Event Listings

Our upcoming events are listed below:



Prologue and Town Hall events are free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration is highly encouraged.
Sun 9/30/18 2:30PM Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater Governor's Panel: Gentrification, Arts, and Housing
Sun 10/21/18 2:30PM Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater Prologue: Raisin, Lysistrata, Gender & the Theatre
Sun 10/28/18 2:30PM Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater Prologue Bonus: Lysistrata Through a Contemporary Lens
Sun 12/2/18 2:30PM Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater Prologue: Cabaret with Martha Graham Cracker
Sun 1/27/19 2:30PM Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater Prologue: Segregation, Balls, and Proms
Sun 3/17/19 2:30PM Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater Prologue: Cooking on TV
Sun 4/28/19 2:30PM Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater Prologue: Creating Broadway Musicals


Visiting Artist & Critics Series
The UCCS Visiting Artists and Critics Series (VACS) fosters understanding and appreciation of contemporary art through dialogue and critical conversations. Artists and scholars of national significance are invited to the University of Colorado Colorado Springs campus to present public lectures and meet with UCCS undergraduate students in classes and workshop settings. The Visiting Artists & Critics Series is a collaborative program of the UCCS Galleries of Contemporary Art (GOCA), UCCS Visual Arts and Art History (VAPA).
Tue 11/27/18 6:30PM Chapman Fnd. Recital Hall VACS: Sheilah and Dani Restack
Mon 3/4/19 6:30PM Chapman Fnd. Recital Hall VACS: Raven Chacon
Thu 3/7/19 6:30PM Chapman Fnd. Recital Hall VACS: Lenka Clayton



Theatreworks 2018–19 Season
A Raisin in the Sun •
by Lorraine Hansberry

Lorraine Hansberry’s revelatory masterpiece canonized her place in the civil rights movement and electrified generations of activists and artists alike. In a small tenement on Chicago’s South Side, a family awaits a check that will make all their dreams come true. Momma wants a nice house, Beneatha wants to go to medical school, and Walter Lee schemes to buy a liquor store. With gentrification happening in neighborhoods all around us, Raisin is as powerful, thought-provoking, and timely as it was in 1959.
Thu 9/27/18 7:30PM Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater A Raisin in the Sun •
Fri 9/28/18 7:30PM Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater A Raisin in the Sun •
Sat 9/29/18 7:30PM Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater A Raisin in the Sun •
Sun 9/30/18 4:00PM Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater A Raisin in the Sun •
Thu 10/4/18 7:30PM Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater A Raisin in the Sun •
Fri 10/5/18 7:30PM Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater A Raisin in the Sun •
Sat 10/6/18 2:00PM Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater A Raisin in the Sun •
Sat 10/6/18 7:30PM Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater A Raisin in the Sun •
Sun 10/7/18 4:00PM Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater A Raisin in the Sun •
Thu 10/11/18 7:30PM Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater A Raisin in the Sun •
Fri 10/12/18 7:30PM Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater A Raisin in the Sun •
Sat 10/13/18 2:00PM Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater A Raisin in the Sun •
Sat 10/13/18 7:30PM Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater A Raisin in the Sun •
Sun 10/14/18 4:00PM Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater A Raisin in the Sun •
Thu 10/18/18 7:30PM Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater A Raisin in the Sun •
Fri 10/19/18 7:30PM Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater A Raisin in the Sun •
Sat 10/20/18 2:00PM Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater A Raisin in the Sun •
Sat 10/20/18 7:30PM Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater A Raisin in the Sun •
Sun 10/21/18 4:00PM Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater A Raisin in the Sun •



VAPA 2018–19
Romeo and Juliet
Fri 9/28/18 8:00PM Osborne Studio Theater Romeo and Juliet
Sat 9/29/18 8:00PM Osborne Studio Theater Romeo and Juliet
Sun 9/30/18 8:00PM Osborne Studio Theater Romeo and Juliet
Fri 10/5/18 8:00PM Osborne Studio Theater Romeo and Juliet
Sat 10/6/18 8:00PM Osborne Studio Theater Romeo and Juliet
Sun 10/7/18 8:00PM Osborne Studio Theater Romeo and Juliet



VAPA 2018–19
UCCS Music Program
Sat 9/29/18 7:00PM Chapman Fnd. Recital Hall Wai from New Zealand meets the EcoSono Ensemble



