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  1. Share Denver Fairfax Holiday Market
    10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. December 20 - In a perfect world, everyone would have both the time and the ability to create thoughtful, handmade gifts for family and friends. Of course, ours is a far from perfect world — which is where Share Denver’s Fairfax Holiday Market comes in. The second annual holiday market will fea...
  2. Istituto Frasca Per il Vino class: Austria
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. April 14 - Part of Istituto Frasca Per il Vino, four interactive and engaging classes that take an in-depth look at a different wine region around the globe, with specially curated flights that showcase each region. Led by Master Sommelier Bobby Stuckey this class will focus on wines from Austria....
  3. Union Station Bootlegger's Ball
    8:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. December 31 - Union Station, which just completed a $54 million renovation, will throw open its doors tonight for the first-ever Bootlegger’s Ball. The gala harks back to the 1920s, an era when transportation and booze were both considered luxuries.

    It’s an age that Union Station Alliance me...

  4. Josh Blue
    7:30 p.m. December 20 - Josh Blue has an uncanny ability to be instantly likable from the moment he grabs the mike, and to remain likable for the duration of his set, even though he doesn’t shy away from challenging subjects as he tosses off hilarious riffs. A pillar of the Denver comedy scene for many years, ...
  5. Lucero
    9:00 p.m. December 29 - After a decade together, Lucero's starting mixing things up a bit with the addition of a horn section on 2009's 1372 Overton Park. That album -- the Memphis band's only with Universal -- sparked the tired debate amongst followers about what happens when a group signs a major-label deal and pe...
  6. Felonius Smith Trio
    6:00 p.m. January 25
  7. Trace Bundy's Acoustic Holiday Show
    7:30 p.m. December 20 - It's one thing to listen to Trace Bundy on record, but it's a whole other experience to actually see the guitarist — one of the finest acoustic fingerpickers around these parts — do his guitar gymnastics firsthand, from two-handed finger tapping and percussive slapping to looping phrasin...
  8. Greater Than the Sum: National Collage Society Exhibition
    Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until January 24 - If you’re already tired of the holidays, Greater Than the Sum: National Collage Society Exhibition, a collaborative national show that opens today at Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Center for Visual Arts, will give your eyes a fresh outlook. Curated by local folk...
  9. Soul Gloss New Year's Eve with Lipgloss and Mile High Soul Club
    9:00 p.m. December 31 - Two of Denver’s top-notch dance nights, Lipgloss and Mile High Soul Club, have teamed up to ring in 2015 with Soul Gloss New Year’s Eve, a party for audiophiles and vinyl purists. The Meadowlark’s intimate main room will transform into a sweaty dance floor as Lipgloss DJs Mi...
  10. Mark Farina
    9:00 p.m. December 26 - Farina, in case you're not familiar, got his start as a house DJ in Chicago alongside house-music godfather Derrick Carter, and took the Windy City's best-known electronic-music export in a different direction when he started mixing down-tempo house tracks into jazzy, funky combinations....
  11. Blossoms of Light
    Daily until January 1 - Even if you were just at the Denver Botanic Gardens to catch the final days of the Chihuly exhibit, there's no reason to skip your trip to the Blossoms of Light display, because it really does get better each year as the DBG adds more and more lights and features.

    Trail of Lights, at the ...

  12. Bear's Choice
    December 25
  13. Kwanzaa 2014
    Daily from December 26 until January 1 - There’s a holiday for everyone, and in parts of the African-American community, today marks Umoja. It’s the first of seven days of Kwanzaa, which kicks off with a nod to unity and, in Denver’s Five Points community, with the lighting of the first candle on the Grand Kinara &...
  14. Istituto Frasca Per il Vino Class: New World Pinot Noir
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. January 20 - A part of Frasca's Instituto Per il Vino Classes series, four interactive and engaging classes that take an in-depth look at a different wine region around the globe, with specially curated flights that showcase each region. This class will focus on New World Pinot Noirs....
  15. Bootleg Boulevard
    December 31 - featuring jazz bands, dueling pianos, extravagant gifts, dancing and drink specials...
  16. Forbidden Bingo
    7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. every Mon. - Why is Forbidden Bingo so forbidden? "There are two reasons," notes Day-Glo-coiffed DJ Rockstar Aaron, who co-hosts the new game night at Maloney's Tavern in LoDo with the inimitable Sid Pink as a sidekick. "It's the first bar bingo in LoDo, and the prizes are so naughty that some would say t...
  17. New Year's Eve at Monarch Mountain
    4:00 p.m. December 31 - Back in 1939, after President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Works Project Administration workers installed the first rope tow at Monarch Mountain, skiers were pulled up under the power of a Chevy engine. Once they got to the top, they came down much the same way skiers and snowboarders still do toda...
  18. Victor Krummenacher (of Camper Van Beethoven)
    4:00 p.m. January 1
  19. XXX Games & Sexy Snow Bunny Games
    9:00 p.m. January 8 - winter topless triathlon, bar top curling, topless jump rope contest, synchronizing stripping and more...
  20. The Familiars
    8:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until December 28 - Serious about working with local playwrights, the Edge Theatre Company commissioned a holiday show from Ellen K. Graham, whose enigmatic, razor-sharp How We May Know Him won a Best of Denver award some years back, and who has since earned national recognition. The result is The Familiars, which is s...
  21. Aspen Film Academy Screenings Festival
    Daily from December 21 until December 23 - “Aspen is a wonderful, crazy circus at the holidays,” says Laura Thielen, co-director of Aspen Film, which will kick off its 23rd annual Academy Screenings Festival today at the Wheeler Opera House, 320 East Hyman Street. “It’s a great time to come up and see the heart...
  22. C-Rayz Walz
    8:00 p.m. January 2
  23. Danny Shafer
    7:00 p.m. December 31
  24. Matisse and Friends: Selected Masterworks from the National Gallery of art
    Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until February 8 - Part of the charm of many Matisse paintings is the sunny studio ambience they convey, bright with contrasting colors and welcoming compositions that draw viewers into the artis’'s intimate world. So as a sidetrip to the upcoming Cartier blockbuster opening at the Denver Art Museum in November,...
  25. Marty Nightengale
    December 27