The program will conclude with a book sale and signing in the Museum Store.
One-Man Theater Performance of The Great Divorce - March 17 & 18, 2023
C.S. Lewis' classic literature, The Great Divorce, is brought to life by the nationally acclaimed Anthony Lawton in a one man performance. Set in the grandeur of the Great Hall in the Castle, this nationally acclaimed performance will be unforgettable! Enjoy an evening of entertainment, profound insight from C.S. Lewis' Great Divorce and surprising humor.
Northern Colorado Hemp Expo - March 29-31, 2023
The 9th Annual NoCo Hemp Expo is headed south for 2023 taking place at one of Colorado’s most legendary and historic resorts, The Broadmoor. For everyone with an interest in the business of hemp — from agriculturalists to investors, from entrepreneurs to product innovators, from retailers to researchers, and from advocates to the hemp and cannabis curious — the NoCo Hemp Expo offers a “full spectrum” of premium conference tracks to benefit you and your business.
In the Heights - March 2-April 2, 2023
Presented by Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College. From the creator and star of Hamilton comes Lin-Manuel Miranda’s first Tony Award-winning musical, a love-letter to the community in upper Manhattan where he still lives. In The Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams, and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind.
Black Panther in Concert - April 14-15, 2023
In this live-cinema event, relive the excitement of T’Challa becoming king and battling Killmonger accompanied LIVE by the Colorado Springs Philharmonic performing Ludwig Göransson’s Oscar-winning score.
Anastasia the Musical - April 17-19, 2023
Presented by the Pikes Peak Center in Colorado Springs. This dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family.
Little Shop of Horrors - April 28-30, 2023
Making its return to The Colorado Springs School stage for the first time since 2002 (and 1996), "Little Shop of Horrors" – with book and lyrics by Howard Ashman and music by Alan Menken – is a gleefully gruesome musical about Seymour, a poor florist's assistant, who allows his craving for fame and fortune to seduce him into playing nursemaid to a man-eating plant from another galaxy. Goings on surrounding the growing plant's demand for more are accompanied by witty parodies of '60s music (a tribute to The Colorado Springs School's milestone 60th year). Between bites, the carnivorous Audrey II brings down the house singing rhythm and blues à la Otis Reading or James Brown!
Pikes Peak Birding & Nature Festival - May 18-21, 2023
As the Pikes Peak Birding and Nature Festival heads into the 8th year of the festival, birders can look forward to another amazing array of bird species. The festival motto is “prairie to peak” and it lives up to that billing. Spring migration along Colorado’s Front Range is often full of surprises and the festival weekend is peak migration time. The Pikes Peak region has much to offer, with the short-grass prairie rising to meet the forested foothills and deep canyons of the southern Front Range, and rich, riparian forests providing for countless birds, insects, and other wildlife.
An Evening with Richard "Goose" Gossage - May 19, 2023
If you love Rodeo AND Baseball, you will not want to miss this evening of intimate conversation with Baseball Hall of Fame inductee and record setting athlete, Richard "Goose" Gossage. Listen to Richard as he tells about his baseball experiences, world series games, and his love for rodeo and cowboys. This evening will benefit the ProRodeo Hall of Fame Children’s Educational Programming. Also included in the evening: Live Auction, Dinner, Dessert & Cocktails.