CS Philharmonic 2018–19
Elina Vähälä: Beautiful Finland
Sat 9/29/18 7:30PM Shockley-Zalabak Theater Elina Vähälä: Beautiful Finland
Sun 9/30/18 2:30PM Shockley-Zalabak Theater Elina Vähälä: Beautiful Finland



Artist Series 2018–19
Back Home from the War on Terror
New York Times journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner Dave Philipps will moderate a discussion about life after war, particularly the tensions between those who have served in the war on terror — and their families — and civilians back home who may struggle to relate to them. Joining this compelling conversation is Max Shulman, University of Colorado Colorado Springs assistant professor and producer of the HomeFront Theatre Project, which seeks to foster a richer understanding of veterans and the military, and C. J. Chivers, a Times journalist and Marine Corps infantry veteran, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his 2016 story about an Afghan war veteran’s travails.
Mon 10/1/18 7:00PM Chapman Fnd. Recital Hall Back Home from the War on Terror



GOCA 2018–19
Chit Chat
ChitChat is a series of mash-up talks on contemporary culture and DIY topics. Each program features two speakers, hands-on and participatory learning, and a whole lot of lively conversation. This program sparks diverse discussions on contemporary life-specifically in the Pikes Peak Region-and features some of the most interesting minds in Colorado Springs. We are in our 5th season of this popular series; join us and reserve your seat today!

ChitChat tickets include snacks + beverages, two speakers, lively conversation, and more fun than you can shake a stick at.
Ticket prices increase at the door, so be sure to register ahead of time!
Tue 10/2/18 6:30PM GOCA Ent Center Chit Chat: Empathy and Bread



UCCS Presents 2018–19 Season
Arts Month at UCCS
October is Arts Month! Join us in celebrating all the arts at UCCS, and discover the many ways you can participate all month long.
Learn more about October is Arts Month and associated programming here:
http://uccspresents.org/events/arts-month
Fri 10/5/18 5:00PM Ent Center for the Arts Arts Month Kickoff: Celebrating the Arts at UCCS



Artist Series 2018–19
Sybarite5
SYBARITE5 has taken the US by storm, forever changing perceptions of chamber music performance. From the moment bows hit strings, this talented, diverse group takes the audience on a ride that engages the senses and redefines the rules. In Outliers, the acclaimed string quintet will present their favorite commissioned works.
Fri 10/12/18 7:00PM Chapman Fnd. Recital Hall Sybarite5



A Letter to My Nephew is an intimate, impressionistic collage for nine dancers, setting a portrait of Jones’s beloved nephew Lance T. Briggs—a talented dancer who struggled with illness and addiction—against the political landscape of the present. This dramatic work is an evocative and moving composition of imagery, movement, and sound. Featuring Janet Wong’s haunting projections, composer Nick Hallett’s delirious score, and live performance by baritone Matthew Gamble and Hallett, Jones’ cultural critique is rewritten for the time and place of every performance, flashing by each night like a feverish hour of the evening news.
Tue 10/16/18 7:00PM Shockley-Zalabak Theater Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company



CS Philharmonic 2018–19
Gustav Mahler: Song of the Earth
Sat 10/20/18 7:30PM Shockley-Zalabak Theater Gustav Mahler: Song of the Earth
Sun 10/21/18 2:30PM Shockley-Zalabak Theater Gustav Mahler: Song of the Earth



Theatreworks 2018–19 Season
Lysistrata •
by Aristophanes

This special staged reading will connect THEATREWORKS, UCCS, and our community with an eclectic mix of art, theatre, dance, politics, and ritual. Lysistrata is a raucous, bawdy comedy that has stood the test of time with its sharp insight and wild humor. The play follows the title character’s clever mission to end war by persuading the women of Greece to withhold sex from their husbands until the men agree to make peace. Will peace prevail, or does her plan just inflame the battle between the sexes?
Thu 10/25/18 7:30PM Theatreworks Lysistrata •
Fri 10/26/18 7:30PM Theatreworks Lysistrata •
Sat 10/27/18 2:30PM Theatreworks Lysistrata •
Sat 10/27/18 7:30PM Theatreworks Lysistrata •
Sun 10/28/18 4:00PM Theatreworks Lysistrata •



Artist Series 2018–19
Kobie Boykins
NASA engineer Kobie Boykins is at the forefront of Mars exploration. His enthusiasm for unraveling the mysteries of space, and Mars in particular, is infectious. Join him for an evening exploring the red planet, with an update on the latest chapter in the ongoing story of the journey to Mars.
Fri 10/26/18 7:00PM Shockley-Zalabak Theater Kobie Boykins



