Family Star Party: Ever Changing Moon
The Space Foundation Discovery Center hosts these parties once a month all year round, offering outdoor education to “inspire the next generation of astronomy enthusiasts.” This month, enjoy special activities including pinwheel crafts illustrating the phases of the moon, and observations of the gibbous moon, Uranus and Andromeda in the night sky. If you want to hop inside to see the museum, too, admission is half-price and includes a Science On a Sphere presentation. Nov. 29, 6-8 p.m., Space Foundation, 4425 Arrowswest Drive, free for outdoor activities, discount museum admission available, discoverspace.org.
Earlier this year, Peaks and Pasties, the region’s first professional burlesque troupe, gave us another first — the first full-time local cabaret, teaming up with The Gold Room. Peaks and Pasties holds more Indy Best Of gold awards than we can count — the reigning queens and kings of the Naughty Business category. All Champagne Cabarets have their own theme; this weekend enjoy “A Burlesque Christmas Carol,” featuring holiday-themed acts. Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 9 p.m., The Gold Room, 18 S. Nevada Ave., $15-$25, goldroomlive.com.
COS Outdoor Sports & Rec Expo
Winter in Colorado doesn’t mean the same thing as winter anywhere else. Instead of forcing folks inside, it gives them the opportunity to strap sticks to their feet and go careening down icy slopes. Browse about 20 vendors and organizations including clubs, retail outfits, manufacturers and more, each with a focus on outdoor sports/recreation. Stick around afterward to network with the Colorado Springs Young Professionals, enjoying drinks and food at The Principal’s Office, Bristol Brewing Company and Axe and the Oak Whiskey House.
Nov. 30, 5-8 p.m., Ivywild School, 1604 S. Cascade Ave., csyoungprofessionals.com.
The concepts of iconoclasm and minimalism assert, essentially, that art does not need to represent or even convey any particular object or emotion, but can simply exist as it is, avoiding “overt symbolism.” Exploring that concept, Colorado artists Jonathan Dankenbring and Corey Drieth draw on their related interests: anthropology and spirituality/religion. Dankenbring is currently the Preparator at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College; Drieth teaches in the Visual and Performing Arts Department at UCCS. Opening reception, Dec. 1, 5-9 p.m., on display through March 17, GOCA 121, 121 S. Tejon St, #100, free, uccs.edu/goca.
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