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NORTHEAST DENVER/AURORA EVENTS
Through February—Winter Skate at Northfield. Admission includes complimentary skate rental. 8368 Northfield Blvd. Info, prices, hours at 303-449-3137 or bceproductions.com
2/1 to 2/2— Harry Potter Lock-In. 2:30pm Friday–10am Saturday. For Witches and Wizards, grades 2–5. The Cube, 8371 E. Northfield Blvd. Last day for online registration: Jan 29, 12pm at stapletoncommunity.com
2/5 Tuesday—Denveright Draft Plan Review. Read the new drafts of Comprehensive Plan 2040, Blueprint Denver and Game Plan for a Healthy City and give us your feedback. denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/denveright.html. Park Hill Branch Library, 4705 Montview Blvd.
2/5 & 3/5 Tuesday—Kindness Club. 4-5:30pm Inter-generational, all-ages club denverlibrary.org/event/kindness-club. Sam Gary Library, 2961 Roslyn St., firstname.lastname@example.org
2/9 Saturday—The Urban Farm Pop-Up Market. 11am-3pm. Featuring hand-crafted Turkish kilims, pillow coverings, jewelry, TUF logo items, fresh eggs (if our hens feel like laying some) and our champion Lincoln Sheep! The sale will benefit the Urban Farm at Stapleton. The Cube, 8371 Northfield Blvd, 303-307-9332
2/10— Aurora Symphony Orchestra Tunes for Toons. These family concerts are designed to give our younger audiences a shorter music presentation, along with stories and fun entertainment. Two free concerts, 11am & 1pm. RSVP not necessary but helpful: at aurorasymphony.org/family. The Hanger at Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St, Aurora.
2/14 Thursday—Wine & Chocolate Tasting. Sit-down tasting will provide lovers, friends & lone-wolves alike with the opportunity to try an exceptional selection of wine & chocolate while receiving professional insight into what comprises a premium pairing. Tickets $25 or $50 at door. 7pm. stapletoncommunity.com. The Cube, 8371 E Northfield Blvd.
2/15 Friday—Call for Entries – Month of Photography. You may submit up to 3 images via email, to Lin Clark at LinKClark@gmail.com. All images must be 72 dpi and under 2 MB in size. Selected photographers will be notified by the February 18th. The Cube, 8371 E Northfield Blvd, 303.388.0724
2/19 Tuesday—Greater Stapleton Business Association Monthly Meeting. 8-9am. We are an association of businesses in the Stapleton area whose purpose is to support each other and our neighbors with local goods and services. stapletonbusiness.com. 7350 E 29th Ave #300, email@example.com
2/22 Friday—Family Classics Film Series – Mary Poppins. A spectacular combination of live action & animation and impressive musical numbers. Dr. Vincent Piturro will provide viewers with a new perspective & exclusive industry insights relating to the film. 7pm. Ticket required. stapletoncommunity.com. The Cube, 8371 E Northfield Blvd.
2/23 Saturday—Special Olympics Denver Polar Plunge. Polar plunge benefits Special Olympics. Aurora Reservoir. specialolympicsco.org
2/24 Sunday—Clinic to expunge low-level marijuana offenses that occurred prior to recreational-use laws. Individuals must file motions in each case. The city’s “Turn Over a New Leaf “ program is designed to make that process easy. To participate in the clinic, applicants must provide government-issued photo ID. denvergov.org/anewleaf. Park Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3385 Albion St.
2/24 Sunday—Sam Gary Literary Book Club. Meets at Sam Gary once a month on Sundays, 2pm. Rotates between fiction, nonfiction, and reader’s choice selections February Title: Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury. denverlibrary.org. Sam Gary Library, 2961 Roslyn St., firstname.lastname@example.org
3/1 Friday—Family Classics Film Series is Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. No kid will want to miss a trip to see this chocolate factory on the big screen. Dr. Vincent Piturro will provide viewers with a new perspective and exclusive industry insights relating to the film. 7pm, tickets at stapletoncommunity.com. The Cube, 8371 E Northfield Blvd.
