Thrill-seekers and scaredy-cats alike will get a heavy dose of adrenaline at this three-day film extravaganza showcasing all things adventure. Hosted by Patagonia, this year's festival features a compilation of 40 award-winning outdoor and environmental-inspired films. Festivities also include a community night kickoff celebration, photography workshops, a special children's film fest, gear giveaways, exclusive guest appearances. Fri-Sun; times vary.
More than 400,000 veterans call Colorado home. Lend them a hand at this inaugural benefit for the Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit that supports and empowers local veterans. The evening starts with a silent auction and hors d'oeuvres followed by live entertainment from country and folk artists Katey Laurel and Buckstein. Then, dine on eats at several ethnic food stations, which will serve dishes representing area where wars are currently ongoing.Thu 8-11 p.m.
There's something in the water and environmental film director Paul Wittenberger thinks its time to sound the alarm. Building on the success of his last film on pesticides—What in the World Are They Spraying?—Wittenburger turns his camera on a chemical that has long been mixed with our drinking water: floride. Sure, it helps our teeth stay clean, but did you know that scientists have hypothesized it as the cause for an increased rate in Alzheimer's? After the film, stay in the theater for a Q & A with Wittenberger and the other filmmakers. Thu 6:45 p.m.
Pull out your feathers, flappers, and fedoras for this 1920s-themed evening featuring live music, dining, and dancing. Enjoy hors d' oeuvres and cocktails as you drift back to the Roaring '20s. Proceeds benefit DAYS (Denver Area Youth Services), which provides service programs to over 2,500 Denver children, youth, and families each year. Thu 7-10 p.m.
There are some musicians who stick in your minds, who you feel compelled to tell your friends about. William Elliott Whitmore is that kind of performer. Armed with minimalist instrumentation (either a banjo or acoustic guitar) and his deeper-than-deep voice, Whitmore touches on timeless themes of land grabbing, social injustice, family ties, and lover's strife.