Friday, October 27, 2017

2017 Halloween events for families and adults

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  • Bunnicula

Beginning this week, the Pikes Peak Region offers bountiful events for Halloween, carrying us all through the holiday itself on Tuesday with everything from themed parties for adults to crafts and activities for kids.

For Families

Boo at the Zoo, an opportunity to trick or treat and enjoy Halloween festivities in a safe environment; enjoy candy made with sustainable palm oil to help protect wild orangutans. Fridays-Sundays, 4-8:30 p.m. and Tues., Oct. 31, 4-8:30 p.m.; through Oct. 29. $17.75-$20.75. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, 633-9925, specialevents@cmzoo.org, cmzoo.org/boo.

Bunnicula, a hilarious mystery musical, with a dancing cat, a howling dog and a vampire bunny. Based on the popular children’s book. Fridays, 6 p.m. and Saturdays, Sundays, 1 p.m.; through Nov. 12. $10-$20. Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583, fac@coloradocollege.edu, csfineartscenter.org.

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Halloween Carnival on Ice, with a face painter, games, prizes, skate rental and ice skating. Be festive and come in costume. Sat., Oct. 28, 2:30-4:30 p.m. $7. USAFA’s Clune Arena, 2168 Field House Drive, 333-0229, pamela.nearhoof@airforceathletics.org, goairforcefalcons.com/icerink/halloween.html.

Halloween ComicFest 2017, featuring free comics for everyone, from a selection of Halloween specials, plus free goodie bags for kids in costume, games, crafts and more. Sat., Oct. 28, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Escape Velocity Comics, 19 E. Bijou St., 578-8847; and 3347 Cinema Point, 578-8847, comics@escapevelocitycomics.com, halloweencomicfest.com.

Halloween History Hunt, an opportunity to explore exhibits, enjoy stories and make a “creepy crawly” craft. Costumes encouraged. Sat., Oct. 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations accepted. Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990, COSMuseum@springsgov.com, cspm.org.

Halloween Science, taking you through the science behind the excitement of Halloween with a cauldron of bubbling dry ice, disappearing ink and fire, color-changing flowers and more. Costume parade to follow. Sat., Oct. 28, 1-3 p.m. Dinosaur Resource Center, 201 S. Fairview St., Woodland Park, 686-1820, custserv@rmdrc.com, rmdrc.com.

Mad Science Day, space- and science fiction-themed Halloween fun. Come dressed in costume, and participate in a “trick-or-treat” activity station while watching sci-fi movies, playing in labs and making crafts. Sat., Oct. 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $5-$10. Space Foundation, 4425 Arrowswest Drive, 576-8000, media@spacefoundation.org, discoverspace.org.

Puebloween, with trick-or-treating throughout both the Children’s Museum and gallery buildings, plus a magic show by Kyle Groves, Halloween crafts and more. Sat., Oct. 28, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $6-$8. Buell Children’s Museum, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7200, mail@sdc-arts.org, sdc-arts.org/museum/upcoming-events.

Pumpkin Fun Fest, with pumpkin archery, trick-or-treat geocaching, a scavenger hunt, raffle and more. Halloween treats provided to participants while supplies last. Sat., Oct. 28, 9-11 a.m. Park pass required. Cheyenne Mountain State Park, 410 JL Ranch Heights, 576-2016, stephanie.medeiros@state.co.us, cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/CheyenneMountain/Pages/default.aspx.

Trunk or Treat, a safe alternative to trick-or-treating. Cars park in a semi-circle and Children go trick or treating from trunk to trunk. Hot dogs, chips and beverages provided. Tues., Oct. 31, 5:30 p.m. Free. Rock of Ages Lutheran Church, 120 N. 31st St., 632-9394, roachurchoffice@gmail.com, rockofageslcms.org.

Trunk or Treat at St. Peter Catholic School, a safe alternative to traditional trick-or-treating. Food trucks will be on-site. Fri., Oct. 27, 5-7 p.m. Free. St. Peter Catholic School, 124 First St., Monument, 481-1855, petertherockschool.org.


