12 fun things to do in Denver this week
posted by: Amber Johnson
There are plenty of great events in Denver this week including the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Play Minecraft in a movie theater, Runnin’ of the Green and more. Go to our event calendar for the full calendar listings.
Pokemon Symphonic Evolutions at Boettcher Concert Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Complex
Mar 9 , 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Brought to life by a full orchestra performing all new arrangements and carefully timed visuals from recent and classic Pokémon video games. Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions has become the must-see video game concert of the year, giving fans and newcomers of all ages a chance to experience the evolution.
Four Mile Free Day at Four Mile Historic Park
Mar 10, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Take a tour of the Four Mile House Museum, check out historic demonstrations, explore our 12-acre grounds, sample a treat from our summer kitchen, and greet our farm animals. We’ll also be offering our Hay Bales & Tall Tales story and activity time from 12:00-1:00 pm. Admission is free thanks to the support provided by your Scientific & Cultural Facilities District.
Supertwins of the Rocky Mountains (STORM)
Saturday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Where: Wheat Ridge High School, 9505 W. 32 Ave., Wheat Ridge. Cost: $1
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Mar 11, 9:30 am – 11:00 am
The Emerald Celebration is celebrating 55 years in downtown Denver.
Play Minecraft in a movie theatre! Century 16 Boulder
Mar 11 @ 10:30 am – 12:45 pm
Welcome to week 1 of Super League’s Minecraft City Champs! Come prepared to build and battle in order to determine your ranking! Top players from the qualifiers will advance to represent their city team in the playoffs to determine the national champions of this season.
Storybooks on Stage at the McNichols Civic Center Building, Denver Arts and Venues
Mar 11, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Storybooks on Stage presented by Stories on Stage. Family entertainment as professional actors perform great children’s literature geared towards preschool and elementary school-aged kids.
Siren Song: A Pirate Odyssey
Mar 11, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A comedy series for all pirates and their parents- bringing you new high seas hijinks each Second Saturday Oct.-May! Inspired by Homer’s Odyssey, an audience-suggested song launches each play-full voyage. (From the people who brought you Trunks and Duck Duck Dupe!)
Runnin’ of the Green at the Denver Union Station
Mar 12, 7:00 am – 11:30 am
Running of the Green is a family-oriented foot race/walk that is centered around the Irish celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day and springtime. The race benefits Volunteers of America. There is a 7K run/walk race, a 7K challenged athlete race and a 2.2-mile un-timed run/walk. The event starts at 17th and Wazee in Denver’s historic LoDo (Lower Downtown) in front of Union Station, with registration.
Princess Week at the Outlets at Castle Rock
Mar 13 – Mar 18
You’re invited to join Outlets at Castle Rock for an enchanted week full of events, discounts, giveaways, and more! From Tiara Tuesday to the Princess Tea to Wicked Wednesday.
Free Day at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Mar 13, 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
Birth of Stars and Planets @ Chautauqua Community House
Mar 13, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Stars and planets are born in dense molecular clouds rich in clusters containing hundreds of stars. Our solar system formed in such a cluster about 4.5 billion years ago. Over the eons, the sibling stars of the sun have been dispersed throughout the galaxy.
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