22 fun events in Denver this week
posted by: Amber Johnson
There are plenty of fun events in Denver this week including St. Patrick’s Day Parade, LEGO Building Workshop, Alice in Wonderland and the Discover STEM Fair. See our event calendar for more information.
Just Between Friends of Aurora at Arapahoe County Fairgrounds
March 14 – 17
It’s finally here! Twice a year, Mile High Mamas does a round-up detailing Colorado’s popular children’s consignment sales. Thousands of shoppers find bargains on kids’ clothing for newborn-preteen, toys, strollers, furniture, baby equipment, books, shoes, maternity items and more…all at 50-90% below retail.
Denver Nuggets vs. Dallas Mavericks at Pepsi Center
March 14, 8:30 – 10:00 pm
The Denver Nuggets face off against the Dallas Mavericks.
FAC Museum Free Day at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College
March 15, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The goal of Museum Free Days is to provide access to the FAC’s general admission offerings to the widest possible audiences in the Pikes Peak region. Museum Free Days, as a part of the FAC’s other free and reduced-fee programs (such as scholarship programs at Bemis, and special military discounts through the Blue Star Theatres and Blue Star Museums programs), make an important impact in our community.
Local Lab 2019 New Play Festival at the Dairy Arts Center
March 15 – 17
Boulder, Colorado’s premier festival of new plays! Join us for fully-staged readings, workshops, parties, and the opportunity to participate in conversations with playwrights that help push these new plays to full productions.
2019 High School Art Song Competition at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Parish
March 15, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
See Colorado’s finest artists compete for a $10,000 scholarship to Ithaca College! Ithaca College and Denver Art Song Project are teaming up for the second annual High School Art Song Competition.
This event will include performances by the students, Denver Art Song Project and Ithaca College professor, Dr. Ivy Walz.
Colorado Avalanche vs. Anaheim Ducks at the Pepsi Center
March 15, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Colorado Avalanche vs. Anaheim Ducks at Pepsi Center!
Choral Performance – Mozart Requiem at Central Presbyterian Church
March 15, 7:30 – 9:30 pm
The CRS choir, special guest singers from Bear Creek High School, Prairie View High School, soloists and orchestra will perform under the leadership of Artistic Director, Dr. Kyle Fleming.
CRS is honored to bring to the stage Mozart’s final and most cherished work, the Requiem. The program will include special guest soloists: Paige Sentianin, soprano; Jenna Clark, mezzo-soprano; Kevin Gwinn, tenor; Griffen Tracy, bass.
LEGO Building Workshop at the History Colorado Center
March 16, 9:00 – 10:00 am
Build (and keep!) your own Colorado-style LEGO® set, then take a special guided museum tour based on your creation. On March 16th, we’ll build the LEGO City Airshow Jet Kit. The kit includes a colorful airshow jet plane toy plus a pilot minifigure. The set will take about 30 minutes to build and is best for ages 5-12.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade at LoDo
March 16, 9:30 – 11:00 am
Join one of Colorado’s largest celebrations in Downtown Denver. Attendees young and old come to enjoy a festive entourage of bands, equestrians, Irish dancers, bagpipes, civic clubs, and multiple cultural groups. Celebrate community and culture with family and friends, because everybody can be a little Irish for the parade!
Discover STEM Fair at Baerresen Ballroom, Tivoli 320
March 16, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Discover STEM is a free, family-friendly event for students K-12, parents and teachers. We will have plenty of hands on STEM activities, giveaway prizes and special exhibits!
Waffles for Wishes at the Denver Athletic Club
March 16, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Brunch for a cause at the 2019 Waffles for Wishes on Saturday, March 16th. Hosted by the Young Professionals Group (YPG) of Make-A-Wish® Colorado, this fun-filled event raises funds to grant the wishes of Colorado children with critical illnesses.
