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Holiday Concert Weekend!

POSTED November 30, 2017

It’s mood music for the season with holiday concerts within 15 to 30 minutes of Castle Rock. The symphony orchestras of Parker and Lone Tree and the Youth Symphony of Colorado Springs perform classic and contemporary Christmas favorites. And don’t miss comedian Matt Iseman, host of American Ninja Warrior, or breakfast with Santa or the Whoville Holiday Party! It’s all happening this weekend in and around Castle Rock!

Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 30-Dec. 1

This weekendMatt quit medicine to pursue stand-up comedy and while he still holds a medical degree, he also talks ninjas, tells jokes around the world and, in general, proves laughter is the best medicine. Matt has headlined clubs all around the country and done shows for the troops around the globe, including performing in Iraq. Matt loves hosting American Ninja Warrior, Emmy-nominated for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program.

His ongoing battle with rheumatoid arthritis made him into a strong supporter of the Arthritis Foundation, which he represented while winning Celebrity Apprentice last season. Dr. Matt checks in every week on Hallmark’s Home & Family, sharing his medical expertise and his unique lifestyle tips.

Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Pl., Greenwood Village
Thurs.-Fri., 7:15 & 9:45 p.m.; Sat., 9:45 p.m.
Tickets: $17-$27
Phone: 303-274-6800

Friday, December 1

To celebrate advances in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) this engaging event aims to teach and entertain through unique programming and amazing 3D Films. The evening will be jam-packed with all things engineering – a great night out for families and lifelong learners of every age (8 years and older). Watch Dream Big 3D on the CU South Denver Giant Screen and then learn about the amazing feats of ancient Egyptian engineers. STEAM fans will enjoy hands-on demonstrations and a freestanding-structure competition that will challenge hopeful engineers to build the tallest building. And while there’s much, much more, the young learners will enjoy the build-it station with equipment, tools and supplies for fun takeaway projects.

CU South Denver, 10035 S. Peoria St., Parker
6:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20
Phone: 303-315-9444

This weekend join the captive audience trying unravel a whodunit mystery that defies solving! While murder is making the night not-so-merry-and-bright, guests must gather information, bribe other guests for clues and solve the crime before the comedy action becomes a tragedy! Come join a room full of crime solvers in an interactive evening filled with laughter, surprises and fun for the whole family! Enjoy a wonderful holiday feast, cash bar and castle tours in this holiday dine n’ crime.

Cherokee Ranch and Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Park, Sedalia
12:45 p.m.
Tickets: $80
Phone: 303-688-5555

Stel Pavlou is a British screenwriter and fiction novelist whose novels Decipher and Gene have been published in 12 languages. When Stel joins book lovers in Castle Rock, he’ll be talking about his latest work of science fiction, Daniel Coldstar: The Relic War, a middle-grade outer space adventure. Stel’s books will be sold at the event. Register here.

Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox, Castle Rock
6:30 p.m.
Phone: 303-791-7323

this weekendChristie Buchele is a rising standup comic from Denver who made a name for herself being candid about the heart-wrenching and hilarious realities of being a woman with a disability. Christie has been featured on Viceland’s, Flophouse; Hidden America with Jonah Ray; and Laughs on Fox. ​Christie co-hosts a witty relationship advice podcast, Empty Girlfriend, which was named Best Comedy Podcast by Westword Magazine and best Podcast for Sexpot Comedy in 2017.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs
6:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10

Friday-Saturday, December 1-2

this weekendA whimsical reinvention of Shakespeare’s tragic story of the star-crossed lovers, Classic Acts and Parker Arts present Romeo and Juliet with rhymed couplets, creative wordplay, colorful costumes, and fantastical machines. Something Dr. Seuss might have come up with if he had written the script! You will laugh so hard your tummy will ache!  Join us for this playful rendition of Shakespeare in this for kids by kids’ production in the PACE Center Event Room.

Parker Arts Culture and Events Center (PACE), 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
Fri./Sat., 6:00 p.m.; Sat., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $8
Phone: 303-805-6800

This delightful collection of popular and classical holiday favorites is guaranteed to put Lone Tree Symphony Orchestra (LTSO) listeners in the spirit of Christmas. As a special treat, selections include three Sleigh Ride arrangements you’ll want to experience, first-hand. Adding to the fun will be Old Saint Nicholas himself dropping in for the night’s menu of seasonal music. The City of Lone Tree’s very own symphony orchestra has been bringing orchestral favorites to the region since 2000.

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 2:30 p.m.
Tickets: $13-$25
Phone: 720-509-1000

Friday-Sunday, December 1-3

Music is mood-altering and one sure way to “get into the spirit of the holidays” is to save yourself a seat to an evening of traditional carols and familiar holiday songs. As the Parker Chorale and the Parker Symphony Orchestra combine talents to treat you to this special event, count on a few extra surprises in this annual celebration of the season. The groups’ collaboration promises to be a night of holiday cheer, celebrated through the power and joy of music.

