May 14, 2020
The quantity and quality of entertainment in this pandemic is really picking up! If you haven’t had a chance to check out Denver’s local comedians on their YouTube channel, Comedians Doing Stuff in Denver, it’s a real silver-lining! We’re gathering things to do as they are scheduled, and new ways to entertain yourselves and your families, for residents of Southshore and Aurora.
TODAY/TONIGHT, May 14
I’M STILL STANDING
If you’re feeling unsure and overwhelmed about how to parent during these times, you’re not alone. CU Anschutz Medical School has put together a weekly online chat with professionals that can help you learn ways to navigate these uncharted waters. Join an online talk and discussion with Dr. Scott Cypers and Dr. Amy Lopez in this interactive webinar. The event will take place tonight and every Thursday until social distancing is over.
Thursday-Friday, May 14-15
TUNE IN TO THE RAPIDS
If you’re craving some sports talk right about now, check out the daily LIVE sports program by the Colorado Rapids! The program includes sports analysis and exclusive interviews with Rapids players.
Colorado Rapids Online
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Thursday-Sunday, May 14-17
DANCE ALONG WITH WONDERBOUND
If you’re going to learn a new skill during this pandemic, why not dance? And the amazing team at Denver’s favorite dance company has put together an equally amazing series of video classes covering a world of dance!
Choose from an exciting bunch of around-the-world lessons in their “Discovery” series—India, Egypt, Madagascar, and Sweden—as well as new lessons posted weekly! These fun tutorials will give you a dance experience to get your heart pumping and your your mood elevated!
WonderBound Online Dance Classes
BEST RED ROCKS CONCERTS AT HOME
Everyone’s favorite outdoor concert venue has been home to a host of legendary performances. Now you can watch them from the safety of your home on this YouTube channel devoted to Red Rocks.
From blockbuster concerts like John Mayer to historical breakout concerts like U2’s unforgettable Under a Blood Red Sky, be transported to the magic of a Red Rocks concert. It’s a little standard def-looking, shot in 2012 and at night – so there’s that. But it’s still an exciting look back at some of the artists who rocked the Rocks!
Best of Red Rocks YouTube
THE SYMPHONY PLAYS ON!
The Colorado Symphony inspired us all during the first week of the Stay-At-Home orders with their apart-but-together digital rendition of Beethoven’s Ode to Joy. They continue to reach out to us with their YouTube channel devoted to Playing On. Check it out often and be inspired!
Colorado Symphony YouTube
TAKE A STREET ART TOUR
Who knew there were so many talented street artists in Denver just waiting to be discovered? This map of street displays various neighborhoods—including RINO, Santa Fe Art District and South Broadway—where you can check out the impressive display of outdoor street art. When out and about, just be sure to comply with social distancing and wear a mask.
KEEP VISITING THE DENVER ZOO
Denver’s latest installment on their Virtual Safari is an exciting lesson about their Przewalski’s horses. The Zoo Cam will take you inside the enclosure to learn all about this incredible species of wild horse. Can’t pronounce Przewalski? You’ll know exactly how by the end of this video! You can watch a live rhino cam, or check out all the previous episodes of zookeepers interacting with the animals.
Denver Zoo Online
MAKE STUFF WITH COMEDIANS
The DIY craze brought on by the pandemic can’t help but be a little bit humorous. Everyone’s learning how to make bread or macrame. Leave it to a comedian to turn this craze into a hilarious video.
Watch as comedian Sammy Anzer makes Italian cuisine with chef Andrea Frizzi of Il Posto or see what happens when Sam Tallent learns how to brew beer with Factotum Brewer Chris Bruns. This YouTube channel just may become your new favorite entertainment!
Comedians Doing Stuff in Denver YouTube
WATCH MOVIES WITH DENVER FILM
Denver Film offers their expertise in narrowing down all of the online choices with their picks of arthouse new release films online! Exciting new documentaries and narrative films that would have been making the film festival circuit will be “released” every Friday for you to view online!
Denver Film Online
Tickets: $9.98 – $12
HANG OUT WITH THE RAPIDS AT HOME!
While the Colorado Rapids aren’t able to play any games at the moment, they are busy doing a number of other things and they invite you along to hang out! You can even join their Master-ish Classes (Soccer Masters Teaching Non-Soccer Things) like Golf Trick Shots with Keegan or Yoga & Bikes with Jon Lewis.
Colorado Rapids Online
LEARN HISTORY THROUGH HAMILTON
Whether you want to inspire your kids’ home-schooling routine or want to brush up on your own understanding of American history, check out this FREE program that gives you access to the educational program about creating a version of the exciting musical on your own at home! Educators and entertainers will help you explore researching historical documents and preparing material to perform and video. You can even upload your production for a chance to be shared with the world!
EduHam at Home
The Mile-High City has come through once again when it comes to resilience and innovation! There’s an extensive list of things to do online from local organizations—from arts and entertainment to sports to family events. Check it out!
Cost: Varies by event; many are FREE
SUPPORT THE ARTISTS
While we are all trying to find ways to stay entertained at home, artists and venues of all kinds are not only coming up with clever ways to reach us but also needing to survive. If you’re able, there are all kinds of ways to support them—from purchasing discounted tickets in advance for future events to making donations online.
Friday, May 15
LIVE ONLINE CONCERT – WHY DON’T WE
America’s newest favorite boy band, Why Don’t We, with hits like Unbelievable, Don’t Change and Chills, will be putting on a live-streamed concert event from home! It will feel like the real deal, with opening acts Eben and Denis Coleman. You’ll even get a wristband to replicate the full experience!
Saturday, May 16
INTERGALACTIC HOUSE PARTY
There’s nothing like bringing a live dance party into your living room! Daybreaker LIVE’s weekly virtual dance party is all about space this weekend—outer and inner space! Starting with a yoga practice that’s out of this world, the party will shift into an otherworldly dance set by DJ Dane of The Dusty Rhino crew.
9:00 – 11:00 a.m. (Mountain Time)
Living by the Lake in Southshore!
There’s no shortage of things to do near the master-planned community of Southshore! You get the tranquility of lakeside living with easy access to your favorite urban activities. Make an appointment for a private tour and stop by to see for yourself how great Life at the Lake can be! With beautiful model homes from Toll Brothers, Taylor Morrison, and Richmond American Homes, it’s easy to picture yourself in your own new home, priced from the upper $400s to the $700s.