Toy Story and the Daddy-Daughter Ball!
It’s Lone Tree’s Silver Anniversary, and they’re throwing a party! Bring the family and enjoy a screening of the number one movie from 25 years ago—Toy Story! There’s also plenty of dancing going around this weekend—the popular Daddy-Daughter Ball and elsewhere, performances to watch, from the Peter and the Wolf Ballet to Cleo Parker Robinson’s tribute to African-Americans in Paris!
TODAY/TONIGHT, February 6
BIOGRAPHIES OF GREATNESS
This soulful presentation of the lives of luminaries such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Muhammad Ali, and Malala Yousafzai is an inspiring tribute. Shaun Boothe is a talented recording artist and TEDx motivational speaker who has put together a program that he delivers through hip hop, rhyme, and spoken word.
Not to be missed, Boothe’s Biography Series is a celebration of greatness that does so much more than just inform and entertain—it will awaken the greatness in you.
Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons Street, Lone Tree
PETER AND THE WOLF BALLET
A delightful and accessible introduction to ballet and classical music that’s perfect for children, families, and arts-lovers of all ages! Ballet Ariel performs the classic ballet to Prokofiev’s beloved score. Will Peter be able to capture the Wolf with the help of his friend, the Bird? Watch as the story unfolds! There will also be dances from the third act of Swan Lake!
Cherry Hills Community Church, 3900 Grace Blvd., Highlands
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Thursday – Saturday, February 6-8
HAPPY LUNAR NEW YEAR!
A great way for the entire family to celebrate Chinese New Year—at the Outlets at Castle Rock! Take part in Chinese-themed traditions and activities all throughout the center!
Kids 12 and under will love receiving their own Chinese lantern to decorate—and once they’ve finished, they can turn them in and receive a surprise treat from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Café!
Outlets at Castle Rock, 5050 Factory Shops Blvd., Castle Rock
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday – Sunday, February 6-9
STILL TIME TO ENJOY THE ICE
But not much longer! Head out to the Rink at the Rock in Castle Rock before the ice closes for the season. Bring your own skates or rent a pair—you can even take a skating lesson! See why ice skating is everyone’s favorite winter activity!
The White Pavilion, 414 Perry St., Castle Rock
Thurs., 4:00-8:00 p.m.; Fri., 4:00-9:00 p.m.; Sat., 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Sun., 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday, February 7
STUFFED ANIMAL SLEEPOVER
Your kids will learn how truly wonderful libraries are when they get to bring their favorite stuffed animal for a sleepover! This very special event is for children ages 2-5—and one stuffed animal each! There will be Storytime with crafts and snacks before children tuck-in their furry friends and then return the next morning for the pick-up party!
Parker Library, 20105 Mainstreet, Parker
Performing to sold-out crowds at comedy clubs across the the country, Drew Lynch first captured America’s hearts with his Golden Buzzer performance on Season 10 of America’s Got Talent. Audiences fell in love with his charming wit and genuine vulnerability. Lynch’s Speech Therapy Tour includes material from his new one-hour comedy special, Did I Stutter?, currently in post-production.
Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Pl., Greenwood Village
7:15 and 9:45 p.m.
Friday – Sunday, February 7-9
FINAL WEEKEND FOR MATILDA
Based on the book by the creator of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and made into a popular children’s movie, the story of Matilda is even more powerful on stage. Matilda the Musical introduces a compelling score to the story of an extraordinary little girl with supernatural abilities.
PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 8
Treat the family to an outdoor adventure they won’t forget! This all-day trip starts in Castle Rock, where you’ll be driven to Breckenridge for a spectacular dog-sledding trip through six miles of stunning backcountry scenery.
If you’ve never enjoyed the Colorado wilderness from the back of a dog sled, don’t miss your chance! Price includes transportation to the site, coveralls and boots, a 90-minute sled ride, a friendly guide.
MAC Parking Lot, 1375 W. Plum Creek Pkwy., Castle Rock
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Register: $140 – $145
VALENTINE’S DAY 5K/10K
Love ‘em or leave ‘em on this Valentine’s Day Run! This is the signature run/walk for the town of Parker’s Parks and Recreation Run Series. You’ll get a fun workout, some quality time with family and friends, and even a delicious post-race pancake breakfast and a chance to win prizes.
The professionally-timed race will award the overall male/female finishers, as well as the top three finishers in each of the following divisions of the 5K and 10K: 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60+. The FREE Kids’ Dash for children 8 and under follows the race!
Bar CCC Park, 10951 Twenty Mile Rd., Parker
LONE TREE’S SILVER ANNIVERSARY
The city of Lone Tree is turning 25, and everyone is invited to a FREE family-friendly celebration! Included in the afternoon’s events is a screening of the #1 movie from 25 years ago—Toy Story! Dress up like your favorite Toy Story character and be part of the parade and costume contest before the movie. Afterwards, there will be food, activities, and games. Don’t miss out on the fun!
Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
12:45 – 4:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE but reservation required
SATURDAY NIGHT’S ALRIGHT FOR SKATING!
Parker Skate Night is great fun for the entire family! Bring your roller skates or blades and get ready to skate around the inline rink to your favorite upbeat tunes.
This time slot is designated for open skating with no hockey allowed, so it’s perfect for families with small children or teens who want a place to hang out. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
Parker Fieldhouse, 18700 E. Plaza Dr., Parker
5:30 – 9:00 p.m.
It’s that magical time of year again—when your little princess gets to dress up and enjoy a special night out with her Daddy!
This year’s theme is a Masquerade Ball, where dads and daughters will enjoy dancing, refreshments, and professional photographs to remember the evening.
Douglas County Fairgrounds, 500 Fairgrounds Rd., Castle Rock
Tickets: $25-$40 per couple
Saturday – Sunday, February 8-9
Four Seasons plus Four Seasons equals Eight Seasons! This delightful classical program by the Colorado Springs Philharmonic pairs Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with Philip Glass’s Violin Concerto No. 2, also known as the American Four Seasons. Come an hour early for the preconcert lecture!
ENT Center for the Arts at UCCS, 5225 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs
Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:30 p.m.
Tickets: $32.75 – $76.75
Sunday, February 9
RHAPSODY IN BLACK
Cleo Parker Robinson Dance performs a program featuring the fascinating cross-cultural influence of African American artists in Paris in the early 20th century. Literature, music, and dance will be explored, from Josephine Baker to James Baldwin.
Rhapsody in Black looks at complex relationships and heartbreak, as well as the joy of discovery through art. This program is specifically designed for children and families to experience arts and culture outside of the classroom.
Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons Street, Lone Tree
SUMMIT DANCE ACADEMY
You’ve got two chances to catch the exciting Team Showcase by the Summit Dance Academy student dancers! The program includes a wide variety of dance styles and formats, including ballroom, jazz, contemporary, and lyrical dance.
Don’t miss these talented young performers as they lift your mid-winter spirits!
Schoolhouse Theater, 19650 Mainstreet, Parker
2:00 and 6:30 p.m.
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