Mona Lisa Fondue Restaurant located at 733 Manitou Avenue, in Manitou Springs, serves a four course meal that includes both a cheese fondue and a chocolate fondue. Fresh vegetables,bread, fruits,cake and sweets are used for dipping. 4/13/10Photo by Carol Lawrence, The Gazette

Mona Lisa Fondue Restaurant located at 733 Manitou Avenue, in Manitou Springs. Photo by Carol Lawrence, The Gazette

Here's a look at what's going on Friday in the Colorado Springs area:

    

FESTIVALS

Through Sunday: Spread the Word Music Festival — With jam, funk, bluegrass, reggae, electronic, rock and every kind of fusion in between, Fox Street Compound, Denver; spreadthewordfest.com.

    

MUSIC

Tchami x Malaa — 6 p.m., Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, $39.95-$85; AX.

Sammy J — With Bo Napoleon, Lea Love, 7 p.m., The Black SheepEllement Spring Concert — 7 p.m., Gaylord HallPikes Peak Home School Band — 7 p.m., Friendship Assemble of GodJulian Lage Trio — 7:30 p.m., Chapman Foundations Recital Hall

Great American Taxi — With Red Moon Rounder, 8 p.m., Ivywild SchoolFirefall — 8 p.m., Stargazers Theatre and Event CenterLost Junction — 8 p.m., Benny’s Restaurant and LoungeLewis Mock and La Taverne Orchestra — 8:30 p.m., La TaverneTrick Dog — 9 p.m., Johnny’s Navajo Hogan    

STAGE

Ron White — 7 p.m., Buell Theatre, Denver, $46.75-$56.75; AX.

Baseera Khan — 5:30 p.m. Friday, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St. Registration: tinyurl.com/y9gpgvbb.“E=Motion” — An emotional journey through Robert Gray’s black and white, 35mm film photography, 6-10 p.m. Friday, Art 111 Gallery and Supply, 111 E. Bijou St., free; tinyurl.com/yayuwa3d.“Accidental Death of an Anarchist” — 7:30 p.m. Friday, Colorado College, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, Cornerstone 108, 825 N. Cascade Ave., $5; 389-6607.“Irreversible” — A play by Jack Karp, opens 7:30 p.m. Friday, 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 6 p.m. Sundays, through May 27, Pikes Peak Market, 9 S. Weber St., $6-$12, pay-what-you-can Sundays; counterweighttheatre.com.“AIDA” — Opens 7 p.m. Thursday, 7 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Ent Center for the Arts, Shockley-Zalabak Theater, UCCS, 5225 N. Nevada Ave., $24-$65; uccspresents.org.

Through May 13: “The Audience” — 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Vintage Theatre, Denver, $16-$32; vintagetheatre.org.

“Amadeus” — 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 2 p.m. Saturdays, 4 p.m. Sundays, through May 13, Enter Center for the Arts, Dusty Loo Bon Theater, 5225 N. Nevada Ave., $38.50; theatreworkscs.org.

Through May 19: “Incorruptible” — 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Coal Creek Theater, Louisville, $12-$20; cctlouisville.org.

Through May 20: “Gypsy” — 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Longmont Performing Arts Center, Longmont, go online for ticket prices: longmonttheatre.org.

“Fully Committed” — 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through May 20, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St., $18-$20; 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org.

“The North Plan” — 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 4 p.m. Sundays, through May 20, Springs Ensemble Theatre, 1903 E. Cache La Poudre St., $10-$15; springsensembletheatre.org/tickets.

Through May 27: “Bullets Over Broadway the Musical” — 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Vintage Theatre, Aurora, $19-$38; vintagetheatre.org.

Through May 27: “The Who’s Tommy” — Stage Theatre, Denver, $30 and up. Go online for times and dates: denvercenter.org.

“The Incredible Circus Millibo” — 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sundays, through May 30, The Millibo Art Theatre, 1626 S. Tejon St., $12; themat.org.

Through June 2: “5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche” — 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Theater Co. of Lafayette, $13-$16; tclstage.org.

Through June 17: “Man of La Mancha” — Thursdays-Saturdays, Candlelight Dinner Playhouse, Johnstown, $29.95 and up; coloradocandlelight.com.

“The Secret Garden” — 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays, 4 p.m. Fridays, through June 30, Simpich Showcase, 2413 W. Colorado Ave., $14-$17; simpich.com.

            

        

ARTS

Works by Jean-Marc Richel — Opens noon Friday, G44 Gallery, 1785 S. Eighth St. Exhibit runs through June 6; g44gallery@gmail.com.

“Wunderkind 2018” — Works by high school juniors and seniors, The Manitou Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. Runs through May 13; 685-1861

“Recycled Art” — Commonwheel Artists Co-op, 102 Canon Ave., Manitou Springs. Exhibit runs through May 14; commonwheel.com.

