The zombie apocalypse is upon us. Okay, maybe not really, but could you survive? Teams of two-to-six will dash through the streets of Denver competing at several check points, which include trivia, riddles, and other zombie-themed challenges. After the race, enjoy yourself at the Zombie Dance Party featuring DJ Lucky I Am of MTV along with food and drink specials. 21 and up. Sat 9 a.m.
Find your inner harmony with esteemed Brazilian spiritual guru Sri Prem Baba. Increase self-awareness and transform destructive patterns through focused meditation, chanting, and energy channeling exercises, all of which you'll learn in this workshop. Sat 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Chipotle is bringing the party to its hometown. The Mile High City is already in the farm-to-table groove, and this festival brings together local farmers and some of the nation's top chefs—including Colorado's own Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson (Frasca Food and Wine)—to demo and craft upscale, yet accessible eats. Visit at least four the the "experience" tents—like the avocado area, where you'll learn how to make great guac—to earn a free meal from Chipotle after the festival.
Once a year, Boulder’s best and brightest artists open their private studios—in some cases their private residences—for viewers to take a peek into their creative spaces. Step into their imaginative burrows and visually compare and contrast the desks, lighting, and water coolers of a traditional office setting, with the colorful artists’ workspaces meant to inspire creation and innovation. Guidebooks are available to help navigate the Boulder art scene. All proceeds benefit the artists and open studios. Sat-Sun, times vary.
When the whole school laughed during his violin recital, the young boy vowed to never play again. That is until the night the moon swallowed his room. So begins one of the stories from author Jessie Wilson's newest work that takes young readers on five adventures of self-discovery. Wilson, a graduate of the Juilliard School, will share from his latest collection, mixing colorful storytelling with lively music. After the performance, Wilson will be available to sign copies of his book. Sat 3 p.m., 5 p.m.
The Mile High Horror Film Festival kicks off on Friday, with plenty of gory flicks, zombies, and horror-genre celebrities to get us all spooked just in time for Halloween. Our pick: Spend An Evening With Corey Feldman, as the veteran actor hosts a Q&A followed by a special screening of The Lost Boys in honor of the film's 25th anniversary. Sat 6:30 p.m.
High energy, amped-up adrenaline, and daredevil jumps come together for some of the toughest racing on two wheels. This motocross event features a range of competitors, from amateurs to 2012 X Games winners, tackling obstacles like boulders, mud, sand, and a water hole at high speeds. It's family-friendly, so bring your little Knievel along for an exciting evening. Sat 7:30 p.m.
For country-pop star Sheryl Crow 100 Miles From Memphis, her latest album, isn’t just about a location. It’s a state of mind. The title marks the nine-time Grammy winner's return to the beats that first drew her to alternative rock music. Crow has hit the top of the recording charts with popular songs like “All I Wanna Do,” “Everyday Is a Winding Road,” and “Soak Up the Sun.” Sat 7:30 p.m.
Did you miss the booms and sparkle the Colorado's wildfire-laden summer denied so many of us? The state's largest fireworks display was a casualty of the hot, dry weather—but it's getting a rain check. Grab the lawn chairs, sweatshirts, and a snuggly blanket to watch this explosive show in Black Hawk. The Old Post Office, Mountain Life, Park, or a spot on Miners Mesa Road are good viewing points. Sat 8 p.m.
Tour Breckenridge's historic pubs and watering holes, play in a poker run, and gear up for this year's premier craft spirits event. The Still on the Hill event is the pinnacle of the weekend with distillers like Stranahan's, Syntax Spirits, and Peach Street Distillers showcasing their finest spirits. Take a break from imbibing with $18.59 seasonal dinners at local restaurants then recover in the morning after at one of the hangover brunches at Columbine Café, Fatty's, Mi Casa, Ollies Pub and Grub, or Salt Creek. Fri-Sun, times vary.
The man who makes the mundane funny is bringing his act to Denver for night of gut-busting laughter and awkward silences. Gaffigan is cruising across the country on a 30-city tour sponsored by Comedy Central to promote some of his recent endeavors including the highly anticipated film Salvation Boulevard, and his first appearance in a Broadway production, That Championship Season. Sat 8 p.m.
Talk about biting the hand that feeds you. Expect plenty of laughs as the Capitol Steps—a group of mostly former Congress staffers—satirize the government officials that they know all too well. Hilarious songs and skits like "Democratic Hit Parade" and "Lirty Dies" will be a welcome respite in what is often a much-too-serious presidential campaign season. Sat 7:30 p.m.
We’re not talking about your typical bluegrass band here, we’re talking about dancegrass. WhiteWater Ramble takes the bluegrass genre to the next level by adding drums and covering any song from disco house music to Americana. Enjoy covers and also songs like “Trouble” from their debut album, All Night Drive. Sat 8 p.m.