September 22, 2016
You can get scared by the zombies of the haunted Asylum, get social at teen night or a book club (in a pub!) or get shopping at the latest vintage expo in a vintage airplane hangar. No matter what you’re in the mood for, there are lots of things to do and see (and scream about) this weekend!
Tonight, September 22
SHOPPING AND SIPPING
Round up your girlfriends for a fun night out at the Christopher & Banks Sip & Shop for women. View the latest fall fashions, get a few scarf-styling tips, and claim your exclusive surprise for attending!
Christopher & Banks, 6616 Parker Rd., #101, Aurora
Friday, September 23
SOLAR OVEN S’MORES
Whoever heard of s’mores without a fire? Take your fourth-through-eighth grade kids to the library Friday to learn how to harness the energy of the sun for a sweet and tasty treat. Register now!
Mission Viejo Library, 15324 E. Hampden Cir., Aurora
TEEN NIGHT OUT
Teens aged 7 to 14 will enjoy a fun evening with friends as they play ping-pong, guitar hero or rock band videos, foosball, and other board games at the YMCA Teen Center at the Southlands Mall.
Denver YMCA Teen Center, Southlands Shopping Center, 6155 S. Main Street, Suite 220, Aurora
Cost: $5/ Drop-in: $8 (Register Here)
Friday-Saturday, September 23-24
DENVER’S #1 HAUNTED HOUSE
GetScared.com rates The Asylum, just a few miles east of downtown, the top haunted attraction in Denver. Billed as “a horrifying head trip for all who dare to enter,” the Asylum grounds are said to be the final resting place for 200 former residents and doctors of the Ridgegate Asylum, “a dark chapter in Denver’s history.” (Cue the zombies…)
The Asylum Haunted House, 6100 E. 39th Ave., Denver
Friday-Sunday, September 26-28
“THE OLDEST BOY”
An American mother is incredulous when monks show up on her doorstep asking to take her 3-year-old son to Tibet. The monks believe the 3-year-old is the reincarnation of a sage Buddhist teacher. The request changes the family forever in this comic drama that weaves together music, dance, emotion and puppetry in a poignant production.
Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora
Fri./Sat., 7:30-10:00 p.m.; Sun., 2:30 p.m.
VINTAGE SHOPPING AT THE HANGAR
What better place to browse the vintage passions and wares of dozens of exhibitors than in a World War II-era hangar! Get shopping this Friday with a first look at vintage art, antiques, furniture, pop culture items and jewelry, and stay for a glass of wine and live music!
Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum
7711 East Academy Blvd., Denver
Fri., 5:00-9:00 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 24
FARMER’S MARKET (LAST WEEKEND!)
Shop more than 40 local vendors in Town Square at Southlands Mall for organic and pesticide-free produce, fresh dairy products, delicious baked goods, homemade salsa, tamales and tortillas as well as gourmet pasta, fresh seafood, natural soaps, handmade goods and much more!
Southlands Mall (North End by AMC Theaters), Main Street, Aurora
8:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
BOOKS AT THE BAR
Meet up at a local brewery for lively discussions on popular and contemporary literature and authors. Register online (space is limited) so the library staff can contact you about the next book and location of the brewery. (Must be over 21 years of age!)
Various Bars, Sponsored by Aurora Public Library
ONE WRITER’S JOURNEY
A former Muslim from Ghana, West Africa, singer-songwriter Seth Tuffour will talk about his astonishing conversion and his book, “The Journey to Gospel,” penned while he pursued a degree in international business at the University of Colorado.
Aurora Public Library, 14949 E. Alameda Pkwy, Aurora
Sunday, September 25
WESTWORD’S DISHING IT UP
Westword‘s annual celebration of the Denver dining scene takes over Sculpture Park at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Dozens of local restaurants will be offering samples of their best dishes — and this year, DISH will feature a special barbecue section.
Sculpture Park at the DCPA Complex, Champa and Speer Streets, Denver
11:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Get Shopping at Southshore!
Sample a few of the stunning new homes at Southshore in Aurora by touring one of the seven beautiful models from Village Homes. And don’t miss Richmond American’s new floor plans, with both ranch and two-story models. Priced from the $400s to the $700s.
Have a great weekend, everybody!