Through May 18: “Coded: Works on Paper” — Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo; sdc-arts.org.

“The Art of Haiti: Loas, History and Memory” — Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St. Exhibit runs through May 20, $5-$10; 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org.

Through May 20: “Degas: A Passion for Perfection” — Works by Edgar Degas, Denver Art Museum, Denver; denverartmuseum.org.

Through May 20: “Naturally Artificial” — Works by Jason Demarte, Denver Botanic Gardens, York Street, Gates Court Gallery, Denver; tinyurl.com/y9lkwarx.

“Perceptual Set” — Works by Jess Preble, through May 25, The Modbo, 17C E. Bijou St.; themodbo.com.

“Realism in Art” — Works by Howard Terpning, Bonnie Marris and Mort Kunstler, through May 26, Art Gallery of the Rockies Fine Arts & Custom Framing, 5039 N. Academy Blvd.; artgalleryoftherockies.com.

Recent Works by Rich Wojdula — Through May 27, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St., $5-$10; 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org.

“Happy Splashes & Intricate Glazes” — Works by Barb McAdams and Curt & Robyn Elliott, through May 29, Arati Artists Gallery, 2425 W. Colorado Ave.; aratiartists.com.

“Waste Not, Want Not” — Through May 29, Cottonwood Center for the Arts, 427 E. Colorado Ave.; 520-1899, cottonwoodcenterforthearts.com.

“Detail” — Through May 29, Cottonwood Center for the Arts, 427 E. Colorado Ave.; 520-1899, cottonwoodcenterforthearts.com.

“Road Trippin” — Through May 30, Tracy Miller Gallery, 16 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs; tracymillergallery.com.Military Appreciation Art Exhibit — Through May 31, Academy Art & Frame Co., 7560 N. Academy Blvd.; 265-6694, tinyurl.com/yben5ukw.May Featured Artists — Works by Sherri Moore and Larry Haught, with guest artists, John and Sally McGraw, through May 31, Boulder Street Gallery, 206 N. Tejon St.; 636-9358, boulderstreetgallery.com.“Silk Paintings” — By Mary Gorman, through May 31, Plaza of the Rockies, 121 S. Tejon St.; tinyurl.com/yar7e6r8.“Stitching Community Together” — Through May 31, Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, 121 S. Tejon St., Suite 111; 634-2204, info@culturaloffice.org

Through June 3: “Native American Fetishes” — Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo; sdc-arts.org.

Ovanes Berberian - “A One Man Show” — Broadmoor Galleries, 1 Lake Ave. Exhibit runs through June 3; broadmoorgalleries.com/events.

Works by Dan Riddle — Through June 7, Academy Art & Frame Co., 7560 N. Academy Blvd.; 265-6694, tinyurl.com/yben5ukw.

Gold Mining in Colorado” — Through June 9, Western Museum of Mining & Industry, 225 North Gate Blvd., call or go online for admission prices: 488-0880, wmmi.org.

Works by Sheila Silfvenius — Through June 14, The Gallery at Pikes Peak Regional Hospital, 16420 W. U.S. Highway 24, Woodland Park; pikespeakregionalhospital.org.

“Iamuslima” — Works by Baseera Khan, through June 24, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St., $5-$10; 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org.

Through July 4: “Borderlands of Southern Colorado” — El Pueblo History Museum, Pueblo; historycolorado.org/el-pueblo-history-museum.

“Lazy Stitch” — Through July 21, Marie Walsh Sharpe Gallery of Contemporary Art, Ent Center for the Arts, 5525 N. Nevada Ave.; tinyurl.com/y8nhgxq5.

Through July 22: “Drawn to Glamour” — Fashion illustrations by Jim Howard, Denver Art Museum, Denver; denverartmuseum.org.

“Red White Blue and God Bless You, a Portrait of Northern New Mexico” — Works by Alex Harris, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St., $5-$10. Exhibit runs through July 29; 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org.

Through Sept. 23: “Pixelated” — Works by Mike Whiting, Denver Botanic Gardens, York Street, Gates Court Gallery, Denver; tinyurl.com/ydxsenx9.

Ralph Allen: “Envoutement” — Through Sept. 30, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St., $5-$10; 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org.

“Art of the Southwest: 1840s to Present” — Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St. Exhibit runs through Nov. 11, $5-$10; 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org.

“Trenches to Treaties: World War I in Remembrance” — Through November 2018, Money Museum, 818 N. Cascade Ave.; 632-2646, money.org.

“The League of Wives: Vietnam’s POW/MIA Allies and Advocates” — Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St. Exhibit runs through Dec. 31: cspm.org.

