NORTHEAST DENVER/AURORA EVENTS
Denver School of the Arts. Montview and Quebec. Tickets/complete listings: www.dsapresents.org, www.dsa.dpsk12.org/performances
To 1/12—Youth at DAVA Holiday Show and Sale: Peace in the Universe. Downtown Aurora Visual Arts youth exhibit. Handmade gifts for sale. 1405 Florence St. Mon.-Fri. 10am-5pm and by appointment. www.davarts.org
1/13 Saturday—6th Annual Preschool Showcase. Presented by Denver Preschool Program, a family-friendly, one-stop opportunity to explore quality early learning options and tuition support for their 4-year-olds. Free food, dental screenings, story time and family entertainment. 9am-12pm, Dahlia Center for Health and Well-being, 3401 Eudora St. www.dpp.org
1/17 Wednesday—Wine Education Series at The Cube. Sit-down tasting showcasing different wines from different regions with wine educator leading discussion. Tickets $20, $40 day of. 21+ www.stapletoncommunity.com
1/20 Saturday—3rd Annual Speakeasy Soiree. Live music, vintage vendors, cash bar, Charleston dance lessons, etc. Tickets from $20. The Hangar at Stanley, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora. www.speakeasysoiree.com
1/26 Friday—Harry Potter Trivia Night at The Cube. Come with a team or join a team and test your Harry Potter knowledge! Prizes, drinks and more. Details coming soon to www.stapletoncommunity.com
2/2 to 2/3—Harry Potter Movie Marathon Lock-In at The Cube. 2pm Fri. to 10:30am Sat. For kids 2nd-5th grade; all 8 Harry Potter movies will be shown along with crafts, snacks, activities, etc. Details: www.stapletoncommunity.com.
To 1/1—Blossoms of Light. Denver Botanic Gardens, York St. www.botanicgardens.org
To 1/7—Denver International Airport’s Ice Skating Rink. 9am-9pm, Free, complimentary skates available. DIA www.flydenver.com
To 1/2—Denver Pavilions Holiday Carousel. 11am-9pm, $3 or free with voucher from Pavilions Merchants. www.denverpavillions.com
To 1/22—City and County Building Holiday Lights. 6-11pm. Free. www.downtwondenver.com
DENVER METRO EVENTS
To 1/14—Women Artists in Paris. Denver Art Museum, exhibit ticket required. www.denverartmuseum.org
To 2/14—Downtown Denver Rink at Skyline Park. FREE ice skating; bring skates or rent: $6/pair. www.downtowndenver.com
1/4 to 1/6—Colorado RV Adventure Travel Show. Tickets: $12. 12 and under free. Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St. www.gsevents.com
1/4 Thursday—National Western Parade. Downtown Denver. FREE. www.nationalwestern.com
1/4 to 1/21—National Western Stock Show and Rodeo. National Western Complex. Events: www.nationalwestern.com
1/5 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
1/5 to 1/12—TreeCycle 2018. Questions: call 311 or visit DenverGov.org/DenverRecycles.
1/6 Saturday—The Whiffenpoofs. World’s oldest and well-known acapella group, 14 Yale men. Newman Center for Performing Arts, DU campus. 2pm and 7:30pm. www.newmancenterpresents.com
1/6 to 1/8—Denver Boat Show. Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St. downtown Denver. Tickets: $12; 16 and under free. 1/6 12-9pm, 1/7 10am-9pm, 1/8 10am-5pm. $2 off with website coupon. www.denverboatshow.com
1/6 to 1/9—MLK Tribute. 7:30pm. The Colorado Symphony Presents Sacrifice for Justice. Boettcher Concert Hall, 1400 Curtis St. FREE. Tickets required; request free tickets: www.coloradosymphony.org.
