A Rundown of Weekend Events

August 10, 2017

Time for our weekly rundown of fun! With at least one more month of summer weather, we still have a few more weeks to groove to outdoor concerts, stroll summer street fairs, take in an outdoor movie and enjoy a brew festival. Don’t miss the food, the fun or the comedy this weekend in and around Southshore in Aurora!

TODAY/TONIGHT, Thursday, August 10

The question is not what can you make with Perler™ beads – it’s what CAN’T you make? The answer is not very much! From animals and scenery to cars, trucks and even fidget spinners! Join the club to create a bead project to take home. For grades fourth through eighth.

Mission Viejo Library, 15324 E. Hampden Cir., Aurora
4:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-326-8600

The Country Music Project is Colorado’s hottest country music group, performing traditional country tunes from artists like Merle Haggard and Johnny Cash, but you’ll also see them perform their rundown of today’s Top 40 country from artists like Lady Antebellum, The Band Perry, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood or Dierks Bentley. And don’t leave early because there’s always some great rock-n-roll before they turn off the lights at the Sounds of Southlands!

Southlands Mall, Town Square, Aurora
6:00-8:00 p.m.

José Gabriel González is an Argentinian-Swedish indie folk singer-songwriter and guitarist. His latest CD Vestiges and Claws features classical guitar chords, and melodic adventurous, soothing sounds. A deep, artful thinker whose singular approach to song writing and music sets him apart from others in the genre, José González is in a class by himself.

Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver
6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $59-$64

Thursday-Saturday, August 10-12

Steve Simeone developed his unique high-energy approach to storytelling by competing for laughs with his two brothers around the family dinner table. His positive, family- friendly approach to comedy has delighted audiences around the world and made him a regular at Hollywood’s most prestigious comedy clubs. 

Steve made his Comedy Central debut on Gabriel Iglesias’ Stand Up Revolution in 2014. He was chosen by Honda to represent its summer “Cheerance” Campaign, featuring his comedy in a series of national spots. Steve’s first album, Remember This, led the rundown of top albums on both Billboard and iTunes.

Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St., Denver
Thurs., 8:00 p.m.; Fri./Sat., 7:30 & 9:45 p.m.
Tickets: $16-$24
Phone: 303-595-3637

Thursday-Sunday, August 10-13

In Eurydice, Sarah Ruhl reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love. With a rundown that includes contemporary characters, ingenious plot twists, and breathtaking visual effects, the play is a fresh look at a timeless love story. Featuring Guerrilla Fanfare Brass Band, aerial silks, and the music of The Widow’s Bane, Eurydice is sure to be a magical experience!

Aurora Fox Arts Center, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora
Thurs.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $18
Phone: 303-739-1970

Friday, August 11

Take a tour of the Four-Mile House Museum, check out historic demonstrations, explore the 12-acre grounds, sample a treat from our summer kitchen, pan for gold and greet our farm animals. Don’t miss the Hay Bales & Tall Tales story time from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Four Mile Historic Park, 715 S. Forest St., Denver
12:00-4:00 p.m.
Phone: 720-864-0800

Friday-Saturday, August 11-12

This summer celebration of fine art, handcrafted goods and a wide array of unique artistic works in a variety of media showcases emerging artists and designers’ original materials for display and sale.

16th Street Mall, Denver
11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 12

You’ve heard of goat yoga, right? Well this class is for adults who want to Namasté the morning away with rescue kittens. Join a unique beginners’ yoga class that mixes fitness with kittens available for adoption from the Aurora Animal Shelter. Registration is required and space is limited.

Central Library, 14949 E. Alameda Pkwy.
9:30 a.m.
Phone: 303-739-6600

Every summer dozens of the Denver Metro area’s best breweries gather at the WWII-era hangar of the Air and Space Museum for an evening of friends, food and of course, fantastic local beer. Check out the promo video and pictures from last year’s event and grab tickets to one of Denver’s most unique beer festivals! The rundown of events includes unlimited beer tastings, a meal (Summit TacosPavy’s Food Truck, and Rocky Mountain Slices), prize giveaways, access to games, activities, aircraft cockpits, music and lots more. All breweries are donating their beer and time with proceeds to benefit Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum..

