November 9, 2017
Comedy rules! If you’re in the mood to laugh, Greg Proops, John Mulaney and Pablo Francisco will all be taking the stage to deliver high-octane jokes this weekend near Southshore! Plus, art exhibitions by veterans, a Flight for Life gala and a twisty version of Alice in Wonderland promise to fill the next few days with fun things to do in and around Aurora!
TODAY/TONIGHT, Thursday, November 9
TURKEY BIRD FEEDERS
Create your very own turkey birdfeeder today using pinecones and popsicle sticks, and some tasty avian treats. Even as the weather cools, you can make sure the birds find food in your neighborhood! Gobble, gobble!
Martin Luther King Library, 9898 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora
Thursday-Saturday, November 9-11
In The Buyer in the Cellar, Alex Moore is a struggling LA actor who takes a job working in the basement of multi-platinum megastar Barbra Streisand. Alex is minding his own business, when Barbra invades his work space, and the two form a friendship…sort of. Is it real? Will it last? A side-splitting comedy about the perils of fame, the price of friendship and the oddest of odd jobs.
John Hand Theatre, 7653 E 1st Pl, Denver
Thurs.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Thursday-Sunday, November 9-12
PABLO FRANCISCO HEADLINER!
Pablo Francisco will rock the house with laughter at the Improv in Denver, to the delight of his frenzied fans. Pablo is one of the most popular stand-up comedy acts worldwide, earning a reputation as a unique talent. His one-of-a-kind comedy arsenal of off-the-wall characters reveals spot-on impressions. With an irrepressible and vivid imagination, Pablo takes his audience on a wild ride through spontaneous outbursts, clever insights and some of the funniest rapid fire comedy, ever unleashed. Pablo’s hilarious new material is preparation for a new one-hour comedy special, Here We Go Again, and includes some outrageously funny animation segments only Pablo could imagine and deliver.
The Improv, 8246 Northfield Blvd., Denver
Thurs./Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 9:45 p.m.; Sun., 7:30 p.m.
Friday-Saturday, November 10-11
GREG PROOPS LIVE!
Greg Proops is perhaps best known for his unpredictable comedy on the hit improve series, Whose Line is it Anyway?, and has a new comedy album called In the Ball Park. His book, The Smartest Man in the World, is based in part on Proops’ popular podcast of the same name in which he offers movie recommendations, baseball facts and misconstrued history. Greg has loaned his voice to blockbuster films like Star Wars the Phantom Menace and The Nightmare Before Christmas and was the voice of Bob the Builder.
Comedy Works-Downtown, 1226 15th St., Denver
Thurs., 8:00 p.m.; Fri./Sat., 7:30 & 9:45 p.m.
Friday-Sunday, November 10-12
HIT BROADWAY MUSICAL
Honeymoon in Vegas, based on the hit movie of the same name, is great entertainment. Jack and Betsy are in love but Jack can’t muster the courage to propose and break his mother’s dying wish for him to stay single. When Jack and Betsy decide to elope and head to Las Vegas, Betsy catches the eye of a notorious and wealthy gambler who claims she looks just like his late wife. The gambler creates a master plan to steal Betsy from Jack, testing the young lovers’ dedication and commitment to each other!
Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora
Fri.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:30 p.m.
ALICE IN WONDERLAND
Join Aurora Dance Arts for a unique twist on the classic Alice in Wonderland story as Alice’s curiosity once again gets the best of her! She will follow the White Rabbit down the rabbit hole only to find herself swept up in the zany antics of the crazy cast of characters of Wonderland. This family-friendly show is timeless, creative and appropriate for all ages. Plus, it exposes audiences to a large variety of musical selections and a myriad entrancing dance genres. Alice’s wacky and wonderful journey is sure to delight your senses and tickle your imagination!
Aurora Fox Theatre, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora
Fri./Sat., 7:00 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
GEM AND JEWELRY SHOW
Why pay retail when you can shop in a gem and jewelry marketplace with the best prices in the industry? Visit America’s longest running, direct-to-consumer jewelry trade show and shop direct from designers, wholesalers and manufacturers for the largest selection of gems and jewelry at the lowest prices! Featuring rock-bottom prices on diamonds, gem stones, pearls, chains, beads, fine jewelry, antique jewelry, opals, minerals, crystals, settings, rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, watches, gold, silver, costume jewelry, handcrafted jewelry, and more! If you like all kinds of jewelry, stop by and enjoy the view!
Denver Mart, 451 E. 58th Ave., Denver
Fri.,12:00-6:00 p.m.; Sat., 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; Sun., 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 11
DENVER VETERANS DAY PARADE
The Denver Veterans Day Parade will host thousands of spectators along Civic Center Park and nearby streets to show respect and honor to our local veterans. The parade will represent several events in military history, including the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, WWI, WWII, the Vietnam War and recent overseas conflicts. The parade starts at 10:00 a.m., followed by a festival with food trucks and other vendors, live music and family activities.
