Local artist Stephanie Kantor will put a spin on the classic tourism kiosk at her latest quirky installment. She’ll use her pop-up’s presence to educate visitors on the “gift shop”, a common aspect of how we experience cultural landmarks and tourist destinations. When she is inside, Kantor will sell handmade knick-knacks, including cups, vases and 16th street mall souvenirs. Haggle for meticulously crafted treasures such as hand painted diamond-back rattlesnake wallpaper, a pattern that mimics the inlay of the Mall.
Free with admission.Denver Art Museum
BEST BET$5-$24.Denver Art Museum
Free.Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
Free.Clyfford Still Museum
BEST BET$1.Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
Free.CU Art Museum
BEST BETFree.Center for Visual Art-Metropolitan State University of Denver
BEST BET$3-$5Museo de las Americas
$15Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
$5-$24Denver Art Museum
Free.16th Street and Stout Street
Free.Goodwin Fine Art
Free.The Dairy Arts Center
Free.Globeville Riverfront Arts Center
BEST BETFree.Bitfactory Gallery
BEST BET$13-$16.Theater Company of Lafayette
Free.Victoria H. Myhren Gallery
$12-$20.Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center
Free.David B. Smith Gallery
Free.Mike Wright Gallery
Free.Cherry Creek Shopping Center
$25-$45.Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
$48-$52.Family Sports Center
BEST BETFree.Colorado State Capitol
BEST BETFree.CU Art Museum
BEST BETTicket prices vary.Breckenridge
This Tony Award–winning Broadway musical chronicles the iconic 1956 impromptu jam session of four musical legends—Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins—at Sun Records in Memphis. “Walk the Line,” “Hound Dog,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” and “Matchbox” are just a few of the hit songs included in the show’s repertoire. Thu-Sat 6 p.m; Sun noon.
Still reeling from her husband’s unexpected death, scientist Emma travels to the United States Capitol Building to share her findings on climate change in Greenland. Her presentation to the Senate has the potential to forever change her career and her purpose, but will she be able to overcome her inner turmoil to make true changes in the world? Tue-Thu 6:30 p.m., Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 1:30 & 7:30 p.m., Sun 1:30 & 6:30 p.m.
No peak is too high, no wave too rough, and no slope too steep for the elite athletes featured in this epic collection of short films. Watch extreme climbers, bikers, runners, kayakers, surfers, and explorers take on the elements and push the limits of every adventure imaginable. This highly acclaimed collection, presented by National Geographic and The North Face, is on a mission to rev up your adventure stoke, and inspire you to help protect, and explore, every corner on earth. Wed 7 p.m.
Jeffrey Siegel brings the music of famed composer Franz Schubert to life in a vibrant performance. Siegel’s “Keyboard Conversations” have been broadcast nationwide on the Dr. Oz Show. At this concert and master class, expect Schubert classics such as “Ave Maria” and “Serenade” accompanied by lively commentary and a Q&A session. Wed 7:30 p.m.
This trippy exhibition features three artists’ work, Andrew Beckham, Marcus DeSieno, and Amy Theiss Geise, which use bacteria, seeds, and chemicals to create images that challenge viewers to question how photography is defined. Beckham’s Density and Distance series calls to mind an observatory with images of black holes, galaxies and starry skies created by using thousands of tiny Nicotiana seeds. In his Cosmos series, DeSieno juxtaposes bacteria onto film of images of outer space.
These trippy exhibitions will have you marveling at the works of three innovative artists. See the sky from a fresh perspective through Brenda Biondo’s abstract photographs, which feature cut, folded, and reshaped images of the sky. Duo Douglas Kahn and Renee Alpert will transform your idea of urban construction through their vibrant geometric photographs of industrial sites. Thu 5-8 p.m.; Tue-Fri 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Sat 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Follow the riotous romance of this infamous couple as they chase their dreams of fame—regardless of consequences—in this thrilling musical. As the adrenaline hounds charge forward, resorting to robbery and murder to get by, they put not only themselves but everyone around them at risk. This riveting performance combines gospel, blues, and rockabilly music to tell the tale of the dangerous duo doomed from the start. Thu-Sun, show times vary.
In this groundbreaking chamber opera, two different vocalists will voice Hannah, a transgender protagonist, illustrating her transition from male (baritone) to female (mezzo-soprano). Inspired by the life experiences of acclaimed filmmaker Kimberly Reed, the show’s lush libretto helps the audience understand Hannah’s emotions as she navigates the dissonance between her inner self and her outward appearance. Thu-Sat 8 p.m.
This nine-piece Latin world beat band brings together jazz, funk, and rock with their cohesive message of unity and peace. For this show, the 10-time San Diego Music Award-winners pay tribute to the music of 60s soul legend Curtis Mayfield. Thu 9 p.m.
Swedish artist Anna Olsson’s vivid textiles tell stories of social injustices. Inspired by her interactions with inmates of Swedish prisons (who she spoke with seeking inspiration for this exhibit), the tapestries depict convey both the vulnerability of isolation and the strength of the spirit through images of the individuals in story-like scenes. At the opening reception, Olsson will discuss the profound differences in her subjects’ lives before, during, and after incarceration. Mon-Sun 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
This group exhibition juried by Austin artist Alyssa Copeland captures her knack for curating a collection of diverse talent from established photographers. The photographs are images chosen by artists, including street photographer Mark Cohen and Sarah Salomon, who uses camera motion to show several slivers of time in a single image, that are representative of their visions. These images range from a portrait of a sheep to a passing storm captured in a mountain landscape. Fri 10 a.m.
This juried show will feature the style and vision of the talented Denver Metro high school photography students with subjects ranging from portraits to innovative abstracts. Embark on a journey that highlights the impressive and sophisticated work of artists who are just beginning to explore the possibilities of photography as a medium. Opening reception Fri 5-8:00 p.m.; times vary.
This celebration of the British Isles will feature tropical plants, live music, and hearty food including a traditional Irish stew, pork paninis, triple chocolate Guinness cookies, and drinks from Offshoots Café. Guests can dance a jig to tunes from authentic Celtic bands, search for prizes such as chocolate gold coins, candy, tea, and Denver Botanic Gardens cups in a grown-up scavenger hunt, and say hello to a roving bagpiper making the rounds. Fri 6-9:30 p.m.