1/11 to 1/14—Denver International Sportsman’s Expo. Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St. downtown Denver. $15, under 16 free. At door cash only. Thurs./Fri. 11am-8pm, Sat. 10am-8pm, Sun. 10am-5pm. www.sportsexpos.com
1/12 to 1/14—Denver Boat Show. Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St. downtown Denver. www.denverboatshow.com
1/13 Saturday—A Tribute to Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops. Presented by Colorado Symphony, 7:30pm. Boettcher Concert Hall, 1400 Curtis St. www.coloradosymphony.org
1/14 Sunday—Rocky Mountain Bridal Show. Colorado Convention Center, 11am-4pm. Tickets $10-$15. www.rockymtnbridalshow.com
1/15 Monday—Martin Luther King Jr. Marade and Program. Largest in U.S. Gather in City Park at Colfax and Columbine, and march to Civic Center Park. Program 8am-2pm. www.drmartinlkingjrchc.org
1/19 to 1/21—37th Annual Indian Market and SW Showcase. Fri. 1-7 pm; Sat. 10am-7pm; Sun. 10am-5pm. Denver Merchandise Mart, 451 E. 58th Ave. www.indianmarket.net
1/19 to 1/21—Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons. Presented by Colorado Symphony, 7:30 pm. Boettcher Concert Hall, 1400 Curtis St coloradosymphony.org
1/25 Thursday—Mom UP! Project. Raise funds for our local public schools, give moms a fun night out and increase activity for community businesses. Pre-ticketed event held at Stanley Marketplace. Receive swag bag with offers/samples from participating businesses during check-in, shop at 60 pop-up shops and hear 30 UP! Showcase Presentations. Cash bar. $8 of $20 ticket donated to PTA of attendee’s choice. www.momupproject.buzz. Tricia Campbell: email@example.com, 720.841.2545, www.momupproject.buzz
1/26 to 1/27—Denver Winter Brewfest. 7pm. Mile High Station. $35-$50. Benefits Swallow Hill Music. www.denverbrewfest.com/winter
2/3 Saturday—A Night with Janis Joplin. Paramount Theatre. $39.50 up. www.anightwithjanisjoplin.com
2/6 to 2/20—New Members Welcome at Last Note Singers. Spring rehearsals start 2/6; new members welcome thru 2/20. All voices welcome, no audition, seek basses and tenors. $40 dues. www.lastnotesingers.org
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
1/2 to 1/31—Fitness Classes at Augustana. 5000 E. Alameda. Class info: www.augustanadenver.org or 303.388.4678.
1/6 Saturday—Reslove 5K/10K. Denver City Park, 9am. www.featonthestreet.com
1/13 Saturday—20th Annual Quaker Oatmeal Festival and Quicker Quaker 5K Walk/Run. Downtown Lafayette. www.lafayettecolorado.com
1/26 Friday—8th Annual bewell Awards and Community Celebration. 5:30-8:30pm, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 3203 Quebec St. RSVP by 1/19: www.bewellconnect.org/awards.htm, SValeriano@stapletonfoundation.org, 303.468.3226. www.bewellconnect.org
2/2—Give Kids a Smile! Free dental care to children in need including examinations, x-rays, cleanings, fluoride treatments, oral hygiene instructions, restorative and emergency treatment. To make a reservation for your child, contact Lowry Family Dentistry at 303.366.3000.
KIDS AND FAMILIES
To 1/27—Denver Puppet Theater. The Snow Queen. 3156 W. 38th Ave. www.denverpuppettheater.com
To 3/31—Be the Astronaut. Interactive space exhibit, Wings Over the Rockies Museum. www.wingsmuseum.org
1/4 to 1/25—Star K Kids. Thursdays, 9:30 and 11am; kids 5 and under. Morrison Nature Center, 16002 E. Smith Rd., Aurora. www.auroragov.org/nature
1/6 Saturday—Home Depot Kids Workshop. 9am-12pm. FREE how-to clinics 1st Sat. monthly, ages 5-12. Get Home Depot apron, wooden project and project pin. Metro-area Home Depot stores. www.homedepot.com
1/7 Sunday—Junior Rangers. Ages 6-12, 1:30-3pm. Learn about plants/animals of Star K Ranch. RSVP required, 303.326.8650. www.aurora.gov/nature
1/9 to 1/30—Tuesdays in January Four Mile Historic Park Small Settlers. Ages 2-5 with parent/caregiver. 9-10am. $5/child adults free, members free. 7150D. Forest St. Advance register: 720.865.0814 or firstname.lastname@example.org, www.fourmilepark.org
1/13 Saturday—Hands on History Family Fun Days. History Colorado Museum. $25 Family pack includes 4 museum admissions, discounted family meal deal, and backpack with ways to explore the museum, Jan. thru May. Available only online at www.historycolorado.org.
1/15 to 1/16—Xtreme Dogs at National Western Stock Show. Featuring Sara and Hero from America’s Got Talent. Family 4-pack includes tickets and meal deal, starts at $79. 1/15 3pm and 1/16 at 6:30pm. www.nationalwestern.com
LECTURES AND CLASSES
1/2 Tuesday—Active Minds (Free)–South Korea. 10-11am. Jewish Community Center, 350 S Dahlia St. 303.316.6359.
1/9 Tuesday—Active Minds (Free)–South Korea. 12:30-1:30pm. Tattered Cover, 2526 E. Colfax. 303.322.7727
1/11 Thursday—Active Minds Seminar (Free)–Wine. 6:45-7:45pm. Sam Gary Library, 2961 Roslyn St. 720.865.0325.
