The 79th Annual Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo kicks off Tuesday night with fans traveling from all 50 states and countries as far as Japan and Australia . If you're one of the 24,141 people packed into Norris-Penrose Event Center during July 10-13, here is what to expect.The festivities kick off Tuesday night with a parade of equestrian riders, floats and local businesses in downtown Colorado Springs.The five rodeo performances begin Wednesday and run through Saturday, with two performances Saturday — a matinee and a night performance.Ticket prices start at $18 and can be purchased at www.pikespeakorbust.org or at the Norris-Penrose Event Center Box Office. Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Parade tonight; plan for road closuresFans will see bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, women’s barrel racing and bull riding. Bullfighters Only (BFO) Freestyle Bullfighting are during Wednesday, Thursday and Friday … [Read more...] about The Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo: A fan guide and schedule
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Summer doesn't officially start until June 21, but families throughout the Pikes Peak region can start the fun early with the opening of local swimming pools and water parks.Locals are familiar with Prospect Lake Beach in the heart of Colorado Springs, but the beach will not be open this summer. It's getting a makeover this season and is expected to be open for the summer of 2020. Read more here.Here's a list of local public swimming spots, along with some nearby gems: Lifestyle The Gazette's 2019 Summer Fun Guide The Gazette Portal PoolAddress: 3535 N. Hancock Ave.Phone: 719-338-8287Open Hours: Monday through Saturday; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday, noon - 6 p.m.Cost: $10 for adults; $8 for ages 3- to 17-years-old, ages 2-years-old and younger are free.Opening Date: May 25, 2019More Information: ppymca.org Arts & Entertainment Film on the Rocks celebrates its 20th season with star-studded lineup Terry Terrones Wilson Ranch PoolAddress: 2335 Allegheny Dr.Phone: … [Read more...] about 2019 summer swimming options throughout the Pikes Peak region
A bad storm tracking over El Paso County and up into Denver Wednesday has brought up questions about an alarming term: bomb cyclone.The official term is "bombogenesis," and it's used to described the rapid intensification of a storm, said Klint Skelly, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Pueblo.A storm's intensity is measured in pressure, with lower pressure storms packing more punch, but despite the blizzard conditions expected, Wednesday storm won't quite meet the cyclone bomb threshold, Skelly said.The term is reserved for storm that drop at least 24 millibars, or units of pressure, over a 24 hour period. Currently, their models only show it dropping 15 millibars, Skelly said.“It doesn’t meet the classification of a bombogenesis, but it’s still rapidly intensifying and anomalously strong,” Skelly said of the storm. 'Anomalous' blizzard to hit Colorado Springs, El Paso County on WednesdayStill, the storm will challenge some of the lowest … [Read more...] about What is a ‘bomb cyclone’ and will it hit the Pikes Peak region?
CHRIS D’ELIA7 p.m. Thursday, Pikes Peak Center, 180 S. Cascade Ave. Tickets: $29.50-$99.50; available at the box office, by calling 520-7469 or at pikespeakcenter.com or axs.com.Chris D’Elia grew up watching comedian Eddie Murphy command the stage. Being able to make someone laugh, he realized, is a powerful thing.Acting came first for D’Elia, who, while in high school in Los Angeles, had guest roles on the series “Chicago Hope,” a drama produced by his dad, Emmy Award-winning director/producer Bill D’Elia. He went on to bigger television roles on “Whitney,” “Undateable,” “Alone Together” and, more recently, a supporting role on “The Good Doctor.”Still, D’Elia prefers cracking jokes. He started performing stand-up in 2006 and went on to make network comedy specials, including Comedy Central’s 2013 “White Male. Black Comic” and “Man on Fire” for Netflix in 2017. … [Read more...] about Comedian Chris D’Elia brings Follow the Leader Tour to Pikes Peak Center
If you can make it to only one show a year, let Shen Yun be your show of choice. And for theatergoers, the company’s two-day run at Pikes Peak Center is the best time to see this one-of-a-kind performance.Since its inception, this classical Chinese dance company has taken off — literally — with flying colors. The pageantry of dance and music is a stunning display of Chinese civilization, with dancers spinning and leaping through the air in brilliant handmade costumes that take your breath away.Shen Yun Performing Arts had humble beginnings as a small nonprofit organization based in upstate New York. It was established by a group of talented ethnic Chinese artists who came together with a shared vision: To revive genuine traditional culture and share it with the world. And as soon as it started touring in 2006, Shen Yun was an instant success.By now, Shen Yun has toured to over 100 cities worldwide, performing in front of millions across North and South America, … [Read more...] about A true must-see: Shen Yun at Pikes Peak Center