Start the new year off with mind-expanding museum exhibits and strolls down memory lane.

Denver area museums are ready to take you on a stroll down memory lane this weekend through exhibits exploring women who made history, the origins of rock 'n' roll, and nostalgic stories from iconic Denver thoroughfare Colfax. Plus, cooking with beer, comedy, western-themed events, art exhibits, and much more.

*Please note that in-person events may have certain COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions. Visit each event's website for more information prior to attending.*

Things to do on Friday, January 8

Ana Mendieta: Suspended Fire

When: Through March 7
Where: Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Avenue, Denver
Cost: Included with admission

Ana Mendieta: Suspended Fire is an immersive installation featuring two films created by Cuban-American artist Ana Mendieta.

Denver Comedy Showcase

When: Through January 16
Where: Colorado Sake Co., 3559 Larimer Street, Denver
Cost: $15-$17

The Denver Comedy Lounge features the best local and national talent who have been featured on Comedy Central, NBC, TBS, HBO, Netflix and Amazon.

January Virtual First Friday

When: January 8
Where: Virtual
Cost: Free

Join Denver's Art District on Santa Fe on Facebook for Virtual First Friday, where members share videos ranging from virtual gallery tours, artist talks, at-home studios, and more.

Stay Home Silent Disco #2

When: January 8
Where: Virtual
Cost: Free

Start the new year off right by grabbing some bubbly and dancing 2020 off from the comfort of your living room.

The Roots of Rock 'n' Roll – An Active Minds Event

When: January 8
Where: Virtual
Cost: Free

Join Active Minds as it returns to the roots of rock 'n' roll and traces its history and cultural impact through the years.

Things to do on Saturday, January 9

Cooking with Beer Online

When: January 9
Where: Virtual
Cost: $45

Presented by Cook Street School of Culinary Arts in partnership with Burns Family Ales, learn to understand how hops are affected by heat and how to add a level of bitterness or sweetness to dishes with beer.

Western Week

When: Through January 17
Where: Number Thirty Eight, 3560 Chestnut Street, Denver
Cost: Varies

Calling all country music fans! Number Thirty Eight is kicking the new year off with an eight-day lineup that'll make you want to two-step.

YidLife Crisis Presents: "Virtually Jewish"

When: January 9
Where: Virtual
Cost: $18

JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center presents the Colorado premiere of "Virtually Jewish," the remote live show from Yiddish comedy duo YidLife Crisis.

Things to do on Sunday, January 10

CORE All Member Show

When: Through January 17
Where: CORE New Art Space, 6851 W. Colfax Avenue, Lakewood
Cost: Admission

Fresh new art on exhibit by all the members of CORE New Art Space, including a wide variety of mediums from mixed-media assemblages and 3-D abstract expressionism to fiber arts and photography.

Forty Years on the 'Fax

When: Through December 31, 2021
Where: History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway, Denver
Cost: Included with admission

Take a nostalgic ride down Colfax, with stops at the quirky and memorable places that gave the street its worldwide reputation.

Women Behaving Badly

When: Through February 28
Where: History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway, Denver
Cost: Included with admission

In works combining watercolor with historical photography, news clippings and text, Denver-based artist Adri Norris highlights women who've made history.

What are YOU doing this weekend? Any fun events that we missed on our list? Comment below.