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Concerts, Comedy, Theater and Prom for Adults!

POSTED June 2, 2022
Music, Fitness, Comedy, Theater — and a PROM, just for adults! The summer events are exploding all over Castle Rock and nearby environs and you’ll find plenty of activities and things to choose from this weekend: including film, theater performances and dance – loads of entertainment and recreation all over town!

TODAY/TONIGHT: Thursday, June 2

Warm, sunny days are ahead, and so is the FREE concert series at Discovery Park! Get your picnic baskets, lawn chairs, and beach blankets, and get ready to enjoy the sounds of summer. One of the most versatile and in-demand bands around, the Ricardo Peña Band plays the best of Latin rock, classic rock, rhythm and blues, funk, salsa and more!

See why Colorado fans are always amazed as the Ricardo Peña Band kicks off the Discovery Park series!

Discovery Park, 20115 Mainstreet, Parker
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Thursday-Saturday, June 2-4

Jeff Dye is a nationally touring comedian, actor, host, prankster and Bigfoot enthusiast. He stars in NBC’s comedy adventure series Better Late Than Never. This project followed the travels of Henry Winkler, William Shatner, Terry Bradshaw, and George Foreman as Jeff presents them with the adventure of a lifetime. Currently, he’s on new episodes of I Can See Your Voice and The Masked Singer on Fox.

Dye has performed on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon (twice), finished 3rd on Last Comic Standing and has had his own Comedy Central Presents special. In previous years he has starred on numerous TV projects, including: Money from Strangers, Girl Code, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, as well as NBC’s I Can Do That – a one-hour comedy variety series. Jeff’s latest album, titled Live from Madison, had been a top 10 album on the Billboard Comedy Charts and his new album Dumb is Gooder will be coming out this year!

Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Pl., Greenwood Village
Thurs., 7:30 p.m.; Fri./Sat, 7:15 & 9:45 p.m.
Tickets: $17-$25
Phone: 720-274-6800

Thursday-Sunday, June 2-5

The Wolves follows a high school girls soccer team as they warm up for a series of games, preparing for battle. Amid warmups, passing drills, and the raw energy of girlhood, the undefeated Wolves psych each other up—and dive into rapid-fire, unfiltered conversations about the world and their places in it. What happens when life both on and off the field tests the team’s endurance? The Wolves is a collaboration with Colorado College’s Theatre and Dance department staged outdoors in the FAC Courtyard and led by seasoned director Lisa Marie Rollins.

–Finalist, 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama; Winner, 2015 Relentless Award for Playwriting

The scary, exhilarating brightness of raw adolescence emanates from every scene of this uncannily assured first play by Sarah DeLappe.” —The New York Times

Content Advisory: The Wolves contains strong language, discussion of sex, and adult themes. Under 13 not recommended. 

FAC THEATRE COURTYARD, 30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $30-$40+

Friday, June 3

Slightly Stoopid is an American band based in the Ocean Beach neighborhood of San Diego, California, who describe their music as “a fusion of folk, rock, reggae and blues with hip-hop, funk, metal and punk.” As a band, they have released thirteen albums, with their ninth studio album entitled Everyday Life, Everyday People on July 13, 2018.

311 was formed in 1990 in Omaha, Nebraska by five friends: Nick Hexum (vocals/guitar), Tim Mahoney (guitar), SA Martinez (vocals/dj), Chad Sexton (drums), and P-Nut (bass).  31 years later, they’re still rocking together.  Widely regarded as one of the most entertaining & dynamic live bands in the U.S., 311 mixes rock, rap, reggae, and funk into their own unique, hybrid sound.  As veterans of 2,000 shows across 27 countries, 311 is one of the longest running original lineups in rock, alongside legends like U2 and Radiohead.

Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, 6350 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Greenwood Village
5:15 p.m.
Tickets $49.95-$149.95
Information: 303-229-7000

Friday-Saturday, June 3-4

Metropolitan Academy of Dance will present a professional, high quality dance performance – La Trente — showcasing the culmination of their dancers’ hard work and dedication over the past year. Metropolitan Academy of Dance is a premier dance school located in the city of Centennial.

The mission of the Metropolitan Academy of Dance is to provide superior dance education in varying styles for students of all ages and levels.

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
Fri./Sat., 6:00 p.m.; Sat., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $14-$34
Phone: 720-509-1000

Saturday, June 4

Stop by the Apiary while Hudson Garden’s beekeepers are nurturing their charges and observe live, active beehives and real-life management techniques. You can also join the Hudson Gardens Beekeeping Forum to share experiences and stay informed of all things beekeeping at Hudson Gardens! Some content will focus on beekeeping information specific to Hudson Gardens, but contributions and questions are welcome from anyone interested in honeybees. 

