Denver has some artful events lined up in the first week of 2019. Start it off by celebrating during New Year’s Eve Fireworks and end it by celebrating a literary genius at Cinema Twain. Whatever you end up doing, make sure to check out this roundup of events in Denver.

Monday, December 31

New Year’s Eve Fireworks

Photo Courtesy of Downtown Denver Partnership‎ on Facebook

When: December 31, 8 p.m. – 12:08 a.m. 

Where: 16th Street Mall, 16th St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: 16th Street Mall presents New Year’s Eve Fireworks. The event features two shows of fireworks, DJs blaring hot beats and more. You can explore the businesses throughout the mall and ring in the new year with a bang.

READ: 30+ New Year’s Eve Parties to Celebrate The End of 2018

WE LOVE THE ’90s

Photo Courtesy of Eventbrite for Organizers‎ on Facebook

When: December 31, 8 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. 

Where: The Monkey Barrel, 4401 Tejon St., Denver 

Cost: $20 – $30 get tickets here

The Lowdown: The Monkey Barrel presents WE LOVE THE ’90s. The event features a night of records with a performance from DJ Deejay Diabolic, a themed drink menu to sip from and a themed food menu to dine on. You can also toast to the end of 2018 with a complimentary glass of champagne.

Decadence Colorado

Photo by Will Sheehan

When: December 31, 6:30 p.m. – 3 a.m. 

Where: Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St., Denver 

Cost: $89 – $159 get tickets here

The Lowdown: End your 2018 with a bang during Decadence Colorado. You can watch performances from Above & Beyond, Alison Wonderland, Anti Up, Big Wild and more during two evenings of wild fun. Decadence is one of the biggest New Year’s Eve parties in Denver so make sure to dress up and show up.

NYE Celebration

Denver Artists, Alt Ethos, 303 Magazine

Alt Ethos installation at Church nightclub

When: December 31, 9 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. 

Where: The Church Nightclub, 1160 Lincoln St., Denver 

Cost: $40 at entry

The Lowdown: The Church Nightclub presents an NYE Celebration. The event features a party with appearances from Noches Latinas, Que Pasa Colorado and more. You can sip on champagne to cheers in the new year and snag some party favors during the night.

WONDERLAND NYE

Photo courtesy of ViewHouse Denver on Facebook

When: December 31, 7 p.m. – 2 a.m. 

Where: ViewHouse Ballpark, 2015 Market St., Denver 

Cost: Free – $70 get tickets here

The Lowdown: ViewHouse Ballpark presents a WONDERLAND NYE. The event features a midnight fireworks show, two dance floors to party on, three DJs including DJ ESCAL8, DJ Done and DJ Tah Nhean and more. You can dine on a dinner buffet, sip on drinks from an open bar and get some sick photo ops with wonderland decor.

An After Hours Space Odyssey

Photo courtesy of Spectra Art Space on Facebook

When: December 31, 11:59 p.m. – 6 a.m.

Where: Spectra Art Space, 1836 Broadway, Denver 

Cost: $20 – $25 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Spectra Art Space hosts An After Hours Space Odyssey. The event features a night of art installations, laser shows, complimentary drinks, an open bar and more — all after midnight. You can even take a breather from the station and relax on Spectra’s heated patio. This will be an afterparty to out-launch all other parties.

Royal New Year Coronation

Photo Courtesy of Tracks Denver‎ on Facebook

When: December 31, 7 p.m. – 12 a.m. 

Where: Tracks Denver, 3500 Walnut St., Denver 

Cost: $20 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Tracks Denver presents a Royal New Year Coronation. The event is the last in a series of Royal New Year parties and features entertainers such as Dominique Jackson as Elektra Abundance, DJ Dan Slater and more. You can win up to $2000 in cash prizes, sip on a champagne toast and watch a balloon drop.

Tuesday, January 1

Works on Paper

The Art Students League of Denver 200 Grant St. Photo by Noah Berg.

When: January 1, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. 

Where: Art Students League of Denver, 200 Grant St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Art Students League of Denver presents Works on Paper. The exhibition features a showcase of league members works on paper. The exhibition takes inspirations from art on paper throughout the centuries from drawings to paintings and more.

Winter Break at DAM

Photo courtesy of Denver Art Museum on Facebook

When: January 1 – 6

Where: Denver Art Museum, 100 W 14th Ave Pkwy., Denver 

Cost: $10 general admission

The Lowdown: Denver Art Museum (DAM) presents Winter Break at DAM. The event features a series of free activities such as access to the print studio, art in the galleries, a play and more. Exhibitions such as Dior: From Paris to the World still require a separate ticket to enter.

3rd Annual New Year’s at the Barre

Photo Courtesy of The Bar Method (Denver – Stapleton) on Facebook

When: January 1, 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. 

Where: The Bar Method, 8370 Northfield Blvd. Ste 1760, Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: The Bar Method presents its 3rd Annual New Year’s at the Barre. The event features a free 45-minute bar method class to start off your 2019 on the right foot. Make sure to wear long flexible pants and bring a water bottle. RSVP on the Bar Method app.

Wednesday, January 2

Riding through the West with Cowboys and Ranchers

Photo Courtesy of American Museum of Western Art-The Anschutz Collection‎ on Facebook

When: January 2, 1 – 3 p.m. 