Start celebrating the Month of Photography with James O. Milmoe, a renowned photographic artist whose work is featured in more than 50 cities nationwide. This factory-turned-RiNo-gallery exhibition is a collection of both new art and art that hasn’t been seen for decades. Viewers can take a deeper look at everything from motorcycle parts to pine needles in high focus. Fri 6-9 p.m.
—Photo courtesy of The Pattern Art Shop
This artist showcase features illustrator and painter Elle Powell and Gina Burg, photographer and mixed media artist. Both Denver natives and lovers of water, Burg and Powell have joined forces as creative collaborators to depict and pay tribute to aquatic ecosystems around the globe. Burg is particularly excited to showcase a photograph of her daughter—with a mermaid tail—swimming under a boat in Kauai, surrounded by fish. Fri 6-10 p.m.
—Image courtesy of Gina Burg
Immerse yourself in ancient Chinese tradition and culture with this boundary-pushing dance performance that portrays an array of long-revered legends. The historically authentic costumes, enchanting animated screens, and a beguiling orchestral score will transport audiences to a distant time in the East. Fri 7:30 p.m.; Sat 2, 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m.
Dancers Gwen Ritchie and Arneshia Williams will collaborate in this artistic exploration into how humanity is affected by faith and interaction with others in this poignant production. Using contact improvisation and spiritual expression, each artist will utilize their unique style to tell an eloquent tale about the human spirit. Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.
Marvel-inspired characters in raunchy costumes take to the stage in this wildly entertaining glam-rock show. The musical-turned-film-adaptation is best known for its midnight screenings, which prompted worldwide tours and a cult following.
Her real name was Elizabeth Bathory, but history remembers her as the “Blood Countess,” who, according to legend, became one of the most industrious serial killers of all time. This play recounts the tale of her 16th-century life in Hungary as a highly capable manager of her family’s estate to her transformation into a woman frantic to maintain her youth and beauty, no matter the cost. Incorporating themes of feminism, political power, morality, and sexuality, this play will tell a tragic and tumultuous tale of the despicable crimes of a high-ranking countess.
North Carolina Americana quartet Mipso uses the contrast between its Southern heritage and its progressive values to create a modern indie sound that pays respect to its roots. A longtime regional favorite, the group won over national press with their inventive cover of Prince’s “Purple Rain” at the 2016 bluegrass concert Delfest. In addition to touring across the country, the band is gearing up for the release of its third studio album Coming Down the Mountain on April 7. Fri 9 p.m.
This Long Beach–based rapper first garnered critical acclaim for his work in hip-hop trio Cutthroat Boyz and his debut record, Summertime ’06. His latest album, Prima Donna, released in August, deals with the struggles of his sudden rise to fame and his battles with self-destructive demons on tracks like “Let it Shine” and “War Ready.” Fri 9 p.m.
Put on your favorite pink clothes for this charitable snowshoe race. Participants can snowshoe the 3k or 5k trails across the Frisco Nordic Center, while the little ones romp through the snow in the Lil’ Stomper Dash. All proceeds benefit Komen Colorado, which provides monetary support to improve breast cancer screening, research, and treatment efforts. Sat 7 a.m.-noon
Take home some cash at the international snowboard jam sesh for showcasing the most creative tricks you’ve got in the works. Competitors of all ages will be judged individually on each ride, and can win up to $5 for every trick “deemed worthy.” Jump as many times as you’d like and rack up the cash. The more original and daring, the better. Go big and push the limits; the only stipulation is no rotations over 720 degrees or inverted maneuvers.
Fine-tune your comedy skills at the hands of Hollywood author, writer, trainer, and mentor Steve Kaplan at this intensive two-day workshop. Hone your writing skills on day one as one of Hollywood’s premier comedic writers guides your way to hilarious prose, and screenwriters, performers and filmmakers will pick up tips and tricks to get their work big screen-ready on day two. No matter your comedic calling, this educational event will springboard your savvy to next-level funny. Sat-Sun 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Encourage your daughters (and sons) to learn about careers in science from female leaders in the industry. Aspiring scientists can learn about meteorology from the crew at CBS4 or explore opportunities for careers at the Denver Zoo in hands-on sessions targeted for ages eight to 13. Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Join the Rocky Mountain Anglers, a coalition of knowledgeable anglers who’ve been helping grow Colorado’s fly fishing community since 1989, for an introductory class that’ll teach you fly tying basics. You’ll learn the techniques and skills required to master classic and lucrative flies like the Girdle Bug and Rainbow Warrior. All materials and tools will be provided, and no experience is necessary. Sat 9:30 a.m.
All aboard for this day of fun and discovery during which kids and parents will learn about the history of locomotives. Youngsters will delight in viewing the largest model train set west of the Mississippi, with over 30 operating trains, while parents will enjoy workshops about collecting model trains. Other activities include train rides, face painting, and Thomas the Train storytime. Sat-Sun 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Watch as a horse pulls a person on skis down snow-packed Harrison Avenue in Leadville at this unique competition. Competitors fly around turns, attempting to collect rings hanging from poles while also grasping a cord attached to their horse’s saddle. The person with the most rings at the end of the route wins a cash prize. Sat 11:30 a.m.
Get your beer goggles ready and come party with the geek squad to support schoolchildren in need. 27 Denver breweries have been concocting scientific brews with nontraditional ingredients such as gummy bears, doughnuts, and rocky mountain oysters. Attendees can take home a beer beaker and pair of spectacles. School supplies will be collected to donate to Cheltenham Elementary and Dora Moore ECE-8 School. Sat noon-4 p.m.
Snowmass Mountain's newest event is guaranteed to make you miss your college days. Teams will compete in classic party games such as beer pong, speed quarters, stump, and corn hole, with winners earning prizes like a Budweiser cruiser bike and Goose Island dart boards. Denver’s DJ Hijinx will keep everyone moving and the Captain Morgan captain will give out swag and pose for pictures.
Take a guided mile-long cross-country skiing adventure from the Crested Butte Nordic Center to the Yurt, where a four-course meal accompanied by cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks awaits. Guests will enjoy live music, libations courtesy of Crested Butte’s Montaya Distillery and Elevation Beer Company and a decadent meal—made by local catering company Tim Egglehof Chef Services—that includes flatiron steak, mashed potatoes, duckling cassoulet, and roasted portobello mushrooms. Sat 5-9 p.m.
Support four nationally recognized Colorado artists, Kelly Berger, John K.
