10/2012

The Roadless Ride

Submitted by Allison Knaus on Thu, 08/16/2012 - 1:52pm

Push your limits of the pedal without Mother Nature working against you. Sign up for an hour-long spin class or join the Century Riders in their quest to ride for 11 hours straight. A gift bag awaits after the ride—assuming you can get your Jell-o legs and sore behind off the bike. All the pedal power is in support of Bent's Place, which supports children with cancer and their families. Fri 6 a.m.-6 p.m. 

 

Pumpkin Festival

Submitted by Greg E. Collette on Thu, 08/16/2012 - 10:39am

Do you remember when you were little picking the perfect pumpkin straight from the patch? Don't let your kids miss out on this harvest tradition. After finding the canvas for their soon-to-be jack- o'-lantern, celebrate all things fall with tasty seasonal treats and a variety of activities including free amusement rides, live music, and arts and crafts in the children’s activity tent. Proceeds benefit the Gardens’ conservation and education programs. Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat-Sun 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

Avery's Pucker Up Poker Run

Submitted by Caroline Padden on Tue, 10/09/2012 - 3:23pm

Sign up for a day of beer-drinking, pub crawling fun. Start off at the Falling Rock Tap House, followed by Lucky Pie Pizza & Tap House, and Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen, among others, before ending the day at Star Bar Denver. Each stop will serve a four-ounce pour of a barrel-aged sour beer, a six-ounce pour of a palate cleansing beer, as well as a playing card. By day's end, the reveler with the best poker hand wins a prize; no poker expertise necessary. Fri 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

Sisters in Steamboat Weekend

Submitted by Allison Knaus on Wed, 08/15/2012 - 12:23pm

The kids are settled back into the school routine and it's time for a fall break. Relish in a relaxing women's weekend with several workshops and activities. Learn from local artists in a class called "Wine, Women, and Watercolor" or combine hiking and wine for an excellent duo with "Wiking." A portion of the proceeds benefit the Yampa Valley Breast Cancer Awareness Project. Fri-Sun, times vary. 

 

Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art

Submitted by Jacqueline Wakeen on Fri, 10/05/2012 - 12:40pm

Reading and writing: Once mastered, these ordinary activities largely dictate our daily lives. Investigating the artistic facets of human language, more than 50 artists and writers collaboratively present paintings, sculptures, videos, and writings tha depict the processes and perceptions of modern language. This text-based exhibit marries art and literature in provocative ways. Tue-Thu noon-7 p.m.; Fri noon-8 p.m.; Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

 

Denver Beer Fest

Submitted by Peter Prokesch on Thu, 08/16/2012 - 1:12pm

With the spotlight on the Great American Beer Festival, it's easy to forget about the other amazing beer events happening around the Mile HIgh City.

Natalie Cole

Submitted by Lara Herrington on Tue, 10/09/2012 - 11:18am

Daughter of jazz legend Nat King Cole, Grammy-award-winning R&B icon Natalie Cole was born with music in her blood. Inspired by many of the great jazz and blues singers of the 20th century, Cole's style reflects a mix of contemporary and traditional sounds. "Unforgettable" and "This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)" are some of Cole's signature songs. Fri 8 p.m. 

 

Elvis Presley, Stepson of Frankenstein

Submitted by Jacqueline Wakeen on Tue, 10/09/2012 - 10:27am

Who doesn’t want to clone Elvis Presley? Unfortunately, Dr. Frank N. Stein’s daughter doesn’t get exactly what she’d hoped for when she puts a hair from the head of the King into her father’s magic clone box. Blue suede shoes and guitar aside, this Elvis clone can’t play a note. As the doctor tries to undo this mistake, other players—a TV reporter, a psychoanalyst, and a patient with multiple personalities, to name a few—get involved, making for an entertaining evening. Fri & Sat 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m.

 

Brother Ali

Submitted by Elliott Johnston on Mon, 10/08/2012 - 11:31am

On his compelling new record, Brother Ali calls out America's "beautiful ideals and amazing flaws." The outspoken American rapper converted to Islam at 15; now in his thirties, he uses his spirtuality and identity (he's albino) as tools to question the status quo. Mouring in America and Dreaming in Color is both a sharp-minded critique of the state of our nation and a hopeful prayer that we can live up to our constitutional promises of equality.