Shamrock Run, Rockapella and Jurassic Quest This Weekend!
This St. Patrick’s Day, Castle Rock gets in the shamrock spirit in a big way! With three different St. Patrick’s eve 5K runs on Saturday, all of them followed by a party, you’ll be feeling mighty Irish indeed! Plus, the Christian pop music Roadshow Tour is back, a performance by the legendary a cappella group Rockapella, and the amazing Jurassic Quest event with its huge realistic animatronic dinosaurs — are all happening this weekend!
TODAY/TONIGHT, March 14
HIT THE ROAD SHOW
One of the biggest and best Christian pop music shows in the country is back with the 10th anniversary of The Roadshow Tour! This arena show features award-winning music and personalities including four-time Grammy nominee Matthew West, Tenth Avenue North, Matt Maher, Leanna Crawford, and for the first time on the tour, Michael W. Smith! A live concert that’s not only appropriate for the entire family, but inspiring as well!
Broadmoor World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., Colorado Springs
Thursday-Sunday, March 14-17
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST ON STAGE
No matter how many movie versions exist, nothing beats the magic of seeing Disney’s Beauty and the Beast live on stage! The talented cast and crew from Lutheran High School put on a show that’s nothing short of professional! The entire family will enjoy hearing favorite songs from the movie, including Be Our Guest, Gaston, and Beauty and the Beast (Something There) and delight in the story of the lovely young woman who melts the Beast’s heart.
PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
Thurs./Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Friday, March 15
WHISKEY VS. SCOTCH
This is one tasting toss-up you won’t want to miss! In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, Cherokee Castle hosts their annual Celtic and Scottish gathering, complete with bagpipes, and a special presentation about the art of whiskey and scotch tasting.
The 92-year-old Scottish castle is the perfect setting to embark on a candlelit journey through the world of fine spirits. Tastings will be accompanied by pairings of delicious gourmet appetizers.
Cherokee Ranch & Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia
This is the group that was doing a cappella before Pitch Perfect and The Sing-Off came along! Their fresh takes on Motown, pop, and soul classics have been garnering them fans since the 1990s—and they still have that special spark (as well as perfect harmony) that makes them the kings of a cappella! If you want to see where it all started and catch one of the most sophisticated, lasting, and imitated vocal groups around today, don’t miss Rockapella!
Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
Friday-Sunday, March 15-17
JURASSIC QUEST IN COLORADO SPRINGS
Dinosaur lovers, take note! Jurassic Quest is the largest and most realistic dinosaur event in North America, an adventure for the entire family! The main dinosaur exhibit features over 80 ultra-realistic, life-size animatronic dinosaurs. Best of all, you can interact with these huge creatures and even ride a few! Kids of all ages will love the hands-on activities, including T-Rex and Triceratops fossil digs where young paleontologists can uncover long-hidden dinosaur bones. For younger kids, there are cute baby dinosaurs and the “Dino Bounce” area, as well as face painting, Dino crafts and much more!
Colorado Springs Event Center, 3960 Palmer Park Blvd., Colorado Springs
Fri., 3:00 – 8:00 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
FINAL WEEKEND FOR THE ODD COUPLE
Oscar Madison is a divorced New York City sportswriter and first-class slob, and his best friend, Felix Unger, is an uptight neat-freak. When Felix’s wife kicks him out, he shows up on Oscar’s doorstep and they decide to room together. Neil Simon’s classic comedy, The Odd Couple, asks the timeless question: can two divorced men share an apartment without driving each other crazy?
Schoolhouse Theatre, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
Fri./Sat., 2:00 and 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
A CHILDREN’S PLAY ABOUT MAGIC AND ART
A children’s modern classic that is sure to delight the entire family, Ben and the Magic Paintbrush is the story of an orphaned brother and sister, Ben and Megan, whose artistic talents catch the attention Mrs. Crawley, a conniving and wacky villain.
