Things to do in Denver this weekend, Jan. 14-16

The National Western Stock Show is back!

A stage coach makes the rounds during the "Colorado vs the World" rodeo qualifying event at the National Western Stock Show, Jan. 11, 2020. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

A stage coach makes the rounds during the "Colorado vs the World" rodeo qualifying event at the National Western Stock Show, Jan. 11, 2020. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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By Cassidy Ritter

At-home activities this weekend include a baby Yoda painting class and a virtual game night. If you’re looking for something in-person, there’s a walking tour of Denver, several pro rodeos as part of the National Western Stock Show, and plenty of other events to keep you busy this weekend.

As COVID-19 cases ramp up across the metro and mask mandates are still in place, we decided to update our listings. Events with an * indicate the event is taking place virtually or outdoors. 

 

Friday 

 

Just for fun

*Free Denver Tours. Colorado State Capitol front steps, 200 E. Colfax Ave. Denver Walking Tours, 10 a.m. Free.

4-H Day Pro Rodeo. Denver Coliseum, 4655 Humboldt St. 1:30 p.m. $20-60.

Pro Rodeo. Denver Coliseum, 4655 Humboldt St. 7:30 p.m. $39-84.

 

Comedy and theater

Paul Reiser. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village. 7:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $30. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test required for entry.

The Sklar Brothers. Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St. 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $27.  Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test required for entry.

Denver Comedy Underground: Dr Kevin Fitzgerald. 1400 N. Williams St. 8 p.m. $15-50. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test required for entry.

Hit and Run: Musical Improv. RISE Comedy, 1260 22nd St. 8-9 p.m. $12.

 

Art, culture and media

Matter of Time. Walker Fine Art, 300 W. 11th Ave. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.

*In-Studio and Online: Colorado Lights. Canvas and Cocktails, 8405 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree. 6:30 p.m. $20 (online, plus cost of materials), $45 (in-studio).

Jason Moran and The Bandwagon. MCA Denver’s Holiday Theater, 1485 Delgany St. 7 p.m. $35. Advanced registration required. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test required for entry.

 

Eats and drinks

Crumbl Cookies Grand Opening. Crumbl Cookies Cherry Creek, 400 S. Colorado Blvd. 8 a.m.-midnight. No cover.

 

Music and nightlife

Live Music in Poka Lola with Ethan Hall. Poka Lola, 1850 Wazee St. 5-8 p.m. No cover.

Bison Days: Craig Campbell. Number 38, 3560 Chestnut Place. 7:30-9 p.m. Free. Proof of vaccination required.

 

 

Sports and fitness

Colorado Avalanche vs. Arizona Coyotes. Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle. Watch on ATL. 7 p.m. Prices vary. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test required for entry.

 

Saturday

 

Just for fun

*Free Denver Tours. Colorado State Capitol front steps, 200 E. Colfax Ave. Denver Walking Tours, 10 a.m. Free.

Pro Rodeo. Denver Coliseum, 4655 Humboldt St. 11 a.m. $35-73.

Lumonics Immersed. Lumonics Light & Sound Gallery, 800 E. 73 Ave., Unit 11. 8 p.m. $20. Proof of vaccination required for entry.

 

Comedy and theater

Aziz Ansari. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place. 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. $75. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test required for entry.

Paul Reiser. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village. 7:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $30. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test required for entry.

The Sklar Brothers. Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St. 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $27.  Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test required for entry.

Dr Kevin Fitzgerald.  Denver Comedy Underground, 1400 N. Williams St. 8 p.m. $15-50. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test required for entry.

The Sound Inside. Curious Theatre Company, 1080 Acoma St. 7:30 PM. $50. Proof of vaccination required.

 

Art, culture and media

*In-Studio and Online: Butterfly. Canvas and Cocktails, 8405 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree. 10 a.m. $20 (online, plus cost of materials), $35 (in-studio, children ages 12 and under), $40 (in-studio, adults).

Matter of Time. Walker Fine Art, 300 W. 11th Ave. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.

Demonstrating Artists with R. Alan Brooks and Joylon Yates. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. Noon-3 p.m. Free-$18. Advanced registration recommended for timed entry.

*In-Studio and Online: Baby Yoda. Canvas and Cocktails, 8405 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree. 2 p.m. $20 (online, plus cost of materials), $35 (in-studio, children ages 12 and under), $40 (in-studio, adults).

Opening Reception: Winter Art Exhibitions. Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. 5 p.m. Free. Advanced registration required.

 

Music and nightlife

Bison Days: Love & Theft. Number 38, 3560 Chestnut Place. 2-3:30 p.m. Free. Proof of vaccination required.

Live Music in Poka Lola with Giles Ober. Poka Lola, 1850 Wazee St. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. No cover.

