21 top events in Denver this week
posted by: Amber Johnson
Princess Week at Outlets at Castle Rock
Free Day at Denver Botanic Gardens
March 22, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Free Days occur throughout the year at both York Street and Chatfield Farms, thanks to funding from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). No tickets are needed for admission to Free Days. Free Days are for regular Gardens hours only and do not include ticketed events.
Colorado Avalanche vs. Los Angeles Kings at the Pepsi Center
March 22, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Colorado Avalanche vs. Los Angeles Kings
Hollywood Favorite: Star Wars: The Last Jedi 3D at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science
March 22 – 31
In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.
Denver Home Show at the National Western Complex
March 23 – 25
Get inspired, excited and ready to move forward with your home projects at the Denver Home Show Friday, March 23 through Sunday, March 25 at the National Western Complex. Three days only to shop, compare and save with nearly 400 experts under one roof. Get renovation ideas from Matt Blashaw of HGTV’s Ellen’s Design Challenge and Vacation House for Free. Plus, explore the Tiny Home Village for the latest trends in small space living. From kitchens and baths to landscaping and more, don’t miss the Denver Home Show. For information and discount tickets go to homeshowdenver.com.
Ostara Craft Show
March 24, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Come join some of Colorado’s own Small Businesses for a day of crafts, drinks, and great food! A bartender will be on site, as well as some of Denver’s famous food trucks. Right next door to The Wizard’s Chest, this is an easy-to-access location on foot, by bus, or by car. Metered parking is available all around the block.
Family at the Opera at Ellie Caulkins Opera House
March 24, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
For the entire family! Starring Opera Colorado’s Young Artists, Family Day provides you the opportunity to see both of the company’s touring production sung in English. Explore the wonders of opera and the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Come early to enjoy family fun activities and kid-friendly refreshments, provided by Kevin Taylor’s at the Opera House. Activities begin one hour before each performance, and seating opens 30 minutes before each performance.
Mad Hatter Saturday at Old Colorado City
March 24, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Start your adventure in Bancroft Park. Old Colorado City will be transformed into a Wonderland full of free interactive children’s events, tea parties, and dozens of costumed characters. Local merchants and restaurants are joining in the fun with sidewalk sales, treats, and surprises of their own.
Roaming Easter Bunny at Belmar in Downtown Lakewood
March 24 – 25
Where: Belmar in Downtown Lakewood along W Alaska Ave. and S Teller St. When: March 24, 11 – 2 pm, March 25, 12 – 3 pm and March 31, 11 – 2 pm. Who: Families welcome to snap selfies with the Easter bunny and pets too.
Colorado Mammoth vs. Vancouver Stealth at the Pepsi Center
March 24, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Colorado Mammoth is Colorado’s lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League (NLL). The Mammoth play at Pepsi Center in Denver, CO. We offer fast-paced family fun at an affordable price. After one game, you’ll be hooked! Come enjoy one of our 9 regular-season home games. Tickets are on sale now.
Colorado Rapids vs. Sporting Kansas City at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
March 24, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
The Colorado Rapids take on Sporting Kansas City in their live MLS homoe opener.
2018 Colorado Community Media Wedding Expo
March 25, 12:00 – 4:00 pm
Local wedding professionals will be on hand highlighting their offerings, providing helpful tips and information, presenting ideas, samples and advice. While making plans and finding the right professionals, attendees can enjoy the beauty of one of Denver Metro’s prime wedding Venues, The Falls Event Center, with waterfalls throughout the grounds, crystal chandeliers and great views.
Easter Week Prayer Walk
March 26 – 30
Each year, our community’s best artists and most creative minds come together to create an artistic, deeply spiritual journey during Easter Week. We invite you to drop in anytime for this self-guided experience through interactive stations designed to guide prayer, trigger self-reflection, and prepare you for Easter. Children are welcome, and the Prayer Walk is handicap accessible.
