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Pete Davidson, Rocky LaPorte and Tequila Tasting!

POSTED May 16, 2024

Pete Davidson sold out his Boulder appearance last week, so catch him live in Colorado Springs for his PREHAB TOUR this Monday! Or enjoy the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, Crime Stories by former criminal investigator Korey David, Tequila Tasting at the Castle or Heather McDonald! There are all sorts of things to do this weekend and next near the new home community of Crystal Valley in Castle Rock.

TODAY/TONIGHT: Thursday, May 16

They’re back, with an entirely new cast of comedic moms! Pop on over to Parker for a night of laughter as four funny moms explore everything from motherhood, midlife crisis, marriage, divorce, online dating, and a bevy of other things that irritate mamas. Men are welcome to the show, too. Performing tonight will be, Lisa Lane, Ashley N-g, Stacy Pederson, and headliner Janae Burris

The Parker Arts Schoolhouse, 19650 E. Mainstreet, Parker,
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $25

Veteran on the force, Korey David, and a special guest host lead you on a wild storytelling journey that makes you the interrogator! Comedians tell their own true crime stories, then sit down at the interrogation table for questioning. Audience members can even text in their own crimes to be read live on stage. With the help of the crack detectives, it’s up to the audience to get to the bottom of the case! Listen to Interrogation: True Crime Stories podcast on Apple Podcasts.

Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Pl., Greenwood Village
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $14
Phone: 720-274-6800

Sign up now for the Spotlight Theater’s “Musical Theater Summer Programs for children ages 6 through 17. Disney Villains: Embrace your inner villain! This unique camp, featuring songs from Disney’s beloved films such as “Descendants,” “The Lion King,” “Moana,” and “The Little Mermaid,” invites campers ages 6-10 to explore the charm of Disney’s most iconic antagonists.

Hi Barbie!: This vibrant and engaging summer program, inspired by the summer’s blockbuster movie, offers young performers ages 10-15 a chance to dive into the world of musical theater. From June 3-7 and July 8-12, campers will immerse themselves in a thrilling blend of music, dance, and acting lessons, culminating in a 30-minute showcase on Friday

Pop Goes Broadway: Explore the thrilling world of contemporary musicals at Spotlight Theater’s Musical Theater Summer Program: “Pop Goes Broadway”! Designed for ages 11-17, this summer camp swings into the vibrant energy of popular musical hits. This immersive program celebrates some of Broadway’s most captivating shows, where pop’s infectious sound meets the magic of the stage.

Spotlight Theater, 680 Atchison Way, Suite 100, Castle Rock
Various Dates/Times
More Info:

Thursday-Sunday, May 16-19

Based loosely on Puccini’s La Boheme, Jonathan Larson’s Rent follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. The physical and emotional complications of the disease pervade the lives of Roger, Mimi, Tom and Angel. Maureen deals with her chronic infidelity through performance art; her partner, Joanne, wonders if their relationship is worth the trouble. Benny has sold out his Bohemian ideals in exchange for a hefty income and is on the outs with his former friends. Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, feels like an outsider to life in general. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and Pulitzer Prize for Drama. 

Set against the backdrop of the late 1980s/’90s in New York, Rent contains adult content, including profanity, homophobia, drug addiction and substance abuse, homelessness, sexuality, and the struggles of the AIDS crisis.

FAC, 30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs
Thurs.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 5:00 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $26 to $60.50
Info: 719-634-5583

Friday, May 17

Come explore the world of fine aged tequila at Cherokee Ranch and Castle and learn about Reposada, Anejo and Extra Anejo tequilas. Presenter and Colorado Bagpiper Scott Beach will focus specifically on the Mexican state of Jalisco, which is the equivalent in the tequila world as the state of Kentucky is to Bourbon. We will learn how tequila is produced, sample flavor profiles from each classification of Tequila and become experts on this wonderful spirit. Bring a date, a family member, friend or workmates and come enjoy a wonderful evening of discovery as we learn all about Mexico’s Quality Spirit- Tequila! The five tastings will be accompanied by heavy appetizers, and a cash bar is available with wine, prosecco, beer, and drink specials.

