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It’s a Spooky, Artsy Weekend!

POSTED October 24, 2019

Whether you’re in the mood to check out every haunted happening in the area or check out a dance performance, jazz concert, or comedy show, you have plenty to choose from this weekend, and even into next week! There is plenty of Halloween fun for the youngest members of your family, too—from family hay rides to a costumed candy crawl! Don’t miss out on celebrating one of the most exciting weeks of the year!


Indulge the inner-artist in you and come out to a FREE Lone Tree Art Expo! This juried exhibition gives you a chance to explore and participate in discussions about a wide range of media, from painting to drawing to mixed media to sculpture.

This program is in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association, so that people experiencing mild memory loss, early stage Alzheimer’s, or a related dementia can have extra support in viewing the program. Also open to their family, friends, and guests!

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
1:30 p.m.
Tickets: FREE
Phone: 720-509-1000

If you’re under the mistaken idea that Castle Rock has never had any ghostly happenings, you owe it to yourself to find out the truth! This walking tour of downtown Castle Rock is appropriate for tweens, teens, and adults, and features tales of ghostly and tragic events in Castle Rock’s history.

Presented by the Castle Rock Museum, this tour will introduce you to eerie stories of the Cantril School, the Old Stone Church, the B&B Café, Hangman’s Gulch, and more as you walk along the spooky path at night. Don’t forget to dress for the weather!

Castle Rock Museum, 420 Elbert St., Castle Rock
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE (Donations accepted)
Phone: 303-814-3164

Friday, October 25

Taking part in a Zumba class may be scary enough for the uninitiated, but tonight’s dance class is positively terrifying! After braving out a one-hour Zumba class, hang out with fellow dancers at a Halloween-themed party! Spooky treats and non-alcoholic beverages will be served.

Northridge Rec Center, 8800 S. Broadway, Highlands Ranch
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10
Phone: 303-791-2500

Parker Arts’ Friday Night Jazz series features some of Colorado’s best jazz musicians in a venue that offers a jazz-club vibe right in the heart of downtown Parker. Tonight’s concert is by a Denver-based saxophonist, Nelson Rangell, who emerged in the contemporary jazz scene in the late ‘80s. He’s been delighting his audiences ever since with not only his sax, but his talent at many different instruments.

The Schoolhouse Theater, 19650 E. Mainstreet, Parker
7:00 and 9:30 p.m.
Tickets: $24
Phone: 303-841-4500

You will never imagine a better Halloween party than one that allows you to become one of the beautiful people from the 1920s! Imagine it’s 1926, and the magnificent castle at Cherokee Ranch has just been completed.  You are one of the elite movers and shakers, invited to the stellar gala, but there’s one small catch—it’s Prohibition! 

Dress to the nines as a flapper, a gangster, or recreate an Art Deco Erte masterpiece, and rest assured that at this party, there will be a cash bar with Prohibition specials, as well as decadent appetizers, costumes, live music and dancing! 

Cherokee Ranch & Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia 
8:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Tickets: $90
Phone: 303-688-5555

Friday-Saturday, October 25-26

As you roll down a dark and scary trail in the back of a hay wagon, a Western storyteller narrates a slightly spooky tale about Indians and gun-carrying cowboys. Bring the kids along as long as they won’t be spooked by the dark woods or the adventurous story. 

Before and after the ride, a 4-H concession and petting zoo is available in the indoor arena. Children must be accompanied by an adult. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Douglas County 4-H. Ages 2 and under are free.

Stockton’s Plum Creek Stables, 7479 W. Titan Rd., Littleton
6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $12
Phone: 303-791-2500

Saturday, October 26

Family fun awaits at the Halloween Spooktacular in Philip S. Miller Park! Bring the whole family to enjoy all kinds of fall fun, including games, bounce houses, a cakewalk, face painting, prizes, food, and of course, lots of candy!

Since this is a family-oriented event, if you dress up, please make sure your costume doesn’t include weaponry of any kind—and no gruesome costumes!

