5280’s Best Bets for the week of: July 13-July 20
We tell you what to do, where to be, and why for each week of the year.
Birdhaus Bash Garden Party and Auction July 14
If the early bird gets the worm, what does the swanky bird get? A three-story Tudor mansion complete with aspen wood shutters. See what nifty dwellings local artists have dreamt up for these high-rolling fowl at the 11th annual birdhouse auction. Bring home a creation for the birds in your borough. Fri. 5:30 p.m. Denver Botanic Gardens. $30-$100. To purchase tickets, visit www.botanicgardens.org.
Denver Polo Classic July 15-17
Here’s your chance to recreate like royalty. Bring a picnic basket and your floppy hat for three days of equestrian-style entertainment. Proceeds benefit the Denver Nuggets Community Fund. Fri-Sun. Columbine Polo Club, 4401 W. Mineral Ave. $30-$150. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.denverpolo.org.
5K Walk for Education July 17
Denver Woodlands and Asha for Education present this walk-n-meal combo to raise money for children’s educational programs in India. Participants will enjoy a scrumptious Indian lunch following the race. Sun 9 a.m. Northridge Park, Highlands Ranch. $20. To register, visit www.denverwoodlands.com.
Monty Python and The Denver Brass: Film on the Rocks July 18
What is your quest? To grab your coconut shells and head on up to Red Rocks to gallop along with Knights of Ni on the big screen for a showing of everyone’s favorite wacky British flick. The evening’s festivities begin with the “Coconut Madness Concert” performed by The Denver Brass. Mon 7:30 p.m. Red Rocks Amphitheatre. $10. To purchase tickets, visit www.redrocksonline.com.