Indulge Your Love of Music This Weekend!
This weekend brings two distinctive “symphony” performances to the area that are different than what might first come to mind. The popular community orchestra, Lone Tree Symphony Orchestra, is joined by a special guest vocalist who brings the music of Frank Sinatra to life! And on the other end of the spectrum, the Black Jacket Symphony re-creates the entire iconic Pink Floyd album, The Dark Side of the Moon! These are just two of the unique events in the Castle Rock area this weekend!
Thursday – Saturday, March 5-7
BEST COMIC – FEMALE OR OTHERWISE!
Even though she’s won awards such as the “Best Female Comic,” Jessica Kirson stands out as one of the strongest comedians out there, regardless of gender. As her friend and fellow comedian Dave Attell says, “I’d hate to follow her.”
She’s a powerhouse on stage, with a hilariously relatable performance of sheer silliness, vulnerability and ridiculous characters. You may have seen her on the HBO series Crashing with Pete Holmes. She also served as a consultant, producer and writer in the Robert De Niro film The Comedian. She has appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The View, and Kevin Can Wait. In her spare time, Kirson is a regular contributor to The Howard Stern Show, where she produces and stars in prank calls for the program.
Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Pl., Greenwood Village
Thurs., 7:30 p.m.; Fri./Sat., 7:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.
Thursday – Sunday, March 5-8
MARY POPPINS ON STAGE
There’s nothing like the magic of seeing Mary Poppins live on stage! The talented actors at Lutheran High School put on a fabulous performance about the most famous nanny of all time, as she arrives at the house of the Banks family in early 20th century London. Kids of all ages will thrill to see all the familiar characters come to life—Jane and Michael, their parents, the bankers, the chimney sweeps, and of course, Mary Poppins herself!
PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
Thurs./Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Friday, March 6
SINATRA JOINS THE SYMPHONY!
Everyone’s favorite community orchestra, the Lone Tree Symphony Orchestra, is joined by guest artist and crooner Steve Lippia as he takes on the persona of Ol’ Blue Eyes himself! You’ll be immersed in the nostalgia of yesteryear with plenty of Sinatra tunes such as My Way and I’ve Got You Under My Skin. Lippia has performed for hundreds of sold-out symphony audiences across the country!
Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
Friday – Saturday, March 6-7
BABYSITTING BOOT CAMP FOR TEENS
Teenagers who are serious about their babysitting businesses will want to be sure to enroll in this two-day class presented by the American Red Cross. Participants will be certified in skills such as safety, first aid, rescue breathing, emergency procedures, changing diapers, feeding, and infant and child CPR. Class is open for 11 to 15-year-olds. You must attend BOTH days.
Castle Rock Recreation Center, 2301 N. Woodlands Blvd., Castle Rock
Fri., 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. AND Sat., 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday – Sunday, March 6-8
CHILDREN’S THEATRE – EDWARD TULANE
The delightful children’s book by Kate DiCamillo about a fragile toy rabbit named Edward Tulane comes to life in this whimsical stage adaptation. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane begins with the self-centered porcelain toy getting thrown overboard on an ocean voyage and sinking to the bottom of the sea.
His journey takes him to all kinds of places he has no control over (he is a toy, after all), and he meets all kinds of people in different situations. He gradually comes to learn some hard life lessons that soften his heart. The play is a theatrical tour de force for a remarkable small ensemble of actors and musicians. Recommended for ages 7 and older.
Fine Arts Center at CC, 30 West Dale St., Colorado Springs
Fri., 6:00 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 7
BREAKFAST AT THE HANGAR
Stop by for a delicious pancake breakfast and stay for the company! You’ll get to hang out with pilots who fly in for the morning’s festivities—and if you happen to BE a pilot, breakfast is free for you! For everyone else, pay the admission price to the Blue Sky Aviation Gallery plus a $5 donation for breakfast, and enjoy priceless conversations with pilots. Later, you can explore the interactive exhibits and simulators of the gallery.
