This week, we encourage you to take the chance to meet plenty of new, like-minded people at an outdoor enthusiast’s social gathering, or maybe even find that special someone on a Loveland Ski Area chairlift. A variety of neat activities for your wonder and enjoyment including comedy, theatre, massive animals and classic movies are also on the agenda this week in Denver.

Mappy Hour

Photo courtesy of Mappy Hour on Facebook.

Photo courtesy of Mappy Hour on Facebook.

When: December 5, 6-8:30 p.m.

Where: Black Shirt Brewery, 3719 Walnut St., Denver

Cost: Free

RSVP: Available here

The Lowdown: Outdoor enthusiasts, bring your maps and guidebooks to share with other like-minded people in Denver’s first Mappy Hour by OutdoorFest. No matter what outdoor activities you enjoy, come learn about new trails and new places and meet new people to enjoy them with. Kathleen Morton of Tiny House, Tiny Footprint will speak and beer will be on happy hour special.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Photo courtesy of HEDWIG on Broadway on Facebook.

Photo courtesy of Hedwig on Broadway on Facebook.

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

The Lowdown: Unique characters hit the stage in this hilarious, fourth wall smashing play that Entertainment Weekly called “groundbreaking and ahead of its time.” This rock musical is about finding your other half and the origin of love.

Shane Mauss Presents “A Good Trip”

Photo courtesy of Shane Mauss on Facebook.

Photo courtesy of Shane Mauss on Facebook.

When: December 6, 8 p.m.

Where: Comedy Works, Larimer Square, Denver

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

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: This show is over an hour of comedy based on psychedelics. Yeah, they’re illegal to ingest but definitely not illegal to laugh about. Shane Mauss will share his experiences with LSD, DMT and mushrooms, but don’t worry if you have never tried them yourself — Mauss has worked hard to make the show inclusive for everyone. Mauss has been a comedian for 12 years and has been a guest on numerous podcasts including “The Joe Rogan Experience,” “Duncan Trussell Family Hour,” “Bertcast” and more.

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

Photo courtesy of Denver Museum of Nature and Science on Facebook.

Photo courtesy of Denver Museum of Nature and Science on Facebook.

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

The Lowdown: Get up close and personal to some of the largest mammals on earth with these two exhibits. Spectacular fossils, enormous reconstructions, and 3D models bring to life some of the most curious creatures to have walked the planet.

Loveland Speed Dating: LuvByrd

Photo courtesy of Loveland Ski Area on Facebook.

Photo courtesy of Loveland Ski Area on Facebook.

When: December 10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Where: Loveland ski area, Arapahoe National Forest, Georgetown

Cost: $0-$48

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: Enjoy the slopes and meet new people at this chairlift speed dating event. Singles will be paired up according to age and gender, and the couples will have the duration of the chairlift ride as well as the downhill trip to get to know each other. From there, the couples can choose to ride together again or split ways and meet new people. Upslope beer is included in the ticket price as well as raffle tickets to win gear and other great items from Phunkshun Wear, CandyGrind and more. If you already have a pass, the event is free.

Paws & Claus Event

Photo courtesy of Larimer Square on Facebook.

Photo courtesy of Larimer Square on Facebook.

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

Where: Bull and Bear Courtyard, 1412 Larimer St., Denver

Cost: Free

The Lowdown: Snap a few photos of your pet and Santa at this fun holiday event. Although the event is free, all donations will benefit Pets for Vets Colorado.

Jackalope Art and Craft Fair and DIY Workshops

Photo courtesy of Jackalope Arts on Facebook.

Photo courtesy of Jackalope Arts on Facebook.

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

Where: McNichols Building, 144 W Colfax, Denver

Cost: Free-$50

Preregistration: Available here

The Lowdown: Find a little something for everyone on your holiday list at the Jackalope Art and Craft Fair. From housewares to home goods and art to fashion, dozens of artisans are invited to showcase and sell their individual products. You can even make a special gift for someone by signing up for one of the DIY workshops Jackalope offers and see first hand the amount of skill and craftsmanship that goes into every piece the artisans offer.

Classics in Context: It’s a Wonderful Life

Photo courtesy of It's a Wonderful Life on Facebook.

Photo courtesy of It’s a Wonderful Life on Facebook.

When: December 11, 1 p.m.

Where: Sie FilmCenter, 2510 E Colfax, Denver

Cost: $7-$11

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: Enjoy movies? Come view this showing of a timeless holiday classic. It’s a Wonderful Life truly embodies the meaning of the holiday season, family, love, loss and hope.

 

Mark Your Calendar

Digitour Winter

When: December 12, 5:30 p.m.

Where: 3317 E Colfax Ave., Denver

Cost: $25-$30

Tickets: Available here

 

Navidad Flamenca

When: December 15, 6:30-9 p.m.

Where: 271 Santa Fe Dr., Denver

Cost: $17-$25

Tickets: Available here

 

Holiday Rawk

When: December 15, 7 p.m.

Where: City Hall, 1144 Broadway Ave., Denver

Cost: $20 presale, $25 at door

Tickets: Available here

 

A Sensory-friendly Nutcracker

When: December 16, 6:30 p.m.

Where: 1001 W 84th Ave., Denver

Cost: Free-$10

 

Snow Day V

When: December 16, 7-10 p.m.

Where: Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop St., Denver

Cost: $100

Tickets: Available here

 

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