Fundraisers, Festivals and Jon Lovitz!
This weekend’s community fundraisers and events include the inaugural Bike 4 Babies motorcycle ride and BBQ to raise money for the NICU of Children’s Hospital Colorado, and Castle Rock’s Trails Festival, where you can run the scenic park trails or catch the last free outdoor concert of the season! For a sneak peak of Halloween, Cherokee Castle is hosting a macabre evening screening The Lost Boys, or you could catch a fall festival the entire family will enjoy.
Thursday-Saturday, October 4-6
SNL COMEDIAN JON LOVITZ – ON STAGE!
Vintage SNL fans will remember him as the Pathological Liar and the Devil in numerous sketches during his five-year stint on Saturday Night Live back in the 1980s. Now Emmy-nominated comedian Jon Lovitz is back and performing stand-up comedy—and funnier than ever!
You may also know Lovitz from his memorable appearances in numerous films, including Big, A League of Their Own, The Wedding Singer, The Benchwarmers, Rat Race, and more recently, Grown Ups 2, Killing Hasselhoff and The Ridiculous 6. Don’t miss your chance to see this unique comedian live on stage!
Comedy Works-South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village
Thurs., 7:30 p.m.; Fri., 7:15 p.m.; Sat., 7:15 and 9:45 p.m.
Thursday-Sunday, October 4-7
HIDDEN UNIVERSE 3D
Take a breathtaking journey into deep space with the cinematic medium that brings the universe to life! Hidden Universe 3D features mesmerizing, real images captured by Hubble and the world’s most powerful telescopes.
You will explore spectacular galaxies and travel the terrain of Mars, witness images of distant celestial structures including stunning images of our sun, and peer deep inside vivid clouds of nebulae to see previously unseen forms. This inspiring story of human endeavor holds special relevance when you consider the viability of space tourism in the not too distant future!
CU South Denver, 10035 S. Peoria St., Lone Tree
9:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
STAGE VERSION OF SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
Based on the award-winning film of the same name, this stage adaptation of Shakespeare In Love whimsically supposes what might have been the inspiration for Shakespeare’s greatest play—Romeo and Juliet.
A young Will Shakespeare is struggling to find his inspiration when a young aristocratic lady enters stage left. Viola de Lesseps dreams of becoming an actor, but alas! She’s a girl! So, she dresses up like a boy to pursue her dream. Filled with the dramatic devices Shakespeare employed, including cross-dressing, mistaken identities, and sword-fighting, this “play within a play” is a romantic comedy delight!
Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs
Thurs./Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 5:00 p.m., Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Friday, October 5
MACABRE MISCHIEF AT THE CASTLE!
It’s not too early to get into the spirit of Halloween! This special spooky evening kicks off with a screening of vampire cult classic, The Lost Boys (featuring the best-ever use of The Doors’ People Are Strange). Two teenage brothers and their mom move to a small California coastal town only to discover the place is infested with teenage vampires!
After the screening, rock out with live music provided by the Goth band, Married a Dead Man, and Moira Murphy of the metal opera band, Oryad. Castle tours will be offered, and pizza will be served on a first come, first served basis. Cash bar available with drinks and snacks for purchase.
Cherokee Ranch, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia
Friday-Saturday, October 5-6
THE BOOK OF MORON
No, it’s not a typo, it’s the Book of Moron! This hilarious, fast-paced satire blends theatre and stand-up comedy in a thought-provoking performance.
Show creator Robert Dubac may be one of the funniest comedians out there, according to fellow comedians Dana Carvey, Kevin Nealon and Garry Shandling. “You’ll laugh until it hurts!” (Aurora Sentinel).
Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
Fri., 8:00 p.m.; Sat., 4:00 and 8:00 p.m.
Friday-Sunday, October 5-7
Get up close and personal with the helicopter of your choice! At the newest location of the Wings over the Rockies Air and Space museum, Exploration of Flight offers you a chance to learn more about these incredibly complex machines that make such a tremendous difference in our daily lives.
