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This Week in Colorado Springs (10/17 - 10/22)

Halloween is Coming!

By Tony Fleming-Brum - October 17, 2017

Good morning Colorado Springs, and welcome once again to this week’s edition of the Front Range Shuttle weekly events blog! It seems as though our one day of snow last week was a fluke, as the rest of the week we’ve had nothing but clear skies, and this coming week is looking to continue the trend! We’ll be seeing sunshine and highs in the mid-70s through Friday, a slight chance of rain on Saturday afternoon, and then right back to clear skies through next Monday! With the Fall leaves changing colors, this is the perfect time of year to get out and explore our beautiful state!
 
Kicking off our week with Tuesday (10/17), we’ll be heading over to the Black Forest area of Colorado Springs for the Colorado Pumpkin Patch! Take pictures of your child petting a llama or alpaca. Bring a smile to his or her face as they zip down the hay slide. Let them test their skills on the gourd launcher or duck races. It's all at the 10th annual Colorado Pumpkin Patch at their new location at 17405 Walden Way. Learn more, see photos & videos, and take advantage of group rates and bulk pumpkin orders at their website!
 
Rolling right along into Wednesday (10/18), we’ll be taking a quick trip up to Old Colorado City to check out the Michael Garman Museum and Gallery’s Spooky Magic Town! Michael Garman's 3,000 square foot cityscape gets a spooky makeover for Halloween! Normally, Magic Town is a perfectly normal place to visit -- Michael Garman's characters just go about their days. But, in October, that all changes. With spiderwebs hanging from streetlamps, zombies on the loose, and creepy new characters, this is an experience you won't want to miss: a miniature haunted town. Come enjoy a special scavenger hunt for those who are brave enough to peer down the zombie-filled alleyways featuring new special holographic appearances by some of Colorado Springs best actors, the Garman family, and Michael Garman himself!
 
As for this Thursday (10/19), we’ve got a special spooky treat in store for you at the Springs Ensemble Theatre: Afterlife, a ghost story by Steve Yockey! Steve Yockey, creator of Wolves, The Fisherman’s Wife, and Octopus, brings his fresh, magical style to this literal ghost story. afterlife: a ghost story follows Connor and Danielle, a couple forced to confront an unbearable loss while preparing their beachfront home for a massive storm. When the storm finally breaks over them, they must face a new world haunted by unsent letters, unexpected snow, unfinished sandcastles, and unrelenting messengers who have motives of their own. You won’t want to miss this show!
 
Heading into our weekend on Friday (10/20) we’ll have another Halloween treat for the family if you’re here in town: Boo at the Zoo! Cheyenne Mountain Zoo will come alive with spirit of Halloween when thousands of little superheroes, princesses and pirates attend Boo at the Zoo this October. Boo at the Zoo is a fun way for families to trick or treat and enjoy Halloween festivities in a safe and unique environment, and all our candy is made with sustainable palm oil to help protect wild orangutans! Put on your costume and bring your trick-or-treat bag and flashlight to the wildest Halloween event in town. It’ll be a frightfully good time!
 
This Saturday (10/21) we’ll be taking a quick break from the Halloween festivities at the Pikes Peak Center to enjoy the Colorado Springs Philharmonic presenting Tchaikovsky 5! Throughout his creative career, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's inspiration went through extreme cycles, tied to his frequent bouts of deep depression and self-doubt. In mid-May 1888 he wrote to his brother Modest that he was convinced that he had written himself out and that he now felt neither the impulse nor the inclination to compose. By the end of the month, however, he set about "...getting a symphony out of my dulled brain, with difficulty." Inspiration must have started to flow, for by the end of August, the massive Fifth Symphony was finished. This will definitely be a show worth checking out!
 
And wrapping our week up with Sunday (10/22), we’ll get right back to the spooky fun at the HellScream Haunted House and Sinister Haunted Houses! Visit if you dare the legendary HellScream Haunted House! HellScream is Colorado's #1 rated haunted attraction by Mile High Haunts, and Spooky Colorado. 3 Floors, and more of sheer terror, with Hollywood quality, insanely talented actors, cutting edge scares, and technology! Now, HellScream Haunts presents Colorado's Newest & Most Insane Haunted Attraction, Sinister Haunted House! 20,000+ square feet of mind numbing terror, AMAZING actors, special effects, animatronics, and more that you will ONLY see at Sinister Haunted House!

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