Space Camp, Dr. Seuss and Boz Scaggs!

June 16, 2022

Enjoy comedy, theater performances, art and music, in and around Aurora and in nearby Denver. And coming soon – Sheryl Crowe and Chris Stapleton!

TODAY/TONIGHT, Thursday, June 16

Tunisia is Denver Colorado’s only event band that had appearances at both major political party conventions in Tampa, Charlotte, Cleveland, and Philadelphia. We are also involved in multiple local and national charity events, along with featured weddings throughout the country

With unique chemistry and a sound that only comes from working as a cohesive and stable unit, Tunisia’s setlist boasts over 300 songs, including hits from Earth Wind and Fire, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Bruno Mars, Maroon 5, Sam Cooke, Journey, Led Zeppelin and more. Tunisia is a high-energy entertainment group that consistently gets the party started every time! Their dynamic show covers many styles, ranging from Current Hits to Classic Rock, R&B to Disco, Motown to Hip-Hop, Standard Jazz to Swing. Their charming enthusiasm, professional choreography, and high energy are infectious to all audiences and are guaranteed to make you want to dance!

Southlands Town Square, 6155 S. Main St., Aurora
6:00 p.m.
Info: 303-627-5000

Register now for an upcoming week of space camp at Wings Over the Rockies. Engineering for Mars is a follow up to the Denver-location/Air and Space Museum’s popular Mars-themed camps, and is designed to prepare future astronauts, scientists, and engineers for all the challenges (and rewards) the Red Planet has to offer. 

Skyward is for campers who are serious about aviation (but might be a little too young to began their training). This session at the Centennial location offers an in-depth look at airplanes and helicopters, airport operations, and a chance to interact with aviation professionals who believe that it’s never too early to get started. Campers will work on projects and activities focused on aviation while also making sure that campers have a memorable, fun-filled experience.

Air and Space Museum/Wings over the Rockies – Two Locations
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Registration: $399

Thursday-Saturday, June 16-18

Kelsey Cook recently shot her new half-hour special for season 2 of Unprotected Sets on Epix. She can also be seen on A Little Late with Lilly Singh. Kelsey made her late-night debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and her Comedy Central debut on This is Not Happening. 

She has spent the last four years touring in over 60 cities across the country with Jim Norton. Kelsey splits her time between LA and New York. She is a regular guest on the Jim and Sam Show on SiriusXM. Kelsey co-hosts the Self-Helpless podcast with fellow comedians, Taylor Tomlinson and Delanie Fischer. It is regularly on the iTunes Top Comedy Charts with featured guests like Brian Regan and Bert Kreischer.

Kelsey is recording her new special LIVE on Saturday, June 18! No phones will be allowed during these shows and we will be using Yondr.

Denver Comedy Works, 1226 15th Street Denver
Thurs., 8:00 p.m., Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. 
Tickets: $15-$23

Thursday-Sunday, June 16-19

The exhibition immerses audiences of all ages in interactive scenes inspired by the beloved film. Now, the park that was only a promise comes to life right before your eyes.

– Discover the science of Jurassic World
– Meet the most adorable baby dinos
– Get up-close and personal with velociraptors
– Come face to face with life-size dinosaurs

Don’t miss this awe-inspiring journey into Jurassic World: The Exhibition, for a limited time in Denver.

National Western Center, 5004 National Western Dr., Denver
Weekdays: 11:00 a.m.-6-8:00 pm.; Weekends: 10:00 a.m.-7-8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $19.50-$94.50

Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur, and glory! A world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment. Welcome to Moulin Rouge! The Musical! Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film comes to life onstage, remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza. Directed by Tony Award® winner Alex Timbers, Moulin Rouge! The Musical is a theatrical celebration of Truth, Beauty, Freedom, and — above all — Love. With a book by Tony Award® winner John Logan; music supervision, orchestrations, and arrangements by Tony Award® winner Justin Levine; and choreography by Tony Award® winner Sonya Tayeh, Moulin Rouge! is more than a musical — it is a state of mind.

Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St., Denver
Wed. & Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Thurs./Sat./Sun., 2:00 & 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $35-$130
Phone: 720-865-4220

Need to escape reality for an hour or two? The Dr. Seuss Experience is an imaginative and interactive immersion into the wondrous world of Dr. Seuss. This Seuss-tacular sensory spectacle takes you on a journey through nine different Dr. Seuss books, allowing you a chance to magically step into the pages of the books – sitting touching, petting the props and characters and losing yourself in the creativity of the traveling Dr. Seuss extravaganza. 

You can swing among Truffula Trees from The Lorax, make your way through a brilliant balloon-filled maze from Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, stroll through towering clovers listening for a Who from Horton Hears a Who!, or join the Circus McGurkus! Join us and meet the characters, live the stories, and experience Dr. Seuss like never before in this once in a lifetime experience not to be missed!CNN says it “will blow your mind,” and Buzzfeed calls it, “The next big Instagram trend.”

