Ignite Theatre presents “Dreamgirls” Music by Henry Drieger, Book & Lyrics by Tom Eyen Directed by Keith Rabin, Jr., Music directed by Trent Hines Winner of six Tony Awards, “Dreamgirls” is set in the fabulous sixties-a time when we were dancing to the new beat of countless girl and boy groups like The Supremes, The Marvelettes, The Temptations and The Shirelles. Tickets/Info www.ignitetheatre.com, 720-362-2697
Thurs Jan 22, 10a – 5p
FREE day at the Denver Zoo 303-376-4800
Through Sun Jan 25
National Western Stock Show Location: National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St. Time: Varies What: Don’t miss the biggest rodeo in town! The National Western gallops into town for three weeks in January. Cost: Tickets for the Pro Rodeo range from $22 – $65. Other events are available as well. Contact: 888-551-5004 —————————————
Jan 16 – March 1
Vintage Theatre presents Other Desert Cities, dir by Bernie Cardel A Pulitzer Prize-nominated drama you won’t soon forget. More info/tickets: http://www.vintagetheatre.com/box-office/individual-show-tickets/
Mon Jan 19, 9a – 5p
FREE day at the Denver Botanic Gardens 720-865-3500 —————————————- Sat Jan 24, 10 – 11a
Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge Wild Wings-Live Birds of Prey Join us for an auditorium program with Wild Wings. Environmental Education and their live birds of prey. Learn about Colorado raptors, and the tools and adaptations that different raptors use to be successful in the wild. There will be photo opportunities so be sure to bring your camera! Space is limited and reservations are required for these FREE programs. Call 303-289-0930. Please dress for weather. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Assistance dogs are welcome. 6550 Gateway Road, Commerce City, CO 80022. http://www.fws.gov/rockymountainarsenal —————————————- Sun Jan 25, 3:45 – 4:45p
Free Parenting Workshop
Dr. Alison Auster and Lauren Ross are excited to lead the next workshop in a monthly parenting book series for the community. Topic this month:Understanding Your Child’s Developmental & Academic Needs. All families are welcome, and RSVP is not necessary.Sam Gary Branch Library (2961 Roslyn St.) in the Stapleton neighborhood. For more information, e-mail[email protected], or visit the website:www.familytoolkitcoaching.com. —————————————-
Denver Public Schools Choice for school year 2015-16 is NOW OPEN
DPS is happy to offer our Round 1 forms via either an online form or a paper version for your convenience. If you complete a SchoolChoice form online, you do not need to complete an additional paper SchoolChoice form. Families are encouraged to submit their form online through a Parent Portal account to be automatically entered to win one of five $100 Target gift cards!
Don’t know your Ethiopian coffee from your Guatamalan? Want to know which chocolate goes best with which coffee? Sponsored by the Northeast Community Co-op Market, Sally Petterson from Stapleton Roasters will brew and demo some fabulous coffee flavors and top them off with a few tastes of chocolate to go with the aromas and spices. Sam Gary Branch Library (2961 Roslyn St.) in the Stapleton neighborhood. —————————————-
Fresh City Life – Denver Public Library
Classic Film Series: Agatha Christie Gems
Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple are Agatha Christie’s well-known and beloved sleuths. Both are recognized as genius detectives, both are highly intelligent and one is a gigantic pain in the neck. See them both in action in clever retellings of Christie novels translated to film. Trish Tilly and Chris Loffelmacher will be hosting after-film talks for both of these gems.
Film Series events take place at the Central Library, Level Level B2 Conference Center.
The Mirror Crack’d (1980) – Tuesday, January 20, 7-9:30 p.m.
Evil Under the Sun (1982) – Tuesday, January 27, 7-9:30 p.m.
