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Bull Riding, Curling, Ballet and a 5K!

POSTED February 9, 2023

Bull riding and curling competitions, model searches, figure skating, acrobats, ballet and a 5K this weekend, the Colorado Home Show, plus comedy and a Mom Prom!  You’ll find all sorts of ways to have fun and be entertained – today, this weekend and beyond!

TODAY/TONIGHT: Thursday, February 9

Join Active Minds for a musical journey into the world of Ragtime and Scott Joplin. Hosts will examine the origins or ragtime music in African American traditions, its emergence among Tin Pan Alley tunes, and its surge in popularity in the early 20th century. You’ll be entertained by some of Joplin’s most significant works, from piano rags to other progressive compositions as he paved the way as one of the most successful African American composers of his day.

WEBINAR Presented by the Arapahoe Library District
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
HERE to Join Program

Thursday-Saturday, February 9-11


Credit: Bob Weder

Championship four-person curling returns to the state of Colorado after a fourteen-year hiatus, as the 2023 USA Curling Men’s and Women’s National Championships will be at the Denver Coliseum this weekend, with a field that includes Olympic gold medalists and a former NFL All-Pro. 

The USA Curling Men’s and Women’s National Championships bring the country’s best teams together to compete and earn the right to represent the United States at the World Men’s and World Women’s Championships. Athletes from eight Men’s and eight Women’s teams find themselves back in the Centennial State competing to represent the United States for the first time since 2009 when the Olympic Trials were held in Broomfield. Two competitors in this year’s event, John Shuster and Jason Smith, were victorious at those Trials in Colorado over a decade ago. In addition, the 2023 Nationals feature local flair, as a handful of athletes from the Denver area will be competing. Team Sobering, Lance Wheeler of Team Dunnam, and Clare Moores of Team McMakin will all enjoy playing in a championship in their own backyard.

Denver Colosseum, 4600 Humboldt St. , Denver
Various Times
Tickets:  $9-$29 (all events pass)

Thursday-Sunday, February 9-12

Discover the Rocky Mountain region’s largest and most prestigious garden and home show – a spectacular event at the Colorado Convention Center– where you can find inspiration from the latest ideas and trends in landscaping, gardening and home improvement. Enjoy the multitude of fragrances as you stroll through more than an acre of professionally landscaped gardens. Talk to representatives from more than 500 companies, from 25 states and Canada. Visit with the region’s gardening gurus and home improvement experts about the best ways to move your home and garden projects forward.

Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St., Denver
Thurs./Fri., 12:00-6:00 p.m.; Sat., 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; Sun., 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10

The ISU Four Continents 2023 Championships are being held through this weekend at the Broadmoor. You can catch the Women’s Short Program, Opening Ceremonies, the Pairs Short Program, Rhythm Dance, Women’s Free Skate, Men’s Free Skate, Free Dance, and an Exhibition – or you can grab an all-events season pass.

Broadmoor World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., Colorado Springs
Various Times
Admission: From $19 to $350+ for all-events

Friday, February 10

Douglas County High School is hosting the official Mom Prom, the perfect opportunity for the “shock-absorbers of society) to get all gussied up and hang out with their partners and kids.

The dance will have desserts, refreshments and wrist corsages included with ticket purchase with a DJ and lots of music, fun and games and crafts. 

Douglas County Fairgrounds, 500 Fairgrounds Dr., Castle Rock
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Admission: $25 per person

The AMA Arenacross team will create a man-made motorcycle race course that will challenge even the toughest riders. Massive air, high bank turns, and technical rhythm sections will make this a must-see event.

National Western Events Center, 1515 E. 47th Ave., Denver
6:00 p.m.
Tickets: $29-$49 plus fees; Parking $15

Taylor Calmus AKA ‘Dude Dad’ is Colorado based video creator who has become a viral sensation through his family-based comedy videos. A father of 3.5 kids and a husband to his wife Heidi, Taylor taps into the relatability of parenthood to help parents laugh at their own struggles.

He also stars in Magnolia Network’s Super Dad, in which he helps other dads make their kid’s backyard dreams a reality. Taylor is originally from the rural community of Howard, SD but also spent 10 years living in Los Angeles. There he was in numerous TV shows, commercials, and has regular appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Friday 9:45pm show is open to ages 18+. All other shows are limited to ages 21+.

Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Pl., Greenwood Village
Fri. 7:15 & 9:45 p.m
Tickets: $30-$60
Phone: 720-274-6800

“Cirque du Soleil meets the East.”—DC Metro Theater Arts

For over 30 years, Peking Acrobats have redefined audience perceptions of Chinese acrobatics. They perform daring maneuvers atop a precarious pagoda of chairs; they are experts at trick-cycling, precision tumbling, somersaulting, and gymnastics. They defy gravity with amazing displays of contortion, flexibility, and control. They push the envelope of human possibility with astonishing juggling dexterity and incredible balancing feats, showcasing tremendous skill and ability. They are masters of agility and grace. Featuring high-tech special effects that coalesce with the pre-recorded music and awe-inspiring feats, the Peking Acrobats features all the excitement and festive pageantry of a Chinese Carnival!