Hudson Gardens, 6115 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton
9:00 a.m. -12:00 Noon
Free Event 

The Adult Prom Fundraiser is for anyone who wants to experience prom for the first time or all over again. Grab a partner or a group of friends and dress up in something special. Join us at The Schoolhouse to rock out to some great music, take photos, have fun with friends and pretend like you are a teenager. Prizes for best dressed and best dancer will be given out during the night.

The $75 ticket includes admission, photo booth picture and 2 drink tickets (single- shot mixed beverage, beer, wine or soda).The funds raised from the Adult Prom will go towards supporting our free community events in 2022. 

Parker Arts Schoolhouse, 19650 Mainstreet, Parker
7:30-10:30 p.m.
Tickets: $75
Phone: 303-805-6800

Sunday, June 5

Veterans Journey Home is a film series highlighting compelling, emotionally rich stories of heroic contributions made by Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans. This series exposes the many and varied psychological difficulties Veterans face due to the rigors and challenges of combat. Veterans Journey Home highlights a range of non-medicalized, non-pathologizing, community-based healing approaches that give Veterans the support and compassion they need to resume productive lives as civilians and assume positions of moral leadership in a society that desperately needs it. Experience moving stories of Veterans, once alienated from society, as they successfully transition back into their rightful and important role as leaders, in their families, businesses, and communities. These stories are not tales of heroism and valor on the battlefield of war, but they are stories of bravery and courage on the battlefield of life. Trigger Warning: Although these films contain minimal actual war footage, they might trigger you, especially if you have served in the armed forces and have PTS or Moral Injury. That said, the purpose of these films is to help people heal from these and related symptoms. Our understanding, based on science, is that if trauma can be discussed openly and transparently it can be healed.  

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
Fri./Sat., 6:00 p.m.; Sat., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $14
Phone: 720-509-1000

The Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale is celebrating 45 years of music making here and around the world!  This anniversary concert is featuring alums and the performing choirs of the Children’s Chorale.  Our emphasis this year has been on legacy—the one we have from those who came before us and the one that we are building for future generations of Children’s Chorale members.  The singers will be performing CSCC oldie goldies contrasted by the music of today.  It will be a beautiful journey down memory lane as well as a discovery of the evolution of music over these 45 years.

Pikes Peak Center for Performing Arts, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
3:00 p.m.
Tickets: $18-$28
Phone: 719-575-9632

NEXT WEEK: Monday June 6

Multi-platinum troubadour Andy Grammer continues to engage, energize, and empower audiences with stomping stadium-size pop anthems meant to be shared at full volume. His observations and affirmations pick you back up when you need it, affirm your potential, and encourage you to keep going.His catalog consists of numerous bona fide hits, including the quadruple-platinum “Honey, I’m Good,” platinum singles “Keep Your Head Up,” “Fine By Me,” “Don’t Give Up On Me,” “Fresh Eyes,”“Good To Be Alive(Hallelujah),”gold single “I Found You,” and the gold albums Andy Grammer and Magazines Or Novels.

He has quietly generated billions of streams and lent his music to films such as Five Feet Apart. When “Don’t Give Up On Me” soundtracked ESPN’s 13thAnnual V Week for Cancer Reach, he garnered a Sports Emmy for Outstanding Music Direction and a Clio Award. Beyond selling out shows on multiple continents, he has electrified dozens of television shows, including The Today Show, Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!, Good Morning America, American Idol, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and The Late Late Show with James Corden in addition to appearing as a contestant on Dancing with the Stars. 

Pikes Peak Center for Performing Arts, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $39-$250
Phone: 719-575-9632

Tuesday, June 7

You know what dragons really love? Tacos of course! They love chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos, and teeny tiny tacos. While a boy and his dog are watching TV, they unexpectedly learn the ‘Do’s and Dont’s of what kinds of tacos to serve dragons. Unfortunately, when the boy throws his new dragon friends a spicy salsa taco party, red-hot trouble ensues! Discover the dietary delights and dilemmas of dragons in this fun-filled production. Adapted from The New York Times Best Selling Book Dragons Love Tacos is a sizzling story full of fiery fun for your entire family! Recommended for ages 3 – 10.

