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30 W. Dale St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
(719) 634-5581

February 2019

Nora Naranjo Morse

Nora Naranjo Morse

February 23 - August 25
Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
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In her exploration of new sculptural techniques, Naranjo Morse’s artworks advance the trajectory of Indigenous artistic traditions. When shifting between materials from nan to metal and back to nan, she raises her own questions about cultural change. She challenges the expectations that Pueblo art must remain confined by a set of restrictions deemed traditional by an outside commercial force. Resisting the idea that cultural loss is probable or inevitable, Naranjo Morse offers an alternative: embrace traditional Indegenous knowledge as a solution to the…

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June 2019

World of Wearable Art

World of WearableArt™

June 22, 2019 - September 22, 2019
Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
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This year marks the 31st anniversary of the World of WearableArt™ (known as WOW®), New Zealand’s largest arts show. WOW® is an international design competition that attracts hundreds of entries, with an annual awards show that presents the finalist garments in a theatrical extravaganza that collides at the intersection of fashion and art.

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July 2019

Hand-build pottery

Hand-Built Pottery of the Southwest: Zuni Owl & Storybowl

July 23 @ 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until July 30, 2019

Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
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The Fine Arts Center has one of the finest collections of U.S. Southwest art. While learning basic hand building and decorating skills, we will make, decorate, and glaze a Zuni owl and a Storybowl. We’ll visit the FAC’s collection to inspire our work. Ages 6-9

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Plein Air Painting

Plein Air Painting: Keep it Simple

July 24 @ 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Wednesday, repeating until July 31, 2019

Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
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The key to painting outdoors, or en plein air, is to simplify! This will be our mantra for the class. Some of the most important work begins even before the brush touches the canvas. How do I simplify what I see? Why do I want to paint this scene? How do I start? How do I decide what is important and what is not? These important questions and more will be addressed in a fun and non-judgmental class format. We’ll…

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Text Without Type

Text Without Type

July 26, 2019 - July 28, 2019
Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
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In celebration of the Broadmoor Art Academy’s 100th anniversary learn to use non-traditional letterpress and relief printmaking techniques to explore the visual, material, conceptual, and poetic possibilities of text. We'll be working at The Press at Colorado College, with Aaron Cohick, but the class will focus on “low-tech” processes for all skill levels that can be adapted for use outside of a letterpress studio: linoleum/paper relief, collagraph, stencil printing, pressure printing, pochoir, monoprints, and collage. Each student will produce a…

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Yoga

Pop Up Yoga

July 28 @ 9:30 am
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One event on August 11, 2019 at 9:30am

One event on September 15, 2019 at 9:30am

Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
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Join us for our summer pop-up yoga series with Jessica C Patterson, owner and director of Root: Center for Yoga & Sacred Studies, assisted by Holly Horter Sunday mornings, 9:30-10:45 a.m., Outside (weather permitting) July 28 (live music) benefiting Inside|Out Youth Services August 11 (with LIVE cello!) benefiting  Eating Disorder Foundation Sept 15 (with LIVE cello!) benefiting  The Women’s Resource Agency Inspired by the exhibition, World of WearableArt™. As community, we will celebrate the body, and honor our diverse and…

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August 2019

First Friday Art Party

August 2 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 6, 2019

Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
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The Fine Arts Center is proud to be part of First Friday Downtown. The event, located if Deco Lounge, is free and open to the public from 5-7:30 p.m. on the First Friday of each month. Our vibrant First Friday Art Parties include, artist talks and demonstrations, music, exclusive giveaways to FAC events, a cash bar, dinner menu, and the stunning ambiance offered by this chic, historic venue. Both the Deco Lounge and Museum Shop participate in First Friday, featuring art for…

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3 movements

3 MOVEMENTS Pop-up performance

August 2 @ 5:00 pm
Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
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3 Movements is a collaborative, multi-disciplinary, multi-sensory, three part installation and performance that takes place over the course of three evenings at three different exhibiting spaces in Colorado Springs. The installations and performances will be free and open to the public, and encourage participants to engage directly with the pop up environment and the interpersonal interactions taking place inside the temporary structures. Each site focuses on and isolate specific modes of interaction that are commonplace encounters in everyday life. 3…

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Garden of the Gods Ink & Watercolor

Garden of the Gods Ink & Watercolor

August 3 @ 9:00 am
Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
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Did you know the 300-foot sandstone rocks in the Garden of the Gods park were once sand dunes? Explore working with ink and watercolor in this beautiful environment. During this on-location class, we’ll take photos, talk about composition, and create small studies in our sketchbooks. Learn to work with ink to sketch the rocks and landscape and color your sketches with quick layers of watercolor. Adult class in celebration of the Broadmoor Art Academy's 100th Anniversary.

