UPDATE: ChitChat returns, and other news from the arts inbox

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Due to District 20 schools being closed today, The Mountain King performances will be rescheduled for a future date.

——- ORIGINAL POST, WEDNESDAY, 5:32 P.M. ——-

ChitChat is back at GOCA on Wednesdays, starting Feb. 19. ChitChat has grown into a very popular series at GOCA. For the uninitiated, it's a series of “mash-up talks on contemporary culture and DIY.” Each week at 7, two experts will speak on decidedly different topics with a hands-on component, as well as snacks, wine and beer.

Here’s the line-up:

Cuban art and coffee, with Andrea Herrera of UCCS and Eric Harry Nichol of The Principal’s Office, respectively
Generosity and make-up, with Kathy Giuffre of Colorado College and Mark Modeer of Zeezo’s
Lefties and rum, with Michael Larkin of UCCS and Frank Frey of Nosh
Bronies and tricking, with Christopher Bell of UCCS and Luis Gonzalez, Jr. of the b-boy group Soul Mechanics
Lightning and poutine cuisine with Brandon Vogt of UCCS and Kevin Johnson and Aaron Retka of Potato Potato

All tickets are $5 for gallery members and $10 for non. Seats fill quickly, so buy in early.
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In the Hall of the Mountain King, a children’s book written by Colorado Springs Conservatory and kindergaren teacher Allison Flannery, will be performed at the Classical Academy tomorrow by the Denver-based Colorado Conservatory of Dance, which adopted Flannery's book for the stage. The book is inspired by the musical score by Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg and Henrik Ibsen's play Peer Gynt.

The ballet will be performed for students earlier in the day, but then again for the public at 3:45 p.m. at TCA’s east campus at 12202 Cross Peak View.

• Earlier this week, THEATREdART announced that it's leaving its space at 128 N. Nevada Ave. In a release sent from artistic director Brian Mann, TdA thanks Vintage Realities for leasing the group the space affordably and explains that the rest of the company's season will be adjusted as it looks for spaces to perform.

No clear reason was given. We'll update this blog as we know more. 

• This Friday, of course, is the first Friday of the month, with a full slate of art openings happening across town. One show that didn't make it into the paper by press time is the two-gallery exhibit devoted to the work done by students at the ModboCo School of Art, held at the Modbo and S.P.Q.R. ModboCo instructors like Phil Lear, Erin Jones and Christian Medovich will also display.

(The ModboCo also unveiled it's newest class schedule, available here.)

The show opens with a reception Fri., Feb. 7 at 5:30 p.m. and will be up through the end of the month. For a list of other art openings happening Friday, click here.

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