By Jennifer Boylan on Friday, 14 October 2016
Category: General News

5 Things to Do This Weekend (Oct 15, 16) in Colorado Springs

Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini- Sat Oct 15, 7:30pm Pikes Peak Center

Admission: Various. Composed in just three week, this amazing, dark and explosive performance centers on the haunting torment of lover's illicit pleasures. Probably not an all ages show, but a definite must for Tchaikovsky fans. For more information:http://csphilharmonic.org/

Maker Faire - Sat Oct 15, 10:00am-4:00pm at Library 21c 1175 Chapel Hills Dr

Admission: Free. Attention all DIY fans, this faire is for you. In it's third year, the Maker Faire is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning. For more information visit:https://coloradospringsmakerfaire.com/.

Sugar Plum Food & Gift Mart, Sat Oct 15 10-6pm and Sun Oct 16 11am-4pm, Colorado Springs Event Center 3960 Palmer Park Blvd

Admission: Adults $6, Kids 16 and under Free. Are you one of those people that likes to have all of their Christmas shopping done by Thanksgiving? The Sugar Plum Mart will definitely help you achieve that goal. This is one of Colorado Springs' largest holiday markets full of hand crafted wares, gifts, jewelry and clothing. Mr. and Mrs. Claus will even be there for photos. For more information: http://sugarplumgiftmart.com.

2016 Catwalk for Cancer Fashion Show, Fri Oct 14, 6pm, Garden of the Gods Club

Admission: $125. Cocktail reception followed by dinner and a fashion show modeled entirely by cancer survivors and their caregivers. All proceeds benefit the Oncology Services at UCHealth Memorial Hospital. For registration and more information: https://mhf.thankyou4caring.org/catwalk.

Japanese Cultural Festival & Bazaar, Sat Oct 15 10am-4pm, University Center at UCCS

Admission: Free, donations accepted. The Taiko drum and shamisen/bon dance performance will get you in the mood for this Festival full of original Japanese housewares, craft items, art, gift items, yukata, and second-hand kimonos. Sushi and Japanese snacks will also be available. More information can be found at: http://www.japanamerica.org/.