Wings over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, Harrison Ford Theater,
7711 E. Academy Blvd., Denver
5:00-9:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20 (designated drivers); $50 (non-members)
Phone: 303-360-5360

Liam Attridge, Ricky Garcia and Emery Kelly, the wildly talented teens who make up the “forever” part of Forever in Your Mind, will make a lasting impression on concert-goers. With the release of their self-titled debut CD, this young group is about to light up the pop music universe with their sophisticated artistry, high-kilowatt on-stage energy and positive message.

Elitch Gardens, 2000 Elitch Circle, Denver
8:00 p.m.
FREE with Park Admission

The summer movie on the lawn of the Southshore Lakehouse this weekend is Smurfs: The Lost Village, the latest fully-animated story of the Smurfs – little blue, gnome-like creatures who live in mushroom-shaped houses. A mysterious map sets Smurfette and her friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting race through the Forbidden Forest leading to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history! Bring your picnic blankets, lawn chairs and movie snacks for 90-minutes of Smurfun!

Southshore Lakehouse Lawn, 27161 E. Lakeview Dr., Aurora
Phone: 720-870-2221

Saturday-Sunday, August 12-13

The Brick Fest Live LEGO® Fan Experience is filled with hands-on attractions and activities designed to inspire, educate and entertain. It’s a summer venue for LEGO® lovers of all ages to dive into over a million LEGO® bricks at this event of the summer. With a Glow Zone of intricate and elaborate LEGO® creations you can see in the dark; a Brick Fest Derby race your custom-built LEGO® car down a 35-foot long track; collaborative building activities, inspiration stations, a video game arena and mini-golf course – you can win prizes at LEGO® trivia and buy new, vintage, rare and custom LEGO® sets.

Denver Mart, 451 E. 58th Ave., Denver
10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Admission: $22-$47

Sunday, August 13

Born in the crazy atmosphere of South Florida, this first-generation Cuban-American comedian has honed his craft into an inspired comedy experience with improvisation and his very own brand of original guitar comedy.

Earlier in his career, Adrian won various contests including Latino Laugh Festival in 2000 and the Las Vegas Comedy Festival in 2003. Don’t miss this summer performance with a comedian featured on CBS’ Urban Latino and Telemundo’s MUN2, show The Roof.

Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St., Denver
Thurs., 8:00 p.m.; Fri./Sat., 7:30 & 9:45 p.m.
Tickets: $14
Phone: 303-595-3637

Monday, August 14

Now in the sixth decade of his professional life, Herbie Hancock remains where he has always been: at the forefront of world culture, technology, business and music. In addition to being recognized as a legendary pianist and composer, Herbie Hancock has seen a rundown of every popular music movement since the 1960s. As a member of the Miles Davis Quintet, pioneering a groundbreaking sound in jazz, he also developed new approaches on his own recordings. In honor of his work, Hancock received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in February 2016.

Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver
6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $61-$66

Tuesday, August 15

Bring your new or unfinished project to work on at the library this summer. Drawing, scrapbooking, knitting, weaving, coloring…rundown the possibilities with people in the know!  Meet new neighbors and enjoy crafting with others who share your passion for creativity.

Mission Viejo Library, 15324 E. Hampden Cir., Aurora
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-326-8600

Wednesday, August 16

Calling all young inventors and engineers — any students in the fourth through eighth grades — who want to spend a summer afternoon watching something explode! Bring your creative tween to the library and help them expand their engineering skills at this week’s STEAM club meeting.

Iliff Square Library, 2253 S. Peoria St., Aurora
4:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-739-1567

If you loved comics as a kid, you never really outgrow them. And this is the perfect club for those who appreciate the dynamic storytelling that epitomizes the best comics. To join this club you must be 16 years of age and older. Supplies will be limited but if you have your own copy of the month’s comic or would just like to join for discussion, feel free to drop in!

Central Library, 14949 E. Alameda Pkwy.
4:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-739-6600

A Rundown of Amenities at Southshore

The recreational options within minutes of Aurora’s premier lakeside master-planned community make Southshore an ideal location for both land lubbers and lake lovers! Tour the new  models from Richmond American Homes, and  Century Communities in The Hills at Southshore. It’s life at the lake priced from the upper $300s to the $700s.