Wine Walk, Be An Astronaut and Kristin Chenoweth!

September 12, 2019

The fall theatre season has arrived in Denver, with a host of exciting new shows, including a sensational new production of Miss Saigon! If you are taking part in the Doll House repertory shows, this weekend offers the first performances of A Doll House, Part 2. No matter what kind of entertainment you’re into, you’ll find something fun to do nearby in Aurora or Denver.

TODAY/TONIGHT, September 12

With not many summer evenings left, why not enjoy this one walking and wine-tasting at various stations on Main Street at Southlands? Enjoy some tasty bites at participating restaurants while sampling ten one-ounce tastes of wine in your souvenir wine glass! Sip, shop, and enjoy a late-summer evening out on the town!

Southlands, 6155 S. Main St., Aurora
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15-$25

Thursday – Saturday, September 12-14

In case you haven’t had a chance to check out the exciting interactive space experience  everyone’s been talking about, this is your final weekend to catch Be the Astronaut! The immersive pod-based exhibit takes you on a journey through a narrative set in the near-future, where space missions take citizens on board. Using a series of interactive games and simulations, you take on the elements that real astronauts must master before blasting off. 

You will learn about the challenges and excitement of spaceflight, and then apply that knowledge as you fly spaceships, pilot landers, and drive rovers across locations such as Earth’s orbit, the Moon, Mars, Ceres, and Jupiter. All spacecraft in Be The Astronaut were authentically designed with assistance and oversight from NASA’s Langley Research Facility.

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, 7711 E. Academy Blvd., Denver
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tickets: $8.50-$10
Phone: 303-360-5360

Thursday – Sunday, September 12-15

A brand-new stunning production of the legendary story put into motion by the forces of war, Miss Saigon is a breathtaking theatrical event you will never forget. By the creators of Les Miserables, this show has the music, spectacle, and heart that will keep you hanging on every word. 

Kim is a beautiful young Vietnamese woman who is orphaned by war and forced to work in a bar in Saigon. There she meets and falls in love with an American soldier  named Chris, but they are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. Kim spends the next three years on an epic journey of survival to find her way back to Chris, who has no idea he’s fathered a son.

Buell Theatre/DCPA, Speer Blvd. & Arapahoe St., Denver
Thurs./Fri./Sat./Sun., 7:30 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $37-$159
Phone: 303-893-4100

Erma Bombeck was one of the quintessential humorists of the 1950s, turning the  spotlight on a most unlikely group of people: average housewives. She was their champion, and her honest commentaries were wildly popular. In this one-woman cabaret-style show, acclaimed actress Pam Sherman portrays Erma Bombeck, as she asks questions such as,  “If life is a bowl of cherries, what am I doing in the pits?”

Garner Galleria Theatre/DCPA, 1101 13th St., Denver
Thurs./Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $39-$46
Phone: 303-893-4100

The true story of a play that was deemed too “indecent” to be performed but sparked a revolution among the performers who believed in it, Indecent is a contemporary play that shares the old story with modern audiences. 

Back in the early 1900s, Jewish playwright Sholem Asch brought his play, The God of Vengeance, to the stage where its provocative theme mixed religion with same-sex romance. The play was banned, but a large number of artists believed the story had a right to be heard.

Space Theatre/DCPA, Speer Blvd. & Arapahoe St., Denver
Thurs./Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 1:30 p.m.
Tickets: $37-$75
Phone: 303-893-4100

Friday, September 13

If you don’t know what a silent disco is, ask your kids! They’ll be happy to explain that it’s a gathering where everyone wears headphones tuned into a music channel of  their choice, with DJs playing different kinds of tunes on each channel. Then everyone rocks out in silence—together but separate. 

Your kids will also be happy to hear that this community silent disco at the Infinite Monkey Theorem at Stanley Marketplace is a family-friendly event—and a wonderful way to spend a Friday evening!

Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora
6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE

One of the Community Expedition programs designed to bring neighbors closer together, this is the seventh year for Project Worthmore’s annual Art Gallery Fundraiser! Stroll in the midst of thought-provoking pieces of art that are available for purchase while listening to Grande Orkquesta Navarre. Enjoy delicious bites, libations, and participate in a silent auction. 

All of the proceeds from the event and the sale of the artwork will go to the comprehensive programming that Project Worthmore provides for refugees who have recently resettled in Denver.

Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora
6:30 – 10:00 p.m.
Tickets: $60-$65

Friday – Sunday, September 13-15

You grew up watching them on TV, now treat your kids to a live stage show of this lovable family of freaks! With an all-new storyline that picks up after Wednesday has grown up and finds a boyfriend, The Addams Family on stage has all the kooky characters you remember—Morticia and Gomez, Cousin It, and the rest!

Vintage Theatre Productions, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:30 p.m.
Tickets: $38
Phone: 303-856-7830

Saturday, September 14

World-renowned singer, actress, and award-winning legend Kristin Chenoweth will be joining the Colorado Symphony for her debut performance for one night only! It will be an evening of huge talent, with the symphony pulling out all the stops to shine alongside  this Emmy and Tony Award-winning songstress. 

Boettcher Concert Hall/DCPA, Speer Blvd. & Arapahoe St., Denver
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $35-$105
Phone: 303-623-7876

This exciting community concert will have everyone grooving! Check out the newest spot in Aurora for live music—the People’s Building, a new arts, culture, and event space located directly across from The Aurora Fox.

Tonight’s concert features live performances by Total Trash, Vampire Squids From Hell, and Lords of Howling. Shows are open to all ages!

The People’s Building, 9995 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora
8:30 – 11:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10
Phone:  729-819-6680

Saturday-Sunday, September 13-15

If you’ve already seen the first part of the Doll House series, Part 2 is taking the stage this weekend! Fifteen years after A Doll House concludes, Part 2 picks up with Nora’s unexpected return to her family.  Funnier than the first part, yet still a cutting commentary on the pressures of motherhood, this sequel is “smart, funny and utterly engrossing” (The New York Times) as Nora hilariously roasts the society she has shunned and demands help from the family she left behind. 

Ricketson Theatre/DCPA, 1400 Curtis St., Denver
Sat., 7:00 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $30-$40
Phone: 303-571-4401

Sunday, September 15

Experience the colorful culture and delicious foods of the African continent at this Community Expedition program! Msasa is the Shona name for the Acacia tree, a gathering place in local African customs as it shades groups of people from the harsh sun. 

The Msasa African Market is a gathering of food trucks, craft vendors and musicians from across the African continent and diaspora. Come and explore the sights, tastes and sounds from this vast continent right here in Stapleton. The entire family will enjoy an afternoon of good food, education, crafts and great music.

Conservatory Green, 49th & Valentia, Denver
9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE

This unusual pairing brings the sights and sounds of Europe right into Boettcher Concert Hall! Rick Steves is the popular PBS travel show host, but tonight he appears with the Colorado Symphony to take you on a special journey!

This Symphonic Journey moves through seven different European countries, where Rick Steves paints a cultural picture while the orchestra provides the soundtrack: Strauss in Austria, Wagner in Germany, Smetana in the Czech Republic, Verdi in Italy, Elgar in England, Grieg in Norway, Berlioz in France—each accompanied by glorious video footage. While each piece celebrates a particular nationality, the finale, Beethoven’s Ode to Joy, celebrates a continent whose motto is “united in diversity.”

Boettcher Concert Hall/DCPA, Speer Blvd. & Arapahoe St., Denver
2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20-$94
Phone: 303-623-7876

No shortage of activities near Southshore!

There’s no shortage of things to do near the master-planned community of Southshore! You get the tranquility of lakeside living with easy access to your favorite urban activities. Stop by and see for yourself how great Life at the Lake can be! With beautiful model homes from Toll Brothers, Century Communities, and Richmond American Homes, it’s easy to picture yourself in your own new home, priced from the upper $400s to the $700s.