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...... LIFE AFTER DEATH IS MORTALITY GIVING YOU ANXIETY? CHILL OUT . . .

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...... HIKING A WINTER Q&A WITH JAMES DZIEZYNSKI

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“They who sing through the summer must dance in the winter”

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espite our recent record temperatures and lack of snow this fall, the calendar assures us winter will still arrive on Tuesday, December 21. Whether the snow gods will hew to the Gregorian calendar, only they know, but we’re proceeding into the season in the spirit of the Italian proverb above. Whether you’re planning to shimmy down the slopes, slink around the lodge with a hot buttered rum in hand, or hit as many concerts and winter festivals as you can, we’ve got tips on gear, calendars of events and festivities, and bright ideas about how to spend a day or several off reveling in Colorado’s winter grandeur.

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bluebird days

Part ski mountain, part ski academy, Colorado’s newest ski area is a gateway for the backcountry-curious

by Will Brendza

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istorically, backcountry skiing has been a hard sport to get into. It’s extremely dangerous, highly challenging, requires a lot of specialized equipment, knowl-

can show you the ways—if you want to do it safely. The barriers of entry are high in this sport and so are the stakes. That’s largely what has kept the backcountry so out of reach for many people for so long. COURTESY OF BLUEBIRD BACKCOUNTRY

That’s starting to change, though. Especially after last year, between ski mountain mask mandates, reservation systems, and COVID risks, an exodus began—out of bounds, away from the resorts and into the wild. Despite the costs, challenges and risks of getting into backcountry skiing and boarding, people were doing it, regardless of how prepared they actually were. Which resulted in the deadliest avalanche season in almost 30 years, despite less-than average snowfall. “We’ve learned from the pandemic that people are going to [backcountry ski] whether or not they know how to get started,” Erik Lambert, the founder of Bluebird Backcountry, says. “Our hope, even before the pandemic, was to make that backcountry journey more enjoyable, more social, more fun and more educational, so that people who are looking for that path have a way to do it and a way to do it right.”

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Bluebird is Colorado’s newest ski area, having just opened last season. Located near Kremmling, Colorado (about 30 minutes outside of Steamboat Springs), it encompasses 1,200 acres of avalanche-evaluated terrain, 3,000 acres of guided-only “out-of-bounds” skiing, seven marked skin tracks, one peak—Bear Mountain, elevation 9,845—and, notably, not one single chair lift. That’s because, as its name implies, Bluebird is a backcountry ski area. You come, you get a ticket, you skin, earn your turns, rinse and repeat. The mountain keeps ski patrol on staff who manage the terrain, mitigate risks, and offer an extra level of protection not otherwise afforded to backcountry skiers. It also offers a lot of different avalanche safety and backcountry education opportunities to promote and purvey safety above all else. It’s a place to train, to experiment, and to have fun practicing backcountry skiing and boarding. “Just like a climbing gym improves access, provides a comfortable environment, and has got a bit of a safety net, we operate the same way,” Lambert says. “Even if you don’t know anything at all, you can come and learn in an environment that’s designed to support you in your backcountry journey. And if you do have experience, it’s a great place to bring friends or family and introduce them to the sport.” With 2021/22 only being Bluebird’s second season, there are some exciting new elements the staff has added to the operation this year, starting with a lot of new terrain, Lambert says. “If you take the amount of good skiable acreage we had, we basically doubled it,” Lambert says. On the face of Bear Mountain alone, they’ve gone from having just two runs to eight this season, he explains. Over the summer, Bluebird invited more than 50 volunteers to help map out those new runs and others elsewhere around the peak. Chain-saw crews then came through and gladed out some of the area’s aspen groves—cutting down saplings and removing low branches—to enhance Bluebird’s tree skiing. And, Lambert says, Bluebird opened some much steeper terrain to the public, which had previously just been for guided excursions. “We’ll also have some 40 to 45 degree super-steep couloirs, and faces that will actually be in bounds this year,” he explains. “But we’re opening stuff everywhere from 12 degrees to 45 degrees, so there’s a little something new for everybody.” Also new this year, Bluebird is offering weekday WINTER SCENE 2021

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season passes that work Thursday, Friday and Monday (since they aren’t open Tuesdays and Wednesdays) and “next gen passes” (for anyone under 26) both for just $275. A full season pass is $375 and day passes are just $45. Lambert says the Bluebird staff is also really excited to be opening up a camping lot for visitors this year. So or a winter tent, and want to spend the night or the entire weekend at the mountain, now for $25 a night, you can. And unlike other ski areas, Bluebird is canine-American friendly. During the weekdays skiers are allowed (and even encouraged) to bring their dogs along. “We get to make the rules,” Lambert says. “And it’s been really fun.” While fun is certainly a huge priority for Bluebird, the mountain also serves a very serious role as a place for education. Bluebird offers an entire suite of courses for both beginners and experts: AIARE avalanche rescue, AIARE rec-1 and 2, avalanche refreshers, intro to backcountry, backcountry skills, avalanche prep, and clinics for beacon basics, equipment repair, skin use, winter emergency skills,

December 31. Nevertheless, A BACKCOUNTRY last year Bluebird had over SKIER skins up 6,000 visitors, and this year along one of Bluebird’s touring routes Lambert hopes to see many around Bear Mounmore. It’s a unique experience tain in Kremmling. and an affordable access point for anyone who’s backcountry curious. “It just has a different feeling and vibe to it. And we are really proud of what that feeling is like,” Lambert says. “It’s hard to describe. But I guess you just have to come and [ski] it.”

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some cool things with navigation . . . we’ve retooled [our backcountry three course] to be more like a treasure hunt, which is going to be really fun for people.” Essentially, the ski area doubles as a backcountry academy with everything one needs to become an expert in the sport. Or at least to feel comfortable enough venturing out beyond Bluebird’s ropes. That’s the express mission, Lambert says. Bluebird isn’t just making the gate into the backcountry wider and more accessible for people, it’s also trying to ensure that everyone who goes through it does so as safely as possible. “It’s exactly what we had originally dreamed up for the vision for Bluebird,” Lambert says. “That means we’ve got education from beginner to expert, it means we’ve got ski patrol managing a bunch of terrain, it means that we’ve got all the ski area.” It’s everything he had hoped from the beginning, he says, and it’s growing into so much more. Due to the late snow this year, Bluebird Backcountry won’t be opening until Boulder Weekly

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life after death

Is mortality giving you anxiety? Chill out.

by Brendan Joel Kelley

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ying well—it’s kind of a topic these days,” says Brad Wickham of Nederland. Wickham is the caretaker of Nederland’s most notorious resident, Bredo Morstøl, the celebrity to which the mountain town’s (normally) annual Frozen Dead Guy Days pays tribute. Wickham is employed by the frozen dead guy’s grandson, Trygve Bauge, who lives in Norway and oversees his grandfather’s DIY cryonic condition from afar. Grandpa Bredo died of a heart condition in 1989 in Norway; Trygve, a cryonics advocate (cryonics is the low-temperature freezing of a BRAD WICKHAM corpse, done in the speculative hope that reanimation will be possible in the future), had Bredo’s body shipped to the Trans Time cryonic facility in Oakland, California, where Grandpa was kept in liquid nitrogen for nearly four years. In 1993, Trygve and his mother, Aud Morstøl, moved Grandpa to Nederland, where he’d built his own ice house (Aud died in February of this year, and was immediately frozen and shipped from Norway to the Cryonics Institute in Michigan for preservation). Trygve intended to start his own cryonics facility, but that plan had to be abandoned FROZEN DEAD GUY when Trygve was deported to Norway in 1994 over visa DAYS takes place March issues. 18-20 in Nederland. The deportation dustup revealed the presence of Tickets are $25 in Grandpa Bredo’s corpse in Nederland, and the town advance from frozendeadguydays.com responded by passing a law prohibiting the storage of frozen bodies. But Bredo was grandfathered in, and his corpse has been kept on dry ice, theoretically preserved to some degree. “His body has been compromised, and Trygve knows that,” Wickham says. “It’s long past time for any procedure in place yet, anyway. So we know he’s just a frozen man.” Wickham knows because every two weeks, yearround, he picks up half a ton of dry ice in Denver and 6 December 9, 2021

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drives it to the Tuff Shed in a neighborhood above Nederland. There he packs the dry ice around the metal box the body resides in, which is itself encased in a styrofoam sarcophagus inside of a wooden box. “I take pictures to show Trygve what’s going on, rearrange the ice that’s in there, and then I just load the ice on top of The annual celebration of Grandpa Bredo, Frozen biggest party became the town’s signature event—until March 2020, when it was scheduled for March 13-15, the same days the world screeched to a halt due to COVID. “Pulling the plug like right before, it was crazy,” says event organizer Amanda Macdonald. “It was kind of heartbreaking.” WINTER SCENE 2021

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A Winter Q&A

with James Dziezynski

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ames Dziezynski is a hiker’s hiker. The Boulder resident is passionate about all guidebooks, including Boulder-essential The Best Indian Peaks Wilderness Hikes,

Boulder Weekly cially how to approach hiking during the colder months when fewer folks crowd the trails and additional attention to gear, weather conditions, and other hazards is needed. His

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How should a novice hiker prepare for heading out on a hike? Winter hiking can be a lot of work, which means you’re going to sweat, even on cold days. Be sure to invest in wicking base layers to keep moisture away from your skin. Bring plenty of warm layers, of course, but don’t be afraid to drop a layer if you’re putting out a lot of heat—staying dry is the key to staying warm. Keep water in a place where it won’t freeze. A thermos or a water bottle tucked into your jacket both work. Finally, be aware that winter mileage is a different beast than summer distances. A 4-5 mile snowshoe can be as exhausting as a 9-10 mile summer hike.

Tell us about four go-to hikes/snowshoes that someone can try this winter. What makes these hikes so great?

What is your most memorable moment as a winter hiker? I’ve most enjoyed the few times I’ve been able to snowshoe up to dog-friendly winter huts. There’s nothing like putting in good, hard miles snowshoeing to a cabin where a warm cake for a perfect winter adventure. I’d also suggest at some point doing a full-moon winter snowshoe outing. Brainard Lake is great for such a hike.

You’re a big fan of Colorado’s 13er peaks. All anyone talks about are the 14ers. What makes 13ers so compelling to you? I’m a fan of great mountains regardless of their elevation. Because there are over 500 13ers, there is a lot more varied terrain to explore when compared to the standard list of 58 14ers used by most peak baggers. 13ers in general are a little more wild than the big mountains by any measure and even the lowest 13ers get well above treeline.

Any personal “must have” items you take hiking or when climbing at 13er? I call myself a redundant navigator when it comes to 13ers. I bring along my phone GPS (using Gaia GPS) and a backup hand-held Garmin GPS. I also have a Topo quad map and non-digital compass. In addition to that, I also bring a power bank for my phone or GPS and the correct charging cables, as well as an In Reach locator device. All this gear comes from my habit of not wanting to miss any tracking on the hikes I am exploring for publication in my guides. I’m not all that worried about getting lost, moreso I’m concerned about not getting accurate information that I’ll be sharing in print. Oh, and Advil Liquigels.

You’ve already written several guidebooks. Got any new projects in the works?

1. Brainard Lake

The no-brainer option, Brainard Lake is the perfect snowshoe destination. It is close to Boulder, has easy vehicle access, very low avalanche danger, and a well-established network of trails. Snowshoers can opt for forest trails or hike the main road to Brainard Lake, where spectacular views of the Indian Peaks await. Beyond that, snowshoeing to Blue Lake or Long Lake adds to an already fun day. A great destination for new or experienced winter hikers.

2. Crater Lakes via Moffat Tunnel

An excellent outing with a good push to the scenic twin lakes that sit at the foot of the Continental Divide. Despite a notoriously windy parking lot, the hike quickly gets into the shelter of trees. The trail follows South Boulder Creek before diverting north along the Crater Lakes Trail. Stronger hikers can push up to Rogers Pass Lakes. Just beyond snowfall.

3. Cupid Peak / Mount Sniktau via Loveland Pass

If you’re looking for a legit winter summit, a drive up to Loveland Pass low avalanche potential. From there, Mount Sniktau is a ranked 13er to the north. The route there is relatively safe, just beware of heavily corniced ridges to the east (easy to avoid). Even safer is the walk very windy so even if you have a clear forecast, check the wind forecast as well!

The third edition of Best Summit Hikes in Colorado will be out in spring of 2022. This was

4. Rainbow Lakes Road adventure book that will be where most of my writing energy will be in 2022. It’s a nice change of pace from guidebook writing.

