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Mile-High United Way’s Turkey Trot — Nov 24
Registration might be closed, but you still can run on race day in Denver’s healthiest answer to gravy-soaked mashed potatoes. Sign-up on Thanksgiving morning for the annual Mile-High United Way Turkey Trot around Wash Park—benefiting Community Appeal to End Homelessness. A 4-mile run/walk or 1-mile family fun run are both available. Thu 8 a.m.-noon. Washington Park. $30 day of; $15 children and seniors. Long-sleeve tee and post-race refreshments included. For race time details visit www.bkbltd.com or www.active.com.

Rolling Stones Concert — Nov 24
Can’t get enough satisfaction from just turkey? There’s no better way to end your Thanksgiving than by seeing the legendary Rolling Stones. Just make sure you’ve got an extra $400 lying around. Thu 7 p.m. Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Circle. For tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.com, call 303-832-TIXS (or visit your local scalper).

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Orphan Thanksgiving — Nov 24
If you have no family in town (or you just don’t want to cook) join others just like you at Denver’s Orphan Thanksgiving celebrations. Two locations: Donkey Den (1109 Lincoln St.) offers a $30 all-you-can-eat turkey dinner, and Gavi, the new Italian eatery down the street, offers a four-course Tuscan turkey dinner for $65. Don’t miss the late-night, post-feast party ($20) at Donkey Den, Gavi, and Grenade. For specific seating times, locations, event schedule, and to reserve a spot visit www.orphanthanksgiving.com.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra — Nov 28
Hailing from New York City, the 60-piece rock-opera orchestra (plus chorus) with the talents of veteran hard rock producer Paul O’Neill brings its highly acclaimed Christmas-music extravaganza to Colorado. See them rock the Springs this Monday. 8 p.m. The Colorado Springs World Arena and Ice Hall, 3185 Venetucci Boulevard, Colorado Springs. For tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.com, www.worldarena.com, or call 303-832-TIXS.

Ready, Set, Shop! — Nov 29
Make your holiday gift-giving easier by knowing just where to shop. Join Rocky Mountain News columnists Judie Schwarts and Evelinda Urman for the launch of their new book, A Fashion-Lover’s Guide to the Best Shopping in Denver and Beyond. Tue 5:30-7 p.m. Restaurant Corridor 44, 1433 Larimer. R.S.V.P by Nov 24 at [email protected] or call 303-694-9890 for more information.

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