Denver Weekend Rundown: Nov. 15-17

Looking for things to do in Denver this weekend? The RedPeak staff has your back. Here’s a list of our top picks for Nov. 15-17.

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The Kong Off 3 This Donkey Kong world championship takes place at the 1Up- Lodo today through Sunday. And the winner gets more than just a title and bragging rights. The grand prize is $4,500! To qualify for the event, competitors had to be among the world’s top 12 Donkey Kong scorers as certified by Twin Galaxies or enter via one of three Wild Card Division Online Qualifier tournaments.  

Starz Denver Film Festival This 36th annual event will screen more than 250 features, shorts, music videos and student films representing 44 countries along with Denver Film Society signature programs, such as Cinema Q, Reel Social Club, and Women + Film. This year, SDFF shines a spotlight on cinema from the Netherlands, with 14 Dutch films in the festival lineup. 
Copper Mountain Colorado Days Celebrate the Centennial State with two days of Colorado skis, snowboards, beers and bands at Burning Stones Plaza at the base of the American Eagle lift. For two days, 15 Colorado-based ski, board and gear vendors will showcase their wares, and all American Red Cross donations made during this 3rd annual event will go toward the organization’s flood relief fund.
Horrorhouse Fest 2013 Its organizers describe it as an ” interactive haunted house attraction that weaves in a horror film festival.” The night begins with a scary guided tour of the 3 Kings Tavern and ends with a screening of “ThanksKilling 3,” in which the the villainous Turkie hacks his way through crude puppet characters to find the sole copy of “ThanksKilling 2.” Comic book horror artists Stan Yan, Phil Harris, Dan Conner, and Robert Elrod also will be on hand, selling and signing their work.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra This is the 15th year of non-stop touring for the progressive rock band, which will perform “The Lost Christmas Eve” two times today (3 and 7:30 p.m.) at the Pepsi Center. The show tells the story of a businessman who abandoned his newborn son 40 years earlier; eventually the two are reunited. 

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Photo courtesy of Horrorhouse Fest 2013.

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