The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is bringing “the Greatest Show on Earth” to the Colorado Springs World Arena June 6-9. Circus performers and acts from across the globe include elephants, tigers, clowns, acrobats and aerialists. Tickets for a family can be pricey, but you can get a BIG DISCOUNT through Pikes Peak on the Cheap. For June 6, get tickets for $13 (regularly $16 or $23) For June 7-9, get tickets for $19 and $12 (regularly $23 and $16). You also save the box office fees, which can be substantial. To get in on this group sales event, just log on to www.worldarena.com/group_sales. User name: Pikes Peak. Password: Cheap (case sensitive) Or to purchase tickets over the phone, call Nathan Landry at 719-477-2116. Discounted tickets available now through May 31. We can save you up to $40, plus box office fees, (between $3.25 and $4.50 per ticket) for a family of four!
Do you have a room or “space” that needs a new look this spring? Submit a picture of the room you would like to remodel, fix or finish on Ent Federal Credit Union’s Facebook page and you could be a winner. During the contest, they will award a weekly drawing winner and have a final voting round for one Grand Prize Winner. Enter today, and if your photo gets the most votes during the Grand Prize voting round, you could win $1,000 toward your spring home improvement project. Enter Ent’s Update Your Space contest and you also could win $100 in the weekly drawing Photo entry period runs through midnight on Sunday, June 2. The final voting round will begin at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 3, and end at midnight on Sunday, June 9. The Grand Prize Winner will be announced on the Ent Facebook page on Monday, June 10. No purchase necessary see official rules for more information. Visit Ent’s Facebook page for more information.
OK, so this new promo from Pizza Hut isn’t as great as their last one ($10 any-size pizza deal) but it’s still a pretty good value. For a limited time, the Hut is offering an Any Any Box at a special price. What’s an Any Any Box? It’s a medium pizza with any toppings and any crust (pan, hand-tossed or thin ‘n crispy) for just $8. However, the catch is that you must purchase two pizzas to get the discounted price, so the true price is $16. As always with Pizza Hut, delivery incurs an additional charge, as will extra cheese and/or stuffed crust. The offer is good “for a limited time” but they aren’t telling us when it ends. Call ahead to make sure they’re honoring the deal.
This summer, Barnes & Noble wants kids to go on an adventure without ever leaving home. All they need is a good book and a vivid imagination. Barnes & Noble’s Summer Reading Program rewards kids (grades 1 through 6) with a FREE book, after they’ve taken just eight literary adventures. Along with their parents, kids keep track of the books they’ve read in their “Reading Journal.” (You can download a journal HERE.) Once it’s complete, young readers can take it to any participating location to pick out a well-deserved reward from a limited selection of children’s books. The program runs through Sept. 3. Don’t forget, the bookstore also offers a FREE Kids’ Club with rewards and special offers — all year-long.
Enjoy live, local music from No Difference, Stray Suns, and Knight in Colors at the season finale of FREE concerts at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at Studio Bee in the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. All artists included in the Showcase are homegrown talent from El Paso, Teller, Pueblo counties and have produced an album and write their own music. Concessions and a cash bar will be available.
Feeling poetic? Join the club. Literally. “Hear Here” is a FREE poetry event featuring “nationally known and locally loved artists” that happens the third and fourth Fridays of each month at its new home, Smokebrush Theatre, 219 W. Colorado Ave, suite 210. The gathering begins at 6 p.m. with a writing workshop and the program is from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. It featues nationally known slam poets, local favorites, first-timers, grandmas, grandsons, anyone who wants to take a shot at it. For information, call 520-0024 or 964-4499 and ask for Luke Cissell. Rhyme on!
Looking for back issues of your favorite magazines? East Library only has room for a few years’ worth of each title in its circulating collection, so older issues are pulled and sold on the fourth Thursday of every month outside of the Friends Bookstore at East Library. The price is only 10 cents per issue (or 11 magazines for a dollar). Whatever doesn’t sell is recycled the following day. Proceeds go to the Friends of the Pikes Peak Library District.
For Memorial Day weekend, 7-Eleven is offering a medium Slurpee for just 49 cents. From May 24 through May 27, you can slurp on the discounted drink at participating stores all day. It’s a perfect opportunity to try their limited-release flavors Slurpee Lite Sugar-Free Sprite Flavor (only 20 calories per 8 oz. serving) and Slurpee Oddball Orange — both available through June. (For true Slurpee fans, they’re introducing two new limited-release flavors for July and August – Slurpee Lite Sugar-Free Mango Lemonade and Slurpee Strawberry Lemonshade.) With more than 10,000 stores across North America, odds are in your favor that one is near your home, work or school.
Much of Colorado still is suffering from drought. Water has become our most precious resource in some places, especially here, out West. But unless you have your own well (which is not, by the way, always a guaranteed source of water), it might be smart to think about ways to save on water use this summer. In the summer, water usage can comprise as much as 50 percent or more of your monthly utility bill, depending on where you live. We asked the very savvy water experts at a Colorado Springs Utilities to give us some good advice about conserving water. For 17 tips on saving water this growing season — and all year round — read the full story on our sister site, Living on the Cheap.
Denver celebrates the start of the summer season with a long weekend packed with events, including a FREE, day-long music festival in downtown Denver, thrilling pro sports and outdoor adventure. This is just the beginning of summer in The Mile High City. Start planning now and take advantage of great hotel deals and packages starting as low as $99. Here are some FREE things to do in the Mille High City this weekend: Honor our military heroes at the Memorial Day Parade and Tribute Ceremony, at 11:3a.m. May 25 in Civic Center Park. Rock out all day long aDenver Day of Rock, May 25 on the 16th Street pedestrian mall, with five stages and 25 bands. Wander through Colorado’s best art at The Downtown Denver Arts Festival, May 24-26 at the Denver Performing Arts Complex; features more than 150 of Colorado’s best artists. For more information on things to do, places to stay and deals on rooms, Denver events, go to www.VisitDenver.com.
Pack your brown bag and take advantage of the Sacklunch Serenade shows — silent films accompanied by Jim Calm, Deloy Goeglein, Bob Flinn and Dave Weesner on the Mighty Wurlitzer theatre pipe organ located in the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. Show times are from noon to 1 p.m. on May 23 and May 28; Thursdays in June; July 3, July 11, July 18, July 25; and Thursdays in August. For more information, call 473-2010. It’s FREE, but donations will be accepted.
Need a cat or kitten to round out your family? You’e in luck. Every Wednesday,the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region’s staff hand-picks five special cats in need of loving homes. They will get their glamour shots taken and be featured on the society’s Facebook page. The best part is their adoption fees are waived! They’re FREE. All are spayed or neutered, and have current vaccinations, too. The society posts these on their website mid- to late morning every Wednesday. Normal adodption fee is $68. You will need to get a $12 license, though. Visit: https://www.hsppr.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=1130 to find your new kitty.
Did you know there are a bunch of talented local filmmakers? You can enjoy their efforts at a FREE screening of their work from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22, at the historic Lon Chaney Theatre, 221 E Kiowa St For more information, call 502-7057 or check out the Web site of the local Independent Film Society when you CLICK HERE.