Boeing Blue Sky Aviation Galley, 13005 Wings Way, Englewood
8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Tickets: Admission, $4-$10; Breakfast, $5
HOME ALONE IN REAL LIFE
Don’t assume your kids would know all the tricks from the movies—if they spend any time at home alone before or after school, give them a set of skills! This popular workshop is designed for kids ages 10-15 and helps prepare them to look after themselves. Topics covered include safe decision-making, constructive time management, personal safety, and the basics of first aid treatment.
Parker Recreation Center, 17301 E. Lincoln Ave., Parker
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
KIDS GENTLY-USED SALE!
One of the most popular events in Castle Rock for buyers AND sellers! The Kids Consignment Sale by MOMS is the largest tax-free consignment sale in the Rocky Mountain region, with more than $100,000 worth of merchandise.
Having kids can be expensive, with all the gear, activities, clothing, toys, books, games, bedding, and sports equipment! Browse this huge sale of gently-used baby and kids items and get brand names at 50-90 percent off retail prices! You can also find maternity wear, nursing equipment, and baby furniture (including cribs). If you register online, admission is FREE.
Douglas County Events Center, 500 Fairgrounds Dr., Castle Rock
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE to $15
INTERNATIONAL WINE: TOUR DE ITALY
A local wine tasting series with a view of the world! The Highlands Ranch Community Association brings you a Tour of Italy through the country’s epic vineyards! Did you know by volume, Italy is the largest producer of wine in the world? Make your way across the different wine-producing regions of Italy by taking part in this workshop and let your senses guide you through the journey! Ticket price includes a commemorative wine glass, appetizers, and unlimited tastings of wines! You must be 21 and over to attend.
Southridge Recreation Center, 4800 McArthur Ranch Rd., Highlands Ranch
4:00 – 6:30 p.m.
FAMILY SKATE NIGHT
Lace up those roller skates or blades and get ready to take a spin around the rink! Parker Skate Night is great fun for the entire family. This time slot is designated for open skating with no hockey allowed, so it’s perfect for families with small children or teens who want a place to hang out. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
Parker Fieldhouse, 18700 E. Plaza Dr., Parker
5:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 8
BRUNCH AND CASTLE TOUR
Celebrate Sunday morning in a unique and special way—brunch at a castle! You also get to tour the rich history and treasures of the area’s only genuine castle! But first, you’ll savor a delicious seasonal menu on the brunch buffet in the elegant Great Hall of Cherokee Castle. Brunch service features a cash bar with mimosas and bloody Marys available for purchase.
Cherokee Ranch & Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
TEEN SOCIAL CLUB
Here’s a safe and fun way for your young teens to hang out and make some new friends! This is the kick-off event of a new club in Highlands Ranch for older kids to meet, play games, and hang out–all in an adult-supervised, no-screens environment. Pizza included with all the fun! Come for an hour or stay for the afternoon. This event is open to kids ages 12-15.
Northridge Rec Center, Wetterhorn Room, 8800 Broadway, Highlands Ranch
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
A SYMPHONIC DARK SIDE OF THE MOON
This isn’t your grandmother’s white-glove symphony! The stellar musicians of the Black Jacket Symphony specialize in re-creating classic rock albums with a level of musicianship that is unparalleled! This concert brings to life the entire iconic Pink Floyd album, The Dark Side of the Moon, note for note and sound for sound—plus a full set of Pink Floyd’s greatest hits!
It’s a full night of rock-and-roll magic with no tricks—just the sheer virtuosity of the music and a visual experience unlike any other.
Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
Indulge Your Love of the Outdoors in Crystal Valley!
Nestled in nature and seemingly away from all the hubbub of the Denver-metro urban sprawl,, but close to everything, the master-planned community of Crystal Valley offers easy access to plenty of things to do every weekend! If you’re in the area of Castle Rock, stop by the amazing model homes from Century Communities, D.R. Horton, Kauffman Homes, and Richmond American Homes, and find out why our community is among the top five fastest-growing in the state with new homes priced from the $300s.