Now that we’re in the throes of a Colorado winter, it’s easy to hunker down with your phones, your video games, and your Netflix shows and hibernate inside your cozy Shea home until the sun stays up past 7 pm again. But don’t let the cold and the clouds keep you from getting out and enjoying unique and interesting winter activities. Put the charge cords away and check out some of these cool events over the next few weeks. Your warm and comfy Shea home will still be there when you return.
DISNEY’S NEWSIES: THE MUSICAL
January 18 – February 10, PACE Center
Watch a band of newsboys take on big business to fight for what’s right in turn-of-the-century New York City. This musical features a Tony Award-winning score including classics like “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe.” This performance is perfect for the whole family and every audience. Learn more.
CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION & CULTURAL FAIR
February 2, 12-4pm, Southridge Rec Center
Celebrate Asian art and culture with an array of educational art and craft displays and peruse items for sale. You can also see a performance by the talented Great Wall Chinese Academy, featuring dances, martial arts, and a choir. Get tickets.
CLYFFORD STILL & PHOTOGRAPHY COLLECTION
January 18 – April 28, Clyfford Still Museum
This exhibition spans the artist’s 60-year career, featuring approximately 35 paintings, 35 works on paper, and a sculpture. The narrative begins in the 1920s with traditional landscape subjects and Depression-era figure studies that transform into quasi-abstractions. Learn more.
NATIONAL WESTERN STOCK SHOW
January 12-27, National Western Center
One of Colorado’s preeminent tourist destinations, this stock show hosts one of the world’s richest regular season professional rodeos, one of the country’s largest horse shows, and Colorado’s largest western trade show. Come see what event attracts 650,000 visitors every year. Buy tickets.
STEAMBOAT WINTER CARNIVAL
February 6-10, Steamboat Springs
Now in its 106th year, the Steamboat Winter Carnival was created to help residents cope with cabin fever during the height of the Colorado winter season. The event continues to this day as a reason for neighbors to gather, celebrate winter, and experience a ski town tradition. Learn more.