Entertainment and Events in Aurora

March 30, 2017

Entertainment R us! Just in time for the weekend, a catalogue of fun events in and around your lakeside community in Aurora. From a quilting convention and thrilling new comedy-drama, to an enormous flea market and mind-blowing DaVinci exhibition – the list is growing just like the length of spring days in Southshore!

TODAY, Thursday-Saturday, March 30-April 1

A wide variety of sewing, quilting, needle-art and craft supply exhibits from many quality local and national companies will be on display for three days in Denver. Exhibitor seminars will help you find projects for your stash and at least three Make and Take workshops are designed for quickie projects you can learn on the spot. Register to win a new Disney sewing and embroidery machine and over $1,000 worth of other prizes.

Denver Mart/Expo Hall, 451 E. 58th Ave., Denver
Thurs.-Fri., 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Sat., 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Tickets: $10 for 3 days

Thursday-Sunday, March 30-April 2

Written by David Henry Hwang, the Tony and Obie Award-winning writer of M. Butterfly, this entertaining comedy is about the challenges of doing business in a country with language and underlying cultural assumptions that are worlds apart. It’s the Far East vs.  the Midwest as Daniel, an American businessman, who hopes to establish his family’s sign-making business in China. Through a comic exchange, he learns what is lost and found in translation.

Aurora Fox Theater, 900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora
Thurs.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.

Tickets: $16-$37
Phone: 303-739-1970

Friday, March 31

This HeroClix tournament is all about the collectible miniatures game that uses the Clix system centered around the world of superhero comic books, especially Marvel and DC Comics. If you don’t have your own collection, the library will have pre-made teams you can play with and they’ll even be giving some away! For fourth through eighth graders.

Mission Viejo Library, 15324 E. Hampden Cir., Aurora
4:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-326-8600

Friday-Saturday, March 31-April 1

The Vintage Whites Market has been named among the top four markets in the country by Romantic Country. This year in addition to over 100 vendors you can expect live entertainment by Brady Parks, a glamour bar with complimentary make-up, an impromptu barber shop, fresh cut flowers, food trucks, free information on essential oils, henna demonstrations and prizes, kids’ activities and a fashion show!

National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt, Denver
Fri., 5:00-8:00 p.m.; Sat., 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Tickets: $7-$25

Friday-Sunday, March 31-April 2

The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow is about an average girl who re-engineers obsolete missile components for the U.S. Army from her bedroom. When she decides to meet her birth mother in China but can’t leave her home due to her agoraphobia, she uses her technological genius to devise a new form of human contact in this Pulitzer-Prize nominated comedy-drama.

Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora
Fri.-Sat., 7:30 p.m., Sun., 2:30 p.m.
Tickets: $22-$30
Phone: 303-856-7830

Friday-Wednesday, March 31-April 5

Bring your wee ones to Southlands between now and Easter for photos with the Easter Bunny! Here’s the photo price list.

Southlands Mall, Main Street between Massage Envy and Savory Spice, Aurora
Mon.-Thurs., 2:00-7:00 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.; Sun., 12:00-6:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 1

Like to cook and try out different recipes? Then join the Cookbook Club at Tallyn’s Reach! After the group chooses a specific recipe from a selected cookbook, you try it and bring in a sample. What follows is a discussion among foodies and chefs. Stop by the library to decide which dish you will create. Registration is required.

Tallyn’s Reach Library, 23911 E. Arapahoe Rd., Aurora
11:00 a.m.
Phone: 303-627-3050
Register here

All ages are invited to the Mad Scientist Emporium at Mission Viejo to explore and experiment, with scientific trials and tests. It’s all about bringing science to life with other inventors and science buffs.

Mission Viejo Library, 15324 E. Hampden Cir., Aurora
3:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-326-8600

If you’ve ever wanted to travel the world, find buried treasure, or take over a major urban metropolis, then Game Club is for you! Stop by to play classic and new board games filled with adventure and intrigue. Make new friends and play with old ones of all ages.

Iliff Square Library and PC Center, 2253 S. Peoria St., Aurora
3:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-739-1567

Wings Over the Rockies will premiere the exciting DaVinci Machines Exhibition with displays of over 65 hand-crafted inventions built from Leonardo DaVinci’s 500-year-old designs. The magnificent machines on display, many of which are interactive, feature replicas of the major and most striking inventions of the original Renaissance Man.

Visitors will also find many of DaVinci’s masterpieces remastered for an up close and personal look at the greatest genius entertainmentof all time. The exhibit also features a 45-minute film, an interactive kids’ area and guided tours, with officially-licensed copies of the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. During the first-look on April 1, guests can listen to audio tours, enjoy cocktails, appetizers and much more. The two-hour (with intermission) performance of “DaVinci & Michelangelo: The Titans Experience” showcases the amazing similarities between Leonardo DaVinci and Michelangelo in an entertaining evening for all ages!

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, 7711 E. Academy Blvd., Aurora
First Look: 5:00-9:00 p.m.; Exhibit Hours
Tickets: First Look: $30-$40
Tickets: Regular: $4.50-$20

Saturday-Sunday, April 1-2

Repticon Denver is a reptile event featuring vendors who not only display and sell reptile pets, but also supplies, feeders, cages, and merchandise. There will be live animal seminars and lots of raffles for fun prizes. Entertaining, educational, family-oriented and fun for everyone!

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

Tuesday, April 4

If you know a fourth to eighth grader who loves building things with LEGOS®, bring them to this meeting of the LEGO® club to show off their skills, use their imaginations and make like-minded friends.

Tallyn’s Reach Library, 23911 E. Arapahoe Rd., Aurora
4:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-627-3050

Learn to build and fly your own Tiny Whoop miniature FPV (First Person View) drone in this four-week class! Able to fit in the palm of your hand, the mini-drone gives you a pilot’s-eye view with goggles that show exactly where you’re flying. Once you fine-tune your skills, practice on the race course that will be set up in the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum hangar which includes lighted gates and pylons!

The total class cost including equipment is $595.00. Click here to see everything you’ll take home from the class. New to drones? Join the Museum’s one day, Drones 101 course on April 9, to learn all the ins and outs of drone ownership and still take home your own UAV. Click here for more information.

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, 7711 E. Academy Blvd., Aurora
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Class Cost: $595;
Register Here

Phone: 303-360-5360 x104

Wednesday, April 5

Candling is a way to study the growth of an embryo inside an egg using a bright light source behind theeggto show details of the developing embryo. Exciting, right? See how the Hoffman chicks are coming along inside their eggs, and find out when you can meet the hatchlings!

Hoffman Library and PC Center, 1298 Peoria St., Aurora
4:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-739-1572

Is there a budding cellist or violinist in your home? Would they benefit from free music lessons? Students of all ages are invited to expand their musical interests and must bring their own instruments; the music teachers will take it from there!

Tallyn’s Reach Library, 23911 E. Arapahoe Rd., Aurora
4:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-627-3050

Entertainment at Southshore

Lakeside living in Southshore makes it easy to have friends visit on the weekend! On the edge of an 800-acre reservoir, Southshore offers quick access to shopping, entertainment and recreational opportunities in and around Aurora. Visit the award-winning master-planned community this weekend and tour the beautiful models at Village Homes/William Lyon Homes and the new Delaney model from Richmond American Homes. And don’t miss Century Communities in The Hills at Southshore. New homes are priced from the $400s to the $700s.