Colorado Springs information and resources

Family friendly entertainment in Colorado Springs

Don't believe the naysayer's who say there's nothing to do in Colorado Springs. There are plenty of unique art galleries, restaurants, and live entertainment shows in the Colorado Springs area.

If you're looking for a great family-friendly option for entertainment, we recommend the Stick Horses in Pants comedy improv group.  They perform regularly throughout Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City, and Manitou Springs.

There are other comedy improv groups in town, such as The R.I.P, who are the most comparable in quality, professional entertainment but their prices are nearly double of Stick Horses in Pants. Plus, their content is less than family-friendly. There is also Improv Colorado, but don't waste your time paying for one of their shows and thinking you've seen a comedy improv performance.

Check out The Stick Horses in Pants if you're looking for an inexpensive outing the whole family can enjoy. They've been performing in the Colorado Springs area since 2004 and are definitely worth the small admission fee.

Show Schedule: http://www.thestickhorses.com/#!show-schedule/c6fv
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theStickHorses
(719) 387-9911
www.TheStickHorses.com


Volunteering in Colorado Springs one hour at a time

Here's a great way to give back to your community:

Local Farmers Insurance agent Mark Dezuba has organized a Facebook page to help bring people together to better their community.  It's called One Hour Volunteers and they are always looking for volunteers and donations.


"Like" their Facebook page and get involved with these community-centered projects and opportunities.

Also, we'd like to hear your stories! Tell us about more ways your giving back to your community.

Breweries in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs is known for its unique and numerous breweries. Take a weekend to discover the many options (well, maybe a few weekends):

Trinity Brewing
1466 Garden of the Gods Rd W #184, Colorado Springs, CO 80907
(719) 634-0029INSIDER TIP: ride you bike and get a 10% discount

Bristol Brewing
1604 S Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80905
(719) 633-2555
Located in a converted school building, this unique brewery includes an incredible porch area, gift shop, and multiple bars.

Great Storm Brewing
204 Mt View Ln #3, Colorado Springs, CO 80907
(719) 266-4200
Perfect for a low-key night out with friends, this small and quaint brewery provides a trendy hangout spot in Colorado Springs.

2 E Pikes Peak Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
(719) 635-2800
Recently upgraded with a rooftop patio, Phantom provides 13 billiard tables in this unique 100+ year old building in the heart of downtown.

Smiling Toad Brewing Company
3668 E Bijou St, Colorado Springs, CO 80909
(719) 418-2936
One of the smallest, but don't pass this one up!

Red Leg Brewing Company
4630 Forge Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80907
(719) 598-3776
A name derived from the Civil War battlefields, this brewery is owned and operated by veterans.

625 Paonia St, Colorado Springs, CO 80915
(719) 528-1651
The location is a little harder to find, but these guys know their beer!  There's always something on tap that will amaze you. Plus, you can pick up homebrew supplies in their store.

Plus, don't forget to visit the chains like Rock Bottom Brewery and BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse!

Enjoy and drive safe!



Free improvisational comedy show

Are you ready for some improv Colorado? Come see a FREE improv show put on by the latest class from Ignite Your Thinking. This is the intermediate improv class and they've worked hard to learn the skills of improv comedy.
Lorenc Consulting and Entertainment holds regular improv classes in Colorado Springs for basic, intermediate, and advance students.

Come see the live 1-hour show at the Westside Community Center on Friday, NOV 1st. It's a free show - all you have to do is show up and bring friends!

See the complete listing at https://www.facebook.com/events/408634192569921/

Halloween activities in Colorado Springs

Visit Halloween attractions throughout Colorado SpringsIt's the time of year again where ghosts, goblins, and witches are out in full force. Celebrate the season with a variety of great activities in the Colorado Springs area. Whether you're looking for a family-friendly entertainment option or something on the scarier side of things:

HauntedMines.org
225 N Gate Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO
(719) 488-0880
Check out the Haunted Mines located between Colorado Springs and Monument, located at the Western Museum of Mining and History.In fact, your ticket sales help make donations to keep the museum in business! Their unique slogan says it all: We scare because we care.
Buy tickets

Hellscream Haunted House
http://hellscreamhaunt.com/
3021 N Hancock Ave, Colorado Springs, CO
(424) 242-8680
Now in it's 5th year, this haunted house was created by film, television, and special effects professionals. In fact, it's touted as one of the scariest haunted houses in the nation and has received awards from the Colorado Springs Gazette and recognition from Denver Haunted Houses

Looking for something a bit more mild for the children? 

Halloween Costume Carnival
Starsmore Discovery Center
2120 S. Cheyenne Canyon Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Saturday, OCT 26 from 4pm-8pm
(719) 385-6086
Free admission, fun and prizes for the whole family
See the full listing details on Peakradar.com

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs
Various weekends in October

Plus, keep in mind many of the local churches and malls provide a fun, safe environment to trick-or-treat on Halloween night!

Check out our friends a peakradar.com for various Halloween season listings and events in the area!


Improv Colorado Springs

Are you ready for some improv Colorado? The Stick Horses in Pants are performing multiple times this weekend and in the upcoming months.  If you're looking for something to do, checkout one of their family-friendly shows this weekend at 2 different locations. See information below, or contact the Stick Horses directly at (719) 387-9911. Their full schedule is available at http://www.thestickhorses.com/#!schedule

The Loft Music Venue and Theater
Friday, OCT 11 2013 - 8:00pm show
First, they'll be at The Loft in Old Colorado City - this venue has been around for a while, but moved locations a few years ago. They're now just across from Meadow Muffins on Colorado Avenue at 2506 W. Colorado Ave. #C Colorado Springs, CO 80904. Reservations are not required, but tickets may be purchased online. Check out some of the Old Colorado City restaurants in walking distance from the venue. Plus, come back and see the Stick Horses every the 2nd Friday of each month through May 2014.

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Iron Springs Chateau Dinner Theater in Manitou Springs
Saturday, OCT 12 2013 - 8:00pm show, 6:00pm dinner (optional)
This is an extended show in a historic Iron Springs Chateau theater in Manitou Springs.  Reservations are required by calling (719) 685-5104

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More fine dining options coming to downtown Colorado Springs

A new fine dining restaurant in coming into a historic building in downtown Colorado Springs.  Couture Bistro will move into 218 N. Tejon just across from Acacia Park. Owners hope to open the new restaurant by November 1st 2013.