3/1 Friday—Call for Entries – Stapleton’s Got Talent Entry Deadline. Exciting opportunity for all amateur performers in Denver to showcase their unique abilities. We encourage all ages/talents to apply! Finalists, selected from video auditions, will be invited to compete in the live finals on Sat, Apr. 27. The Cube, 8371 E Northfield Blvd, 303.388.0724
2/1 Friday—First Friday Art Walks. Santa Fe Arts District, Tennyson Art Walk, River North (RiNo) Art District, Golden Triangle Museum District. www.denver.org/things-to-do/denver-arts-culture/denver-art-districts
2/8 to 2/10—Monster Jam. Pepsi Center. Tickets start at $15. monsterjam.com, pepsicenter.com
2/9 Saturday—80’s/90’s Dance at the Hanger. 7–10pm. All ages fun featuring music from that time, retro arcade, karaoke, Rubik’s cube and Bop It Period dress suggested; prizes for best outfits; tastings from Denver’s top caterers, cash bar. $25/members, $30 nonmembers, $35 at door. Wings Over the Rockies Museum, Lowry, wingsmuseum.org
2/9 to 2/17—Colorado Garden and Home Show. Colorado Convention Center, Downtown Denver. Flowering gardens, 1,400+ booths; spring landscaping, patio/outdoor projects. Sat & Sun, 10am / Mon-Fri, 12pm. Tickets $8–$10 at coloradogardenfoundation.org
2/13 to 3/2—Inside the Orchestra’s Tiny Tots Performances. Various performances throughout Metro Denver at 9:30am and 10:45am. 2/13 at Mile Hi Church, 2/16 at History Colorado,
2/25 at Boettcher Concert Hall, 2/26 at Temple Emanuel and 3/2 at The Falls Event Center Littleton. insidetheorchestra.org/tiny-tots-events
2/14 Thursday—“The Birdcage” Valentine’s Day Feast. This Valentine’s, come celebrate the day with this forever watchable (and highly quotable) comedy served up with a three-course “Wedding Feast.” drafthouse.com. 4255 W. Colfax Ave., 720-577-4720
2/14 to 2/17—A Classical Romance. Thurs/Sat 7:30pm, Sun 1pm. Colorado Symphony offers a uniquely American look at the themes of love across multiple decades. Boettcher Concert Hall. coloradosymphony.org
2/15 Friday and 2/16 Saturday—Stratus Chamber Orchestra. A mindful collaboration with guest conductor Maestro Debashish Chaudhuri and magician Trenton Gunsolley. augustanaarts.org. 15th at 1st Plymouth Congregational Church; 3501 S. Colorado Blvd. 16th at Augustana Lutheran Church, 5000 E. Alameda Ave. email@example.com
2/19 Tuesday—Cocktails & Threads. First clothing pop up of 2019. Special guest this month is Rebellelion – a bizarre bazaar for fashion+art+ideas. fashion that is always eco friendly & cruelty free. 6-9pm, middlemanbar.com. 3401 E Colfax
2/20 Wednesday—Mom UP! Project 2019. Everyone 21+ and over is welcome to attend! $8 from each ticket will be donated back to the school of your choice. momupproject.eventbrite.com. Mile High Spirits, 2201 Lawrence St, 720-841-2545
2/22 Friday—Wish Night: Share the Power of a Wish, benefitting Make-A-Wish® Colorado. Music and dance performances by local wish kids as well as cocktails, dinner, silent and live auctions. colorado.wish.org. Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center, firstname.lastname@example.org
2/22 to 3/3—Denver Restaurant Week. 200+ restaurants offer multicourse meals for special pricing. Menus/pricing: www.denverrestaurantweek.com
2/23 Saturday—Environmental Film Festival with GLC! Travel to Golden with Greenway Leadership Corps and see 1-2 full length films from the CO Environmental Film Festival! This is a free event and lunch is provided, but registration is required. Visit our website to register today! thegreenwayfoundation.org/greenway-leadership-corps.html. 610 S Jason St.
