Things to do in Denver this weekend without spreading the coronavirus, Nov. 27-29

Virtual celebrations, holiday markets, egg drops!

Glass ornaments at Unique Glass Ornaments, a booth at Skyline Park's Christkindl Market, Dec. 4, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Glass ornaments at Unique Glass Ornaments, a booth at Skyline Park's Christkindl Market, Dec. 4, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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By Cassidy Ritter

 

Happy Thanksgiving weekend, everyone!

While residents are encouraged to stay home as much as possible, businesses are getting creative with virtual events. The Holiday Art & Gift Market, which usually takes place in Colorado Springs, will happen on Facebook Live with studio tours and artist interviews.

And Cerebral Brewing is turning its fifth annual egg drop competition into a virtual livestream event. Participants can purchase an egg drop kit, create a secure apparatus around the egg, drop off the creation at the brewery, and virtually watch the drop on Sunday.

If you’re looking for other ways to stay sane this winter, don’t forget to check out this guide from Maggie!

 

All weekend

Just for fun

Le Petit L’Espirt de Noël Holiday Home Tour. Anywhere. Anytime. Free.

Camp Christmas. Anywhere. Anytime. $10-185.

Gardens Navigator. Anywhere. Anytime. Free.

Virtual Visits with Santa. Anywhere. Anytime. $19.95-24.95.

 

Comedy and theater

Streaming: Drunk Storytime with Caroline. Dangerous Theatre, 2620 W. 2nd Ave. Anytime. $10-20.

 

Art, culture and media

Sie FilmCenter Virtual Cinema. Sie FilmCenter, 2510 E. Colfax Ave. Anytime. $13.

Molly Brown House Virtual Tour. Youtube. Anytime. Free.

History Colorado Online Exhibits. Anywhere. Anytime. Free.

Dazzle Online Stage Performances. Anywhere. Anytime. Free.

Listen-A Virtual Experience: Prison is Hell. Anywhere. Anytime. Free .

 

Eats and drinks

Chili, Booze & Brews. Location varies. Times vary. $30-90.

Cooking on Demand. Anywhere. Anytime. $35.

 

Music and nightlife

Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company’s Holiday Market Auction. Anywhere. Anytime. Prices vary.

 

Sports and fitness

America’s Largest Virtual Turkey Trot. Anywhere. Anytime. $35-50.

Friday 

Just for fun

Virtual Craft Fair. Anywhere. 6 a.m.-7 p.m. No cover.

Virtual Storytime. Douglas County Libraries, Zoom. 10:30-11 a.m. Free.

Larimer Square Virtual Tour. Zoom. 4-5 p.m. $9.

Geeks Who Drink’s Pixar Quiz. Zoom. 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. $5.99.

 

Comedy and theater

The Nutcracker. Rocky Mountain PBS channel or app. 3 p.m. 

Rise: A Virtual Performance. Vimeo. 5-9 p.m. $25.

Chuck Roy’s Virtually Dirty #XXXmas Comedy Show. Zoom. 7-8 p.m. $25-75.

 

Art, culture and media

Premiere: Frida Kahlo. Anywhere. Anytime. $13.

 

Eats and drinks

Online Class: Black Friday Bites-Transforming Thanksgiving Leftovers. Anywhere. Noon-2 p.m. $40.

 

Music and nightlife

Mary Chapin Carpenter. Anywhere. 6 p.m. $24.

 

Saturday

Just for fun

Holiday Art & Gift Market. Facebook Live. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. No cover.

Recent Archeological Investigations in Afghanistan. Denver Public Library, anywhere. 1-2 p.m. Free. Advanced registration required.

Mandalorian Chapter 13 Watch Party. Zoom. 11 a.m.-noon. Free.

French Story Time. Zoom. 2-2:45 p.m. Free.

Online Class: Tree Toppers. Zoom. 2 p.m. $15. Advanced registration required.

 

Art, culture and media

Satrangi — Stories of Light. Denver Public Library, Zoom. 3-4 p.m. Free.

 

Music and nightlife

Swallow Hill Live: Ray Bonneville. Facebook Live. 6 p.m. Free.

Billy Strings Red Rocks Encore Presentation. Anywhere. 6-9 p.m. $14.99-29.99

Circles We Draw Livestream. Facebook Live. 7-8 p.m. Free.

 

Sports and fitness

Virtual Yoga with Asha Rao. Anywhere. 9-10 a.m. Free.

 

Sunday

Just for fun

5th Annual Egg Drop Competition. Cerebral Brewing, Instagram Live. 10 a.m. $1.

