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.
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 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
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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, esteemed designer, illustrator, and author Eric Carle will read from his most famous children's book. 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. Born in 1929, Carle 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.