DENVER — Every weekend, Denver7 compiles a list of some fun events you might enjoy. Here are our picks for the 7 best things to do in the Denver metro area and beyond this weekend.
1. Head out to the mountains for Opening Day at these 2 ski resorts
What: What: If you’ve been waiting to shred some snow for some reason or another, don’t put off any longer and head over to either Vail or Steamboat Ski Resort! Both ski resorts will open for the season this Friday. Steamboat will also be celebrating their earliest opening in 50 years.
Where: Vail Ski Resort and Steamboat Ski Resort
When: Friday, Nov. 15, 2019
More info: https://www.vail.com/ and https://www.steamboat.com/
2. Get in the Christmas spirit at Holiday Food & Gift Festival
What: If you can’t wait ‘til after Thanksgiving to do your holiday shopping, you might want to head out to the Holiday Food & Gift Festival at the National Western Complex. This festival is the largest celebration in the West, with hundreds of exhibitors featuring arts and crafts, jewelry, clothing, woodcraft, music, photography, toys, Christmas décor and much, much more.
Where: National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St. in Denver
When: Friday, Nov. 15 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: $14.50 general admission; $13.50 for seniors and kids 12-18; free for anyone under 12 years old.
More info: https://www.hfgf.com/project/denver-holiday-festival-show/
3. See the world through the eyes of a woman filmmaker at the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival
What: Presented by the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Institute, the 32nd annual Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival will showcase new and emerging film talent, edgy genre fare, crowd-pleasing headliners, and world-class documentaries.
Where: Films will be screened at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center – Sagaji Theater and Music Room, the Kathryn Mohrman Theatre at Armstrong Hall, Richard F. Celeste Theater, and in the Film Screening Room at Cornerstone Arts Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.
When: Friday, Nov. 15 through Sunday, Nov. 17
More info: https://rmwfilm.org/
4. It’s ramen season, Colorado! So have some ramen!
What: If you’ve been in Denver for a while, you’ve probably tried ramen at one point or another during the fall season. What you haven’t tried: Several different ramen tastings in one single location. Is your mouth ready to sample them all?
Where: RiNo Fairgrounds, 3715 Chestnut Place in Denver
When: Saturday, Nov. 16 from 12:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
More info: https://www.ramen-o-rama.com/
5. Superstar soprano Renée Fleming is coming to Denver this weekend
What: You’re probably tired of watching the same band at the same joint in the same neighborhood. Good news! World-renowned soprano Renée Fleming is in Denver this weekend, and she’ll bring The Brightness of Light, which tells the story of a great artist who turns from a painful marriage to embrace her work and the desert land she loves. The performance in three acts will be based on the iconic letters of Georgia O’Keefee.
Where: Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St. in Denver
When: Friday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 17 at 1 p.m.
More info: https://tickets.coloradosymphony.org/5124/5126
6. Relieve one of Mozart’s greatest masterpieces on stage in Boulder
What: A story of sexual intrigue, jealousy and retribution with music from Mozart is coming to the stage in Boulder! “Don Giovanni” follows the story of the titular character, the women he seduces and the vengeance that finally catches up to him.
Where: Boedecker Theater at the Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St. in Boulder, Colo.
When: Sunday, Nov. 17 at 1 p.m.; Monday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m.
More info: https://tickets.thedairy.org/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=OperaonScreen
7. The Trans-Siberian Orchestra is bringing their Christmas tour to Denver
What: It’s not even Christmas, but it sure is starting to feel like it here in Colorado – and it’s not because of those snowstorms, interestingly enough. And the Trans-Siberian Orchestra will make sure you get prepared for the holiday season as they bring their ‘Christmas Eve and Other Stories’ tour this Saturday to Denver. The kicker? It’s going to be rock music! What could be better than that?!
Where: Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Circle in Denver
When: Saturday, Nov. 16 at 3 p.m. and at 8 p.m.
More info: https://www.trans-siberian.com/index/home
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Ring in the holiday season at The Gift Expo in Brighton
What: I know, I know – another Christmas gift expo?! Yes, indeed! ‘Tis the season, Colorado! Head to the Adams County Fairgrounds this Saturday for an enormous array of fine art, handmade crafts, delectable food, home décor and unique holiday gifts! There is a holiday concert starting at noon.
Where: Adams County Fairgrounds, 9755 Henderson Rd. in Brighton, Colo.
When: Saturday, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission: Free of admission
More info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-gift-expo-tickets-59429855297
Love museums? Head to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science this Sunday – it’s free!
What: If you love museums, you’re going to love this: The Denver Museum of Nature and Science is free for everyone this Sunday. Note: Temporary exhibits do have an admission price.
Where: Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. in Denver
When: Sunday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: Free admission
More info: https://www.dmns.org/
Enjoy live Bluegrass music in Colorado Springs
What: Five great Bluegrass band will grace the stage the first ever Quarterly Bluegrass Festival in Colorado Springs this weekend! Manitou Springs, Out of Nowhere, Red Mountain Boys, Acme Bluegrass and Countywide will be performing
Where: Stargazers Theatre and Event Center, 10 S. Parkside Drive in Colorado Springs, Colo.
When: Sunday, Nov. 17 starting at 1 p.m. (doors open at noon)
More info: http://www.stargazerstheatre.com/event/23a0cf7dbd5a75ce07fffb422324a05a
Oh, hey there! We see you’ve made it to the bottom of the article – that’s awesome! If you’ve been wanting to try a new restaurant and have a nice selection of alcohol why you’re at it, head to the Denver Milk Market – it’s a Mile High Must!
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