Things to Do Near Colliers Hill, June 15 and Beyond!
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Father’s Day and Juneteenth Celebrations This Weekend

This weekend you can enjoy musicals and plays, classes and cookouts, and all sorts of Juneteenth and Father’s Day celebrations! Check out these happenings in various locations in Erie and nearby Boulder, Denver, Lafayette and Longmont. Plus, luxury apartments in Colliers Hill now open for reservations and move-ins!

TODAY/TONIGHT, Thursday, June 15 

Aura Colliers Hill is a collection of high-end luxury apartments that are now leasing in the master-planned community. Aura Collier’s Hill modern studio, 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom floor plan options feature a variety of high-quality, designer finishes that include quartz countertops, tile backsplashes, stainless steel appliances and gourmet prep islands with contemporary lighting.

A state-of-the-art fitness center, a yoga and spin studio with Peloton bikes and Echelon Reflect, resort-style pool, abundant outdoor space with fireplaces, grills and spaces dedicated to your furry friends.

Aura Colliers Hill, 1300 Colliers Parkway, Erie
OPEN: Mon.-Fri., 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Sat., 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. & Sun., 12:00-5:00 p.m.
Leases: $1780-$3080 
Info: 877-890-2330

With hits like “Passionate Kisses” and “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her,” Mary Chapin Carpenter has won five Grammy Awards (with 16 nominations), two CMA awards, two Academy of Country Music awards and is one of only fifteen female members of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Over the course of her acclaimed career, Carpenter has sold over 16 million records. In 2020, Carpenter recorded two albums – “The Dirt And The Stars,” released in August 2020, and “One Night Lonely,” recorded live without an audience at the legendary Filene Center at Wolf Trap in Virginia during the COVID-19 shut down, and nominated for “Best Folk Album” at the 64th Grammy Awards in 2022.

Also performing, Emily Barker — an award-winning singer-songwriter, best known as the writer and performer of the theme to the hugely successful PBS Masterpiece crime drama Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh.

Chatauqua Community House, 301 Morning Glory Dr., Boulder
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $48-$63

Thursday-Sunday, June 15-18

From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite.

Hailed by USA Today as “Pure Genie-Us,” Aladdin features all your favorite songs from the film as well as new music written by Tony® and Academy Award® winner Alan Menken (Newsies) with lyrics penned by the legendary Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast), Tony Award winner Tim Rice (The Lion King, Aida), and book writer Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer).

Directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Something Rotten!), this “Fabulous” and “Extravagant” (The New York Times) new musical boasts an incomparable design team, with sets, costumes and lighting from Tony Award winners Bob Crowley (Mary Poppins), Gregg Barnes (Kinky Boots), and Natasha Katz (An American in Paris). See why audiences and critics agree, Aladdin is “Exactly What You Wish For!” (NBC-TV).

Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St., Denver 
Thurs.-Sun., 7:30 p.m.; Thurs./Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $35-$150
INFO: 720-865-4220

“This is no ordinary stage adaptation! A silly yet delightfully faithful spoof of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 spy thriller.”  – The Denver Post 

Combine a film masterpiece by Alfred Hitchcock with a juicy spy novel and add a large splash of Monty Python humor. The result? A fast-paced whodunit with four versatile actors portraying more than 50 roles! London, 1935. The rather dull Richard Hannay encounters a woman who claims to be a spy. When she is suddenly murdered, Richard finds himself the focus of a nationwide manhunt led by a mysterious organization called “The 39 Steps.” This film noir gem is a hilarious comedy full of dazzling, inventive stagecraft and virtuoso performances that will have you rolling in the aisles until the death-defying, climatic finale. A fresh take on the classic adventure-comedy, The 39 Steps is theatre at its best… an absurd, delightful journey that can only be brought to life on stage.

The Singleton Theatre, DCPA Complex, 
Thurs.-Sat., 7:00 p.m., Sat./Sun., 1:30 p.m.
Tickets: $35-$46

Based on the true story of the Trapp Family Singers, this Broadway classic is a tale of courage and love. The winner of several Tony awards, including Best Musical, The Sound of Music, was the final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein.

