9 things to do in Colorado this weekend April 29, 30

Including Showtime on Ice.

KUSA - Boy Scouts, Star Wars, and mongooses. Oh my.

Not officially on our list but still something you should totally check out is Showtime on Ice, running April 28 to 30 at the South Suburban Ice Arena.

Boy Scout ShowApril 29http://bit.ly/2q7y7Zb

Interested in being a Scout?

The annual Boy Scout Show will be at the National Western Complex from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will offer a chance to see what scouting offers.

There’ll be 260 activity booths, with the chance to walk a rope bridge, canoe, camp cook, fish for trout and even the opportunity to donate blood.

It’s a $5 entry fee per family. And all Scouts, boy or girl, will be admitted for free if they’re in uniform.

Star Wars at the HangarApril 30 - http://bit.ly/2pI501l

Still pumped from The Last Jedi trailer? We sure are.

So maybe you channel some of that hype into this event at the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, running from noon to 5 p.m.

There’ll be shoot-a-trooper, foam sabers, face painting, Ewok and BB-8 crafts, pictures with favorite Star Wars characters, and an art class with Disney artist Kevin Graham. Former Lucasfilm modeler and Death Star creator, Colin Cantwell, will be speaking, and there will also be Star Wars cornhole.

Tickets are $20 for adult non-members and $10 for child non-members. Adult members get in for $8, members who are children get in for $6.

Da Vinci Machines Exhibit April 29, 30http://bit.ly/2q92lOo

While you’re out the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, why not check out this exhibit as well?

RELATED: Leonardo da Vinci comes to Wings Over the Rockies

It shows more than 65 inventions hand-built from Leonardo da Vinci’s designs, and visitors are allowed to handle interactive models to get a better idea of how they work.

There’s also a 45-minute film, a kid’s area, audio tours and guided tours.

Tickets are $20 for an adult nonmember, $14.50 for nonmember senior or military, and $11.50 for children ages 4 to 16.

Members get in for $6.50 if they’re an adult, $4.50 if they’re a senior or military, and for free if they’re 16 and younger.

All of these include general museum admission.

The Ballet of Rikki-Tikki-TaviApril 29, 30http://bit.ly/2oAf08b

If you don’t know this story from Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, the plot is simple: mongoose Rikki-Tikki-Tavi kills snakes to protect his adopted human family.

It’s a children’s story adapted into a child-friendly ballet showing at the Lakewood Cultural Center.

Tickets are $26 for adults, $23 for students and seniors and $20 for children ages 3 to 12.

Saturday’s performance is at 7 p.m., Sunday’s at 2 p.m.

One Fish...Two Fish...Red Fluorescence & Green SquishApril 29 - http://bit.ly/2poS0xw

Do you like light and color? We’re going to assume yes.

This free show is aimed at students in grades first to ninth and their families, but all are welcome to attend.

The show starts at 9:30 a.m. and acts as an exploration of light, such as how energy is turned into light and how the light a jellyfish gives off is used to see how molecules inside cells move.

Canine ClassicApril 30 - http://bit.ly/1QhZR1e

Want to run a 5k with your beloved doggy? You can, although a dog is not required to enter the run.

The run starts 9 a.m. at the Boulder Reservoir and can be used as a qualifying run for BolderBoulder.

There’ll be a DJ, a doggie merchandise expo and the Wheel & Whisk Food Truck will be selling food.

All proceeds will go to Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA), a program from Mental Health Partners.

Bow Wow Film Festival - Saturday, April 29 - DOGS WELCOME! - http://bit.ly/2dcxERi

A dog-friendly film festival - can it get any better?

You can enjoy heartwarming, and educational, films about man's best friend - along with your four-legged pal - at the Bow Wow Film Festival coming to Longmont Saturday.
Oskar Blues Brewery is opening its new Tasty Weasel Tap Room to people, and paws, for the festival. 

You can buy tickets online at a discount. $10 for adults, and $7 for children. They will also be available at the door, but they will cost $12 for adults and $8 for children.

There will be two reels featuring more than a dozen short films about the human bond with canines with an intermission.

The festival gets started at 7 p.m. Doors opens at 6 p.m.

Doors Open Denver April 29, 30 - http://bit.ly/1FNmnOj

Want to explore sides of Denver you haven’t seen before?

This event lets people explore the city’s unique spots, sharing “the story of where Denver is, where it has been, and where it’s going,” as the site said.

There are 68 free, self-guided tour sites, with a guide to them all here. Audio tours are also offered, letting you take the tour on your smart phone.

There are also "insider" tours that require a fee and pre-registration.

Free Museum AdmissionApril 30 – Various

Multiple museums are offering free admission for the Latin American holiday of Día del Niño (Day of the Children).

The Denver Museum of Nature and Science will have various cultural performances throughout the day, a petting zoo, a “Studio-in-Box” booth where children can be on TV and learn how to operate a TV studio, Denver Public Library’s bookmobile, face painting, scavenger hunts and more.

Denver Art Museum will special performances from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. throughout the museum complex.

History Colorado will have performances and activities for kids. And the Byers-Evans House Museum will have free tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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