Free Spring Break Family Tour at Clyfford Still Museum
March 27, 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Enjoy a free art adventure for the whole family! Designed for children five through ten years old and their caregivers, family tours are an interactive way to explore the art on view. Every tour features games, close looking, and an art project to take home. Our professional team of gallery teachers will introduce a different theme–such as color, line, shape, movement, music, or architecture–in every tour.
Ongoing Events and Exhibits
Dead Sea Scrolls at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science
March 16-Sept. 3
Dead Sea Scrolls is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see authentic Dead Sea Scrolls, ancient manuscripts that include the oldest known biblical documents dating back over 2,000 years. The scrolls will be dramatically presented within a massive exhibit case featuring carefully regulated individual chambers, along with the full English translation. dmns.org/dead-sea-scrolls
Be the Astronaut at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum
October 1, 2017 – March 31, 2018; Monday – Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm – 5 pm
Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum (Wings) enthusiastically announces the arrival of Be The Astronaut, an interactive pod-based exhibit that thrusts visitors into a world of space discovery. Broken down into three interactive parts, Be The Astronaut first places “explorers” at a NAV (Navigation) Station to explore basic concepts of the universe. Second, guests move to a SCI (Science) Station that reinvents the way users think about the science and technology needed to thrive in outer space. Finally, participants move to the FLY Station. The FLY Station puts guests in control of a variety of spacecraft, including a lander, a rover and an interplanetary spaceship, on a wide variety of extraterrestrial missions. http://wingsmuseum.org/
Becoming Butterflies at CU South Denver
Now through June 2, 2018, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location: CU South Denver
Becoming Butterflies is a fascinating look at some of the world’s most captivating insects throughout their entire life cycle. A successful journey means overcoming natural enemies, evading predators and transforming from a tiny egg to creeping caterpillar to delicate winged flyer. Learn how butterflies impact our lives and the role we play in their survival. http://southdenver.cu.edu/events/event/becoming-butterflies/
Denver Puzzling Adventure at Civic Center Park
Puzzling Adventures™ are a cross between a scavenger hunt, an informative self-guided tour, and The Amazing Race®. Each adventure consists of a series of locations that you are guided to where you are required to answer questions or solve puzzles to receive your next instruction. http://puzzlingadventures.com
Eyes On at Denver Art Museum
December 3, 2017 – July 8, 2018, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Xiaoze Xie has a lifelong passion for books. In his worldview, books are conveyers of prestige and signifiers of collective cultural knowledge: repositories of historical meaning, cultural conflict, and political strife. For Eyes On: Xiaoze Xie, the artist has created still-life paintings of books, videos, and installations based on banned and forbidden books in China. http://denverartmuseum.org/exhibitions/eyes-on-xiaoze-xie
Past the Tangled Present at the Denver Art Museum
November 14, 2017 – October 28, 2018, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
This interactive and immersive installation by Denver artist Jaime Molina was born of imagination and the joy of discovery. Step into a different world where the paintings on the wall flow into 3-D objects that Molina created for the space. Sit on boxes painted with faces and play in a garden of fabricated cacti. http://denverartmuseum.org/exhibitions/past-tangled-present
Creatures of Light at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science
February 23- June 10, 2018
They light up our lives, but have you ever wondered how? Delve into the world of living things that blink, glow, flash, and flicker, from tiny fireflies to strange creatures in the ocean depths. The new exhibition Creatures of Light explores the mysterious world of bioluminescence and biofluorescence, visible light emitted by living things. This enlightening experience features larger-than-life models, engaging immersive environments, fun activities, and real animals, fungi, and minerals that get their glow on. http://www.dmns.org
Colors of East Africa
Jan. 20-May 19, 2018
Colors of East Africa, an exceptional showcase of eight countries along the Great Rift Valley, continues through May 19 at the Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures. The exhibit features art and artifacts on loan from over 40 collectors and international travelers in Northern Colorado. Many items reflect the intersection between the wildlife and the indigenous cultures, such as a loin cloth fashioned from fish vertebrae and a Maasai shield & weaponry. http://globalvillagemuseum.org/upcoming-main-gallery/
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