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10K Race, Street Party and Car Show This Weekend!

POSTED June 16, 2022

On your marks, get set, go! From a street party and car show to foot races and films, there are lots of fun things to do, all over Castle Rock – and beyond!

TODAY/TONIGHT: Thursday, June 16

The world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra brings timeless classics like In the Mood, Moonlight Serenade, Chattanooga Choo Choo, Pennsylvania 6-5000, String of Pearls and Tuxedo Junction back to the stage. Even 80 years after founding his famous orchestra Glenn Miller’s music is alive and well. Over 18 musicians and singers bring the unforgettable Glenn Miller sound and perform those songs that everyone remembers… This is a show not to miss for jazz and swing fans alike or the incurable romantics who want to step back in time. The legendary Glenn Miller was the most successful of all the dance bandleaders back in the Swing era of the 1930s and 1940s.

Pikes Peak Center for Performing Arts, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
Doors Open 6:00 p.m.
Tickets: $50-$72
Phone: 719-575-9632

Pemba Sherpa, member of Colorado Mountain Club will discuss his memoir, Bridging Worlds: A Sherpa’s Story, the inspiring story of a Sherpa who bridged two worlds to improve the lives of his people in Nepal. Pemba’s presentation reveals his life’s journey from a poor, remote Nepalese village to his becoming an accomplished mountaineer, expedition leader, and successful U.S. businessman – and back to Khumbu where his journey began, to build a bridge, a hydroelectric power plant, and bring significant financial relief to his native people. Hear the story of the Sherpa people, the exceptional dangers they face as expedition workers in the Himalayas — and the alarming state of the climbing industry on Mt. Everest today. Sherpa’s book was a 2021 Colorado Book Awards finalist and his popular presentations include signing copies, which will be sold to raise funds in support of his people in Nepal. 

Cherokee Ranch & Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia
6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $32.50 
Phone: 303-688-5555

Born in Kennesaw, GA, Colorado transplant Richie Law is a former American Idol finalist (Season 11) who sang in complete sentences before he spoke them. His influences include Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley and since the competition, has shared the stage with top country artists, Darius Rucker, Jewel, Sawyer Brown, Josh Turner and many more.

Richie Law is a down-home country singer with a big voice and enormous vocal range and his inspirational repertoire will stir your soul!

Discovery Park, 20115 Mainstreet, Parker
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Thursday-Sunday, June 16-19

The Wolves follows a high school girls soccer team as they warm up for a series of games, preparing for battle. Amid warmups, passing drills, and the raw energy of girlhood, the undefeated Wolves psych each other up—and dive into rapid-fire, unfiltered conversations about the world and their places in it. What happens when life both on and off the field tests the team’s endurance? The Wolves is a collaboration with Colorado College’s Theatre and Dance department staged outdoors in the FAC Courtyard and led by seasoned director Lisa Marie Rollins.

The scary, exhilarating brightness of raw adolescence emanates from every scene of this uncannily assured first play by Sarah DeLappe.” —The New York Times Content Advisory: The Wolves contains strong language, discussion of sex, and adult themes. Under 13 not recommended. 

FAC THEATRE COURTYARD, 30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $30-$40+

Friday, June 17

Fitness Fridays are for everyone! Open to all levels of fitness, this series offers a variety of formats taught by our amazing fitness staff! Bring your whole family. Fitness Friday classes are FREE and registration is not required.

The Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park, 1375 W. Plum Creek Pkwy, Castle Rock
8:00 a.m.

Blue-eyed soul, classic rock and jazz singer Boz Scaggs was born William Royce Scaggs on June 8, 1944 in Canton, Ohio. His family relocated to Oklahoma before settling in Plano, Texas. He then attended a private school in nearby Dallas where he got the nickname “Bosley” — later shortened to “Boz” — which was given to him by a schoolmate.

Scaggs is a Grammy-winning, chart-topping blues, jazz, and R&B singer/songwriter and was guitarist and occasional lead singer with the Steve Miller Band in the 1960s. In the ’70s he gained fame with several solo Top 20 hit singles, including the hits “Lido Shuffle” and “Lowdown” from the critically acclaimed multi-platinum proto-disco breakthrough album Silk Degrees (1976), which peaked at number two in the Top 200. 

