September 1, 2016
Labor Day Food, Fun and Films!
Labor Day means a three-day weekend to close out the summer with events filled with food, fun and films! With plenty of time and plenty to do, don’t let the weekend get away from you!
Friday, September 2
KIDS’ NIGHT OUT!
You deserve a break today – and so do your kids! Let them kick off Labor Day weekend at The Lakehouse on Friday, September 2, for dinner and games, plus a showing of Finding Nemo in the Lakehouse theater. For children (potty-trained) to 10 years old. Call 720-870-2221 to reserve a space.
The Lakehouse, 27151 E Lakeview Dr., Aurora
Admission: $15 for one child; $10 for additional children
Friday-Sunday, September 2-4
RIOT FEST AND RODEO
Denver’s Riot Fest and Rodeo, a three-day festival that takes over the National Western Complex in Denver, is returning September 2. Packing more than 80 bands on four stages in just one weekend, the annual festival focuses on the best of rock, punk, alternative and hip-hop music. Check out the daily schedule of performances here.
National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St, Denver
Tickets: 3-Day Pass Starts at $99.98
ARE YOU A PHISH FAN?
Phish is a U.S.-based band known for musical improvisation and blending genres. Even though the band has received little radio play and mainstream exposure, Phish has toured the world and sold over 8 million albums. They blend everything from funk, progressive rock, psychedelic rock, folk, country, jazz, blues, bluegrass and pop. With three performances over three nights, you might just become a Phish fan! Look for tickets online through your usual concert ticket outlets.
Dick’s Sporting Goods Park 6000 Victory Way, Commerce City
Doors Open: 6:00 p.m., Performances: 7:00 p.m.
Friday-Monday, September 2-5
POOL TIME FOR THE LAST TIME!
The pool at the Lakehouse closes after Labor Day, so if you haven’t quite had your saltwater fill of fun, don your swim duds and get splashing!
27151 E. Lakeview Drive, Aurora
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
LAST CHANCE RESERVOIR RENTALS
Labor Day is also the last day to rent bikes, grills, boats, stand-up paddleboards, pedal boats, kayaks and canoes, so for some water fun in the water wonderland in your backyard, head over to the lake!
Aurora Reservoir, 5800 S. Powhaton, Aurora
5:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
$10 per vehicle
TASTE OF COLORADO
Find unique arts and crafts, home and gift items, furniture, jewelry, imports, and more, in over 275 booths of the Arts and Crafts Marketplace. Plus, more than 50 of Coloradans’ favorite restaurants and food establishments will gather at the Festival, featuring small portions to full meals. Check out all the attractions, giveaways and musical performances this Labor Day weekend here.
Civic Center Park, 511 16th Street, Denver
Fri. 11:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m., Sat./Sun. 10:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m., Mon. 10:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
ROBOTS 3D IS AMAZING!
The next step for humanity may not be human, but humanoid! National Geographic invites you to discover the next frontier of exploration, where a new generation of awe-inspiring machines can work like us, play like us and even look like us! A little bit beyond R2D2, right? The dynamic IMAX film Robots 3D is a peek into a future of possibilities as scientists use innovative engineering and design to make cyber characters less robotic and more human!
Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver
11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Tickets: $6 Children and Seniors; $7 Adults
Saturday, September 3
FARMERS MARKET AT SOUTHLANDS
Every Saturday you can get great deals on POUNDS of fresh fruits and veggies at the Southlands Farmers Market on Main Street. And that’s not all! There are vendors with bread and wine, oils and soaps, coffee and kettlecorn – and lots of free samples! You can even check out books at the Aurora Public Library booth. Head for the north end of the mall near the theaters and shop ’til you drop – or can’t carry the good!
Southlands Mall, Main Street, Aurora
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
FAMILY BINGO BASH!
You remember how to play, right? Fill up a vertical, horizontal or diagonal line on a gridded card to win! Bring your family and play this luck-based game for an afternoon of edge of your seat fun!
Tallyn’s Reach Library, 23911 E Arapahoe Rd, Aurora
GRANDPA! TELL US A STORY!
A grandfather’s memoir, recorded by his granddaughter, tells the true story of a man who tried to escape his humble beginnings with a string of questionable choices. But, Orchester Benjamin is ultimately guided through life by his African ancestors, Priest Sowa and Priestess Mabole. Join Linda Benjamin for an inspiring conversation about her grandfather’s life story.
Aurora Central Library, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora
The Southshore Story
Southshore has a story all its own. With enough activities and events to fill your leisure time, and enough comfort to feel at home. Tour our beautiful model homes and decide which one is right for you. Village Homes offers two collections and some “quick move-in” homes and Richmond American Homes has two new floor plans, both ranch styles. Priced from the $400s to the $700s.
Have a great three-day weekend, everybody!