12/2013

Rudolph Ramble 5K

Submitted by Michelle Johnson on Thu, 10/17/2013 - 11:42am

It’s not time to go into hibernation just yet. Start December off right with the first of five events in the RunDenver series. This all ages 5K run begins and ends near the pavilion in City Park. Sun 10 a.m.

 

Holiday Cookie Workshop

Submitted by Lauren Mikus on Tue, 10/22/2013 - 1:09pm

'Tis the season to eat cookies. Learn tips on decorating treats wiht sparkling sugar and handy tricks for baking at elevation. You'll head home with five different recipes, including eggnog snickerdoodles, dark-chocolate candy-cane cookies, and white chocolate-dipped cranberry and pistachio biscotti. Sun 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Fuse Denver Holiday Market

Submitted by Abby Faires on Sun, 11/24/2013 - 10:31pm

Feel good about spending the day shopping at this holiday market to support local businesses. Browse fitted hats, paintings, artisan backpacks, and everything in-between, at this market filled with American-made goods sold by Colorado companies. A percentage of all ticket sales will benefit the GrowHaus—an indoor farm and education center in Denver. Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Drums of the World

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Tue, 11/26/2013 - 9:40am

The Colorado Symphony percussionists thump their way through a range of instruments from around the world in this annual event. Their repertoire includes some atypical "drums" (think: trash cans and plastic pipe) in addition to the "standard" boobams, darabukkas, and gankoguis. Sun 2:30 p.m.

The Polar Express

Submitted by Abby Faires on Wed, 10/16/2013 - 9:45am

Put your kids in their PJs and hop aboard the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad for an exciting train ride filled with hot cocoa, real reindeer, and a stop at the imaginary North Pole. Kids will hear the Polar Express read aloud and sing Christmas carols on the journey. Days, times vary.

93.3 Not So Silent Night 2013

Submitted by Michelle Johnson on Thu, 10/17/2013 - 10:33am

Denver’s modern rock radio station rings in the holiday season with California pop-rock act Young the Giant headlining the annual concert. The lineup also includes Grouplove, New Politics, Bastille, Saints of Valory, and Denver’s My Body Sings Electric. Sun 6 p.m.

 

Blossoms of Light

Submitted by Abby Faires on Wed, 10/16/2013 - 4:51pm

Prepare to be dazzled as more than one million twinkling lights guide you through the Denver Botanic Gardens. Warm drinks and tasty treats will be available, as well as 3-D glasses, which magically transform the lights into seemingly touchable shapes. Daily, 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Balls! A Holiday Spectacular

Submitted by Michelle Johnson on Thu, 11/21/2013 - 2:13pm

Nothing says the holidays like sock puppets and haikus—right? The fifth annual variety show gives Denver a reason to be merry with an amusing mix of sock puppet sing-alongs, haikus from the audience, and a white elephant gift exchange. Proceeds benefit the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault. Sun-Mon 7 p.m.

 

Jay Z Magna Carter World Tour

Submitted by Michelle Johnson on Thu, 10/17/2013 - 10:42am

In support of this summer's platinum release, Magna Carta Holy Grail, Jay Z is heading out on his first solo headlining your in almost four years. Mon 8 p.m.

 

Festival of Lights

Submitted by Jerilyn Forsythe on Thu, 11/21/2013 - 1:18pm

Still have some energy left after Thanksgivukkah? Join the Colorado Hebrew Chorale on the final night of Hanukkah for the annual Festival of Lights. Denver’s premier handbell ensemble, the Rocky Mountain Ringers, will provide the entertainment. Don’t forget to RSVP. Oh, and it's BYOM: Bring Your Own Menorah. Wed 5:30 p.m.

 

A Season To Share

Submitted by Abby Faires on Sun, 11/24/2013 - 10:22pm

Let the wine flow, the hors d'oeuvres be served, and inspiration fill the air at this event to benefit the Women's Global Empowerment Fund—the Denver-based nonprofit that provides microfinance loans and education programs to women in Uganda. Former congresswoman Betsy Markey and Ugandan program director Bukenya Mussa will make special appearances. Wed 5:30-8 p.m.

Beer and Cheese Pairing

Submitted by Madelyn Herzog on Mon, 11/25/2013 - 1:47pm

Cured co-owner and cheesemonger Will Frischkorn will serve five courses of cheeses and meats, while West Flanders chef Tony Hessel will select beers to sip with each selection. Hear the experts' pairing explanations as you enjoy the tasty snacks and beverages from these local Boulder-based eateries. Wed 7 p.m.

Denver Potters Association Annual Show and Sale

Submitted by Abby Faires on Mon, 12/02/2013 - 9:42am

Struggling to come up with the perfect gift idea for your artsy friend who lives and breathes all things local? Look no further than this annual holiday show, featuring dozens of local artists that specialize in one-of-a-kind ceramics, jewelry, wood works, and glass sculptures. Thu 3-8 p.m.; Fri 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Bike Art at the Dairy

Submitted by Abby Faires on Mon, 12/02/2013 - 10:00am

Boulder's bicycle culture transcends pedals and pavement in this exhibit featuring 125 pieces of art, chosen from nearly 500 entries across 27 states. Chandeliers made from bicycle gears and kinetic sculptures with recycled bearings will be on display, alongside a range of cycle-inspired photography, stained glass, sculptures, and more. Thu-Fri 4 p.m. 

BolderLife Festival

Submitted by Jerilyn Forsythe on Tue, 12/03/2013 - 9:36am

Need some inspiration to get off your couch or make a lifestyle change or do something new? The BolderLife Festival should do the trick. Through 36 film screenings, six theater performances, six local music shows, and several educational talks, the event addresses myriad global (and human) issues, from bullying to surviving intense grief.

Disney On Ice: Rockin' Ever After

Submitted by Abby Faires on Wed, 10/16/2013 - 2:54pm

Your little prince or princess will watch, laugh, and cheer on four of his or her favorite Disney princesses— Ariel, Belle, Repunzel, and Merida—as they each perform the movies' most memorable songs and compete to be the next superstar on ice. Thu 7 p.m.; Fri 11 a.m., 7 p.m.; Sat-Sun 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m.

RAWards

Submitted by Abby Faires on Sun, 10/20/2013 - 9:11pm

Check out some of Denver's best indie artists as they display their work at this semi-final event for the international RAWards Artist of the Year. The event includes a film screening, musical performance, fashion show, and gallery. Thu 7-11 p.m.

