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Movie at the Symphony: Amadeus Live | The Denver Ear

Check out our list of 24 things to do in Denver this January 2019, including special shows, concerts, expos, festivals, movies and more!

24 THINGS TO DO IN DENVER THIS JANUARY 2019

#1 PETE DAVIDSON & FRIENDS
Pete Davidson & Friends | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©Ticketfly

When: January 3 – 5, 2019

Where: Comedy Works Downtown

Time: Varies

Cost: $28

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Stand-up comedian Pete Davidson returns to Saturday Night Live for his fifth season. Davidson, 24, is the youngest member of the current cast, as well as the first SNL cast member to be born in the 1990s. Pete Davidson & Friends will perform live at Comedy Work Downtown.

#2 MOVIE AT THE SYMPHONY: HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX™ IN CONCERT
The Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series

Photo: ©Lipstiq.com

When: January 4 – 6, 2019

Where: Boettcher Concert Hall

Time: Jan. 4-5 7:30pm, Jan. 6 1pm

Cost: $25 – $99

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The Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series continues with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™. The unforgettable score will be performed with the Colorado Symphony‘s live orchestra as the film is projected simultaneously on the big screen.

Concert performance includes full screening of the feature film!

#3 EN VOGUE
En Vogue | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©En Vogue

When: January 5, 2018

Where: Ogden Theatre

Time: 9pm

Cost: $44.50 – $49.50

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En Vogue will be performing live at the Ogden Theatre.

#4 A BRONX TALE
A Bronx Tale | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©Denver Center for the Performing Arts

When: January 8 – 20, 2019

Where: Buell Theatre

Time: Varies

Cost: $30+

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A Bronx Tale, Broadway’s hit crowd-pleaser takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s — where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be. Bursting with high-energy dance numbers and original doo-wop tunes from the songwriter of Beauty and the Beast — Alan Menken — A Bronx Tale is an unforgettable story of loyalty and family. Academy Award winner Robert De Niro and Tony® winner Jerry Zaks direct this streetwise musical based on Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri’s story.

#5 THE GREATEST SHOWMAN SING-ALONG
The Greatest Showman | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

When: January 8 & 14, 2019

Where: Alamo Drafthouse Sloans Lake

Time: 7pm

Cost: $13

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Join Alamo Drafthouse Cinema for a special Sing-Along screening of The Greatest Showman, featuring subtitles for all of the songs.

#6 COLORADO RV ADVENTURE TRAVEL SHOW
Colorado RV Adventure Travel Show | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Gorving.com

When: January 9 – 12, 2019

Where: Colorado Convention Center

Time: Thursday & Friday 9am – 8pm, Saturday 8am – 8pm

Cost: $12, Free for Children 12 & under

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The Colorado RV Adventure Travel Show features over 300 new RV units under one roof from multiple dealers plus hitches, batteries, camping accessories, resort destinations, RV repair, and more.

#7 NATIONAL WESTERN STOCK SHOW & PARADE
National Western Stock Show | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©National Western Stock Show

When: Parade January 10 & Stock Show January 12 – 27, 2019

Where: Parade at Union Station & Stock Show at National Western Complex.

Time: Parade: 12pm, Stock Show: Varies

Cost: $2 – $20, Free for Children 2 & under.

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One of Colorado’s favorite traditions since 1906,  the 113th National Western Stock Show, is returning to the National Western Complex this month. Experience world-class rodeos, horse shows and livestock shows along with acres of shopping at the state’s largest western trade show, a special kids zone, and more!

#8 DENVER INTERNATIONAL SPORTSMEN’S EXPOS

Denver International Sportsmen's Expo (ISE) | The Denver Ear

When: January 10 – 13, 2019

Where: Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202

Time: Thursday & Friday 12pm – 8pm, Saturday 10am – 7pm & Sunday 10am – 5pm

Cost: $16; Free for Children 15 & Under

The 42nd Annual Denver International Sportsmen’s Expo (ISE), will feature over 500 companies, that will pack three giant halls with outdoor, off-roading, fishing and hunting products, destinations and experts!

