LOCAL EVENTS CALENDAR: DECEMBER 17 – JANUARY 18

December 17

Post Brewing Top Rope Can Release: 4-6PM. LOLA Coastal Mexican, 1575 Boulder St. Post Brewing will be celebrating its new can release with parties all over Colorado- your local one being at LOLA in LoHi. Come try this canned brew and eat some of the best fish tacos in Denver. Specials and happy hour deals during party. postbrewing.com

“The Christmas Office Party:” 8PM. The Clocktower Cabaret, 1601 Arapahoe St. Denver’s popular “Smashed” comedy returns for one night only. Hilarious, original and just plain fun! Join us for their special Christmas Office Party Edition! Complete with Santa and his elves, and a variety of special holiday guests. $ 25. theclocktowercabaret.com

December 18

1st Annual Holiday Family Festival: 1-5PM. Lumber Baron Inn & Gardens, 2555 W. 37th Ave. Come visit with Santa, play in a petting zoo, enjoy a campfire, listen to music, shop local artisans and more! Free. lumberbaron.com

December 19

Holiday Procrastinators Trunk Show: 4-8PM. The Mischief Collective, 7015 W. 23rd Ave. This is your last-minute chance to pick up jeweled gifts for your friends and loved ones! Free. themischiefcollective.com

PJ’s, Carols & Hora-Around-the-Menorah: 7-8PM. Little Man Ice Cream, 2620 16th St. Don your jammies for the family-friendly “Pajama Christmas Carol & Hora Around the Menorah” featuring North High School, Northside Music Project, Centennial Singers, Strive Prep Excel, Escuela Tlatelolco and the Music Train’s Anya Jane Thompson. Littlemanicecream.com

December 20

Family Caroling: 4-5PM. BookBar, 4280 Tennyson St. Enjoy happy hour and story time specials, cookies for the kiddos, and the chance to carol along Tennyson with your family and Bradley Weaver. Free. bookbardenver.com

District 1 Holiday Party: 4:30-7:30PM. Willis Case Golf Course, 4999 Vrain St. Munch on holiday treats and mingle with your community from Council District 1! Santa will be available for photos from 5:30-7PM. Cash bar available. Free. denvergov.org

Trail of Lights: 5:30-9PM. Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms, 8500 Deer Creek Canyon Rd. Put on your layers and head out to the Chatfield Field farms to explore the light extravaganza across the fields, plants, antiques, and structures. Now through January 1st. $ 6-11. botanicgardens.org

Blossoms of Light: 5:30-9PM. Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. Drink a warm cup of cocoa and experience the holiday spectacle of the lit-up Botanic Gardens. The light show will have special effects, including sound-reactive and animated LED lights. Now through January 1st. $ 8-13. botanicgardens.org

Edible Botanical Art: 5:30-9PM. Denver Botanic Gardens, 1107 York St. This juried exhibition from the Gardens’ School of Botanical Art and Illustration will highlight work based on edible plants. Now through February 17th. $ 8-13. botanicgardens.org

December 21

Winter Storytime: 10:30AM. Second Star to the Right Books, 4353 Tennyson St. Cozy up with us and bring the kiddos by for a morning of winter wonderland story time. Free. secondstartotherightbooks.com

REIA Meeting: 6-9PM. PPA Event Center, 2105 Decatur St. Join this group of real estate professionals and investors to wrap up 2016 and get motivated for 2016. Free. Inquire about membership and more at coloradoREIA.com

Winter Solstice Ceremony: 7-9PM. For Heaven’s Sake New Age Metaphysical Books and Gifts, 4900 W. 46th Ave. Transform and grow with this spiritual transition of the seasons. $ 40. donnadenomme.com

A Slightly Defective Christmas Comedy: 8PM. The Clock Tower Cabaret, 1601 Arapahoe St. You’re sure to enjoy these talented comics as they re-imagine the Christmas classics. Using only audience suggestions, they will re-invent the Christmas stories you THOUGHT you knew. $ 25. theclocktowercabaret.com

