9Things to do in Denver & Colorado this weekend: March 4-6, 2022

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Frida Kahlo and dinosaur exhibitions open in the Mile High City alongside winter, movie, beer and collectible festivals.

COLORADO, USA — Happy March! Whether you are into dinosaurs, comics, music, performs, motion pictures or sports activities, you are about to have an amazing weekend. Check out considered one of these enjoyable occasions throughout Colorado this weekend and do not forget to share your photographs with the Near Me function on the 9NEWS app.

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Jurassic World: The Exhibition

DENVER — Fans of the “Jurassic Park” franchise can now expertise the majesty of its dinosaurs for the primary time in a brand new family-friendly present. “Jurassic World: The Exhibition” opens Friday, March 4 on the new Stockyards Event Center of the National Western Center.

An immersive 20,000-square-foot expertise primarily based on one of many greatest blockbusters in cinema historical past, “Jurassic World: The Exhibition” has turn into a worldwide success with greater than three million guests since 2016. Exhibition guests stroll by the world-famous Jurassic World gates, encounter life-sized dinosaurs and discover richly themed environments. Tickets for the Denver run of “Jurassic World: The Exhibition” are on sale now at JurassicWorldExhibition.com. 

Immersive Frida Kahlo

DENVER — On the heels of the favored “Immersive Van Gogh,” Lighthouse Immersive and Maestro Immersive Art open the brand new “Immersive Frida Kahlo” on Thursday, March 3. The exhibition showcases works of the twentieth century Mexican artist identified for her self-portraits and items impressed by life in Mexico. “Immersive Frida Kahlo” brings Kahlo’s work to life by world-renowned grasp of digital artwork Massimiliano Siccard and a musical rating from Luca Longobardi. The exhibition opens runs by May 30. Tickets are on sale at Immersive-Frida.com/Denver.

All C’s Fan Expo

AURORA — Aurora’s All C’s Collectibles is internet hosting a free two-day Fan Expo commerce present this weekend with distributors, artists, authors, friends and extra. Former Denver Broncos gamers Mark Schlereth and Nick Ferguson might be available together with Power Rangers stars Dwayne Cameron, Nakia Burrise and Catherine Sutherland. There might be distributors promoting collectibles, comedian books, sports activities playing cards, gaming playing cards and extra. The expo runs Saturday, March 5 and Sunday, March 6 on the Double Tree Aurora at Iliff and I-225.

Denver Polar Plunge & 5K

DENVER — Embrace winter this weekend by leaping into brisk water at Denver’s Wash Park. Denver Polar Plunge & 5K on Sunday, March 6 includes a splash and a touch — contributors can do one or each. Following the water actions, the After Splash Bash will reward contributors with drink tickets and meals. Proceeds from the 5K and plunge profit Special Olympics Colorado. Registration and donation data may be discovered at SpecialOlympicsCO.org.

Pueblo Polar Plunge

PUEBLO — After two years of no freezin’ for a purpose, the Pueblo Plunge is again on Saturday, March 5. Dust off your favourite Halloween costume and prepare to plunge into Pueblo Reservoir at 11 a.m. Saturday. Plungers obtain a long-sleeved shirt and entry for door prizes. Proceeds from the plunge profit Special Olympics Colorado. Registration and donation data may be discovered at SpecialOlympicsCO.org.

First Friday Rail Jam

SILVERTHORNE — The fifth annual First Friday Rail Jam is Friday, March 4 from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center Lawn. More than 100 athletes will compete for money prizes in 4 classes: ladies’s ski, ladies’s snowboard, males’s ski, and males’s snowboard. There might be reside music from Frisco Funk Collective, meals from Enza’s Delicatessen & Market and free samples from Breckenridge Distillery. Check out the total schedule at Silverthorne.org.

Leadville Ski Joring

LEADVILLE — The Leadville Ski Joring and Crystal Carnival is a weekend of mountain bike and Nordic ski races, paintball biathlon and loads of winter enjoyable. The Leadville Ski Joring includes a horse and rider racing down Leadville’s Harrison Avenue, pulling a skier holding a rope. Other occasions this weekend embrace snowboarding, fats tire bike journey and extra. Check out the weekend schedule in Leadville.

Jane-A-Thon

WINTER PARK — The longest operating, true-to-Colorado ski and snowboard fundraising occasion might be held Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5. The twenty third annual Jane-A-Thon is a ski/snowboard fundraiser that advantages Invest in Kids to enhance the well being and well-being of susceptible younger youngsters and fogeys in Colorado. This weekend’s occasion will embrace snowboarding and an in-person après ski social gathering.

Showshoe for the Cure

FRISCO — Susan G. Komen Colorado’s annual Snowshoe for a Cure is ready for Saturday, March 5 on the Frisco Nordic Center. The occasion’s proceeds profit Susan G. Komen Colorado’s mission to save lives by investing in breakthrough analysis to forestall and treatment breast most cancers. A ten a.m. ceremony will open the festivities which embrace 3K and 5K occasions. Race registration may be accomplished online.

Colorado Snowcat Jamboree

VAIL — The annual Colorado Snowcat Jamboree runs Friday by Sunday at Vail Pass. The occasion permits Snowcat lovers to get collectively and share in a love for all issues Snowcat. Snowcat house owners come from all around the United states to compete with their Snowcats in competitions just like the Hill Climb in addition to ski and snowboard competitions.

