Things to do in Denver this weekend, Jan. 20-22

Lunar New Year events, live music and a dance performance at MCA Denver’s Dirty South exhibit.

The "Dirty South" exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. Nov. 29, 2022.

The "Dirty South" exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. Nov. 29, 2022.

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By Cassidy Ritter, Special to Denverite

After a snowy week that caused many of us to stay inside, it’s time to get out and explore the city. Live music continues this weekend at Number Thirty Eight’s Bison Days concerts featuring Craig Campbell, Joe Nichols, and others. There’s also a dance performance throughout MCA Denver’s Dirty South exhibit. Lunar New Year also begins on Sunday, but events are taking place throughout the weekend.

Be sure to check out  family friendly activities under the new “all ages” section.

Notes: Events with an * are taking place virtually or outdoors. 

Friday, Jan. 20

Just for fun

*Guided Meditation. Denver Public Library, online.  10-11 a.m. Free. Advanced registration required.

All ages

National Western Stock Show. National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St. 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Prices vary.

All Ages Storytime. Athmar Park Branch Library, 1055 S. Tejon St. 10:15-11:15 a.m. Free.

77th Annual Steer at The Brown Palace. The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, 321 17th St. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free (general admission), $100 (VIP viewing and lunch)

Pro Rodeo. National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St. 1:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Prices vary.

From the Bottom to the Top, Dance in The Dirty South. MCA Denver and Presenting Denver, 1485 Delgany St. 7-8:30 p.m. $10. Advanced registration recommended.

Comedy and theater

The Sklar Brothers. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village. 7:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $28.

Top Secret Stand Up Comedy. Denver Comedy Underground, 1400 N. Williams St. 10 p.m. $20 (includes free drink and pizza).

Art, culture and media

Rough Gems: Sacrum. Union Hall, 1750 Wewatta St. Noon-6 p.m. Free.

Class: Full Moon. Canvas and Cocktails, 8405 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree. 6:30 p.m. $45.

Eat and drink

Lunar New Year’s Dinner Series. Fireside Bar & Grill, 200 Inverness Dr. W., Englewood. 4-10 p.m. $30. Advanced registration recommended.

Couples Class: Perfect Piedmont. The Seasoned Chef, 999 Jasmine St. 6:30 p.m. $195 (for two).

Date Night: Fabulous French Bistro. Stir Cooking School, 3215 Zuni St. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $205 (for two).

Music and nightlife

Live Music – Scottie Bolin. LUKI Brewery, 14715 W. 64th Ave., Units A&B, Arvada. 6-9 p.m. Free.

Welcome to 2023 Dance Party. Silverlight Ballroom, 7600 Park Meadows Dr., Lone Tree. 7:30-9:30 p.m. $25.

Bison Days Presents Writer’s Round with Craig Campbell, Canaan Smith and Cody Cozz. Number Thirty Eight, 3560 Chestnut Place. 8-10 p.m. $25 (in advance), $30 (at the door).

The Motet with Recess. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2635 Welton St. 8 p.m. $25-$29.95.

The Velveteers. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $22.50 (in advance), $25.50 (day of).

Colter Wall. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop St. 9 p.m. $32.50-$79.95.

Fitness and sports

Denver Nuggets vs. Indiana Pacers. Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle. Watch on Altitude2, or listen at 92.5 FM. 7 p.m. Prices vary.

*Colorado Avalanche vs. Vancouver Canucks. Watch on SNP and Altitude. 8 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 21

Just for fun

*Preserving Family Photos – Keeping Images Safe. Lone Tree Library, 10055 Library Way, Lone Tree, or online. 9:30 a.m.-noon. Free.

Dog Adoption. From Forgotten to Forever at Barnett & Son Brewing Co., 18435 Pony Express Dr., Parker. 1-4 p.m. Free.

Colorado: A Liquid History and Tavern Guide. Lone Tree Hub, 8827 Lone Tree Parkway, Lone Tree. 4 p.m. Free. Advanced registration required.

All ages

National Western Stock Show. National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St. 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Prices vary.

Stanley’s Health & Wellness Day. Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free.

Lunar Street Market Fair. Far East Center, 333 S. Federal Blvd. 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. No cover.

