Night Time in Aurora

September 28, 2017

Night is the time for play! You’ll find plenty to do during the day near the lakeside community of Southshore, but at night, the entertainment options absolutely multiply! Imbibers will welcome the Oktoberfest beer and wine-tasting events, while teetotalers can get scared (a few options for that!), get scrapbooking, or get inspired at learning and living activities from now through next week!

TODAY/TONIGHT, Thursday-Saturday, September 28-30

The road to success has been a steady climb for Swardson. He first found success by writing Malibu’s Most Wanted for Warner Brothers and being featured in the hit Comedy Central series RENO 911. After catching the attention of Happy Madison Productions, he quickly became a fixture in the company, writing or co-writing and producing such projects as Grandma’s BoyBenchwarmers, and co-producing I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry with Adam Sandler and Kevin James. Nick has performed in movies such as That’s My BoyBlades of Glory30 Minutes or Less, and Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star, which he wrote, starred in and produced.

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

Thursday-Sunday, September 28-October 1

nightGirls Only is an original comedy that celebrates the honor, truth, humor and silliness of being female. With a two-woman cast and audiences full of raucous, laughing women, the show has found quick popularity in its unique examination of all things girly.

Born out of the earnest and sweetly ridiculous writings the two authors discovered in their girlhood diaries, the Girls Only mix of sketch comedy, improvisation, audience participation, and hilarious songs and videos will remind you that underneath, women all have very funny and very charming feminine similarities.

Garner Galleria Theatre, 14th and Arapahoe St., Denver
Thurs./Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $29

The Broadway-bound Disney musical Frozen is giving theater goers one final sneak peek before it heads to the Big Apple. Frozen is all about sisterhood and women standing up for one another and the music includes the now infamous song, Let It Go, an Academy Award-winning tune that’s inspirational, who you are or how old!

Buell Theatre, DCPA, Champa and 13th Streets, Denver
Thurs.-Sun., 7:30 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $25-$105
Phone: 303-893-4100

Thursday-Wednesday, September 28-October 5

The 13th Floor is Denver’s largest haunted house – horror in the heart of Mile High Denver is now 50 percent larger than last year. With a new location comes a bigger and better attraction, a dream world of terror that would scare even the bravest of souls. Explore a seemingly abandoned manor that is home to evil residents who were awakened by a local psychic, and visit the eerie town of Coalfell where strange reports describe shape-shifting creatures in the form of evil clowns. The spine-tingling scares start the moment you step out of your car and last through the night! A Fast Pass can be added to any ticket for an additional $10; a Skip the Line can be added for an additional $20.

13th Floor Haunted House, 3400 E. 52nd Ave., Denver
4:00-11:59 p.m.
Tickets: $20-$34
Phone: 303-355-3327

The hunt is on! The new IMAX film Incredible Predators 3D deconstructs the world of major predators as never before, showcasing how these supreme species must be at peak performance to have any chance of success. Thermal cameras reveal the stealth of the leopard, and extraordinary footage of polar bears displaying unique hunting techniques along the pack ice. Spectacular scenic and aerial views of nature’s greatest places show how the relationship between predator and prey is a fundamental building block of ecology.

Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver
10:30 a.m.; 2:00 & 5:00 p.m.
Tickets: $8-$11
Phone: 303-370-6000

Friday, September 29

HeroClix is a collectible miniatures game that uses the Clix system that centers on the world of superhero comic books, especially the Marvel and >DC Comics universes. Players construct teams of comic book heroes, villains, or characters. Kids in grades fourth through eighth can compete in an awesome HeroClix tournament! If you don’t have your own collection, no worries! You can join a pre-made team and possibly take one or two home that day!

Mission Viejo Library, 15324 E Hampden Cir,, Aurora
4:30 p.m.
Phone: 303-326-8600

The Teen Center at Southlands Shopping Mall is outfitted with a pool table, foosball, Nintendo Wii and X-Box, plus a variety of craft opportunities and games for Teen Drop-In Night. Bring your teen – ages 8 to 15 –  for a drop-in good time where there’s never a dull moment! Sign up to reserve your spot.

Southlands Teen Center, 6205 S. Main St., #D-112, Aurora
7:00-10:00 p.m.
Cost: $5-$10
Phone: 720-274-5759

Friday-Saturday, September 29-30

This annual expo combines scrapbooking, paper-crafting and stamping offering the crafter, scrap-booker, stamper and card-maker the latest designs and materials on the market. The expo includes workshops taught by leading experts with several make-and-take events, contests, crop nights and more.

The Denver Mart/Expo Halls 2 & 3, 451 E. 58th Ave., Denver
Fri., 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; Sat., 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Friday-Sunday, September 29-October 1

For everyone who loves looking at the umpteen varieties of home construction just for the fun of it or even with an open design mind for the future, this event showcasing log and timber homes and accessories is for you. Designers and architects show their expertise joined by artisans and wood-crafters who create Western-themed artwork and rustic furniture.

