01/2014

Quaker Oatmeal Festival

Submitted by Abby Faires on Wed, 11/13/2013 - 12:48pm

Jumpstart your family's new year with this health-focused festival. The ode to oats kicks off with a hot oatmeal breakfast, followed by a community health fair, and a family-friendly 5K walk/run. Sat 7:30 a.m.

 

 

Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale

Submitted by Madelyn Herzog on Thu, 11/14/2013 - 1:23pm

There's an artistic side to the National Western Stock Show. More than 60 local and international artists highlight the Western spirit at this exhibit featuring contemporary works ranging from oil to photography to clay. Daily 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Polar Prowl

Submitted by Michelle Johnson on Fri, 11/15/2013 - 12:50pm

Don’t give up on that New Year’s resolution just yet. Get your blood pumping during a 5K, 10K, or half marathon while taking in beautiful views of the snow-capped Rockies. Sat 9 a.m. 

Warm Up Your Wedding

Submitted by Michelle Johnson on Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:15am

Take the stress out of wedding planning with a day of prenuptial inspiration and relaxation. Couples preparing to tie the knot can enjoy live music, bar and food pairings, prizes, and a chance to scope out one of Denver’s premiere wedding venues. Can't afford to dip into the honeymoon fund? This bridal event is completely free of charge. Sat 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 

 

National Western Stock Show and Rodeo

Submitted by Michelle Johnson on Fri, 11/15/2013 - 12:11pm

If there’s one thing the West knows how to do right, it’s a rodeo. Throughout January, the 108-year-old stock show offers events for everyone—horse shows, bull-riding competitions, Mexican rodeos, art exhibits, and tradeshows including jewelry and agricultural products. Daily, times vary. 

 

Make Wine

Submitted by Abby Faires on Tue, 11/26/2013 - 3:06pm

Have you ever wondered if it's possible to make your own vino? The connoisseurs at Wine & Whey will show you the process for crafting your own red, white, and sparkling blends. Once fermentation is complete 45 days later, students will be invited back to bottle, label, and take home their creations. Sat 4-6 p.m. 

Sweet, Sweet Life: The Photographic Works of John Denver

Submitted by Michelle Johnson on Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:02pm

Most Coloradans remember the late John Denver as the folk musician who captured the essence of the Centennial State through songs such as “Rocky Mountain High” and “Take Me Home, Country Roads.” Check out another one of his artistic endeavors at an exhibit displaying 40 photographs taken by Denver that capture nature’s beauty throughout the musician’s lifetime. Tue-Fri noon-5 p.m.; Sat 7-10 p.m.; Sun noon-5 p.m.

 

Symphony at the Movies: Singin' in the Rain

Submitted by Michelle Johnson on Thu, 11/21/2013 - 9:59am

Dig out your umbrella and rain boots for a special showing of one of the greatest movie musicals of all time, Singin’ in the Rain. Arrow Electronics presents the classic film starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds with live orchestral accompaniment from Colorado Symphony. Sat 7:30 p.m. 

 

Willy Porter

Submitted by Michelle Johnson on Thu, 11/14/2013 - 6:25pm

Blending finger-picking acoustic guitar with moody baritone vocals, Willy Porter rolls out his rich, soulful style and relaxed stage presence. Expect to hear hits from his 2012 EP Cheeseburgers & Gasoline as well as onstage storytelling and comedic improv. Sat 8 p.m.

Geek Out

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Tue, 01/07/2014 - 12:57pm

Indulge your inner geek at this weekly improv comedy and pop culture mashup. The performance features an expert in somewhat arcane and definitely nerdy knowledge—this week's topic is Tolkien—and uses that as a platform to educate and entertain the audience. Shire dwellers undoubtedly would not approve. Sat 8 p.m.

The Whipping Man

Submitted by Kelsey Anne Lindsey on Sun, 01/05/2014 - 7:00pm

In the aftermath of war, how do you return home and confront a past you want to forget? In this drama by Matthew Lopez, a Jewish Confederate soldier arrives at his house to find his former slaves living in the ruins. As they celebrate Passover together, they are forced to face their mutual pasts and uncertain futures. Thu-Sun 8 p.m.

 

Adventure Club

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Mon, 01/06/2014 - 4:46pm

Prepare yourself for an auditory adventure. This Canadian electronic dance duo will lead you through the highs and lows of EDM erudition. Take in the assumed sonic dissonance of high-pitched female vocal samples and convulsive bass drops as that discord  becomes an elusive musical contradiction: a harmonious cacophony that actually works. Sat 9 p.m.