Holy Family High School student Zach Canaday is battling his second round of medulloblastoma, a rare brain tumor. To support him, 34 chefs, distillers, and brewers will compete against each other in various categories. Judges will be Mark Antonation from Westword, Channel 9 News’ Steve Staeger, 5280’s Food Editor Denise Mickelsen, as well as Canaday’s mother and aunt. Prizes include winter sports gear such as Never Summer snowboards and Icelantic skis, restaurant gift cards, and a prize pool.
Icons of the roaring ‘20s F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald would surely approve of this dazzling extravaganza to raise money for Colorado’s Special Olympic athletes’ training and competitions. Attendees will be transported to the decadent decade by the Roaring Gatsby Orchestra and will enjoy live and silent auctions, casino games, and dinner prepared by the Renaissance Denver. Don’t forget to take a picture at the photo booth on your way out to keep a memento from this lively philanthropic evening. Sat 6-11 p.m.
Get a head start on your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations with traditional Irish music from this energetic Celtic folk band. The seven-piece set formed in the Emerald Isle in 1995 and has brought their mix of ancient and contemporary Irish tunes to venues around the world for more than 20 years. Sat 7:30 p.m.
Cirque de Soleil meets New York Fashion week at this posh fashion show and gala that will not only heat up the winter season, but also raise funds for HIV/AIDS education, clinical care, and advocacy. Local models will take to the runway wearing international designer fashions in a glamorous and philanthropic extravaganza you don’t want to miss. Sat 8 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
Adaptive athletes from across the Centennial State will compete in classic Olympic events, including alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, and snowboarding. Participants will take on groomed alpine runs such as Carefree, Scooter, Easy Feeling, and Copperopolis. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics Colorado, which provides sports training and athletic opportunities to children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Sun 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
At this 35mm screening, a British film's famous dance sequences come to life in a whole new way. Based on a fairy tale of the same name by Hans Christian Andersen, The Red Shoes stars Moira Shearer as a budding dancer in an established ballet company who scores the lead in a new performance. The drama won numerous Academy Awards, including Best Original Score and Best Art Direction, when it premiered in 1948. Bonus: In honor of the country's first Reel Film Day, a portion of your ticket will be donated to the Film Foundation. Sun 7 p.m.
A play off Italy’s Trenitalia train system, this inclusive pass allows you to sample food from regions of Italy such as Lazio, Sardinia, and Sicily without even having to cross the pond. Siblings Chef Paul C. Reilly and Owner Aileen V. Reilly will bring delicious southern Italian fare based on their travels to Coperta. To participate, passholders must order the regional special and have their pass stamped by a server.
At this feel-good gathering, the Very Hungry Caterpillar himself will make a guest appearance. Since its publication in 1969, The Very Hungry Caterpillar has been translated into more than 62 languages and has sold more than 44 million copies. Esteemed author and illustrator Eric Carle, born in 1929, earned an art degree in Germany and worked as a graphic designer at the New York Times before receiving numerous awards for his contributions to children’s literature.
Get in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit during this tale of the epic battle to restore peace in the kingdom by saving the legendary hero Balor from the clutches of evil sorceress Azura, all acted out through Irish dance. Featuring 20 of the world’s most accomplished Irish dancers and musicians, the cast is led by Michael Flatley’s Lord of Dance lead dancer, Justin Boros. Artistic lighting and an orchestral soundtrack make this dance spectacular much more than your typical Irish jig. Thu 7 p.m.
Celebrate Women’s History Month by learning about Boulder ladies who have earned a spot in the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame. Hall of Fame board member Wendy Bohling will outline the achievements and lives of remarkable local women, ranging from Native Americans to early settlers to scientists. Tue 7 p.m.
Celebrate International Women's Day learning from female leaders who are pushing boundaries and inspiring innovation in a variety of industries. Female leaders in tech, politics, culture, and social media—plus entrepreneurs Naomi Binkley and Lizelle van Vuuren—will give lightning talks on subjects ranging from gender equality to storytelling to diversity in the workforce. After the inspiring panels, connect and share stories with community members. Wed 6-8:30 p.m.
—Image courtesy of Unsplash
Take a peek above and below the surface of Antarctic ice. John Weller, a Boulder-based critically acclaimed photographer, will couple his photos with an informative lecture about the importance of international collaboration in marine conservation. Weller’s documentary The Last Ocean—which calls for protection of the Ross Sea from fishing fleets threatening to disrupt “the most pristine stretch of ocean on earth”—won numerous awards, including the Boulder International Film Festival’s best “Call2Action” film.
Embark upon a melodic journey around the world when music from three different countries comes together on one stage. This installment of the Soundscape miniseries, which fuses different styles of music to celebrate cultures from around the globe, will feature tunes from the Denver-based Balinese Gamelan ensemble Tunas Mekar, as well as groups performing traditional Mexican and Indian melodies. Wed 7 p.m.
Hike the Continental Divide Trail—without having to trudge 3,100 miles. All you’ll need to do is listen as partners Denali Barron and Adam McCurdy recount their epic trek from Mexico to Canada in the final installment of this speaker series that features Coloradans expounding on their international adventures. Wed 7 p.m.
Don’t miss the free lunch at Uniqlo Denver where Yatai Food Cart will serve the first 150 people a smoked salmon hand roll with sweet mango and spicy jalapeno, seaweed or cucumber salad, and chia pudding. DJ Big O from KPTT 95.7 will play the beats while you enjoy your sushi and 10-percent-off-store-merchandise. Thu noon-2 p.m.
Engage in the conversation on climate change and environmental issues by attending this multimedia exhibit featuring 13 passionate artists. The show, which includes dramatic installation pieces, photography, film, and even Instagram shots, reflects some of the most serious factors threatening the environment, such as pollution, deforestation, melting ice caps, and rising sea levels. The rich works serve to emphasize the stark contrast of our environmental reality. Tue-Sat 12-5 p.m.
Watch as local actors reenact the story of the Tucson Unified School District’s decision to end the Mexican American Studies program—and the surrounding community’s fight to maintain both the curriculum and the town’s identity. Held purposefully at a multidisciplinary center that focuses on Chicano and Latino arts, the fierce performance draws on historically true scenes, dialogue, and characters to bring this landmark struggle to life on stage. Thu-Sat 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m.
Pokémon Go may have been a short-lived phenomenon, but the sounds of the popular series live on. Die-hard fans will delight in this orchestral presentation of music spanning the history of the Pokémon video games. A portion of ticket sales benefits arts education programs. Thu 7:30 p.m.
