20 top events in Denver this week
posted by: Amber Johnson
Alice in Wonderland, Vintage Voltage and Toy & Doll Supershow, and free days at the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield and Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus. See our event calendar for full details.
Spring Break at WOW! Children’s Museum
March 25 – 29
We are hosting a variety of hands-on activities and programs for children and families every day during Spring Break week! All activities and programs listed below are included with Museum admission.
Boulder Arts Week 2019
March 29 – April 6
Celebrate artists! Boulder Arts Week is Boulder’s only large-scale, inclusive celebration of our community’s vibrant arts and cultural offerings and our city’s thriving creativity.
WW II Celebration at Denver Union Station
March 30 at 10 a.m.
Teach your kids about WWII at this special event at Denver Union Station that will honor Major General Maurice Rose – a Denver native who was killed in action in Germany – as well as all of the soldiers who left for the war from the Mile High City’s landmark train station.
Colorado Avalanche vs. Arizona Coyotes at the Pepsi Center
March 29, 7:00 – 9:30 pm
Colorado Avalanche vs. Arizona Coyotes at Pepsi Center.
Alice in Wonderland: A Circus Adventure at Ellie Caulkins Opera House
March 29, 7:30 – 10:00 pm
Follow Alice down the rabbit hole to Wonderland, where she embarks upon a series of wild and wacky circus adventures.
University of Denver Men’s Lacrosse at the University of Denver/Ritchie Center-Magness Arena
March 30, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
DU vs. GEORGETOWN.
Glendale Raptors vs. NOLA Gold at Infinity Park Event Center
March 30, 7:00 – 10:00 pm
The Major League Rugby Season continues with the Glendale Raptors hosting the NOLA Gold at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado!
Vintage Voltage and Toy & Doll Supershow at Denver Mart
March 31, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Two popular shows – side by side in a bigger, more central venue! The Toy & Doll Supershow and The Vintage Voltage Expo will be together – same day, same time! Admission is STILL just $5 – and it now gets you into BOTH shows.
Soul Brunch at Lone Tree Brewing
March 31, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
It’s time to get down with your bad self during our Soul Brunch at Lone Tree Brewing Company! DJ Steve Cervantes of MILE HIGH SOUL CLUB fame will be spinning vinyl and keeping you moving and grooving. PinkTank Food Truck will keep your energy levels high with great brunch eats too!
Denver Nuggets vs. Washington Wizards at Pepsi Center
March 31, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
The Denver Nuggets face off against the Washington Wizards.
An Evening with Kristina Kuzmic: The Hope and Humor Tour at Paramount Theatre
March 31, 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Energetic, funny, and obsessed with creativity, Kristina has an in-your-face perspective on issues of parenting and life in general. In fact, you may have seen Kristina recently on your Facebook feed, or on any one of a number of internet, radio or TV outlets. She has become an internet sensation with her “mom-centric” videos about raising children and juggling all of life’s challenges.
Central City Opera Family Series: Mozart & Co. at Temple Emanuel
April 2, 9:30 – 11:45 am
Central City Opera presents Mozart & Co. Enjoy a kid-friendly, interactive performance of opera scenes from hilarious stories originally envisioned by Shakespeare and the Brothers Grimm. Two performances (9:30 & 10:45 am) – 30 minute performance followed by 15 minutes of playtime. Recommended for kids 6 and under (and their families).
Free Day at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield
April 2, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Free Day at Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus
April 2, 4:00 – 8:00 pm
Colorado Avalanche vs. Edmonton Oilers at the Pepsi Center
April 2, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Colorado Avalanche vs. Edmonton Oilers at Pepsi Center!
Ongoing General Events
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.
Got Style? Railroads & Design at the Colorado Railroad Museum
Feb 16 – Jun 10, 2019
Often leading the pack as far as what was “stylish.” railroads have echoed the fashion of their day. From rail cars to benches, dining plates to lamps passengers expected and often got the best. This small exhibit explores the how materials, production technologies and aesthetic trends all affected how the railroads we traveled on looked.
Kids Kabaret Performances at Boulder’s Dinner Theatre
Feb 20, 2019 – May 24, 2019
Our ‘Kids Kabaret’ shows are designed for children ages 3-12. We take pride in offering live theater for young children; understanding that they will wiggle and move around. Several children are incorporated into the show at each performance.
Marine Biologist for a Day at the Downtown Aquarium
Jan 1- Dec 31, 2019
See if you have what it takes to become a Marine Biologist! Spend a day behind the scenes where all the scientific action happens. Experience close encounters with exotic species from the deep sea to shallow reef and everywhere in between. You’ll even get to dissect a squid! Program includes guided tour, biologist dive show, squid dissection, animal feedings and much more! T-shirts & lunch included.