Parker Arts Culture and Events Center (PACE), 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $24-$29
Phone: 303-805-6800

Saturday, December 2

this weekendSanta and Mrs. Claus will be stopping by to enjoy breakfast with you and yours and to make notes about everyone’s wish list! Families can enjoy a breakfast buffet and for a breakfast buzz, adults are invited sip Bloody Marys and mimosas (for an additional charge) while the kids make festive crafts and share their wish lists with Santa. Don’t forget your camera!

CU South Denver, 10035 S. Peoria St., Parker
9:00-11:00 a.m.
Tickets: $14-$20
Phone: 303-315-9444

‘Tis the season to be shopping and you can join other holiday crafts customers at the Handmade by Grace Christmas Craft Fair. Vendors will be showcasing and selling pottery, handmade woodworking items, hand-spun yarn, paintings, granite cheese boards, quilted items, jewelry, dolls, stocking stuffers, paper crafts and more. There will also be a bake sale with lots of delicious edibles!

Grace Chapel Castle Rock, 935 Evalena Rd., Castle Rock
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Let’s get naturally ornamental…here’s how. Wasps and bees build hexagons. Pine cones and flowers swirl in spirals. Stripes zigzag through rocks, insects, mammals and reptiles. Trees create concentric circular rings. Look at all the ornamental patterns found in nature and imagine ornaments from their inspiration! Families will use these shapes to create their own crafty seasonal decor. Activities will be guided by scientific principles and observations of natural phenomena, and a spirit of fun!

CU South Denver, 10035 S. Peoria St., Parker
10:00-3:00 p.m.
Tickets: $8-$12
Phone: 303-315-9444

This weekend begins the first of December’s Cherokee Ranch Holiday Brunches! No ordinary dining experience, you’ll enter an exquisitely elegant setting and enjoy a delightful mix of sweet and savory seasonal menu items, all while taking in one of the most breath-taking views in the metro area. You’ll relish this time with friends and family, and feel like royalty. A Bloody Mary and mimosa bar will be open for drink purchases, and after your meal a guided tour of the castle offers a peek into life at Cherokee, including all the art, antiques and books collected over the years.

Cherokee Ranch and Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Park, Sedalia
10:00 a.m.
Tickets: $60
Phone: 303-688-5555

this weekendJoin Whoville fans for the inaugural holiday party extravaganza celebrating How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Lone Tree Library will magically transform into Whoville on this spectacular evening of whimsical family festivities including a visit with Santa, live reindeer on the lawn, live performances of the Grinchiest characters, music and entertainment, and make-and-take gift stations. The delectable dinner menu includes Roast Beast Bites, Whoville Chicken and Waffles, Gingerbread Whoopie Pies and more. Create your own hot cocoa concoction at our Naughty or Nice Cocoa Bar, along with a selection of other beverages. An additional $10 unlimited beer and wine ticket is available for adults over 21 years of age.

Lone Tree Library, 10055 Library Way, Lone Tree
6:00-9:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20-$25

this weekendCelebrate the upcoming holidays by enjoying an uplifting holiday concert performed by young musicians, with traditional Christmas songs and other holiday tune sure to get concert-goers in the spirit of the season. The mission of the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Association is to provide opportunities for the artistic and educational development of young people within the region.

Pikes Peak Center, 190 Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
7:30 p.m.
Phone: 719-520-7649

Saturday-Sunday, December 2-3

this weekendNarrated by Academy Award-winner Jeff Bridges, Dream Big: Engineering Our World is the first film of its kind for giant screen theaters. The film will transform how we think about engineering, from the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings to underwater robots, solar cars and smart, sustainable cities. The MacGillivray Freeman film Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels, and reveals how engineers push the limits of innovation in unexpected and amazing ways. With its inspiring stories of human grit and aspiration and extraordinary visuals (exponential on the giant screen!), Dream Big reveals the compassion and creativity that motivates engineers to create better lives for people and a more sustainable future for us all.

CU South Denver, 10035 S. Peoria St., Parker
11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $13
Phone: 303-315-9444

Tuesday, December 5

A special guest reader will take listeners on a magical journey reading through the ever-popular book Polar Express. Register here.

Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox, Castle Rock
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Phone: 303-791-7323

Wednesday, December 6

this weekendA twist on the beloved Nutcracker, Clara’s Dream is an all-student dance performance with dancers from the age of 3 to 9 years old. These tots will be taking the stage to perform an original rendition of the classic holiday favorite. Come join On Pointe School of Dance to celebrate the holiday season with the young, talented ballerinas of Clara’s Dream.

Parker Arts Culture and Events Center (PACE), 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
5:00 & 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15-$17
Phone: 303-805-6800

At Home in Crystal Valley

The master-planned community of Crystal Valley is your “home for the holidays.” Check out our newly renovated Pinnacle Recreation Center, or get back to nature with a quick hike on one of Crystal Valley’s Parks and Trails. Then, relax with lunch and a little shopping in downtown Castle Rock, and you’ll see why life here is something special. Come and visit us soon! With beautiful floor plans by Richmond American Homes, D.R. Horton and Kauffman Homes, you’re sure to find your dream home. Priced from the upper $300s.


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