December 22

Holiday Dance Party: 6PM-12AM. Mercury Café Denver, 2199 California St. Compete in an ugly sweater contest, white elephant gift exchange, and dance the night away! Classes beforehand will be held at 6PM and 7PM. $ 8. mercurycafe.com

December 23

Glaskolben Ornaments: 10AM-12:30PM. D&L Art Glass Supply, 1440 W. 52nd Ave. Calling all glass artists! Meredith Gill will teach you the Glaskolben use for mouth-blowing ornaments, spheres, and all things round. $ 129. dlartglass.com

Black Sheep Friday Craft Fair: 6-8PM. MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St. Shop erotic, holiday inspired embroidery and cruise through the MCA exhibits to help you cope with the holiday chaos. $ 5. mcadenver.org

Sexy Circus: 8PM. The Clocktower Cabaret, 1601 Arapahoe St. December 23rd and 30th, you can escape the long work week and join us for Tatianna TaTa’s Sexy Circus. The entertainment is unique and diverse with dancers, drag performers, magicians, and more! $ 20. theclocktowercabaret.com

December 24

Lady of Mount Carmel Christmas Play: 4-5PM. Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 3549 Navajo St. Join us for Christmas Eve Mass accompanied with a special reenactment of the Nativity. Free. ourladymountcarmel.com

Feliz Navidad Christmas Eve Dinner: 5-9PM. Lola Coastal Mexican, 1575 Boulder St. Gather around the family table at Lola with a family style paella and Caesar salad dinner along with half cost bottle of wine and a milk and cookie dessert, of course! $ 13-16. loladenver.com

Home Alone for the Holidays?: 7PM-Close. Adrift Tiki Bar. If you’re home alone for the holidays enjoy a Merry Merry cocktail, dinner and a special viewing party of two holiday classics, Home Alone and It’s a Wonderful Life. Adriftbar.com

December 28

Guilty Pleasures Cabaret: 8PM. The Clocktower Cabaret, 1601 Arapahoe St. Hair flips and high kicks, lipstick and lace – New York City’s sexiest dance variety show is coming to Denver, and they promise to entertain! $ 20. theclocktowercabaret.com

December 29

The Mile High Comedy Wrap Up: 8PM. The Oriental Theatre, 4335 W. 44th Ave. Live taping of some of the wittiest comics in America including Shang, AJ Johnson, Honest John, Sheen Sheen Soo Cool, and Shanae Ross. Hosted by J-Earl Delancy. $ 25-45. theorientaltheatre.com

December 31

New Year’s Eve Happenings: Check out the Tribune’s full listing of cool things to do this New Year’s Eve at www.northdenvertribune.com

Noon Year’s Eve: 9AM-4PM. Children’s Museum of Denver, 2121 Children’s Museum Dr. The museum will be recreating the magic of Times Square with ball drops, crafts; count- downs every hour, confetti and more! $ 0-15, 50% off for members. mychildsmuseum.org

32nd Resolution 5K Run: 3-6PM. Washington Park, 1000 S. Downing St. This is Denver’s oldest NYE event- the opportunity to run from 2016 and step into 2017 as strong and ready as you can be. $ 25-35. active.com

Zoo Year’s Eve: 9PM. The Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St. This family friendly event will feature a 9PM countdown to ensure the kiddos can celebrate, but get to bed on time! $ 12-15. denverzoo.org

NYE Fireworks: 9PM and 12AM. Downtown Denver, 16th Street. With entertainment to fill the space in between, firework shows will glitter about the mall to kick off 2017. Free. denver.org

$ 2.17 Celebratory Sundaes: All Day. Little Man Ice Cream. Ring in the New Year with $ 2.17 ice cream sundaes. littlemanicecream.com

January 1

Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga: 11:30AM. The mama’hood Denver, 2902 Zuni St. Start your year off in a relaxed, healthy, and mindful manner among new moms like you. $ 20-25. clients.mindbodyonline.com

