2012 Fight to Win Nationals

Submitted by Jae Drouilhet on Tue, 09/25/2012 - 2:09pm

Whether you're a lover or a fighter, you won't want to miss a single choke-hold or joint-lock. Watch as mixed martial artists of every age and skill level—both men and women—fight for a national championship title. Sat 10 a.m.


Shane Fero: Mind Flight

Submitted by Chelsea Long on Tue, 11/06/2012 - 12:10pm

If Denver Arts Week has piqued your interest in Colorado's cultural offerings, keep it soaring with Shane Fero's Mind Flight. The world-renowned glass artist is showing his collection of colorful sculptures and whimsical paintings, but our favorites are his delicate and realistic glass birds, which are formed via molten glass tubes, shards of glass, and even stained glass. Fero's works may just tide you over until the real-life robins return in the spring.

Bach for Kids

Submitted by Sam Brasch on Thu, 09/20/2012 - 1:43pm

Who says the music of Johann Bach is for adults only? Musicians from the Boulder Bach Festival bring music notes on paper to the ears of little ones as they introduce music basics through Bach's pieces. Don’t expect to be shushing your child the whole time—the program encourages participation. Sun 11 a.m.

A Children's Christmas Carol

Submitted by Sam Brasch on Thu, 09/20/2012 - 1:47pm

In this version of the Dickens Classic, you don't just watch the play--you are in the play. The Heritage Square Theater has reworked A Christmas Carol so that kids in the audience can participate as actors. Come on the right night and your child could even end up being Tiny Tim! Days vary, times vary.

Bonanno Cooking School: The Perfect Turkey

Submitted by Caroline Padden on Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:42pm

Does the thought of cooking your Thanksgiving bird stress you out? If so, you may want to consider the latest installment in a series of cooking classes from the people of Bonanno Concepts. Hunter Pritchett, chef of Luca d'Italia, can help ease your fears by providing hands-on cooking instruction and practical day-of advice, allowing you to spend more time with family and less time worrying about that darn bird. Sat noon-2 p.m.

FORK Social Lab Presents: TAG Sushi Making Class

Submitted by Chelsea Long on Tue, 11/06/2012 - 12:00pm

Make restaurant-grade sushi in your own home after this hands-on demo. Start the afternoon with a cocktail, then let TAG Raw Bar sous chef Shaun Motoda walk you through the basics of sushi and making specialty rolls—then indulge in your own handiwork. The event is sponsored by FORK Social Lab, an organization that creates events focused around food, drink, and memorable experiences. Sat noon-2 p.m.

The Class Act Dinner & Auction

Submitted by Kelsey Colt on Thu, 09/13/2012 - 3:02pm

Head to the Ritz to help keep kids in school. As you dine, you can bid on items such as Red Sox tickets or a two-night stay at Lambert Bridge Winery. Proceeds benefit the Byrne Urban Scholars program, which helps keep kids in school. Sat 6 p.m.

Blue Grama

Submitted by Kelsey Colt on Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:31pm

Blue Grama, a six-member band from Fort Collins, sticks to playing traditional folk music with guitars, washboards, accordions, and more. Sat 7 p.m.

The Music of James Bond

Submitted by Lindsey R. McKissick on Thu, 09/27/2012 - 4:36pm

Who would James Bond be without his theme song? Tap into the Bond swagger as vocalist Hillary Kole and the Colorado Symphony take on the much-loved tunes of everyone's favorite British Sercret Service agent. A variety of the films' scores will be performed, including Academy Award-nominated songs "Live and Let Die" and "For Your Eyes Only." Sat 7:30 p.m. 

Carpe Diem String Quartet

Submitted by Lara Herrington on Tue, 11/06/2012 - 8:19am

This isn’t your ordinary string quartet. These four musicians play classic rock, including the best songs of Guns and Roses. The quartet also writes and arranges its own music, playing every genre from indie to gypsy and tango music, from Americana to classical. Sat 8 p.m.

Toots and the Maytals

Submitted by Kelsey Colt on Tue, 11/06/2012 - 10:33am

This group is recognized as one of the key figures of reggae music. Toots and the Maytals, formed in the early 1960s in Jamaica, starting off with ska jams like “Monkey Man,” the group's first international hit. Hear songs from their Grammy-winning album, True Love and from their most recent album, Flip & Twist. Sat 8 p.m.

Xavier Rudd

Submitted by Kelsey Colt on Tue, 11/06/2012 - 10:10am

This is not your typical one-man band with a harmonica, drum, and cymbals attached to various limbs. This Australian plays musical instruments from his country like the didgeridoo, while also playing the guitar, stomp box, and other instruments in an elaborate set up on-stage. He creates music that is a combination of the Aboriginal spiritual music and modern day tunes. Hear songs like “Let Me Be” and “Shelter” that were chart toppers and tracks from his newest album, Spirit Bird. Sat 9 p.m.