What to do when there’s ‘nothing’ to do. . .

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Free to Play Texas Hold’em. 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 28, The Rusty Melon Gunbarrel, 6525 Gunpark Drive, Suite 380, Gunbarrel. Free

Come play Texas Hold’em every Tuesday and win a bar tab and other prizes. Free to play. All skill levels welcomed.

O Holy Night: A Christmas Musical Performance 6 p.m. Thursday, December 23, Unity of Boulder, corner of Valmont and Folsom streets, Boulder. Free, but donations are appreciated. Virtual Event URL: eventbrite.com/e/221008792247

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Catch one—or both!—of Unity of Boulder’s O Holy Night, a Christmas musical performance, on December 23 and 24 at 6 p.m., featuring the Unity Christmas choir and band performing holiday classics and a dramatization of the Christmas story. Unity is providing free tickets to the in-person production in order to get a headcount and keep folks safe. Please wear a mask to this indoor event. You can also watch online at unityofboulder.com.

Tickets available at:

Dec. 23: eventbrite.com/e/220971831697

Dec. 24: eventbrite.com/e/220971831697


Queer Community Meditation & Conversation (virtual). 6 p.m. Thursday, December 23, via Zoom. Virtual Event URL: bit.ly/3FdY7rN

A warm invitation for all self-identified LGBTQIA+ individuals seeking an opportunity to be together. Basic mindfulness awareness meditation and contemporary embodied meditation, including relevant practices offered by Queer Buddhist teachers in the greater spiritual community. Intended as a co-created and co-facilitated space for safe, confidential conversation, sharing, reflection and questioning of the inter-relationship of what it is to be queer in our personal and collective experience on the spiritual path and everyday life. This offering is free. Donations greatly appreciated.

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Bears and Aurora of Alaska.9 p.m. Fiske Planetarium, 2414 Regent Drive, Boulder. Tickets: $7-$10, colorado.edu/fiske

Dr. Travis Rector, an astrophysics professor at the University of Alaska Planetarium and Visualization Theater (and a CU alumni) will talk about River of Bears and Above Alaska, two films about his new home in the last frontier. 


December 23

Steve Manshel.  6 p.m. Bootstrap Brewing, 142 Pratt Street, Longmont.

Reed Foehl

Daniel Rodriguez and Friends. 6 p.m. Gold Hill Inn, 401 Main Street Gold Hill, Boulder. Light dinner buffet served from 6-7:30 p.m. $16 cash only. SOLD OUT.

A Winter’s Eve: Reed Foehl, Megan Burtt, and Sturtz. 6:30 p.m. eTown, 1535 Spruce Street, Boulder. Tickets are $25. 

Chris Sheldon. 7 p.m. Jamestown Mercantile, 108 Main Street, Jamestown. 

Open House: EDM Throwback Edition with Britton Lee, Illien + Bro Candy. 7 p.m. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer Street, Denver. Free.

Hulk Gang (4B + Valentino Khan). 8 p.m. Ogden Theatre, 935 East Colfax, Denver. Tickets: $29.50-$75.

December 29

My Morning Jacket

My Morning Jacket with Neal Francis. 7 p.m. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop Street, Denver. Tickets: $56-$110.50. 

The Gilmour Project.  8 p.m. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver. 

December 30

Ravin’Wolf. 6 p.m. Bootstrap Brewing Company, 142 Pratt Street, Longmont. 

My Morning Jacket with Neal Francis. 7 p.m. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop Street, Denver. Tickets: $56-$110.50. 



WOW!’s New Year’s Eve Party

Party  No. 1: 10 a.m.-noon; Party No. 2: 1 p.m. -3 p.m. WWW! Children’s Museum, 110 N. Harrison Avenue, Lafayette, wowchildrensmuseum.org 

New Years Eve at The Louisville Underground

All Ages Celebration 6 p.m.; Adults only 9 p.m. The Louisville Underground, 640 Main Street, Louisville.Price: $15-$28, thelouisvilleunderground.com

New Year’s Eve at Avalon Ballroom 

6:45 p.m. Avalon Ballroom, 6185 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder. Tickets: $45 in advance, $55 at the door, dancelaughlove.com

Crumb’s New Year’s Eve Boulder Bash with Ramakhandra. 

7 p.m. Boulder Theater, 2032 14th Street, Boulder. Tickets: $35-$39.50, z2ent.com/boulder-theater-venue

New Year’s Eve Dance Party

7 p.m. Gold Hill Inn, 401 Main Street, Boulder. Tickets: $45, brownpapertickets.com/event/5318534

St Julien Hotel & Spa 2021 New Year’s Eve Party Masquerade Ball 

8 p.m. St. Julien Spa & Hotel, 900 Walnut Street, Boulder, stjulien.com

New Year’s Eve American Legion Post 32

8 p.m. American Legion Post 32, 315 S. Bowen Street, Longmont

Avanti Boulder’s New Year’s Eve Rooftop Party

8 p.m. Avanti F&B Boulder, 1401 Pearl Street, Boulder. VIP tables are $100-$500, boulder.avantifandb.com

License No. 1 New Year’s Eve Party 

8 p.m. License No. 1, 2115 13th Street, Boulder, license1boulderado.com

The Crystal Method with GODLAZER 

8:30 p.m. Fox Theatre, 1135 13th Street, Boulder. Tickets: $25-$30, z2ent.com/fox-theatre-venue


Bunk with the Beasts (ages 5-12)

6 p.m. Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele Street, Denver. Tickets are $68-$86, denverzoo.org/family-bunks

My Morning Jacket with Neal Francis 

7 p.m. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop Street, Denver. Tickets: $56-$110.50 

Resolution New Year’s Eve 2021

7:30 p.m. McNichols Event Center & Art Gallery,144 W. Colfax Avenue, Denver. Tickets are $119-$199,

Railroad Earth & The Dustbowl Revival 

7:30 p.m. Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 N. Clarkson Street, Denver

Denver New Year’s Eve Black Tie 2021

8 p.m. Mile High Station, 2027 W. Colfax Avenue, Denver. Tickets are $110-$120, newyearsevenight.com

Celebrate the New Year on the Orient Express at Denver Union Station

8 p.m. Denver Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop Street, Denver. Tickets are $95-$699, unionstationindenver.com

Denver NYE Cocktail Party 2022 

8 p.m. Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, 1550 Court Place, Denver. Tickets are $110, nyenightdenver.com

19th Annual White Rose Gala

9 p.m. Ellie Caulkins Opera House – Denver Performing Arts Complex, 14th and Champa, Denver. Tickets are $80-$299, whiterosegala.org

New Year’s Eve Gala at Gaylord Rockies

9 p.m. Gaylord Rockies, 6700 N. Gaylord Rockies Boulevard, Aurora. Tickets are $50-$200, bignightrockies.com/buy-tickets

BoomBox featuring The BackBeat Brass 

9 p.m. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax, Denver. TIckets: $37.50-45

Lee Fields & The Expressions

9 p.m. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Avenue, Denver. Tickets: $39.75.

New Year’s Eve Fireworks

9 p.m. and midnight, 16th Street Mall, Denver