Greg Behrendt

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Thu, 10/17/2013 - 4:44pm

Comedian Greg Behrendt rose to fame with He’s Just Not That Into You, a self-help dating book-turned-film, but the former Sex and the City script consultant’s stand-up is about more than just the low-hanging fruit of relationship quips. Masculinity, magicians, and music reviews are all fair game. Thu 7:30 p.m.; Fri-Sat 7:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.

Jeff Tweedy

Submitted by Michelle Johnson on Thu, 10/17/2013 - 10:46am

While the rest of the band takes a break from touring this month, Wilco’s front man is on a short winter tour. Without his bandmates, Jeff Tweedy will play more intimate versions of songs from the esteemed alt-rock group's extensive discography. Thu 8 p.m.

 

Home Alone

Submitted by Madelyn Herzog on Tue, 12/03/2013 - 6:29pm

Delight in young Macaulay Culkin's antics when his parents and siblings accidentally leave him at home when they jet off for the holidays. Enjoy this timeless—and seasonally appropriate—classic at one of two special midnight screenings. Fri-Sat midnight.

(Un)Wrap Art This Season

Submitted by Madelyn Herzog on Wed, 10/23/2013 - 10:57am

Embrace the wintry weather with seasonal works from local artists. Abstract winter landscapes by Theodore Waddell, striking bear portraits by Robert McCauley, and spiritual paintings by Rocky Hawkins are sure to leave you feeling the holiday spirit. Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Family

Submitted by Madelyn Herzog on Mon, 11/25/2013 - 11:25am

Pairs of shoes, giggling sisters, newborn babies, wrinkled grandparents: these are some of the things that symbolize family for the 47 artists featured in this moving photography exhibit. Inspired by the spectrum of family structures, juror Katherine Ware selected snapshots that portray households of all shapes, sizes, ethnicities, and backgrounds. Tue-Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Audi Birds of Prey World Cup

Submitted by Michelle Johnson on Thu, 10/17/2013 - 11:35am

It's the only men’s World Cup event scheduled in the United States. Don’t miss your chance to cheer on the U.S. Ski Team before the upcoming Winter Olympics. Fri-Sun, times vary. 

 

Sparkling Universe

Submitted by Madelyn Herzog on Mon, 11/25/2013 - 1:14pm

Start off the new year by supporting youth art education at this exhibit and sale. Named "Sparkling Universe" by one young artist, this show will feature paintings, ceramics, prints, and more by DAVA's own students and contributions from several local artists. Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Holly Days

Submitted by Abby Faires on Sun, 10/20/2013 - 8:07pm

Kick off your wintertime deal-hunting spree with this three-day spectacular featuring one-of-a-kind handcrafted goods, live music by the Denver Gay Men's Chorus, and a Colorado Gingerbread House Competition. Fri-Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Broken Circle Breakdown

Submitted by Madelyn Herzog on Tue, 12/03/2013 - 6:12pm

Melodrama and bluegrass tunes abound in this film of classic American love, music, and culture. Lovers Elise and Didier—a tattoo artist and banjo player, respectively—experience a whirlwind romance until tragedy hits and their love and relationship is put to the test. Daily, times vary.

Pam Fortner and Chad Henry

Submitted by Madelyn Herzog on Tue, 10/22/2013 - 12:57pm

Come celebrate Sync Gallery's two newest members and its new location in the Santa Fe Art District. Pam Fortner uses textured, abstract paintings and graceful steel and plexiglass sculptures to represent the constrast of winter's darkness and light. Chad Henry works primarily with acrylic paint in his pieces, adding complexity with unexpected color combinations, text, and collage. Thu-Fri 1-4 p.m.; Sat noon-4 p.m. 

Out of the Furnace

Submitted by Madelyn Herzog on Tue, 12/03/2013 - 6:01pm

This gritty drama centers around Russell Baze (Christian Bale), a struggling steel worker living in present-day America's Rust Belt. When his younger brother returns from serving in Iraq and gets involved in a dangerous crime ring, Baze must decide between escaping his hopeless, dead-end life and coming to his brother's rescue. Daily, times vary.  

Holiday Mancraft

Submitted by Lindsey R. McKissick on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 1:51pm

Plaid shirts, beards, and cheap drinks—it all adds up to a not-so-traditional craft show. Peruse tables full of man-made goods such as furniture, soaps, and food from local makers Sjotime Industries, the Real Dill, and Paper Plates Press, among dozen more. Shoppers are encouraged to vote on which seller sports the best mustache. Ladies need not be shy; they're welcome too. Fri 4 p.m.

Zoo Lights

Submitted by Abby Faires on Thu, 10/17/2013 - 9:30am

Brighten up the season with more than 30 acres of lights and dozens of iridescent animal animations at the Denver Zoo. A plethora of warming stations make for the perfect snowy night family outing. Daily, 5:30-9 p.m. 

Summit for Life

Submitted by Lindsey R. McKissick on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 1:56pm

Perhaps trudging up 3,267 vertical feet doesn't sound too challenging. How about attempting it at night? Fasten on a headlamp and strap on your skins or spikes for the 2.5-mile hike up Aspen Mountain.

Olde Golden Christmas Candlelight Walk

Submitted by Abby Faires on Wed, 10/16/2013 - 10:01am

Let your seasonal spirit soar as you march down the main street of Golden, candle in hand, listening as carols fill the air. A massive Christmas tree awaits you at the visitors center, along with thousands of twinkling lights, local merchants, roasted chestnuts, and real reindeer. Fri 6 p.m. 

Holiday Festival

Submitted by Abby Faires on Thu, 10/17/2013 - 10:03am

Join the CU College of Music's choirs, orchestra, ensembles, and faculty soloists for this spirited performance of cherished seasonal classics. The auditorium will be draped in festive decorations and filled with holiday cheer. Fri 7:30 p.m.; Sat 4 p.m., 7:30 pm; Sun 4 p.m. 

Jimmy Fallon's Clean Cut Comedy Tour

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Thu, 10/17/2013 - 4:56pm

Jimmy Fallon is taking a break from Late Night to hit the road with three up-and-coming comics: Julian McCullough, Nate Bargatze, and Nick Thune, all stand-up veterans of Fallon's talk show. Expect humor without the cringe factor. Fri 7 p.m.