Any final pointers for the hikers out there? Winter hiking doesn’t have to be a sufferfest. The right gear goes a long way but so does appreciating the seasonal challenges that come with snow and cold weather. Snowshoeing more than three hours requires some real stamina, so I’d suggest starting with two-three hour outings if you’re new to the sport and working up to longer days. And one tip for walking in snowshoes—just walk like a normal person. It’s a surprisingly effective technique!

peaceful, forest walk along the Rainbow Lakes Road. The lakes are a little far for snowshoers, but they aren’t the main attraction. This seasonally closed road isn’t as crowded as nearby Brainard Lake, making it a better destination for dog hikes or just to ramble about in the woods on a snowy winter’s day. It’s a straightforward out-and-back, so beginning snowshoers can enjoy breaking in their gear without worrying about getting lost.

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5 things

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you should do this year if you have an Epic or Icon Pass

by Tom Winter

here are two main season ski-pass players locally: Epic Passes, the Vail Resorts product, gives skiers and snowboarders in Colorado access to Keystone, Breckenridge, Vail, and Beaver Creek, while the Icon Pass lets fans of Eldora, Winter Park, Copper Mountain, Aspen, and Steamboat make turns. But what you may not know are the “extras” that come with each pass. And by “extras” we mean the benefits and adventures that are accessible using these passes which many forget about or overlook during the season. These are the five things you need to consider this winter if you’re the proud holder of an Epic or an Icon Pass.

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f you’ve never skied or snowboarded Europe, this could be the year to go. And, out of all destinations, it’s hard to argue against the combination of value, culture, and cuisine that Italy delivers (arguably the best in Europe). Epic Pass holders can get a taste of il bene dal vivo at the Skirama Dolomiti in Italy’s Trentino region, thanks to access included with Epic Pass benefits. With over 150 lifts serving a varied terrain in the heart of the Dolomites Mountains (a UNESCO World Heritage zone), adventurous skiers and riders will experience superlative vistas, fantastic slopeside meals at humble mountain huts and runs to please all levels. If you have an Epic Pass and want to make one big ski trip this winter, it’s hard to go wrong if that trip is to the Dolomites.

Hang with the 1 percent at Deer Valley (Icon Pass)

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eer Valley, Utah, doesn’t enjoy as much press or hype as its Utah competitors, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth a visit. Icon Pass holders get access to this skier-only mountain (yeah, we know, we know . . . ) that attracts extremely well-heeled visitors who stay in multi-million slopeside homes while enjoying impeccably manicured groomed runs. Blasting down these groomers is fun, but the best-kept secret of Deer Valley is the fact that powder days don’t attract frothing hardcores who get in line at 6 a.m. for the first chair. Watch the weather and time your trip for the kind of relaxed powder day that’s become an endangered species in Colorado.

Share the love (Epic and Icon Pass)

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f you ski or snowboard, you know that it’s one of the best ways to take advantage of cold, snowy weather. It might be surprising to learn that plenty of Colorado residents haven’t experienced the joy of having their own season pass during a Colorado winter, but it’s true. Help share the love by taking one of your less fortunate friends to the slopes. Icon Passes offer 25 percent off lift tickets for family (limit of eight tickets) and friends, while Epic passholders can get six “ski with a friend” tickets with savings based upon that day’s ticket price at each resort. *Disclaimer: Deals, discounts and perks are based upon the type of Epic or Icon Pass purchased. Check your specific pass to see which deals apply to you.

Snowboard Canada (Icon Pass)

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anada seems like it’s pretty far away from Colorado, right? It is if you drive, but you can fly from Denver to Calgary in just under three hours. Once in Calgary it’s a straightforward drive to the impressive, jagged peaks of the Canadian Rockies and the outdoor Mecca of Banff. Once in Banff, Icon Pass holders have access to Ski Big 3, a collection of three unique and fantastic mountains: Sunshine Village, Lake Louise, and Mt. Norquay. While all three hills feature great intermediate and beginner terrain, the real attraction here is steep and deep expert skiing and riding unlike anything in the USA. In particular, Sunshine’s Delirium Dive and Lake Louise’s Back Bowls will challenge—and sometimes intimidate—the most advanced snow sliders.

Share a burger at Two Elk (Epic Pass)

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t’s no secret that on-mountain dining is expensive. But the upside is that the meal offerings at a place like Vail are pretty tasty. Vail’s Epic burger is also pretty large, meaning that it’s the perfect item to share as a light lunch when you’re bashing Back Bowl powder and don’t want to be weighted down by too much food. Epic Pass holders enjoy 20 percent off this burger (along with other food and beverage purchases), making it one of the best deals on the mountain when ordered for two. Boulder Weekly

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nowcat skiing is one of the great adventures if you’re a skier or rider. The pace is slower than lift served “bumps” and you have plenty of time to bond with your group on the rides up. There are a variety of cat skiing operations across Colorado, but Epic passholders should head to Keystone to take advantage of the resort’s guided cat skiing, which accesses the high alpine bowls and glades of Keystone’s Outback terrain. Prices start at a reasonable $475 per day, but we suggest you find 11 friends to join you and book the entire cat for a tad over $3,000. December 9, 2021 11


gear guide by Will Brendza THERE AREN’T MANY cities in the entire nation that are as wellequipped for outdoor winter adventures and excursions as Boulder. There are enough snow-pants, gloves, mittens, beanies, and long underwear army. How does one write a gear guide for a place that’s as familiar, and expertly informed about their gear as Boulder is? By assembling a list of the highest-end, quirkiest, most uniquely useful outdoor gear from local and lesser-known

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f there’s one thing every ski parking lot party needs, it’s shade. Especially

surface. But most shade structures are bulky and heavy and hard to set up, and installing an awning on your van or truck can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars. MoonFab’s MoonShade has you covered though: Its brilliantly thought-out vehicle awning design packs down into the size of an expandable camp chair, weighs a mere 8 pounds, is wind-proof, water-resistant, highly durable and sets up in less than three minutes. Bust it out for that parking lot beach party, on the side of the road for a crisp winter picnic, or at the trailhead for an apres backcountry beer. MSRP: $350 Moonfab.com

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Tipsy Elves Santa Fe Shredder

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warm functionality of modern winter-apparel technology? Fret no more, because the Tipsy Elves have the answer to your dreams: the Santa Fe Shredder Ski Suit. This radical retro onesie uses synthetic insulation that will stay warm even if it gets wet (which it won’t since the outer shell is 100 percent waterproof). It’s got pockets, a concealable hood, and protective kick panels on the ankles. It’s like made with up-to-date outerwear technology. The Santa Fe Shredder is where high ’80s fashion meets modern utility. And what a glorious look it is. MSRP: $271.99 Tipsyelves.com

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Rumpl blankets take things to another level. Using synthetic insulation and ripstop textiles, they’ve created a blanket to rule all blankets. Rumpls are light, packable, and come in a ton of stylish designs. It’s like a sleeping bag in blanket

some sweet additions to your adventure tackle closet. After all, winter is only as much fun as the gear you use to get through it.

Rumpl’s made. MSRP: $74 Rumpl.com

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piping hot cup of coffee out in the winter wilderness is a treat unlike any other. But if you aren’t using the right apparatus, making a cup of coffee out there is not always so easy (and sometimes doesn’t taste that great). Both of those problems are solved with the AeroPress coffee maker. This extremely simple, lightweight, portable French press uses air pressure to press hot water through coffee grounds, making a delicious and extremely fast cup of joe, cold brew, or espresso, wherever and whenever you might need it. MSRP: $29.99 Aeropress.com

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stove that could boil water in under 10 minutes. The design is simple and extremely effective: Using sticks and twigs as fuel, air is pulled into the canister through ventilation at the bottom of the Solo stove, heated inside between through the upper vent holes. These stoves a handful of twigs. They come in three sizes, and will change the game for any winter camping or day trip excursions. MSRP: $69.99-$109.99

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othing kills your electronic device batteries faster than being exposed to frigid temperatures. It’s a frustration that the folks at Cold Cases were tired of dealing with, especially since our phones are often our cameras, navigation tools, and lifelines all in one. So after years spent battling frigid winters in Northern Minnesota, they designed a solution: Cold Cases—the toughest, best-insulated anywhere. Their battery-saving cases solve all of your electronic device needs, providing shock impact, as well as insulation from low (and high) temperatures. MSRP: $60

Crescent Moon Foam Snowshoes

asy to use, effective, and extremely lightweight, the foam snowshoes from Crescent Moon take simplicity and merge it with durability and practicality. The shoes use a very basic hook and loop system, and provide serious traction with big rubber lugs and ice spikes. The fat foamy cushion

RovR Keeper

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ew things rival the experience of enjoying good food, warm soup, craft cocktails, or whatever snacks and beverages your heart so desires, overlooking a winter-wonderland view. It’s exactly the kind of experience that RovR had in mind when they created their Keeper cooler bag. The Boulder-based company designed this crafty cooler to be a cocktail caddy, mobile bar, and/or picnic basket all in one. It’s insulated, easy to carry in one hand, comes with customizable compartments, and a Russian-doll style thermos that can hold up to four food storage containers. Pack it with a meal, bloody mary makings, or the ingredients for a hot cocoa party, and hit the road, Jack. MSRP: $149.99

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they’re completely silent. Crescent Moon’s foam snowshoes are ideal for races (to sneak up on your competition) or just for simple day trip hikes up a snowy trail. MSRP: $89.99

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Three weekends in the woods

The best romantic escapes for snowshoers

by Tom Winter

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estled in the varied terrain of Grand County outside of Winter Park, Devil’s Thumb offers 6,500 acres of woods and meadows to explore. The ranch itself is a throwback to a simpler period, with rooms available in the historic lodge along with cabins and guest houses for larger parties. Accommodations are best described as cabin chic, with plenty of exposed wood, stunning Continental Divide views, and easy access to the award-winning trail system of Devil’s Thumb. Meals are best enjoyed at Heck’s Tavern (lodging guests only) or the open-to-the-public Ranch House restaurant. . Details: devilsthumbranch.com

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cCoy Park sits off of the top of Beaver Creek’s Strawberry Express lift. The area, with its highelevation rolling terrain, is ideal for Nordic skiing and snowshoeing. Gain fast vertical thanks to the ski lift, but then enjoy the peace and quiet away from the downhill ski area as you meander through meadows and woods thanks to 19 kilometers of groomed and rustic trails. The “bump” up the ski lift means that you can quickly access terrain featuring superlative views of the Sawatch Range without burning energy or time making the climb. Bring your own gear or rent what you need at the Beaver Creek Nordic Center’s shop at the base of the lift. Tap into a wide variety of Beaver Creek slopeside accommodations and dining options to make your snowshoeing weekend complete. Info: beavercreek.com

f you’re looking for a weekend snowshoeing experience a bit more raw than Beaver Creek’s McCoy Park or the rustic luxury found at Devil’s Thumb, the Årestua Hut just might be the answer! Formerly known as the Guinn Mountain Hut, the Årestua Hut sits at 11,000 feet on the north side of Guinn Mountain, and provides breathtaking views of the Front Range and the high plains. Close to Boulder, it makes for a funky and fun winter escape that’s truly rustic, with heating from a wood stove and an annual fall “wood cutting” party to saunas here and you’ll have to rely upon snowmelt for drinking and washing up. Bring a backpacking stove romantic partner with a sense of adventure. Info: cmcboulder.org/cabin-arestua.html December 9, 2021 15


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No other custom ski makers are making them like Morgan and Caleb Weinberg of Crested Butte’s Romp factory

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Caleb Weinberg. “So we made a few pairs in the garage . . . and we put our friends on them because they were like, ‘What the hell are those things?’” Those things were the beginning of the Weinberg Bros’ legacy—Romp Skis—but no one knew it at the time. Because, as Caleb explains, they weren’t much to look at. The skis were way off brand, made using tuning equipment in the afterhours of a local ski shop, with materials

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ucked away high in the Elk Mountains range of the Rockies, in the shadow of the Crested Butte, a pair of brothers are carving out a name for themselves crafting custom skis unlike any other ski makers in the business. It all started over a decade ago, in a garage with a few pairs of very ugly, very handmade boards. “We’ve always been really hands-on type of people, my brother and I, and we’ve been skiing our whole lives,” says 16 December 9, 2021

what some might call “hack jobs.” “And our friends loved them,” says Caleb. Which is really saying something in a ski-town like Crested Butte. The locals who were coming back to the Weinbergs, covered in snow, grinning wildly from ear to ear and asking for a pair of their own, were the kinds of people who know skis . . . “The feedback that we got from that was what made us think that we could do it as a business,” Caleb says. That was in 2010. The very next spring Caleb and Morgan leased a factory space downtown and put their noses to the grinding line. They started learning how to build and operate a ski factory—from scratch and completely by themselves. “We just kind of invented a ski-making process on our own without any help,” Caleb says. “Which I wouldn’t recommend to anybody.” It all worked out in the end, he adds. “But it was a lot of long days and a lot of stress.”

