Colorado Springs Philharmonic -"Symphonic Dances", Sat Sept 17, 7:30, Sun Sept 18 2:30pm at Pikes Peak Center
Admission: $21 and up, Kids Free. Celebrating its 90th year, the Philharmonic presents Gershwin, Rachmaninoff and DiLorenzo symbolizing artists at the beginning of their career, at the end of their career and still producing. For more information: www.csphilharmonic.org.
Pawtoberfest, Sat Sept 17, 10-3pm Bear Creek Park.
Admission: Free. The eighth annual event of the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak region features a fun run, food merchants and beer garden to raise money for homeless animals. Last year raised $100,000 for the shelter. For more info and a festival guide: www.pawtoberfest.org.
Bines and Brews, Sat Sept 17, 1-5 pm, Limbaugh Park, Monument, Co
Admission: $30, $10 dd. Sample brews from over 15 local breweries plus 3 Hundred Days of Shine and The Ice Cave Cider. Leave the kiddos and pooches at home for this event. For more information: http://trilakeschamber.com/bines-brews.htm.
Rocky Mountain Oktoberfest, Sat Sept 17 11-6pm, Sun Sept 18 1-6pm, Woodland Park
Admission: $6, Under 21 Free. Head to higher elevation for a fun Oktoberfest featuring biergartens, brats and lederhosen. This is the 19th year for Woodland Park to host this gathering and there is a shuttle from the high school For more information: http://woodlandparkchamber.com/oktoberfest.html.
Holly Berry House Folk Art Festival, Fri Sept 16 - Sun Sept 18, Rock Ledge Ranch
Admission: $8 adults, $5 seniors, $4 6-12, under 6 free. The 38th annual art festival features 165 artists and their handcrafted folk art, clothing and furniture with antiques and live music. For more info: www.rockledgeranch.com.