Parker Arts Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Avenue, Parker
10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
Tickets: $18
Phone: 303-805-6800

Thursday, June 9

Slipknot, one of the most thrilling and visceral musical collectives on the planet, are excited to announce the 2022 iteration of their infamous Knotfest Roadshow tour. Slipknot sits alongside musical institutions like Metallica and Iron Maiden, as one of a select few bands whose legacy is secured within heavy music’s elite. The band emerged at the end of the 20th Century from the American mid-western town of Des Moines, IA and quickly established themselves as the most enigmatic, provocative and aggressive music collective of the modern era. 

Three decades ago, B-Real, Sen Dog, and DJ Muggs sparked a trip that left popular culture stoned, stunned, and staggering in anticipation for more. Naming themselves after a local street in Los Angeles, Cypress Hill burst on the scene in 1991 with the release of their self-titled debut album. Cypress Hill continue to be busier than ever in 2022. The band will release a new album this spring and have already dropped three singles, “Champion Sound,” “Open Ya Mind,” and “Bye Bye.” Their “Hits From The Bong” documentary, which is part of Mass Appeal’s “Hip Hop 50” franchise in partnership with Showtime, will also be released this year.

Broadmoor World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., Colorado Springs
6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $59-$115

If you have played an instrument for at least two years and have a desire to join the Douglas County Youth Orchestra, here’s your chance to attend a rehearsal and see if the DCYO is a good fit for you! Bring your instrument and play along with the rest of the orchestra – they’d love to see you there. The registration and medical release form are available on the website – and the session fees are applied to fall semester tuition.

All symphonic instruments are welcome – strings, bass, winds, percussion, drums, piano and harp.

Parker Arts Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Avenue, Parker
1:00 p.m.
Registration: $30
Phone: 303-805-6800

Thursday-Saturday, June 9-11

Erica Rhodes has appeared on ABC’s Modern Family, HBO’s Veep, Fox’s New Girl, and IFC’s Comedy Bang Bang. She was a regular panelist on Comedy Central’s @midnight and Fox’s Punchline. Her stand-up TV appearances include NBC’s Bring the Funny and Last Call with Carson Daly, the CW’s Howie Mandel Comedy Extravaganza, SeeSo’s The Guest List, Hulu’s Coming to the Stage, and AXS’ Live at Gotham.

Erica was chosen as a New Face for the 2018 Just for Laughs Festival and also performed at the San Francisco Sketchfest, the Moontower Comedy Festival, the Blue Whale Comedy Festival, the Boston Comedy Festival and RIOT L.A. Fest. 

Erica was a semi-regular performer/writer on NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion, and her first album Sad Lemon hit #1 on the iTunes comedy charts and her first one-hour comedy special La Vie en Rhodes was shot as part of the Tribeca Drive-In Fest and can now be viewed on Amazon Prime. 

Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Pl., Greenwood Village
Thurs., 7:30 p.m.; Fri./Sat, 7:15 & 9:45 p.m.
Tickets: $17-$25
Phone: 720-274-6800

Friday, June 10

Fitness Fridays are for everyone! Open to all levels of fitness, this series offers a variety of formats taught by our amazing fitness staff! Bring your whole family. Fitness Friday classes are FREE and registration is not required.

The Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park, 1375 W. Plum Creek Pkwy, Castle Rock
8:00 a.m.

Friday nights in the summer are made for spending time close to home, enjoying the beautiful weather, and unwinding from the long week. Why go anywhere else but Downtown Castle Rock? On the first Friday of each month, June through August, head to Festival Park to enjoy live music, food trucks, cocktails and kid activities. Start off the night with the First Fridays 5K, then don’t miss the chance to make family memories Downtown.

Opener Ninety Percent 90s is a three-piece cover band covering the best and worst hits from the 90s. From Sublime / Nirvana / Smashing Pumpkins to Backstreet Boys, Britney and Hanson. If it’s a hit from the 90s, there is a 40% chance that the band will know it 100 percent of the time; and 90 percent of the  90s, but 100 percent awesome!

From the creators of the Fabulous Boogie Knights comes the Spazmatics. All the awesome sounds, styles and way cool dance steps from the 1980s decade we’d love to forget. Complete with skinny ties, Brill Creamed hair, and horn-rimmed glasses, The Spazmatics recapture all the best of the worst. Outstanding musicianship combined with creative flair and style makes for an evening of pure energy and entertainment.