Centennial Promenade, 9667 E. County Line Rd., Centennial
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tickets: $45

Over 5,000 years ago, one of the most advanced and preeminent civilizations developed along the River Nile. Ever since, ancient Egypt’s fascinating pharaohs, pyramids, temples and extraordinary art and culture has captivated peoples’ imagination all over the world.  Experience everyday life in one of the most storied cultures in human history—the private, public and secret spaces—through hundreds of artifacts, stunning artwork and engaging interactives for insights into ancient Egyptian people and their impact on our own culture.

Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Tickets: $7-$9.50
Info: 303-370-6000

This globally acclaimed showcase features original and authenticated works associated with, arguably, the most intriguing and talked-about artist in modern history. On display are prints, canvasses, screen prints, sculptures, unique works and limited-edition pieces mainly dated between the years 1997 to 2008, the period which resulted in Banksy’s most recognizable and well-known works.

Banksy, whose identity remains a mystery is considered one of the world’s top political artists. In 2010, Time magazine selected the British artist for its list of the worlds’ 100 most influential people among the company of Barack Obama, Steve Jobs and Lady Gaga. Over the years, Banksy has carried out a considerable number of ‘pranks’. One of the biggest stories in the art world recently was Banksy having his “Girl with Balloon” painting go through the shredder just moments after the work was sold for nearly $1.4 million at auction.

The exhibit features iconic works such as ‘Girl and Balloon’, ‘Flower Thrower’ and ‘Rude Copper’ alongside some of Banksy’s lesser known masterpieces. Banksy is most infamous for his outdoor art which can be found in streets all around the world. Banksy’s indoor pieces – original and unique works on canvas, wood and paper – have been less exposed and are also on display at this exhibition. “Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.” -Banksy

Denver Sports Castle, 1001 N. Broadway
Tickets: $35
Afternoon and Evening Times

Friday-Sunday, June 17-19

When Ann and Rachelle meet for dinner, there’s already tension in the friendship they’ve built on their common experience navigating academia as black women. At first, it’s easy to overlook odd things like the single water glass they’re offered, or the mysterious server who keeps assigning points to their conversational gambits. But as the hunger sets in, the two professors find themselves the unknowing stars of an absurdist dinner theater performance of black plight. A sharp, surreal satire about who gets a place at the table.

Vintage Theater, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora
Fri.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:30 p.m.
Tickets: $20
Phone: 303-856-7830

Saturday, June 18

summerThe Southlands Farmers Market is an annual tradition that we look forward to every May. The Market features the freshest local and seasonal fruits and vegetables, unique food items, fresh baked breads, jams and jellies and handmade crafts from local artisans and much more!

8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Saturday-Sunday, June 18-19

Blue-eyed soul, classic rock and jazz singer Boz Scaggs was born William Royce Scaggs on June 8, 1944 in Canton, Ohio. His family relocated to Oklahoma before settling in Plano, Texas. He then attended a private school in nearby Dallas where he got the nickname “Bosley” — later shortened to “Boz” — which was given to him by a schoolmate.

Scaggs is a Grammy-winning, chart-topping blues, jazz, and R&B singer/songwriter and was guitarist and occasional lead singer with the Steve Miller Band in the 1960s. In the ’70s he gained fame with several solo Top 20 hit singles, including the hits “Lido Shuffle” and “Lowdown” from the critically acclaimed multi-platinum proto-disco breakthrough album Silk Degrees (1976), which peaked at number two in the Top 200.

In 2012, Scaggs toured with Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen and the Doobie Brothers’ Michael McDonald as a member of Dukes of September Rhythm Revue. He still continues to actively tour every summer and is considered one of the great blue-eyed soul singers. “Music has been a constant companion and I’m feeling more free with it than ever,” Scaggs comments. “I feel like I’ve found my voice through all these years, and I’ve gotten closer to where I want to be with my approach.”

Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm, Denver
Doors Open: 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $60-$120
Phone: 303-623-0106

Sunday, June 19

“Smooth, relaxing, and sure to bring a smile to your face.” – Taste Music
“I love them. They are so whimsical and floaty” – Eric Frees from KissMeI’mIRIE

That’s the sounds you’ll hear – it’s as if Bob Marley jumped down the rabbit hole and started a band with Alice in Wonderland. Oh Like WOW is a reggae jazz band that plays covers and originals. They sing songs about peace, love and butterflies, so if that’s your genre of music spend some time on Father’s Day immersed in positive vibrations. You’ll hear melodies like Three Little Birds and Stir It Up by Bob Marley, Ketchy Shuby by Peter Tosh, One Day by Common Kings,
Wade in Your Water by Common Kings, Fever by Peggy Lee and Wear Your Love Like Heaven by Donovan.

Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora
3:00 p.m.

If you aren’t familiar with Ben Roy, he’s been taking comedy audiences by storm since 2004, bringing an unparalleled energy and unique voice to the stage. Often compared to Lewis Black or Bill Hicks due to his passionate, ranting approach, Roy has a style that is definitively his own.

