Holiday markets, plays, and comedy are on the agenda for this week in Denver. Plenty of local vendors will be all over the city at different venues so there is no excuse not to support Denver’s small businesses. After the shopping, support Denver theatre or stay up past midnight to see Pan’s Labyrinth.

Denver Christkindl Market

Photo courtesy of Denver Christkindl Market on Facebook.

Photo by Denver Christkindl Market on Facebook.

When: Now until December 23, Sunday-Thursday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday-Saturday: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Where: Skyline Park at 16th Street Mall and Arapahoe, Denver

Cost: Free

The Lowdown: This German-style Christmas market and beer garden is the perfect way to spend an afternoon or evening in Denver. Sip on hot mulled wine while you listen to traditional style accordion music and shop a diverse array of holiday goods from local craft vendors. The best part about the Christkindl Market? Dogs are welcome inside the tent.

Behind the Lens: Inside the Photography of the Aultman Studio, Eugenia Kennicott and Charles Lillybridge

Photo courtesy of History Colorado on Facebook.

Photo courtesy of History Colorado on Facebook.

When: November 28, 1-2 p.m.

Where: History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway, Denver

Cost: $4-$5

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: Don’t miss this photograph gallery centered around Colorado. From the ranch life of Westcliffe to the bustling streets of downtown Denver, take some time to revel in the beauty of the state.

The Great Love Debate

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Photo courtesy of The Great Love Debate with Brian Howie on Facebook.

When: December 1, 7:30-9 p.m.

Where: Denver Improv, 8246 Northfield Blvd, Denver

Cost: $20

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: “Dish, discuss, dissect and debate the current state of the date” in this engaging, hilarious, and feisty night of girls versus guys. Geared toward singles, explore why you and your friends just can’t seem to find that perfect match and the hilarity that comes along with it.

Pan’s Labyrinth— Midnight Madness

Photo courtesy of Esquire Theatre on Facebook.

Photo courtesy of Esquire Theatre on Facebook.

When: December 2, 11:59 p.m. and December 3, 11:59 p.m.

Where: Esquire Theatre, 590 Downing St, Denver

Cost: $8.50-$11

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: Embark on a special 10th-anniversary screening of Pan’s Labyrinth. Perfect for Denver’s night owls, the showing will begin at around midnight. Known for its deep themes and artistic creativity, Pan’s Labyrinth is sure to impress any film fanatic.

Lea Marlene Actors Studio in South Pearl Street Winterfest

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Photo courtesy of Lea Marlene Actors Studio and The Namastage Theatre on Facebook.

When: December 2, 5-9 p.m., December 3, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Where: Lea Marlene Actors Studio, 1601 Pearl St, Denver

Cost: Free or $20 for keepsake photos

The Lowdown: Take a break from holiday shopping to visit the new location of Lea Marlene Actors Studio. Come see what the studio has to offer and take home a memory with fun keepsake holiday photos the whole family can enjoy.

Holiday Flea

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Photo courtesy of Denver Holiday Flea on Facebook.

When: December 2, 5-9 p.m., December 3, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., December 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: Sports Castle, 1000 Broadway, Denver

Cost: $5-$30

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: This year at Denver’s Holiday Flea, 200 local and creative vendors, as well as craft beer and cocktails, will be available for your holiday delight. Come visit and find treasures for yourself or a loved one this Holiday Flea season.

Yuletide Window Walk – Outside on the Square

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When: December 3, 12-4 p.m.

Where: Larimer Square

Cost: Free

The Lowdown: Window shopping has a whole new meaning this holiday season at Larimer Square. Commissioned by Larimer Square, local artists have transformed the windows of the boutiques in celebration of wintry holiday spirit. Come visit the decorated windows and maybe stop in the shops for some holiday gifts.

Broadsided— An Estrogen Fueled Comedy Show

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Photo courtesy of Broadsided Comedy: An Estrogen Fueled Comedy Show on Facebook.

When: December 3, 8-10 p.m.

Where: Crossroads Denver Theatre, 2590 Washington St, Denver

Cost: $18-$85

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: Hilarity meets education in this comical show. Peel away the layers and dissect forbidden topics about womanhood, relationships and love in this entertaining skit. Nothing is funnier than rarely talked about subjects, but to learn something too is purely unique.

Have a Holly Jolly Murder

Photo courtesy of Cherokee Ranch and Castle Foundation on Facebook.

Photo courtesy of Cherokee Ranch and Castle Foundation on Facebook.

When: December 4, 4:30-9 p.m.

Where: Cherokee Ranch and Castle Foundation, 6113 N Daniels Park Rd, Sedalia

Cost: $80

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: This murder mystery show and dinner will leave you thoroughly entertained. Jealousy, unrequited love and secrets lead to the murder of a cast member in this holiday themed who-done-it play.

 

Mark your Calendar

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

When: December 6-11, Tuesday-Friday, 7:30 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Where: Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St, Denver

Cost: Starting at $30

Tickets: Available here

 

Shane Mauss Presents a Good Trip

When: December 6, 8 p.m.

Where: Comedy Works, Larimer Square, Denver

Cost: $15 in advance; $20 at the door

Tickets: Available here

 

Colorado’s Extreme Mammals: Mountain Lions and Extreme Animals Unearthed

When: December 7, 7 p.m. and December 8, 7 p.m.

Where: Science Atrium and Phipps Theatre Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver

Cost: $12-$15 and $8-$10

Tickets: Available here

 

Paws & Claus Event

When: December 10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: Bull and Bear Courtyard, 1412 Larimer Street, Denver

Cost: Free

 

Jackalope Art and Craft Fair and DIY Workshops

When: December 10-11, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Where: McNichols Building, 144 W Colfax, Denver

Cost: Free-$50

Preregistration: Available here

 

Classics in Context: It’s a Wonderful Life

When: December 11, 1 p.m.

Where: Sie FilmCenter, 2510 E Colfax, Denver

Cost: $7-$11

Tickets: Available here

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