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Lots of 2018 Things to Do in Castle Rock!

POSTED January 4, 2018

It’s the first weekend of the new year with your choice of 2018 things to do in Castle Rock. You can research your heritage, laugh along with Brad Williams, role-play at the library and sing Tomorrow along with Annie! It’s all happening near the master-planned community of Castle Rock.

TODAY/TONIGHT, Thursday, January 4

In 2014 USA Today called genealogy research the second most popular hobby in the United States. It is still hot, to the point that an entire heritage tourism industry has emerged, as people visit their root origins. Start or continue your own genealogy research and fill in your family tree by attending a workshop offered by the Castle Rock Colorado Genealogical Society – with a multi-level curriculum (beginner, intermediate and advanced studies).   

Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-791-7323

A learning experience that examines aspects of the great outdoors is minutes from your front door! Join the Castle Pines Library staff to explore the histories, locations, and touring specifics of various homesteader sites in Douglas County.

Castle Pines Library, 360 Village Square Lane, Castle Pines
5:00-6:00 p.m.
Register Here

Thursday-Saturday, January 4-6

One of the funniest comedians working today, Brad Williams’ high-energy act sweeps into Denver for three nights! No stranger to television, Brad has appeared on numerous shows including Legit, Deadbeat, Dave Attell’s Comedy Underground, Sam and Cat, Live at Gotham, The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Mind of Mencia and Pit Boss. His one-hour comedy special, Fun Size, was the highest rated comedy special on Showtime in 2015. After the release of his second special, the New York Times said, “no one is doing it more hilariously than Brad Williams.”

Come see why Brad’s ability to make humorous observations on disability, relationships, sex, and race are winning over audiences and proving anyone can overcome their shortcomings.

Comedy Works-South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village
Thurs. 7:30 p.m., Fri./Sat., 7:15 p.m. & 9:45 p.m.
Tickets: $20-$25
Phone: 720-274-6800

Thursday-Sunday January 4-7

The irrepressible comic-book heroine with a headful of red curls rules the stage in a musical that will have the whole family singing along. Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and is the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. This beloved show features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including It’s a Hard Knock Life and Tomorrow. You will see why it has been called “one of the best family musicals ever penned” (Chicago Tribune).

Just south of Castle Rock, this performance is recommended for ages 5 and older (children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre).

Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W Dale St., Colorado Springs
Thurs.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20-$50
Phone: 719-634-5581

Don’t miss this breathtaking art exhibit of Front Range Wildlife Photographers at the Bemis Public Library. The group will be exhibiting “Wildlife in Season,” a photographic exploration of Colorado and the animals that call it home throughout the year. This beautiful photography will hang in the lower level gallery.

Bemis Public Library, 6014 S Datura St., Littleton
Thurs.-Sat., 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Sun., 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Phone: 303-795-3961

Friday, January 5

High-energy comedian Mike Stanley delivers with cutthroat accuracy in a comedy act you will not want to miss! Last year, he won the Last Comic Still Standing Comedy competition in Rochester New York, The Joey’s Comedy Club Challenge, and placed in the top three of Michigan’s Up and Comers. This year, he was crowned the “Canadian Mist Whiskey Comedian.” He breaks down day-to-day subjects with a keen wit and drives his points home fearlessly. Due to adult content, this event is suitable for ages 18 and up.

Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W Dale St., Colorado Springs
6:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10
Phone: 719-634-5581

If you were too busy to catch this holiday classic in December, you still have one chance left! The Denver Academy of Ballet presents their final performances of the magical family dance sensation, complete with all of the sparkle and music that you love.

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons Street, Lone Tree
2:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $18-$35
Phone: 720-509-1000

Saturday, January 6

Delight your young emerging artist in a magical experience they won’t soon forget. Day Camps at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center offer kids aged 6 to 13 a fun, educational experience complete with a tour of the theatre, hands-on experiences with the set, a dance class, a personal meet-and-greet with the cast members of Annie, and more! Please bring a sack lunch if you are staying for the matinee at 2:00 p.m.! Performance tickets to Annie are additional.

Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W Dale St., Colorado Springs
11:00 a.m.-1:45 p.m.
Cost: $30
Phone: 719-634-5581

Sunday, January 7

New to winter sports? The Rink at the Rock, Castle Valley’s community ice-skating rink, offers a four-week ice skating class starting on Sunday! Price includes skate rental and a pass to the rink after the lesson.  What are you waiting for?  

Rink at the Rock, 414 Perry St., Castle Rock
Sun., 10:00 a.m.
Cost: $95 for 4 weeks of lessons, skate rental, and same day skate pass
Phone: 303-688-7488

Learn and play and play popular as well as unique RPGs (role-playing games) and board games. If you’ve never participated in a RPG, it’s a make-believe game in which each participant assumes the role of a character, generally in a fantasy or science fiction setting, that can interact within the game’s imaginary world.

Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock
12:00-4:45 p.m.
Phone: 303-791-7323

Tuesday, January 9

Using crafts and foods, kids learn about different cultures and celebrations from around the globe, and this month’s focus: the country of Australia. Find out about Anzac Day, Sorry Day and Boxing Day at the library!

Roxborough Library, 8357 N. Rampart Range Rd., Littleton
4:30-5:30 p.m.
Register Here

As “one of the most probing, intelligent and accomplished artists of the new generation” (The New York Times), Igor Levit’s master class is an opportunity you will not want to miss.

Newman Center for the Performing Arts, 2344 E. Iliff Ave., Denver
5:30 p.m.
Tickets: Free
Phone: 303-388-9839

Wednesday, January 10

Friends of Chamber Music opens its 2018 Piano Series with pianist Igor Levit, who will perform works by Bach, Liszt, Schumann, Shostakovich and Wagner.

Igor Levit joins a number of young soloists who are taking the piano world by storm. He won Gramophone’s 2016 Recording of the Year award – a much sought-after honor – for an unusual album that brought together a set of variations by Frederic Rzewski with more famous ones by Bach and Beethoven. 

Newman Center for the Performing Arts, University of Denver
2344 E. Iliff Ave., Denver
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $10-$50
Phone: 303-388-9839

Start the New Year in Crystal Valley!
The possibilities for healthy, happy living multiply in the master-planned community of Crystal Valley, near shopping, restaurants, recreation and lots of local amenities. Visit the beautiful new models offered by D.R. Horton,  Kauffman Homes and Richmond American Homes to see the latest designs  in brand-new ranch and two-story homes, priced from the high $300s.


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