Scrooge's Holiday Flight

Submitted by Madelyn Herzog on Tue, 12/03/2013 - 6:37pm

This is Dickens's Christmas Carol like you've never seen it before. Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance Company's twist on this classic defies gravity, telling the story of Scrooge and the three holiday ghosts with trapeze, hoops, stilts and more. Fri 7:30 p.m.; Sat 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m.

Two for the Seesaw

Submitted by Kelsey Anne Lindsey on Mon, 12/02/2013 - 1:13pm

Sometimes change isn’t so good. This Broadway hit follows a lawyer as he abandons his loveless marriage in Nebraska for a passionate romance in New York. Watch the turmoil unfold in this premiere production by the ACTASANA acting school and theater. Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2:30 p.m.

 

The Perfect Gift

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Thu, 10/17/2013 - 4:54pm

Shocking as it may be, not everyone loves the holiday season. Stacia only begrudgingly participates in the gift-giving tradition, which to her seems inspired by guilt more than anything. Her perspective shifts, though, when she sits down with a homeless friend for a Christmas Eve dinner. Fri 7:30 p.m.; Sun 1 p.m.

Crossroads

Submitted by Abby Faires on Mon, 12/02/2013 - 9:19am

Sip on tasty cocktails and nibble on hors d'oeuvres, as you get lost in this celebration of progressive street art. Four artists—G Cody Day, the Signtologist, Raiko Ivanisevic, and Alex Kady—bring their artwork inside with multimedia demonstrations. Local musician Chris Cheslin will also. Fri 7:30-11 p.m. 

Gifted

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Wed, 10/16/2013 - 3:28pm

Aseem Ganeshe, a brilliant 15-year-old American, has the same dream as many of his peers: to star on reality TV. But that isn’t exactly a "career" path his family supports. The play won the 2012 On the Edge Festival of New Plays, an annual event highlighting Colorado playwrights. Days, times vary.

Third Eye Blind

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Mon, 12/02/2013 - 4:42pm

Sixteen years and 12 million records sold since their eponymous debut album, these late-'90s alt-rock chart toppers with deceptively dark lyrics are still playing sold-out—and loud—shows. If you scored tickets, you're lucky. For the only semi-charmed Third Eye Blind fans, there's always StubHub. Fri 8 p.m.

Parade of Lights

Submitted by Abby Faires on Thu, 10/17/2013 - 9:45am

Join Major Waddles the Penguin and Santa for this two-mile parade spectacular through the streets of downtown Denver. Ornate floats will line the streets as high school marching bands fill the air with sounds of the holiday season. Fri 8 p.m., Sat 6 p.m. 

ColderBOLDER

Submitted by Abby Faires on Mon, 12/02/2013 - 10:12am

This open 5K race takes runners on a scenic route through CU's Boulder campus and finishes inside the Balch Fieldhouse, where participants can enjoy warm food from Chick-fil-A. Bonus: Finishers of age will also get an ice-cold beer, compliments of Oskar Blues. Sat 7:45 a.m. 

Teddy Bear Bash

Submitted by Abby Faires on Mon, 10/07/2013 - 4:46pm

Make sure your little one brings their best cuddly buddy to this “unbearably” fun holiday party. They'll be able to call the North Pole Hotline to read off their Christmas list, wet a line at the North Pole Fish’n Hole, and go for a whimsical horse and carriage ride. Sat 9-11 a.m.

 

Ski and Snowboard Demofest

Submitted by Michelle Johnson on Thu, 10/17/2013 - 12:04pm

Still wondering which setup is best to shred the slopes on this season? Test out the latest ski and snowboard technology from a variety of manufacturers while getting advice on what gear is right for you. Sat 8:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m.

Santa Claus Special

Submitted by Abby Faires on Wed, 10/16/2013 - 11:11am

Old Saint Nick has replaced his reindeer with a fleet of historic railroad cars, each one decked out for the holidays. Kids can catch a glimpse of Santa's new ride at the Colorado Railroad Museum, and stop at the railroad post office to stamp and send their letters to the North Pole. Days vary, 9-5 p.m.

Holiday Miniatures Show

Submitted by Madelyn Herzog on Wed, 10/16/2013 - 1:03pm

Giant murals and floor-to-ceiling canvases can be striking, but sometimes it’s the smallest pieces that are the most interesting. Abend Gallery’s annual Miniatures Show features a variety of teensy artworks—nothing larger than 80 square inches is allowed—ranging from traditional to abstract. The best part: It's all available for purchase. Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Georgetown Christmas Market

Submitted by Abby Faires on Sun, 10/20/2013 - 9:01pm

Shop the streets of Georgetown which will be lined with carolers in Victorian costume while the scent of warm chestnuts and holiday cheer permeate the air. Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

North Face Park and Pipe Open

Submitted by Abby Faires on Mon, 12/02/2013 - 10:54am

Show some love for the underdogs at this freeskiing halfpipe competition that allows amateurs to compete alongside pros like Tanner Hall and Maddie Bowman. Winners will advance to the qualifying series for the Sochi Winter Olympics—the first winter games to include freeskiing halfpipe and slopestyle. Sat 10:45 a.m.-2 p.m., 3-4 p.m.; Sun 12:30-1:30 p.m., 1:30-3 p.m.

Workout of the Day for Warriors

Submitted by Michelle Johnson on Thu, 12/05/2013 - 2:11pm

Warm up for a workout that's not just about bettering your body, it's about bettering your soul. Benefitting Colorado veterans through the local chapter of Team Red, White, and Blue, this armistice workout includes sprints, squats, and sit-ups in a military-style fashion. Sat 11 a.m.

Holiday Gingerbread House Decoration

Submitted by Lindsey R. McKissick on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 1:39pm

Trade in 2-by-4's for preztle sticks and dry wall for gingerbread. Gather up the whole family to piece together an architectural masterpiece ode to the holidays. Don't fret about shopping for all the details as Cook Street provides the icing and an array of sugary decorations. Dipping and tasting all the building materials will be balanced with a lunch for each crew and wine for the grown-ups. Sat-Sun 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Denver Firefighters Museum Holiday Open House

Submitted by Abby Faires on Wed, 10/16/2013 - 10:44am

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be dressed in a different shade of red this year: fire-engine red. The Clauses will be join tykes at Denver's Old Station No.1 for holiday refreshments, crafts, and tours. Plus, they'll be collecting toys for the Toys for Tots Drive. Sat 4-6 p.m. 