Founded in 1952 by dancer and choreographer Amalia Hernández, Ballet Folklórico de México blends the music, dance and costume of Mexican folklore from pre-Colombian civilizations through the present. Their colorful performances have been described as “living museums” of Mexico’s cultural traditions. The 2018 tour features renewed productions of the company’s classic choreography.
Thu 11/1/18 7:00PM Shockley-Zalabak Theater Ballet Folklórico de Mexico de Amalia Hernández



Artist Series 2018–19
Vienna Boys Choir
The Vienna Boys Choir can trace its history over half a millennium. Today, the group is comprised of talented young singers from all over the world, performing a repertoire ranging from medieval to contemporary music. The Shockley-Zalabak Theater is proud to present one of the most revered chorales in existence.
Fri 11/9/18 7:00PM Shockley-Zalabak Theater Vienna Boys Choir


Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
Events by Other Presenters
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
Christmas is coming and so is the one and only Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker. Presenting world class Russian artists, hand-painted sets, Russian Snow Maidens, and jubilant Nesting Dolls – Great Russian Nutcracker brings the Christmas spirit to life for all ages. “Kids wide-eyed with delight!” says the New York Times. Experience the Dove of Peace Tour, spreading goodwill in over 100 cities across North America. Get seats now for the whole family and make memories for a lifetime at Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker! www.nutcracker.com
Mon 11/12/18 7:00PM Shockley-Zalabak Theater Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
Tue 11/13/18 7:00PM Shockley-Zalabak Theater Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker



Artist Series 2018–19
Takács String Quartet
The Colorado-based Takács Quartet is one of the world’s greatest string quartets. Now entering its forty-third season, Takács is renowned for the vitality and warmth of its interpretations. The Takács Quartet will perform Haydn, Shostakovich and Brahms.
Thu 12/6/18 7:00PM Chapman Fnd. Recital Hall Takács String Quartet



Artist Series 2018–19
Dianne Reeves
Five-time Grammy winner Dianne Reeves is the preeminent jazz vocalist in the world. This evening, Reeves will focus on selections from her only holiday recording, the widely acclaimed Christmas Time is Here. Sit back, relax, and enjoy inspiring renditions masterfully performed of the timeless classics you know and love.
Fri 12/7/18 7:00PM Shockley-Zalabak Theater Dianne Reeves


One Voice Mission presents the Collingsworth Family
Back by popular demand, the Collingsworth Family will grace the Ent Center stage for our “One Voice Christmas Concert” on Monday night, December 10th. The Collingsworth Family is the #1 gospel group in America!!
Mon 12/10/18 7:00PM Shockley-Zalabak Theater One Voice Mission presents the Collingsworth Family



Artist Series 2018–19
Blind Boys of Alabama
The Blind Boys of Alabama are living legends and modern-day innovators, one of the most recognized and decorated roots music groups. This special concert is sure to put you in the spirit of the holidays, featuring songs from the Talkin’ Christmas! album as well as the band's previous Grammy-winning Christmas recording, Go Tell It on the Mountain, and their Gospel classics.
Wed 12/12/18 7:00PM Shockley-Zalabak Theater Blind Boys of Alabama



Artist Series 2018–19
Theater Latté Da
All Is Calm relives the moment when Allied and German soldiers celebrated Christmas together, sharing food and drink, playing soccer, singing carols and burying each other's dead. Featuring the UCCS Army ROTC Color Guard, this ode to peace includes firsthand accounts by thirty World War I soldiers and music including patriotic tunes, trench songs and Christmas carols.
Wed 12/19/18 7:00PM Shockley-Zalabak Theater Theater Latté Da



Artist Series 2018–19
Yefim Bronfman
Internationally recognized as one of today’s most acclaimed and admired pianists, Grammy Award winner Yefim Bronfman continues to captivate audiences worldwide with his commanding technique, power and exceptional lyrical gifts. This once-in-a-lifetime performance includes works by Schumann, Debussy, and Schubert.
Wed 1/30/19 7:00PM Shockley-Zalabak Theater Yefim Bronfman



Artist Series 2018–19
Pedrito Martinez Group
Grammy-nominated percussionist, vocalist, and band leader Pedrito Martinez is recognized as a leading force in Afro-Cuban music. With deep roots in Cuban rumba and yoruba, he has performed with Wynton Marsalis, Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, and Sting. His influences from throughout the Diaspora make for a powerful addition to this season’s jazz lineup.
Sat 2/9/19 7:00PM Chapman Fnd. Recital Hall Pedrito Martinez Group



