Happy Family-Friendly Valentine’s Day!
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart or the entire family! With many unique activities going on in the Castle Rock area, you can find the perfect way to show them you care. From a Valentine’s magic show to a sizzling hot Flamenco dance performance to a heavenly harp concert, love is in the air in many different forms!
TODAY/TONIGHT, February 14
LAUNCH INTO KETO!
Whether you have been attending the FREE weekly workshops about the new diet craze or this is your first session, you’ll be able to dive into ketogenic eating after tonight’s installment. All the basics of keto meal plans will be covered, including key food groups and macronutrient ratios, as well as tips and tricks for keto success.
Natural Grocers, 4510 Trail Boss Dr., Castle Rock
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
VALENTINE’S MAGIC SHOW
Add some magic to your Valentine’s Day! Illusionists Carol Massie and Joe Givan are the award-winning Dream Masterz Magic Team—and also valentines in real life! Their show sparkles with amazing illusions about love!
This interactive evening invites you to save the “lost lovers” in a performance full of tricks and world-class illusions, as well as some laughs along the way. This family-friendly event is suitable for kids and adults alike, so don’t miss this unique way to celebrate the Day of Love with your entire family!
Theatre of Dreams Arts & Event Center, 735 Park St., Suite C, Castle Rock
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Thursday-Sunday, February 14-17
MYSTERIES OF THE UNSEEN WORLD
Looking for something fun for kids to do on their Presidents’ Day holiday? Why not treat them to an amazing 3D movie that’s so intriguing, they won’t even realize it’s educational!
Produced by National Geographic, Mysteries of the Unseen World is a visually stunning look at the world we can’t see—a world that exists in the air we breathe, on our own bodies, and in all of the events that occur around us minute-by-minute, and nanosecond-by-nanosecond. This up-close look at the small details of life is sure to inspire a sense of awe and wonder!
CU South Denver, 10035 S. Peoria St., Lone Tree
11:00 a.m., 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.
ROMANCE ON THE ICE
What could be more romantic than holding the mittened hand of the one you love as you glide around on the ice? Bring your sweetheart down to Castle Rock’s own ice skating rink for some old-fashioned fun. Don’t miss your last chance of the season to enjoy it—the Rink at the Rock will be closing on February 18th!
The White Pavilion, 414 Perry St., Castle Rock
Thurs., 3:00-8:00 p.m.; Fri./Sat., 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Sun., 12:00-5:00 p.m.
Up and coming comedian Nick Guerra is breaking through the comedy scene on television and in standup shows across the country. Nick not only performs stand-up, he’s also a writer, actor, director and producer. He’s appeared on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and has won several awards, including the NBC Stand Up Showcase. This Valentine weekend, his high-energy, hilarious show is a lighthearted way to celebrate the Day of Love with your sweetheart or friends. Valentine Packages include tickets to the show, roses, and chocolates in various combinations.
Comedy Works-South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village
Thurs., 7:30 p.m.; Fri./Sat., 7:15 p.m. & 9:45 p.m.; Sun., 7:00 p.m.
Friday, February 15
Warm up a chilly winter’s day by tasting and voting for your favorite chili! Members of the Denver Metro Association of Realtors will be competing to see who has the best recipe in several categories, and attendees at this FREE event will vote to decide! If you love red, green, white or hot chili, come taste the entries and help move your favorite on to the finals in the all-district cook-off!
840 Kinner St., Castle Rock
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
CALIENTE! VALENTINE’S CELEBRATION
Make your Valentine’s celebration sizzle with the passion of Flamenco dance! World-renowned Maestro Rene’ Heredia and his Flamenco Fantasy dancers will dazzle you in an intense and colorful performance in the language of love. You’ll also enjoy a delicious authentic Spanish meal by candlelight.
Maestro Heredia has performed for U.S. presidents, royalty, and even on the Ed Sullivan Show! Add your name to the long list of fans who has been inspired by his world-class Flamenco.
Cherokee Ranch & Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia
6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
PASSIONATE HARP CONCERT
A talented pair of harpists joins the Parker Symphony Orchestra in a special Valentine Weekend concert to bring the heavenly sounds of hundreds of strings to a performance of The Passion of the Angels and other heartfelt melodies.
You will be delighted by the passion and commitment of the all-volunteer Parker Symphony Orchestra, seventy-five community members whose dedication to excellence and continuing growth as musicians guarantees an inspiring performance. Don’t miss this evening devoted to the evocation of earthbound and heavenly longing, desire, and love!
PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
INTERNATIONAL GUITAR NIGHT
Whatever kind of guitar you’re into, International Guitar Night has a sound for you! Don’t miss the excitement of dueling strings, as each member of this talented troupe of acoustic guitarists showcases his own particular talent. This “mobile guitar festival” is a sophisticated, spontaneous jam session—and you’re invited!
This year, founder Brian Gore has put together another incredible quartet: French Swing sensation Antoine Boyer; Flamenco master Samuelito; Turkish fretless guitarist Cenk Erdogan, and the return of Italy’s Luca Stricagnoli, whose showmanship and arrangements of heavy metal songs have made him a huge fan favorite.
Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
Friday-Sunday, February 15-17
ANNA IN THE TROPICS
Set in 1929 Florida, the workers in a Cuban-American cigar factory are motivated by a daily reading from a classic work of literature. When a new reader comes to town and begins to read from the Russian novel, Anna Karenina, the juxtaposition of the passionate events in the novel against the workers’ lives proves to be a volatile combination. This winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize is recommended for ages16 and over. Don’t miss the regional premiere of this “shimmeringly beautiful” play (Miami Herald).
Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs
Thurs./Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 16
Drones are everywhere! See them up close and personal at the Boeing Blue Sky Aviation Gallery. This interactive exhibit lets you explore the world of drones, as well as other behind-the-scenes experiences related to general aviation.
Blue Sky Gallery is not a museum, but an interactive aviation center dedicated to inspiring the next generation of pilots, air traffic controllers, mechanics and other vital aviation personnel. General admission now includes pilot-quality simulators!
Blue Sky Aviation Gallery, Centennial Airport, 13005 Wings Way, Englewood
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
I’M ONLY HUMAN
This eclectic performance by Sweatshop, Denver’s most accomplished pre-professional dance company, ranges from ballet and contemporary to hip hop and modern. Some of Colorado’s most popular choreographers have work featured in this exciting concert. Don’t miss Human, the company’s celebration of youth, talent, artistry, and passion!
PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
1:30 and 5:00 p.m.
VALENTINE’S PARENTS NIGHT OUT
Take advantage of this great activity for the kids to plan your own special night out! The staff at the Parker Fieldhouse will keep your kids safe and entertained with a slew of activities, including crafts, games, movies, climbing and skating (they must bring their own skates). All films shown will be family-friendly and appropriate! This special kids night out is open to kids ages 5-13, and they should wear athletic clothing and shoes, bring a water bottle and snacks, or money for the cafe. Pre-registration is required.
Parker Fieldhouse, 18700 E. Plaza Dr., Parker
6:00 – 10:30 p.m.
We Heart Crystal Valley!
Close enough to be a part of the cultural and recreational activities in the Castle Rock area, yet surrounded by nature, the family-friendly community of Crystal Valley is the best of both worlds! Stop by and visit one of the beautiful model homes from Kauffman Homes, Richmond American Homes, or D.R. Horton. With ranch and two-story models available, new homes are affordably-priced from the $300s.