Chris Isaak, AND, Whitney Houston and Beatles’ Tributes!
This is a weekend of covers and comebacks—with skillful cover bands playing tribute concerts from the Beatles to Whitney Houston, and revivals of such popular classic musicals as The Pajama Game and Monty Python’s Spamalot — you’ll feel like you’re in a time capsule! You can also catch legendary crooner Chris Isaak in concert or spend the day at the Castle Rock Summer Music Jam! And entire family will enjoy the kick-off parade for the Douglas County Fair, followed by an outdoor festival in the park!
TODAY/TONIGHT, Thursday, July 26
THAT EIGHTIES BAND IN PARKER!
Just one look and you’ll know—That Eighties Band has nailed it! With vocals that match the look, it’s clear why they are the 80s tribute band that Google, Disney, Pepsi, the Denver Broncos, and many more have booked to entertain at their events!
The free concert series in Parker is your opportunity to rock out to your favorite 80s songs with the cover band that brings this fun decade to life again!
Discovery Park, 20115 Mainstreet, Parker
THE FAB 4 LIVES!
It’s true that Beatles tribute bands are found in pretty much every city in the world, but what makes Denver’s very own cover band so special is it’s exactly what you expect (in a good way)!
After two decades of performing Beatles tunes together, the Fab 4 have, in a sense, become the legendary band! Performing music from the fun-loving beginnings through the Sgt. Pepper period to the tumultuous end, the Fab 4 bring the Beatles to life again!
Highland Heritage Regional Park, 9651 Quebec St., Highlands Ranch
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
COMEDIAN TURNED TEACHER
Many stand-up comedians have been in the field for decades, entertaining and sharing their experiences with audiences around the country. A 15-year comedy veteran, Chris Voth is a past winner of the Denver Comedy Works Competition and has worked with everyone from Dave Chappelle and Larry the Cable Guy to Linda Ronstadt. But Chris Voth’s story has a twist.
Chris Voth currently balances his performance schedule with his full-time high-school teaching career. You can read his short story, Stand Up and Deliver, published in the Cream City Review Literary Journal. In it, Chris shares the experiences he had when entering the teaching field after years in stand-up comedy. Don’t miss his unique story live on stage!
Comedy Works-South, 5345 Landmark Pl., Greenwood Village
Thursday-Sunday, July 26-29
THE PAJAMA GAME PERFORMED BY YOUTH THEATRE
This popular musical comedy has been around for over half a century, but the talented Youth Repertory Theatre group proves how timeless and fresh it still is! With an energetic score by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross (Damn Yankees), The Pajama Game is brimming with songs and dances that have become musical theatre standards, including Steam Heat and Hernando’s Hideaway.
Conditions at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory are anything but peaceful as sparks fly between new superintendent, Sid Sorokin, and Babe Williams, leader of the union grievance committee. Their stormy relationship comes to a head when the workers strike for a seven-cent pay increase, setting off not only a conflict between management and labor, but a battle of the sexes, as well.
Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs
Thurs./Fri./Sat., 7:00 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Friday, July 27
Your kids will delight in this real-life Harry Potter adventure! Children ages 8 to 12 and their families are invited to learn wizarding skills and then test their powers with games, activities, crafts and more!
Please only register your children for this event (parents can attend without registering).
James H. LaRue Library, 9292 S. Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch
Enjoy an evening of Latino-inspired fun in the sun! As part of the Culture-on-the-Green series in Highlands Ranch, the performance by Fiesta Colorado Dance Company offers the highest quality Mexican Folkloric, Flamenco and Spanish Classical Dance shown in Colorado for over 30 years. Fiesta Colorado Dance Company is the proud recipient of the 2006 Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, the highest award given to an arts organization in the City of Denver.
Pack a picnic dinner and head out to enjoy the live entertainment in the heart of Highlands Ranch!
Civic Green Park, 9370 Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
WHITNEY HOUSTON TRIBUTE CONCERT
With non-stop promotions of the new documentary Whitney, it’s a fitting time to remember the best of Whitney Houston in her music. Singer and actress Mary Louise Lee returns to the Lone Tree Arts Center Terrace Theatre with her moving tribute to Whitney Houston – the most awarded female performer of all time.
It takes a talented and gutsy performer to take on a diva’s songbook, and Mary Louise Lee is up for the task! Lee has performed all over the world, garnering accolades wherever she’s been. She calls Denver home and has been the lead singer of her own band for the past 10 years. She’s got the soul and the voice to deliver a wonderful evening of Houston’s greatest hits!