Festival Park, 300 Second St., Castle Rock
5:00 p.m. – food, kids’ activities; 5:30 p.m. – 5K Walk/Run, Opening Band; 7:00 p.m. – Headliner
INFORMATION: 720-724-2010

A singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and dedicated road warrior, Parker McCollum began building a following in his native Texas with 2015’s The Limestone Kid. The album track “Meet You in The Middle” became a hit on Texas’ regional radio chart — no small feat for an independent, 22-year-old musician — but it was the album’s widely-acclaimed follow-up, Probably Wrong, that helped Parker find national success. Compared to John Mayer and Jason Isbell by Rolling Stone, Parker supported the album with a string of sold-out shows, bringing record-breaking crowds to venues like San Angelo’s RiverStage and two sold-out Billy Bob’s along the way. Parker wrote all 10 songs that make up his latest, Gold Chain Cowboy including his Platinum-selling No. 1 hit “Pretty Heart” and his latest song on country radio “To Be Loved By You.” Parker shares songwriting credits with Rhett Akins, Miranda Lambert, and Songwriters Hall of Famer Tony Lane, among others.

Breathing fresh Rocky Mountain air into the Nashville music scene, Ian Munsick is pioneering a new brand of country. The Wyoming-born singer / songwriter’s upbringing was a mix of working the ranch and working crowds. Under the tutelage of their fiddle-playing father, Munsick and his two older brothers grew up playing everything from bluegrass to The Beatles. Incorporating elements across genres, he has now begun to establish himself as a progressive artist with an old soul. He wrapped last year with a Grand Ole Opry debut and is starting 2022 strong as a MusicRow Next Big Thing artist. Fans are finding that with Ian Munsick, western country is reborn.

Broadmoor World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., Colorado Springs
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $17-$150+

Re-envisioning what pop can be in the 21st century, AJR unassumingly emerged as a ubiquitous hit-making outlier and one of the biggest indie bands in the world. Since 2012, the multi-platinum indie pop trio—Adam [bass, vocals], Jack [vocals, guitar], and Ryan [ukulele, piano, vocals]—have generated billions of streams and earned one triple-platinum single, one double-platinum single, four platinum singles, and one platinum album. 2019’s Neotheater marked their biggest first-week debut, bowing at #8 on the Billboard Top 200, #1 on the Top Alternative Albums Chart, and #1 on the Top Rock Albums Chart. Spotify touted “Sober Up” [feat. Rivers Cuomo] among the “Best Rock Songs of the 2010s, while Apple Music included “Weak” on its “Best Alt Songs of the 2010s. Not to mention, they remain one of the “500 Most-Listened to Artists” on Spotify. On the heels of Neotheater, they dropped the 2020 platinum blockbuster “BANG!”, which they performed on TODAYThe Ellen DeGeneres Show, and even at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, 6350 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Greenwood Village
7:00 p.m.
Tickets $35.95-$99.95
Information: 303-229-7000

Saturday, June 11

Anytime you talk to any of Tommy Emmanuel’s fans, whether musicians or civilians, invariably they will speak of not one but two qualities that define his greatness. The first, predictably, is his extraordinary guitar playing. Considered by those in the know to be among this planet’s greatest guitarists, his playing is simply miraculous, as it would take three musicians, or more, to do what Tommy does solo. Who else, for example, when playing “Day Tripper,” can lay down the rhythm part, dig into the riff and sing the melody all at once on just one acoustic guitar?

Although his expression is instrumental, he comes to the guitar much more like a vocalist, positively singing melodies through the strings. He inhabits the tunes he performs, delivering every nuance and turn of phrase. His own songs are also illuminated always with lyrical melodies that go right to the heart, such as his beautiful ode to his daughter, “Angelina,” or his great “story without words,” “Lewis & Clark.” That they resonate so deeply without words makes sense, as words only go so far. But music, coming from a genuine and joyful source, can go so much farther. Now with The Best of Tommysongs, he brings us a complete collection of his own songs, all rich with ripe melodicism and rendered with joy in real-time.

“When I was a kid, I wanted to be in show business. Now, I just want to be in the happiness business. I make music, and you get happy. That’s a good job.”  –Tommy Emmanuel

Pikes Peak Center for Performing Arts, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $25-$65
Phone: 719-575-9632

Sunday, June 12

Frankie Valli, who came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of The Four Seasons, is hotter than ever. Thanks to the volcanic success of the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys, which chronicles the life and times of Valli and his legendary group, such classic songs as “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Rag Doll,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” are all the rage again. The widely-acclaimed musical has touring companies around the world, including a successful nine-year engagement at Paris Las Vegas which concluded in 2016.

The Four Seasons (group members 1960–1966) were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 and joined the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999. With 71 chart hits (including 40 in the Top 40, 19 in the Top 10 and eight No. 1’s), they are one of the best-selling musical groups of all time, having sold an estimated 170 million records worldwide. Valli is the only member of the group from its inception who currently tours. 

Pikes Peak Center for Performing Arts, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $25-$65
Phone: 719-575-9632

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