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Summer Job Fair, Wine Tasting and Earth Day!

POSTED April 20, 2023

There’s plenty to do this weekend and next in Castle Rock and nearby locales! Just minutes from the new home community of Crystal Valley you’ll find music, comedy, theatrical performances, and this weekend, a summer job fair, wine tastings at the Castle and Earth Day conservation and celebration activities!  

TODAY/TONIGHT: Thursday-Saturday, April 20-22

When Mo Alexander hits the stage, it’s clear that you’re in the hands of a man who knows what he’s doing. With comedy influences such as Bill Hicks, Paul Mooney, and Richard Pryor, Mo combines intelligence and debauchery into a product that is just as funny as it is important.

Mo Alexander has been featured on Comedy Central’s Kevin Hart’s, Hart of the City. Mo Alexander made history by becoming the first comedian ever to record an album at the world-famous Sun Studio in Memphis, TN, titled Mo Possum Blues, which dropped August 12, 2022. Mo has been a headliner at a number of comedy festivals and takes all of life’s absurdities to create a night of hysterical laughter. Not for the faint of heart or mind! 

Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Pl., Greenwood Village
Thurs., 7:30 p.m.; Fri. 7:15 p.m.; Fri./Sat. 9:45 p.m.
Tickets: $16-$24
Phone: 720-274-6800

Thursday-Sunday, April 20-23

In 2015, a Mohegan theatre-maker moves to England to pursue a PhD in Shakespeare, grappling with the question of what it means to remain or leave, as the Brexit vote threatens to further disengage the UK from the wider world. Moving between nations that have failed to reckon with their ongoing roles in colonialism, Achokayis finds comfort in the journeys of their Native ancestors who had to cross the ocean in the 1700s to help their people. In this intimate and exhilarating solo piece directed by Mei Ann Teo, Sayet asks us what it means to belong in an increasingly globalized world.

Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs
Thurs.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: Starting at $43.50
Info: 719-634-5583

Friday, April 21

The Town of Castle Rock currently has a wide variety of seasonal, part-time and full time job openings. There is an immediate need for talented and skilled workers to fill a wide variety of positions across the different divisions within Parks and Recreation; Park Maintenance, Athletic & Adventure, Arts & Enrichment, Aquatics, and Education . This event give interested applicants the chance to come to one location to hear about the different employment opportunities and meet with division representatives one-on-one.

Castle Rock Rec Center, 2301 N. Woodlands Blvd., Castle Rock
11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Info: 303-814-7454

Cherokee Ranch & Castle is a great place to relax and enjoy tasting wine, as Melissa and Natalie will lead you through a tasting of six delicious organic wines. Join us in a beautiful castle setting for what promises to be an entertaining and educational event. Charcuterie appetizers will accompany your tasting. When the tasting is completed, please enjoy a complimentary glass of your favorite wine and admire our centuries old art and antiques.

A cash bar will be available to purchase additional glasses of wine. You may also purchase your favorite bottles to take home.

Cherokee Ranch & Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia 
6:30 Doors Open
7:15-8:15p.m. Tasting with Charcuterie
Cost: $59.75 Reservations Required
CALL: 303-688-5555

Alexander knew it was going to be a bad day when he woke up with gum in his hair. And it got worse… His best friends deserted him. There was no dessert in his lunch bag. And on top of that, there were lima beans for dinner and kissing on TV! Laugh and sing along with Alexander’s misadventures in this hilarious musical based on the best-selling book by Judith Viorst.

Parker Arts Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Avenue, Parker
6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $18
Phone: 303-805-6800

Lee’s strength is her powerful voice.”—The Know

The Mary Louise Lee Orchestra is back with an all-new show featuring the music of Natalie Cole. After last season’s sold-out tribute to Gladys Knight and the Pips, Mary Louise Lee ignites the stage once again lending her powerful voice to one of music’s greatest living legends.

With her amazing range, emotional fire, and sheer charisma onstage, Mary Louise Lee and her full band will take you on a tour through some of Ms. Cole’s most popular songs and some lesser-known melodies.

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $31-$45
Phone: 720-509-1000

Saturday, April 22

Celebrate Earth Day 2023 with a volunteer activity planting native grasses in the plaza area and removing invasive plants in Sellars Gulch. Then celebrate with food music and fun at the Earth Day Festival. Volunteers who help with native grass planting and watercress removal at Festival Park and along Sellars Gulch will be provided with tools and gloves. This conservation project is perfect for scout groups working on their conservation badges! 

Registration is required to participate in the volunteer project! Festival Park will become Castle Rock’s Earth Day headquarters. Everyone in Castle Rock is invited to join their friends and neighbors for an Earth Day festival at Festival Park to mark the day and learn more about environmental conservation. You’ll find educational information from local nonprofits, crafts, demonstrations, vendors featuring upcycled goods, music and food trucks. It will be a day to act, learn and enjoy.

Specific demonstrations will be provided by Nature’s Educators, Douglas County Conservation District, and Castle Rock Bike & Ski on e-bikes. A detailed demonstration schedule will be posted closer to the event date. 

Festival Park, 300 Second St., Castle Rock
12:00-3:00 p.m.

Don Quixote is a celebration of love and laughter in a breathtaking ballet! From the bravura dancing of the fiery toreador Espada to the colorful band of gypsies, the stage explodes with one show-stopping performance after another in this feast of choreographic fireworks.