 

Sports and fitness

Butterfly Pavilion Rainforest Yoga. Butterfly Pavilion,  6252 W. 104th Ave., Westminster. 8 a.m. $10 (non-members), $8 (members). Advanced registration required.

*Colorado Avalanche vs. Arizona Coyotes. Watch on ATL2. 7 p.m. 

Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers. Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle. Watch on ATL or NBA TV, or listen at 92.5 FM. 7 p.m. Prices vary. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test required for entry.

*Run Denver Virgual 5K/10K/Half-Marathon Race. Online. 7-10 p.m. $6-39.

 

Sunday

 

Just for fun

Pro Rodeo – Hunger Action. Denver Coliseum, 4655 Humboldt St. 2 p.m. $46-86.

Pro Rodeo – Canadian Night. Denver Coliseum, 4655 Humboldt St. 6:30 p.m. $37-83.

*Denver Virtual Game Night: Trivia, Charades and Drawing. Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunt Adventures, online. 7-10 p.m. Free.

 

Comedy and theater

The Sklar Brothers. Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St. 7 p.m. $19. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test required for entry.

 

Art, culture and media

Demonstrating Artists with R. Alan Brooks and Joylon Yates. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. Noon-3 p.m. Free-$18. Advanced registration recommended for timed entry.

*In-Studio and Online: Giraffe. Canvas and Cocktails, 8405 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree. 2 p.m. $20 (online, plus cost of materials), $35 (children, in-studio, includes free drink), $40 (adults, in-studio, includes free drink).

*In-Studio and Online: Rainbow Skies. Canvas and Cocktails, 8405 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree. 6:30 p.m. $20 (online, plus cost of materials), $40 (in-studio).

 

Eat and drinks

Drag Bingo Brunch. Denver Milk Market, 1800 Wazee St. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. No cover.

 

Music and nightlife

Bison Days: Carlton Anderson. Number 38, 3560 Chestnut Place. 4-5:30 p.m. Free. Proof of vaccination required.

Bluegrass Jams. Seedstock Brewery, 3600 W. Colfax Ave. 5-7 p.m. Free.

 

Sports and fitness

Denver Nuggets vs. Utah Jazz. Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle. Watch on ATL or listen at 92.5 FM. 6 p.m. Prices vary. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test required for entry.

 

All weekend

 

Just for fun

National Western Stock Show. Denver Coliseum, 4655 Humboldt St. Times vary by event. Free-$25 (grounds admission), prices vary by event.

Beauty of the Birdwing. Butterfly Pavilion, 6252 W. 104th Ave., Westminster. 9-5 p.m. Free-$14.50.

*Support Residents Affected by Marshall and Middle Fork Fires. Online. Anytime. 

 

Art, culture and media

*Seeing the Invisible. Denver Botanic Garden, 1007 York St. 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Free (children 2 and under, members), $11 (children 3-15 and students), $11.50 (military and seniors), $15 (adults). Advanced registration required.

The Indelible Garden. Denver Botanic Garden, 1007 York St. 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Free (children 2 and under, members), $11 (children 3-15 and students), $11.50 (military and seniors), $15 (adults). Advanced registration required.

The Rise of the Aurora Suburb During the Cold War. Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Friday) and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (Saturday-Sunday). Free.

Convergence Station. Meow Wolf Denver, 1338 1st St. 10 a.m.-midnight. (Friday and Saturday), 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (Sunday). $40-45.

*The Denver Art Tour. Denver Central Market, 2669 Larimer St. 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Free (children five and younger), $40 (ages 6-11), $45 (12 and up).

Jason Moran: Bathing the Room with Blues. MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St. Noon-7 p.m. (Friday), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday). Free (members and kids 18 and under), $10 (non-members).

Memory Mirror. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free-$18. Advanced registration recommended for timed entry.

Deborah Roberts: I’m. MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St. Noon-7 p.m. (Friday), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday).Free (members and kids 18 and under), $10 (non-members).

Brighter Than Love. Dairy Block Alley, 1800 Wazee St. Noon-7 p.m. (Friday-Saturday), noon-5 p.m. (Sunday). Free.

*Denver Public Art Self Guided and Virtual Tours. Various locations and online. Anytime. Free.

*Kirkland Museum. Online. Anytime. Free.

*Gardens Navigator. Denver Botanic Gardens, online. Anytime. Free.

 

Eats and drinks

*Cooking on Demand. The Seasoned Chef, online. Anytime. $35.

*Cooking School at Home. Stir Cooking School, online. Anytime. $25.

 

Music and nightlife

*Dazzle Online Stage Performances. Online. Anytime. Free.

 

Sports and fitness

*Downtown Denver Rink. 1601 Arapahoe St. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (Friday and Saturday) and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sunday). $7-9 (rentals).

*Colorado Virtual Distance Challenge – Run, Walk, Hike, Bike. Colorado Brewery Running Series, online. Anytime. $35-164.

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