Things to do around Colorado Springs this weekend: Indian Motorcycles, Territory Days, Day of Rock, river festivals, Platte Avenue history, Cirque, Fever 333

By Linda Navarro Updated: May 24, 2018 at 11:25 am • Published: May 23, 2018 0
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A look at weekend events in and around Colorado Springs over the weekend and upcoming days.

THURSDAY-SUNDAY

The "Cirque Du Soleil - Corteo" production tours again, this time to 1stBank Center in Broomfield. Tickets start at $39. Corteo is a parade as imagined by a clown, and the show premiered in Montreal in 2005. cirquedusoleil.com

THURSDAY-SUNDAY

Opening weekend for some loveably bad guys, those "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," through June 17, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St. For ages over 14. Tickets and times: csfineartscenter.org

THURSDAY

At Sunshine Studios Live, it's New Years Day & Stitched Up Heart with Cut-Throat Queens and He Kill 3, 6 p.m., 3970 Clearview Frontage Road, $18-25, sunshinestudioslive.com

FRIDAY-MONDAY

The 30th annual Taste of Creede Festival of Fine Arts & Dining, music, art demonstrations, cooking competition and quick-draw art competitions, creede.com

FRIDAY-MONDAY

All sorts of wet fun on the Arkansas River at Paddlefest 2018 in Buena Vista. ckspaddlefest.com

 

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

Indian Motorcycle fans, this one's for you. Indian Motorcycle of Fort Collins revs it up with a tailgate party at 5 p.m. Friday and a special Demo Truck with test rides all weekend. Also a Realities Ride & Rally festival raising money for at-risk children, indianmotorcycleoffortcollins.com/--timetoride

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

The popular holiday weekend music festival in Black Forest, MeadowGrass Festival, La Foret, 6145 Shoup Road, tickets and parking info at meadowgrass.org

SATURDAY-MONDAY

An Old Colorado City street fair tradition of music, food and entertainment, Territory Days, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., closes at 6 p.m. Monday. West Colorado Avenue, 23rd to 27th streets. Free parking and shuttle, from Coronado High School, 1590 W. Fillmore St., and Rock Ledge Ranch at Garden of the Gods.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

Music on the river: Bluegrass On The Arkansas in Salida. And it's free. Riverside Park. Donations benefit the Rotary Club's scholarships. bluegrassonthearkansas.org

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

Denver Arts Festival: 29 years, 150 artists, new location, opens at 10 a.m. both days, youngsters can create their own artworks in the Kids Art Zone, beer and wine garden for the grownups. Conservatory Green At Stapleton, East 49th Place, free and free parking. denverartsfestival.com

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

History comes alive at the Living History Military Encampment by the Fort Garland Memorial Regiment and the Artillery Company of New Mexico, $5, alamosa.org

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

Two special evening programs at Rocky Mountain National Park, 7 p.m. Saturday, "Rocky Rocks" by ranger Steve Lambert; 7 p.m. Sunday, Navy Band Northwest Brass Quintet. Free, info at nps.gov/romo.

SATURDAY-MONDAY

One of the season's most popular plant sales, this one's at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and it benefits the animals. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday and Monday, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road. No admission for the all-Colorado-grown plant sale, but how can you resist going in to see all those animals, too? cmzoo.org/plantsale

SATURDAY-MONDAY

A full schedule of learning experiences at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument: hikes, interpretive talks, learning lab, Hornbek Homestead tour, nps.gov/flfo/index.htm

SATURDAY-MONDAY

The popular annual Spring Open House at Dutch Heritage Gardens, 11901 Palmer Divide Ave., Larkspur. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is where the plants and flowers in local stores are grown. Kiddos can learn about gardening in their own special Kids' Corner while the adults shop and shop. dhgardens.com

SATURDAY

Creatures will be coming and going from Tony's Bar. Sci Fi Party time again, 3 p.m. till 2 a.m., 326 N. Tejon St. Specials for the costumed folks.

SATURDAY

Take a Literary Walk in the Woods with storyteller John Nizalowski as Mabel Dodge Luhan, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Cheyenne Mountain State Park, 410 JL Ranch Heights Road. Reservations requested. $7 daily parks pass or annual pass. cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/Parks/CheyenneMountain

SATURDAY

Denver Day of Rock, 25 bands in free concerts on Denver's 16th Street Mall. Headliners at 8 p.m.: Elle King, A Thousand Horses, Delta Rae, Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers, Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers. Full schedule on denverdayofrock.com. Donations go to Denver-area nonprofits.

Pine Street sign, Seattle 

SATURDAY

What's it all about, Platte Avenue? Learn the history of this part of the Ocean-to-Ocean Highway with a walking tour and slide lecture: Gateway to the East: The Evolution of Platte Avenue, by the Historic Preservation Alliance of Colorado Springs. Join historian Tim Scanlon at 9:30 a.m. at First Lutheran Church, 1515 N. Cascade Ave. Then drive or bike to the walking tour start point. Afterwards, coffee time and conversation. Free. Info from patdoyle@mac.com, 473-8108.

SATURDAY

The Fever 333 at The Black Sheep has a special mission. $3.33 from each concert ticket goes to Urban Peak Colorado Springs for homeless youth. KILO 94.3 sponsors the 6 p.m. event, 2106 E. Platte Ave., tickets: kilo943.com

SATURDAY

A history lesson on Memorial Day weekend. A free guided walk led by staff at the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site east of Eads. The lives of 230 Cheyenne and Arapaho were lost during a Civil War cavalry attack. The park is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. but the special walk is 10 a.m. 

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