June 22, 2017
Live music and comedy are just two entertainment options are exploding right now near our lakeside master-planned community! The Cherry Blossom Festival will introduce you to Japanese culture, the Southshore potluck cookout will introduce you to new neighbors, and there’s a benefit run in your undies. How much fun can you pack into your weekend?
TODAY/TONIGHT! Thursday, June 22
Get your groove on with the band that will have all of Southlands jamming and dancing. Colorado’s funk sensation, Funkiphino, the 11-member band will open the 2917 Sounds of Southlands Concert Series with its first taste of live music this weekend.
Southlands Mall, Aurora
MOJABLU CONCERT SERIES
Stapleton MCA is co-hosting (with Jazz@Jack’s) the MoJaBlue Concert Series, featuring Motown hits, jazz jams and blues tunes, performed live by area artists.
Conservatory Green at Stapleton, Valentia St. & E. 49th Pl., Denver
Thursday-Saturday, June 22-24
Gilbert Gottfried puts aside political correctness for his live performances and fires an onslaught of jokes that know no bounds. His signature voice can be heard in Disney’s Aladdin, AFLAC Insurance commercials and Comedy Central’s The Annoying Orange. Gottfried was a Saturday Night Live regular and has appeared in films, most notably Beverly Hills Cop II.
Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Pl., Greenwood Village
Friday-Saturday June 23-24
While Brian Regan is famous for his broad appeal, befuddled persona and clean act, he’s relatively unheralded as one of the sharpest joke-writers of his time. Over his decades-long career, Regan appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman 28 times before the venerated host retired, recorded roughly a half dozen comedy specials including his classic The Epitome of Hyperbole, but has only recently begun to appear onscreen in films like Top Five. Regan loves Denver and Denver fans love him, which is why he’s taping his next standup special right here at the Paramount these two nights.
Paramount Theater, 1621 Glenarm Pl., Denver
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 10:00 p.m.
Friday-Sunday, June 23-25
JOHNNY CASH MUSICAL
Ring of Fire packs a score that provides a rich fabric in which to lay down the story of country music legend, Johnny Cash. His iconic songs string together a unique life/musical journey of darkness and faith, struggle and success, failure and redemption, love and family. The show features 38 classic hits sure to entertain – including I Walk The Line, A Boy Named Sue, Folsom Prison Blues, and the title tune, Ring of Fire. A foot-stompin’, crowd-pleasin’ salute to a uniquely American celebrity!
Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 24
Visit over 40 vendors offering the freshest local and seasonal fruits and vegetables, unique food items, fresh baked goods, jams and jellies, handmade crafts from local artisans and much more!
Southlands Mall/near the theaters, Aurora
8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
RUN IN YOUR UNDIES?
The Undy Run is a 5K walk/run and one mile Kids Fun Run to raise awareness about colorectal cancer. Participants in the Undy Run events are encouraged to draw attention to colorectal cancer by participating in their underwear. This is a FAMILY-FRIENDLY event and all participants will receive a commemorative pair of Undy Run boxer shorts! Proceeds from the race benefit the Colorado Colorectal Screening Program, providing colonoscopies to income-eligible, uninsured Coloradans, as well as the Colon Cancer Alliance, the oldest and largest national patient advocacy organization dedicated to ending the suffering caused by colorectal cancer.
Denver City Park, 1700 York St., Denver
8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
You’ve been locked in the library and can only escape by solving puzzles and finding clues to get out! It’s the entertainment rage of the year – for teens and adults ages 12 and up. Registration is required and at least one person in your group must have a cellphone to play. Up to seven people may play at a time on a team. Call the library (303-739-6642) and ask for the Reference Department to sign up.
Central Library, 14949 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora
FAMILY BINGO FUN!
You know how to spell it, you know how to play it, but are you in it to win it? Then bring the whole family to the library for morning of entertaining activity with this irresistible game of chance!
Mission Viejo Library, 15324 E. Hampden Cir., Aurora
COORS LIGHT RIVERFEST
The Coors Light South Platte RiverFest, is an inclusive two-day event celebrating urban waterways. The RIverFest offers a little something for everyone with free stand-up paddle boarding, morning fitness classes with Sound Off Colorado, and a variety of other outdoor activities including rock wall climbing, slack lining, live music, art, local food, and ice cold Coors Light products. Admission to the event is free with activity passes for purchase, and all proceeds benefit The Greenway Foundation.
Confluence Park, 2200 15th St., Denver
10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
SOUTHSHORE POTLUCK COOKOUT (FOR RESIDENTS ONLY)!
It’s a concert and a cookout this weekend at the brand new Lakehouse amphitheater! Southshore residents, join your neighbors for some great food, warm camaraderie and live music! We’ll bring the burgers, dogs and condiments, if you’ll bring a favorite side dish or dessert. RSVP here and note what you plan to bring.
The Lakehouse Amphitheater, 27151 E. Lakeview Dr.
BOOKS AT THE BAR
Meet up at a local pub for 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.
Saturday-Sunday, June 24-25
CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL
The 45th annual Cherry Blossom Festival features entertainment from singing and martial arts demonstrations, to drumming, dancing and musical performances, ethnic eats and treats, shopping at unique vendor displays in the Japanese marketplace, and fun for the kids.
Sakura Square, 1255 19th St., Denver
Sat., 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; Sun., 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 25
DESIGNER FASHION SHOW
Attend the hottest fashion show of the summer brought to you by Denver’s top African designers, showcasing their most appealing designs of the season. If you appreciate amazing couture, you won’t want to miss this annual event that brings together progressive fashions and the people who love them!
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Denver Stapleton North, 4040 Quebec, Denver
FLY A PLANE!
Fly, swoop and ascend as you learn to fly the Sport Cub RC airplane as master hobbyist, Tom Neff, walks you through the ins and outs of a small aircraft that packs a technological punch. With over 40 years of RC experience, Mr. Neff will give you the tools and confidence to fly on your own and have some weekend fun!
Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, 7711 E. Academy Blvd., Denver
Cost: $399 ($299 if you have a transmitter)
June 26-30, Monday-Friday
SUMMER CAMP: DANCE
Interested in dance but not sure which style is really YOU? Why not come to the rec center and try out a few? The dance teachers will show you jazz, hip hop, tap, ballet and contemporary moves. Kids ages 7 to 12 will learn short dances to perform at the end of the week. (More fun and entertaining summer camps for kids, here.)
Meadowood Recreation Center, 3054 S. Laredo St., Aurora1:00-4:00 p.m.
Monday, June 26
BRONCOS CHEERLEADERS STORYTIME
Join us for an entertaining storytime with Miles the Mascot and Denver Broncos Cheerleaders. Cake and fun to follow!
Martin Luther King, Jr., Library, 9898 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora
Tuesday, June 27
The issue of race in the military extends from colonial times to the present day. Join Active Minds to explore a chapter of history from World War II: the Tuskegee Airmen. This group of African American pilots were the first black military aviators in the U.S. armed forces. Their inspirational story of struggle and triumph will lead to examining this issue in a more current context.
Tattered Cover, 2526 E. Colfax Ave., Denver
Wednesday, June 28
Learn archery safely with an inflatable shooting range! For teens ages 13 to 17, this even includes making your own signature bow and arrow to take home.
Smoky Hill Library, 5430 S. Biscay Cir., Centennial
Live at Southshore!
Aurora’s lakeside master-planned is located near shopping, entertainment and recreation that beckons residents all summer long! Tour the beautiful new models fromRichmond 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!