Stage Shows, Outdoor Movies, Concerts and More!

August 2, 2018

If you haven’t seen the Dead Sea Scrolls and the companion 3D movie, Jerusalem, beat the heat and enjoy this hot spot in the comfort of the Museum of Nature and Science! Or catch one of three big shows in an air-conditioned theatre at DCPA before they leave town! If you do venture outside, make it an evening concert under the stars, with waves of cool music washing over you! There are plenty of ways to stay cool in the Denver and Aurora area this weekend!

TODAY/TONIGHT, Thursday, August 2

This world-renowned blues band has been performing to much acclaim for 33 years, headlining at major international festivals and playing as the back-up band for Garth Brooks, Bonnie Raitt, Vince Gill, Amy Grant and many more!

Don’t miss your chance to see this legendary band when they perform a FREE concert at Southlands!

Southlands, 6155 S. Main St., Aurora
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE

This dynamic and musically-rich show includes a wide spectrum of styles and genres including jazz, funk, R&B, pop and more. With an amazing rhythm section and iconic vocalists, the Motown Review is one of the most entertaining shows you’ll find in Denver!

Stapleton’s Conservatory Green, 49th Pl. and Valentia St., Denver
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Tickets: FREE
Phone: 303-388-0724

Thursday-Saturday, August 2-4

If you are a Saturday Night Live fan, you will recognize Alex Moffat as part of the current cast, but he’s also appeared in the Showtime series, Billions, as well as a recent NBC sketch comedy pilot. Moffat is also an actor and can be seen in the films A Conspiracy on Jekyll Island with Minnie Driver and Uncle John with John Ashton. 

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, August 2-5

A different kind of 3D film, this exquisite movie transports you to the Holy Land with rare and breathtaking footage of one of the world’s most fascinating cities. Walk with archaeologists as they reveal some of the mysteries of the Old City. Discover why this tiny piece of land is sacred to three major religions through the stories of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim families who call Jerusalem home. This stunning film is a perfect complement to the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition.

Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver
1:00 and 4:00 p.m.
Tickets: $17.95 – $23.95 (including Museum Admission)
Phone: 303-370-6000

Despite its historical significance, the Middle East is not the easiest destination, now more than ever. So when artifacts from this region come to you, you won’t want to miss them! The Denver Museum of Nature and Science offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see authentic Dead Sea Scrolls, ancient manuscripts that include the oldest known Biblical documents dating back over 2,000 years! 

The largest collection of artifacts from Israel ever assembled for display will allow guests to explore the traditions, beliefs and iconic objects of ancient Israel that continue to impact world cultures today. There are over 500 authentic objects including inscriptions, weapons, terra cotta figures and remains of religious symbols. 
Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver
Thurs./Fri., 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tickets: $6-$9 (in addition to regular museum admission or membership)
Phone: 303-370-6000

This gorgeous new production of one of the most famous musicals in history is only in town through this weekend! It may be well-known, but this inspiring musical drama never loses its magic! Direct from its acclaimed Broadway revival, Les Misérables is set against the backdrop of 19th-century France. 

Featuring the beloved songs, I Dreamed A Dream, On My Own, Stars, Bring Him Home, One Day More, and many more, this epic and uplifting story has been reimagined with dazzling scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo! 

Buell Theatre/DCPA, 1350 Curtis St., Denver
Thurs./Fri./Sat./Sun., 7:30 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $35-$150
Phone: 800-641-1222

This classic Sondheim musical, winner of 5 Tony Awards including Best Original Score (1988) and Best Revival of A Musical (2002), is a journey into the world of fairy tales. When a childless baker and his wife must break a magic spell in order to have a child, they find themselves on a quest into the woods, where they meet up with all kinds of fairytale characters also seeking to fulfill their own wishes and dreams. Into the Woods is a magical reminder that life is an unpredictable journey— “to mind, to heed, to find, to think, to teach, to join”—and that no one is alone.

Space Theatre/DCPA, Speer Blvd. & Arapahoe St., Denver
Thurs./Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $29
Phone: 800-641-1222

This hilarious romantic comedy takes place at a “Meet the Author” event at a local university auditorium, where the author of Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man will do anything to promote his outrageous book, enlisting the help of a hunky stage assistant. The straight and straight-laced moderator of the event has never quite encountered any of the shenanigans about to be unleashed onstage!  

