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Celebrating Veterans, The Eagles and Ol’ Blue Eyes!

POSTED November 8, 2018

This weekend in the Castle Rock area, come out to one of the many Veterans Day celebrations that honor the men and women who have served our country. From Veterans Day tributes to a concert by the Colorado Springs Philharmonic to a special thank-you celebration at Cherokee Ranch Castle, our country’s veterans will be honored and remembered! And, if you’re a Frank Sinatra or Eagles fan, don’t miss the tributes featuring their greatest hits!

Thursday-Saturday, November 8-10

Originally from Alabama, Rocky Dale Davis is a comedian who is currently based in Las Vegas. You may have seen him on Kevin Hart’s Hart of The City on Comedy Central or MTV’s Greatest Party Stories Ever. As a finalist at the Laughing Skull Festival, Davis was named a Comic to Watch at the New York Comedy Festival. and most recently was selected as a New Face of Comedy at the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal. 

Comedy Works-South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village
Thurs., 7:30; Fr./Sat., 7:15 and 9:45 p.m.
Tickets: $14-$22
Phone: 720-274-6800

Friday, November 9

At first glance in a history book, women in power are not exactly jumping off the pages. Or are they? In this illuminating presentation, Dr. Kara Cooney, professor of Egyptology, highlights a time in ancient history when women ruled the world. Although powerful women in ancient Egypt were the exception to the rule, their power and influence is undeniable. 

Cleopatra used her feminine wiles—and her money—to build alliances with warlords of the Roman empire. Neferusobek was the first woman to definitively take the title of King. Nefertiti is known more for her beauty than for bringing a fractured Egypt together. What can we learn from how these women ruled? Dr. Cooney shares some illuminating answers.

PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10-$36
Phone: 720-509-1000

Enjoy a much-deserved parents’ night out while your kids enjoy a fun-filled night of their own! Children ages 5-12 will be treated to an evening of swimming and a movie, and enjoy a pizza dinner! The movie is Despicable Me, about a super-villain, Gru, and his army of little yellow minions, who decide to steal the moon. But nothing has prepared this villain for his greatest challenge, three adorable orphan girls who want to make him their dad! You can relax knowing they will be safe and supervised by child care professionals. Have your kids bring a towel, goggles, swimsuit and change of clothing. Kids can even bring a blanket and pillow to lounge on during the movie!

Lone Tree Rec Center, 8827 Lone Tree Pkwy., Lone Tree
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Tickets: $18-$23

There’s nothing like the excitement of betting and winning! On this local Casino Night, you can dress to the nines with a Red-White-and-Black theme.

The line-up features blackjack, craps, and roulette. Tasty bites and a cash bar will be available! 

Cielo at Castle Pines, 485 W. Happy Canyon Rd., Castle Rock
6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Tickets: $50

Start spreading the news…Ol’ Blue Eyes is back! Get your dancing shoes on and head over to the Highlands Ranch Mansion for a thoroughly entertaining evening. Tuxedo Junction brings back the best Frank Sinatra tunes and recreates the swing era from the 1930s and the big band era from the 1940s. From swing to Latin rhythms, Tuxedo Junction will keep you dancing the whole night long. This evening is for ages 21 and over.

Highlands Ranch Mansion, 9950 E. Gateway Dr., Highlands Ranch
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $30-$35
Phone: 303-791-2500

One of the most famous choirs in history can trace its origins back to the 1400s. The awe-inspiring vocals of the Vienna Boys Choir can be heard this weekend in Colorado Springs! The group is comprised by 100 boys between the ages of 10 and 14 from countries all over the globe, and their repertoire ranges from medieval to contemporary music.

Shockley-Zalabak Theater, 5225 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20-$68.50
Phone: 719-255-3232

Friday-Sunday, November 9-11

Stella. Stanley. Blanche DuBois. Iconic characters from one of America’s greatest plays come to life this weekend. Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning A Streetcar Named Desire is either on your “must-see” list or it’s time to see it again! Don’t miss your chance to see this professionally-produced masterpiece right in the neighborhood!

Set in New Orleans in the mid-twentieth century, Streetcar follows the tragic story of a former Southern belle and how she struggles with life as her beauty fades. Film versions of the play featured Vivian Leigh and Jessica Lange in this classic role. Because the play contains themes of sexuality and violence, it is intended for mature audiences only.