Roy cut his comedic teeth here in Denver at Comedy Works. Since then, he has been selected to perform at many comedy festivals and has been featured on HBO’s Funny as Hell series; as well as on the Comedy Central shows Adam DeVine’s House PartyCorporate@midnight, and This Is Not Happening. Ben has released three stand-up comedy albums and was listed as one of Variety’s Top 10 Comics to Watch in 2015. Along with fellow Denver Comedians Adam Cayton-Holland and Andrew Orvedahl, Ben created, wrote and starred in three seasons of TruTV’s original comedy series Those Who Can’t. In addition to stand-up comedy, Roy is a prolific musician, currently the lead singer of SPELLS.

Denver Comedy Works, 1226 15th Street Denver
7:00 p.m. 
Tickets: $18

NEXT WEEK: Tuesday-Sunday, June 21-26

On Tuesday, June 21 – book your tickets now – you can see see Chris Can-Take-A-Punch Rock! Christopher Julius Rock was born in Andrews, South Carolina and raised in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York. He is the son of Rosalie (Tingman), a teacher and social worker for the mentally handicapped, and Julius Rock, a truck driver and newspaper deliveryman, whose own father was a preacher.

Rock made his big screen debut in Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) and spent three years on the cast of Saturday Night Live (1975). With a career spanning more than three decades, Chris Rock has enjoyed ongoing success in both film and television. Rock is a four-time Emmy and three-time Grammy award-winning producer, writer, actor, director, best-selling author, and comedian.

Bellco Theatre, 700 14th St., Denver
2:00 p.m. (Doors Open at 1:00)
Tickets: $34-$77
Phone: 303-778-1500

Thursday-Saturday, June 23-25

Between Comedy Central, HBO and Showtime, Dana Gould has six solo stand-up comedy specials to his credit. He has appeared on Late Show with David LettermanJimmy Kimmel LiveConanMaron, and Real Time with Bill Maher.

As an actor, Dana has had memorable turns on SeinfeldParks and Recreation and was one of the few actors to play his live-action self on Family Guy. He was a cast member on Mob City. Most recently he’s been featured on horror anthology Creepshow and the TV show, Black Monday.

Dana was a writer and performer on the original The Ben Stiller Show and maintains an equally active career as a writer. joined the staff of The Simpsons, where he was a co-executive producer and performed several voices for the show. Dana was also a producer on NBC’s Parks and Rec.  stand-up remains a focal point of Dana’s career, and he continues to perform regularly across the country. His monthly podcast, The Dana Gould Hour, frequently resides in iTunes’ top ten comedy downloads.

Denver Comedy Works, 1226 15th Street Denver
Thurs., 8:00 p.m., Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. 
Tickets: $17-$25

Friday, June 24

Don’t miss Elitch’s first Dive-In Movie of the season – Encanto! Shown in the Island Kingdom Water Park. This Disney animated movie tells the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia, in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift from super strength to the power to heal-every child except one, Mirabel. But when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is in danger, Mirabel decides that she, the only ordinary Madrigal, might just be her exceptional family’s last hope. Movies are free with any park admission or Season Pass.

Elitch Gardens, 2000 Elitch Circle, Denver
7:30 p.m.
Movies are free with Park Admission
Tickets and Season Passes

Saturday, June 25

Born and raised in Kentucky, Chris Stapleton is an American musician who spent years in Nashville as a sought-after songwriter, furnishing songs for numerous artists. Easy to spot due to his signature long hair and prodigious beard, he became a major star in the autumn of 2015 when his debut solo album, Traveller, practically swept the CMAs. Traveller subsequently went platinum and Stapleton followed it up by drawing on his own vast repertoire of songs. In May 2017, he released From a Room: Volume 1, which won the CMA award for Album of the Year. In November 2017, he released From a Room: Volume 2. He names Ricky Skaggs, Keith Whitley, and Dwight Yoakam, fellow Kentuckians, as some of his early influences. “It’s almost genetic in that you don’t have an existence that doesn’t involve their music,” he says. 

Courtesy: Showtime

Sheryl Crow began her career by recording jingles for advertising clients, before becoming a backup singer for stars like Michael Jackson and Rod Stewart. She hit the big time with her 1993 debut album Tuesday Night Music Club, and continued to rack up accolades and massive sales with follow-up efforts like Sheryl Crow and The Globe Sessions. With nine Grammy Awards under her belt, Crow’s successful battle against cancer made her a heroine to women everywhere. She is the mother of two sons and recently completed a documentary about her life – and how a mammogram saved it.

Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle , Denver
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $24-$4770

The Arts, Music and More Near Southshore!

Enjoy Life at the Lake in the master-planned community of Southshore—and find all sorts of  entertainment within easy reach! You can personalize your living space – just check out the beautiful model homes from Richmond American Homes and Century Communities. It’s easy to picture yourself in your own new home here, priced from the $500s to the $800s.