Miller Activity Complex, 1375 W. Plum Creek Pkwy., Castle Rock
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Phone: 720-724-2083

The best stand-up comedy in Denver and beyond comes to Parker! On designated nights, the newly-renovated Schoolhouse Theater becomes a comedy club, with outrageous comedy performances at the early show, and even more outrageous performances at the late show! 

Elliot Woolsey is known for being larger than life, in a rowdy, witty kind of way. Back in 2012, he won the prestigious Comedy Works’ New Faces Contest, and he’s been leaving audiences gasping for air (from laughing so much) ever since. While the early show is a milder version of the later show, please note that both are for mature audiences only.

The Schoolhouse Theater, 19650 E. Mainstreet, Parker
7:00 and 9:30 p.m.
Tickets: $24
Phone: 303-841-4500

Saturday-Sunday, October 26-27

This playful and inspiring performance is a sumptuous evening of dance and live music,
with musicians from the Colorado Symphony playing contemporary and classic compositions. Beautifully choreographed pieces danced by Wonderbound reflect the wide-ranging repertoire, including Sarah Tallman’s Son of Man, Edvard Grieg’s Holberg Suite, Garrett Ammon’s Serenade for Strings, and finishing with the music of Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky.

PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $38-$50
Phone: 303-841-4500

Sunday, October 27

Who’s still up long after we’ve gone to bed? This fascinating lecture for kids and parents sheds light on the animals that hunt during the dark! This is an opportunity to meet live snakes, arachnids, frogs, and even owls!  Learn about how each animal has its own specialized hunting strategies, diet, habitat, and story.  Kids will have the chance to touch a snake, and you can capture a picture of it! 

Since it’s almost Halloween, kids can wear their costumes. Deliciously ghoulish treats will be served, and they’ll get to make a Halloween craft! There will even be a parade around the castle with a chance to win a prize for the best and the most unique costumes!  

Cherokee Ranch & Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia 
1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Tickets: $12
Phone: 303-688-5555

Let your kids get a head-start on Halloween at the Outlets at Castle Rock! All afternoon, they have the opportunity to dress up for the costume contest, trick-or-treat around the mall, and enjoy arts and crafts. There will be fun entertainment for the whole family! 

This Halloween Party will include kid-friendly activities like a spooky magic show. Kids can also participate in a Scavenger Hunt by picking up a map from Customer Service in the Food Court—their reward is a Spooky Surprise when it’s completed!

Outlets at Castle Rock, 5050 Factory Shops Blvd., Castle Rock
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. 
Cost: FREE
Phone: 303-688-4495

Peter and the Wolf is the way that so many children learn about the “voices” of various instruments—and it’s also how they can visualize the characters through dance! Ballet Ariel presents a program for the very youngest of viewers (and their families), including dances from Act 3 of Swan Lake—which came from an old German fairy tale!

The Schoolhouse Theater, 19650 E. Mainstreet, Parker
3:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15-25
Phone: 303-841-4500

Tuesday-Wednesday, October 29-30

Grown-ups love Halloween, too! This special comedy show of Halloween characters roasting other characters is for those who appreciate the comedic-ridiculousness of comics dressing up as fictitious characters in order to roast each other.

This will be the House of Hilarity meeting the Dungeon of Delirium, in wickedly funny Halloween spoofs. Come out to see the best comics in Denver transform into your favorite monsters, ghosts and ghouls. Tuesday’s show is for 21+ and Wednesday’s performance is 18 and older.

Comedy Works-South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $14
Phone: 720-274-6800

Ramp Up to Halloween in Crystal Valley!

There’s no shortage of things to do near as Halloween approaches in and around the master-planned community of Crystal Valley! You can get back to nature and still have easy access to all your favorite activities in the Castle Rock area. With beautiful model homes from D.R. Horton, Century Communities, Kauffman Homes, and Richmond American Homes, it’s easy to picture yourself in your own new home, priced from the $300s.


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