Things to do before 2022 in Denver
Have you resolved to go out more in 2021? It’s not too late to check this off your list. While Omicron is closing some activities in town, there are still entertainment options available. And start the New Year by remembering two of the people we lost on December 27th.
Check out our list of twenty free things to do here, and keep reading for events that are all worth the price of admission:
The Grawlix saves the world Live podcast recording
Thursday December 30 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Insect Theater, 3654 Navajo Street
The hilarious trio of Adam Cayton-Holland, Andrew Orvedahl and Ben Roy, better known as Grawlix, have been performing teamwork for more than a decade, including three years lost in Hollywood making the series Those who cannot for truTV (now streaming on HBO Max). But it’s great to have them at home (at least when they’re not on the road), with monthly concerts on Final Friday at Bug. They will end the year with a live onstage Thursday night recording of their self-help podcast. The Grawlix saves the world. Tickets cost $ 15 here; Check out past episodes here.
New Year’s Eve noon
Friday December 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Boondocks Food & Fun Parker, 18706 Cottonwood Drive, Parker
Boondocks Food & Fun Northglenn, 11425 Community Center Drive, Northglenn
Here’s how to wear down this certain age group of older elementary school kids on New Years Eve so you can safely celebrate the night: three hours at Boondocks, Parker or Northglenn, with a leave of absence. spend unlimited three hours to wreak havoc riding go-karts, bowling, laser game and climbing ropes. It’s the $ 30 midday New Year’s Eve package at either location, with noisemakers and hats for a noon balloon drop and bubble wrap stomp for fun. Book your tickets and learn more here.
Skate the Lake: New Years Eve and Laser Show
Friday December 31 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Evergreen Lake House Center, 29612 Upper Bear Creek Road, Evergreen
If you’ve never skated on Lake Evergreen, remove this one from your bucket list on the last night of 2021 (weather permitting) at the Skate the Lake party for all ages and alcohol-free, a tradition. long standing in the foothills enclave. Bring your own skates or rent them while supplies last and devour the local food trucks; other activities include a movie in a heated tent, a laser show at 7 p.m. and warm-up operations in a fire pit with roasted marshmallows and hot chocolate in hand. Reserve your tickets, $ 25 for ages six and up, here; Free parking and shuttles to the lake are available at Stagecoach Park and Wulf Recreation Center.
Studio 54 Night: Denver NYE 2022 – “The Happenings”
Friday December 31 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Forney Transport Museum, 4303 Brighton Boulevard
Zoom out of the ’70s on New Years Eve at the Forney Museum, where you can choose your time travel vehicle – or at least take a leaning-on selfie. Dress-wise, an anachronistic Halston dress or Diane von Furstenberg number should match the theme of the Studio 54 party, even if the silent nightclub doesn’t. Be ready for artistic immersive surprises at every turn in the Transport Museum. Tickets range from $ 20 to $ 495; get them while you can on Eventbrite.
Black Light Goat Yoga
Saturday January 1 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Four Mile Historical Park, 715 South Forest Street
Goat Yoga hosted by Rocky Mountain Goat Yoga is a regular event at Four Mile Historical Park, but it’s usually the regular kind, with adorable Nigerian kids frolicking around as you strike up your poses. But on New Years Day, expect a groundbreaking series of psychedelic-high Blacklight Goat Yoga that glow-in-the-dark, accented with fluorescent clothing and body paint. Even the goats will be dressed in special costumes. Bring a camera! Sign up for $ 25 on Eventbrite and let your monster flag fly.
Celebration of life and fundraising for the families of Alyssa Gunn-Maldonado and Alicia Cardenas
Sunday, January 2, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The Hangar, Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas Street, Aurora
The overwhelming local response to the loss of Alyssa Gunn-Maldonado and Alicia Cardenas to victims of the Sol Tribe shooting includes support from the yoga community. Courageous Yoga is organizing a fundraiser that will donate it to the families of Cardenas and Gunn-Maldonado, a dedicated yoga instructor. The first half of the event includes a beginners yoga and meditation class; afterwards, guests can mingle, empathize and commemorate together. Admission is $ 35, plus an additional donation of $ 35 to support family funds; Register here.
Nights in the Adulti-Verse
Wednesdays, January 5 and 26 and February 2 and 23, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Convergence Station, 1338 First Street
It didn’t take long for the folks at the Meow Wolf site in Denver, Convergence station, to realize that adults want the place for them from time to time. It’s not PlayPlace, after all. So, in one test, Meow Wolf Denver hosts a series of boozy parties without the over-excited kids going wild among the facilities. Four Nights in the Adulti-Verse are scheduled on the first and last Wednesday evenings of January and February; if the concept gained ground, it could continue after the trial period. Admission remains from $ 35 to $ 45; buy tickets here.
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