Blockbuster Entertainment This Weekend!
April 4, 2019
The always-popular Disney On Ice returns to Denver with a bigger-than-ever show that includes your favorite characters from Cars to Toy Story to Frozen! Another blockbuster hit you won’t want to miss is Hello, Dolly, in its final weekend in Denver. This Tony Award-winning production is a good old-fashioned musical experience everyone will love!
TODAY/TONIGHT, April 4
WOMEN ROCKERS AT THE SYMPHONY!
This powerhouse concert brings together the works of women in rock with the Colorado Symphony! Featuring the talented Erica Brown as guest vocalist and the popular Denver band, Tracksuit Wedding, this blockbuster show offers hit selections from Aretha to Adele—and everyone in between!
Bring a bunch of your gal pals and you’ll be singing and dancing along to songs including Tina Turner’s Proud Mary, Gladys Night’s Midnight Train to Georgia, Joan Jett’s I Love Rock and Roll, Pat Benatar’s Hit Me with Your Best Shot, Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5, The Pretenders’ Middle of the Road, Annie Lennox’s Walking on Broken Glass, as well as songs made popular by Madonna, Whitney Houston, Melissa Etheridge, Donna Summers, Bonnie Raitt, Pink, Lady Gaga, and more! You won’t find this much impassioned music in one show again!
Boettcher Concert Hall/DCPA, Speer Blvd. & Arapahoe St., Denver
Thursday-Sunday, April 4-7
DISNEY’S WORLDS OF ENCHANTMENT ON ICE
This ice-skating extravaganza features some of your favorite classic Disney movies and characters, including Lightning McQueen, Mater, and the crew of Cars, who will perform high-speed ice-racing like you’ve never seen before! Also appearing on the ice will be The Little Mermaid’s Ariel and her underwater kingdom. And fans of Toy Story can cheer on Buzz Lightyear, Woody, and Jessie as they try to escape from Sunnyside Daycare in one of their most daring adventures ever!
It wouldn’t be Disney on Ice without the wintry world of Arendelle, with sisters Anna and Elsa from Frozen. From wheels to waves, icy wonderlands to infinity and beyond, you will see your favorite Disney moments come to life when Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment!
Denver Coliseum, 4600 Humboldt St., Denver
Thurs./Fri./Sat., 7:00 p.m.; Fri./Sat./Sun. 11:00 a.m.; Sat./Sun., 3:00 p.m.
OTHER DESERT CITIES
This Pulitzer Prize finalist is an explosive drama about what happens when family secrets from the past are stirred up and exposed for the world to see.
Brooke is a writer who has returned home to her parents in Palm Springs to tell her parents about her plans to publish a memoir including an exposé of the family. The talented cast of the Cherry Creek Theatre brings this passionate play to life.
Pluss Theatre, Mizel Arts and Culture Center, 350 South Dahlia St., Denver
Thurs./Fri./Sat., 7:00 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
FINAL WEEKEND FOR HELLO, DOLLY!
Hello, Dolly is one of those classic old-school musicals that everyone knows and loves, and it continues to entertain new audiences for a good reason: it’s “a musical comedy dream” (Rolling Stone). This particular revival is dazzling indeed, remaining true to the spirit of the original work in a beautiful tribute to the legendary director/choreographer Gower Champion. Don’t miss your chance to see the Tony Award winning “Best Revival” in its last weekend in Denver!
Buell Theatre/DCPA, Speer Blvd. & Arapahoe St., Denver
Thurs.- Sun.,7:30 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Friday, April 5
KIDS (AND PARENTS) NIGHT OUT
Drop the kids off to a safe and fun Kids Night Out at the YMCA Southshore, and enjoy your own night out, knowing your kids will be well-cared for! Kids through the age of 12 who are potty-trained will enjoy a movie screening of Boss Baby, an animated Dreamworks film about a suit-wearing, briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his 7-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co. Kids will also enjoy dinner, arts and crafts, and games during a fun-filled evening everyone! Registration is required.