In 2012, Scaggs toured with Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen and the Doobie Brothers’ Michael McDonald as a member of Dukes of September Rhythm Revue. He still continues to actively tour every summer and is considered one of the great blue-eyed soul singers. “Music has been a constant companion and I’m feeling more free with it than ever,” Scaggs comments. “I feel like I’ve found my voice through all these years, and I’ve gotten closer to where I want to be with my approach.”

Pikes Peak Center for Performing Arts, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $40-$90
Phone: 719-575-9632

Join an adventure into the Wild World of Bourbon, and find out how it’s made, and how the different grains lead to Kentucky Bourbon’s many different flavor profiles. Discover what makes Bourbon different than Scotch Whisky and Irish Whiskey and what is Rye Whiskey, or Tennessee Whiskey? Follow along through a great night’s fun delving into the most American of spirits – Bourbon Whiskey!

The five tastings will be accompanied by charcuterie appetizers, and a cash bar is also available with wine, prosecco, beer, and whisky specials. Scott Beach is the presenter for this tasting and is an accomplished Colorado bagpiper.

Reservations are required and non-refundable.

Cherokee Ranch & Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia
Doors Open 6:00 p.m.; Food-6:45 p.m.; Presentation-7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $75.00 
Phone: 303-688-5555

The 2022 Castle Rock Street Party & Concert is the kickoff concert to the Classic Rock Cruise-In Car Show held on Saturday. Enjoy local breweries, a distillery, food trucks and musical entertainment from Cari Dell Brown! The Vintage Car Club of Castle Rock members will also have 40+ of their own unique cars on display, sure to be an event you won’t want to miss! Every summer in June on the Saturday before Father’s Day, the Classic Rock Cruise In transforms historic downtown Castle Rock into a showplace for all kinds of cool cars, trucks and specialty vehicles.

The main streets are closed for the day so that over 330 entries can be displayed by their proud owners. The Classic Rock Cruise In has something for everyone – cars, shops, live bands, restaurants, food trucks, attractions for the kids, and of course ice-cold beer and cocktails for those over 21. This year’s musical entertainment will be kicked off by Winchester Gray and followed by our headliner, the Atomic Drifters!

Downtown Castle Rock, Wilcox Square
Friday: 6:00-9:00 p.m.; Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Friday-Sunday, June 17-19

Monty Franklin is an Australian-born stand-up comedian and actor based in Los Angeles. He headlines all over the world and is currently touring the US, he also opens for Rob Schneider and Joe Rogan. Monty appears in Netflix’s Real Rob – Now going into it’s 3rd season and has had roles on FOX’s New Girl, HULU’s Becoming Bond and Hollywood Darlings. Monty has performed live for, Channel 10’s The Circle, Foxtel’s Stand Up Australia, and specials – The Best of Stand Up Australia and Comedy Gold. Monty is currently set to star in his first feature film that he co-wrote with Rob Schneider and John Cleese. The Great Emu War, filming in Australia in 2022. Also starring Schneider, Cleese, Rhys Darby and Jim Jefferies. Join Monty Sunday for a Father’s Day all-ages family matinee show!

Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Pl., Greenwood Village
Fri./Sat, 7:15 & 9:45 p.m.; Sun., 3:00 p.m.
Tickets: $8-$23
Phone: 720-274-6800

Saturday, June 18

This 8th annual trail race, has quickly become a runner favorite among Endurance Race Series front range events. The rolling hills of this Highlands Ranch course will keep the Heart Rate pumping while offering some of the best views in the front range. The Mountain Ridge Half Marathon and 10K will once again start and finish from Mountain Ridge Middle School, and offer 100% dirt trail and single-track trails, with manageable elevation gains.

Mountain Ridge Middle School, 10590 Mountain Ridge Vista, Highlands Ranch
7:00 a.m.
Entry Fee: $70

Known for his bright, funny, conservative mind, Steven Crowder is a former correspondent at Fox News and is a mainstay in the worlds of television, comedy and writing. Before being brought in as one of Fox News’ youngest contributors ever, Steven began his career in voiceover work for children’s cartoons (remember The Brain on the hit series Arthur?), along with acting in both TV and film projects. He began performing stand-up at 18, and was scouted as the youngest comedian ever to perform at the world-famous Just for Laughs festival in Montreal. He took his brand of politically incorrect, comedy-club humor to the internet and before long, his viral videos were posted all over the internet. His YouTube channel has over 2 million subscribers and his talk show is one of the most popular on Blaze TV – known for its no-holds barred style of comedy and social commentary.

