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DENVER - 7NEWS brings you a list of some family friendly events.  Here are our picks of the 7 Things To Do this weekend.




Mutton Bustin'

What: Five to 7-year-olds under 55 pounds ride a sheep out of a bucking chute and into the rodeo arena. Like professional rodeo events, time and score count, but it's really about how much fun it is. Anything goes, and usually does, as contestants cling to the back of thickly coated lamb as long as they can. 

Where: National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt Street, Denver

When: Friday: 6 p.m.

Admission: General Admission

More Information: Mutton Bustin' 


Family Friday Night

What: Kids can wear their favorite jammies and enjoy stories, a fun activity, and healthy snacks provided by local Whole Foods Markets. Parents can enjoy specials at the coffee shop.

Where: Tattered Cover Book Store - Highlands Ranch, 9315 Dorchester Street, Littleton, Colo.

When: Friday: 6:30 p.m.

Admission: Free

More Information: Family Friday Night 




Traditional American Folk Dance Performance

What: Join us for a toe tappin' good time! The Hoofin' High Country Cloggers will perform traditional Appalachian-style clogging.

Where: History Colorado Center, 12th Avenue and Broadway, Denver

When: Saturday: 11:30 a.m.

Admission: $6-$10

More Information: Traditional American Folk Dance Performance 


The Best Tasting Green Chili Contest

What: The contest will take place in the enclosed heated patio of Steve's Snappin' Dogs. It will feature chili tasting by a panel of local celebrity judges, a live radio broadcast by Gabby Gourmet on KHOW 630AM and feature up to 20 area restaurants competing for the best tasting green chili in Denver. There will be free tastings for the audience and Steve's Snappin' Dogs plans to donate 10% of the store's daily sales to Project Angel Heart.

Where: Steve Snappin' Dogs, 3525 East Colfax Avenue, Denver

When: Saturday: 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Admission: Free

More Information: The Best Tasting Green Chili Contest 




Introductions to FWD: 1963-2013

What: African-American scholar, historian, and activist Dr. Vincent Harding talks about the Civil Rights Movement.

 Where: History Colorado Center, 12th Avenue and Broadway, Denver

When: Monday: 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Admission: $6-$10 

More Information: Introductions to FWD: 1963-2013


All Weekend Long


Comedian David Alan Grier (18 and older)

What: One of Comedy Central’s “100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time” Grier is well known as being a principle cast member of the acclaimed TV series “In Living Color,” and as a co-star on Bonnie Hunt's hit ABC comedy “Life with Bonnie.” Not to mention he starred on the hit NBC show “DAG” and on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” David created, wrote and executive produced a show for Comedy Central called “Chocolate News.” He can currently be seen on Broadway in “Porgy and Bess.

Where: Comedy Works, 1226 15th Street, Denver


Friday: 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Saturday: 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.

Admission: $30

More Information: Comedian David Alan Grier 


Winter X Games in Aspen

What: Don't miss the world's best ski, snowboard and snowmobile athletes throwing down the biggest tricks of the year for the most coveted medals in action sports during four action-packed days of competition - including the much awaited return of snocross to X Games.

Come for the thrills, stay for the party! Featuring live music from Calvin Harris and Major Lazer, film showcases, style presentations and more. ALL events at Buttermilk Mountain are FREE to the public

Where: Buttermilk Mountain, Aspen, Colo.

When: All Weekend

More Information:  Winter X Games in Aspen 

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