January 28, 2021
With in-person events still few and far between, this exciting fundraiser for the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum is sure to sell out fast! Be one of the lucky audience members for next week’s screening of legendary singer Stevie Nicks’ concert film by getting your tickets NOW!
TODAY/TONIGHT, January 28
STEVIE NICKS CONCERT FILM!
This is an exciting IN-PERSON event, so you know these tickets will go fast! The exclusive concert film screening of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame icon Stevie Nicks at the Air & Space Museum is next Friday, but you’ll need to get your tickets NOW if you want to attend!
Wings Over the Rockies is known as a place where the sky’s the limit, so it’s fitting that this rock-n-roll superstar’s concert film of her sold-out 24 Karat Gold Tour is screening as a fundraiser for the museum. The film features a set-list of fan favorites and rare gems, as well as Stevie Nicks’ intimate storytelling abilities.
Wings Over The Rockies Air & Space Museum, 7711 E. Academy Blvd., Denver
NEXT Friday, February 5, 5:00 p.m. or 9:00 p.m. screenings
ALL ABOUT IRELAND
For such a small country, Ireland has certainly had its share of ups and downs over the past several decades. As a divided nation (Northern Ireland as part of the UK and the Republic of Ireland as part of the EU), these are interesting times to say the least. Add to that the fact that Sinn Fein recently won an electoral victory in Northern Ireland, and the uncertainties about the political future of Ireland continue to grow. This Active Minds discussion is sure to be lively!
Active Minds Webinar Online
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
RETIREMENT PLANNING ONLINE
With the snowy winter weather keeping us indoors, why not use the time to start thinking about the future? This online workshop is a two-part session, held on two consecutive Thursdays, starting tonight. Let experts help you make sense of the choices you face as you plan for your retirement.
This workshop is independent and non-commercial, so there will be no pressure to buy specific financial products. Instead, you’ll learn valuable skills such as determining the amount of money you’ll need to retire, understanding how you can use tax law changes to your advantage, making the most of investment strategies to minimize risks, and much more!
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Thursday-Sunday, January 28-31
FINAL WEEKEND FOR ART OF THE BRICK
This is your last chance to see LEGO artist Nathan Sawaya’s talents on display in the form of replicas of famous artworks, animals, dinosaur skeletons, and more—all constructed from colorful LEGO bricks! The exhibit closes this weekend!
Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver
Thurs./Sat./Sun., 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Fri., 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Tickets: $7 – $9 (plus Museum Admission
DON’T WORRY, BE HAPPY!
Did you know—a surefire path to happiness is gratitude? Stanley Marketplace can help! To celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, you can contribute to the Gratitude Wall of Hearts that’s currently being assembled!
Stop by the Trunk Nouveau Boutique and fill out a Gratitude Heart for anyone in your life you are grateful for. Maybe it’s a neighbor, a teacher, your child’s babysitter, or even the person who is getting ready to give you your COVID vaccine! A $1 donation to Stanley’s Denver Feed It Forward program is recommended for each heart you fill out.
Trunk Nouveau, Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St. #170, Aurora
Thurs./Fri./Sat., 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Sun., 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Donation: $1 suggested
WINTERFEST OUTDOOR FUN
More than ice skating and snow tubing (though these activities are there, too!), the Winterfest Celebration at Aurora’s newest resort has a whole bunch of fun for the entire family! Younger kids will love the snow merry-go-round and even teenagers will enjoy the ice bumper cars! Festive holiday attractions Glacier Point and LIGHT! remain open as well!
Gaylord Rockies, 6700 N. Gaylord Rockies Blvd., Aurora
Thurs./Fri., 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: Starting at $5.99
Friday, January 29
TEEN GAME NIGHT ONLINE!
Aurora Libraries’ popular online Game Night is back with three different sessions for three different age groups! Teens are up first—this session is just for kids in grades 6-12. Tell your friends to join in, or meet some new ones online! It’s a great way to spend a Friday afternoon!
You’ll be playing Second Chance, a game where players pack Tetris shapes into grids and the last player to run out of space wins. Participants will need either grid paper or scratch paper that they can draw their own 9×9 grids on. All you need to participate in this FREE event is access to a computer with a microphone where you can join a WebEx video conference.
Aurora Library WebEx online meeting
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
FAMILY GAME NIGHT
Second Chance will be be presented in a second session for families and all-ages.
This hands-on game requires paper and a pen—a great way to use active drawing skills for problem solving!
Aurora Library WebEx online meeting
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
ADULT GAME NIGHT
The last session of Second Chance is just for grown-ups. Channel your inner engineer as you figure out how to most efficiently pack the Tetris shapes into the grids! Invite some friends to play along from their home computers and join in on this adults-only session of Second Chance.
Aurora Library WebEx online meeting
8:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 30
OUTDOOR ZUMBA CLASS
More than just an exercise class, this fun activity in the park beside Stanley Marketplace will teach you some serious Latin dance moves! Have fun and stay warm as you move along to the sizzling dance combinations. All ages and abilities are welcome. Afterwards, enjoy half-price beer and non-alcoholic beverages!
Cheluna Brewing Company, 2501 Dallas St., Suite 148, Aurora
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Sunday, January 31
SUNDAY MORNING STROLL
Treat the family to a guided family nature hike on the prairie! A nature guide will introduce you to the subtle beauty and intriguing history of the high plains short-grass prairie in Aurora. If there’s still snow on the ground, snowshoes will be provided for adults and kids! Sign up early—availability is first-come, first serve!
Plains Conservation Center, 21901 E. Hampden Ave., Aurora
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Register: $20 per household (up to 4 individuals)
THE PIES HAVE IT
What could be more fun that learning how to make a really impressive pie? This IN-PERSON cooking workshop will give you a chance to learn (in a socially-distanced way) as your pastry chef instructor shows you how to make a traditional French pâté brisée crust
You’ll also learn how to create a lattice top and other decorative techniques as you make an Apple Tarte Tatin with Charred Herb & Orange Caramel and a Maple Pie with Flaky Sea Salt. This technical class will cover a variety of fillings, meringues or custards, based on a seasonal menu. A light lunch will be served with a glass of wine!
Cook Street School of Culinary Arts, 43 W. 9th Ave., Denver
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
No Shortage of Fun in the Southshore Area!
You’ll always find plenty of fun near the master-planned community of Southshore! You get the tranquility of lakeside living with easy access to your favorite urban activities. Stop by and see for yourself how great Life at the Lake can be! With beautiful model homes from Toll Brothers, Taylor Morrison, and Richmond American Homes, it’s easy to picture yourself in your own new home, priced from the upper $400s to the $700s.