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Family-Friendly Things to Do This Weekend!

POSTED April 4, 2019

Just look at all the family-friendly activities to choose from this weekend! Children’s theatre and an abundance of musical offerings means there’s something for everyone! The YouTube sensation Postmodern Jukebox combines old-time music styles with contemporary songs. And you won’t want to miss the opportunity to take the kids out to a nearby farm to see real live baby chicks, bunnies and lambs!

Thursday-Friday, April 4-5

Take a trip back in time to the Roaring 20s, when small-town girl Millie Dillmount moves to the big city in search of a “modern” life. This fresh and fun look at a more lighthearted decade will have everyone feeling good! Join Millie as she finds friends, happiness and love on her quest to be modern!

Schoolhouse Theatre, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
Thurs./Fri., 7:00; Fri., 3:00 p.m.
Tickets: $12.50
Phone: 303-261-5153

Thursday-Sunday, April 4-7

Kids grow faster than you can keep up with, so this community marketplace that lets you sell those gently-used items you no longer need AND buy new-to-you items at 50-90% off retail is a great deal! It’s like having your own customized hand-me-downs!

Over 175,000 name-brand items will be on sale so you’ll save money and time with one-stop shopping! Clothing, shoes, toys, books, games, baby and nursery equipment and gear, outdoor and ride on toys, strollers, car seats, cribs, maternity and nursery items, room decor and much, much more! On the last day of the sale, most (but not all) remaining items are marked half off their listed price.

Douglas County Fair & Rodeo, 500 Fairgrounds Dr., Castle Rock
Thurs./Fri., 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Fri., Sat./Sun., 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $2; Kids are FREE

A concert revue highlighting the great female artists of the 1960s, Beehivewill have you rocking and bopping along to the best of ‘60s music. Those rockin’ women who set the stage for Lady Gaga and Beyonce included Lesley Gore, Janis Joplin, the Shirelles, the Supremes, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, and every woman in between!

Featuring such timeless classics as My Boyfriend’s Back, Be My Baby, You Can’t Hurry Love, Proud Mary, and Me and Bobby McGee, Beehiverecalls the days of miniskirts, transistor radios, and flower power!

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
Thurs., 7:30 p.m.; Fri./Sat., 8:00 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 1:30 p.m.; Sun., 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $36-$60
Phone: 720-509-1000

Friday, April 5

Long before Karaoke machines there were…Dueling Pianos! Real live musicians from Howl at the Moon sit at the keyboards and play your favorite songs all evening! Shout out requests from classic rock to contemporary pop songs and get ready to sing along! You may even find yourself up and dancing as your inner diva comes to life. There is some adult humor involved, so this show is recommended for ages 16+. Snacks and cash bar will be available.

Southridge Rec Center, 4800 McArthur Ranch Rd., Highlands Ranch
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $15-$20
Phone: 303-791-2500

Friday-Saturday, April 5-6

Straight from your favorite comedy movies and vintage SNL, comedy legend Rob Schneider takes the stage with his hilarious stand-up routine! He’s arguably the funniest character in Grown-Ups, with his pompadour and nasal condensation. Back in his Saturday Night Livedays, he won three Emmy Awards as part of the show’s writing team.

Schneider created and stars in the Netflix docu-series Real Rob, which focuses on the day-to-day hijinks of Rob’s life. The series marks the first time any actor has ever written, produced, starred in, directed and financed an entire season of a television show.

Comedy Works-South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village
7:15 and 9:45 p.m.
Tickets: $45
Phone: 720-274-6800

Friday-Sunday, April 5-7

Treat the kids to this modern-day take on an enchanting fairy tale from olden times! Ben and the Magic Paintbrushis the story of Ben and Megan, an orphaned brother and sister, whose artistic talents catch the attention of a greedy villain, Mrs. Crawley. When she kidnaps Ben, it’s up to Megan to rescue him, using the powers of kindness and bravery. This play is recommended for children ages 7 and over.

Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs
Fri., 6:00 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 1:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10-$20
Phone: 719-634-5581

Saturday, April 6

It’s that time of year again to get out and make sure you are doing everything possible to keep yourself and your family healthy! Save time and money by coming to this one-stop health fair at Highlands Ranch!