2/26 Tuesday—Beyond the Suit Breakfast. Featuring Q & A with a panel of Successful Supporters. Panelists are program participants, volunteers, Board of Directors and corporate sponsors. Tickets are $35. denver.dressforsuccess.org. Denver Athletic Club, 1325 Glenarm St, email@example.com
To 2/28—Robert Anderson Gallery Native American Artist Exhibits. Opening reception, Friday, Jan 18, 5–8pm. 3321 East Colfax. robertandersongallery.com
3/1 Friday—A Classical Jazz Evening with the Colorado Children’s Chorale. Featuring Concert Choir and Tour Choir singing in the grand tradition of the European cathedral. 7:30-8:15pm, St. John’s Cathedral, 1350 Washington St. Tickets $19-$24. sing.childrenschorale.org
3/2 Saturday—Up with People 2019 Gala. 8th annual Gala: Turning Hope into Action. Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center. upwithpeople.org/give/annual-gala. 650 15th St, firstname.lastname@example.org
3/2 to 3/3—Rocky Mountain Train Show. Denver Mart, 10am-5pm Sat., 10am-4pm Sun. Adults/kids 12 and over $10. Under 12, scouts in uniform and active duty with military ID Free. Admission good both days. 451 E 58th Ave. rockymountaintrainshow.co
2/8 Friday—Winter Bike to Work Day. Enjoy fresh air/exercise of riding your bike to work. Check website for Breakfast Stations and events along your route. winterbiketoworkday.org
2/23 Saturday—Cupid’s Undie Run. Stoney’s – 1111 Lincoln St, 12pm. Benefits research to help end neurofibromatosis (NF), a rare genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body. cupids.org
3/3 Sunday—Fight for Air Stair Climb. Benefits American Lung Assoc. $35 entry fee; $100 minimum fundraising. Individual or team. Republic Plaza, 16th and Tremont Entrance. www.lung.org
KIDS AND FAMILIES
Every Tuesday—Tattered Tales Storytime. 30 minutes of stories, activities and snacks. 10:30am, 2526 East Colfax Ave. tatteredcover.c
Storytimes! At Bookies. Every Tues. 10:30am, Sat. at 4pm. Meet other families; stay afterwards to browse shelves and play in our playhouse. Free. The Bookies Bookstore, 4315 E. Mississippi Ave. 303.759.1117, email@example.com. thebookies.com
2/1 Friday—Neat Nesters: SPREE Holiday Camp. Birds aren’t the only nest architects of the South Platte River. Join SPREE to learn about different animals that build nests in our city! SPREE= South Platte River Environmental Education. 610 S Jason St. firstname.lastname@example.org, thegreenwayfoundation.org
2/2—Dr. Mike’s Bag of Bugs. Come learn about insects & other arthropods. Kids 5 and under. 10–11am. Morrison Nature Center, 16002 E. Smith Rd., Aurora. auroragov.org/nature
2/2 Saturday—Home Depot Kids Workshop. 9am-12pm. FREE how-to clinics first Sat. monthly, ages 5-12. Get Home Depot apron, wooden project and project pin. Metro-area Home Depot stores. www.homedepot.com
2/9 Saturday—Love to Print: Kids’ Valentine Card Workshop. Ink Lounge. 10–12pm. $25 (materials/snack) for kids 6+ to draw and screen print own set valentines. 29 S Fox St, inklounge.com/workshops.html
2/10 Sunday—Foxy and Shmoxy: Art Detectives. Join the DAM art detectives, as they solve mysteries in the galleries. 10:30am. Adult/kids evening out final Friday monthly. Denver Art Museum, 100 W 14 Ave Pkwy. 720-865-5000, denverartmuseum.org
2/12 to 2/13—STEAM: Patterns in Nature. 4–5pm. Let’s explore patterns and how they occur in nature. We’ll learn about symmetry, tessellations, Fibonacci and fractals! Two sessions: Tues/Wed. Registration required online. denverlibrary.org/event/steam-7. 2961 Roslyn St., email@example.com
2/13 Wednesday—Monarch Montessori of Denver Charter Open House. Join us to learn more about our FREE Public Charter elementary program. Starting in the 2019-20 school year Monarch will have a dual language path in English and Spanish for Kindergarten. RSVP on our website at MonarchM.com. 4895 Peoria St.
2/15 Friday—A Night At Hogwarts. 6:30–8:30pm Students in grades 6–12 are invited to join us after the library closes for a teens-only after hours event. Come dressed in costume and win fabulous prizes! Permission slips/registration required. denverlibrary.org. 2961 Roslyn St., firstname.lastname@example.org
2/18 Monday—Nocturnal Nature: SPREE Holiday Camp. Investigate with SPREE the crepuscular and nocturnal creatures of Denver and the South Platte River! SPREE= South Platte River Environmental Education. thegreenwayfoundation.org/holiday-camps.html. 610 S Jason St, email@example.com
2/20 Wednesday—Write & Talk for Teens with Lighthouse Writers. 4–6pm Are you interested in exploring the world of creative writing? Join local author Whitney Gaines to try a new genre or topic each month. Registration required. denverlibrary.org. 2961 Roslyn St., firstname.lastname@example.org
2/23 & 2/24—Ballerina by Degas Tea Party. The story of a young dancer and her rise within the Paris Opera. A mini-performance and tea party will be held on Feb. 23rd at Pinnacle Performing Arts Center and Feb. 24th at Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Theatre. balletariel.org. 119 Park Ave West, 303-945-4388
2/26 Tuesday—Let’s Build It – Shrinky Dink Keychains. 4–5pm Use shrinky plastic to design your own key chain or pet tag. denverlibrary.org/event/let%27s-build-it-shrinky-dink-keychains. 2961 Roslyn St., email@example.com
