Best Bets for August 10

August 2005
Grand Prix of Denver — Aug. 10-13
The course is set, Grand Marshall Jason Priestly has landed, and the Denver Grand Prix is ready to roll. Sure, they'll be racing. But there is so much more than just checkered flags and burning rubber to see this weekend. Thursday features the Rocky Mountain Concours, a display of sweet, Gatsby-like, vintage cars (and the old guys who rub them with diapers). Oscar de la Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions brings championship boxing to Denver's hallowed halls on Friday. And then there's the Saturday night concert under the stars. Wed-Sat. Pepsi Center. For a complete list of events visit www.gpdenver.com. U.S. Open Mountainboarding Championship — Aug. 11-13
So there's no snow in August. But that doesn't stop those downhill adrenaline junkies from getting their fix. This weekend of downhill competition celebrates the dudes who just can't wait for the winter with events such as Dirt Boardercross—four riders racing down the mountain on wheeled snowboards equipped with breaks. Have they lost their minds? Maybe. But it's too good to miss. Thu-Sat. Snowmass Mountain, Aspen. For more information, visit www.usopenmountainboarding.com. Christine Hauber: "Working in the USA" — Aug. 12
The Colorado native and photographer will be talking about and signing her new book Working in the USA. The book includes more than 200 photographs she took during a three-year journey across America and captures a cross-section of the richness of life in this country. Fri 5-9 p.m. Photographer's Gallery, 2424 E. Third. Free. For more information, call 303-780-9317 or visit www.workingintheusa.com. Ice Cream Storytime — Aug. 13
Nancy Larrew with Cold Stone Creamery Colorado presents an ice cream storytime featuring two cool summer stories for kids. And, mmmm,mmmm, after the stories your patience is rewarded with delicious ice cream samples from Cold Stone. Well worth the stop for kids of all ages. Sat 2 p.m. Tattered Cover Cherry Creek. Free, but be sure to reserve a spot by calling 303-322-1965 ext.2727. Boulder International Fringe Festival — Aug. 17-28
Did you know that there's a world-renowned circus training facility in Boulder? Neither did we. But at the Fringe Festival, 12 days celebrating theater, dance, storytelling, puppetry, circus arts, and more, you'll learn lots about the secret talents of our strange neighbors to the North. Check out 301 shows at 16 venues throughout Boulder. Free-$12. For more information call 720-563-9950 or visit www.boulderfringe.com.