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Ten years later, however, and the brothers have grown their business to be one of the pre-eminent custom ski makers (literally) on the planet: Romp Skis. As Caleb explains, custom ski making hasn’t really taken off in Europe yet. And while there may be three or four other custom ski companies in the U.S., none of them are doing it like Romp. Their process is extremely

lot of questions about the skis themselves,” Caleb says. They’d ask questions like what kind of side cuts did the customer want? How thick did they want the ski? How stiff? What type of rocker? Or what kind of camber? “We quickly found that not everybody is a gear nerd like we are,” Caleb says. So they changed up their style. Instead of asking about the technology they wanted in their Romps, they started asking the skiers about themselves; about their style, ability and aspirations; what did they normally ski? How aggressively? Where did they see themselves taking these skis to shred? “We take our knowledge of skis and apply it to their skiing and design the skis around their skiing,” Caleb says. “That has proven to be a much more effective way to custom design a ski for a person.” which covers most of the bare minimum basic informatype of binding system you plan on using, contact info, etc. Then, one of the Weinberg brothers will give you a call. It could take 20 minutes, or 40, and the conversation might meander beyond the slopes, Caleb says. “It becomes a very personal conversation with the thing for them,” Caleb says. When that call is over, the brothers of Romp will know exactly what they need to make. And they get to work. The shop, on Crested Butte’s main street, presses It isn’t cheap (running upwards of $2,000). But designed for the customer from top-sheet graphic down to the base wax. However, as ski bums themselves, the Weinberg brothers wanted to make sure their skis were still attainable for those who couldn’t afford the custom price tag. (And they also needed to do something about the growing queue of customers waiting for their custom skis to come off the press. People were coming in, visiting to be disappointed by a months-long wait.) So last year they introduced the “Romp Ready” line. Boulder Weekly

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Made with exactly the same attention to detail and the same passion for blowing people’s minds, these pre-made models sell for the same price as most big-brand, “We’ll make a bunch and then throughout the season, if we sell a pair, we’ll just make another pair,” explains Morgan Weinberg, the other co-founder of Romp Skis. “And so we keep it in stock until mid-winter and then we try to just sell out of everything.” So far Romp’s lineup includes the Osos, the Zorros, the Leifs, the Shepherds and up completely different, totally Osos are for hard-charging, steep gnarliness. The Zorros are designed to shred all-mountain, all year long. The Leifs are for backcountry touring. The Shepherds are for playful, tree-ripping, powder-slashing madness. made for chiseling on-piste and corduroy groomers. “With the Romp Ready we’ve just learned a lot about what skis work well for different people,” Morgan says. “We get a lot of feedback from our customers.” Because their custom skis come with a satisfaction guarantee, on the rare occasion that someone

A PAIR OF ROMP CUSTOMS on the grinding line at the Crested Butte ski factory.

remakes the pair for them based on their comments. “So we have a really good loop-to-learn for what works and what doesn’t,” Morgan says. “And I think we really put a lot of that into the Romp Ready skis . . . I think our custom program has really given us a lot of experience to make our Romp Ready skis really, really good.” Which they undeniably are. The skis Romp is slinging stand up to bigger brands like K2, Solomon, Armada, and even local-brands-turned-big like made by life-long skiers working from a place of deep passion for the sport. And the people who get to ride them fall head over heels in love with them. That’s what keeps the Weinberg brothers going. “When our customers give us a call a few weeks after getting their new skis, and they’re just raving about how ‘it does everything that I wanted it to do.’ I mean,

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BRANTLEY GUTIERREZ

Hustle, Buffalo Commons. 8:30 p.m. Fox Theatre, 1135 13th Street, Boulder. Tickets: $15-$18.

DECEMBER 9

Arlo McKinley with Senora May. 9 p.m. Bluebird Theater, 3317 East Colfax Avenue, Denver. Tickets: $20.

CHVRCHES with special guest Donna Missal. 7 p.m. Boulder Theater, 2032 14th Street, Boulder. Tickets: $41.

DECEMBER 18

Lettuce with Brasstracks, The TMRW PPL. 6:30 p.m. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop Street, Denver. Tickets: $29.50-$60.

Hunter Stone. 7 p.m. Jamestown Mercantile, 108 Main Street, Jamestown. Shane Smith & The Saints with Shovelin Stone. 7 p.m. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax, Denver. Tickets: $30. The Dead South with The Ghost of Paul Revere, Tejon Street Corner Thieves. 7 p.m. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop Street, Denver. Tickets: $35-$49.95. Blunts & Blondes with DJ GANO, Pashmonix. 8:30 p.m. Fox Theatre, 1135 13th Street, Boulder. Tickets: $25-$27.

DECEMBER 10

Holiday Concerts with Jeff & Paige. 4 p.m. Chautauqua Community House, 301 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder. Tickets: $15-$20. Taylor Tomlinson (early show). 6 p.m. Boulder Theater, 2032 14th Street, Boulder. Tickets: $39.75-$153.75. Mojomama. 7 p.m. Jamestown Mercantile, 108 Main Street, Jamestown. Prof with J.Plaza, Andrew Thomas, Willie Wonka. 7 p.m. Fox Theatre, 1135 13th Street, Boulder. Tickets: $22-$25. Thievery Corporation. 7:30 p.m. Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 N. Clarkson Street, Denver. Wood Belly. 8:30 p.m. Gold Hill Inn, 401 Main Street Gold Hill, Boulder. Tickets: $20. Nora En Pure. 9 p.m. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax, Denver. Tickets: $29.50-35. Caroline Polachek. 9 p.m. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Avenue, Denver. Tickets: $25.75. Taylor Tomlinson (late show). 9:30 p.m. Boulder Theater, 2032 14th Street, Boulder. Tickets: $39.75.

DECEMBER 11

Dan Hochman. 7 p.m. Gold Hill Inn, 401 Main Street Gold Hill, Boulder. No cover.

FACE Vocal Band—Christmas Connection. 7:30 p.m. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver. Arlo McKinley with Senora May, Extra Gold. 8 p.m. Fox Theatre, 1135 13th Street, Boulder. Tickets: $20-$25.

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Turkuaz & Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe. 7 p.m. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop Street, Denver. Tickets: $29.50-$35. Dafna with Mellowpunk. 8 p.m. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer Street, Denver. Tickets: $9.99-$15. Trace Bundy’s 13th Annual Acoustic Holiday with Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet Sprocket. 8 p.m. Boulder Theater, 2032 14th Street, Boulder. Tickets: $25-$35. El Ten Eleven. 9 p.m. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Avenue, Denver. Tickets: $20.

DECEMBER 12

Hazel Miller and The Collective Gospel Holiday Concert. 3 p.m. December 12, Dairy Arts Center, Gordon Gamm Theater, 2590 Walnut Street, Boulder. Tickets:$15-$25. Ars Nova Singers present ‘Made Merry.’ 4:30 p.m. Sunday, December 12, United Church of Christ, 1500 Ninth Avenue, Longmont; 7:30 p.m. Thursday, December 16 and Friday, December 17, First United Methodist Church, 1421 Spruce Street, Boulder. Tickets: $25. Moors & McCumber. 7:30 p.m. Gold Hill Inn, 401 Main Street Gold Hill, Boulder. Tickets: $30 (advanced purchase recommended).

DECEMBER 14

Jake Shimabukuro: Christmas in Hawaii. 7 p.m. Boulder Theater, 2032 14th Street, Boulder. Tickets: $35-$45. Barry Manilow. 7:30 p.m. Bellco Theatre, 700 14th Street, Denver. Tickets: $19.75-$229.75.

DECEMBER 15

Lunay. 7 p.m. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax, Denver. Tickets: $80-100. Chris Isaak. 7:30 p.m. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver.

Dabin: Into the Wild Tour. 9 p.m. Ogden Theatre, 935 East Colfax, Denver. Tickets: $23.75-$27.

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DECEMBER 16

Nathanial Rateliff & The Night Sweats. 7 p.m. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop Street, Denver. Tickets: $56.50$99.50. 22 & Good 4 U (Taylor Swift & Olivia Rodrigo). 7 p.m. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer Street, Denver. Tickets: $22. Bonnie and Taylor Simms. 7 p.m. Jamestown Mercantile, 108 Main Street, Jamestown. Kings of Prussia & Tumbledown Shack. 8:30 p.m. Fox Theatre, 1135 13th Street, Boulder. Tickets: $15-$18.

DECEMBER 17

Nathanial Rateliff & The Night Sweats. 7 p.m. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop Street, Denver. Tickets: $56.50$99.50. Yheti & Eprom with Black Carl!, HoneyBee. 8 p.m. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax, Denver. Tickets: $25-30. Lacuna: Tom Hamilton & Holly Bowling. 8 p.m. Boulder Theater, 2032 14th Street, Boulder. Tickets: $25-$30. The Fab Four—The Ultimate Tribute. 7:30 p.m. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver. Morsel with High Country

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John Craigie with Hunter Burnette. 8 p.m. Bluebird Theater, 3317 East Colfax Avenue, Denver. Tickets: $23.

Milky Chance with Giant Rooks. 7 p.m. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop Street, Denver. Tickets: $55-$70. Los Bohemios. 7 p.m. The Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut Street, Boulder. Tickets: 15. L.A. Witch. 8 p.m. Bluebird Theater, 3317 East Colfax Avenue, Denver. Tickets: $22.

DECEMBER 20

Lindsey Buckingham with Sammy Brue. 7 p.m. Boulder Theater, 2032 14th Street, Boulder. Tickets: $55-$90.

DECEMBER 23

Charis Sheldon. 7 p.m. Jamestown Mercantile, 108 Main Street, Jamestown. ‘A Winter’s Eve’ with Reed Foehl, Megan Burtt, and Sturtz. 7 p.m. eTown Hall, 1535 Spruce Street, Boulder. Tickets: $25. Hulk Gang (4B + Valentino Khan). 8 p.m. Ogden Theatre, 935 East Colfax, Denver. Tickets: $29.50-$75.

DECEMBER 29

My Morning Jacket with Neal Francis. 7 p.m. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop Street, Denver. Tickets: $56$110.50. Through December. 31. The Gilmour Project. 8 p.m. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver.

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Tool. 7:30 p.m. Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver.

DECEMBER 31

Crumb’s New Year’s Eve Boulder Bash with Ramakhandra. 7 p.m. Boulder Theater, 2032 14th Street, Boulder. Tickets: $35-$39.50.

Jamestown Revival. 8 p.m. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax, Denver. Tickets: $25-$28.

Railroad Earth & The Dustbowl Revival. 7:30 p.m. Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 N. Clarkson Street, Denver.

Dillon Francis x Yung Gravy with Kittens. 8 p.m. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop Street, Denver. Tickets: $35-$125.

The Crystal Method with GODLAZER. 8:30 p.m. Fox Theatre, 1135 13th Street, Boulder. Tickets: $25-$30. BoomBox featuring The BackBeat Brass. 9 p.m. Ogden Theatre, 935 East Colfax, Denver. Tickets: $37.50-45. Lee Fields & The Expressions. 9 p.m. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Avenue, Denver. Tickets: $39.75.

JANUARY 1

BoomBox featuring The BackBeat Brass. 9 p.m. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax, Denver. Tickets: $37.50-45. Railroad Earth, Trout Steak Revival & Tierro Band. 7:30 p.m. Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 N. Clarkson Street, Denver.

JANUARY 4

American Aquarium with Cody Canada & The Departed. 9 p.m. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Avenue, Denver. Tickets: $25.75.

JANUARY 7

Greensky Bluegrass. 7 p.m. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop Street, Denver. Tickets: $30.95-$85. Pat Green with Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band, Triston Marez. 7:30 p.m. Ogden Theatre, 935 East Colfax, Denver. Tickets: $37.50.

JANUARY 8

Greensky Bluegrass. 7 p.m. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop Street, Denver. Tickets: $30.95-$85. CVPTVGON with Kick, iAM_ Jacko, TwoPercent, Ashtrology. 7:30 p.m. Fox Theatre, 1135 13th Street, Boulder. Tickets: $25-$30. Charley Crockett. 7:30 p.m. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax, Denver. Tickets: $29.50. Khemmis with Bleakheart, In The Company Of Serpents. 8 p.m. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Avenue, Denver. Tickets: $20. Boulder Weekly

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14th Street, Boulder. Tickets: $40-65.

JANUARY 11

Fit For An Autopsy. 6:30 p.m. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Avenue, Denver. Tickets: $20.

JANUARY 14

Kyle Kinane: The ‘So. . . Where Were We’ Tour. 6 p.m. Boulder Theater, 2032 14th Street, Boulder. Tickets: $29.50. Bumpin Uglies with Artikal Sound System, Joey Harkum. 7:30 p.m. Fox Theatre, 1135 13th Street, Boulder. Tickets: $15-$20. Tchami x AC Slater. 8 p.m. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop Street, Denver. Tickets: $40-$75. Hot Water Music. 8 p.m. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Avenue, Denver. Tickets: $33. Mersiv. 9 p.m. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax, Denver. Tickets: $25-75.