#9 ITZHAK PERLMAN PLAYS BEETHOVEN WITH THE COLORADO SYMPHONY
Itzhak Perlman with The Colorado Symphony | The Denver Ear

Photo Credit: ©Lisa Marie Mazzucco

When: January 10, 2019

Where: Boettcher Concert Hall

Time: 7:30pm

Cost:

One of the most extraordinary masters of the violin, with a spectacular 50-year career, violinist Itzhak Perlman brings his celebrated brilliance to a performance of Beethoven’s illustrious Violin Concerto with Music Director Brett Mitchell and your Colorado Symphony.

Beloved for his charm and humanity as well as his talent, Perlman is treasured by audiences throughout the world who respond to his remarkable artistry and irrepressible joy for making music, which he communicates through his expressive performances. Jennifer Higdon’s brisk, enchanting Fanfare Ritmico begins the program on an exuberant note while a host of Colorado Symphony musicians will be featured in starring roles in Ginastera’s Variaciones concertantes.

#10 MAD MAX: FURY ROAD WITH LIVE WRESTLING
Mad Max: Fury Road | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

When: January 11, 2019

Where: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Littleton

Time: 7pm

Cost: $15

Watch Mad Max: Fury Road at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Littleton preceded by live in-theater wrestling thanks to Rocky Mountain Pro!

#11 DENVER BOAT SHOW
Denver Boat Show | The Denver Ear

Photo Credit: ©Horizon Motor Sports of Colorado. Photograph courtesy of ©Denver Boat Show

When: January 18 – 20, 2019

Where: Colorado Convention Center

Time: Friday 12pm – 9pm, Saturday 10am – 9pm & Sunday 10am – 5pm

Cost: $10 – $14; Free for Children 16 & under

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Psst… a $2 non-perishable food item discount is available at the box office only and valid on Saturday and Sunday.

The Denver Boat Show is cruising into the Colorado Convention Center for a full weekend of boats, with the opportunity to connect with local and national boat industry professionals to find the boats, boating information, accessories, supplies, and watercraft you are looking for.

#12 COLORADO INDIAN MARKET & SOUTHWEST SHOWCASE
BRULÉ | The Denver Ear

BRULÉ. Photograph courtesy of ©Colorado Indian Market and Southwest Showcase

When: January 18 – 20, 2019

Where: Denver Mart

Time: Friday 1pm – 7pm, Saturday 10am – 7pm & Sunday 10am – 5pm

Cost: $13 – $15; Free for Children 12 & Under

Psst… A single admission is good for the entire weekend.

The 38th Annual Colorado Indian Market and Southwest Showcase will feature three days of art, craft, song, dance and culture. With special performances, vendors, attractions and more!

#13 DISNEY’S NEWSIES: THE MUSICAL
Disney's Newsies: The Musical | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©California Musical Theatre

When: January 18 – February 10, 2019

Where: PACE Center

Time: Varies

Cost: $29+

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Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Disney’s Newsies: The Musical, features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience.

#14 FRANKIE VALLI & THE FOUR SEASONS

When: January 18, 2019

Where: Paramount Theatre

Time: 7pm

Cost: $65 – $145

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Paramount Theatre will be featuring a special evening with the original ‘Jersey Boy’, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.

#15 SPEAKEASY SOIRÉE
Swingin' Denver | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©Swingin’ Denver

When: January 19, 2019

Where: The Hangar at Stanley

Time: 7:30pm – 11pm

Cost: $25 – $60

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Calling all Flappers & Dappers to Swingin’ Denver’s Speakeasy Soirée! Featuring live jazz music from La Pompe Jazz (and friends), craft cocktails and brews, vintage vendors to suit, and a dance lesson to boot. Swing, step, and glide your way around The Hangar at Stanley.

#16 ROCKY MOUNTAIN BRIDAL SHOW
Rocky Mountain Bridal Show | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©Rocky Mountain Bridal Show

When: January 20, 2019

Where: Colorado Convention Center

Time: 11am– 4pm, Free for Children 12 & under

Cost: $10

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The Rocky Mountain Bridal Show features everything you might need to plan your wedding, including a spectacular bridal runway fashion show and displays from the area’s most trusted wedding professionals.

