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Denver Weekend Rundown: Jan. 10-12

Looking for things to do in Denver this weekend? The RedPeak staff has your back. Here’s a list of our top event picks for January 10-12.

Friday

Denver Zoo Free Day If you’ve ever wanted to visit, now’s your chance. Admission to the zoo –home to nearly 4,000 animals representing 700 species– is free today and tomorrow! Winter hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Denver Boat Show If chilly temps have you daydreaming about fun in the sun, head to this three-day show featuring the newest boat models and boating accessories on the market (at prices cheaper than retail). Held at the Colorado Convention Center, the show also includes an entertaining program starring snakes, turtles, and Mr. Bo Mangles, a rare albino alligator. Added bonus: today’s visitors can enter to win a $500 gift card! Two winners will be chosen.

Saturday

Living Lights The Butterfly Pavilion’s 4th annual holiday lighting event wraps tomorrow. Journey indoors through a twinkling tropical rainforest and interactive exhibits with live animals, or venture outdoors for a trip through glowing gardens featuring larger-than-life sculptures made using 95% recycled steel and LED lighting. Visitors learn all about bioluminescent and luminescent animals, and the hypotheses scientists have formed to explain how land, sea, and air invertebrates produce light.

Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale Since 1993, Coors Brewing Company and the National Western Stock Show have worked together to put on this exhibit, which is considered one of the finest western art exhibits in the country. Though it features works about the American West, participating artists hail from Canada and Europe, as well as the United States. Curious? Learn more about this year’s artists here.

Sunday

Great American Comedy Festival Those of you looking for a laugh, should definitely check out this festival produced by Eddie Brill, talent coordinator for “The Late Show with David Letterman.” The showcase is part of a 10-city tour to discover 24 of the nation’s best comics who will face off in a June competition held in Norfolk, Nebraska (Johnny Carson’s hometown).

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