The Lakehouse, YMCA Southshore, 27151 E. Lakeview Dr., Aurora
6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Friday-Saturday, April 5-6
JACK WHITEHALL LIVE
Here’s something from Britain that’s cheerier than Brexit—comedian Jack Whitahall! If you’re a fan of classic humor from across the pond, you’ll love his stand-up routine! For a preview, Whitehall can be seen on Netflix in both his special, Jack Whitehall: At Large, as well as the second season of Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father.
Whitehall’s film credits include Garry Marshall’s Mother’s Day opposite Jason Sudeikis, Kate Hudson, Jennifer Aniston and Julia Roberts, BBC’s Decline and Fall opposite Eva Longoria, and Bad Education. He’s also just finished shooting Disney’s Jungle Cruise opposite Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson, due for release in 2020.
Comedy Works-Downtown, 1226 15th St., Denver
7:30 p.m. & 9:45 p.m.
Friday-Sunday, April 5-7
COLORADO BALLET MASTER WORKS
Nothing says “Spring” like a Balanchine ballet, and the Colorado Ballet brings Serenade beautifully to life in this season’s eagerly-anticipated Ballet MasterWorks program. The second half of the program is just as exciting, with the first Denver performance of Carmina Burana in nearly 20 years. This production of Carmina Burana features choreography by the acclaimed Fernand Nault, along with Carl Orff’s evocative and powerful music performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra and chorus.
Ellie Caulkins Opera House/DCPA, 1385 Curtis St., Denver
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
CAROLINE OR CHANGE
A gripping drama about race relations, family ties, and trust. Set in Louisiana in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement, the play revolves around Caroline, a black maid who works for a middle-class Jewish family. Tensions rise when a small amount of household money goes missing, threatening to rip two families—and the struggling Caroline—apart.
This Tony-nominated musical features a virtuosic score that blends blues, gospel, and traditional Jewish melodies into a magical, show-stopping musical masterpiece.
Aurora Fox Arts Center, 9900 E. Colfax, Aurora
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 6
BREAKFAST WITH THE BUNNY
Start getting your eggs lined up for Easter! The Bunny himself will be making an appearance at a special pancake breakfast at Southlands! Hop on over with the kids for this special holiday event.
There will be all kind of fun Easter activities, in addition to a yummy pancake feast. Reservations are required.
Southlands, 6155 South Main St., Aurora
9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
LAST CALL AT THE HISTORY MUSEUM!
This is one history lesson you’ll love! Learn all about the impressive craft beverage community in Aurora at this one-time-only event. Your ticket includes unlimited beer tastings from eight Aurora breweries, one large pour or a small flight of mead, and one pour of cider and a commemorative tasting glass. Two local food trucks will be at the event: Just a Buck Truck and Cruz in & Eat, with vegetarian options available. All museum exhibits will also be open for the event. This event is for ages 21 and over.
Aurora History Museum & Historic Sites, 15051 E Alameda Pkwy., Aurora
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
An inspiring look at extraordinary artists who succeeded because of—not in spite of—their unique physical, cognitive, or emotional abilities, Morph Masters: How Disability Made Famous Artists Awesome tells the stories of artists with adaptive abilities who were masters of their craft.
Beethoven, Frida Kahlo, and Stevie Wonder are all examples of how disability can function as a creative asset in people’s lives and help us all to be empowered to live and create in our own unique ways.
The People’s Building, 9995 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, April 6-7
CACTUS & SUCCULENT SHOW & SALE
Cactus and succulent fans—this show’s for you! Due to increased demand, the Colorado Cactus and Succulent Society had moved its annual show to a larger venue to hold all the plants and growers who will be on hand to answer questions and help you with your plant purchases.
Thousands of incredible cacti and succulents will be available to peruse and purchase, as well as planting accessories, soil, books, t-shirts, and pottery. There will be free how-to classes and plenty of expert advice! A juried show and photo contest let experts and novices compete for prizes!
The Summit Event Center, 411 Sable Blvd., Aurora
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tickets: $5, FREE for kids 12 and under!
The Arts, Music and More Near Southshore!
Enjoy Life at the Lake in the master-planned community of Southshore—and find culture and entertainment within easy reach! Looking for a new home you can add your signature style to? Tour the beautiful model homes from Richmond American Homes, Toll Brothers, and Century Communities. Available in ranch and two-story designs, Southshore homes are priced between the upper $400s and the $700s.