New Play Festival and Gloria Estefan Musical!

August 9, 2018

Aurora’s own Vintage Theatre Company hosts a New Play Comedy Festival this weekend, and you won’t want to miss the hilarity! Also opening this weekend for a short run at the Buell Theatre is the exhilarating musical On Your Feet, based on the life and music of Gloria Estefan!

TODAY/TONIGHT, Thursday, August 9

Just one look and you’ll know—That Eighties Band is the real deal! With vocals that match the look, you’ll know why they are the 80s tribute band that Google, Disney, Pepsi, the Denver Broncos, and many more have chosen to entertain at their events!

The free concert series at Southlands is your opportunity to rock out to your favorite 80s songs with the cover band that brings this fun decade to life again!

Southlands, 6155 S. Main St., Aurora
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE
Phone: 303-627-5000

As part of the Vintage Theatre New Play Comedy Festival, this romantic comedy follows two unlikely lovers through the decades as their paths cross over and over again.

In college Ron is smitten with Wanda, but as their excruciating first date shows, it doesn’t work out. The next time they meet, seven years later, time and circumstances have changed. Wanda sees Ron in a different light, but this time Ron isn’t ready. The play follows them through the years, through sickness and health, wealth and business. Love takes time… and timing.

Vintage Theatre Productions, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $5
Phone: 303-856-7830

Thursday-Saturday, August 9-11

Adapted from Disney’s classic movie about the coolest cats in town, The Aristocats is presented live on stage at the Green at Stapleton! The innovative Three Leaches Theatre Group puts on a creative, fun show! Everybody wants to be a cat, so don’t miss out! 

Stapleton’s Conservatory Green, 49th Pl. and Valentia St., Denver
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Tickets: FREE
Phone: 303-388-0724

Before there was reality TV or YouTube, comedian Tom Green took to the streets with his revolutionary pranks and changed television forever! He was one of the groundbreaking creative artists of MTV with his insanely hilarious comedy show, The Tom Green Show.

He’s graced the cover of Rolling Stone, hosted Saturday Night Live, guest hosted The Late Show with David Letterman, and appeared on talk shows hosted by Oprah, Jay Leno, Kimmel, Fallon, Conan, and more. Don’t miss his stand-up show that’s getting rave reviews!

Comedy Works-Downtown, 1226 15th St., Denver
Thurs., 8:00 p.m.; Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.
Tickets: $22-$27
Phone: 303-595-3637

Thursday-Sunday, August 9-12

Don’t miss your chance to see the most beautiful homes in metro Denver, including some right here in Southshore! The Parade of Homes offers the chance to peek inside a variety of homes of all styles, sizes and layouts! If you are looking for inspiration for your own home, you will discover more ideas than you can imagine at this home showcase summer tradition, hosted by the Home Builders Association! 

Houses on the tour include luxury “Dream Homes” with the latest in interior design trends and home technology, exterior finishes and outdoor living, and landscaping that will inspire. This event is FREE, self-guided, and open to the public.

Various Neighborhoods Throughout Metro Denver
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE
Phone:  303-778-1400

If you are a Gloria Estefan fan, you won’t want to miss the energetic and inspiring story of her life—complete with the music that made her a world-wide superstar! From their humble beginnings in Cuba, Emilio and Gloria Estefan came to America and broke through all barriers to become a crossover sensation at the very top of the pop music world.

With a score featuring some of the most iconic pop songs of the past 25 years, you will feel like you are at a Miami Sound Machine concert, but you also get to see behind the scenes for the real story of this record-making and groundbreaking couple who, in the face of adversity, found a way to end up on their feet.

Buell Theatre/DCPA, 1350 Curtis St., Denver
Thurs., 2:00 and 7:30 p.m.; Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 2:00 and 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $30-$115
Phone: 800-641-1222

Friday, August 10

Another entry in the Vintage Theatre New Play Comedy Festival, Cannibal of Ajax is about the antics of a renowned British football player. When Luis Suarez bites another player during a match, British youth players begin emulating their hero and start biting each other during soccer matches. It takes two mothers from very different backgrounds to put a stop to this nasty behavior. They take on not only the British football playing league but go straight to the heart of the British government!

