On Wednesday nights during the summer months, the Norris Penrose Equestrian Center welcomes cowboys, bull riders, and the animals they've mastered for the COS Rodeo. The weekly rodeo puts Colorado Springs' western heritage on full display, welcoming guests to the base of Pike's Peak for an interactive evening of cowboy-style dining, high-flying competition, and even a few s'mores around a crackling open air fire pit. Read on to find out more:
Bull Riding: The rodeo's main event pits the strength and balance of steely-eyed cowboys against the snorting, bucking power of their brawny bull mounts. Riders have plenty of incentive to hang on—the competition features weekly cash jackpots and prizes for winning riders.
Mutton Busting: A pint-sized version of the bull rides, this sport challenges junior cowpokes to keep their balance astride the wooly back of a full-grown sheep.
Western Heritage: In addition to the competition, the COS Rodeo is also home to a rotating cast of arts and crafts vendors; past attendees have included local Native American artisans selling turquoise jewelry and other traditional handiworks.
The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery eschews campy costumes and plots for an exciting evening of food-accompanied mystery and paranoia, where actors hide among the diners, playing innocent and making everyone a potential suspect. To solve the crime, guests freely interrogate one another, chivvying out clues about the murderer and determining who has a bloodthirsty look in their eyes. Between dramatic deaths and simulated police involvement, guests dig into three-course meals, washed down with bottomless iced tea, coffee, and drinks from the cash bar. The diner who comes closest to solving the mystery through their snooping goes home with a prize basket to show off to their friends or split with the murderer as per their shadowy conspiracy. Prop guns and gunshot sound effects may be used during the performance.
For the love of spectacle, you'll want to get to The Black Sheep, Colorado Springs' premiere theater.
It's certainly time you stopped reading about this club with its amazing restaurant and finally came in for a bite.
We offer a large selection of drinks for you to enjoy, including beer and craft cocktails.
Enjoy live music with your food and drinks at The Black Sheep as well.
Loud crowds paired with a healthy sound system keep the volume level at this club at the edge of ear-splitting.
Weekend customers, beware! The club is busiest on Friday and Saturday, so getting seated will take some time.
Both street parking and lot parking are available near The Black Sheep.
You'll also find plenty of safe spaces to lock up your bike if you prefer to cycle to the club.
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Enjoy traditional American cuisine at Triple Nickel Tavern, home of American comfort food.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful weather during your meal at Triple Nickel Tavern.
Live music is often featured for diners' enjoyment.
The noise level can often drown out conversation, so make sure your party is prepared to speak up.
Weekdays are busy at Triple Nickel Tavern.
Parking spaces are available curbside near the restaurant.
At Triple Nickel Tavern, bikers can lock their bikes safely outside.
A meal at Triple Nickel Tavern will typically set you back about $30.
When you are ready to try a new restaurant for lunch or dinner, make your way over to Triple Nickel Tavern for tasty American fare.
The athletic program at Colorado College can trace its traditions all the way back to the 19th century, when the first sporting event was held on Christmas Day, 1882. Today, Colorado College's men and women continue this competitive tradition in 17 sports, ranging from basketball and lacrosse to cross country and ice hockey. The ice hockey team gradually established themselves as a national powerhouse since their founding in 1934, with two championships and ten Frozen Four appearances, most recently in 2005. Entering the 2014-2015 season, 36 former Tiger hockey players have played for an NHL team.