Goat Yoga, Apollopalooza and Michelangelo!

July 18, 2019

The original Renaissance men, Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo will be making special-exhibit appearances in Aurora and Denver this weekend! The Denver Museum of Nature and Science is presenting 500 years of the creative genius of Da Vinci, or view a replica of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel at the Hangar at Stanley in Stapleton! The wild and wacky Denver County Fair is also in town, and don’t forget there’s an Apollopalooza viewing party to celebrate the first lunar landing!


Kids ages 3-10 will be catching a groove in this pre-concert dance party at Southlands! Dance Scene Studios will be on hand to demonstrate some of the coolest dance moves to young dancers. Then kids can teach their parents what they’ve learned later at the free summer concert, so the whole family has no excuse to sit on the sidelines! 

Town Square, Southlands, 6155 S. Main St.,  Aurora
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Phone: 720-870-2221

Put on your dancing shoes and head down to Southlands for this high-energy FREE concert. Soul X is the local cover band whose repertoire spans current Top 40 hits, Motown, 80s, country, funk, and so much more! Bring the family and show off your dance moves!

Southlands, 6155 S. Main St., Aurora
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE


This special film screening is about one of the space pioneers who inspired the imagination of generations of influential space visionaries to come. Chesley Bonestell was an artist at the turn of the 20th century who was one of the first people to see and paint what few people could see at the time: Saturn and its beautiful rings. 

From there, he became a designer in Hollywood, lending his talents to science fiction classics like Destination Moon and War Of The Worlds, and then on television, with the series Men Into Space. His Bonestellian visions of rocket ships, planets, moons and stars turned up in print, film and broadcast in the 1950s and ‘60s. His artistry set the standards of what the journey through space would look like. You can see his influence on filmmakers like Stanley Kubrick in 2001: A Space Odyssey and many others. This special ticketed event is NOT included in the daily or weekly pass.

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, 7711 E. Academy Blvd., Denver
6:00-9:00 p.m.
Tickets: $9.95 – $12.95
Phone: 303-360-5360

The jazz band Dotsero performs contemporary jazz at its best, and their concerts are full of energy and spontaneity! This FREE concert in the MoJaBlu concert series also features Stapleton’s Got Talent finalist, the Dylan Miles Experience, performing at 6:00 p.m. 

Dotsero’s no-nonsense sax and guitar-driven shows are a thrill ride of energy and excitement, as much fun to watch as they are to listen to! The band has performed at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, as well as major jazz festivals such as JVC Winter Park Jazz Fest, Jazz Trax Catalina Island, and the Cancun Jazz Festival.

Stapleton’s Conservatory Green, 49th Pl. and Valentia St., Denver
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Tickets: FREE
Phone: 303-388-0724

Thursday-Saturday, July 18-21

As the excitement builds for the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, the Wings Air and Space Museum continues to present exciting presentations, films, and special guests from NASA! Your daily or weekly pass includes a panel discussion about careers in space and networking with space professionals, a presentation by Lockheed Martin, a panel discussion about women in the rocket industry, and an astronomer’s predictions about life beyond the Milky Way! View the schedule and mark your calendar for must-see events!

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, 7711 E. Academy Blvd., Denver
Sat. 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Sun. 12:00-4:00 p.m.; Mon./Tues./Wed., 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tickets: Daily Pass: $17.95-$27.95; Weekly Pass: $75-$185
Phone: 303-360-5360

Thursday-Sunday, July 18-21

If you haven’t had a chance to catch the immersive Leonardo Da Vinci exhibit at the Museum of Nature and Science, get your tickets now—the show will be ending soon! Da Vinci was the original Renaissance Man—an inventor, scientist, anatomist, engineer, architect, sculptor, philosopher, and of course, the artist who painted the Mona Lisa! 

Experience true genius in the most comprehensive exhibition about Leonardo Da Vinci ever presented, where you will be immersed in his extraordinary life and legacy. In addition to dozens of life-size replicas of Da Vinci’s machine inventions, you’ll also experience the fascinating Secrets of the Mona Lisa exhibit, with super-magnified visual examinations and the only 360-degree replica ever made of the iconic painting.

Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tickets: $19.95 – $28.95
Phone: 303-370-6000

Experience the wonder of the Sistine Chapel without leaving Aurora!

This exhibition recreates the awe and wonder of one of mankind’s greatest artistic achievements, and gives viewers the chance to experience and enjoy Michelangelo’s work up close and personal.

The Hangar at Stanley, 2501 N. Dallas Street, Aurora
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10-$16

It wouldn’t be summer without grabbing some hot bargains at a sidewalk sale, and the 49th Annual Cherry Creek North Sidewalk Sale offers the best deals for savvy shoppers. All weekend long, over 80 quality retailers and restaurants will be setting out merchandise with unbeatable discounts for you to discover!

Cherry Creek North, 2401 E. 2nd Ave., Denver
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Information: FREE
Phone: 303-394-2904

It’s every kid’s favorite book and movie, and now the magic of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is appearing live on stage in a fantastical musical! The entire cast of characters will be there, from Charlie to Willy Wonka to the Oompa Loompas—as well as all of those beastly children! Don’t miss the fun and adventure!

