August: Late-Summer Fun!
August activities include a weekend of mystery, music and Jay Mohr comedy as we dive headlong into late summer in and around Crystal Valley! Don’t miss the street party in downtown Castle Rock, selfies with Clifford the Big Red Dog, or the consignment sale at the Fairgrounds this weekend near you!
TODAY/TONIGHT, August 10
RASCAL MARTINEZ PERFORMS!
The Discovery Park concert tonight will feature a whole lotta rock ‘n’ roll performed by Rascal Martinez and His Band. Rascal will take you back to the classic sounds of the 50s and 60s by covering all-time hits that have spanned generations. Listen for the sounds of Johnny Cash, The Temptations, Buddy Holly and more. You’ll want to sing along and move to the beat at this concert in the park!
Discovery Park, Mainstreet and Pine Dr., Parker
Two decades after the murder of six-year-old JonBenet Ramsey first made headlines, new developments are coming to light in a stunning 70-page supplement to Stephen Singular’sbook Presumed Guilty: An Investigation into The JonBenet Ramsey Case. Veteran crime journalists, Stephen and Joyce Singular,will share their new findings at Cherokee Ranch and Castle.
JonBenet’s murder has continued to fascinate law enforcement, investigators, ordinary citizens, and the global media. The Singulars explore not just who and what but also why the murder hasn’t been solved. The evening will be an interactive discussion about an unsolved case that continues to mystify the world.
Cherokee Ranch, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia
Thursday-Saturday, August 10-12
COMEDIAN JAY MOHR
Comedian, actor, radio host and best-selling author Jay Mohr has been performing stand-up comedy for over three decades. He has appeared in more than 75 films and television shows including Jerry Maguire, Picture Perfect, CBS’ Gary Unmarried, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, and Suburgatory. Jay is also the host of a nationally syndicated radio show, Jay Mohr Sports, and has a weekly podcast, Mohr Stories, with over a million listeners each month.
Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Pl., Greenwood Village
Thurs., 7:30 p.m.; Fri./Sat., 7:15 & 9:45 p.m.
Friday, August 11
CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG
The Outlets at Castle Rock is teaming up with Rocky Mountain PBS to make back-to-school shopping a fun adventure for the whole family! Clifford the Big Red Dog will be visiting the shopping center to meet his favorite little fans, take pictures, play games and more! Kiddos under 10 years old who come dressed in red to match Clifford will receive a $5 Outlets at Castle Rock gift card!
Outlets at Castle Rock, 5050 Factory Shops Blvd., Castle Rock
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
TUNES ON THE TERRACE
Sure to get you up on your feet, the Motones feature a cast of insanely talented singers, a full band and a songbook of Motown hits! The band’s repertoire includes hit songs from The Jackson 5, The Temptations and Marvin Gaye blended with current hits in the Motown style.
Lone Tree Arts Center,10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
EDUCATION ON TAP
At Education on Tap you can indulge in an all-inclusive tasting at south Denver’s longest running beer festival. Enjoy food and drinks from local craft breweries and restaurants, live music from That Eighties Band, lawn games, fun educational programming samplers and more!
This August, proceeds will benefit the CU South Denver Community Education Fund. The fund is designed to help CU South Denver deliver quality programming to lifelong learners of every age. Get a taste of brews and a taste of education samplers like Sci-Fact or Fiction, Constellation Creation Station, Trembling Towers, and How to Speak Robot. Enjoy the breweries and restaurants without the crowds during the exclusive VIP hour. VIP tickets include a commemorative mug, lanyard and access to the VIP lounge with a special selection of hors d’oeuvres.
CU South Denver, 10035 S. Peoria St., Lone Tree
DA VINCI AND MICHELANGELO
Da Vinci and Michelangelo: The Titans Experience is an original, national touring theatre performance in a one-of-a-kind, multi-media Broadway production.
