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Dance-n-Glow, Pickleball Tourney and Diana Ross Tribute!

POSTED September 19, 2019

It’s a great weekend to be active in the Castle Rock area! The Rumble at the Rock Pickleball Tournament showcases the fastest growing sport in the country, and not far away is a Dance Fitness event in the park with glow sticks, where you can Zumba under the stars, come on out! With plenty of family-friendly activities, everyone will find something fun to do this weekend near Crystal Valley! 

TODAY/TONIGHT, September 19

You’ve heard of Carmen the Opera, but what about Carmen the Tango? The famous story is even more steamy in the form of the sensual dance! Parasol Arts is a professionally-operated nonprofit organization for dancers, musicians, vocalists, and creative artists who share a love of the art of Argentine Tango—and once you see what they do, you’ll be hooked, too!

Their performance tells the story of a love triangle between Carmen, a free spirited gypsy, Don Jose, a temperamental soldier, and the bullfighter Escamillo. Without giving the story away, there are plenty of melodramatic twists and turns, bursts of passion, and of course, life-and-death fight scenes. All while dancing!

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $12-$32
Phone: 720-509-1000

Thursday-Sunday, September 19-22


Just Between Friends is a community marketplace for kids’ clothing that gives you the opportunity to sell the things your kids have outgrown while shopping from thousands of gently-used name-brand items at 50-90% off retail. You get rid of clutter in your house and your kids get brand-new wardrobes—all under one big roof!

FREE tickets are available online for certain days; otherwise, they are $2 at the door. The special Half Price Pre-Sale on Saturday requires a $5-$15 ticket.

Douglas County Fairgrounds, 500 Fairgrounds Dr., Castle Rock
Thurs./Fri., 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE to $15
Phone: 720-255-1523

Friday, September 20

The smooth, sultry voice like no other—that’s Nat King Cole! This concert is a fitting tribute to  the master of jazz vocals. Robert Johnson and the CJRO Sextet celebrate the 100th birthday of Nat King Cole with their performance of legendary hits like Nature Boy, Unforgettable, and When I Fall In Love.

Parker Arts’ Friday Night Jazz Series features some of the finest jazz musicians in Colorado and delivers the jazz club vibe right in the neighborhood! The newly-renovated Schoolhouse Theatre is the perfect backdrop for a classy evening out on the town.

Schoolhouse Theatre, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
9:30 p.m.
Tickets: $24-$29
Phone: 303-261-5153

Friday-Sunday, September 20-22

Pickleballers, this is your moment to shine! And if you’re new to the sport – come and watch to find out what all the fuss is about! Sign up your team for the Rumble at the Rock Pickleball Tournament, with Men’s, Women’s, and Mixed Doubles divisions! A portion of the proceeds from the tournament will be donated to The Shelter Foundation. A shirt is included with your registration fee!

Zack S. Parrish III Memorial Park, 2020 Fiddle Rd., Castle Rock
7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Registration: $70 per team
Phone: 720-733-2299

Saturday, September 21

This family-friendly 5K traverses a mixed trail of sidewalks and dirt paths—well suited for all ability levels! After the race, stick around for pancakes from Flipin Flapjacks’, free beer from Living the Dream Brewery, and a fun post-race party! As part of the “Kettlebell Cash” Series, a blue kettlebell will be hidden somewhere out on the course—and whoever finds it and brings it to the finish line will win $100! 

Town Center South, 9288 Dorchester St., Highlands Ranch
9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Registration: $25-$35

Oktoberfest continues this September with an evening of nonstop entertainment and music in Highlands Ranch! Bring the family to enjoy delicious German food, plenty of polkas, and of course, great biers from Paulaner. Kids will enjoy magic, balloons, and games while you dance the night away!

Don’t miss the Annual Dachshund Races—enter your own pup or just come to watch the fun!  Races begin at 3:00 pm sharp, and there’s even a prize for the Best Dressed Dachshund!

