This Weekend: See, Hear and Do!

February 23, 2017

Somewhere in Aurora this weekend you can craft a project, join a brewery book club, make friends with knitters or watch performers dance, sing and act! With a variety of classes and activities there’s always something to do, learn and enjoy near the lakeside community of Southshore.

Thursday, February 23

Do you know a teen who is a born leader, but could use a little guidance in developing leadership and team-building abilities? Come to the Teen Advisory Group meetings and help plan library activities and events. Attendance counts as volunteer hours for teens in the sixth through 12th grades. The best part? Snacks!

Mission Viejo Library, 15324 E. Hampden Cir., Aurora
4:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-326-8600

Wishes take flight this weekend as Make-A-Wish® Colorado honors heroes who have helped share the power of a wish and reveals the names of several children whose wishes are about to come true. 9News weather and traffic reporter, Amelia Earhart will emcee the evening gala which includes a VIP reception with sports celebrities such as Jordan Norwood, Mark Schlereth, Tommy Johnson, Jr. and Mallory Pugh plus a live and silent auction. The highlight of the evening will be stories from kids and their families who have experienced hope, strength, and joy from wishes coming true. Click here to browse or bid on auction items.

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, 7711 E. Academy Blvd., Denver
6:00-10:00 p.m.
Tickets: $250
Phone: 303-750-9474

Friday, February 24

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Library is offering free 45-minute sessions for anyone interested in learning computer basics. Topics can include the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), eReaders and how to perform a job search. Other topics are available on request. Click here for the waiting list. Learn a new skill and spend this weekend practicing!

Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 9898 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora
10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
Phone: 303-739-1940

The Build It Fridays group is getting together to apply their imagination and skill to a variety of Legos pieces and parts to build projects they can be proud of. Kids from fourth to eighth grade are invited to join the club!

Mission Viejo Library, 15324 E. Hampden Cir., Aurora
4:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-326-8600

Friday-Sunday, February 24-25

One of George Bernard Shaw’s best known plays, Pygmalion, upon which the movie My Fair Lady was based, finds a bedraggled cockney flower girl struggling with the language of love, power, and identity. This enduring and endearing play follows the transformation of Eliza Doolittle from an uneducated street vendor to a genteel lady. You’ll be singing “The Rain in Spain” all this weekend!

Aurora Fox Theater, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20-$30
Phone 303-365-0005

Yohen highlights an interracial marriage, with cross-cultural implications and parallels to Japanese art. Set in California in the mid-80s, Yohen is the story of an African American ex-GI and his Japanese wife, married for 30 years. “Yohen” is a Japanese pottery term that refers to an accident in the kiln firing that results in a completely unexpected outcome. The consequence is as startling as the evolution of a marriage in this performance commemorating Black History Month.

ACAD Gallery Theatre, 1400 Dallas St., Aurora
Fri.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $22-$26

This classic romantic comedy was the toast of Broadway and the subject of two movie adaptations.  When the daughter of a chauffeur falls in love with not one, but both sons of a wealthy family, complications (and hilarity!) arise.  Set on Long Island in the 1950s, this Cinderella story presented by Lowry’s Spotlight Theater Company this weekend is guaranteed laughs and amusement!

John Hand Theatre, 7653 E. 1st Pl., Denver
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $12-$23
Phone: 720-530-4596

With music and lyrics by Grammy winning singer-songwriter Elton John, Billy Elliot the Musical is the moving story of a young boy’s dream of trading boxing for ballet. Based on the 2000 film, the staged production is one of the most beloved contemporary shows on tour. Set in a mining town during a strike in the mid-80s, the musical follows the inspirational story of a young boy’s struggle to follow his dream.

Vintage Theater, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora
Fri.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:30 p.m.
Tickets: $12-$30
Phone: 303-856-7830

Saturday, February 25

Here’s a family-friendly activity to start your day. Bring the family to the library this weekend for a few rounds of bingo. It’s fun and competing with and against your loved ones for prizes will give you something to talk about all weekend long!

Mission Viejo Library, 15324 E. Hampden Cir., Aurora
10:00 a.m.
Phone: 303-326-8600

The Denver Baby and Kidz Expo gives the entire family an information-packed and fun-filled experience. With interactive exhibits, stage presentations kids’ pavilions and parent resources, this one-day event will showcase a wide range of products and services, including safety demos, health and beauty, schools, camps, with prize giveaways, coupons and more.

National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St., Denver
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-297-1166

Meet up at a local brewery for lively discussions on popular and contemporary literature. Register online to get the monthly email with the title of the book and the location of the meeting place – that month’s brewery. This book club is for adults 21 and over.

Various Locations in Aurora
1:00 p.m.

Enjoy creating with your whole family during this drop-in activity at Tallyn’s Reach. The materials are provided (while supplies last!) and while the craft afternoon is open to all ages, grown-ups must be accompanied by a child!

Tallyn’s Reach Library, 23911 E. Arapahoe Rd., Aurora
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-627-3050

Bring your tweens and teens to Teen Craft Night to compete in the Super Smash Brothers Wii tournament. Be sure to reserve a spot asap!

Teen Center Southlands Mall, 6155 S. Main St., Suite 220, Aurora
6:00-10:00 p.m.
Cost Varies: $5-$10
Phone: 720-274-5759

Monday, February 27

Spend a quiet morning at the library sharing tips, tricks and ideas about knitting, crocheting and other creative leisure activities with needles and hooks.  Bring that project you have put off finishing, meet new people in the neighborhood and enjoy the support of people who share your passion.

Mission Viejo Library, 15324 E. Hampden Cir., Aurora
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-326-8600

The Southlands Shopping Center and Aurora YMCA will entertain your kids off at the YMCA Drop ‘n Shop Program while you whiz around the mall to shop. With themed activities and crafts, you don’t have to worry about anything but providing a small snack for your child. For ages potty-trained to 10 years.

Southlands Teen Center, 6155 S. Main St., Suite 220, Aurora
Fee: $7 per child
Phone: 720-274-5759

Visit Southshore This Weekend!

If you’re not yet a resident of the lakeside community of Southshore, you certainly can be! Visit one of the beautiful models at Village Homes and don’t miss the new Delaney model from Richmond American Homes. Or visit  Century Communities in The Hills at Southshore. Priced from the $400s to the $700s.