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A Craft Fair and A Ghostly Scare!

POSTED October 12, 2017

It’s a weekend of craft fairs, a woodworking fair and competition, and ghostly happenings and boo-fests all around town. Classic scary movies vie for your attention along with legendary crooners and comedians, this weekend near the master-planned community of Crystal Valley in Castle Rock!

TODAY/TONIGHT, Thursday, October 12

Don’t miss the special presentation by Shaun Boyd (Senior Archivist, Douglas County Libraries) about Ghostly Happenings and reports of paranormal research in Douglas County. She will relay spooky events of the past and how researchers attempt to record these events today. Jake Jacobs from Colorado Paranormal Investigators will be on hand with his research equipment to augment Boyd’s presentation.

Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock
6:45-8:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-814-3164

fairKris Kristofferson is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate who earned a Rhodes scholarship to study literature at Oxford, where he boxed, played rugby and wrote songs. His renown as a songwriter triggered Kristofferson’s successful career as a performer and that, in turn, brought him to the attention of Hollywood, leading to a flourishing career as a film actor. Kristofferson has appeared in more than 70 films. In 1977, he won a Golden Globe for Best Actor in A Star Is Born has starred in Lone Star, A Soldier’s Daughter Never Cries, Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, Blume In Love, and Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid. Recent films include Fast Food Nation, Dreamer, Silver City, He’s Just Not That into You, and Dolphin Tale. The three-time Grammy® winner has recorded 30 albums, and turned 82 this year — still making music in these later chapters of his life.

Pikes Peak Center, 190 Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $32-$55

Thursday-Saturday, October 12-14

fairWith more than 20 years as a stand-up comedian, Tom Papa is one of the top comedic voices in the country. Finding success in film, television and radio as well as on the live stage, Tom has three critically acclaimed specials, two that were directed by Rob Zombie, Tom Papa: Freaked Out (2013) and Tom Papa Live in New York City (2011), both popular on streaming sites. Tom also is host of the hit podcast, Come to Papa, occasionally featuring guests like Mel Brooks, Ray Romano, Carl Reiner and Jerry Seinfeld.

On the small screen Tom appeared with Clive Owen in two episodes of The Knick co-starred with Michael Douglas and Matt Damon in the HBO film, Behind the Candelabra. Tom’s film credits include Top Five, The Informant, and Analyze That opposite Robert DeNiro.

Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Pl., Greenwood Village
Thurs., 8:00 p.m.; Fri./Sat., 7:15 & 9:45 p.m.
Tickets: $6-$14
Phone: 303-274-6800

Friday, October 13

In this Once Upon a Time: Slick Science, library engineers will help kids aged 9 to 11 explore the science of engineering using the classic story of The Three Little Pigs. Please register in advance.

Lone Tree Library, 10055 Library Way, Lone Tree
3:00-4:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-791-7323

Enjoy an all-inclusive night out including two drinks (signature cocktails, beer or wine), an incredible menu prepared by an in-house culinary team (carved peppercorn-crusted top round, butternut squash/quinoa salad, roasted corn/duck wontons and grilled vegetables). The movie Friday the 13th, shown on a giant screen, will be accompanied by popcorn – if you still have room for it! And don’t miss trivia games and prizes before the movie. Movie-goers must be 21 years or older.

CU South Denver, 10035 S. Peoria St., Lone Tree
6:00 p.m.
Tickets: $26-$36

fairRikki-Tikki-Tavi is a new and original ballet based on the short story in Rudyard Kipling’s beloved classic Jungle Book. It’s an innovative and novel ballet the whole family will enjoy in a tropical jungle setting full of animals. This child-friendly ballet is the story of great courage and loyalty as the little mongoose Rikki stands confronts two dangerous, slithering cobras to protect his adopted family.

The classical ballet Aurora’s Wedding from Sleeping Beauty performed by Ballet Ariel, will also grace the stage Friday night. In this delightful fairytale, characters Little Red Riding Hood and Puss in Boots attend the royal wedding.

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20-25
Phone: 720-509-1000

fairAlison Krauss effortlessly bridges the gap between roots music and genres such as pop, rock, country and classical. She has released 14 albums and has sold more than 12 million records to date. With 27 wins, she is the most awarded female artist in Grammy® history. Krauss recently released the critically acclaimed Windy City, a collection of 10 classic country songs which debuted at number one on the Country and Bluegrass Billboard charts. Alison has also contributed songs to numerous films, including O Brother, Where Art Thou? and Cold Mountain. Her 2007 platinum album Raising Sand with Robert Plant won six Grammy® Awards including Album of the year. She’ll be co-headlining with David Gray, one of the UK’s leading artists.

