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9Things to do in Denver & Colorado this weekend: February 25-27

9Things to do in Denver & Colorado this weekend: February 25-27

From winter and Mardi Gras festivals to historical mummies and fossils, there’s a lot to do, see and discover in Colorado this February weekend.

COLORADO, USA — Colorado will definitely get pleasure from winter in and out this February weekend. With greater than a dozen festivals, expos, performances and occasions, there’s an journey awaiting you in all corners of the Centennial State.

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Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs

DENVER — The latest exhibition at Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS) opens Friday, Feb. 25. “Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs” will transport friends to the distant previous to discover historical Egyptian tradition and the land of pharaohs. The exhibition explores the on a regular basis lifetime of Egypt 5,000 years in the past with with tons of of artifacts, art work and interesting interactives. To buy tickets, go to

Sunday, Feb. 27 is a  Scientific & Cultural Amenities District (SCFD) free day at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

Arvada WinterFest

ARVADA — The annual WinterFest returns Saturday, Feb. 26 at McIlvoy Park in Previous Towne Arvada. The free, family-friendly occasion presents video games, meals, distributors, performances, scorching drinks, reside music and extra. Cultural performances deliberate embrace lion and dragon dancing by the Colorado Asian Cultural Heart, polka dancing, mariachi and Irish step dancing from the Wick College of Irish Dance Colorado. Arvada WinterFest runs from 11 a.m. to three p.m. Saturday.

Denver Golf Expo

DENVER — Golf season formally arrives this weekend with the Denver Golf ExpoThe expo runs Friday, Feb. 25 to Sunday, Feb. 27 at Colorado Conference Heart. As one of many high golf expos within the nation, the present could have seminars on matters starting from placing to swing biomechanics. There may even be golf classes, trip data, gear offers, attire, data on dozens of Colorado golf programs in addition to professionals from the PGA, Colorado Golf Affiliation, the Junior Golf Alliance and the Colorado Girls’s Golf Affiliation. Tickets might be bought at

The Shining

DENVER — Hoping for a contemporary begin, the Torrance household takes up the care of Colorado’s notorious Overlook Resort. Little do they know that the isolation and the lodge’s corrupting spirits will spark an inevitable descent into insanity.

Opera Colorado opens “The Shining” at Ellie Caulkins Opera Home on Saturday, Feb. 26. Primarily based on Stephen King’s novel, the stage manufacturing arrives as an opera, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Paul Moravec and librettist Mark Campbell. The manufacturing is carried out in English, with English and Spanish subtitles at each seat. “The Shining” runs by means of Sunday, March 6 with tickets offered at

Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo Prepare dinner-Off

MANITOU SPRINGS — Manitou Springs’ Soda Springs Park is the positioning of the scrumptious Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo Prepare dinner-Off this Saturday. Attendees of the twenty eighth annual cook-off will get pleasure from samples of gumbo from 20 skilled cooks and novice cooks who shall be competing for trophies. Gumbo tastings are 75¢ every beginning Saturday, Feb. 26 at 11 a.m.

Carnivale Parade

MANITOU SPRINGS — After the Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo Prepare dinner-Off is Manitou Springs’ thirtieth annual Carnivale Parade on Saturday, Feb. 26. The parade route travels from Manitou Springs’ Memorial Park to Soda Springs Park at 1 p.m. Folks and pets of all ages are invited to hitch the family-friendly parade or watch from the sidewalks. Registration shouldn’t be required to take part. For Carnivale Parade particulars, head to

Mardi Gras 4Paws

FRISCO — Frisco’s Mardi Gras 4Paws canine parade will step off at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26. The costumed canine parade and road social gathering will profit Hope for Animals – Clear Creek Rescue, which helps deserted, misplaced and struggling animals by means of rescue, shelter and public schooling. Hosted by the City of Frisco and Hope for Animals – Clear Creek Rescue, the costumed parade for canines and their households is cute and lovable. For parade registration data, go to

All-Out Mardi Crawl

LAKEWOOD — Stretch your legs and break a sweat on Saturday, Feb. 26 on the All-Out Mardi Crawl at Bear Creek Lake Park. With a 5K, 10K and half marathon on the schedule, there’s a size for each runner or walker. Registration for the All-Out Mardi Crawl is offered on-line.

Highlands Ranch 5K/10K

HIGHLANDS RANCH — There are two distances to run in Highlands Ranch on Sunday, Feb. 27. A 5K race and 10K distance shall be run at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Highlands Heritage Regional Park. Full your registration on-line right here.


STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The tenth annual WinterWonderGrass Pageant arrives this weekend with reside music, beer halls and beer tastings, espresso bar, children zone, meals vehicles and extra. The three-day competition kicks off Friday, Feb. 25 and continues into Sunday, Feb. 27.

