NE DENVER/NW AURORA EVENTS
11/1 Friday—Food Truck Rodeo. 11am–2pm. Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy, Aurora. Auroragov.org/events
11/5 to 12/5—20th Annual Festival of Wreaths. Benefiting the Aurora Museum Foundation. View at 4 locations including The Stanley Marketplace, stanleymarketplace.com
11/9 Saturday—Bill Roberts Fun Run. 9am check-in and registration, 10am start time. 1 mile or 5K. Family food and fun. 2100 Akron Way. To register or sign-up to volunteer, go to billroberts.dspk12.org/fun-run
11/15 Thursday—Active Minds: Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe’s history as a former British Colony, the nominally independent country of Rhodesia, and a 15 year civil war involving complicated race relations. Free. 1–2pm. activeminds.com. Sam Gary Library, 2961 Roslyn St. denverlibrary.org
11/19 Tuesday—GSBA Monthly Meeting. 8–9am. Network, present your business, learn about other members’ businesses, or stuff Welcome Bags. stapletonbusiness.com. 7350 E 29th Ave #300.
11/20 Wednesday—Contempt, Division and (re)Finding Humanity during the Election Season. Presented by The Conflict Center. 6:30–7:30pm. activeminds.com. Park Hill Library, 4705 Montview Blvd. denverlibrary.org
11/21 Thursday—Active Minds: Space Exploration – From the Moon Landing to Today and Beyond. The space race, the Apollo Mission, and the role NASA has played since the lunar landing. Free. 6:30–7:30pm. activeminds.com. Sam Gary Library, 2961 Roslyn St. denverlibrary.org
11/22 Friday—Winter Welcome. 6–8pm. Fire pits, s’mores, food trucks and more. Many events require tickets for sale at the MCA ticket booth. 29th Ave Town Center. stapletoncommunity.com
11/22 to 1/2—Camp Christmas. Tickets start at $8. All ages. Over-the-top indoor immersive installation turns the holiday spirit all the way up. denvercenter.org. The Hangar at Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St, Aurora.
11/25 Sunday—Sam Gary Literary Book Club. 2pm. November Title: Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover. denverlibrary.org. Sam Gary Library, 2961 Roslyn St.
11/30 Saturday—Break the Ice. Street party with aerial & ice skating performances, character meet & greets, skate with Santa and more. 4:30–6:30pm. northfieldstapleton.com. The Shops at Northfield Stapleton.
To 11/30—Guardian Storage Winter Coat and Sock Drive. Collecting gently used coats and new socks. guardianstorage.com. 3633 North Walden Cir, Aurora.
12/3 Tuesday—City of Aurora Holiday Tree Lighting. 5–7pm. Aurora Municipal Center. auroragov.org
11/13 Wednesday—LUN (Lowry United Neighborhoods) Quartly Meeting. Time to talk trash with Megan Lane, Denver Recycling Program and Community Resource Officer on Holiday Safety. Eisenhower Chapel, 293 Roslyn St. email@example.com
11/21 Thursday—New High Comfort Bikeway: Central Park Boulevard from Montview Boulevard to 36th Avenue Public Meeting. Central Park Rec Center, 5:30–7pm. denvergov.org/bikeprogram
11/1 Friday—First Friday Art Walks. Santa Fe Arts District, Tennyson Art Walk, River North (RiNo) Art District, Golden Triangle Museum, Navajo Street Art District. denver.org/things-to-do/denver-arts-culture/denver-art-districts
11/2 Saturday—Pioneering on the Platte. Free celebration of Denver history. 11am–2pm. Pan for gold, listen to Native American stories, make crafts, and take photos at our Western photo-booth. Grant Frontier Park, 2300 South Platte River Dr. thegreenwayfoundation.org
11/2 Saturday—Día de los Muertos Celebration. Mexican celebration remembers deceased loved ones. 9am–3pm. Free with admission. Denver Botanic Gardens, York St. botanicgardens.org
11/2–11/3—Urban Holiday Market. 11am–6pm. Skyline Park, 1100 16th St. Mall. coloradoevents.net
11/3 Sunday—Womxn’s March Denver Fundraiser: Movie Night and Happy Hour. Showing of the new documentary Raise Hell: the Life and Times of Molly Ivins. 3pm. womxnsmarchdenver.org. Drafthouse Theatre, Sloans Lake 4255 W Colfax Ave.