Having proven too high-spirited for the religious life, Maria is sent to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Though she has an awkward start, she gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry.  Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain’s immediate service in their navy. The family’s narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre.

The pivotal role of Franz in “The Sound Of Music” is going to be played by 7 BDT alums, as they each say goodbye to BDT.  Here are the actors playing Franz, and the dates they will be performing on the BDT Stage.

Boulder Dinner Theatre, 5501 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, CO
Thurs.-Sat., 6:00 p.m.; Sun., 12:00 p.m.
Tickets: $75
Info: 303-449-6000, ext. 4

Before Etta James, Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner, there was Ruth Brown—the legendary rhythm and blues singer best known for her hits “Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean,” “Teardrops from My Eyes” and “5-10-15 Hours.” Her powerhouse voice and sassy squeal brought such worldwide success to Atlantic Records in the 1950’s, it was deemed “the house that Ruth built!”

This intimate cabaret experience explores the life and times of R&B legend Ruth Brown through story and song, accompanied by a five-piece jazz band. Created by and featuring Sheryl McCallum (Disney’s The Lion King on Broadway; Xanadu, Oklahoma, and The Wild Party at the Denver Center) and featuring David Nehls (The Great American Trailer Park Musical, composer/lyricist; Xanadu and The Other Josh Cohen at the Denver Center). Ruth Brown is a pioneer in the development of rock, blues and jazz, a Tony and Grammy award-winner and an inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. A true original who showed grace and strength with a great sense of humor, Ruth Brown took the stage with as much talent as she did warmth. Here’s to Ruth!

Garner Galleria Theater, DCPA Complex, 14th and Curtis St., Denver
Thurs.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20-$42

Friday, June 16

The grand re-opening celebration for Coal Creek Park – which was delayed a few weeks – will happen this Friday! Festivities include live music provided by the Montage Band, children’s entertainment, prize drawing, giveaways, Kona Ice, and more!

Coal Creek Park, 575 Kattell St., Erie ; 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Friday-Sunday, June 16-17

Join the Arts HUB this summer for a “tale as old as time”– about a brave, intelligent young woman, a magical castle full of talking objects, and a recalcitrant beast who must learn how to love. This classic story about true love will enchant audiences young and old!

A full-scale musical production will include a cast of adult and child performers from our community. All the songs from the beloved 1991 Disney animated movie will be featured, including “Beauty and the Beast,” “Be Our Guest,” “Gaston,” and “Something There.” Audiences are encouraged to come in costume, an to participate in fun, engaging activities for all ages before and after the show! The Arts HUB Players is a new, semi-professional theatre troupe founded in 2022. It is the mission of The Arts HUB to offer an accessible, equitable, and high-quality theatre experience, both to our audiences and to the community members participating in our productions.

The Arts Hub, 420 Courtney Way, Lafayette
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $15-$28

The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale.

Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder and new songs by Leslie Bricusse (Jekyll & Hyde, Doctor Dolittle) and Anthony Newley, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth.

Jesters Dinner Theatre, 224 Main St., Longmont
Fri.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $19-$50: $27 (show only) to $47 (with dinner)

Black and African American communities began celebrating Juneteenth as early as 1866, the year after the Union Army arrived in Texas to proclaim freedom for Black and African Americans, approximately two months after the official end of the Civil War and more than two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Emancipation Proclamation. Texas was the last state in the Confederacy—a collection of 11 Southern states that seceded from the United States after Lincoln’s election into the presidency—to keep people enslaved in bondage.

Juneteenth became a federal holiday in 2021. The holiday is also called Emancipation Day, Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Black Independence Day and Juneteenth Independence Day. According to historians, raising the Juneteenth flag symbolizes freedom, equality and resilience.

City of Boulder Juneteenth Celebration
June 16, 3–5 p.m. | Sister City Plaza, 1777 Broadway
Features music, a flag-raising ceremony and a reception with remarks by city and other community leaders

Denver Juneteenth Music Festival
June 17–18 | 2720 Welton St.
Features a parade, concert and vendor fair

Erie Juneteenth 2023
June 17, 5–9 p.m. | 500 Briggs St.
Features entertainment, food trucks, vendors and activities for children; a 4 p.m. flag-raising ceremony will take place at 645 Holbrook St.

