Happening this Weekend

July 27, 2017

Happening this weekend near Southshore: The Arapahoe County Fair starts today with more fun than you can handle in a single visit! But if the fair doesn’t take up your entire weekend – check out the live music around town featuring pop, heavy metal and Afro-fusion, the learning-made-fun summer camps and festivals happening this weekend in and around Southshore in Aurora!


Blast into physics! For all those budding engineers, stop by the library and go full throttle as you experiment with the basic principles of flight and motion. Design, create and launch your own paper rocket learning all about rocket science from the folks at The Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Register here.

Hoffman PC Center,
3:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-739-1572

Soul X is an eight-piece variety band with a rare combination of talent, expertise versatility and showmanship. Soul-X covers a wide range of genres and the band’s high-energy performance style and vocals are backed by authentic musicianship, whether they’re singing top 40, Motown, blues, 80s hits, country or funk.

Southlands Mall, Town Square, Aurora
6:00-8:00 p.m.

Thursday-Saturday, July 27-29

Bring the family to the final performance of another entertaining play from the pen of Judy Blume, the author who knows and portrays youngsters through funny adventures. Young Peter Hatcher must deal with sibling rivalry and mischief in his attempts to deal with his impossible little brother, Fudge. Based on the popular Judy Blume book, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, this play by the same name is a funny look at family life and troubles that can only be caused by a younger sibling.

Aurora Fox Arts Center, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora
Tues.-Fri., 10:00 a.m.
Tickets: $5-$7
Phone: 303-739-1970

Thursday-Sunday, July 27-30

It’s happening – the spectacular, four-days-of-fun event you’ve all been waiting for – the Arapahoe County Fair! For the next four days prepare yourself for arenas full of family-friendly concerts, Dock Dogs performances, mutton bustin’ contests, a kiddie tractor pull and kiddie stage show, adult tractor pulls, a petting farm, rodeos, exhibits, a craft brew festival, the livestock auction and unlimited carnival rides! The Boots Not Suits kick-off dinner will prime the fun pump with a full-course meal, with loads of food. The online presale admission tickets for the fair ($10) are available through today, July 27, with cash-only ($15) accepted at the gate. Parking is $5 per vehicle – again, cash-only – and kids under 36 inches tall get in free!

Arapahoe County Fairgrounds, 25690 E. Quincy Ave., Aurora, CO 80016
Thurs., 4:00 p.m.-Midnight; Fri./Sat., 11:00 a.m.-Midnight; Sun., 11:00 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
Phone: 303-795-4955

Friday, July 28

Does your child need confidence in math? Do they need some extra practice learning basic facts? Do they think math is boring or stressful? The Make Math FUN camp will help your children change the way they think about math and help them look forward to the next school year. Teachers will help lay the foundation of math and play games like Jenga and cup stacking to help kids learn the basics. Plus, kids attending this summer math camp will receive a take-home a math toolbox to play and practice at home!

The Lakehouse/Library, 27151 E. Lakeview Dr., Aurora
9:00 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
Tuition: $35-$40
Phone: 720-870-2221

This epic water balloon fight will challenge your aim and your arm! Cool down on a hot day by joining the battle of the balloons! Registration is required, as is a completed permission form. The battle is happening for kids in grades six through 12. Register here.

Tallyn’s Reach Library, 23911 E. Arapahoe Rd., Aurora
5:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-627-3050

Friday-Saturday, July 28-29

More than 200 local artisans, crafters and DIY enthusiasts will be showing and selling handcrafted goods and furniture to the community at this local indie art fair. The emphasis here is on quality artistry and it’s a good place to grab amazing merchandise for yourself, or early holiday gifts!

McNichols Building, 144 W. Colfax Ave., Denver
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Admission: Free

Friday-Sunday, July 28-30

This musical journey depicting the tumultuous and storied life and career of country music legend Johnny Cash is performed using his iconic songs. This thrilling and revealing musical tribute features more than two dozen tunes made famous by the “man in black” including Folsom Prison Blues, I Walk the Line, A Boy Named Sue, and Ring of Fire.

Vintage Theatre,1468 Dayton St., Aurora
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m., Sun., 2:30 p.m.
: $17-$34
Phone: 303-856-7830

Saturday, July 29

Happening at your local pub: lively discussions about popular and contemporary literature. Register online and the library will contact you via e-mail with the title of the next book and the location of that month’s brewery. Adults 21 and over only.

