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Denver Pops, Sedalia Mystery and Colorado Ballet!

POSTED February 21, 2019

There’s no shortage of concerts, theatre and classes for the entire family this weekend all around Castle Rock! Dance enthusiasts will enjoy an instructional demonstration by the Colorado Ballet dancers, the Denver Pops and the Denver Concert Band will be performing, and you can even take in a tribute to Celtic music, complete with bagpipers in an old Scottish castle! 

TODAY/TONIGHT, February 21

A wonderful introduction to ballet by the Colorado Ballet Studio Company dancers! Intended for children ages 8 and older, this inspiring presentation combines performance excerpts from ballets based on folk tales and literary classics, as well as an overview of how a ballet is born. 

Learn how stories are translated into dance, a brief history of ballet, all about pointe shoes, male roles in dance, and much more! There will even be brief excerpts from the Colorado Ballet’s productions of Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker! 

Southridge Rec Center, 4800 McArthur Ranch Rd., Highlands Ranch
9:30-10:30 a.m.
Tickets: $5
Phone: 303-471-7043

No need to venture far from home for great entertainment when the Highlands Ranch series of professional performances is right in the neighborhood! The Denver Pops is one of the most beloved music groups in the city because they love what they do—and it shows!  Tonight’s performance is a lively and heartfelt selection of music by Von Suppe, Bizet, Mancini, and tunes from the hit musical Grease. 

Cherry Hills Community Church, 3900 Grace Blvd., Highlands Ranch
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $10-$15
Phone: 303-791-2500

Thursday-Friday, February 21-22

Cheers, mate! Raise your pint glass to the “the ultimate feel-good show” on its first U.S. tour! This 90-minute variety show has been delighting audiences all over the world, and now it’s playing in Lone Tree! 

What is The Choir of Man? It’s a party. It’s a concert. It’s set in a working pub in the U.K., with nine handsome and talented blokes belting out pub tunes, folk, Broadway, classic rock—you name it, they sing it! It’s the best singing, dancing, stomping, pub crawl of a concert you’ll ever attend!

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
Thurs., 7:30 p.m.; Fri., 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $40-$60
Phone: 720-509-1000

Thursday-Saturday, February 21-23

If laughter is the best medicine, then JP Sears is the comedian who prescribes it! As an emotional healing coach, Sears is dedicated to promoting healing and growth through his humorous, informative, and inspiring videos including his hit Ultra Spiritual comedy series. His speaking and performance engagements at conferences, festivals, and retreats around the world empower people to live more meaningful lives.

Comedy Works-South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village
Thurs., 7:30 p.m.; Fri./Sat., 7:15 p.m. & 9:45 p.m.
Tickets: $25-$76
Phone: 720-274-6800

Friday, February 22

You’ll be asking “whodunit?” or maybe “who has the biggest hair?” in this mash-up of an 80s party and murder mystery evening! A century-old castle is the perfect setting for this Totally 80s Murder Mystery, where everyone is a suspect, and thrills and non-stop laughter are around every corner. Costumes are highly encouraged for full effect!

The interactive show starts after an hour of socializing with your fellow suspects and enjoying some tasty bites. There’s a cash bar, and even a tour of the castle, if you want to get the upper hand in solving the crime! This event is for 21 and over.

Cherokee Ranch & Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia 
6:00-9:00 p.m.
Tickets: $80
Phone: 303-688-5555

National Geographic Live presents explorer and Emmy Award-nominated wildlife correspondent, Mireya Mayor, in an exciting presentation about her adventures filming segments for the National Geographic Channel. Mayor will share stories, stunning images, and film clips of her adventures, offering a look at the hardships of life in the field, along with the discoveries that make it worthwhile.

Shockley-Zalabak Theater, 5225 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20-$39.50
Phone: 719-255-3232

A post-Valentine’s Day special dance for people with special needs! It will be an evening of sweet fun, dancing the night away, for those who are ages 16 and older! HRCA Therapeutic Recreation Programs are intended to enhance the quality of life of individuals with special needs. This event is facilitated by Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists and/or qualified staff.

Southridge Rec Center, 4800 McArthur Ranch Rd., Highlands Ranch
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10-$12
Phone: 303-471-7043

Friday-Sunday, February 22-24

Don’t miss your chance to see this Pulitzer Prize-winning play about the power of words to change people’s hearts and lives. Set in a Cuban-American cigar factory in 1929 Florida, Anna in the Tropics tells the story of what happens when the workers are introduced to the Russian novel, Anna Karenina—for whom Tolstoy, the tropics, and the American dream prove a volatile combination.

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

Saturday, February 23

Are the cold winter days keeping you inside? Get out and enjoy a family-friendly hike at the Highlands Ranch Backcountry Base Camp. If the weather cooperates, everyone will embark on a short nature hike, explore in the woods, build snowmen, and relax in the fresh air. And even if it’s a cold winter day, you won’t mind so much if you’re gathered ‘round the campfire, roasting marshmallows and making s’mores!  

Backcountry Wilderness Area, 6005 Ron King Trail, Highlands Ranch
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Tickets: $6-$10
Phone: 303-471-7043

Colorado’s own Scottish castle is the perfect setting for a Celtic tribute concert featuring the Denver Brass Quintet! It will be an evening reminiscent of the sounds of the Highlands, as Celtic Colorado’s bagpipers and drummer join in to play favorites such as Amazing Grace, Scotland the Brave, Highland Cathedral, Londonderry Air, and much more!

Behind the massive castle doors, you will escape into a hidden world of art, culture, music, and culinary delights. Enjoy views from Pikes Peak to Longs Peak and indulge in delicious hearty appetizers. This event will feature premium Scotch and whiskey specials at the cash bar, served in a vintage teacup. 

Cherokee Ranch & Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia 
6:00 p.m.
Tickets: $70
Phone: 303-688-5555

Saturday-Sunday, February 23-24

The innovative dance company, Wonderbound, takes you on a rambunctious journey exploring the complex idea of love. Known for combining tradition and innovation, this collaborative company joins forces with members of the Colorado Symphony in this uplifting performance! 

Don’t miss this world-premiere production that blends vulnerability and courage, and intimacy and openness. With its trademark knack for candid explorations of the human experience, Wonderbound once again weaves a tale of love, magic, and mystery.

PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $35-$40
Phone: 303-841-4500

Sunday, February 24

No, it’s not Halloween, but the supernatural beasts conjured up by Ghost Train, composer Eric Whitacre’s ode to a scary night, might have you looking twice at the calendar to make sure! This haunting composition for concert band takes you to the center of the mind and the edges of magic. 

The acclaimed Denver Concert Band and two visiting musicians from the Lamont School of Music at DU will dazzle you with this performance. Soloists Art Bouton, the leader of the Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra, and Dave Hanson, a winner of the Duke Ellington Scholarship, will lead you through the eerie sounds and driving rhythms that beautifully capture the haunting spirit and essence of a mysterious locomotive. If you have a taste for the supernatural or you just want to hear outstanding music, don’t miss Beasts of Legend and Lore.

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $12-$20
Phone: 720-509-1000

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