Aurora Events This Weekend!

March 9, 2017

Aurora is the place to be this weekend, and we’ve got the list right here! Want to take a computer apart and put it back together? No? How about watch a side-spitting stage comedy that scores high on hilarity? Getting warmer? You can adopt a pet for the price of a bestselling DVD, or stroll a Horse Expo for all things equine, even stroke a magnificent 2,000-pound animal. And don’t forget to set your clocks ahead on Sunday, March 12 so you don’t miss anything happening in and around Aurora this weekend!

TONIGHT, Thursday, March 9

For every tween and teen who likes to take things apart and figure out how they go back together, join your peers for this hands-on lesson in computer guts. Participants will learn the purpose of each piece of hardware and disassemble and reassemble a COMPUTER as a team!

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

The Rocky Mountain Horse Expo is an entertaining and educational happening with 155 events surrounding the spirit of the horse, the lifestyle of an equestrian and a glimpse into the nature and attraction of these large animals. The Art in the Park Collection will display and sell horse-oriented sculptures, pen and ink drawings and paintings and on-site artists will create works while you watch.

Horses will be on display throughout the weekend with competitions like the Mane Event highlighting the pageantry of horse-and-rider equestrian acts, and professional entertainers will combine their talents and acrobatic skills to give audiences a memorable equine experience.

National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St., Denver
Fri.-Sun., 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Cost: $10-$40

Thursday-Friday, March 9-10

Celebrate at the Aurora Animal Shelter by adopting a pet in search of a forever home. Adoptions for all dogs six months and older are only $30 (regularly $145), and adoptions for cats six months and older are only $3 (regularly $120). What a bargain to gain a friend and companion!

Aurora Animal Shelter, 15750 E. 32nd Ave., Aurora
9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-326-8280

Thursday-Sunday, March 9-12

An American In Paris is the new Tony Award-winning musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Acclaimed director/choreographer and 2015 Tony Award winner Christopher Wheeldon brings the magic and romance of Paris into the perfect harmony with unforgettable songs from George and Ira Gershwin in the show that earned more awards than any other musical in the 2014-2015 season!

Buell Theater, Speer Blvd. and Arapahoe St., Denver
Thurs./Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.; Fri., 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $30-$105
Phone: 800-641-1222

Friday, March 10

If you’d like hands-on tutoring help covering the basics of computer software such as Word, Excel and Powerpoint, as well as how to navigate an eReader and the fundamentals of searching the internet for everything from adoptable pets to jobs, sign up for a 45-minute session at the library!

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

If you know a fourth through eighth grader who has or wants to develop building and engineering skills working with a variety of materials, this build-it session provides the pieces, parts and guidance.

Martin Luther King, Jr., Library, 9898 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora
3:30 p.m.
Phone: 303-739-1940

Join other bead buffs for an afternoon creating a cool Perler® bead project to admire and take home. For fourth through eighth graders, this club meets to tackle beads, string and pegboards to dream up all sorts of crafty creations!

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

At Play in God’s Creation: An illuminating coloring book show features the wildly popular coloring book for adults written by Tara M. Owens and illustrated by Daniel Sorensen. For the exhibition, Daniel has created an 8 feet by 4 feet colorable wall mural from At Play and invites everyone to come and experience the exuberance of coloring together.

Daniel, a long-time resident of Aurora, has been making art since before he can remember. He is an award-winning children’s book illustrator and a graduate of Columbus College of Art and Design.

Aurora Cultural Arts District, 1400 Dallas, Aurora
7:00-10:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-344-2223

Friday-Saturday, March 10-11

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 set in a mining town during the miners’ strike of 1984-85. The musical follows the inspirational story of a young boy’s struggle to defy his father’s dreams to pursue his own.

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

Friday-Sunday, March 10-12

When the daughter of a chauffeur falls in love with not one, but both sons of a wealthy family, complications arise. Set on Long Island in the 1950’s, this Cinderella story features Sabrina, bright and well-educated who has just returned from five years in Paris. Both brothers fall in love with the girl, and the Sabrina Fair triangle gets even more complicated with a Parisian suitor follows Sabrina back to New York and proposes marriage.

John Hand Theater, 7653 E. 1st Pl., Aurora
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $13-$23

Saturday, March 11

Practice your reading skills to the best audience ever: Harvey the dog! He’ll sit and listen for hours on end as you read him story after story, and he never cares if you make a mistake! Register for 15-minute sessions by calling 303-326-8600. For kindergarten through fifth grade.

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

Kids of all ages can climb aboard select Wings aircraft and get a pilot’s perspective of the instruments and controls. They can set their imagination free to soar through the billowing clouds and navigate the wide expanse of sky in these historic aircraft.

Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, 7711 E. Academy Blvd., Denver
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
ADMISSION: $6-$12.50
Phone: (303) 360-5360

Curious about how the city of Denver was shaped by women? Then join Active Minds to learn about the women of Denver and their contributions to both the city and the state. The discussion will cover some familiar names (Baby Doe Tabor and Molly Brown) and some lesser known ladies who figure largely in the history of the Mile-High City.

Denver Central Library, 10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy, Denver
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Admission: Free

Sunday, March 12

Be the first to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the McCabe’s Celtic Fest to benefit St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Bring the family and enjoy the excitement and entertainment, music, bounce houses and fun to raise money for childhood cancer research. The highlight of the celebration with be the St. Baldrick’s Head-Saving Event. Don’t miss it!

McCabe’s Bistro, 1600 S. Main St. (Southlands Mall), Aurora
11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-627-6234

Monday, March 13

Bring your knitting needles and crochet hooks and an unfinished project and join other yarn junkies to relax and recharge over a beloved pastime.

Mission Viejo Library, 15324 E. Hampden Ave., Aurora
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-326-8600

Tuesday, March 14

Join Active Minds on a musical journey through the American West focusing on the works of Aaron Copland, a composer instrumental in forging a distinctly American style. Referred to by his peers as “the dean of American Composers,” and a renowned composer of film scores, the discussion will cover Copland’s cowboy tunes and unique sounds that made him a quintessentially American songwriter.

Tattered Cover, 2526 E. Colfax Ave., Denver
12:30-1:30 p.m.

Learn the basics on a variety of computer topics with one-on-one tutoring help from computer veterans. Call 303-326-8600 to reserve a date and time and specify a topic.

Mission Viejo Library, 15324 E. Hampden Ave., Aurora
6:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-326-8600

Now Through May 1

The Vintage Theatre is accepting full-length scripts from Colorado Playwrights for its new play festival August 4-12, 2017. The purpose of the event is to bring together strong theatrical voices, to explore the script and have a better understanding of ourselves and our human experiences. Selected scripts will be presented as a staged reading for the public and will be considered for possible future development and production. Here are all the details for submission by May 1, 2017.

Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora

Submission Details

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