Things to do in Denver today, Feb. 14: Non-Valentine’s Day activities include an ice cream outing, dog watching and rocking

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Sweet Cooie's, 3506 E. 12th Ave. (Ashley Dean/Denverite)

Sweet Cooie's, 3506 E. 12th Ave. (Ashley Dean/Denverite)

It’s just another day.

Or the final day of the Westminster Dog Show, if you’re fancy.

Really, though. If you want to stay home and watch the Westminster Dog Show crown Best In Show with your friends or just a bottle of wine tonight, tune in to FS1 or stream it on Fox Sports Go using your provider login from 8-11 p.m. 


But, OK, if you really want to get out tonight, you could go see Nate Cook of The Yawpers perform solo at The Bar Car, 819 Colorado Blvd.

The show promises to be good and weird, and also probably “a train wreck” (not my words!). It’s free and it starts at 9:30 p.m.


Over at the Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St., Muna will be playing with support from (weirdly?) Lo Moon.

I’ll let the band’s bio speak for itself: “In their hook-laden songs, MUNA may come across as broodily as the soundtrack to ‘Donnie Darko’, all Joy Division lyrical moroseness and Tears For Fears chiming melodies, but IRL they possess the college humor of ‘Beavis & Butthead’ and the bitching aloofness of ‘The Craft’ via the charm of pretty much every great ’90s girl band.”

That’s a lot of references but you probably get the idea.

The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $15.


If you really want to impress your friends ahead of or during the Oscars, do it by becoming an expert on the nominated short films.

They include “Extremis,” by Dan Krauss, “4.1 Miles,” by Daphne Matziaraki, “Joe’s Violin,” by Kahane Cooperman, “Watani: My Homeland,” by Marcel Mettelsiefen and “The White Helmets,” by Orlando von Einsiede.

The full program lasts about two and a half hours. They’re showing them at the Sie Film Center, 2510 E. Colfax Ave., at 1 p.m., 3:45 p.m. and 7 p.m.


And if you’re looking for a family activity, look no further than the “jewel box” of a new ice cream shop in Congres Park: Sweet Cooie’s.

The sister shop to Little Man — or rather the mother to its father, since one is named for the owners mom and the other for his dad — officially opens today. And for the whole month, they can create a Valentine to a parent explaining what ice cream flavor he or she would be and why. The winner will get a free ice cream treat for everyone in their family (up to six people), and if the flavor chosen isn’t already on the menu at the shop, it will be added for one month.

Sweet Cooie’s is at 3506 E. 12th Ave. It’s open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.