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Antiques, Monster Trucks and Amadeus!

POSTED April 26, 2018

An antique show, Monster Truck Jam, spring concerts—this weekend brings a whole new wave of entertainment and events to Castle Rock and vicinity! If you are in the mood for some great theater, you can choose from a brilliant one-man play or a live production of Amadeus! A tribute concert to the genius of Bernstein will entertain the entire family with this choral and orchestral production of West Side Story! And for real-life mystery lovers, you won’t want to miss one man’s quest for a lost Lord Keeper—straight from an ancient book he unearthed in a Denver bookstore! It’s all here in the Castle Rock area this weekend!

Thursday-Saturday, April 26-28

This Bob Marley is more of a Regular Guy than a Reggae Guy. This Bob Marley hails from Maine, not Jamaica. This Bob Marley loves being a comedian and he’s wicked good at it, with over 20 comedy CDs and DVDs. He’s been on every late-night comedy show there is, so you may already be acquainted with this entertaining comedian!

You might have heard his weekly radio call-in show, The World According to Bob or the podcast he’s so proud of, which is basically a “Bob” radio show uncensored and uninterrupted! As a winner of Sirius XM’s Super Bowl of Comedy, he is continually making new fans around the country. When you catch his live show, look forward to stories about prank phone calls and Christmas in Maine—and be ready to laugh until you cry!

Comedy Works-South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village
Thurs., 7:30; Fri./Sat., 7:15 and 9:45 p.m.
Tickets: $28-$33
Phone: 720-274-6800

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a musical genius recognized in his own lifetime, an irreverent and irresponsible musical citizen, and a man with an irrepressible sense of freedom and joy—with a laugh to match. Amadeus is the sensational play by Peter Shaffer that captures the many sides of this complex composer through the eyes of his arch nemesis, Antonio Salieri. 

This dramatization of the life of the greatest musical genius of all time is made even more extraordinary with live music provided by players from the Colorado Springs Philharmonic! Don’t miss your chance to see this theatrical and musical masterpiece!

Ent Center for the Arts at UCCS, Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater, 5225 N Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs
Thurs./Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $20-$36
Phone: 719-255-3232

Friday, April 27

Golf is not the only game represented at this fun, family-friendly event, but it is a BIG reason to come! Family members of all ages will enjoy playing life-size games throughout the library on this family Friday night at Highlands Ranch! Registration is required. 

James H. LaRue Library, 9292 S. Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Registration: FREE
Phone: 303-791-7323

Friday-Sunday, April 27-29

If you have ever spent a memorable Sunday flea-marketing or watched enough episodes of American Pickers to wish you had a place to go to find that kind of stuff, you are going to love the Rocky Mountain Antique Festival! This event features the kind of browsing through time and space popular in many parts of the country, but harder to find around here. You don’t even need to buy anything in order to enjoy this event!

Brought to you by a husband and wife team who have spent the last decade scouring regional antique and vintage items to select the best to present in their shows, Heritage Event Company has the experience and judgement to offer the quality antique items you’re looking for!

Douglas County Fairgrounds & Events Center, 500 Fairgrounds Rd., Castle Rock
Fri., 12:00-6:00 p.m.; Sat., 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; Sun., 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Tickets: $6-$10 
Phone: 918-619-2875

What could be better than big trucks driving on big wheels by big-deal drivers? That’s the thrill of Monster Jam®, the unexpected, unscripted and unforgettable experience! Monster Jam® takes center stage in Colorado Springs this weekend, sporting meticulously manicured dirt tracks created with the sole purpose of pushing these perfectly engineered, larger-than-life trucks to the limit.

Monster Jam® is one of the only sports where male and female world-class drivers—some generational rivals—are equals, competing for the same championship on the same track.

Broadmoor World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., Colorado Springs             
Fri., 7:00 p.m.; Sat., 1:00 and 7:00 p.m.; Sun., 1:00 p.m.
Tickets: $21.25 – $59.50
Phone: 719-520-SHOW

How does one out-of-work actor handle a barrage of desperate diners in Manhattan’s premiere restaurant? One at a time! This devastatingly funny one-act play follows a day in the life of Sam Peliczowski as he mans the red-hot reservation line at the trendiest spot in New York. Everyone who calls must get in—and sit at the table of their choice!  