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Figure Drawing & Painting at the FAC

August 16 @ 2:00 pm
Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
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In celebration of the Broadmoor Art Academy's 100th anniversary join local artist Erin Gillespie in the courtyard or sculpture garden of the Fine Arts Center for drawing and painting the figure directly from a live model through long and short poses, as well as demonstrations and examples of contemporary and classical figure drawing. Demonstrations will be done in graphite, charcoal, and paint from gestures to finished works. Minimal art supplies and easels will be provided for participants. Bring your own…

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Plein Air Landscape Painting

Plein Air Landscape Painting

August 28, 2019 - August 30, 2019
Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
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Surrounded by the Garden of the Gods or Rockledge Ranch, we’ll walk through the process of plein air painting from start to finish. Learn how to create a strong composition, sketch and block in values, and eventually add color and details to finish their landscape painting. Some experience in preferred painting medium is required. In celebration of the Broadmoor Art Academy’s 100th anniversary this opportunity reminiscent of the experiences visitors would’ve had at the Broadmoor Art Academy.

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Birger Sandzén, Sunset (Estes Park, Colorado)

The American Van Gogh in Lindsborg, KS with Dena Peterson

August 30 - September 2
Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
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In celebration of the Broadmoor Art Academy’s 100th anniversary join Dena Peterson, artist and animator on the film “Loving Vincent,” as we study the life and work of Birger Sandzén. Though relatively unknown today, Sandzén was once described as the “American Van Gogh.” In 1894, he became a teacher and head of the art department at Bethany College in Lindsborg, KS. He loved the Smoky Hill River Valley and Graham County in Kansas, and often painted the plains, rivers, and…

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September 2019

Taos Painting Workshop

Taos Painting Workshop with Martha Mans

September 8 - September 13
Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
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In celebration of the Broadmoor Art Academy’s 100th anniversary paint with artist Martha Mans in beautiful Taos, New Mexico.  This workshop will give you the tools you need to improve your ability to design exciting paintings. Paint in several beautiful autumn Taos locations after a morning session in which Mans will demo a painting while emphasizing the painting elements that you will concentrate on that day. There will be lessons and exercises in how to use value structure to see and understand…

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Busytown

Busytown: The Musical

September 14 @ 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until October 13, 2019

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Saturday, repeating until October 13, 2019

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday, repeating until October 13, 2019

One event on September 14, 2019 at 1:00pm

Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
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Busytown is always buzzing with activity, but what do people do all day? That’s where Huckle Cat comes in – he’ll take us on a tour of his great neighborhood, and there is so much to see and do, and so many wonderful friends to visit. Huckle shows us how Farmer Pig and Grocer Cat work together to bring food to the town. Construction Worker and his crew build new houses, and Firechief and the gang keep them safe. Isn’t…

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Figure Drawing & Painting at the FAC

September 20 @ 11:00 am
Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
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In celebration of the Broadmoor Art Academy's 100th anniversary join local artist Erin Gillespie in the courtyard or sculpture garden of the Fine Arts Center for drawing and painting the figure directly from a live model through long and short poses, as well as demonstrations and examples of contemporary and classical figure drawing. Demonstrations will be done in graphite, charcoal, and paint from gestures to finished works. Minimal art supplies and easels will be provided for participants. Bring your own…

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Painting Florals & Landscapes

Painting Florals & Landscapes in Alcohol Inks

September 21 @ 10:00 am
Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
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Paint vividly colored landscapes and florals using alcohol inks on a slick painting surface with little to no drawing necessary. The instructor will present and demonstrate a painting of florals in the morning and a painting of a landscape/seascape in the afternoon. You’ll have ample time both before and after lunch to complete several small paintings using the techniques presented while working one-on-one with the instructor. All skill levels are welcome. In celebration of the Broadmoor Art Academy’s 100th anniversary…

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

September 26 @ 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday and Friday, repeating until October 20, 2019

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 20, 2019

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until October 20, 2019

One event on September 28, 2019 at 7:30pm

One event on October 12, 2019 at 7:30pm

One event on October 5, 2019 at 5:00pm

One event on October 19, 2019 at 5:00pm

Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
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Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain. He is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers. It’s seven minutes after midnight and Christopher stands beside his neighbor’s dead dog, Wellington, who has been speared with a garden fork. Finding himself under suspicion, Christopher is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington, and he carefully records each fact of…

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Utopia

Artist Talk with Becky Wareing Steele

September 27 @ 5:30 pm
Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
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Join artist Becky Wareing Steele for a conversation centered on community as it relates to her ongoing exploration of the concept of a Utopia. Utopia: A New Society for All brings virtual reality into the real world, looking into what it takes to build a successful society as diorama based installation art. Wareing Steele will discuss what brought her into her role as Founder and Facilitator of Utopia and how she's continued to build a sense of community with citizens around the world…

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October 2019

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: Backstage Tour

October 10 @ 10:00 pm
Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
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Join us for a FREE guided backstage tour following the third Thursday performance.

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: Talkback

October 20 @ 4:30 pm
Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
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Join us for a FREE talkback session following the final Sunday performance.