White Christmas Ball

Submitted by Abby Faires on Sun, 10/20/2013 - 8:43pm

Travel back in time at this 1940s and 1950s themed holiday party, where you'll walk into a room transformed into a timeless movie set, complete with falling snow, roasted chestnuts, sleighs, and WWII era planes. Proceeds benefit the Wounded Warriors Project and the Spirit of Flight Center. Sat 5 p.m.

Ozomatli

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Mon, 12/02/2013 - 4:46pm

Genre mashups aren't uncommon in today's sample-obsessed music landscape, but Ozomatli provides a refreshing throwback: artists who interweave styles not through electronic samples but with old-fashioned musical talent. The L.A.-based band combines an urban-Latino foundation with cultural influences from across the globe. Sat 7:30 p.m.

It’s A Wonderful Life

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Thu, 10/17/2013 - 4:51pm

Each Christmas season, George Bailey reminds us to remember the people who make our lives special. The adaptation of Frank Capra’s original screenplay is PHAMALY Theatre Company’s first holiday production. Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m.

EOTO

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Mon, 12/02/2013 - 4:34pm

The electronic kin to the psychedelic jam bands of generations past, EOTO provides an entirely improvised act each night. Always evolving, the duo has adopted dubstep, punk, metal, and more, punctuating performances with whatever it takes to make you get up and dance. Sat 7:30 p.m.

Ira Glass: Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Thu, 10/17/2013 - 4:53pm

Radio and dance join forces in an unexpected synthesis of time-tested storytelling techniques. The host of NPR's award-winning This American Life, Ira Glass collaborates with New York City's Monica Bill Barnes & Company dance troupe to create a humorous show about the human experience. The unlikely pairing has drawn rave reviews. Sat 8 p.m.

The Magic Flute

Submitted by Abby Faires on Wed, 10/16/2013 - 2:38pm

Featuring a dragon, a princess, and a magic flute, this fantastical one-hour show reimagines Mozart's famous opera into an exciting, family-friendly way. Bonus: The cast will stick around after the finale for a 5 minute Q&A with curious little ones. Days, times vary. 

Canning for the Holidays

Submitted by Lauren Mikus on Tue, 10/22/2013 - 1:33pm

House-made preserves make personal—and yummy—gifts. Discover the art of canning with the help of Denver author Sundari Kraft, founder of the urban homesteading blog, EatWhereULive. Kraft will guide you through the process with inventive recipes such as pear and vanilla bean jam, carmelized onion confit, and spiced tomato jam. Sun 2-5 p.m. 

Jews Do Dylan

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Mon, 12/02/2013 - 4:50pm

"Yesterday's just a memory, and tomorrow is never what it's supposed to be." For one night, though, "the past lives on" as more than a dozen musicians pay homage to Bob Dylan. Julie Geller, Katie Glassman, Hal Aqua and the Lost Tribe, and a host of other acts add their own touches to the folk legend's classics. Sun 7 p.m.

FEED: Short & Sweet

Submitted by Madelyn Herzog on Tue, 12/03/2013 - 7:01pm

Join Boulder-based theater troupe, the Catamounts, for this annual evening of desserts, beer, and live performance. At a new location this year, the event will include four courses of sweets, performances by Catamount actors (and special guests), and live music from the FEED house band. Sat-Sun 8 p.m. 

The Flood Project

Submitted by Madelyn Herzog on Mon, 12/09/2013 - 3:17pm

BMoCA and the City of Boulder are turning to public artwork as a tool to faciliate community healing after the devastating floods this past fall. This ongoing and continuously evolving project will feature local artists with goals of thanking first responders and volunteers and recognizing those affected by the floods. Daily, all day.

Cirque Dreams Holidaze

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Thu, 10/17/2013 - 4:47pm

Cirque Dreams Holidaze takes traditional Christmas imagery and stands it on its head—literally. Dozens of stunt performers in outlandish holiday-themed costumes flip, spin, juggle, and fly their way through a show that will leave you dreaming of more exciting ways to hang the lights. Tue-Fri 7:30 p.m.; Sat-Sun 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

After Tiller

Submitted by Madelyn Herzog on Tue, 12/03/2013 - 6:23pm

This moving documentary explores the controversial subject of third-trimester abortion since the 2009 asssassination of Dr. George Tiller. Today, just four doctors in the United States—all former colleagues of Tiller—practice this risky and much-debated type of abortion. Wed 7 p.m.

Vienna Teng and Alex Wong

Submitted by Jerilyn Forsythe on Tue, 12/03/2013 - 9:10am

Stanford grad Vienna Teng's Ivy League education comes through in her smart, on-point lyrics—but that doesn't mean the pop musician's shows are boring. In fact, they're anything but. Teng's soothing voice and feel-good melodies are made even more poignant thanks to her collaboration with friend Alex Wong. The producer/writer has performed at Coachella, created soundtracks for shows like One Tree Hill, and was recently nominated for a Latin Grammy.

...de peregrina a peregrina...

Submitted by Kate Gibbons on Mon, 12/09/2013 - 5:08pm

Akin to treks to Mecca and Jerusalem, thousands of people make an arduous pilgrimage by foot, bike, or car to Mexico City each year. The tradition dates back centuries; some people plea for divine intervention, while others do it simply for the ritual.  The photographs in ...de peregrina a peregrina... capture the spirit and intimate moments of the journey in dazzling color. Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 

—Image courtesy of the Mexican Cultural Center 

Dew Tour Mountain Championships

Submitted by Kelsey Anne Lindsey on Mon, 12/02/2013 - 1:17pm

Keep your schedule clear next weekend for this official Olympic selection event as snowboarders and skiers from around the world compete on the superpipe and slopestyle course. Grab a spot at the bottom of the runs to see the final big-air moves by Steamboat's Arielle Gold and Breckridge's own Bobby Brown (pictured), among others. Thu-Sun all day. 

Image courtesy of Alli Sports

 

 

Spatial Agreements

Submitted by Kate Gibbons on Tue, 12/17/2013 - 8:18am

Architecture and art are one and the same according Ana PenalbaPlatteForum’s current artist in residence. The Spanish-born, now New York-based, artist created a series of animated, 3-D sculptures and experimental drawings that upend the idea that form follows function. Everyday objects such as bicycle wheels, kitchen utensils, and plastic bottles are repurposed into architectural forms, including a multi-legged, insectlike toaster and a construction lamp light tower.

