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SIA Tradeshow and Denver BigAir: Things to do in Denver if you're not a pro or a badgeholder

SIA Tradeshow and Denver BigAir: Things to do in Denver if you're not a pro or a badgeholder
Britt Chester

By now you've seen the monstrosity that's been constructed at Civic Center Park. Turns out it wasn't a mini-skyscraper skyscraper after all. It's a ramp, as you can see here in the photo taken just a bit ago from the top of structure by our always intrepid scribe and resident daredevil, Britt Chester. In just a few short hours, dudes are, evidently, going to catching crazy air or something on this thing. Snowboarding. Yep. In the heart of of the city. How about that? While we were sleeping, apparently, someone converted our fair city into one giant urban shred and breakfast.

SIA Tradeshow and Denver BigAir: Things to do in Denver if you're not a pro or a badgeholder

So, yeah, a ramp in the middle of Civic Center? Why, you ask? Well, the Snow Sports Industry America (SIA) tradeshow is in town this week and Big Air begins tonight. It's all snow sports all the time for the next five days or so. The SIA Tradeshow is only open to industry professionals, but Denverites are still able to party their snowy asses off thanks to a gaggle of shows and events going on. Here's a list of stuff happening this week. If we missed anything, please feel free to let us know by chiming in below.

SIA Tradeshow and Denver BigAir: Things to do in Denver if you're not a pro or a badgeholder

Tuesday, January 25

- Switchfoot

Big Air at Civic Center Park ($45, tix on sale at the gate or $29 at Whole Foods)

- Stoney's Bar and Grill presents BIG AIR PARTY

Live Music, DJ, Free Tattoos from Endless Ink, Snowboard Raffle plus prizes (Stoney's Bar and Grill, 11th & Lincoln, free and open to public)

Wednesday, January 26

- Euphonic Conceptions presents the Official Big Air AfterParty

With AnaSia, Virtual Boy and SuperDre (Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax, $19.50adv, $22 DOS)

- OneRepublic

Big Air at Civic Center Park ($45, tix on sale at the gate or at Whole Foods)

- Night of the Living Shred [Snowboard Edition] SIA JUMP OFF PARTY

Beauty Bar (Beauty Bar, 608 E. 13th Avenue, no cover, drink specials)

- Stoney's Bar and Grill presents "X-Games Pick 'Em"

(Stoney's Bar and Grill, 11th & Lincoln, free and open to public)

- Funky Buddha presents the Big Air Kick Off Party

(776 Lincoln, free to public)

Thursday, January 27

- Snow Down 2011

DJ Z-Trip, DJ Digi, Klaw, DJ Musa, DJ Sick, Slim Thugz, Cavem Moetevation, Willdabeast, London Dungeon, Sorry for Partying, CobraConda, Dj Mada, DJ Cassidy, DJ Sounds Supreme, Black Prez and Ali Pierre at City Hall Amphitheatre (1144 Broadway, tickets $25-$30)

SIA Tradeshow and Denver BigAir: Things to do in Denver if you're not a pro or a badgeholder

Friday, January 28

- Winter Greens Tour / Transworld Riders Poll Awards

With Rebelution at Fillmore Auditorium ($27)

- Kraddy

With Jantsen and ProJect Aspect at Bluebird Theater ($18-$20)

- Stoney's Bar and Grill Big Boi After Party

Featuring Eligh and Scarub, and "X-Games Pick 'Em"

(Stoney's Bar and Grill, 11th & Lincoln, free and open to public)

Saturday, January 29

- Raekwon

Under Armour 3rd Rail Jam and Snowboard Colorado Magazine Presents, with DJ Image at Summit Music Hall ($20)

- Analog Space and SIA Present Franki Chan

With BLKHRTS and Peter Black at Larimer Lounge ($12-$15)

SIA Tradeshow and Denver BigAir: Things to do in Denver if you're not a pro or a badgeholder

- MOB Factory and Stoney's Bar and Grill present the SIA After BASH

With DJ Rashka, Slaugherhouse Roots, S.T.O.I.C and Walter J Liveharder, and "X-Games Pick 'Em" at Stoney's (Stoney's Bar and Grill, 11th & Lincoln, free and open to public)

Sunday, January 30

- Stoney's Bar and Grill presents "X-Games Pick 'Em Final" (Stoney's Bar and Grill, 11th & Lincoln, free and open to public)


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