Outdoor Movies Are Here to Stay!

June 10, 2021

Looks like the popular phenomenon of last summer, the ubiquitous outdoor movie, is here to stay! From drive-ins like the Film on the Rocks series at Red Rocks to neighborhood outdoor movies in the park where you can sit on the grass and enjoy the screening, everyone will be able to enjoy their favorite movies al fresco again this summer!


With the longest day of the year approaching, you’ll appreciate the extra daylight when you go shopping on this late night at Stanley Marketplace! Thursday Twilight Shopping is a chance for a fun night out, with many of the businesses offering specials and drinks throughout the evening.

Participating businesses include: Aktiv, Billy Goat & the Gosling, Goose & the Goat, June Ruby, Poppy & Pine, Steele Angel, Sterre, True, Trunk Nouveau, Zero Market

Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Information: FREE

See the highly-entertaining Moulin Rouge when it screens at Red Rocks’ outdoor film series tonight! This just might be the most picturesque drive-in theater in the country—the lower parking lot at Red Rocks.

Red Rocks Park Lower South Parking Lot, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison
8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $59.50 per car

Thursday – Sunday, June 10-13

The premiere of the table reading of the new play The Headliners was recorded and is still available as a stream through June 13. The story is a fascinating look at two performers who defy the rigid societal rules of the early 1900s. Eva Tanguay was the Lady Gaga of Vaudeville and Julian Eltinge was a drag queen who was once the highest paid actor in the world. In 1908 they appeared together onstage in New York City and thumbed their noses at gender roles, respectability, and the institution of marriage.

Cherry Creek Theatre Online
On demand through June 13
Register: $20 (suggested donation)

Get inspired by local artists painting their voices on a wall! The Black Love Mural Festival is on, with several murals already installed on walls in the Civic Center Park area.Come out and watch the artists as they create, have a conversation with them, listen to a workshop they present, and join in their quiet but powerful activism!

Civic Center Park, 101 W. 14th Ave., Denver
Information: FREE

Friday, June 11

The area’s only Friday farmer’s market is also a flea market, so get a head start on your weekend by shopping for all your fresh produce and baked goods, plus enjoy a morning of perusing unique finds at the flea market! 

Stanley Marketplace, Dallas St. at Clinton St., Aurora
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE

The MoJaBlu on the Green summer concert series is back with the always-popular Hazel Miller Band.

This powerful singer delivers an eclectic repertoire of jazz, R&B, blues and gospel, in performances that are stunning and moving, designed to excite and engage the audience.

North Green Stapleton, 49th Ave. & Valentia, Denver
6:30 p.m.
Tickets: FREE

Yes, the outdoor movies that were so popular last summer are back! This series takes place in the nearby Stapleton neighborhood, where you can bring lawn chairs and blankets to get comfy out on the lawn. Tonight’s screening is the inspiring Olympic Dreams.

Stapleton South Green, 29th Ave. & Roslyn St., Denver
Tickets: FREE

Friday-Saturday, June 11-12

Denver Comedy Lounge presents a comedian from Chicago who tells it like it is. Sean White’s brutally honest style has won him many appearances at comedy festivals and competitions, including the Hong Kong International Comedy competition, Bridgetown Comedy Fest, RIOT LA Comedy Fest, 10,000 Laughs Fest, LaughFest, Boston Comedy Fest, Laughing Skull Fest, Chicago Comedy Expo, and the Crom Comedy Fest.

Colorado Sake Co., 3559 Larimer St., Denver
Fri., 7:00 and 9:00 p.m.; Sat., 8:00 and 10:00 p.m.
Tickets: $14.50 – $20

Friday-Sunday, June 11-13

For a full weekend of dance, you won’t want to miss the jk-co Dance Festival! The 3-day dance concert features professional companies and dance schools performing a diverse program on the outdoor stage.

This family-friendly presentation is a great way to introduce kids to dance. You can picnic on the lawn or buy some great food and drinks from the nearby shops, restaurants, and breweries.

Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Tickets: FREE but reservation required

Saturday, June 12

Relax and enjoy audience-favorite Shawn Eckels as he sings and performs your favorite tunes out on the patio! Grab some food and drinks from a nearby restaurant and hang out on the patio with friends and family. 

Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora
4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE

Saturday Night Denver is where you can catch the best new comedy in the Mile High City. It’s an open night of comedians showing up to perform a set—from up and coming local talent to comedians who have performed on Comedy Central, NBC, TBS, HBO Netflix and Amazon!

Colorado Sake Co., 3559 Larimer St., Denver
6:00 p.m.
Tickets: $12.75 – $18 per person

You can enjoy this Cabaret-style musical review by husband and wife TJ and Melanie Hogle either live in-person or as a livestream from your home! This evening of music celebrates life, relationships and family, with songs from musicals like Shrek, Come From Away, Waitress, and The Bridges of Madison County. 

Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $20 (In-Person), $10 (Live-Stream)

Sunday, June 13

This popular duo plays energetic sets of acoustic, folk, and bluegrass music to enthralled audiences across the U.S. and the U.K. Their award-winning instrumentation showcases their beautiful sister harmonies and stunningly emotional original lyrics. Don’t miss this relaxed outdoor concert as the Cody Sisters Band blends Americana, Gypsy Jazz, Folk, and Modern Bluegrass together in a completely unique way!

Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE

In celebration of Pride Month, the People’s Building brings a hugely entertaining Draäg Show, hosted by Alice Glamoure, to their lineup this month. The show features Les Glamoures, Heruma, and the long-awaited-return of Eden E’Claire (Glamoure), and extra-special guest, Mikki Miraj!

The People’s Building, 9995 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora
8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $15 – $25

James Bond’s Golden Eye will screen at the iconic Red Rocks drive-in theatre for 007 fans to enjoy. It’s a return to 1986 and the Cold War with the Soviets for intrigue, espionage, and nuclear weapons systems.

Red Rocks Park Lower South Parking Lot, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison
8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $59.50 per car

Family-Friendly Activities in the Southshore Area!

There’s always something to do near the family-friendly community of Southshore , like swim in the eight-lane lap pool at The Lighthouse! 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.