11/8 to 11/10—Junior League Mile High Holiday Mart. Gates Field House, Univ. of Denver, 2201 E. Asbury Ave., Denver. Hours vary. JLD.org
11/8 to 11/10—International Gem & Jewelry Show Denver. A variety of gems, beads, and jewels from all across the globe. Denver Mart. For hours, rules and discounted tickets: intergem.com
11/9—Denver Veterans Day Parade & Festival. Parade starting at Colfax & Bannock and ending at Civic Center Park, 10am-12pm. Festival follows till 3pm. denverveteransday.com
11/9 Saturday—Rock-A-Belly Festival. 6–10pm. Tickets $50. Tastings from top restaurants, breweries, distilleries & live music. Tivoli Student Union, 900 Auraria Pkwy. foodforthoughtdenver.org
11/13 Wednesday—Colorado “I Have A Dream” Foundation 31st Annual Gala. Saluting the achievements of individuals who “Dream it…Achieve it!” and pave the way for others. Denver Center for Performing Arts. 1350 Arapahoe St. 303.861.5005
11/13 Wednesday—Jewish Colorado Presents: Men’s Event Boots and BBQ. National Western Complex Event Center. jewishcolorado.org
11/15 to 11/16—Kicker Monster Truck. Featuring Bigfoot. Fri. show at 7:30pm, Sat. at 2pm and 7:30pm. Tickets at ticketswest.com. kickermonstertruck.com. National Western Events Center.
11/15 to 11/17—33rd Annual Holiday Food & Gift Festival. Hundreds of local artisans and vendors. Meet Santa Claus. Fri. 10am–7pm, Sat. 10am – 6pm, Sun. 10am – 5pm. $3 coupon in this month’s paper. hfgf.com. National Western Complex.
11/16 Saturday—TEDxMileHigh: Imagine. All day events 9:30am–10pm. Bellco Theater. Tickets at tedxmilehigh.com
11/21 to 11/23—Denver Botanic Garden’s Winter Gift Market. Thursday, 4–8pm, Friday & Saturday, 9am–6pm. Free gardens & market admission. 1007 York St. 720-865-3500, botanicgardens.org
11/22 to 12/23—Denver Christkindl Market. Authentic German holiday experience. Shopping for artisan gifts and a heated Festival Hall. ChristkindlMarketDenver.com. Skyline Park-16th Street Mall and Arapahoe St.
11/23 to 11/24—World Gift Market. Unique fair-trade and eco-friendly gifts that let you give twice. Sat. 9am–4pm, Sun. 9am–2pm. First Universalist Church of Denver, 4101 E Hampden Ave. firstplymouthchurch.org
11/23 to 11/24—Sugar Plum Bazaar. A makers market featuring over 120 vendors from multiple states. 10am–5pm. The Denver Mart. sugarplumbazaar.com
11/27 Wednesday—Thanksgiving Eve Community Worship. Followed by the 40th annual pie fest. Donate cans of chili to stock local food pantries. 7pm. augustanadenver.org. 5000 E. Alameda Ave.
11/30 to 12/1—Horseshoe Holiday Market. All things handmade, vintage, art, and design. 10am–5pm. Highlands Masonic Temple 3550 Federal Blvd. horseshoemarket.com
To 12/6—Denver Leaf Drop 2019. Weekday and weekend drop sites. 5 pack of 30 gallon leaf bags at Denver ACE Hardware stores. Dates times and locations at DenverGov.org or call 311.
