It’s Showtime in Denver and Aurora This Weekend!

January 13, 2022

With Christmas and the winter holidays mostly behind us, it’s time for laughter, learning and entertainment of a different sort in and around the master-planned community of Southshore in Denver. You’re never very far away from ways to spend a few hours of leisure time every weekend!

Thursday-Sunday, January 13-16

Nominated for six Drama Desk Awards and the Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical, this hilarious, endearing and hummable musical was hailed by Jesse Green of The New York Times as “a spontaneously charming musical that is just right for right now.”

Enter the quirky world of Josh Cohen’s New York City apartment… as it is getting robbed. Thus begins the hilarious rock-and-roll romantic comedy about good guy Josh, caught in a lifelong battle with bad luck. Broke and alone, all hope seems lost – until a mysterious letter arrives that changes his life forever. Two actors play the hapless-yet-warmhearted title character – one eventful year apart – in a 90-minute life-changing laugh-fest that will leave you feeling better about the world. (Please check the new health and safety measures/requirements at all theaters/performances.)

DCPA, Garner Galleria Theatre, 1101 13th St, Denver
Thurs./Fri./Sat./Sun., 7:30 p.m.; Sat./Sun. 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $46

The National Western Stock Show is the premier livestock, rodeo, and horse show in the nation, with Mutton Busting, Xtreme Dogs, the MLK, JR. African American Heritage Rodeo and PBR Bull Riding. An 115-year-old entertainment event, the Stock Show includes professional rodeos, one of the country’s largest horse shows, and Colorado’s largest western trade show, attracting more than 650,000 visitors each year. Don’t miss the sheep shearing, cattle grooming, cowboy antics, stick horse rodeo, Pink Pro Rodeo, Farmyard Follies, Pro Rodeo, Wild West Show, Pro Rodeo and so much more. There’s something happening every half hour all weekend long – just check the schedule and plan your Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

National Western Stock Show, 4655 Humboldt St., Denver
Tickets and Group Admission
Information and Parking (recommended: Coors Field)

Friday, January 14

Join Active Minds for an exploration of how the West was opened and won. We’ll tell the story from a variety of perspectives–from the early explorers who ventured into the unknown to the fortune seekers who raced to the Gold Rush. We’ll also include the often brutal elements of what was known at the time as “Manifest Destiny” including conflicts with Native Americans as well as Spanish Mexico, all of which added significant territory to the United States.

The Carillon at Belleview Station, 4855 S Niagara St, Denver
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Cost: Free

Friday-Saturday, January 14-15

This beloved symphonic event features Danny Elfman’s famous film scores from movies including Batman, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Beetlejuice, and more brought to life on stage by the orchestra, enhanced by visuals of Tim Burton’s original film sketches, drawings, and story boards on the big screen. And you won’t want to miss Danny Elfman himself performing some of his own beloved works live from stage along with frequent collaborator Violinist Sandy Cameron. (Please read the requirements for COVID re: masks and vaccinations.)

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

Friday-Sunday, January 14-16

Space exploration is having a big impact on our lives. Not only is it helping discover a universe of unimaginable scale and beauty, it is reaching back down into our world and influencing the way we live.

To Space & Back is a film that takes you on an incredible journey from the far reaches of our known universe back to our own planet. The technology that transports us through space is paving the way for the devices and apps we use every day. What’s happening above and beyond is coming back down to Earth! To Space and Back is included in the price of museum admission, just head to the Harrison Ford Theater.

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, 7711 E. Academy Blvd., Denver
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $14.95 to $18.95

In this brand-new museum exhibit, you’ll get to journey through extraordinary aerospace milestones and artifacts while discovering the stories behind the people who made them happen.

Humankind went from no significant controlled flight at all to landing on the moon in 66 years. Progress has continued, and future achievements beckon. Each great moment in flight has helped to shape the course of human history and enabled the next generation of aviators to fly higher, faster and farther. Breakthroughs in Flight is included in the price of museum admission.

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, 7711 E. Academy Blvd., Denver
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $14.95 to $18.95

Drive on over to the Colorado Convention Center for the 2022 Denver Boat Show, the premier boat show of the Rockies. With more than 30 exhibitors, you’ll see a wide array of boats from fishing boats and family runabouts, to pontoons, wake surf boards, water skis, wake boards, hydrofoils and all sorts of boating accessories. See what’s new for 2022 in boats, because with a supply chain crisis limiting the boat inventory, if you’re in the market for all things marine,  shop now so you don’t miss the boat!

Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St., Denver
Fri.,12:00-9:00 p.m.; Sat., 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.; Sun., 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Admission:  $14 

The Arapahoe County Home Show is happening this weekend at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds, just in time to start or finish up your home improvement projects for spring! See the latest in home improvement, remodeling, design, outdoor living, and more.

Meet with local and national vendors that can help you tackle any size project!

Arapahoe County Fairgrounds, 25690 E. Quincy Ave., Aurora
Fri./Sat./Sun.,10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; 

Retired schoolteacher Eleanor Bannister lives a quiet life alone in Groverdale, Texas. Set in her routine and comfortable in her status as one of the town’s most respectable women, everything gets turned upside down when a hole in her roof draws the attention of Abel Brown, a smooth-talking drifter intent on renovating Eleanor’s roof, and possibly her life.

Tickets available for in-person and online viewing – run-time is two hours including a 20-minute intermission.

Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:30 p.m.
Tickets: $20-$34
Phone: 303-856-7830

Known across the globe as “the ultimate-feel good show,” THE CHOIR OF MAN offers up 90 minutes of indisputable joy for all ages! It’s a party. It’s a concert. It’s the best pub “lock-in” you’ve ever been to. Featuring pop, classic rock, folk, Broadway and pub tunes, THE CHOIR OF MAN has something for everyone. A cast of nine multi-talented guys combines hair-raising harmonies, foot-stomping singalongs, world-class tap dance and poetic meditations on the power of community in this riotously enjoyable homage to that gathering place we’ve all missed so much over the last year: your local pub. With a real working bar on stage, come ready to drink in the action. The first round’s on us. Cheers!

Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St., Denver
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $25-$75
Phone: 720-865-4220

The monumental drama opens our intimate, newly renovated Singleton Theatre. There is no dysfunctional stage couple quite like George and Martha, and there is no better way to experience this powder keg drama than up close in the intimate Singleton Theatre.

The funny and darkly unsettling duo welcomes you into their living room, along with young couple Honey and Nick. But with every drink poured, George and Martha’s takedowns get more and more heated until the conversation descends into all-out marital warfare. How far can they go before this raucous night spills over?

Lean in (but not too close!) to the titillating shock and awe of Edward Albee’s 1963 Tony Award-winning masterpiece, whose characters were just as radical, hilarious and unforgettable then as they are today.

DCPA, Singleton Theatre, 1385 Curtis St., Denver 
Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 7:00 p.m. and Sun., 1:30 p.m.

Tickets: $40-$175

The Sklar Brothers, are a post-modern take on a stand-up comedy duo. They have released four critically acclaimed comedy albums, had two Comedy Central Presents half-hour specials, and a one-hour stand-up special on Netflix, titled What Are We Talking About. Their newest stand-up special, titled Hipster Ghosts, is available on Starz Network.

Randy and Jason are writers, directors and actors appearing in a wide variety of shows including Entourage, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Better Call Saul, Comedy Central’s Roast Battle III, CNN’s The History of Comedy, and recurring characters on TruTV’s Those Who Can’t. You can also catch them in the upcoming season of GLOW on Netflix. However, they are most well known for their show Cheap Seats, a cult hit that appeared on ESPN Classic for 77 episodes. The Sklars have also appeared in such films as Touchstone’s Wild Hogs, Fox Atomic’s The Comebacks, and the Netflix movie Teacher of The Year.

Denver Comedy Works, 1226 15th St., Denver
Fri./Sat., 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Sun., 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $19-$27

Saturday, January 15

Join award-winning composer Danny Elfman in the flesh for an intimate afternoon covering his prolific career scoring for film, television, orchestras, and more! Hosted and moderated by your Colorado Symphony’s very own Christopher Dragon. Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and facial coverings are required for this performance.

Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th Street, #15, Denver
Sat., 2:30 p.m.
Tickets: $35
Phone: 303-623-7876

The Arts, Music and More Near Southshore!

Enjoy Life at the Lake in the master-planned community of Southshore—and find culture and entertainment within easy reach! Looking for a new home you can add your signature style to? With beautiful model homes from Toll Brothers, Taylor Morrison, and Richmond American Homes, and coming soon, Century Communities, it’s easy to picture yourself in your own new home, priced from the $500s to the $800s.