JANUARY 15

The Jerry Dance Party featuring DJ Jerrbrother. 7:30 p.m. Boulder Theater, 2032 14th Street, Boulder. Tickets: $15-20. Lucero Block Party West. 8 p.m. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax, Denver. Tickets: $37.50-$125. Lee Brice with Cory Morrow. 8 p.m. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop Street, Denver. Tickets: $45-$75. The Petty Nicks Experience with Mountain Rose. 8:30 p.m. Fox Theatre, 1135 13th Street, Boulder. Tickets: $20-$25.

JANUARY 16

Lucero Block Party West. 8 p.m. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax, Denver. Tickets: $37.50-$125. Lawrence with Swatkins. 8:30 p.m. Fox Theatre, 1135 13th Street, Boulder. Tickets: $18-$20.

JANUARY 18

Lucinda Williams and her band Buick 6. 6:30 p.m. Boulder Theater, 2032

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Circa Survive. 8 p.m. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax, Denver. Tickets: $25-$30.

JANUARY 19

Fisher. 8 p.m. Boulder Theater, 2032 14th Street, Boulder. Tickets: $55-59.50.

JANUARY 20

Jacob Jolliff. 7 p.m. The Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut Street, Boulder. Tickets: 25. Through January 21. The Unlikely Candidates with AMZY. 8 p.m. Fox Theatre, 1135 13th Street, Boulder. Tickets: $18-$20.

JANUARY 21

Bury Mia with The Losers Club, Dayshaper, hellocentral. 7:30 p.m. Fox Theatre, 1135 13th Street, Boulder. Tickets: $15-$18. Kitchen Dwellers. 8 p.m. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax, Denver. Tickets: $32.50-$35. Colter Wall. 8 p.m. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop Street, Denver. Tickets: $30-$75. Goth Babe. 8 p.m. Boulder Theater, 2032 14th Street, Boulder. Tickets: $20-25. SubDocta with JAENGA, ZINGARA. 9 p.m. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Avenue, Denver. Tickets: $15-23.

JANUARY 22

Dirtwire with Gone Gone Beyond and Blossomn. 7:30 p.m. Boulder Theater, 2032 14th Street, Boulder. Tickets: $22-25.

JANUARY 24

Eivør with Emily Jane White. 7 p.m. Fox Theatre, 1135 13th Street, Boulder. Tickets: $20-$25.

JANUARY 25

DaBaby. 8 p.m. Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 N. Clarkson Street, Denver.

JANUARY 27

Chris Lane. 7 p.m. Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 N. Clarkson Street, Denver.

Wooli with Trivecta, Ace Aura, Shank Aaron. 8:30 p.m. Fox Theatre, 1135 13th Street, Boulder. Tickets: $18-$20.

JANUARY 28

Icelantic’s Winter on the Rocks: Diplo, Soft Tukker with Talib Kweli, DJ Matt Cassidy, Jacoby. 7 p.m. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 West Alameda Parkway, Morrison. Tickets: $49.50-99.95. Leftover Salmon featuring Tim O’Brien, Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass featuring The Hillbenders. 7 p.m. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop Street, Denver. Tickets: $35-$59.95. Wayfarer. 8 p.m. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Avenue, Denver. Tickets: $20. Jimkata. 8:30 p.m. Fox Theatre, 1135 13th Street, Boulder. Tickets: $15-$18.

JANUARY 29

CharlestheFirst. 7 p.m. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop Street, Denver. Tickets: $35-$75. Livingston Taylor. 7 p.m. eTown Hall, 1535 Spruce Street, Boulder. Tickets: $30. John Moreland with S.G. Goodman. 8 p.m. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Avenue, Denver. Tickets: $20. Mellowpunk with BLUSH, Dry Ice, Jackson Cloud Odyssey. 8:30 p.m. Fox Theatre, 1135 13th Street, Boulder. Tickets: $15-$18. Wooli with special guests Trivecta, Support: Ace Aura, SHANK AARON. 9 p.m. Ogden Theatre, 935 East Colfax, Denver. Tickets: $30-$65.

FEBRUARY 1

Shinedown with Ayron Jones. 7 p.m. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop Street, Denver. Tickets: $59.50-$109.50. Anaïs Mitchell + Bonny Light Horseman. 7:30 p.m. Boulder Theater, 2032 14th Street, Boulder. Tickets: $25-35. See CONCERTS PAGE 20 December 9, 2021 19


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FEBRUARY 2

Steve Vai: Inviolate Tour. 7 p.m. Boulder Theater, 2032 14th Street, Boulder. Tickets: $40-55. Ghost & Volbeat with special guest Twin Temple. 7 p.m. Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver. Cat Power. 8 p.m. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax, Denver. Tickets: $35-$75.

FEBRUARY 3

Son Volt with Jesse Farrar of Old Salt Union. 7 p.m. Boulder Theater, 2032 14th Street, Boulder. Tickets: $15. Samia. 8 p.m. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Avenue, Denver. Tickets: $20.

FEBRUARY 4

SunSquabi with The Funk Hunters, Dreamers Delight. 7 p.m. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop Street, Denver. Tickets: $25-$35. Gracie Abrams 8 p.m. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Avenue, Denver. Tickets: $20. Amanda Miguel y Diego Verdaguer. 8:30 p.m. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver. Magic City Hippies. 9 p.m. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax, Denver. Tickets: $19.50-$25.

FEBRUARY 5

Galactic with special guest Too Many Zooz. 7 p.m. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop Street, Denver. Tickets: $25-$75. Jesse Cook. 8 p.m. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver. Desert Dwellers, Oona Dahl, The Librarian, Erothyme. 8 p.m. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax, Denver. Tickets: $25-$30.

FEBRUARY 6

7:30 p.m. Fox Theatre, 1135 13th Street, Boulder. Tickets: $15-$18. Wale. 8 p.m. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax, Denver. Tickets: $29.50-$59.50.

FEBRUARY 7

Beth Hart with Quinn Sullivan. 7 p.m. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop Street, Denver. Tickets: $37.95-$69.95. 20 December 9, 2021

FEBRUARY 8

Bad Suns with Kid Bloom, Little Image. 6 p.m. Boulder Theater, 2032 14th Street, Boulder. Tickets: $25-29.50. The Kid LAROI. 7 p.m. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop Street, Denver. Tickets: $39.95-$75.95.

FEBRUARY 9

Secrets. 8 p.m. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver.

FEBRUARY 16

Kacey Musgraves. 8 p.m. Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver. Aries. 8 p.m. Bluebird Theater, 3317 East Colfax Avenue, Denver. Tickets: $27.50.

FEBRUARY 18

Il Divo. 7 p.m. Bellco Theatre, 700 14th Street, Denver. Tickets: Starting from $39.

The War On Drugs with Rosali. 7 p.m. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop Street, Denver. Tickets: $25-$35.

Bad Bunny. 8 p.m. Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver.

Erasure. 7 p.m. Bellco Theatre, 700 14th Street, Denver. Tickets: $49.50-$109.50.

Glaive with aldn, midwxst. 8 p.m. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Avenue, Denver. Tickets: $20.

Taylor Tomlinson: Deal With It Tour. 7 p.m. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver.

FEBRUARY 10

Manchester Orchestra with Foxing, Michigander. 8 p.m. Ogden Theatre, 935 East Colfax, Denver. Tickets: $28.

FEBRUARY 11

Sullivan King with Phase One, LAYZ. 7 p.m. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop Street, Denver. Tickets: $25-$55.

Cautious Clay with Ivy Sole, Julius Rodriguez. 9 p.m. Bluebird Theater, 3317 East Colfax Avenue, Denver. Tickets: $22.75.

Marina: Ancient Dreams in a Modern Land Tour. 8 p.m. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver.

Zomboy. 8 p.m. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop Street, Denver. Tickets: $25-$69.

Polo & Pan. 7:30 p.m. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop Street, Denver. Tickets: $36.75-$79.

FEBRUARY 12

Dark Star Orchestra. 7 p.m. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop Street, Denver. Tickets: $32-$50. Dream Theater. 8 p.m. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver. The Backseat Lovers. 8 p.m. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax, Denver. Tickets: $25-$75. Slenderbodies. 9 p.m. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Avenue, Denver. Tickets: $22.

FEBRUARY 13

Donavon Frankenreiter. 8 p.m. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Avenue, Denver. Tickets: $25.75.

FEBRUARY 14

The Wombats. 8 p.m. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax, Denver. Tickets: $25.75.

FEBRUARY 19

Cautious Clay with Ivy Sole, Julius Rodriguez. 9 p.m. Bluebird Theater, 3317 East Colfax Avenue, Denver. Tickets: $22.75. Jane and Matthews with Graham Good & The Painters, Phantom Phare, Brandy Wine and The Mighty Fines. 8:30 p.m. Fox Theatre, 1135 13th Street, Boulder. Tickets: $15-$20.

FEBRUARY 20

Mammoth WVH & DIrty Honey. 7:30 p.m. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax, Denver. Tickets: $29.50. Zomboy. 8 p.m. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop Street, Denver. Tickets: $25-$69.

FEBRUARY 23

Slash: The River is Rising Tour. 8 p.m. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver.

FEBRUARY 24

Still Woozy with Wallice. 7 p.m. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop Street, Denver. Tickets: $35-$75. Low Cut Connie. 8 p.m. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Avenue, Denver. Tickets: $20. Cheat Codes with Haywyre, Win & Woo. 9 p.m. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax, Denver. Tickets: $19.99-79.

FEBRUARY 25

The Wood Brothers. 7 p.m. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop Street, Denver. Tickets: $36.75-$75. Drive-By Truckers with Ryley Walker. 8 p.m. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax, Denver. Tickets: $36-40. Hairball: The Ultimate ’80s Tribute. 8 p.m. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver. SPORTS: Get A Good Look Tour. 8:30 p.m. Fox Theatre, 1135 13th Street, Boulder. Tickets: $20-$25.

FEBRUARY 26

Godspeed You! Black Emperor. 7:30 p.m. Boulder Theater, 2032 14th Street, Boulder. Tickets: $35-$41.50. Dinosaur Jr. 8 p.m. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax, Denver. Tickets: $30-$35. MEMBA with Fabian Mazur. 8:30 p.m. Fox Theatre, 1135 13th Street, Boulder. Tickets: $15-$18. Briston Maroney with Genevieve Stokes. 9 p.m. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Avenue, Denver. Tickets: $18.

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FEBRUARY 21

The Band of Heathens & Nicki Bluhm. 8 p.m. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Avenue, Denver. Tickets: $25.

FEBRUARY 22

Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway. 8:30 p.m. Fox Theatre, 1135 13th Street, Boulder. Tickets: $25-$27.50.

Neil Frances. 8 p.m. Bluebird Theater, 3317 East Colfax Avenue, Denver. Tickets: $20.

Caravan Palace. 7 p.m. Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 N. Clarkson Street, Denver.

A Place to Bury Strangers with TV Priest. 7 p.m. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer Street, Denver. Tickets: $15.

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CONCERTS FROM PAGE 20 Louis Tomlinson. 8 p.m. Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 N. Clarkson Street, Denver.

MARCH 1

Brockhampton with Jean dawson, WVN, Paris Texas. 6:30 p.m. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop Street, Denver. Tickets: $44.50-$85.

MARCH 2

Oliver Tree presents Cowboy Tears with special guests sueco and 347aiden. 7 p.m. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop Street, Denver. Tickets: $40-$65. Joshua Radin with Tow’rs. 8 p.m. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Avenue, Denver. Tickets: $25.

MARCH 3

TobyMac. 7 p.m. Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver. Killswitch Engage & August Burns Red. 8 p.m. Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 N. Clarkson Street, Denver. G. Love & The Juice. 8 p.m. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Avenue, Denver. Tickets: $36.95.

MARCH 4

Two Friends. 7 p.m. Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 N. Clarkson Street, Denver. Boris Brejcha. 8 p.m. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop Street, Denver. Tickets: $38-$90. Hiss Golden Messenger. 8 p.m. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Avenue, Denver. Tickets: $23.50. The Magic Beans & Big Something. 8 p.m. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax, Denver. Tickets: $20-$25.

