Event Calendar

October – November 2014

Halloween & New Beers Release @ Mountain Toad Brewery
Oct 31 @ 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Halloween & New Beers Release @ Mountain Toad Brewery | Golden | Colorado | United States

Halloween and new beers release at Mountain Toad Brewing.  Costumes + Candy + Craft Beer = Awesome. Today they kick off Halloween weekend with the release of the Dia De Los Muertos Bride & Groom’s wedding beer, the “I do brew”, a Belgian dubbel. Tomorrow, they continue the celebration of darkness with their Black IPA release.





Folk, Fine and Funky: Buffalo Bill in Art @ Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave
Nov 1 @ 9:00 am – 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.


Mountainside Miniatures @ Foothills Art Center
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Mountainside Miniatures @ Foothills Art Center | Golden | Colorado | United States

Mountainside Miniatures, an annual national exhibition is coordinated by the Mountainside Art Guild and features over 100 two-dimensional paintings, all 35 square inches or smaller. This year’s juror, Joe McGinnis, taught art in Jefferson County Schools for 30 years and considers himself a colorist. McGinnis holds a BFA from Metropolitan State College and a Master’s degree in Creative Arts with an emphasis in Education from Leslie College in Cambridge, MA.

The Exhibition Dates are September 2 – November 21, 2014.  This exhibition features hours beyond the typical Community Gallery hours, to include weekends: Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Monday, closed

Closures: Be sure to check the listing of days we are closed, on Foothills website.

Foothills Art Center has served as the center for art exhibitions, education and culture for the greater Golden community for over 40 years. Housed in two buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, FAC is known for showcasing diverse exhibitions in a unique setting. Afterwards, stroll down Washington Avenue to experience the hometown charm and vitality of Golden and more things to do.

Boo Town Halloween Golden @ Heritage Square Entertainment Village
Nov 1 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Boo Town Halloween Golden @ Heritage Square Entertainment Village | Golden | Colorado | United States

Halloween fun at BooTown this October at Heritage Square! With Colorado’s first and largest bi-level 3D Maze full of colorful enchantment and Spooktacular fun (but NOT scary) and the new Scare Crow Express haunted train ride.

Bootown is the perfect place for festive family fun! Bring a can food item to Heritage Square this October and help provide food for local families. Each can food item you bring will get you $1.00 off any Halloween attraction or combo deal (limit 5 cans per person). All can food items will be donated to the Belmar Food Bank.

  • Don’t forget to join us for Trick-or-Treat Street on October 25  for the ultimate Halloween celebration.
  • BooTown attractions are open weekends September 27th to Nov 2nd from 11 am to 6 pm
  • The Boo Town 3D Maze Craze is also open and ready for fun!  Under 7 MUST be accompanied by an adult
  • $8 for Bootown 3D Maze Craze
  • $5 for the Scare Crow Express
  • Children 2 and under FREE with paid General Admission.
  • Bring a canned food item and receive a $1.00 off any Halloween attraction. (limit 5 cans per family).
Calendar Girls to Cowboys: The Art of Selling Coors @ Golden History Center
Nov 1 @ 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





Live Music @ The Buffalo Rose
Nov 1 @ 6:30 pm
Live Music  @ The Buffalo Rose | Golden | Colorado | United States

Live Music tonight for the 4th Annual Single Parents Empowered Fundraiser.  Great Silent Auction and door prizes. Grand prize is a stay at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park. Tickets can be purchased at the door.  

  • Live music by PJ Zahn & Clusterfunk
  • Premium Silent Auction
  • Door prizes.
  • Costumes optional.

The Buffalo Rose has a legacy as a Colorado landmark. They offer a modest menu, breakfast and lunch specials, nightly drink specials, live entertainment Thursday through Sunday,plus banquet and event facilities.



Spider Mansion Haunted House @ Heritage Square Entertainment Village
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Spider Mansion Haunted House  @ Heritage Square Entertainment Village | Golden | Colorado | United States

Spider Mansion Haunted House at Heritage Square is open now through Nov. 11.  Conveniently buy and print tickets to Denver’s Sickest Haunt from home! Also featuring mobile ticketing! Simply order tickets on a mobile device and show the QR code to the folks at the ticket booth! Open nightly at 7:00 p.m.

Get ready for a crash course in misery, terror, and paranoia!


  • Sunday – Thursday: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Friday & Saturday: 7:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Under 7 MUST be accompanied by an adult

Located at 18301 West Colfax Avenue Golden, Colorado inside Heritage Square.






Westside Live Presents Central City Opera @ Jefferson Unitarian Church
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm
Westside Live Presents Central City Opera @ Jefferson Unitarian Church | Golden | Colorado | United States

West Side Live Presents Central City Opera.  This presentation features staged scenes from operas and musical theatre highlighting infamous schemers: Sweeney Todd, La Traviata, and The Music Man to Carmen!

This concert features some of the most beautiful arias and duets ever written, as well as a few funny, jazzy, finger-snapping numbers. Enjoy the richness of an intimate, innovative opera experience!

Central City Opera is the second oldest annual professional opera festival in the country (and the fifth-oldest opera company), the company continues to make history with a range of productions each summer including opera favorites, new and rarely performed pieces, and American works.

West Side Live! Presents nourishes the human spirit, enriches lives, and builds community. As a non-profit, West Side Live! Presents makes music and the performing arts accessible to people from all walks of life.

West Side Live! Presents is an independent performing arts series based in Golden Colorado. Each season West Side Live! Presents offers a diverse variety of musical and dramatic genres including folk, jazz, blues, world, pop and classical music from local and national artists.


Clarence Darrow : Live Theater @ Miners Alley Playhouse
Nov 1 @ 7:30 pm
Clarence Darrow : Live Theater @ Miners Alley Playhouse | Golden | Colorado | United States

“Clarence Darrow” a live theater production is presented for three performances only on Thursday and Saturday at 7:30.p.m.; Sunday at 6:00 p.m.

A one-man play in two acts based on the Clarence Darrow for the Defense by Irving Stone is a reminiscence of the unpopular cases in which the famous attorney was involved, the events of his personal life and his opinions about contemporary events.

Clarence Darrow’s work in the courtroom impacted the social, political and cultural fabric of the early part of the 20th century. Fighting for labor reform, racial equality, the teaching of evolution in our public schools and challenging the death penalty were the hallmarks of a brilliant legal career.

Sandy Brook has performed this one-act play in Indiana and will begin appearing in community theaters across Colorado next year. Former Chief Judge of the Indiana Court of Appeals, Brook joined Judicial Arbiter Group, Inc. in 2004, after sixteen years on the bench in Indiana. He has had a lifelong interest in acting and the theater. Referring to acting as a “secret passion,” he has studied Courtroom Theater in an unusual way — as a trial lawyer, trial judge and trial advocacy instructor. Brook brings to life the emotion, oratory skill, and courtroom drama of an extraordinary man, Clarence Darrow, who exposed inequality and injustice by taking on society’s most controversial causes

Miners Alley Playhouse offers delectable cocktails before the play in Lillie’s Saloon. Box office and cocktail lounge open at 6:30 p.m. The audience is invited to arrive early and view the Foss Mural painted on the side of the building. The box office and cocktail lounge open at 6:30 p.m.   Miners Alley Playhouse is now offering Center Section RESERVED SEATING & Side Section General Seating for all of their main stage productions. General admission available for non members. Select seating available for members.


NFL | Packers and Broncos Games with Sound @ Urban Backyard
Nov 2 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.