Various Breweries
1:00 p.m.
Register Here

happeningVINCE NEIL
Vince Neil, best known as the legendary lead vocalist of heavy metal band Mötley Crüe, is an international superstar and accomplished businessman. His distinctive high-pitched vocals were the perfect complement to Nikki Sixx’s songwriting on modern classics like Shout at the Devil, Home Sweet Home, Kickstart my Heart, Girls, Girls, Girls and Wild Side. Constantly on tour, Vince Neil will be performing all the Mötley Crüe classics, plus a few cuts from his three solo albums.

Elitch Gardens, 2000 Elitch Cir., Denver
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20

The Urban Market is Denver’s premier open-air marketplace where you will find local arts and crafts like clothing, jewelry, antiques and furniture sold direct by the artist, plus delicious food and beverages. Support your local artists, businesses, and the community by patronizing Denver’s outdoor shopping paradise, and enjoy the live concert happening at noon! 

Skyline Park, 16th and Arapahoe Streets, Denver
11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Don’t miss this energetic summertime concert in the park with Paa Kow (pronounced Pah-Ko) and his Afro-Fusion Orchestra. This is a sound you won’t soon forget as groove master Paa Kow fuses African rhythm and artistry with jazz and pop. His global fan base agrees he has earned a seat at the world music table, with the likes of Paul Simon and Bela Fleck. The Pikine Grill food truck will offer West African fare for the evening, along with American selections from the Michigan Colorado Chefs truck. Kona Ice will offer its shaved ice with your choice of 41 syrup flavors for dessert.

Aurora Municipal Center Great Lawn, 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy, Aurora
6:30 p.m.
Phone: 303-739-7999

Tickets: $20

Saturday-Sunday, July 29-30

Mark Rodgers, the renowned creator and host of this famously interactive, multi-media experience will take audiences on an amazing journey through the Italian Renaissance as seen through the eyes of two monumental geniuses: Leonardo DaVinci and Michelangelo. These titans of creativity were not only contemporaries but also fierce competitors.

This one-of-a-kind, multi-media performance includes movies, 3-D animations, and images of DaVinci and Michelangelo’s inventions, machines, images of codices, artwork, paintings, and sculptures. Rogers is also the curator of the DaVinci Machines and Michelangelo Exhibitions from the permanent Museum of Leonardo DaVinci in Florence, Italy and his performance will not be repeated – it’s happening this weekend only.

Wings over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, Harrison Ford Theater,
7711 E. Academy Blvd., Denver
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15-$25

The Harry Potter™ film series is a once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomenon that continues to delight millions of fans around the world. This concert will feature the Colorado Symphony performing every note from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™. Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the film in high-definition on a giant screen while hearing the orchestra perform John Williams’ unforgettable score LIVE!

Continuing J.K. Rowling’s delightful bestselling and unforgettable Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™, in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™, cars fly, trees fight back and a mysterious house-elf comes to warn Harry Potter at the start of his second year at Hogwarts. Adventure and danger await when writing on the wall announces: “The Chamber of Secrets™ has been opened.” Concert performances include a full screening of the feature film.

Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St., Denver
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $44-$104
Phone: 303-623-7876

Monday-Friday, August 1-5

Know anybody aged 8 to 12 who might be interested in space travel and aviation? This summer camp offers exciting, daily activities inside a WWII-era Air Force hangar filled with over 50 types of aircraft and space vehicles. Campers will design water rockets, a Martian Settlement and gliders, play airplane golf and learn to troubleshoot challenges faced by aerospace engineers. Parents who need before and after care will find it here from 7:00-9:00 a.m. and from 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Wings over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, 7711 E. Academy Blvd., Denver
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Tuition: $295
Phone: 303-360-5360

The STEAM Summer Camp program is an exciting, hands-on learning opportunity for young people with a special emphasis on the STEAM curriculum areas (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics). The camp sessions were created by content specialists to be both fun and educational and are taught by professional educators. The Coding Camp activities include team building activities, a math challenge, a coding activity and project, leadership training and creating a game, and app and learning about website design. This camp has a capacity for 12 students ages 5 to 12 years old.

Colorado Steam Academy, 6820 S. Liverpool, Aurora
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Tuition: $350
Phone: 303-699-6381

Happening Near Southshore: Fun Every Weekend

With summer in full swing, the master-planned community of Southshore is the ideal location to take advantage of all the warm-weather events nearby! Tour the beautiful new models from Richmond American Homes, and the latest designs from Century Communities in The Hills at Southshore. It’s life at the lake priced from the upper $300s to the $700s.