MARCH 5

Lil Tecca. 6:30 p.m. Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 N. Clarkson Street, Denver. Underoath. 7:30 p.m. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax, Denver. Tickets: $38.50. Hiss Golden Messenger. 8 p.m. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Avenue, Denver. Tickets: $23.50. Yungblud with Palaye Royale, poutyface. 8 p.m. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop Street, Denver. Tickets: $22.99-$85. G. Love & The Juice. 8:30 p.m. Fox Theatre, 1135 13th Street, Boulder. Tickets: $35. 22 December 9, 2021

MARCH 6

Judas Priest with Queensrÿche. 7 p.m. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop Street, Denver. Tickets: $75$129.95. Blitzkid. 8 p.m. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Avenue, Denver. Tickets: $20. An Evening with Eric Johnson’s Treasure Tour. 8 p.m. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver.

MARCH 7

Los Lobos with Tenth Mountain Division. 7:30 p.m. Boulder Theater, 2032 14th Street, Boulder. Tickets: $29.50-$39.50.

MARCH 8

Meshuggah. 6 p.m. Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 N. Clarkson Street, Denver. Leif Vollebekk. 7:30 p.m. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Avenue, Denver. Tickets: $22.50.

MARCH 9

Joywave. 6 and 9 p.m. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Avenue, Denver. Tickets: $25. Celine Dion. 7:30 p.m. Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver. Epik HIgh. 8 p.m. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax, Denver. Tickets: $45.95-$79.95.

MARCH 11

Fruition with The Record Company, DJ Sleepy. 6:30 p.m. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop Street, Denver. Tickets: $25-$50.

MARCH 12

Mitski with MICHELLE. 8 p.m. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop Street, Denver. Tickets: $42.50-$125. Alaska Thunderfuck. 8:30 p.m. Fox Theatre, 1135 13th Street, Boulder. Tickets: $20-249. Valley. 9 p.m. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Avenue, Denver. Tickets: $20.

MARCH 13

Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Avenue, Denver. Tickets: $20-30.

MARCH 14

Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver.

MARCH 20

Glass Animals with Sad Dynamite. 7 p.m. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop Street, Denver. Tickets: $69.50-$90.

Clairo, Arlo Parks & Widowspeak. 7 p.m. Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 N. Clarkson Street, Denver.

Lala Lala with Elton Aura. 7 p.m. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer Street, Denver. Tickets: $20.

ANIME. 8 p.m. Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 N. Clarkson Street, Denver.

Snow Patrol Acoustic Tour. 8 p.m. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver.

MARCH 15

Dua Lipa. 7:30 p.m. Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver. The British Invasion. 7:30 p.m. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver. Tones and I. 8 p.m. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax, Denver. Tickets: $35.75.

MARCH 21

W.I.T.C.H. with Night Beats, Mauskovic Dance Band. 8 p.m. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Avenue, Denver. Tickets: $23.

MARCH 22

Maisie Peters with Jonah Kagen. 7 p.m. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Avenue, Denver. Tickets: $20. Half•alive. 8 p.m. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax, Denver. Tickets: $30.

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MARCH 16

Krishna Das. 6:30 p.m. Boulder Theater, 2032 14th Street, Boulder. Tickets: $45-$55. Patrick Droney. 8 p.m. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Avenue, Denver. Tickets: $20. Justin Beiber. 7:30 p.m. Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver.

MARCH 17

AFI. 7 p.m. Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 N. Clarkson Street, Denver. Bonobo with Jordan Rakei. 7 p.m. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop Street, Denver. Tickets: $39.50-$55. The Marshall Tucker Band with special guest Dave Mason. 7:30 p.m. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver.

MARCH 18

The Districts with Francis of Delirium, Vanillaroma. 9 p.m. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Avenue, Denver. Tickets: $22.75.

MARCH 19

Billie Eilish. 7:30 p.m. Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver.

Dodie with Lizzy McAlpine. 7 p.m. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax, Denver. Tickets: $43.75-$48.

Droeloe. 8 p.m. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax, Denver. Tickets: $20-$25.

Donny Benet. 8 p.m. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer Street, Denver. Tickets: $15.

Circle Jerks with Negative Approach, 7 Seconds. 8 p.m. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax, Denver. Tickets: $30-$35.

Alaska Thunderfuck. 8:30 p.m.

Colin Hay of Men at Work. 8 p.m.

alt-J and Portugal. The Man with Special Guest Cherry Glazerr. Caroline Rose. 8 p.m. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Avenue, Denver. Tickets: $15-18.

MARCH 25

ARMNHMR. 9 p.m. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax, Denver. Tickets: $19.99-$$49.75.

MARCH 26

Anders Osborne & Jackie Greene. 7 p.m. Boulder Theater, 2032 14th Street, Boulder. Tickets: $25-$29.50. The Main Squeeze. 8:30 p.m. Fox Theatre, 1135 13th Street, Boulder. Tickets: $17.50-$20.

MARCH 27

John Mayer. 7:30 p.m. Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver.

MARCH 29

Tyler the Creator 7: p.m. Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver.

MARCH 30

Beach House. 7 p.m. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop Street, Denver. Tickets: $35$75. Leprous. 8 p.m. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Avenue, Denver. Tickets: $25. Del Water Gap. 8:30 p.m. Fox Theatre, 1135 13th Street, Boulder. Tickets: $17-$20.

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DECEMBER 9

Author Talk: Thatcher Wine and Hitha Palepu — Thatcher Wine and Hitha Palepu will speak about and sign their new books, The Twelve Monotasks: Do One Thing at a Time to Do Everything Better, and We’re Speaking: The Life Lessons of Kamala Harris. Tickets: $5. 6:30 p.m. Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl Street, Boulder. Annie Leibovitz — Join Annie Leiboof our time, for an exclusive event to mark the publication of Wonderland. 7 p.m. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver.

gent Drive, Boulder. Through December 23

mount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver.

Liquid Sky Glass Animals — Laser light show set to the music of Glass Animals. Tickets: $7-$10. 9 p.m. Fiske Planetarium, 2414 Regent Drive, Boulder.

CenterStage Theatre Company presents ‘In the Holiday Trenches’ — Surprise houseguests, unexpected hijinks, and a winter storm collide to make it one of the craziest holidays on record. December 10-12, CenterStage Black Box, 901 Front Street, Lower Level, Louisville.

DECEMBER 10

Colorado Chautauqua WinterFest 2021 — Bring your friends and family and kick off the holidays with the Festival of Lights (December 10), horse-drawn carriage rides, breakfast with Santa, WinterFest Market (December 11 and 12), a tour of Chautauqua’s historic cottages, nd more! December

DECEMBER 11

The Other Josh Cohen — A hilarious rock-and-roll romantic comedy about good guy Josh, caught in a lifelong battle with bad luck. Denver Center for the Performing Arts,

DCPA presents ‘A Christmas Carol’ — A joyous and opulent musical adaptation that traces money-hoarding curmudgeon Ebenezer Scrooge’s triumphant overnight journey to redemption. Denver Center for Performing Arts, 1101 13th Street, Denver. Through December 26.

Film on the Rocks Holiday Drive In: ‘Scrooged’ — The modernday take on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, starring the incomparable Bill Murray. 7 p.m. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 West Alameda Parkway, Morrison. Tickets: $59.

starring Danny Kaye and Bing Crosby. BDT Stage, 5501 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder. Through January 8.

Zoo Lights — With two million LED lights sparkling over 80 acres and delights around every corner. Members: $20 adults / $10 kids. Non-Members: $25 adults / $15 kids. Denver Botanic Garden, 1007 York Street, Denver. Through January 2. ‘Season of Light’ — Season of Light explores the reasons humans are so fascinated with lighting up our lives during the December holiday season. Tickets: $7-$10. Various times. Fiske Planetarium, 2414 Re-

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Herbs and Crafts for the Holidays—Live Online and In-Person Class — Learn how to make your loved ones homemade herbal gifts to uplift their lives this holiday season with Brigitte Mars. 3-5 p.m. Saturday, December 11, Rebecca’s Herbal Apothecary & Supply, 1227 Spruce Street, Boulder.

Hotel Boulderado’s Holiday Tea — Enjoy music from The Nutcracker along with dancers from Boulder Ballet on our Mezzanine on December 11 and 18. December 11-20, Hotel Boulderado, 2115 13th Street, Boulder.

BDT Stage presents ‘White Christmas’ — The smash Broadway

Jesters Dinner Theatre presents ‘Scrooge: Bah Humbug!’ — A musical version of the holiday classic, A Christmas Carol. Adult dinner and show: $45$48. Jesters Dinner Theatre, 224 Main Street, Longmont. Through December 30.

Longmont Lights (Bike) Parade — Deck your bike in lights, don some festive attire, and join the bike parade in Downtown Longmont. The parade begins at 5 p.m. starting at Longs Peak Avenue and Coffman Street. Line-up begins at 4 p.m.

Longmont Toy Shop — The annual Longmont Toy Shop will provide a new toy, smaller new toy, stocking, stuffed animal, toothbrush/paste kit to 500 children ages birth to 18. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, December 11, White Fields Community Church, 2950 Colorful Avenue, Longmont.

DCPA presents ‘The Lion King’ — One of the most breathtaking and beloved productions ever to grace the stage. Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 1101 13th Street, Denver. Through January 2.

The King’s Singers: Finding Harmony — The King’s Singers are a Grammy-winning British vocal sextet with more than 50 years of musical heritage. 7:30 p.m. Newman Center for the Performing Arts, 2344 E. Iliff Avenue, Denver.

admission fee for shoppers. December 11 and 12, Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont.

Wanda Sykes — Wanda Sykes was

DENVER ZOO LIGHTS THROUGH JANUARY 7.

10-12, The Colorado Chautauqua, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder. Price: $20-$70. Film on the Rocks Holiday Drive In: ‘Love Actually’ — Nine intertwined stories examine the complexities of the one emotion that connects us all: love. 6:30 p.m. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 West Alameda Parkway, Morrison. Tickets: $59. Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance Presents: ‘The Stargazers’ — Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance Student Company explores all the planets, moons, and stars using aerial fabric, lyra, and trapeze! 7 p.m. Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut Street, Boulder. Tickets: $16-20. Through December 11. Felipe Esparza: ‘Unmasked’ — Felipe Esparza is a Mexican born American stand-up comedian and actor. 8 p.m. Para-

1101 13th Street, Denver. Through May 1. Holiday Harmony Reunion — Reunite and celebrate the holiday season with Colorado’s premier men’s a cappella chorus, Sound of the Rockies. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Newman Center for the Performing Arts, 2344 E. Iliff Avenue, Denver. Breakfast with Santa — 10 a.m. Chautauqua Dining Hall, Baseline Road and Ninth Street, Boulder. Tickets. $30. Freezie Fest — This snowman extravaganza includes free train rides, visits with Santa and Reindeer Games (crafts and other activities) for all. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, December 11, Pearl Street Mall and beyond. 2021 Handcrafted Holiday Market — With 30-plus local artisans and no

The Chris Rock Show, for which she won a Primetime Emmy Award in 1999. 7 p.m. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver. Liquid Sky Tame Impala — Laser light show set to the music of Tame Impala. Tickets: $7-$10. 9 p.m. Fiske Planetarium, 2414 Regent Drive, Boulder.

DECEMBER 12

Boulder Holiday Gift Festival perfect gift from amazing local exhibitors. 11 a.m. Mapleton Center YMCA, 2850 Mapleton Avenue, Boulder. Film on the Rocks Holiday Drive In: ‘A Christmas Story’ — In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun really is

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DECEMBER 13

Jesters Dinner Theatre presents ‘Little Women’ — Based on Louisa May Alcott’s life, Little Women

Boulder Nablus Sister City Project Exclusive Film Screening of ‘Tower’ — Come with sister city Nablus, Palestine at the

atre, 224 Main Street, Longmont. Through

2205 Broadway. Tickets: $20.

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JANUARY 4

BenDeLaCreme & Jinkx Monsoon: The Return of Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Show — The Queens of Christmas, Jinkx Monsoon and BenDeLaCreme, hit the road once again with Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place,

DECEMBER 15

Lights & Laughs at the Dairy — Come celebrate with a night of comedy with a lobby performance and cocktail hour featuring guitarist Adolfo Romero, followed by performances by comedians Nancy Norton, 3 closes out the night. 6:30 p.m. The Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut Street, Boulder. Tickets: $30. Dust Off the Rust Women’s Ski and Ride hosted by Julie Cross from Club Pilates, acclimated to the slopes, and a special tasting

p.m. Eldora Mountain Ski Resort, 2861 Eldora Ski Road, Suite 140, Nederland.

Laser Floyd: The Wall — Laser light

DECEMBER 25

Jill’s Restaurant & Bistro Christmas Day Brunch and Candlelight Dinner — This brunch

DECEMBER 18

Rocky Mountain Revels: Christmas Revels —

Arts Center, Gordon Gamm Theater, 2590 Skate with Santa 2021 — Bring the whole family and enjoy some time on the ice at

Laser Queen — Laser light show set to

DECEMBER 20

ries. 9 a.m. Monday, December 20, Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Road, Longmont. Tickets required for all attendees age 2 and older.