Longmont Juneteenth Outdoor Community Celebration
June 17, 1–5 p.m. | Roosevelt Park
Features food and live entertainment

Longmont Theatre Company, Celebrating an Evening of Black Joy and Excellence
June 17, 7 p.m. | 513 E. Main St.
Features comedy, music and spoken-word performances

Parlando School of Musical Arts presents Twelfth Night (a musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s comedy), conceived by Kwame Kwei-Armah & Shaina Taub with music and lyrics by Shaina Taub. Named one of the best theatrical productions of 2018 by Time, The Hollywood Reporter and The Washington Post, Twelfth Night is a rousing contemporary musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic romantic comedy about mistaken identity and self-discovery. Twelfth Night tells the story of Viola, a young heroine who washes up on the shores of Illyria, disguises herself as a man, is sent to court a countess and falls hard for a Duke. As she navigates this strange and wonderful new land, she finds her true self and true love in the process.

Dairy Arts Center, Grace Gamm Theater, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder
Fri., 7:00 p.m.; Sat. 2:00 p.m.
Admission: $12-$19
Info: 303-440-7826

Saturday, June 17

Come celebrate the fifth season with world-class Flatirons Chamber Music Festival musicians! Leyendas will feature chamber works by Antonin Dvorak – the Czech composer (first Bohemian composer) to achieve worldwide recognition. He’s noted for turning folk material into 19th-century Romantic music. Also works by Lei Liang, and Gabriela Lena Frank. Don’t miss out on a spectacular evening of these masterpieces.

Lei Liang – Gobi Canticle
Gabriela Lena Frank – Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout
Antonin Dvorak – Piano Quintet in A Major

Dairy Arts Center, Gordon Gamm Theater, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder
7:00 p.m.
Admission: $10-$25
Info: 303-440-7826

This ain’t no disco It ain’t no country club either… Giddy up girls, for THE DOLLY PARTY The Dolly Parton Inspired Country Western Diva Dance Party! This is for the 9-to-5 workin’ girls with a hankering for another era who just want something a little classic. Join us in Rainbowland where you’ll dance hand-in-hand to the music of Dolly Parton, Tina Turner, Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire, The Chicks, Loretta Lynn, Shania Twain, Whitney Houston, Kacey Musgraves, Donna Summer and more. So, wrangle your country-diva dancing queen comrades and come party!

The Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder
8:30 p.m.
Admission: $12-$25

Let the planetarium take you around the world with the electrifying sounds of Daft Punk. This laser show is harder, better, faster, and stronger than anything you’ve seen before! This is not your parents’ laser show! The cutting-edge projection system from Laser Fantasy mesmerizes your eyes with vibrant colors cutting their way through the fog to our 360-degree wrap around screen – all while the Fiske laser engineers fly you through the universe in beat to your favorite jams!

Fiske Planetarium, 2414 Regent Dr., Boulder
7:00; 8:30 & 10:00 p.m.
Admission: $8-$12

Saturday-Sunday, June 17-18

Beatrice and Benedick love to bicker. The only thing they might learn to love more? Each other. (They just don’t know it yet!) In this rollicking lampoon of relationships, romance, and the influence of town gossip, Shakespeare delivers a near-perfect enemies-to-lovers romantic comedy.

Since 1958, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival has delighted audiences with professional theatre on the CU Boulder campus. Complete your Colorado summer with Shakespeare under the stars in the historic Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre—complimentary seatbacks included.

Hellems Arts & Sciences, Mary Rippon Outdoor Theater, CU Campus, Boulder
7:30 p.m.
TICKETS: $31-$95

Sunday, June 18

Bring Dad into the Escoffier to prepare a delicious cookout meal at the Culinary School of Arts! Join Chef Dallas on Father’s Day for an unforgettable cookout experience. Discover grilling techniques for an easy and delicious BBQ chicken, as well as keys to a great potato salad. Get ready to impress your family and friends with these easy yet delectable recipes.

This is a one-time per summer menu designed specifically with Dad in mind!

