Happy March! Whether you're into music, plays, movies or sports, you're about to have a great weekend. The winter wonderland of Frisco is ready for visitors while a neat show in Denver offers you the opportunity to book a fun spring getaway. So shake off your post-Olympic blues and check out one of these fun events across Colorado this weekend:
Snowshoe for the Cure — Frisco
Susan G. Komen Colorado's Snowshoe for the Cure is a uniquely-Colorado event held in the winter wonderland of Frisco. The fun, family-friendly event, allows participants to strap on their snowshoes in an effort to stomp out breast cancer. There are several events including a Lil Stompers Dash, a 3K route and 5K option. The day starts with a pancake breakfast and ends with hot cocoa. Race registration and packet pick-up begins Saturday at 7:30 a.m. Learn more about the event and see the full schedule of events here.
The Great Leap — Denver
There are just two weekends left to see the world premiere of The Great Leap at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. The touching comedic drama follows an American college basketball team traveling to Beijing for an exhibition game in 1989. The Great Leap plays at the Ricketson Theatre until March 11 with tickets available online at DenverCenter.org.
The United States Navy Concert Band — the premier wind ensemble of the U.S. Navy — will host a free concert Saturday night in Greeley. The band has been performing for over 90 years. The concert will feature a wide array of marches, patriotic selections, orchestral transcriptions and modern wind ensemble repertoire. Free tickets are available for pick-up at the box office of the Union Colony Civic Center with a limit of four per person. Learn more about the United States Navy Concert Band at NavyBand.Navy.mil.
Mile High Beer Fest — Denver
The Mile High Beer Festival returns to Denver's River North neighborhood on Saturday. The festival celebrates Colorado craft brews in a fun, laid-back atmosphere at Denver Rock Drill at 1717 E. 39th Ave. There will be over 25 Colorado breweries and 60 craft beers to sample along with food trucks, venders and music. There are afternoon and evening sessions with general admission and VIP tickets available. Several great transportation options are available to RiNo including the RTD A-Line stop at 38th and Blake, as well as Uber, Lyft and Taxi options. For a full list of breweries and ticket options, visit MileHighBeerFestival.com.
West Side Story: Philharmonic Pops — Colorado Springs
For a unique live music and movie experience, head to the Pikes Peak Center in Colorado Springs this weekend. The Colorado Springs Philharmonic will perform the score to West Side Story while the classic 1961 film is shown above the stage with original vocals and dialogue. The movie, which won 10 Academy Awards including Best Picture, stars Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, and George Chakiris. There are performances on Friday and Saturday nights with tickets available at PikesPeakCenter.com.
Rocky Mountain Train Show — Denver
Grown men become little boys again at the Rocky Mountain Train Show on Saturday & Sunday at the Denver Mart. This popular show — the largest train show west of the Mississippi — features 120,000 square feet of toy trains, 30 operating model railroads, a marketplace with more than 600 tables, hands-on exhibits, Kids Corner, demonstrations and workshops. The show is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $10 for both days. Kids under the age of 12, active duty military with ID and Boys and Girl Scouts in uniform enter free. Tickets can be purchased online at RockyMountainTrainShow.com. This event was first published by MileHighOnTheCheap.com. For more local deals and discounts go to MileHighOnTheCheap.com.
Jesus Christ Superstar — Greeley
The University of Northern Colorado's School of Theatre Arts & Dance presents the rock opera that has delighted audiences for over 40 years. Featuring music from Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, the musical is loosely-based on the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John and follows the last week in the life of Jesus Christ. Hear the well-known numbers “Superstar,” “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” and “Gethsemane” through Sunday at the Langworthy Theatre. Tickets are available online at Tickets.UNCO.edu.
Colorado Mammoth vs. Buffalo Bandits — Denver
The Colorado Mammoth will celebrate all things Colorado on Saturday night at Pepsi Center when they take on the Buffalo Bandits. The team will wear their Colorado-themed (and fan-favorite) uniforms which will be available at the Altitude Authentics team store for purchase as well. The game features a "Party Pack" ticket page that includes two tickets and 2 beers, starting at $30. If you haven't experienced a Mammoth game in person, you're going to love the exciting atmosphere. Tickets are available at AltitudeTickets.com.
Colorado RV Sports & Travel Show — Denver
The RV and camper lifestyle will be on display this weekend at the National Western Complex. Get yourself ready for spring with a close-up look at easy-to-pull tent trailers, fifth wheels, travel trailers, truck campers, big luxury rigs, RV and camper accessories. Come get vacation ideas, affordable travel packages and great deals on your favorite outdoor fun. A full schedule of seminars is geared to newbies and veteran RVers alike. Kids can even have a photo taken with Marvel heroes. Adult admission is $12 online or at the door, children 12 and under get in free. This event was first published by MileHighOnTheCheap.com. For more local deals and discounts go to MileHighOnTheCheap.com.
Whiskey Warm Up — Estes Park
As a special bonus event, you may want to check out the Whiskey Warm Up in festive Estes Park. This tradition celebrates the winter tradition of warming up from the inside out. Admission gets you unlimited samples from 23 distilleries, a souvenir tasting glass, live seminars and live music at the beautiful George Hix Riverside Plaza. You can buy tickets online and use the code "VisitEstes" for $5 off each ticket. The Whiskey Warm Up takes place on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. in Downtown Estes Park.
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