9 Things to do in Denver & Colorado this weekend: Feb. 11, 12, 13

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Winter festivals are again in Loveland, Georgetown, Steamboat Springs and Frisco and Monster Jam roars again into Denver.

COLORADO, USA — Kids being pulled on skis behind horses and beautiful mountain fireworks are only a few of the occasions deliberate this weekend on the oldest-running winter carnival in the western United States.

Steamboat’s annual celebration of winter and western heritage is again this weekend together with Frisco’s Spontaneous Combustion Community Bonfire.

No matter the place you reside in the Centennial State there’s positive to be an thrilling journey awaiting you this chilly February weekend. Grab the recent cocoa and take a look at certainly one of these enjoyable occasions throughout Colorado.

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Steamboat Winter Carnival

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Head to Steamboat Springs this weekend to expertise the oldest, steady Winter Carnival west of the Mississippi. Although the competition has been underway since Wednesday, the highlights of the competition are on Saturday and Sunday. The road occasions characteristic children being pulled on skis behind horses and adults being pulled on shovels by downtown Steamboat. On Saturday, Howelsen Hill will probably be lit up with illuminated skiers descending the mountain and a spectacular fireworks present to finish the night time. For a full schedule of snow sculpture judging, s’extra events, winter sports activities occasions, road slalom, ski joring, ring and spear, donkey bounce, shovel races and extra, go to SteamboatChamber.com.

Georgetown Winterfest

GEORGETOWN — Georgetown will host the primary “Winterfest featuring a Night of Ice & Fire” on Saturday, Feb. 12. The occasion will embody meals vehicles, distributors in Strousse Park, dwell music and winter-themed actions in the historic downtown space from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The competition may also characteristic a hockey tournament on the ice rink in Werlin Park whereas Guanella Pass will probably be internet hosting a scavenger hunt from the brewery at 1 p.m. Evening festivities in Werlin Park from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. embody DJ music, propane fireplace pits and heaters plus foods and drinks distributors.

Loveland Sweetheart Festival

LOVELAND — The “Sweetheart City” will get sweeter for Valentine’s Day with the annual Loveland Sweetheart Festival. The two-day competition begins Friday in downtown Loveland with free enjoyable for all the household. The competition options one thing for everybody – households, {couples}, beer and chocolate lovers, working lovers, artwork lovers and without end loves — with a children’ zone, mild snow, dwell leisure, beer corridor, meals vehicles, and extra. For a full schedule of Sweetheart Festival occasions, go to VisitLovelandCO.org.

Spontaneous Combustion Bonfire & Fireworks

FRISCO — The (*9*) is an annual Frisco group celebration. The bonfire, fueled by the city’s recycled Christmas timber, kicks off at 6 p.m. Saturday, adopted by a firework present at 8 p.m. The Town of Frisco will probably be accepting Christmas timber for the bonfire by 4 p.m. Saturday on the Frisco Bay Marina dust lot.

Monster Jam

DENVER — The “most action-packed live event on four wheels” makes its annual cease in Denver this weekend. The huge monster truck extravaganza Monster Jam will rock Ball Arena for 4 performances this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Trucks scheduled to seem in Denver embody Earthshaker, Jailbird, Jurassic Attack, Megalodon, Nitro Menace, Rockwell Red, Scooby-Doo and the legendary Grave Digger. Get your Monster Jam tickets at MonsterJam.com.

Colorado Garden & Home Show

DENVER  — The Rocky Mountain area’s (*13*) is again this weekend on the Colorado Convention Center. More than 500 corporations and 1,000 cubicles will probably be exhibiting the newest developments in landscaping, gardening and residential enchancment on the 63rd annual Colorado Garden & Home Show.

The present options eight professionally-landscaped gardens and the area’s greatest residence enchancment consultants to aid you get your initiatives shifting ahead. The Colorado Garden & Home Show opens at 10 a.m. Saturday and runs by Sunday, Feb. 20 with tickets out there at AXS.com.

Frisco Gold Rush

FRISCO — The 51st annual Frisco Gold Rush is the longest working Nordic occasion in Colorado. The occasion consists of basic and skate races open to skiers of all ages and skills. There will probably be a 20K Skate, 7.5K Skate and 1K Kids’ Fun Ski on the occasion on Saturday. Gold Rush registration will be accomplished at FriscoGoldRush.com.

Love ‘Em or Leave ‘Em Valentine’s Day 5K/10K

PARKER — Parker Parks and Recreation Run Series’ signature run/stroll arrives this Saturday at Salisbury Park. The Valentine’s Day 5K/10K is a enjoyable, festive exercise adopted by a post-race pancake breakfast. A free children’ sprint follows the race for kids 8 and below. Runners and walkers are welcome to register at ParkerRec.com.

Castle Rock Bull Riding Challenge

CASTLE ROCK — The tenth annual Castle Rock Bull Riding Challenge will probably be held Saturday, Feb. 12 on the Douglas County Fairgrounds indoor area. The family-friendly occasion includes a 2 p.m. matinee and seven p.m. present. More than 100 bulls will buck and be individually scored irrespective of if the rider stays on for the required eight seconds. While the bull riders compete, visitors can find out about bucking bulls, how they’re cared for, the tools that’s used, coaching and extra. There may also be a mechanical bull, pony rides and meals distributors.