Mark Rodgers, the creator and host of the multi-media performance, is also the curator of the Da Vinci Machines and Michelangelo Exhibitions for North America. Rodgers originally developed the idea to compare and contrast the two geniuses while curating the Da Vinci and Michelangelo Exhibitions in Denver, CO. It has evolved into a performance with 3D animations of machines and inventions, images of codices, artwork, paintings and sculptures.
Rodgers’ presentation at Pikes Peak will benefit Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum in Denver, where the exhibition is currently on display.
Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
STREET PARTY AND CONCERT
The downtown Castle Rock street party and concert under the lights will feature live music provided by Rastasaurus and Off Steady, food vendors, bounce houses, face painting and more. This family event is free and open to the public and will be held along Wilcox Street between Third and Fifth Streets.
Wilcox St. between Third and Fifth, Castle Rock
Friday-Sunday, August 11-13
TINY HOUSE LIVING
They’re fun to visit, but you wouldn’t want to live there, right?! These tiny houses are a study in genius storage ideas and multi-purpose functionality. They’re eye candy for anybody who likes to consider the RV possibilities for tiny houses on wheels or just to see how other folks live! This traveling three-day expo will include popular brands like Sprout Tiny Homes, Rainbow Tiny Homes and Native Camper Vans.
Aspen Grove, 7301 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 12
MOMS’ CONSIGNMENT SALE
Mothers of Multiples, one of the largest clubs in the nation for mothers of twins and triplets, is having their consignment sale at the Fairgrounds this weekend. More than $100,000 worth of merchandise from nearly 200 members of MOMS will fill a 29,000 square-foot space, including gently-used children’s equipment, toys, clothes, furniture, books, strollers and much more. Get brand names at 50-to-90 percent off retail prices!
Douglas County Fairgrounds Events Center, 500 Fairgrounds Rd., Castle Rock
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, August 12-13
BYE BYE BIRDIE!
Bye Bye Birdie is a rock n’ roll musical set in the late 1950’s when U.S. teens start to lose their minds over rock stars like the handsome Conrad Birdie. But wait – what happens when Conrad gets drafted by the military? His manager stages a publicity stunt on The Ed Sullivan Show before he leaves for the army, but Conrad Birdie gets more than he bargained for. Classic songs like Put on a Happy Face, One Boy, A Lot of Livin’ to Do and Spanish Rose are just some of the musical treats you’ll hear in this lively production.
PACE Center, Parker
Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 13
Garrison Keillor began his radio career as a freshman at the University of Minnesota in the mid-1960s. He went to work for Minnesota Public Radio in 1969 and a few years later created and hosted his popular variety show, A Prairie Home Companion. His many books include Lake Wobegon Days, The Book of Guys, Pilgrims: A Wobegon Romance, Guy Noir and the Straight Skinny, and The Keillor Reader. He is the host of the daily program The Writer’s Almanac and the editor of several anthologies of poetry, most recently, Good Poems: American Places. In 2006, Keillor played himself in the movie adaptation of his show, a film directed by Robert Altman.
Chatfield Farms, Deer Creek Canyon Rd., Littleton
Lisa Lampanelli is comedy’s lovable Queen of Mean. Heralded as “more than a stand-up — a standout,” by comedy legend Jim Carrey, Lampanelli is a cross between Don Rickles, Archie Bunker, and a vial of estrogen. She has won accolades from Howard Stern, who called her “a true original and a brilliant comedy mind who’ll steal the show every time.” Known for saying things that most people are afraid to think, Lisa Lampanelli’s R-rated, gut-busting performances are wildly popular at theaters across the U.S. and Canada.
Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Pl., Greenwood Village
5:00 & 7:30 p.m.
Stop by for a Visit!
August is the perfect time to shop for a new home! Stop by and visit the master-planned community of Crystal Valley in Castle Rock, where the entertainment and recreation options are within minutes from every front door. Check out the beautiful home designs by Richmond American Homes and D.R. Horton, priced from the high $300s. And – coming soon – new homes by Kauffman Homes!