Mumford & Sons, B52s and Car Show Weekend
This weekend, you don’t need to go far to catch the biggest names in music LIVE in concert! Mumford & Sons – hugely popular on the contemporary alternative music scene – is back in concert with a new album! Also back to celebrate their 40th Anniversary is the iconic 1980s party band, the B-52s! Both bands will be appearing at Fiddler’s Green awesome outdoor venue!
TODAY/TONIGHT, August 15
FINAL CHANCE TO ENTER LANDSCAPE CONTEST!
If you would like to win an $8,000 water-wise lawn makeover, this is your last chance to enter! Castle Rock’s ColoradoScape Makeover contest challenges you to tell why your lawn sucks—water, that is!
Just post a 15- to 30-second video about “why your yard sucks” on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, using the tag @CRgov, and you might win a personalized landscape re-design by a team of experts who will transform your yard into a a vibrant, colorful and seasonal landscape that is more conducive to our arid Colorado environment.
The Town of Castle Rock
Last day to post your video
TUNES FOR TRAILS WITH JUNIOR VARSITY THREE
Join your friends and neighbors at this FREE outdoor concert for a good cause! Junior Varsity Three, Denver’s premier 90s pop-rock cover band, will be performing all your favorite songs to dance to and sing along with!
Bring the family because there will be yard games and bounce houses in addition to the live music! Food and beverages will be available for purchase, and a portion of all liquor sales will be donated to the Castle Rock Parks and Trails Foundation!
Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park, 1375 W. Plum Creek Pkwy., Castle Rock
6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday-Friday, August 15-16
FLY FISHING FOR LADIES ONLY
Ladies, this is your chance to learn how to fly fish like a pro! This two-day session provides one evening of instruction, followed by a field trip to Lake Lehow to practice your new skills. The workshop is open to women ages 16 and older and teaches all of the basics of fly fishing: casting, reading the water, entomology, conservation, tying, knots, landing and releasing, and plenty of hands-on practice.
Eastridge Rec Center, 9568 University Blvd., Highlands Ranch
Fri., 6:00-9:00 p.m. AND Sat., 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
ODDVILLE: A LOVE STORY?
An exciting experimental comedy-theatre experience, Oddville will leave you laughing, thinking and wondering, “How on earth did he pull that off?” America’s Got Talent Season 8 quarter-finalist comedian Dave Shirley and Robert Dubac have teamed up to create this hilarious new comedy that shatters all the boundaries of traditional theatre.
Oddville opens with the hero, Lonely 1, caught up between reality and finding love in a TV screen. With one foot rooted in reality and the other in an alternate digital universe, he battles the oddest of obstacles on his quest for true love.
Pikes Peak Center Studio Bee, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
Thurs., 7:00 p.m.; Fri., 5:30 p.m.
Thursday-Saturday, August 15-17
MUMFORD & SONS IN CONCERT!
This alternative band from England is a crowd favorite in concert! From the moment they walk on stage, their energy will sweep you up, and you’ll be caught up in their fresh and iconoclastic music.
You’ll be singing along to hit songs like The Cave, Little Lion Man, Lover of the Light, and Guiding Light. For die-hard fans, new music from their latest album will be the most inspiring: Thompson Square Park is a true masterpiece! For a preview, log onto Facebook and listen to some of their new greatest hits!
Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, 6350 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Greenwood Village
Friday, August 16
MOVIE IN THE PARK
Your family doesn’t have to have superpowers to relate to The Incredibles! In their long-awaited sequel, America’s favorite animated family is back to save the day, and you can be in on the fun when Highlands Ranch screens The Incredibles 2 at their outdoor movie in Civic Green Park this week! Pack and picnic and bring a blanket or lawn chairs, then sit back to enjoy the show!
Civic Green Park, 9370 Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch
8:30 – 10:00 p.m.
Friday-Saturday, August 16-17
FREAKY FRIDAY THE MUSICAL
Every teenager thinks adults have it made, and what parent hasn’t longed for the “simple” life of a kid again? In Freaky Friday, one mother and daughter get a chance to test those theories when they swap bodies through a mysterious act of magic.
The entire family will love this musical-theatre adaptation of the well-known Disney films, which have been given a lively score and plenty of big numbers to keep the story moving along! Produced by the local Inspire Theatre Company, this production features talented young performers from their Theatre Training Program.
