David Simpich's Original The Firebird, Mt. St. Francis Auditorium, 7665 Assisi Heights. $11-$13.50. An original play written by David Simpich using his hand-carved marionettes. Oct. 15- Nov. 14, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m., Sundays at 5 p.m. Call 636-3272 for more.
Japanese Bazaar and Culture Festival, Business of Art Center, 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. Free. See Japanese dancing, koto playing, kimono fashion show, and children's performances. Workshops for a fee include bonsai, washi, ikebana, origami, calligraphy and chigiri-e. Sat., Nov. 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 266-0190 for more.
Stone Soup, presented by the Imagination Celebration. $1. Merry Andrew Afoot presents a twist on this classic. Children need to be accompanied by an adult. Sat., Nov. 13, 10:30 a.m. Call 597-3344 for reservations.
Coast to Coast Softball open tryouts, Play at the Bullpen, 2310 Executive Circle. Recruiting fastpitch players ages 16-19. To register, call 740/373-2068 or visit www.CoastToCoastAthletics.com.