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $38-$48
Phone: 720-509-1000

Friday-Saturday, February 10-11

A pre-Valentine’s event where you can spend a romantic evening with more than a few of your “favorite things” with the best of Rodgers and Hammerstein. Hear showstoppers from The Sound of Music, Oklahoma!, South Pacific, and more.

Pikes Peak Center for Performing Arts, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $28-$84
Phone: 719-575-9632

Friday-Sunday, February 10-12

Romance meets turbulence to tragic effect in choreographer Val Caniparoli’s gripping adaptation of Alexandre Dumas (fils)’s classic novel La Dame aux Camélias. In its highly anticipated Denver debut, this Chopin-scored tale of troubled courtesan Marguerite brings a rawness to the stage you won’t forget.

Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 1385 Curtis St., Denver
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $40-$160

Saturday, February 11

Will you embrace the holiday full of heart or run from Cupid? Either way, you’re going to LOVE this fun and festive workout with family and friends…oh, and those pancakes!Part of the Parker Parks and Recreation Run Series, this event is professionally timed. Registered participants will receive a race shirt, custom bib and a delicious post-race pancake breakfast. The overall male/female finishers, as well as the top two male/female finishers in each of the following divisions of the 10K and 5K will be awarded: 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60+. The FREE Kids’ Dash follows the race for children 8 and under; no registration necessary. Event-day packet pickup will open at Salisbury Park at 9 a.m.

Salisbury Park, 11920 Motsenbocker, Parker
10:00 a.m. Start
Fee: $40-$50

Calling all models, Outlets at Castle Rock is hosting a Fashion Model Search on Saturday, February 11, 2023, starting at 10 am. We are looking for fresh new talent, both male and female models, ages 6-21. Strut your stuff for a panel of judges who will select the winners based on overall poise, modeling, and personality. Winners will be awarded the opportunity to be photographed professionally and featured in future advertisements, TV segments, events, and promotions for Outlets at Castle Rock and Outlets at Silverthorne. 

Check-in will start a half hour before the participant’s age category, located in the Food Court at the Outlets at Castle Rock. Please make sure to arrive on time based on your age.

• 11:00 am – Elementary (6-10 years)
• 1:00 pm – Middle School (11-14 years)
• 3:00 pm – High School/College (15-21 years)

Click here to apply now!  

Outlets at Castle Rock, 5050 Factory Shops Blvd., Castle Rock
Times According to Age Groups
Information: 303-688-4495

The bulls are BACK! As one of Castle Rock’s premier events, this bull riding competition is for both bulls and riders! With two great shows – one afternoon and one evening at the Douglas County Fairgrounds indoor arena in Castle Rock. More than 100 bulls will buck and be scored individually whether the rider stays on for the required 8 seconds or not. The owner of the winning bull will be awarded a championship Tres Rios silver buckle. Bull riders are also competing for a trophy buckle. Not to be missed, the mini bulls and young bull riders return to the event in hopes to earn a buckle of their own. Visitors will have an opportunity to gain educational information regarding bucking bulls, how they are cared for their bulls, the equipment used, training and much more! Shopping opportunities are endless with a wide variety of vendors. Entertainment providers will include a mechanical bull and pony rides. Food concessions will be available, and parking is free!

Douglas County Fairgrounds, 500 Fairgrounds Rd., Castle Rock
5:30-9:30 p.m.
Tickets: $15-$20
Info: 303-660-7400

“Despite over 20 years of touring, IGN has remained fresh with new guitar luminaries from around the world added each year.”—Anchorage Press
For their 23rd year of touring, International Guitar Night is bringing back one of the guitarists from the COVID-postponed 2021 tour, Canadian jazz guitarist and vocalist, and recipient of the 2021 Juno (Canadian Grammy) for Jazz Album Of The Year Jocelyn Gould.  She will be joined by Flamenco master Jesus Guerrero from Spain; contemporary classical guitarist Stephanie Jones, and Finnish guitarist Olli Soikkelli.

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $35-$55
Phone: 720-509-1000

Tuesday, February 14

The cherished family favorite, Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book,” is brought to life on stage in this fully produced musical featuring great scenery, cool costumes, original modern songs, and of course, a happy ending. 

Join Mowgli and his pals for an adventure of learning, growth and fun in this all new production.

