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New Museum, Spinphony Quartet and Tim Allen This Weekend!

POSTED August 9, 2018

Everyone’s favorite aviation museum, Wings Over the Rockies, is opening its newest space museum in Centennial, plus a high-energy string quartet performs in the Philip S. Miller Amphitheater – a combination of classical and pop mash-up choreographed unlike anything you’ve ever seen! Plus the legend himself – Tim Allen aka The Tool Man aka Last Man Standing performs stand-up! It’s all happening this weekend, so get out there and enjoy the summer before it ends!

TODAY/TONIGHT, Thursday, August 9

Drive 10 minutes from your front door for live music under the stars at the outdoor amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park. Enjoy craft beers, cocktails, and delectable delights available for purchase from area vendors. Yard games and bounce houses will be set up for the children. Open seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Donations will be accepted and benefit the Parks and Trails Foundation. Bring a picnic and your family – just no alcoholic beverages!

Tonight’s concert features the band Spinphony, performing a fusion of classical, rock, and pop favorites into unique and catchy mash-ups. This crossover string group also writes its own originals in a style called “Pop Baroque”. While sticking to its classical roots, Spinphony creates a fresh new take on the classics by mashing them up with rock and pop favorites such as Kashmir and Smooth Criminal and adding high energy orchestrated backing tracks from the DJ. With choreographed dance moves and interaction with the audience, Spinphony’s unique style and high energy performances have taken them to venues across the U.S. and Mexico.

Philip S. Miller Park Amphitheater, 1375 Plum Creek Pkwy, Castle Rock
6:30-8:45 p.m.
Cost: Free
Phone: 720-724-2083

Thursday-Saturday, August 9-11

To get fans warmed up at big-scale comedy shows for George Lopez, Bryan Kellen amazes with his dynamic physical comedy! Catch Kellen solo in a more up-close and personal venue, and you’ll see why Lopez wants to share the stage with him!

Kellen is a comedic powerhouse with an energetic mix of observational humor and creative storytelling, producing one of the most entertaining shows in comedy today.  

Kellen’s been called “America’s Best Up-and-Coming Comedian” by the National Comedy Hall of Fame and Entertainment Business Journal named him one of the “Top 100 Comedians in the Country.” Don’t miss this super-animated comedian LIVE and solo!

Comedy Works-South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village
Thurs., 7:30 p.m.; Fri./Sat., 7:15 and 9:45 p.m.
Tickets: $14-$22
Phone: 720-274-6800

Friday, August 10

Dine like a king or queen at Castle Rock’s nearby castle! Lunch on the Terrace includes a bountiful gourmet lunch and royal views of the surrounding countryside. Bask in the Colorado sun and be refreshed by nearby mountain breezes! Following lunch, delight in a tour of the Castle!

Cherokee Ranch, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia
12:00 p.m.
Tickets: $45
Phone: 303-688-5555

This is a local, hometown fave – the Downtown Castle Rock Concert Under the Lights! Lots of family fun is planned for the event including bounce houses, food vendors and live music – all night!

Wilcox Street, Between Third and Fifth St., Castle Rock,
6:00-10:00 p.m.

What could be more fun than minions and a long-lost evil brother? Gru is about to find out! Don’t miss the delightful Despicable Me 3 in a FREE outdoor screening in the park!

Bring the kids, along with blankets or lawn chairs, for this favorite family movie! Movie snacks and novelties will be available for purchase from Kornzapoppin. 

Civic Green Park, 9370 Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch
8:30 p.m.
Tickets: FREE
Phone: 303-791-2500 

Get uplifted and inspired by the first band to ever win the Rock the Camp contest, hosted by TobyMac and Camp Electric. Cloverton will be appearing in a FREE concert to celebrate summer! This Manhattan-based Christian band is known for their first single, Take Me into the Beautiful and their Christmas rendition of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah. Featured on CNN, The Blaze with Glenn Beck, and several other media outlets, Cloverton promises an evening of positive entertainment!

