Best Bets for August 3

August 3 2005, 10:35 PM
The International PGA Golf Tournament at Castle Pines — Aug. 1-7
Well, shoot. We'll buy some Bermuda shorts if it means we can catch a glimpse of the elusive Tiger. Tournament rounds are scheduled Thu-Sun, but check out the other events planned, too. Can you say Celebrity Day? Here, birdie, birdie! Castle Pines Golf Course. For tickets, call Ticketmaster 303-830-TIXS. For more information, visit www.golfintl.com. River Flicks — Aug. 3 & 10
Ell-i-ot and Inigo Montoya (you kill-a my father, prepare to die) hit the big screen in Denver. Two '80s classics, E.T. and The Princess Bride, are featured this week as part of the Confluence Park River Flicks outdoor cinema series. Grab your Crazy Creek and head on down to the river to watch some films under the stars. Wed. Shows begin at sunset. Confluence Park. Free. For more information and a complete schedule, visit www.greenwayfoundation.org. Alpine Bank Dillon Open Regatta — Aug. 5-7
The folks up in Dillon are swabbin' the deck and callin' each other Ishmael as they get ready to host the highest-altitude sailing regatta in the world: 9,017 feet above sea level. Watch amateur and professional sailors from across the globe jibe around Lake Dillon in pursuit of gold. Proceeds benefit the Dillon Yacht Club Junior Sailing Program. Fri-Sun. Dillon Yacht Club and Marina, Lake Dillon reservoir, Dillon. For more info, call 970-262-5824 or visit www.dillonyachtclub.com. What's It Worth? The Ultimate Art Lover's Garage Sale — Aug. 5-6
You won't find any mismatched plates and moth-eaten sweaters at this garage sale that offers vibrant local art at bargain prices. Also, bring in that old watercolor hanging in your attic (the one you couldn't sell at your garage sale) and get it professionally appraised—you might be surprised by how valuable it really is. Proceeds benefit VSA Arts of Colorado, ArtReach, Stories on Stage, and the Colorado Alliance for Arts Education. Fri noon-10 p.m.; Sat 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Access Gallery, 909 Santa Fe Dr. For more info, call 303-777-0797. Stairway to Heaven — Aug. 6
And she's buy-y-ing a stairway to... Wait. NO. It's not Led Zeppelin at the Pepsi Center, but maybe (emphasis on maybe) the next best thing. This summer's Museum of Outdoor Arts collaborative performance "Stairway to Heaven" features the David Taylor Dance Theater Company and members of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra—a multimedia show featuring world-class art, dance, film, and music. Best of all, it's free! Sat 8 p.m. Museum of Outdoor Arts Englewood Amphitheater, 1000 Englewood Pkwy., Englewood. Free. For more information, call 303-806-0444 or visit www.moaonline.org. Wags and Purrs Adopt-a-thon — Aug. 5 & 6
Wiggly pups, snuggly kittens, fluffy bunnies. Awww. Can you resist? Why should you? If you're ready to adopt a furry animal companion, head over to the Denver Dumb Friends League—its hours are extended all weekend to find homes for hundreds of homeless creatures. Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Denver Dumb Friends League locations: 2080 Quebec. St. and 4556 Castleton Ct. in Castle Rock. For more info, call 303-751-5772 or visit www.ddfl.org.