Expect big laughs and Southern charm from Chelsea Lately writer and performer and The Mindy Project regular Fortune Feimster. Feimster made her televised comedic debut in 2010 on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, and has since appeared on Glee, Two Broke Girls, and Drunk History. You might also recognize her from the big screen appearances in Office Christmas Party, Deported, and the soon to be released F*cking People. Thu 8 p.m., Fri 7:30 p.m. & 9:45 p.m., Sat 7:30 p.m. & 9:45 p.m.
Donavon Frankenreiter takes the term “surf rock” to another level: The California guitarist and frequent Jack Johnson collaborator is also a professional surfer. When he’s not cresting the currents, he croons about the sea on songs like “Big Wave.” Thu 8 p.m.
This Vancouver duo won over fans and critics alike with its new release Near to the Wild Heart of Life, inspired by James Joyce’s book, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Five years after the career-defining album Celebration Rock, the group maintains its signature combination of classic rock and spitfire punk. Guitarist Brian King and drummer David Prowse bring energy and urgency to the stage with songs about freedom and youthful revelry. Thu 8 p.m.
This month, nearly 20,000 sandhill cranes will descend upon the San Luis Valley for their annual six-week pit stop during their northward migration. This outdoor festival allows you to glimpse the birds’ daily patterns on a free bus tour. Don’t miss the craft and nature fair, photography workshops, and field trip to Great Sand Dunes National Park. Fri 7 a.m.-Sun, 2 p.m.
Using her iPhone and a host of apps and filters, award-winning artist Penelope Umbrico pays homage to the mountains and the historical photographers who have captured their majesty for decades. By shooting and then manipulating images taken by artists such as Edward Weston and Ansel Adams, she explores the mutability of both the photographs and the peaks themselves. Wed-Fri noon-6 p.m.; Sat noon-5 p.m.
Although Wikipedia is a widely used source of information, it suffers from a lack of women’s voices. At this inclusive gathering, you can change that by celebrating women’s cultural achievements and editing Wikipedia articles about women in the arts. No editing experience necessary—just bring a passion for the arts and female-empowerment, plus your laptop. Wed 2:30-7 p.m.
In this digital exhibit, intimate portraits of individuals from all over the globe that were taken using a diverse range of photography methods—iPhone, traditional, and everything in between—will be displayed on a slideshow monitor. The photographs celebrate unity and disavow divisions created by stereotypes. Originally shown at the New Era museum in Italy, the collection is in the U.S. for the first time and includes work by local photographer Michelle Robinson. Fri 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
This collection of photographs taken by formerly blind individuals who had their vision restored by corneal transplants will make you want to celebrate the power of sight and appreciate anew the beauty of the planet. The photographs of natural scenes such as a serene moonlit lake will be up for auction bidding. Bonus: Food from Footers Catering and a silent disco by Sound Off Colorado. Fri 7- 10 p.m.
Lamb is on the menu as head butcher Nate Singer demonstrates how to cut and prepare leg of lamb from Boulder Lamb and Meats. Appetizers and drinks will be provided during the 45-minute demonstration. After, guests can sit down and enjoy three courses using the lamb cuts such as lamb merguez sausage, lamb quarters with asparagus, preserved Meyer lemon, pickled cauliflower, and spring pea pesto and finish off with vanilla sheep’s milk custard with mandarin orange, dark chocolate, pistachio, and basil. This menu is the second out of four Blackbelly Primal Dinner series. Fri 6 p.m.
Not ready for ski season to be over? Kick off your weekend with glittering powder and girl power at the Denver premiere of Between, a documentary-style, action-packed film featuring the all-female Shades of Winter crew hitting the slopes. Presented by national nonprofit SheJumps, the fundraiser event will have giveaways and refreshments to accompany the screening. Fri 6-8:30 p.m.
This wide-reaching group exhibition, which features iconic works by Andy Warhol as well as modern-day creations by Colorado Springs artist Abbey Hepner, investigates the intersection of photography with more traditional mediums. From colorful collages and installations to lithographs and flip-books, this contemporary collection reflects concepts of using photography as an ingredient rather than a specific medium.
Dive into the phenomenon of life’s transformations through Jeff Klapperich’s inventive portraits. His specially developed analog process incorporates drawn, painted and sculpted elements to push the boundaries of photography and create visceral representations of humanity’s place in the universe. Fri 6-9 p.m.; Tue-Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Cultural nonprofit Augustana Arts’ season-long concert series “Valeria: A Fugue in Four Acts” continues with “Act Three: Countersubject.” Special guest and dazzling harmonicist Clay Kirkland, a beloved Denverite who’s shared a stage with legends such as Willie Nelson and Derek Trucks, will perform “Brahms in Blue,” an original arrangement. “I love it when people tell me, ‘I didn’t know harmonica could sound like that’ or ‘I was crying by the time the first song ended,’” Kirkland says.
Are you ready to jump, scream, and swoon? Come enjoy hits from classic groups like the Beatles and the Four Seasons to more contemporary units like *NSYNC, the Backstreet Boys, and Boyz II Men at this tribute to the most squeal-inducing facet of American pop culture. With the crowd-pleasing vocals of the Denver Gay Men’s Chorus, this spectacular show is sure to leave you weak in the knees. Fri 7:30 p.m.; Sat 2, 7:30 p.m.
The best way to warm up on cold winter days is from the inside out—which means a few swigs of whiskey are in order. A variety of distilleries, including Bear Creek, Black Canyon, and Leopold Bros., will offer tipples at this cozy booze fest, while alternative band Panda and People serenades the crowd with catchy tunes. Sat, times vary.
There might not be a pot of gold at the end of this happy-go-lucky fun run, but there will be all-you-can-eat Lucky Charms cereal at the finish line. Runners will embark on a 4.83-mile course that follows the Big Dry Creek Trail north before looping around and finishing near the Butterfly Pavilion in Westminster. Post-race, participants can head to Rails End Brewery for a buy-one-get-one-free beer special (as long as they’ve held onto their race bibs). Sat 7:30-10:15 a.m.
