RFK, Phantom and Tree-Lighting Party!

November 14, 2019

Entertainment events from music to theatre to the final runway shows of Denver Fashion Week are sure to keep you busy this weekend! Holiday events are cropping up, too—including a tree-lighting party at the Lakehouse, complete with carriage rides the whole family will enjoy!

TODAY/TONIGHT, November 14

Denver Fashion Week continues with a night of high fashion presented by local boutique, Garbarini! Fashionistas will flip over the inclusion of top designers from all over the world that Garbarini features in their store. 

In previous seasons, they’ve shown Zadig and Voltaire, Milly, Haute Hippie and the iconic, Diane Von Furstenberg. Expect a night that looks straight off the New York Fashion Week runway.

McNichols Civic Center Building, 144 West Colfax Ave., Denver
7:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20-$90
Phone: 720-856-5550

Thursday-Friday, November 14-15

This one-man show about the life of Robert Kennedy is a fascinating look at the back story of the man and his famous family. More than an historical figure come to life, RFK creates a human portrait of a well-known politician, as well as delving into some of the darker moments in U.S. history.

Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $16-$32

Thursday-Sunday, November 14-17

A beloved college professor diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease is visited by one of his former students—and the two spend subsequent Tuesdays together in an ongoing spontaneous series of lessons about life, love, and saying goodbye.

Don’t miss this moving and ultimately joyful play that “just might change your life” (New York Magazine).

Pluss Theatre, Mizel Arts and Culture Center, 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver
Thurs./Fri./Sat., 7:00 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $33 – $38
Phone: 303-800-6578

Practically as soon as it arrived, it’s time for Phantom to depart. This is the final weekend of the legendary musical and its spectacular new production straight from Broadway! With a cast and orchestra of 52, brilliant new scenic design, and Tony Award-winning costume design, this Phantom of the Opera is one of the largest and most extravagant productions on tour!

Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St., Denver
Thurs./Fri./Sat./Sun., 7:30 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $45 – $202
Phone: 303-893-4100

Friday, November 15

Enjoy a fun evening browsing one-of-a-kind artwork on two floors of an art gallery and meet the artists at an Artist Reception! You can also get a head start on holiday shopping by checking out an exciting selection of artwork for sale, including paintings, printmaking, ceramics, photography, sculpture, and jewelry. There’s a huge variety of original artwork at extremely reasonable prices. 

Art District on Santa Fe, 747 Santa Fe Dr., Denver
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Phone:  303-573-5903

Deck the halls and fa-la-la-la-la! ’Tis the season already for Christmas trees and carriage rides in the snow! Bring the whole family out to greet the season in the best possible way—with all your neighbors and friends! 

The Lakehouse, YMCA Southshore, 27151 E. Lakeview Dr., Aurora
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Phone: 720-870-2221

Friday-Saturday, November 15-16

A renowned performer in the Denver area, Traci Kern brings her considerable singing talent to the cabaret stage in a special stripped-down acoustic performance. Song list will include numbers from musical theater, pop, blues, and country. 

Kern has been performing around the Denver area for the past 20 years. Her first time on a Denver stage was at Littleton Town Hall Arts Center in 1999 as Crystal in Little Shop of Horrors. She also sings in concert settings in various cities across the country.

Aurora Fox Arts Center, 9900 E. Colfax Ave, Aurora
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $25
Phone: 303-739-1970

Friday-Sunday, November 15-17

Think you don’t like Shakespeare? Think again! This standout play by the Bard is full of hilarious tricks, gender-bending disguises, and one of the most dynamic heroines in Shakespeare’s repertoire.

Twelfth Night is like a farcical reality show about mistaken identities and love triangles—all among the rich and famous of Illyria on the Balkan Peninsula. After surviving a shipwreck, Viola disguises herself as a man in order to get work in a nobleman’s household. But when Viola gets close to Duke Orsino and the object of his affection, the result is an absurd love triangle!

The Space Theatre, 1050 13th St., Denver
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 1:30 p.m.
Tickets: Starting at $30
Phone: 303-893-4100

Part real-life love story, part testament to a great artist’s work, The Brightness of Light is a three-part symphonic work inspired by the letters of Georgia O’Keefe and her husband. This Colorado premiere features superstar soprano Renée Fleming and baritone Rod Gilfry singing the words of the letters which are filled with poetry, humor, passion, pain, and longing.

The Brightness of Light tells the story of a great artist who ultimately turns from a painful marriage to embrace her work and the desert land she loves. This performance includes visual accompaniment of O’Keefe’s work on three large screens suspended in the concert hall.

Boettcher Concert Hall/DCPA, Speer Blvd. & Arapahoe St., Denver
Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 1:00 p.m.
Tickets: $35-$110
Phone: 303-623-7876

Saturday, November 16

Ted Talk fans won’t want to miss this full day of LIVE Ted Talks in the Mile High City, all revolving around the theme Imagine. You’ll be inspired and motivated to embrace the possibilities in your own life as you listen to passionate speakers talk about shedding limitations and envisioning change. 

Tap into your child-like wonder to dream about the future! More than a dozen speakers will be taking the stage over the course of the day, and there will be 25 interactive exhibits to explore!

Bellco Theatre, 950 13th St., Denver
11:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Tickets: $50 – $140

This is the most popular runway show of Denver Fashion Week! With designers who have flown in from across the country and around the world, you will be among the first to see the most exciting new custom designs of the season! The show will feature Maxwell Bresler, Jasmine Lewis, Made in a City – Mexico City, Amor & Rosas, Fábrica Social, 1.8takamura, PAY’S, Overseer, and O’ Field Apparel.

McNichols Civic Center Building, 144 West Colfax Ave., Denver
7:00-11:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20-$110
Phone: 720-856-5550

Everyone’s favorite music jam is back, with an exciting lineup of local bands. Join your friends and neighbors at this informal showcase of local independent musicians and you will be helping to foster a healthy community!

The People’s Building, 9995 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora
8:30 – 11:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10

Sunday, November 17

There’s nothing like old-time music on a Sunday afternoon, especially if the Broncos aren’t playing! This FREE jam session with musician, teacher, and producer Matt Brown gives you a chance to participate or just come and listen! All levels of string band players are welcome to join in.

The People’s Building, 9995 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora
2:00-5:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE

Get a glimpse of the classical music stars of tomorrow when the young musicians of the Conservatory Orchestra and String Ensemble perform their 2019-2020 Season kick off concert. These amazingly talented instrumentalists will perform Richard Meyer’s Vanishing Pointe, Andante Festivo by Sibelius, Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture, and Clara Schumann’s Piano Concerto. 

Newman Center for the Performing Arts, 2344 E. Illiff Ave., Denver
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Tickets: $15-$20, Teachers and Students FREE
Phone: 303-433-2420

Denver Fashion Week comes to close with a grand finale you won’t want to miss! Tonight’s runway show captures the true spirit of DFW by featuring the most beloved of  local designers. Most have been an integral part of the fashion scene in Denver for the past several years, and some brand new local designers also make their debut on the runway. A Red Carpet Reception kicks off the festive evening! 

McNichols Civic Center Building, 144 West Colfax Ave., Denver
4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20-$110
Phone: 720-856-5550

Holiday Happenings in Southshore!

There’s no shortage of things to do near the master-planned community of Southshore. like this weekend’s tree-lighting and carriage rides party! It’s hard to beat the tranquility of lakeside living with easy access to your favorite urban activities. Stop by and see for yourself how great Life at the Lake can be! With beautiful model homes from Toll Brothers, Century Communities, and Richmond American Homes, it’s easy to picture yourself in your own new home, priced from the upper $400s to the $700s.