Event Calendar

Nov
28
Fri
Folk, Fine and Funky: Buffalo Bill in Art @ Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave
Nov 28 @ 9:00 am – Nov 28 @ 5:00 pm
Folk, Fine and Funky: Buffalo Bill in Art @ Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave | Golden | Colorado | United States

Folk, Fine and Funky: Buffalo Bill in Art, includes folk art, fine art, and popular (funky) art depicting one of America’s most iconic characters.  Some of the art has been in the museum’s collection since it first opened in 1921 and has not been displayed for decades.  Other art pieces have been newly added to the collection in the past five years, such as a rare velvet painting of Buffalo Bill on horseback.

Several works of art are on loan, including a painting of Buffalo Bill taking the “first scalp for Custer” by contemporary Western artist Thom Ross and an unusual depiction of Cody by 19th century British illustrator Alick P.F. Ritchie.  The artwork will run the gamut from the serious to the strange but it will all depict Buffalo Bill’s life and legend.  

Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave, 987 Lookout Mountain Road, Golden, CO 80401. For more information call 303-526-0744.

 

Holiday Art Market @ Foothills Art Center
Nov 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Holiday Art Market @ Foothills Art Center | Golden | Colorado | United States

The annual Holiday Art Market at Foothills Art Center is a premier venue during the holiday season for fabulous fine art and crafts made in Colorado.  Over 100 Colorado artists offer ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, paintings, woodworking, photography, holiday items and much more.

Visitors will be immersed in a unique holiday marketplace atmosphere featuring an array of options for everyone on their holiday gift-giving list. There will be thousands of hand crafted items to choose from, displayed against the beautiful backdrop of the historic Gothic church that houses the Main Gallery spaces.

Visitors will find thoughtful alternatives to holiday gifts purchased at malls, and can feel rewarded that their one-of-a-kind purchases help support Colorado artists and Foothills Art Center!

Holiday Art Market Dates and times: November 15 to December 28, 2014 Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm | Sunday: 12:00 pm-5:00 pm|Closed on Mondays.

Special Events & Programs

  • November 22, 11:00am-2:00pm Artist Demonstrations (SCFD Family Free Day)
  • December 5, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm Golden Candlelight Walk Kids may have their photo taken with Santa, before he leads the Golden Candlelight Walk. Plus, enjoy a hot cocoa bar and cookies! Free
  • December 6,  11:00 am – 1:00 pm Card Creation Station. Participants will create holiday cards for friends and family using festive materials supplied by Foothills Art Center. Free
  • December 13, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Holiday Sweater Party. Participants will bring the sweatshirt or hoodie and Foothills will supply the materials and guidance to help everyone create their own most festive awesomely fun holiday sweaters. Cost: $5.00 per person
  • December 13, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Ornament Creation with Stephanie Kuhne. While your child creates their holiday sweatshirt, join our jewelry workshop instructor Stephanie to create some beautiful wire jewelry for the holidays Cost: $5.00 per person
  • December 13, 11:00 am-2:00 pm Artist Demonstrations

Please consult Foothills Art Center’s parking map for planning purposes, click here.

For a preview of holiday events in Golden this season, check out Visit Golden’s latest blog.  Click Here.

Japanese Quilts @ Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
Nov 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Japanese Quilts @ Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum | Golden | Colorado | United States

The current Japanese Quilts exhibit: “Wishes Through Our Hands Japanese Quilts Made in Response to the 2011 Tsunami,” was born out of the  9.0 magnitude earthquake which occurred only 43 miles off the coast of Japan on March 11, 2011. The most powerful earthquake to have ever hit Japan, it triggered a tsunami with waves that reached heights of up to 133 feet. The waves washed away families, homes, and jobs. Free Opening Reception of these 29 Japanese Quilts will be on Nov. 7, 2014

Many quilts were made in response to the disaster, both by those who wished to comfort the survivors and by survivors in need of hope. Miwako Kimura, Sachiko Yoshida, and Noriko Koyama, three noted Japanese quilt artists and teachers, joined with their students to support the survivors in their quiltmaking efforts. Twenty-nine of their quilts, made to inspire survivors to discover the joy of creation and a dream for the future, are on exhibit at Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum.

The mission of the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and educate the public about quilts; honor quilt making traditions; and embrace the evolution of the art and craft of quilting.

Museum Hours: M – Sa: 10 am-4 pm |Su: 11-4 pm |Closures: Thanksgiving Day, December 1, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day

1 Free Dance Class @ Virtuosity Dance Center
Nov 28 @ 2:30 pm
1 Free Dance Class @ Virtuosity Dance Center | Golden | Colorado | United States

One free dance class at Virtuosity Dance Center.  They are also accepting enrollments for fall dance classes.  Choose from Dance Conditioning, Art Rocket, Jazz, Ballet, Groovalicious, Theatre Arts, Tap, Just Boyz Hip Hop, and more!  Classes begin August 25th and run through December 20th.

