January is drawing to a close, and even though the Omicron variant has caused cancellations and postponements of numerous events (theaters have had a particularly tough time), there's still plenty of fun to be had around town.
See our list of free events here, and keep reading for more things to do in Denver that are definitely worth the price of admission:
Boutique Warehouse Sale Sunday, January 30, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Number Thirty Eight, 3560 Chestnut Place After the holidays fade away, it’s time to look for deals — the kind you’ll find at Sunday’s Boutique Warehouse Sale, a collaborative event bringing favorite local boutiques together at Number Thirty Eight in RiNo for a blowout sale with discounts as high as 50 to 70 percent. There won’t be dressing rooms, so be advised to wear leggings with sports bras or camisoles; a coat check will be available for hands-free browsing. Admission is $15 and includes one free drink; for a free tote and early-bird shopping at 9 a.m., go for the $25 VIP option. All proceeds will benefit RMA Children's Foundation. Reserve tickets and see a list of vendors here.
Moon Over Buffalo
Sunday, January 30, 2 p.m.; shows through March 20
MIners Alley, 1224 Washington Street, Golden
Back in pre-pandemic days, Westword named Miners Alley the best theater for opening nights. Experience that again at the opening weekend of Moon Over Buffalo, which follows Charlotte and George Hay — an acting couple not exactly at the level of the Lunts — on tour in Buffalo in 1953. Tickets range from $17 to $45; get them here.
Stories on Stage, High School Confidential
Live Performance: Sunday, January 30, 2 p.m.
Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center, 721 Santa Fe Drive
Virtual Performance Debut: Friday, February 4, 7 p.m.
A Stories on Stage favorite, High School Confidential is back with its irresistible cast — the brilliant collaborative team of Erin Rollman, Brian Colonna, Hannah Duggan and Erik Edborg of Buntport Theater hamming it up for an evening of relatable, funny stories about the vagaries of high school life. See it live at Su Teatro or opt for a virtual view from your living room starting February 4; tickets are $22 either way, here. Roots in Rhythm: Mapping the Dub Diaspora
Sunday, January 30, 2 to 8 p.m.
RedLine Contemporary Art Center POMDEYA and RedLine present Roots in Rhythm: Mapping the Dub Diaspora. From 2 to 5 p.m., enjoy music, food, drinks, a market and Chromatic Cogitations: Rhythm Reboot, an exhibit by past and present RedLine residents.At 5 p.m., catch the premiere of the Ina Vanguard Style documentary by Dubquake Records, which tells the story of the Iration Steppas Sound System based in Leeds, U.K. Get tickets, $12.66 (including fees), here.
Love's Labor's Won
Wednesday, February 2, 7:30 p.m.
Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Waslnut Street
The Upstart Crow's production of Love’s Labor’s Won, by Katherine Dubois, has been postponed several times because of COVID cases; now this reimagined end of Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost is slated for a single name-your-price performance on February 2. Find out more here. Ongoing theater:
Wheat Ridge Theatre Company: Sordid Lives
Fridays through Sundays, through February 13
Industry night Thursday, February 3
John Hand Theatre, 7653 East First Place, Lowry
It’s been a movie and then a television series, but Sordid Lives, by Del Shores, first carved out its campy, cultish LGBTQ fan base on the stage. The Wheat Ridge Theatre Company is mounting a live revival of the play — which is peopled with a whole small town’s worth of trailer trash, drunks, drag queens and other unforgettable Texas characters — for a three-week run that continues through February 13. It's just the thing to raise you out of those winter doldrums; admission is $28 online at TicketSpice. The Sound Inside Thursdays through Sundays, through February 12
Curious Theatre Company, 1080 Acoma Street
Curious Theatre Company forges ahead with Adam Rapp’s drama The Sound Inside, which received six Tony Award nominations in 2020, including Best Play. The story is about creative-writing professor Bella and the brilliant but unhinged student Christopher whom she mentors; the members of this academic odd couple grow close while struggling with their own demons, and that tale is as much about writing as it is about life. Learn more and get tickets, ranging from $20 to $50, here. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Through March 6, daily (except Monday)
Singleton Theatre, Denver Performing Arts Complex
The Denver Center production of the Edward Albee masterwork clocks in at about three hours, which is a long time to be subjected to the rising dialectic of alcohol-fueled marital warfare that develops between longtime couple George and Martha, but it's also an education, brilliantly written and cutting to the bone. What will young guests Honey and Nick take away from the experience? What will you take away? Find details and buy tickets, $30 to $50, here.
Fireflies Fridays through Sundays, through February 12,
Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton Street, Aurora
In the romantic comedy Fireflies, a regional premiere written by Matthew Barber and starring legendary Denver actor Deborah Persoff, a retired schoolteacher meets a drifter who fixes a hole in her roof and encourages her to break out of her respectable shell. Will she or won’t she? See the show and find out. Admission ranges from $20 to $34; get tickets here.
Spookadelia: The Curse of Novo Ita
Thursdays through Sundays, through February
Spectra Art Space, 1836 South Broadway
Spookadelia, now in its fourth iteration, has been extended through February! Immerse yourself in cool at this awesome, arty experience. Timed-entry tickets are $20 adult, $12 children (and it's not too spooky for them); find out more here.
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