WHAT’S HAPPENING 1-6-22

DENVER BOTANIC GARDENS BLOSSOMS OF LIGHT
Nightly, Nov. 19-Jan. 8, 4:30-9 p.m., York Street. A twinkling winter wonderland. Tickets must be purchased in advance. 

The Robert and Judi NEWMAN CENTER University of Denver
Kronos Quartet, Wed. Jan. 12 at 7:30 pm at the June Swaner Gates Concert Hall. Tickets start at $19 on sale at newmancenterpresents.com or by phone at 303.871.7720.

NEWMAN CENTER AT UNIVERSITY OF DENVER PRESENTS
Jan. 12, Kronos Quartet; Jan. 14 & 15, Dance Theatre of Harlem; Feb. 19  & 20, The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with  Wynton Marsalis.  Tickets: Call 303-871-7720 or newmancenter presents.com  Ask about other concerts.

SOUTH METRO DENVER CHAMBER ECONOMIC FORECAST BREAKFAST
Jan. 28, 7-9 a.m. Marriott South at Park Meadows. Plated breakfast will be served. Tickets: visit best chamber.com/efb or call 303-795-0142 or  email info@bestchamber.com  Moderator, Kevin Pitts, Publisher of Denver Business Journal. Panelists, Henry Sobanet, CFO- Colorado State University;  Elizabeth Gamer, State Demographer – CO Dept. of Local Affairs and Tuhin Halder, VP of Finance & Business Operations for Comcast  Mountain  West Region. Member Ticket: $75; Non-Member Ticket: $85 also Tables and Table Sponsors for sale. 

COLORADO COWBOY POETRY GATHERING
Jan. 15-16. An all-star cast and award-winning cowboy poets & musicians from all over the world. Info:  email@coloradocowboy gathering.org

NEWMAN CENTER PRESENTS JOEY ALEXANDER
Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m. June Swaner Gates Concert Hall. Joey is a pianist-composer currently at work in Jazz. He is the youngest  musician ever nominated for a Grammy Award in a jazz category. Info: newmancenterpresents.com

SPINOSAURUS: LOST GIANT OF THE CRETACEOUS WITH NIZAR IBRAHIM
Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m. Presented by the Robert & Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts at the Univ. of Denver with National Geographic Live at the June Swaner Gates Concert Hall. Tickets on sale at newmancenterpresents.com or phone 303-871-7720. 

TESORO CULTURAL CENTER FREE LECTURES
Jan. 8.  “The San Luis Valley:  History at a Cultural Crossroad” by Dr. Charles Nicholas Saenz. Sat., 1:30  p.m. at Buck Rec Center, 2004 W Powers Ave., Littleton.  Jan. 9 at 2:00 p.m. at The Tattered Cover, 2526 E. Colfax Ave., Denver. Jan. 9, 6 p.m. Dinner Lecture at The Fort, 19192 Hwy 8, Morrison.  For registration: call 303-347-5999 and for dinner/ lecture call 303-839-1671. 

TESORO CULTURAL CENTER FREE LECTURES
Jan. 22, “Boom & Bust Colorado: From the 1859  Gold Rush to the 2020 Pandemic” by Tom Noel.  Jan. 22, 4:00 p.m. at Lone Tree Hub, 8827 Lone  Tree Pkwy, Lone Tree; Jan. 23, 2:00 p.m., The Tattered Cover, 2526 E Colfax Ave., Denver and  Jan. 23, 6 p.m. Dinner Lecture at The Fort, 19192 Hwy 8, Morrison. For registration: call 303-347-5999  and for dinner/lecure call 303-839.1671.

