Jubilee Backyard Concert 7 – 10 p.m., July 23, Jubilee Roasting Co., 1452 Kenton St. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Visit the Jubilee Roasting Co. Facebook page for more information.
Oh, if the former owners of 1452 Kenton St. could see the building now. Formerly an auto body shop turned office space turned salon, the sprawling industrial-ish spot has seen its share of tenants over the decades. Now under the helm of the bean busters at Jubilee Roasting Co., this weekend marks a new function for the burgeoning hub in the Aurora Cultural Arts District. Jubilee is set to host its first-ever backyard concert Saturday night, featuring the tunes of American singer/songwriter Zach Winters and Kiwi Holly Arrowsmith. With a voice eerily akin to Swedish warblers First Aid Kit, Arrowsmith — with the help of Winters’ instrumentation — churns out heady, bucolic folk ballads. Don’t miss the first of what could become a new ACAD musical tradition. Also, there will be coffee and tacos, which certainly doesn’t hurt.
The Aurora Reservoir’s 25th Birthday Celebration 1 – 6 p.m. July 22, Aurora Reservoir, 5800 S. Powhaton Rd. Free. Visit AuroraGov.org for more information.
Free hot dogs provided by the city of Aurora, you say? Sounds like one helluva training opportunity to assure a strong showing at Coney Island next year. Sure, we may have a solid 50 weeks before the next Nathan’s hot dog-eating contest, but gut expansion training starts now. We’re watching you, Joey Chestnut, we’re watching you. On top of free wieners, the event will also feature beach games, free entry to the reservoir and beer and wine for sale from 1 to 6 p.m.
House of Poetry 7:30 – 10 p.m., July 22, The Aurora Cultural Arts District Gallery, 1400 Dallas St. $5 in advance, $10 at the door. Visit the 5280 Artist Coop Facebook page for more information.
The Aurora Cultural Arts District gallery is once again going to be on “fiyah” this weekend thanks to a local group of slam poets who have started to make monthly visits to the ACAD gallery on Dallas Street. Sponsored by 5280 Artist Co-op, the event features rhymes from several budding poets, including several from Denver’s esteemed Slam Nuba outfit. Dwayne Glapion is slated to be this month’s featured artist. With complimentary sangria and top-notch prose, the event promises to be an at times fun, at times serious lesson in the power of spoken word. To quote the 5280 Facebook page, “Oh boy, it’s gonna be bananas.”
Homebrewers Disc Golf Tournament Registration begins at 10 a.m., play begins at 11 a.m. July 23, Dry Dock Brewing Company’s North Dock, 2801 Tower Rd. Registration is free. Participants must be at least 21 years old. Visit the Dry Dock Facebook page for more information.
About three months after installing a fully-fledged disc golf course beside their massive canning facility and tasting room on Tower Road, Dry Dock Brewing Company is hosting one of their first disc tournaments for home brewers this weekend. Brew clubs are encouraged to register as teams, though single players are welcome as well.
The Big Bang 7:30 p.m. July 22 & 23; 2:30 p.m. July 24. The Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St. Tickets start at $24. Visit VintageTheatre.com or call 303-856-7830 for more information.
It’s back by popular demand, people. In cooperation with Spotlight Theatre Company, Vintage Theatre Productions is resurrecting this raucous comedy for a second run in Aurora about six months after the show concluded its first run of 2016 at The John Hand Theatre in Lowry. More or less a bowl of theatrical potpourri, the show centers on two desperate actors who are forced to stage a last-minute audition for backers of their new show, entitled — you guessed it — “The Big Bang.” Using a slew of impromptu props, the duo walks through the history of the world, from the loud, instantaneous creation of the universe to Cher. The show runs through Aug. 14.