Red Rocks Symphony Concert!

August 13, 2020

The Colorado Symphony will be performing acoustic encore shows at Red Rocks Amphitheatre this weekend! The combination of hearing an intimate performance with 20 virtuosos at the world’s best-known natural amphitheater is an experience you won’t want to miss. Make this a summer to remember for a good reason!


This fun morning of story time and games gives your kids ages 2-to-6 a chance to socialize with other kids. The group will be capped at 10 kids, so sign up in advance to reserve your spot!

YMCA at Southlands, 6295 S Main St., Unit 104, Aurora
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Register: FREE

PROHIBITION DISCUSSION                      
What led up to the interesting prohibition of alcoholic beverages in the 1920s—and how was this constitutional amendment eventually overturned? This fascinating virtual discussion will explore the history and effects of prohibition—and how it led to the rise of  bootleggers and organized crime. Did you know there are still “dry” counties in the U.S. that exist to this day?

Active Minds Online
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Register: FREE

Thursday-Sunday, August 13-16

The Colorado summer event that was such a hit, they’re bringing it back for an encore—the once-in-a-lifetime, live acoustic performance of the Colorado Symphony at Red Rocks Amphitheatre! This evening will feature breathtaking classical works by Mozart, Tchaikovsky and more, showcasing the virtuosity of twenty Colorado Symphony musicians. The program will be 75 minutes long with no intermission.

Truly one of the pandemic’s silver linings—this is the first time in decades that a purely acoustic concert has been held in the world’s best-known natural amphitheatre. Seating is limited, so secure your seats to this special summer event now! Facial coverings are required to be worn in order to enter the venue and are required to be worn while moving throughout the venue in a socially-distanced manner.

Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: Starting from $65

While the theaters may be dark at the moment, DCPA is working hard to provide quality education programs for kids and adults. There are still some virtual summer classes in August to sign up for, and DCPA has just released their calendar of fall classes! 

Third-graders through high-school students can choose from Summer Classes such as Acting Lab, Improv Extravaganza, Acting on Camera, and College Audition Prep. Fall classes will include offerings for Pre-K through second-grade, as well!

DCPA Online
Times and dates vary
Registration: $40-$85

Friday, August 14

Since you’re spending more time at home, you may have noticed that your flower pots and container gardens could use a makeover—why not get some inspiration from the best gardens in Denver? The Botanic Gardens is hosting an outdoor containers tour that will introduce you to possibilities you’d never dreamed of! 

Explore the variety of fun and unexpected container gardens at the Gardens with a docent-led tour to learn how to create your own edible, fragrant or pollinator-attracting containers. You need to register in advance and provide booking confirmation. Ticket price includes admission to the Gardens. 

Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver
5:00 p.m.
Register: $10-$16
Phone: 720-865-3500

This LIVE Music Festival stream is the next best thing to a real festival! And because it raises awareness for the all-important need to register to vote, there’s a whole bunch of exciting performers lined up! If you register by August 13, the access code is FREE!

The concert will feature performances by The War on Drugs, Robin Pecknold, Daniel Rossen (of Grizzly Bear) Christopher Bear (of Grizzly Bear), Kyp Malone & Jaleel Bunton (of TV on the Radio), Kam Franklin (of the Suffers), Tarriona Tank Ball, Kevin Morby, Waxahatchee, Hand Habits, Ciggy, Allison Russell & Leyla McCalla (of Our Native Daughters) and The Building!

Head Count Online
5:00 p.m. Mountain Time
Tickets: FREE to $20

Talk about an intimate, live performance…Denver’s Oriental Theater has resumed live events with The O’s Safe Sound Series. These concerts are allowed audiences of no more than 50 people, but it’s LIVE entertainment again at a time when there’s not much of it. Mask-wearing and social distancing are mandatory.

The Trade-Ins will be performing two limited-capacity shows. Don’t miss your chance to see this band of time travelers who will bring you the rock soundtrack of past, present, and future. Colorado Music Buzz calls them a “punk rock super group.”

The Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave., Denver
7:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10

Friday-Saturday, August 14-15

Spend an evening hanging out at the Denver Zoo, and take part in an artistic activity, complete with a glass of wine! Sipping N Painting Highland will lead you through a two-hour painting session with wild and wonderful animals as your subject! Friday night’s subject is the mighty tiger, while Saturday will have you painting a baby zebra! 

Each class features a reserved, socially distanced table with seating, art supplies and instruction, and you’ll also get to experience an exclusive animal feeding. It’s a win-win situation: while you’re creating a colorful piece to brighten up your home, you’re also helping to save wildlife here and around the world.

Denver Zoo, 2900 E. 23rd Ave., Denver
4:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $50
Phone: 720-337-1400 

Saturday, August 15

Colorado summer produce is at its peak, and Southlands Farmers’ Market is bringing it all to you! Straight from local farmers’ booths to your own dinner table, you’ll find the best and freshest fruits, veggies, homemade goodies, breads, jams and more! Bring your mask and make sure you observe social distancing.

Southlands, 6155 S. Main St., Aurora
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Phone: 303-627-5000

Come out to an open-air concert with Denver’s favorite soul-singer, Mary Louise Lee! She’ll be performing with her band and friends in the Concert on The Blacktop series. Get your ticket online in advance—there will be limited seating!

Lee has performed all over the world, garnering accolades wherever she’s been. She calls Denver home and has been the lead singer of her own band for the past 10 years. She’s got the soul and the voice to deliver a wonderful evening of entertainment!

Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora
6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20
Phone: 720-432-9162

The O’s Safe Sound Series presents a show that defies categories: Miss Claire Voyant’s  Dominatricks. You could call it a comedy magic show for adults, but that’s not taking into consideration the huge entertainment aspect of her act. Remember, only fifty tickets each are available for two shows. Mask-wearing and social distancing are mandatory.

The Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave., Denver
7:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Tickets: $25-$50

Saturday-Sunday, August 15-16

Nothing says summer quite like a good old-fashioned flea market. And there’s one right in the neighborhood, at the Stanley Marketplace. You can peruse fantastic local handmade items and the finest curated finds in Aurora—in fact, you just might spend all day browsing this boutique market.

Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora
Sat., 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Sun., 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE

Sunday, August 16

The Grown @ss Man Band is a unique four-piece Denver band that delivers an eclectic mix of upbeat blues, New Orleans-style funk, and rock-influenced originals. Come on out to this FREE concert in the park as they put their spin on classic covers by artists like Muddy Waters, Bill Withers, and Johnny Cash. 

Stanley Marketplace, The West Patio, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE

Isn’t it about time to have fun with memories of more carefree summers? That 80s Band delivers just the vibe! At the FREE Drive-In Concert series, you’ll get to watch a live performance from your car, with the audio streaming in through your FM radio! Enjoy the best of eighties music from the iconic band who knows how to recapture that entire decadent decade!

The Green at Stapleton, 29th & Roslyn, Denver
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE

The Arts, Music and More Near Southshore!

Enjoy Life at the Lake in the master-planned community of Southshore—and find culture and entertainment within easy reach! Looking for a new home you can add your signature style to? Tour the beautiful model homes from Taylor Morrison, Richmond American Homes and Toll Brothers. Available in ranch and two-story designs, Southshore homes are priced between the upper $400s and the $700s.