Alicia Keyes, Kid Cudi and the Oakridge Boys!

August 25, 2022

Alicia Keyes, Kid Cudi and the Oakridge Boys are coming to Denver this week and next! Plus, more musical artists are planning performances AND the Denver Zoo begins its Falloween Celebration this weekend!

TODAY/TONIGHT, Thursday, August 25

Born in 1981, in New York, Alicia Keys began piano lessons at age 7. At age 15, after graduating from the Professional Performance Arts School, she signed a deal with Clive Davis, the head of Arista Records. Davis left Arista to start J Records and Keys followed. Her debut album, Songs in A Minor (2001), went platinum five times over and earned her five Grammys. She followed up with hit albums such as The Diary of Alicia Keys (2003), As I Am (2007) and Girl on Fire (2009), all of which won Best Artist Grammys. In 2016, Keyes became a judge on Season 11 of The Voice and has appeared in three seasons of the hit singing competition series. Denver is one stop on the singer’s world tour offering a night of singular entertainment not to be missed!  

Bellco Theatre, 700 14th St., Denver
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $49-$950 
Info: 303-228-8260

Thursday-Sunday, August 25-28

You can get candy and costumes just about anywhere. But there’s only ONE place to experience Wild Fall: Denver Zoo! This family-focused daytime “falloween” celebration brings even MORE everyday enchantment to our 84-acre campus. Experience meet and greets with characters, creature-carved pumpkins, festive food + drink, and special animal demonstrations, and more! With the crisp autumn weather, colorful leaves and eerie extras, it’s a truly magical time to see a new side of your Zoo!

Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St., Denver
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Tickets: $14-$20
Info: 720-337-1400

The exhibition immerses audiences of all ages in interactive scenes inspired by the beloved film. Now, the park that was only a promise comes to life right before your eyes.
– Discover the science of Jurassic World
– Meet the most adorable baby dinos
– Get up-close and personal with velociraptors
– Come face to face with life-size dinosaurs
Don’t miss this awe-inspiring journey into Jurassic World: The Exhibition, for a limited time in Denver.

 National Western Center, 5004 National Western Dr., Denver
Weekdays: 11:00 a.m.-6-8:00 pm.; Weekends: 10:00 a.m.-7-8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $19.50-$94.50

Phamaly has always encouraged artists to own who they are and how they navigate through the world, and to own it unapologetically. Therefore, we are thrilled to present THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW. This production has been at the forefront of ushering a legacy of groundbreaking counter-culture and revolution by breaking societal norms.

This cult classic follows Brad and Janet who, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover Dr. Frank-N-Furter’s mansion. Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, and through elaborate dances and a rock soundtrack, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named “Rocky.” Join us on this journey to celebrate, liberate, and appreciate what makes us truly ‘us.’

Su Teatro, 721 Santa Fe Dr., Denver
Thurs./Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m., Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $30

Friday, August 26

The Latin American mother-daughter sensation most popular in Mexico, are known as Amanda and Ana Victoria. Amanda Miguel is an Argentine-born Latin pop singer who rose to fame in the early ’80s in collaboration with her husband, singer/songwriter Diego Verdaguer. Blessed with a strong voice and star power, it wasn’t long before Miguel embarked on a solo career of her own with the support of Verdaguer as her songwriting partner and producer. 

After making her solo recording debut in 1979 with the single “Papá, Cuando Regreses,” she made her full-length album debut with El Sonido, a commercial blockbuster that spawned the smash hits “Él Me Mintió” and “Mi Buen Corazón.” Miguel and Verdaguer were known as one of Latin America’s most successful pop artists. Joining Miguel will be her daughter, Latin Grammy-award nominated Ana Victoria Verdaguer, who got her start singing backup for her parents at the age of 13. Since then she has released three albums and has toured the world with her parents.

Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm, Denver
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $46-$121
Phone: 303-623-0106

Friday-Saturday, August 26-27

Combining music and comedy, JR De Guzman serenades the audience into laughter with songs, jokes, and stories of traveling the world, life after college, and family.

JR has entertained all over the world, having performed at countless international shows including Stand-Up Tokyo and ROR Comedy in Japan, the Jokers Ball in Indonesia, the Badaboom Comedy Series in Amsterdam, and the Edmonton Comedy Festival. He has opened for Tim Allen, Margaret Cho, and Paul Mooney.

Winner of 2016Stand-up NBC and named as a prestigious “New Face” at Just for Laughs 2017, JR has appeared on Coming to the Stage Season 2 on Hulu, Comedy Central’s Kevin Hart Presents: Hart of the City, and MTV’s Acting Out.

