Seinfeld, Ski Expo and Tree Lighting!

November 15, 2018

A flurry of winter activities this weekend marks the start of the holiday season! Ice skating, tree lightings, and holiday gift markets are popping up all over the Aurora and Denver area! The Ski and Snowboard Expo, along with a Warren Miller ski film, remind us that slopes will be opening soon. And if you are in the mood for some great entertainment, Jerry Seinfeld’s in town! 

TODAY/TONIGHT, November 15

Free ice skating at the Pond at Southlands for Cub Club members! If your kids aren’t signed up for Southlands fun kids program, this is the perfect time to do it! With exclusive events every month, they will have a blast.

This event is also a canned food drive, so be sure to bring two cans of non-perishable food items per one complimentary admission! Donations will benefit Aurora Warms the Night. 

The Pond Ice Rink at Southlands, 6155 S. Main St., Aurora
4:00-9:00 p.m.
Register: FREE with two cans of food
Phone: 720-274-5759

Thursday-Saturday, November 15-17

Fall is a magical time to visit Denver Botanic Gardens, and with the annual Winter Gift Market this weekend, it’s an even better time! You will find a wide variety of handcrafted and unique holiday items, in addition to cool vintage finds, antiques, bath and body products, pottery, jewelry, clothing, and specialty foods. Everybody’s talking about the Garden Guild’s herbal vinegars and seasonings!

Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver
Thurs., 4:00-8:00 p.m.; Fri./Sat., 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Cost: Free Gardens and Market Admission
Phone: 720-865-3500

Face of Winter is the 69th chapter in the feature film library of Warren Miller Entertainment, and ski-film buffs won’t want to miss this latest installment from the phenomenal action sports cinematography pioneer. Face of Winter visits some of Miller’s favorite locations, from the mountains of Switzerland and France to British Columbia and Alaska, with stops in Chile, Iceland, New Zealand, Washington, and more.

Watch world-class athletes Ann Segal, Dash Longe, Forrest Jillson, Amie Engerbretson, Simon Hillis, Seth Wescott, Jim Ryan, Jess McMillan, and others carve the faces of remote mountain ranges and pursue the thrills of a life lived in high places.

Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver             
Thurs., 8:00 p.m.; Fri., 6:00 and 9:30 p.m.; Sat., 3:00 and 6:00 and 9:00 p.m.
Tickets: $26.50
Phone: 303-623-0106

If you like comedy that tells it like it is, you won’t want to miss Greg Fitzsimmons! Mixing an incisive wit with scathing sarcasm, Greg Fitzsimmons has achieved success as a stand-up, an Emmy Award-winning writer and host on TV, radio, and his own podcast. Howard Stern is a big fan, so Fitzsimmons has made more than 50 visits to The Howard Stern Show. Fitzsimmon’s comedy special on Comedy Central, Life on Stage, was named a Top 10 Comedy Release of 2013 by LA Weekly. Recently, he was seen in the hit Netflix series, Santa Clarita Diet and spent five years as a panelist on VH1’s Best Week Ever.

Comedy Works-Downtown, 1226 15th St., Denver
Thurs., 8:00 p.m.; Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.
Tickets: $17-$25
Phone: 303-595-3637

Thursday-Sunday, November 15-18

For a taste of old-world Christmas charm, look no further than the 16th Street Mall in downtown Denver! The Christkindl Market is Denver’s only authentic German Christmas Market, with music, beer, mulled wine, entertainment, gifts, crafts and plenty of holiday spirit. Vendors from Europe and the Colorado area share their unique wares with Denver.

16th Street Mall, 1515 Arapahoe St., Denver
Thurs., 11 a.m. – 7:00 pm; Fri./Sat., 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m. – 7:00 pm 
Cost: FREE

If you love inspiring true stories, you won’t want to miss the Broadway event that takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them.

Come from Away has won Best Musical all across North America. It was a New York Times Critics’ Pick, and Newsweek cheers, “It takes you to a place you never want to leave.” The day after 9/11, cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

Buell Theatre/DCPA,1350 Curtis St., Denver
Thurs./Fri./Sat./Sun., 7:30 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $35-$125
Phone: 303-571-4401

What happens when a mythical Greek muse travels through time and ends up human in 1980’s Venice Beach? She’s just in time to inspire and rescue a struggling artist to invent the phenomenon of roller-disco!