Charming, exhilarating, and plain funny, Don Quixote calls for pure entertainment.

Pikes Peak Center for Performing Arts, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
4:00 p.m.
Tickets: $25-$100
Phone: 719-575-9632

Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience is the nation’s most innovative and unique show utilizing the works of the Beatles. This amazing band, anchored by brothers Billy, Matthew and Ryan McGuigan perform as themselves and leave the song choices completely in the hands of the audience. At the start of the night, audience members are asked to fill out request cards prior to the show. On those cards, the audience member only needs to fill out three things: their name, their favorite Beatles song and the reason why they chose that song.

The cards are collected and two minutes before the show begins, a set list is created based upon the songs chosen by that particular audience. As an added treat, the reasons that the audience members chose those songs make up the narrative of the evening.

Parker Arts Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Avenue, Parker
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $34
Phone: 303-805-6800

These guys are truly adept jokesters, physical shtick, wordplay, music, improv — they can do it all.” Cincinnati City Beat
They’ve skewered history, the Bible and the world’s most celebrated playwright. Now, the Reduced Shakespeare Company tackles the subject it was born to reduce. From the high brow to the low, The Complete History of Comedy (abridged) covers comedy through the ages, from Aristophanes and Shakespeare and Moliere (Is Moliere funny? Why not?) to Vaudeville and Charlie Chaplin to The Daily Show and Anthony Weiner.

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $35-$55
Phone: 720-509-1000


National Juggling Champion and kinetic comedian Peter Davison performs amazing juggling, balancing, unicycle riding, clowning and more, and explains the science behind the artistry. This show is packed with audience participation, education, and entertainment!  

Passport to Culture is a program specifically designed for children and families to experience arts and culture outside the classroom and inside a world of imagination through performances, workshops and pure entertainment to foster the growth of visual and performing arts, science and cultural understanding in our community.

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

NEXT WEEK: Friday-Sunday, April 28-30

This. Is. Monster Jam™!  The most unexpected, unscripted and unforgettable motorsports experience for families and fans in the world today. Monster Jam drivers are trained, world-class male and female athletes who have mastered not only the physical strength and mental stamina needed to compete, but the vital dexterity to control 12,000-pound machines capable of doing backflips, vertical two-wheel skills and racing at speeds up to 70 miles-per-hour to produce jaw-dropping, live motorsports action seen around the world.  Monster Jam. As Big As It Gets!™

The excitement begins at the Monster Jam Pit Party held in Colorado Springs on Saturday and Sunday.  Fans can see the massive trucks up close, meet their favorite drivers and crews, get autographs, and take pictures.  New-for-2023 activities including the Sand Box play area, UNOH tire demonstration, coloring and temporary tattoo station, and new photo ops, including the chance to take a photo with the Series trophy.  This fun-filled experience is the only place that allows people to get up close access to the Monster Jam teams and get an insider’s look at how these trucks are built to stand up to the competition.

Broadmoor World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., Colorado Springs
Various Times
Tickets: $25-$75

Friday, April 28

Vamonos Pest is a five-piece rock and roll band covering music from 1968 – 2021. Formed in 2019, Vamonos Pest plays live throughout the Denver metro area.  You’ll hear familiar music from the 60s (The Beatles, Joe Cocker), 70s (Bill Withers, Doobie Brothers) 80s (Billy Squire, The Police), 90s (Oasis, Train), 00s (Dirty Heads, Jack Johnson) and the 10s (Manchester Orchestra, Twenty-One Pilots). 

The band members span generations themselves including Millennials, Gen Xers, and Baby Boomers. Members of the band have been a part of the Denver music scene for over three decades. The band also comes in a three-piece acoustic version by the name Vamonos Unplugged. “Vamonos” is distinguished by the pure enjoyment the members have played with each other, how crisply and tightly they execute each performance, and by a selection of attention-grabbing song selections seldom if ever, heard by other bands (The Gold by Manchester Orchestra, Lay Me Down by the Dirty Heads). Vamonos Pest promises you’ll be smiling, tapping your toes, and even dancing by night’s end.

Cherokee Ranch & Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia 
6:30 p.m. Doors Open/Cash Bar
7:00 p.m. Light Appetizers; 7:30 p.m. Performance
Cost: $57.75  Reservations Required
CALL: 303-688-5555

Concise, lyrical and irresistibly rhythmic. (O’Connor) used his fabulous instrumental mastery of articulation and intonation to create character, setting, story, and emotion.” —The Boston Globe
Join Mark and Maggie O’Connor, and the internationally-renown Vega String Quartet for an evening of bluegrass and classical music, woven into a tapestry of sounds unlike any other. The Vega Quartet, resident quartet of Emory University, will join forces with Mark and Maggie O’Connor to perform some of Beethoven’s works alongside the works of Mark O’Connor himself. The evening will be a celebration of classical and bluegrass music, ending with the Vega Quartet and the O’Connors performing Mark’s “Appalachia Waltz.”

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $42-$54</b
Phone: 720-509-1000

Friday-Saturday, April 28-29

The Philharmonic’s principal oboe Noah Kay takes center stage in Strauss’ Oboe Concerto, among the composer’s final and most elegiac works.

This is followed by Richard Wagner’s “The Ring Without Words,” which condenses his four-opera “Ring of the Nibelung” into a singular outpouring of emotion and excitement.

Pikes Peak Center for Performing Arts, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $28-$84
Phone: 719-575-9632

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