FIVE by FIVE

Submitted by Madelyn Herzog on Tue, 12/10/2013 - 9:55am

This year's members' exhibition at Ice Cube celebrates the gallery's five year anniversary, with a variety of pieces using the theme "five" as a starting point. Artists' work is collaborative and conversational, emphasizing the community aspect of the gallery. Thu noon-5 p.m.; Fri noon-9 p.m.; Sat noon-5 p.m.

Dew Tour Mountain Championships

Submitted by Michelle Johnson on Thu, 10/17/2013 - 12:08pm

The Dew Tour rounds out its annual series in the Rocky Mountains. Watch snow sports pros such as Shaun White, Louie Vito, and Kelly Clark compete in the superpipe, slopestyle, and big air events. Thu-Sun times vary. 

 

Alice in Winterland

Submitted by Michelle Johnson on Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:41pm

Alice 105.9 rings in the holiday season with its annual winter music showcase. Local rock bands The Fray and ZZ Ward along with New York's A Great Big World will share the LoDo stage. Thu 6:30 p.m.

 

National Theatre Live: Macbeth

Submitted by Abby Faires on Mon, 12/09/2013 - 8:21pm

Catch the ultimate Shakespearean classic—performed live in Manchester, England—without ever leaving Denver. Nope, we're not talking quantum mechanics here. The theater performance is being recorded and screened on delay at the Sie FilmCenter. Thu 7 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m.  

Cooking Up a Business

Submitted by Kelsey Anne Lindsey on Sun, 12/08/2013 - 8:18pm

Turning your passion into a business might be less difficult than you thought. Former food editor Rachel Hofstetter (pictured)—along with the founders of Colorado companies Justin’s, Evol Foods, and Love Grown Foods—will lead an evening of conversation and small bites. Discover how these local entrepreneurs turned their culinary obsessions into full-fledged businesses.

Ms. 45

Submitted by Abby Faires on Mon, 12/09/2013 - 8:35pm

Don't miss the late Zoë Lund in her iconic role as the mute seamstress who ignites a one-woman killing spree against all of the men in New York City. Fully remastered in high-definition, this 1981 classic tale of revenge is returning to Denver for two midnight showings. Fri-Sat midnight. 

Hammond's Candy Cane Festival

Submitted by Abby Faires on Wed, 10/16/2013 - 12:18pm

Satisfy your sweet tooth at this iconic winter festival. Kids can have a ball in the bounce house or visit with Santa, while parents peruse holiday gifts and take a mini tour of the factory. Fri 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Melanie Steinway

Submitted by Madelyn Herzog on Tue, 12/10/2013 - 9:33am

Fascinated by animals and nature as a child, Boulder native Melanie Steinway primarily uses wood as a canvas for her artwork, adding detail and illustration with unique wood-burning techniques, wood stain, and paint. The artist and musician has done freelance illustration work for Prana and collaborated with Fender Guitar to create decorative instruments. Mon-Thu 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat noon-8 p.m.; Sun noon-6 p.m.

Star Wars Holiday Special

Submitted by Michelle Johnson on Fri, 12/13/2013 - 11:11am

Airing in November of 1978, the shamed Star Wars Holiday Special tells the story of Chewbacca’s journey home with Han Solo to celebrate Life Day—the Wookiee version of Christmas. The film garnered extremely negative reviews and was never released on home video, making it somewhat of a legend among Star Wars enthusiasts. Don’t miss this rare, one-night-only viewing. Sat 9 p.m.

 

Artaments: Holiday Show

Submitted by Madelyn Herzog on Tue, 10/22/2013 - 1:45pm

Looking for something other than traditional baubles and macaroni ornaments to dress up your tree this season? Original ornaments created by local artists will be on display and available to buy at this festive holiday show. Fri 6-10 p.m.; Sat-Sun noon-5 p.m. 

The Armstrong Lie

Submitted by Jerilyn Forsythe on Thu, 12/05/2013 - 5:39pm

Was Lance Armstrong’s greatest talent cycling—or storytelling? In 2008, documentary veteran and award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney set out to tell the story of Armstrong’s amazing comeback after surviving cancer. Life intervened, though, and Gibney wound up chronicling Armstrong’s dramatic downfall instead. The Armstrong Lie is an account of the man who won the Tour de France an unprecedented seven times—before and after telling one of greatest lies in sports history. Days, times vary.

 

Conquer! Denver

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Tue, 12/10/2013 - 11:22am

Equal parts intense competition and community celebration, Conquer! is true to its CrossFit roots. The inaugural event brings teams from the Centennial State's top CrossFit gyms together to test their mettle, but you don't have to be an elite fitness athlete to compete. Several spectator competitions give everyone a chance at cash prizes. Fri 7 p.m.-Sat 10 p.m.

Christy Wessler's Christmas Sing-Along Concert

Submitted by Madelyn Herzog on Tue, 11/12/2013 - 2:07pm

Get into the holiday spirit with Denver-based musician Christy Wessler's 11th annual Christmas sing-along. Listen to Wessler perform original numbers and join in for your favorite carols at this family-friendly celebration. Fri 7 p.m.

Comfort and Joy Christmas Show

Submitted by Michelle Johnson on Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:56pm

With the voices of more than 100 men, Sound of the Rockies delivers a sound so full, you won’t even notice the lack of instruments. The a cappella chorus spreads holiday cheer with an original twist on Christmas classics. Fri 7:30 p.m.; Sat 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

 

The Head and the Heart

Submitted by Michelle Johnson on Tue, 12/10/2013 - 11:06pm

With two back-to-back nights of sold-out shows in the Mile High City, it’s hard to believe Seattle indie-folk band The Head and the Heart made their debut just three years ago. If you were lucky enough to score tickets, expect songs from the band’s second album release, October’s Let’s Be Still. Thu-Fri 8 p.m.

 

Reggae Music Showcase

Submitted by Michelle Johnson on Tue, 12/10/2013 - 7:57pm

This all-ages event features three Colorado-born reggae bands (Apex Vibe, Desciples, and Skin Your Teeth) for a night packed with funky tunes influenced by Jamaican street music. Fri 9 p.m.

 

Patterson Hood

Submitted by Michelle Johnson on Thu, 10/17/2013 - 10:50am

As the son of the bassist from Alabama soul band Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, Patterson Hood has the raw vibe of Southern rock in his blood. Frontman for the Drive-By Truckers—a floor-thumping, down-and-dirty rock group—Hood expresses a lighter side to his sound through his solo releases. Catch tracks from his latest solo album Heat Lightning Rumbles in the Distance. Fri-Sat 9 p.m.