HEALTH, WELLNESS, FITNESS
11/3 Sunday—Fall Fest 5k, Bolder Boulder qualifying event. Race/walk in memory of Luke Wyatt Morin. Proceeds go to Children’s Hospital Colorado to support research for DIPG. Central Park, 9651 E. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. runsignup.com/Race/CO/Denver/GoddardFallFest5k
11/10 Sunday—Denver Veterans Day 5K and 10K. 8am. City Park. denverveteransday.com
11/10 Sunday—Colorado HAL (Healthy Active Living) Run. Washington Park. 10am–12pm. coloradohalrun.com
11/10 Sunday—AWAKE Day of Mindfulness. One-day mindful living retreat includes, mindful meditation, gentle asana, dharma talks, a mindful lunch and more. awakeexperience.com. 1195 Newport St.
11/16 Saturday—Pumpkin Pie 5K/10K. City Park. 8:45am. pumpkinpie5K.com
11/28 Thursday—5th Annual Stanley Harvesting Hope Turkey Trot. Family friendly. Featuring a professionally timed 5K & 10K and free kids fun run. harvestinghope5k.com. Stapleton Central Park, 8801 M.L.K. Jr Blvd.
11/28 Thursday—46th Annual Mile High United Way Turkey Trot. Washington Park, 10:15am. unitedwaydenver.org/turkey-trot
KIDS AND FAMILIES
Every Tuesday—Tattered Tales Storytime. 30 minutes of stories, activities and snacks. 10:30am, 2526 East Colfax Ave. tatteredcover.com
Every Thursday—Star K Kids. 9:30 and 11am; kids 5 and under. Morrison Nature Center, 16002 E. Smith Rd., Aurora. auroragov.org
Every Saturday—Little University. 10:30–11am. Various kids’ programming, changes weekly. Schlessman Library, 100 Poplar St. denverlibrary.org
Baby, Toddler & Preschool storytime. Denver Library. Various locations, times and days. Details at denverlibrary.org/events.
11/2 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. homedepot.com
11/3 Sunday—Halloween Spooktacular. Boettcher Concert Hall. This family-favorite concert features music from films, television, and more. 2:30pm. Adults $27, children $10. coloradosymphony.org
11/6 Wednesday—Firehouse Tales for Tots. Free with general admission. 11am–12pm. Denver Firefighters Museum, 1326 Tremont Pl. denverfirefightersmuseum.org
11/10 Sunday—Jr. Rangers. 1:30–3pm; kids 6–12. Signs of Animals. Morrison Nature Center, 16002 E. Smith Rd., Aurora. auroragov.org
11/13 Wednesday—Create Playdate: Drop-in Artmaking Program for Kids 3-5. 10am–1pm. Tots and their grownups enjoy story time, art making, and more. Denver Art Museum, 100 W 14th Ave. Pkwy. denverartmuseum.org
11/19 Tuesday—Little Wings: Let’s be Engineers. 9–10am. Ages 2–4. With one adult. $1 off admission. Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, 7711 East Academy Blvd. wingsmuseum.org.
11/23 to 11/24—Bunk with the Beasts at the Denver Zoo. Kids and family will enjoy dinner, hot cocoa and crafts and a variety of activities that explore how animals survive even the coldest of winters. 2300 Steele St. 720-337-1400. denverzoo.org
11/24—Fourth Sundays at Four Mile Historic Park. Explore and enjoy story time and a craft for the youngsters. Adults $7, youth (7-17) $5, under 6 free. Get here early! 715 S Forest St. fourmilepark.org
11/25 Monday—Teen Movie Night. Grades 6–12. Free. Denver Museum of Nature and Science. 2001 Colorado Blvd. dmns.org
11/25 to 11/26—Urban Animals: SPREE Holiday Camp. Learn with SPREE the different urban animals that call our City and the South Platte River their home. Campers may attend either or both days. thegreenwayfoundation.org. 610 S Jason St.
11/25 to 11/26—Give Thanks Art Camp. Choose one or both days. Children will use art to remember what they are thankful for. neighborhoodartstudio.com. Neighborhood Art Studio, 4890 Ironton St. Unit 6A.
11/25 to 11/29— Thanksgiving Break Week at the Denver Art Museum. Free general admission for kids every day includes hands-on artmaking and more. denverartmuseum.org. 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy.
