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10 Best Family-Friendly Events in March

Major sport, storytelling, and cultural attractions hit the court, stage, and streets this month.

Harlem Globetrotters

March 12; 1 p.m. (Ball Arena), 7:30 p.m. (1STBANK Center)

The Original Harlem Globetrotters bring ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry, and unique family entertainment. New this season, the Globetrotters will debut basketball’s first 4-point line, located six feet, three inches beyond the top of the NBA’s current three-point line. All ages. $15 to $150. 1STBANK Center, Broomfield and Ball Arena, Denver. 

The Story Pirates

March 1. 6:30 p.m.

Set sail on the seas of imagination with this group of tale-telling comedians. The Story Pirates are searching for a different kind of treasure: the wildest stories by kids, which they’ll adapt into a comedy performance. Age 3 and up. Find tickets online. $18. The PACE Center, Parker.

National Coin & Money Show

March 10 and 11, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; March 12, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

See more than $100 million of historic, rare money, plus educational seminars and a children’s treasure trivia game. More than 200 dealers will be buying and selling rare coins, paper money, gold, and silver, and many of the experts will provide complimentary, informal evaluations of the public’s old coins and paper money. All ages. $10 adult, free age 12 and under (March 10 and 11); free admission March 12. The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs.

B—The Underwater Bubble Show

March 31. 7:30 p.m.

Taking cues from Cirque du Soleil, this visual spectacular incorporates lasers, low ground smoke, and flying foam to simulate waves and an underwater atmosphere. Bubblelandia is full of characters including a juggler in a huge plastic ball, and the use of soap bubbles in multiple artistic ways. All ages. $19 to $29. Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Denver.

Passport to Culture: Fiesta CO

March 13. 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. (sensory-friendly)

Fiesta Colorado Dance Company, directed by Jeanette Trujillo-Lucero, presents the Hispanic dance arts of Colorado. This performance demonstrates how Mexican folkloric dance embodies rich artistic manifestations of culture and tradition. A sensory-friendly show with lowered volume and lights on is available. Find tickets online. $5. Lone Tree Arts Center, Lone Tree.

Little University: Yoga

March 16, 10:30 to 11 a.m.

Connect with your little one through a series of mindfulness activities, fun stretches, and relationship-building partner poses. A representative from the Denver Preschool Program will also be available to provide information and answer questions about affordable preschool. For preschoolers and younger with caregivers. Register online. Free. Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzalez Branch Library, Denver.

Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs

Through a date TBD. Daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Fri, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Visit the distant past, exploring the myths and realities of ancient Egyptian culture. This exhibit features more than 350 original artifacts—some more than 4,500 years old—and is enhanced with detailed models, multimedia overlays, films, and interactive elements. $9.50 adult, $7 ages 3 to 18; plus admission: $19.95 adult, $14.95 ages 3 to 18. Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver.

Denver’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 12. 9:30 a.m.

Get your green on and join the masses downtown where an eclectic festival winds its way from Coors Field toward Union Station and back. Brass bands and bagpipes and talented step dancers, alongside community organization and leader appearances, fill the event with cheery St. Patty Day spirit. Free. Union Station neighborhood, Denver.

Magic Circle Mime Co.—The Mozart Experience

March 6. 2:30 p.m.

A mischievous street musician finds herself thrust into the role of Mozart, and the conductor presents her with opportunities and dilemmas that help the musician evolve into an accomplished modern-day Mozart. A family-friendly craft will be available before the concert. All ages. Find tickets online. $27 adult, $10 youth. Boettcher Concert Hall, Denver.

Clyfford Still, Art,and the Young Mind

March 11 to Aug. 7. Tue to Sun, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This community-wide collaborative exhibition examines the aesthetic preferences of early learners (including high contrast, pattern, and scale), using Still’s artworks as a basis for study. Gallery text reveals how children in the community responded to these themes in Still’s artwork. All ages. $10, free age 17 and under and members. Clyfford Still Museum, Denver.

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