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

Take a hike in the backcountry after dark to spot one of the most incredible creatures who lives in our midst—the owl! A seasoned naturalist will lead the hike in the Backcountry Wilderness Area to help you observe these amazing birds of prey in their own habitat. You’ll be able to explore a part of the conservation property otherwise not accessible to the public.

Backcountry Wilderness Area, 6005 Ron King Trail, Highlands Ranch
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Registration: $6-$10

Comedian Mike Stanley hails from Detroit, but he spends most of his time traveling the country with his high-energy stand-up show. He’s won tons of comedy competitions with his signature cutthroat style, and his keen wit and edgy delivery is sure to keep you laughing.

Enjoy a comedy club right in the neighborhood with the classic style of Parker’s Schoolhouse Theater. This intimate space is perfect for a lively and spontaneous comedy experience. Two versions of the show are offered—the “cleaner” one at 7:00 p.m., and the full-on adult content show at 9:30 p.m.—so choose accordingly!

Schoolhouse Theatre, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
7:00 and 9:30 p.m.
Tickets: $24-$29
Phone: 303-261-5153

It doesn’t get any more fun than this! Dancing in the dark, in the park, with glow sticks! The 4th annual Dance Fitness Glow event features a wide variety of dance fitness programs like Zumba, Soca-Fit, World of Dance U-Jam, and more. 

With lots of great music, prizes, and of course DANCING, you’re sure to have a blast! And since it’s a fundraiser for active living and recreation, you can feel even better about it. Don’t forget to preregister—and get your FREE glow necklace at the entrance!

The Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park, 1375 W. Plum Creek Pkwy., Castle Rock
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Registration: $10
Phone: 720-733-2298

The power behind this one-of-a-kind Diana Ross tribute is the voice of Mary Louise Lee. A local legend in her own right, Lee returns after last season’s sold-out tribute to Aretha Franklin to bring the songs of Diana Ross to life on stage in Lone Tree.  

Diana Ross and the Supremes were Motown’s leading female stars back in the 1960s, with hits like Baby Love, Someday We’ll Be Together, and Stop in the Name of Love. An incredibly versatile artist, Ross continued her solo career into the disco era (I’m Coming Out) and played Dorothy in the film version of The Wiz. Her hit ballads from the ‘70s and ‘80s include Theme From Mahogany and Endless Love. You’ll be singing along with every song!

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $48
Phone: 720-509-1000

Saturday-Sunday, September 21-22

The delightful children’s book, Busytown by Richard Scarry, comes to life in this stage adaptation that includes all of your children’s favorite animal characters. Join Huckle Cat as he strolls through Busytown, meeting up with neighbors like Farmer Pig and Grocer Cat, who work together to bring food to the town. The vibrant singing and dancing and magical puppetry will entertain the whole family! Recommended for ages 3 and up.

Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs
Sat., 10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.; Sun., 1:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10-$20
Phone: 719-634-5581

Enjoy the Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra as they perform a stellar concert inspired by heavenly bodies! You’ll hear Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 15 and Holst’s The Planets. As a special treat, members of the Colorado Springs Chorale will join the orchestra on stage. To get the most out of the concert, come an hour early for the pre-concert lecture!

Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:30 p.m.
Tickets: $26-$75
Phone: 719-520-SHOW

Sunday, September 22

Treat yourself and your family to brunch to celebrate the beginning of fall! The elegant atmosphere of Cherokee Castle’s Great Hall is the backdrop for a delicious breakfast buffet with a seasonal menu of savory items and sweet breakfast pastries fit for royalty! 

Brunch service features a cash bar where you can get a mimosa or bloody mary for purchase. After brunch, take a tour of Cherokee Castle and be amazed by its rich history. Ages 10+ recommended.

Cherokee Ranch, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Tickets: $50 per person
Phone: 303-688-5555

Things to Do Near Crystal Valley!

Away from it all, but close to everything, the master-planned community of Crystal Valley offers access to plenty of things to do every weekend! If you’re in the area, stop by the amazing model homes from Century Communities, D.R. Horton, Kauffman Homes, and Richmond American Homes, and find out why our community is among the top five fastest-growing in the state with new homes priced from the $300s.


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