Welcome to the Weekend!

April 27, 2017

What could be more welcome than scores of weekend recreation and entertainment options? The choices abound with offbeat musicals, spellbinding plays and galactic Star Wars games for groupies. Check out all the weekend offerings in and around the master-planned community of Southshore!

TODAY/TONIGHT! Thursday, April 27


Children aged 2 to 5 are welcome to come and explore their artsy personalities with a different craft every Thursday. Materials are provided, but the group is limited to the first 20 children.

Tallyn’s Reach Library, 23911 E. Arapahoe Rd., Aurora
10:30 a.m.
Phone: 303-627-3050


Is your computer giving you fits? Or your smart phone? Techies will be available for two hours to answer your questions and troubleshoot problems you’re experiencing with your digital devices. The tech experts can help you download eBooks, and give you step by step help. Please call in advance to find out about availability: 303-739-1572.

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

Thursday-Saturday, April 27-29


Calling all teens! Come and join the Mission Viejo Library’s Teen Advisory Group. Help contribute ideas to and plan library activities that start as a conversation and become a reality! Attendance counts as volunteer hours and there will be snacks. For kids in grades six through 12.

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


Everybody cut loose as the explosive rock ‘n’ roll musical Footloose bursts on to the stage at Rangeview High School this weekend. City boy Ren thinks his life is over when he is forced to move to a rural town. But things are far worse than he could have ever imagined as the town bans dancing. Ren can’t resist breaking the rules, and he’s not alone! Let’s hear it for the boy!

Rangeview High School, 17599 E. Iliff Ave., Aurora
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $6-$8
Phone: 303-695-6848

Thursday-Sunday, April 27-30


John Henton’s career took off in the ’90s when he scored notable roles in two popular and long-running sitcoms: Living Single and The Hughleys. Since then, he’s appeared on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, The View, Conan and Politically Incorrect. Now you can catch this consummate comic live on the stage of the Denver Improv.

Denver Improv, 8246 Northfield Ave., Denver
Thurs., 7:30 p.m.; Fri./Sat., 7:30 & 9:45 p.m.; Sun, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $7.50

Friday, April 28


Join Active Minds for an in-depth look at the country of Iran.  The group will examine the thorny issue of Iran’s nuclear program, the relationship between Iran’s religious and political leadership, and challenges presented by regional turmoil.  In particular, the discussion will look at how the rest of the world is responding to the various challenges presented by Iran. To park in the center lot, first get a pass from inside the center.

Malley Senior Center, 3380 S. Lincoln St., Englewood
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Cost: Free
Phone: 303-762-2660

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What’s so great about building a maze for robots? Not only is it a fun exercise for junior engineers, it also teaches kids how to solve a task while learning the essentials of robot behavior. This session welcomes fourth through eighth graders.

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

Friday-Sunday, April 28-30


Based on the popular cult film, this high-energy musical adventure follows three disco drag queens aboard a battered old bus on a road trip through the Australian Outback. This hilarious and heartwarming production features dazzling costumes as well as a virtual hit parade of dance and sing-along favorites, including It’s Raining Men, I Love the Nightlife, I Will Survive and Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.

Aurora Fox Arts Center, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $16-$37
Phone: 303-739-1970


If you’ve never read the book, or seen the 1996 movie, or even if you have, this gripping adaptation of John Grisham’s 1989 best seller is just as riveting performed live on stage. Carl Lee Hailey stands trial for shooting the two men who attacked his daughter. But more than an act of vengeance, Jack Brigance, his young defense attorney knows it is a dangerous demand for justice.

Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m., Sun., 2:30 p.m.
Tickets: $16-$31
Phone: 303-856-7830

Saturday, April 29

NATIONAL TAKE BACK DAYPrescription_drugs

This is the day communities team up with law enforcement to turn in expired and/or unused prescription drugs for safe disposal at your local drop-off site. Sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration and area police, the annual event helps reduce drug abuse nationwide. For those who cannot make it to the drop-off site are encouraged to follow the safe-disposal guidelines to dispose of their drugs.

Medical Center of Aurora, 1501 S. Potomac St., Aurora
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.


Teens just want to have fun and at the YMCA there’s always something to do on a Saturday night. With a pool table, foosball, Nintendo, Wii and Xbox, the competition is energizing and constant for kids aged 8 to 15! Plus, teens are welcome to participate in all kinds of craft opportunities, so sign up here to reserve a spot!

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


Here’s your chance to climb into your favorite Star Wars™ costume for an immersive adults-only Star Wars™ Experience so unique, it will make you question reality! You’ll step into a different galaxy with the Mos Eisley Cantina from Episode IV A New Hope, recreated for your enjoyment and watch a live oil painting demonstration by Disney artist Kevin Graham. There will be lively music and tasty appetizers, plus interactive games like Star Wars™ corn hole, trivia and Jedi Academy training to battle Darth Vader.

Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, 7711 E. Academy Blvd., Denver
6:00-10:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20-$30
Phone: 303-360-5360 x110

Saturday-Sunday, April 29-30


For bead lovers of all description, from seed-beaders, jewelry-makers, knitters, polymer clay craftspeople, precious metal and wire wrapping enthusiasts, this is the event of the year. With classes for the novice and the veteran, a members’ showcase where projects created by the Rocky Mountain Bead Society are displayed and ogled. Admission includes free parking, but classes are charged separately.

The Denver Mart, 451 E. 58th Ave., Denver
Sat., 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; Sun., 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Admission: $10

Sunday, April 30


Mark your calendar for a Star Wars™ event unlike any other as Rebels and Imperials make an appearance for a day of family-friendly activities at the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum. Enjoy Star Wars™ games like Blast-A-Trooper and Green Screen Adventures, meet BB-8, R2D2 and a whole host of your movie favorites as you unleash your inner Jedi. Plus, guests will have an opportunity to win a seat in the legendary X-Wing StarFighter!

Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, 7711 E. Academy Blvd., Denver
12:00-5:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10-$20
Phone: 303-360-5360 x110

Tuesday, May 2


If you love making unidentified flying objects and have begun to build your own, welcome to the place where others share your passion! Bring your unfinished UFO project, meet new people in the neighborhood and finish your UFO project with limitless possibilities and the support of people with like-minded creativity.

Mission Viejo Library, 15324 E. Hampden Cir., Aurora 
6:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-326-8600

Wednesday, May 3


IMG_6359Is there a budding violinist or cellist in your family? Bring him or her to a Between the Notes session for free music lessons for the violin or cello. Each student must bring their own instrument.

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


If you know any anime buffs in the sixth through 12th grades, they are welcome to join fellow enthusiasts for a screening of anime movies. Kids can follow their favorite anime series in the comfy Teen Zone room where popcorn will be served!

Mission Viejo Library, 15324 E. Hampden Cir., Aurora
6:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-326-8600


A new program for the Aurora Family YMCA welcomes all aspiring Y Leaders for its first meet-up. Young people from ages 11 to 18 can join at no cost and take part in Saturday service opportunities. Community service is always a good thing, even when the aim is to help build a resume. Studies show that youth who take part in volunteering grow up to become involved in civic activities for the greater good. For more information contact Rachel Sloan at Rsloan@denverymca.org.

Southlands YMCA Teen Center, Main Street and E. Commons Ave., Suite 220
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Phone: 720-870-2221

Welcome to Southshore!

Welcome to Aurora’s premier lakeside master-planned community with more social, recreational and entertainment opportunities than you can fit into a week! Visit the beautiful models at William Lyon Homes, the 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 $400s to the $700s.