July 20, 2017
It’s show time in and around Southshore with a two-day Global Dance Festival, a first-class Colorado jazz performance, a screening of The Incredibles at the Lakehouse, Michelle Obama live at the Pepsi Center and a motorcycle rally to benefit a fallen hero. So many entertainment and recreation choices to experience – choose wisely and enjoy your weekend!
TODAY/TONIGHT, Thursday, July 20
This exercise discipline dates back to ancient India, yoga involves moving the body through a series of positions and stretches, while focusing on breathing. Yoga benefits include increased energy levels, greater muscle tone and strength, and better balance. Southshore residents receive two free fitness classes per week. Non-Residents must pay $7 per class, or $5 per class with a purchase of a five-visit punch card.
The Lakehouse, 27151 E. Lakeview Dr., Aurora
Taking their name from a small mountain town in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, Dotsero means “something unique” according to legend, but to jazz fans worldwide Dotsero means contemporary jazz at its best! Full of lively energy and spontaneity that few artists in the genre have been able to match, Dotsero as much fun to watch as they are to listen to! The band has performed at major jazz festivals; from Red Rocks Amphitheatre to The Cancun Jazz Festival – crisscrossing the nation to present their exciting brand of jazz! Visit the Kid’s Corral with a variety of activities each week to keep the little ones entertained!
Southlands Mall, Town Square, Aurora
Thursday-Saturday, July 20-22
JUDY BLUME PLAY
Bring the family to entertaining play from the pen of Judy Blume, the author who timelessly taps into the adolescent psyche. Young Peter Hatcher must deal with sibling rivalry and mischief and best friend adventures in his attempts to deal with his impossible little brother, Fudge. Based on the popular Judy Blume book, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing is a funny look at family life and the troubles that can only be caused by a younger sibling.
Aurora Fox Arts Center, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora
Tues.-Fri., 10:00 a.m.
Friday, July 21
KIDS’ NIGHT OUT
We call it Kids’ Night Out, but it’s parents’ night out too! Drop your kids by The Lakehouse for dinner and a movie while you paint the town red. Or stay at home with Netflix. The kids will be watching The Incredibles the Pixar animated movie about a family of undercover superheroes, who are trying to live a quiet suburban life, but are forced into action to save the world. Kids will have games and crafts with dinner provided, and will get to watch a movie in our movie theater. Parents can relax with the night off for $15 for one child, and $10 for additional children.
The Lakehouse, 27151 E. Lakeview Dr., Aurora
An Evening of Magic and Illusion with Jeff Jenson and Harwood & Woodward – the Magical Duo. This show promises to be jam-packed with fast-paced action, Las Vegas- styled magic acts and some good old comedy! See doves, cards and parasols appear out of nowhere, a woman sawed into thirds and more! This family friendly show is suitable for all ages.
The Bug Theater 3654 Navajo Street, Denver
Friday-Saturday, July 21-22
GLOBAL DANCE FESTIVAL
For 15 years, the Global Dance Festival has been transforming ordinary venues into an all-out music festival experience with a carnival atmosphere. This year the Sports Authority Field is the venue, complete with multiple massive stages, carnival games, shade zones, stage-side cabanas, an art park with massive installations and a food truck village PLUS more than 36 artists and groups performing over the two-day event.
Sports Authority Field at Mile High, 1701 Bryant St., Denver
Tickets $149 for two day pass
Friday-Sunday, July 21-23
The Terrance McNally drama, It’s Only a Play, is the story of a playwright’s career hanging in the balance on opening night. Wringing his hands with the new producer, a doped-up diva, the talented director, a sarcastic drama critic and naive coat-check attendant. For audiences aged 17 and older due to strong language.
Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m., Sun., 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 22
RIDE, RALLY & SHOW!
The Ride, Rally & Show is a benefit ride for Douglas County Sheriff’s Department Detective Dan Brite who was shot and paralyzed from the waist down while responding to a suicidal man in September 2016. Aurora Police MET Unit will lead a fully-escorted ride that will take about an hour (route TBD). Since there were over 130 riders in last year’s event, organizers split the event into two separate ride start times to ensure everyone’s safety. The motorcycles rides are followed by a motorcycle and car show, with food, music, vendors, drawings, and face paintings for the kids.
Motorcycle Depot, 600 Telluride, Aurora
8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Entry Fee: $25 per rider
Come and learn about the history, technology and concept of space transportation as presented by former Lockheed Martin engineer Stephen Kelly, Martin Sagara, formerly of Sierra Nevada Corporation, and Christopher Allison, a systems engineer with Sierra Nevada Corporation. The first 40 minutes of the lecture will be a deep dive into what led to the creation of NASA’s space shuttle program, an overview of NASA’s HL-20 concept and how that has transformed into the modern-day Dream Chaser® spacecraft developed by Sierra Nevada Corporation. The last 20 minutes will be a walking tour around Wings’ Dream Chaser mock-up. Members get in free, but an RSVP is recommended.
