11 weekend things to do around Colorado Springs and beyond: Ranch Rodeo, ‘Newsies,’ Feast Day Festival and more |
, 2022-08-08 17:03:25,
The well-known Broadway play and Disney movie based on a true story, “Newsies” comes to Ent Center this weekend. A production by Village Arts of Colorado Springs. Follow Jack Kelly and the New York newsboys as they musically face off with a strike against powerful newspaper publishers. 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 p.m. matinees Saturday and Sunday. Tickets:villageartscs.org, tickets.entcenterforthearts.org/3754/3760
The popular Millibo Art Theatre “Circus of the Night!” returns with three rings of treats. This “Studio 54 Edition,” named for the memorable New York club era of the ’70s, features singers, aerial acrobats, jugglers and comedy. Tickets $28, themat.org Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 20, music in the garden at 8 p.m. each night, 1626 S. Tejon St.
The cowboys and wranglers who are hard at work on the ranchlands every day are at Norris Penrose Event Center for the Ride for the Brand Ranch Rodeo. These competitions are from their everyday lives: sorting cattle out of the herds, branding, rounding up strays and loading cattle into trailers (not as easy as it sounds). Gates at 4 p.m., rodeo at 6. After the competition, it’s Dance in the Dirt at the arena, 8 p.m. Tickets: tinyurl.com/5vcmyst5. (A traditional Longhorn drive downtown is off for this year.)
Family Adventure Day Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Cheyenne Mountain State Park. Limekiln Parking Lot and Trailhead. So many outdoor skills to try out: archery, rifle, fishing, hatchet-throwing, orienteering, lassos, knot tying and more. Earn raffle tickets for each skill. No pre-registration needed but Parks Pass required. Sunday in the park, 9 a.m.-noon, see the sun safely with a NASA rep. cpw.state.co.us.
Yummy chicken wings and here’s your opportunity to name the top from 15 area eateries in Best of the West Wing Fest. Noon to 8 p.m. at FH Beerworks, 2490 N. Powers Blvd., frontage road. Choose the Best Wing, Best Wing Sauce/Dry Rub and Best Vegan Option. Beer to go along, live music and a whole fun zone for the kids. Tickets: bestofthewestwingfest.com. Benefits Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale and Colorado Springs World Affairs Council.
A weekend for the Scots as The St. Andrew Society of Colorado presents the 58th Annual Colorado Scottish Festival. Saturday and Sunday in…
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