Show Up for Fun This Weekend

August 17, 2017

This weekend is a bonanza of activity with dream home tours, a screening of Hoodwinked, the Broadway show Frozen, a pet expo, and Aurora’s own Global Fest! You won’t want to miss a minute of it near the master-planned community of Southshore.

TODAY/TONIGHT, Thursday, August 17

Looky loos, this one’s for you! The Parade of Homes, the hallmark event hosted by the Home Builders Association of Metro Denver (HBA), returns this summer for its 32nd year. This summer tradition is an eye-popping home show that allows you to go wherever and whenever you want through September 4. Discover more than 60 newly- designed model homes, custom homes, and luxury dream homes located in neighborhoods throughout the greater Denver metropolitan area. This free event is a wonderful opportunity for potential home buyers to survey the options, and for anyone looking for ideas and inspiration in home décor and design.

Various Locations
11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Through a partnership with Southlands Shopping Center, the YMCA is hosting this week’s Cub Club event, Watercolors with DAVA (Downtown Aurora Visual Arts). Kids ages 3 to 10 can join Southlands for Cub Club-themed events, just click here to sign up and learn about special Cub Club monthly events and activities. Each Cub Club member will receive the Club newsletter and during your child’s birth month, each child will get their very own birthday surprise! One treat per child per year.

NEW YMCA at Southlands, E. Commons Ave. west of Main Street, Aurora
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Phone: 720-870-2221

Over 70 years after the world brought charges against individuals for their actions in World War II, crimes against humanity are still part of the fabric of the world in which we live (ISIS, Syria, etc.). Join Active Minds as they look back at the Nuremberg Trials and trace the impact on how the world views war crimes today. What is the legacy of the trials and how does it apply to events in the modern world? What are the current challenges of implementing this area of international law?

Windsor Gardens, 597 S. Clinton St., Denver
2:00-3:00 p.m.

Back by popular demand to close out the Sounds of Southlands concert series: The Nacho Men! Formed in 1980 this group has used its special blend of dance music, costume changes, choreography and side splitting humor to keep all generations of fans coming back for their high energy interactive rock and roll show!  Just remember to keep an eye on the stage to catch the wacky antics and guest “superstar” performers who frequent The Nacho Men shows!

Southlands Mall, Town Square, Aurora
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Free Admission

Thursday-Sunday, August 17-20

Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus Live!, is a one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up. This light-hearted theatrical comedy is based on the New York Times best-selling book by John Gray. It moves swiftly through a series of vignettes about the differences between men and women and covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom.

Garner Galleria Theatre, DCPA, Arapahoe and 14th Streets, Denver
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $39+

This summer, Denver is home to Disney’s new Broadway-bound musical Frozen and you can be among the first to see it! Inspired by the hit award-winning film, Frozen will feature more music, incredible stagecraft, and the epic story you love – now told as a full-length Broadway musical.

Buell Theatre, DCPA, Champa and 13th Streets, Denver
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $25-$100

Friday, August 18

Viewhouse Centennial  hosts Music on the Green, featuring Rascal Martinez and his band. Hailing from a small town in Nebraska, young Rascal Martinez began playing music at a young age in the family basement, learning guitar and drums and playing alongside his older brother. Throughout school, Rascal continued to develop his craft and began writing his own music, which channels an eclectic mixture of Americana and folk.

Viewhouse Centennial, 7101 S. Clinton St., Centennial
6:00-9:00 p.m.

Bring the kids to the Lakehouse for dinner and a movie while you enjoy a night out or a night in to yourselves! This week we’re showing Hoodwinked, the 2005 animated Weinstein Company film about Little Red Riding Hood, the big bad Wolf, the Woodsman and Granny, who all tell police about the events leading up to their encounter.

Kids will have games and crafts with food provided, and then watch a movie in our movie theater.  Parents can relax with the night off for $15 for the first child, and $10 for additional children. 

The Lakehouse, 27151 E. Lakeview Dr., Aurora
6:00-10:00 p.m.
Cost: $10-$15
Phone: 720-870-2221

Saturday, August 19

Join Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum in partnership with Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) Young Eagles Program as the museum offers free flights to kids ages 8 to 17. Every third Saturday of the month kids will experience their first flight with a registered and certified Colorado pilot at the Centennial Airport location to introduce and inspire kids in the world of aviation. RSVP here.

