Music and Folktales, Cocktails and Comedy!
It’s a weekend of music, mystery and comedy as your options for entertainment keep multiplying! Get your groove on to jazz and blues, get the giggles with an improv troupe, or take in a gothic folktale. You can even dress up for an 80s bash or see 30 plays in 60 minutes in and around Castle Rock!
Friday, October 21
BRAZILIAN AND LATIN JAZZ
Featuring some of Colorado’s finest jazz musicians, this Friday-night jam session is a perfect opportunity for music lovers to enjoy an evening out with friends. So sit back, relax, and take in the CJRO’s Sextet’s Brazilian and Latin favorites, recreating the Bossa Nova craze made popular by Stan Getz and Dizzy Gillespie.
Parker Arts Culture and Events Center, (Schoolhouse Theater) 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
TICKETS: $25 (general admission)
Garrison Keillor praised the popularity of The Haunted Windchimes a very traditional folk and blues group with a timeless vintage quality. The music could have been written yesterday or 75 years ago. According to fans and critics, the sound is often moody and melancholy, but always deeply affecting.
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs
PRESENTING NATURE’S BEST
Colorado’s preeminent nature photographer has photographed the state’s most awe-inspiring federal lands for over 40 years. In this original presentation, John Fielder presents its National Parks & Monuments to mark the 100th anniversary of America’s National Park Service. He has captured the thousand-foot deep canyons of the Colorado, Yampa, Green, Arkansas, and Gunnison Rivers, to the cliff dwellings and castles of early Native Americans. John will provide commentary about the challenges and techniques of wilderness photography. Enjoy a music “soundtrack” and refreshments, too.
Castle Pines Community Center, 7404 Yorkshire Dr., Castle Pines
Friday-Saturday, October 21-22
30 PLAYS IN 60 MINUTES!
It first opened in 1988 and is still playing today as the longest-running show in Chicago history, Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind, This raucous ensemble experiment presents “30 Plays in 60 Minutes,” with each two-minute play performed in random order with an interactive audience. An onstage 60-minute timer keeps everyone honest. This is a witty collection of comic, tragic, political, personal and abstract plays. Ready, set, GO!
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs
TICKETS: $20 ($18 members)
Friday-Sunday, October 21-23
GET LOST IN THE MAZE!
Wind your way through the eight-acre Corn Maze at the Denver Botanic Gardens’ Chatfield Farms and help Farmer Green find his lost animals! Life-size animal cutouts are hidden throughout the maze for fun photo ops with kids age 10 and under. The maze is easily viewed from two 15-foot tall illuminated bridges as youngsters explore. Tickets include a hayride, barrel train ride (for children 12 and under) and unlimited jumping on a giant pillow. Pony rides are available for an additional fee. Food vendors will be selling your favorite fall foods: funnel cakes, hotdogs, freshly squeezed lemonade and kettle corn.
Want a preview? Here’s a map of the three mazes. Be sure to check out the After Dark Corn Maze and Haunted Attraction for teens and adults.
Denver Botanic Gardens Corn Maze, 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Rd., Littleton
Thurs.-Sat.,10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.; Sun., 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 22
PANCAKES FOR HEROES
Detective Dan Brite of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department was shot in the line of duty serving his community last month. Kiwanis Club of Castle Rock (KCCR) and Douglas County Colorado Elks Lodge No. 2873 (Elks) will be hosting a pancake breakfast fundraiser for the family of Detective Brite and families of other fallen officers. The Elks Facebook page has more information about the event.
Philip S. Miller Park, (The Mill House) 1375 W. Plum Creek Pkwy, Castle Rock
Take a leisurely walk through historic grave markers in Cedar Hill Cemetery, and meet Castle Rock High School actors dressed up as pioneers who were part of Castle Rock’s early history! Cedar Hill was founded in 1875 and is the only cemetery in Castle Rock. Refreshments will be served following the tour.
Cedar Hill Cemetery, 800 E. Wolfensberger Rd., Castle Rock
WHERE’S WALDO? RUNNING!
Join the fifth annual Waldo Waldo 5K in downtown Colorado Springs!
Thousands will take to the streets in this family-friendly 5K walk and fun run fundraiser. Registration comes with a Waldo or Wenda costume kit (characters from the popular Where’s Waldo? children’s books) and the money raised benefits local nonprofits in the surrounding community. Food trucks, a beer garden, exhibitors and music will be waiting for every one who participates! Find out more at:
Waldo Waldo 5K Walk/Run, 215 S. Tejon St., Colorado Springs
Public Service Credit Union is offering a community shred event to help you reduce your chances of becoming a victim of identity theft. Bring all those documents for-your-eyes-only and watch them get shredded.
Public Service Credit Union, 9990 Park Meadows Dr., Lone Tree
ANNUAL FALL GALA: 80S NIGHT
This throwback to the 80s night will be filled with food, entertainment and dress up fun. Wear your best 80s style for the costume contest and enjoy a live band, singers, dancers, dueling pianos, a cash bar, raffle prizes, silent auction, poker tables, black jack tables and a photo booth.
Parker Arts Culture and Events Center, Pace Center Event Room, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
Saturday-Sunday, October 22-23
A GOTHIC FOLKTALE
A cross between contemporary ballet and a folk-rock score, Wonderbound: A Gothic Folktale is a circus-themed production that kicks off the company’s new season. Different from the 2013 musical, this new-and-improved version has an illusionist, Professor Phelyx, who provides an interactive experience plus updated choreography.
Parker Arts Culture and Events Center, (PACE Center) 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
COMEDY AND COCKTAILS
Enjoy the best up-and-coming stand-up comedy talents from Denver and beyond. Order up a drink and a laugh in this hilarious four-show series in the intimate setting of The Schoolhouse Theater. Choose from cabaret-style tables or traditional theater seats, for a night of laughter with friends. Madcap Theater’s award-winning improv show has been wowing audiences with its unique blend of family-friendly comedy and production value for almost a decade. Appropriate for ages 5 to 85.
Parker Arts Culture and Events Center, (The Schoolhouse Theater) 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
Tickets: $20 (general admission)
Wednesday, October 26
WICKED WEDNESDAY HALLOWEEN PARTY!
Don’t miss the Outlets at Castle Rock’s Wicked Wednesday Halloween Party. With a magic show, face painting, and costume contest for the kids (12 and under), there’ll be a chance to win prizes for best costume! Even if they’re not in the contest, kids can still dress up and trick or treat at participating stores.
Outlets at Castle Rock, 5050 Factory Shops Blvd., Castle Rock
Crystal Valley Is Music to Your Ears!
We’d love to have you visit Crystal Valley, dressed in a costume or just as yourselves! Richmond American Homes has new home designs for ranch and two-story models, with lots of opportunity to personalize. From the $300s.
Have a great weekend everybody!