Summer Camps, Vintage Shopping and Hello Dolly!

March 28, 2019

With so many great summer camps for kids, it’s time to start signing up before there’s no space left! One of the most popular programs will have you wishing you were 10 years old again—the Air and Space Camps at Wings Over the Rockies. Plus new plays open this weekend, and you’ll have your pick of vintage shopping experiences — a flea market extravaganza and vintage toy super-show!

How would your 8 to 12-year-old like to spend a week on Mars? Or maybe decoding secret messages from WWII and learning all about the lives of flyboys and G.I. Janes? Or maybe exploring deep space travel? 

Registration is now open for week-long summer sessions at Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Camps, where kids will be immersed in a variety of aerospace and historical themed programs! They can choose from The Good Old Days, a trip back through time to the life and culture of the 1940s; Deep Space Adventures, a camp that focuses on exciting developments in space; Living on Mars, a week studying how we will travel to and live there; and a whole lot more! Camps run Monday-Friday, for one-week sessions starting May 28 through August 2. Sign up now to secure a spot!

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, 7711 E. Academy Blvd., Denver
Mon. – Fri., 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tickets: $299/person/week. Member and sibling discounts available. 
Phone: 303-360-5360


If you’re in the mood for a raucous night of stand-up, you don’t need to go far! The Black Actors Guild returns to The People’s Building for a night of improvisation and the most hilarious comedy in the neighborhood! With a cover of only $5, you’ll get a full evening of side-splitting entertainment and a fun night out with friends or your significant other. Due to mature content, this show is recommended for ages 18+. 

The People’s Building, 9995 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $5
Phone: 729-819-6680

Thursday-Saturday, March 28-30

For an LA-based up-and-coming comedian, don’t miss Beth Stelling, who was named a “Comic to Watch” by Time Out Magazine. You may have seen her on late night TV (Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live) or in the new Netflix series The Standups. See why Huffington Post calls her stand-up act “so accessible and smart.”

In October 2015, Beth filmed her Comedy Central half-hour stand-up special (now available on iTunes), and Vulture named it one of the “Best Stand-up Specials of 2015.” In conjunction with her Comedy Central special, Stelling released her second comedy album, Simply the Beth. 

Comedy Works-Downtown, 1226 15th St., Denver
Thurs. 8:00 p.m., Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m. & 9:45 p.m.
Tickets: $18-$26
Phone: 303-595-3637

Thursday-Sunday, March 28-31

What happens when an author writes about a family tragedy, putting a long-buried secret on the verge of publication in a memoir? Other Desert Cities, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, follows the story of Brooke, a writer who has returned home to Palm Springs to seek the blessing of her aging parents for the family exposé.

This explosive drama digs up a past perhaps best left buried and draws a line in the sand between what we are willing to sacrifice for those we love.

Pluss Theatre, Mizel Arts and Culture Center, 350 South Dahlia St., Denver
Thurs./Fri./Sat., 7:00 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $33-$38
Phone: 303-800-6578

When everyone from Vogue to the Washington Post to NPR is raving about this Tony Award-winning blockbuster revival, calling it “the best show of the year,” you know it’s a must-see event! Broadway legend Betty Buckley stars in Hello, Dolly, the show that is breaking box office records and receiving rave reviews across the board. 

This dazzling revival remains true to the spirit of the original work, paying tribute to the legendary director/choreographer Gower Champion. Rolling Stone calls it “a must-see event. A musical comedy dream. If you’re lucky enough to score a ticket, you’ll be seeing something historic. Wow, wow, wow, indeed!”

Buell Theatre/DCPA, Speer Blvd. & Arapahoe St., Denver
Thurs.- Sun.,7:30 p.m.; Thurs./Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $45-$185
Phone: 800-641-1222

More than a tribute to Mickey and Minnie, this powerful play is a testament to the healing power of family and faith. In a poignant performance, one actress plays all the roles in a drama that deals with the heartbreaking loss of the father and husband of a family. 

By going back to happier times—to a vintage family vacation in Disneyland—the play allows all the women in the family to grow up and move on in ways that honor the man and family they cherish.

