The Joy of Toys

Submitted by Lara Herrington on Tue, 11/20/2012 - 6:10pm

The season of toy soldiers and may be over, but you can still indulge your inner child. Experience a collective exhibit  filled with toy- and game-themed art pieces. Mon-Thu 8:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Fri 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; closed Sunday. 


Copper Mountain 40th Anniversary

Submitted by Jae Drouilhet on Tue, 12/04/2012 - 9:46am

Copper Mountain celebrates it's 40th Anniversary by getting groovy. Score amazing deals on the mountain and in the village—like $40 lift tickets, $40 rentals, $40 bottle service at Escobar, 72 cent beers outside Endo's form 1-5 p.m., and $40 Woodward Intro Session. Get down on Saturday with Super Diamond, a Neil Diamond cover band, after hunting for the "Ruby Anniversary Ring" in a mountain-wide scavenger hunt.

Holiday Miniatures Show

Submitted by Lindsey R. McKissick on Thu, 10/18/2012 - 3:18pm

If the best gifts really do come in small packages, then your friends will be really excited when they open theirs. Everything at thie exhibit is done on miniature, eight-inch-by-10-inch or smaller canvases using oil, pastels, glass, bronze, and more. No matter your art preference, you'll find a keeper in the more than 600 pieces on display. Our pick: John K. Harrell's Floating Magic, an acrylic painting of boats and their refelctions on the water. Tue-Sat 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Hammond's Candy Cane Festival

Submitted by Edit Interns on Wed, 10/12/2011 - 10:51am

Even your child’s sweet tooth will be satisfied after this winter festival. Kids can jump in the bounce house, visit with Santa, and take a mini tour of the factory. Fri 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Holiday Mancraft

Submitted by Gigi Sukin on Sun, 12/02/2012 - 9:30pm

Though it may not fit stereotypical macho man standards, some creative dudes show what they're made of by flaunting their artistic sides. Ink Lounge helps with holiday shopping by presenting a number of original works all made by men. Choose from screen prints, letter presses, soap, or plush stuffed animals from a variety of local guys. If you haven't gotten your fill of creativity for one night, hop on the First Friday Shuttle Coach and visit the galleries along Sante Fe Arts District after shopping. Fri, 4-10 p.m.

Top Latke Cook-Off & Hanukkah Party

Submitted by Caroline Padden on Mon, 12/03/2012 - 10:44am

Kick-off Hanukkah with a latke showdown. Enter the competition, showcasing your take on the classic fried potato pancake, or sample others, casting your vote for People's Choice. Junior chefs are encouraged to participate with an under 18 category. After celebrating with latkes, light your menorah at a Hanukkah service held down the hall from the cook-off. Fri 5:30 p.m.



White Christmas Ball

Submitted by Kelsey Colt on Fri, 10/12/2012 - 8:18am

Love the film White Christmas? Then attend the ball themed after it. Dance to jazz by the Hot Tomatoes and swing dance to the Diamond Dolls around props and re-enactments from the movie. Really step back into the '40s and get all gussied up with makeup and pin-up hair workshops. Proceeds benefit the Wounded Warriors project and the Spirit of Flight Center Colorado. Fri 6 p.m.  

Les Miserables

Submitted by Lara Herrington on Tue, 12/04/2012 - 8:32am

Follow Jean Valjean and his fellow comrades as they navigate the brutal, complex world of post-revolutionary 19th-century France in this smash hit musical. Themes of poverty and despair are balanced with redemption and hope, set against show-stopping numbers. Fri-Sat 7 p.m. 


Ars Nova

Submitted by Kelsey Colt on Mon, 12/03/2012 - 10:13am

This Boulder group that performs with only their voices or, a cappella, is bringing a holiday show to Denver. Their show is a musical journey that starts in the 12th and 13th century with songs like “Ave Maria.” Taking the audience all the way to the 19th century, the 36 singers, will sing early American carols. Special guest, Lucille Reilly, will join them on stage as they perform a beautiful holiday show put together by artistic director, Thomas Edward Morgan. Days, times vary.   


Granny Dances to a Holiday Drum

Submitted by Lara Herrington on Tue, 12/04/2012 - 8:26am

There’s nothing cooler—or more universal—than  dancing and grandmothers.  Come watch this granny and the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble recall the magic and memories of childhood through spoken word, heart-pounding drumming, and dances from around the globe. This holiday show reminds us of the awesome human diversity in the world. Fri 7:30 p.m.; Sat 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m. 


Ballet Nouveau Colorado's The Nutcracker

Submitted by Lara Herrington on Tue, 12/04/2012 - 8:00am

The Ballet Nouveau Colorado school and dance company will perform a rendition of the Russian ballet Christmas classic that will whisk you away to the land of the Sugarplum Fairy. After the show, kids can learn ballet steps from the dancers at an onstage meet-and-greet. Fri 7:30 p.m.; Sat 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m. 


Drag Queen Time Machine

Submitted by Lara Herrington on Tue, 12/04/2012 - 8:08am

Drag Queen Time Machine is part drag-101, part hilarious entertainment. Actor Stuart Sanks is Shirley Delta Plow, leading audience members through the theatric show and highlighting the rough and rowdy history of drag (dressed as a girl) and its place in the gay rights movement. With games likes “Are you Smarter than a Drag Queen?”, audience participation is part of the fun. Fri-Sat 8 p.m. 


Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood

Submitted by Kelsey Colt on Mon, 12/03/2012 - 9:39am

Jazz, funk, “avant-noise”, are the sounds this quartet is producing. Driven together by jazz musician Bob Moses, the group formed and have now performed with the likes of punk artist Iggy Pop and Natalie Merchant. Hear songs like “Big Time” and new tracks from their acoustic live album, Free Magic. Fri 9 p.m.

Horse Feathers

Submitted by Kelsey Colt on Tue, 10/09/2012 - 10:46am

Add the horn, woodwind instruments, and drums to the traditional sound of Horse Feathers and you have the group's new album, Cynics New Year. The indie-folk band mixes different instruments with guitars, dancing fiddles, banjo and vocals in singles like, “Fit Against the Country.” Fri 9 p.m.

The Charlie Daniels Band

Submitted by Kelsey Colt on Tue, 10/30/2012 - 12:08pm

Winning a Grammy for "Best Country Vocal Performance," is just one of the many accolades this singer has captured. From co-writing Elvis Presley’s song “It Hurts Me” to being inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2008, country singer Charlie Daniels has played many packed houses throughout the years. See him in his legendary bullrider hat on-stage with his band and hear classics like “The Devil Went Down in Georiga.” Fri 10 p.m.