Live Performances This Weekend!
Live performances this weekend will have you singing along (to the B52s’ Love Shack) be-bopping to the beat (The Midnight Club), and rocking out and swoonin’ to the croonin’ (Styx tribute band Paradise Theatre).
TODAY/TONIGHT, August 24
PARADISE THEATRE CONCERT!
This Styx tribute band was formed in 2014 and is comprised of veteran musicians whose musical and performing experiences span several decades. Their tribute authentically captures the Styx unique musical blend of pop rock with hard-rock guitar, strong ballads, and elements of international musical theatre. Paradise Theatre delivers Styx hit songs so well (remember Come Sail Away and Renegade?), they took third in the Leftapalooza Mile High Tribute Band Competition.
Discovery Park, Mainstreet and Pine Dr., Parker
Friday, August 25
THE MIDNIGHT CLUB
It’s the final summer concert of the season at the Outlets of Castle Rock and The Midnight Club will be bringing it with their catchy brand of dynamic music. You would never guess that the band members are still in high school; their maturity and creativity reflect the promise of future success and staying power. Check out The Midnight Club music video here and bring your lawn chairs and blankets to the courtyard to enjoy this free live concert!
The Outlets at Castle Rock, 5050 Factory Shops Blvd., Castle Rock
ROGUE ONE UNDER THE STARS
Bring the family to watch Rogue One in the Starlight Movie Event of the summer. In the film, former scientist Galen Erso is kidnapped from his wife and young daughter, Jyn, by the evil Orson Krennic. Galen becomes the Empire’s lead engineer for the most powerful weapon in the galaxy, the Death Star. Knowing that her father holds the key to its destruction, Jyn joins forces with resistance fighters to steal the space station’s plans for the Rebel Alliance. With food trucks, a DJ and beer booth for purchase, the movie event is fun, free and open to the public. Be sure to stop by the D.R. Horton booth to learn about new homes for sale in Crystal Valley, the title sponsor for this summer’s Starlight Movies!
Douglas County Library Parking Lot, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock
LIFE-SIZE GAME NIGHT
Families are invited to bring the whole household to the library to play life-size games like Caddy Stacks and mini-golf. Register here.
Highlands Ranch/James LaRue Branch, 9292 S. Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch
Friday-Saturday, August 25-26
COMEDIENNE RITA RUDNER
Rita Rudner is known for her pithy one-liners and has the longest-running solo comedy show in the history of Las Vegas. Rita has been named Las Vegas’s “Comedian of The Year” nine years in a row, and frequently writes and performs with her husband Martin Bergman.
Rita’s first solo HBO special, Rita Rudner’s One Night Stand, was nominated for several awards and her two one-hour specials for HBO, Born to Be Mild and Married Without Children, were rated standouts and she performed them all over the country. Rudner launched her first syndicated daily TV show, Ask Rita, which featured a panel of celebrities lightheartedly attempting to solve personal problems submitted by members of the public. In addition, her special, Rita Rudner: Live From Las Vegas, was PBS’s first ever stand-up comedy special.
Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Pl., Greenwood Village
Fri./Sat., 6:30 & 8:45 p.m.
Saturday, August 26
END OF SUMMER SHREDDING!
It’s time to get rid of all those important, confidential and private documents (not junk mail and newspapers) you don’t want crooks and identity thieves to find! Bring them to this free shredding event and in some cases you can call ahead to see about advance drop-off. As for electronics, the Arapahoe Credit Union will take small items into an on-site truck for disposal. Restrictions would include tube TVs and monitors, refrigerators or alkaline batteries.
Arapahoe Credit Union, 3999 E. Arapahoe Rd., Centennial
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
LOUVIERS 100th ANNIVERSARY
Join your neighbors and bring your friends to the 100th anniversary celebration of the Louviers Village Club House. Tour the updated library and enjoy old-fashioned snacks, games, crafts and more. Register here.
Louviers Library, 7885 Louviers Blvd., Louviers
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
HISTORIC WALKING TOUR
The monthly walking tour of historic downtown Castle Rock will take you on a 45-minute walk through some of the significant points of interest in the town’s history. The Castle Rock Historical Society meets groups at The Courtyard, and the tour concludes at the Castle Rock Museum.
The Courtyard, between 3rd and 4th Streets, Castle Rock
TRAIL CARE FUN-DAY
The Ridgeline Wranglers is a group of 30 active members who volunteer to help maintain the Trail at Ridgeline Open Space. This Saturday the group will work on the trail under the guidance of three trained crew leaders to:
- De-rut the trail
- Eliminate berms
- Clear scrub oak and other encroaching brush
- Remove noxious weeds
- Overall improve the trail
Join the Wranglers and stay tuned for the end-of-season pizza party!
Trailhead Parking off Coachline Rd., Castle Rock
With 10 $500 cash prizes, food, beverages and more than 110 items for sportsmen being raffled off, you almost can’t lose on this benefit event! Everything for the hunter will be raffled off during this event from camo gear, guns and rifles, to binoculars, coolers and fishing rods. Need not be present to win! Sponsored by the El Jebel Shriners.
