DOWNTOWN — Baur's Listening Lounge welcomes Ellis Marsalis on Thursday, December 10. Marsalis, a celebrated pianist from New Orleans, will be performing a special two-show event at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. The $45 concert, presented by Music Appreciation Society, will benefit the Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts. Visit Baur's website for more information.
BOULDER — Zeal is turning two and is hosting a birthday bash to celebrate. On Thursday, December 10 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. partygoers will receive free beer, plus half-off wine on tap, $2 off cocktails, and a $10 build-your-own buffet plate. Food will be served from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the community table, after which Zeal will turn up the beat for a birthday dance party, featuring music by DJ Inthin Aire and DJ Sami. RSVP here for the free event.
DOWNTOWN — On Thursday, December 10, join the members of Denver Active 20-30 and Rocky Mountain Active 20-30 for a "Christmas for Kids Holiday Happy Hour" to help raise money for disadvantaged youth in Denver. For any donation amount, guests receive entry to the event at EDGE Restaurant & Bar, a complimentary Grey Goose cocktail, discounted pricing throughout the night on food and drinks, and entertainment from a live DJ. All proceeds will benefit Christmas for Kids. Advance tickets are available here.
NORTH DENVER — Celebrate the holidays at Hammond's Candies 15th annual Candy Cane Festival. On Saturday, December 11 and Sunday, December 12, join Hammond's as it is transformed into a winter wonderland complete with games, crafts, trolly rides, cookie decorating, and an appearance by Santa himself. Visit Hammond's website for more information about this year's festivities.