Cherokee Ranch & Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia 
Doors/Bar/Tours: 6:00 p.m.
Appetizers: 7:00 p.m.
Presentation: 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $79.95 + 3.75 Fee (Reservations Required)
CALL: 303-688-5555

Embark on a musical cruise around the world to celebrate 30 years of the Parker Symphony Orchestra bringing music to Parker and beyond! In the final concert of the season, PSO welcomes you back to “The Americas” with toe-tapping, finger-snapping Latin American rhythms and familiar American song.  Enjoy compositions like Barber’s “Overture to the School for Scandal,” Grant-Still’s “Wood Notes,” Hayman’s “Pops Hoedown,” and – transitioning us to that Latin flare – Copland’s “El Salon Mexico,” Moncayo’s “Huapango,” Piazzolla’s “Liberttango,” and the famous “Danzon #2 by Márquez.

Guest soloist, Evan Orman will join the symphony for “Milonga del Angel” and “Libertango,” both of which are compositions byAstor Piazzolla, a major Latin American composer of the 20th century who revolutionized tango.

PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $29

Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias is one of the world’s most successful stand-up comedians. He recently became the second highest grossing touring comedian and is one of the most watched comedians on YouTube with over 1.1 billion views and over 25 million fans on social media.

Iglesias has been included in The Hollywood Reporter’s “Top 40 Comedy Players” issue alongside comedy giants Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock and Lorne Michaels. Last year he also was honored with the cover of Variety’s comedy issue. The comedian has had the distinct honor of being one of the few to headline and sell-out Madison Square Garden in New York, Arena in Los Angeles and The Sydney Opera House in Australia.

On TV, Iglesias is the star and executive producer of the Netflix original comedy series, Mr. Iglesias, which is currently streaming three seasons. Iglesias plays a good-natured public high school teacher who works at his alma mater. Gabriel Iglesias is the youngest of six children, raised by a single mother in Long Beach, CA. It was during his childhood that he developed a strong sense of humor to deal with the obstacles he faced. In 1997, he set out to hone his comedic skills, and performed stand-up anywhere he could find an audience; including biker bars and hole-in-the-wall joints. 

Gabriel’s stand-up comedy is a mixture of storytelling, parodies, characters and sound effects that bring his personal experiences to life. His unique and animated comedy style has made him popular among fans of all ages.

Broadmoor World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., Colorado Springs
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $33

Friday-Saturday, May 17-18

Heather McDonald’s wildly successful comedy and pop culture podcast, Juicy Scoop with Heather McDonald, has over 700 episodes and 100+ MILLION downloads. Laugh out loud as you get the juiciest inside scoop from Heather and her celebrity guests.

Heather has released stand-up comedy specials on Amazon Prime, Netflix, and Showtime. Her latest stand-up special, Juicy Scoop, racked up an unheard-of amount of five-star reviews in its first two weeks of being available. Following her debut stand-up special, I Don’t Mean to Brag.

Her stand-up comedy, podcast, and other creative content are celebrated for their relatability. She is always sharing authentically about her over 20-year marriage, two teenage sons, and being a stepmother, all while making girls’ nights out her main priority in life. Heather’s celebrity impressions and comedic pop culture sketches have gone viral on multiple social media platforms and continue to bring joy to the world.

Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Pl., Greenwood Village
7:15 & 9:45 p.m.
Tickets: $30-$80
Phone: 720-274-6800

While the Billy Strings concert is sold out, Fiddler’s Green is making a FEW resale tickets available – scattered throughout the venue on both days.  Raised in Michigan and now based in Nashville, GRAMMY Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician Billy Strings  is known as one of music’s most compelling artists. Since his 2017 debut, he has been awarded Best Bluegrass Album at the 63rd GRAMMY Awards, Artist of the Year at the 2022 Americana Music Awards, Entertainer of the Year and Song of the Year at the 2022 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards, Best New Headliner at the 2022 Pollstar Awards, Breakthrough Artist of the Pandemic at the 2021 Pollstar Awards, named Entertainer of the Year and Guitar Player of the Year at the IBMA Awards and has performed on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” PBS’ “Austin City Limits” and “Bluegrass Underground.” A respected figure across all genres, Strings has also collaborated with a wide variety of artists including Post Malone, Bill Kreutzmann, Bob Weir, Luke Combs, RMR and many more.

Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, 6350 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Greenwood Village
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $89

Saturday, May 18

Join the Natural Resource Specialist at Gateway Mesa Open Space for a guided hike in search of grassland and forest birds. This guided birdwatching hike is designed to advance birding skills learned during the Basics of Birdwatching class, but attending the indoor class is not required to participate.Please bring your own binoculars. 

Registration is required at Not recommended for children under the age of 8. 

