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Christian Concert, the Globetrotters and Fiesta Colorado!

POSTED March 10, 2022

From a Gladys Knight tribute concert, to the uplifting melodies of Phil Wickham, this weekend is FULL of things to do near Castle Rock. Take your pick of athletic events – human and canine – to watch, comedians to enjoy and musicians to appreciate. There’s a building and design expo nearby in Colorado Springs, the Harlem Globetrotters bring their magic and momentum to the Broadmoor World Arena, and Fiesta Colorado begins! 

TODAY/TONIGHT: Thursday, March 10

AN EVENING WITH C.J. BOX
Douglas County Libraries is pleased to host New York Times bestselling author C.J. Box. The award-winning author will talk about his new thriller in the Joe Pickett series, Shadows Reel. Ticket purchase includes a reserved seat at the author’s presentation, one complimentary drink, a hardcover copy of Shadows Reel, and a place in the signing line.

Lone Tree Arts Center, Main Stage, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $39
720-509-1000

PHIL WICKHAM AND JOSH BALDWIN 
Born into a musical family, Phil’s earliest years were spent surrounded by Christian music. With his parents encouraging him, he learned all of the popular worship songs and then started writing his own. That led to him leading worship for his youth group when he was 13.

At 18, Phil recorded an independent project and it started attracting the attention of the record labels. Since his self-titled debut in 2006, Phil Wickham has emerged as a leader in the modern worship movement, penning countless songs sung in churches around the world. His RIAA Gold®-certified single, “This Is Amazing Grace,” was his first career No. 1, holding the top spot for 13 consecutive weeks and named Billboard’s No. 1 “Christian Airplay Song of the Year” in 2014. His anthemic “Living Hope,” earned Phil a GMA Dove Award for “Worship Recorded Song of the Year” in 2019.

His latest project, Hymn of Heaven was written during a year when the family of God couldn’t physically gather in houses of worship around the world. It is full of praise and thankfulness so “people can encounter the presence of God.” In May 2017 opening act Josh Baldwin, released his debut solo album with Bethel Music titled The War is Over, and his song “Praises” is featured on Bethel Music’s album Have it All (2016). Both “Praises” and “You Deserve It All” (from his solo project Rivers), have become popular worship anthems among churches around the world.

Cherry Hills Community Church, 3900 Grace Blvd., Highlands Ranch
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $25-$75
303-791-4100

Thursday-Saturday, March 10-12

BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK
A provocative comedy from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage (Sweat and Intimate Apparel) draws on the screwball films of the 1930s to take a funny and irreverent look at racial stereotypes in Hollywood. By the Way, Meet Vera Stark is a 70-year journey through the life of Vera Stark, a clever Black maid and budding actress, and her tangled relationship with her boss, a white Hollywood star desperately trying to hold on to her career. When circumstances collide and both women land roles in the same Southern epic, the story behind the cameras leaves Vera with a surprising and controversial legacy scholars will debate for years to come.

“A satisfying screwball comedy in which Nottage uses stereotypes to expose them, tapping into a current of rueful emotion beneath the surface.” —Vogue

Fine Arts Center @ Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs
Thurs./Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 5:00 p.m., Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20-$45
719-634-5581

CHRISTOPHER TITUS: LIVE!
Christopher Titus is a prolific stand-up comedian, writer, actor, and producer. His stand up work sees him playing to sell out audiences at clubs and theaters around the country. Titus has sold scripts and ideas to NBC, ABC, FOX and Comedy Central. His multi-cam half-hour special Titus premiered to critical and audience acclaim on Fox, earning the show an Emmy Nomination, while Titus himself received a WGA Award Nomination for his writing on the show. 

Titus has written and starred in eight 90 minute comedy specials, some of which spent months on the Billboard Top Ten Comedy Chart. He is currently performing his ninth 90-minute special, Stories I Shouldn’t Tell, while his most recent hit special, Amerigeddon, is available on Amazon. Additionally, Chris has a very successful podcast called The Armageddon Update/Titus Podcast with 8 million downloads.

Most recently, Chris wrote, produced, directed and starred in the feature Special Unit, about a team of special needs people who form an undercover police unit. With a take no prisoners wit, years of writing hysterical, poignant comedy both in front of and behind the camera, Chris Titus is a voice unlike any other.

Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Pl., Greenwood Village
Thurs., 7:30 p.m., Fri./Sat, 7:15 & 9:45 p.m.
Tickets: $25-$32
Phone: 720-274-6800

Friday, March 11

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS SPREAD GAME!
The Original Harlem Globetrotters are preparing for their action-packed World Tour! A star-studded roster will have fans on the edge of their seats to witness the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages. New this season, the Globetrotters will debut basketball’s first 4-point line. The 4-point line will be located 30 feet from the basket – 6 feet, 3 inches beyond the top of the NBA’s current 3-point line.

The Spread Game Tour is a basketball event like no other. Ankle-breaking moves, jaw-dropping swag, and rim-rattling dunks are only some of the thrill you can expect from this fully modernized show. Part streetball from the players who defined it, part interactive family entertainment, the new tour will show off the best of the Globetrotters in a dazzling exhibition of talent and game. 

The Spread Game Tour introduces new premium fan experiences with unprecedented access and interaction, including celebrity court passes, meet and greets with players, and in select markets, the #SQUADZONE, where fans have the opportunity to feel like part of the show.