Where: American Museum of Western Art-The Anschutz Collection‎, 1727 Tremont Pl., Denver

Cost: $10 get tickets here

The Lowdown: American Museum of Western Art – The Anschutz Collection‎ presents a Riding Through the West with Cowboys and Ranchers tour. The event features a tour guided by a curated docent that dives deep into art surrounding ranchers and cowboys in the west.

Free Teachers Admission

Photo Courtesy of Clyfford Still Museum on Facebook

When: January 2, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Where: Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Clyfford Still Museum honors educators with Free Teachers Admission. If you are a teacher, school staff or a district professional you can present your school ID badge and receive free admission to the museum. You can explore all of the amazing works in the galleries at no cost.

Thursday, January 3

Purplish

Photo courtesy of Denver Press Club’s Facebook.

When: January 3, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. 

Where: The Denver Press Club, 1330 Glenarm Pl., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: The Denver Press Club presents Purplish. The event features a look inside the podcast Purplish, created by Colorado Public Radio reporter Sam Brasch. The podcast dives deeper into learn about the political history of Colorado and how the state is known for being more or less purple.

Ski and Snowboard Waxing Workshop

Photo Courtesy of REI

When: January 3, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

Where: REI Denver, 1416 Platte St., Denver 

Cost: $35 – $55 register here

The Lowdown: REI Denver presents a Ski and Snowboard Waxing Workshop. The event features a night to learn how to properly wax your ski or snowboard. The workshop will cover the basics of waxing, the best waxes to use and more. Bring your gear and be ready to wax.

Friday, January 4

First Friday Art Walk

Santa Fe Art District via Facebook.

When: January 4, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. 

Where: Art District on Santa Fe, Santa Fe Dr., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: The first Friday of every month brings First Friday Art Walk. You can venture down the Art District on Santa Fe to experience all of the amazing galleries and creative businesses. The walk features 30 participating locations on Santa Fe and a whole slew of food trucks to fuel your art adventures. You can see sculptures, prints and more at the participating businesses.

READ: The Definitive Guide to Denver Art Galleries 

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in Concert

Photo Courtesy of Colorado Symphony‎ on Facebook

When: January 4 – 6

Where: Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St., Denver 

Cost: $25 – $99 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Boettcher Concert Hall presents Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in Concert. The event features a performance of the soundtrack from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix from the Colorado Symphony as the film is projected on a large projector.

Lucha Libre and Laughs

Photo Courtesy of Lucha Libre & Laughs‎ on Facebook

When: January 4, 8 – 11 p.m. 

Where: The Oriental Theater, 4335 W 44th Ave., Denver 

Cost: $10 – $60 get tickets here

The Lowdown: The Oriental Theater hosts Lucha Libre and Laughs. The event features a night of lucha libre wrestling and stand-up comedy with comedians Nancy Norton, Rick Bryan, Geoff Tice and more. You can hear hilarious commentary from Nathan Lund and Sam Tallent.

Saturday, January 5

50 First Jokes

Photo courtesy of The Bug Theatre on Facebook

When: January 5, 8 – 9:30 p.m. 

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

Cost: $15 get tickets here

The Lowdown: The Bug Theatre presents 50 First Jokes. The event features 50 of Denver’s most amazing comedians give their first joke of the year. You can laugh all night long as the comedians perform jokes written after the ball has dropped. The event is extremely popular so make sure to snag your tickets soon.

Resolve 5k/10k/1m

Sunset over Denver cityscape, aerial view from the city park

When: January 5, 8 – 11 a.m. 

Where: Denver City Park, 3001 E 17th Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free – $65 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Kick off your new year by lacing up your shoes and making a run around Denver’s City Park during Resolve 5k/10k/1m. The event features three different races to take part in to make a resolution to keep fit in 2019.

Free First Saturday at DAM

Photo courtesy of Denver Art Museum on Facebook

When: January 5, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Where: Denver Art Museum, 100 W 14th Ave Pkwy., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Denver Art Museum (DAM) hosts Free First Saturday at DAM. The event features a chance to explore the galleries and all of the exhibitions available without a special ticket. Tickets will need to be purchased for exhibitions such as Dior: From Paris to the World.

Sunday, January 6

Cinema Twain

Photo Courtesy of The Oriental Theater on Facebook

When: January 6, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. 

Where: The Oriental Theater, 4335 W 44th Ave., Denver 

Cost: $35 – $80 get tickets here

The Lowdown: The Oriental Theater presents Cinema Twain. The event features a screening of Citizen Twain – a film surrounding Mark Twain with Val Kilmer in a one-man play. The play has been wildly popular so make sure to purchase your tickets soon.

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ROLL WITH ME

When: January 7, 7 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Sie FilmCenter, 2510 E Colfax Ave., Denver 

Cost: $11.50 tickets available here

A Bronx Tale

When: January 9 – 20

Where: Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 1101 13th St., Denver 

Cost: $35 – $115 tickets available here

Annual Warren Miller Film Screening

When: January 11, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Stoney’s Bar and Grill, 1111 Lincoln St., Denver

Cost: $25 tickets available here

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