Belly dancing, Lewis Black and cowboys are among the top 19 events in Greeley, Loveland and around Denver
So much for the so-called “post-holiday blues” as the events calendar is jam-packed with activities and events that will keep adults, teens and kids of all ages busy.
This week’s Go+Do list features some of the best events happening in Weld and Larimer counties as well as Denver, such as a gingerbread house contest, live music, dance, a mixer for singles and more.
Do you have an upcoming event that you think would be a perfect addition to the weekly Go+Do list? Send the date, time, a description of the event and other relevant information to Tamara Markard at [email protected] for review.
Saturday January 15
1. Looking to get some new ink or a piercing? Then head to Beautiful Addiction Tattoo and Piercing from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 2050 Greeley Mall, Suite 27 for the shop’s 7th Inked for a Cure event. Participants will be able to get $10 worth of flash art tattoos or a piercing with all proceeds going to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Individuals getting tattoos or piercings must present valid photo ID and pay in cash before services are provided. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3zIt9WY.
2. The Winter Farmers Market will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 215 E. Foothills Parkway in Fort Collins featuring a variety of fresh produce, baked goods, packaged foods and more. All ages are welcome to attend the market. For more information, visit www.focomarket.org.
3. Participate in a fun family event and take home a keepsake at the Mini Sign Workshop from 10 a.m. to noon at Board and Brush Fort Collins, 244 N. College Ave., Unit 115, Fort Collins. Adults and children aged 6 and over are invited to come and choose a board project to carry out during the workshop. Tickets are $35 per person and include all materials and instructions. For more information or to register, go to https://bit.ly/3F6CGZ2.
4. Celebrate all things cowboy and Western culture at the Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering at 10 a.m. at the American Mountaineering Center, 710 10th St. in Golden. The event will feature a variety of award-winning artists reading their poetry and musicians performing their songs. All ages are welcome to attend the event. Tickets range from $20 per person for a day pass to $99 per person for a weekend pass. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3HSlSGO.
5. Loveland Aleworks hosts Bellydance and Brews at 1 p.m. at 118 W. 4th St., Loveland. The 6 week course, taught by Jocelyn Raqs, will teach students isolations, low impact cardio exercises, choreography combos and common Arabic rhythms associated with belly dancing. Tickets include dance lessons and a small amount pint of beer. The course is open to adults aged 21 and over. Tickets are $80 per person, prepaid or $22 per person for walk-in classes. For more information or to register, contact Loveland Aleworks at (970) 619-8726 or Jocelyn Raqs at [email protected]
6. Get ready for the next local Polar Plunge by hitting the (frigid) waters of Wyoming during the 9th Annual Schwartz Memorial Polar Plunge at 11 a.m. at Lions Park, 4603 Lions Park Drive, Cheyenne, WY. All proceeds from the event will go to the EOD Warrior Foundation to help support EOD Technicians who have been injured or lost their lives defending our country. The event will include raffles and lots of fun for the whole family. All ages are welcome to participate in the dive. For more information or to register, go to https://bit.ly/3ql3Rvb.
Sunday January 16
7. Wiley Roots Brewing Co. hosts a weekly darts tournament from 3-6pm at 625 3rd St., Greeley. The free tournament is open to adults 21 and over and players will have the chance to win a pack of four Ice Cream Truckz beers from the brewery. Project Pizza Truck will be on hand to sell treats to guests. Registration is not required to play. For more information, contact the brewery at (970) 515-7315.
Tuesday, January 18
8. Meet at 477 Distilling to test your knowledge of 90’s Trivia at 7 p.m. at 825 9th St., Unit B in Greeley. The event will be hosted by Nick Kenny of 1310 KFKA Nick’s Knacks and will feature a variety of ’90s-themed topics. The event is free and the winner’s drinks will be at the house’s expense. Adults 21 and older are welcome to attend. For more information, contact the distillery at (970) 451-5768.
Wednesday January 19
9. End the midweek with a date night to learn how to swing at 6 p.m. at FusionFit Windsor, 655 Academy Court. Country KickUp instructors will teach beginner and intermediate/advanced classes for a 4 week session that will have you spinning around the dance floor like a pro. The cost to attend is $80 per person and seating is limited. For more information or to register for classes, go to https://bit.ly/3te9WLv.