Parker Arts Schoolhouse, 19650 Mainstreet, Parker
6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $29
Phone: 303-805-6800

In this fun-filled show, pigs will perform exciting tricks to music and the cues of renowned animal trainer and performer John Vincent. John tells a story that educates and weaves the animals through a series of tricks. See simple dog-like tricks like sit-up, lay-down, play-dead, and fetch to unbelievably difficult ones. Mudslinger will answer his fan mail, do double twists with a hoop, put his toys away, and throw out the trash. This crowd pleaser has been thrilling audiences at fairs and other events, entertaining thousands all over America since 1991.

Seedlings is a family program designed to engage parents and young children in arts, culture, and science at the Lone Tree Arts Center. Everyone in attendance must have a ticket – children that are 12 months and younger require a free ticket. Please call the Box Office to make arrangements. 

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $5
Phone: 720-509-1000

Sunday, February 12

At the castle, the keepers believe everyone should be treated like royalty, and they’ve put a regal spin on Valentine’s Day Tea. There is no better place to celebrate than in the great hall of the beautiful mountain top castle. Along with the magnificent view of the front range, enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne, warm scones, finger sandwiches and delicious pastries with clotted cream and jam.

After tea, embark on a journey through the past as wonderful docents guide you on an hour-long tour through the castle. Dressy attire encouraged. Reservations are non-refundable.

Cherokee Ranch & Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia 
12:45 p.m. Doors Open
1:00 Tea Begins; 2:00 Tours Begin
Cost: $62.75(Reservations Are Required)
CALL: 303-688-5555

NEXT WEEK: Wednesday-Thursday, February 15-16

Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school.  Again. And that’s the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology textbook and into his life. Adapted from the book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. Hurry! This event is already selling out!

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Tickets: $7
Phone: 720-509-1000

Thursday-Saturday, February 16-18

Jackie Kashian has been doing stand-up for over 35 years. Last seen on the Late Late Show with James Corden, her new special (and album of the same title) Stay-Kashian was #1 on Amazon, iTunes and debuted #3 on Billboard’s Comedy Chart.

She has over 75 million listens on Spotify and Pandora. She has two podcasts; The Dork Forest, (since 2006), where she talks with people about what they love to do, think about, and collect. She also has a podcast with Laurie Kilmartin, where they talk about the thing they both love to do and think about… stand-up comedy. It is called The Jackie and Laurie Show.

Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Pl., Greenwood Village
Thurs., 7:30 p.m.; Fri./Sat., 7:15 & 9:45 p.m.
Tickets: $18-$26
Phone: 720-274-6800

Friday-Sunday, February 17-19

Winston Churchill, has just been awarded honorary US citizenship by President John F. Kennedy. In recognition of this unprecedented occasion, The American-Oxford Society has asked the former Prime Minister to address them and discuss what this honor means to him.

In this often funny, sometimes touching and always engaging one-man-show… veteran British actor, David Payne brings Churchill to life onstage. Audiences will be delighted to hear of his exploits during the Boer War, his constant battles with Britain’s fellow politicians, and his special relationship with America and America’s presidents. But most telling of all, Churchill enlightens the audience with intimate and touching details of the two special women in his life—his wife Clementine and Queen Elizabeth. With elements of The Crown and The Darkest Hour, David Payne once again gives audiences an opportunity to spend an evening with one of the greatest historical figures in the world—Sir Winston Churchill.

Pikes Peak Center for Performing Arts, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $29-$57
Phone: 719-575-9632

Friday, February 17

“The joy of the group’s performance was infectious, and it was clear the guys were having as much fun as the audience.” —MD Theatre Guide
Join LTAC favorites The Doo Wop Project, for a “doowopified” post-Valentine’s Day celebration! Three parts Jersey Boys, two parts Motown: The Musical and “not your grandma’s doo wop,” these five charismatic, handsome, triple threat Broadway stars—with their hot five-piece band—tear it up with musicality, dancing, and showmanship not found with any other group in the world! They “re-doo” classic Doo Wop songs from the ’50s and ’60s and make them sound fresh and new. They “doo” doo wop versions of contemporary pop hits by stars like Jason Mraz, Amy Winehouse, Adele, and Maroon 5.

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $7
WAITLIST: 720-509-1000

Sunday, February 19

Doctor Noize — a singer and multi-instrumentalist with a passion for interactive pop/rock and a degree in classical music from Stanford — dazzles and inspires audiences to be musicians and creators themselves. With his one-man-band of instruments and deep expertise in electronic music looping technology, the Doc arranges and records music live and lets every kid know “you can be a big star, you can have your own act.”

Passport to Culture is a program specifically designed for children and families to experience arts and culture outside the classroom and inside a world of imagination through performances, workshops and pure entertainment to foster the growth of visual and performing arts, science and cultural understanding in our community.

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
1:30 p.m.
Tickets: $7
Phone: 720-509-1000

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