Things to Do in Colorado Springs This Weekend: Oct. 19-21, 2012
It’s nearly the weekend, and we’ve got what you need to make sure you get the most out of that precious time off! We’ve scoured local event listings for you and listed below the events that sound like the most fun. From festive autumn events like Old Colorado City’s Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off, to an elegant musical production presented by the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Colorado Springs has many events on this weekend’s calendar designed to suit a wide variety of tastes. And remember–if you have family/friends coming into town to visit, our Lodge is a great choice for accommodations. Enjoy!
- Oktoberfest at Garden of the Gods Club — Friday, 4-9 pm, Garden of the Gods Club. Members only. For reservations, call 719.329.6901.
- Colorado Springs Oktoberfest — Friday, 4 pm to midnight, Saturday, noon to midnight, and Sunday, noon to 6 pm, Security Service Field (formerly Sky Sox Stadium). Enjoy a lively weekend of Bavarian fun featuring authentic German music, food, dancing, beverages, and contests (German costume, stein hoisting, brat eating). The Dachshund Dash on Saturday will determine the fastest Dachshund in southern Colorado. Tickets $10 per adult, $8 military/seniors, $5 per child.
- Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off — Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm, Old Colorado City’s Old Town Plaza. See some of Colorado’s largest pumpkins as they try to break the record! There will be awards for pumpkins, squash, and gourds. For the kids, there will be clowns, face-painting and Miss Kiddee and Friends! There’s also a live-music line-up featuring the Blue Grass Band and Colorado Springs Conservatory.
- Shostakovich & Schumann — Saturday, 8 pm, and Sunday, 2:30 pm, Pikes Peak Center. Tickets $19-59.
- Build-a-Scarecrow Party — Saturday, 2:30-4:30 pm, Garden of the Gods Club. Members only. For reservations, call 719.329.6904.
- Bingo Night — Saturday, 6-9 pm, Garden of the Gods Club. Members only. For reservations, call 719.329.6901.
- Gypsy — Friday, 7:30 pm, Saturday, 2 pm and 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).
- Haunted Mines — Friday and Saturday, 7 pm, Western Museum of Mining & Industry. 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! Tickets start at $20 each.