15 issues to do in and round Colorado Springs this weekend: Bighorn Sheep Day, Bells, Bucking Bulls, NHL Fan Pageant | Arts and leisure


End of work as ViewHouse Colorado Springs opens at 7114 Campus Drive from 6 p.m. First come, first served for rehearsals and tastings of all good things, tables from local suppliers, music and entertainment. To introduce themselves to the city, donations on the door to local Angels of America’s nonprofit Trap suggested $ 10. Open for regular business on Friday at 11 a.m.

Alex Rodriguez, head chef at the Denver Tech Center’s ViewHouse Restaurant, is responsible for food preparation for the opening of the new ViewHouse in Colorado Springs.


Opening weekend for Season 11 of the Springs Ensemble Theater “Strangers on a train,” adapted from the novel Patricia Highsmith. Drunk strangers slip into the perfect murder plot that sets them free from family members. Directed by Holly Haverkorn. Expires March 1st. Tickets $ 20. Reservations, box office, 357-3080 or springsensembletheatre.org/tickets. 1903 E. Cache la Poudre St.


All the nervous noises of the speakeasy days. “The spirit of prohibition “ by the Colorado Springs Philharmonic conducted by Thomas Wilson, 7:30 p.m., Pikes Peak Center. csphilharmonic.org


So much love for Valentine’s Day at Loveland Treasure festival, love, locks and lights. Click here for the official website.


The mountain sky are even more photogenic when six hot air balloons of each color inflate for a balloon glow in Mountain Village Light the night party in Steamboat Springs. 5:30 p.m., steamboat.com. There is also night skiing, fireworks and a torch parade down the mountain.


A look back, “The historical films of the Pikes Peak Region ” including many that were filmed by the historic Alexander Film Co. A project by author Steve Antonuccio of the Pikes Peak Library District who helped build a collection of historical films starting with the first shot filmed at 11 a.m. in Old Colorado by the Edison Co. in 1897 Historical Society, $ 5 entry , tinyurl.com/wyrfg4f


Steven Antonuccio shared anecdotes from his book There Is No Typical Librarian, a love letter to the library profession.


A sold out NHL outdoor game at Falcon Stadium, The Avalanche and the Kings at 6:00 p.m. However, pre-game action is open to the public for free from 1pm to 5.30pm for everyone Fan Festival in Falcon Alley. Flyover, everything about Olympic City, FanDuelSportsbook games, Slapshots, the Wienermobil, Mr. Peanuts NUTmobil, hockey articles and new Aps. Click here for the official website.

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Crews place the logos on the ice on Wednesday, February 11, 2020 as they prepare for the outdoor game between the Colorado Avalanche and the Los Angeles Kings at the Air Force Academy’s Falcon Stadium on Saturday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)


Sometimes they’re high up in the rock formations, but binoculars and telescopes bring them up close during the popular 15th anniversary Bighorn sheep day in the garden of the gods visitor and nature center. Educational nature activities by local groups from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with free shuttle service to the observation stations from the center. Guided walks. Presentations and games in the center. gardenofgods.com, tinyurl.com/smj7oqg


Hear 275 bells ring together during Southern Colorado’s 37th annual Handbell Festival and Concert at the Colorado Springs City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. Rehearse all day with a free public concert with Colorado Brass Arts. The mighty pipe organ of the Wurlitzer Theater at 7 p.m., concert at 7:30 p.m.


Golden Bells (Courtesy Photo)


Bucking Bulls, 100 of them, are the ones fighting for prizes in the EU this time around Castle Rock Bull Riding & Bull Challenge, 2pm and 7pm, Douglas County Fairgrounds. Bulls buck and the cowboys may or may not last eight seconds because the victorious bull deserves a championship Tres Rios silver buckle. Young cowboys and “mini bulls” also have a competition. Tickets $ 20, $ 15 for 6-12 years, children under 5 free., At the door, ticketbud.com, tzbuckingbulls.com


The participants have given their best home-made wine for the evaluation and the prizes will be given at a Hobby wine Reception, 7 p.m., Bear Creek Nature Center. Commercial wines can be tasted by more than 21 people. Starters, music by Mélange Duo. Proceeds will go to Friends of El Paso County’s Nature Centers, $ 20, pre-register online at elpasocountynaturecenters.com


Molly Ivins has often been described as a media brand, and it was. Her friend and political columnist Jim Hightower, writer and host of a radio talk show, tells her story in one “Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins” Film and discussion, including his own upcoming book. Ivins said of Hightower, “If Will Rogers and Mother Jones had a baby, Jim Hightower would be that wild kid – damn crazy, with a sense of humor.” Free evening, 6 p.m., Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave.


The joy of a model railway enthusiast, Rails in the Rocky Mountains in beautiful Estes Park. The Estes Valley Model Railroaders’ annual show. Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $ 10, children 12 and under free.


You are forced to endure the worst grade B sci-fi movies in television comedy. “Mystery Science Theater 3000 “ (MST3K) on stage at the Pikes Peak Center, 6 p.m., tickets axs.com

“Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live” is scheduled for Sunday at the Pikes Peak Center.


The Taylor Memorial Concert Series is a local tradition and features special free afternoons of exceptional music for the community. Sunday at 3 p.m. the legacy continues with “Sanctuary” from Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble at Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 631 N. Tejon St. Conductor Deborah Jenkins Teske. cvae.org

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