COLORADO, USA — Happy February!
From golden retrievers, curling and ballet to model trains, garden shows and "Paw Patrol," there's no shortage of festivals, expos, performance art and sporting events this first weekend of February.
Enjoy this football-free weekend and check out one of these happenings in the Centennial State. Don't forget to share your awesome weekend photos with the 'Near Me' button on the 9NEWS app!
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Goldens in Golden
GOLDEN — Goldens in Golden is back on Saturday, Feb. 4, for a celebration of National Golden Retriever Day. Humans and their well-behaved golden retrievers are invited to gather at the Golden Visitors Center starting at 11 a.m. Saturday. The Golden retriever gathering will walk down Washington Avenue for a group photo near the "Welcome to Golden" arch. The event celebrates these popular pooches with lots of fun, fanfare, fluff and photo ops. Attendees should RSVP online.
Lady of the Camellias
DENVER — Colorado Ballet's newest production "Lady of the Camellias" opens Friday, Feb. 3, for a 10-day engagement at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Based upon the novel "La Dame aux Camélias" by Alexandre Dumas fils, "Lady of the Camellias" follows a troubled courtesan as she navigates forbidden love, betrayal, and loss in the heart of 19th-century French society. The ballet is set to the music of Frédéric Chopin, which will be performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. "Lady of the Camellias" plays through Sunday, Feb. 12. For tickets, head to ColoradoBallet.org.
USA Curling National Championships
DENVER — The USA Curling Men’s and Women’s National Championships bring the country’s best teams together to compete and earn the right to represent the United States at the World Men’s and World Women’s Championships. The championship will be at Denver Coliseum from Sunday, Feb. 5, through Saturday, Feb. 11. Single-game tickets and event-long passes are available for purchase here.
Paw Patrol Live!
DENVER — The action-packed, music-filled, family-friendly production "PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure" is in the Mile High City this weekend. The live stage show will have three performances at Denver's Bellco Theatre at the Colorado Convention Center on Saturday, Feb. 4, and Sunday, Feb. 5. Performances are scheduled for 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. on Sunday. Tickets for the Denver shows are available now at AXS.com.
Colorado Garden & Home Show
DENVER — The annual Colorado Garden & Home Show opens Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver. The Rocky Mountain region's largest and oldest consumer garden and home improvement show features more than 500 companies and 1,200 booths. Guests can learn about gardening and home improvement ideas, products and services. The 2023 event runs through Sunday, Feb. 12. Tickets are sold at AXS.com.
Colorado Springs Home & Landscape Expo
COLORADO SPRINGS — Homeowners will come face-to-face with remodeling, landscaping and building experts at this weekend's Home & Landscape Expo in southwest Colorado Springs. The three-day festival will offer the latest in outdoor and indoor design trends with demonstrations, tutorials and advice from top professionals. The Colorado Springs Home & Landscape Expo takes place Friday, Feb. 3, to Sunday, Feb. 5, at the Norris-Penrose Event Center. A ticket discount is available at HomeShowCenter.com.
Model Train Show
COLORADO SPRINGS — Southern Colorado’s Model Train Show is back Saturday, Feb. 4, and Sunday, Feb. 5, at Colorado Springs Event Center. The show offers model train layouts, vendors, railroad collectibles, tools and kids activities. Tickets are $10 per person and children 12 and under are free.
Denver Cat Show
DENVER — The Econo Cat Club will hold its annual Denver Cat Show on Saturday, Feb. 4, and Sunday, Feb. 5, at the Adams County Fairgrounds. The family-friendly show features hundreds of different cat breeds, a cat agility tournament and cat education ring. Tickets for this weekend's show are available online.
Winter Walkabout Music Showcase
LONGMONT — The Winter Walkabout Music Showcase will feature more than 35 live performances by local musicians at more than 12 venues within walking distance of the Longmont Creative District. The festival runs all day Saturday, Feb. 4, from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. One all-inclusive ticket gains ticketholders access to every performance throughout the day.