Alice in Wonderland at the Lone Tree Arts Center
March 16 – 17
Littleton Youth Ballet, the non-profit youth ballet company associated with Littleton Ballet Academy will be presenting Alice in Wonderland. Performances are presented with beautiful backdrops, full sets, and costumes at Lone Tree Arts Center. Follow Alice down the Rabbit Hole as she encounters such characters as the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, and the Queen of Hearts. This production is family friendly and is the perfect way to introduce your children to the ballet.
Colorado Book and Arts Festival at the Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities
March 16, 12:00 – 4:00 pm
The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities and Regis University are partnering with the Tattered Cover Book Store to present the Colorado Book and Arts Festival, a one-day literary arts festival celebrating books, arts and music for the whole family. The Center will be filled with award-winning authors, panel discussions, an onsite pop-up Tattered Cover Book Store, children’s area, artists booths and musical performances.
The Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center
March 16, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
The Denver Nuggets face off against the Indiana Pacers.
Glendale Raptors vs. San Diego Legion at Infinity Park Event Center
March 16, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
The Major League Rugby Season continues with the Glendale Raptors hosting the San Diego Legion at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado!
Jeff and Paige Concert at Mercury Cafe
March 17, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Having fun in nature and connecting with the outdoors is harder to do when the seasons get colder! Jeff and Paige are bringing the outdoors in on Saturday, March 17th at the Mercury Cafe! Join this musical duo for a nature and science themed kids’ concert full of educational/hilarious skits, quick costume changes and tons of audience participation. Show appropriate for kids ages 2-8. Music starts at 11am. Doors at 10:30.
Colorado Avalanche vs. New Jersey Devils at the Pepsi Center
March 17, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Colorado Avalanche vs. New Jersey Devils at Pepsi Center.
Spring Break Geek Week at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
March 19 – 22
Gaming? Check. Superheroes? Absolutely. Sci-fi? Without a doubt. This spring break, geeks shall inherit the earth…or the FCMoD, at the very least! Experience a full week of awesome geekiness, with different themes and activities each day of the week. Embrace your inner nerd!
Ongoing General Events
The Crystal Ice Festival at the Museum of Outdoor Arts
Dec. 15, 2018 – March 15, 2019
Deep in the winter covered forest atop a high mountain is the magical Crystal Ice Castle. Where winter wishes are sent to be considered by the Frost Queen Andorra. Your wish may be granted by the Frost Queen, but those that are not are buried deep within the ice of the castle for future consideration. A found object installation of old glass, cut crystal and acrylic. Including objects such as vases, candlesticks, goblets, bowls and more. Embellished with crystals, beads, rhinestones and silver filigree. http://moaonline.org/winter2018diorama/
Once Upon a Playground at Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
January 29 – May 26, 2019
In Fort Collins Museum of Discovery’s special traveling exhibition, Once Upon a Playground, take an interactive journey from the past to the present… and beyond. Share in the nostalgia for playgrounds form decades past with dozens of historic images while you celebrate playgrounds of Fort Collins present and future. We invite you to touch, to see, to smell, to listen, to climb, to build – and to experience this interactive exhibition that is sure to enliven all of your senses.
Denver Art Museum
During – – There are several family-friendly exhibits at the DAM including Stampede: Animals in Art on view at the museum through May 19, 2019. A Walk in the Woods is still on view, which coincides with Stampede, and includes animal-themed artmaking activities and after their summer break, Foxy & Shmoxy: Art Detectives, are back. Treasures of British Art: The Berger Collection will be opening March 3, Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze is also on view, and don’t miss the fun new interactive installation by local artist Nicole Banowetz, The Incubation Effect. Go to https://denverartmuseum.org/ for more information.
Images from the Tracks at the Colorado Railroad Museum
January 28, 2019 – January 5, 2020
One of the foremost photographers to photograph the great American West, William Henry Jackson’s images had an immense influence on the public’s perception of the American West. A portion of those images were captured here in Colorado as Jackson traveled throughout the west by rail. This exhibit not only showcases the Museum’s collection of Jackson photographs but provides visitors with the opportunity to visit the rail car he traveled and lived in – the Denver & Rio Grande Western business car – the Rico.