Event Round-up: Sleeping Beauty, Girls That Rock & More!
Through Sunday. It’s the last weekend to visit the Stock Show before it packs up and rolls away for the next year. The highlights of the next few days include the Draft Horse and Mule Show and the final days of Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association competition (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). There’s still lots to do outside of the arenas, too: see squaredancing demonstrations, watch dog agility games, sit in on a livestock auction and go backstage with a rodeo clown. Special event times and ticket prices vary. General admission to the Stock Show grounds is $7-$12 for adults, $2-$3 for children under age 12. (Prices vary by day.) National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St.; 303-295-1166. To buy tickets and learn more, visit nationalwestern.com or call 303-295-6124.
Saturday. It won’t be hard to stay awake when the Missoula Children’s Theatre presents “Sleeping Beauty” at the D.L. Parsons Theatre in Northglenn. Starring local kids, the classic story gets a rock ‘n’ roll reboot in the MCT’s production: After a new princess is born, a misplaced invitation for the party causes evil Scarella to cast the sleeping spell. When the princess wakes up 500 years later, the kingdom is rocking to a different beat. 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday. D.L. Parsons Theatre at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive, Northglenn; 303-450-8800. Tickets are $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for students and seniors. For more information, visit northglenn.org.
Friday-Saturday. Yippee-ki-yay, Western fans: The 21st annual Colorado Cowboy Gathering is back. Friday, Western comedy and music group Riders in the Sky kick off the festivities with a concert. On Saturday, lovers of cowboy culture congregate for daytime sessions, listening to cowboy poetry, music and visits to the chuck wagon. The Gathering’s finale features cowboy poet Waddie Mitchell, spinning yarns about life on the trail. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Day session: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Ranum Auditorium Theater at Ranum High School, 2401 W. 80th Ave. Tickets are $32-$48 for Friday’s performance, $25-$38 for Saturday’s show. Tickets to Saturday’s daytime session are $15 each. Buy tickets at ticketswest.com, at King Soopers locations, or call 866-464-2626. For more information, visit coloradocowboygathering.com.
Saturday. Take a trip through pop history with “Girls Rock The Radio,” the winter concert from the Denver Women’s Chorus. The show features Roger Emerson’s “Girls Rock” medley, a mix of Avril Lavigne, Madonna, Sheryl Crow and other pop favorites. The DWC shows off their own rock and soul skills with takes on Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me,” The Beatles’ “When I’m Sixty-Four” and the swingin’ “Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boy,” made famous by the Andrews Sisters. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. L2 Arts and Culture Center, 1477 Columbine St.; 303-321-3291. Advance tickets are $20 for adults, $16 for students and free for kids age 12 and younger. Tickets are $2 more at the door. Buy tickets and learn more at rmarts.org, or call 303-325-3959.
Sunday. Round up the kids for an evening with the Denver Nuggets: It’s Family Night on Sunday. Get four tickets to the game for $69, plus four soft drinks and four food coupons. It’s a steal of a deal, especially with the snacks included. Cheer on the Nugs as they take on the Indiana Pacers—future Family Night opponents include the Utah Jazz (Feb. 4), Detroit Pistons (March 12) and Washington Wizards (March 25). 6 p.m. Sunday. Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Circle, 303-405-1100. Tickets are $69 for four. Buy advance tickets at tickethorse.com or call 866-461-6556. Service fees apply when using Ticket Horse. For more information, visit nba.com/nuggets.