Warning: Get our your calendar! For January's issue, we pulled together 155 of the best concerts, festivals, sports, and more, so that every month of your year is jam-packed with things to do. Here, an exclusive preview of our picks for the first month of the year.
Denver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs. // 2:15 p.m., Sports Authority Field at Mile High, www.denverbroncos.com , ticket prices vary.
International Sportsmen’s Exposition. Camo-clad aficionados of hunting, fishing, and all things outdoors can spend four days perusing the best outfitters and the newest gear. // January 5 to 8, times vary, Colorado Convention Center, www.sportsexpos.com , $15.
Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour by Cirque du Soleil.
Trippy, jaw-dropping, and utterly fantastical, this Michael Jackson–themed Cirque du Soleil performance is wonderfully weird. // January 6 to 8. January 6 and 7 at 8 p.m.; January 8 at 4 p.m., Pepsi Center, www.cirquedusoleil.com , $50 to $175.
National Western Stock Show Super Saturday: Colorado Rodeo Champions vs. the World. Three rodeos in one day, all of which showcase our state’s best riders and ropers versus cowboys and cowgirls from around the globe. // 11 a.m.; 3:30 p.m.; 8 p.m., Denver Coliseum, www.nationalwestern.com , $12 to $60.
Ullr Fest. The town of Breckenridge pays homage to the Norse god of winter during this week-long celebration where Viking hats are considered appropriate attire. // January 8 to 14, event times and venues vary, Breckenridge, www.breckenridge.com ; www.gobreck.com .
Bring It On: The Musical. Set against the world of competitive cheerleading, this new musical comedy comments on over-the-top high school rivalries (read: crazy teenagers hopped up on hormones get hilariously feisty). // January 10 to 21, show times vary, Buell Theatre, www.denvercenter.org , $25 to $95.
Adolph Coors III’s Birthday. Celebrate the Silver Bullet with a tour of Coors’ Golden-based brewery. // 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Coors Brewery; tours begin at the 13th and Ford Street parking lot in Golden, www.millercoors.com , Free.
Wintersköl. Aspen’s four-day festival celebrates the season with fireworks, on-mountain activities, culinary events, and a canine fashion show. // January 12 to 15, event times and locations vary, Aspen, www.aspenchamber.org , many events are free.
Ruby Hill Rail Yard and Sledding Hill. Ruby Hill Park has a 35-degree slope for the old saucer as well as a mini terrain park for those looking to jib. // Ruby Hill Park, www.denvergov.org .
Letters from Mozart. “Eine kleine Nachtmusik” and “Requiem” are accompanied by readings of
Mozart’s personal letters to friends and family. // 7:30 p.m., Boettcher Concert Hall, www.coloradosymphony.org , $15 to $65.
Winter Park SnowFest. Enjoy festivities in honor of the birth of Mary Jane, the resort’s more rugged (and famous) side. // January 20 to 22, event times vary, Winter Park Resort and downtown Winter Park, www.winterparkresort.com , free.
Colorado Indian Market & Southwest Showcase. Three days of American Indian music and dancing, handmade crafts, fine art, native foods, and demonstrations. // January 20 to 22, Denver Merchandise Mart, www.indianmarket.net ; adults: $12, children under 13: free.
International Snow Sculpture Championships. Teams from around the world convene in Breckenridge to create art from snow, using little more than hand tools and their imaginations. // Sculpting begins at 11 a.m. on Tuesday (January 24) and ends at 10 a.m. on Saturday (Jan. 28). Judging begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Riverwalk Center, Breckenridge, www.gobreck.com , free.
16th Annual Winter X Games. // January 26 to 29, event times vary, Buttermilk Mountain, Aspen/Snowmass, www.stayaspensnowmass.com , free.
Icelantic’s Winter on the Rocks. Icelantic and AEG Live team up to produce the first-ever winter concert at Red Rocks. // 7 p.m., Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, www.icelanticswinterontherocks.com