Certified health professionals volunteer their skills and time to perform low-cost and free screenings. While these screeners do not diagnose, they will let the participant know at the time of the screening if they need to see their doctor for further evaluation. Participants with serious health issues found through their blood work will be notified by volunteer nurses and doctors after the blood work has been tested.

Eastridge Rec Center, 9568 University Blvd., Highlands Ranch
7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE
Phone: 303-791-2500

A FREE library event especially for kids ages 6-12! Spend the morning as a prince or princess, a knight or a dragon-tamer! Let your imagination soar in the halls of the Enchanted Castle! Costumes are encouraged, so dig out your finest royal garb! Registration is required.

Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Registration: FREE
Phone: 303-791-7323

A one-stop educational event to find out about the best summer activities for kids! Bring the entire family—there will be contests, activities and drawing opportunities for the kids while you explore all of the different options available for summer camps, classes, and activities!

Southridge Rec Center, 4800 McArthur Ranch Rd., Highlands Ranch
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE
Phone: 303-471-8928

Rub elbows with the skies’ finest when the U.S. Air Force Academy Jump Team and Powerflight Representatives visit the Wings Over the Rockies’ Blue Sky Aviation Gallery! Training aircraft will be on hand for an up-close look! See the Cessna 172 (T-41 Mescalero), Cirrus SR-20 (T-53A Kadet II), USAFA Training Glider and more!

After the meet-and-greet is over, stick around for a screening of Sijan, an 80-minute documentary about the life of Medal of Honor recipient Lance Sijan, the only Air Force Academy graduate to receive the Medal of Honor. Admission to the USAFA showcase also gives access to the Sijanmovie screening.

Blue Sky Aviation Gallery, Centennial Airport, 13005 Wings Way, Englewood
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Movie screening 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $4-$10
Phone: 303-360-5360

Irresistible cuteness! Real live baby chicks, bunnies and lambs! Get ready for Easter with a trip out to the farm and meet the Easter Bunny!

There will be an Easter egg hunt, cookie decorating and many other spring activities. Advance registration and ticket purchase is required.

CALF’s Lowell Ranch, 2330 S. Interstate 25, Castle Rock
12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Tickets: $7
Phone: 303-688-1026


The viral YouTube sensation, Postmodern Jukebox, is performing LIVE in Parker! Fans of the classically-inspired group of vocalists and instrumentalists know that means every note and sound are performed live and authentically, with no gimmicks.

This is the music sensation of nearly 50 vocalists and another 50 instrumentalists who share a love for vintage musical styles—including jazz and Motown—and apply them to 21st century pop tunes. That means you might hear a doo-wop version of Miley Cyrus or a jazzy Mackelmore! Don’t miss this inspiring and uplifting group of musicians!

PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $89-$114
Phone: 303-841-4500

Saturday-Sunday, April 6-7

With themes of life and death, this Philharmonic concert could be a lot to absorb. Good thing there’s a preconcert lecture to help you grasp every nuance and big idea! The lecture begins one hour prior to the performance.

Mussorgsky’s Songs and Dances of Deathopens the concert, then the powerful Symphony No. 8by Shostakovich lifts you up for the conclusion!

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

Sunday, April 7

Before Jane Goodall became the world-famous primatologist and anthropologist, studying chimpanzees for over 55 years, she was a little girl in England with a toy chimpanzee named Jubilee. This special musical theatre adaptation of Jane’s life as a young girl—some of it taken directly from her autobiography—gives children a chance to see how Jane went on to realize her dreams of helping animals.

In a special FREE pre-show event, kids are encouraged to bring their own special stuffed animal to the show, just like Jane Goodall’s toy chimpanzee. Kids will have the opportunity to learn first aid practices on their furry friend, and create a craft with Douglas County Libraries. Guests from the Denver Zoo will also be there to introduce kids to the habitat and life of today’s chimpanzee.

PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
7:00 p.m. (FREE pre-show at 5:30-6:30)
Tickets: $15
Phone: 303-841-4500

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 Rockand surrounding area where cultural and entertainment activities abound! Check out the beautiful model homesfrom Kauffman Homes, Richmond American Homes, and D.R. Horton, 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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