11/29 Friday—Home Alone in Concert. Boettcher Concert Hall. Hilarious and heartwarming holiday fun for the entire family. Tickets start at $15. coloradosymphony.org
To 12/1—Denver Puppet Theater. Hansel and Gretel. 3156 W. 38th Ave. denverpuppettheater.com
To 12/29—Ella Enchanted. A captivating tale for children and adults of all ages. Tickets $9–$13. Main Stage. 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Arvada. arvadacenter.org
LECTURES, CLASSES, INFORMATIONAL EVENTS
11/5 Tuesday—World War I: The Great War. The hundred year anniversary of the end of World War I, the “war to end all wars.” Free. 10–11am. activeminds.com. Jewish Community Center, 350 S Dahlia St.
11/6 Wednesday—Bold Women. Change History. Lecture Series. Maria Hinojosa, Emmy-Winning Journalist. Complimentary childcare. 1200 Broadway. historycolorado.org
11/17 Sunday—An Evening with Journalist Ari Melber. Host of MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber” comes to the JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center’s Jewish Arts, Authors, Movies and Music Festival (JAAMM). jccdenver.org. 350 S. Dahlia St.
11/1—Cultural First Friday: Día de los Muertos. 4–9pm. Museo de las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Dr. museo.org
11/3 Sunday—Cockpit Demo Day. 10am–2pm, Wings over the Rockies Museum, Lowry. wingsmuseum.org
To 1/12/20—Still: Elemental. Exhibition features multisensory experiences to engage visitors’ emotions. Clifford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock St. clyffordstillmuseum.org
MUSEUM FREE DAYS
Monday–Friday—The Money Museum. Closed weekends and bank holidays. 1020 16th St. kansascityfed.org
Tuesday–Sunday—Aurora History Museum. 15051 E. Alameda Pkwy, Aurora, auroragov.org
11/1 to 11/9—Denver Arts Week. 9 day celebration of all things art in The Mile High City, featuring more than 300 events at a wide variety of art galleries, museums, theaters and concert halls, many of which are deeply discounted. More info at denver.org/denver-arts-week/
11/2—Free Night at the Museums. Many museums open late and admission free 5–10pm. Details at: denver.org/denver-arts-week/free-night-at-the-museums
11/2—Denver Art Museum Free SCFD Saturday. Free for kids 18 and younger every day. Denver Art Museum, 100 W 14 Ave Pkwy. 720-865-5000, denverartmuseum.org
11/2 Saturday—Clifford Still Museum Free Day. 10am–10pm. 1250 Bannock St. clyffordstillmuseum.org
11/5 Tuesday—The Children’s Museum Free Evening. 4–8pm. mychildsmuseum.org
11/8 Friday—Denver Zoo SCFD Free Day. 2300 Steele St. denverzoo.org
11/8 Friday—Four Mile Historic Park SCFD Free Day. 715 S. Forest St. fourmilepark.org
11/10 Sunday—Music in the Galleries: Roma Ransom. Listen to live performances surrounded by Clyfford Still’s vibrant paintings with Roma Ransom. clyffordstillmuseum.org. 1250 Bannock St.
11/11 Monday—Denver Botanic Gardens SCFD Free Day. 1007 York St. botanicgardens.org
11/17 Sunday—Denver Museum of Nature & Science SCFD Free Day. 2001 Colorado Blvd. dmns.org
11/21 Thursday—Plains Conservation Center SCFD Free Day. 21901 E. Hampden Ave., Aurora. botanicgardens.org
12/3 Tuesday—The Children’s Museum Free Evening. 4–8pm. mychildsmuseum.org
11/1 to 11/16—And Toto too Theatre Company presents Charlie’s Waiting. Producing plays by women playwrights. 1245 Champa St. andtototoo.org
11/1 to 12/15—Looped. A comedy by Matthew Lombardo. vintagetheatre.org. Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St, Aurora.
11/2 to 12/15—The Thanksgiving Play. A wickedly funny satire.1080 Acoma St. curioustheatre.org
11/6 to 11/17—The Phantom of The Opera. A spectacular new production. Tickets start at $45. denvercenter.org. Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St.
