💏 Babysitter-Worthy Events for March

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 February 23, 2024

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!

If dinner and a movie are your "go-to" for an adults-only event, we've found a few other 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, April 28: The Improvised Shakespeare Company
Garner Galleria Theatre | Tickets start at $45
Based on one audience suggestion (a title of a show that has never been written), the dazzling players create a new, entirely improvised Shakespearean masterpiece right before your eyes. All of the dialogue is said for the first time, the characters are created as you watch, and if ever you're wondering where the story is going… so are they!

Friday, March 1-Sunday, March 10: Denver Restaurant Week
Participating Restaurants | $25-$55 per person

Denver Restaurant Week celebrates the culinary scene in and around Denver. Hundreds of Denver's top restaurants will offer multi-course dinners at three tasty prices to fit anyone's budget!

Friday, March 1: Arapahoe Philharmonic Presents Beethoven's Fifth
Lone Tree Arts Center | $34-$37
Praised as profoundly musical with poetic depth and power, rare musicality, and an astonishing mixture of precision and ease, Terence Tam was born to showcase his mastery of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, Louise Farrenc's Overture, and Beethoven's epic Fifth Symphony.

Saturday, March 2: Malevo
PACE Center | Starting at $59
After getting the Golden Buzzer on America's Got Talent and sharing the stage with Ricky Martin and Cirque du Soleil, MALEVO is ready to take the PACE stage by storm.

Saturday, March 2: Marcia Ball and CJ Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band
Lone Tree Arts Center | Starting at $35
Keep the Mardi Gras spirit going with a double bill from incredible Big Easy musician Clayton Joseph Chenier and pianist Marcia Ball.

Sunday, March 3: The Psychology of Serial Killers
PACE Center | Starting at $34
This touring masterclass dives deep into the darkest and most thought-provoking of subjects. Who are these notorious killers? How does an ordinary neighbor become a mass murderer? Dr. Rachel Toles, true crime's preeminent psychologist, seeks to help us understand these burning questions.

Sunday, March 3: Moms Unhinged Comedy Show
Lone Tree Arts Center | Starting at $26
A stand-up show with an all-mom lineup — and one token dad — of hilarious comedians who have performed all over the world. Explore everything from motherhood, midlife crisis, marriage, divorce, online dating, and other things that irritate us.

Tuesday, March 5-Sunday, March 10: Hairspray
The Buell | Tickets start at $35
Broadway's Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon is back on tour! Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960s Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV's most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world?

Friday, March 8: Changemaker Series: 4 Decades Through the Lens
Lone Tree Arts Center | Starting at $30
As one of the first female photographers (and the only staff photographer) hired by National Geographic in the late 1970s, Jodi Cobb paved the way for future generations of female photojournalists. Jodi has documented a changing world for over four decades, focusing on women and sweeping societal change.

Friday, March 8-Sunday, March 17: Colorado Ballet presents Coppélia
Ellie Caulkins Opera House | Starting at $40
Renowned for its charming blend of humor and classical sensibility, Coppélia is a whimsical story of love and mistaken identity. Colorado Ballet's adaptation features original choreography by Arthur Saint-Léon, staged by Sandra Brown, Lorita Travaglia, and Maria Mosina, set to the music of Léo Delibes.

Saturday, March 9: Local Author Showcase
DCL in Castle Rock | FREE!
Local authors will present and talk about their books. Each author will spend five minutes discussing their work, followed by a book sale and signing.

Saturday, March 9: Lone Tree Sessions ~ Christian McBride
Lone Tree Arts Center | Starting at $40
From jazz to R&B, pop/rock and hip-hop/neo-soul to classical, Christian McBride is a luminary with one hand ever reaching for new heights and the other extended in fellowship, inviting us to join him.

Thursday, March 14: Classic Albums Live ~ Dire Straits Brothers in Arms
Lone Tree Arts Center | Starting at $35
Classic Albums Live will recreate one of the best-selling albums of all time, note for note and cut for cut, live on stage. With hits like "Money for Nothing," "Walk of Life," and "So Far Away," it's no wonder that Brothers in Arms is on the list of the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever.

Friday, March 15: Lúnasa
Lone Tree Arts Center | Starting at $35
Lúnasa was formed in 1997 by members of some of the greatest Irish groups of the previous decade. From the start, the band's complex arrangements and unique sound reshaped the boundaries of traditional music and energized audiences the world over. 

Thursday, March 21: David Taylor's Zikr Dance Ensemble
Southridge Recreation Center | $20

In celebration of the company's 15th anniversary season, entitled Invocation, Denver's nationally acclaimed Zikr Dance Ensemble is excited to showcase some of the company's signature works and audience favorites.

Friday, March 22: Parker Symphony Orchestra ~ Excursion from Russia to Down Under
PACE Center | Starting at $29
Embark on a musical cruise around the world! Begin in Russia and Germany with Wagner's darkly beautiful "Overture to the Flying Dutchman" and Shostakovich's "Festive Overture," followed by a fun piece from even further beyond in Australia, "Jabiru Dreaming." The excursion ends with Tchaikovsky's familiar but spectacular "Symphony #5"!

Saturday, March 23: KT Tunstall
PACE Center | Starting at $54
Grammy®-nominated, multi-platinum recording artist KT Tunstall takes the PACE Center stage! Don't miss out on this unforgettable musical journey.

Sunday, March 24: BODYTRAFFIC
Lone Tree Arts Center | Starting at $35
In pursuit of the most challenging, original, and diverse choreography in the field, Los Angeles-based BODYTRAFFIC has made waves from coast to coast with its far-reaching appeal. 

Thursday, March 28: Winter Cultural Series ~ René Heredia
Southridge Recreation Center | $12
René Heredia is a leading figure in the development of Flamenco guitar and dance in the United States. He has won countless awards and has contributed as a performer, teacher, choreographer, educator, mentor, composer, and recording artist.

Thursday, March 28: PROV or NO PROV
The Bug Theatre | $10
This original fast-paced game show by The Parker Players features short improv comedy games determined by YOU, the audience, with a chance to win prizes! Anything can happen in this crazy show of chance and improv comedy.

Thursday, March 28: Trailblazing Women of Country
Lone Tree Arts Center | Starting at $40
Trailblazing Women of Country will entertain and inspire audiences during this pivotal moment in our nation's history, featuring soloists Miko Marks, CMT's 2022 "Next Woman of Country," and Nashville-based singer Kristina Train, supported by a 5-member all-female band.

Friday, March 29: Jimmie Vaughan
PACE Center | Starting at $59
In true Texas fashion, four-time Grammy-winner Jimmie Vaughan has helped breathe new life into the music that has been his lifeline all these decades, becoming a hero to those who cherish America's real gift to musical history.

Saturday, March 30: The Comedy Zone with Headline Alex Hooper
The Schoolhouse Theater | $27
Parker Arts proudly presents the best stand-up comedy from Denver and beyond. Laugh out loud in this fun-packed series featuring two hilarious comedians for one low ticket price!

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