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It’s a Jazzy and Classical Mother’s Day Weekend!

POSTED May 10, 2018

Treat Mom to her favorite kind of music—there’s plenty to choose from with big band, jazz and classical concerts in town! Or maybe a new cultural experience would be a great way to show Mom you care, with a Passport to Paradise or a trip to the Highland’s Ranch Farmer’s Market! There’s also a 5K run and a hilarious family-friendly comedy show, so take your pick this weekend near Castle Rock!

Thursday-Saturday, May 10-12

When is the last time you heard a comedian who had a positive approach, who knew how to get laughs without having to trash someone? If this is your kind of comedy, you must see Steve Simone in his stand-up show!

Simeone developed his unique high-energy approach to storytelling by competing for laughs with his two brothers around the family dinner table. His positive, family-friendly approach to comedy has delighted audiences around the world and made him a regular at Hollywood’s most prestigious comedy clubs. Simeone has made multiple performances on Comedy Central’s storytelling show, This Is Not Happening.

Comedy Works-South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village
Thurs., 7:30; Fri./Sat., 7:15 and 9:45 p.m.
Tickets: $16-24
Phone: 720-274-6800

Friday, May 11

Enjoy an exciting big band jazz concert featuring the music of Duke Ellington and Count Basie, performed by the renowned Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra, Colorado’s best musicians of classic big band and modern large ensemble jazz! Swing along to jazz standards such as It Don’t Mean a Thing if It Ain’t Got that Swing and Prelude to a Kiss.

Also on the program are selections from CJRO’s upcoming Stevie Wonder recording project, including My Cherie Amour and Living for the City. Don’t miss your chance to see the group that sells out houses all over Colorado and wins rave reviews at jazz festivals. CJRO will entertain jazz-lovers with tunes from the libraries of Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Duke Ellington, Maynard Ferguson, and many more.

Lone Tree Arts Center, Main Stage, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $24-$32
Phone: 720-509-1000

The all-volunteer Parker Symphony Orchestra is back with another inspiring concert, this time celebrating the legendary work of Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg. DU’s Heidi Leathwood joins the Parker Symphony for a spectacular and passionate performance of Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A Minor. 

The program will also include other melodic and inspiring Scandinavian pieces to create the perfect homage to that region of the world. Don’t miss this finale of the classical music season at the PACE Center!

PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $24-$29
Phone: 303-805-6800

A former child prodigy, jazz musician Julian Lage’s talents continue to grow. Catch him with the Julan Lage Trio, where his virtuosity on the guitar will astound you! The group plays a repertoire that spans a variety of genres, as well as Lage’s breathtaking original compositions. His unflappable technical skills, combined with an insatiably curious mind, make for a brilliant and enjoyable musical experience.

Ent Center for the Arts at UCCS, Chapman Foundations Recital Hall, 5225 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $39-$65
Phone: 719-255-3232

Friday-Sunday, May 11-13

Patience and more patience is what it takes to man the reservation line of the hottest restaurant in Manhattan! Sam Peliczowski is the out-of-work actor tasked with this crazy-making job, as he dodges insults, bribes and other egotistical shenanigans of New York’s elite and desperate denizens vying for the best table in the city! One talented actor plays the parts of Sam and all the callers in this zany one-act play. 

Don’t miss this regional premiere of Fully Committed, “a sparkling one-man tour de force…very funny and very believable!” (New York Post).

Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $18-$20
Phone: 719-634-5581

Saturday, May 12

The perfect run for beginners and the entire family! The views from this course are the best in Highlands Ranch, featuring the entire front range, downtown Denver skyline, and the Highlands Ranch Historic Windmill! Moms, bring your kids and spouses along to this family-friendly walk or run!

Stay after the race for a party with an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast and fun activities, including inflatables for the kids. Soak up the sun, views, and good company while celebrating Mother’s Day at the same time!

