Weekly Event Round-up: Disney on Ice, All About Kids Expo and More!
Wednesday-March 14. Disney history comes to life in the latest Disney on Ice show, “100 Years of Magic.” Beloved Disney characters will take to the ice, including perennial favorites like Mickey Mouse and Pinocchio to newer heroes Buzz Lightyear and The Incredibles. Classic Disney tunes will form the soundtrack: “When You Wish Upon a Star,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Can You Feel the Love Tonight?” and more. The show moves to the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland March 18-21. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. March 12, 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. March 13-14. Denver Coliseum, 4600 Humboldt St.; 720-865-2475. Tickets are $15-$62. To buy tickets in advance, call 800-745-3000 or visit ticketmaster.com. Learn more at disneyonice.com. Go here for discount ticket information.
Sundays through May 2. Denver Children’s Theatre presents a quirky reworking of a classic fable in their production of “Cinderella.” All the familiar characters are present in this version, by Charles Way, plus a very famous historical figure: Mozart, who’s the Prince’s best pal, is working to be the court composer. The traditional story elements are all there, too, but they’re tweaked just a little to enhance the story’s message of acceptance and diversity. The stepmother isn’t completely wicked, the stepsisters aren’t totally terrible and the prince likes Cinderella even when she’s a peasant. 1 p.m. Sundays. No show April 4. Mizel Arts and Culture Center, 350 S. Dahlia St.; 303-316-6360. Tickets are $9 for general admission, $8 for children, students and seniors. For more information, call or visit maccjcc.org.
Saturday-Sunday. The Colorado Convention Center is just for kids at the All About Kids Expo this weekend. Expo exhibitors will display their family friendly wares and services for parents while the kids go nuts with activities and entertainment. Jump castles, train rides, a climbing wall, pony rides and even a petting zoo will keep youngsters occupied all day. Live entertainment includes Playhouse Disney’s Choo Choo Soul, a quiz show, martial arts demonstrations and dance parties. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St.; 303-228-8000. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 2 to 14, free for children under 2. For more information, visit all-about-kids.org.
Tonight-Saturday. Celebrate West African culture at the BaoBao Festival. Now in its seventh year, the festival is on a mini-tour of the Front Range with upcoming shows in Denver and Boulder. The fest was founded by Boulder resident Adjei Abankwah, a former member of the Ghana National Dance Ensemble, and features traditional dance, drumming and storytelling. 7:30 p.m. tonight. Kenneth King Center Recital Hall, 855 Lawrence Way on the Auraria Campus; 303-556-2179. Tickets are $10 general admission, $8 for seniors, $5 for students. 7 p.m. Saturday. The Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder; 303-786-7030. Tickets are $19 general admission, $15 students and seniors. Children under age 10 are free.
Saturday-Sunday. Chuckle at the antics of Charlie Chaplin — with a live orchestra accompaniment — at the Colorado Springs Philharmonic’s Live Cinema Weekend. Saturday’s performance is a double feature, with the Philharmonic playing along with Chaplin’s “The Kid” and “The Idle Class” on a movie screen above the stage. Sunday’s show is a special Philharmonic Kids performance: It’s just “The Kid” for this crowd, with fun activities in the lobby before the show. 8 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs; PHONE. Tickets to Saturday’s show start at $16, with discounts available for students, seniors and military personnel. Sunday tickets are $22 for adults, $9 for students. Buy advance tickets at csphilharmonic.org pikes peak center or call 719-520-SHOW (7469).
-Kathleen St. John