Douglas County Fairgrounds, 500 Fairgrounds Rd., Castle Rock
JA RANCH SUNSET BBQ
The 9th annual JA Ranch Sunset Barbecue and Open Space Celebration to benefit the Douglas Land Conservancy is stacking up to be a great evening of food and drink for a worthy cause. The barbecue dinner will be prepared by Buffalo Gals Catering and live bluegrass music performances will fill the air, courtesy of Dry Creek Band. Casual western wear is suggested with comfortable walking shoes! The ranch is safeguarded by a conservation easement which protects large expanses of wildlife habitat, scenic views and working agricultural land.
LITTLE RIVER BAND!
Little River Band (LRB) was the first Australian band to successfully conquer foreign markets from an Australian base. Within eight months of forming in 1975, LRB had already scored three Australian Top 20 singles and two Top 10 albums. In 1976, after their self-titled debut album was released in the U.S., the long grind of 13 U.S. tours in eight years had begun. By 1982 they became the only act – from anywhere – to have a top 10 US single for six consecutive years. Songs you’re sure to remember and hear performed at this sure-to-be-packed summer concert include, Lady, It’s a Long Way There, Help is on its Way, Lonesome Loser, Take it Easy on Me and The Other Guy. And guess who the opening act is? Grammy-nominated John Ford Coley!
Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park, 1375 Plum Creek Pkwy, Castle Rock
Doors open: 6:00 p.m.; Show at 7:00 p.m.
TOUR DE FAT
The traveling philanthropic beer, music, and bike festival sponsored by New Belgium Brewing, makers of Fat Tire beer, have been staging a 33-show season since May, and will wrap in October in Tempe, AZ. Their stops have included world-class entertainment by the likes of The Roots, Third Eye Blind, The All-American Rejects, The Naked and Famous, Michael Franti & Spearhead, X-Ambassadors, and many more. In addition to musical headliners, a touring ensemble of artists, cirque performers, and general mayhemists will appear alongside local buskers and street performers.
Pikes Peak Center, 190 Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
Saturday/Sunday, August 26-27
ART IN THE PARK!
The annual Art in the Park festival will showcase artisans’ original work for sale. There will be painting, photography, glass, wood, metal, jewelry, pottery, a kids’ art station, food, music and much more.
O’Brien Park, 10795 Victorian Dr., Parker
Sat., 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Sun., 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 27
RUN WILD FUNDRAISER
This year’s Party in The Pines Run Wild fundraiser hosted by The City of Castle Pines will be in Elk Ridge Park featuring playgrounds, a climbing wall, water play fountain, walking trails, a maze, plus art and fun educational stations. The run will raise funds for the Douglas County Youth Education and Safety in Schools Program (Y.E.S.S. Program). You can sign up for one of three different run options, including a 1K Color Me Wild Family Fun Run.
Elk Ridge Park, 7005 Mira Vista Ln., Castle Pines, CO
7:30 a.m. (registration)
Entry Fee: $15-$35
Monday, August 28
AFFORDABLE ARTS FESTIVAL
More than 140 artists from around the region and from around the country will come together for one day to sell their artwork to the expected large and enthusiastic crowds of art buyers.
Arapahoe Community College, 5900 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
RAPTORS OVER THE ROCK
Nature’s Educators will be bringing a raft of raptors –owls, hawks and vultures — to the amphitheater to display, describe and define. Discover the various types of raptors, what they eat, how they hunt and where they live. Kids and parents can get up close and personal with these amazing creatures and their ambassadors, ask questions and take pictures! Bring a picnic dinner if you wish and make an evening of it! (This is the rescheduled event from the July 19th rain out!)
Philip S. Miller Park Amphitheater, 1375 W. Plum Creek Pkwy, Castle Rock
DON’T MISS THE B-52S!
Those kitschy new wave rockers who brought you Love Shack are back making their groovy music after nearly 40 years and 20 million albums over their career. There can be no doubt as to why they remain one of rock music’s most beloved and enduring bands. From groundbreaking songs like Rock Lobster, Dance This Mess Around and Private Idaho, to chart-topping hits like Love Shack and Deadbeat Club, to their thrilling reemergence on the pop scene with their 2008 CDFunplex ,the B-52s’ unforgettable dance-rock performances start a party every time their music begins.
Hudson Gardens, 6115 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton
Children ages 8 to 12 are invited to pop into the Kids’ Zone for S.T.E.A.M.-related fun and games.
Parker Library, 20105 E. Mainstreet, Parker
Wednesday, August 30
PICK THE NEXT PARK SITE!
The Town of Castle Rock will soon select a site to develop the next neighborhood park! The Parks and Recreation Department is starting the outreach process to get public input regarding site selection priorities. Two public presentations will be held to provide an overview of the potential sites and the data and considerations being used to make the selection and the public is invited to weigh in. Light refreshments will be served and there will be a question and answer session at the end.
The Millhouse at Philip S. Miller Park, 1381 W. Plum Creek Pkwy, Castle Rock
Come Home to Crystal Valley
Homebuyers choose to live in the master-planned community of Crystal Valley for the natural environs and amenities, and its proximity to entertainment and recreation in Castle Rock. If you don’t live here yet, check out the beautiful homes by Richmond American Homes and D.R. Horton, including ranch or two-story models and priced from the high $300s. And – coming soon – new homes by Kauffman Homes!