Her scheme is to manufacture a magic paintbrush, so she kidnaps Ben to help her with her plan. Megan must rescue him by using the powers of kindness and bravery. This charming play is recommended for children ages 7 and over.
Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs
Fri., 6:00 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 16
ST. PATRICK’S 5K
Find a leprechaun hiding a golden kettlebell and win $100! If that doesn’t inspire you to get up and participate in the St. Patrick’s Day 5K Run in Highlands Ranch, maybe the thought of dressing up in an Irish costume and finishing the race with a tasty pint will! There will also be an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, Irish dancers and entertainment.
Town Center South, 9288 Dorchester St., Highlands Ranch
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
SHAMROCK RUN AND SHAM-JAM!
Be a part of the first ever ShamROCK Stampede, a 5K/10K walk/run in Castle Rock! This race and after-party will celebrate St. Paddy’s weekend AND raise funds and awareness for veterans, first-responders, friends and family suffering from PTSD. The event includes an after-race Sham-Jam concert featuring local bands, food and beer, and over 30 vendors. All proceeds benefit the Invisible Disabilities Association.
Festival Park, 300 2nd St., Castle Rock
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
SAINT PATRICK’S BREW RUN
For a trail-inspired run to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, head over to Littleton and the beautiful Platte River Trail! This family and dog-friendly run welcomes strollers and pets on leashes. And kids under 12 can participate for free! After the run, celebrate with Irish food trucks, Beer Olympics lawn games, and craft beer! Wear your greenest green for the festivities!
Saint Patrick’s Brewing, 2842 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
FAMILY IRISH FESTIVAL
Are you looking for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration that emphasizes family over beer? This fun, family-friendly festival highlights Irish Culture and the life of St. Patrick. Activities include a petting zoo, craft fair, Irish dancers, games, face-painting, food trucks, and a presentation on St. Patrick and ancient Celtic Christianity!
Inversion Covenant Church, 401 West Mineral Ave., Littleton
1:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Worried about identity theft and online hacks? This FREE workshop will teach you what you need to know about cybersecurity and protecting yourself from online scams. Presented by Metropolitan State University of Denver Computer Science Professor Dr. Steven Beaty, this workshop is designed for adults.
Parker Library, 20105 East Mainstreet, Parker
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
PAINT SOME WILDFLOWERS
Georgia O’Keeffe said, “Nobody sees a flower, really—it is so small, it takes time—we haven’t time—and to see takes time.” Take some time to see some Wildflowers in the Wilderness by painting them! In this relaxing, fun class, socialize with your friends and neighbors as you produce a work of art.
A professional artist will provide step-by-step instructions for you to paint a realistic picture of wildflowers that live in our own Backcountry Wilderness Area. All materials and one free beer is included in the ticket price. This workshop is for adults ages 21 and over.
Living the Dream Brewing Co.,12305 N. Dumont Way, Littleton
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, March 16-17
ALICE IN WONDERLAND BALLET
The imaginative tale of Alice in Wonderland is even more whimsical when presented as an original ballet! This family-friendly production is a great way to introduce children to ballet. Because it’s presented by young pre-professional dancers between the ages of 8 and 18, children will identify and be inspired!
Littleton Youth Ballet’s performances feature beautiful backdrops, full sets, and costumes. Follow Alice down the Rabbit Hole as she encounters such characters as the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, and the Queen of Hearts.
Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
Sat., 6:00 p.m.; Sun., 12:00 and 5:00 p.m.
Lucky Enough in Crystal Valley!
There’s an old Irish saying that “if you’re lucky enough to be Irish, you’re lucky enough!” And we feel the same way about living in the master-planned community of Crystal Valley. If you’re lucky enough to live here, you’ll find lots of things to do every weekend while living in a nature-lover’s paradise! Stop by the amazing models from D.R. Horton, Richmond American Homes, and Kauffman Homes with new homes priced from the $300s.