Vintage-Flavored Fun This Weekend!
From a 1960s tribute concert to an old-fashioned hayride at sunset to a vintage SNL comedian live on stage, there are plenty of activities the entire family will enjoy this weekend in the Castle Rock area! Take the kids to an early Easter Egg hunt in the park or maybe you just want to enjoy the spring weather on a backcountry hike – all that and more coming up in the next few days!
Thursday-Saturday, April 11-13
THE SOUNDS OF THE 1960S
A trip back through time to the original women in rock, Beehive The Musical pays tribute to the great female artists of the 1960s! This concert revue features songs by artists such as Lesley Gore, Janis Joplin, the Shirelles, the Supremes, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, and more. Sing along with all your classic favorites including You Can’t Hurry Love, Proud Mary, My Boyfriend’s Back, Be My Baby, Me and Bobby McGee, and many more!
Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
Thurs., 7:30 p.m.; Fri./Sat., 8:00 p.m.; Sat., 1:30 p.m.
Thursday-Sunday, April 11-14
HANDS ON A HARDBODY
What happens when a bunch of down-on-their-luck Texans enter a contest to win a brand-new truck simply by keeping a hand on the truck for the longest time? This hilarious play, based on true events, follows the group of determined contestants through scorching heat and unexpected complications as they battle for the right to drive off in their dream vehicle. With an original score that was nominated for a Tony Award, Hands on a Hardbody will fill you with hope and humor. Recommended for ages 14+.
Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs
Thurs./Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Friday, April 12
HAYRIDE AT SUNSET
Now that spring is here, everyone’s eager to get outside and appreciate the joys of living in the Rockies! Bring the entire family out to the the Backcountry Wilderness Area for an old-fashioned horse-drawn hayride! Best of all, the event happens at sunset, so you can take in a beautiful vista, then get warm around a campfire. All this, right in your own backyard!
Backcountry Wilderness Area, 6005 Ron King Trail, Highlands Ranch
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
NYT BESTSELLING AUTHOR TALK
Do you ever wonder how writers come up with all of the intriguing plot points and captivating characters that exist in a thriller? This is your chance to find out! New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline will be on hand at an author talk and book signing at the Castle Rock Library! Scottoline will give you the inside scoop on her new psychological thriller, Someone Knows.
Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
YOU WON’T BELIEVE YOUR EYES
This one-time-only magic event combines jaw-dropping illusions with an exciting interactive show! Bill Blagg is a world-renowned magician who brings mind-blowing illusions and tricks right to the audience! His off-the-cuff delivery and humor make for a show that’s as entertaining as it is amazing.
Don’t miss objects floating in mid-air, then vanishing in the blink of an eye! The whole family will be trying to figure out how he’s able to transform reality.
PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Friday-Saturday, April 12-13
THE FUNNIEST MAN IN THE WORLD
Vintage SNL fans will remember Norm MacDonald from Weekend Update, where Chevy Chase said he was the best anchor to ever grace the chair. He’s long been a favorite guest comedian on late-night shows, including the Late Show with David Letterman, where he performed the final stand-up set, and Letterman referred to him as “the funniest man in the world.”
Over his long career, MacDonald has also starred in many movies, including the cult classic Dirty Work, and Adam Sandler’s Billy Madison. He was a judge on Last Comic Standing and portrayed Colonel Sanders in an avant-garde series of spots for KFC. However, it’s his stand-up routine that sets him apart—he once received a full one-minute of laughter on Conan after telling a joke—so you owe it to yourself to see this classic comedian live!
Comedy Works-South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village
Fri., 7:15 and Fri./Sat., 9:45 p.m.
RHAPSODY IN BLUE AND SURPRISES!
You may think you know what you’re going to get when you attend a Philharmonic concert—but think again! This crowd-favorite program lets the audience decide what the orchestra will play! The musicians come with an armload of show-stopping hits and crowd-pleasing tunes, but nothing gets played until the audience chooses the music to be performed. One number you can count on: the evening concludes with George Gershwin’s classic, Rhapsody in Blue.
Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
Saturday, April 13
GUIDED NATURE HIKE
Your teenagers will enjoy this fun and informative hike in the backcountry with a naturalist guide as much as you will! Meet your guide at Base Camp, then explore the area through ponderosa stands and look for wildlife in their natural habitat. Ask your guide about conservation in the area. Since it’s Colorado, check the weather and bring your snowshoes if necessary! For ages 12 and older.
Backcountry Wilderness Area, 6005 Ron King Trail, Highlands Ranch
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Tickets: $4 – $8
EASTER EGG HUNT AND CARNIVAL
Only a week until Easter! Get ready for the Easter Bunny by bringing your baskets to the park in Highlands Ranch for an Easter carnival and egg hunt! Play games, participate in Easter crafts, and enjoy delicious treats!
Egg hunts will be broken into age groups and starting every 30 minutes. All other activities will happen continuously throughout the event. The event is FREE but since food will be provided, please RSVP so there’s enough for everyone!
Civic Green Park, 9370 Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
TEQUILA & TACO TASTING
With Cinco de Mayo right around the corner, take advantage of this fun tasting event to get some great ideas for your own celebration. The afternoon will be filled with
tacos and tequila at this new HRCA event! Discover your favorite margaritas and other tequila cocktails, and take home the recipes. This is an adult-only event for ages 21 and over.
Southridge Rec Center, 4800 McArthur Ranch Rd., Highlands Ranch
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
ECLECTIC ACOUSTIC BAND
WireWood Station is an award-winning eclectic band, made up of a Rocker, a Classical Violinist, a Bluegrass Guitarist and a Jazz Bassist! Their tight harmonies and driving instrumentals ensure a foot-stompin’ good time and have earned them the title “Best Acoustic Band in Colorado” at the Rocky Mountain Music Festival, as well as winning ”Best Band in Colorado Springs” by the readers of The Gazette for 2016, 2017 and 2018!
In addition to their local achievements, the band has toured all over the country and world, including Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York City, Nashville, Europe, Israel, and South America. WWS has also opened for Charlie Daniels and the Marshall Tucker Band.
Schoolhouse Theatre, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
COMEDIAN GABRIEL IGLESIAS
As one of the most popular comedians on YouTube, Gabriel Iglesias brings his hilarious stand-up show to the arena! Catch his new Beyond the Fluffy world tour and find out why he’s been named one of the Top 40 Comedy Players of 2018 alongside comedy giants Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock and Lorne Michaels by the Hollywood Reporter! Join more than 14 million fans across social media in laughing along with this seriously funny guy!
Broadmoor World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., Colorado Springs
Tickets: $43 and up
Sunday, April 14
9HEALTH FAIR ENCORE
In case you missed last weekend’s health fair, there’s another one this weekend in Parker! Save time and money by coming to the one-stop 9Health Fair and make sure you are doing everything possible to keep yourself and your family healthy!
The 9Health Family Fair offers free and low-cost screenings provided by certified health professionals who volunteer their skills and their time. While these screeners do not diagnose, they will let the participant know at the time of the screening if they need to see their doctor for further evaluation. Family Fair screenings for children include blood pressure, height/weight, and vision.
Parker Adventist Hospital, 9935 Crown Crest Blvd., Parker
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
The Nature of Happiness at Crystal Valley!
Enjoy life in Castle Rock within minutes from 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? Tour the nine amazing models from Richmond American Homes, D.R. Horton, and Kauffman Homes and and find out why our community is among the top five fastest-growing in the state with new homes priced from the $300s.