Lone Tree Arts Center, Terrace Theater, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
Friday-Sunday, July 27-29
SPAMALOT – MONTY PYTHON ON STAGE!
Inspired by the classic comedy film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, this musical is an adaptation of Monty Python-style humor, modified for all ages. Spamalot features the middle school students of American Academy Performing Arts as they tell the legendary tale of King Arthur’s quest to find the Holy Grail.
Spamalot is full of shenanigans including wild singing and dancing (involving monks and nuns), frighteningly flatulent Frenchmen, the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch, killer rabbits, and much more. Bring the family and enjoy an afternoon or evening of good fun in the spirit of Monty Python!
Schoolhouse Theater, 19650 E. Mainstreet, Parker
Fri./Sat., 7:00 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.; Sun., 6:00 p.m.
COUNTRY-STYLE COMEDY WITH JON REEP
Jon Reep is one of the big-name nationally-touring comedians whose contemporary country point of view has won over fans in comedy clubs, on TV and in film.
He first won over fans on his engaging appearance on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, but he may be best known for his role of Raymus, the pot-smoking farmer, on Harold and Kumar: Escape from Guantanamo Bay.
Comedy Works-South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village
Fri./Sat., 7:15 and 9:45 p.m.; Sun., 7:00 p.m.
SISTER ACT ON STAGE
Sister Act tells the zany story of what happens when a small-time entertainer in a gangster joint has to be hidden away in a convent for her own safety. Throughout the show, the outrageous singer has all of the nuns singing and dancing along with her!
With a score by Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Newsies), Sister Act will have you singing along, too!
PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 28
BASIC 3D PRINTING AND MODELING
In this class students will use TinkerCAD to design a basic fidget. What’s that, you ask? Only the season’s hottest toy, a small ball-bearing device that entertains the user for hours! Kids will also learn how to walk through the design process for creating and printing a simple 3D item.
Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, E. County Line Rd. at Isbill Dr., Centennial
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
DOUGLAS COUNTY FAIR PARADE
Kick off fair week with the entertaining Douglas County Fair Parade! With well over 75 entries, including floats, bands, royalty and civic organizations, the Fair Parade is a must-see!
You won’t want to miss the charm of an old-fashioned parade in downtown Castle Rock. Come early to get a good spot, and you won’t be disappointed! The parade starts on the south end of town and is followed by breakfast at the Castle Rock Fire Department. All proceeds will benefit the Douglas County High School Huskies.
Downtown Castle Rock
Following the Douglas County Fair Parade, head over to Festival Park for an afternoon of country-style celebrating! This down-home street party features live music, bounce houses, and other family activities, with food and brews for purchase.
Festival Park, 300 Second St., Castle Rock
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 29
MORNING JAZZ AND MIMOSAS
Rise and shine with inspiring jazz music by the Jamie Stewardson Trio, featuring international jazz-soul vocalist, Rajdulari, and renowned bassist Bill McCrossen. Immerse your senses in the stunning scenery at the Cherokee Ranch, the sounds of music, and the tantalizing tastes of a fresh summer brunch!
Enjoy a soulful Sunday morning, savoring an abundance of fresh summer brunch delights, delicious coffee, and juices. Hand-crafted Mimosas and Bloody Marys are available for purchase. After the concert, you will embark on a spectacular tour of Cherokee Castle revealing its rich history. Reservations are required.
Cherokee Ranch, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia
CASTLE ROCK SUMMER JAM
You don’t need to go far to be part of a thriving music scene—Castle Rock has a great lineup for its annual summer jam! With more music, more beer, and plenty of great of bands, you will not want to miss this event!
Headlining this year’s event are Big Head Todd & the Monsters! Also on the lineup are Johnny Richards, Solar, John Saunders Band, Sarah P and the Dirty Logger.
Philip S. Miller Park, 1375 Plum Creek Pkwy., Castle Rock
CHRIS ISAAK IN CONCERT
“I’ve never tried to jump on a trend, and I’ve never had to jump off of one,” says Chris Isaak. He’s been around long enough to have earned the respect of those who appreciate true musical talent, not just the latest trend!
His memorable and Grammy-nominated hits include Wicked Game, Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing, and Somebody’s Cryin’, but a Chris Isaak show is just as much about the charisma and musicality of a contemporary legend!
Hudson Gardens, 6115 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton
On Trend in Crystal Valley!
Recreation, educational events and entertainment are all a short drive from the master-planned community of Crystal Valley! Stop by if you are in the neighborhood and visit the sensational models offered by D.R. Horton, Kauffman Homes, and Richmond American Homes. Crystal Valley homes are available in ranch and two-story models and priced from the high $300s.