Civic Center Park, 14th St. and W. Colfax Ave., Denver
10:00 a.m. (Parade); 12:00-3:00 p.m. (Festival)
ART PROJECTS BY VETERANS
Internal Narratives: Projects by Veterans is a compelling collection of fine art photography created by 10 Denver-area artists who served in the U.S. Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force or Army Reserve. This unique exhibition is the culmination of the Colorado Photographic Arts Center’s Veterans Workshop Series, a four-month program of advanced photographic workshops led by master-level instructor Frank Varney. Each project is intensely personal, reflecting the artists’ inspirations, life experiences, creativity and points of view. The public is invited to meet the artists at this opening event, created in partnership with The Art of War Project and Task Force ISO and made possible by the Bonfils Stanton Foundation and others.
Colorado Photographic Arts Center, 1070 Bannock St., Denver
SPREADING WINGS GALA!
Join Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum this Veterans Day for an evening celebrating the courage, determination and sacrifice shown by the men and women of Flight for Life® Colorado and local military veterans. The evening will highlight the impactful work of this Colorado institution, celebrating their 45th anniversary during the museum’s annual Spreading Wings Gala. The entertainment will include special stories of the rescuers and the rescued, opportunities to mingle with first responders, a showcase of the military’s relationship with Flight for Life, and entertainment! Wings Over the Rockies will display two vintage helicopters that were vital to the formation and early success of Flight for Life® Colorado, and is proud to announce that The Silhouettes, a unique entertainment company featured on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, will perform several acts paying tribute to Flight for Life and America’s military veterans.
Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, 7711 E. Academy Blvd., Denver
Phone: 303-360-5360 x105
JOHN MULANEY: KID GORGEOUS
John Mulaney is an Emmy award-winning writer and comedian. He most recently starred in the Broadway hit, Oh, Hello on Broadway alongside Nick Kroll. In 2015 Mulaney released his third hour-long stand-up special a Netflix Original titled THE COMEBACK KID which the AV Club called the “best hour of his career.”
That career began in New York’s East Village and Mulaney has since toured around the world. In 2008, he began writing Saturday Night Live episodes and appeared as a “Weekend Update” correspondent. He currently writes for IFC’s Documentary Now and for Netflix’s Big Mouth on which he voices the character of “Andrew.”
Buell Theatre, DCPA, 14th and Arapahoe, Denver
Saturday-Sunday, November 10-11
When blind date newbie Aaron is set up with serial-dater Casey, a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner. As the date unfolds in real time, the couple quickly finds that they are not alone on this unpredictable evening. In a delightful and unexpected twist, Casey and Aaron’s inner critics take on a life of their own when other restaurant patrons transform into supportive best friends, manipulative exes and protective parents, who sing and dance them through ice-breakers, appetizers and potential conversational land mines. Can this couple turn what could be a dating disaster into something special before the check arrives?
Garner Galleria Theatre/DCPA, 14th and Curtis Streets, Denver
Tuesday, November 14
The South China Sea is an incredibly strategic body of water located between China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. At stake is one of the busiest trade routes in the world, as well as oil and fishing rights. Recently China has been pressing its claim to long disputed parts of the South China Sea, raising concerns as to what may happen as tensions rise. Join Active Minds for a closer look at this delicate situation.
Tattered Cover, 2526 E. Colfax Ave., Denver
FREE LEGAL CLINIC
Walk-ns are welcome to drop by and visit with volunteer attorneys for one-on-one assistance, via computer link. Advice-seekers will be helped on a first-come, first-served basis at this free legal clinic for parties who have no attorney. Volunteer attorneys will answer questions, help fill out forms and explain the process and procedure for legal issues in the areas of family law, civil litigation, property law, probate law, collections, appeals, landlord tenant law, veterans’ benefits, and civil protection orders. This clinic is for information only, and is no substitute for legal representation. The volunteer attorneys do not represent you after aiding you at this clinic.
Central Library, 14949 E. Alameda Pkwy.
Wednesday, November 15
SUPER HEROES IN TRAINING
Celebrate the release of the movie Justice League by training to become a superhero with super powers others can only guess at! Learn how to flawlessly change from your alter ego to hero, as well as complete an obstacle course and more!
Central Library, 14949 E. Alameda Pkwy.
The master-planned community of Southshore, with lakeside recreational access, is minutes from learning, leisure and entertainment activities throughout the week. Plus, you’ll love hanging out at The Lakehouse, which recently received a million-dollar makeover! Drop by and tour the beautiful new Delaney model from Richmond American Homes, and the latest designs from Century Communities in The Hills at Southshore. It’s life at the lake priced from the upper $300s to the $700s.