Events for Any Age

March 2, 2017

No matter your age, you’ll find plenty of events to go around near Southshore this weekend. You can laugh yourself silly at a Chris Rock concert, enjoy extraordinary dancers performing ancient Chinese acrobatics, or cook up a storm with a few of your closest cuisine preppers. It’s all happening in and around Aurora with plenty of entertainment and activity for the young, old and in between!

NOW Through April 30

Bomber Boys explores a collection of fascinating photographs and artifacts that commemorate the service and sacrifice of the 12th Air Force during World War II. Several members of the 12th Air Force were trained and stationed at Lowry Air Force Base, the very location of the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum.

Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, 7711 E. Academy Blvd., Denver
Mon.-Sat., 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Sun., 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
ADMISSION: $6-$12.50
Phone: (303) 360-5360

TONIGHT, Thursday, March 2

More than 100 young international volunteers are ready to spark communities into action through community service projects, leadership/diversity workshops in schools and the signature Up with People professionally-produced musical performances.

Rangeview High School, 17599 E. Iliff Ave., Aurora
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10-$50
Phone: 720-216-4383

Friday, March 3

This build-it session is for fourth through eighth graders who like to use their imaginations to build things. Stop by the library and put those engineering skills to work with a variety of materials that combine to make anything you can imagine.

Martin Luther King, Jr., Library, 9898 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora
3:30 p.m.
Phone: 303-739-1940

Create three dimensional objects in this papercraft group. For fourth to eighth graders, this activity uses paper make figures from Minecraft, Pokémon, Star Wars and more!

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

Friday-Saturday, March 3-4

Enjoy the side-splitting comedy of veteran Saturday Night Live actor, writer, producer and standup comedian Chris Rock this weekend.

Bellco Theatre, 700 14th St., Denver
Fri., 7:00 p.m.; Sat., 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $49.50-$125

Friday-Sunday, March 3-5

Shop direct from designers, wholesales and manufacturers for the largest selection of jewelry at the lowest prices. Visit America’s longest-running direct-to-consumer jewelry trade show this weekend! What’s for sale? Diamonds, gemstones, pearls, opals, minerals, crystals, necklaces, earrings, watches, chains, beads, fine jewelry, estate and antique jewelry plus hand-crafted jewelry and accessories.

The Denver Mart/Pavilion Building, 451 E. 58th Ave., Denver
Fri., 12:00-6:00 p.m.; Sat., 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Sun., 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Tickets: $6

This 120,000-square foot train show extravaganza is for adults and kids, age 12 and up. With exhibits and displays to entice and entertain kids of every age, there will be a special kids’ corner, door prizes, hobby stores and more.

The Denver Mart/Expo Building, 451 E. 58th Ave., Denver
Sat., 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Sun., 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Admission: $10

The ancient Chinese art of classical dancers will amaze and inspire audiences this weekend with a variety of exquisite moves and maneuvers. The Shen Yun artists exhibit unparalleled grace as they perform extraordinary tumbling techniques, leaps and spins with athleticism and precision.

The Buell Theatre, 992 14th St., Denver
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $69.99-$174.99
Phone: 888-929-7849

If you didn’t see the film, don’t miss this entertaining look at the boy whose dad desperately wants him to box, but instead, Billy Elliot wants to dance. The timing isn’t ideal – the young boy is pursuing his dance dream during a local miner’s strike that threatens to sink the entire town. But it’s a timeless heart-warming, coming-of-age story with music and lyrics by Sir Elton John.

Vintage Theater, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora
Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:30 p.m.
Tickets: $34
Phone: 303-856-7830

Don’t miss one of the final performances of this searing, intentionally claustrophobic one-act play as two desperate loners collide in a rustic cabin in the middle of Alaska. A painfully introverted man secludes himself in a rustic cabin and is interrupted by a wildly shrieking female stranger decked out in a tattered wedding dress. Don’t you HAVE to know how this one turns out?

Vintage Theater, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora
Fri.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:30 p.m.
Tickets: $24-$30
Phone: 303-856-7830

Saturday, March 4

The Denver Museum of Nature and Science’s own Jim Cronin will teach children from around age 5 to age 12 about chemistry, electromagnetism, pressure, energy, and sound through interaction with a wide range of engaging toys including Energy Sticks, Drinking Birds, Airzooka, Sound Tubes, Bouncing Balls, and Mentos Geysers. Mr. Cronin is an award-winning author of the sci-fi book series The Brin Archives and will be signing copies. 

Tallyn’s Reach Library, 23911 E. Arapahoe Rd., Aurora
3:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-627-3050

Every month these aspiring chefs choose and cook a different recipe from a selected cookbook and bring in samples of their concoctions. This gathering of cuisine preppers registers first so they can collaborate on which cookbook and dish each will make.

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

Tuesday, March 7

If you know a tween in the fourth to eighth grades who’s got LEGO®  skills, send them to this monthly meeting to show off their moves. The winning themed project will be displayed in the library between club meetings.

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

Wednesday, March 8

What was known as the Soviet Union dissolved 25 years ago.  Join Active Minds to explore the history of the Soviet Union the continued relevance of the Russian Federation, the influence of Vladimir Putin, and ongoing challenges to democracy in the region.

Heather Gardens, 2888 S. Heather Gardens Way, Aurora
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-751-1811

Turn a work of art into something even more artistic with sandpaper and your own skills! Learn how to transfer your wonderful creation onto something you can use every day. Intrigued? So are we! Stop by and check it out!

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

Looking for adventure? Head on down to the library where you’ll learn to play popular tabletop games like Settlers of Catan, Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, Zombie Fluxx and more! Bring all your sixth through eighth grade friends for some tabletop fun!

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

If you know a teen who’s a wordsmith, this group is for all aspiring writers is the sixth through 12th grades. Every month, directors will focus on a new style of writing: slam poetry, games, fantasy novels and more. Writing prompts and snacks will be provided.

Illiff Square Library and PC Center, 2253 S. Peoria St., Aurora
5:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-739-1567

Fun Knows No Age at Southshore!

Southshore, the award-winning master-planned community in Aurora, offers lakeside living in new homes by top area builders. Tour the beautiful models at Village Homes and don’t miss the new Delaney model from Richmond American Homes. Or visit  Century Communities in The Hills at Southshore. Priced from the $400s to the $700s.