A variety of whirlybirds will be on display from Flight for Life Colorado, Bell Helicopter, Jet Linx, and others. All weekend, you can fly in a helicopter for FREE (donations suggested)! Fifteen-minute flights will be offered in the Bell 206 and Bell 407. Flights are first come, first served. Sign up at Blue Sky on the day of your ride.
Blue Sky Aviation Gallery, 13005 Wings Way, Englewood
Fri./Sat., 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Sun., 12:00-5:00 p.m.
Tickets: Free/Suggested donation: $75
Saturday, October 6
CASTLE ROCK TRAILS FESTIVAL
This scenic and epic trail race highlights the soft surface trails that are a part of Castle Rock’s largest-ever ($30 million) park project! The event will offer five races: a 50k ultra-marathon, a marathon, a half-marathon, a 10K, a 5K and a family adventure race. Hosted by the town of Castle Rock, this full day of fun includes the BIG Family Adventure Run, which will wind through kid-friendly obstacles, including the Philip S. Miller Challenge Hill, in a short 1.5-mile course. The event includes an afternoon of music in the beautiful Philip S Miller Park!
Philip S. Miller Park, 1375 W. Plum Creek Pkwy., Castle Rock
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
TUNES FOR TRAILS WITH THE 6 MILLION DOLLAR BAND!
Whether you are participating in the Castle Rock trail race or would just like to attend one last FREE outdoor concert, come down to the Philip S Miller Park in Castle Rock to catch this epic 80s band!
The 6 Million Dollar Band (6MDB to their fans) delivers high-energy 80s dance hits exactly as the original artists, with the correct sounds and musical style that made the decade unique. You will hear your favorite Tears for Fears, Depeche Mode, Madonna, Talking Heads and Duran Duran hits as if the original artists were performing them!
Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park, 1375 W. Plum Creek Pkwy., Castle Rock
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
BIKIN’ 4 BABIES FUNDRAISING RIDE
If you are a baby-loving, motorcycle-riding Denver resident, come on out to the inaugural Bikin’ 4 Babies ride-along that leads motorcyclists on a three-hour trip that ends with an outdoor BBQ to benefit the NICU of Children’s Hospital Colorado.
Nearly 10 percent of babies born in the U.S. are premature—and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports the rate has been going up for the last two years—so the care babies receive in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) is literally life-changing.
Robert F. Clement Park, 7306 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, October 6-7
SKATE THE BROADMOOR!
The World Arena Ice Hall at the Broadmoor is one of the finest training facilities in the world. The complex is home to dozens of world-class figure skaters and coaches and on Saturday and Sunday, for $7 you can skate to your heart’s content.
Broadmoor Arena/Ice Hall, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., Colorado Springs
Sat., 12:00-1:00 p.m.; Sun., 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Cost: Admission $4, Skate Rental $3
Sunday, October 7
FALL FESTIVAL FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!
Bring the entire family to this fun, FREE fall festival, complete with food, arts and crafts, music, a petting zoo and pumpkin painting! Waterstone Community Church is hosting a Fall Festival for the community to kick off the fall season!
Waterstone Community Church, 5890 S. Alkire St., Littleton
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
HIGHLANDS RANCH FARMERS’ MARKET
It’s not too late to reap some of the best produce in Colorado! Apples and pumpkins are at their peak, and there are always plenty of homemade baked goods, pastas, sauces, flowers and more! Bring the whole family down to Highlands Ranch Town Center to pick their favorites from the wide variety of local produce. Don’t forget to bring plenty of shopping bags—the market will be overflowing with Colorado’s bountiful offerings!
Town Center South, 9288 Dorchester St., Highlands Ranch
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Lots to do near Crystal Valley!
The multitude of choices from this week’s list of things to do is equaled by the choices in home designs from top builders in the master-planned community of Crystal Valley! Explore all nine models from D.R. Horton, Kauffman Homes and Richmond American Homes in one of the top five fastest-growing residential communities in the state! New homes here are priced from the $300s and available in ranch and two-story models.