 

International Women's Ski Day

Submitted by Kelsey Anne Lindsey on Sun, 12/08/2013 - 8:21pm

Women of Colorado: If you need an excuse to head west, we've got it.  The first International Women’s Ski Day, hosted by K2 Ski Alliance, offers the chance to test out demo skis, develop camaraderie with fellow X chromosomes, and  hit the slopes at Beaver Creek.

Santa Stampede

Submitted by Michelle Johnson on Thu, 10/17/2013 - 12:13pm

There's no better way to fight frigid temperatures than by getting your sweat on during a 5K or 10K run alongside a Santa hat-wearing, spandex-clad pack. Enjoy a piping cup of hot cocoa at the finish line. Sat 9 a.m.

 

 

HRCA Winter Market

Submitted by Lauren Mikus on Tue, 10/22/2013 - 5:33pm

Think globally, shop locally. That's the premise of this winter farmers' market in Highlands Ranch where you can peruse the gamut of Colorado specialty food items. The spreadable whipped honey by Honey Gal, Mama Montoya's authentic pork green chile, or a Syrah from Bijou Creek Vineyards would make a thoughtful gift for any kitchen connoisseur. Sat 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Cartoon Cereal Party: Christmas Edition

Submitted by Abby Faires on Mon, 12/09/2013 - 8:06pm

Looking for a way to relive the magic of your youth this season? Spend Saturday morning tucked inside a warm theater, while you watch two-hours worth of Christmas cartoons and devour an endless supply of cereal. Sat 10:30 a.m.

Nothing: Real. Deep.

Submitted by Madelyn Herzog on Mon, 11/25/2013 - 12:06pm

Suchitra Mattai and Adam J. Graves collaborate to create an illusion of spatial depth in their pieces by using techniques such as 3-D imaging and relief cartography. Unlike more pointed artwork, this abstract exhibit strives to make you more aware of your own perceptions. Mon-Sat 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Holiday Chocolate Festival

Submitted by Madelyn Herzog on Mon, 12/09/2013 - 3:07pm

Embrace the holiday season at this annual, chocolate-centric event. Sample sweet treats from local artisans, learn how to pair beer and chocolate, and enjoy live holiday music. Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Denver Beer Festivus

Submitted by Lindsey R. McKissick on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 1:35pm

Celebrate the gift Colorado works on year-round. More than two dozen Denver breweries (including Denver Beer Company, Wit's End, and Prost) will be pouring samples. Get tickets soon; this event is likely to sell out. Good news: When you find a beer you like, you know the brewery is just around the corner. Sat 2-6 p.m.

Santa Dash for Cash

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Tue, 12/10/2013 - 11:26am

You don't have to travel the world in one night to dash like Santa. This seven-block course provides just the right amount of a St. Nick sprint—and even comes with milk and cookies. All participants leave with a T-shirt, Santa hat, and more stocking stuffers. Proceeds benefit the Summit County Cares project. Sat 3 p.m.

Denver Young Artists Orchestra: Taster's Choice

Submitted by Michelle Johnson on Tue, 12/10/2013 - 10:26pm

Sometimes great music comes in small packages. One of the leading youth orchestras in the U.S., the Denver Young Artists Orchestra will play classic hits such as Tchaikovsky’s “Suite” from The Nutcracker. Sat 7 p.m.

 

Eliot Lipp

Submitted by Michelle Johnson on Tue, 12/10/2013 - 7:38pm

Catch the space-age beats from Brooklyn electro-funk artist Eliot Lipp. Listen for tracks from his 2012 release Shark Wolf Rabbit Snake, which features a lively mix of ’80s synth pop, hip hop, and jazzy jams. Sat 9 p.m.

 

Something Underground

Submitted by Jerilyn Forsythe on Fri, 12/06/2013 - 9:33am

We don't think this band is going to remain "underground" for much longer. Denver-based group Something Underground (see what we did there?)—Trevor Mariotti on guitar, Seth Larson on drums, and his brother Josh on bass—is celebrating the release of its new album, Confessions. The record blends pop, rock, reggae, and funk with melodic, and often spiritual, vocals. The result is a well-rounded and undoubtedly catchy. Sat 9 p.m.

 

Patterson Hood

Submitted by Michelle Johnson on Thu, 10/17/2013 - 10:50am

As the son of the bassist from Alabama soul band Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, Patterson Hood has the raw vibe of Southern rock in his blood. Frontman for the Drive-By Truckers—a floor-thumping, down-and-dirty rock group—Hood expresses a lighter side to his sound through his solo releases. Catch tracks from his latest solo album Heat Lightning Rumbles in the Distance. Fri-Sat 9 p.m.

 

Holiday Brunch for a Bunch

Submitted by Lauren Mikus on Tue, 10/22/2013 - 3:17pm

Impress your holiday houseguests with a chef-grade brunch. You'll leave this workshop knowing all the ins and outs of mid-morning entertaining, when guality and quantity maintain equal footing. Practice making the perfect mimosa, a rich mushroom and fontina frittata, and easy cream buiscuits. Sun 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. 

Copper Mountain Grand Prix

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Tue, 12/10/2013 - 11:22am

Can't make it to Sochi this February? Catch some of the world's best winter athletes in action in the Rocky Mountains. This Olympic qualifier—one of five—features snowboard and freeskiing halfpipe and slopestyle events. Mon 8:30 a.m.-Sun 1 p.m.

Snowmass Snowshoe Tour

Submitted by Michelle Johnson on Thu, 10/17/2013 - 12:17pm

Trek among the spruce and firs while a naturalist teaches you about the Rocky Mountains' changed in climate and wildlife during the winter. Daily 10 a.m., 1 p.m. 

 

The Golden Highway: Views of Colfax Avenue

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Mon, 12/16/2013 - 3:44am

Archival footage and donated photographs contribute to this homage to the 150-year history of the Gateway to the Rockies. One of Denver's first streets once held the promise of gold, and the images reveal the heart, intelligence, and courage of the community that promise inspired. Tue-Fri 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat-Sun 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

In the Reign of King Harad IV

Submitted by Madelyn Herzog on Tue, 12/10/2013 - 9:48am

This exhibit—named after a short story about an obsessive man who makes miniatures smaller and smaller until no one can see them—features the tiny works of Alex Boyd and Yuri Zupancic. Boyd creates detail-oriented jewelry out of gems and metals. Zupancic uses eyelashes to make paintings on miniscule microchips. You'll need a magnifying glass to view this work, and one will be provided. Tue-Sun noon-5 p.m. 