Philharmonic Pops Spectacular

COLORADO SPRINGS — The Colorado Springs Philharmonic kicks off its “Pops” season with a crowd pleaser that features Gershwin classics from “Porgy and Bess” to the most effective of John Williams. Performances are set for Friday and Saturday on the Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts. For showtimes and tickets, go to CSPhilharmonic.org.

Berlioz Symphonie fantastique

DENVER — Former Colorado Symphony principal visitor conductor Douglas Boyd returns to Boettcher Concert Hall for a program that options Mendelssohn’s The Hebrides, Mozart’s elegant Flute Concerto No. 1 and Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique. The Colorado Symphony has three performances deliberate this weekend in downtown Denver. Grab your excellent seat at ColoradoSymphony.org. 

Beethoven & Billy Childs

BOULDER — The Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra will take to the stage of CU Boulder’s Macky Auditorium for a particular live performance on Saturday. “Beethoven & Billy Childs” options Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist Billy Childs presenting the world premiere of his new violin concerto. Reserve your seats at BoulderPhil.org.

In the Upper Room

DENVER —  Loyalty, spirituality and colorism are all at play in the dramatic darkish comedy “In the Upper Room.” Based on the actual household historical past of playwright and novelist Beaufield Berry, the world premiere play is about household, secrets and techniques and the facility of the tales we develop up listening to. “In the Upper Room” opens Friday, Feb. 11 on the Kilstrom Theatre on the Denver Performing Arts Complex. For tickets and showtimes, go to DenverCenter.org.

Rattlesnake Kate

DENVER — The DCPA Theatre Company’s “Rattlesnake Kate” continues this weekend on the newly-renovated Wolf Theatre. The story of notorious Greeley frontierswoman Kate Slaughterback impressed musician Neyla Pekarek and playwright Karen Hartman to create this new musical. Aurora native Pekarek launched her debut solo album and the premise for the musical after touring and recording with the folk-rock band The Lumineers for eight years. Tickets for Rattlesnake Kate begin at $30 and could also be bought at DenverCenter.org.

Romeo & Juliet

DENVER — Colorado Ballet’s newest production continues its run by Sunday, Feb. 13 on the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in downtown Denver. With spectacular units, costumes and particular results, the magical ballet “Romeo & Juliet” sees Derek Deane’s choreography set to the music of Sergei Prokofiev, carried out dwell by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. For tickets, head to ColoradoBallet.org.

Chinese New Year Party

DENVER — Get prepared to occasion this weekend prefer it’s the year of the tiger. The annual Chinese New Year Party will probably be held Saturday on the Grand Hyatt Denver. It’s an evening of music, dance, meals, drinks, silent public sale and extra. This year’s occasion will probably be a wild jungle-themed occasion. Proceeds assist the Nathan Yip Foundation, which gives instructional funding for essentially the most neglected kids in rural communities all through Colorado and China. If you’d like to try the Chinese New Year occasion, go to NathanYipFoundation.org for tickets.

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Valentine’s BAZAAR

LAKEWOOD — Denver BAZAAR is internet hosting a one-stop Valentine’s store for all of your on Saturday, Feb. 12 and Sunday, Feb. 13 in downtown Lakewood. The occasion options greater than 50 Colorado small companies, drink experiences, DIY workshops and extra. Admission is free and open to all ages at Belmar.

Colorado Eagles vs. Tucson Roadrunners

LOVELAND — The Colorado Eagles return residence to Loveland this weekend for a two-game collection in opposition to the Tucson Roadrunners. The puck drops at 7:05 p.m. at Budweiser Events Center every night time. Saturday’s recreation has a Buddy Bear Giveaway. Snag your tickets to see the Colorado Avalanche affiliate at ColoradoEagles.com. Tickets begin at $19.

Denver Jewish Film Festival

DENVER — The twenty sixth annual JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center’s Denver Jewish Film Festival will probably be held nearly and in-person from Monday, Feb. 14 to Tuesday, Feb. 22 and will probably be adopted by a completely digital competition by March 1. The competition contains 34 movies and shorts showcasing cinema from 14 nations. Films cover a wide range of various subjects, many showcasing tales of perseverance by totally different lenses. Festival tickets will be bought at JCCDenver.org. 

Movies this weekend

Oscar nominations are out and we lastly have three new extensive releases this Super Bowl weekend!

Spider-Man will lastly have some actual competitors for the field office bucks with the long-awaited launch of “Death on the Nile,” director and star Kenneth Branagh’s follow-up to “Murder on the Orient Express.” Other new releases are Liam Neeson’s “Blacklight” and the romantic comedy “Marry Me” starring Owen Wilson and Jennifer Lopez. 

Many movies are anticipated to get a bump on the field office with the discharge of the Academy Award nominations earlier this week. Many movies together with “West Side Story,” “Dune,” “Nightmare Alley” and “Belfast” obtained a number of nominations.

New films this weekend

  • Death on the Nile
  • Marry Me
  • Blacklight

Last weekend’s field office

  1. Jackass Forever — $23.3 million
  2. Moonfall — $9.9 million
  3. Spider-Man: No Way Home — $9.5 million
  4. Scream — $4.8 million
  5. Sing 2 — $4.2 million

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Have a wondrous weekend! 

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