5 Things to Do This Weekend (Oct 29, 30) in Colorado Springs


Star Trek: The Final Frontier – Sat Oct 22, Sun Oct 29 7:30pm, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave.

Admission: from $23. Everybody knows the music from Star Trek. Come enjoy the Colorado Springs Philharmonic perform the music from 50 years of Star Trek. Emceed by Jeffrey Combs, an actor on Star Trek, this may be a way to introduce your children to classical music without the fight. For more information: www.csphilharmonic.org

Southern Colorado Children’s Art Festival – Sat Oct 29, 11:00 am-5:00 pm at Chapel Hills Mall, 1710 Briargate Blvd

Admission: free. Perfect for your art-obsessed children, this festival at the Chapel Hills Mall features a costume parade at 11:15am, interactive art projects and live shows and performances by regional youth arts organizations. For more information visit the Chapel Hills Mall website.


Emma Crawford Coffin Race and Parade, Sat Oct 29 12-3pm, Downtown Manitou Springs

Admission: Free. If you haven’t seen the costumes and crazy coffins, it is well worth the trip. A very popular tradition in Manitou Springs since 1995, 70 teams race through downtown in full costume for prizes. Festivities in Soda Springs Park to follow along with “Ghost Stories of Old Manitou” Walking Tours. For more information: http://www.emmacrawfordfestival.com/.


DIY: Learn to Make Sushi, Sat Oct 29, 2-4pm, Pikes Peak Library, Rockrimmon Branch

Admission: Free. If you are over 16 and have a love for sushi, why not learn to make it for yourself? This program hosted at the Rockrimmon Library by a sushi chef, will give you tips on purchasing ingredients, how to roll your sushi and all the basics to impress your friends at your next dinner party. Registration required: http://ppld.org/


Halloween Cool Science Style, Sat Oct 29 1:30pm – 3:00pm, Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, Woodland Park

Admission: free with museum admission. The Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center is getting in on the Halloween spirit. Have fun with a parade, interactive exhibits and experiments to celebrate Halloween. Make glow in the dark slime, instant worms, invisible alien eyeballs, eerie fog bubbles, creepy noises, shoot fog rings and more. More information can be found at: http://www.rmdrc.com/.


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