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Crafts, Comedy and Costumes!

POSTED October 19, 2017

It’s an arts and crafts-filled weekend with four fairs, markets and festivals planned for your pre-holiday shopping pleasure. Plus, Jon Lovitz brings his comedy to town and Barry Bostwick helps Rocky Horror Picture Show fans celebrate the film’s 40th anniversary in full costume style!

Thursday-Saturday, October 19-21

Emmy-nominated performer Jon Lovitz is one of the best-known names in comedy for his work over the past 30 years. Jon is most recognized from his five-year tenure on Saturday Night Live for his characters “Tommy Flanagan of the Pathological Liars Anonymous,” “Master Thespian,” “Hanukkah Harry” and “the Devil.” Jon has also appeared in numerous films, including Big, A League of Their Own, The Wedding Singer, The Benchwarmers and Rat Race. Jon has made appearances on some of television’s most popular series, including Last Comic Standing, Friends, Seinfeld, Two and a Half Men and several Comedy Central Roasts.

Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Pl., Greenwood Village
Thurs., 7:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 7:15 p.m.; Sat., 9:45 p.m.
Tickets: $32

Thursday-Sunday, October 19-22

Weather is one of the most dynamic forces shaping our planet, and it’s more extreme and complex than ever. Extreme Weather 3D takes you to the edge of collapsing 300-foot tall glaciers, the front lines of massive wildfires and directly in the path of deadly, yet mesmerizing tornadoes. Follow researchers and everyday heroes as they uncover surprising weather connections to help us understand and adapt to our ever-changing weather.

CU South Denver, 10035 S. Peoria St., Lone Tree
1:00 & 3:00 p.m.
Tickets: $8-$10

craftsComedic genius and Tony Award Winner Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a TenorMoon Over Buffalo) transforms Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic The Hound of the Baskervilles into a murderously funny adventure. And Sherlock Holmes is on the case! When the male heirs of the Baskerville line are dispatched one by one Holmes and Watson must brave the desolate moors before a family curse dooms its newest heir. You’ll see the intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises, and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than 40 characters. Does a wild hellhound prowl the moors of Devonshire? Can our heroes discover the truth in time? Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs
Thurs.-Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20-$45

Friday, October 20

Put on your boots and bling for the annual Soar Above Adversity fundraiser, with a delectable Italian dinner and live auction to benefit Eagle’s Nest Ranch, a horse ranch ministry in Elizabeth. Eagle’s Nest serves veterans, first responder families and others facing physical and emotional challenges. Slated to speak: a Gulf War marine who has been positively impacted by the group’s Healing Horses for the Armed Forces program. All funds raised will be used to help people overcome adversity with the healing power of horse therapy — offered to them free of charge.

Black Bear Golf Club, 11400 Canterberry Pkwy, Parker
6:00-9:00 p.m.
Online Registration
Phone: 303-596-2784

craftsSometimes, a little distance is all you need to see things in a new way. For astronaut Terry Virts, his newfound perspective was from the International Space Station (ISS), where he installed the Cupola module, granting an unprecedented 360-degree view of outer space from the station. When he later became the commander of the ISS, he made good use of the Cupola, taking more photographs than any astronaut who came before him. Many of those images were later used in the National Geographic book View from Above and IMAX film A Beautiful Planet.

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15-$35
Phone: 720-509-1000

Friday-Sunday, October 20-22

A dancing cat, a howling dog, and a vampire bunny — the perfect pet combination for any family. It’s a dark and stormy night and Chester (the family cat) and Harold (the family dog) sit waiting for their owners to return home from the movies. Chester and Harold are more than just pets, they’re good friends, too. When the Monroes finally get home, they come with a surprise: a bunny they found in the movie theater. But this is no ordinary rabbit … this is the extraordinary Bunnicula. When the family’s produce starts losing its juice, Chester thinks he knows what’s causing the phenomenon. Bunnicula is a vampire! Or maybe Chester’s imagination is getting the better of him. Singing and dancing their way through this hilarious mystery, the furry friends find room in their hearts, and in their home, for one unique bunny.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs
Fri., 6:00 p.m.; Sat-Sun., 1:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10-$20

Saturday, October 21

The Ponderosa High School Music Boosters is hosting its 5th Annual Craft Show featuring talented local artists and artisans, crafters, bakers, a variety of vendors and a pumpkin patch. The vendors and goods will fill the gym and cafeteria so shoppers can browse their endless rows of craftsmanship and support the Pondo Music programs!

Ponderosa High School (Gym), 7007 E. Bayou Gulch Rd., Parker
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

It’s that time of year to start your holiday shopping by cruising through the gym at the Douglas County High School Craft Fair and Fall Festival. Vendors will be on hand to display and sell their crafts and wares with proceeds to benefit the DCHS track and field program. Come out and support your local craftspeople and artisans!

Douglas County High School, 2842 Front St., Castle Rock
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

The Fine Arts Center Theatre Company is having a huge Halloween Costume Sale just in time for Halloween. Stop by and explore the items for sale, many of them hand-crafted, from an extensive stock of theatre costumes that are priced for all budgets!

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs
12:00-5:00 p.m.