Denver Jet Center, E. County Line Rd. off Isbill Dr., Englewood
8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

The Bride-to-Bride Flea Market connects recent brides to the newly engaged for a bit of retail therapy. This event provides the opportunity for those just married to sell their wedding items directly to brides-to-be. Find all your wedding décor at a great price: centerpieces, ornamentation, signs and much more, all under one roof.  This is a CASH ONLY event so come ready to bargain hunt, haggle and barter!

The Summit Conference and Event Center, 411 S. Sable Blvd., Aurora
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Being a miniaturist means knowing how to things that go inside and outside a miniature structure. Learn about scale, design, and problem-solving while you are immersed into the art of creating a miniature outdoor scene. Reservations are required and must be made before the event. The workshop can be purchased as a birthday party or scout outing if ample room remains. There must be five attendees for the workshop to go proceed. If the workshop does not meet the minimum interest level, refunds will be offered.

Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys, 1880 Gaylord St., Denver
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Cost: $10-$12
Phone: 303-322-1053

showGLOBAL FEST 2017
The city of Aurora, Colorado invites you to experience fantastic flavors, cultural experiences and artistic expressions from around the world at Global Fest. With food from The Pikine Grill, Arepes House, Saj Mediterranean Grill, Lady Di’s Authentic Nigerian Cuisine (and more!) you won’t go hungry! And you’d better show up thirsty! The World Beer Market will offer different beverages with brewing techniques and flavors from around the world. All beers are globally inspired and locally-made. Entertainment on the main stage will include the Shaolin Hung Mei Lion Dance troupe, Orquesta La Brava and Grammy®-winning Morgan Heritage, an authentic reggae band comprised of the five children of reggae artist Denroy Morgan.

Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy, Aurora
1:00-9:00 p.m.

Saturday-Sunday, August 19-20

The Denver Pet Expo is the place to bring your pet and stroll the National Western Complex to learn about volunteerism, grooming, behavior and training, pet care, traveling with your pet, different types of breeds, VET FAQs and more! With more exhibitors than you can wag your tail at, your pet can compete in a costume contest, prize giveaways and interact with dozens of rescue groups looking to place pets in forever homes. Plus, free nail trims for your pets and discounted vaccination, microchipping and heartworm/flea preventatives! Don’t miss the pet show and expo for you and your two and/or four-legged friends!

National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St., Denver
Sat., 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Sun., 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Free Admission

Sunday, August 20

It’s the 11th Annual Incredible, Edible Gluten-Free Food Fair, a celebration with lots of gluten-free products from vendors who will offer samples for the trying and the buying. In addition, there will be kids’ activities, a silent auction with several gluten-free gift baskets, plus deals on gluten-free products. See the current list of vendors scheduled to show off their tasty goods.

Denver Mart, 451 E. 58th Ave., Denver
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
$10 per household

Monday, August 21

The Make Math Fun camp will change the way your children think about math and help them with a little preparation for the coming school year. This all-day class will give kids confidence in math with extra practice learning basic facts. Teachers will help lay the foundation of math by playing games like Jenga and stacking cups to help kids learn the basics. Plus, kids attending this math camp will receive a take-home a math toolbox to play and practice at home!

The Lakehouse/Library, 27151 E. Lakeview Dr., Aurora
9:00 a.m.-3:15 p.m.
Tuition: $35-$40
Phone: 720-870-2221

Tuesday, August 22

Somalia’s history is a story of Colonialism yielding to authoritarianism dissolving into anarchy. Chaos has reigned since the early 1990s with rampant wars between rival clans, with no functional government in charge. Severe famine prompted the United Nations and the U.S. to intervene with decidedly mixed results. Lately, the Islamist extremist group Shabab has added another challenge to the mix. Join Active Minds as they examine Somalia’s troubled path.
Garden Plaza of Aurora, 14221 E. Evans Ave., Aurora

1:30-3:30 p.m.
Phone: 303-750-0820

Let Us Show You Southshore!

If you like the idea of living lakeside in a thoughtfully designed, master-planned community, let us show you Southshore. You’ll love the lake, the Lakehouse, local amenities, and our proximity to shopping and entertainment. Tour the beautiful new models from Richmond American Homes, and the latest designs from Century Communities in The Hills at Southshore. It’s life at the lake priced from the upper $300s to the $700s.