July 21, 2016
What Are Your Weekend Plans?
Don’t let the weekend get away from you! Dance the night away to your choice of funky blues bands, or watch a movie under the stars while you indulge your favorite snack attack! And it’s the one day a year you’ll get in free to the Aurora Reservoir to celebrate a birthday milestone! We’ve got your weekend plans right here!
TONIGHT (July 21):
AURORA SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: Chris Daniels and the Kings
Chris Daniels and the Kings have toured their way through two continents and appeared with the likes of B.B. King, Blues Traveler, The Neville Brothers, Sheryl Crow, Robert Cray and Bonnie Raitt. The group features Freddi Gowdy (of Freddi Henchi and the Soul Setters) and plays enough rock, soul and funky blues to get your blood pumpin’ while you throw down some L & L Hawaiian BBQ!
Aurora Municipal Center, 15051 E. Alameda Pkwy, Aurora – 6:30 p.m.
SOUNDS OF SOUTHLANDS: Wash Park
Get down tonight with Colorado’s 13-piece music sensation, Wash Park. This high-energy group of artists is a virtual dancing machine that performs funk, Motown, disco, R&B and more. Their song list includes hits from Earth Wind and Fire, Chicago, Sly and the Family Stone, The Gap Band and Bruno Mars! You’ll have a hard time NOT moving to the beat of 13 talented musicians.
Southlands Mall Town Square, Aurora – 6:00 p.m.
Friday, July 22:
SPLISH SPLASH, IT’S A BIRTHDAY BASH!
If your weekend plans include time on the water, don’t miss this opportunity for free admission to the lake in your backyard as we celebrate the 25th birthday of the Aurora Reservoir – all day long! Join the crowd for beach games, free hot dogs, stand up paddle-boarding classes, Fishing with a Ranger and more. Kayaks, canoes, paddle boards and bikes will be available to rent, and beer and wine will be on sale, too.
Aurora Reservoir, 1:00-5:00 p.m., 5800 S. Powhaton Rd., Aurora
OUTDOOR SUMMER FILM SERIES: Hairspray
Remember Hairspray? In 1960s Baltimore, dance-loving Tracy Turnblad (Nikki Blonsky) auditions for a spot on The Corny Collins Show and wins! The teen becomes an overnight celebrity and a trendsetter in dance, fun and fashion. Gates open at 7:00 p.m. and the film starts at dusk, so bring your lawn chairs and your blankets to the front lawn of the Historic Elitch Gardens Theatre. Sandwiches and drinks are available for sale with proceeds benefiting the theatre restoration.
Historic Elitch Gardens Theatre, 4655 W. 37th Ave., Denver – 7:00-10:00 p.m.
ADMISSION: $5 (suggested donation)
Sunday, July 24:
THAT’S HOW WE ROLL!
Sunday nights at Skate City Aurora is Family Night with free pizza! Roller-skating is great exercise and fun for the entire family. If you need a refresher, there are plenty of classes for all ages including Pixie Classes (for ages 2 to 6) and Speed Skating for older children. Check out the special event nights (and costs) for teens, adults and inline hockey players here.
Skate City Aurora, 15100 E. Girard Ave., Aurora – 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Admission $4.50; skate rental $2.50
Tuesday, July 26:
COME ON AND TAKE A FREE RIDE!
Wakeboarding is a combination of water skiing, snowboarding and surfing. Have you tried it? Do it now, with free lessons and rides every Tuesday through August. Action Water Sports will be at The Marina at Cherry Creek Reservoir on the north docks offering free wakeboard lessons from 12:00-4:00 p.m. and free rides and pulls from 4:00 p.m. to dusk.
The Marina at Cherry Creek, 4800 S. Dayton St., Greenwood Village
Admission: $9/car park pass is required (or you can pay $70 for a full year and access every Colorado State Park)
Wednesday, July 27:
SUMMER FUN FOR EVERYONE!
Summer In The City is a free weekly event offering three hours of entertainment for children and adults. Enjoy huge inflatable slides, water features and bouncy castles plus the Info2Go van and Mobile Playground offer crafts, games and toys. Plus, drinks and snacks are available for the asking!
Olympic Park, 15501 E Yale Ave, Aurora, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
MOVIES ON THE SQUARE: The Peanuts Movie
Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the beloved “Peanuts” gang make their big-screen debut in state-of-the-art 3-D animation. Charlie Brown, the world’s most beloved underdog, embarks upon an epic quest, while his best pal, Snoopy, takes to the skies to pursue his arch-enemy, the Red Baron. Catch the entire Peanuts gang at Movies on the Square next Wednesday night!
Starts at Dusk
6155 South Main Street, Southlands Mall, Aurora
Weekend Planning Plus!
While you’re out and about this weekend, pop into one of our beautiful model homes and find your perfect fit. Village Homes offers two collections and some “quick move-in” homes, so you won’t miss any more summer fun at Southshore. Richmond American Homes is also now selling two beautiful ranch floor plans – the Daniel and the Delaney – visit the sales office at 6598 S. Kewaunee Way in Aurora to learn more!
Enjoy your weekend, everybody!