Need new snow gear? Test out the latest snowboards and skis from more than 10 local companies. Find your perfect fit with help from regional reps—and a few laps on the slopes. Be sure to stick around for an après party. Sat-Sun 8:30 a.m.
Wobble your way around one of Denver's greenest golf courses. This family friendly 5K walk/run will get you moving and outside into the crisp Colorado fall air. After the race, stick around for a light lunch and award presentations for race winners and best costume, so get creative. Save a few bucks on registration by bringing in a canned food donation for the Montbello Cooperative Ministry Food Bank. All proceeds benefit the Far Northeast Principals Leadership Council, an organization serving more than 19 schools and 12,000 students. Sat 9 a.m.
It’s not the night before Christmas yet, so to ward off the sugar plum fairies dancing in your head, stop by the Sugar Plum Bazaar. The Parkside Mansion will house 50-plus vendors featuring local artists such as Pink Attic Cat, Doozie, and South Ivy Knits. Weave through the booths and find house-made and vintage gifts perfect for holiday giving. Donations benefit the Ronald McDonald House. Sat-Sun 10 a.m. -5 p.m.
In Colorado, "fancy" can be confused with wearing your finest Patagonia, but don the true black-tie outift for this Heart of Dixie-themed event. 25th Annual Fantasy Ball. Start the evening with a dinner by Epicurean Catering followed by auctions and dancing to blues singer and pianist Marcia Ball. Proceeds benefit the Adoption Exchange, which provides services to the children and families through the adoption process. Sat 6 p.m.
One of the world's most successful video game composers, Tommy Tallarico, is bringing the sound out of the screen. The symphony orchestra will perform iconic video-game tunes--from Mario, Halo, Sonic and more--that define the experience while screens display the famous games themselves. Sat 7:30 p.m.
Radio personality Sheridan Whiteside is on bedrest after loosing his footing on a slippery doorway. He stays at the home of the eager, star-struck couple—with whom he had intended to share dinner with that evening—as he recuperates. Yet, quickly their admiration for the confined local celebrity fades as his irritable attitude and bizarre guests flood their otherwise happy home in this Christmastime comedy. Days, times vary.
Ever wonder what the hits of the 16th century were? Then find out at the Winter Revelry concert by the Kindred Spirits. The four musicians that make up the group play the Celtic harp, cello, flute, viola, violin, guitar, accordian, piccolo, Irish Bouzouki, and the fiddle. At this concert expect their traditional Renaissance and folk tunes of Old Europe but with a winter theme. Sat 8 p.m.
Ben Sollee is that rare artist whose music makes sense in a rock club, a rustic cabin, and a classical auditorium. The young cellist and singer-songwriter—he's collaborated with accomplished jazz-banjoist Bela Fleck and shaggy-haired folk-rocker Jim James—has been pushing his emotive voice and heady arangements into elegant jazz, pop, and folk territory since going solo in 2008. Sat 8 p.m.