A Do-Si-Do, A Starship Show and a Party-Rodeo!
Groove to classic rock at a Jefferson Starship show, grab your partner for a do-si-do, or party with the bull-riders at a rodeo! And you thought there was nothing to do this weekend! Check out the amazing music, kids consignment expo and fairytale ball – all in and around Castle Rock – now through Wednesday!
Tonight, September 22
FOOD, WINE AND DO-SI-DO!
The Tri-Lakes Women’s Club is Harvesting Hope at the beautiful Spruce Mountain Ranch in an evening of great food, wines, craft beer and spirits, a chef competition and a special silent auction. Oh, and if you’re a square dancer, show us your stuff! Swing your partner high and low! Proceeds will benefit non-profit service and educational organizations in the Tri-Lakes Area.
Spruce Mountain Ranch, 14771 Spruce Mountain Rd., Larkspur
Thursday-Sunday, September 22-25
Shear Madness, the longest-running play in the history of American theatre is now in Colorado. This hysterical whodunit is set in a not-so-typical hair salon and the audience gets in on the act by questioning the actors to help solve the crime. No wonder the performances vary every time!
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs
Thurs.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
CATCH THE SHOW AT THE RODEO!
The world’s 35 toughest bull-riding athletes will take on nearly 175,000 pounds of world championship bull at the Rumble in the Rockies this weekend. The Bullevard Bash, a street party will kick things off with live music performed by the Josh Abbot Band, a Bud Light beer garden, food vendors and autograph sessions with the celebrity riders. The heart-stopping, edge-of-your-seat man-against-bull excitement begins at the Broadmoor Arena at 7:00 p.m.
Downtown Colorado Springs, Tejon St/ between Kiowa and Pikes Peak
Broadmoor Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., Colorado Springs
Bash: 5:00 p.m.; Rumble: 7:00 p.m.
Friday, September 23
IT’S A FAIRY TALE BALL!
Costumes are encouraged at this magical evening for any little girl who likes to dress up! Whether it’s Cinderella, a Disney princess or Little Bo Peep, bring your young daughter, granddaughter or niece as her favorite storybook character, and she’ll have a ball! Register here!
Highlands Ranch Library, 9292 South Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch
Thursday/Sunday, September 22-25
ALMOST-NEW DESIGNER DUDS
Does your child have to have that Vera Bradley backpack or Abercrombie hoodie? Shop more than 30,000 square feet of designer and other bargains and save a few hundred bucks! It’s the New To You consignment expo at Douglas County Fairgrounds. Register today!
Douglas County Fairgrounds, 500 Fairgrounds Dr., Castle Rock
Thurs./Fri., 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Sat./Sun., 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 24
HIKE AND HELP DAY
Celebrate Public Lands Day by enjoying a guided geology and history hike on Douglas Land Conservancy-protected Quarry Mesa Open Space. The hike will be followed by a few hours of service, sprucing up the Madge Trail. All ages are welcome. Register for the event and snacks, water, work gloves, and equipment will be provided. Helpers will meet at the Ryholite Regional Park.
Rhyolite Regional Park,1701 Crystal Valley Parkway, Castle Rock
8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
A STORY WELL-TOLD
The ability to tell a story may be one the most powerful – and envied – life skills. A story well told can make people laugh, weep, swell with pride, or bristle with indignation. If you want to sharpen your story-telling skills, come to the daylong Rocky Mountain Storytelling Festival. The festival will be capped off with an evening show featuring individual storytelling performances by Mark Lee Gardner, Priscilla Queen and Jim Weglarz. Walk-ins welcome!
Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock
9:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. (Show starts: 6:30 p.m.)
Cost: $25 (daytime events)
BOARD THE STARSHIP!
No, not the Enterprise, Jefferson Starship! Backed by the power of Mickey Thomas’ signature vocals, the group scored a No. 1 hit with Jane, back in 1980 and continued to record an amazing string of hits. Who can forget We Built this City, No Way Out and Sara? Don’t miss this classic rock concert by a timeless group of superstars.
Philip S. Miller Park Amphitheater, 1375 W Plum Creek Pkwy, Castle Rock
Tickets: $10 children ages 2-12; $35-$55 adults
Box Office Opens: 4:00 p.m.; Opening Band: 7:00 p.m.; Headliner 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, September 27
NAT GEO AWARD-WINNING PHOTOGRAPHER
National Geographic’s award-winning photographer Steve Winter has been face-to-face with the world’s big cats. An incurable explorer, Winter has snapped Asian jungle tigers, the rare Himalayan snow leopard, the elusive jaguar of the Latin American rainforests, and Hollywood’s American cougar. Follow him through dangerous and droll moments: from getting stuck in quicksand to mishaps with remote-controlled cameras.
Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
Wednesday, September 28
Show up and Party in Parker!
Bring your lawn chairs and a picnic dinner (or purchase snacks and drinks on site), while you listen to live music at the Parker Arts Center’s Patio Party! Enjoy the sunset and the artists billed as “Fleetwood Mac meet Lady Antebellum.” Dearling has powerful vocal dynamics, orchestral guitar arrangements and lyrical detail.
Parker Arts Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
Let Us Show You Our Stuff!
In Crystal Valley, the new home layouts were designed with the entertainer in mind. And the chef, and the hobbyist, and the gardener. Stop by and find the Richmond American floor plan that was made for you. Priced from the $300s.