If you are looking for things to do this winter in Denver, Colorado, you will find a lot of choices. There will be sports events, plays, symphony music, works of great photography to view, fun scientific events that will let you build your own boats, bridge, windmill, or airplane; stories for children, the chance to see Egyptian mummies, and many other events.
Starting January 6 at 7:30 p.m., you will have the chance to see the Colorado Symphony Orchestra perform the Mahler Symphony number 4 at the Boettcher Concert Hall. Andrew Littleton is the Conductor, and Jeffrey Beiegel will play the piano. Tickets range in price from $15 to $67.50 each. For more information, call (303) 623-6876 or check out the official website of the symphony at www.coloradosymphony.org.
There are plenty of plays to be seen this winter in Denver.
King Lear, by William Shakespeare, directed by Kent Thompson, will be performed at the Stage Theater from January 25, 2007, to February 24. In the classic play, King Lear’s kingdom is thrown into an uproar when he tests the love of his daughters. For more information, call (303) 893-4100, (800) 641-1222, or, TTY for the hearing impaired, (303) 893-9582.
Another play this winter in Denver is The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh, directed by Anthony Powell, from January 11, 2007, to February 24, 2007, at the Ricketson Theater. Ticket prices vary. In the play, a writer is questioned when the crimes in his stories and a series of real life murders are strikingly similar. For more information call (303) 893-4100 or go to the website: www.denvercenter.org.
If you have ever lived in Denver, or have an interest in Denver, one activity this winter you might find interesting is a play about Denver, How I Lost My Denverginity, by the Denver City Attractions and The Second City Troupe, a Chicago-based comedy troupe at the Garner Galleria Center, starting January 3 at 8 p.m. The play is about what it means to be a Denverite. Tickets are $20 each. For more information, call (303) 893-4100, or go to www.denvercenter.org.
If you like professional basketball or hockey, you might see a Denver Nuggets or Colorado Avalanche game. The Nuggets, who already had the leading scorer in the NBA in Carmelo Anthony, before he was suspended by the NBA for 16 games for fighting, recently traded for four time scoring champion Allen Iverson. For information on Nuggets games, call the Pepsi Center at (303) 405-1111 or go to the Pepsi Center website at www.pepsicenter.com. If you would to see the two time Stanley Cup Champion Colorado Avalanche, call the Pepsi Center or check out the official website.
One winter activity that might be a little different this season in Denver would be to see a work of professional photography, Transit Glyphs, by New York photographer Jimi Billingsley starting January 2 at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.. Ticket prices are $4-$5 each. For more information, call (303) 443-2122. The work contextualizes window graffiti on the elevated train lines of Brooklyn and Queens.
From January 2, 2007, through August 19, those in Denver will have the chance to view Contemporary American Indian art at the Denver Museum of Art. Hundreds of artists, including some of the best in the Southwest, will be represented. For more information call (720) 865-5000.
An unusual winter activity in Denver this season will be Engineer It! at the Museum of Nature and Science starting January 1, 2007. If you see the exhibit, you will have the chance to design and build boats, bridges, windmills and airplanes. For more information call (303) 322-7009, (800) 925-2250, or for the hearing impaired, TTY at (303) 370-8257.
Starting January 1, 2007, children will have the chance to hear favorite stories read daily in the Children’s Museum of Denver. For more information call (303) 433-7444.
Another winter activity this season in Denver will be the chance to see Egyptian mummies at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, starting January 1, 2007. Museum scientists collaborated with doctors at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center to look at two mummies using X-rays and CT scans. As a result, visitors to the museum will have the chance to learn what is beneath the linen wrappings of the mummies and discover what ancient practices allowed the mummies to be preserved for so many years.
There are many other winter activities in Denver, but this article has highlighted some of the more interesting ones.