Black History Live: Harriet Tubman, February 13-23
Celebrate Black History Month by attending this historically accurate live portrayal of the iconic Civil War heroine. National Humanities and Chautauqua scholar Becky Stone performs Tubman’s role, which takes audiences through her transformation from Undergound Railroad abolitionist to inspiring humanitarian. Don’t miss the entertaining opportunity to learn more about one of humanity’s greatest patriots. Mon 10 a.m.
Valentine’s Dinner, February 10-14
Sumptuous, fresh ingredients give this Valentine’s Day dinner that little extra spark. The evening kicks off with the most classic of aphrodisiacs—oysters—served on a half shell alongside a mignonette granita, or with smoked and grilled octopus with candied Fresno peppers and blood orange. For the main course, star-crossed dinner guests can choose between buffalo strip steak with spot prawns and a black truffle potato puree or Merguez sausage and roasted Colorado lamb chops with chèvre grits. Round out the meal with passionfruit, served three ways. Fri-Sat 5-11 p.m., Sun-Tue 5-10 p.m.
L’Electrique Dollhouse Circus, February 11
Moth Poetic Circus incorporates the high-flying, adrenaline-pumping acts of the big top into a high-octane performance that also includes dance, art, and audience interaction. Live music, DJs, and colorful cocktails are also on hand to transport you to a raucous alternate universe straight out of a Toulouse-Lautrec painting. Sat 8 p.m.
The Divine Direction, February 12
Join the Aurora Symphony for a fun introduction to classical music. Your future maestros will get the chance to touch classical instruments and enjoy animal-themed musical compositions such as “The Carnival of Animals.” Led by Aurora poet laureate Assetou Xango, the event also features stories, face painting, and intricate balloon animals. Sun 3 p.m.
Valentine’s Day Calligraphy Workshop, February 12
In our digital world, there’s something especially romantic about making gifts by hand. This Valentine’s Day, crafters of all skill levels can learn the ancient art form from a master calligrapher. The introductory course will cover all the basics of calligraphy: dipping the pen in ink, managing ink flow and pressure, and practicing the entire alphabet in uppercase and lowercase—all while sipping on cocktails and munching from a charcuterie and cheese board. Sun 2-4 p.m.