Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center-Exhibiting ‘Nancy Lovenahl:Small Glimpses, Many Times’ a body of work that “uses repetition and scale to invite viewers to examine their own perception of the world around them.” Advanced registration is required. Tickets are $10/person excepting the second Saturday and third Friday of each month which are ‘Museum Free Days.’ This event continues through April 24, 2021.
Beginning with 4 leaf green tea, some sweets, and a raffle, you will then begin your tour. As dusk descends, and the moon rises you will conclude your tour with our signature wolf howl, and hear the wolves answer your call. https://www.wolfeducation.org/
G44 Gallery presents ‘Luna’ by Shannon Dunna “visual storyteller (who) often utilizes animals and humans as the characters in her narratives.” Like the phases of the moon her works depict the waxing and waning of life, its inherent exultations and sorrows, and its underlying promise that no matter the current circumstance there will always be a new cycle full of opportunity and light. The exhibit runs March 5-26, 2021 and is free to the public. https://g44gallery.com/
The Cottonwood Center for the Arts has the privilege of displaying ‘The Final Portfolio’ the oeuvre of the graduating class of the Pikes Peak Community College Profession Photography Department. A “broad and diverse collection of imagery . . . with subject matter ranging across portraiture, travel, products, landscapes, and beyond,” provides “a testament to the individual growth and progression of each student and their artistic journey.” The exhibit will be on display through March 27th and is free to the public. https://cottonwoodcenterforthearts.com/currentexhibition
On March 28, 2021 the Educational Partnerships Immersive Concerts presents the ‘Wind Quintet Roller Coaster.’ Performing what is “probably the most glorious woodwind quintet ever-Samuel Barber’s “Summer Music,” featuring the artistic director, principal clarinetist of Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Sergei Vassiliev, and other prominent players from the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, their winds will carry you away with a performance that spans sweet harmonies and beautiful chorales to hair raising quickness and surprising sonorities. Cost is $30 per seat. There will be a cash bar that is open pre-concert. The concert takes place on Sunday afternoon from 2 pm-3 pm. https://www.epicmustsee.org/buy-tickets
Every Friday and Saturday evening in March the Black Forest Bistro is open from 5 pm – 8 pm and presents The Melange Flute and Guitar Duo. This duo plays jazz, Latin, and popular tunes in the quiet relaxed setting of the bistro. To comply with social distancing reservations at the bistro are required they can be made on their website at https://www.blackforestbistro.com/
Valentine’s Day is approaching and, it’s not too late to treat your sweet-heart to a getaway! Our Valentine specials run all month long with our Bubbles and Breakfast, Romance and Sparkling packages. Check out our Specials Page for details!
Valentine’s Day and the month of February offers some great packages sure to please your sweetheart!
Feel the Love this Year!
“Valentine’s Day is precisely what the spirit needs. It is hot chocolate for the soul. It is a bright splash of color on a stark white canvas. The day reminds us to reaffirm our love and perhaps to give voice to that which has remained unsaid.”-Dorothy Denneen Volo
Here at Holden House, we specialize in helping you rekindle the romance of your past. So, for those of you unsure what you can do to make this Valentine’s Day one to remember below is a list of events and activities to do in Colorado Springs, not just for one day, but throughout the month of February.
“The Lovers” of the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center may not be as famous as the star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet, but their love story definitely has a better ending. On a guided mini tour you will get to see the resident animals, and hear all about the “The Lovers” and their happily ever after. Guests will receive a flower, snacks and a seasonal beverage. Reservations are required.
Dates: February 12th-14th, 2021 at 10:30 am, 12:30 pm. or 2:30 pm
Cost: $42.50 per adult (includes tea and a romantic surprise!)
Location: Miramont Castle
Treat your most beloved to a gourmet, four-course Valentine’s themed High Tea, in the Queen’s Parlour Tea Room at Miramont Castle. Revisit life as a Victorian in a real castle, where you can tour 30 rooms resplendent in the glamour of the past. Advance reservations are required. Tour is not included in the price of the tea. However admission to the castle is discounted when you reserve a tea.
Charles Schulz once said, “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”
Love isn’t the only thing in the air at this chocolate walk. You’ll feel like you have a golden ticket of your own at the entrance to Canon City’s “Lovers Headquarters” where you’ll gain your map to all of the sweet treasures they have in store(s) for you.
