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Live Entertainment This Weekend!

POSTED September 29, 2016

Looking for Some Live Entertainment This Weekend?

Live entertainment abounds this weekend at Oktoberfest, plus wacky musicals and grand re-openings with plenty of activities for kids! Check out the events, performances and parties in and around Castle Rock!

Tonight: Thursday-Sunday, September 29-October 2

live entertainmentSHEAR MADNESS!
Shear Madness, the longest-running play in the history of American theatre is now in Colorado. This hysterical whodunit is set in a not-so-typical hair salon and the audience gets in on the act by questioning the actors to help solve the crime. No wonder the performances vary every time!

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs
Thurs.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20-$45

Friday, September 30

Live entertainmentTHE HORSES ARE BACK!
The Grand Re-Opening of the Bell Mountain Ranch Equestrian Center is a free event with family- friendly activities, including food trucks, games, kids’ inflatables, a petting zoo, pony rides, roping demonstrations, local vendors, a drawing for free lessons and special discounts on riding lessons. Firefly, a country opening act for LeAnn Rimes, Martina McBride and Pam Tillis, will provide live entertainment.

Bell Mountain Ranch Equestrian Center, 96 Bell Mountain Pkwy, Castle Rock
4:00-8:00 p.m.
Phone: 720-639-9043

Friday-Saturday, September 30-October 1

Want to make some quick holiday dough? The Outlets at Castle Rock are hiring seasonal crews to cover the holiday shopping crowds. Stop by the Job Fair to talk to more than 20 merchants about making a little Christmas cash!

Outlets at Castle Rock, 5050 Factory Shops Blvd., Street 1, Suites 205 & 240, Castle Rock
Fri., 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Sat., 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

The Palmer Lake Art Group’s 43rd annual arts and crafts fair features original hand-crafted items created by regional artisans. You can shop for pottery, a variety of jewelry, fashion accessories, gift items, quilts and more. Proceeds from the sale benefit Art Scholarship for District 38 High School Seniors.

Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent, Palmer Lake
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Friday-Sunday, September 30-October 2

If riding rides and being scared is your favorite live entertainment combo platter, go to Elitch Gardens after dark and you’ll find creepy creatures, everywhere! It’s all part of the three new, multi-sensory haunted attractions: No Vacancy, Big Top Freaks and Séance. Try to make your way through a carnival graveyard overrun by menacing clowns, and along dark footpaths dodging gaggles of ghouls!

Elitch Gardens, 2000 Elitch Circle, Denver
Fri., 6:00-10:00 p.m., Sat., 5:00-10:00 p.m., Sun., 5:00-9:00 p.m.
Tickets: $5-$50

Adapted from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features beautiful showgirls, cows, killer rabbits, and French citizens. Winner of a Tony for Best Musical, the production has adult themes.

Parker Arts Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker, CO
Fri./Sat., 7:30; Sat./Sun., 2:00
Tickets: $22-$27

Characters from a variety of children’s classic storybook fables are hilariously depicted in The Stinky Cheese Man, a musical adaptation by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith. These fractured fairy tales give stories like Chicken Little and The Gingerbread Man a complete makeover. Toe-tapping music and witty narration accompany inarticulate giants, sassy barnyard animals, colossal cow pies and enough stinky cheese to please everyone!

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs
Fri., 6:00 p.m.
Sat./Sun., 1:00 p.m.
Tickets:: $10-$20

Saturday, October 1, 2016

The DTC Rotary Club will hold the first annual Water Toy Race featuring four-person relay teams using stand-up paddleboards, sit-on-top kayaks and an obstacle course.

Prizes will be awarded to the fastest team, best costumes and the group that’s the most fun to watch. All water toys and safety gear will be provided. Everyone over 14 years of age is invited to participate.

Roxborough Cove at Chatfield State Park, 1500 N. Roxborough Park Rd., Littleton
8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-758-6246
Cost: $250 for a four-person team, plus $8 per vehicle

A fresh coat of paint can give a peeling house a much-needed facelift. But painting a home can be a huge chore, especially for the elderly and those who are physically or financially unable to do it themselves. Grab a brush and join Castle Rock Fire and Rescue during the annual Castle Rock Paint-A-Thon for needy citizens.

Volunteers can sign up online and will receive water, snacks and lunch. All materials needed for the project will be provided. By the way parents, time spent volunteering can be used to meet community service hours required by local schools!

Fire Department/Station 151, 300 N. Perry St., First Floor, Castle Rock, CO
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-660-1066

Oktoberfest has something for everyone from bounce houses, German dancers, face painters and live music from German bands, to college football games (courtesy of Xfinity), food trucks and a variety of beer and other adult beverages. If you’re planning to enter one of the stein hoisting contests, check out these tips from the pros. Guests are encouraged to check parking guides, wear comfortable shoes (the event is big!) and to bring lawn chairs and blankets.

The breweries represented this year include Erdinger, Lone Tree, Rockyard, Blue Spruce, Barnett & Son, Pikes Peak, Empyrean, Horny Goat and Northwest. Beer tasting is a great way to discover new craft beers and here’s a quick how-to-guide. By the way, Medved, the event sponsor, will provide a free shuttle service from the event to any Castle Rock address. Crystal Valley is also proud to be the stage sponsor for this event, so don’t miss it!

Downtown Castle Rock, Wilcox Square
1:00-8:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-688-7488

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At Crystal Valley, you can personalize your home for a perfect fit, whether you like to entertain, or prefer to be entertained. The floor plans from Richmond American include both ranch and two-story models. Priced from the $300s.


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