Schoolhouse Theatre, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 17
PARKER SYMPHONY AUDITIONS
Classical musicians—this is your chance to shine! Become a part of your renowned community orchestra and share your talents with your friends and neighbors. The Parker Symphony Orchestra has openings for French horn (principal), percussion (principal), oboe (third), trumpet (third), viola, string bass, and substitute players for all sections. Sign up for an audition time slot or call for more information!
PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Avenue, Parker
Starting at 8:00 a.m.
DOG DAY AT THE PARK!
It will be a fun morning of dog activities at this dog-a-thon fundraiser! The event includes a 1.25 mile walk with your dog, a children’s dog show where your kids can show off what tricks your dog can do, and a demonstration by Freedom Service dogs. The dog-a-thon will raise funds for Freedom Service Dogs, an organization that trains dogs to help those with special needs. Even better, they also try to get their dogs from a rescue whenever possible!
Centennial Center Park, 13050 East Peakview Ave., Centennial
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Registration: $25 for the first dog; $15 per additional dog
PARKER QUEST FEST
This family-friendly scavenger hunt is a challenge to see how well you know your community! The journey begins and ends at Discovery Park in Parker, where you will go on a fun trek through Parker’s Downtown Historic District! New to the area? This entertaining scavenger hunt is perfect for newcomers as well as long-time residents. Quest participants will begin at Discovery Park in front of the Parker Library and will receive a passport with a series of clues to solve. Each clue leads to the next location and the next clue, on a route that outlines Parker’s rich heritage.
The journey will end back at Discovery Park, where you can take part in old-fashioned games and listen to great music at the Parker Quest Fest. You’ll also receive a goodie bag from local businesses!
Discovery Park, 20115 Mainstreet, Parker
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
ROOTS OF FAMILY TREES
Jump on the family tree bandwagon and start digging for your roots today! This informative and in-depth presentation moves beyond the genealogy apps to discuss how you can get your ancestry research published!
Genealogical Publishing: From Piles of Research to Proudly Read will introduce you to the four types of publishers and which option is best for genealogists. Options include creating a book in print, in an electronic form, or publishing online. Learn why everyone should print at least a few copies for the genealogical libraries around the country what kind of printer you should work with. You’ll even get a head start on the creative process by learning about the four stages of a publishing project!
Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
COLORADO CAR ADDICTS’ CAR SHOW
This is the event every car enthusiast waits all summer for! Bring the kids along to see some of the coolest cars around! The 4th Annual Charity Car Show also raises money for a great cause—the Wellspring Community. Enjoy the artistry of cars the way they were meant to be, along with music and conversations with other car fans!
Outlets at Castle Rock, 5050 Factory Shops Blvd., Castle Rock
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $25 suggested donation
Put your nimble fingers to good use! The Knitted Knockers Knit-a-Thon is a full day of knitting and crocheting with fellow crafters to produce a supply of FREE handmade breast prosthetics for women experiencing mastectomy. These comfortable, handcrafted knitted or crocheted breast forms are washable, reusable and durable—and much softer and more lightweight than traditional silicone inserts.
Just bring your choice of: 8” US 3, 4 or 5 double-pointed knitting needles size 4 or 5, 24″+ cable needle sizes or D, F or G crochet hooks, and everything else will be provided— instructions, patterns, yarn, and even lunch and drinks! Come for a few hours, or stay the whole day!
Parker Library, 20105 Mainstreet, Parker
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 18
THE B-52S – LIVE IN CONCERT!
The band that ““may be the most subversive band America ever gave us” (Salon), is back on tour just in time to celebrate their 40th Anniversary with you! The influence of this iconic band is apparent in alternative music, fashion, and pop culture. Famous fans of the band include John Lennon, Madonna, Michael Stipe of REM, and James Murphy.
This celebratory band that defined fun summer parties in the 1980s and rocked the world with anthems like Dance This Mess Around, Love Shack, and Rock Lobster has never gone out of style. Don’t miss your chance to see the real thing, live in concert, and better than ever!
Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, 6350 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Greenwood Village
Entertainment Nearby in Crystal Valley
There’s no shortage of things to do near 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.