Liquid Sky Pretty Lights — Fiske Planetarium. — Laser light show set to the

Denver Ballet Theatre: The Nutcracker — Transport yourself into a world of magic and fantasy as you follow Clara of Sweets. 1 and 6:30 p.m. Newman Center

DECEMBER 17

Boulder Opera: L’enfant et les sortileges by Ravel has been ordered to stay in his bedroom until

DECEMBER 23

Center for the Performing Arts, 1101 13th

Christmas Dinner at Hotel Boulderado — Enjoy seasonally prepared menus with three different locations

Hayden Childress combine magic, psychology, and audience ter, 2590 Walnut Street, Boulder. Tickets: $35.

13th Street, Boulder. St Julien Hotel & Spa 2021 New Year’s Eve Party Masquerade Ball food stations; four cocktail bars, including a

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JANUARY 9

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live: Time Bubble Tour Making Contact. 8 p.m. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm

the party and a late 2 p.m. checkout). 8 p.m. 900 Walnut Street, Boulder.

JANUARY 11

Natasha Mistry: ‘Imagineria’— The artist’s abstract ink drawings, oil paintings,

License No. 1 New Year’s Eve Party — Dress to Impress and ring in the

space of the subconscious. Through May 1. BMoCA at Macky, 1595 Pleasant Street, #285ucb, Boulder.

night. 8 p.m. License No. 1, 2115 13th Street, Boulder. Tickets: $25 per person.

The Choir of Man — It’s a party. It’s a

Bears and Aurora of Alaska —

animals and objects around him. Suddenly, as

JANUARY 7

DCPA presents ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf’ unsettling duo George and Martha welcome

Bistro, 900 Walnut Street, Boulder.

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Santa Story Time & Brunch —

Center for the Performing Arts, 2344 E. Iliff

poured, George and Martha’s takedowns get

music, dance and stories of their homelands.

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EVENTS FROM PAGE 25 been to. 7:30 p.m. Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 1101 13th Street, Denver. Tickets: $25$75. Second show January 16. Dance Theatre of Harlem — A singular presence in the dance world, Dance Theatre of Harlem was founded in 1969, moved to action by the assassination of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968. 7:30 p.m. Newman Center for the Performing Arts, 2344 E. Iliff Avenue, Denver. Through January 15. My Way: A Tribute to the Music of Frank Sinatra — My Way captures the wit and charm of Ol’ Blue Eyes. Through February 20. BDT Stage, 5501 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder.

JANUARY 16

Jesters Dinner Theatre presents ‘The Addams Family’ (student production) — Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family– a man her parents have never met. Through February 27. Jesters Dinner Theatre, 224 Main Street, Longmont. Tickets: $15 for show, $35 for dinner and show.

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Science of SciFi: Exploring the Machine and Alien Perspective — By breaking down visual and vision design in The Terminator, Predator, and The Thing we and ask questions of science, bias, and design. 9 p.m. Fiske Planetarium, 2414 Regent Drive, Boulder

JANUARY 28

Catapult: A BFA Dance Concert — BFA choreographers present intimate and stirring meditations on memory,

Tour — #IMOMSOHARD began as a popular web-series by real-life best friends, comedians, and moms Kristin and Jen, sparking an online community of 2 million followers. 7 p.m. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver. Circa: Sacre circus setting of Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring,” Circa tightly weaves together powerful worldclass acrobatics and dynamic encounters suffused with dark humor and rich tenderness. 7:30 p.m. Macky Auditorium Concert Hall, 1595 Pleasant Street Boulder. Tickets $23-$90.

FEBRUARY 2

Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show — A powerful and stirring reinvention of this beloved favorite, celebrated the world over for its Grammy award-winning score and the thrilling energy and passion of its Irish and international dance. 7:30 p.m. Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 1101 13th Street, Denver. Through February 5. Tickets: $35-$105.

FEBRUARY 3 of Colorado (BETC): ‘Fourteen Funerals’ — Fourteen Funerals is a wry comedy about family, death, and the stories we tell about people we may never really know. February 3-March 5. Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut Street, Boulder. Tickets: $25-$50. ³/ works by Kevin Townsend — Kevin

practice is driven by monumental questions about time, duration, BENDELACREME AND JINKX MONSOON AT PARAMOUNT THEATER ON DECEMBER obsession, and mark-marking while 14. simple, small details often animate body understanding, and community across it. Through May 30. Boulder Museum of Conan athletic symphony of contemporary and temporary Art, 1750 13th Street, Boulder. improvisational styles. 7:30 p.m. Charlotte Boulder Theater, 2032 14th Street, Boulder. York Irey Theatre, University Theatre Building, Erica Green: ‘Once They Were Tickets: $25-$30. 261 University of Colorado, Boulder. Tickets: Red’ — Erica Green creates site-conscious 18. Through January 30. JANUARY 21 process of repairing and rebuilding oneself. Lewis Black: ‘Off The Rails’ — Through May 30. Boulder Museum of ContemJANUARY 29 Known as the King of Rant, Lewis Black uses porary Art, 1750 13th Street, Boulder. Champaigne Harve Koubi — A his trademark style of comedic yelling and Natani Notah: ‘Inner Lining’ — long work defying gravity for 14 all-male life. 8 p.m. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm virtuoso street performers with powerful Place, Denver. Second show on January 22. contemporary Native American identity imagery evocative of Orientalist paintings and through the lens of Diné womanhood. Through May 30. Boulder Museum of Contemporary JANUARY 25 Art, 1750 13th Street, Boulder. The Kronos Quartet, music by Hamza El Din The Life and Music of George Michael — A brand new immersive concert-style show that chronicles the amazing Bach’s Passion. 7:30 p.m. Newman Center FEBRUARY 4 for the Performing Arts, 2344 E. Iliff Avenue, journey George Michael had with music and DCPA presents ‘Rattlesnake Denver. his fans. 8 p.m. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Kate’ — 100 years ago, frontierswoman Glenarm Place, Denver. Kate Slaughterback fought to save her son, killing 140 rattlesnakes in one courageous JANUARY 30 battle and becoming a global sensation. #IMOMSOHARD: The Getaway The Second City: The Absolute Best Friggin’ Time of Your Life — The small cabaret theater

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Through March 13. Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 1101 13th Street, Denver. Tickets: $30-$74. Longmont Theatre Company presents ‘The Odd Couple’ — A clean freak and a slob ultimately decide to room together. Through February 13. Longmont Theatre Company, 513 Main Street, Longmont. Tickets: $30.

FEBRUARY 9

Nizar Ibrahim Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the Cretaceous — With amazing video recreating the lost world of the Cretaceous-era Sahara, Nizar Ibrahim tells the story of Spinosaurus’ discovery, loss, and rediscovery. 7:30 p.m. Newman Center for the Performing Arts, 2344 E. Iliff Avenue, Denver.

FEBRUARY 10

Sasha DeGiulian — Sasha has been climbing for 22 years. She has been Female Overall World Champion in climbing, as well as the undefeated panAmerican Champion for a 10-year span, and 3-time US National Champion. 7:30 p.m. Chautauqua Community House, 301 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder. Tickets: $18.

FEBRUARY 11

Monster Jam — Monster Jam is adrenaline-charged family entertainment featuring the most famous trucks in the world. Through Feb. 13. Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver. Tinder Live with Lane Moore, Valentines Show — Tinder Live! With Lane Moore is the critically acclaimed, totally improvised where Moore projects her Tinder stage, and the audience votes whether she swipes right or left. 7 p.m. 2590 Walnut Street, Boulder. Tickets: 20. DCPA presents ‘In the Upper Room’ — Meet the Berrys, a multigenerational African American family in the 1970s. Their lives orbit around a strong-willed matriarch whose secrets drive her relatives nuts. Fed up, they each make plans to break away. But by standing their ground, they may lose what has held them together all along. Through March 13. Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 1101 13th Street, Denver. Tickets: $30-$69. Gallathea: A queer love story in the woods — In this timeless Elizabethan romance, two women disguise themselves as men and take to the woods to Set here in the late 1960s, “Gallathea” is a reimagined classic that follows each character’s quest for love and understanding of their own place in the world. Through Feb. 20. CU Theatre & Dance, Loft Theatre, University Theatre Building, 261 University of Colorado, Boulder.

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Live — Jhumpa Lahiri is an American author known for her short stories, novels and essays in English, and, more recently, in Italian. 7:30 p.m. Newman Center for the Performing Arts, 2344 E. Iliff Avenue, Denver.

FEBRUARY 16

Ailey II — The up-and-coming dancers of Ailey II are universally renowned for merging young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding emerging choreographers. Tickets $24-$94. DCPA presents ‘Hamilton’ — Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, Hamilton has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre. Through March 27. Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 1101 13th Street, Denver.

FEBRUARY 19

Kathleen Madigan: Do You Have Any Ranch? — Madigan has been touring 250 nights a year on the road and has risen from performing in comedy clubs to performing in marquee theaters with sold out shows. 7 and 9:30 p.m. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver. Iliza: Back In Action Tour — Iliza is one of today’s leading comedians with a fan base who show their loyalty by creating their own Iliza inspired swag to wear to her shows. 7 and 10 p.m. Bellco Theatre, 700 14th Street, Denver. Tickets: $35-$65.

FEBRUARY 20

An Evening with Bruce Dickinson — Iron Maiden lead singer Bruce Dickinson will offer a humorous and often satirical look at the world from his own very personal perspective, followed by a Q&A session. 9:30 p.m. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver.

FEBRUARY 26

Colorado New Play Summit — Listen to play readings by fabulous actors, give your feedback on where you think the story should go, and enjoy the fully produced Theatre Company world premieres of Rattlesnake Kate and In the Upper Room, both of which were featured readings at the 2019 Summit. Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 1101 13th Street, Denver. Through February 27. Nick Bargatze—The Raincheck Tour — Bargatze’s comedy is both clean and relatable, which is evident in his ten appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon following four appearances on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver. Second show on February 27.

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commentators. 7:30 p.m. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver.

MARCH 3

BDT Stage presents ‘The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes’ — Howard Barnes is a perfectly average man in his early 30s, until the day that he wakes up to discover that his life has become a musical. Through April 23. BDT Stage, 5501 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder.

MARCH 10

Paper Fashion Show: The One Club for Creativity Denver — Enjoy haute couture fashions made entirely from paper showcased on the grand runway and judged by an esteemed panel of top Colorado-area designers and celebrities. 5:30 p.m. Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 N. Clarkson Street, Denver. Dancing with the Stars: Live! — Featuring some of the show’s most popular competitors, this live tour will recreate the most memorable dances from the programme’s previous seasons, as well as showcase brand new never-before-seen routines! 7:30 p.m. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver.

MARCH 11

Fortune Feimster — Fortune panelist on E’s hit show Chelsea Lately, and then starred as a series regular on The Mindy Project for Hulu and Champions for NBC. 7 and 9:30 p.m. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver.

MARCH 12

Pandora presents Disney Princess The Concert — The music of Disney princesses has been the soundtrack to beloved music will be celebrated. 6:30 p.m. Bellco Theatre, 700 14th Street, Denver. Harlem Globetrotters — A starstudded roster will have fans on the edge of their seats to witness the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages. 7:30

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Trixie and Katya Live! — Thelma and Louise. Romy and Michelle. Trixie and Katya. Trixie And Katya Live is a parody homage to the classic girls’ road trip buddy comedies from the ’90s and 2000s to today, presented as an outrageous and absurd comedic musical drag show spectacular. 8 p.m. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver. Daniel Habif: RAGE Tour — With over 19 million followers on his social networks and more than 250 million views on his YouTube channel, Daniel Habif has become the world. 9:30 p.m. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver.

MARCH 16

L.O.L. Surprise! Live — This multicity tour is set to remix the vibes of a club, feature the best ever beats and latest songs from the upcoming L.O.L. Surprise! movie, never-before-seen dance moves and the ultimate Instagrammable sets. 6 p.m. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver.

MARCH 18

Jesters Dinner Theatre presents ‘Guys and Dolls’ — The classic oddball comedy set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City. Through May 29. Jesters Dinner Theatre, 224 Main Street, Longmont. Adult dinner and show: $45-$48. Longmont Theatre Company presents ‘Nunsense’ — Nunsense begins when the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters, and they are in dire need of funds for the burials. Through March 27. Longmont Theatre Company, 513 Main Street, Longmont. Tickets: $35.

MARCH 19

Letterkenny Live! — All new, the acclaimed 90-minute comedy experience will feature nine of the beloved cast members along with never-before-seen sketches and more. 6 p.m. Bellco Theatre, 700 14th Street, Denver. Tickets: $39.50-$75. Boulder Opera: ‘Il Trovatore by Verdi’ — This emotional melodrama is set in 16th century Spain and has it all: witchcraft, murder, love, and vengeance. 7 p.m. The Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut Street, Boulder. Tickets: $30-$55.