Dave Landau cut his comedic teeth as a teenager in Detroit in the Second City’s Conservatory, and has risen to become one of the most in-demand headliners working today. He’s appeared five times on Comedy Central’s and AXS.TV’s “Live At Gotham” and was a finalist on “Last Comic Standing” on NBC’s eighth season. In 2021, Dave became third chair on LOUDER WITH CROWDER on Blaze TV.

Pikes Peak Center for Performing Arts, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
3:30 and 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $29-$150
Phone: 719-575-9632

As the truism goes, there are 10 years of hard work behind every overnight success. In an industry filled with plants and manufactured hype, ft Russ did it all himself. No deep-pocketed managers funded his ascent. No co-signs propelled his rise. His is heartfelt, truthful music for self-empowerment. Real soul. It’s hard but melodic, sophisticated but with a direct emotional message. There is a quote from the Alchemist, “and, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” Russ internalized that message, actualized it, and now, his story’s really about to begin.

And as words connect us and comprise the stories we pass down from one generation to the next, ultimately, they pull us closer together and enable us to empathize. YBN Cordae recognizes, respects, and reveres the verbal potential for unity. Acrobatic raps, cinematic wordplay, and nimble rhymes cement the Maryland-raised and Los Angeles-based MC as a consummate 21st Century storyteller. 

Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, 6350 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Greenwood Village
4:30 p.m.
Tickets $29.95-$99.95
Information: 303-229-7000

Sunday, June 19

Enjoy warmer temperatures and seasonal goods at The Farmers Market at Festival Park. Don’t miss locally raised meats, farm-fresh eggs, a variety of fresh produce, delicious baked goods, artisan-made products and more from nearly 40 vendors. Support local business and agriculture while getting outside, meeting neighbors and enjoying delicious local fare. 

Festival Park, 300 Second St., Castle Rock
9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Info: 303-660-1015

The Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center is a world-class museum in nearby Woodland Park. It features an awe-inspiring display of dinosaurs, prehistoric marine reptiles, pterosaurs, and fish from North America’s late Cretaceous period. The fossil skeletons on display are supplemented with vibrant graphics and life-restoration sculptures to help you visualize these fascinating animals in life and the environments in which they lived. Visitors can read the stories of the discovery of each specimen and see a working fossil laboratory where paleontological specimens are being freed from their rock matrix and undergoing restoration. In addition there’s a children’s area where kids can brush off fossils in a dig box, survey dino books, create and take home colorful drawings of dinosaurs from a “rubbing station”, AND enjoy a movie for the whole family. 

Dinosaur Resource Center, 201 S. Fairview St., Woodland Park
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Admission: $9-$13 (Fathers in free with one other admission)
Info: 719-686-1820

Grab your favorite Dad and take him to the free concert at Castlewood Canyon State Park! The concert will be performed by Mark Cormican, a songwriter, singer, and John Denver Tribute Artist. For the past 35 years, Mark has entertained audiences with his singing, song-writing and his sincere tribute to the late John Denver. Like John Denver, Mark has a way of expression through song, along with his love for people and the places he holds dear. Mark weaves together a magical musical tapestry that audiences remember for years. TIPS: Bring insect repellant and a chair, and expect to walk on uneven terrain to get a spectacular view.

Castlewood Canyon State Park, 2989 S. Highway 83, Franktown
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Free (valid state parks pass required)
Info: 303-866-5241

ZZ Top are readying a new album titled RAW that was recorded in connection with the band’s wildly popular and critically lauded 2019 Netflix documentary That Little Ol’ Band From Texas.  The Grammy-nominated feature from Banger Films and director Sam Dunn includes an interlude that finds the group’s classic line up — Billy Gibbons, Frank Beard and the late Dusty Hill — gathering for a very intimate session at Gruene Hall, “the oldest continually run dance hall in Texas”.  That performance provided the basis for the RAW album release.The album’s 12 tracks recall the very beginning of the band’s recording career (“Brown Sugar” and “Certified Blues” from ZZ Top’s First Album) and include many of their major hits (“Legs,” “Tush,” “LaGrange,” “Gimme All Your Lovin’”) with a definite blues skew (“Blue Jean Blues,” “Just Got Paid,” “I’m Bad, I’m Nationwide”) as well as some up-tempo house rockers (“Tube Snake Boogie,” “Thunderbird”).

