Comedy, Music and Roots This Weekend!
We’re slowly but surely getting back into the swing of things in Crystal Valley and nearby surrounds are, too! Take in a comedy show this weekend with the incomparable Paul Reiser, listen to the Hillbenders tribute to the WHO, or investigate your European ancestry during a Zoom webinar!
Friday-Saturday, January 14-January 15
COMEDIAN PAUL REISER
Comedian, actor, television writer, author, and musician Paul Reiser has spent the last 30+ years acting in Oscar and Emmy award-winning movies and TV shows. He was voted one of Comedy Central’s “Top 100 Comedians of All Time.” Reiser joined the cast of Netflix’s Stranger Things for the series’ second season. He currently stars on Chuck Lorre’s The Kominsky Method on Netflix, for which he received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.
Reiser earned acclaim for his supporting roles in the Academy Award-winning film Whiplash, John McDonagh’s War on Everyone and frequent collaborator Jeff Baena’s The Little Hours and Horse Girl.
Reiser’s book, Couplehood, has sold over two million copies and reached the number one spot on The New York Times bestseller list. Reiser’s second bestseller, Babyhood, features his trademark humorous take on the adventures of being a first-time father.
Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Pl., Greenwood Village
Fri./Sat, 7:15 & 9:45 p.m.
Friday, January 14
THE HILLBENDERS: WHOGRASS
“The HillBenders prove to be the perfect group to execute this WhoGrass concept.” –Rolling Stone
A chronological journey of The Who’s legendary catalog through the wood and wire of bluegrass instrumentation. Framed as a follow-up to The HillBenders 2015 acoustic interpretation of The Who’s TOMMY, WhoGrass now gives audiences a high-energy acoustic twist on the catalog of one of Rock ’n’ Roll’s greatest bands. From the early hits all the way through The Who’s discography, and even a peek into Pete Townshend’s solo career, the rolling banjo, intense dobro percussion, and thunderous vocals have even the biggest Who fans pumping their fists and singing along!
Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
WINE TASTING AT THE CASTLE
Let’s celebrate the New Year (again?!) with sparkling wines! Taste-test some delicious sparkling wines that can be enjoyed all year round. The castle will still be beautifully decorated for the recent holidays and a great place to sample some tasty spirits!
Charcuterie appetizers will accompany the tasting, and after sampling all the wines guests will enjoy a complimentary glass of their favorite and view centuries old art and antiques on display in the castle. A cash bar will be available to purchase additional glasses of wine, or your favorite bottles to take home.
Cherokee Ranch and Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia
Doors Open: 6:45 p.m.; Tasting Event: 7:15 p.m.
Saturday, January 15
GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: VOYAGE TO THE PAST
If you are new to genealogy then you know that it can be quite overwhelming, to begin with. This is because there is often so much to explore! But studying your roots can create a sense of empathy for the struggles your ancestors faced, and it’s a way to make new friends, all while learning history and fascinating events of the past. Learn about your immigrant ancestors’ voyage from Europe to the United States and how those journeys changed from the 18th century through the 20th century.
VIRTUAL PRESENTATION: Zoom Webinar
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, January 15-16
COMEBACK CELEBRATION: CS PHILHARMONIC
Music Director Josep Caballé-Domenech and the Philharmonic return to the stage with a musical celebration that spans the range of human experience to welcome audiences back for the first Masterworks performance of 2022. Legendary for its fiery technical difficulty and adored for its romantic melodies, “Rach 3” is a monumental close to the Comeback Celebration program — performed by dazzling Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Yekwuon Sunwoo. An unforgettable way to open the season!
- Scott Ordway In the Kingdom of Bells
- Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn
- Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3
Pikes Peak Center, Colorado Springs
Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 19
ARTS IN THE AFTERNOON: Rene Heredia
Legendary local flamenco guitarist René Heredia brings the heart and soul of Spanish gypsy flamenco music to the Main Stage. With roots in Granada, Spain, René was surrounded by masters of flamenco dance and music from birth, became a flamenco guitar virtuoso in his teens, and performed internationally with the world’s most renowned flamenco dancers. Join René and special guest guitarist/vocalist Andréana Cortés for an afternoon of acoustic flamenco music.
Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
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, 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 $500s.