Gluten Free for the Holidays

Submitted by Lauren Mikus on Tue, 10/22/2013 - 3:44pm

Food-focused celebrations can be daunting for those with dietary limitations. Whether you're gluten intolerant or cooking for someone who is—don't stress. During this class, all your gluten-free FAQs will be answered, like how to avoid cross-contamination, ways to reinvent traditional festive dishes to accomodate all of your guests, and how to communicate about your food needs with a holiday host. Cap off the evening with a holiday-inspired cooking demo. Tue 6:30-8 p.m.

Cinema Q: God Loves Uganda

Submitted by Abby Faires on Mon, 12/09/2013 - 8:50pm

This faith-shaking documentary explores the convoluted relationships that exist between Midwestern missionaries and Ugandans, following evangelical leaders as they attempt to rid the country of sexual sin and nonbelievers. Grabbing a spot on the Academy's short list for best documentaries, the film features one of the last interviews held with renowned gay activist David Kato. Tue 7:30 p.m.

Piaget World Snow Polo Championship

Submitted by Abby Faires on Mon, 12/16/2013 - 7:51pm

With a snow-covered field, a bright red ball, and dozens of enthusiastic spectators nestled under heated tents, the final stop on the World Polo Tour will bring the best polo players to Aspen for a crack at the 2013 championship title. Thu-Fri 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

American Hustle

Submitted by Michelle Johnson on Fri, 12/13/2013 - 10:51am

Flaunting a star-studded cast, (Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Renner) it’s no wonder American Hustle recently received seven nominations for the upcoming Golden Globes. Watch the volatile story of a con man who’s forced to work for an FBI agent unfold. Daily, times vary.

Josh Blue

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Thu, 10/17/2013 - 4:41pm

Josh Blue, Denver’s funniest white African-American with cerebral palsy, has an understandably unique take on life, but his disability isn’t a comedic crutch. His condition-tinged humor is universal, relating subjects that could affect us all—family, relationships, and other everyday concerns. Thu 8 p.m.; Fri 8 p.m., 10 p.m.; Sat 7:30 p.m., 9:45 p.m.

Inside Llewyn Davis

Submitted by Michelle Johnson on Fri, 12/13/2013 - 10:35am

Set in Greenwich Village in 1961, Inside Llewyn Davis looks at a week in the life of a young singer trying to make it in the thriving folk music scene. The latest movie from famed directors Joel and Ethan Coen, this story of misadventure and struggle stars Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, and Justin Timberlake. Daily, times vary. 

12 1/2 Days of Xmas Live!

Submitted by Kelsey Anne Lindsey on Sun, 12/15/2013 - 1:56pm

Add some kookiness to your holiday routine. For 12 and a half days, MCA Denver will host a variety of fun, seasonal performances in its atrium, from a Lindy hop flash mob to an air guitar Christmas sing-along. The Christmas spirit has never been more entertaining. Mon-Fri 5 p.m.; Sat-Sun noon.

The Twelve Days of Copper

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Tue, 12/17/2013 - 12:02pm

Copper Mountain, home of one of the Centennial State's true loves, is giving Coloradans 12 days of holiday merriment. The skiers will be leaping as they attempt to qualify for the Olympics at the Sprint Grand Prix finals, and ladies—and men—will certainly be dancing at the multiple free concerts. The 12-day event also features several special discounts, two torchlit parades, and a chance to meet Santa. Days, times vary.

An Evening With Jeff Klapperich

Submitted by Abby Faires on Mon, 12/16/2013 - 6:53pm

For Klapperich, it's the unknown variables of photography that make the masterpieces. Join the New York artist for happy hour, and stick around afterwards to hear him discuss his unconventional methods for creating abstract works of art. Fri 4-7 p.m.

Pirate 34th Anniversary Show

Submitted by Abby Faires on Mon, 12/16/2013 - 7:30pm

Weave through piles of artifacts, surreal scenes, and transcendent photographs. This Denver-based cooperative gallery will be showcasing the work of more than 20 member artists at its 34th anniversary party. Fri 6-10 p.m.

Denver Acoustic Christmas

Submitted by Michelle Johnson on Thu, 10/17/2013 - 10:53am

Beloved Colorado rock group, OneRepublic, is making a stop in the Mile High City before the holidays a tradition. In an effort to continue to give back to the local community this year, the pop-rockers' show will benefit those affected by September’s floods. Fri 7:30 p.m.

 

Colorado Christmas

Submitted by Michelle Johnson on Thu, 10/17/2013 - 11:03am

Celebrate the joyous sounds of the holidays at this annual Christmas spectacular. Hear the Colorado Children’s Chorale and Colorado Symphony Orchestra perform classic and contemporary Christmas tunes during three days of performances. Fri-Sun, times vary.

 

Young Frankenstein

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Mon, 11/25/2013 - 12:22am

Frederick Frankenstein inherits the estate of his infamous namesake, and he quickly succumbs to the lure of reanimating the dead. This Mel Brooks musical parody depicts the aftermath of a good scientist gone mad and a bad brain brought to life. Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2:30 p.m.

The Bicycle Men: A Musical

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Thu, 10/17/2013 - 4:46pm

An American cyclist finds himself stuck in an idyllic French village in this acclaimed musical comedy. The brainchild of four former L.A. writers with improv backgrounds, Bicycle Men is a gleeful, lighthearted romp through a host of European stereotypes. Famed comedian Jim Belushi calls the musical, "The funniest show I've ever seen." Who are we to argue? Fri-Sat 8 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m.

Chris Daniels & The Kings

Submitted by Madelyn Herzog on Tue, 12/17/2013 - 10:23am

You won't hear "Jingle Bells" or "Carol of the Bells" at this musical holiday event hosted by bluesy roots band Chris Daniels & the Kings. Get your groove on with the group's infectious, horn-driven melodies and watch out for special guests including soulful singer Freddi Gowdy. Fri 8 p.m.

