This exhibit celebrates the University of Denver's art collection, which has been multiplying since the 1890s. A special focus will be on acquisitions from the past decade. Daily noon-4 p.m.
Cattle, alpacas, bison, and yak: what more could a Western boy or girl ask for? Well, this iconic Rocky Mountain event has got all that covered, and then some. The 16-day stock show spectacular includes professional rodeos, hundreds of artisan vendors, and the not-to-be-missed PBR Bull Riding Pro Finale. Daily, times vary.
Pay homage to Aspen's Nordic culture at this four-day winter carnival. The celebration features a legendary soup cookoff, a canine fashion show, snowsculpting, live music, fireworks, and a fat cycle challenge, where "fat bike" racers will put their big tires to the test. Thu-Sun, times vary.
Rock out with the newest inductees of the Colorado Music Hall of Fame. Expect interviews with and performances from the honorees, including Poco, Firefall, and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band as well as a tribute to Stephen Stills/Manassas. Stop by the pre-concert gala to meet the bands and glimpse archival photographs from the Colorado Music Hall of Fame’s past events. Fri 7 p.m.
Guitarist and vocalist Billy Shaddox had already honed his country-meets-American-folk sound, but his musical sensibilities reached new depths when he joined forces with vocalist Kara Tauchman. Tauchman’s prairie falsetto complements Shaddox’s acoustic melodies and love-focused lyrics. Together, the duo released a self-titled EP in 2012. Their performance is sure to warm up the winter chill. Thu 7:30 pm.
This is not the festival for small-fry brews. More than 200 commercial and home brewers will converge in Vail to share their Belgians and other high-ABV beers. The fest includes seminars, a homebrew competition, and, of course, beer tastings. Don't forget the brewmasters' dinners pairing top breweries with local Vail restaurants such as Atwater on Gore Creek. Thu 7:30 p.m.; Fri 8:30 a.m.-midnight; Sat 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
It was only a matter of time before people started having relationships with technology. In the pseudo sci-fi film Her, director Spike Jonze takes us to what he refers to as the “slight future,” a time when daily life is dominated by technology so advanced it can understand–and even emulate—human emotions. Theodore Twombly (played by Joaquin Phoenix) is a lonely and depressed man who finds solace in his new computer-friend, but their "relationship" progresses to a genuine emotional attachment. Days, times vary.