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πŸ’ Babysitter-Worthy Events for February

Date night ideas in Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Parker, and surrounding areas

By Kyrie Collins, Macaroni KID Highlands Ranch-Parker-Castle Rock-Lone Tree Publisher December 29, 2022

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

If dinner and a movie are your "go-to" for an adults-only event, we've found a few new ways for you to connect with your mate or your besties.

Please Note: Registration may be required, even for free events. Click the event title to view the calendar listing with full details.


Now through Sunday, February 5: To Kill a Mockingbird
The Buell • Tickets start at $35
All rise for Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork. New York Magazine calls it “a real phenomenon. Majestic and incandescent, it’s filled with breath and nuance and soul.”

Wednesday, February 1-Sunday, March 5: Girls Only: The Secret Comedy of Women
Garner Galleria Theatre • Tickets start at $46
Experience this truly brilliant and uplifting female comedy that explores the woman’s world with joy, heart, and intelligent wit. This fast-paced journey from girlhood to womanhood will reawaken the connections between you and your fellow gal pals.

Thursday, February 2: 2023 Winter Cultural Series: After Midnight
Cherry Hills Community Church • $12
Get jazzy with Colorado's premier swing band, After Midnight! The Highlands Ranch Cultural Affairs Association is delighted to bring incredible cultural entertainment to Highlands Ranch! Enjoy four unique performances, each bringing different elements of culture and talent.

Friday, February 3: Dan Sperry: Famous Shock Illusionist
Theatre of Dreams Arts & Event Center • $30-$35
Dan Sperry is the most popular modern illusionist of his generation! He has appeared on TV worldwide and starred in the prestigious show, The Illusionist!

Friday, February 3-Sunday, February 12: Colorado Ballet presents Lady of the Camellias
Ellie Caulkins Opera House • Tickets start at $40
Romance meets turbulence to tragic effect in choreographer Val Caniparoli's gripping adaptation of the classic novel La Dame aux Camélias by Alexandre Dumas. In its highly anticipated Denver debut, this Chopin-scored tale of troubled courtesan Marguerite brings a rawness to the stage you won't forget.

Saturday, February 4: Chicago Tap Theatre
Lone Tree Arts Center • Tickets start at $35
Chicago Tap Theatre is a vibrant dance company with a unique mission to preserve the quintessentially American dance form of tap and to take tap to the next level of creativity and innovation.

Sunday, February 5: Charcuterie & Champagne
Chabad Jewish Center • $30
Design and create your own delicious fruit charcuterie board and learn about the mystical meaning behind Tu B'Shvat, the New Year of the Trees.

Wednesday, February 8: Jazz at Lincoln Center Presents: Songs We Love
Lone Tree Arts Center • Tickets start at $40
Under the musical direction of Riley Mulherkar, three guest vocalists will join an all-star band made up of New York’s rising stars. First presented as the 2016 Season Opener at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Songs We Love is a journey through the first 50 years of jazz song.

Saturday, February 11: Valentines Tea
Cherokee Ranch & Castle • $60
There is no better place to celebrate Valentine's Day than in the Great Hall of a beautiful mountaintop castle. Along with the magnificent view of the Front Range, enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne, warm scones, finger sandwiches, and delicious pastries with clotted cream and jam followed by an hour-long tour through the Castle.

Saturday, February 11: International Guitar Night 2023
Lone Tree Arts Center • Tickets start at $35
For their 23rd year of touring, International Guitar Night is bringing back one of the guitarists from the COVID-postponed 2021 tour: recipient of the 2021 Juno (Canadian Grammy) for Jazz Album Of The Year Jocelyn Gould. Gould will be joined by Flamenco master Jesus Guerrero from Spain, contemporary classical guitarist Stephanie Jones, and Finnish guitarist Olli Soikkelli.

Sunday, February 12: Valentines Tea
Cherokee Ranch & Castle • $60
There is no better place to celebrate Valentine's Day than in the Great Hall of a beautiful mountaintop castle. Along with the magnificent view of the Front Range, enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne, warm scones, finger sandwiches, and delicious pastries with clotted cream and jam followed by an hour-long tour through the Castle.

Tuesday, February 14: Valentines Tea
Cherokee Ranch & Castle • $60
There is no better place to celebrate Valentine's Day than in the Great Hall of a beautiful mountaintop castle. Along with the magnificent view of the Front Range, enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne, warm scones, finger sandwiches, and delicious pastries with clotted cream and jam followed by an hour-long tour through the Castle.

Tuesday, February 14: Gourmet Valentine Experience
Game Train USA • $80
Enjoy a ride on a simulated train car through Napa Valley, a four-course gourmet dinner, one bottle of wine or champagne per table, and play a tabletop game.