2/26 Tuesday—Inside the Orchestra’s Tiny Tots Concerts. Kids get truly inside the orchestra as they are seated on the floor and surrounded by a 30+ piece orchestra. This winter, takes a musical walk through the four seasons with programs full of interactive fun! insidetheorchestra.org/tiny-tots-events. Temple Emanuel, 51 Grape St, firstname.lastname@example.org
To 3/3— Denver Puppet Theater. Two folktales, the Fisherman and His Wife and The Three Wishes. 3156 W. 38th Ave. denverpuppettheater.com
LECTURES, CLASSES, INFORMATIONAL EVENTS
2/4 Monday—League of Women Voters Denver Presents: Understanding the Denver Public Schools Budget. Tracie Rainey, director of Colorado School Finance Project, will present background on the complexity of school budgets and specifics on the workings of the DPS budget. LWVDenver.org. Montview Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia St., McCollum Room
2/5 Tuesday—Active Minds presents Chicago: Biography of a City. Chicago; from French explorers, missionaries, and Native Americans through the Great Chicago Fire to present-day politics, crime, food, culture and architecture. 10-11am, free. activeminds.com. Jewish Community Center, 350 S Dahlia St, 303-316-6359
2/5 Tuesday—Lowry Speaker Series Presents: “The Historic Eisenhower Chapel: Past, Present and Future”. 7pm at the Eisenhower Chapel, 293 Roslyn St. Admission is free; no tickets necessary. 303-344-0481
2/13 Wednesday—Talking About It Doesn’t Kill You! Rocky Mountain Wills and Trusts in conjunction with Feldman Mortuary is proud to present the kick off of a new event series “Meaningful Conversations.” For info and link to purchase tickets, email email@example.com
2/14 Thursday—Active Minds: Martin Luther King Jr.. 1-2pm It’s been over 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr was assassinated on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. Take a look at his life and legacy. denverlibrary.org. 2961 Roslyn St., firstname.lastname@example.org
2/21 Thursday—Free Encore Career Workshop for BabyBoomers! Boomers Leading Change hosts–“Power Up Your Game: Encore Career Strategizing”– a Free Workshop, 5:30-7:30pm, 303-426-6637. wBoomersLeadingChange.org. Carla Madison Recreation Center 2401 E Colfax Ave. email@example.com
2/21 Thursday—Science in the News: The History and Science of Vaccines: What, How, WHO, Why. 6:30-7:45 pm Join three local scientists from the University of Colorado to discuss the history, science, and medicine of vaccinations. denverlibrary.org/event/science-news-1. 2961 Roslyn St., firstname.lastname@example.org
2/28 Thursday—Active Minds: Kashmir. 6:30-7:30 pm Join Active Minds as we explore Kashmir and seek to understand its pivotal role in South Asia. denverlibrary.org/event/active-minds-20. 2961 Roslyn St., email@example.com
To 3/3—“Dior: From Paris to World” at the Denver Art Museum. Showcasing 70 years of the House of Dior’s enduring legacy and its global influence. Denver Art Museum, 100 W 14 Ave Pkwy. 720-865-5000, denverartmuseum.org
2/2 Saturday—Groundhog Day! Critter Celebration! Punxsutawney Phil is on the loose, find out what we really know about these adorable critters. 10am–2pm. Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. dmns.org
2/2 to 8/18—Denver Art Museum Presents Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze. Featuring nearly 30 paintings by Denver-born artist Jordan Casteel, who is now based in Harlem, New York. Denver Art Museum, 100 W 14 Ave Pkwy. 720-865-5000, denverartmuseum.org
2/9—Cockpit Demo Day. Wings Over the Rockies Museum, 7711 East Academy Blvd, wingsmuseum.org
2/21 Thursday—Science Lounge. Denver Museum of Nature & Science 3rd Thursdays. Adult evening with different theme monthly. 6:30-9:30pm. 2001 Colorado Blvd, dmns.org
MUSEUM FREE DAYS
Monday thru Friday—The Money Museum. Closed weekends and bank holidays. 1020 16th St. kansascityfed.org
Tuesday thru Sunday—Aurora History Museum. 15051 E. Alameda Pkwy, Aurora, auroragov.org
2/2 Saturday—Denver Art Museum Free First Saturday. Free general admission tickets are available on-site starting at 10am. Denver Art Museum, 100 W 14 Ave Pkwy. 720-865-5000, denverartmuseum.org
2/3 to 2/4—Denver Zoo Free Day. denverzoo.org
2/5 Tuesday—The Children’s Museum of Denver Free Day. mychildsmuseum.org
2/8 Friday—Four Mile Historic Park Free Day. 12-4pm. fourmilepark.org
2/11 Monday—Denver Museum of Nature & Science Free Day. dmns.org
2/17 Thursday—Clyfford Still Museum Free Day. clyffordstillmuseum.org
2/18 Monday—Denver Botanic Gardens Free Day. botanicgardens.org
3/2 Saturday—Denver Art Museum Free First Saturday. Free general admission tickets available on-site at 10am. Denver Art Museum, 100 W 14 Ave Pkwy. 720-865-5000, denverartmuseum.org
2/1 to 2/10—Colorado Ballet – The Wizard of Oz. Exciting premiere of The Wizard of Oz, featuring new sets, costumes and special effects. Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 14th Curtis St. 303-837-8888, coloradoballet.org
2/1 to 5/17— The Diary of Anne Frank. Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. arvadacenter.org
To 2/10— Hooded, Or Being Black For Dummies. Aurora Fox Theater, 9900 E. Colfax Ave. www.aurorafoxartscenter.org
2/6 to 2/18—Denver Jewish Film Festival. The 23rd Annual JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center’s Denver Jewish Film Festival includes 44 films showcasing Jewish and Israeli cinema including 30 Colorado premiers. jccdenver.org/film. 350 S. Dahlia St.
