Mother’s Day and Dance Specials!

May 6, 2021

Denver and Aurora offer a wide range of celebrations for Mother’s Day this weekend—among them, two sensational dance performances by critically-acclaimed local dance companies! Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, the cultural hub of Five Points, turned 50 last year, so they are welcoming their return to the stage with a special anniversary performance. Also celebrating the rejuvenation of Spring 2021 is a comeback performance by Kim Robards Dance!


This fascinating online discussion focuses on the tumultuous relationship between the U.S. and our communist neighbor to the south. Topics include Castro’s revolution, the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Guantánamo Bay and current implications of the change in U.S. policy. No registration required—just use this link to join the webinar!

Active Minds Online
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Information: Free

post-holiday bluesBuy some special gifts for Mother’s Day, Graduation, and Father’s Day with these exclusive Twilight Shopping Specials! A select group of Stanley retailers, including  small business boutique owners, will be offering some great savings as well as a glass of bubbly or wine! 

‍Stanley Marketplace, 2501 N. Dallas St., Aurora
5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Information: FREE

Thursday-Saturday, May 6-8

The return to live and in-person theatre is a special treat for anyone who loves the arts. If Mom has been missing live theatre, this is the perfect opportunity to return! Queens Girl in the World is an uplifting and hilarious coming-of-age story that takes place during the Civil Rights movement. Set to a Motown soundtrack, the production is a celebration of what we love about theatre!

Aurora Fox Theatre, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora
Thurs./Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $15-$40

Friday, May 7

The Aurora Creative District ushers in spring with a special combination Day of Jubilee celebration—first online, then in-person! Art Song Colorado will be presenting a live-captured concert of beautiful art songs, and you’ll be able to “stroll” through a virtual 360-degree gallery exhibition.

Featured artist is Will Barker, NFL player turned surrealist painter. He will also be at the gallery LIVE at 7:00 p.m. if you’d like to stop by for an in-person viewing and meet the artist!

The People’s Building, 9995 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora
Online: 4:00 p.m.
In-person: 7:00 p.m.
Information: FREE

Fridays are happening again in the RiNo Art District! Stop by for a carefree evening of shopping, sipping, eating, and mingling, out on the streets of downtown Denver! 

More than 40 local vendors, food trucks, craft cocktails and beer, and LIVE MUSIC, will be powering this street festival!

2424 Larimer St., Denver
4:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE
Phone: 720-432-8125

Friday – Sunday, May 7-9

Have you ever dined with an octopus? Shared a meal with a shark? Now’s your chance! Treat Mom to a delicious three-course meal in honor of her special day, and the entire family will enjoy an underwater dining adventure!

Denver Aquarium, 700 Water St., Denver
Fri./Sat., 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Sun., 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Reserve: $45 per person
Phone: 303-561-4450

Saturday, May 8

Head out to the Southlands Farmers’ Market where you can peruse fresh spring produce available for purchase. Bring plenty of bags to hold all your finds! Then create a healthy Mother’s Day feast inspired by the tasty ingredients!

Southlands, 6155 S. Main Street, Aurora
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE

Star Wars fans know May Fourth is the celebration of all things cosmic, so the Air & Space Museum is honoring the tradition this weekend by focusing Cockpit Demo Day on a selection of Space Crafts! 

You’ll get an up close and personal look at the inside of a Lockheed F-104, Incom T-65 “X-Wing,” NASA/SNC HL-20 DreamChaser, Apollo Command Module boilerplate, or Skywalker Pod Racer! Kids and adults are welcome to look inside these select aircraft, to get a closer look at the instruments and controls.

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, 7711 E. Academy Blvd., Denver
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $9.95 – $16.95
Phone: 303-360-5360 

One of the biggest and best outdoor spring markets is back, just in time for Mother’s Day! Treat Mom to a day of browsing more than 70 booths, filled with Colorado’s best vintage vendors, food trucks and more! 

This FREE community event is family and pet friendly. Shop local ’til you drop! Masks and social distancing are required.

Berkeley Chapel Parking Lot, 4354 W. 46th Ave., Denver
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Register: FREE
Phone: 720-301-4293

A sunny spring day in Aurora calls for a mix of the best music a DJ can spin! Lead singer of Roka Hueka and DJ extraordinaire Andy Gonzalez will be sampling a variety of upbeat sounds including Ska, cumbia, reggae, rock, salsa music, and more! Head over to the West Patio of Stanley for a taste of spring!

‍Stanley Marketplace, 2501 N. Dallas St., Aurora
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Information: FREE

A very special dance production, Through and Beyond, is an evening of inspiring dance that celebrates the rejuvenation of Spring 2021! Critically-acclaimed local dance company, Kim Robards Dance, will be presenting an array of works the entire family will enjoy.

Kim Robards’ signature work, Soul Full, intertwines Modern Dance with Spanish and Mexican Folklorico, when the stage will be shared with dancers from Fiesta Colorado and ArtistiCO. There will also be a virtuoso male solo and other works that highlight the full range of this talented dance company.

The Hangar at Stanley, 2501 Dallas St. #135, Aurora
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Tickets: $15 – $25

Saturday-Sunday, May 8-9

With everything else that was going on in 2020, you may have missed the 50th Anniversary of one of Denver’s best-loved artistic groups, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance.  This critically-acclaimed dance troupe uses the universal language of dance to honor the African Diaspora, explore the human condition, champion social justice, unite people of all ages and races, and ultimately celebrate the complexity of life through movement.

Now that the world is starting to get back to normal, the 12-member dance ensemble will be presenting A 50th Like No Other, a performance that includes new and previously performed works. A limited number of in-person tickets will be available, as well as a livestream of the concert online. Take a journey to honor the struggles of the past year and look forward to what’s ahead.

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, 119 Park Ave. W., Denver
Sat., 7:00 p.m.; Sun., 3:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20 – $45

Sunday, May 9

Give Mom the tranquility she’s been dreaming of with a lovely Sunday morning stroll! The City of Aurora and Denver Botanic Gardens provide the guided nature walk through the lovely high-plains prairie—all you need to do is register! All ages are welcome, so you can make it a family event! 

Plains Conservation Center, 21901 E. Hampden Ave., Aurora
10:00 a.m.
Register: $5
Phone 303-326-8380

Another awesome choice for a great Mother’s Day gift—an outdoor Yoga practice with live music! Local yoga teacher Lora McKelvey from The Sol Flowers will lead a socially-distanced, all-levels Vinyasa yoga class set to the beautiful live music of Waves & Particles.

Bring your mask, your own yoga mat, and any props (like yoga blocks) you’d like to use, as well as a water bottle and sunscreen. Pre-registration is required!

‍Stanley Marketplace, 2501 N. Dallas St., Aurora
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Register: $15

Celebrate Mom in Southshore!

You’ll have lots of choices for something special to do for Mom near the family-friendly community of Southshore! Enjoy Life at the Lake with plenty of cultural and entertainment activities in the surrounding area! Check out the beautiful model homes from Richmond American Homes, Toll Brothers, and Taylor Morrison, and picture yourself in your very own dream house! With ranch and two-story models available, new homes are priced from the upper $400s to the $700s.