Buell Theatre/DCPA, Speer Blvd. & Arapahoe St., Denver
Thurs./Fri./Sat./Sun., 7:30 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $45-$150
Phone: 800-641-1222

Friday, July 19

If your kids are obsessed with your smart phone, they’ll probably love seeing the Emoji Movie, about he bustling city of Textopolis hidden inside a smart phone and home to all emojis. Each emoji has only one facial expression, except for Gene, an exuberant emoji with multiple expressions. Determined to become “normal” like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his best friend Hi-5. Kids Night Out is sponsored by the Southshore YMCA, where kids will have a night of fun and food, including dinner, crafts, games, and the movie screening. Children must be potty-trained, and all ages up to 10 years old are welcome. 

The Lakehouse, YMCA Southshore, 27151 East Lakeview Dr., Aurora
6:00-10:00 p.m.
Registration: $15
Phone: 720-870-2221 

Friday-Sunday, July 19-21

The Slow Food movement is all about healthy, sustainable, local and DELICIOUS food! Don’t miss your chance for a FREE day at this massive Taste Marketplace in the four city blocks surrounding Larimer Square. You’ll have a chance to sample good, responsible food from merchants all over the country.

Learn how to buy and make fantastic food and beverage products creatively and consciously for better meals and a better world. You’ll be able to sample and buy your favorite things at each of their booths and chat with the makers and business owners themselves! Thematic bars and prepared food stations are integrated throughout the Taste Marketplace so that there’s a refreshing beverage and/or fabulous feast around just about every corner.

Larimer Square, 1430 Larimer St., Denver
Sat., 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.; Sun., 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE
Phone: 303-884-5700

Featuring the hugely popular Goat Yoga (yes, adorable baby goats join you on the mats), there’s something for everyone at this one-of-a-kind county fair! Don’t miss your chance to shine in whatever you do best—there are competitions for Pie Eating, Bug Eating, Hula Hoop, Best Beard and Mustache, Cake Decorating, Spelling Bee, and more! The Freak Show, Roller Derby, and Drag Queen Show will be back, along with carnival rides and a petting zoo! 

Colorado is known for its craft beer, and the Denver County Fair will be bringing back the DCF Beer & Wine Fest featuring 25+ breweries and wineries from across the city, county and region.

National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St., Denver
Fri. 12:00 – 11:00 p.m.; Sat., 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.; Sun., 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $3-$20
Phone: 303-297-1166

Saturday, July 20

You don’t have to go far from the neighborhood to enjoy an outdoor beer-drinking extravaganza! This annual event, held on the Green at Stapleton, offers a wide variety of beer vendors as well as live bands performing throughout the event. Ticket price includes vouchers to use at quality food trucks on site! The event is open to all ages, but you must be 21+ to drink.

Stapleton Green, 29th Ave & Roslyn St, Denver
Conservatory Green, 49th Pl. and Valentia St., Aurora
4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $5-$75

Apollopalooza’s exciting finale is a giant 1969-themed party, to celebrate the moon landing! This once-in-a-lifetime celebration features space-themed art installations, go-go dancers, and live music by Nacho Men. Immerse yourself in the year man first landed on the moon by coming in 1969-themed costumes.

Your ticket includes an all-American BBQ buffet and brews from Tivoli Brewing. You will definitely want to stick around for the viewing of the moon landing 50 years later—to the minute (8:56 p.m. MST). This special ticketed event is NOT included in the daily or weekly pass.

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, 7711 E. Academy Blvd., Denver
6:00-10:00 p.m.
Tickets: $55-$65
Phone: 303-360-5360

The Colorado Symphony will be commemorating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with a special space-themed concert! This cosmic performance celebrates the Apollo 11 lunar landing with music from the legendary John Williams—including selections from his unforgettable scores for E.T.: The Extra-TerrestrialClose Encounters of the Third Kind, and Star Wars—as well as contemporary American composers Mason Bates and James Beckel. The concert is accompanied by archival footage from the moon landing for a performance that is as visually stunning as it is marvelous to listen to!

Boettcher Concert Hall/DPAC, 1000 14th Street, #15, Denver
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $15-$89
Phone: 303-623-7876

Sunday, July 14

Not one, not two, but THREE brass bands will be in City Park for a FREE concert to help you wind down the weekend and get jazzed up for a brand-new week! First up is the Badda Boom Brass Band, a New Orleans-style brass band who blends the street music tradition of that musical city with hip-hop, funk, rock, pop and world-music for a truly unique sound!

Next up is the iconic Tivoli Club Brass Band who have too many influences and styles to name—producing some of the most unique takes on classic and contemporary tunes you’ve ever heard. The concert closes with the Guerrilla Fanfare Brass Band, a rowdy hard-hitting New Orleans-style band, full of the finest horn players and percussionists in Northern Colorado!

City Park Denver, 1600 City Park, Denver
5:00-8:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE

Southshore: Convenient to Everything!

Enjoy Life at the Lake in the master-planned community of Southshore—and find recreation, dining, culture and entertainment within easy reach! Looking for a new home you can add your signature style to? Tour the beautiful model homes from Century Communities, Richmond American Homes and Toll Brothers. Available in ranch and two-story designs, Southshore homes are priced between the $400s and the $700s.