01/2013

Buckaroo Breakfast

Submitted by Gigi Sukin on Fri, 11/16/2012 - 12:00pm

Grandparents and their grandkiddos saddle up for some cowboy grub, including flapjacks and scrambled eggs. Then they'll gather around the campfire for Old West stories and get a chance to design their own "wanted" posters. Sat 8-10 a.m.

Jeepers Creepers: Bug Exploration

Submitted by Gigi Sukin on Fri, 11/16/2012 - 11:09am

Did you know that centipedes are carnivorous? How about that butterflies have scales on their wings? Rather than shrieking and smashing these creepy crawlies, enter their fascinating world to discover the inner workings of life as an insect. Kids will be able to create their own take-home creatures. Sat 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

SPiN Vail Ping Pong Tournament

Submitted by Lara Herrington on Tue, 11/27/2012 - 7:20pm

Do you play a mean game of ping-pong? The second annual SPiN Vail is a fun and wild one-day, four-tier tournament open to all ages and abilities. Get your game on or cheer from the sidelines as a spectator with Academy Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon, the event's emcee. Proceeds benefit the Vail Symposium. Sat 10 a.m.- 10 p.m. 

 

SnowDash Colorado

Submitted by Chelsea Long on Tue, 01/22/2013 - 10:16am

If you like to get outside even during Colorado's chilliest months, then you’re used to battling against the snow. Take that to the next level with this fun—but challenging—race. Nine obstacles (think cargo nets and powder pits) will curb your adrenaline fix. Did we mention the free beer? Sat times vary.

 

The Dream 5K Run/Walk

Submitted by Michael Krumholtz on Fri, 01/18/2013 - 3:36pm

Even after the MLK Day of Service is over, take the first step in giving back with this 5K run or walk, consisting of various tempos and age groups. Proceeds benefit a bone marrow fund tied to former Denver Police Officer Celena C. Hollis, who was slain in City Park last year during Jazz in the Park. Bring five canned goods, which will go to a local food bank, in order to take $5 off of your registration fee. Sat 10 a.m. 

Best Tasting Green Chile Contest

Submitted by Caroline Padden on Tue, 01/22/2013 - 11:48am

More than a dozen Denver restaurants compete for top honors in this battle for the best green chile. Enjoy complimentary samples as entrants—including Rosa Linda's Mexican Cafe, Santiago's, Punch Bowl Social, Steuben's, and more—are officially appraised by a panel of judges such as 7 News' Lisa Hidalgo, journalist Penny Parker, and Project Angel Heart's executive chef Jon Emanuel. Proceeds benefit Project Angel Heart. Sat 1-3 p.m. 

Denver Heart Ball

Submitted by Davina Van Buren on Fri, 01/18/2013 - 2:53pm

Did you know that congenital heart defects are the number one birth defect in American children? Help change that statistic by dancing (and bidding) the night away at the annual Denver Heart Ball. The classy evening also includes a cocktail hour, silent and live auctions, a formal sit-down dinner, and live entertainment. Last year the campaign raised more than $51 million nationwide. Sat 6 p.m.

Taste and Tango

Submitted by Lindsey R. McKissick on Mon, 12/03/2012 - 11:52am

Tempt your taste buds with ripe vegetables and fresh seafood. A menu inspired by the flavors of Chile will be whipped up by Front Range chefs Jamey Fader of Lola, Brett Smith of Zolo Southwestern Grill, and Ian Clark of Centro Latin Kitchen & Refreshment Palace. Each dish will be paired with distinctive red wines from one the region's top producers. Proceeds benefit Mi Casa Resource Center, a nonprofit that offers career and business services to low-income Latino families. Sat 6 p.m.  

The Disco Biscuits

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Tue, 01/22/2013 - 11:25am

This veteran rock outfit aims to bring classic jam-band elements—steady drums and cutting guitar riffs—to the electronic dance floor through a trademark style it calls “trance-fusion.” Expect spacey, funky tunes during the grand finale of the band’s three-day Bisco Inferno Winter Edition trek, which includes sold-out shows in Boulder and Denver. Opening acts are electro-dance DJs GRiZ and Michal Menert. Sat 7 p.m.

 

Fierce Bad Rabbit

Submitted by Kiki Turner on Wed, 01/23/2013 - 1:43pm

This indie-rock band, which formed in Fort Collins in 2009, will play songs from their infectious new album, released this past December, the Maestro and the Elephant. With playful yet contemplative lyrics, paired with classic instruments such as the viola and bass, that make for instantly welcoming songs like “Everything is Alright,” it’s no surprise this group has been compared to national standouts such as the Shins, Arcade Fire, and Band of Horses. Sat 9 p.m.

 

Fierce Bad Rabbit

Submitted by Kiki Turner on Fri, 01/18/2013 - 4:48pm

This indie-rock band, which formed in Fort Collins in 2009, will play songs from their infectious new album, The Maestro and the Elephant. The group's playful yet contemplative lyrics paired with classic instruments such as the viola and bass make for instantly welcoming songs like “Everything is Alright.” It’s no surprise they've been compared to national standouts such as the Shins, Arcade Fire, and Band of Horses. Sat 9 p.m

 

Mountain Sun's 19 Years of Funky Good Times

Submitted by Kiki Turner on Fri, 01/18/2013 - 4:54pm

Celebrate the Mountain Sun Pub’s 19th year in business by joining them for some funky music performed by artists such as Dave Watts and Kim Dawson of the Motet, Kyle Hollingsworth of the String Cheese Incident, Cochemea Gastelum of Dap Kings, and others. The musical lineup, known collectively as the Pearl Street All Stars, will fill the Boulder Theater with soulful beats and free-spirited jams. Proceeds benefit Community Radio KGNU FM and 1390 AM. Sat 9 p.m.

 

Mountain Sun's 19 years of Funky Good Times

Submitted by Kiki Turner on Wed, 01/23/2013 - 1:49pm

Celebrate the Mountain Sun Pub’s 19th year in business by joining them for some funky music performed by artists such as Dave Watts and Kim Dawson of the Motet, Kyle Hollingsworth of the String Cheese Incident, Cochemea Gastelum of Dap Kings, and others. The musical lineup, known collectively as the Pearl Street All Stars, will fill the Boulder Theater with soulful beats and free-spirited jams. Proceeds from the event will benefit Community Radio KGNU FM and 1390 AM. Sat 9 p.m.