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See, Ski & Sing in Winter 2019

No cabin fever here: four excuses to get out of the house this season

Photo by Paul Natkin

Sir Elton John Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour
Feb. 6-7
Pepsi Center, Denver
Powdered wigs, feathers, grapefruit-sized glasses and enough sequins to costume a small country—Sir Elton Hercules John (real name Reginald Dwight) has always been his own creation. The man and his piano, along with lifelong lyricist Bernie Taupin, have produced more than 30 albums, including 50 Top-40 hits, and sold 300 million records. And now, after 50 years of touring, the consummate performer is bidding the stage adieu. John’s farewell tour is a long and winding one (three years, 20 countries). Don’t miss your last chance to see the Wizard.

Tara Donovan: Fieldwork
Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
Ends Jan. 27
A captivating visual fantasy, Tara Donovan: Fieldwork showcases unorthodox materials like plastic straws, index cards and rubber bands manipulated into 3-D sculptures that mimic aspects of nature.

X Games Aspen
Jan. 24–27
Buttermilk Mountain
The annual four-day extreme-sport spectacle features 200 global thrill-seeking athletes competing in events like Big Air Skiing, SuperPipe Snowboarding and Freestyle Snowmobiling, at the base of Buttermilk Mountain. Music performances between competitions include The Chainsmokers, Lil Wayne, Louis the Child and Kygo.

Denver bRUNch Running Club at Denver Milk Market 
Jan. 27 & Feb. 24
Run, jog or walk this 5K route through the historic downtown Dairy Block the last Sunday of every month. The incentive: Rewarding brunch fare awaits past the finish line at Frank Bonanno’s 16-vendor dining spot, the Milk Market.

The Wizard of Oz ballet 
Feb. 1-10 
The Ellie Caulkins Opera House
The Colorado Ballet’s take on the 1939 film, with Dorothy in ruby-red pointe slippers, dancing her way home. Plus, fantastical sets of the Emerald City and live music from the Colorado Ballet Orchestra

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