The originators of basketball style, influencers on today’s game, and skilled athletes of the highest order, the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 124 countries and territories on six continents since their founding in 1926. Proud inductees into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, their mission to spread game and bring entertainment to the world continues to drive them today.

Broadmoor World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., Colorado Springs
7:00 p.m.

Tickets: $27-$137

Friday-Sunday, March 11-13

DESIGN TRENDS EXPO
Colorado Springs Remodeling Expo will host some of most experienced and knowledgeable design and building experts presenting exhibitions of the design trends and building innovations. Homeowners can explore exhibits with the latest cabinetry and countertop options, sunrooms and additions, flooring, decking, waterproofing, basement finishing, smart home automation, landscape installations, exterior products, energy efficient windows, and more.

Norris-Penrose Event Center,1045 Lower Gold Camp Rd., Colorado Springs
Fri., 2:00-7:00 p.m.; Sat., 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.; Sun., 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Admission: $3, Children under 18: Free

PALMER DIVIDE AGILITY CLUB TRIALS
Agility is a growing dog sport in the United States, with over 1 million entries programs every year. Dogs race against a clock as they navigate an obstacle course with strong concentration and speed. The agility club trials are fun to watch, fast-paced, and amazing as the competitive canines run hard, scamper through tunnels, jump over hurdles and nimbly make multiple turns.

Douglas County Fairgrounds, 500 Fairgrounds Rd., Castle Rock
7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
303-660-0526

Saturday, March 12

COLORADO SPRINGS FARMER’S MARKET
Heralding Spring, the Colorado Springs Farmers Market will give fresh grown food fans a chance to shop from a group of local growers, food crafters and small business owners. You will find grass-fed, pasture raised meats; unique artwork and crafts; delicious food; and more.

Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute St., Colorado Springs
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

LOCAL AUTHOR SHOWCASE
Local authors will join us to talk about their books. Each author will spend five minutes discussing their work, and a book sale and signing will follow the author talks. Please register if you plan to attend and for authors – apply for inclusion to Lisa at [email protected]. 

Philip S. Miller Library,  , Castle Rock
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Admission: Free

IRISH WHISKEY TASTING TO TOAST THE SAINT!
Perched high above the world, imagine being beckoned by the sound of bagpipes as you approach Cherokee Castle. Steeped in rich history, culture, and art, your evening will begin with a tour of the majestic 96-year-old castle.  Guests will gather in the magnificent Great Hall, surrounded by centuries-old art and antiques for a fully immersive and entertaining presentation hosted by Scott Beach, professional bagpiper. At the five March tastings featuring the Whiskeys of Ireland, you’ll toast Saint Patrick himself and enjoy charcuterie appetizers and a cash bar for wine, prosecco, beer, and whisky specials. Reservations are required and non-refundable.

Cherokee Ranch & Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia
6:00 p.m. (Doors Open); 6:45 p.m. Appetizers; 7:30 Tastings\
Reservations (Masks Required at Present)
Phone: 303-688-5555

GLADYS KNIGHT AND THE PIPS TRIBUTE
The Mary Louise Lee Band is back with an all-new show featuring the music of one of Motown’s amazing artist/groups, Gladys Knight and the Pips! After selling out the 2019 LTAC season opener with a tribute to Diana Ross, Mary Louise Lee ignites the stage once again lending her powerful voice to yet another one of music’s greatest living legends. With her amazing range, emotional fire, and sheer charisma onstage, Mary Louise Lee and her full band take you on a tour through some of Gladys Knight and the Pips’ most popular songs and some lesser-known melodies. 

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $31-$45
Phone: 720-509-1000

Sunday, March 13

PASSPORT TO CULTURE: FIESTA COLORADO
Fiesta Colorado Dance Company, directed by Jeanette Trujillo-Lucero, focuses on preserving and presenting the Hispanic dance arts of Colorado. Their performance is a demonstration of how Mexican folkloric dance embodies the richest artistic manifestations of culture and tradition.

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. A special sensory-friendly presentation of the Passport to Culture program will be performed at 4:00 p.m.

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
1:30 p.m.
Tickets: $5
Phone: 720-509-1000

Tuesday, March 15

DR. JORDAN PETERSON: BEYOND ORDER
Dr. Jordan B. Peterson is a clinical psychologist and professor emeritus at the University of Toronto. From 1993 to 1998 he served as assistant and then associate professor of psychology at Harvard. He spent fifteen years writing Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief. Maps of Meaning is a scholarly investigation into the nature of narrative and religious thought, the structure of perception, the regulation of emotion, and the motivation for atrocity in the service of ideology. Dr. Peterson also penned the popular global bestsellers Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life & 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, #1 for nonfiction in 2018 in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, the Netherlands, Brazil and Norway, both translated into some 50 languages. The latter book has sold more than five million copies; the former, released in mid 2021, 750,000.

Pikes Peak Center for Performing Arts, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
7:30 p.m
Tickets: $39-$100
Phone: 719-575-9632

Things to Do Near Crystal Valley!

Enjoy life in Castle Rock within minutes from the master-planned community of Crystal Valley – where nature is around every corner of the neighborhood! Looking for a new home you can add your signature style to? Check out the beautiful model homes from Kauffman Homes, Richmond American Homes, D.R. Horton, Century Communities, and coming soon – Taylor Morrison! Picture yourself in your very own dream house —  ranch style or two-story models priced from the $500s.

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