Denver Comedy Works, 1226 15th Street Denver
9:45 p.m. 
Tickets: $30

Saturday, August 27

Kid Cudi is a Brooklyn-based rapper from Cleveland whose personal lyrical angles and innovative perspectives on production and genre combination made him one of the more influential talents of his time. Boosted by his multi-platinum singles “Day ‘n’ Nite” and “Pursuit of Happiness,” Cudi quickly ascended from online buzz in the late 2000s to a signing with Kanye West’s GOOD Music label, eventually selling millions and winning Grammys while changing the landscape of hip-hop. Kid Cudi’s unique vocal style and dreamy, narcotic instrumentals were calling cards of his sound, but he experimented constantly, with mid-2010s forays into alt-rock .

Before the end of 2020, Cudi released his seventh studio LP and the third installment of his Man on the Moon series, Man on the Moon III: The Chosen. The self-produced album was marked by polished, sometimes spacy instrumentals and included guest spots from Trippie Redd, Pop Smoke, Skepta and indie songwriter Phoebe Bridgers. It debuted at number two on the Billboard 200. In 2022 Cudi collected cuts from all of his major-label solo albums — including the WZRD project — onto the sprawling greatest-hits set The Boy Who Flew to the Moon, Vol. 1.

Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $129-$996
Phone: 303-405-1100

It’s prime zucchini season, so that means you need to start looking for great recipes to use up the bounty! Have you tried Lemon Zucchini Bread from Eating Well? Great for breakfasts and snacks! Head over to Southlands and pick up all the zucchini you can carry, as well as fresh bread, homemade goodies and more!  

Southlands, 6155 S Main St., Aurora
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Information: FREE

Oakhurst is an American bluegrass-rock band from Denver, Colorado. Founded by bassist Johnny James Qualley and singer Adam Patrick Hill in 1999, Oakhurst became a full-time nationally touring act in 2004 and has produced five records. Their most recent album is Barrel which was produced in Nashville, Tennessee by Joe Pisapia. The band spikes traditional bluegrass with rock & roll and a kamikaze rhythmic sensibility.

Levitt Pavilion, 1380 W Florida Ave, Ruby Hill Park, Denver,
6:00-10:00 p.m.
FREE – All Ages

NEXT WEEK: Wednesday, August 31

Inspired by both historical and current lab research, Theater of the Mind takes you on an immersive journey inside how we see and create our worlds. Caution: the brain may wander. Side effects may include a distrust of your own senses, a disorientation of self, and a mild to severely good time. You may not be who you think you are. But we’re all in it together. Audiences must be 18+ to attend unaccompanied. Patrons ages 16-17 may attend if accompanied by a guardian. Preview performance: during previews, the creative team is actively working on the experience and adjustments are still being made.

With just 16 audience members per performance time every 15 minutes, availability is extremely limited. Click through your desired performance date (TICKETS) below for a full list of available time slots.

York Street Yards, 3887 Steele St., Denver
Various times starting at 5:30 p.m.
Tickets: $10

Wednesday, August 31-September 3

On tour again, HADESTOWN, the iconic and excellent, mythical tale and ancient Greek fable about the love story between Orpheus and Eurydice. Watch Orpheus visit the underworld to rescue Eurydice in the unrivalled stage production – it’s the perfect treat, with outstanding actors and accompanying songs designed to enchant theater-goers in world-class surroundings! 

Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St., Denver
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $145-$500+
Phone: 720-865-4220 

Explore breaking space news with space scientists and hear the latest updates on missions exploring the solar system, rocket launches, cutting edge astronomy, and more.

Dr. Graham Lau, Blue Marble Space Institute, will be the guest presenter at this virtual event. 

Ricketson Theater, 1101 13th St., Denver
7:00 p.m. 
Tickets: Free

Theirs is one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of Country hits and a Number One Pop smash, earned them Grammy, Dove, CMA, and ACM awards and garnered a host of other industry and fan accolades. Every time they step before an audience, the Oaks bring four decades of charted singles, and 50 years of tradition, to a stage show widely acknowledged as among the most exciting anywhere. And each remains as enthusiastic about the process as they have ever been. The Oaks’ high-energy stage show remains the heart and soul of what they do, and they refine it several times a year, striving to keep it fresh well into the future.

Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm, Denver
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $27.50-$95.00

Friday, September 4

One of the first in what could be called the feminist movement in Latin pop and ranchera, singer Lupita d’Alessio warmed the hearts of females with her open, honest portraits of love’s pitfalls. She has recorded hundreds of songs, including the hits “La Diferencia,” “Inocente Pobre Amiga,” “Mudanzas,” and “Acariciame.” But that exciting repertoire isn’t all – you’ll enjoy two great singers from Mexico and Latin America for two concerts in one! Emotions and great memories will envelop you as you sit back and enjoy the show from the beginning up to the end.

Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm, Denver
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $39-$99

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Hike and Bike Aurora ReservoirEnjoy Life at the Lake in the master-planned community of Southshore—and find all sorts of  entertainment within easy reach! You can personalize your living space – just check out the beautiful model homes from Richmond American Homes and Century Communities. It’s easy to picture yourself in your own new home here, priced from the $700s.