The military training-inspired adventure challenge is like no other. You will endure up to 10 hours of hick hauling, army crawling, and fireman carrying led by Army Green Berets. The word "race" is purposefully omitted from the name as this event will take a team effort to cover up to 20 miles of ground. Sat 1 a.m., 10 p.m.
Shake off that super-stuffed post-turkey dinner feeling and check out a rail jam. Skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels are welcome to compete on Copper's creatively configured rail course. Expect to run into some snow pros training on the course: it's opening weekend for the mountain's 22-foot superpipe. Sat 8 a.m.
The fastest female skiers in the world will slice down the icy Rockies. Look for Lindsey Vonn and Julia Mancuso in the giant slalom and slalom events. After the races, enjoy the Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series featuring Reverend Horton Heat and dig in to some gourmet snacks at Taste of Winternational. Sat-Sun 10 a.m.
Feeling a little guilty about that extra slice of pie? Work off the over-stuffed feeling lingering from Thanksgiving by throwing on some snowshoes and trekking through the Copper Mountain snow in this 5K race. All proceeds benefit the Copper Environmental Foundation, an organization that supports and funds projects and programs in Colorado's Summit and Lake counties. Sat 9 a.m.
There’s gold in ‘dem hills young prospector! So grab your pick ax, a rock hammer, and get ready to crack some rocks open. In this interactive lesson, kids of all ages will have the chance to learn how miners pull gold from the earth. Afterwards, your kid could strike it rich in the backyard. Sat 10 a.m.
Frank Bonanno, one of Denver's most acclaimed restaurateurs, is letting you in on a few of his secrets—for free—during this live demo of some of his favorite recipes from the Luca d'Italia Cookbook. Learn how to make Sicilian calamari with caper berries, braised rabbit with Parmesan polenta, and lobster fra diavolo.
We'll bet you've never used a turkey as a bowling ball. But that's the premise of this fun event with a holiday twist: Toss a frozen turkey down a snow-covered alley to knock over pins. There will be prizes for the best turkey bowlers and swag giveaways. Sat 2 p.m.
Bowling, bands, food, and drinks; what more could you want? Head to the highly-anticipated new Punch Bowl Social Club and enjoy a night full of fun put on by Flobots.org. Form a team and join the bowling or Bar Olympics, which is a shuffleboard, pool, and table tennis contest. Listen to music performed by Bob Skizzum, Churchill, and special guests. Fundraising benefits Flobots.org who help local kids by providing them with music, education, and other opportunities. Sat 5:30 p.m.
It's post-Thanksgiving and the family is still in town. There's one thing we think everyone will be able to enjoy: the Beatles! Canadian tribute band Jeans 'n Classics is teaming up with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra to play the Fab Four's essential mid-'60s albums, Rubbber Soul and Revolver, in their entirety. The Paramount's ornate hall is the perfect setting for both old and new fans to catch onto fresh intracacies in these timeless tunes.
Join the Colorado Ballet, accompanied by its live orchestra, for a fresh romp through this nostalgic holiday production. Dazzling dance numbers and costumes plus Tchaikovsky’s live score are sure to bring back memories of the first time you saw this Christmas ballet. Fri 7:30 p.m.; Sat 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m.
Hip-hoppers are often trying to impart a message to their audience. Politically minded group The Coup is no exception. Known for bass-drive, danceable beats and lyrics about capitalism, American politics, and police brutality, the group has been making noise since 1990. Expect to hear new singles like "Not Yet Free" and "Pork and Beef" off their sixth album, Sorry to Bother You. Sat 8 p.m.