Top artists and shows are coming to Denver this month – try not to miss out on these amazing performances – Lord of the Dance, Xanadu, Trans Siberian Orchestra, Twenty One Pilots, Celtic Thunder, Lindsay Stirling, A Christmas Carol, The Nutcracker, and more. Then there are a number of Christmas markets – all with live music and the annual lighting displays are starting in various place.
About: Michael Flatley’s lightning quick feet dazzled the world for decades. Although he has hung up his dancing shoes he still remains at the helm of his masterful production, Dangerous Games, back on tour after a hugely successful Broadway run at the Lyric Theatre. Flatley’s incredible energy is evident in this spectacular show that sees the dance troupe in a battle of good versus evil, as The Lord of the Dance must wrest his prize belt back from the robotic Dark Lord. The production has breathtaking displays of dance talent, fantasy sets, and some very strange creatures from the underworld.
Cost:From $29.50 to $79.50 plus fees.
About: The 1980’s cult classic roller skating movie comes to life on stage with musical comedy and romance. This Tony Award-nominated adventure about following your dreams despite the limitations others set for you rolls along to the original hit score composed by pop-rock legends, Jeff Lynne and John Farrar. Suited to children aged 12 and above.
When: Saturday, November 3 to 30 (show runs until April 28, 2019).
Cost: From $35.
About: Miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is taught the true meaning of Christmas by the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future.The dancing, music, and amazing effects that accompany the appearance of the ghosts, coupled with Scrooge’s rediscovery of the joys of Christmas make this a compelling stage show, especially for young audiences. Often this classic tale is the first introduction to live theatre for kids and has become an annual ritual for many families. The play runs for 2 hours 15 minutes with one intermission. Suited to children aged 6 and older. The play includes ghost scenes that may frighten younger guests. Stage fog and haze are used. Strobe lighting is used approximately 25 mins into Act I and 37 mins into Act II.
When: November 21 to December 24. Various times.
Cost: From $35.
About: The Extravaganza provides an opportunity for visitors to learn about alpacas and the wide variety of products made from alpaca fibre. Outside the community club, you will be able to meet and touch alpacas! Experienced breeders will be able to answer questions about these unique animals. Inside the community club, all kinds of alpaca products will be on display, many of them handmade by the participating farms and artisans. Products vary but in the past, there has been raw fibre for spinners, handspun and mill spun yarn for creating your own alpaca creations, handmade and commercially made clothing of alpaca and alpaca blends like hats, scarves, gloves, socks, and sweaters, as well as arts and crafts relating to alpacas.
When: Saturday, November 17from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sunday, November 18 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Where: Black Forest Community Club, 12350 Black Forest Road, Black Forest, CO 80908.
Contact:Peter Ziek at 719-495-6693 or email email@example.com.
About: If you’re not into rock music, lights, lasers, and loud, then rather attend a nice little symphony orchestra performance because TSO is not an orchestra – they’re a rock band, and their annual November-December multi-sensory extravaganza, sells out venues year after year.It’s one of those must-attend, multi-generational, holiday traditions, and this year’s for their 20thanniversary tour, they presentThe Ghosts of Christmas Eve. Make no mistake this is a spectacular show that will be enjoyed for the Christmas songs but also expects projections, fire, lots of lights, some mad guitar skills – oh and a great time.
When: Saturday, November 17 at 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm.
Cost: From $73.
About: American duo Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun formed Twenty One Pilots while at college and began to put out their own records before being signed in 2013 by Pete Wentz for his Fueled By Ramen label. In 2016 they won a Billboard Music Award for Top Rock Album, Blurry face. Then they won a Grammy for Best Pop Duo/Group performance in 2017 with Stressed Out, and that’s to mention only two of their 31 awards! Catch them when their Bandito Tour comes to Denver.
When: Monday, November 19 at 7:00 pm.
Cost: From $145.
About: If you need some new gift ideas, original art, crafts, sculpture, ceramics, speciality foods, home décor, clothing, furniture, floral designs, jewellery, antiques, candles, toys, and more then visit this show. Colorado’s top chefs share recipes and cooking techniques to help you prepare a memorable feast for the holidays. Chef Greg Matchett hosts this entertaining and informative program. Demonstrations begin at noon daily in the Plaza. Santa will also be visiting so bring the kids along to meet him.
When: Friday to Sunday, November 2,3,4. Nov. 2nd Fri. 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Nov. 3rd Sat. 9:00 am – 8:00 pm, Nov. 4th Sun. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Contact:800-521-7469 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cost: Kids 13 and under FREE, adults, seniors, youth $15.50.
