Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day This Weekend!

March 12, 2020

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Some St. Patrick’s Day celebrations begin this weekend in the Denver and Aurora area. It’s also the opening weekend for the colorful and zany The SpongeBob Musical at DCPA. Everyone in the family will be thoroughly entertained by this upbeat adventure!

Thursday, March 12

The story of the last undiscovered frontier—the South Pole—at the turn of the 20th Century is a dramatic tale full of triumph and tragedy. The international players in the race to get there first included the tiny, newly independent country of Norway against the great British Empire. If you think the race to get to the moon was a big deal, this victory for an underdog nation set the stage for all major discoveries to come!

Sam Gary Branch Library, 2961 Roslyn St., Denver
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Registration: FREE

Get in the shamrock spirit before St. Patrick’s Day celebrations roll around! This elegant, intimate dining experience features a a four-course dinner with drink pairings from Laws Whiskey, Left Hand Brewing Co., and Hard Chaw Strong Irish Whiskey Cream.

The Westin Denver Downtown, 1672 Lawrence St., Denver
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $80
Phone: 303-748-4824 

Thursday – Friday, March 12-13

Best known as a cast member on the wildly popular MADtv, Bobby Lee is a hilariously unpredictable comedian. He was a regular guest on E!’s Chelsea Lately and starred on NBC’s Animal Practice. 

Lee’s film credits include The Dictator, Pineapple Express, and Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle. He has performed stand-up on Premium Blend and The Tonight Show. You may have seen him in his recurring guest role on Netflix’s Love, and he also voices on Hulu’s The Awesomes. 

Comedy Works-Downtown, 1226 15th St., Denver
Thurs., 8:00 p.m.; Fri./Sat. 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.
Tickets: $20-$25
Phone: 303-595-3637

Thursday – Sunday, March 12-15

The Daily Beast calls this new musical extravaganza a “party for the eyes and ears” and features none other than Sponge Bob Square Pants, live on stage! In a “creative explosion” (Broadway.com) that’s “nothing short of genius” (Theatermania), The SpongeBob Musical brings a much-needed dose of optimism, inclusion, and sheer silliness to Denver!

The entire family will love the highly-musical adventures of this most unexpected hero. In “a ravishing stream of color and invention” (Time Out New York), Sponge Bob captures your heart all over again, as Broadway’s best creative minds reimagine and bring to life the beloved Nickelodeon series with humor, heart and pure theatricality in a neon-sparkly production that will leave you shimmering for weeks!

Buell Theatre, 14th and Curtis, Denver
Thurs./Fri./Sat./Sun., 7:30 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $35-$115
Phone: 303-893-4100

You have never seen Shakespeare like this! A seriously talented troupe of Shakespeare actors and comedians take audience suggestions to create the ultimate improvisation—a brand new play in the spirit of Shakespeare, created right before your eyes!

Some recent show titles suggest the limitless range of where the show can go: Much Ado About What the F, Okay Boomer, The Grinch Meets Hamlet, and Twelfth Night Stand were some recent creations. Of course, you won’t know the title of upcoming shows—because they haven’t been invented yet!

Garner Galleria Theatre, 1101 13th St., Denver
Thurs./Fri./Sat./Sun., 7:30 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $42
Phone: 303-893-4100

Friday, March 13

Here’s a fun new family event—a dance party that has something for everyone! This FREE community dance at the nearby Stanley Marketplace features the all-vinyl DJ troupe, Something Vinyl Club, playing upbeat danceable tunes! And, as always, food and drink will be available from your favorite Stanley businesses.

Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE

As the only female and the youngest comedian to hold the title of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Iliza is one of today’s leading comedians. She’s got a huge loyal fan base who even make their own Iliza-inspired swag to wear to her shows!

Iliza has hosted her own late-night limited-run talk show Truth & Iliza on Freeform, and she’s the author of a subversively funny collection of essays and observations about life as a young woman, Girl Logic: The Genius and the Absurdity.

Bellco Theatre, 700 14th St., Denver
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Tickets: Starting at $70
Phone: 802-255-1826

Friday – Saturday, March 13-14

Unquestionably one of the greatest rock bands ever, Queen reigns supreme in the world of popular music. But what happens when the Colorado Symphony takes on these epic rock anthems? You will want to be there to find out!

This unforgettable evening of classic rock music features guest artist MiG Ayesa and his rock band as they collaborate with the Colorado Symphony to play from the impressive list of Queen’s albums, including A Night at the Opera, Sheer Heart Attack, Jazz, News of the World, A Kind of Magic, The Works, and many more! This concert is sure to rock you!

Boettcher Concert Hall/DCPA, Speer Blvd. and Arapahoe St., Denver
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $15-$89
Phone: 303-623-7876

Friday – Sunday, March 13-15

One of the highlights of Anne’s life was her transformative experience playing Peter Pan in her hometown’s children’s theatre. Now, 50 years later, Anne is given another chance to fly away to Neverland, when she is cast again in the play. 

The contrast between the dreamscape of Peter Pan, where it’s possible to refuse to grow up, and the inevitability of growing old makes for a poignant realization in Anne’s life. Ultimately, Peter Pan is a tale that flies in the face of time, as age comes for us all, while we search for a second chance at youth. 

Aurora Fox Arts Center, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $12-$33
Phone: 303-873-6622

This spellbinding musical tells the true story of the infamous 1930s Scottsboro Case, where a group of young African-American men are falsely accused of a terrible crime. From the songwriting team Kander & Ebb that created Chicago and Cabaret comes a modern masterpiece that’s both humorous and haunting.

Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:30 p.m.
Tickets: $32
Phone: 303-856-7830

Saturday, March 14

This is the weekend when St. Patrick’s Day begins! You don’t need to go far to find a fantastic celebration—there will be live music and entertainment here all day, starting with The Celtic Step Dancers at 2 p.m. Later in the afternoon, local band Folka Polka will be playing fun dance music! It wouldn’t be St. Patrick’s Day without traditional Irish beer, not to mention the gold and green glitter beers that are sure to get you into the Irish Spirit!

Dry Dock Brewing Company, 15120 E. Hampden Ave., Aurora
12:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE

Sunday, March 15

There’s no better way to enjoy a beautiful day in the Mile High City than by joining in on a FREE Botanic Gardens Walking Tour!

This special neighborhood tour along 7th Avenue is hosted by famous Denver historian, Phil Goodstein, and is filled with interesting information and trivia about Denver’s history and the gardens that line the Cheesman Park Esplanade.

7th Avenue Parkway, 7th Ave & Williams, Denver
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE
Phone: 303-995-8744

There’s no better way to introduce little ones to the joys of symphonic music than with Carnival of the Animals, one of the best-known pieces by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns. This playful symphony depicts different animals by instrument and movement—from the majestic lion to the graceful swan. It’s an experience the entire family will enjoy!

Boettcher Concert Hall/DCPA, Speer Blvd. and Arapahoe St., Denver
2:30 p.m.
Tickets: $10-$27
Phone: 303-623-7876

St. Patty’s Day in Southshore!

It may be too early to look for four-leaf clovers, but everyone who moves into the lakeside neighborhoods of Southshore has the luck of the Irish! Plus, our master-planned community offers access to plenty of things to do every weekend! If you’re new to Life at the Lake, drive around and check out the beautiful model homes from Taylor Morrison, Richmond American Homes and Toll Brothers. Available in ranch and two-story designs and priced between the high $400s and the $700s.