This Weekend Near Southshore

November 2, 2017

This weekend, dance workshops, famous authors, superhero training and craft shows are all the rage in and around Aurora near the master-planned community of Southshore. And if Halloween sneaked past you, there’s a haunted pub tour to distract you from another week of work, plus an auction for radio-controlled airplane enthusiasts!

TODAY/TONIGHT, Thursday, November 2

Kick off this weekend with other philanthropic Aurora kids as they #ChooseKind this November to decorate and fill donation bags for distribution to homeless individuals. Bags will ultimately be donated to the Aurora Day Resource Center.

Central Library, 14949 E. Alameda Pkwy.
4:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-739-6600

Is your computer not working the way it used to? Are you having trouble figuring out your digital camera? Want to download eBooks to your tablet but don’t know where to start? The library technicians are standing by for you, ready to help! Call ahead to ensure availability.

Hoffman Library and PC Center, 1298 Peoria St., Aurora
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-739-1572

This weekendBroomfield is about 40 minutes away, but for fans of Blake Crouch, that’s a small trade-off to chat with Blake Crouch, author of the 2017 One Book One Broomfield pick, Dark Matter, and creator of the television series Wayward Pines and Good Behavior. Attendees will also have the chance get a “selfie” with the author, enjoy catered refreshments, and score a reserved seat for the author talk.

Broomfield Library, 3 Community Park Rd., Broomfield
5:30-6:30 p.m. Author Talk, 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $45
Phone: 303-997-4104

Thursday-Saturday, November 2-4

Nate Bargatze is a regular on late night television with appearances on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and Conan. Nate has been featured as one of Esquire Magazine’s “Best New Comedians,” and recently released his debut one-hour special, Full Time Magic, on Comedy Central. His debut comedy album Yelled at by a Clown, reached number one on iTunes comedy charts, and when he isn’t busy winning comedy festivals, Bargatze performs for troops in Iraq and Kuwait!

Comedy Works-Downtown, 1226 15th St., Denver
Thurs., 8:00 p.m.; Fri./Sat., 7:30 & 9:45 p.m.
Tickets: $20-$25
Phone: 303-595-3637

Thursday-Sunday, November 2-6

Intelligence can only get you so far when it comes to navigating love, success and identity in the modern age. This biting comedy follows a quartet of Harvard intellectuals struggling to understand why the lives of so many people – including their own – continue to be undermined by race. No matter how hard they research, question and confront the issue, their own problems with self-awareness make it difficult to face the facts of life. Fiercely clever dialogue and energetic vignettes keep the laughs coming throughout this weekend’s performances.

Ricketson Theatre, Speer Blvd. at Arapahoe St., Denver
Thurs., 6:30 p.m.; Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 1:30 & 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 1:30 p.m.
Tickets: $30-$50
Phone: 800-641-1222

The world’s biggest festival of hip hop dance theatre showcasing the very best from around the world and around the corner takes place downtown this weekend. Spilling off stage and taking over the whole building, dance workshops, graffiti, DJs, and freestyle sessions create an unforgettable experience for the whole family.

Buell Theatre, DCPA, 14th and Arapahoe, Denver
1:00-5:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20-$45

In this play about odd jobs and even odder friendships, Barbra Streisand needs some part-time help working out of her basement and struggling LA actor Alex Moore assumes the role. Star struck Alex never imagines that the two might have a conversation and develop a rapport. Is it a true friendship? How long will it last?

John Hand Theatre, 7653 E 1st Pl, Denver
Fri.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $23-$25
Phone: 720-530-4596

Friday, November 4

This popular event celebrates 34 years this weekend with 211 vendors showing hand-crafted items to kick off the holiday shopping season. The craft fair is a great place to purchase decorations, unique clothing, jewelry and gifts for the holidays. Funds raised are used to award scholarships to senior students at Smoky Hill High School who plan on becoming teachers, and to support clubs and activities. Food is available on site and both admission and parking are free.

Smoky Hill High School, 16100 E. Smoky Hill Rd., Aurora
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Enjoy cockpits, guided tours, simulators and the new Be the Astronaut exhibition this weekend at a free Night at the Museum sponsored by Visit Denver.

Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, 7711 E. Academy Blvd., Denver
7:00-10:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-360-5360 x105

Friday-Saturday, November 3-4

If you somehow missed Halloween’s festivities, you can still get your fright-fix with the Denver Haunted Pub Tour. It’s a combination ghost tour and pub crawl that will take you on a walking tour through the fascinating spooky history of the city. A costumed guide will lead tour goers on a two-hour journey through some of the oldest bars (mid-19th century) in downtown Denver and share some of Denver’s most famous and creepy ghost stories. The tour starts at the Blake Street Vault and ends up at historic Union Station where you can jump on the light rail or keep exploring Denver nightlife.

Blake Street Vault, 1526 Blake St., Denver
8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $25

Friday-Sunday, November 3-5

Based on the hit film, this insanely funny musical comedy will take you from New York to Hawaii to fabulous Las Vegas where you’ll meet a reluctant groom, an impatient bride, a shady gambler, and some skydivers all impersonating Elvis! Don’t miss opening this weekend in Aurora!

Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora
Fri.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:30 p.m.
Tickets: $34
Phone: 303-856-7830

What if the solution to climate change were hiding in plain sight? There’s been huge growth in renewable energy and energy efficiency in recent years, but most of America’s clean energy still comes from nuclear. The New Fire is an independent documentary that will introduce audiences to young nuclear engineers who are developing next-generation reactors which they hope will provide clean and safe solutions to the world’s future energy needs. Could these audacious innovators be the agents of change the world has been waiting for? With unprecedented access to key people, places and events, award-winning filmmaker David Schumacher traveled the globe to capture a powerful, eye-opening story that needs to be told now!

UA Denver Pavilions 15, 500 16th St., Denver
Fri., 4:30 p.m., Sat., 3:45 p.m.; Sun., 1:45 p.m.
Tickets: $8-$11
Phone: 844-462-7342

For a unique shopping experience come out to the Colorado Country Christmas Gift Show this weekend. With so many unique, new gift ideas you’ll find original art, crafts, sculpture, ceramics, specialty foods, home decor, clothing, furniture, floral designs, jewelry, antiques, candles, toys and more. Enjoy the special features of the show: the cooking demonstration stage, Hammonds Candy Wonderland, the live model train display by Denver Garden Railway Society and have your picture taken with Santa!

Denver Mart, 451 E. 58th Ave., Denver
Fri., 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.; Sat., 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.; Sun., 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Admission: $15.50 (all three days)

Saturday, November 4

Crunch Time Study Skills sessions are appropriate for students in grades seven through 10 who wish to strengthen their study skills for success in high school. This program introduces students to goal setting, time management, organization, note-taking, study strategies, and project planning over seven weeks (through December 16).

GradePower Learning, Southlands Town Center, 6235 S. Main St., Aurora
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Tuition: $499
Phone: 303-928-7644

this weekendFor any aspiring superheroes, celebrate the release of Justice League (opening November 17) by training to become one! Learn how to perfect changing from alter ego to a hero, complete an obstacle course, and more! Perfect for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade. Register here.

Tallyn’s Reach Library, 23911 E. Arapahoe Rd., Aurora
4:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-627-3050

this weekendSaying what everyone’s thinking has always been Sebastian Maniscalco’s specialty — except when he says it, it’s a whole lot funnier! Sebastian has fans show up in droves for his shows and millions tune in for his network specials. After more than a dozen sold-out performances in New York City’s comedy circuit in the last year alone, the Chicago-born-and-bred turned Los Angeles native used Manhattan as the backdrop for his newest comedy special on Showtime, Sebastian Maniscalco: Why Would You Do That? In 2017 he ventured onto the big screen with several major motion picture roles, including The House starring Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler and the independent drama Cruise produced by Jeremy Renner.

Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Pl., Denver
7:00 & 9:30 p.m.
Tickets: $40-$60

Daylight savings starts tonight at midnight!

Sunday, November 5

Hosted by radio-controlled aviation clubs Denver RC Eagles and Airpark Elite, this auction is exciting for anyone who wishes to sell or purchase remote control aircraft, supplies or any related tools or accessories. With time to try before you buy,

Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, 7711 E. Academy Blvd., Denver
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
Phone: 303-360-5360 x105

Visit Southshore This Weekend

The master-planned community of Southshore with lakeside recreational access, is minutes from learning, leisure and entertainment activities throughout the week. Drop by and tour the beautiful new Delaney model 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.