DIY Mini Snow Globe. ideaLAB at Sam Gary Branch Library, 2961 Roslyn St. 10-11 a.m. Free.

YMCA Open House. Littleton YMCA, 11 W. Dry Creek Ct., Littleton; University Hills YMCA, 3901 E. Yale Ave. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free.

The Learning Lab: Let’s Make Banjos. Ross-Broadway Branch Library, 33 E. Bayaud Ave. 10:30-11 a.m. Free.

Colorado Chinese New Year Celebration. George Washington High School, 655 S. Monaco Pkwy. 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $25-$50.

Pro Rodeo Semi-Finals 1. National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St. 11 a.m. Prices vary.

Class: Open Paint – You Be the Artist. Canvas and Cocktails, 8405 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree. Noon-2 p.m. $25 (includes materials and a free drink).

Chinese New Year Celebration. Southridge Recreation Center, 4800 McArthur Ranch Road, Highlands Ranch. Noon-4 p.m. No cover (for the market), $10 (for the performance).

Draft Horse, Mule & Donkey Show. National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St. 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Free-$25.

From the Bottom to the Top, Dance in The Dirty South. MCA Denver and Presenting Denver, 1485 Delgany St. 2-3:30 p.m. $10. Advanced registration recommended.

Class: Giraffe. Canvas and Cocktails, 8405 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree. 2 p.m. $35 (children 12 and under), $40 (adults).

Pro Rodeo Semi-Finals 2. National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St. 3:30 p.m. Prices vary.

Goatflix & Chill: Jumanji. Rocky Mountain Goat Yoga at SPACE 2435, 2435 S. Broadway. 6-8 p.m. $18. Advanced registration recommended.

Pro Rodeo Semi-Finals 3. National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St. 8 p.m. Prices vary.

Immersive Monet & The Impressionists. Lighthouse Artspace Denver, 3900 Elati St. Times vary. Starting at $29.99.

Comedy and theater

Late Night Comedy. Grandma’s House, 1710 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. Free.

The Sklar Brothers. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village. 9:45 p.m. $28.

Top Secret Stand Up Comedy. Denver Comedy Underground, 1400 N. Williams St. 10 p.m. $20 (includes free drink and pizza).

Art, culture and media

Rough Gems: Sacrum. Union Hall, 1750 Wewatta St. Noon-6 p.m. Free.

Class: Cherry Creek State Park. Canvas and Cocktails, 8405 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree. 6:30 p.m. $45.

Eat and drink

Secrets of Gluten Free Baking. The Seasoned Chef, 999 Jasmine St. 10:30 a.m. $89.

Beer and Pickled Pairing. Denver Beer Co., all locations. Noon-4 p.m. $25.

Lunar New Year. Jade Mountain Brewery & Teahouse, 4233 S. Buckley Road, Aurora. 2-8 p.m. No cover.

Lunar New Year’s Dinner Series. Fireside Bar & Grill, 200 Inverness Dr. W., Englewood. 4-10 p.m. $30. Advanced registration recommended.

Couples Class: Taste of Thailand. The Seasoned Chef, 999 Jasmine St. 6:30 p.m. $185 (for two).

Music and nightlife

Chamber Music Concert. Decker Branch Library, 1501 S. Logan St. 2-3:30 p.m. Free.

HOLDFAST. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $18.

Bison Days Presents Double Wide. Number Thirty Eight, 3560 Chestnut Place. 8-10 p.m. $10 (in advance), $12 (at the door).

Mid-Winter Concert: An Evening with Miguel and Dianne of Miguel Espinoza Fusion. Lumonics Light & Sound Gallery, 800 E. 73 Ave., Unit 11. 8-10:30 p.m. $25-30.

Dirty Monkey. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop St. 8:30 p.m. $29-$99.

Schema Things with Trusetto and Splendid Blend. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 8:30 p.m. $15.

Instant Empire with Mouthful of Thunder and A Place For Owls. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 9 p.m. $15.

Fitness and sports

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. Seattle Kraken. Watch on Altitude. 8 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 22

Just for fun

Colorado: A Liquid History and Tavern Guide. Goodson Rec Center, 6315 S. University Blvd., Centennial. 1:30 p.m. Free. Advanced registration required.

Sunday Funday Market. Infinite Monkey Theorem, 3200 Larimer St. 3-8 p.m. No cover.

