The Phantom, The Fish, or The Freedom Fighter?

September 8, 2016

The weekend’s on its way – will you choose to put the Phantom, the Fish, or The Freedom Fighter on your must do list? It’s all available near Southshore this weekend. Make a plan now for some fun things to do this weekend!

Thursday, September 8 (Tonight!)

If you’ve never seen the stage production of Phantom of the Opera, the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, don’t miss this chance! With exciting special effects of haze, fog, pyrotechnics and the legendary chandelier crash, you’ll enjoy loads of entertaining choreography and, of course, music. The Phantom runs through September 11.

The Buell Theatre, 14th & Curtis, Denver
Thurs./Fri. 7:30 p.m.; Sat./Sun. 2:00 and 7:30 p.m.

PhantomWhile some of this is Greek to non-anglers, those of you who do like to fish will be happy to hear the walleye action at the Aurora Reservoir is good “using bottom bouncers and jigs in 20 to 30 feet of water.” Apparently the perch action is also pretty good “using jigs and worms throughout the reservoir.” Call for current fishing conditions and check here for limits. The fishing lasts year-round!

Aurora Reservoir, 5800 S. Powhaton Rd., Aurora
6:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-326-8444
COST: Day Pass $10 per vehicle/$10 WAP

Friday, September 9

Thespians at the Aurora Fox Arts Center will finish up a six-performance run this Friday and Saturday with a drama that couldn’t be more timely or relevant. The main character, Marcus, is visited by the spirits of great civil rights leaders through the ages, from César Chávez and Sitting Bull, to Audre Lorde and Howard Zinn. Written by Jeff Campbell and directed by Donnie L. Betts.

Aurora Fox Arts Center, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora
Fri.-Sun., 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $15-$25

Friday-Sunday, September 9-11

This festival is an extravaganza of food, wine and spirits to benefit three community nonprofit partners including Colorado ProStart, The Denver Post Community Foundation and Metropolitan Sate University. Sample superlative eats from 40 of Colorado’s best restaurants, paired with the finest in wine and spirits. The schedule of events includes a “Shake Down” of bartenders competing for the title of “Best Cocktail,” and celebrity chef demonstrations plus a silent auction. Don’t miss the “Rise + Dine” brunch on Sunday, featuring the world’s largest Bloody Mary Bar. (Pajamas encouraged, but not mandatory!)

Denver Food and Wine Festival, 890 Auraria Parkway, Denver
Fri./Sat., 9:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.; Sun., 10:00 a.m.
Tickets: $75-$585 plus administrative fees

Saturday, September 10

Local author Bob Richley will talk about his book, “The Oregon Kids: The Big Catch,” and discuss with parents the great bonding opportunities that books offer, and how they can be a springboard for object lessons about moral character and values.

Aurora Central Library, 14949 E Alameda Parkway, Aurora
1:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-739-6600

Help free your child’s inner artist at this popular library event! Children in kindergarten through fifth grade will be creating a personal piece of art using point paint and the first letter of their names.

Tallyn’s Reach Library, 23911 E Arapahoe Rd., Aurora

3:00 p.m.

Phone: 303-627-3050

From the stock market crash in 1929 through the new millennium, editorial cartoonist Herb Block has chronicled the nation’s political history, caricaturing 12 American presidents from Herbert Hoover to Bill Clinton. He has received three Pulitzer Prizes for editorial cartooning (1942, 1954, and 1979) and a fourth with Washington Post colleagues for public service during the Watergate investigation (1973). Don’t miss this rare opportunity to peek at American history through the eyes of a gifted cartoonist!

Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-739-6660

Sunday, September 11

Southlands Mall is celebrating its 10-year anniversary next month. Get in on the action with a one-mile Family Fun Walk at Southlands where early registration earns you a commemorative T-shirt! After the walk, chow down on some fluffy pancakes at the Community Pancake Breakfast, included in the event fee. Or, you can just show up on Sunday for the pancakes and pay $10! Click here for early registration.

Southlands Mall, Town Square
Bib Pickup: 8:00 a.m.; Walk: 9:00 a.m.; Breakfast: 9:15 a.m.
COST: $10 per person

Monday, September 12


Are you a home-schooling family? The library can be an awesome resource for you and your kids and Tallyn’s Reach is holding a special informational event. Come to network with other families and learn all about the opportunities available there to meet your home-schooling needs.

Tallyn’s Reach Library, 23911 E Arapahoe Rd., Aurora
11:00 a.m.
Phone: 303-627-3050

Don’t Be a Phantom: Visit Southshore!

With summer in your rearview mirror, perhaps it’s time to see what’s new at Southshore. With the latest in innovative home design from Village Homes and Richmond American Homes, there’s lots to see in the ranch and two-story models! Priced from the $400s to the $700s.

Now, get started on your weekend!