7 things to do this weekend (Oct. 12-14)

See our suggest list of events to do this weekend

DENVER - 7News and Colorado Parent magazine have partnered to bring you a list of "7 Things To Do." 

Here are our picks for the weekend of Oct. 12-14

All Weekend Long

 

"El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote to You about Africa"

What: See the exhibition that includes important sculptures in wood, ceramic, and mixed media as well as major pieces from his bottle-top series. This is the first opportunity for audiences to see how the artist’s ideas have developed over four decades.
 
Where: Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver
 
When: Friday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
             Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
 
Admission:  $3-$13
 
 

Pumpkin Festival

What: Try pumpkin decorating and bowling and more pumpkin fun.
 
Where: Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, 
 
When: Friday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
             Saturday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
             Sunday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
 
Admission: $4-$8
 
More Information: Pumpkin Festival
 

Friday and Saturday

 

Haunted Mines

What: Build a miner’s skeleton and learn more about the history of mines.
 
Where: Western Museum of Mining and Industry, 225 N. Gate Blvd., Colorado Springs, Colo.
 
When: Friday and Saturday: 9 p.m. 4 p.m.
 
Admission: $4-$8
 
More Information: Haunted Mines

 

 

Saturday

Firestone Fall Festival

What: Enjoy a variety of events in the Town of Firestone including a pumpkin hunt, corn shucking contest, wagon rides, petting zoo and pony rides plus live music.
 
Where: Firestone Regional Sports Complex, 6850 Tilbury Ave., Firestone, Colo.
 
When: Saturday: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
 
Admission: Free
 
More Information: Firestone Fall Festival

Punkin Chunkin

What: See pumpkins flying through the air with the greatest of ease.
 
Where: Arapahoe County Fairgrounds, 25690 E. Quincy Ave., Aurora, Colo.
 
When: Saturday: 10 a.m.
 
Admission: Free
 
More Information: Punkin Chunkin

A Rodgers and Hammerstein Celebration

What: Hear the recognizable and beautiful songs of this famous duo performed by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. 
 
Where: Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th Street, #15, Denver
 
When: Saturday: 7:30 pm.
 
Admission: $25 and up
 

 

A Rodgers and Hammerstein Celebration

What: Hear the recognizable and beautiful songs of this famous duo performed by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. 
 
Where: Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th Street, #15, Denver
 
When: Saturday: 7:30 pm.
 
Admission: $25 and up
 

 

Saturday and Sunday

"The Giver"

What: See the play that is on many middle schoolers’ reading lists.
 
Where: The Ricketson Theatre, 14th and Arapahoe St., Denver
 
When: Saturday: 1:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m.
             Sunday: 1:30 p.m.
 
Admission:  $37-$47
 
More Information: "The Giver"

Colorado Fiesta: Dances with Brass!

What: Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with fiery brass music. 
 
Where: Newman Center for the Performing Arts, 2344 E. Iliff Ave., Denver
 
When: Saturday: 7:30 pm.
             Sunday: 2:30 p.m.
 
Admission: $22-$44
 
 
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