Board The Love train at The Royal Gorge Route in Canon City for an evening that is sure to take your breath away with the grandeur of it. Enjoy a three-course lunch or dinner while snaking through Colorado’s Grand Canyon. The full-length dome windows allow you to feel the full impact of the cliffs towering over head, and the raging rapids, as you trace the path of the river on tracks laid in the 1880s. Or, if Murder and Mystery spell romance to you, join the Royal Gorge Train for a special Valentine’s event: “Matchmaking is Murder.” Set in 1880, professional matchmaker Cassie Nova pairs up some VERY unusual matches. Will opposites truly attract, or will Cassie, and her love matches, go up in flames?
Date: Valentine’s Lunch Trains run at 12:30 pm February 14th & 15th
Gourmet Valentine’s Dinner Trains run February 14th &15th at 7:00 p.m.
Murder Mystery Train Saturday, February 15th at 5:00 pm
Show your Valentine your wild side by adopting an animal for your loved one. Each animal adoption gift package comes with a 12-inch stuffed animal, a certificate of adoption, fact sheet on the adopted animal, “parent” recognition on the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s wild child website.
Toast Your Love on a food tour in Downtown Colorado Springs
Date: February 12th– 14th, 2021 2:00-5:00 pm & 4:00-6:00 pm
Enjoy 8-10 generous tastings from five local restaurants, hole-in-the-walls, and artisan food shops in downtown Colorado Springs. Visit the historic Antlers Hotel and enjoy historical storytelling of Pikes Peak, William Jackson Palmer, the railroad, and more. Try one of Colorado’s eight famous foods, the delicious and mild Pueblo Green Chile. Experience one of downtown Colorado Springs’ most sought-after restaurants, which is hidden underground (Sundays only). Dine at the restaurant of a Food Network Chopped Champion and get a sneak peek at its secret speakeasy View Calendar and Book Now
Enjoy 4 Signature cocktails each paired with a savory and delicious appetizer. Experience local celebrity Chef Brother Luck’s restaurant. Visit Colorado Springs’ most sought-after speakeasy while it’s closed to the public. Enjoy an educational demonstration on a prohibition-style cocktail made with gin that is distilled right in downtown Colorado Springs. Discover the scandalous history of the prohibition in the Wild West. View Calendar and Book Now
Location: Painting with a Twist, Downtown Colorado Springs
Date: February 12-14th, 2021
Escape the everyday stresses, relax, and show your love your creative side. While sipping at wine you’ll receive step-by-step painting instructions in a small class setting. You will take home your work of art at the end of the evening- a special memento to be remember your Valentine’s Day for years to come. Includes all painting materials, wine, and a rose.
The Cowboy Christmas Jubilee, set in a festival of twinkling white lights at the stunning, well-lit rock formations at the Flying W Ranch, will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.
After a mouth-watering Christmas dinner with Flying W smoked meats and all the trimmings, you will be captivated with a musical show performed by the world-renowned Flying W Wranglers. One of the most talented groups in Flying W history will perform a Western Christmas Jubilee that will make your heart sing, take you back to years gone by, and take you to a Babe in a manager where the redemption of the world began.
The Wranglers captivate and bring joy to all ages. The Flying W Ranch is honored to host you, your family, your business, club or organization and is thankful that you would spend time during this wonderful season at the Ranch.
STAFF IS WEARING MASKS AND SO SHOULD YOU!
– ZOO GUESTS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR MASKS WHEN INSIDE ANY BUILDINGS (for example, restrooms and gift shop), due to the mandate by the state of Colorado. We also strongly encourage wearing a mask when within 6 feet of other households in outdoor areas. Check out this fun “animals vs. masks” video before your visit!
Advance timed tickets are required for both members and non-members. Zoo member tickets are free, but must be reserved in advance. Capacity to the event will be limited, and times and nights may sell out. Most indoor spaces will be closed during the event.
Everyone visiting the Zoo must have their own advance e-ticket, including children age 2 and under.
Please be in line to enter the Zoo within 20 minutes after your ticketed time. Early arrivals or arrivals later than 20 minutes past your ticketed entry time may not be accommodated. If you arrive early for your time slot, please wait in your car until your entry time begins. Arriving during your designated arrival time will help us manage traffic flow into our parking lot and through the admission gates.
Early or late arrivals will not be accommodated. Arriving during your designated arrival time will help us manage traffic flow into our parking lot and through the admission gates.
All COVID-19 precautions will be in place for this event. Learn more at cmzoo.org/open.