MARCH 25

Demetri Martin: I Feel Funny Tour — Demetri Martin began doing standup comedy in New York City, where he worked as a staff writer for Late Night with Conan O’Brien. 7 p.m. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver.

MARCH 28

Vicky Hamilton, ‘NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Mission: Saying Goodbye to Asteroid Bennu and Preparing to Say Hello to the Returned Sample’ — NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission seeks answers to some of human-kind’s oldest questions. Where did we come from? What is our destiny? Bennu, a carbonaceous asteroid, may contain the molecular precursors to the origin of life and Earth’s oceans. 7:30 p.m. Chautauqua Community House, 301 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder. Tickets: $15.

MARCH 29

Nashville Ballet with Rhiannon Giddens — Featuring an original score by Grammy Award-winning and MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient Rhiannon Giddens, with spoken word performed by Nashville poet and author of Lucy Negro Redux Caroline Randall Williams. 7:30 p.m. Newman Center for the Performing Arts, 2344 E. Iliff Avenue, Denver. Through March 30. Celtic Thunder: ‘Ireland’ — Ireland is a Revue show that combines 10 years of Celtic Thunder hits and focuses on their most popular songs of the last decade, their Irish and Celtic fan favorites. 7:30 p.m. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver. DPCA presents ‘Tootsie’ — Call it “musical comedy heaven” (Rolling Stone). Call it “the most uproarious new musical in years!” (The Hollywood Reporter). Call it Tootsie! Through April 10. Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 1101 13th Street, Denver .

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DECEMBER 9

Ullr Fest — Breckenridge invites locals and visitors of all ages to praise Ullr, the Norse god of snow, in

Celebration, carols both familiar and new, plus

High Country Conservatory of Dance presents The Holiday Spectacular

The Dead South with The Ghost of Paul Revere — The Dead

and other holiday classics that have forever traditional trappings with an air of frontier recklessness, whiskey breakfasts and grizzled Pianist Peter Kater plays some of his most loved compositions in

DECEMBER 10

Clara & The Nutcracker (inperson and virtual) — Kick off the holiday season with the most well known

THE FAB FOUR CHANNEL THE BEATLES ON DEC. 16 AT PIKES PEAK CENTER IN COLORADO SPRINGS.

and enter for a chance to win a full The North Nutcracker with a Twist — Nutcracker with a Twist loosely follows the traditional story of the Nutcracker and its holiday party, the battle of the soldiers and rats, snow

Loveland Choral Society presents ‘We Need A Lot of Christmas’ tradition returns to the Rialto with a festive program of inspirational traditional and contemporary carols, seasonal favorites and

Powabunga —

DECEMBER 11

Mountain Village Holiday Prelude train rides, tree lighting, caroling and lots of

The Nutcracker at the Stanley Hotel — Come watch one of three performances of this holiday classic, put on by

Face Vocal Band Holiday Concert — Rock holiday tunes with no instru-

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Dew Tour — The popular snowboard and

DECEMBER 12

Breakfast Sleigh Ride with Santa able draft mules of Two Below Zero along with a special guest for a scenic, tasty and

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John Denver Christmas —

Pops Series: Holiday In Vienna

DECEMBER 13

Snowmass Luminescence interactive art and light display will immerse you and your family in a dazzling world of light

DECEMBER 16

The Fab Four: The Ultimate Beatles Tribute

Rocky Mountain High School Performing Arts Department presents ‘Holiday Stocking’ —

A Candlelight Christmas — Messiah: A Soulful Celebration, carols both familiar and

The Fourth Annual Improv for a Claus sketch comedy show & charity fundraiser, written by Colorado talent with holiday and Colorado themes and presented in the style of

Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’ unrepentant and miserly of fellows, is made to see the light as he survives a merciless battery of revelations by the ghosts of his own

Christmas with the Nelsons — This heart-warming multi-media live concert

presented by the talented musicians attending Winter Park Venture Out Fest — Try a new activity with free snowshoe and

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a nearby county and a satisfying encounter with someone new show Jenna a chance at a fresh

holiday themed performance. Showcasing our wonderful dancers of all ages. 10 a.m., 2 and 6 p.m. Lincoln Center Magnolia Theater, 417 W. Magnolia St., Fort Collins.

seize it. Through January 5. Pikes Peak Center, 190 South Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs.

MacKinnon Royal Dance: A Season of Dance. 5:30 p.m. Rialto Theater, 228 E 4th Street, Loveland. Tickets: $16.

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‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ — The holiday classic from 1946 starring Jimmy Stewart. 7 p.m. Rialto Theater, 228 E 4th Street, Loveland. Tickets: $7.

THERE ARE A NUMBER OF TORCHLIGHT PARADES TO ENJOY THIS WINTER, FROM TELLLURIDE TO WINTER PARK.

Say Hi to Santa and Ride the Mountain Coaster — This exhilarating experience with epic views just got a whole lot better because Santa’s in town! Noon- 3 p.m. 1180 Dry Gulch Road, Estes Park.

DECEMBER 21

Rise and Shine Rando Series (1 of 5) uphill challenges. All races require advanced online registration and a helmet in order to participate. The cost is $25 for one race or $125 for the entire series. 7 a.m. Mountain Goat Plaza, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, 28194 U.S. Highway 6, Keystone. Racers can sign up for the races online at ArapahoeBasin.com Colorado Ballet Society and Colorado Youth Ballet present a Colorado Nutcracker — 150 local dancers will bring Colorado Springs’ fascinating history to life. Through December 22. Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs.

DECEMBER 24

Winter Park Torchlight Parade cheer, from photos with Santa to caroling light parade illuminating the night sky. Winter Park Resort, 85 Parsenn Road, Winter Park. Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade — Watch as Telluride Ski & Snowboard School instructors meander down the mountain with torches to light up the mountainside. 6:30 p.m. Telluride Ski Resort, 565 Mountain Village Boulevard, Telluride.

DECEMBER 27

An Evening with John Oates and Guthrie Trapp — John Oates is one-half of the best-selling duo of all time, Hall & Oates, and Guthrie Trapp is one of Boulder Weekly

Nashville’s preeminent guitar talents who is

meander down the mountain with torches to

country, blues, Latin, reggae, jazz, rock and experimental music. 8 p.m. Sheridan Opera House, 110 N. Oak Street, Telluride.

up the sky above. Fireworks begin shortly after the torchlight parades. 6:30 p.m., Telluride and Mountain Village, 565 Mountain Village Boulevard, Telluride.

DECEMBER 28

An Evening with Jewel — Grammy-nominee Jewel is a world renowned singer-songwriter, actress, poet and philanthropist. 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Sheridan Opera House, 110 N. Oak Street, Telluride. Tickets are $125- $275.

DECEMBER 31

New Year’s Eve Celebration — Kick off the evening with a Light Up Snow Cat parade featuring Steamboat SnowSports instructors performing synchronized skiing illuminated only by light of torches. At the the sky over the resort to ring in 2022. Steamboat Ski Resort, 2305 Mount Werner Circle, Steamboat Springs. The Grand County Blues Society presents NYE Dance Party! — Ring in New Year’s Eve with the Grand County Blues Society at Devil’s Craft. Devil’s Craft, 65 Cooper Creek Square, Winter Park. Winter Park Shine On Celebration — Enjoy light displays, a family of Rendezvous Event Center, Downtown Winter Park, 78821 U.S. Highway 40, Winter Park. New Years Eve at Pikes Peak Convention Center — Ring in 2022 with the one you love in an unforgettable night of jazz classics and romantic Broadway hits. 7:30 p.m. Pikes Peak Center, 190 South Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs. New Year’s eve Torchlight Celebration at Telluride — Watch as Telluride Ski & Snowboard School instructors

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New Year’s Eve Under the Sea Gala with Yonder Mountain String Band — Yonder Mountain was the initial spark in an acoustic inferno decades ago that endures headlong into the 21st century. 10:30 p.m. Historic Sheridan Opera House, 110 N. Oak Street, Telluride. New Year’s Eve Dinner with Bird and Jim — Say goodbye to 2021 wine pairings at Bird & Jim. 4-9 p.m. 915 Moraine Avenue, Estes Park. Laugh Your Way Into 2022 at The Crystal Ball — Ring in the new year with a night of comedy, food, and dancing in the Stanley Hotel’s MacGregor Ballroom. Get your tickets to the Crystal Ball here. 333 Wonderview Avenue, Estes Park.

JANUARY 4

Rise and Shine Rando Series (1 of 5) uphill challenges. All races require advanced online registration and a helmet in order to participate. 7 a.m. Mountain Goat Plaza, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, 28194 U.S. Highway 6, Keystone. The cost is $25 for one race or $125 for the entire series. Racers can sign up for the races online at ArapahoeBasin.com Tom Papa — With more than 20 years as a stand-up comedian, Tom Papa is one of the Rialto Theater, 228 E 4th Street, Loveland. Tickets: $36. ‘Waitress’ — When a baking contest in

The MusicFest at Steamboat. — Eighty of the best artists in Texas/Red Dirt music will take over Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Jan. 5-10 for six days and 300 hours of music. Through January 10. Steamboat Ski Resort, 2305 Mount Werner Circle, Steamboat Springs. 2022 Up & At Em’ Series—Race #2 — New this year is a 12:30 p.m. mass start option on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays of race week. Perfect for folks that want some friendly competition. Frisco Nordic Center, 616 Recreation Way, Frisco. Through January 9.

JANUARY 6

‘Waitress’ — Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. When a baking contest in a nearby county show Jenna courage to seize it. Through January 8. Lincoln Center Magnolia Theater, 417 W. Magnolia St., Fort Collins. Tickets: $20-$91.

JANUARY 8

12th Night Viennese Ball — Expect a night of waltzing and joyous revelry as we partake in traditions from all around the world including delicacies like spiced wassail punch, traditional waltzes, a coronation of the King & Queen of the Ball, and elegant and festive costumes. 4 p.m. Lincoln Center Magnolia Theater, 417 W. Mgnolia St., Fort Collins. Tickets: $60. Mystery Science Theater 3000 — Join host Emily Connor and the world’s and GPC, as they take you on an exhilarating tact, imposed by Mad Scientist, Mega-Synthia. 7 p.m. Pikes Peak Center, 190 South Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs. Hayden Childress — Hayden is a modern magician and mentalist. He has performed off-Broadway in New York City and is featured on the latest season of Penn & Teller: Fool Us on the CW. 8 p.m. Lincoln Center Magnolia Theater, 417 W. Magnolia St., Fort Collins. Tickets: $30-$35. See EVENTS PAGE 30 December 9, 2021 29


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JANUARY 15

‘Sense and Sensibility’ — Full of humor and bold theatricality, Sense and Sensibility examines our reactions, both reasonable and ridiculous, to societal pressure. Through February 12. Lincoln Center Magnolia Theater, 417 W. Magnolia St., Fort Collins. Tickets: $27.

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JANUARY 16

Cowboy Up Balloon Glow — Join us Sunday night from 5-6 p.m. at the base of the Steamboat Ski Area for an evening of sensory delight. View the beauty of six the Mountain Village. Spectators can stroll among the standing balloons or watch from the warmth of a slope side eatery. All day. Steamboat Springs Ski Resort, 2305 Mount Werner Circle, Steamboat Springs.

JANUARY 17

Bud Light Cowboy Downhill — It all began over 40 years ago when Billy Kidd, Steamboat’s director of skiing, and Larry Mahan, six-time all-around World Champion cowboy, decided to invite a few of the ProRodeo stars to Steamboat for a day of skiing. The cowboys had such a great time that the downhill has become the most popular event of the season with over 100 of the best professional rodeo cowboys competing in the most unique ski rodeo in the country. All day. Steamboat Springs Ski Resort, 2305 Mount Werner Circle, Steamboat Springs.

JANUARY 18

Rise and Shine Rando Series (1 of 5) uphill challenges. All races require advanced online registration and a helmet in order to participate. 7 a.m. Mountain Goat Plaza, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, 28194 U.S. Highway 6, Keystone. The cost is $25 for one race or $125 for the entire series. Racers can sign up for the races online at ArapahoeBasin.com

JANUARY 19

2022 Up & At Em’ Series — Race #3 — New this year is a 12:30 p.m. mass start option on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays of race week. Perfect for folks that want some friendly competition. Frisco Nordic Center, 616 Recreation Way, Frisco. Through January 23.