Day of Darks beer festival
DENVER — Wynkoop Brewing Company is bringing back its most popular beer festival, Day of Darks. This marks the 10th anniversary of the festival, which showcases the season’s best local dark beers. Participating breweries will be pouring winter seasonals, brown ales, stouts, sours and barley wines that are sure to leave guests feeling warm and fuzzy. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.
Super Bowl 5K
DENVER — Lose some sweat before next weekend's big game at the Super Bowl 5K at Denver's Wash Park. The event features a 5K Run & Walk as well as a Kids Fun Run. Participants should come dressed in their craziest football fan gear for the costume contest and post-race photo opportunities. The 5K gets underway at 9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 5. Race registration can be completed online.
Snowshoe for Peru 5K
EAGLE — Sylvan Lake State Park is the site of the 10th annual Snowshoe for Peru 5K. The family-friendly community event, which helps to provide an education for youth in Peru, is open to all fitness levels and age groups. The event is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4. Registration is available online and a virtual option is available as well.
A Chocolate Affair
ARVADA — Olde Town Arvada will be a chocolate lovers' paradise during this weekend's A Chocolate Affair. The chocolate festival offers fun activities including a treasure hunt and chocolate samplings. Proceeds from the event — which runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4 — will benefit Ralston House Child Advocacy Center.
Estes Park Wedding Show
ESTES PARK — The Estes Park Wedding Association Bridal Show offers a wide array of wedding needs, including venues, caterers, florists, cake bakers, wedding planners, officiants, DJs, photographers and more. The show runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, at The Boulders at Black Canyon Inn. You can get your tickets ahead of time online.
To Kill a Mockingbird
DENVER — The national tour of the Broadway hit "To Kill a Mockingbird" is now playing in Colorado. Starring Emmy Award winner Richard Thomas of "The Waltons," the drama has been hailed as "an emotionally shattering landmark production of an American classic" by Rolling Stone. Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin's adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork plays the Buell Theatre through Sunday, Feb. 5. For tickets and showtimes, visit DenverCenter.org.
Denver Nuggets vs. Atlanta Hawks
DENVER — The Denver Nuggets are looking to rack up some victories before the NBA All-Star break. The Western Conference leaders host the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. at Ball Arena. Find your perfect seat for an evening of "Mile High Basketball" at Ticketmaster.com.
Colorado Mammoth vs. Georgia Swarm
DENVER — The 2022 National Lacrosse League champion Colorado Mammoth return home to Ball Arena on Friday, Feb. 3. The Mammoth face the Georgia Swarm at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $26 at Ticketmaster.com.
Movies this weekend
“Avatar: The Way of Water” led ticket sales in movie theaters for a seventh-straight weekend. James Cameron's sequel faces new competition this weekend from M. Night Shyamalan and Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno, Lily Tomlin, Sally Field and Tom Brady.
The nominations for the 95th Academy Awards were announced last week and now is your chance to get caught up on all the contenders.
The 10 movies up for best picture are: “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” “The Banshees of Inisherin,” “The Fabelmans,” “Tár,” “Top Gun: Maverick,” “Avatar: The Way of Water,” “Elvis,” “All Quiet on the Western Front,” “Women Talking” and “Triangle of Sadness.”
Opening this weekend
- The Amazing Maurice
- 80 For Brady
- Knock at the Cabin
Last weekend's box office
- “Avatar: The Way of Water,” $15.7 million.
- “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,” $10.6 million.
- “A Man Called Otto,” $6.8 million,
- “M3GAN,” $6.4 million.
- “Pathaan,” $5.9 million.
- “Missing,” $3.8 million.
- “Plane,” $3.8 million.
- “Infinity Pool,” $2.7 million.
- “Left Behind: Rise of the Antichrist,” $2.4 million.
- “The Wandering Earth 2,” $1.4 million.
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