8 Things to Do on the Weekend Around Colorado Springs and Beyond: Scheels Outdoor Expo, Tartan Day, Harry Potter, Button Collectors, Opera Stages, Audubon Art, Spamalot | Culture & Leisure

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High school takes on the savagery of Monty Python and the Holy Grail as “Spamalot” arrives at the Discovery Canyon campus. Two lead casts, one all-female and one all-male, so, they reason, come on two different nights at 7 p.m. Admission $10 online, $12 at the door, $8/$10 students and seniors. 1810 Northgate Blvd. dcctheatre.org Pine Creek High School goes musical with “Sound of Music” this weekend, pinecreek.asd20.org/arts/theatre


In preparation for the release of Harry Potter, ‘Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets’, Cinemark cinemas show all eight Harry Potter films. Wizards and Muggles return April 6-13. Check showtimes at Cinemark Carefree Circle and IMAX and Tinseltown. Cinemark.com/harry-potter-film-series or the Cinemark mobile app.


A delicious way to sample opera, one stage at a time, at Colorado College’s music department”Opera for all!” From Mozart to Rossini to Strauss and The Ballad of Baby Doe, with a bit of Gilbert and Sullivan for good measure. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Packard Performance Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St. Free. Mask protocols. coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/calendar


A treat for birdwatchers and art lovers,“Reframing the Birds of America: Audubon Conversations”, begins this weekend at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College. From the centre’s extensive collection of fine Audubon prints, some of which are rarely shown. The exhibition looks at his works from the familiar “Birds of America” ​​from 1827-1838. Admission to the museum $10. tinyurl.com/yjeznreu


A celebration of Scotland, shamrocks and all things Celtic history during Colorado Tartan Day Saturday and Sunday at the Boulder County Fairgrounds in Longmont. Centered on the day in 1320 when Scottish independence, the Declaration of Arbroath, was declared. Open every day at 9 a.m., with a clan parade on Saturday, music at 11 a.m. Activities for children, Celtic Folk ‘n’ Fun and The Empire for Medieval Pursuits. Free entrance. And plaid, including the official Colorado emerald and gold, encouraged for all. coloradotartanday.com


The stories of the heart, concerto for violin and orchestra, marks the return of virtuoso Mark Fewer with Chamber Orchestra of the Springs. He performed there for the last time in 2015. Seven wind instruments will be presented in a second issue. Concerts at 7 p.m. Saturday at Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave., and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. Admission $30, $25 seniors and military and $10 students. chamberorchestraofthesprings.org


Something for collectors and craftsmen: the Colorado Button Society Exhibit and Sale at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 3203 Quebec Street, Denver. Vintage, antique and contemporary knobs. 10am-5pm Saturday, 11am-4pm Sunday. Free entry and parking. coloradobuttons.com


The season is almost here and as part of its first local anniversary, the SCHEELS outdoor lounge, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1226 InterQuest Parkway. Factory Sales and Reps and Special Seminars, Fly Tying 101 at 11 a.m., Open Water Fishing at 1 p.m., and The North Face Sleeping Systems at 3 p.m. m.facebook.com/events/510533167217729