14 things to do in Colorado Springs this weekend | Arts & Entertainment



Dance the night away Saturday in a downtown alley, and it couldn’t be more fun than art-filled Revel ReMix: AdAmAn Alley Dance Party. A great way to end Pride Month led by DJ Rocky Ross, LED rainbow fireworks, goodies from downtown restaurants and a cash bar. $15 for all the music and fun, 8-11 p.m., for ages 18+: downtowncs.com/event/revel-remix-adaman-alley-dance-party


Mud-puddle heaven. Time for the 13th annual Big Dog Brag: The Colorado Mud Run at RAM Off-Road Park, 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday. A squishy 3-mile obstacle course through Colorado Mud, a Super Dog slide and Tarzan swing. Bring your messiest mud-pies friends to compete. bigdogbrag.com


Enjoy area ponds and waterfalls in the 18th annual Purely Ponds Parade and benefit The Boys & Girls Club of the Pikes Peak Region. A self-guided tour, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For tickets ($5), maps and driving directions: purelyponds.com/parade-of-ponds.


Have cookies with the Manitou Creative Alliance as four new murals are unveiled at 2 p.m. Sunday on a retaining wall at 441 Manitou Ave. Meet the muralists, too. The first art, by Sallie Knox Hall last year, will be joined by the new creations. creativemanitou.org


A beautiful day for butterflies, bees, education and live music outdoors at the Pollinator Palooza concluding a special month about nature’s pollinators at Butterfly Pavilion in Westminster, noon to 8 p.m. Saturday. Butterfly releases, pollinator marketplace, a garden tour, beer garden and sustainable food trucks. $10.95+ butterflies.org/pollinator-palooza/


Summer in Colorado and the sounds of professional opera float through the  mountains with the opening of Central City Opera’s 1878 mining era tradition. On the historic stage: Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Pirates of Penzance,” Puccini’s “The Girl of the Golden West,” and Kurt Weill’s “Street Scene.” tinyurl.com/mrya8hzv


Heavenly smells everywhere and fields of purple all around Palisade this weekend at the annual Colorado Lavender Festival. Friday, guided farm tours and lunch; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., festival time in Riverbend Park with vendors, cooking demonstrations, seminars, food and lavender products; Sunday, farm visits, shops open. coloradolavender.org/annual-lavender-festival


The world comes to Union Station in Denver for the Mile High Global Bazaar. See products, hear entertainment and sample foods from around the globe in this weekend marketplace. Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. denverunionstation.com/events/mile-high-global-bazaar-at-union-station


Love flight? An exciting Aerobatics Showcase is the Saturday highlight at Exploration of Flight, 13005 Wings Way, Englewood. Aerobatic aircraft will be there along with their pilots. Bring your questions about how those pilots trained to do their daring entertainment. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, $12.95. wingsmuseum.org/events/aerobatics-showcase


Those famed mining-era donkeys have their special weekend in Cripple Creek’s Donkey Derby Days. They’ll be racing…if they want to, there are concerts, pancake breakfasts, a Saturday parade at 11 a.m. and much more.  cripplecreekdonkeys.com/donkeyderbydays


One of the star entertainers at the recent Juneteenth celebration, Tony Exum, Jr., plays Jazz in the Garden at Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 631 N. Tejon St., 7 p.m. Friday. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Free. gssepiscopal.org/jazz-in-the-garden


Families are invited to participate in Science Day at Western Museum of Mining & Industry Family Day, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Exhibits by Space Foundation, Colorado Springs Utilities, Children’s Entrepreneur Market and the Colorado Springs Astrological Society. Museum admission. 225 North Gate Blvd. wmmi.org


Make your own Star Projector and a 3D constellation at the Space Foundation Discovery Center’s Summer of Discovery: Stories of the Stars. A partner project with Pikes Peak Library District. $5 activity fee. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 4425 Arrowswest Drive, discoverspace.org/event/stories-of-the-stars                                                             

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