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Colorado Ballet in Lone Tree This Weekend!

POSTED April 8, 2021

There are plenty of family-friendly activities in the Crystal Valley area this weekend! Kids of all ages can choose from backcountry events that let them get up close to barnyard animals. When it comes to the arts, this weekend marks the long-awaited return of the Colorado Ballet in an in-person performance!


Start the weekend early with a fun FREE hike with friends in the backcountry, followed by a happy hour at Living the Dream! The event is free, but make sure you register first. Enjoy nature and the company of friends at the same time!

Backcountry Wilderness Area, 6005 Ron King Trail, Highlands Ranch 
5:30 – 6:45 p.m.
Register: FREE
Phone: 303-471-7052

There’s nothing like uplifting movie music to pick you up! This virtual classical music concert performed by members of the Colorado Symphony brings Hollywood’s magic into your home! 

Enjoy music from classic movies such as The Wizard of Oz and James Bond, as well as  unforgettable songs of Disney movies and the masterful orchestral scores of John Williams. Tickets are FREE, but registration is required.

HRCA Livestream
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE
Phone: 303-791-4100

Lots of laughs either live or virtual when Al Jackson takes the stage! Jackson is a television host, comedian, and actor. He co-hosts the nationally-broadcast talk show Daily Blast Live and regularly contributes to weekly segments on the Bob & Tom Radio Show. 

You may have seen him in HBO’s 2 Dope Queens as a stand-up comedian or in one of his many appearances on BBC Guinness Book of World Records’ show Officially Amazing. He was also featured on John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Special and Dave Attell’s Comedy Underground. If you prefer to watch from home, you can also attend virtually through a live stream event.

Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $15
Phone: 720-274-6800

Thursday-Saturday, April 8-10

If you haven’t found an egg with a prize yet, there are still a couple of days left for the scavenger hunt! Check out the clues online and solve the riddles that will lead you to the hiding places of the eggs. 

You could win free summer camp, a free month of classes, free private coaching sessions, free cheer or ninja birthday party, local business discounts, cash, and more!

Momentum Athletic Center Online and locations throughout Parker
Information: FREE

Friday-Saturday, April 9-10

Vinnie Montez brings his 20+ years of experience as a cop to the stand-up stage in a show that builds on some unbelievable stories. He first got into comedy as a means of addressing the stress and trauma of dealing with horrible situations. 

His first comedy special debut was on Dry Bar Comedy, released in 2019, Vinnie Montez: Armed & Hilarious. You can laugh at his funny stories live and in-person or as a livestream.

Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village
Fri., 7:15 and 9:30 p.m.; Sat. (virtual only), 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15-$25
Phone: 720-274-6800

Saturday, April 10

Your preschooler will have a blast meeting the barnyard of friendly farm animals! Come out to feed the chickens, pet the goats, and listen to the resident donkey Thor as he “sings” his favorite songs.  

Kids will also enjoy free play in the Nature Play Space and surrounding forest area.  A parent is required to stay on-site with their child to help ensure social distancing and supervise their child. One parent may be responsible for multiple children.  

Backcountry Wilderness Area, 6005 Ron King Trail, Highlands Ranch 
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Register: $5-$7
Phone: 303-471-7052

Brighten your Saturday with a visit to any Douglas County Library for a festive morning of fun activities and giveaways for all ages (while supplies last). There will also be a Grand Prize drawing—when you register for the event, you’ll be automatically entered!

Douglas County Libraries
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Register: FREE

Celebrate everyday heroes—the public safety officers who help keep us safe and healthy. Check out the aircraft and vehicles of the Colorado State Patrol, Denver Police Department, Children’s Hospital Colorado, ICare, the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control, and other public safety agencies around the state. There will be a food truck from Eddy BBQ and Shakes if you get hungry!

Exploration of Flight, Centennial Airport, 13005 Wings Way, Englewood
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $4-$10
Phone: 303-360-5360 ext.160

Older kids ages 7-13 will love designing enrichment puzzles for resident barnyard animals! This program allows kids to plan, create, and build new structures and challenges for the animals.

Materials and guidance will be provided.

Backcountry Wilderness Area, 6005 Ron King Trail, Highlands Ranch
12:00-3:00 p.m.
Tickets: $30-$32
Phone: 303-471-7052

Saturday-Sunday, April 10-11

See the first live performance in over a year by the dancers of Colorado Ballet! They’ve been hard at work practicing through all these months and are excited to share the culmination of their work. 

The program is full of variety with new works choreographed by Colorado Ballet’s dancers, as well as classical variations, pas de deux, and contemporary ensemble pieces. Live streams of every performance will also be available for anyone who is unable to attend in-person.

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m., Sat., 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $25-$60
Phone: 720-509-1000

Enjoy an exciting performance live and in-person, and help raise money to save the theatre! Five seasoned performers will dazzle you with their skills in magic, illusion, comedy, mentalism, and juggling.

This is a family-friendly show, so bring the kids!

Theatre of Dreams Arts & Event Center, 735 Park St., Castle Rock
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $25-$30
Phone: 303-660-6799

Sunday, April 11

The first of the season’s Farmer’s Markets is back! Get over to Highlands Ranch, and out in the sunshine and stroll the booths to see what early spring produce is available and ready to purchase! 

Town Center, 9288 Dorchester St., Highlands Ranch
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Information: FREE 

Family-Friendly Activities in the Crystal Valley Area!

There’s always something to do near the family-friendly community of Crystal Valley! Enjoy the  relaxed lifestyle of Castle Rock and surrounding area where cultural and entertainment activities abound! Check out the beautiful model homes from Kauffman Homes, Richmond American Homes, D.R. Horton, and Century Communities, and picture yourself in your very own dream house! With ranch and two-story models available, new homes are priced from the $300s.


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