For Adults

Day of the Dead Whole Hog Beer Dinner, a five-course whole hog breakdown with Phantom Canyon brews to pair. Guests are encouraged to wear their best themed costumes to supper. Grand prize wins a date night for two. Mon., Oct. 30, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $55/ticket, $100/pair. Phantom Canyon Brewing Co., 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 635-2800, phantomcanyon.com.

“Ghost Stories of Old Manitou” Walking Tours, recounting the stories of real people from Manitou Springs’ history. Tours are approximately 45 minutes long and depart from the Manitou Springs Heritage Center every 15 minutes. Sat., Oct. 28, 5:30-9 p.m. $10-$12. Manitou Springs Heritage Center, 517 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1454, ManitouHeritage@gmail.com, manitouspringsheritagecenter.org.

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  • Emma Crawford Coffin Races
Emma Crawford Coffin Race, during which those who have crafted and decorated rolling coffins race them down Manitou Boulevard in honor of Emma Crawford, whose coffin once exhumed itself and slid down the mountain during heavy rain. Sat., Oct. 28, noon. Free to attend. Downtown Manitou Springs, Manitou Ave., manitousprings.org.

Halloween Ale Tapping Event
, featuring four new and unusual Halloween-inspired ales, brewed with unique ingredients. Also enjoy a pumpkin spiced jambalaya dinner, spooky trivia and bingo and a costume contest. Tues., Oct. 31, noon to 9 p.m. Free. Great Storm Brewing, 204 Mount View Lane, #3, 266-4200, greatstormbrewing@comcast.net, greatstormbrewing.com/calendar.htm.

Halloween Metalfest, with performances by Fall From Silence, Lavinia Unknown, Lamb Bed and Slantpiece. Sat., Oct. 28, 9 p.m. Free. Legends Rock Bar, 2790 Hancock Expressway, 390-0423, LegendsRockBar@hotmail.com, LegendsRocksCO.com.

Halloween Party: Mystery Bash, including a costume contest with prizes, music, a photo booth, food trucks, cash bars, live entertainment and more. Sat., Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m.-midnight. $10-$20. Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583, fac@coloradocollege.edu, csfineartscenter.org/visit/events/halloween.

Happy Halloween Hike, an easy hike along Monument Creek, hosted by the Fountain Creek Water Sentinels, who will discuss sediment and other substances floating in the Fountain Creek Watershed. Registration required by Oct. 30. Roswell Park, 515 Polk Street. Tues., Oct. 31, 4:30-6 p.m. Free. 687-6253, anne.akerslewis@wildblue.net.

Holloween ’60s Bash, with live music by the Psychedelegates. “Dress in your favorite beatnik duds; Zombie optional.” Fri., Oct. 27, 8-10 p.m. Free. Tap Traders, 3104 N. Nevada Ave., #100, 434-2954, taptraderscs@gmail.com, facebook.com/taptraders.

Imagine: A Tribute to Tim Burton, a benefit Halloween hair and makeup show, presented by Eden Salon & Co., 365 Grand Club and The Antlers Hotel. Includes live music and entertainment, cash bar and more. Benefiting Just Be Colorado. Sat., Oct. 28, 6 p.m. $20. Antlers Hotel, 4 S. Cascade Ave., 520-3336, edensalonandbarbershop@gmail.com, edenangels.com.

Pikes Peak Community College Halloween Concert
, a popular annual performance, featuring spooky music and fun. Costumes encouraged. Mon., Oct. 30, 7 p.m. PPCC Centennial Campus, 5675 S. Academy Blvd., 502-3000, ppcc.edu.

Singles Halloween Mixer, an opportunity to mix and mingle with singles in a low-pressure environment. Includes games, trivia, guest performance, costume contest, drink specials and more. Fri., Oct. 27, 8-11 p.m. $10. Stagecoach Inn, 702 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 629-7506, pikespeakdating@gmail.com, pikespeakdating.com.

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