August 4, 2016
With so many things to do, the choice between music and markets, parties and splashes, can be tough! That’s because something fun is always happening within minutes from Southshore. So take a minute to scan events and activities from now until next week and have a blast!
Get Ready for Markets and Music This Weekend
TODAY AND TONIGHT (August 4):
NEED A DOWNTOWN FIX?
Denver Urban Market, the city’s premier open-air market, showcases local artists’ hand-crafted clothing and jewelry plus antiques, furniture, holistic services, unique treasures, delicious food and more. Take a stroll in the sun while supporting your local artists and businesses. This is one of the most fun markets you’ll find all summer!
Skyline Park: 16th St Mall and Arapahoe Ave.
11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
SOUNDS OF SOUTHLANDS: MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE
Sound familiar? It’s one of The Police hit songs from 1979 and the band, Message in a Bottle, pays tribute to Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland, capturing the flavor of the songs that made Police one of the greatest rock bands of all time. Their renditions of Every Breath You Take, Roxanne, Every Little Thing She Does is Magic, and Don’t Stand So Close to Me will take you back to the 80s in a drum beat.
Southlands Mall Town Square, 6:00 p.m.
Today Through Sunday
COUNTY FAIRS NORTH AND SOUTH!
If you missed getting your funnel cake at the Arapahoe County Fair, both Douglas County and Adams County are having arenas full of fun and fireworks, bull-riding competitions, and tractor pulls. Check out the schedules for events, times and ticket info!
Douglas County Fairgrounds, 500 Fairgrounds Dr., Castle Rock, CO
Adams County Fairgrounds, 9755 Henderson Road, Brighton, CO
Friday, August 5
CANVAS AND MOCKTAILS
Young art students (ages 9-12) will learn about famous artists while enjoying a delicious “mocktail” prepared by student baristas. They will explore Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night, color and abstract style with Wassily Kandinsky and Sonia Delaunay, landscape portraits with Claude Monet’s Garden, life imitating art with Andy Warhol, and the larger-than-life paintings of Georgia O’Keefe. Plus, they’ll create their own unique 11” x 14” masterpiece and build a timeline of art history, to include themselves!
Beyond the Blackboard, Southlands Mall, Aurora
COST: $25 per class includes all course materials
LET THE GAMES BEGIN!
Celebrate the beginning of the 2016 Summer Olympics by learning how to play fun games from around the world! Register now for all ages!
Aurora Central Library, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora,
KIDS’ NIGHT OUT!
You deserve a break today – and so do your kids! Drop the kiddos off at The Lakehouse on Friday, August 5, for dinner and games, plus a showing of Disney’s Aladdin in the Lakehouse theater. For children (potty-trained) to 10 years old. Call 720-870-2221 to reserve a space.
27151 E Lakeview Dr., Aurora
ADMISSION: $15 for one child; $10 for additional children
Friday-Sunday, August 4-7
SUMMER THEATER: Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune
A critical and popular success, this bittersweet comedy traces the unlikely romance between two middle-aged “losers.” For mature audiences only.
1468 Dayton St., Aurora
Friday-Saturday: 7:30 p.m.; Sunday: 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 6
CELEBRATE GOOD TIMES!
Seriously, when was the last time you laced up a pair of skates and rolled your way around the rink to some great music? Saturday night may be a party for adults, but kids are welcome ALL other times. If you’re curious about sport and recreational activities for young skaters click here.
Skate City Aurora, 15100 E. Girard Ave., Aurora
10:30pm to 1:30am
21+ only (must have ID)
ADMISSION: $10.00 includes skate rental
Wednesday, August 10
FREE VIOLIN AND CELLO LESSONS!
Between the Notes offers free music lessons (violin & cello) to all interested students of any age. Students must bring their own instruments. Click here to register.
Tallyn’s Reach Library, 23911 E Arapahoe Rd, Aurora
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!
Red-Tailed Hawk Park, 23701 E. Hinsdale Way, Aurora
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Make Southshore Your Home Base
If your weekend plans include shopping for a new home instead of touring the markets or going to the fair, make Southshore your first stop! 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 has two new floor plans, both ranch styles. Come see what Life at the Lake is all about!
Have a good weekend, everybody!