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Paul Reiser, Josh Turner and Pet Fashion!

POSTED August 16, 2018

A pet fashion show is the highlight of the annual Barks & Brews event in Castle Rock and is your chance to mingle with other animal-lovers and enjoy craft beer samples! Also appearing this weekend are country music star Josh Turner and renowned comedian and actor Paul Reiser (Mad About You, Stranger Things) presenting an evening of comedy. And there are plenty of local theatre productions suitable for the entire family!

Thursday-Saturday, August 16-18

You will be amazed by the talents of the actors who portray characters from all 37 plays by Shakespeare in this mash-up of the Bard’s works! From Romeo and Juliet to A Midsummer’s Night Dream to Hamlet, they all have a say in The Complete Work of William Shakespeare Abridged! Don’t miss this hysterical, madcap roller-coaster ride, presented at an historic Western ranch! 

Before and after the show, you can explore the lifestyles and homes of the Pikes Peak Region’s early inhabitants at Rock Ledge Ranch, where the spirited history of the West comes to life.

Rock Ledge Ranch, 30th and Gateway Road, Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20-$60
Phone: 719-255-3232

Pulling from a lifetime of colorful experience, biker Dean Delray brings a no-holds-barred perspective to his comedy routine. Before delivering hard-hitting stand-up comedy to enthusiastic crowds, Delray was a touring musician, opening for Tom Petty, Lenny Kravitz and The Black Crowes. 

Delray’s comedy is 100% authentic, if not a little raunchy. His delivery runs the gamut from soft-spoken subtlety, to wide-grinned court jester style antics to loud volume animation. You won’t want to miss this bigger-than-life comedian who generously offers an evening of inviting, subversive humor.

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

Thursday-Sunday, August 16-19

Be the first among your friends to catch the new 3D film at CU South Denver! Take a journey into deep space with the cinematic medium that brings the universe to life! Hidden Universe 3D features mesmerizing, real images captured by Hubble and the world’s most powerful telescopes.

You will explore spectacular galaxies and travel the terrain of Mars, witness images of distant celestial structures including stunning images of our sun, and peer deep inside vivid clouds of nebulae to see previously unseen forms. This breathtaking journey holds special relevance when you consider the viability of space tourism in the not too distant future!

CU South Denver, 10035 S. Peoria St., Lone Tree
10:00 a.m., 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $8-$10
Phone: 303-315-9444

Friday, August 17

Although he is best-known for his role in the long-running 1990s sitcom, Mad About You, Paul Reiser is recognized more recently for his role in Netflix’s Stranger Things as Dr. Owens, a character the Duffer brothers created with him specifically in mind. 

Reiser is also a New York Times best-selling author with his books Couplehood, Babyhood, and Familyhood. As a comedian, he was voted one of Comedy Central’s “Top 100 Comedians of All Time.” This is your chance to catch the warmth and wit of this iconic entertainer as he takes the stage with his trademark humorous take on the adventures of life!

Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $39-$43
Phone: 719-634-5581

Oscar award-winning Coco is “the definitive movie for this moment” (The New Yorker). What better way to see the magical movie where death becomes life-affirming, than in an open-air screening, sprawled out on the lawn and surrounded by your family and friends? Don’t miss this FREE screening in Civic Green Park in Highlands Ranch! Bring your own blankets or lawn chairs!

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

Friday-Saturday, August 17-18

Even if you’ve seen the movie, there’s nothing like the live stage version of Disney’s smash hit High School Musical Jr.! When high school students return from winter break and all of the cliques begin to form again—Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians and Skater Dudes—two students decide to break out of their molds and audition for the high school musical. A talented young cast of actors bring the show’s infectious, danceable songs to life!

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 18

If you’d like to dig deep into the history and science of the area, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to explore Cherokee Ranch with Dr. Bob Raynolds, a geologist from Denver Museum of Nature and Science, and scientists from the Cherokee Ranch Science Institute.