Coercion, threats, bribes, and histrionics—a cast of desperate callers (all played by a single brilliant actor) will stop at nothing in their zeal to land a prime reservation at the right table. Don’t miss this regional premiere of Fully Committed, “a richly comic affirmation about the bad behavior that good food can inspire” (New York Times). This show is recommended for ages 14 and older.

Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $18-$20
Phone: 719-634-5581

Saturday, April 28

Remember building that awesome paper boat from the instructions in the Curious George book and sending it down the nearest stream? It actually floated! Who wouldn’t want to learn how to build a REAL model ship? Join the experts from Rocky Mountain Shipwrights to learn how to make your own nautical creation from paper or wood. Kids ages 6-12 are welcome, as well as their parents!

Lone Tree Library, 10055 Library Way, Lone Tree
11:30 a.m., 1:00 and 2:30 p.m.
Registration: FREE
Phone: 303-791-7323

Don’t try to cure your Spring Fever—celebrate it! The all-volunteer Denver Concert Band is made up of community-member musicians who channel their passion for music into concerts for the rest of the community, and this one is all about spring! This delightful concert shakes off the dreariness of winter with uplifting springtime themes that invite spring to bloom!

Known for their rich sound and delightful variety of music, the Denver Concert Band offers something for everyone. And the DCB annual “Young Artist Competition Winner” will perform a solo with the band, adding to the excitement of this concert!

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $8-$17
Phone: 720-509-1000

Saturday-Sunday, April 28-29

In a fun concert offering “the works”—pop and folk and rock and jazz—the Parker Chorale returns to the PACE Center’s main stage! This exciting new show features your friends and neighbors, an incredibly talented group of local artists who need no introduction. Known throughout town for their incredible performances and powerful vocals, the Parker Chorale performs every note beautifully and practiced to perfection!

PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $24-$29
Phone: 303-805-6800

Sunday, April 29

And take part in an ongoing mystery that dates back to 1650s England! The story is full of intrigue stemming from a 360-year-old “lost” book involving Templar Knights that resurfaced in a Denver bookstore in 2015 and the quest of one man to unveil the lost Lord Keeper! Cherokee Ranch & Castle Foundation takes great interest in middle English history and all things castle-related, so this special event will feature an exciting presentation by the man embarking on this quest, Greg Sherwood. 

Sherwood will bring artifacts from his Indiana Jones-like expedition including an authentic royal patent bearing the large wax seal of King Charles II, the discovery of Da Vinci Code-style secrets lurking within the pages of an ancient law book, the historic book Lane’s Reports, and an announcement of a major discovery direct from Sherwood’s visit to Windsor Castle in London! Cash bar with wine, beer and snacks will be available for purchase. Adults and children ages 8 and up are welcome! 

Cherokee Ranch & Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia 
1:00 p.m.
Tickets: $25
Phone: 303-688-5555

Celebrating the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein, the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra presents Bernstein’s iconic West Side Story, in collaboration with Central City Opera and choirs. One of the greatest scores in American musical theater will be performed in its original orchestration—a fitting tribute to the legacy of an American musical legend!

West Side Story blew away audiences in the 1950s with its depiction of interracial romance, gang violence and the bittersweet victory of love. Bernstein’s groundbreaking score was at the heart of it all, so this opportunity to hear the words and music live in concert is sure to be an exciting evening for the entire family!

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $8-$17
Phone: 720-509-1000

Activities Aplenty near Crystal Valley!
You don’t need to venture far from the Crystal Valley area to find events and things to do for the entire family! There are a wide variety of  free educational events and a slew of weekly entertainment. Stop by if you are in the neighborhood and visit the beautiful new models offered by D.R. Horton, Kauffman Homes, and Richmond American Homes. New Crystal Valley homes are available in ranch and two-story models and priced from the high $300s.


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