Wings over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, Harrison Ford Theater,
7711 E. Academy Blvd., Denver
CONCERT IN THE PARK!
The air will be filled with the sounds of salsa and Latin jazz from the Conjunto Colores Orchestra, an upbeat, energetic band that specializes in “hard salsa” emphasizing strong percussion and horns over vocals. The band has opened for such greats as Tito Puente, Bob James, Willie Colon and Ruben Blades, and performed at countless festivals and Cinco de Mayo celebrations. Food trucks on site include Freddy’s Cuisine with Latin and Colombian food, Pavy’s with gourmet sandwiches and Gigi’s Cupcakes.
Aurora Municipal Center Great Lawn, 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy, Aurora
THE TWO MARTINS
This may truly be “An Evening You Will Never Forget,” as Steve Martin, actor, writer, comedian, musician, producer joins Martin Short, also an actor and comedian, for a one-night only show. Their performance will include stand-up, film clips, musical numbers and conversations about their lives in show business. Martin and Short will also be joined by the Grammy-winning Steep Canyon Rangers, the bluegrass band with which Martin frequently performs.
Bellco Theatre, 700 14th St., Denver
A TASTE OF JAZZ
Denver’s premier contemporary big band performs a very special tribute to Dizzy Gillespie featuring Brad Goode at the beautiful Historic Grant Avenue community center. Enjoy small batch beer and urban wines before listening to the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra perform in A Taste of Jazz. Trumpet legend Dizzy Gillespie, one of the most influential figures of jazz and bebop in the 20th century, is known for his “swollen” cheeks and signature trumpet’s bell. Gillespie worked with musical greats like Cab Calloway, Ella Fitzgerald, Earl Hines, Charlie Parker and Duke Ellington. The Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra will perform popular tunes that include Oop Bob Sh’ Bam, Groovin’ High, Salt Peanuts, A Night in Tunisia and Johnny Come Lately.
Historic Grant Avenue, 216 S. Grant St., Denver
Monday-Friday, July 24-28
AIR AND SPACE CAMP
For students ages 8 to 12 interested in space travel and aviation, this summer camp will immerse them in exciting, daily activities inside a WWII-era Air Force hangar that is filled with over 50 types of aircraft and space vehicles. By designing water rockets, a Martian Settlement, and gliders, campers will learn to troubleshoot some of the challenges tackled by aerospace engineers. Campers and their parents can take advantage of before and after care if desired, from 7:00-9:00 a.m. and from 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Wings over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, 7711 E. Academy Blvd., Denver
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
HISTORICAL SUMMER CAMP!
Join other campers, ages 8 to 12, for a week-long, half-day camp designed to engage your kids with their past. Campers hop on our trolley trailer, make butter, build a geodesic dome, make beaded bracelets, play “Monshimout,” fight for water rights, and compete to be the finest suburb in town as they discover Aurora’s history. Campers must bring a snack, water and sunscreen.
DeLaney Farm, 170 S. Chambers Rd., Aurora
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Cost: $110 ($90 Residents)
Tuesday, July 25
MICHELLE OBAMA SPEAKS
Former First Lady Michelle Obama will speak at the 30th anniversary of The Women’s Foundation of Colorado (WFCO) event next week. The Together celebration will raise funds to advance and accelerate economic opportunities for Colorado women and their families and will include a live conversation with Mrs. Obama, moderated by WFCO President and CEO Lauren Y. Casteel.
Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Cir., Denver
Wednesday, July 26
SUMMER IN THE CITY
Join neighbors and friends for a few hours of fun, entertainment, games and food. It’s a great way to get the kids outside this summer with free, healthy snacks, inflatables, board and field games, plus an opportunity to get in a little golf. A gymnastics demonstration will show kids some new moves, and the library will be represented, with plenty of fun crafts for the kids!
Mission Viejo Park, S. Mission Pkwy. near S. Chambers and E. Hampden, Aurora
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Show Your Stuff in Southshore
Aurora’s lakeside master-planned community of Southshore is an amazing array of new homes from Colorado’s top builders. Just minutes from the Aurora Reservoir and a recreational water wonderland are the beautiful new models from Richmond American Homes, and the latest designs from Century Communities in The Hills at Southshore. Come and explore life at the lake, priced from the upper $300s to the $700s.