Homegrown “Ninja Warrior” in semifinals

Monday. Castle Rock’s very own Kaden Lebsack, a lover beloved and severe contender on NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior,” has stated he has been coaching for this moment because he was 10 many years outdated. On Monday, Aug. 9, he’ll enter the semifinals of the notoriously brutal actual physical stamina display, owning survived the new qualifying rounds. Tune in to NBC at 8 p.m. on Aug. 9 to see how he fares in his quest for the $1 million championship. denverpost.com/tv set-listings — John Wenzel

Westminter’s Butterfly Pavilion is presenting some icky courses your children will adore, such as a no cost, digital session about cockroaches. (Provided by Butterfly Pavilion)

Really don’t fear the cockroach

Tuesday-Wednesday. Westminster’s Butterfly Pavilion does not just residence countless numbers of attractive, sensitive invertebrates. The nonprofit museum and zoo also gives high-high quality digital lessons that illuminate our astounding planet. On Tuesday, Aug. 10, Colorado community Reed Timmer — host of The Weather Channel’s “Storm Chasers” — will train a class about wild summer temperature, although Aug. 11 functions in-property system leader Calais Thomas leading a squirm-inducing session about cockroaches (and the essential job they engage in in our ecosystem, of course).

The 45-minute, interactive, all-ages lessons stream dwell at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 10, and 2 p.m. Aug. 11, respectively. Virtual attendance is free with registration at varsitytutors.com, which developed the curriculum with the Butterfly Pavilion. — John Wenzel

Raya (voiced by Kelly Marie Tran) seeks the enable of the famous dragon Sisu in Disney’s “Raya and the Previous Dragon.” The film is Disney’s very first significant animated title to be concluded remotely less than pandemic limits — and a popular selection for metro-area absolutely free-motion picture series. (Furnished by Disney)

The glory of out of doors cinema

As a result of September. Whether it’s at Red Rocks or in your friend’s yard, outdoor cinema can be a breezy practical experience that pairs nicely with summer time things to do. In addition to Denver Film’s ongoing Film on the Rocks sequence, a amount of smaller screenings beckon households and movie buffs this week.

Regis University’s totally free, out of doors series ends on Friday, Aug. 6, with “Raya and the Past Dragon,” at 6:30 p.m. at the Northwest Denver Campus. (Central Park’s South Inexperienced is also screening the movie for free on Aug. 6.) Southlands Purchasing Center’s affordable ($5 for each team) Films on the Sq. also concludes Tuesday, Aug. 10, with “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”  Littleton’s Backcountry Outside Movie Collection has “Guardians of the Galaxy” on Saturday, Aug. 7 Thornton’s Videos in the Park has “Spider-Male: Into the Spiderverse” at Quebec Highlands Park that similar evening and Glendale’s Infinity Park has a Monday, Aug. 9, screening of “Footloose.” Visit our drive-in guidebook for a complete listing of generate-in situations, too. — John Wenzel

Denver author Jason Heller, a Hugo Award-profitable editor and freelancer for The Atlantic and NPR, is bringing back his beloved “Off the Wall” DJ night this weekend. (Denver Post file)