Must See Must Do: What's happening around Colorado Springs this weekend

October 23, 2014 Updated: October 24, 2014 at 11:36 am
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Are you looking for entertainment this weekend? Here's a guide to happenings in the Colorado Springs area.

FRIDAY, OCT. 24

-7 ideas for Colorado adventure on this warm autumn weekend. More here

-Artists combine for new GOCA1420 exhibit at UCCS. Details here 

-Three prep football games to watch this weekend in the Pikes Peak region

SATURDAY

-Will the ghost of Emma Crawford haunt the Manitou Springs coffin races? Racing starts at noon.

-Who ya gonna call? Geeks Who Drink. It's "Ghostbusters" trivia night complete with costumes and craziness at 5 p.m. Saturday at Green Man Taproom & Beer Garden, 320 S. Weber St., and simultaneously in 24 other cities nationwide. It's the "Ghostbusters" 30th anniversary. Teams have a six-person max, $5 admission fee for each player. Info: geekswhodrink.com

-Caravan of Thieves is rolling into town. Curious what an evening with them would be like? Here's a descriptive offering from YouTube: "If Django Reinhardt, the cast of 'Stomp' and the Beatles all had a party at Tim Burton's house, Caravan of Thieves would be the band they hired." Gypsy-swing the night away at 7 p.m. Saturday at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Colorado Highway 105, Palmer Lake. Tickets $22, $27 on Saturday, 481-0475, trilakesarts.org

-Oh moon above and scary jack-o'-Lantern faces lighting the nighttime trails along Fountain Creek Nature Center below. It's the ending of a two-part Saturday: Pumpkins are carved between 9 a.m. and noon, then costume-clad creatures return from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. to hike the Jack-O-Lantern Trail. Pumpkins can go home with their carvers after 7:30. The center is located at 320 Peppergrass Lane in Fountain. Info: $5, reservations 520-6745, elpasoco.com.

-Mythical princess Brunhilde comes to the mountains with the Viking Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at, appropriately enough, Viking Hall, 1045 Ford St. It's a combo cultural/ entertainment event, educational opportunity, bazaar and food fest, starting with a breakfast ($8) at 9 a.m. Profits donated to charities. Breakfast reservations: Millie, 597-0381. Free admission to the fair, 351-3554 or 596-6159, sonsofnorwaycs.com. A lutefisk dinner is coming up in November.

SUNDAY

-Waldo Waldo 5K could break records. More info here

-Brooklyn's Flatbush Zombies & The Underachievers with Obey City will be rapping the night away during a hip-hop concert at 8 p.m. Sunday at The Black Sheep, 2106 E. Platte Ave. The headliners partnered last year on the single "No Religion." Tickets $25, blacksheeprocks.com

-Girls will be bringing their Kayas, Elizabeths and Isabelle Palmers with them to enjoy Sunday's American Girl Fashion Show, an annual girl and doll tradition. There's a doll hair salon and runway fashion show with the American Girl characters at 
10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Cheyenne Mountain Resort, 
3225 Broadmoor Valley Road. Sponsored by the Colorado Springs Alumnae Panhellenic Association, it's a benefit to support empowering and anti-bullying programs for youngsters through Kidpower of Colorado Springs. $30, CSAlumnaePanhellenic.org

WEDNESDAY

-Chefs and surgeons, start your scalpels. Watch the experts in action in this inaugural pumpkin carving competition, Chefs vs. Surgeons - Pumpkin Carving For a Cause. Besides crowning the champion carver, the event Wednesday will raise funds to help Make-A-Wish Colorado wishes come true. The carving action and Halloween fun kick off at 6 p.m. at Embassy Suites, 7290 Commerce Center Drive, and guests are encouraged to come in costume. Kids and big folks alike can go trick-or-treating in decorated rooms. Free. Info at embassysuitescoloradosprings.com, reservations at chefsvssurgeons@outlook.com.

NOW

-Tracy and Sushe Felix landscapes revisit Manitou Springs. Details here

-Dining Review: Salsa Latina is fast, fresh and full of flavor

HALLOWEEN

-List: Halloween-themed events in Colorado Springs and beyond

-Map: Search Halloween events throughout the Colorado Springs area

-Colorado Springs area haunted houses spread seasonal frights

-List: Halloween events for adults in the Colorado Springs area

IN THE COMING WEEKS

-Denver International Wine Festival in Broomfield worth the road trip, Nov. 19-21

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COMPILED BY LINDA NAVARRO, THE GAZETTE, 636-0374, 
linda.navarro@gazette.com

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