This appearance is part of their RAW WHISKY TOUR and the title of it is a hat tip to both the forthcoming album (releasing July 22) as well as the recent announcement of a ZZ Top Tres Hombres whisky from Balcones Distilling of Waco TX, a flavorful 100 proof mash bill of roasted blue corn, malted barley and rye.

Pikes Peak Center for Performing Arts, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
3:30 and 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $29-$150
Phone: 719-575-9632

NEXT WEEK: Wednesday, June 22

The Denver Dolls are a sassy, all-female trio of professional performers! These darling Dolls root their musical style, beautiful look, and light-hearted performance in the tradition of the beloved female groups of the ‘30s, ‘40s, and ‘50s (with just a smattering of music from today). When you witness their unforgettable performance you’ll understand why they are known as “Colorado’s Most Beloved WWII-Era Vocal Trio”!

Arts in the Afternoon is a monthly hour-long program that usually takes place once a month on a Wednesday afternoon at 1:30pm. The series features some of the finest classical, jazz, opera, and other musicians from the metro Denver area. Each show includes a significant educational component, with the professional musicians or their narrators sharing historical and artistic insights about the music they play. During our in-person performances, you can enjoy complimentary refreshments and conversation with artists after each performance.

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
1:30 p.m.
Tickets: $22
Phone: 720-509-1000

Thursday, June 23

Australia, or The Land Down Under as it is affectionately known, is a country, an island and a continent. It is a land of diverse physical beauty, unique wildlife and some historical similarities to the United States. Join us as we explore the history and landscape of this key U.S. ally. We will review Australia’s beginnings as a prisoner settlement, its role in numerous global conflicts and its modern challenges, including the impact of climate change and its relationship with China.

Castle Rock Senior Center, 2323 Woodlands Blvd, Castle Rock
1:00 p.m.
RSVP: 303-688-9498

Get ready to get up on your feet and stay there all night long when Mannequin the Band takes the Discovery Park stage in another free summer concert series. Known for their vocal ability and showmanship, these world-class musicians fill the stage with exciting music, choreography and dance floor-packing arrangements spanning decades to the current hits of today.

Discovery Park, 20115 Mainstreet, Parker
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Friday, June 24

Enjoy a beautiful summer evening in Parker. Pick up your wine glass at the chamber, then enjoy visiting dozens of downtown merchants s erving small pours. A Parker summer tradition! 

Downtown Parker, 19751 E. Mainstreet, Unit R16, Parker
4:30-7:30 p.m.
Cost: $25

Friday-Sunday, June 24-26

When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, he is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. But he’s not prepared for the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, who is determined to exercise control over the town’s youth. When the reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges pins a father longing for the son he lost against a young man aching for the father who walked out on him.

To the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated Top Forty score, augmented with dynamic new songs, Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people while guiding them with a warm heart and open mind

Parker Arts Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Avenue, Parker
2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $29
Phone: 303-805-6800

Saturday, June 25

Another annual Parker event is the Show and Shine Car Show. Header over to the Parker Senior Center for some eye-popping vehicles that have been restored, refurbished and tricked out. Car aficionados everywhere show up to enjoy the music, jumbo gourmet hot dogs and cookies. Hosted by Parker Cruisers – who reserve the right to leave early if the weather turns!

Parker Senior Center, 10675 Longs Way, Parker
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Free event ($10 for lunch)
Info: 303-841-5370

Robert Matthew Van Winkle, best known by his stage name Vanilla Ice, is an American rapper whose single “Ice, Ice Baby” was the first hip hop single to top the Billboard charts, and has been credited with helping to diversify hip hop by introducing it to a mainstream white audience. Further albums by Van Winkle, featured a less mainstream rock-oriented sound. His latest release is “Wisdom, Tenacity & Focus” or WTF, was released in 2011.

Pikes Peak Center for Performing Arts, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $25-$65

Phone: 719-575-9632

Sunday, June 26

Kick off tunes on the Terrace with Joe Smith & the Spicy Pickles! Joe Smith & the Spicy Pickles Jazz Band is a Denver-based band dedicated to revitalizing swing music and dance. This small group style swing band packs a punch of power, personality, and wit into each show, intriguing generations new and old with the beloved charm of big band swing from the late 1930s and early 1940s. The Pickles bring it all – high energy, quality musicianship, and a true big band sound and look that celebrates the unique American spirit of swing.

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree

1:30 p.m.

Tickets: $40-$45

Phone: 720-509-1000

Things to Do Near Crystal Valley!

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