Overcome your fear of arachnids at this educational celebration of their ecological importance. Did you know that there are more than 40,000 species of spiders, found on every continent except Antarctica? Listen as scientists and experts share spider stories and test your knowledge with a spider-inspired scavenger hunt and hands-on craft making. See? Not so scary after all. Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Embrace the early spring weather and get into the gardening spirit with this community event celebrating green thumbs. Attend workshops on mushrooms 101, composting, and beekeeping while learning about various types of seeds. With local food trucks, interactive stations for kids, and live music, this all-day event will be fun for the whole family. Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Southeast Asian dining is no longer reserved for street carts and open-stall markets after this authentic cooking class. You’ll learn classic Thai cooking techniques and craft well-known dishes such as pad thai and sticky rice. Bonus: Bring home recipes for tom kha gai (spicy chicken soup with coconut milk), roasted red chile sauce, and panang meatballs. Sat 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Learn all about geocaching—using a GPS to hide or seek containers (which typically contain log books, but sometimes have little prizes or toys for trade), that are stashed around the world like a giant outdoor scavenger hunt. Everyone is welcome at this informative event, whether you’ve never heard of geocaching or you’re already a GPS whiz. You’ll get the inside scoop on geocaching terminology, how to create your own GPS-based puzzles, and how to play with friends. Sat 2-4 p.m.
Examine the physical and metaphorical idealization of the body through photography, fibers and mixed media. In this exhibit, Denver artist Tya Anthony highlights the complexities of american culture in the 21st Century by using organic colors and textures caused by environmental weathering. Sat 7-11 p.m.; Wed-Fri noon-7 p.m.; Sat-Sun noon-5 p.m.
Classic meets modern when this string trio takes to the stage with their signature genre-bending style. Well-known pieces are influenced by bluegrass and folk arrangements by Charles Yang and Nick Kendall on violin and Ranaan Meyer on double bass. Expect everything from Bach and Brahms to Kanye and The Beatles. Sat 7:30 p.m.
In this enthralling performance set in a desolate future, government agent Petra arrives to investigate 17-year-old Linden, who has been accused of an egregious crime. But as the young man’s family pursues justice, it struggles to accept that its once high hopes for his future are beginning to fade. Acting as the focal point of the 2017 Athena Project Arts Festival, audiences will not want to miss the world premiere of this moving play. Sat-Sun 2, 8 p.m.
As temperatures rise in the spring, thousands of birds pack up their southern waterfront homes and head north, where the prime breeding ground lies. Along the way, many geese, ducks, and other shorebirds stop over at Sawhill Ponds, outside of Boulder, to rest and refuel. Bring your binoculars and a pair of gloves on a hike to the ponds with naturalist Dave Sutherland to learn about the birds' migratory habits. Sun 7:30-10 a.m
Grab a glass, pick up a ukulele (they're provided), and close out the weekend right at this laid-back event. Swallow Hill Music instructor Casey Cormier will give a short ukulele lesson and lead participants in an improvised jam session. Whether you’re an uke newbie or just haven’t had time to play lately, pluck some strings while sipping on a variety of microbrews. Strumming never tasted so good. Sun 11 a.m.
After four years climbing the dance charts with collaborations and remixes, this L.A.-based electronic duo, composed of Alex Seaver and Logan Light, released its debut studio album Hours in December.
Don’t be irrational and grab a piece of coconut cream and lilikoi (yellow passionfruit) pie for $3.14 in honor of Pi Day. Pies such as lemon meringue, apple, graffiti (berry crumble), and gluten-free cookie will be available per slice for five dollars, a la mode for eight dollars, and whole for 25 dollars. Tue all day.
Share the joys of yoga with your little ones. Toddlers through kindergarteners are welcome at this introductory class, which teaches future yogis the foundations of yogic breathing and Vinyasa poses. Tue 9:30,11 a.m.
Embrace your inner geek for a week of nerd-friendly activities including potion making and a behind the scenes look at the making of Star Wars. Check out a special broadcast of the original War of the Worlds and learn about comic book drawing from local comic book artists and writers. Tue-Fri 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Fresh off a number one album on the Billboard charts, This House is Not For Sale, ‘80s legend Bon Jovi is hitting the road for its tour of the same name. After forays into country and pop rock, the band returned to its classic rock roots for a tribute to nostalgia. But with a Tidal X partnership and a Facebook contest to choose its opening acts, the stadium rockers prove they aren’t stuck in the old days. Tue 7:30 p.m.
Give birds a new home at this creative and informative workshop. Learn about our flying friends and how having a safe place to dwell—the natural material birdhouses you’ll make—helps their numbers to stay healthy and their young to prosper. All the materials, including recycled baskets, organic particles, moss, shells, pinecones and tools, will be provided. However, feel free to bring your own odds and ends from home to personalize your creations and make your local birds feel at home. Wed 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Participants at this dynamic event for men will learn about the art of pugilism before talking business over beers from Old Colorado Brewing Company. Joe Buckner, instructor and owner of Beautifully Savage boxing gym, will lead a short training session about the basics of boxing, including fundamentals like proper stance and head movement. Afterward, participants can take part in a group discussion about the roles of courage and resilience in entrepreneurial success. Wed 7-9 p.m.
What better way for youngsters to learn the colors of the rainbow than by identifying them as they make their own fruit and vegetable kabobs? The delicious event will also offer children information on healthy eating and how important it is for their growing bodies and minds. Thu 10-10:30 a.m.
In honor of COCHON555, a nationwide culinary tour that educates others about the importance of agricultural livestock, specifically heritage breed pigs, Stir Cooking School is hosting a free open house in its main cooking area. The community is welcome to see a chef cut and prepare a whole pig. Create a smoked old-fashioned or Manhattan to sip on while you try pork dishes. Cuts of meat from the pig will also be available for purchase and there will be a sausage-making demonstration.
The Dikeou Collection is welcoming two artists, Lisa Kereszi and Benjamin Donaldson, to Denver for a public lecture as part of Month of Photography. Each artist will give individual presentations, followed by a joint discussion with Denver Art Museum’s Curator of Photography, Eric Paddock. Kereszi is best known for her black and white photography series, "Facing Addiction: Looking at Drugs and Alcohol in People’s Lives," which is permanently on display at Dikeou.
This weekend at Comedy Works, India’s most popular English-speaking comedian takes to the stage. Actor, writer, musician, and stand-up comic Vir Das is the first Indian comedian to have his own Netflix original comedy special, set to premiere this month. His unique take on cultural taboos and current events will make you double-over in laughter and leave you thinking that humor is universal. Thu 7:30 p.m.; Fri-Sat 7:15 p.m., 9:45 p.m.
This legendary basketball squad’s athletic antics will have audience members howling with laughter in between rounds of applause. Trick shots, rim-rattling slam dunks, and, of course, a few practical jokes at the referee’s expense are all part of the game plan. Thu 7:30 p.m.
