💏 Babysitter-Worthy Events for April

Date night events in Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Parker, and Surrounding Areas

By Kyrie Collins, Highlands Ranch-Parker-Castle Rock-Lone Tree Publisher March 31, 2021

Even in the midst of a pandemic, we've found a few ways for you to connect with your mate or your besties.

Being a parent is rewarding and fulfilling, but having a little time for yourself is important too! Regular date nights can strengthen relationships, increase communication, and allow you to de-stress. And ultimately, happy parents make happy kids!

Do you miss dining out? Check out our Douglas County Outdoor Dining Guide to find scores of local restaurants with heated, covered, and tented outdoor dining!

April 1: Virtual Happy Hour – Spring Spritzers with Decoy Wine
Online with HRCA • FREE! • 6:00 PM
Spring has sprung and so has Decoy Wine's new wine spritzers! Taste their brand new wine seltzers: Sauvignon Blanc with Vibrant Lime, Rosé with Black Cherry, Chardonnay with Lemon & Ginger, and Chardonnay with Clementine Orange. Get in the mood for warmer weather and find your new favorite drink. The event is free, but make sure to come prepared with all the ingredients needed to follow along.

April 8: Virtual Classic Music: Music from the Movies
Online with HRCA • FREE! • 6:00 PM
Enjoy a string quartet rendition of the most memorable movie moments, from the classics of The Wizard of Oz and James Bond, through unforgettable songs of Disney, to the masterful orchestral scores of John Williams.

April 10, 11, 17, 18: Through It All: A Colorado Ballet Season Finale
Lone Tree Arts Center • In-Person: $60 • Livestream: $25-$40 • Times Vary
Colorado Ballet presents a celebratory return to live performances in over a year with its season finale Through It All. From choreography by Marius Petipa to new works choreographed by Colorado Ballet’s dancers, this program will feature a variety of repertoire including classical variations, pas de deux, and contemporary ensemble pieces.

April 15: Virtual Happy Hour – Derby Party with Woodford Reserve
Online with HRCA • FREE! • 6:00 PM
Celebrate the Kentucky Derby early with Woodford Reserve! Enjoy a "Derby at Home" event where Woodford Reserve will teach you how to make a Mint Julep and Spire, both classic Derby cocktails. The event is free, but make sure to come prepared with all the ingredients needed to follow along.

April 22: Spring Benefit 2021
Online with Denver Audubon • $25 for two logins • 6:00 PM
Each spring, the Denver Audubon community gathers to raise funds for our programming and celebrate our successes. This year, the event will take place virtually through Zoom. Adam Cayton-Holland — local comedian, birder, and friend of Denver Audubon — will provide the night’s entertainment. You can also support Denver Audubon by bidding on wonderful auction items such as a 4-night stay in Glenwood Springs, Loveland Ski Passes, and an Osprey backpack!

April 23: CJRO – Nothing But The Blues
PACE Center • In-Person: $29 • Livestream: $20 • 7:30 PM
The Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra (CJRO) will perform Count Basie’s “Blues in Hoss’ Flat” and “Every Day I Have the Blues,” along with Stan Kenton’s “A Little Minor Booze.” CJRO vocalist Heidi Schmidt will sing “Blues in The Night” and many other favorites.

April 24: The Comedy Zone – AJ Finney and Georgia Comstock
PACE Center • $29 • 7:00 PM
AJ Finney's personal stream of consciousness storytelling makes every show a unique and unforgettable experience that will remind you of the joy of growing up, family, friends, and the beauty of the strange world we live in. Georgia Comstock, easily remembered for her major sass and goofy premises, was the 2018 winner of Denver’s Phone It in Film Festival

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