Mile High Beer Festival

DENVER — Dozens of breweries might be available for the annual Mile High Beer Festival. This year’s competition is Saturday, March 5 on the McNichols Civic Center Building in downtown Denver. There’s a day and night session and general admission consists of entry to the occasion with limitless sampling plus a commemorative pattern glass.

That Dam Run 13.1 Half Marathon, 10K, 5K

GREENWOOD VILLAGE — The Cherry Creek Dam Road is the location of Sunday’s That Dam Run 13.1 Half Marathon, 10K and 5K. All three races start between 8 a.m. and eight:45 a.m. at Cherry Creek Dam Road and South Dayton Street. Participants obtain an official brief sleeve shirt, free photographs with Justin Beaver, finisher’s medal and after-party occasion entry. That Dam Run registration may be completed online.

Colorado Dragon Film Festival

DENVER — The solely All Asian and Asian American movie competition in Colorado runs from Thursday, March 3 to Sunday, March 6 on the Denver Sie Center. The sixth annual Colorado Dragon Boat Film Festival is programmed with the theme, “representASIAN,” which focuses on movies, organizations and people that boldly spotlight our tradition and identification. The competition will function digital Q&A’s, panels, and conversations with filmmakers and the Denver group. The Festival may even be obtainable at DenverFilm.org and by downloading the Denver Film app for Roku TV or Apple TV.

Banff Mountain Film Festival

DENVER — Banff Mountain Film Festival is in Denver this weekend to have a good time excellent achievements in outside storytelling and filmmaking. The movies function distant vistas, topical environmental points and produce audiences up-close and personal with adrenaline-packed motion sports activities. The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is at Denver’s Paramount Theater from Thursday, March 3 to Saturday, March 5. Proceeds from this cease of the tour profit the Colorado Mountain Club‘s efforts in recreation, training and conservation.

Denver Nuggets vs. Houston Rockets/New Orleans Pelicans

DENVER — The red-hot Denver Nuggets are again at Ball Arena for a pair of residence video games this weekend. The Nuggets and Houston Rockets tip off at 7 p.m. Friday, March 4. The Nuggets additionally host the New Orleans Pelicans at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 6. Tickets for each video games can be found at Ticketmaster.com.

Colorado Avalanche vs. Calgary Flames

DENVER — Before embarking on a three-game highway journey, the Colorado Avalanche welcome the Calgary Flames to Denver’s Ball Arena on Saturday, March 5. The puck drops between the Avs and Flames at 8 p.m. Saturday night time. Ticketmaster.com is the place for tickets.

Colorado Eagles vs. San Diego Gulls

LOVELAND — The Gulls are again in city. The Colorado Eagles — the AHL-affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche — play two video games in opposition to the San Diego Gulls this weekend at Budweiser Events Center. The Eagles and Gulls meet at 7:05 p.m. Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5 in Loveland. Friday’s recreation is Teacher Appreciation Night and Saturday’s is Agriculture Night. Find your excellent seat at ColoradoEagles.com.

Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs

DENVER — The latest exhibition at Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS) is now open. “Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs” transports friends to the distant previous to discover historic Egyptian tradition and the land of pharaohs. The exhibition explores the on a regular basis lifetime of Egypt 5,000 years in the past with with a whole lot of artifacts, paintings and interesting interactives. To buy tickets, go to dmns.org/egypt.

Hamilton

DENVER — Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway hit musical is again in the Mile High City for the primary time in 4 years. The nationwide tour of “Hamilton” is enjoying Denver’s Buell Theatre by Sunday, March 27. After first performing in Denver in 2018, the present was scheduled for a Colorado return from Aug. 12 to Oct. 4, 2020. That engagement was postponed in May 2020 due to the pandemic.

RELATED: How to get $10 tickets to ‘Hamilton’ in Denver

The Shining

DENVER — Hoping for a contemporary begin, the Torrance household takes up the care of Colorado’s notorious Overlook Hotel. Little do they know that the isolation and the lodge’s corrupting spirits will spark an inevitable descent into insanity. Opera Colorado’s “The Shining” continues its run by Sunday, March 6 at Denver’s Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Based on Stephen King’s novel, the stage manufacturing arrives as an opera, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Paul Moravec and librettist Mark Campbell. The manufacturing is carried out in English, with English and Spanish subtitles at each seat.

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.

RELATED: Q&A with the composer and author of the ‘badass new musical’ Rattlesnake Kate

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 ability of the tales we develop up listening to. “In the Upper Room” performs by Sunday, March 13 on the Kilstrom Theatre on the Denver Performing Arts Complex. For tickets and showtimes, go to DenverCenter.org.

Movies this weekend

The Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg journey movie “Uncharted” topped the field office for a second-straight weekend. After the continued success of “Spider-Man: No Way Home” — which continues to be in the highest three after three months — Holland is now formally cemented as a Hollywood star.

Holland and Wahlberg could have to make approach this weekend for the arrival of “The Batman,” the primary solo Batman movie in 10 years. Starring Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz and Paul Dano, “The Batman” is probably going to debut over $100 million in North America.

New motion pictures this weekend

Last weekend’s field office

  1. Uncharted — $23 million
  2. Dog — $10.2  million
  3. Spider-Man: No Way Home — $5.8 million
  4. Death on the Nile — $4.5 million
  5. Jackass Forever — $3.1 million

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Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs at DMNS