2/8 To 3/10—The Whistleblower. Space Theatre, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Speer Blvd & Arapahoe St. denvercenter.org
2/8 to 3/24—A Gentleman’s Guide To Love & Murder. Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St. vintagetheatre.org
2/10 Sunday—One Night Stand Theater presents “Star-Crossed Lovers”. Join us the Sunday before Valentine’s Day for an evening of plays and stories of tragic love, passionate romance, and unlikely couplings. onenightstandtheater.org. Vintage Theater, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora, tickets@OneNightStandTheater.org
2/16 Saturday—Rock of Aging REVIVAL! A hit band in the 60’s and 70’s, Ricki D. Bones, Willie Withers, and Tina Tumor are struggling to “keep on keepin’ on.” firehousetheatercompany.com. The John Hand Theater at 7653 E. 1st Pl, 303-562-3232
To 2/16—Gloria. In this 2016 Pulitzer Prize finalist, MacArthur “Genius” Branden Jacobs-Jenkins skewers the cutthroat, opportunistic culture of modern media. curioustheatre.org/event/gloria/
To 2/17— Betrayal – The classic drama by Harold Pinter. Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St. vintagetheatre.org
2/20 Wednesday—Pianist Sir András Schiff, presented by Friends of Chamber Music. 7:30pm, Gates, Hall, Newman Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets $10 – $50, friendsofchambermusic.com. Info at 303-388-9839. 2344 E. Iliff Ave, 303-388-9839
2/22 To 3/17— Life Sucks. Aurora Fox Theater, 9900 E. Colfax Ave. www.aurorafoxartscenter.org
2/22 To 5/18— The Moors. Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. www.arvadacenter.org
To 2/24—Anna Karenina. Stage Theatre, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 14th and Curtis. denvercenter.org
2/26 Tuesday—Music with Friends featuring Ensemble Faucheux. 6pm. Syntax Physic Opera. 554 S. Broadway. friendsofchambermusic.com or 303.388.9839
2/23 Saturday— Volunteer Steward Recruitment Event. Join us for this recruiting event and discover how volunteers provide essential support. 10–11am. Morrison Nature Center, 16002 E. Smith Rd., Aurora. auroragov.org/nature
Denver Snow Buddy. Volunteers are paired with seniors within a 2-mile radius of one another, helping clear their walkways after two or more inches of snow has fallen. Application to volunteer at www.voacolorado.org/Volunteer/Snow-Buddies or contact Wayne Chitwood at 303-297-0408. Please note, there is a one-time fee of $25 for a background check.
Volunteers Needed at Ronald McDonald Family Rooms at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children. At Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Hospital. Seeks volunteers for once-a-week commitment, 6-month minimum. www.ronaldhouse.org under “How You Can Help” for info.
Single Volunteers of Greater Denver. Volunteer, not-for-profit singles group to meet others and assist nonprofit organizations for events/activities. www.svgd.org
Reading Volunteers Needed. For students in K-8 grade. 1 hour, 1 student, 1x week. During school hours. firstname.lastname@example.org or 303.316.3944 ext. 241.
Project Worthmore. Nonprofit organization of committed community members give, volunteer, mentor, befriend refugee neighbors. 1609 Havana St., St. 720-460-1393