January 4, 2017
Things TO DO In Colorado Springs in January!
Happy New Year, everyone! Now that we’ve eaten our holiday meals, opened gifts from loved ones and celebrated the end of another year – it is time to start planning fun for 2017. With so many incredible options for getting out and enjoying our lovely city, we’ve put just a few options together for you to consider!
- Are you looking for a fun night out with the kids? Well, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center has just the thing…Shrek the Musical from now through January 8th! About the play: Nominated for 9 Tony Awards! The most famous ogre of all time arrives for the holidays in this hilarious spectacle based on the Oscar-winning smash hit film. Shrek The Musical follows this beloved, unlikely hero and his wisecracking, best friend Donkey on a journey of a lifetime to rescue a feisty, headstrong princess. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with attitude, and more than a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and Shrek must learn to see the true hero within to succeed. The sidesplitting tale brings all of the beloved characters from the film to life on stage with all new jokes by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire, and songs from Jeanine Tesori (Tony Award-winning composer of Fun Home). Irreverent fun for the whole family, Shrek proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre.
- How about learning a new and unique outdoor sport? One that our friends to the north have been playing for generations… CURLING! On Jan. 13, The Broadmoor Curling Club will host a “learn to curl event”. Come find out why curling is the fastest growing winter sport in the U.S.! Click HERE for more information.
- Do you like FREE?? Are you into arts and crafts? Here is an interesting item to consider if you are looking for a new way to express your artsy side! How to Make A Book! From the host: In this one-day class, Jan. 13, students will join instructor Kim Herrington as she guides the class in creating their own blank books, using the Japanese stab binding method.
- Lastly, how about a little music and culture to kick off the New Year? What better way than enjoying the brilliance of Beethoven? Once again, The Pikes Peak Center brings our wonderful city some amazing entertainment. To learn more about performances of Beethoven’s work, just click HERE.