This yr’s live performance lineup options Trampled by Turtles, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Actual, The Wooden Brothers, Yonder Mountain String Band, Kitchen Dwellers, The Travelin’ McCourys, The Struggle and Treaty, Molly Tuttle, Sierra Hull, Lindsay Lou, Ghost of Paul Revere, Dustbowl Revival, Cris Jacobs Band, Pickin’ on the Lifeless, Buffalo Commons, Sticks and Thorns, The Candy Lillies and plenty of extra. Try the total competition lineup at

Winter Mountain Video games

VAIL — After virtually a decade ready within the wings, the Winter Mountain Video games are formally again. Vail Valley Basis is internet hosting a “Winter Mountain Video games Preview” occasion this weekend earlier than the return of a full Winter Mountain Video games calendar of occasions to happen in February 2023.

This yr’s Mountains of Music concert events shall be free and can happen on the Solaris Live performance Stage in Vail Village. Low Lower Connie, Galactic, Jojo Hermann, and Moon Taxi are amongst these scheduled to carry out this weekend. A Fats Tire Bike Race Problem, Snowshoe 10K/5K, and USA Skimo Competitions are additionally deliberate.

Gem and Mineral Present

GOLDEN — The Denver Gem & Mineral Present involves the Jefferson County Fairgrounds this Friday, Feb. 25 to Sunday, Feb. 27. Offered by the Denver Gem & Mineral Guild, the occasion presents demonstrations together with recommendation about slicing and sharpening. Sellers could have offers on gems, minerals and jewellery plus $1 seize baggage. Parking and admission are free.

Rocky Mountain Horse Expo

DENVER — The 2022 Rocky Mountain Horse Expo runs from Thursday, Feb. 24 to Sunday, Feb. 27 on the Nationwide Western Advanced. The annual occasion presents a commerce present expo, equine artwork sale, miniature horse honest, face portray, consultants and clinicians, impediment problem and extra. The Mane Occasion, a spectacular equine efficiency that showcases totally different breeds and equine disciplines, is ready for Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Tickets and a schedule of occasions can be found at

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Colorado Avalanche vs. Winnipeg Jets

DENVER — The Colorado Avalanche are again in Denver for the primary time in 10 days. The Avs host the Winnipeg Jets at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25. Tickets can be found beginning at $50 at

Denver Nuggets vs. Sacramento Kings

DENVER — The Denver Nuggets will play their first residence sport for the reason that NBA All-Star break this Saturday, Feb. 26. The Nuggets and Sacramento Kings meet at Ball Area with tip-off set for 7 p.m. Tickets can be found beginning at $13 at


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

Whereas tickets are offered out, the Denver Heart for the Performing Arts (DCPA) could have 40 tickets obtainable for $10 per ticket for all performances in Denver. The ticket lottery is now open on the official Hamilton app.

RELATED: Tips on how to get $10 tickets to ‘Hamilton’ in Denver

Within the Higher Room

DENVER — Loyalty, spirituality and colorism are all at play within the dramatic darkish comedy “Within the Higher Room.” Primarily based on the true household historical past of playwright and novelist Beaufield Berry, the world premiere play is about household, secrets and techniques and the ability of the tales we develop up listening to. “Within the Higher Room” performs by means of Sunday, March 13 on the Kilstrom Theatre on the Denver Performing Arts Advanced. For tickets and showtimes, go to

Rattlesnake Kate

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

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

Colorado Bridal Present

WESTMINSTER — The Colorado Bridal Present is a one-stop store for wedding ceremony planning, robes, flowers, samples, prizes and extra. The primary Colorado Bridal Present of the yr takes place Sunday, Feb. 27 from 11 a.m. to three p.m. at Marriott Westminster on Church Ranch Boulevard. Present tickets might be bought on-line.

Motion pictures this weekend

The Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg journey movie “Uncharted” topped the field workplace with an enormous $51 million vacation weekend. After the continued success of “Spider-Man: No Method Residence” which remains to be within the high three after three months, Holland is now formally cemented as a Hollywood star.

Channing Tatum’s cross-country canine comedy “Canine” additionally had a powerful Presidents Day weekend with a gross of $18 million in North America.

New motion pictures this weekend

Final weekend’s field workplace

  1. Demise on the Nile — $44 million
  2. Canine — $14.9 million
  3. Spider-Man: No Method Residence — $7.5 million
  4. Demise on the Nile — $6.6 million
  5. Jackass Perpetually — $5.2 million

RELATED: Even with out Spider-Man go well with, Tom Holland’s newest journey tops field workplace

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