Ridgeline Community Church, 555 Heritage Ave., Castle Rock
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE
Phone: 303-660-9911

You’ve laughed countless times with him over the years, through seasons of Home Improvement, on the big screen in Wild Hogs, bringing home the spirit of Christmas in multiple Santa Clause movies…but you’ve never seen him like this!

Tim Allen’s Live show puts Allen back in the place he loves the most: on stage as a standup comedian. While this family-friendly actor may be better known for his roles in kids’ movies, his live show contains material and language for mature audiences only (18+). Still, his humor will be familiar: after all, Home Improvement was based on his early standup material, “reflecting on his own lack of ability to repair things around the house, especially when it comes to plumbing and cleaning the toilet” (Chicago Tribune).

Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $56-$122

Friday-Sunday, August 10-12

Wander off into the wild blue yonder—without ever leaving the ground! Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum has just opened its newest space dedicated to the exploration of flight at the Centennial Airport! 

Located at one of the busiest general aviation airports in the nation, the Boeing Blue Sky Aviation Gallery is an immersive aviation attraction, providing a behind-the-scenes experience that is sure to have you looking to the heavens. Explore interactive exhibits, see the latest in general aviation technology, hop into pilot-quality flight simulators, listen to the chatter from Centennial tower, explore the airfield and more!

Centennial Airport, 13005 Wings Way, Englewood
Fri./Sat., 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Sun., 12:00-5:00 p.m.
Tickets: $6-$12
Phone: 303-360-5360

You will be amazed by these talented young performers who bring Disney’s smash hit movie musical to life on stage with Disney’s High School Musical Jr.! 

Class has just resumed after break, and all the high school cliques are already forming: the Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians and Skater Dudes. When basketball team captain Troy pairs up with brainy Gabriella to try out for the high school musical, they break all the boundaries and open the door for others to shine as well. You’re sure to love the show’s infectious, danceable songs!

Schoolhouse Theatre, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $24-$29
Phone: 303-261-5153

Saturday, August 11

Dig out your grass skirt and take a trip to the enchanted islands of Hawaii—without ever leaving town! This special celebration of Hawaiian culture features crafts and live performances, including local traditional hula dancers and live music by Phil Swain and a member of the Rocky Mountain Ukulele Orchestra. Adults, teens, and children are welcome!

James H. LaRue Library, 9292 S. Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Registration: FREE
Phone: 303-791-7323

You’ll feel like royalty when you sit down for tea at a real live castle! Bring a group to celebrate upcoming birthdays, anniversaries or bridal showers, or just enjoy a special outing with friends or family. 

The Tea includes a light meal with a seasonal menu, complete with scones with clotted cream and jam, finger sandwiches and pastries. A one-hour tour of the castle rounds out the afternoon!

Cherokee Ranch, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia
12:00 p.m.
Tickets: $45-$55
Phone: 303-688-5555

Sunday, August 12

Head over to Festival Park every Sunday for fresh produce, local vendors, handmade goodies, nuts, herbs and spices, essential oils, gluten-free products, fresh breads, cheeses, coffee and more!

Festival Park, 300 Second St., Castle Rock
11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Phone: 720-885-8618

Did you know—each strawberry has approximately 200 seeds on it? And strawberries and raspberries are the only fruits that wear their seeds on the outside, which means technically they aren’t “true” berries? At the Parker Farmer’s Market, open every Sunday this summer, you can find all kinds of berries, true or otherwise, as well as a plethora of other fruits, veggies, breads, and more! With over 70 vendors in attendance, bring several shopping bags!

Mainstreet in Downtown Parker
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Phone: 303-693-3662

This is the authentic way to relive the best Modern Rock from the 1980s—with the original bands and artists! The amazing lineup includes the real bands, straight from the decade when life was fun! 

This dynamic outdoor concert features A Flock of Seagulls, Wang Chung, Naked Eyes, Missing Persons, Animotion, Bow Wow Wow, Dramarama, Gene Loves Jezebel, the original vocalists of When in Rome, and many more! Dig out your favorite 80s-inspired clothing and head over to Fiddler’s Green for a night of your favorite tunes from yesteryear!

Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, 6350 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Greenwood Village
6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $22.50-$79.50
Phone: 303-623-7876

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