Things to Do in Colorado Springs This Weekend: Oct. 12-14, 2012
It looks like we can expect a gorgeous fall weekend here in Colorado Springs, with highs in the upper 60s. When you’re not busy watching the leaves change, check out some of the events happening locally in Colorado Springs. For additional ideas, check out ColoradoSprings.com or PeakRadar.com. We hope your weekend is filled with fun and relaxation!
- Gypsy — Friday, 7:30 pm, Saturday, 2 pm & 7:30 pm, and Sunday, 2 pm, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. From the FAC website: “The Fine Arts Center Theatre Company’s is celebrating and kicking off the 25th season with Gypsy, America’s most acclaimed musical. Premiering on Broadway in 1959, Gypsy debuted at the end of the golden age of musical comedy, and symbolizes the beginning of true musical theatre, a new era that straddled the lines between comedy and drama. Gypsy follows the life of burlesque star Gypsy Rose Lee and is full of comedy, honest drama, and vivacious musical numbers with lyrics written by a young Stephen Sondheim.” Tickets start at $32 for a matinee ($29 for FAC members).
- Reynolds Ranch Harvest Festival — Friday, 3 pm to 7 pm, and Saturday, 9 am to 7 pm, Western Museum of Mining & Industry. For an admission price of $4 per person, your family will enjoy a farmer’s market featuring fresh local produce; a “spooky little maze”; daylight tours of the Haunted Mines, museum history stories and tours, pioneer games, hay rides, and music. For an additional price of $5.50 pumpkin, search out the perfect jack-o-lantern candidate. The Western Museum of Mining & Industry is located on property known as the Reynolds Ranch. In the 1890s, Sara and Joseph Reynolds built the “Little Red Farm House” and managed a working ranch that included a sawmill and dairy farm.
- Haunted Mines — Friday, 7:30 pm, and Saturday, 7 pm. This thrilling and exciting annual event is unlike any other and is designed for adults of all ages and their older children (ages 13 & up). The all-volunteer charitable organization, which raises money for the Western Museum of Mining & Industry, uses historical-based scenes and situations from the American West and America’s mining legacy as the backdrop but with a new twist every year to keep visitors screaming! On Saturday night, ghost hunters from Denver-based Haunted Xplorations will be visiting the Mines. Tickets start at $15 each.
- Colorado Springs Cool Science Festival — Saturday, 9 am to 10 pm, and Sunday, 9 am to 8:30 pm, various locations. The Cool Science Festival involves a week of science-related events for all ages at several different venues throughout southern Colorado. The Festival opens with the Cool Science Carnival Day at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs on Saturday. This event will feature many hands-on science activities, robotics, sun viewing, the science of ice cream making, exciting science shows, student science fair presentations, and science demonstrations designed to inspire fascination of the world around us in kids of all ages. Throughout the week, other events at multiple venues throughout the region will include a Science Film Series featuring presentations and documentaries about the Snowmastadon dig near Aspen, as well as the Waldo Canyon Fire. There will also be Stargazing, Rocket launches, Crime Lab tours, the Science of Beer Brewing, an ‘Antarctic Discovery’ (presentations from scientists who work on the ice’), and many more events! For schedule of events and more info, visit www.CSCoolScienceFestival.org.”
- Children’s Cooking Class — Sunday, 2 pm to 4 pm, Garden of the Gods Club. Members and your children/grandchildren are invited to join us for a fun and interactive cooking class with Executive Chef Steven Weber. Learn how to prepare a three-course Mexican fiesta for just $15/person (including food samples).