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On the Calendar: Southern Colorado, February 2020

Stories Robyn Griggs Lawrence
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Move your body and soothe your soul with events for artists, athletes, and aficionados. This month in SoCo, you can run a half marathon, toast to the jazz age, or celebrate Mardi Gras.

Small Mouth Sounds

Now through Feb. 16
Ent Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs

uccspresents.org
This play takes place at a silent yoga retreat and features “some strong language, nudity, and lots of silence.”


Mt. Carmel Wellness Expo

Feb. 1
Mt. Carmel, Trinidad

mtcarmelcenter.org


Blue Hands Festival

Feb. 1
Manitou Art Center, Manitou Springs

textileswest.org/dye-and-paint
Learn indigo dyeing techniques, including shibori, at this workshop presented by Textiles West.


2020 Super Half Marathon & Game Day 5K

Feb. 2
Downtown Colorado Springs

bit.ly/37YeYOf


Valentine’s Day Cards Event

Feb. 3
Library 21c, Colorado Springs

ppld.org/library-21c
Make Valentine’s Day cards for a local nursing home.


Climate Change: Food for Thought

Feb. 4 & 5
The Heritage School at Trinidad State, Trinidad

trinidadstate.edu
In this two-day lunch-hour Food for Thought presentation, University of New Mexico PhD student Kevin Fotso covers why climate change is happening and what to expect.


Artist’s Salon

Feb. 4, 11 & 18
Anita Maria Fine Art, Colorado Springs

anitamariefineart.com


The Buffalo Ruckus

Feb. 6
The Gold Room, Colorado Springs

goldroomlive.com
Veterans and their families are invited to this free workshop led by Pikes Peak Community College English professor and Air Force veteran Cindy Skaggs


Expressive Writing Workshops for Veterans

Feb. 7
Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center, Colorado Springs

coloradohumanities.org


Cripple Creek Ice Festival

Feb. 8–16
Cripple Creek

visitcripplecreek.com/event/ice-fest
The 13th annual event features spectacular ice sculptures (some climbable), an ice slide, and vendors.


Pikes Peak Writers: Write Drunk, Edit Sober

Feb. 12
Bar K, Colorado Springs

pikespeakwriters.com


Monte Carlo Masquerade Gala

Feb. 14
Hotel Eleganté Conference & Event Center, Colorado Springs

cschorale.org


Silent Film Soiree: Roaring ’20s Costume Party

Feb. 14
Pioneers Museum, Colorado Springs

cspm.org


Spirit of Prohibition

Feb. 14–15
Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts, Colorado Springs

csphilharmonic.org


Float Your Love

Feb. 15
SunWater Spa, Manitou Springs

sunwellness.net
This two-hour guided Aqua Cranial partner workshop allows couples to connect intimately while immersed in a saline therapy pool.


Red Not Chili Peppers

Feb. 15
Brues Alehouse, Pueblo

bruesalehouse.com


Space After Dark: Science Riot

Feb. 21
Space Foundation Discovery Center, Colorado Springs

discoverspace.org
Join scientists- turned-comedians for a hilarious night of standup about the nuances of their work.


Patti Mack Mardi Gras Party

Feb. 21
Stargazers Theatre & Event Center, Colorado Springs

stargazerstheatre.com


Goodnight Barn Invitational Art Show

Feb. 22
Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, Pueblo

bit.ly/2TibF0e


Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo Cook-Off and Carnival Parade

Feb. 22
Soda Springs Park, Manitou Springs

manitousprings.org


7th Annual Black History Program

Feb. 23
Stargazers Theatre & Event Center, Colorado Springs

stargazerstheatre.com


Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Feb. 25–26
Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts, Colorado Springs

colorado-springs-theater.com


Sam Bush

Feb. 28
Ent Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs

uccspresents.org
Sam Bush has been rocking his fusion of jazz, rock, blues, and funk for more than 30 years.


Accessing Clean Water: The PFAs Story in El Paso County

Feb. 28
The Margarita at Pine Creek, Colorado Springs

@PikesPeakEnvironmentalForum


Trashin’ Fashion Show

Feb. 29
Art Cartopia Museum, Trinidad
artcartopia.com
In this wacky trash-inspired fashion show, models will walk the runway in outfits crafted from upcycled and recycled materials.

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