Garner Galleria Theatre/DCPA, 14th & Curtis, Denver
Thurs./Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $39-$49
Phone: 800-641-1222

Friday, August 3

Don’t miss the last dive-in movie of the summer at Elitch Gardens. Head over to Island Kingdom Water Park Friday night after the Water Park closes (6:00 p.m.) with the exception of the Wave Pool, where you can float and watch Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. You know the story, right? T Four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game’s jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji – you must survive it! The movie starts around 7:30 p.m. and is free with any park admission or Season Pass.

Elitch Gardens, 2000 Elitch Circle, Denver
7:30 p.m.
Cost: Park Admission

There’s not a better way to spend a warm summer evening than by watching a classic comedy outside under the stars! Bring the entire family to Founders Green Park at Stapleton and enjoy Honey I Shrunk the Kids, the 1989 film starring Rick Moranis as an inventor who inadvertently (you guessed it!) shrinks his kids. This is a fun, FREE way to spend a summer evening!

Founders Green Park, 29th Ave & Roslyn St, Denver
Dusk (approximately 9:00 p.m.)
Cost: FREE
Phone: 303-388-0724

Friday-Sunday, August 3-5

This Neil Simon comedy is about two old vaudevillians who worked together for over forty years but parted ways after a falling out. When a network show invites them both to appear on a segment of the History of Comedy, their reunion is poignant—and hilarious! The show is appropriate for audiences of all ages.

Vintage Theatre Productions, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora
Thurs./Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:30 p.m.
Tickets: $32
Phone: 303-856-7830

Saturday, August 4

If you’re looking for a certified 5K course that’s a BolderBOULDER qualifier, and you want to support a great cause, then look no further than the 4th Annual Run for the Ring 5K and Fun Run! 

This event brings together Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes patients, loyal supporters, and running enthusiasts to run for the brass ring—the cure. Proceeds support programs and research at the Children’s Diabetes Foundation and Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes. Registration includes breakfast bites, timing chip (5K only) race bib, gift bag, awards ceremony, and Run for the Ring t-shirt.

Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes, 1775 Aurora Court, Aurora
7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $10-$30
Phone: 303-863-1200

The country superstar is back with his What Makes You Country tour, “a stomping Southern-rock assertion of down-home cred that says, essentially, country is an expression that comes in many shapes and sizes” (Rolling Stone). 

With R&B influenced singles, rollicking sing-along drinking songs, and the uncomplicated nostalgia of his hit single, Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset, Luke Bryan delivers the feel-good concert of the summer!

Sports Authority Field at Mile High, 1701 Bryant St., Denver
4:00-7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $29-$149
Phone:  720-258-3000

Sunday, August 5

This hands-on workshop will have you creating your own intricate pieces of wearable art! Using a simple miniature handmade loom and natural, plant-based fibers in an array of gorgeous colors, and maybe a bit of vintage sparkle, you will weave a one-of-a-kind necklace pendant and leave the class wearing it!

Taught by Sarah Neubert, the class will cover basic techniques that are applicable to all types of weaving, and you’ll take with you a small handbook with everything you need to know to continue your newly begun journey. Light snacks, tea, and coffee will be served.

The Craftsman and Apprentice, 1325 E. 22nd Ave. Denver
2:00-4:30 p.m.
Cost: $65
Phone: 720-515-8611 

Wednesday, August 8

When the sun goes down, the big screen goes up! Set up your lawn chair under the stars for Mary Poppins. Jane and Michael the children of the wealthy and uptight Banks family, are faced with the prospect of a new nanny. But they are pleasantly surprised by the arrival of the magical Mary Poppins (Julie Andrews) and with her embark on a series of fantastical adventures. The preshow entertainment starts at 7:30 p.m. and the movie begins at dusk.

Southlands Shopping Center, 6155 S. Main St., Aurora
7:30-10:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE

Convenient to Everything: in Southshore!

There’s a reason they say location, location, location. And the master-planned community of Southshore is not only close to shopping, dining and entertainment at Southland and other Aurora venues, it’s convenient to downtown. Visit the amazing models from Toll Brothers, Century Communities, and Richmond American Homes. Ranch and two-story models in the amenity-rich community are priced from the upper $300s to the $700s.