Jubilee Roasting Co. Launch Party 6 to 10 p.m., Oct. 23, Jubilee Roasting Co., 1452 Kenton St. Free. Visit jubileeroastingco.com or call 303-519-4817 for more information.
Well, the rapture is officially upon us. But it’s not because Robert Zemeckis’ “Back to the Future” premonitions have finally come to light. This news is much, much, much more riveting than Marty McFly’s hovering contraptions — just ask the politicos, community activists and city officials who have been fighting for such an announcement for the better part of two decades. North Aurora has a coffee shop, folks. Located at 1452 Kenton St., Jubilee Roasting Co. is the embodiment of everything city planners have been pining to bring to the 80010 for, well, ever — hand-stamped bags of artisanal beans and all. Though we don’t want to give everything away, the company is also going to boast a small gallery and six cozy studios for artists. Titillating details aside, the company is going to be kicking things off with a launch party on Oct. 23 that will provide a look at one of the neighborhood’s hippest new joints as well as a glimpse at where the city, finally, maybe, just might be headed.
Dry Dock Brewing Company’s 10th Anniversary Party 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Oct. 24, Dry Dock North, 2801 Tower Rd. Tickets are $35. Visit drydockbrewing.com or call 303-400-5606 for more information.
They grow up so fast. It was only a couple (Okay, maybe a few million) cases of suds ago that Kevin DeLange and Michelle Redding’s neighborhood brew shop and adjacent microbrewery were the new kids on the block just trying to make a name for themselves. Now, a couple of locations and a handful of Great American Beer Festival medals later, the Dry Dock operation is a bit more, how do we say, robust. The godfathers and godmothers of the suburban beer scene are celebrating their successes and toasting the future this weekend with a party featuring live music, food trucks, and, of course, beer at their newest facility way out on Tower Road. Expect a raucous time and follow #DryDockX on social media for party hacks and more clues on what to expect at the event that’s been a decade in the making.
“The 39 Steps” — Halloween horror with the twist of Mr. Bean. The beloved show, based on the book by John Buchan and the Hitchcock film, comes to Evergreen’s Center Stage, 27608 Firewood Dr., with a dash of Monty Python farce and more than a few layers of macabre. Scott Ogle directs. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 & 24 and 2 p.m. Oct. 25. Adult tickets are $20; call 303-674-4934 or visit evergreenplayers.org.
The Falling Stars Hotel 7 p.m. Oct. 23 and 24, with a 2 p.m. matinee also on Oct. 24. South Middle School, 12310 E. Parkview Dr. Tickets are $10 cash or check. Call Judy Rowe at 303-353-9247 for more information.
Age really is just a number — just ask members of The Seniors ’88, a musical ensemble at The Aurora Center for Active Adults. Though sporting plenty of ashen manes, the ensemble puts on an original variety show each fall at South Middle School. This year, this show comes in the form of “The Falling Stars Hotel,” which, based on a press release, sounds a bit like “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” meets “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” Fingers crossed that there’s a subtle reference to “The Royal Tenenbaums” for the ultimate, hospitality industry mishmash.
Zombies ‘R’ Us 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, at the Buntport, 717 Lipan St. Reservations via 303-494-0523 or www.storiesonstage.org.
Zombie literature — this definitely wasn’t one of the courses our college English department offered. But it’s all the more reason for Buntport Theater in Denver to enthrall the undead-friendly masses with stories of brain-eaters and the like. And for those who just couldn’t get enough not-quite-dead regalia at Denver’s Zombie run/walk/RTD takeover last weekend, dressing in costume is encouraged. So restock the makeup kick once more, because things could get all sorts of grisly.