7 Things to Do on the Weekend in Colorado Springs and Beyond: Fruitcake Toss, Chinese Movies and More | Culture & Leisure

FRIDAY-MONDAY

Rocky Mountain Women’s Film and Colorado Springs Chinese Cultural Institute offer a Chinese New Year Film Festival with a highlight on Chinese and Sino-American history and culture. Five films online from Friday to Sunday, including one, “Beethoven in Peking”, on screen Monday in downtown Kimball. Tickets for individual screenings or a Festival Pass for everyone. COVID protocols and theater masks. cnyff2022.eventive.org/welcome

SATURDAY

All about cars and racing on High Performance Trade Show and Exchange, 8am-5pm, Five Star Equestrian Center, 18550 Midway Ranch Road, Fountain, south of PPIR. New and used, drag racing, hot rod, oval track, road racing. Presented by Hathaway Performance, admission $5. business.facebook.com/hathawayperformance






SATURDAY SUNDAY

Model trains, including the featured railroads of the Pikes Peak area, will run at TECO (Train Expo Colorado) Model train show Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Colorado Springs Event Center. HO layouts HOn3, On3, N scale, O scale, G scale and Lego. $10 entry. tecoshow.org

SATURDAY SUNDAY

The colorful and historically controversial classical Chinese performing arts production dating back to before the country’s takeover by Communism in 1949, Shen yun is on tour, with one of its seven companies performing at the Pikes Peak Center. Tickets $83-$183: pikespeakcenter.com, tix.axs.com

SATURDAY

Birds of prey, who they are, how they hunt, and how they are rehabilitated when injured or sick are part of a program at the Nature & Wildlife Discovery Center, 10–11 amat Fountain Creek Nature Center. Two birds will be on the program. $5, prepaid registration, elpasocountynaturecenters.com

SATURDAY

Fly, fruitcakes, fly a week later. Originally scheduled for last weekend, January 22, postponed to Saturday. The Manitou specialty for 27 years, The big fruitcake toss, 1 to 3 p.m. at Memorial Park. Competitions include throwing and catapulting for distance and accuracy, and even a Great Fruitcake Bake-off. Bring in non-perishable food donations for Manitou Springs Food Pantry. manitousprings.org

REMARK: Check websites for last minute changes and COVID-19 protocols.

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