Easter Pics and New Theater Events to Stream This Weekend!

March 25, 2021

While we can’t wait to get back and see live theatre performances in-person, theatre companies from all around the country, as well as here in Denver, have produced some amazing streaming experiences. Aurora’s Vintage Theatre will present two this weekend: one is a brand-new Cabaret Comedy Review, and the other is the winner of the 2019 New Play Showcase!


To close out Women’s History month, Active Minds presents a discussion about one of the most important women in American history—Harriet Tubman. 

A true patriot and promoter of human rights, Tubman was born a slave around 1820 but escaped to freedom and spent her life helping others do the same. She was the most famous “conductor” of the Underground Railroad before and during the Civil War. Later in her life, Tubman also fought for Women’s Suffrage. 

Active Minds Online Link
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Information: FREE
Phone: 303-933-3449

Thursday-Sunday, March 25-28

It’s not often you’re told “please DO pet and feed the animals,” but with the opening of Denver Zoo’s popular Stingray Cove exhibit, you’re invited to do just that! 

The outdoor exhibit is an oasis modeled after the landscape of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula, and when you buy a ticket to this attraction, you can get up close, touch, and feed the gentle stingrays and peaceful sharks in the tank. 

Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St., Denver
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Exhibit hours vary
Exhibit Tickets: $2-$3 (in addition to Admission Tickets: $14-$20)

The amazing Hubble Telescope allows us to view breathtaking images from outer space that we could never see with the naked eye. This special limited-time exhibit at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum is a collection of spectacular images of the universe—showing us what a truly beautiful galaxy we live in.

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, 7711 E. Academy Blvd., Denver
Thurs./Fri./Sat., 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Sun., 12:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tickets: $9.95 – $16.95
Phone: 303-360-5360 

If you’re looking for that perfect backdrop to capture a selfie or an Easter family portrait, look no further! The Town Center at Aurora has created a stylish, trendy, colorful springtime backdrop that you can use for FREE to create curated Instagram and social media photos!

The Town Center at Aurora, 14200 E. Alameda Ave., Aurora
Thurs./Fri./Sat., 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Sun., 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Information: FREE

Hop on over to this FREE photo opp! The Easter Bunny will be at Southlands, posing for pictures, and all you need to do is reserve a time for your kids to visit! Each Easter Bunny visit is limited to five minutes—plenty of time to snap lots of photos! Please arrive ten minutes early to get checked in.

Southlands, 6155 S. Main St., Aurora
Thurs./Fri., 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Register: FREE
Phone: 303-627-5000

Until the Flood is a timely one-person performance about the aftermath of the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson. The event from 2013 first brought Black Lives Matters to national prominence, and so many of the issues have never been resolved. DCPA has joined with theatres all over the country to allow FREE streaming access to this important theatrical event. 

Pulitzer Prize finalist and Obie Award winner Dael Orlandersmith interviewed dozens of people in the Ferguson community to create the eight fictional characters in Until the Flood that represent a wide range of perspectives. She portrays all of the characters in a riveting performance that the New York Times calls “an urgent moral inquest.”

DCPA Online
View Anytime
Information and Link: FREE

Friday, March 26

This week’s online community game will whisk you away to the mists of Avalon, where you’ll take part in an Arthurian Mafia game. Players will be be trying to root out the undercover agents of Morgana and identify them—or if you’ve been assigned the role of an agent, you’ll need to bluff your way to victory! 

The game is played entirely online through a WebEx meeting. Three different sessions are available for different age groups, so make sure you sign up for the appropriate one.  The teen session is for grades 6-12, the family session is all ages (although the difficulty of the game recommends ages 13+), and the adult session is for adults only.

Aurora Libraries Online
Teen Session: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m./ Register: FREE
Family/All Ages Session: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m./ Register: FREE
Adult Session: 8:00 – 9:00 p.m./ Register: FREE

Let the kids have a fun night out—playing games, doing a craft, and watching a movie! Meanwhile, you get some welcome alone-time to relax or go out and have your own parents’ night out! Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be no food served, but you can pack a drink and snack for your child if you like. Ages 3 to 12 are welcome!

YMCA Southlands Mall, 6295 S. Main St., Unit 104, Aurora
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Register: $15 per child
Phone: 720-274-5759 

The next best thing to being there! It’s a brand-new show, streaming LIVE into your living room, not a pre-recorded video! Comedy Tonight features a variety of local comedians that you know and love from the before-times. 

There’s something for everyone in this line-up! Starring Runner Francisco, Eddie Schumacher, and Aaron Szindler, this FREE show will have you in stitches!

Vintage Theatre Online
7:30 p.m.
Information and Link: FREE

Saturday, March 27

It’s a thrilling sports competition that gives your funny bone a workout! ComedySportz is the LIVE improv comedy show that pits comedians against each other as they compete in comedy games to score a laugh. 

As an audience member, YOU run the show. You throw out suggestions to the referee and see how the “actletes” build a scene on the spot. Then you cheer them on and determine who was the most successful—and who failed miserably. You can buy a ticket to watch in person or livestream the show as it takes place!

The People’s Building, 9995 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $15
Phone: 303-218-7315

Catch this FREE live-streamed performance of Cross Words, Scott Gibson’s winning entry to the 2019 New Play Showcase! Later this season, Vintage Theatre will be performing a fully-staged in-person production, so this is your chance to get a sneak preview and see the cast in your living room!

Vintage Theatre Online
7:30 p.m.
Information and Link: FREE

Sunday, March 28

Take a moment to slow down and wander through the prairie, looking for signs of a babbling brook or trickling stream. A naturalist will take you on a site watershed walk, exploring a stream and its surrounding environment. 

Then back at the nature center, you’ll take part in an interactive stream table demonstration and examine some of the key features that make for healthy streams. Ages 10 and up.

Plains Conservation Center, 21901 E. Hampden Ave., Aurora
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Register: $10
Phone: 303-326-8380

Family-Friendly Activities in the Southshore Area!

Winter, spring or summer — there’s always something to do near the family-friendly community of Southshore! Enjoy Life at the Lake with plenty of cultural, recreational and entertainment activities in the surrounding area! Check out the beautiful model homes from Richmond American Homes, Toll Brothers, and Taylor Morrison, and picture yourself in your very own dream house! With ranch and two-story models available, new homes are priced from the upper $400s to the $700s.