Activities and Attractions Around Aurora

January 26, 2017

We’ve got activities galore this weekend! We’ve curated performances, games, classes, exhibits and lunch dates, all for you. Pick your preference and have a great weekend!

TODAY, Thursday, January 26

Spend your lunch hour with the Daytrippers and enjoy good company and great food. Located a short walk from the Convention Center and the 16th Street Mall, D Bar Denver is boasts Food Network Celebrity Chef Keegan Gerhard in the kitchen. His team brings seasonally-inspired upscale comfort food and award winning desserts. The menu range is $10-$15 and the bus trip will cost you $15 ($10 for residents).

Aurora Center for Active Adults, 30 Del Mar Circle, Aurora
10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Cost: $15 ($10 residents) plus lunch charges
Phone: 303-739-7950

Thursday-Sunday, January 26-29

activitiesIn this energetic retelling of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the familiar characters follow Dorothy’s rollicking journey to see The Wiz. This seven-time Tony Award-winning musical reinvents the enduring children’s story in an African American context. You’ll recognize soulful songs that made Broadway history like Ease on Down the Road and So You Wanted to Meet the Wizard.

Ignite Theatre/Aurora Fox Theatre, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora
Thurs.-Sat, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:30 p.m.
TICKETS: $20-$28
Phone: 866-811-4111

Friday, January 27

You decide which topics you need help with and the trainers will give you individual tutoring in 45-minute sessions to learn computer basics, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and how to navigate eReaders and the internet to find job openings. Other topics are available by request.

Martin Luther King, Jr., Library, 9898 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora
10:30 a.m.
Phone: 303-739-1940

Do you know any young people who like to build things? Stop by the library and put those engineering skills to work with KEVA planks. You just stack the planks. No glue necessary, and no connectors. They’re so much fun adults like to get in on the action – but this build-it session is for fourth through eighth graders.

Mission Viejo Library, 15324 E. Hampden Cir., Aurora
4:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-326-8600

A great opportunity to make friends, socialize, learn practical life skills and play games. Snacks provided!

Central Library, 14949 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora
5:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-739-6600

Friday-Saturday, January 27-28

The activities at Winter Brewfest include sampling amazing brews from over 40 breweries with your commemorative tasting glass while you listen live local music, taste fabulous food, and shop other vendors.

Mile High Station, 2027 W. Lower Colfax Ave., Denver
7:00-10:00 p.m.
Tickets: $35-$55

Friday-Sunday, January 20-22

Myth, a dramatic stage play, finds a relentless Jason searching for evidence of an unproven species that appears eerily human. Camping outside with his video camera pointed at the Canadian forest, he won’t leave until he finds proof of this hauntingly elusive creature.

Aurora Fox Theatre, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora
Fri./Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $26-$33

Somehow, a runaway bride in full bridal gown and gear finds her way to the remote Alaskan homestead of a recluse named Harry. In the dramatic play Brilliant Traces, Harry gives the bride shelter against a winter storm and against his better judgement.

Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora
Fri./Sat./Mon., 7:30 p.m., Sun., 2:30 p.m.
Tickets: $24-$30
Phone: 303-856-7830

Saturday, January 28

The whole family can join in on the fun with this nearly 500-year-old game of chance played on 5”x5” cards. You can help each other or compete as you try your hand in an easy morning of family entertainment.

Tallyn’s Reach Library, 23911 E. Arapahoe Rd., Aurora
10:00 a.m.
Phone: 303-627-3050

It’s the book club at the pub, where book fans entertain lively discussions on popular and contemporary novels. Register online and you’ll receive an e-mail with the title of the next book and the location of that month’s brewery. For ages 21 and over.

Brewery TBA
1:00 p.m.
Register Here

Drop by the library for an activity the whole family can do together. Supplies are provided, but you might want to come early and get ‘em while they last! Grown-ups must be accompanied by a child.

Tallyn’s Reach Library, 23911 E. Arapahoe Rd., Aurora
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-627-3050

Saturday-Sunday, January 28-January 29

The members of ZEEL, an artistic collective focused on social issues, are staging their first art exhibit in the Stanley Marketplace. The exhibit’s theme was designed to create awareness and compassion for animals. The artwork of half-dozen artists explores different (and sometimes opposing) ideas around passion, respect and dignity for “the sentient beings that share our planet.”

Stanley Marketplace, 2601 Dallas St., Aurora
10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 29

Plan your wedding in one day at the number one boutique bridal show in Denver! Get show-only discounts and check out Denver’s wedding professionals: DJ’s, photographers, videographers, bridal registries, reception and ceremony sites, tuxedos, rehearsal dinner locations, florists, invitations, spas, décor specialties, caterers, wedding planners, wedding cakes, bridal fashions, party favors, hair and makeup stylists and honeymoon destinations. Sample cakes, register for giveaways, and check out designer gowns and formalwear, all in one place.

Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center, 7800 E. Tufts Ave., Denver
12:00-4:00 p.m.
Admission: $10

Monday, January 30

Half-priced ice skating at The Pond for Cub Club members who show their Cub Club member I.D.! Aurora Family YMCA will be on hand to lead the kids in a fun craft the first two hours.

The Pond, Southlands Mall, Aurora
4:00pm – 7:00pm

Tuesday, January 31

activitiesNext week’s snowshoe day trip is to in Caribou Ranch near Nederland, with a 300-foot incline, and a total distance of 4.5 miles. Participants will need footwear with good support, sunscreen and snacks or a packed lunch. For a more detailed equipment list call the Aurora Center for Active Adults (ACAA). *Participants must fill out an assessment and return it to the ACAA front desk at least one week prior before their first snowshoe trip. Trips depart from the lobby.

Aurora Center for Active Adults, 30 Del Mar Circle, Aurora
7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Phone: 303-739-7950

Combining the best of Yoga and Pilates, this fitness fusion focuses on practicing Yoga positions and breathing techniques plus Pilates core-stabilizing, posture- enhancing exercises.

The Lakehouse at Southshore, 27161 E. Lakeview Dr., Aurora
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

After gold was discovered in Denver in 1858, scores of miners came west looking for the motherlode after gold was discovered in Denver in 1858. Colfax Avenue was the major artery linking them to the riches of the Rockies. Join Denver History Tours for an exploration of the longest commercial street in the United States! The tour includes a break for lunch, so bring money for your meal!

Aurora Center for Active Adults, 30 Del Mar Circle, Aurora
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
COST: $52 ($40 residents) plus lunch money
Phone: 303-739-7950

Activities and More at Southshore

Living in the master-planned community of Southshore puts you near scores of entertainment and recreational activities in Aurora and beyond. Tour one of seven beautiful models at Village Homes and view the new homes from Richmond American Homes and Century Communities! both ranch and two-story models, priced from the $400s to the $700s.