“A Diorama of Pikes Peak Destinations” — Manitou Springs Heritage Center, 517 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs; 685-1454, manitouspringsheritagecenter.org.

        

OUT THERE

Through Sunday: Pikes Peak Birding and Nature Festival — Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain; 520-6745 pikespeakbirdingandnaturefestival.org.

The Colorado Springs Cycling Club — For all ages and abilities; bikesprings.org.

UpaDowna Climb Nights — 6-8 p.m. second Tuesdays, CityRock, 21 N. Nevada Ave., free. Registration: upadowna.org/programs.Pizzeria Rustica Cycling Club — 2 p.m. second Sundays, Pizzeria Rustica, 2527 W. Colorado Ave.; pizzeriarustica.com.Helen Hunt Falls Visitor Center — 3440 N. Cheyenne Canon Road; cheyennecanon.org/visitor-centers.Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center sponsored hikes — 1805 N. 30th St., free; 219-0104. Daily Guided Nature Walks, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., meet north main parking lot.

Mueller State Park hikes — 21045 Colorado 67, Divide. Day pass $7 per vehicle; 687-2366.

Nature programs at Mueller State Park — 21045 Colorado 67, Divide. Day pass $7/vehicle; 687-2366.

Nature Programs at Cheyenne Mountain State Park — 410 JL Ranch Heights Road. Day pass $7 per vehicle. Reservations: 576-2016.

     Nocturnal Animals of Cheyenne Mountain State Park, 6-6:30 p.m. Friday.

Nature programs at Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center — 1805 N. 30th St., free; 219-0108.

Nature programs at Starsmore Discovery Center — 2120 Cheyenne Canyon Road; 385-6086.Bear Creek Nature Center hikes — 245 Bear Creek Road. Reservations: 520-6387.

Nature programs at Bear Creek Nature Center — 245 Bear Creek Road. Reservations: 520-6387.

Nature programs at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument — Florissant, entrance fee, $5 for 16 or older; tinyurl.com/ych86slb.

Nature programs at Fountain Creek Nature Center — 320 Peppergrass Lane, Fountain. Reservations: 520-6745.

Hutchinson Homestead Ranch and Learning Center Tours — Salida, $5, $3 for ages 8-16; 239-0955, hutchinsonhomestead.org.The Colorado Birding Trail website — Coloradobirdingtrail.com, information about places to observe birds and other wildlife.

Rocky Mountain Hiking Trails — With information on more than 70 hikes; rockymountainhikingtrails.com.

Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center — 4729 Twin Rocks Road, Divide; Reservations: 687-9742, wolfeducation.org.   

     

RUNNING

Mountain Post Running Club — 5K or 10K, 4-6 p.m. Wednesdays, Main PX, 6220 Martinez St., Fort Carson, free. Children, strollers and pets welcome; Kris Spiller, kspiller@bbcgrp.com.

Muldooniacs Running Club — 5K or 10K, Wednesdays, Homestead Trail, meet between 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at Jose Muldoons, 5710 S. Carefree Circle; 574-5673, josemuldoons.com.

Gallop in the Garden — 4-6 p.m. Thursdays, Garden of the Gods Park, 1805 N. 30th St. Registration: gardenofgods.com.

Achilles International Pikes Peak Running Club — A nonprofit organization that uses the power of running to bring hope, inspiration and the joys of achievement to people with disabilities, 6:15 p.m. meet and sign in; 6:30-7:30 p.m. run, walk or wheel, Mondays, Colorado Running Co., University Village Center, 5262 N. Nevada Ave., Suite 140; Laura, 331-1011.

Two Elks Runners Club — 5:30-7 p.m. Thursdays, Thunder and Buttons, upstairs, 2415 W. Colorado Ave. Run along midland trail; 447-9888, twoelksrunnersclub@gmail.com or on Facebook.Thursday Night Run Club — 6 p.m. Thursdays, Old Chicago’s, 7115 Commerce Center Drive; 232-4656, facebook.com/TNRCCOSprings.

Colorado Springs Running Club  — 7:30 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 6 p.m. Wednesdays. 45- to 60-minute runs, free; 635-3833. For a list of runs and events, go to corunco.com.

Pikes Peak Road Runners — Go online for information, cost and registration: pprrun.org

   

      VOLUNTEERING

Eleven Mile — Volunteer naturalist to facilitate children’s craft and educational programs Saturday mornings; Kristen, 748-3401, email park_interpreter@yahoo.com.

    

COMMUNITY

Pikes Peak Preservation Forum — Conference to honor centennial of The Broadmoor, with luncheon and awards to be received by Broadmoor President and CEO Jack Damioli, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Broadmoor West, 75 El Pomar Road. Registration: tinyurl.com/ycxgwzvm.

  

 

    

    

    

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