One ticket gets you in all 3 days and includes entry to Cooking For The Holidays.
Free onsite parking.
About: Lindsay Stirling brings her Wanderlust Tour to Denver. The violinist, dancer, and artist became one of the 21st century’s most innovative stars by clinging to her groundbreaking vision of cinematic violin-driven electronic music. Attracting over 10 million subscribers and 2 billion-plus views on YouTube, in 2015 Forbes placed Lindsey at #4 on its yearly YouTube artists list, making her the highest-ranked female. Her headline tours have played to a cumulative audience of over 500,000 people worldwide.
When: Tuesday, November 27 at 8:00 pm.
Cost: From $55.
About: Celtic Thunder, the all-male singing group from Ireland, perform both solo and ensemble numbers and have certainly garnered many fans since their debut in 2007. They now bring their talents to the US on their X tour. Celtic Thunder was conceived by Sharon Browne and written, arranged by Phil Coulter and designed as a contemporary exploration of Celtic music, which means it falls to the pop-dance side of the spectrum more than it does to the traditional side. Accompanied by the Celtic Concert Orchestra under the direction of David Munro, the musical director of the group, Celtic Thunder has become a household name all around the world with live shows known for dramatic lighting and choreography as well as realistic Irish stage sets with authentic Irish instruments.
When: Saturday, November 24 at 7:00 pm.
Cost: From $70.
About: Colorado Ballet’s acclaimed Nutcracker, the largest in the state and named the best-loved Nutcracker in the U.S. in the 10th Annual Goldstar National Nutcracker Award Contest, returns for its 58th year. Live music performed by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. Performances sell out, so get your tickets early to follow the story of Clara and her Nutcracker doll that takes her on a magical journey.
When: November 24 to 30 (event runs until December 24). Various times.
Cost: From $49.
About: Local arts and crafts are sold directly by the artists, including clothing, jewellery, furniture, and other unique treasures. Here you will find delicious food and beverages. The Symbols will be providing the music for the live concert, starting at noon.
When: Saturday and Sunday, November 3-4 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Contact:720-272-7467 or email email@example.com.
Cost: Donation suggested.
About: This annual holiday lights extravaganza transforms the York Street location into a twinkling winter wonderland. Each year there are fresh and exciting new features, along with some fan favourites. The interactive light display, featuring a large field of sound-reactive, animated LED lights is one not to be missed. This family-friendly event has warm drinks and holiday treats for sale, as well as a souvenir re-usable mug. Timed tickets are issued to reduce event congestion. Enter within a one-hour window starting at the time listed on your ticket; once inside, you are welcome to stay until the event closes.
When: November 23 -30 (event runs until January 1, 2019) from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Cost:$16 Adult, $14 Senior (65+) and Military, $13 Child (Ages 3-15),
free for children 2 or younger.
About: This show is aimed at audiences aged 4to 9 years, and runs for an hour. Corduroy the teddy bear goes on a delightfully rollicking chase through every section of the department store in search of his missing button. Corduroy has been patiently waiting on a department store shelf to find a home, and Lisa thinks he’s just the teddy bear for her. But before she can convince her mom to let her take him home, he’ll have to go on a late-night hunt to find a missing button for his overalls.
Based on the beloved children’s storybook, the heartwarming comedy’s themes centre on problem solving, resiliency, responsibility, and acceptance.
When: Nov 1- 30 (even started October 5 and runs to December 16)
Cost: From $10.
About: Boulder Market is a little Bohemian and here you will find all sorts of treasures from artists and craftspeople. What makes it special is that it is in a park with space for the kids to play, and live music is provided in the bandshell from noon. There are also food and beverage vendors so you can make it a relaxing day out.
When: Saturday, November 10 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Where: Central Park, 1236 Canyon Blvd, Boulder, CO 80302.
Contact: via Facebook or Twitter.
Cost: Free admission.
About: The world’s largest cycling expo had humble beginnings when a couple of friends decided to get rid of their extra bike equipment at the end of the season. It grew… and grew… until now it occupies 140, 000 square feet at the National Western Complex and has become a hot spot for collectors. Here you can get great deals as bike shops from around the US dispose of inventory they don’t want to carry over to the next season. Shop for bikes, parts, clothing, and accessories. People often queue from before dawn to get in early to snaffle the best bargains. It’s also a time to chat to the many suppliers and reps, attend educational seminars, test out a new ride, and check out the latest products.
When: Saturday, November 3 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Contact: Ilana Coenen 303-245-2180.
Cost: General admission $10. Kids 12 and under free.