Denver Virtual Game Night: Trivia, Charades, and Drawing over Video. Anywhere. 7-10 p.m. Free.

 

Comedy and theater

Live Stream: ApocaLips Comedy Show. Zoom and Youtube. 7-8 p.m. $10-25.

 

Art, culture and media

Virtual 18th Annual Fred Marcus Memorial Holocaust Lecture. JCC Denver, 350 S. Dahlia St. Anytime. Free-$18.

 

Sports and fitness

Denver Broncos vs. New Orleans Saints. Empower Field at Mile High, 1701 Bryant St. 2:05 p.m. Watch on FOX or listen at KOA 850 AM, 94.1 FM.

November Full Moon Restorative Yoga Mini-Retreat. Anywhere. 6-7:30 p.m. $30.

 

In-person events

Friday

Dogs! A Science Tail. Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $20-27. Advanced tickets required for staggered admission.

Cherry Creek Holiday Market. Fillmore Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. No cover.

Mile High Tree. 16th Street Mall at Welton Street. 5-9:30 p.m. Free.

La Misión: Made of Earth and Spirit. Museo de las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Dr. Noon-6 p.m. $8. Advanced tickets required for staggered general admission.

Colorado Day of the Dead. La Plaza Colorado, 15200 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora. 4-9 p.m. $5-10. Advanced registration required for timed entry.

Día de los Muertos Exhibition. Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Rd., Longmont. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free-$8.

All Female Stand-Up Comedy Benefit Show for Planned Parenthood. Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St. 8-10:30 p.m. $10. Advanced registration required.

Faith Williams, Brandon Finamore, Kay Galvan, Janine Thornton. Edge Gallery, 6851 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood. 6-9 p.m. Free.

A Brother’s Fountain. Number 38, 3560 Chestnut Pl. 5:15-6:15 p.m. and 8-9 p.m. No cover. Advanced registration required.

 

Saturday

Santa’s Wonderland. Bass Pro Shops, 7970 Northfield Blvd. and 13012 Bass Pro Dr., Colorado Springs; and Cabela’s, 10670 Cabela Dr., Lone Tree and 14050 Lincoln St., Thornton. Hours vary. Free. Advanced registration required.

Horror Vacui. Leon Gallery, 1112 E. 17th Ave. Noon-5 p.m. Free.

Día de los Muertos Exhibition. Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Rd., Longmont. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free-$8.

65th Anniversary of Thunderbirds. Forney Museum of Transportation, 4303 Brighton Blvd. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free-$14. Advanced registration required.

Winter Wonderlights Live. Chapungu Sculpture Park at Centerra, 6105 Sky Pond Dr., Loveland. 5-8:30 p.m. Free.

The Polar Express Train Ride. Colorado Railroad Museum, 17155 W. 44th Ave., Golden. 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. $95. Advanced registration required.

Cherry Creek Gift Festival. Cherry Creek Mall, 3000 E. 1st Ave., located in the food court. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. No cover.

Denver Christkindl Market. Civic Center Park, 101 W. 14th Ave. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. No cover.

Citizenship: A Practice of Society. MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free-$10. Advanced registration required for timed entry.

Shop Pop-Ups: Fall Holiday. Cherry Creek Shopping Center, 3000 E. 1st Ave. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. No cover.

Cherry Creek Farmers’ Market. Cherry Creek Shopping Center, 3000 E. 1st Ave. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. No cover. Pre-order pickup available.

 

Sunday

The Watercolor Show. The Pattern Shop Studio, 3349 Blake St. By appointment only. Free.

Colorado Day of the Dead. La Plaza Colorado, 15200 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora. 4-9 p.m. $5-10. Advanced registration required for timed entry.

65th Anniversary of Thunderbirds. Forney Museum of Transportation, 4303 Brighton Blvd. Noon-4 p.m. Free-$14.  Advanced registration required.

Mile High Football Watch Party. Mile High Station, 2027 W. Colfax Ave. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. No cover. Advanced registration required.

The Polar Express Train Ride. Colorado Railroad Museum, 17155 W. 44th Ave., Golden. 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. $95. Advanced registration required.

16th Street Mall Holiday Festival. 16th Street Mall between Welton Street and Glenarm Place. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.

Cherry Creek Holiday Market. Fillmore Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. No cover.

Faith Williams, Brandon Finamore, Kay Galvan, Janine Thornton. Edge Gallery, 6851 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood. 6-9 p.m. Free.

Citizenship: A Practice of Society. MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free-$10. Advanced registration required.

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