Vintage Theatre Productions, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $5
Phone: 303-856-7830

Friday-Saturday, August 10-11

If you need an excuse to wander around Denver’s wonderful 16th Street Mall in Downtown Denver, this is it! The 10th annual 16th Street Fair celebrates fine art, handcrafted goods, and the Mall itself! Stroll along booths showcasing emerging artists and designers who are producing original and unique handmade goods in a wide array of media. This is Downtown Denver’s premier art and craft festival, located in the city center along the busiest pedestrian street in Colorado.

16th Street Mall, Denver
11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Phone:  720-272-7467

Saturday, August 11

The Vintage Theatre New Play Comedy Festival continues with a play about that time we all look forward to—retirement! That is, until it turns out to be not at all as we planned. When Ruth Baker gets carried away at her retirement party and ends up on a four-day bender, it results in an alcoholic blackout, and she is forced to re-trace her steps to find out what happened. Uproarious antics, strange purchases, and devastating revelations are uncovered, while Ruth must face the truth with a massive hangover.

Vintage Theatre Productions, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora
2:30 p.m.
Tickets: $5
Phone: 303-856-7830

Join in the fun at Denver’s most unique beer festival! The Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space museum hosts dozens of the Denver Metro area’s best breweries in a WWII-era hangar, where you can enjoy an evening of friends, food and of course, fantastic local beer.

Tickets include unlimited beer tastings, a meal, access to games, activities, aircraft cockpits, music and lots more. All breweries in attendance are generously donating their beer and time. All proceeds raised from Hops in the Hangar benefit Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, 7711 E. Academy Blvd., Denver
5:00-9:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20-$45
Phone: 303-360-5360

Cherry Creek North always delivers a fantastic food and wine festival, and in their 10th year anniversary, they will exceed expectations like never before! This year’s Food & Wine will once again feature the diverse and sophisticated tastes of Cherry Creek North dining. Attendees can sample bites from over twenty Cherry Creek North restaurants while enjoying wine, beer, spirits, live music and more. 

Cherry Creek North, 2401 E. 2nd Ave., Suite 150, Denver
6:00 p.m.
Tickets: $45-$85

Like Stepford Wives with a magical twist, this Vintage Theatre New Play Comedy Festival play features a group of five female archetypes in an enchanted castle who do nothing except wait for a man to show up and tell them what to do. When the women grow tired of waiting, the idea of deciding for themselves arises just before a man finally does arrive. The women must decide if they still want to follow the man or live their own lives, though they would have to break out of their archetypal molds to do so.

Vintage Theatre Productions, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $5
Phone: 303-856-7830

Saturday-Sunday, August 11-12

The Minecraft fans in your family will delight in this convention of all things Minecraft! Minefaire is the annual gathering of players to meet their favorite YouTube creators, compete in tournaments and build battles, participate in the famed costume contest, witness live stage shows, learn from Official Minecraft Education Global Mentors, shop at the World’s Largest Official Minecraft Merchandise Store, and more! Children 2 and under are free.

Denver Mart, 451 E. 58th Ave., Denver
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tickets: $45-$69

Sunday, August 12

Some people are wildly talented at getting out of work, and the Vintage Theatre New Play Comedy Festival play, Certifiably Yours, pays tribute to them! When the U.S. government hires a psychiatrist to develop a gated community designed to house society’s creatively unemployed and unemployable, he faces some worthy adversaries: a hooker who suffers from restless leg syndrome, an incurable romantic who has just joined the vice squad, and a master criminal wanted by the FBI for ripping the tags off of mattresses.

Vintage Theatre Productions, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora
2:30 p.m.
Tickets: $5
Phone: 303-856-7830

Closing out the Vintage Theatre New Play Comedy Festival, Pretty Naked People is a comedy about two aging comedy writers who are no longer able to get anyone to take them seriously. The image-centered youth culture forces them to take drastic measures, and they hire a young Hispanic woman to front for their script.

Vintage Theatre Productions, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora
6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $5
Phone: 303-856-7830

Entertainment and Recreation Near Southsore!

The master-planned community of Southshore is lakeside living at its best – and near all kinds of shopping, recreation and entertainment things-to-do! Check out the amazing models from Toll Brothers in Vista Point, Century Communities in The Hills, and Richmond American Homes at Lakeview. It’s life at the like in ranch and two-story models, priced from the upper $300s to the $700s.