Aurora Fox Arts Center, 9900 E. Colfax, Aurora
Thurs./Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $18-$33
Phone: 303-739-1970

Friday, March 29

Treat your kids to a special screening of the hilarious Beverly Hills Chihuahua, about a pampered pup from Beverly Hills (voiced by Drew Barrymore) who gets lost in a tough part of Mexico. The movie screening is the highlight of Kids Night Out at the Lakehouse, sponsored by the YMCA Southshore.

You can enjoy your own night out, knowing your kids are safe and well-cared for. In addition to the movie screening, the event provides dinner, arts and crafts, and games. It will be a fun-filled evening for potty-trained children through the age of 12! Registration is required.

The Lakehouse, YMCA Southshore, 27151 E. Lakeview Dr., Aurora
6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Cost: $15-$17
Phone: 720-870-2221 

A whimsical, magical take on the classic story, this is a whole new way of seeing Wonderland! You’ll embark on a journey of wild and wacky circus adventures along with Alice as she makes her way down the rabbit hole. Imagine the White Rabbit, Mad Hatter, Cheshire Cat, and Queen of Hearts played by acrobats, aerialists, jugglers, dancers and contortionists! This colorful narrative circus uses captivating live music and video arts to pull you into the adventure! Audiences of all ages will enjoy Alice at the circus!

Ellie Caulkins Opera House/DCPA, 1385 Curtis St., Denver
7:30-10:00 p.m.
Tickets: $35-$65
Phone: 720-865-4239

Friday-Saturday, March 29-30


The best vintage and antique shops come together in one spot at Market Beautiful! Vendors from Colorado and surrounding states bring their wares for the best shopping event of the year! With live music, food, a vintage fashion show, workshops, and kids’ activities, it’s an event the entire family will enjoy. Kids 12 and under get in FREE!

Vintage shopping enthusiasts can purchase a two-day pass, get first pick from the vendors, and enjoy a more leisurely shopping experience by purchasing the Friday night ticket, which also includes free parking for Friday night. If you prefer the discounted Saturday price, vendors re-stock overnight, so there will still be plenty of merchandise to choose from!

National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St., Denver
Fri., 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.; Sat., 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tickets: $7-$28
Phone: 208-640-4823

Friday-Sunday, March 29-31

The Colorado Symphony takes you on a stroll through an art museum with Mussorgsky’s sensory celebration of art. Written as tribute to the work of a late friend, Pictures at an Exhibition depicts ten paintings and is connected with a brilliant Promenade theme. The program also features guest violinist Augustin Hadelich, 2018 Musical America Instrumentalist of the Year, performing Barber’s lyrical Violin Concerto, and Ives’ Symphony No. 3, The Camp Meeting.

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

Sunday, March 31

Two fun favorites for the price of one! Fans of the popular Vintage Voltage Expo will enjoy wandering next door to check out the Toy & Doll Supershow—same day, same time, same admittance ticket! Collectibles including turntables, vinyl records, radios, amps, classic guitars, CDs, cassette tapes, 8-Tracks, and classic audio gear will be on hand to peruse and purchase, as well as vintage and collectable toys, dolls, and comics, including Barbies, Hot Wheels, GI Joe, My Little Pony, TV and film character toys, and more!

The Denver Mart, 451 East 58th Avenue, Denver
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Tickets: $5-$10, FREE for kids 12 and under!
Phone: 303-347-8252

Local artists get the chance to show off what they’re working on through Off-Center, a program that lets you view works in progress by Colorado playwrights. In this project, Jessica Kahkoska brings the clandestine world of Sephardic Jewish heritage to light. 

While Colorado’s San Luis Valley is world-renowned for its beauty, few people are aware of the complicated legacy of Crypto-Judaism in the Southwest. This new play with music tells an unlikely story of secrecy, faith, fear, and how we pass on culture when written records are too dangerous to keep.

Denver Center Theatre Academy/DCPA, 1101 13th St., Denver
3:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10
Phone: 303-893-4100

Lakeside Quiet, Yet Convenient: Southshore!

The lakeside community of Southshore seems out-of-the-way, yet offers convenient access to shopping, entertainment and recreation! If you’re new to Life at the Lake, drive around and check out the beautiful model homes from Century Communities, Richmond American Homes and Toll Brothers. Available in ranch and two-story designs, Southshore homes are priced between the upper $400s and the $700s.