#17 DINNER AND A MOVIE: OCEANS 3D
Denver Museum of Nature & Science | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©Denver Museum of Nature & Science

When: January 20, 2019

Where: Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Time: 6 – 9pm

Cost: $15 – $25

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Dive into the science of the ocean at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science! After dinner, join them for waterlogged activities make your own deep sea creature and immerse yourself in an after-hours screening of the IMAX film Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D.

#18 MARTIN LUTHER KING MARADE
Martin Luther King Marade | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©Visit Denver

When: January 21, 2019

Where: City Park

Time: 9:30am

Cost: Free

Celebrate the largest Martin Luther King Jr. march and rally in the United States. Participants gather at City Park and march to Civic Center Park, where a large rally commemorates the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

#19 WANDA SYKES
Wanda Sykes | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©Altitude Tickets

When: January 25, 2019

Where: Paramount Theatre

Time: 7:30pm

Cost: $39.50 – $69.50

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Wanda Sykes will be performing her stand up tour ‘Oh Well’ at the Paramount Theatre.

#20 MOVIE AT THE SYMPHONY: AMADEUS LIVE
Movie at the Symphony: Amadeus Live | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©Colorado Symphony

When: January 25 – 26, 2019

Where: Boettcher Concert Hall

Time: 7:30pm

Cost: $20 – $94

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Amadeus will be projected on a large screen as a full feature film along with the live orchestra of the Colorado Symphony. Winner of 8 Academy Awards® in 1984, including Best Picture, Actor, Director and Adapted Screenplay, Amadeus tells the story of Vienna court composer, Antonio Salieri and the envy that consumes him upon discovering that the divine musical gifts he has so longed for all his life, have been bestowed on a bawdy, vulgar and impish young composer, Mozart.

#21 ROCK OF AGES [10TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR]
Rock of Ages | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©Jeremy Daniel

When: January 25 – 27, 2019

Where: Buell Theatre

Time: Varies

Cost: $30+

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Nominated for five Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, the Rock of Ages Tenth Anniversary Tour captures the iconic era that was the big bad 1980s Hollywood. Know What Love Is, Feel the Noise, and Take Your Best Shot at one of the Sunset Strip’s last epic venues, a place where the legendary Stacee Jaxx returns to the stage and rock-n-roll dreamers line up to turn their fantasies into reality.

#22 DENVER WINTER BREW FEST
Denver Winter Brew Fest | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©Denver Winter Brew Fest

When: January 25 – 26, 2019

Where: Mile High Station

Time: 7pm – 10pm; VIP early access from 6pm

Cost: $40 – $60

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The Denver Winter Brew Fest celebrates craft beverages from around Colorado and beyond and features live music, food, and other vendors at the beautiful and intimate Mile High Station.

Psst… This event benefits Swallow Hill Music Association!

#23 DENVER BOURBON AND BACON FEST

When: January 26, 2019

Where: McNichols Civic Center Building

Time: 3pm – 5pm; VIP early access from 2/2:30pm

Cost: $55 – $100

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The Bourbon & Bacon Fest, presented by Buffalo Trace Bourbon and sponsored by 99.5 The Mountain & Colorado Pork Producers Council, will feature a dizzying array of specialty bourbons and unique whiskies from distilleries both large and artisanal, while you munch on a bevy of smoky, porky treats.

Psst… A portion of the proceeds will support the Colorado Restaurant Association Education Foundation!

#24 ADRIFT’S ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT LUAU WITH THE KALAMA POLYNESIAN DANCERS
Adrift Tiki Bar | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©Adrift

When: January 27, 2019

Where: Adrift

Cost: $25 Adults, $12.50 Children

Psst… Cost includes the dinner.

Time: 4pm – 9pm

Adrift hosts a special monthly All-You-Can-Eat Luau with the Kalama Polynesian Dancers. It’s a perfect way to celebrate the island spirit with friends and family.

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