Dylan Songs, Zombie Throngs…and Reptilians

October 19, 2017

Songs by the one and only Bob Dylan are on tap this weekend – a rare opportunity to see this living legend still at the top of his performance game! And, in addition to the classic songs,  there are zombies, and reptiles and comedians, (oh my!) because whatever you’re in the mood to do, it’s happening around the lakeside community of Southshore!

TODAY/TONIGHT, Thursday, October 19

Come create with the librarians! Learn how to take an old book and transform it into a piece of art that you will want to share with all your friends. An altered book is a form of mixed-media artwork that changes a book from its original form, altering its appearance and/or meaning. The possibilities are endless!

Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 9898 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora
4:00-5:00 p.m.

Thursday-Saturday, October 19-21

songsA few miles east of downtown lies the secret resting ground for lost souls — The Asylum one of Denver’s top-rated haunted attractions. Once you cross the threshold of the Asylum, you’ll discover a victim who succumbed to a ghastly disease. What begins as a tour quickly turns into a trap and a race against the clock for survival and escape! You’ll navigate through bloodthirsty zombies and before leaving, take a side trip to Ridgegate Hospital, where the dangerous and deranged patients are the least of your worries and fears. The Asylum is a horrifying head trip for all who enter in!

The Asylum Haunted House, 6100 E. 39th St., Denver
4:00-11:30 p.m.
Admission: $19.99-$39.99

Thursday-Sunday, October 19-22

Cirque Italia is a creative mix of the best elements of entertainment and technology. This never-seen-before production combines acrobatics, dance, contortion and even high-performance BMX and roller-skating. Performers from all over the world find a delicate balance between the poetic and expressive power of the human body and the versatility and fluidity of water. The water spectacle offers two hours of high-end entertainment with mermaids and dinosaurs, laser lights and ethereal bubbles, plus aerialists, acrobats and contortionists to bring the best of circus performances to Aurora.

Town Center Aurora, 14200 E. Alameda, Aurora
Thurs.-Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 1:30, 4:30 & 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 1:30 & 4:30 p.m.
Tickets: $10-$50
Phone: 941-704-8572

songsWith 10 Tony Award nominations including Best Musical, Something Rotten! is a “big, fat hit!” (New York Post). Set in the 90s — the 1590s, that is — this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write their own hit play while the “rock star” Shakespeare keeps getting all the attention. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL! With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, Something Rotten! and its songs are appropriate for ages 8 and up.

Buell Theatre, DCPA, 14th and Arapahoe, Denver
Thurs.-Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat.-Sun, 2:00 & 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $30-$115

Spend a night in the Roaring Twenties at The Wild Party, a merry, 360-degree bash on stage, with a disorderly mix of vaudevillians, playboys, divas, and ingénues in a Manhattan apartment lost in time. Decadence turns disastrous as wild guests becomes deranged and their songs reveal the drama bubbling beneath the surface. Whether you’re a wallflower or a jitterbug, you’ll think this gin-soaked musical with its bluesy boozy choice of songs is the wildest thing you’ve ever seen or heard! Audience members must be ages 21 and over.

The Hangar at Stanley Marketplace, 2601 Dallas St., Aurora
Thurs.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 1:30 & 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $45-$65

Girls Only is an original comedy that celebrates the truth, humor and silliness of being female. With a two-woman cast and audiences full of raucous, laughing women, the show has been appreciated for its unique examination of all things girly.

Born out of the sweetly ridiculous writings the two authors discovered in their school-girl diaries, the Girls Only mix of sketch comedy, improvisation, audience participation, and hilarious songs and videos will remind you that underneath, women all have very funny and very charming similarities.

Garner Galleria Theatre, 14th and Arapahoe St., Denver
Thurs./Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $29

Friday, October 20

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about all the creepy, crawly, ghastly ghouls that haunt Aurora’s environment. This scary program is brought to you by Morrison Nature Center, and is fascinating and hair-raising!

Hoffman PC Center, 1298 Peoria St., Aurora
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-739-1572

songsWhether it’s a drop-in random event or a special themed night, a fun Friday or Saturday evening with friends ages 8 to 15 awaits you at the Teen Center in the Southlands Mall. Tweens and teens can indulge in ping-pong, challenge friends in guitar hero or rock band, foosball, pool table or play a variety of other board games. A five-participant pre-registered minimum attendance will be required for the events to take place.

Southlands Mall/Teen Center, 6205 S. Main Street, Aurora
Admission: $7 per participant
Register here

Friday-Sunday, October 20-22

The World Wide Antique and Vintage Show, is a 43-year tradition. Each show features between 85-100 antique and vintage dealers from all over the U.S. Dealers travel the globe to find new and interesting treasures to bring to the show and lure collectors from towns and cities throughout Colorado. Enjoy the café and coffee cart as you browse dealer wares and stroll through time.