• Beer Braised Brats
• Kansas City BBQ Sauce
• BBQ Grilled Chicken
• Potato Salad
• Charred Broccoli with Tonnato Sauce

Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, 637 S Broadway St Suite H, Boulder
10:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Cost: $75-$95

Discover new routes and new friends on these spirited Sunday morning ride that places fun over competition. Plus, everyone gets a free post-ride coffee courtesy of ModBoulder! The Boulder Cycling Club Sunday morning cafe ride is organized and sponsored by ModBoulder.

Foothills Community Park, 800 Cherry Ave., Boulder
10:00 a.m.
Free (Ride 1X): Annual Dues $25

Join the Flatirons Chamber Music Festival family for its 2023 season finale in celebration of Father’s Day. The program will feature works by Debussy, Schumann, and a world-premiere Piano Trio by Benjamin Park.

Claude Debussy – String Quartet in G minor
Benjamin Park – Piano Trio (World Premiere)
Robert Schumann – Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor

Dairy Arts Center, Gordon Gamm Theater, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder
4:00 p.m.
Admission: $10-$25
Info: 303-440-7826

Next Week: Thursday, June 22

The Grateful Dead return to cinemas worldwide for the 2023 Meet-Up At The Movies! A year after Brent Mydland’s passing, the Grateful Dead returned to the summer stadium circuit, playing Chicago’s Soldier Field for the first time, with two keyboard players filling the seat Brent left vacant.Bruce Hornsby and Vince Welnick’s presence and musical contributions reinvigorated and revitalized the Grateful Dead, and the inspiration of the Dead’s playing was palpable. On a Saturday night in front of 60,000 fans, the Dead played what is often considered one of the greatest shows of the Bruce-Vince era, up there with the second Giants Stadium show from a few days earlier. The Soldier field show was filled with favorites, including “Shakedown Street,”“Brown-Eyed Women,” “Playing In The Band,” “Terrapin Station,” and “Dark Star.” From the original six-camera video feed that appeared on the stadium’s big screens and the pristine soundboard audio, Chicago 6/22/91 is an incredible performance start-to-finish.

BOULDER THEATER, 2032 14th St., Boulder
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $51-$119

Thursday-Sunday, June 22-25

The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” And Entertainment Weekly says, “Grade A: the funniest musical of all time.” Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it “Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal.” It’s THE BOOK OF MORMON, the nine-time Tony Award® winning Best Musical.
This outrageous musical comedy follows the adventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. With standing room only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, THE BOOK OF MORMON has truly become an international sensation. Contains explicit language.

Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St., Denver 
Wed.-Sun., 7:30 p.m.; Thurs./Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $35-$155
INFO: 720-865-4220

Friday-Saturday, June 23-24

Finding Nemo JR. brings a vibrant underwater world to life on stage in a story full of family, friendship, and adventure. Join us and Longmont Youth Theatre 7 to 12 year olds for fun and laughter as Nemmo and his new friends Dory, Turtle Crush, and Tank Gang overcome challenges on their journey to find each other and themselves. Featuring memorable songs such as “Just Keep Swimming,” “Fish Are Friends Not Food,” and “Go With the Flow.”

LONGMONT THEATRE, 513 E. Main St., Longmont
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15

Saturday-Sunday, June 24-25

When King Leontes inexplicably accuses his pregnant wife of infidelity he makes a cruel, rash decision that he must spend two decades atoning for. Shakespeare’s nuanced epic explores both the heartrending corrosion of jealousy and the joyous redemption of forgiveness that is hard-won. Borrowing elements from fantasy and mythology, “The Winter’s Tale” weaves an audacious tapestry you have to experience to believe. Saturday’s admission reflects the preview prices, with the opening on Sunday.

Hellems Arts & Sciences, Mary Rippon Outdoor Theater, CU Campus, Boulder
7:30 p.m.
TICKETS: $21-$73

So Much More in Colliers Hill!

Not far from the master-planned community of Colliers Hill, whether five minutes away in Erie, or 20 minutes away in Boulder, there’s lots to do every week and weekend. If you don’t live here yet, check out the stunning model homes from Richmond American Homes (a massive collection of floor plans!) and Boulder Creek. Priced from the $500s, this fast-growing new home community in Northern Colorado has lots of exciting amenities to offer new home buyers, too!