Let’s welcome in 2019 together! So many things to do in this great City of ours! So how will you spend the last weekend of this year? You could learn how to roll sushi, sing all the words to Destiny’s Child at a 2000s throwback party, or finally experience Itchy-O in all their unforgettable glory. Whatever you choose, remember to pour that champagne at midnight and cheers to more Mile High adventures in the new year.

Go on a date night at a sushi class 

Friday, December 28
Create Cooking School
Get in some one on one time with your special someone before the new year at this cooking class where you’ll learn the skills to roll your own sushi at home anytime. The menu includes miso soup, California rolls, spicy tuna rolls, and more along with sake and Sapporo for sipping.
Cost: $99/person

Throw it back at a 2000s tribute party 

Friday, December 28
Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox
We may be days away from 2019 but first, party like it’s 2002 again at this event where you’ll get low tih Lil’ Jon and re-learn that country grammar from Nelly. Hosted by DJ Big Styles, this will be a night of hits from back when Justin and Britney called it quits.
Cost: Tickets start at $13

Explore the Clyfford Still Museum for free 

Friday, December 28
Clyfford Still Museum
All day, from 10am-8pm, this museum is nixing its admission fees so it’s the perfect chance to check out the works of an one of the pioneers of Abstract Expressionism. You can also join a free 45-minute guided tour, available at 10:30am, 11:30am, 3pm, and 6:30pm.
Cost: Nada

See SCI’s return for an NYE tradition 

Friday, December 28, Saturday, December 29 and Monday, December 31
1STBANK Center
After heading east for New Year’s Eve 2018, The String Cheese Incident are heading home once again for a three night run to celebrate not only the new year, but also their 25th anniversary as a band. Each night will feature different special guests and on Monday, SCI will perform three full sets to welcome 2019.
Cost: Single night tickets are $55

Catch the last weekend of lights at A Hudson Christmas 

Friday, December 28-Monday, December 31
Hudson Gardens, Littleton
If you need just one more dose of holiday cheer before ringing in 2019, head here. Stroll through the gardens and enjoy the bright light displays, sip hot cocoa, and even get in a last minute message to Santa (just in case you didn’t get exactly what you wanted this year).
Cost: Adult tickets are $10.50

Get some laughs at a holiday themed sketch comedy show 

Saturday, December 29
Grafenberg Theater
Join Just Friends for some entertainment in your post-Christmas, pre-NYE plans. Enjoy sketches, songs, and even a visit from Canadian Santa as the longest running sketch comedy group in the Mile High adds a twist to holiday traditions.
Cost: $12

See Gogol Bordello live 

Saturday, December 29
Ogden Theatre
Dance to the gypsy rhythms of this eccentric group as they perform songs from their newest album, Pura Vida Conspiracy. The band will also be joined by opener Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas who just released their first full length bilingual album, Telephone // Telefono.
Cost: Tickets start at $35

See into the future at the “Outlook Good” New Year’s party 

Monday, December 31
Milk Market
Head to one of Denver’s best new destinations for dining for an NYE party complete with tarot card, tea leaf, and palm readings along with plenty of food and drinks. For an additional cost, you can also opt to enjoy a private dinner cooked by Frank Bonanno ($150) or a VIP pass that will give you access to unlimited food and boozy beverages ($150).
Cost: General admission is $50

And here is the link to this weekends open homes around the Denver area!  Take a look and check some of the offerings prior to the Spring rush!