Sunday, December 04, 2016

Oxford Hotel Dolls' Tea Party

Submitted by Meg McIntyre on Tue, 11/29/2016 - 11:39am

This fanciful family tea is made for you and your tykes—and their favorite dolls are invited, too. Your kiddos will snack on hot cocoa, finger sandwiches, and sweet treats as they enjoy a special ballet performance, which tells the story of a young girl who wishes for her dolls to come alive and play with her, from the Arvada Center Dance Theatre. After the show, the whole family is invited for a complimentary holiday photo-op in the Oxford Hotel's lobby. Sun 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3 p.m.

—Photo courtesy of the Oxford Hotel

Home Alone Pizza Party

Submitted by Beau Berkley on Wed, 11/30/2016 - 11:59am

Enjoy a Christmas classic and grab a bite to eat at this film-screening. Macaulay Culkin stars as Kevin McCallister, a precocious 8-year-old who must defend his home from burglars after his family forgets him on their way to France. Moviegoers will receive party favors in the form of some of Kevin McCallister’s favorite items, such as a kazoo and a toothbrush, as well as his favorite food: cheese pizza. Sun 12:30-2:30 p.m.

A Taste of Flamenco

Submitted by Abbey White on Mon, 10/17/2016 - 5:02pm

Join award-winning guitarist Rene Heredia and his Flamenco Fantasy Dance Theater for an evening packed with enchanting music and dance. This special performance features authentic Gypsy flamenco choreography alongside Heredia sharing stories that span the legends of the dance culture. Watch as Heredia’s stories come to life as you learn about the history, culture, and rhythms of the flamenco tradition in this family-friendly show. Sun 3-6 p.m.

Soup Cup Classic

Submitted by Rachel Trujillo on Wed, 10/05/2016 - 12:42pm

Whether you prefer a brothy stew or a hearty chowder, there's no disputing the comfort of warm soup on a chilled winter day. And at this competition, the comfort is endless as local restaurants and amateur chefs bring their best bouillon game. While sampling multiple soups—and sipping on two complimentary New Belgium brews—you will act as judge and cast a final vote in both professional and amateur categories. Bonus: end the day with two hours of unlimited tubing. Sun 4-6 p.m. 

Holiday Beer Dinner

Submitted by Rachel Trujillo on Mon, 11/28/2016 - 9:38am

Indulge in an early holiday meal of local craft beer and decadent fare. Executive Chef Mario Hernandez's four-course dinner will include shrimp ceviche paired with Avery Brewing Company’s popular White Rascal ale, confit duck tacos and a Raja Double IPA, and pork chops and sweet potato puree complimented by an Old Jubilation Winter Ale. Avery's Tweak Bourbon Barrel Aged Coffee Stout will match perfectly with a rich dessert of triple chocolate cookie skillet and espresso ice cream. Sun 7 p.m.

Sara Watkins

Submitted by Sarah Soenke on Thu, 10/06/2016 - 4:47pm

You may know her from the progressive bluegrass group Nickel Creek or indie folk band the Decembrists, but this singer-songwriter and fiddler has her own body of work to share. Following her June release of Young In All the Wrong Ways, she will be performing tracks that progress from wistful guitar pickings to pop-rock tantrums backed by a full string band. Her blend of bluegrass, folk, pop, and country has shaped a sound all her own. Sun 8 p.m.

—Image courtesy of Red Light Management