Welcome to your Weekend Events Roundup — a curated list of different activities and events happening around Denver (and a couple in the mountains) the weekend of Jan. 17, 2020. Check out Denverite or The Denver Post for an eclectic mix of events every week.
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BINGO BRUNCH AT NIGHT @ DENVER MILK MARKET
WHERE: Denver Milk Market (1800 Wazee St., Suite #100)
WHEN: Fri. Jan. 17 @ 5-11 PM / Bingo starts at 9 PM
COST: Free to play Bingo
WHY YOU SHOULD GO: “Mom said it was ok.” The Friday version of Sunday morning Bingo Brunch, sans day drinking. And if you’re into day drinking, then check out the Sunday Bingo Brunch at Moo Bar — happening on Sun. Jan. 19 (9 AM-2 PM) !! Seating is first come, first serve.
2020 WOMXN’S MARCH IN DENVER
WHERE: March starts on Bannock St. (between Colfax &14th) going south to 13th St. / art exhibits and workshops at the IMPACT EXPO at McNichols Civic Center (144 W. Colfax)
WHEN: Sat. Jan. 18 @ 9:30 AM
COST: Free admission to march & expo, but there are some ticketed events (0-$10)
WHY YOU SHOULD GO: Join a major movement to celebrate women’s suffrage, register new voters, get inspired and get involved. There are some really exquisite art exhibits and expos with vast representation from non-profits and grassroots organizations. Whether you’re passionate about reproductive rights, immigration, climate changez, channel that energy and show up to Denver’s fourth Womxn’s March.
DENVER BOAT SHOW
WHERE: Colorado Convention Center (700 14th St.)
WHEN: Fri. Jan. 17 @ 12-9 PM / Sat. Jan. 18 @ 10 AM – 9 PM / Sun. Jan. 19 @ 10 AM – 5 PM
COST: Ticket prices vary on day and event (~$10)
WHY YOU SHOULD GO: One weekend only! The Denver Boat Show draws a large crowd from the boating community for new products, expert tips, demos, entertainment, activities and exclusive deals and promotions. Boats n’ shows.
DENVER ZOO FREE DAY
WHERE: Denver Zoo (2300 Steele St.)
WHEN: Sat. Jan. 18 @ 10 AM-4 PM / this runs seven days a year and includes upcoming Sun. Feb. 2
COST: Fo’ Free
WHY YOU SHOULD GO: There was one last weekend, and if ya missed it — have at it! When in doubt of weekend events, check out all the museum “Free Days” offered around the city.
114TH NATIONAL WESTERN STOCK SHOW
WHERE: 4655 Humboldt St.
WHEN: Daily Jan. 11-Jan. 26
COST: General admission is date specific, but typically between $10-$20; Prices vary depending on event
WHY YOU SHOULD GO: Horse shows, livestock shows and rodeos — we’ve got one of the world’s largest. There’s always something different going on, so make sure to check out the events and show schedule.
COLORADO AVALANCHE VS. ST. LOUIS BLUES
WHERE: Pepsi Center (1000 Chopper Cir)
WHEN: Sat. Jan. 18 @ 1 PM
COST: Tickets vary; check around
WHY YOU SHOULD GO: Defenders of Lord Stanley’s Cup are in town. This should be a rowdy AF game. We definitely won’t be in the back flippin’ people off and spillin’ beer.
DENVER NUGGETS VS. INDIANA PACERS
WHERE: Pepsi Center (1000 Chopper Cir)
WHEN: Sun. Jan. 19 @ 6 PM
COST: Tickets vary, but the Nuggitos are Championship contenders
WHY YOU SHOULD GO: When’s the last time you remember the Pepsi Center being so electric during hoops season? It’s been a thrilling rebuild for this young team.
COLORADO INDIAN MARKET & SOUTHWEST ART FEST
WHERE: Denver Mart (451 E 58th Ave)
WHEN: Fri. Jan. 17 @ 10 AM-7 PM / Sat. Jan. 18 @ 10 AM-7 PM / Sun. Jan. 19 @ 10 AM-5 PM
WHY YOU SHOULD GO: The 39th annual Colorado Indian Market & Southwest Art Fest is a rich celebration of Native American, Southwestern and Western arts. This event features original collections of gorgeous art from 200 juried artists and craftsmen, tribal dances, entertainment and other attractions.
WINTER PARK EXPRESS
WHERE: Union Station (1701 Wynkoop) to Winter Park Resort
WHEN: Friday, Saturday, Sunday @ 7 AM – 4:30 PM, through March 29, 2020
COST: One way tickets start at $29
WHY YOU SHOULD GO: A cool, scenic way to trek up to the massive peaks along the Continental Divide. Winter Park also has one of the best snowpacks in the state for ski resorts. Take advantage of the different types of terrain Winter Park has to offer. This is a great family resort with more than 3,000 skiable acres. VENTURE OUT.
WHERE: All 28 of Colorado’s ski resorts
WHEN: All weekend 8 AM – 4 PM
COST: Depends on where you go and if you have an Epic or Ikon Pass. May I recommend skiing independent for a day? Local places stash some of the state’s best powder
WHY YOU SHOULD GO: If you know, you know.
WHY YOU SHOULD NOT GO: You don’t ski r snowboard, and definitely read this.
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