Artist Series 2018–19
David Dorfman Dance
Aroundtown is a kinetic poem examining the varied notions of LOVE- its meaning, purpose, and platform. With original music, text, and visuals, the work explores commitment, community, and intimacy in times of violence and strife. DDD's empathy, humor, and highly athletic physicality are harnessed to examine LOVE as sociopolitical and intimate.
Wed 2/13/19 7:00PM Shockley-Zalabak Theater David Dorfman Dance



Artist Series 2018–19
Mireya Mayor
Mireya Mayor is a primatologist, explorer and Emmy Award-nominated wildlife correspondent for the National Geographic Channel. She’ll share stories, images, and film clips of her adventures, offering a look at the hardships of life in the field, along with the discoveries that make it worthwhile.
Fri 2/22/19 7:00PM Shockley-Zalabak Theater Mireya Mayor



Artist Series 2018–19
Martina Filjak
With what The New York Times dubbed as “brilliant, sensitive and imaginative playing,” pianist Martina Filjak is one of the most exciting young artists to emerge in recent years. Internationally praised for her poetic passion, technical mastery, charismatic personality and magnetic stage presence, this rising star is a must-see.
Tue 2/26/19 7:00PM Chapman Fnd. Recital Hall Martina Filjak



Artist Series 2018–19
Kaki King
Composer and guitarist Kaki King is a true iconoclast. Her latest work, The Neck is a Bridge to the Body, is Kaki at her visionary best: redefining the role of solo instrumental artist through virtuoso technique and an inventive, mesmerizing multi-media production which creates a narrative using her guitar as a projection screen.
Thu 3/14/19 7:00PM Chapman Fnd. Recital Hall Kaki King



Artist Series 2018–19
Hilaree O'Neill
Mountaineer Hilaree Nelson O'Neill shares the story of leading a team of elite climbers on a grueling attempt to climb a remote peak in Myanmar—and the physical and emotional toll they endured. Hear her harrowing story, accompanied by photographer Cory Richards’ stills and clips from Renan Ozturk’s documentary Down to Nothing.
Tue 3/19/19 7:00PM Shockley-Zalabak Theater Hilaree O'Neill



CS Philharmonic 2018–19
Sergei Vassiliev: Mozart Clarinet Concerto
Sat 3/23/19 7:30PM Shockley-Zalabak Theater Sergei Vassiliev: Mozart Clarinet Concerto
Sun 3/24/19 2:30PM Shockley-Zalabak Theater Sergei Vassiliev: Mozart Clarinet Concerto



Artist Series 2018–19
René Marie
Rooted in jazz traditions of Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington and other leading ladies of past generations, vocalist René Marie borrows elements of folk, R&B and even classical and country to create a hybrid style. Her work explores the human experience and the power of the human spirit.
Thu 4/4/19 7:00PM Chapman Fnd. Recital Hall René Marie



Artist Series 2018–19
So Percussion
So Percussion expands beyond the traditional confines of percussion with its dynamic, unconventional style. With innovative multi-genre original productions, sensational interpretations of modern classics, and an "exhilarating blend of precision and anarchy, rigor, and bedlam," (New Yorker), the group has redefined the scope and vital role of the modern percussion ensemble.
Thu 4/11/19 7:00PM Shockley-Zalabak Theater So Percussion



CS Philharmonic 2018–19
Barry Douglas: All Beethoven
Sat 4/27/19 7:30PM Shockley-Zalabak Theater Barry Douglas: All Beethoven
Sun 4/28/19 2:30PM Shockley-Zalabak Theater Barry Douglas: All Beethoven


Ballet West II
Artist Series 2018–19
Ballet West II
Ballet West II has established a reputation as an elite touring ensemble, performing a broad spectrum of dance to sold-out audiences across the United States. The group captivates audiences with its “stunning physicality and partner work” (Pueblo Chieftain), inspiring a new generation of both classical and contemporary ballet enthusiasts. This mixed-repertoire performance will include all-new work.
Wed 5/1/19 7:00PM Shockley-Zalabak Theater Ballet West II



Artist Series 2018–19
Vijay Iyer Sextet
Grammy-nominated composer-pianist Vijay Iyer was described by Pitchfork as “one of the most interesting & vital young pianists in jazz today.” The Vijay Iyer Sextet, a group of virtuoso improvisers lauded as one of the pivotal jazz bands of the twenty-first century, will perform material from their critically acclaimed album Far From Over.
Wed 5/8/19 7:00PM Shockley-Zalabak Theater Vijay Iyer Sextet