Schoolhouse Theatre, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $27
Phone: 303-805-6800 

Saturday, November 10

Before snow starts flying, come to this FREE and informative fair to find the resources you need—all under one roof! Local service providers from HRCA, Highlands Ranch Metro District, and Senior Outreach of Highlands Ranch come together to provide information about active adult programming, nutrition and fitness information, pet care, medication review, handyman services, caregiving resources, Medicare information, wellness screenings, flu shots, and more!

Eastridge Rec Center, 9568 University Blvd., Highlands Ranch
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE
Phone: 720-240-4922

A special Veterans Day celebration to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the end of the World War I! The Douglas County Office of Veterans Affairs, in conjunction with the Douglas County Veterans Monument Foundation, will conduct a Veterans Day Tribute, featuring a special remembrance to honor all veterans–past and present.

Veterans Monument Plaza, Fourth and Wilcox St., Castle Rock
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE

Just in time for the holidays, this exclusive wine event will introduce you to a full lineup of food and beverages for the true connoisseur, featuring selections from the new 2018 Davidsons Top Wine List. This annual list of wines is hand-selected by Davidsons wine specialists each year.

In addition to these special wines, tasty bites will be provided! Davidsons Sommeliers & Wine Buying Experts will be on hand to answer your questions throughout the evening. All recipients will receive a commemorative stemless wine glass. You must be 21 or older to attend.

Southridge Recreation Center, 4800 McArthur Ranch Rd., Highlands Ranch
4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $50-$55
Phone: 303-791-2500

The music and iconic band you love performed by a cover band that delivers without gimmicks, makeup or other illusions! Classic Albums Live performs the Eagles’ Hotel California with skilled vocalists and musicians who honor the work in every way.

You will feel like you are watching the Eagles themselves as they perform hit tracks like the Grammy-award winning New Kid in Town, as well as deep cuts like Wasted Time.

Note for note, cut for cut, the attention to detail is staggering; every sound from the album is masterfully duplicated live on stage!

Main Stage, Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $50
Phone: 720-509-1000

Saturday-Sunday, November 10-11

A unique and innovative way to celebrate Veterans Day—with a concert featuring composers whose work reflected the wars that happened in their lifetimes. Several composers on the program wrote music during World War I.

American composer Charles Ives wrote a trio of war songs, while French composer Maurice Ravel wrote compositions dedicated to the memory of specific friends who had been killed in battle. British composer Vaughan Williams fought in World War I, serving in France and Salonika. Two other composers on the program also served in their national armies: Austrian Fritz Kreisler served two stints in the Austrian army in the early 1900s, and American composer Samuel Barber joined the Army Air Corps during World War II.

Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs              
Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:30 p.m.
Tickets: $26-$75
Phone: 719-520-SHOW

Sunday, November 11

Honor the veterans in our community at a ceremony that begins at the Highlands Ranch Veterans Monument, then continues to the second floor of the James H. LaRue Library for the Veterans Day Celebration.

James H. LaRue Library, 9292 S. Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch
11:00 a.m.
Information: FREE
Phone: 303-791-0430

The theme is Good Morning, Beautiful at this delicious brunch accompanied by the Lone Tree Symphony’s duo R&M Strings! The castle at Cherokee Ranch will be in full holiday decor, with seating in the magnificent Great Hall. 

In addition to the sweet and savory brunch, a cash bar with signature coffee drinks and traditional champagne Mimosas will be available. 

Cherokee Ranch, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia
11:00 a.m.
Tickets: $65
Phone: 303-688-5555

Tuesday, November 13

Tired of the mundane? Stuck in your daily routine? Give yourself an extraordinary experience with the healing vibrations of Tibetan Singing Bowls. This is a class that includes a mixture of sound healing tools using crystals and Tibetan singing bowls to balance the body, mind and emotions.  Subtle movement and breath work allows students to tune in as they are surrounded by the vibrations of singing bowls. Instructor Emma Kelleher urges students to bring a mat or comfortable seat for this concert of vibrations and sound.

Cherokee Ranch, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia
1:30-3:00 p.m.
Tickets: $45, $40
Phone: 303-688-5555

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