The traveling exhibit, presented by Peanuts Worldwide, premiered at New York Fashion Week and features vinyl Snoopy and Belle dolls donning a rare collection of mini-couture outfits created by leading fashion designers. Betsey Johnson’s miniature embellishments are wildly creative and fun—particularly the pink hair, reminiscent of the designer’s own 80s punk rocker days—and the Stetson and Levi’s dolls are among those making their debut at the Cherry Creek Mall exhibit.
Whether you’re remodeling an existing space or looking to build from the ground up, this three day expo has all the design inspiration you’re looking for. Events include a tiny home village for those looking to downsize, a feature garden showcasing Denver’s top landscapers, and an appearance by Matt Blashaw of HGTV’s hit shows Yard Crashers and Vacation House for Free. Find information about everything from kitchens and baths to pools and patios with hundreds of exhibitors from across Colorado. Fri-Sat 10 a.m.- 9 p.m.; Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by making your own hearty Irish fare. Chef Sarah Kendrick will show you how to prepare traditional dishes such as caraway-cured salmon with pan-fried potato cakes and Shepherd’s potpie with sides of scalloped cabbage and sweet and sour carrots. For dessert, finish off with a chocolate cake spiked with Irish Whiskey and topped with whipped Irish cream liqueur. Fri 6-9 p.m.
Inspired by chapters 26 and 27 of the Gospel of Matthew, Johann Sebastian Bach’s “St. Matthew Passion” is considered a staple in the world of classical sacred music. The well-known piece will serve as the keynote of the Colorado Bach Ensemble’s orchestral performance, which will include vocals by the Colorado Children’s Chorale. Fri 7 p.m.; Sun 4 p.m.
Alice, Margaret, and Bessie are dead. Death, however, does not keep the trio from gathering evidence against the philandering and murderous husband who fooled them all. By reliving the shocking life events preceding their deaths, the ladies begin to better understand the delusions surrounding love and marriage in this poignant play and social critique. Thu-Sat 7:30 p.m.; Wed 1 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m.
Ring in St. Patrick’s Day Weekend with the Denver Brass at this musical extravaganza. This celebration of Celtic cultures will feature not only a variety of instrumentals, but singing and dancing as well. Accompanied by Celtic Colorado Pipes & Drums, Rocky Mountain Highland Dancers, Wick School of Irish Dance, soprano Jillian Lee, and harpist Erin Newton, festive musical talent will not be in short supply. Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.
This St. Patrick’s Day, replace the dive bar and green Jello shots with this classy, Jazz Age-inspired event. Sip on craft cocktails and travel back to an era of flappers and bootleggers, opulence and indulgence. With multiple floors of art, live music by GoGo Penguin and Dave Devine Trio, and food trucks and bar carts featuring some of Denver’s favorite flavors, the evening promises to be the ultimate throwback. Fri 7:30-10 p.m.
Support Colorado’s 20,000 Special Olympic athletes at this family-friendly, fun and freezing event. There will be a fire pit and heated locker rooms to keep you warm before and after you take a chilly dip in the Curr Reservoir. But for those not looking to freeze their buns off, Athleta will host a yoga session on the beach and a bonfire will roar all day. All proceeds benefit the state’s Special Olympic athletes and participants who raise the most money will win (warm and dry) Polar Plunge swag. Sat 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Competitors at this innovative derby race must craft their homemade sled in advance using only cardboard, duct tape, twine, and paint. Then they’ll try to successfully navigate Purgatory’s tubing hill in their makeshift creations. Winners in the solo and teams categories receive prizes such as gift cards to Steamworks Brewing and Nini’s Taqueria. Sat 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Your aspiring artists will not want to miss the chance to hear from the illustrator of children’s works such as Last Stop on Market Street, Harlem’s Little Blackbird, and Leo: A Ghost Story. Robinson will also impart some of his artistic skills by leading a cutout paper art workshop for families. Bonus: The esteemed author will also sign copies of his books for fans. Sat 10-11 a.m.
Sing a-long with the music of Pete the Cat in a day of dancing and interactive learning inspired by the popular children's book series. A creation of Georgia storyteller Eric Litwin, the books tell the story of a cat who keeps his cool in sticky situations. Tykes will learn educational songs and dances, plus participate in hands-on activities like crafting funky cat-themed hats. Sat 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Put down your smart phones and spend an afternoon time-traveling back to the technology-free Victorian Era at this authentically restored hotel dating back to 1892. It’s now a museum that offers guided tours, treats, and a special display of 300 historic dolls. Sat 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Get your hands dirty as you familiarize yourself with the Linocut Process and take home two works of art. You’ll be carving images into soft linoleum blocks with carving tools, then inking up those blocks and pressing them into paper to create two different kinds of Linocut prints, a single press plate, and a ‘suicide’ print. After learning about the basic tools and equipments needed, you’ll be ready to craft prints using the Linocut process in the comfort of your own home. Sat 1-4:00 p.m.
The setting: an intimate bar. The curriculum: your favorite classic cocktails and how to make them. The instructors: the Way Back’s bar team, who will teach attendees how to shake, stir, pair, and prepare everything from Old Fashioneds to Manhattans to Mint Juleps. Bonus: enjoy three drinks paired with small bites from chefs Sam Charles and Marcus Eng. Sat 2:30-4 p.m.
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Give back to your local community by celebrating a classic Colorado food: Rocky Mountain oysters (proceeds will benefit Eagle County 4-H clubs). In addition to the selection of top-grade oysters, this fry will also offer beef, pasta salad, rolls, and a large assortment of homemade desserts. The family-friendly event will include a bouncy castle and petting zoo for the kids plus a cash bar and live music by Colorado’s own country-rock band Derringer for the parents. Sat 6 p.m.
Follow Snow White and the Seven Dwarves on a magical adventure filled with humor, suspense, and true love’s kiss. This family-friendly production is presented by the non-profit youth ballet, a branch of the Littleton Ballet Company, and features colorful costumes, captivating sets, and precise and poised dance technique. Sat 6 p.m., Sun noon, 5 p.m.
So You Think You Can Dance star Travis Wall, plus many other talented dancers and choreographers, return to the stage to tell the heartfelt story of a man struggling to find his creative voice after losing his one true love. Lauded for his work on stage shows for Justin Bieber and Demi Lovato, Wall is a five-time Emmy-nominated choreographer, and is known for choreographing the 82nd Academy Awards, Disneyland’s 60th Anniversary Special on ABC and the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards. Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 6:30 p.m.
