Look out for speeding pink tu-tus. Deck your your snow gear in any and all shades of pink for the world's largest ski day for breast cancer survivorship. Ski or ride all day to the five Vail decks in the checkpoint challenge before joining in the celebration ski down at the day's end to honor those effected by cancer. Don't miss the the after party with food, prizes, and a free concert by the Charlie Mars Band. Sat 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
The M.O.M.S. (Mothers of Multiples Society) knows everyone loves a good bargain. Come check out items on discount (50-90 percent off retail prices) like clothing, furniture, and strollers, as well as fun items that the kids will love, such as toys and books. All proceeds benefit the M.O.M.S. Community Outreach Program, which works to provide supplies to low-income families with children across Colorado. Sat 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
For those who didn't think one could be a "professional" walker, think again. Pro walker Jonathan Stalls is leading a six-mile walk through the neighborhoods of Baker, Washington Park, and the Broadway district. Walk along with Stalls as he tells you all about the area's history and culture, including some samples of neighborhood foods. The walk will last about three hours, so make sure to wear comfortable gym shoes. Sat 9 a.m.
Beats, booze, and brunch come together during SnowBall Music Festival weekend. Fill your belly with eats and top-shelf breakfast cocktails as bands jam in the background. The midday soiree is hosted by Imbibe Denver and benefits Phoenix 999, a new nonprofit founded by a group of Columbine survivors who have come together in the wake of the Aurora shooting to offer support to victims of mass violence.
Denver-based artist Sigri Strand has created an environment in this series of colored photographs where food and plants are objects of ritual. The images focus on natural products such as pomegranates, lemons, and flowers on altars and pedestals. Mon-Sat 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun noon-6 p.m.
This festival blends music and the mountains at the base of Crested Butte Ski Resort’s steep ski slopes. Afternoon-to-sunset performances feature the forefront artists of traditional Jamaican reggae, the Wailers and Vermont-based Twiddle, a quartet that spins funk and jazz with bluegrass and reggae. Sat 2:30 p.m.-6 p.m.
Pull on your suits, gowns, and guises for this masquerade benefit. Feast on a three-course dinner of seared Pacific salmon and rosemary-charred hanger steak with ratatouille and basil-whipped potatoes, plus fruit Pavlova or a chocolate salty caramel tart. Close the evening with bids at the live auction. Proceeds benefit Family HomeStead, which provides services, programs, and public outreach to homeless families with children in the area. Sat 6-10 p.m.
For a decade, PlatteForum has connected contemporary artists with at-risk youth through its innovative and intensive artist-in-resident program. Celebrate PlatteForum’s 10th anniversary with live performances from local salsa and Latin jazz band, Conjunto Colores, and a crew of past and current artists-in-residence, such as DJ’s Memetic and Pho. Beyond the music, take in large-scale graffiti-esque paintings, live sketching demos, and pop-up performances. Sat 6:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m.
Catch the back-breaking clotheslines and leg drops from the world's top professional wrestlers. Featuring John Cena and current WWE Champion CM Punk, this brawl will get you out of your seat when you see your favorite wrestlers going toe-to-toe in center ring. For the first time in the history of the WWE, the tour is making its way to Broomfield, giving you a unique chance to see the action live. Sat 7:30 p.m.
Husband-and-wife musical duo Eyvind Kang (viola) and Jessika Kenney (vocals) create truly compelling and meditative avant-garde music. The couple's latest project is based on Persian and Japanese traditional sounds. Kang and Kenney's first Denver appearance includes a performance designed to get the full benefit of the MCA Denver's floor plans and particular acoustics.
The bonds of brotherhood are examined in this vibrant play about male relationships. Two brothers reconnect after the younger brother—recently released from prison—takes a job at his older brother’s car repair shop. The dynamic between the men is complicated when the younger one's prison friend comes to visit. The winner of the New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award, this production incorporates hints of West African mythology along with musical components to look at the links between brothers, friends, and lovers. Thu-Sat 8 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m.
This folk stalwart’s 25th full-album release, October’s Hymns to What Is Left, was a true family affair. The deep-voiced singer flushed out the album’s bass- and drum-less tracks with harmonies from wife, Iris Dement, and daughters Pieta and Constie—all accomplished musicians. Listen for Brown's poignant vocals and bluesy acoustic songs from the latest release plus hits from his decades-old catalogue of award-winning folk music. Sat 8 p.m.
Get ready from some ground-stomping bluegrass. Rapid and jarring string instrumentals meet smooth harmonics and uplifting vocal crescendos in this quintet’s performance, which includes the violin, upright base, mandolin, banjo, and guitar—a collaboration that was awarded with the 2013 Grammy for best bluegrass album Nobody Knows You. Sat 8:30 p.m.