Gateway Mesa Open Space, 4678 E. Highway 86, Castle Rock
7:30 a.m.
Info: 720-733-2294

Once again, it’s time for tea! The Castle Rock Historical Society & Museum is hosting its Seventh Annual Victoria’s Tea Fundraiser featuring “The Legendary Ladies.”

Head over to the Fairgrounds to see these wonderfully entertaining women who bring Colorado’s past to life. You’ll also enjoy delicious tea and scones as you enjoy the thespian talents of this group’s masterful performance. 

Kirk Hall, Douglas County Fairgrounds, 500 Fairgrounds Dr., Castle Rock
 2:00 p.m.
Cost: $15-$40

The official kickoff to the 2024 Downtown Castle Rock event season starts with a Spring Concert. This Saturday’s lineup features Sarah P. and the Dirty Logger, plus headliner Premium Diesel.  Locals and visitors gather each year in Festival Park to enjoy live bands, food trucks, local breweries, face painters and vendor booths. Vendors include Fat Dog Ceramics, Passante’s Home Food Service and The Whiskey Lodge.

Food Trucks include Lazo Empanadas, Honeyman BBQ, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Rory’s Blue Collar Catering and Dirty Dough Cookies. Don’t miss this official launch of the concert season series!

Festival Park, 300 Second St., Castle Rock
5:00 p.m.

Saturday-Sunday, May 18-19

Join the Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra for its presentation of a New World Symphony, featuring Valerie Coleman in Umoja, Anthem for Unity; Gabriela Montero in Ravel, a Piano Concerto in G Major and Rebecca Miller, conductor directing the Dvorak Symphony No. 9, “From the New World.”

Pikes Peak Center for Performing Arts, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:30 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $55
Phone: 719-575-9632

Sunday, May 19

The Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble is internationally esteemed as one of America’s foremost modern dance companies. Under the direction of Cleo Parker Robinson, the Ensemble performs a dynamic body of works inspired by the African American experience and rooted in ethnic and modern dance traditions worldwide. The Cleo II group will share the timeless magic of cultural storytelling through dance, music, and spoken word. Help celebrate the ways in which these wonderful stories honor our diversity and bring us together to strengthen our understanding and uplift community for all!

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
1:30 p.m.
Tickets: $7
Phone: 720-509-1000

Neil Berg’s widely acclaimed 100 Years of Broadway is a musical revue of Broadway’s most celebrated shows features a dazzling cast of Broadway stars accompanied by an all-star New York band. 100 Years of Broadway recreates the greatest moments from the finest shows of the century featuring the actual stars of shows such as The Phantom of the OperaLes MiserablesCATS, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Jekyll & Hyde. These amazing performers light up the stage with songs from the hit shows in which they starred. Neil Berg presents brilliantly revived arrangements of Broadway classics as well as thrilling numbers from Broadway’s newest hit shows. Past productions of this popular show have featured Betty Buckley, Liz Callaway, Ben Vereen, and Alex Santoriello among others.

PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
6:30 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $44

NEXT WEEK: Monday, May 20

Pete Davidson is the creator, executive producer, writer and star of Peacock’s critically acclaimed comedy “Bupkis.” Davidson was a cast member on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” from 2014-2022, where his singular Weekend Update features and original music videos garnered millions of views.

Davidson shot his first one-hour stand-up special for Comedy Central in 2016 and was named one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 the same year. In 2020, he released the stand-up special “Pete Davidson: Alive From New York.” Davidson was listed as one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People of 2022.

In 2020, Davidson co-wrote, executive produced, and starred in the critically acclaimed film “The King of Staten Island.” Additional film work includes “Trainwreck,” “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts,” “Big Time Adolescence,” “Set It Up,” “Meet Cute,” and “Bodies Bodies Bodies.” Upcoming projects include “Dumb Money,” “Wizards!” and “I Slept with Joey Ramone.”

Pikes Peak Center for Performing Arts, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $49
Phone: 719-575-9632

Thursday-Sunday, May 23-25

Rocky LaPorte’s appeal comes from his every-man, streetwise style of comedy. Delivering laughs in his trademark Brooklyn accent, he has become one of the most sought after comedians in the country. 

Rocky most recently appeared on season 8 of NBC’s Last Comic Standing. His resume includes a slew of performances, including being a featured comic on Showtime’s The Godfathers of Comedy, a special starring five of America’s most hilarious Italian-American comics. On the big screen, he has been seen in two Tim Allen movies; Crazy on the Outside and The Shaggy Dog.

