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Since it’s home to numerous military bases, it’s often assumed that Colorado Springs lacks much of a free-wheeling cultural scene. But as a college town in close proximity to the artist’s colony of Manitou Springs, that notion doesn’t hold much water, especially these days. The city’s actually filled with galleries, museums, theaters and cafés. Among the most notable is the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, a regional treasure with a strong emphasis on Western and Southwestern works; it also supports its own theater, staging both plays and musicals throughout the year. The Pikes Peak Center is a 2,000-seat performing arts space that brings in an array of touring shows and concerts, from classical to rock. And for cinephiles, there’s Kimball’s Twin Peak Theater, boasting an arthouse roster as well as a full bar.