Live Entertainment for All!

September 14, 2017

Live entertainment dominates this weekend, with comedians, art festivals and flea markets, zoo animals and craft classes, plus bead shows and bridal expos. Enjoy, entertain and feed yourselves, because the opportunities abound in and around the master-planned community of Southshore!

TODAY/TONIGHT, Thursday, September 14

Wax on, wax off. Or something like that. Library pros will show you the art of candle-making, wicks and all! Register here for an afternoon of do-it-yourself fun.

Aurora Central Library, 14949 E. Alameda Pkwy, Aurora
4:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-739-6600

Thursday-Saturday, September 14-16

A stand-up comedian and writer, Tony Hinchcliffe has worked on the past six Comedy Central Roasts, including the Roast of Justin Bieber, where he worked exclusively with Martha Stewart. He also wrote for the most recent Roast of Rob Lowe.

Tony hosts his own weekly show and podcast, Kill Tony, which has over one hundred thousand downloads per week. On the road, he sells out performances. Years of opening for Joe Rogan, Dave Attell, and most recently Dave Chappelle contributes to his strong drawing power. Tony wrote Will Ferrell’s one-hour special, and most recently, Tony released his own one-hour special, One-Shot, on Netflix.

Comedy Works-Downtown, 1226 15th St., Denver
Thurs., 8:00 p.m.; Fri./Sat., 7:30 & 9:45 p.m.; Sun., 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15-$23
Phone: 303-595-3637

Thursday-Saturday, September 14-16

Bob Marley loves being a comedian and he’s wicked good at it, with over 20 comedy CDs and DVDs!

Making his first TV appearance on Comedy Central, he is now one of the few comics to do the complete late night circuit, including The Late Show with David LettermanThe Tonight Show with Jay LenoLate Night with Conan O’Brien, and The Late Late Show. He has also appeared on TV shows including VH-1’s Super Secret Movie Rules, Comedy Central’s Premium BlendUSO Comedy Tour and most recently Comedy Central Presents Bob Marley, Bob’s half-hour special. Many movie fans will recognize him from his appearance in the cult favorite movie, Boondock Saints and the sequel, All Saints Day.

Comedy Works-Downtown, 1226 15th St., Denver
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $28-$33
Phone: 303-595-3637

Thursday-Sunday, September 14-17

Time again for the big beautiful Denver Bead Renaissance Show 2017; open to retailers, wholesalers and the general public. Jewelry, clothing embellishments, accessories — so many uses, so little time! Come and see the bevy of beads for show and for sale this weekend.

Denver Mart, 451 E. 58th Ave., Denver
Thurs.-Sat., 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; Sun., 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Thursday-Wednesday, September 14-20

Find out how dinosaurs measure up to the zoo animals during DINOS! Live at Denver Zoo featuring 21 dinosaur installations. This exhibit is perfect for all ages with a chance to see these prehistoric creatures brought to life among the zoo’s animals.

Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St., Denver
9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Tickets: $12-$17
Phone: 720-337-1400

Friday, September 15

liveLearn how to play La Lotería, a traditional game of chance played throughout Mexico that is a little like BINGO with pictures. Come join the fun and practice your Spanish!

Aprende a jugar La Lotería, un juego de azar tradicional jugado en todo México que más se parece a BINGO con fotos. Venga a unirse a la diversión y practicar su Español y Ingles!


Aurora Central Library, 14949 E. Alameda Pkwy, Aurora
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-739-6600

The Denver Zoo is brining two live animals from their habitat at the zoo to meet you and your friends, up close and personal! The zoo representatives will share information about the animals’ classification, habitat and special adaptations.

Hoffman Library and PC Center, Aurora
4:00 p.m.
Register Here
Phone: 303-739-1572

Bring the kiddos to the Southshore Lakehouse for dinner and a movie, while you enjoy a night to yourselves! This week we’re showing Bedtime Stories, the 2008 Walt Disney movie starring Adam Sandler about a hotel handyman whose life changes when the over-the-top bedtime stories he tells his niece and nephew start to magically come true.

Kids will have games and crafts with food provided, and then watch a movie in our movie theater.  Parents can relax with the night off for $15 for the first child, and $10 for additional children. 

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

Friday-Sunday, September 15-17

liveUnlike most other art festivals, the Cherry Arts Festival at the Stanley Marketplace is full of interactive activities and is even capped by an arts brunch the last day. In addition to exhibits and displayed art, the festival includes a kids’ Creation Station, live music and activities like screen printing, metal stamping so you can create your own jewelry or art! Where else can you do THAT?!

Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora
Fri., 4:00-7:00 pm.; Sat., 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.; Sun., 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Once again, Vintage at the Hangar returns to Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum featuring exhibitors from throughout the country showcasing vintage of the 20th century, antiques of the 19th Century, jewelry, furniture, pop culture items and a touch of contemporary design. Browse a unique selection of fine art, glass and pottery, Americana, lighting, textiles, books and more.

Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, 7711 E. Academy Blvd., Denver
Fri., 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.; Sat., 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Sun., 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Admission: $6-$9
Phone: 303-360-5360

The death and funeral of their father brings three sisters to the home of their mother, Violet, an acid-tongued, pill-popping cancer patient. The three daughters, along with their significant others and various other kin — take the full brunt of their dysfunctional matriarch’s venom, as Violet tells each one exactly what she thinks of them. Tracy Letts wrote this look at the dark side of the American family in her Pulitzer-Prize winning play.

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

Forget what you know about Shakespeare’s brutal tragedy. Director Robert O’Hara breathes new life (and death) into this reimagined play for the grand reopening of the DCPA’s in-the-round Space Theatre. To get what he wants, Macbeth will let nothing stand in his way – not the lives of others or his own well-being. As his obsession takes command of his humanity and his sanity, the death toll rises and his suspicions mount. This ambitious reinvention reminds us that no matter what fate is foretold, the man who chooses to kill must suffer the consequences.

Denver Center for the Performing Arts/Space Theatre, 14th Ave. and Arapahoe, Denver
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 1:30 p.m.
Tickets: $30+

Saturday, September 16

All ages and families are invited to attend a free health fair and health screening with University of Colorado and Central Colorado Area Health Education Center. Included will be several health screenings and fun activities teaching you about health science. No registration necessary.

Aurora Central Library, 14949 E. Alameda Pkwy, Aurora
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-739-6583

It’s part farmer’s market and part flea market, with plants, food, art antiques and hand-crafted items, plus urban farm produce. The Jefferson Park Farm and Flea Market has a stellar track record and is a much-anticipated event every summer.

25th Ave. between Eliot St. and Federal Blvd., Denver
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

You know the rules. You like the odds. It’s a game of chance and anyone can win! Bring the whole family to the library for an hour of quality family time and suspenseful game play. One of you just might take home a prize!

Tallyn’s Reach Library, 23911 E. Arapahoe Rd., Aurora
3:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-627-3050

Sunday, September 17

Calling all brides-to-be! Whether you’re planning a glamorous production or an intimate gathering of close friends, you can show and compare photographers, DJs, florists and more for your wedding. Find out what’s trending, enter to win prizes, and see a spectacular runway fashion show.

Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St., Denver
Tickets: $10 (online) $15 at the door
11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Phone: 888-929-7849

livePawtoberfest is a dog-friendly festival featuring a Craft Brews and Spirits Tasting, a two- mile dog walk, more than 75 sponsors and vendors, music, agility demonstrations, pet contests, activities for the whole family and plenty of scrumptious food from local food trucks. Pawtoberfest brings animal lovers and dogs together for an important purpose, to help Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region care for thousands of lost, abandoned, abused and unwanted pets, giving them a second chance at happiness in a forever home.

Bear Creek Regional Park, Parking at 1106 W. Moreno Ave., Colorado Springs
8:30 a.m.

Monday, September 18

Are you an inventor or an engineer? Do you see the world with an artistic eye? Or would you just really like to see something explode? This club’s for you! Come by and expand your world with this week’s project: a balloon-powered car!

Aurora Central Library, 14949 E. Alameda Pkwy, Aurora
4:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-739-6583

Tuesday, September 19

Ready for a night off? Parents of children ages 4 and up can drop in and enjoy a child-free evening as the library provides a special adventure-themed story time, craft and activity. After you drop off the kiddos for staff-supervised fun, kick back and listen to local author and celebrated journalist Ed Sealover as he discusses his newest book Colorado Excursions: History, Hikes and Hops. A book sale and signing will follow. Register here.

Aurora Central Library, 14949 E. Alameda Pkwy, Aurora
4:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-739-6583

Live at Southshore!

The master-planned community of Southshore, situated lakeside in Aurora, is THE place to live. Southshore offers easy access to a steady stream of events and activities you and your family will love and enjoy. 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.