1/23 Tuesday—Active Minds (Free)–Spain. 5-6pm. Tattered Cover. 2526 E. Colfax 303.322.7727
1/25 Thursday—Active Minds (Free)–Afghanistan. 10-11am. Jewish Community Center, 350 S Dahlia St. 303.316.6359.
1/25 Thursday—Active Minds Seminar (Free)–Iceland. 6:45-7:45pm. Sam Gary Library, 2961 Roslyn St. 720.865.0325.
2/1 Thursday—Active Minds (Free)–Yemen. The Grove at Stapleton, 2980 N. Syracuse. 2-4pm; program 2:30pm.
MUSEUMS—DENVER MUSEUM OF NATURE AND SCIENCE
IMAX. Dream Big 3D: Engineering Our World; Conquests of the Sky 3D
To 1/1—Nature’s Amazing Machines. Free with admission.
To 1/15—Ultimate Dinosaurs. Free with admission.
1/4 to 1/6—Star Trek. Special showing at Phipps IMAX Theater
1/18 Thursday—Science Lounge. Third Thursdays, 6:30-9:30pm. $10/members; $12/nonmembers.
1/30 Tuesday—A Colorado Winter with John Fielder and Jon Kedrowski. 7pm. Tickets $10-$15. www.dmns.org
1/2 Tuesday—Denver Botanic Gardens Free Day. www.botanicgardens.org
1/5 to 1/26—Clyfford Still Museum Free Friday Evenings. Free admission every Friday evening, 5-8pm. SCFD Free day 1/27 10am-8pm. 1250 Bannock St. www.clyffordstillmuseum.org
1/6 Saturday—Denver Art Museum Free Day. www.denverartmuseum.org
1/6 Saturday—Denver Art Museum Free Day. SCFD Free Day. www.denverartmuseum.org
1/6 Saturday—Denver Botanic Gardens Free Day. www.botanicgardens.org
1/8 Monday—Denver Museum of Nature & Science Free Day. www.dmns.org
1/11 Thursday—Denver Zoo Free Day. www.denverzoo.org
1/12 Friday—Four Mile Historic Park Free Day. 12-4pm. www.denverzoo.org
1/15 Monday—Denver Botanic Gardens Free Day. www.botanicgardens.org
1/19 Friday—Denver Zoo Free Day. www.denverzoo.org
1/20 Saturday—Denver Zoo Free Day. www.denverzoo.org
1/28 Sunday—Denver Museum of Nature & Science Free Day. www.dmns.org
2/3 Saturday—Denver Art Museum Free Day. www.denverartmuseum.org
ROCKY MOUNTAIN ARSENAL NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
1/5 Friday—First Fridays at National Eagle and Wildlife Property Repository. 10-11am and 2-3pm. Explore wildlife items confiscated by U.S. Fish and Wildlife. Reservation by email only: email@example.com
1/20 Saturday—Wildlife Viewing Tours. 9:30-11:30am. Naturalist leads bus tour thru refuge to view bald eagles, bison, coyotes, deer, raptors, etc. Repeats 1/24, 1-2:30pm. RSVP required.
1/21 Sunday—The Masked Bandit. 10-10:45am. Learn about black-footed ferret in Refuge ferret exhibit; naturalist-led program. RSVP required.
1/27 Saturday—Hawk Talk. 10-11am, presented by Natures Educators. See 5 live raptors and learn in auditorium program.
2/3 Saturday—Falcon Frenzy. 10-11am, presented by Natures Educators. See 4 live falcons and learn why they are the “fighter jets” of the bird world in auditorium program.
1/6 to 2/3—Rumors. Spotlight Theatre Company at John Hand Theater. www.thisisspotlight.com
To 2/24—Detroit 67. Curious Theatre Company, 1080 Acoma St. www.curioustheatre.org
1/12 to 2/18—Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill. Vintage Theatre. 1468 Dayton St., Aurora Cultural Arts District. www.vintagetheatre.org
1/19 to 2/10—Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Aurora Fox Theater, 9900 E. Colfax Ave. www.aurorafoxartscenter.org
1/25 to 1/30—Steal a Pencil for Me. Wolf Theater at Mizel Arts and Cultural Center, 350 S. Dahlia St. www.maccjcc.org
1/26 to 2/25—American Mariachi. Stage Theatre, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 14th and Curtis. www.denvercenter.org
1/26 to 5/6—Sense and Sensibility. Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. www.arvadacenter.org
Ronald McDonald Family Rooms at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children. At Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Hospital for once-a-week commitment, 6-month minimum. www.ronaldhouse.org under “How You Can Help” for info.
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. 1532 Galena St., Ste. 380. 720.460.1393
Single Volunteers of Greater Denver. Volunteer, not-for-profit singles group, meet others and assist nonprofit organizations for events/activities. www.svgd.org