“WHAT’S NEW?”  National Western Stock Show Hiring
Various positions open for the 116th Stock Show.  Shifts can run 8-12 hours a day for the 16 days of Stock Show. Apply at NWSS Employment Office, 4695  Franklin St., Denver. Mon.-Sat. 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

NEWMAN CENTER PRESENTS POTTED POTTER
JAN. 4-9. All seven Harry Potter books (and a real life game of Quidditch) condensed into 70 hilarious minutes. Jan. 4-9, 7:30 p.m.; Jan. 8 2 p.m., 5 p.m. 8 p.m.; Jan. 9, 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m.  12  & older – photos I.D. & proof of vaccine required or negative covid test within 72 hours. Masks must be worn at all times.  newmancenter.du.edu or call 303-871-7720. 

DENVER REPUBLICAN PARTY FIRST FRIDAY BREAKFAST
JAN. 7, 8-9:30 a.m. Morning Story Restaurant, 560 S. Holly St., Denver. RSVP. Garrett – 720-787-7691. 

GREENWOOD VILLAGE SPEAKER SERIES
JAN. 10, 6 p.m. “An Evening with John Fielder and Jeri Norgren. Colorado’s Highest: The History of Naming the 14,000 foot peaks. Fielder books and calendars for sale. Greenwood  Village City Hall.   JAN. 13, 6 p.m., “First Families of Colorado-presented by Treasure Box. Hear the legacies they left behind. Tours at Koelbel Library, 5955 S. Holly St., Centennial. JAN. 18, 6 p.m.,  “ In Search of the Owl Book Talk with Jean Sidinger. Her about seeking answers to the mystery of life and death. Koelbel Library, 5955 S.  Holly St., Centennial. JAN. 19, 6 p.m., “Bad Boys and Bawdy Women of Colo.” presented by Treasure Box Tours. The shady ladies & killer cowboys are gone, so hear their stories. 

GREATER ENGLEWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IDEA LAB 101
JAN. 11,  10 noon – 1:00 p.m., presented by Andrea Manion, Accountant  & Tax Preparer – Manion  & Associates. Member: Free; non-member: $10.  Meetings the second Tuesday of every month. 

ENGLEWOOD CHAMBER FRIDAY COFFEE NETWORK
JAN. 21, 8-9:00 a.m. City Center Dental Group, 800 Englewood Pkwy, Suite A-201. Free event. 

ENGLEWOOD CHAMBER THOUGHT CO-OP
JAN. 27, 8-9:00 a.m. Become informed of what is happening in the business community. Speaker, John Voboril – Long Range Planner – City of Englewood. Member: Free; Non-member: $10. 

ACADEMY OF LIFELONG LEARNING
JAN. 19, 10 a.m., Free event. “Classic Films Viewed & Critiqued, and Women in Film: actors, directors, producers & more. Must be fully vaccinated. Send an image of your card to Vax@AcademyLL.org.  Calvary Baptist Church, Monaco  &  Hampden. 

WHAT’S NEW? LOWER TOL RATES ON E-470 GO INTO EFFECT
Started Jan. 1 a $0.05 reduction at all mainline tolling points and a $0.10 reduction at Toll Plaza A. Visit e-470.com for details.

WHAT’S NEW? 116TH NATIONAL WESTERN STOCK SHOW CANCELED
On JAN. 6 at noon due to dangerously low temperatures. The Stock Show Fair at McGregor Square is also canceled.  The Stock Show will open its doors Sat. JAN. 8 at 9 a.m. The show runs from Jan. 8-Jan. 23. Tickets on sale at nationalwestern.com

CHERRY CREEK REPUBLICAN WOMEN LUNCHEONS
Tuesday, JAN. 11. However, reservations are due by 5 p.m. the prior Tuesday, JAN. 4 – no exceptions. Meetings the second Tuesday of each month. Luncheons held at the Double Tree by Hilton DTC. at 11:45 a.m. Questions: Karen at 303-667-8767. Jan. speaker – Dan Caplis- founding partner of Dan Caplis Law in the DTC.  Dues are due by Feb. 28 to be in the directory.  Go to CherryCreekRepublicanWomen.org to download membership form.  Dues are $40. Questions: sstsruna@comcast.net