Courtesy Candlelight Concerts by Fever (Facebook)

A bit of history, lots of laughter and great music this weekend in Denver.

Denver has a little bit of everything this weekend to cater to a variety of interests, from Latin dance lessons to whiskey tasting and cigar rolling to a UFC fight. Gaze at the night sky with Big Bird and Elmo, or take a trip into a simpler time with the Apron Chronicles, enjoy Chopin’s best works in an intimate setting, or listen to a cellist play a concert written for him.

* Please note that certain COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions may apply to in-person events. Visit the website of each event for more information before you attend. *

Friday January 22nd

Comedy: We could all use a laugh

When: 22nd of January
Where: Ironton Distillery & Crafthouse, 3636 Chestnut Pl., Denver
Costs: $ 22

Head to the Ironton Distillery & Crafthouse in their beautiful heated tent and enjoy craft cocktails, delicious food and some of the funniest comedians in the area.

Dreams in Bloom: Photos by Fares Micue

When: Until May 16
Where: Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver
Costs: entry

The photographer Fares Micue creates dreamy self-portraits that integrate natural and surprising objects in vivid colors.

Dreams Bloom at the Denver Botanic Gardens (Facebook)

One world, one sky: Big Birds adventure

When: Until February 25th
Where: Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver
Costs: entry

One World, One Sky is a brilliant spectacle of light and color that follows Big Bird and Elmo off Sesame Street as they explore the night sky with a new friend from China, Hu Hu Zhu.

Saturday 23 January

Apron chronicles

When: Until May 9th
Where: History Colorado Center
Costs: entry

Apron Chronicles features photography, personal narratives and unique aprons in an exhibition that transports us to a simpler time.

Woman sitting with aprons

Courtesy History Colorado Center (Facebook)

Baker historical walking tour

When: January 23
Where: Baker neighborhood, Acoma St. & W. Irvington Pl., Denver
Costs: $ 25- $ 30

Join the Denver Architecture Foundation on a special personal tour of the Baker Historic District with Kevin Henderson of the Baker Historic Neighborhood Association.

Candlelight: Chopin’s best works

When: January 23
Where: Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum
Costs: $ 20- $ 50

Enjoy a candlelit solo piano performance by pianist David Korevaar.

Latin dance class Con Carmen Duran

When: January 23
Where: Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora
Costs: $ 6

Join Latin dance instructor Carmen Duran every Saturday for a socially distant Zumba-style Latin dance class that’s so engaging and fun you’ll forget it’s a workout.

UFC Poirier versus McGregor 2

When: January 23
Where: Su Taco Denver, 2124 Larimer St., Denver
Costs: $ 15

Su Taco has the UFC fight card on Saturday. Your ticket gives you a seat for the fight and a draft beer or house margarita.

Zuill & Zwilich

When: January 23
Where: Virtual
Costs: $ 40

Grammy-winning cellist Zuill Bailey returns to Boulder to play the first of two programs featuring composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich’s new concert, which is full of playful jazz and pop influences.

Sunday January 24th

Kabbalah Experience virtual screening and discussion: “Enough”

When: January 24th
Where: Virtual
Costs: $ 10 suggested donation

With Kabbalah Experience, experience a virtual screening of Nathan Nzanga’s “Enough”, a film that encourages difficult conversations about race and the need for introspection.

Pairing and discussion of whiskey and cigar

When: January 24th
Where: Virtual
Costs: $ 40- $ 65

Join Meagan Miller, co-founder of Talnua Distillery, and Perrie Morgan, Denver tobaccoist at Palmas Cigars, for a lively discussion of their craft, women in the alcohol and tobacco industry, a cigar rolling demonstration, and the beautiful pairings of Talnua whiskey and Palmas cigars .

What are you doing this weekend? Any fun events that we missed on our list? Let us know in the comments.