Virtuosity Dance Centre’s mission is training young dancers to be professional, punctual and artistic in a nurturing environment that allows them to grow and prosper with confidence and verve. Creating a place for adults to express themselves, get well and get fit!

 

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride @ Colorado Railroad Museum
Nov 28 @ 4:00 pm – Nov 29 @ 9:00 pm
THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride @ Colorado Railroad Museum | Golden | Colorado | United States

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is ready and waiting. Ride the historic steam locomotive pulling vintage 1880′s rail cars to the destination…The North Pole. Relive the magic of the story this holiday season. THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is being re-created using actors and museum trains. Enjoy three performances (4:30 pm, 6 pm, 7:30 pm) each Friday, Saturday and Sunday, lasting about 75 minutes each. Performances include hot chocolate, cookies, a train ride, visit with Santa and the “First Gift of Christmas.”

Along the journey meet the favorite characters from the movie and the book: The young boy, the Conductor, the Hobo, the wolves, and the Know-It-All-Boy.  On the trip back, Santa will hand out the “First Gift of Christmas”.

Pricing:

  • Red: $30 ($20 for children 11 and under) Includes hot chocolate, cookie, the telling of the story, the train ride to the North Pole, meeting Santa, and receiving of “The First Gift of Christmas.”
  • Green: $40.00 ($30 for children 11 and under) Includes all of the above plus seating in our elegant club car and a POLAR EXPRESS™ mug.
  • Blue: $100.00 ($75 for children 11 and under) Includes all of the above plus intimate seating in our luxury 1880′s business car, “Rico,” “The First Gift of Christmas” in a special presentation box, and a copy of THE POLAR EXPRESS™ signed by Santa.
  • Performances run Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
  • Beginning Nov. 21 and running through Dec. 28, 2014
  • Additional performances on Nov. 26, and Dec. 22, 23.
  • Show Times: 4:30 pm | 6:00 pm | 7:30 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Stage Theater: Songs for a New World @ Miners Alley Playhouse
Nov 28 @ 7:30 pm
On Stage Theater: Songs for a New World @ Miners Alley Playhouse | Golden | Colorado | United States

On Stage Theater at Miners Alley Playhouse. “Songs for a New World’s songs and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown runs through December 21.  This exciting and new musical celebrates the stories and characters today. This is Golden’s local on stage theater in the heart of downtown, and within walking distance of many dining choices.

Miners Alley Playhouse began in 1989 as The Morrison Theatre Company.  Founder Rick Bernstein and his wife, Paige Larson, moved the company to Golden in 2003, where it became Miners Alley Playhouse. In addition to a beautiful 130-seat theater, the downtown Golden space is also the home of Lillie’s Saloon – a full bar and lounge in the lobby of the theater. Lillie’s Saloon is open for Happy Hour one hour before showtime, and provides a gathering place for the audience before the show. This is also where the cast, crew and audience can mingle after the show. On stage theater at its best!

Miners Alley Playhouse presents “Songs for a New World” Fridays and Saturdays @ 7:30 pm,  and Sundays @ 2 pm, Nov. 14  through Dec. 21. Special Thursday evening performances at 7:30 pm.

Call the box office 303-935-3044 for more information or ticket sales.  Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Avenue (13th and Washington, 2nd floor entrance on 13th ) in Golden, CO.

Nov
29
Sat
Be a Tool 5K Run & Elf Parade @ Welcome Arch
Nov 29 @ 12:00 am
Be a Tool 5K Run & Elf Parade @ Welcome Arch | Golden | Colorado | United States

The Be A Tool 5k Run and Elf Parade is being held to help support the growth of the Neighborhood Rehab Project. Proceeds from this race will go directly toward future projects in 2015.

Race Details:

  • Start time:  8 am 5K |  9:30 am Elf Parade
  • Location:  5K starts under the Welcome Arch on Washington Avenue | Elf Parade starts at Parfet Park at 10th & Washington Avenue
  • Entry Fee: 5K Run & Elf Parade Combo – Adults $35 | Youth (under 12) $15
  • Elf Parade Only: $10.00 Adult or Child
  • Walk up registration: 5K Adult $40

Event Details:

  • Elf Parade: Starting at  at Parfet Park and proceeding south to 12th Street to the after party.  Festive dress is encouraged.
  • Prizes will be given at the after party using bib numbers.
  • FREE pancake breakfast for all participants of the 5K Run and Elf Parade provided by 5 Star Baking Company.
  • Goodie Bag & Prizes All participants will receive a reusable grocery bag filled with coupons to Golden’s local businesses for Small Business Saturday and a SS Tech t-shirt.  Prizes will also be given at the after party using bib numbers.
  • Golden Elf Contest: Win BIG by shopping small after the run.  Find a Golden Elf in a participating shop or restaurant snap a photo and post online for a chance to win a $500 shopping spree or a $100.00 cash prize.
  • Register early, the first 200 registrants will receive an Elf hat.