All ages

National Western Stock Show. National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Prices vary.

Lion Dance. Far East Center, 333 S. Federal Blvd. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. No cover.

Class: Enchanted Rose. Canvas and Cocktails, 8405 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree. 2 p.m. $35 (children ages 12 and under), $40 (adults).

Pro Rodeo Finals. National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St. 2 p.m. Prices vary.

Immersive Monet & The Impressionists. Lighthouse Artspace Denver, 3900 Elati St. Times vary. Starting at $29.99.

Eat and drink

Drag Queen Bingo Brunch. Milk Market, 1800 Wazee St. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. No cover.

Classic French Pastries & More. Stir Cooking School, 3215 Zuni St. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $90.

Afto Beats & Brunch. Penthouse Caribbean Restaurant Cafe & Bar, 1600 Champa St. Noon-4 p.m. Prices vary.

The International Vegan Traveler. The Seasoned Chef, 999 Jasmine St. 2:30 p.m. $90.

Music and nightlife

Dazmin D’Leon with Ditch the Ego, Wax Bandit and Sage Suede. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 4 p.m. $15.

Finn O’Sullivan with Genevieve Libien and Katie Yeager. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 4 p.m. $13.

Psychotic Centennial with LEGS, Michelman Music and Bridge Down. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 4 p.m. $13.

Bison Days Presents Joe Nichols and Kayla Ruby. Number Thirty Eight, 3560 Chestnut Place. 7-9 p.m. $25 (in advance), $30 (at the door).

Sports and fitness

Rescue Puppy Yoga. The LUME, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora. 8-9 a.m. Advanced registration recommended.

Baby Goat Yoga. SPACE 2435, 2435 S. Broadway. 10-11 a.m. and noon-1 p.m. $25.

Denver Nuggets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder. Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle. Watch on Altitude. 6 p.m. Prices vary.

All Weekend

All ages

Apollo: When We Went to the Moon. Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $4 (members) $22.95-$27.95 (non-members). Advanced registration required for timed entry.

Butterfly Quest. Butterfly Pavilion, 6252 104th Ave., Westminster. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free (members and children under 2), $9.95 (children ages 2-12), $12.95 (seniors ages 65 and older), $14.95 (adults).

Unseen Oceans. Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $4 (members) $22.95-$27.95 (non-members). Advanced registration required for timed entry.

41st Annual Colorado Indian Market & Southwest Art Fest. Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Friday and Saturday) and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sunday). Free (children 12 and under), $15 (adult, single-day pass), $20 (adult, multi-day pass).

Dalí Alive. The Lume at Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. (Friday and Saturday) and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Sunday). Advanced registration required for timed entry.

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

Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit. Lighthouse Denver, 3900 Elati St. Times vary. $34.99 (children ages 6-16), $54.99 (adults, general admission), $99.99 (VIP). Advanced registration required for timed entry.

*Pre-recorded Art Classes. Canvas and Cocktails, online. Anytime. $20 (materials sold separately).

Art, culture and media

The Dirty South Exhibition. MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St. Noon-7 p.m. (Friday), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday). Free (children 18 and under), $7 (college students, teachers, military, seniors), $10 (adults and members).

Her Brush. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free (members and children ages 18 and younger), $12-$19.

Saints, Sinners, Lovers, and Fools. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free (visitors 5 and under), $5 (ages 6-18), $12 (members), $23 (adult, Colorado resident), $27 (adult, non-resident). Advance registration required for timed entry.

The Sand Creek Massacre: The Betrayal that Changed Cheyenne and Arapaho People Forever. History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free (members), $15 (non-members).

72 Hours: Stockholm. Magpie Arts Collection on Larimer Square,  1428 Larimer St. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (Fridays), 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (Saturdays) and 1-5 p.m. (Sundays). Free.

Spookadelia: The Wakening. Spectra Art Space, 1836 S. Broadway. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (Friday and Saturday) and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. (Sunday). $12 (children 10 and under), $20 (adults). Advanced registration required for timed entry.

*Until the Flood. Online. Anytime. Free.

Eat and drink

*Cooking on Demand. The Seasoned Chef, online. Anytime. $28.

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). Free (with your own skates), $9 (rentals for kids 12 and under), $11 (rentals for adults).

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