Event Calendar

Nov
22
Sat
THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride @ Colorado Railroad Museum
Nov 22 @ 4:00 pm – Nov 23 @ 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov
23
Sun
NFL | Packers and Broncos Games with Sound @ Urban Backyard
Nov 23 all-day
NFL | Packers and Broncos Games with Sound @ Urban Backyard | Golden | Colorado | United States

Watch the NFL Packer and Bronco games with sound!  Urban Backyard bar and restaurant plays all Green Bay Packers games with sound and most all of the Denver Broncos games are also played with sound.  Enjoy free jell-o shots for each touchdown in a family friendly environment.  Featuring food specials during each game.

Urban Backyard’s modern/retro decor, friendly staff, great music, and drinks, makes it a home away from home for all to enjoy. They create an experience that cannot be replicated.  Get ready for laughs, smiles, and fun on every visit.

Folk, Fine and Funky: Buffalo Bill in Art @ Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am – Nov 23 @ 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 23 @ 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 23 @ 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

Calendar Girls to Cowboys: The Art of Selling Coors @ Golden History Center
Nov 23 @ 11:00 am
Calendar Girls to Cowboys: The Art of Selling Coors  @ Golden History Center | Golden | Colorado | United States

Calendar Girls to Cowboys: The Art of Selling Coors is the newest exhibit at the Golden History Center.  Calendar Girls to Cowboys presents the popular tools of advertising Golden’s Coor’s Beer.

Despite an aversion to advertising or a degree in marketing, Adolph Coors, Sr., founder of Golden’s famous brewery, knew how to sell his beer. He worked hard to make the best beer in the world with the belief that the quality of his product would speak for itself. Even though demand exceeded supply, the Coors Brewing Company still put its name out there—on everything from newspaper ads to beer trays, matchbooks, and signs.

Coors released its first illustrated ads in 1893 in the form of calendars that featured female figures. Some things haven’t changed, and the one displayed is a beauty. Meet Coors’ first and second ad men, go behind the ubiquitous waterfall campaign, and find the inspiration for the Coors Cowboy Collectors Series of Western American Art by Gordon Snidow.

The gallery is designed to evoke a tavern, complete with pool table and a special nod to one of Golden’s favorite watering holes, the Goosetown Tavern.

While there’s no beer on tap, guests are free to get reacquainted with “America’s Fine Light Beer” and shoot some eight-ball. Don’t miss this opportunity to see over four dozen rare and classic Coors signs on loan from nine private and corporate collections—many of which have never been publicly seen.

Exhibit and museum hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays 11:00 am – 4:30 pm and Sundays noon – 4:30 pm

 

 

 

 

NFL Madness @ Three Tomatoes Grille
Nov 23 @ 11:00 am
NFL Madness @ Three Tomatoes Grille | Golden | Colorado | United States

NFL Madness is happening at Three Tomatoes Grille on game days. Meet your friends at the clubhouse and nosh on wings and nachos and save money on $10 pitchers of draft beer! See all their specials!

  • Birthday Bash: $30 bar tab on the date of your birthday.
  • Happy Hour:  3pm-6pm
  • Ladies Night Out
  • BOGO FREE Barmen Pilsner
  • Check for details on all these specials.

Three Tomatoes Grille offers a great atmosphere with spectacular views.  Plan a coworker get together, a football gathering, or entertain a client The professional staff at Three Tomatoes Grille will provide excellent service.

Voted AvidGolfer’s Reader’s Choice for Best Food at a golf course

 

 

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride @ Colorado Railroad Museum
Nov 23 @ 4:00 pm – Nov 24 @ 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 23 @ 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
24
Mon
NFL | Packers and Broncos Games with Sound @ Urban Backyard
Nov 24 all-day
NFL | Packers and Broncos Games with Sound @ Urban Backyard | Golden | Colorado | United States

Watch the NFL Packer and Bronco games with sound!  Urban Backyard bar and restaurant plays all Green Bay Packers games with sound and most all of the Denver Broncos games are also played with sound.  Enjoy free jell-o shots for each touchdown in a family friendly environment.  Featuring food specials during each game.

Urban Backyard’s modern/retro decor, friendly staff, great music, and drinks, makes it a home away from home for all to enjoy. They create an experience that cannot be replicated.  Get ready for laughs, smiles, and fun on every visit.

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