Having a home to go to for the holidays is something many take for granted. Tackle either a 5K race or a fun run to get the family together and benefit the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless during this holiday season. Enjoy a post-race expo and some goodies to take home. Sat 7:15 a.m.
Not your typical go-to-the-bar-and-plies kind of dance class, this will get you moving combining modern dance and fitness components. Designed by Kim Robards, this "Kym Gym" class melds artistry with athleticism and get you sweating. Explore your inner dancer at a free fitness class taught by dancers from Kim Robards Dance Company. Sat 10 a.m.
Cancer touches everyone, but we too often forget about the four-legged cancer survivors and sufferers in our lives. Walk two miles with some furry friends to raise awareness for canine cancer. Stay after the walk for food and fun, including a silent auction. Proceeds will benefit 2 Million Dogs, an organization that helps fund research to find commonalities between canine and human cancer. Sat 10 a.m.
Appealing to more than just the peanut gallery, Buntport Theater's live comic book turns children's theater on its ear by playing to the tech-savvy generation of young-ins in the audience and inviting their parents to join in on the laughs. Each episode is based on a comic book chosen by the audience at the previous show. But despite key differences in every show, the pride of DenDiggityopolis takes the stage for pulse-pounding adventures every time. Join in for the three-part grand finale throughout the month of January.
Celebrate another successful year of a craft brewing by tasting some of 2012's best beers. Wynkoop will tap kegs and taste 35 different varities from this year like The Catalyst or London Calling IPA. Joining them will be the Breckenridge Brewery who will also bring four beers from 2012 and expect more special guests bringing the beer tally to more than 40 beers. As you sip on the brews also munch on gourmet cheeses. Sat 1 p.m.
3-D movies are all the rage, but 3-D concerts? Audience members will receive special glasses to view what promises to be a wild night of kaleidoscopic light and bass-heavy sound from '90s rockers Primus. While bass players are sometimes relegated to the background, Les Claypool taught a generation of kids that the bass guitar can be a dynamic lead intsrument. His three-piece group is an infectiously weird blend of virtuosic musicianship and hillbilly lyricism. Sat 7 p.m.
—Image courtesy of Tod Brilliant
A photojournalist returns home to New York City after being injured while on assignment in Iraq. Her partner anxiously tries to nurse her back to health, but she struggles to adjust from the horrors she has witnessed. Nominated for two Tony awards, Time Stands Still brings to light the unfolding drama of the war in Iraq and the effect it has on American families. Thu-Sat 8 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m.
Baroque tradition meets contemporary dance meets improvisation. Ballet Nouveau Colorado teams up with the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado for a provocative show featuring the music of Antonio Vivaldi and Giuseppe Tartini, and a world premiere dance by artistic director Garrett Ammon and Sarah Tallman. Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m.
—Image courtesy of Ballet Nouveau Colorado
Leonard Cohen is the total package. This Canadian is a singer, songwriter, musician, poet, and even a published novelist. Playing pop rock since the '60s, Cohen has created hits like “Suzanne” and “So Long Marianne.” Hear his dark poetic lyrics on his newest album, Old Ideas. Sat 8 p.m.
Denver-born, Flobots, now have completed four albums since the six artist came together in 2000. The hip-hop musical group portray a similar sound in their new album with thick bass guitar, percussion, and a little bit of trumpet and viola here and there, similar to single “Handlebars.” Come hear all their past songs and also new tracks from, The Circle in the Square. Sat 9 p.m.