Saturday-Sunday, October 21-22


The Fine Art and Crafts Market is a one-stop shop for viewing the creations of 100 unique vendors selling beautiful handmade items, fine art, delicious foods, crafts, vintage goods and other quality and unusual items! Visit the Lewis Palmer High School Facebook page for a chance to score free tickets, coupons and other giveaways!

Lewis Palmer High School, 1300 Higby Rd., Monument
Sat., 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sun., 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Wonderbound and the Ian Cooke Band embark on a journey through the cosmos, exploring the pull of gravity and the idea of love through the mediums of song and dance. With Ian Cooke’s haunting pop production, this show is spacey, ethereal and unusually beautiful. Before the Saturday performance (at 6:30 p.m.), Artistic Director Garrett Ammon will give audiences a behind-the-scenes look at Celestial Navigation, followed by an interactive Q&A session.

Parker Arts Culture & Events Center (PACE), 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $35-$40
Phone: 303-805-6800

This is the largest holiday show in Colorado Springs featuring hundreds of merchants with hand-crafted goods, home décor, gourmet foods and a little something for the kids. The Sugar Plum Food and Gift Mart is a festival where shoppers can browse unique gifts they will not find anywhere else from art, crafts, jewelry, and boutique clothing, to photography, toys, Christmas décor and more!

Colorado Springs Event Center, 3960 Palmer Park Blvd, Colorado Springs
Sat., 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; Sun., 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Tickets: $6 (kids under 16, free)

Sunday, October 22

Escort your child into their very own fairytale at a real castle! Your princesses will enjoy fancy snacks and beverages while mingling with real royalty! They’ll get to make their own crowns to accessorize favorite princess dresses and take home a craft and a photo memory to last happily ever after!

Ticket prices are per person (same for children and adults) at this event which will take place in the veranda tent outside of the castle. No tours will be conducted during the event.

Cherokee Ranch, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia
1:00 p.m.
Tickets: $35
Phone: 720-627-7175

Each October, the Pikes Peak region celebrates Arts Month, an annual initiative that raises awareness for the quality, diversity and value of the arts in our community. The Colorado Springs Philharmonic will present Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony as part of this celebration. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky battled extreme cycles, tied to frequent bouts of deep depression and self-doubt. In mid-May 1888, he wrote to his brother Modest that he was convinced he had composer’s block and felt neither the impulse nor the inclination to compose. But by the end of the summer, inspiration visited Tchaikovsky and he finished the massive Fifth Symphony. A preconcert lecture begins one hour before the performance.

Pikes Peak Center, 190 Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
2:30 p.m.
Tickets: $24-$73

Monday, October 23

craftsAre you itching to get involved in the fun and competition of the world’s largest pool league? No experience is required! Teams are willing to teach beginners and there is pool play every Monday night. Locations include: TDs (Castle Rock), Fox & Hound (Lone Tree), Castle Rock Bar & Grill (Castle Rock), 20 Mile Tap House (Parker), Funugyz (Parker), Stagecoach Bar & Grill (Franktown), and Sawmill Bar & Grill (Elizabeth).

Various locations
7:00-10:00 p.m.
Entry Fee: $7

Tuesday, October 24

craftsWho ever said science was boring hasn’t seen Steve Trash’s performance, Ecology Is Awesome! This upbeat, educational show teaches the science of ecology through an exciting, over-the-top program. Steve Trash leads his audience on an educational and hilarious journey through the eco-friendly world of science! Check out the Teacher Resources and Student Matinee Guide before signing up larger groups.

Parker Arts Culture & Events Center (PACE), 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
10:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m.
Tickets: $7-$12
Phone: 303-805-6800

The beautiful Cherokee Castle, built in 1926, features rhyolite stone formed when a volcanic eruption about 90 miles away flowed into Douglas County, layering volcanic ash 15 to 20 feet deep. The resulting rhyolite was quarried on this property and from other quarries in nearby Castle Rock. Dr. Al Koch will discuss the remarkable geology that he has mapped on the Cherokee Ranch and its significance to the Denver Basin. The presentation is free to the public although on-line reservations are required.

Cherokee Ranch, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia
1:00 p.m.
Tickets: $35
Phone: 720-627-7175

Experience the beauty and magic of the PACE Center Mainstage Theater in a fundraising event to benefit the Parker Arts Cultural Enrichment and Outreach Programs. Go Behind the Curtain and enjoy an intimate evening of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while surveying the wonders of backstage. Then savor a delectable plated dinner on the stage, followed by a dessert reception in the PACE Center Lobby.

Parker Arts Culture & Events Center (PACE), 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $150
Phone: 303-805-6800

craftsGolden Globe-winning actor Barry Bostwick is coming to the Pikes Peak Center to kick off the 40th Anniversary Rocky Horror Picture Show Film Screening Party. The event features a shadowcast – live actors performing each scene along with the film. Fans will have the opportunity to view the film and shadowcast performance, enter a costume contest judged by Bostwick and hear behind-the-scenes stories as Barry Bostwick takes the stage and engages in a talkback with audience Q&A. The Pikes Peak Center encourages fans to come in costume as their character of choice and dance the Time Warp and sing their loudest “Hot Patootie” during the film.

Pikes Peak Center, 190 Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $38-$85

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