The Boulder Chorale and RapidGrass Quintet come together this weekend to perform Carol Barnett’s “The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass.” This classical-based choir and finger-pickin’ bluegrass band form an unlikely duo, but wait until you hear this dazzling 110-voice collaboration.
This trio of siblings from Mississippi shot up the charts with their twangy country single “If I Die Young” in 2010. Since then, the group has changed labels and announced that its upcoming release, My Bad Imagination, will be pure pop. Get a preview of the group’s revamped sound at this intimate show as they play the bouncy new single “Stay in the Dark” along with other tracks from the forthcoming record. Sat 8 p.m.
Chicago-based duo Robby Hauldren and Freddy Kennett, better known as Louis the Child, made waves in the electronic music scene in 2015 when their heady single “It’s Strange” caught the attention of Taylor Swift. Since then, they’ve taken on Coachella and Lollapalooza. This month, the DJs bring their airy future bass sounds to The Centennial State as part of their nationwide tour of college towns. Sat 9 p.m.
Named after a 19th-century mail carrier who skied his way to and from mining towns, this wild race sends participants traversing Mt. Crested Butte. Equipped with telemark skis, racers will scale 600 feet up the mountain before descending nearly 1,200 feet down the other side. Sore skiers can ease their aches with post-race brews from Avery Brewing Company. Sun 1 p.m.
Grab some wings and beer for a good cause. ShaWing Food Truck is dishing out Jojo’s Sriracha Wings and donating two dollars for every order sold while Ratio Beerworks will donate one dollar for every beer sold. Proceeds benefit the ALS Rocky Mountain Chapter, an organization that researches for a cure to ALS as well as support to families affected by Lou Gehrig’s disease. Sun 1-4 p.m.
Five winemakers, five chefs, and five heritage pigs unite to bring you a pork experience unlike any other. Guests will be greeted with an assortment of beverages including a punch, Manhattan cocktails, and wine; small bites such as artisan cheese and bacon; and up to six rich heritage pork entrees from each participating chef. The winner of Denver's Cochon 555, selected by the 20 judges, will go on to compete in the national Grand Cochon competition. Sun 4-7:30 p.m.
Spring weather might be in the forecast for this weekend, but winter is coming to Denver. For fans who just can’t get enough of HBO’s hit show, composer Ramin Djawadi is bringing the sweeping soundtrack of the Seven Kingdoms on the road. This exciting live show features the beloved music from the series, performed by a choir and Djawadi’s eight-piece traveling orchestra and accompanied by pyrotechnics and confetti along with scenes from the show. Sun 8 p.m.
Keep the kids busy during spring break at this entertaining day camp. With everything from rock climbing to laser tag, it’s a week of non-stop, interactive fun. The real challenge will be getting them to go back to school once it’s over. Mon-Fri 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Use your iPhone’s capabilities for more than just scrolling social media feeds—at this lecture, esteemed photographer Kate Zari Robert will show you the ways in which it can act as a medium for artistic opportunities. iPhoneography has come to be recognized among leading galleries around the globe, and, since this medium is literally in the palm of our hands, this lecture will give participants all the tips they need to channel their inner artist. Tue 6:30 p.m.
At this book-themed cake contest hosted by Johnson & Wales University, you can be the judge. Students from chef Emmerich Zach’s specialty cake class will compete to create the most convincing dessert representations of categories such as the best graphic novel and best non-cake. After voting on you favorites, taste some sweet treats yourself at a reception with complimentary coffee and cake. Wed 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Local cooks won't get to to meet Gordon Ramsay during this culinary showdown, but they will get a chance to serve Governor John Hickenlooper. Under the Capitol's golden dome, restaurateurs will team up with farmers and state legislators for a food competition featuring Colorado-grown produce. As you savor the fruits of their labor at a tasty lunch, raise a toast to the producers and businesses that feed the state. Wed 10:45 a.m.
Investigate how American photographers have changed their definition of “home” by exploring this collection of landscapes, family photos, and candid portraits from the late 1800s until now.
Grab your skis and head to one of Colorado’s favorite mountain towns for Breck Pride, five days of events celebrating the LGBTQ community and diversity in all its forms. Highlights include a colorful Pride Festival parade on Friday, a costumed color run on Saturday, and a hilarious performance by singer and comedienne Sandra Bernhard on Saturday night.
Deep in Aspen’s Castle Valley Creek, at around 10,500 feet of elevation, participants of this intense three-day excursion will spend four to five hours each day hiking and skiing throughout the area. While exploring the area, the ladies will also learn important safety tips concerning topics such as avalanche awareness, route-finding, and large terrain navigation. Thu 9 a.m.-Sun 10 a.m.
Enter the world of Disney princesses when Ariel, Belle, and Rapunzel bring their beloved stories to the ice. Your tots will be captivated by awe-inspiring acrobatics and graceful skating set to their favorite Disney tunes. Thu-Sun, times vary.
In light of the contentious political climate, this event seeks to tackle uncomfortable questions about Islam in a respectful and meaningful manner. This casual get-together encourages open discussion between members of different cultural and religious communities with the goal of facilitating understanding.
When Isabella Bird Community School was tagged with hate graffiti last November, a group of community members decided to take action: They worked with elected officials to found the Brave Coalition, an organization that advocates for inclusivity in schools. At this illuminating event, the group hosts a screening of the documentary being ñ, which focuses on the experiences of Latinos in America and features commentary by co-director and Denverite Denise Soler Cox.
Travel back to 1933 and meet Peggy Sawyer, a chorus girl who steps in to save New York City’s newest show after its star breaks her leg. This stage adaptation of the musical film starring Ruby Keeler will feature brassy songs such as “I Only have Eyes for You” and “Lullaby of Broadway.” During the quintessential tale of the American dream, audiences will root for Peggy as she rises to stardom. Thu-Fri 7 p.m.; Sat 1, 7 p.m.; Sun 1:30 p.m.
Have you ever wondered what Colorado’s Western Slope looked like over a billion years ago? Doctor of geology and outdoorsman Bruce Bartleson has the answers, and will unpack the region’s vast history at this educational gathering. A professor of geology at Western State Colorado University for 33 years, Bartleson uses his vast knowledge and dynamic speaking abilities to expand awareness about the vast and often untamed land west of the Continental Divide. Thu 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
At this craft-focused workshop, you’ll learn a new set of skills and take home a one-of-a-kind book.