Pikes Peak Center, 190 Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $69.50-$125

Friday-Sunday, October 13-15

This three-day festival is a treasured October tradition for the entire family and includes all kinds of activities for every age. Festival goers will enjoy live music, local craft and artisan booths, food trucks and beer and wine vendors on Saturday and Sunday. There will be numerous family activities including a pumpkin patch, antique tractor exhibit, pony rides and horse-drawn hayrides, photo booths, barrel train rides, a mini-maze for kids, corn hole games, face-painting, bounce houses, slides and obstacle courses. Whew, what a weekend!

Chatfield Farms, 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Rd., Littleton
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. each day
Tickets: $24

The love story of a young nurse and Frenchman considering a dangerous military mission is a classic and timeless musical that confronts the topics of love and racial prejudice in the tense setting of World War II. Featuring unforgettable Rodgers and Hammerstein songs like Some Enchanted Evening and Happy Talk, this heartwarming experience has been perfect for all audiences since it first premiered in 1949 on Broadway.

Parker Arts Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 2:00 and 7:00 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.

: $24-$29

Saturday, October 14

More than 75 vendors will be showcasing their hand-crafted and commercial wares this weekend at the Centennial Fall Craft Fair. Join the shoppers browsing and buying items for the coming holidays at this nearby neighborhood fair.

Smoky Hill United Methodist Church, 19491 E. Smoky Hill Rd., Centennial
9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Fairytales, folklore and fables come to life in this festival for the young and young-at-heart.  Dress up and enter enchanted realms full of music, jousting, crafts and more!  Adults 21 and older can take part in the Mead Tasting Events at 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Please register in advance.

Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock
11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-791-7323

Boos & Brews is an exciting partnership between Jon Eddy Productions, The Altered Reality Events Center and Sinister/Hellscream Haunted Houses working to bring a wildly unique Halloween event to Colorado Springs.
Come out and enjoy incredible beer from notable vendors, walk through the custom-built, 1,700 square foot haunted house, and cap the night off with a screening of one of the most iconic films of all time, Rocky Horror Picture Show, in an impromptu theater.

Altered Reality Event Center, 3960 Palmer Park Blvd., Colorado Springs
3:00-8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $30-$50

Party like royalty with other princes and princesses for the Family Film Night Princess Series featuringSnow White! This enchanted evening will include movie-themed educational activities, a photo opportunity with a live princess, giveaways and the first Disney princess movie ever filmed on the giant screen. The Café will be open for hungry movie-goers with movie-themed specials including apple-smoked pork loin, Snow White mac ‘n’ cheese and popcorn. Please pre-purchase your meals or snack ($6-$10) at ticket checkout.

CU South Denver, 10035 S. Peoria St., Lone Tree
3:30-8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $13

Brian Stokes Mitchell is returning to the Lone Tree Arts Center. You may remember that he was the first artist to perform at the Arts Center’s Opening Gala in 2011. Dubbed “the last leading man” by the New York Times, two-time Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell has enjoyed a career that spans Broadway, television, film, and concert appearances. He received Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle awards for his star turn in Kiss Me, Kate. He also has Tony-nominated performances in Man of La Mancha, August Wilson’s King Hedley II, and Ragtime. His other notable Broadway shows include Kiss of the Spider Woman, Jelly’s Last Jam, and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. In 2016, he was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame, and upon returning to Broadway in Shuffle Along last year, received his most recent Tony Award.

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $33-$60
Phone: 720-509-1000

Saturday-Sunday, October 14-15

The Fall Craft Show and fair in Highlands Ranch will feature one-of-a-kind hand-crafted items for yourself or holiday gifts. Local artists and craftspeople will display all sorts of unique and specialty products and creations for browsers and buyers.

Eastridge Recreation Center, 9568 S. University Blvd., Highlands Ranch
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

fairThe 43rd Annual Woodcarving Show, Competition and Sale, will be held this weekend by the metro-wide Colorado Woodcarvers Club. It’s a veritable woodworkers’ fair and deal-making sale and will include many unique hand-carved art objects, carving tools, wood and related items and many will be one-of-a-kind creations. At 2:00 p.m. both days, visitors can see a block of wood transformed in the skilled hands of carvers competing for recognition and rewards.

Hilton Garden Inn, 1050 Plaza Dr., Highlands Ranch
Sat., 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Sun., 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Admission: $5

Tuesday, October 17

Shaun Boyd (Senior Archivist, Douglas County Libraries) will again share the real-life creepy tales of Douglas County that will send shivers up and down your spine! Register here.

Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Phone: 303-791-7323

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