11 things to do in Denver this weekend
posted by: Amber Johnson
There are plenty of fun events in Denver this week including the Denver Baby & Kids Experience, Circus 1903 and Inside the Orchestra. Go to our event calendar for the full listings.
Denver Baby & Kids Experience at the National Western Complex
Baby & Kids Experience is an educational and entertaining consumer show for parents, babies and kids. This year we’re featuring the Baby Box Company (free baby boxes!), Dora the Explorer with Rocky Mountain Honda, a photo lounge with Honest Kids, free professional photo with Moments in Focus Photography, Petting Zoo, Face Painting, Bounce Houses. Parents $10; Military/Senior $8/ Kids are FREE!
Ballet MasterWorks at Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Feb 17 – 26
Colorado Ballet will present a collection of three master ballet works to live music by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra in Ballet MasterWorks. The production includes Firebird, by choreographer Yuri Possokhov and music by Igor Stravinsky.
Toddler & Me Yoga at Echo Yoga & Co-op
Bring your crawlers, walkers, and runners (toddlers and kids ages 1 and up) for a wonderful chance to stretch and play. The first half of class is devoted to developing a kids yoga practice for your little one.
Circus 1903: The Golden Age of Circus at the Buell Theater
Feb 21 – 26
The producers of the world’s biggest magic show, The Illusionists have teamed up with the award winning puppeteers from War Horse to present a thrilling turn of the century circus spectacular.
Newsies: The Broadway Musical at the UA Denver Pavilions
Feb 22, 7:00 pm
Seize the day one last time! The Tony Award®-winning musical will make its worldwide cinema debut in an exclusive three-day event and stars Jeremy Jordan, reprising his Tony Award®-Nominated performance as “Jack Kelly.”
The Sporting Affair gala to benefit Make-A-Wish Colorado at Wings Over The Rockies Air & Space Museum
Wishes take flight as Make-A-Wish® Colorado honors wish heroes who have helped share the power of a wish® and reveals the names of several children who have been selected to have their wishes come true.
The Snow Queen, a Fairytale Ballet at the Broomfield Auditorium
Feb 24, 7:30 pm
Danse Etoile Ballet presents The Snow Queen, a new ballet based on the classic tale by Hans Christian Andersen. Shows are Feb. 24th at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 25th at 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., and Feb. 26th at 2 p.m. at the Broomfield Auditorium.
Under the Sea Mystic Mermaid Breakfast at the Downtown Acquarium
Feb 25, 8:30 – 10:00 am
The “Under the Sea” Mystic Mermaid Breakfasts in on February 25. Sign up today to spend the morning enjoying delicious food, getting autographs and taking photos with our Mystic Mermaids.
A Little Cinderella Tea Party at the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance
Feb 25 – 26
Ballet Ariel will once again delight audiences of all ages with two performances of A Little Cinderella with Tea Party, February 25th and 26th at the Cleo Parker Robinson Theatre.
Free Day at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Feb 27, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Scientific & Cultural Facilities District is a voter-approved special district in the seven-county metro area that provides a stable source of supplemental funding to more than 300 scientific and cultural organizations inside the district’s boundaries.
Inside the Orchestra’s Tiny Tots Performances at the Boettcher Concert Hall
Feb 22, 27, 28
Tiny Tots gets children truly inside the orchestra by seating the audience on the floor and surrounding them with a 30+ piece orchestra. Designed for children six and under, this 45-minute program gives young ones the chance to interact with the conductor and the musicians and learn about the instruments in the process.