So long, 2017. Welcome, 2018! An entirely new year to enjoy and a fresh opportunity to discover a new you (or to keep rocking the same brilliant you you’ve always been). Whatever you decide, we’re with you.
Here’s a quick rundown of my top January picks. As always, if you see something we missed, please let us know.
Her Paris: Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism
On view through January 15
Denver Art Museum
No cost for members; $24 for adults
Women have always found a way to overcome misogynistic attitudes, and “Her Paris: Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism” at The Denver Art Museum beautifully expresses ways in which we’ve done so. From using hat pins as self defense to forming painting groups, women of the 19th century proved they were badasses.
Voodoo Comedy Playhouse
What do you say to comfort an English teacher?
They’re, Their, There.
Perhaps this isn’t the best joke for stand up, but if you want a good laugh, you should see our pal Noah Geisel’s next “Hot for Teacher” show at Voodoo Comedy Playhouse. Join a group of witty teachers as they share their side-splitting school tales. You’ll surely give them an A+ for their performances. Our own CEO Eric (a former elementary school teacher) performed in one of these shows in the past!
Denver’s Civic Center Park
“The question isn’t who is going to help me; it is who is going to stop me?” Ayn Rand
2018 welcomes the second Women’s March On Colorado, where thousands will join a peaceful march through the streets of Denver in solidarity for social justice, human rights, and equality for women and all marginalized people nationwide.
The Hangar at Stanley Marketplace
$25 to $40 (VIP)
After the crazy holidays, goodness knows all mamas need a break. You can find me chilling with my mum friends, rocking a swag bag, and sipping on a cocktail on January 25 at the Mom Up Project. Join Denver vendors to find the gift you may not have received this past holiday season. Too much walking? Grab a drink and have a seat for words of wisdom from an astounding lineup of speakers.
The Denver Botanic Gardens
$36 for JNFuture members; $54 for non-members
Join WideFoc.us (we’re a proud sponsor) at The Denver Botanic Gardens for Jewish National Fund’s “Tu Bishvat in The Rockies.” This annual dinner event is an evening to remind us of the connection between the earth, our ancestors, and future generations. Learn about the significant impact JNF has had on improving Israel’s environment, and how those innovations have been shared with other nations around the world.
Katie Seiffertt is Operations Manager at WideFoc.us. When she isn’t keeping WideFoc.us World Headquarters in tip-top shape, she is wrangling her posse of kids, bingeing Netflix while drinking Malbec, or beginning another art project.