¡CUBA!, opens Oct. 26 at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (free with admission). Discover the dynamic culture and abundant biodiversity of the Caribbean’s largest island nation in “¡CUBA!.” This lively experience for all ages is presented in English and Spanish and inspires new perspectives and immerses Museum guests in the people, landscapes, unique species, and daily life of this intriguing country. The main feature of the exhibition is a “plaza” evoking city life, lined with displays and activities. There are also beautiful re-creations of the island’s habitats, with lifelike models representing its distinctive wildlife, both modern and extinct. Enhance your experience with a showing of the IMAX film “Cuba 2D” (separate ticket required.) Visit www.dmns.org/cuba for more information.
Enjoy a day of fall activities at Chatfield Farms. Ticket price includes access to the 10-acre pumpkin patch and family and children’s activities. Pumpkin prices vary by size; the average price is $8. It is recommended to bring a wagon to transport pumpkins. Free pumpkin daycare is available while you enjoy the rest of the festival. We highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance. Tickets will be limited for this event. Tickets at the door, if available, go up $2 per ticket. Visit https://bit.ly/2x27EOV for more information.
Join the Gardens in celebrating Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, with an exploration of the symbolism of monarch butterflies and the iconic and elegant female figure known as La Catrina. Experience this rich history and iconography through colorful and joyful large-scale sculptures created by artist Ricardo Soltero. From Oct. 20 – Nov. 11, celebrate the memory of a loved one by writing a message or recollection and adding it to the Memory Wall in Gates Court Gallery located in the Boettcher Memorial Center. Visit https://bit.ly/2NXTzPK for more information.
Stop by the Elevations Credit Union Harvest Fest for a free family-friendly festival. Plant seeds with Big Green and find out about the work they’re doing at local schools in the Poudre School District, learn about beekeeping or say hi to a variety of local vendors. Kids will also enjoy a multitude of fun activities including face-painting, pumpkin decorating. Enjoy a cookout from The Farmhouse at Jessup Farm, and don’t forget to visit the neighborhood shops and restaurants at the Jessup Farm Artisan Village plaza. Event will be held at 1921 Jessup Dr. in Fort Collins. Visit https://bit.ly/2RkGsGr for more information.
The Larger Than Life Art Party Giants, Goddesses and Incongruous Characters Undersized Surroundings Show and exhibit is on this Friday, Oct 5th, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Chavez Gallery, 2524 1/2 W Colorado Ave. in Colorado Springs. Live music, performance art, light refreshments and is free and open to the public. Show runs through October with new paintings by Liese and Kris Chavez. Contact 719-963-6925 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.