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January 2013 Events in Denver

New Year at a Mile High

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The Mile High City returns to its roots when the National Western Stock Show comes to town in January. Don't miss one of the largest indoor rodeos in the United States.

  • Free Day at the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield
    Date: Friday, Jan. 4, 2013
    Location: Chatfield, 8500 Deer Creek Canyon, Littleton
    Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    What: Free admission for Colorado residents.
    Contact: 303-973-3705
  • First Friday Art Walk
    Date: Friday, Jan. 4, 2013
    Location: Santa Fe Art District, 5th to 10th Ave. on Santa Fe Dr.
    Time: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
    What: Free admission to art galleries along Santa Fe Dr.
  • Free Day at the Denver Art Museum
    Date: Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013
    Location: Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy.
    Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    What: Free admission for Colorado residents.
    Contact: 720-865-5000
  • Justin Bieber Concert
    Date: Mnday, Jan. 7, 2013
    Location: Pepsi Center
    Times: 7 p.m.
    What: Lock up your tween daughters! The Biebs is in town for one night only.
    Cost: Tickets are sold out.
    Contact: 866-461-6556
  • Free Evening at the Children's Museum of Denver
    Date: Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013
    Children's Museum of Denver 2121 Children’s Museum Dr.
    Time: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
    What: Free admission for Colorado residents.
    Contact: 303-433-7444
  • "War Horse" Opening Night
    Date: Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013
    Location: Buell Theatre
    Time: 7:30 p.m.
    What: The musical drama focuses on the bond between a soldier and his beloved steed in World War I.
    Cost: Tickets are $25 - $125.
    Contact: 303-893-4100
  • National Western Stock Show Parade
    Date: Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013
    Location: The parade begins at Union Station and travels down 17th Street in downtown Denver.
    Time: noon
    What: Downtown Denver comes alive with the spirt of the Old West when livestock take over the streets.
    Cost: Free.
    Contact: 888-551-5004
    More: Photos from the National Western Stock Show Parade
  • Trampled By Turtles Concert
    Date: Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013
    Location: Ogden Theatre
    Time: 8 p.m.
    What: The bluegrass band visits the Mile High City.
    Cost: Tickets are $27.50.
    Contact: 888-929-7849
  • Free Days at the Denver Zoo
    Dates: Friday, Jan. 11, 2013
    Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013
    Location: Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St.
    Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    What: Free admission for Colorado residents.
    Contact: 303-376-4800
  • "Ed, Downloaded" Opening Night
    Date: Friday, Jan. 11, 2013
    Location: The Ricketson Theatre
    Time: 6:30 p.m.
    What: What memories would you relive for eternity? Ed has a chance to download 10 minutes of memories in this multimedia drama.
    Cost: Tickets are $35 - $45.
    Contact: 303-893-4100
  • National Western Stock Show
    Date: Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 - Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013
    Location: National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St.
    Time: Varies
    What: Don't miss the biggest rodeo in town! The National Western gallops into town for three weeks in January.
    Cost: Tickets for the Pro Rodeo range from $14 - $60. Other events are available as well.
    Contact: 888-551-5004
    More: Photos from the National Western Stock Show
  • Colorado Cowboy Gathering
    Dates: Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013
    Friday, Jan. 18, 2013
    Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013
    Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013
    Location: American Mountaineering Center, 710 10th St., Golden
    Time: Varies
    What: Gather round the campfire for tales of cowboy life in this poetry gathering.
    Cost: Tickets are $15 - $45, depending on the performance. A weekend super ticket for all six shows is $160.
    Contact: 303-433-4949
  • "Grace, or The Art of Climbing" Opening Night
    Date: Friday, Jan. 18, 2013
    Location: The Stage Theatre
    Time: 7:30 p.m.
    What: An original drama explores rock climbing as a metaphor for a young woman's struggles in life.
    Cost: Tickets are $35 - $45.
    Contact: 303-893-4100
  • Lewis Black
    Date: Friday, Jan. 18, 2013
    Location: Ellie Caulkins Opera House
    Time: 8 p.m.
    What: Comedian Lewis Black brings his rant to the Mile High City in the "Rant is Due" tour.
    Cost: Tickets are $55 - $65.
    Contact: 303-830-TIXS
  • Floobangrs Presents GLO Concert
    Date: Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013
    Location: Fillmore Auditorium
    Time: 6 p.m.
    What: Bad Boy Bill and Triad Dragons come to the Mile High City in this 16-and-over show.
    Cost: Tickets are $32.
    Contact: 303-830-TIXS
  • Leo Kottke Concert
    Date: Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013
    Location: Ellie Caulkins Opera House
    Time: 7:30 p.m.
    What: Leo Kottke is joined by Loudon Wainwright III.
    Cost: Tickets are $35 - $65.
    Contact: 303-830-TIXS
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
    Date: Monday, Jan. 21, 2013
    What: State and city offices will be closed today to honor the slain civil rights leader.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Marade
    Date: Monday, Jan. 21, 2013
    Location: The 28th annual marade begins beneath the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial in City Park.
    Time: 9 a.m.
    What: The march/parade, or "marade," winds through City Park to end at Civic Center Park.
    Cost: Free.
    More: Photos from the Martin Luther King Jr. Marade
  • Free Day at the Denver Botanic Gardens
    Date: Monday, Jan. 21, 2013
    Location: Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St.
    Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    What: Free admission for Colorado residents.
    Contact: 720-865-3500
  • "An Intimate Evening with David Sedaris" Opening Night
    Date: Monday, Jan. 21, 2013
    Location: Garner Galleria Theatre
    Time: 7:30 p.m.
    What: Humorist David Sedaris will read some selections from his upcoming work, "Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls."
    Cost: Tickets are sold out.
    Contact: 303-893-4100
  • Free Day at the Denver Zoo
    Date: Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013
    Location: Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St.
    Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    What: Free admission for Colorado residents.
    Contact: 303-376-4800
  • "Romeo & Juliet" Opening Night
    Date: Friday, Jan. 25, 2013
    Location: The Stage Theatre
    Time: 7:30 p.m.
    What: "Wherefore art thou Romeo?" Why, at the DCPA, of course.
    Cost: Tickets are $36 - $46.
    Contact: 303-893-4100
  • Colorado Symphony Orchestra - Thibaudet Performs Saint-Saëns
    Dates: Friday, Jan. 25, 2013
    Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013
    Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013
    Location: Boettcher Concert Hall
    Time: 7:30 p.m. on Fri. and Sat., 2:30 p.m. on Sun.
    What: The CSO celebrates composer Saint-Saëns with a guest appearance by pianist Jean-Yves Thibaude.
    Cost: Tickets are $20 - $83.
    Contact: 303-MAESTRO
  • Reverend Horton Heat Concert
    Date: Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013
    Location: Ogden Theatre
    Times: 9 p.m.
    What: Raise the roof with the rockabilly group from Texas.
    Cost: Tickets are $9.33.
    Contact: 888-929-7849
  • Free Day at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science
    Date: Monday, Jan. 28, 2013
    Location: Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd.
    Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday
    What: Free admission for Colorado residents.
    Contact: 303-322-7009
  • "Jekyll & Hyde" Opening Night
    Date: Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013
    Location: Buell Theatre
    Time: 7:30 p.m.
    What: Multiple personality disorder gets a musical treatment in this touring Broadway production.
    Cost: Tickets are $25 - $95.
    Contact: 303-893-4100
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