Tuesday, November 20, through Sunday, February 3, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Don a pair of skates and hit the ice when the Downtown Denver Ice Rink again transforms Skyline Park into a winter wonderland. One of the city's fondest annual traditions, the seasonal installation invites visitors of all ages to skate among the skyscrapers; mingle with costumed characters like Santa Claus and Parade of Lights-leading penguin mascot Major Waddles; boogie down to Friday night DJ dance-offs; wobble through balance and flexibility-challenging rounds of "Snowga"; or marvel at graceful performances by the Denver Figure Skating Club. The rink opens up on Tuesday, November 20, and will stay open through Sunday, February 3. Admission is free; skate rental is $6 to $8 (or bring your own). Visit the Downtown Denver events calendar for more details.
Wednesday, November 21, 7 p.m.
Mutiny Information Cafe
Gaze into the great beyond with the South Broadway Ghost Society, a spooky soirée that brings creatives from Denver's literature, theater, comedy and music scenes together for an evening of frights and delights. In addition to readings by such local storytellers as Lewis Neef, Ralonda Simmons, Brian Flynn, Sarah Rodriguez, erstwhile Westword scribe Josiah Hesse and many more, the paranormal proceedings include performances by Claire Heywood and Dustin Whatley, psychic readings by Bridget Callahan, and a dance party soundtracked by DJ Ghost VII. The South Broadway Ghost Society recommends a minimum $5 donation for the performers, but no one with empty pockets will be turned away — haunted for eternity maybe, but not turned away. Visit Mutiny Information Cafe's Facebook events page to find out more.
Wednesday, November 21, 8 p.m.
Tap into a keg full of frothy funsters when Ratio Comedy Night returns for another round of good cheer and even better beer. Hosted and curated by Matt Cobos (a Denver comic with a mane that can't be contained), Wednesday's lineup offers comedy nerds a chance to check out local up-and-comers like Titus Milan; visiting performers Austin's Colton Dowling, L.A.'s Zoe Rogers and Morgan Miller; and prodigal Denverite Stephen Agyei as they warm up the stage for headliner Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald. Learn more on the Ratio Beerworks Facebook events page.