JANUARY 20

National Geographic Live: Extreme Cave Diving — Largely unexplored, unimaginably beautiful, and considered among the most hazardous places

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Magnolia Theater, 417 W. Magnolia St., Fort Collins. Tickets: $15-$25. Ouray Ice Festival 2022 — The annual Ouray Ice Festival is back, spanning three days and four nights, transforming the town of Ouray into an ice climbing mecca with people from around the world gathering to celebrate the growing sport of ice climbing. Through January 23. Ouray Ice Park, County Road 361, Uncompaghre Gorge, Ouray.

JANUARY 21

2022 X Games Aspen — Nearly 100 of the world’s top winter athletes will take center stage and will compete in the biggest snow sport event of the year. Through January 23. Buttermilk Ski Resort, 38700 CO-82, Aspen.

JANUARY 22

Rockestra 2022 — The GJ Rockestra is a professional, symphonic rock & roll orchestra, complete with a rock band rhythm section and 4-6 singers. 6:30 p.m. Grand Junction Convetion Center, 159 Main Street, Grand Junction. Tickets: $10/$25/$35.

JANUARY 24

International Snow Sculpture Championships — Twelve teams from around the world descend on Breckenridge, Colorado to hand-carve 20-ton blocks of snow into enormous, intricate works of art. Through February 2. Riverwalk Center, 150 W. Adams Avenue, Breckenridge.

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Magical, Mystical Snowdown — The Snowdown’s aim is to bring some fun and brightness in the dead of winter. The event list is long and varied, and the festivities center around a yearly theme. Through January 30. Various locations around Durango.

JANUARY 27

Grand Funk Railroad — This top-selling American rock group of the ’70s is coming to your town to help you party down. 6:30 p.m. Grand Junction Convetion Center, 159 Main Street, Grand Junction. Cie Hervé Koubi — Recognized as one of Europe’s most distinctive choreographers, Hervé Koubi will make his Fort Collins work for an all male troupe of dancers from North Africa and the Mediterranean basin. 7:30 p.m. Lincoln Center Magnolia Theater, 417 W. Magnolia St., Fort Collins. Tickets: $15-$48.

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JANUARY 28

Plain White T’s — Hey there, Delilah. Grand Funk Railroad. 6:30 p.m. The Avalon Theatre, 645 Main Street, Grand Junction. Women at the Summit: Skadi Vail gear, participate in activities that celebrate women skiers and riders, and be inspired by an all-star line-up of panelists. Through January 30. Vail Resort. Rio Frio Ice Fest — Have a winteryear’s theme is “Under The Sea.” Through January 29. Downtown Main Street, Alamosa.

FEBRUARY 2

2022 Up & At Em’ Series— Race #4 — New this year is a 12:30 p.m. mass start option on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays of race week. Perfect for folks that want some friendly competition. Frisco Nordic Center, 616 Recreation Way, Frisco. Through February 6.

FEBRUARY 4

World Music in Paradise presents Newpoli — With exciting interpretations of traditional and originals that draw deeply from one of the world’s lesser known music traditions, Newpoli is Italy’s next inspiring interpreter of southern Italy’s taranta tradition. 7 p.m. Paradise Theatre, 215 Grand Avenue, Paonia. Tickets $20 in advance/ $25 at the door/ $17 student (18 and under).

FEBRUARY 5

Signature Concert 3: Solemn, Joyful & Ecstatic (in-person and virtual) — Slip into our mid-winter concert to resonate with Oskar Morawetz’s the quiet solemnity of Samuel Barber’s Adagio Boulder Weekly

tion of the changes occurring in America and Europe. 7:30 p.m. Lincoln Center Magnolia Theater, 417 W. Magnolia St., Fort Collins. Tickets: $38-$60.

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FEBRUARY 9

109th Winter Carnival — For several days, the entire town is given over to racing, ski jumping, a parade featuring Steamboat’s skiing high school band (the only one in the United States), the famous ski jöring events down Lincoln Avenue, and the spectacular night show featuring the legendary Steamboat Ski Resort, 2305 Mount Werner Circle, Steamboat Springs.

FEBRUARY 11

Josh Turner — MCA Nashville recording artist Josh Turner, while a multi-platinumand foremost. 6:30 p.m. The Avalon Theatre, 645 Main Street, Grand Junction. Tickets: $49.50-$89.50.

FEBRUARY 12

51st Annual Frisco Gold Rush — Gold Rush is the longest running Nordic event in Colorado, and consists of classic and skate races open to skiers of all ages and abilities. 10 a.m. Frisco Nordic Center, 616 Recreation Way, Frisco. The Queen’s Cartoonists — Expect the unexpected when The Queen’s Cartoonists perform live music to live projections of iconic cartoons! 2 and 6 p.m. Lincoln Center Magnolia Theater, 417 W. Magnolia St., Fort Collins. Tickets: $15. Valentine’s High Tea — This four course Valentines High Tea is themed to See EVENTS 32

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EVENTS FROM PAGE 31 the holiday, and includes a romantic surprise. Indulge your special someone! Miramont Castle, 9 Capitol Hill Avenue, Manitou Springs, Through February 14. Seatings at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. each day depending on availability. The cost is $42.50 per adult and $27.50 for children, including both tax and gratuity.

FEBRUARY 13

Signature Concert 3: Solemn, Joyful & Ecstatic (virtual) — Slip into our mid-winter concert to resonate with Oskar Morawetz’s powerful Memorial to Martin Luther King and the quiet solemnity of Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings, composed in 1936 America and Europe. 2 p.m. Lincoln Center Magnolia Theater, 417 W. Magnolia St., Fort Collins. Tickets: $38-$60.

FEBRUARY 14

Ailey II — Ailey II is universally renowned for merging the spirit and energy of the country’s best young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding emerging choreographers. 6 p.m. Michael D. Palm Theatre, 721 W. Colorado Avenue, Telluride. Tickets: $35 students, $45 adults; Day of performance: $55 adults.

FEBRUARY 17

National Geographic Live: Improbable Ascent — After tackling some of the hardest climbs by a one-handed athlete and securing two world paraclimbing championships, Maureen Beck yearned to push still further outside of her comfort zone. 7:30 p.m. Lincoln Center Magnolia Theater, 417 W. Magnolia St., Fort Collins. Tickets: $12-$22. 22nd Annual Telluride Comedy Festival — Join the Sheridan Arts Foundation for the President’s Day Weekend tradition of four nights of hilarity from the best comedians in the business. Through February 20. Doors open nightly at 7 p.m. Historic Sheridan Opera House, 110 N. Oak Street, Telluride. Tickets are $40-$75 on Thursday, Local’s Night and $50-$145 each plus a $5 ticketing fee on Friday through Sunday.

the Legacy of Vail with the 10th Mountain Parade, Black Hawk landing, the anniversary of Riva Ridge Ski down and more. Through February 21. Vail Resort.

FEBRUARY 19

5th Annual Frisco Freeze Fat Bike Race — A fat-bike course showcasing amazing views of Buffalo Mountain and the Ten Mile Range. 3 p.m. Frisco Nordic Center, 616 Recreation Way, Frisco. Steamboat Light the Night Celebration — View the beauty of six night skiing and rides on the Outlaw Mountain Torchlight Parade. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Steamboat Ski Resort, 2305 Mount Werner Circle, Steamboat Springs.

FEBRUARY 24

Benise — Emmy-award composer Benise (pronounced Buh-nes-say) shattered the mold of Spanish guitar by combining music and dance—the only show of its kind! 7:30 p.m. Lincoln Center Magnolia Theater, 417 W. Magnolia St., Fort Collins. Tickets: $15-$27.

FEBRUARY 25

Winter Wondergrass — Winter WonderGrass is back! Join us for three days of music, brews and mountains. All day. Steamboat Ski Resort, 2305 Mount Werner Circle, Steamboat Springs. Lee Brice — Lee Brice is an American country music singer and songwriter. The Ranch Events Complex 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland.

FEBRUARY 26

Telluride Gay Ski Week — Opening-day party, daily après ski, pool parties, late-night lounge happenings, with events extending well into the morning hours, including the signature White Party and much more. Through March 5. Telluride Ski Resort, 565 Mountain Village Blvd., Telluride.

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FEBRUARY 18

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis — Led by the nine-time Grammy-winning legend and trumpet virtuoso, Wynton Marsalis, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra today. 7:30 p.m. Lincoln Center Magnolia Theater, 417 W. Magnolia St., Fort Collins. Tickets: $25-$67. Vail Legacy Weekend — Celebrate 32 December 9, 2021

set in a beautiful location. Through March 6. Various locations, Durango.

MARCH 3

Take3 unexpected, the genre-defying trio TAKE3, music background and infuses it with rock-star charisma. 7:30 p.m. Lincoln Center Magnolia Theater, 417 W. Magnolia St., Fort Collins.

Princess. 7:30 p.m. Lincoln Center Magnolia Theater, 417 W. Magnolia St., Fort Collins. Tickets: $20-$227.50

Tickets: $11-$22.

MARCH 5

Bud Light Rocks the Boat Free Concert Series — The series has featured everything from bluegrass to New Orleans style rhythm and blues and traditional Steamboat Ski Resort, 2305 Mount Werner Circle, Steamboat Springs.

MARCH 6

Cirque Mechanics — Enter the most unlikely setting for a circus: a factory! One where the workers are acrobats and the machines are circus props. Welcome to Birdhouse Factory! 7:30 p.m. Lincoln Center Magnolia Theater, 417 W. Magnolia St., Fort Collins. Tickets: $15-$40.

MARCH 9

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live! — In this whimsical, family-friendly theatrical event, Daniel Tiger and his family and friends take audiences on an interactive and exciting adventure to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, sharing stories of friendship, helping others, and celebrating new experiences. 6 p.m. Lincoln Center Magnolia Theater, 417 W. Magnolia St., Fort Collins. Tickets: $24.50-$75.

MARCH 10

Fortune Feimster — You can catch stand-up comedian, writer, and actor, Fortune Feimster, on the radio, on screens both big and small, and touring her stand-up across the nation. 7 p.m. Lincoln Center Magnolia Theater, 417 W. Magnolia St., Fort Collins. Tickets: $20-$65.

MARCH 12

The Original Harlem Globetrotters — It’s a must-see show from American’s premier exhibition basketball team. 2 p.m. The Ranch Events Complex 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland.

MARCH 18

Colin Hay — A founding member of Men At Work, the chart-topping band that received a Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1983, singer-songwriter Colin Hay is most beloved for his intimate, confessional live shows. 7:30 p.m. Lincoln Center Magnolia Theater, 417 W. Magnolia St., Fort Collins. Tickets: $15-$25. Stars Mountain Challenge — This unique event allows participating teams to athletes of all abilities. All day. Steamboat Ski Resort, 2305 Mount Werner Circle, Steamboat Springs. Goitse & The Bridge Bar Whiskey Tasting — A discussion about the fascinating world of all things whiskey. Even better, you will get the chance to taste various spirits to help you become a true connoisseur. 7:30 p.m. Rialto Theater, 228 E 4th Street, Loveland. Tickets: $26-$85.

MARCH 19

Prohibition Tea — Foster your rebellious 1920s spirit with this four-course Prohibition High Tea at $45 per person (including tax and gratuity). Through March 21. Seatings at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. each day depending on availability.

MARCH 22

Ajijaak on Turtle Island young whooping crane. Separated from her migration from Wood Buffalo, Canada, down and a family through the interconnectedness of all of creation. 2 and 6 p.m. Lincoln Center Magnolia Theater, 417 W. Magnolia St., Fort Collins. Tickets: $12-$15. BrewSki — It is a beer festival on skis at the Frisco Nordic Center where you throw on a costume, stop at beer tasting tents along the trail to sample beers from eight Colorado breweries, and win prizes for costumes. 2-6 p.m. Frisco Nordic Center, 616 Recreation Way, Frisco.

MARCH 13

Disney Princess: The Concert — For generations, Disney’s Princesses have enchanted us with their courage and kindness. Their music has been the soundtrack to our beloved music will be celebrated in Disney

Complexions Contemporary Ballet: ‘Stardust’ — Combining technical precision, power and passion, Complexions Contemporary Ballet transcends tradition in a groundbreaking mix of styles ranging from ballet to hip hop. 7:30 p.m. Lincoln Center Magnolia Theater, 417 W. Magnolia St., Fort Collins. Tickets: $16-$33.

MARCH 25

Pops Concert: Get Lost in Space — Songs from X-Files, Star Wars, Guardians of the Galaxy, Jetsons, Star Trek, AstroBoy, 2001, E.T., Battlestar Gallactica, watch for cosplay opportunities. 7 p.m. Lincoln Center Magnolia Theater, 417 W. Magnolia St., Fort Collins. Tickets: $10-$28.

MARCH 26

Demetri Martin — Demetri Martin is a stand-up comedian, writer, and director. 7 p.m. Lincoln Center Magnolia Theater, 417 W. Magnolia St., Fort Collins. Tickets: $20-$65.

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