Celebrate the holiday season with a fancy gala, theatre and holiday markets in Denver. If you want a break from the holiday madness, check out a French fashion workshop or learn about humans’ impact on the environment. It’s all on the agenda this week in Denver.

Monday, December 12

French Fashion Workshop

Photo courtesy of Alliance Française de Denver on Facebook.

Photo courtesy of Alliance Française de Denver on Facebook.

When: December 12, 6-9 p.m.

Where: Alliance Française de Denver, 571 Galapago St., Denver

Cost: $50

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: Interested in learning the ins and outs of French fashion? Join Fashion Denver to learn key points and phrases used in the French industry. Listen to professionals in the French fashion field who live right here in Denver, and enjoy the company of folks with similar interests while you drink champagne.

Tuesday, December 13

Wonderbound’s Snow

Photo courtesy of Wonderbound on Facebook.

Photo courtesy of Wonderbound on Facebook.

When: December 13-22, Appetizer Show: 6:15 p.m., Dessert Show: 8:30 p.m.

Where: Wonderbound Studio, 1075 Park Avenue West, Denver

Cost: $25-$30

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: This alternative holiday show is the perfect way to spend an evening in Denver. Original music by Jesse Manley and His Band accompanies projections by Kristopher Collins to lure the audience into a dark and magical realm. Make a reservation at a participating restaurant before or after the show for special deals and discounts.

Earth in Human Hands

Photo courtesy of David Grinspoon on Facebook.

Photo courtesy of David Grinspoon on Facebook.

When: December 13, 7 p.m.

Where: Gates Planetarium, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver

Cost: $12-$15

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: Humans’ increasing control of the planet is altering Earth’s evolution. Join David Grinspoon, renowned scientist and former curator of astrobiology at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, as he shares his new book, Earth in Human HandsDiscover how human history has shaped the Earth, and by looking at other planets, see where it’s going. Grinspoon will be available for book signing after the discussion.

Thursday, December 15

Navidad Flamenca

Photo courtesy of The Flamenco Underground on Facebook.

Photo courtesy of The Flamenco Underground on Facebook.

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

Where: 271 Santa Fe Dr., Denver

Cost: $17-$25

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: Celebrate the holidays with this live flamenco show. Join the talented Natalia Perez del Villar & Flamenco Underground for a night of dancing, guitar and Spanish Christmas carols. A holiday-themed gift basket will be raffled after the performance.

Holiday Rawk

Photo courtesy of Denver RAW Artists on Facebook.

Photo courtesy of Denver RAW Artists on Facebook.

When: December 15, 7 p.m.

Where: City Hall, 1144 Broadway Ave., Denver

Cost: $20 presale, $25 at door

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: Holiday Rawk by Denver RAW Artists is a gathering place for a smorgasbord of Denver artists. All mediums from nearly 70 artists will be showcased including crafts, hair, music, painting, film, photography and more. Celebrate the holidays and support these small businesses.

Fuckup Nights

Jake Norris Whiskey,FuckUp Nights Denver, Fuck Up Nights Denver, 303 Magazine, Brittany Werges, Jake Norris,

Lauren Butts, founder of FuckUp Nights Denver.

When: December 15, 7 p.m.

Where: Globe Hall, 4483 Logal St., Denver

Cost: $10

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: Have you or a friend had a business fail? Have you worked somewhere the business or project you were working for failed? Come discuss, question and celebrate failed businesses and projects with guest speakers and Fuckuppers, Braden Holt of IndiCard, Delanie Holton-Fessler of The Craftsman and Apprentice and Devon Kerns of FATE.love. This night is sure to rouse memories as well as spark laughter and community engagement.

Friday, December 16

 

Snow Day V

Photo courtesy of Snow Day V on Facebook.

Photo courtesy of Snow Day V on Facebook.

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

Where: Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop St., Denver

Cost: $100

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: This holiday gala at Union Station benefits the residents and mission of The Barth Hotel, an assisted living home for seniors and older adults with learning disabilities. An open bar, photo booth, electric violinist and tons of auctions will highlight the night and support the holiday spirit.

A Sensory-friendly Nutcracker

Photo courtesy of Colorado Conservatory of Dance on Facebook.

Photo courtesy of Colorado Conservatory of Dance on Facebook.

When: December 16, 7 p.m.

Where: 1001 W 84th Ave., Denver

Cost: Guest of Honor: Free, Family member: $10

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: Many people are often left out of the theatre experience due to personal special needs or the special needs of a family member. This version of the Nutcracker by Colorado Conservatory of Dance welcomes these “Guests of Honor” and strives to make the experience inclusive for everyone.

Saturday, December 17

#LOCALSONLY Holiday Market

Photo courtesy of Goldyn on Facebook.

Photo courtesy of Goldyn on Facebook.

When: December 17, 12-5 p.m.

Where: Goldyn, 2040 W 30th Ave., Denver

Cost: Free

The Lowdown: More than 10 local vendors will join Goldyn for this creative holiday market. Come finish your holiday shopping and support small businesses while you sip adult beverages and snack on little bits of holiday delights. This event is free and open to the public, so grab all your friends and swing by.

 

Mark Your Calendar

Finding Neverland

When: December 20-January 1

Where: Buell Theatre, Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1400 Curtis St., Denver

Cost: $113+

Tickets: Available here

 

Sexy Circus

When: December 23, 8 p.m.

Where: The Clocktower Cabaret, 1601 Arapahoe St., Denver

Cost: $20-$30

Tickets: Available here

 

The Grawlix Return

When: December 23, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

Where: The Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St., Denver

Cost: $12

Tickets: Available here

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