The day will include highlights of the local and regional geology, with spectacular views, recent archaeology discoveries including a visit to an Indian rock shelter, and local wildlife that chooses to visit us. You’ll view the geology of the Castle and grounds, Raccoon Knob, and unravel the unique history of Cherokee Mountain. Moderate to strenuous hiking is involved. This event is for ages 16 and older.

Cherokee Ranch, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $48
Phone: 303-688-5555

One of country music’s best-known voices, Josh Turner’s rich, deep voice and distinctive style has led to multi-platinum records and earned him a place in the Grand Ole Opry. From his 2003 platinum-selling debut Long Black Train to his most recent 2017 Billboard No. 1 release, Deep South, Turner has garnered multiple Grammy, CMA, and ACM nominations. Turner’s hits include Your Man, Why Don’t We Just Dance, Would You Go with Me, All Over Me, and Time Is Love, the most played country song of 2012.

Hudson Gardens, 6115 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $29-$39
Phone: 303-797-8565

Saturday, August 18

What could be more fun than an evening that revolves around puppies and beer? Outlets at Castle Rock hosts the annual Barks & Brews event, where you can enjoy craft beer tastings, food truck bites and live entertainment at Colorado’s favorite pet-friendly center. 

Beers will be available for a $5 donation to the Humane Society of the South Platte Valley, and the first 50 canine attendees will be pampered with complimentary treats! Put a costume on your furry friend, and he or she will be eligible to win the Grand Prize! The Take A Bow Wow Fashion Show is the highlight of the event, and kicks off the evening, showcasing more than 10 puppies and kittens—each available for adoption—strutting their stuff alongside models wearing fashions from on-site brands.

Outlets at Castle Rock, 5050 Factory Shops Blvd., Castle Rock
4:00-7:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE
Phone:  303-688-4495

Sunday, August 19

Mid-August means Colorado produce is at its peak! Don’t miss farm-fresh corn, peaches, berries, tomatoes, and much more, straight from the farm to your table! Bring the whole family down to Highlands Ranch Town Center to pick their favorites from the wide variety of local produce, breads, pastas, sauces, flowers and more! Don’t forget to bring plenty of shopping bags—the market will be overflowing with Colorado’s bountiful offerings!

Town Center South, 9288 Dorchester St., Highlands Ranch 
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m
Cost: FREE

This is your chance to mix and mingle with fellow animal lovers—and their furry friends! Enjoy an afternoon pet extravaganza featuring fun activities, crafts, pet adoptions, and more! Bring the entire family for this warm and furry event!

Parker Library, 20105 E. Main St., Parker
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Information: Free and no registration required
Phone: 303-791-7323

Sunday Dinner conjures up memories of a time before electronic devices, when people sat down at the table together and played games or listened to music afterwards. In that spirit, the town of Castle Rock presents a new Downtown event that features an old-fashioned family dinner with food and dessert catered from The Comforts of Home. 

Bring your family to dine at tables throughout Festival Park, under the Pavilion, and picnic-style on the park lawn. Enjoy a musical performance from Castle Rock Music students, and play lawn games throughout the park.

Festival Park, 300 2nd St., Castle Rock
4:00-7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10.42 
Phone: 720-739-0919

It’s a summer party weekend with 17,000 hip-hop fans turning up at Fiddler’s Green! Multi-platinum selling, Grammy and Golden Globe nominated recording artist Wiz Khalifa burst onto the scene with mainstream success with the release of his first major label debut, Rolling Papers, in 2011.

Hits include Black and Yellow, Roll Up and No Sleep, and gave Wiz the platform to win the award for Best New Artist at the 2011 BET Awards and Top New Artist at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards. Concert lineup also includes Lil Dicky, Big Boi, BlocBoy JB, Saweetie, Kayla Rae. 

Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater, 6350 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Greenwood Village
5:30 p.m.
Tickets: $30-$119
Phone: 303-623-7876

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