Rocky traveled with Drew Carey to Iraq to entertain the troops and was seen on the Showtime special Patriot Act: A Jeffrey Ross Home Movie. Rocky has filmed his own Comedy Central Presents special and was voted the network’s second most popular comedian in a nationwide poll. Rocky has his own NBC pilot called the Rocky LaPorte Show and his clean blue-collar style of comedy continues to increase in popularity as he travels the country.

Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Pl., Greenwood Village
7:15 & 9:45 p.m.
Tickets: $18-$26
Phone: 720-274-6800

Saturday, May 25

Enjoy warmer temperatures and seasonal goods at The Farmers Market at Festival Park. Hosted by the LOCAL Colorado, the farmers market runs from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. every Sunday through October. Don’t miss locally raised meats, farm-fresh eggs, a variety of fresh produce, delicious baked goods, artisan-made products and more from dozens of vendors. Support local business and agriculture while getting outside, meeting neighbors and enjoying delicious local fare.

The Local Colorado hosts premier farmers markets including those in neighboring Parker and at the Southlands Shopping Center. Support local business and agriculture while getting outside, meeting neighbors and enjoying delicious local fare.

Festival Park, 300 Second St., Castle Rock
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
No Admission Fee

Denver Ballet Theatre presents Coppellia! Set in an Austrian village, the doll maker, Dr. Coppélius has made a beautiful mechanical doll that he has named Coppélia.  She is so realistic that everyone mistakes her for a young girl, and the young Franz even falls in love with her, much to the annoyance of his fiancée, Swanhilda. Determined to discover the secret behind the mysterious Coppélia, Swanhilda and her friend sneak into Dr Coppélius’s house, only to discover that her rival is nothing more than a mechanical doll. Swanhilda forgives Franz for his folly and the two are married in a feast to celebrate the new church bell.

PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
6:30 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $35

Attend the Billionaires’ Club Annual Masquerade Ball and get this soiree back on track by solving the crime before the masked menace gets away! The rustle of silks and feathers under muted conversation was probably the last thing heard by the tragically and unexpectedly deceased at the Billionaires’ Club Annual Masquerade Ball. With a mystery under each feathery façade, unmasking the killer may be quite a challenge. It’s up to you to determine which partygoer is guilty, bring this crime to justice, and save the party!

Step into the Billionaires’ Club Annual Masquerade Ball and contribute to the evening’s triumph by swapping clues with other guests, gathering intelligence, and solving the crime before the perpetrator vanishes! Dress in your finest attire, select your most mysterious Venetian mask, and dive into an exciting game of deceit and murder. Get ready for an evening filled with elegance, intrigue, and a murder mystery at this masquerade ball!

Indulge in delectable cuisine and enjoy selections from our cash bar. Guests of all ages are invited to this grand affair, but be advised, the evening may include some risqué repartee—parental discretion is advised.

Cherokee Ranch & Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia 
6:00 p.m. – Doors Open/Cash Bar/Tours
7:00 p.m. Appetizers
7:30 p.m. – Show Commences
Cost: $79.85 + 3.95 Fee (Reservations Required)
CALL: 303-688-5555

In 2024, Grammy-nominated music sensation Celtic Woman will celebrate an incredible 20 years. Celtic Woman’s fresh fusion of traditional Irish music and contemporary songcraft celebrates Ireland’s history while reflecting the vibrant spirit of modern Ireland. The group’s repertoire encompasses Irish classics, contemporary songs, classical favorites and stirring originals. 

In the years since its 2005 debut, global musical sensation Celtic Woman has emerged as both a formidable multimedia presence and a genuine cultural phenomenon. The group’s albums and DVD releases have been consistent multi-platinum best-sellers, and its concert tours continue to touch the hearts of a devoted audience that spans the globe. Celtic Woman continues its legacy of uplifting performances packed with breathtaking harmonies and instrumental virtuosity.

Pikes Peak Center for Performing Arts, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $49
Phone: 719-575-9632

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Looking for a residential community in Castle Rock with new homes for sale? Look no further! Just minutes from downtown is the master-planned community of Crystal Valley – where nature is around every corner of the neighborhood! Looking for a new home you can add your signature style to? Check out the beautiful model homes from Taylor Morrison, D.R. Horton, and Richmond American Homes. Picture yourself in your very own dream house – ranch-style or two-story models priced from the $600s.


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