Before you head over to the Collaboration Beer Fest this weekend, don’t miss the release party for the first brew made by an entire neighborhood. Ratio Beerworks, along with nine other craft purveyors in RiNo, will serve up the Altimate Drink RiNo, an innovative brew sourced with ingredients from Bierstadt Lagerhaus, Troubadour Maltings, and Colorado Hop Company. Grab a pint at one of ten participating spots, including Beryl’s Beer Co. or Mockery Brewing. Fri 5 p.m.
Local crooners Maya Bennett, Michele Castro, and Wendy Woo headline this night of musical entertainment, a new event on this year’s Athena Project Festival lineup. At Swallow Hill Music’s intimate Tuft Theatre, the performers—playing together for the first time—will share their songwriting struggles and inspirations between sets. Bonus: Tune in before the music starts to hear a free panel discussion on the challenges facing female leaders in the music industry. Fri 6:30-10 p.m.
This captivating physical comedy incorporates outlandish props and a giant video screen as a backdrop for a truly unique night at the theater. During the show, unlucky-in-love star Dave embarks upon a journey to find true love, but odd obstacles such as lost underwear and a diabolical cat upset him along the way. By interacting with the digital screen and the alternate universe it represents, the charming protagonist will offer a quirky, modern take on a traditional love story. Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 4 p.m.
At this sedate afternoon, traditional tea and crumpets will take on an Asian twist. Between sips of oolong (which tastes like a combination of black and green tea and offers numerous health benefits), guests will enjoy an assortment of tea-infused dim sum delicacies. Sat-Sun, times vary.
Take your skis, snowboards, and pink attire to Vail for an all-day event featuring one superhero-themed, one disco-themed, and one Hollywood-themed deck party, live music from three local Vail Valley bands, and an extravagant costume contest—all in the name of fighting cancer. Proceeds benefit Shaw Regional Cancer Center and its Spirit of Survival program, which provides services such as exercise training, nutrition coaching, emotional support, massages, and acupuncture for cancer survivors. Sat 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Imaginations will take flight at this annual family-friendly aviation day. Fun-filled and educational activities include air-and-space-themed stations and pedal planes. Sat noon-4 p.m.
If you're feeling a little out of shape for the upcoming hiking and climbing seasons, brush up on your outdoor knowledge and abilities at this dynamic expo. Learn about wilderness trekking, fly fishing, backpacking, and hiking safety at clinics taught by experts from the Colorado Mountaineering Club, then listen to these adventurers tell first-hand accounts of their wilderness experiences.
Bring your little bibliophiles to hear Boulder author Heather Preusser weave her tale of Elfi the Swiss cow and her missing brass bell. Young readers will listen intently as the protagonist, Petra, attempts to locate her pal’s lost item and restore harmony to Gimmelwald. Don’t forget to grab a signed copy of this delightful book, which includes illustrations by Eileen Ryan Ewen, before heading home. Sat 2 p.m.
Brewers from across the Centennial State and beyond will divide into teams with the mission of bringing you brews that are truly unique. With more than 100 participating breweries, this festival will boast more than 75 different beers that you can spend your day sampling. Prepare for unlimited samples, food vendors, and live music. Sat 4-7 p.m.
Whether you're experienced or not, you can hop right into the contra line on this dance floor. After learning steps during a half-hour introductory workshop, show off your knowledge to the tune of Celtic and swing music. Making new friends is encouraged at this lively event because contra dance—like square- and line-dancing—requires switching partners. Sat 7-10:30 p.m.
Catapult your backyard gaming skills into the spotlight at this double-elimination cornhole tournament. Bring your own partner to the cornhole thunderdome, a venue with state-of-the-art boards dedicated to the sand-bagging sport, and play a minimum of three games as you compete in the championship. Afterward, you can still snack on burgers and kick back a can of Bud Light—just like you would at a backyard barbecue. Sun 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Team up with Community Cycles, a bicycle education and advocacy organization that donates all of its profits to local charities, to learn the easiest, cleanest, and most convenient ways to fix your bike’s flat tire. Master these tricks of the trade, including using minimalist tools and on-the-go techniques, while getting to know the staff and learning about their mission to create equitable access to bikes across Colorado. Mon 6-8 p.m.
With her co-writer, blues rocker Jonathan Tyler, this self-proclaimed “highway queen” has chronicled her life on the road with old-school country tracks such as “700,000 Rednecks” and “Jackpot.” With a sound reminiscent of classic country crooners Loretta Lynn and Emmylou Harris, this South Carolina–born singer promises a show full of fringe and pedal steel along with her sig
For the budding businessman or woman, this 10-hour curriculum teaches kids how to succeed in the professional world. Young entrepreneurs in grades five through nine can practice budgeting and interview skills and learn how to create a business plan with Anna Leer, director of local nonprofit Youth Biz. At the end of the workshop, students can show off their new skills in a Shark Tank–style business pitch competition for a cash prize. Tue-Fri 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
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At this food-focused demonstration, learn how to spice up your favorite chili with a secret ingredient: craft beer. Join brew enthusiast and food vlogger Kassie Haag of Dishcraft as she concocts three different versions of beer-infused chili for guests to sample. Snack on her green chili, which is made with Something Brewery’s habanero mango pineapple pale ale, and wash it down with Intersect Brewery’s raspberry Berliner. Tue 7-8:30 p.m.
Take sushi night into the comfort of your own kitchen after attending this hands-on cooking class. Learn the art of making both sushi rolls and nigiri sushi from Zengo's master sushi chef. For an extra $15, attendees can opt for sake pairings, in which a sake sommelier will perfectly match the tipple to every roll. Thu 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Whether you are ready to finally start your homestead or want to be prepared for the zombie apocalypse, a trip to this unique event will prepare you to utilize any natural resources at hand. Over 150 booths at this practical and lively event will offer information on sustainable living and outdoor survival skills. Visitors can also check out decorating ideas, patio furniture, sunrooms, decks, and spas. Fri 1 p.m.-7 p.m., Sat 9 a.m.-6 p.m., & Sun 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
The ’80s are trending on the cultural stage once again, and so are Modern English. After breaking up, reconciling, and breaking up again, the British new wave rockers reunited one more time in 2016 for Take Me to the Trees, their first album with the original lineup in three decades. Famous for its 1982 hit “I Melt with You,” the group’s now exploring an edgier sound and grittier lyrics. Fri 9 p.m.