A Christmas Carol Classic

Submitted by Kelsey Anne Lindsey on Sun, 12/15/2013 - 1:58pm

Tiny Tim might be sidelined, but you can still stretch your legs at this annual race. Christmas carolers await participants at end of their 5K, 10K, or Tiny Tim 1K, as does a buffet featuring coffee and cider. Be sure to pick up your swag bag and snap a pic with Santa before heading home. The run benefits Denver Children's Home, which works with traumatized children and families. Sat 9 a.m.

 

Ugly Sweater Run

Submitted by Michelle Johnson on Thu, 10/17/2013 - 12:20pm

Rummage through that box of bright red Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer sweaters in your attic and get ready to run. This quirky, nationwide 5K awards those with bad style. and big mustaches. Enjoy two free beers after the race. Sat 11 a.m.

 

The Christmas Revels

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Tue, 12/17/2013 - 11:40am

There's a different sort of holiday ghosts in this Christmas show. Based in the 1920s, the story follows a family who considers selling their mansion to pay off debt, but the ghosts who celebrate the solstice there have other ideas. This heartwarming cultural celebration—styled after old-fashioned radio variety shows—invites audience participation, as if you'd need an invitation to sing along. Sat 2 p.m., 7 p.m.

Northern Lights Holiday Concert

Submitted by Madelyn Herzog on Tue, 12/17/2013 - 11:33am

Did you know that instead of one Santa Claus, Iceland celebrates Christmas with 13 "Yule Lads?" Celebrate a unique Icelandic Christmas with traditional holiday stories and music from across the Atlantic, featuring renowned guitarist Bjorn Thoroddsen and Colorado gypsy swing band Swing Je T'aime. Sat 7-8:30 p.m.

Zach Heckendorf

Submitted by Jerilyn Forsythe on Thu, 12/12/2013 - 2:53pm

By age 17, Denver native Zach Heckendorf had already graced the Red Rocks stage. He's continued down that successful path, and even though he's older now, Heckendorf's gravelly voice and Dave Matthews Band-esque sound still seem like they originate from a performer twice his age. Bonus: A portion of ticket sales will benefit There With Care, a local nonprofit that helps families with critically ill children.

Drawn to Action: Posters from the AIGA Archives

Submitted by Madelyn Herzog on Wed, 10/16/2013 - 3:09pm

Which are you more likely to notice: a block of informational text or a bold, brightly-colored image? Throughout history, graphic design has been a popular tool for raising awareness and calling people to action. Whether it's for equality, the environment, or peace, this eye-catching art form offers both aesthetic and ethical qualities. Consider your own stance on these issues as you view more than 30 posters collected for this exhibit. Tue-Thu 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

TubaChristmas

Submitted by Madelyn Herzog on Tue, 12/17/2013 - 10:30am

Experience this tuba-centric holiday tradition that has been around for 40 years and spread across the world. Enjoy holiday tunes and festive decorations at this outdoor concert right off the 16th Street Mall featuring 3oo tuba players from around Colorado. Sun 1-2 p.m.

Aspen Film Academy Screenings

Submitted by Michelle Johnson on Fri, 12/13/2013 - 10:18am

With award season on the horizon, don’t miss your chance to view a mix of star-studded and independent films bound to be on the ballots. Take your pick from features such as Dallas Buyers Club, starring Matthew McConaughey, and this year’s festival favorite, Mandela: A Long Walk to Freedom. Daily, times vary. 

 

Klezfest

Submitted by Madelyn Herzog on Tue, 12/17/2013 - 12:05pm

Craving some Klezmer this Christmas Eve? Head to the Mercury Cafe for dinner and plenty of the high-energy Eastern European musical tradition with the Bloomers, Hal Aqua and the Lost Tribe, and the Boulder Klezmer Consort. Tue 7:30 p.m.   

The Wolf of Wall Street

Submitted by Jerilyn Forsythe on Thu, 12/12/2013 - 2:49pm

If we're being honest, we have to admit that we'd buy a ticket to just about any movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio. But The Wolf of Wall Street has a lot of other things going for it, too. The based-on-a-true-story  film is about New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort, a man so cunning he earned the nickname that serves as the movie's title. The adrenaline-inducing storyline led the Martin Scorsese production to a recent Golden Globe nomination, and the stellar cast also includes Matthew McConaughey and Jonah Hill.

Trombone Shorty & New Orleans Avenue

Submitted by Lindsey R. McKissick on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 1:42pm

These trombone melodies are nothing close to what you remember from high school marching band. Trombone Shorty and his group meld rock beats with R&B and funk, and pepper in brass riffs for a soul-filled good time. Their recently released third album, Say That to Say This, brings the soundtrack of New Orleans to a new generation. Thu-Fri 9 p.m.

Jim Brickman: The Magic of Christmas

Submitted by Michelle Johnson on Thu, 10/17/2013 - 11:06am

Described as “America’s romantic piano sensation," Jim Brickman is making a two-day stop during his holiday concert series to perform the intimate, warm songs from his latest CD release "The Magic of Christmas. With a discography dating back to 1994, the pop pianist from Ohio has put out more than 30 albums.  Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m. 

 

Umphrey's McGee

Submitted by Michelle Johnson on Thu, 10/17/2013 - 11:20am

The progressive rock jam band from Indiana makes a four-day stop in the Mile High City to perform rock tunes and lengthy instrumental interludes. With seven albums behind them, the six-piece outfit enjoys switching up its live setlists and is bound to bring the funk. Sat-Tue 8 p.m.

Noon Year's Eve at the Children's Museum

Submitted by Abby Faires on Wed, 10/16/2013 - 12:38pm

Send your tot to Times Square without leaving Denver. This glitzy New Year's bash features hourly ball drops, rainbows of confetti, sparkly art projects, and tons of fun—all way before bedtime. Tue 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Bunk with the Beasts: Zoo Year's Eve

Submitted by Abby Faires on Wed, 10/16/2013 - 2:16pm

It’s the kids’ turn to be party animals this New Year’s Eve. They’ll spend the twilight hours of 2013 exploring the Zoo Lights and learning about the furry residents—while parents spend a night out before they pick up the kids in the morning. Tue-Wed, 5 p.m.-10 a.m. 

New Year's Eve Party with The Delta Saints

Submitted by Michelle Johnson on Thu, 10/17/2013 - 11:28am

Ring in the new year with the sounds of Louisiana boogie-rock band The Delta Saints. Listen to the sounds of this five-piece Southern rock band and enjoy party favors, an open bar, and a fireworks display on Aspen Mountain. Tue 9 p.m.