Eight legs, one pavilion
Friday. The jewel of a Westminster zoo, focused on invertebrates Butterfly pavilion, reopens its appropriate seasons Spider Pavilion Friday October 15. The Spider Lodge Joins the Bug-A-Boo Indoor Trick-or-Treating (October 22-23) for Kids and Evening Spooky Tours (October 22-23 and 29-30) as part of the lineup Halloween this month.
Still, the Spider Lodge is the “kickback,” staff members said, which is not surprising given that one of the year-round Butterfly Lodge’s biggest attractions is the cute butterfly. hairy legs Rosie the Tarantula. From this weekend through October 31, visitors can enter the exotic enclosure full of spiders weaving orbs, inside the Wings of the Tropics exhibit. No reservation is required and access is included in general admission. 9 am-5pm at 6252 W. 104th Ave. in Westminster. Timed tickets for the GA are $ 9 to $ 13. butterflies.org – Jean Wenzel
To fear. Very scared.
Until October 31. With hay walks and flourishing corn mazes, die-hard Halloween fans began to flock to the haunted houses. As the Denver Post’s Tiney Ricciardi wrote in her roundup, “If you’re looking for a spooky experience without having to walk through a mountain ghost town this fall, spooky fears await” in Denver (see her full list on dpo.st / 3mXKcyn).
Victorian Horrors, a ghost story-driven scare in historic Capitol Hill Molly Brown House Museum, features actors reading classic horror tales such as “Frankenstein” and “The Fall of House Usher”. New this year, two sign language presentations, Friday October 21 and Saturday October 22, for the hearing impaired. Several times until October 30 – tickets go fast. mollybrown.org/victorian-horrors
Also raising the hairs this month: it’s bigger Feast of fear is already underway, but you only have a few days to prepare Elitch Gardens’ first Witches party. Unlike most Halloween witch performances, this event honors their various pagan spiritual roots with live rituals, tarot readings, and magic displays. “Each participant will have the opportunity to honor their ancestors by participating in rituals honoring their lineage”, the organizers of Temple of the Moon Mystery School wrote. Meanwhile, vendors, readers, and priestesses from across the United States will be there to welcome visitors. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, October 23 at elitchgardens.com/witchfest. – Jean Wenzel
Polish your sweet tooth – with beer
Saturday. Dawn Dry Dock Brewing Co. celebrates its sweet 16th birthday this weekend, with an emphasis on ‘sweet’. In addition to a stellar range of specialty beers, the brewery will serve desserts to accompany them, such as German pastries to accompany German lagers and peanut butter cookies to accompany porters and stouts.
Desserts are offered by the local bakery Tickleberry and pastry chef Stacy Becker. Other attractions include a promenade-style arcade, lawn games, food trucks, live music from rock band Boot Gun, and a preview of the next line of drinks inspired by cocktails from Dry Dock. The party runs from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Dry Dock Brewing Co.’s North quay, 2801 Tower Road in Aurora. $ 40 in advance, $ 50 at the door; eventbrite.com. 303-400-5606. drydockbrewing.com. —Tiney Ricciardi
Ars Nova serves performance in two ways
Friday Saturday. As one of the best performing arts ensembles in the area, Boulder’s Singers of Ars Nova the a cappella group will make their triumphant return to the stage with performances on Friday October 15 and Saturday October 16. Both performances will begin at 7:30 p.m., with shows from October 15 to Saint Paul Faith Community (1600 Grant Street) and the October 16 show at First United Methodist Church (1421 Spruce Street in Boulder).
The one hour program, “Perfect rendering” centers on “Missa Brevis” by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, alongside several motets by Palestrina and “For the Fallen” by the late British composer John Tavener. Attendees can choose between an in-person performance or a live version of the October 15 event. $ 25 each for in-person performances and the unique live show. arsnovasingers.org/production/made-perfect – Jean Wenzel
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