11/8 Friday—Mozart Symphony No. 40. Boettcher Concert Hall. Tickets start at $15. coloradosymphony.org
11/9 Saturday—Hunchback of Notre Dame Silent Film Comes to Life with Organ Improv. Organist Peter Krasinski accompanies the silent film. augustanaarts.org. 5000 E Alameda Ave.
To 11/9—Mrs. Warren’s Profession by George Bernard Shaw. germinalstage.com. John Hand Theater, 7653 E. 1st Pl.
11/10 Sunday—The Maccabeats a cappella group. More than 20 million views on YouTube, numerous TV appearances, and proven success with four albums. jccdenver.org. JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center, 350 S. Dahlia St.
To 11/10—Denver International Film Festival. 200+ films, panels, workshops and more. denverfilmfestival.denverfilm.org
To 11/10—Plaza Suite. A comedy in three acts by Neil Simon. Black Box Theater. 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Arvada. arvadacenter.org
11/15 to 11/16—Stripped. Traci Kern shares songs and stories in her cabaret. Aurora Fox Arts Center, 9900 E. Colfax Ave. aurorafoxartscenter.org
11/15 to 12/22—Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Space Theatre, Speer Blvd & Arapahoe St. denvercenter.org
11/20 Wednesday—Charlie Foxtrot: Comedy at Stanley. A new monthly comedy show every 3rd Wednesday at 8pm. Stanley Marketplace, stanleymarketplace.com
11/22 to 12/22—A Christmas Carol: The Musical. Main Stage Theater. 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Arvada. arvadacenter.org
To 11/23—The Necromancer’s Stone. When a boy’s uncle goes missing, he begs the Voodoo queen for her help. bitsystage.com. The Bitsy Stage, 1137 S. Huron.
11/23 to 11/24—The Hip Hop Nutcracker. Tickets start at $20. denvercenter.org. The Buell Theatre, 1385 Curtis St.
11/23 to 12/22—Calendar Girls. Based on the Miramax motion picture by Juliette Towhidi and Tim Firth. Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm. firehousetheatercompany.com. John Hand Theater, 7653 1st Pl.
To 11/24—A Doll’s House Performed in repertory with A Doll’s House, Part 2. Tickets start at $30. Ages: 16+. Follow two acclaimed playwrights’ distinctive takes on one woman’s journey to self-discovery. denvercenter.org. Ricketson Theatre, 1050 13th St.
11/29 to 12/22—The Second City’s Twist Your Dickens. Seasonal satire that’s never the same thing twice. Aurora Fox Arts Center, 9900 E. Colfax Ave. aurorafoxartscenter.org
11/30 to 12/29—The Nutcracker. Colorado Ballet’s acclaimed Nutcracker returns for its 59th year. Ellie Caulkins Opera House. coloradoballet.org
To 2/16—Goodnight Moon. Tickets start at $16. Ages: PreK-2nd grade. The beloved bedtime story comes to life on stage for a whimsical musical adventure. denvercenter.org. Randy Weeks Conservatory Theatre, 1101 13th St.
11/16 Saturday—Volunteers of America Rake Up Colorado. 17th Annual Rake Up Colorado Volunteers are needed to assist limited income seniors by raking leaves throughout Adams, Arapahoe, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson counties. Call 303-264-3334 or voacolorado.org
11/22 to 11/23—2019 Denver Feed a Family Thanksgiving Distribution. Set-up and/or day of distribution volunteers needed. To donate or help, sign-up at epworthfoundation.org
Every third Saturday—Volunteering Orientation 9–10am. Urban Farm at Stapleton offers opportunities for individuals and families. RSVP: theurbanfarm.wufoo.com/forms/zia2rpb0ou3ew1. 10200 Smith Rd.
Mentoring high-performing, low-income students. Minds Matter is recruiting our next class of college access mentors to help high-performing, low-income high school. mindsmatterdenver.org
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. 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. 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., 720-460-1393