The 5K Run and Golden Elf Parade is a family friendly event and a chance to get outdoors for a good cause this Thanksgiving Day Weekend. There are many free community activities in Golden to celebrate the holiday season.  Parades every December Saturday, carolers, free horse drawn carriage rides (weather permitting) and much more.  Click here for an overview of Olde Golden Christmas events.

Golden Elf Contest : $500 Shopping Spree @ Golden, CO. businesses
Nov 29 @ 12:00 am
Golden Elf Contest : $500 Shopping Spree @ Golden, CO. businesses | Golden | Colorado | United States

Golden Elf Contest! Shop and dine in Golden on Small Business Saturday for a chance to win a $500 holiday shopping spree or $100 cash prize when you find a Golden Elf and post a selfie photo on Visit Golden’s Facebook page or Instagram account using the hashtag “GoldenElfontheRun.” Enter as many times as you find elves. This contest is one-day only, so head to Golden and shop small to win big.

Golden Elf Businesses:

Additional Events to kick off the holiday season in Golden on Nov. 29: participate in the Be a Tool 5K Run and Elf Parade.

Holiday shopping is in full swing so check out Visit Golden’s blog on Golden gifts and make gift shopping and giving a memorable holiday experience. Find some great ideas for gifts that are ready and waiting in historic Golden.  Just about anything that would be a fantastic gift is in Golden and all gifts come with excellent customer service.  Make a day of it or plan shopping around holiday errands.  Either way, shopping will be that memorable experience to delight the gift giver and the recipient.

 

Folk, Fine and Funky: Buffalo Bill in Art @ Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave
Nov 29 @ 9:00 am – Nov 29 @ 5:00 pm
Folk, Fine and Funky: Buffalo Bill in Art @ Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave | Golden | Colorado | United States

Folk, Fine and Funky: Buffalo Bill in Art, includes folk art, fine art, and popular (funky) art depicting one of America’s most iconic characters.  Some of the art has been in the museum’s collection since it first opened in 1921 and has not been displayed for decades.  Other art pieces have been newly added to the collection in the past five years, such as a rare velvet painting of Buffalo Bill on horseback.

Several works of art are on loan, including a painting of Buffalo Bill taking the “first scalp for Custer” by contemporary Western artist Thom Ross and an unusual depiction of Cody by 19th century British illustrator Alick P.F. Ritchie.  The artwork will run the gamut from the serious to the strange but it will all depict Buffalo Bill’s life and legend.  

Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave, 987 Lookout Mountain Road, Golden, CO 80401. For more information call 303-526-0744.

 

Holiday Art Market @ Foothills Art Center
Nov 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Holiday Art Market @ Foothills Art Center | Golden | Colorado | United States

The annual Holiday Art Market at Foothills Art Center is a premier venue during the holiday season for fabulous fine art and crafts made in Colorado.  Over 100 Colorado artists offer ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, paintings, woodworking, photography, holiday items and much more.

Visitors will be immersed in a unique holiday marketplace atmosphere featuring an array of options for everyone on their holiday gift-giving list. There will be thousands of hand crafted items to choose from, displayed against the beautiful backdrop of the historic Gothic church that houses the Main Gallery spaces.

Visitors will find thoughtful alternatives to holiday gifts purchased at malls, and can feel rewarded that their one-of-a-kind purchases help support Colorado artists and Foothills Art Center!

Holiday Art Market Dates and times: November 15 to December 28, 2014 Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm | Sunday: 12:00 pm-5:00 pm|Closed on Mondays.

Special Events & Programs

  • November 22, 11:00am-2:00pm Artist Demonstrations (SCFD Family Free Day)
  • December 5, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm Golden Candlelight Walk Kids may have their photo taken with Santa, before he leads the Golden Candlelight Walk. Plus, enjoy a hot cocoa bar and cookies! Free
  • December 6,  11:00 am – 1:00 pm Card Creation Station. Participants will create holiday cards for friends and family using festive materials supplied by Foothills Art Center. Free
  • December 13, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Holiday Sweater Party. Participants will bring the sweatshirt or hoodie and Foothills will supply the materials and guidance to help everyone create their own most festive awesomely fun holiday sweaters. Cost: $5.00 per person
  • December 13, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Ornament Creation with Stephanie Kuhne. While your child creates their holiday sweatshirt, join our jewelry workshop instructor Stephanie to create some beautiful wire jewelry for the holidays Cost: $5.00 per person
  • December 13, 11:00 am-2:00 pm Artist Demonstrations

Please consult Foothills Art Center’s parking map for planning purposes, click here.

For a preview of holiday events in Golden this season, check out Visit Golden’s latest blog.  Click Here.

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