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Carrie the Musical: A Staged Concert

October 25 @ 7:30 pm
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One event on October 26, 2019 at 7:30pm

One event on October 27, 2019 at 7:00pm

Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
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Carrie White is a misfit. At school, she’s an outcast who’s bullied by the popular crowd, and virtually invisible to everyone else. At home, she’s at the mercy of her loving but cruelly over-protective mother. But Carrie’s just discovered she’s got a special power, and if pushed too far, she’s not afraid to use it…

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November 2019

Tiny Beautiful Things

Tiny Beautiful Things

November 8 @ 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 1, 2019

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, repeating until November 24, 2019

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until December 1, 2019

One event on November 30, 2019 at 2:00pm

Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
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Based on the best-selling book by Cheryl Strayed and adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos, Tiny Beautiful Things personifies the questions and answers that “Sugar” was publishing online from 2010-2012. When the struggling writer was asked to take over the unpaid, anonymous position of advice columnist, Strayed used empathy and her personal experiences to help those seeking guidance for obstacles both large and small. Tiny Beautiful Things is a play about reaching when you’re stuck, healing when you’re broken, and finding the courage…

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December 2019

The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

December 12 @ 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday and Friday, repeating until January 12, 2020

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until January 12, 2020

One event on December 18, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on January 1, 2020 at 7:00pm

One event on January 8, 2020 at 7:00pm

One event on December 24, 2019 at 12:00pm

One event on December 14, 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on December 21, 2019 at 5:00pm

One event on December 28, 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on December 28, 2019 at 7:30pm

One event on January 4, 2020 at 2:00pm

Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
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When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she’s dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon, they discover that the Nazis have invaded Austria, and they demand the Captain’s immediate service in their navy. The family’s narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland…

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The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music: Backstage Tour

December 26 @ 10:30 pm
Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
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Join us for a FREE guided backstage tour following the third Thursday performance.

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January 2020

The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music: Talkback

January 12, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
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Join us for a FREE talkback session following the final Sunday performance.

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February 2020

The Bridges of Madison County

February 13, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday and Friday, repeating until March 1, 2020

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 1, 2020

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until March 1, 2020

One event on February 15, 2020 at 7:30pm

One event on February 22, 2020 at 5:00pm

One event on February 29, 2020 at 7:30pm

Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
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Francesca Johnson, a beautiful Italian woman who married an American soldier to flee war-ravaged Italy, looks forward to a rare four days alone on her Iowa farm when her family heads to the 1965 State Fair. When ruggedly handsome, National Geographic photographer, Robert Kincaid, pulls into her driveway seeking directions, though, what happens in those four days may very well alter the course of Francesca’s life.

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The Bridges of Madison County

The Bridges of Madison County: Backstage Tour

February 27, 2020 @ 9:30 pm
Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
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March 2020

The Bridges of Madison County

The Bridges of Madison County: Talkback

March 1, 2020 @ 4:30 pm
Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

March 6, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Friday, repeating until April 5, 2020

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until April 5, 2020

Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
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Edward Tulane is an expensive toy rabbit made of china. He is loved by a little girl named Abilene, but Edward doesn’t care. He is vain and self-centered. He has no interest in anyone other than himself. On an ocean voyage, Edward is accidently thrown overboard and sinks to the bottom of the sea. So begins his journey – a journey over which he has no control, for he is a toy rabbit.

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April 2020

Silent Sky

Silent Sky

April 2, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday and Friday, repeating until April 19, 2020

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 19, 2020

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until April 19, 2020

One event on April 4, 2020 at 7:30pm

One event on April 11, 2020 at 5:00pm

One event on April 18, 2020 at 7:30pm

Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
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The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications. Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.

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Silent Sky

Silent Sky: Backstage Tour

April 16, 2020 @ 9:30 pm
Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
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Silent Sky

Silent Sky: Talkback

April 19, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
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Men on Boats

April 24, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 3, 2020

Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
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Pack your gear for this 21st-century telling of 19th-century American explorer and one-armed Civil War veteran John Wesley Powell, who assembles a brawny band of soldiers, trappers, and adventurers to explore the waterways of the American West. Inspired by Powell’s actual travel log from 1869, Jaclyn Backhaus’s nimble and ingenious script is provocative, laugh-out-loud theatre, performed by a diverse cast of women who infuse America’s historic myths of male conquest with a sly blast of subtext.

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May 2020

In the Heights

In the Heights

May 28, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday and Friday, repeating until June 21, 2020

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 21, 2020

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until June 21, 2020

One event on May 30, 2020 at 7:30pm

One event on June 13, 2020 at 7:30pm

One event on June 6, 2020 at 5:00pm

One event on June 20, 2020 at 5:00pm

Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
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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.

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June 2020

backstage tour

In the Heights: Backstage Tour

June 11, 2020 @ 10:00 pm
Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
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Join us for a FREE guided backstage tour following the third Thursday performance.

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In the Heights

In the Heights: Talkback

June 21, 2020 @ 4:30 pm
Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
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Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet

June 26, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday and Friday, repeating until July 19, 2020

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until July 19, 2020

One event on June 27, 2020 at 7:30pm

One event on July 11, 2020 at 7:30pm

One event on July 18, 2020 at 7:30pm

Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
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Jody is in his 40s and runs a map store. Not one for the outside world, he stays in his store all the time. His friend Carl is in his late 30s and has been bringing chairs of dead friends into Jody’s store and leaving them there. When Jody needs to take an AIDS test, Carl tries to convince him it’s not only okay to leave the store, but also that he must take responsibility for his life. If he…

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