Fresh Jazz and Crisp Vinyl Series: Orenda, August 26
If you’re a fan of jazz, Latin, and funk, come to Orenda’s five-piece instrumental set to hear all your favorite genres combined into one unique sound. The Denver-based group draws influences from Afro-Cuban rhythms and blends drum, conga, guitar, and saxophone melodies with funky synthesizer beats to create its own style of improvisational dance music. Before and after Orenda’s performance, DJ David B. Smith (owner of the David B. Smith Gallery in LoDo) will spin tracks from his collection of vintage vinyl records. Fri 7 p.m. Dikeou Collection 1615 California St., Ste. 515, 303-623-3001. Free.
Colorado Cider & Beer Circus, August 26 to August 27
At this funky outdoor festival, you can indulge in two of Colorado’s most refreshing craft beverages. More than 75 cideries and breweries, including Colorado Springs–based Colorado Common Hard Cider and Denver’s C Squared Ciders, will offer samples while acrobats and jugglers show off their talents between booths. Bonus: On Friday evening, learn how to pair varieties of cider with cheese, chocolate, and cured meats. Fri 6-8 p.m.; Sat 1-8 p.m. Copper Mountain Resort, 509 Copper Rd., Copper Mountain, 970-968-2318. $35-$55.
SUP & Sip, August 27
Whether you’re new to the trendy sport of SUP-ing or an expert from all your practice on the South Platte River, this day of exercise is worth its boozy reward. Newbies can take an introductory lesson in stand-up paddleboarding from guides at Colorado SUP Sports as pros make their way around the reservoir. Then everyone will stretch out their sore muscles during a relaxing group yoga class led by instructors from City Surf Fitness. After testing your skills in a new sport, it’s time to try a new brew—you’ve burned more than enough calories for a Royal Nonsense ESB from Living the Dream Brewing Company. Sat 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Chatfield State Park, 11500 N. Roxborough Park Rd., Littleton, 303 791-7275. $20.