Social Events: Gather
Madame Defarge’s Knitting Salon Every Monday*, 5-7:30 p.m. No Registration Required
Curious Classes: Beginning Knitting and Crochet Every Monday*, 5-7:30 p.m. No Registration Required
Vintage Theatre presents Miss Saigon Music by Claude-Michel Schonberg, Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Alain Boublil Origianl French Lyrics by Alain Boublil; Additonal Material by Richard Maltby, Jr Dir by Rebecca Joseph, Musical Dir Hunter J. Hall, Choreography by Stephanie Prugh
Based on the opera Madame Butterfly by Puccini and set in 1970′s Saigon during the Vietnam War, “Miss Saigon” similarly tells the tragic tale of a doomed romance between a Vietnamese bar waitress and an American G.I. Tickets/Info – www.vintagetheatre.com - 303-856-7830
Mon Feb 9, 5:30p
The Tattered Cover Travel Lover’s Book Club Meets on the lower level at Colfax Tattered Cover Feb – The Longest Road: Overland in Search of America, From Key West to the Artic Ocean by Philip Caputo. Presenter: Christine Tanner, Country: USA —————————————-
Sat Feb 14, 10a – 2p
Cockpit Demo Day at Wings Museum 7711 E Academy Blvd
Kids of all ages can climb aboard select Wings aircraft and get a pilot’s perspective of the instruments and controls. They can set their imagination free as they soar through the billowing clouds and navigate the sky in these historic aircraft. 303-360-5360, wingsmuseum.org
Sat Feb 15 – Deadline
The Park People’s Denver Digs Trees applications are available. Free and reduced cost trees will be distributed in the spring, but applications must be submitted by February 15, 2015. This year, The Park People has identified 27 neighborhoods with low tree coverage. Residents living in those areas will receive trees for just $10. Trees are just $35 for people living in other parts of the city.
For a complete list of available trees and application information, visit www.TheParkPeople.org, or call 303-722-6262
Thurs Feb 19, 10a
Colorado Symphony Guild
The Denver East Unit of the Colorado Symphony Guild would like to invite you to our next meeting on Thursday Feb. 15. We meet at St. Luke’s on Quebec and 13th at 10:00. There will be live entertainment, light refreshments, and a chance to meet some wonderful people. For more information, please contact me, Colleen Hillmeyer, at[email protected]
SILK ROAD CARNIVAL FOR TEENS ONLY • AGES 13–17 Friday, February 20 • 6:30–9 p.m. • $10 teen
Denver Museum of Nature & Science – dmns.org Welcome wanderers, merchants, and artists to our night market carnival! Make exotic jewelry, share your travel stories with a historical enactor who journeyed the Silk Road back in its glory days, and test your skills in games of strategy and chance. Enjoy snacks and treats, and may the winds of fate blow warmly on your ventures.
Sat Feb 21, 10a – 4p
Aeromodeling at the Hangar at Wings Museum 7711 Academy Blvd
Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, along with Colorado’s aeromodeling clubs, invites guests to discover the world of radio-controlled planes and helicopters. Learn more about the inner workings of these machines and the scientific principles behind their flight. Get a chance to operate an R/C plane with guidance from one of our R/C aircraft flight instructors. Visitors can also observe an R/C jet engine demonstration, weather permitting, and visit local R/C and hobby vendors. Admission is free for Wings Members andregular admission feesapply for non-members. 303-360-5360, wingsmuseum.org
FLAVORFUL JOURNEY: A NIGHT OF SPICES ON THE SILK ROAD Thursday, February 26 • 7 p.m. • $38 member, $43 nonmember • cash bar
Denver Museum of Nature & Science – dmns.org Once worth their weight in gold, spices played a major role in the success of the Silk Road and were traded across all social ranks. Treasured as much for their medicinal properties as for their flavor, spices were commonly used in religious practices, cosmetics, aphrodisiacs, and drugs, from India to Persia to China. Visit a night market at a caravanserai (roadside inn), browse different spices, and make your own mix to take home. You will be inspired by live cooking demonstrations from the Museum’s culinary team and guided tastings with taste expert and curator Nicole Garneau. You will also explore the temporary exhibition Traveling the Silk Road with archaeologist Steve Nash and experience oasis cities, camel caravans, and live silkworms. This event is for ages 21 and up.