They say that birds of a feather flock together, but this exhibit seems to have taken a non-discriminating approach with its medley of bird breeds and species. Close-ups of majestic owls and flocks of colorful songbirds are depicted through film, fine art, and natural history collections. The 65 painted, sculpted, and graphic works explore the exquisite forms of a wide variety of airborne creatures. Daily 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Sometimes kids have the best ideas. Why shouldn't they have a venue to sell them? The Young Entrepreneur's Market Place is the perfect location for either your kid to peddle their house-made bracelets, buttons, or greeting cards. For adults, it might be a great opportunity to pick up a few gifts before the holidays. Sat 10 a.m.
Leave the mess to the professionals so you can focus on the fun part. The gingerbread houses are already fully constructed so you can spend your time on perfecting the decor with an array of candy and icing options. Apply freshly learned techniques to build the house of your sugarplum dreams. Lunch will be provided with wine for the adults and punch for the kids. Days vary, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Michael Godard may look like a rock star, but his art is made with paint and canvas, not an axe and a microphone. Godard feature his "Don't Drink and Draw" series where he explores vices. From olives gambling to grapes climbing wine bottles, Godard's art is unique and edgy. In addition to the gallery display, he will also be sketching live and signing purchased paintings and books at the event. Sat 11 a.m.
Nothing says holiday cheer like Santa hats...and Speedos. Join in on this one-mile winter fun run in your summer skivvies. Warm up with a shot of booze before you strip down to your bathing suit and Santa hat. Get redressed and enjoy beer, food, and fun at Mead Street Station at the end of the run. Be sure to bring your IDs: this run is for 21-and-older only. Sat 12:30 p.m.
The best of the dark-hued brews come together for this holiday fundraiser. Bighearted breweries (and donated beers) include Avery Brewing's The Czar, Old Jubilation, and Out of Bounds Stout; Boulevard Brewing's Bully! Porter and Dark Truth Stout; Denver Beer Co.'s Graham Cracker Porter, Chocolate Chili Stout and more. A selection of cheeses and chocolates will accompany the beers. Proceeds benefit Metro CareRing, one of Denver's largest hunger relief programs. Sat 1-4 p.m.
Learn to knit—plus a little more. This class will teach you to knit ergonomically, keeping your back and shoulders spry and ready to knit Christmas gifts at all hours. Bonus: learn proper techniques for washing, drying and storing clothing made from yarn to extend the life of your knits. Yarn will be provided. Bring own needles or buy from store. Sat 2 p.m.
Dive into the world of "bubblies" and discover the drink's different styles, such as blanc de blancs, blanc de noirs, rose, and demi-sec. Taste and compare the sparklers side-by-side, evaluating how each can be best enjoyed, then learn to incorporate the sparkling wines into festive cocktails (like a Canton royale), just in time for the holiday season. Sat 6-8 p.m.
This string quartet from Fort Collins, is making music some are calling "newgrass." Similar to bluegrass, with a modern acoustic twist, the group has been voted Colorado's best bluegrass for three years running. Recently releasing a self-titled live studio album, recorded over five nights, they performed their own tunes along with covers. Hear songs like “Big Mon” and “Run to the Hills.” Sat 9 p.m.