Virtual events are abundant in Denver this weekend.

This weekend, take some time to learn something new, as virtual events help you improve your smartphone photography skills or practice nature writing. Although in-person attendance is still restricted, professional sports are ramping up in Denver as both the Denver Nuggets and the Colorado Avalanche are in action at Ball Arena this weekend. And a virtual celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. kicks off the weekend that honors his memory.

*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 15

American Drag

When: January 15
Where: Virtual
Cost: $15

Three masters of drag performance, Shirley Delta Blow, Miss Zarah and Brody Danger, will kick of the New Year in joyous musical style doing their thing and telling their stories.

Art of Smartphone Photography

When: January 15
Where: Virtual
Cost: $36

Hosted by Denver Botanic Gardens, this class gives attendees the photography skills necessary to make the most out of their images, from shooting to editing as well as platforms to share and print images.

Beloved Community Service – Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute

When: January 15
Where: Virtual
Cost: Free

Hosted by Judaism Your Way, Congregation Rodef Shalom, and Trinity United Methodist Church, this event celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and honors his memory as a community by charging forward in the battle against systemic racism.

Cabaret De Profundis or How to Sing While Ugly Crying

When: January 15
Where: Virtual
Cost: $20

A comedy about grief, dirty woodcuts, and one of the wonders of the world.

Colorado Avalanche vs. St. Louis Blues

When: January 15
Where: ESPN+
Cost: Free

The Colorado Avalanche take on the St. Louis Blues at Ball Arena.

Ned Ledoux

When: January 15
Where: Grizzly Rose, 5450 N. Valley Hwy., Denver
Cost: $20

Ned Ledoux is well respected for his high-energy live shows that mix his western roots with the rock and roll influences he acquired in his youth.

Things to Do on Saturday, January 16

Close Distance

When: January 16
Where: Next Gallery, 6851 W. Colfax Avenue, Unit B, Lakewood
Cost: Free

Close Distance is a group show featuring members from ArtSource at Next Gallery that includes provoking work that explores the dynamics of closeness and distance.

Nature Writing with Lighthouse

When: January 16
Where: Virtual
Cost: $20

Hosted by Denver Botanic Gardens, these informal writing sessions feature Lighthouse Writers Workshop instructor Mary Harpin.

Rainforest Yoga

When: January 16
Where: Butterfly Pavilion, 6252 W. 104th Ave., Westminster
Cost: $8–$10

This hour-long class provides a nature-centric yoga experience to rejuvenate your mind and body.

Things to Do on Sunday, January 17

Denver Nuggets vs. Utah Jazz

When: January 17
Where: TV and radio on Altitude and KKSE 92.5 FM
Cost: Free

The Denver Nuggets take on the Utah Jazz at Denver's Ball Arena.

Virtual National Western Stock Show

When: January 16–17
Where: Virtual
Cost: Free

Due to COVID-19, the largest western trade show in Colorado was forced to postpone, but virtual programming and online shopping are available.

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