10. Dates and Grapes, a Northern Colorado Singles Mixer hosted by Sanguine Life Coaching is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the Atlas Theater, 709 16th St. in Greeley. The event will bring together local singles for an evening of wine tasting with wine expert Roni Lee, structured blending, and education on healthy dating and relationship practices. Singles between the ages of 25 and 45 are welcome to attend and tickets are $45 per person. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3teOJBi.
11. Play dog bingo at Benefit Bingo: Big Bones Canine Rescue at 6:30 p.m. at the Grimm Brothers Brewhouse, 623 N. Denver Ave., Loveland. Throughout January, bingo cards will cost 50 cents and all money from the cards will be donated to Big Bones to aid in their efforts to rescue puppies of all ages and sizes. Participants will have the chance to win free beer and prizes. The event is open to adults 21 and older. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3f5KlfE.
12. It’s Raining Men at Moxi with Girls Night Out—The Show at 7 p.m. at 802 9th St. in Greeley. The All Mall Revue will perform choreographed dance numbers and interact with the crowd. Whether you like tall, handsome blacks or blue-eyed blondes, the show will feature a variety of male dancers that will excite all audience members. The show is open to adults 18 and older, and tickets range from $20 per person for general admission up to $160 for reserved tables. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3G8EBxv.
Thursday January 20
13. English musician and DJ Fatboy Slim will perform at 8:30 p.m. at the Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax, Denver. Fatboy Slim’s popularity surged in the late 90s with “Rockafeller Skank” and “Praise You”, two songs that continue to be heard in movies, TV shows and other video media around the world. . The concert is open to all ages and proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required for entry. Tickets range from $49.50 to $79.50 depending on seat selection. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3K0NefK.
Friday January 21
14. Start preparing for spring and summer plans around the house by attending the Northern Colorado Home Show at 10 a.m. at the Ranch Events Complex, 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland. Visitors to the show can discover the latest in home improvement, renovation, design, products, outdoor living and more. Local and national vendors and exhibitors will be on hand to answer questions and provide information on their products and services. The free show is open to all ages. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3r7n16z.
15. Head to the National Western Stock Show to catch the Draft Horse, Mule and Donkey Show at 7 p.m. at the National Western Events Center, 4655 Humboldt St., Denver. The show will showcase the strength and grace of these gentle giants as well as the unique working abilities of their mule and donkey friends. All ages are welcome and tickets are $33.50 per person. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3f9lKGF.
16. Fort Collins band Black Mesa will perform at 11 a.m. at Rule105 Brewing, 4731 W. 10th St., Unit G in Greeley. The group specializes in American alternative rock, drawing inspiration from blues, country, rock and folk music. The free concert is open to adults 21 and older. For more information, contact the brewery at (970) 301-4575.
17. Metalheads can strap on roller skates for fun at Rock n’ Metal Adult Night at 10 p.m. at the Wagon Wheel Skate Centre, 14501 Brighton Road, Brighton. The night will be filled with endless skate and rock metal tracks, including NuMetal, thrash, goth, speed metal and more. The event is open to adults 18 and older. Admission is $10 per person and includes skate rental. For more information, visit www.skatewagonwheel.com.
18. Comedian Lewis Black is scheduled to appear at 8 p.m. at the Paramount Theater, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver. Black’s Off The Rails Tour will feature new “The King of Rants” material centered around life’s absurdities, current events, social media and more. The show will feature adult content and language, so parental guidance is advised. Tickets range from $45 to $75 per person, depending on seat selection. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/33noc9K.
19. Whoever said gingerbread houses were just for Christmas didn’t go to Loveland. The 7th Annual Gingerbread House Contest will be held at 6 p.m. at B Sweet Cupcakes, 425 E. 4th St. in Loveland with the theme Around the World. Entrants can choose one country or choose multiple countries to include in their designs for a chance to win top honors. Admission to the contest is $20 per person and includes a house with basic decorations and six mini cupcakes. Additional decorations must be provided by the competitors. For more information or to reserve a house, call the bakery at (970) 430-7073.