The Denver Mart/The Pavilion, 451 E. 58th Ave., Denver
Fri., 1:00-7:00 p.m.; Sat., 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; Sun., 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

nightIn October, Elitch Gardens turns its exciting crowd-pleasing rides into thrilling and chilling Halloween-themed amusements: Family by Day and Fright by Night! Don’t miss out on a weekend of scary fun at Colorado’s largest Halloween event, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night through October. Costumes are permitted (but not on children over 10 years of age) and items like capes will be restricted on certain rides. More guidelines are here, including specifics about extra charges. Fright by Night haunted attractions are recommended for ages 12 and older.

Elitch Gardens, 2000 Elitch Circle, Denver
Fri., 6:00-10:00 p.m.; Sat., 12:00-10:00 p.m.; Sun., 12:00-9:00 p.m.
Admission: $24.99-$34.99

nightThe origin of Oktoberfest can be traced back to 1810 and the wedding day of Bavaria’s Crown Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese of Saxony. Against tradition, the couple invited Munich’s common people to the festivities. The Denver Oktoberfest with live music, food and of course, beer, attracts over 350,000 people every year. The event runs from late morning to late into the night!

Larimer Street between 20th and 22nd St., Denver
11:00 a.m.-12:00 a.m./Midnight

Saturday, September 30

The Farmer’s Market at Southlands featuring local vendors of fresh, organic produce, fresh dairy products, delicious baked goods, homemade salsa, tamales, gourmet pasta as well as natural soaps and handmade goods, ends this weekend! Don’t miss your last chance to load up for the winter!

Southlands Town Square, Aurora
8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Discover the early developments of aviation in Colorado as presented by former Lockheed Martin engineerStephen Kelly. Starting from the early experiments of the Van Dersarl brothers in Denver and Aurora, to the establishment of Lowry Air Force Base, Mr. Kelly will lecture for 40 minutes and then spend 20 minutes leading a walking tour to highlight several museum artifacts including a 1929 Alexander Eaglerock biplane, Douglas B-18 Bolo Bomber and more.

Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, 7711 E. Academy Blvd., Denver
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $6-$12.50
Phone: 303-360-5360

Saturday-Sunday, September 30-October 1

Denver’s premiere bluegrass festival. Beerfest, Bands and Bazaar, brings together the best of Denver’s vibrant craft vending, food, beer and music. The Big Wonderful’s Oktobergrass continues its innovative tradition as a one-stop destination for great food and live bluegrass music all weekend long with artists like Gipsy Moon, Chain Station, Caribou Mountain Collective, Ginny Mules, Coal Town Reunion and more.

Old Denver Post Building, 4400 Fox St., Denver
Sat., 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.; Sun., 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Tickets: $5-$39
Phone: 303-413-8308

Sunday, October 1

Be the Astronaut is an engaging and interactive pod-based exhibit that teaches visitors STEM-based content (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) via a fusion of technology and traditional exhibit elements. Using a series of games and simulations, in order to advance and succeed further into each phase of the exhibition, visitors learn about the challenges and excitement of spaceflight — then apply that knowledge as they fly spaceships, pilot landers, and drive rovers across locations such as Earth’s orbit, the moon, Mars, Ceres and Jupiter.

All spacecraft in Be the Astronaut were designed with assistance and oversight from NASA’s Langley Research Facility.

Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, 7711 E. Academy Blvd., Denver
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $6-$12.50
Phone: 303-360-5360

Monday, October 2

Phil Palisoul has made his living as a comedian for over 20 years. In that time, he’s been all over the world, performing in such far-flung places as Hong Kong, China, Juno, Alaska and Billings, Montana. He recently toured Afghanistan to perform for the troops with Comics on Duty, plus he’s worked with and won the respect of some of the biggest names in comedy, like Jerry Seinfeld, Drew Carey and George Lopez.

In the summer of 2013, Phil took first place at The Great American Comedy Festival, in Johnny Carson’s hometown of Norfolk, Nebraska. Phil has made dozens of TV appearances, including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, two seasons of Last Comic Standing and Comedy Central’s Premium Blend.

Comedy Works-Downtown, 1226 15th St., Denver
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $14
Phone: 303-595-3637

Tuesday, October 3

In its second year, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science has challenged brewers to create beers inspired by nature hikes and urban walks. Each walk is different, so each beer is a “portrait” of a specific landscape. This year’s event features beer from over 35 breweries – in Colorado and beyond – with samples and food available for purchase. For ages 21 and over.

Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver
6:00-9:00 p.m.
Tickets: $40
Phone: 303-370-6000

Wednesday, October 4

nightCome on down to the newly renovated Pub at the Southshore Lakehouse and enjoy a little fruit of the vine! InVINtions Winery will be popping the corks and pouring the samples for wine-tasting, with bottles available for purchase. Come meet your neighbors, mingle and wine down on a Wednesday!

The Lakehouse at Southshore, 27161 E. Lakeview Dr., Aurora
7:00-9:00 p.m.

Day and Night in Southshore!

Homeowners in the master-planned community of Southshore love their neighborhood by day and by night. You’ll love the lake, the Lakehouse, local amenities, and Southshore’s proximity to shopping and entertainment. Tour the beautiful new Delaney model from Richmond 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.