Activities in Aurora This Weekend

February 16, 2017

In Aurora, activities and classes abound this weekend as R2-D2 and C-3PO costumes enthrall audiences, the last sighting of Bigfoot takes place on the small stage, coloring books and pencils allow for a chill morning with a cup o’ joe and an interplanetary engineer reveals what it’s like to live in space!

Thursday, February 16

It’s a Valentine-themed craft afternoon at the Southlands Mall this afternoon. With plenty of activities to fill the hour, don’t forget to enroll your children, ages three to 10, beforehand.

Teen Center Southlands Mall, 6155 S. Main St., Suite 220, Aurora
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Phone: 720-274-5759


If you haven’t been to the Star Wars™ exhibit at the Denver Art Museum, there’s still plenty to see at the “Power of Costume” displays through April 2. Take a unique journey through the Star Wars™ universe as characters you’ve come to know are brought to life through a dramatic presentation of more than 70 original costumes – from all seven films in the Star Wars™ series, from Queen Amidala’s lavish gowns to Darth Vader’s imposing black armor. The exhibit explores the creative process used to bring George Lucas’s vision to cinematic reality.

Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Avenue Pkwy, Denver
Thurs., 10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Fri., 10:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Sat./Sun, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Tickets: $5-$24
Phone: 720-913-0130

The activities are always diverse at the Teen Craft It! gatherings. Teens can enjoy a healthy snack, social camaraderie and an afternoon craft activity to challenge their creativity.

Central Library, 14949 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora
4:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-739-6600

Archimedes was a Greek scientist who invented a method of lifting water from lower to higher levels. Join a group of curiosity seekers as they explore the Archimedes Screw up close and personal, and defy gravity in the process!

Martin Luther King, Jr., Library, 9898 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora
4:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-739-1940

Friday, February 17

Be Southshore’s guest at The Pond at Southlands this Friday! The first 200 guests will get in free, AND score a free bammie, courtesy of Southshore. What’s a bammie, you ask? Check it out!

The Pond, Southlands Mall, Aurora
4:00-9:00 p.m.
Cost: Free for the first 200 people, then $8.50 plus $2.50 skate rental

What could be more fun than painting your heart out on real canvas? Let your budding artists join in the fun to create art from the heart. Register here.

Central Library, 14949 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora
4:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-739-6630

With lots of games and snacks to choose from, the Boys’ Club offers fun, life skills and the opportunity to make new friends.

Central Library, 14949 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora
4:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-739-6600

Friday-Sunday, February 17-19

Yohen is the story of an African American ex-GI and his Japanese wife after 30 years of marriage. “Yohen” is a Japanese term that refers to a problem with pottery in the kiln firing that results in an unexpected change of the pot. Theatre Esprit Asia offers a unique look at the intricacies of interracial marriage, culture, and Japanese art, set in California in 1986.

ACAD Gallery Theatre, 1400 Dallas St., Aurora
Fri.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $22-$26

Colorado Ballet will present a collection of three master ballet works to live music by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra in an event entitled Ballet Masterworks. The productions range from a ballet based on Russian folklore (Firebird) to an event choreographed by George Balanchine to Tchaikovsky’s “Serenade for Strings in C.”

Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 1385 Curtis St., Denver
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $30-$90

Billy Elliot the Musical is the touching story of a young boy’s dream of dancing ballet. The staged production features music and lyrics by Elton John and is one of the most beloved shows touring today. Set in a mining town during the minders’ strike of 1984-85, the musical follows the inspirational story of a young boy’s struggle to beat the odds.

Vintage Theater, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora
Fri.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:30 p.m.
Tickets: $12-$30
Phone: 303-856-7830

It’s the last weekend to see if Jason finds what he’s looking for in the Canadian Rockies. As he obsesses to find the half-man, half-beast he’s sure lives in the woods somewhere beyond his campfire, Jason’s in for a few surprises. These are the final three performances of Myth.

Aurora Fox Studio Theatre
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $26-$33

Saturday, February 18

Start your weekend with a calm and creative coloring session. The library has the books and colored pencils – all you need to bring is the creativity!  Enjoy coffee and refreshments as you chill out and take a break from the demands of your digital life.

Mission Viejo Library, 15324 E. Hampden Cir., Aurora
10:00 a.m.
Phone: 303-326-8600

Looking for some family-friendly activities? Bring the whole lot and a winning attitude to the library this weekend for a few rounds of bingo at your local library. It’s a fun family time, and who knows? You might even win some prizes!

Tallyn’s Reach Library, 23911 E. Arapahoe Rd., Aurora
3:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-627-3050

All ages are welcome to Game Club where players are sure to make new friends and enjoy old ones. You can travel the world, find buried treasure or take over a distant land all in one place this weekend. So, stop by for fun with familiar classics as well as innovative new board games and let the adventures begin!

Illiff Square Library, 2253 S. Peoria St., Aurora
3:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-739-1567

Bring your tweens and teens to craft Valentines (it’s never too late!) or play games with other young people ages 8 to 15! It’s a fun night around the pool table, playing foosball, or other board games or competing in Nintendo Wii and Xbox, plus ping-pong, guitar hero or rock band challenges. The cost varies depending on activities, but you’ll need to reserve a spot asap!

Teen Center Southlands Mall, 6155 S. Main St., Suite 220, Aurora
6:00-10:00 p.m.
Cost Varies: $5-$10
Phone: 720-274-5759

Sunday, February 19

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in space? What does the earth look like from a space station? How would it feel to roam the heavens as part of a space colony? This popular lecture series features Lockheed Martin Engineer Stephen Kelly as he explores some of the earliest human concepts of a space settlement and looks at the Skylab, MIR and the International Space Station.

Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, 7711 E. Academy Blvd., Denver
ADMISSION: $6-$12.50
Phone: (303) 360-5360

The Best Place to Live in Aurora: Southshore!

Do you call Southshore home? If not, it’s time to start enjoying life at the lake in this distinctive master-planned community in Aurora. The beautiful new homes that offer lakeside living include both ranch and two-story designs. Tour the seven models from Village Homes and don’t miss the new Delaney model from Richmond American Homes. Or visit  Century Communities in The Hills at Southshore. Priced from the $400s to the $700s.