5280's Best Bets for the week of: April 20-27

April 20 2005, 10:00 PM
Breakfast of Champions—April 22 See Karen Gaffney, the first person with Down syndrome to complete a relay swim across the English Channel, speak at this 5th annual fund-raising event. Proceeds benefit the Down syndrome research program at the University of Denver and the Mile High Down Syndrome Association. WB2 News anchor Ernie Bjorkman will emcee the event. Friday 7 to 9 a.m. Denver Marriott Tech Center, 4900 S. Syracuse. $55. For more information call 303-797-1699 or visit www.mhdsa.org. Microbrews for the Environment Benefit—April 22 Think globally, drink locally. Twenty breweries will be serving $1 pints at the 13th Annual Microbreweries for the Environment Benefit. Proceeds from this year's benefit will go to the University of Colorado Environmental Center, Center for Native Ecosystems, and Rock the Earth. Live entertainment provided by the Motet Big Band. Friday 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. The Boulder Theater, 2032 13th St., Boulder. $16.50. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 303-786-7030. David Sedaris—April 23 National Public Radio commentator and best-selling author Dave Sedaris brings his strange brand of off-color humor to the Buell Theater. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll be utterly confused (and maybe even a little disturbed)-but most of all you'll have a good time. Saturday 7 p.m. The Buell Theatre, 950 13th St. To purchase tickets, call 303-830-TIXS. MetroPolitan Bridal Expo—April 26 Summer is almost upon us—so let the engagements and wedding planning begin. Enjoy an ultra-chic bridal fashion show, attend seminars revealing tips on planning a lavish wedding on a petite budget, and receive fabulous gift bags from a variety of vendors at this Denver bridal expo. Tuesday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Tivoli at Metro State College of Denver. For more information, call 720-289-7519 or visit www.mscd.edu. Maroon 5-April 26 This quintet has everything—a platinum record, a Grammy for Best New Artists, and a rocking world tour that, lucky us, includes Denver. Catch the young and talented at the Pepsi Center next week. Tuesday 7 p.m. The Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Circle. Ticket prices vary. Call 303-830-TIXS.