Mountain Vista High School, 10585 Mountain Vista Ridge, Highlands Ranch
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Registration: $25-$45

Take some time out to enjoy a bit of culture and art from around the world–and broaden your horizons. You and your family will find global inspiration at this celebration of cultural music and art. Street food will be available for purchase. The event is intended for all ages, so bring the entire family to enjoy music and art from different cultures!

Lone Tree Library, 10055 Library Way, Lone Tree
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Registration: FREE
Phone: (303) 791-7323

The spirit of Hawaii comes to you in this celebration of the culture of the Polynesian Islands from the 1940s and 50s. Traverse time and space with A Passport to Paradise as you go back to sunnier, simpler times in a place that will always be a departure from the madness of modern society!

Halau Kalama brings their annual Lei Day celebration to Colorado for the 11th year, promoting the art of Polynesian music, language and dance to all. A Passport to Paradise is your ticket to the arts and music of this amazing culture.

PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20-$25
Phone: 303-805-6800

Denver native Stacey Rose has carved out a name for herself in the classical music world with her unique combination of virtuosity, beauty of tone, and musical sincerity. Audiences all over the world have been mesmerized by her graceful musicianship in solo recitals, as a soloist in an orchestra, and as a chamber music collaborator.

This is your chance to hear the dulcet tones and resonant clarity of this masterful pianist on her home turf. As a composer, she has received enthusiastic response to her performances of original works. This performance will be a solo recital program of original compositions, representing Rose’s contemporary conceptions of traditional musical forms.

Lone Tree Arts Center, Main Stage, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $33-$40
Phone: 720-509-1000

Saturday-Sunday, May 12-13

This classic cat-and-mouse thriller is a two-man play that will keep you guessing until the very end. When mystery writer Andrew Wyke invites his wife’s lover, Milo, to his country estate, a battle of wits quickly turns into a sinister game—or is it real? 

Allow yourself to be transported to the land of English-murder-mysteries, and you, too, may fall under its spell! Sleuth won the 1971 Tony Award for Best Play. Presented by Vintage Theatre Productions, this performance is directed by Bernie Cardell and stars Mark Ribald and Brandon Palmer.

Schoolhouse Theater, 19650 E. Main St., Parker
Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $24
Phone: 303-805-6800

Sunday, May 13

Did you know—lettuce is a member of the sunflower family? And apples are a member of the rose family? Bring the members of your family to the Highlands Ranch Farmers’ Market to discover all kinds of agricultural and culinary surprises! As produce comes in-season, the market explodes with all the colors, smells, and varieties of Colorado’s bounty.  

As part of the Denver Farmers’ Market association, the Highlands Ranch Market also brings you loads of sauces, pastas, flowers, breads, and more. What a great way to treat Mom on this Mother’s Day morning!

Town Center South, 9288 Dorchester St., Highlands Ranch 
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE

The Lamont Chamber Superstars’ recital has been a year in the making—these talented young musicians from University of Denver have gone through strenuous school-wide competitions and triumphed with a stunning repertoire of some of the greatest works in chamber music. This is the hottest chamber music group emerging from University of Denver, with talent that rivals that of any career classical musician!

PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $22-$27
Phone: 303-805-6800

A clean, family comedy show, suitable for all ages, is a great way to celebrate Mother’s Day! Stand-up comedian Steve Simeone’s routine is full of high-energy stories that will resonate with all members of the family. He has delighted audiences around the world and is ready to make you laugh, too!

A special Mother’s Day Brunch is also available before the show at Lucy Restaurant above the club. When you call for reservations, make sure you mention you are going to the show.

Comedy Works-South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village
3:00 p.m.
Tickets: $8-$16
Phone: 720-274-6800; 720-274-6868 (restaurant reservations)

Music, Theatre and More in the Crystal Valley Area!
You don’t need to venture far from Crystal Valley to find events for the entire family! There are a wide variety of things to do nearby, including free educational events and entertainment. Stop by if you are in the neighborhood and visit the beautiful new models offered by D.R. Horton, Kauffman Homes, and Richmond American Homes. Crystal Valley homes are available in ranch and two-story models and priced from the high $300s.


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