January 3

January SUNI Sipper: 6PM. El Jefe, 2450 W. 44th Ave. Join SUNI neighbors and businesses for a casual evening of discussing, mingling, and sipping on cocktails. Free. sunnysidedenver.org

January 4

Doing Business with the City: 9-11AM. City and County of Denver Purchasing, 201 W. Colfax Ave. Come learn how to take your commodity and service skills to the next level by doing business with the city. Free. fs7.formsite.com

January 5

Stock Show Parade: 12-3PM. Downtown Denver. Come see over 50 Longhorn cattle walk through the city among a crowd adorned in cowboy boots, chaps, and hats from the National Western Stock Show. Free. nationalwestern.com

January 6

RINO First Friday: 5-9PM. Bindery on Blake, 2901 Blake St. Check out the 13 artists on the block shared by the Bindery on Blake for an evening of art, food, and beverages. Free. riverontheart.com 

David Bromberg: 8PM. The Oriental Theatre, 4335 W. 44th Ave. Join us for an Americana show to remember. An American Icon, Bromberg will surely bring down the house. $ 40. connect.swallowhillmusic.org

January 7

Burlesque- Broadway Bound: 8PM. The Clocktower Cabaret, 1601 Arapahoe St. Every Saturday this month you can be transported to the world of Burlesque in a show adorned with top hats, glitter, and glam. $ 30-45. theclocktowercabaret.com

50 First Jokes: 8PM. The Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St. Start your year with grins and giggles as 50 Denver comedians take the stage to share their best first joke of the new year. $ 10. 50fj2017.nightout.com

January 8

Stockshow “Boots Night Out”: Times Vary. Denver Coliseum, 4600 Humboldt St. These packages give you access to two featured events: Mexican Rodeo on January 8th, PBR Bull Riding on January 9th, Gambler’s Choice on January 13th, Pro Rodeo on January 13th or 17th, the MLK Rodeo on January 16th, or the Draft Horse Show on January 20th or 21st. $ 39. nationalwestern.com

January 11

Lake International Family Info Night: 5:30PM. The Knights of Lake International, 1820 Lowell Blvd. Please join us to learn more about why our neighborhood International Baccalaureate School is right for your middle-school student! Free. Contact jenna_lane@dpsk12.org.

January 12

Full Moon Blindfold Yoga: 7-9PM. Kindness Yoga, 1539 Platte St. Bring your journal and a blindfold in for a whole new sensory and spiritual experience during this blindfolded yoga class led by Christine Miller. $ 25, 20% off for members. kindnesscollective.com

Women’s Avalanche Awareness: 8-10PM. Wilderness Exchange Unlimited, 2401 15th St. #100. This class will cover identifying hazards, observing weather, terrain and snowfall, and self-rescue. No registration required. Free. wildernessx.com

January 13

Eagles Tribute Show: 8PM. The Clocktower Cabaret, 1601 Arapahoe St. Every Friday this month, join us to relive the magic of the Eagles with Colorado’s own, The Long Run. $ 25. clocktowercabaret.com

Rogue 2 at Local 46: 9PM-12AM. Local 46, 4586 Tennyson St. Join the Rogue 2 band for an evening of live music and your favorite cocktails and grilled favorites from the Local 46 menu. Free. local46bar.com

January 15

Polar Bear 5K: 10AM-12PM. Washington Park, 1000 S. Downing St. What’s better than running in the cold? Running in the cold with promises of hot cocoa at the finish line! For a $ 5 donation, you can participate in an ice plunge and raise money for Girls on the Run and the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. $ 25-40. rundenverseries.com

2017 Galette des Rois: 4:30-7PM. French American Chamber of Commerce, 571 Galapago St. Celebrate the new year the French way on the day of Epiphany with bubbly and non-alcoholic beverages and company. $ 5-15. rmfacc.cividesk.com

January 18

Jazz to Celtic Rock: 8PM. The Minding’s music is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’ll get next! A jazz standard, a blues tune, an original song, gospel, rock, pop or even a Celtic number. Whichever it is, it’s music you remember. $ 17. theclocktowercabaret.com

 

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