11 ways to weekend fun around Colorado Springs: Holiday tree lightings, disco in Manitou, Ivywild concert and Diwali

By Linda Navarro Updated: November 17, 2017 at 12:35 pm • Published: November 15, 2017 0

A look at some of our favorite weekend events around Colorado Springs, the Pikes Peak region and the rest of Colorado.

THURSDAY-SATURDAY

- An ambitious high school theater production, "Urinetown! The Musical," 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday matinee, Coronado High School, 1590 W. Fillmore St. Tickets $10, $6 for students. 

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

- Opening weekend for the 17th annual Denver Christkindl Market Old World Christmas celebration. Music and dancing, European vendors and food, through Dec. 23. Skyline Park, at 16th Street Mall and Arapahoe Street. 

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

- Santa is coming, and your fur babies can have their holiday pictures taken with him at the Humane Society's Santa Paws fundraiser, $50. Reserve a photo session at hsppr.org, 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, 610 Abbot Lane.

FRIDAY

- Lots of anticipation for this folk duo, Milwaukee-based Dead Horses, who have been on the bill with groups Trampled by Turtles, Mandolin Orange and Elephant Revival. Catch them at 8 p.m. at Ivywild, 1604 S. Cascade Ave. Tickets $10-12.

SATURDAY

- Seven Falls Winter Lights Celebration 100,000 colored lights, family events start at noon. Admission: $14, adults; $8, child. Shuttles from 6 Lake Ave., across from the Golden Bee. Get the full schedule and preview here.

- Shhhh. Quiet now. It's Silent Disco party night at Manitou Springs City Hall, where everyone dances to a different beat. Disco dress encouraged. Local brews. 6 to 10 p.m., $15-30, organized by the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce.

- Pyaar...Expressions of Love, a Diwali Festival of song and dance by the Indian community, to benefit CASA of the Pikes Peak Region, 4 p.m., Mitchell High School, 1205 Potter Drive, tickets: $20-25, 447-9898 x1036, 440-0675. Read more here.

- The sights and sounds and colors of Africa fill Armstrong Hall at Colorado College during the "Rhythm & Motion of Africans in the Diaspora" noon to 4 p.m. African drummers and dancers, poets and storytelling, an African marketplace and an African-centered fashion show. Tickets $5-$10 in advance, at the door $8-$15.

- Two special tree lightings downtown. Family activities and Santa along with Skate in the Park in Acacia Park, 4 to 6 p.m. The touching Trees of Life ceremony sponsored by Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care with symbolic lights and ornaments, 5 p.m., Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St. 

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

- A weekend art/photography/jewelry teaming for a show and holiday sale: Two Studios, 10 Artists, Old North End. Starting at noon both days, 1612 N. Tejon St., and 221 E. Washington St. Featured: Chris Alvarez, Jackie Barr, Jana Bussanich, Tim Davis, Lori DiPasquale, Jeremiah Houck, Jenny Kruckeberg, Eric McCue, Laszlo Palos, Marc Shereck.

SUNDAY

- A musical holiday and PBS tradition for 20 years, Trans-Siberian Orchestra brings its 2017 tour "The Ghosts of Christmas Eve," Broadmoor World Arena, 3 and 7:30 p.m., tickets starting at $56 with $1 going to The Gazette's Empty Stocking Fund.

THURSDAY, NOV. 16

- Continuing the month that honors veterans, a Talk with History has Richard Marold as President Franklin D. Roosevelt discussing the Great Depression and World War II. It's a benefit for restoration projects at Evergreen Cemetery. $10 cash or check at the door. 2 p.m., Tim Gill Center, 315 E. Costilla St.

- A KRCC national-and-local-music night at The Black Sheep: The Blasters, with Kerry Pastine & The Crime Scene and Chuck Snow, 7 p.m., all ages, $5-$18, 2106 E. Platte Ave.

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