7NEWS brings you a list of some family friendly events. Here are our picks of the 7 Things To Do this weekend.
Snow Sculpture in the Dark Competition & Festival
What: Join E. L. Events for the “Still Parade” of Lights, the Artisan Show, Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides and the People’s Choice Voting. The Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides are free for children and $1 for adults per ride. Come to the downtown Railroad (between Second and Fourth streets) to see parade floats and entertainment in Loveland’s FIRST Still Parade of Lights.
Where: E.L. Events, 239 E. Fourth St., Loveland, Colo.
When: Friday: 6 p.m.
More Information: Snow Sculpture in the Dark Competition & Festival
12th Annual Arvada Chocolate Affair
What: The Taste of Chocolate -- enjoy cakes, candies, brownies, fudge and chocolate drinks. For a price of only $5 you will receive six taste tickets. Chocolate Treasure Hunt, Chocolate Cookie Contest, storytelling, face painting, and balloon artistry.
Where: Historic Olde Town Arvada, 7307 Grandview Avenue, Arvada Colo.
When: Saturday: 11 a.m.
More Information: Annual Arvada Chocolate Affair
What: The great Paco Peña explores the trance-inducing tribal roots of flamenco, from the alboreá to the razor-sharp complexity of the bulería, all while keeping the audience captivated with dramatic compositions, fantastic guitar work and graceful fiery dancers.
Where: PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker, Colo.
When: Saturday: 2 p.m.-4 p.m.
More Information: Paco Peña
The Zoo Story
What: All it takes is two people with a bench. When publishing executive Peter sits down on a bench in Central Park, he is joined by the isolated and disheartened Jerry. All Jerry wants is a meaningful conversation with another human being, and he decides that Peter is the person to have it with (whether he wants to have it or not).
Where: Castle Rock Library, 100 S. Wilcox, Castle Rock, Colo.
When: Saturday: 6 p.m.
Admission: Free, suggesting $5 donation
More Information: The Zoo Story
All Weekend Long
What: The Denver Monster Jam event will feature more USHRA Monster Trucks than ever before, including Four-time World Champion Grave Digger®, the Denver debut of Scooby Doo and Advance Auto Parts Grinder, El Toro Loco®, Raminator, Incinerator, and Rammunition!
Where: Pepsi Center
Friday: 7 p.m.
Saturday: 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m.
Sunday: 2 p.m.
More Information: Monster Truck
What: With breakneck pace and a rich gallery of characters, this hysterically funny farce follows the on- and off -stage antics of a mediocre touring company as they stumble from dress rehearsal to disastrous last night of their comedy play, Nothing On. The cast members desperately try to maintain composure and resort to sabotaging their fellow actors. The New York Times critic Frank Rich called this "the funniest play written in my lifetime."
Where: Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, Colo.
Friday: 8 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m.
More Information: Noises Off
Rocky Mountain Express
What: Rocky Mountain Express takes audiences on a steam train journey through the breathtaking vistas of the Canadian Rockies as it tells the epic story of building the nation's first transcontinental railway. The film weaves together spectacular IMAX aerial cinematography, stunning landscapes of the West, archival photographs and maps, and the powerful energy and rhythms of a live steam locomotive.
Where: Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver
When: Friday - Sunday: 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m.
More Information: Rocky Mountain Express
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