Tuesday, February 14 & Wednesday, February 15: I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change
The Studio at Mainstreet • $20
This vignette-style musical explores relationships through two time-tested coping mechanisms for the traumas and elations of love: humor and music. The hilarious revue unravels secrets about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, and in-laws through a wide span of musical styles.

Thursday, February 16: 2023 Winter Cultural Series: Denver Pops Orchestra
Cherry Hills Community Church • $12
Join the Denver Pops Orchestra for Symphonic Fantasies! The Highlands Ranch Cultural Affairs Association is delighted to bring incredible cultural entertainment to Highlands Ranch! Enjoy four unique performances, each bringing different elements of culture and talent.

Friday, February 17: Mardi Gras Party
Deep Space Lounge & Event Center • $50
Trade in your business suit for your best Mardi Gras costume or your favorite attire for some New Orleans magic. Your ticket includes an all-you-can-eat Cajun-style dinner, live music from Tony Trahan and the Bluekrewe, and dancing.

Friday, February 17: The Doo Wop Project
Lone Tree Arts Center • $40
Three parts Jersey Boys, two parts Motown: The Musical and “not your grandma’s doo wop,” these five charismatic, handsome, triple threat Broadway stars — with their hot five-piece band — tear it up with musicality, dancing, and showmanship not found with any other group in the world!

Saturday, February 18: BYU International Folk Dance Ensemble
PACE Center • $20
With a beautiful array of costumes and props, International Folk Dance Ensemble presents a program of dances from more than a dozen nations, including Ukraine, Russia, Korea, Poland, Mexico, and the United States.

Saturday, February 18: Arapahoe Philharmonic presents Rhythm and Blue
Lone Tree Arts Center • $37
Feel how rhythm moves us while swinging through Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue," whirling with Price's "Dances in the Canebrakes," and doing a jig to Beethoven's 7th Symphony. Featuring pianist Lorraine Min.

Thursday, February 23: The Parker Players present Improv Duel
The Bug Theater • $10
Two teams of improvisers battle it out to determine who is funniest while performing improv comedy games in the style of Whose Line is it Anyway? Three audience members will be randomly chosen from the audience to score the rounds and determine which team is the winner.

Friday, February 24: Comedy Night
Southridge Recreation Center • $25
Why fight the crowds and traffic to enjoy top-notch comedy? Join Eddie from New York, Stephanie McHugh, Elliot Woolsey, and Rion Evans for a night of non-stop laughs and fun. Entertainers are subject to last-minute changes. Cash bar available.

Friday, February 24: Parker Symphony Orchestra presents Shakespeare in Love
PACE Center • Tickets start at $24
Classical music and Shakespeare lovers, immerse yourself in music inspired by the romantic works of William Shakespeare, including Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo and Juliet,” Mendelssohn’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Nino Rota’s “Suite from the film Romeo and Juliet,” and Leonard Bernstein’s “Symphonic Dances” from West Side Story.

Friday, February 24: Friday Night Jazz: The Music of Nat King Cole with Robert Johnson
The Schoolhouse Theater • Tickets start at $24
The legendary Nat King Cole recorded over 100 songs that became hits on the pop charts, and his trio was the model for small jazz ensembles that followed. The talented musicians of the Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra (CJRO) will create an evening of Cole’s music with audience favorite Robert Johnson and his smooth-as-silk voice.

Friday, February 24: Mardi Gras Party
Boondocks Food & Fun • $40-$50
Beads and bling — it’s a Mardi Gras thing! Grab your beads and masks and celebrate! Tickets to this adults-only event include a live band, access to all attractions for four hours, a pizza buffet, alcohol samples, and giveaways! 

Friday, February 24: The Hammersteins: A Musical Family
Lone Tree Arts Center • Tickets start at $40
Join Oscar Andy Hammerstein III for an evening filled with the music and stories of the family that changed Broadway forever. Joined by Broadway stars Ali Ewoldt, Teri Hansen, Nicholas Rodriguez, and Robert Sims, as well as pianist Cathy Venable, Hammerstein will tell stories of his famous family and the songs that have become staples in the musical theater canon.

Saturday, February 25: The Comedy Zone featuring Nancy Norton
The Schoolhouse Theater • Tickets start at $24
Laugh out loud in this fun-packed series featuring two hilarious comedians for one low ticket price! Opener Christie Buchele is an accomplished standup comic from Denver, making a name for herself by sharing the realities of being a woman with a disability. Headliner Nancy Norton began touring as a stand-up comedian in 1991 and is the 2018 Winner of the Boston Comedy Festival.

Sunday, February 26: Denver Concert Band presents A European Sojourn
Lone Tree Arts Center • Tickets start at $22
The Denver Concert Band continues its 55th season with a musical tour through Europe, performing selections with themes and composers from England, Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, Austria, and Greece. Guest artist Tristan Rennie will join the band on stage for a feature performance on Bassoon.


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