Denver Mart, 451 E. 58th Ave., Denver
Fri.-Sat., 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; Sun., 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Admission: $5

Jay Pharoah is an actor and stand-up comedian, with six seasons as a cast member of NBC’s Saturday Night Live to his credit. Pharoah is best known for his wide array of uncanny celebrity impressions on SNL, including President Barack Obama, Will Smith, Denzel Washington, Stephen A. Smith, Kanye West and Chris Tucker, as well as his recurring character of school principal Daniel Frye. And this year, Showtime picked up his series, the new half-hour comedy White Famous, executive produced by Jamie Foxx and Tom Kapinos (Californication).

Comedy Works-Downtown, 1226 15th St., Denver
Fri./Sat., 7:30 & 9:45 p.m.; Sun., 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $27
Phone: 303-595-3637

For another week, Elitch Gardens will transform its amusement grounds from garden variety fun rides into spooky Halloween-themed delights. It’s Family by Day and Fright by Night! Costumes are encouraged for children 10 for this weekend of thrills at Colorado’s largest Halloween event. More guidelines are here, including specifics about extra charges.

Elitch Gardens, 2000 Elitch Circle, Denver
Fri., 6:00-10:00 p.m.; Sat., 12:00-10:00 p.m.; Sun., 12:00-9:00 p.m.
Admission: $24.99-$34.99

In The Buyer in the Cellar, Alex Moore is a struggling LA actor who takes a job working in the basement of beloved megastar Barbra Streisand. One day she comes down to survey her merchandise, and the two form a bond. Can it last? An outrageous comedy about the perils of fame, the price of friendship and the oddest of odd jobs.

John Hand Theatre, 7653 E 1st Pl, Denver
Fri.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $23-$25
Phone: 720-530-4596

Saturday, October 21

The first-ever Harvest Festival and Charity Toy Ride will offer a variety of fall-themed, family-friendly activities, including kids train rides, face painting, live music, balloon art, food trucks, mini-pumpkin decorating and live artwork. The toy ride will benefit the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at the Children’s Hospital Colorado and will begin at the Motorcycle Depot and end at the Harvest Festival location. Please bring an unwrapped toy or donate at the event site. There will also be prize drawings to support the charity for those 18 years or older. You must be present to win!

Town Center Aurora, 14200 E. Alameda, Aurora
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Colorado Men’s Chorale and Colorado Women’s Chorale open their season with two choral masterpieces. Rejoice in the Lamb by Benjamin Britten and Beethoven’s Mass in C major, Op. 86. Beethoven’s first composed mass displays a childlike wonder and passion about the Divine that can be heard in song and through the dramatic orchestral accompaniment. Rejoice in the Lamb is a profoundly spiritual work with text from an 18th century poet who wrote.

Augustana Lutheran Church, 5000 E. Alameda Ave., Denver
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $10-$25
Phone: 303-388-4962

songsBob Dylan is one of the most influential singer-songwriters of the 20th century whose career began in the early 1960s with songs that chronicled social and political issues. In 1961 Dylan signed his first recording contract and emerged as one of the most original and influential voices in the history of American popular music. Showing no signs of slowing down, Dylan has continued to tour and in recent years released studio albums including Together Through Life (2009), Tempest (2012), Shadows in the Night (2015) and Fallen Angels (2016). The legendary singer-songwriter has received Grammy, Academy and Golden Globe awards, as well as the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Nobel Prize for Literature. He’ll be appearing with Mavis Staples. For his tour songs/set list, click here.

1stBANK Center, 11450 Broomfield Ln., Broomfield
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $54.50-$129.50
Phone: 303-410-0700

Saturday-Sunday, October 21-22

Repticon Denver is a reptile event featuring vendors displaying and selling all things exotic, slithery and reptilian! From reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages and merchandise to live animal seminars and lots of free raffles and cool prizes. It’s a weekend of exciting, educational and family-oriented fun for everyone!

Arapahoe County Fairgrounds, 25690 E. Quincy Ave., Aurora
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Tickets: $5-$10

Monday, October 23


Kids who want to learn how to make their own snacks should make their way to Beyond the Blackboard as instructors lead the way in cooking all-time favorites like pizza pockets, snack mixes and ants on a log!

Southlands Mall/Beyond the Blackboard, 6155 Main St., Aurora
4:00-5:30 p.m.
Fee: $25
Phone: 303-627-5791

Don’t miss an afternoon hour of fun with other Cub Clubbers face-painting, playing Lego® games and creating spin art with GradePower Learning. Club members will rotate between the activities and enjoying snacks with friends at the YMCA Youth Center.

Cub Club/GradePower Learning, 6235 S Main St #210, Aurora,
4:00-5:00 p.m.

Monday-Friday, October 23-27

SmArt Fun Day Camps begin next week at the Colorado STEAM Academy. These camps keep the mind and body active, employing a different theme each day and covering science, technology, engineering, art and math.  With small groups, the attention is individualized and the activities challenging.

Colorado Steam Academy, 6820 S. Liverpool St., Aurora
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Tuition: $300

The Siren Songs of Southshore

The fun doesn’t stop with the first snowfall – living lakeside in the master-planned community of Southshore means nearby entertainment and recreation all year round! 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.