You won’t want to miss the fun and adventure of this hilarious, roller-skating musical about following your dreams. With music that is sure to have you singing along, you’re in for a feel-good experience!

Garner Galleria Theatre/DCPA, 1101 13th St., Denver
Thurs./Fri./Sat./Sun., 7:30 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $46-$49
Phone: 303-571-4401

Friday, November 16

Get in the holiday spirit with a special preview of artistic specialty items on display at the Artists on Santa Fe Gallery—and mingle with the artists themselves at a festive reception in their honor. Browse the fantastic array of functional and decorative art, including paintings, ceramics, photography, jewelry, sculpture and more! The reception offers a chance to get to know the creators of the work.

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

’Tis the season to get festive! With the annual Tree Lighting and Hayrides at the Lakehouse, you are sure to catch an early dose holiday spirit! The entire family will enjoy holiday crafts and treats, including a hot cider and hot chocolate cart from Funky Brewster’s. The lighting of the tree will take place promptly at 6:00 p.m., followed by the hayrides!

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

Who doesn’t love Jerry Seinfeld? He not only appeared on the hit TV show Seinfeld along with Elaine, George, and Kramer, but he was also the creative genius behind the series. If you are a mega-fan who has somehow never had a chance to see him in his live stand-up show, you can’t miss this opportunity! Seinfeld is renowned for his uncanny ability to joke about the little things in life that relate to audiences everywhere.

Bellco Theatre, 700 14th St., Denver
7:00 and 10:00 p.m.
Tickets: $50-$175
Phone:  720-571-8135

Friday-Sunday, November 16-18

With ski season just around the corner, this is your chance to score the best bargains on skis, snowboards, boots, outerwear, clothing, lift tickets, lodging, and lesson packages. This three-day expo also features interactive attractions that include a high ropes course, climbing wall, fitness challenge, and learn-to-ski dry slope.

Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St., Denver
Fri., 12:00-10:00 pm; Sat., 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Sun., 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15; FREE for kids 12 and under
Phone: 303-228-8000

Witness the virtuosity of a violin master, Pinchas Zukerman, as he takes on Bruch’s renowned concerto in a special appearance with the Colorado Symphony. Zukerman’s prodigious technique and unwavering artistic standards illuminate the lyrical beauty and emotional sincerity of the work. 

The Colorado Symphony plays much more than a supporting role, with a program that also includes Ravel’s Le tombeau de Couperin, a light-hearted homage to loved ones lost, and Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5, a majestic and fitting conclusion to an unforgettable evening at the symphony.

Boettcher Concert Hall/DCPA, Speer Blvd. & Arapahoe St., Denver
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 1:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15-$89
Phone: 303-623-7876

Saturday, November 17

Deck the halls…and the streets of Southlands, when the Holiday Hometown Parade sweeps through town! The annual Tree Lighting event will follow, filled with festivities throughout the entire evening! Please note that parking on Main Street will be closed all day for the holiday events.

Southlands, 6155 S. Main St., Aurora
6:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE
Phone: 303-627-5000

Saturday-Sunday, November 17-18

The event you’ve been waiting for—the seasonal opening of The Pond at Southlands! Dig out your ice skates and get ready to glide and spin! Or if you’re a newbie to the sport, you can rent a pair of skates! Come out before the Tree Lighting and Holiday Parade and make a day of it! 

The Pond Ice Rink at Southlands, 6155 S. Main St., Aurora
Sat., 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.; Sun., 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Cost: $3.50 – $8.50
Phone: 303-627-5000

What’s better than an antique show? An antique show in an air and space hangar! Once again, Antiques at the Hangar returns to Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum in conjunction with Nancy Johnson Events. Check out a wide range of merchandise from all over the country, including fine art, lass and pottery, jewelry, furniture, Americana, vintage, pop culture, textiles, Colorado history, books, and more!

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, 7711 E. Academy Blvd., Denver
Sat., 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Sun., 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tickets: $7-$9
Phone: 303-360-5360

Plenty to do in the Southshore Area!

The entertainment choices near the master-planned community of Southshore run the gamut of music, comedy and fun things to do. This could be the weekend you take a tour through the amazing models from Toll Brothers, Richmond American Homes or Century Communities in ranch and two-story designs. You’ll find the perfect fit for you and your family, lakeside at Southshore, priced between the upper $300s and the $700s.