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Things to Do in Colorado Springs This Weekend: Nov. 16-18, 2012

Thankfully, tomorrow’s Friday, and I thought I’d start off today’s post by sharing a bit of weekend humor…

Now that we’ve made you smile, it’s time to start planning that glorious weekend of yours!  Here in Colorado Springs, we’re in for a mild autumn weekendwith a wide variety of local events and activities from which to choose.  “Get your laugh on” with the humorous stylings of comedian Carlos Mencia, enjoy an exciting college hockey game, or enjoy wine and cheese for the benefit of a local animal rescue organization.  Other options?  If the holiday season is your favorite time of year, you may want to start celebrating early by listening to the festive music of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra or participating in a tree lighting ceremony at the Pioneers Museum.  However you choose to stay busy this weekend in Colorado Springs, we hope you have a fabulous time!

CC Tigers hockey

CC Tigers Hockey (photo by Casey B. Gibson)

  • Colorado College Hockey vs. Denver — Friday, 7:30 pm, Colorado Springs World Arena.  Tickets $14-40/person.
  • Carlos Mencia — Friday, 8 pm, Pikes Peak Center.  From the website:  “Carlos Mencia is undoubtedly one of today’s most popular entertainers and comics. Whether it is man-on-the-street interviews, studio comedy, commercial parodies, nationwide sold-out tours, or films, Mencia demonstrates an extraordinary ability to connect with a wide and diverse audience.”  Tickets $38/person.
  • Trans-Siberian Orchestra– Saturday, 3 pm & 8 pm, World Arena.  From the website:  “‘The Lost Christmas Eve’ has been called ‘a story of loss and redemption’ and features a diverse soundtrack fusing elements of rock, classical, folk, Broadway, and R&B, which takes you on a journey into the ‘Capra-esque’ world of [Trans-Siberian Orchestra] creator/producer Paul O”Neill.”  Tickets are $49-69/person, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Empty Stocking Fund.

    Honor loved ones at a tree lighting

  • 28th Annual Trees of Life Tree Lighting Ceremony — Saturday, 5-6:15 pm, Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum.  Celebrate life and honor loved ones at the Pikes Peak Hospice & Pallative Care Trees of Life Tree Lighting Ceremony. The entire community is invited to join in and remember those loved and those lost. Each of the Trees of Life is covered in white lights, with each light representing a story of a loved one who shines in our memories. Tribute will be paid to the military and local community protectors with the illumination of a special red, white and blue tree in their honor.  Click here to purchase an ornament or honor the name of a loved one.
  • 8th Annual Whine & Cheese Evening & Silent Auction — Saturday, 6-10 pm, Norris-Penrose Event Center.  From the All Breed Rescue and Training website:  “Enjoy a glass of wine or beer and nosh while you listen to music and peruse our many auction items. Look back on our year and see the many dogs who found their forever homes! The evening’s musicians will be Phil Volan and Joleen Bell.”  Tickets $40/person.
  • Video Games Live — Saturday, 7:30 pm, Pikes Peak Center.  From the website:  “Video Games Liveâ„¢ is an award-winning immersive concert event featuring music from the most popular video games of all time.”  Tickets $40-55/person.
  • Celtic Thunder — Sunday, 7 pm, Pikes Peak Center.  From the website:  “Surpassing sales of one million units combined, the musical phenomenon that is Celtic Thunder have just been hailed as BILLBOARD’s Top World Music Artist, along with Top World Music Imprint and Top World Album of 2011 for their most current disc, Heritage.”  Tickets $45-75/person.

Not a Colorado Springs local, and need a place to stay this weekend?  Click here to check out the holiday packages we’re offering at our Lodge.

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