Are you curious about the birds perching outside your window? Experts from the Audubon Society of Greater Denver will help you discover spring birdwatching and teach you to identify local bird species, like the mountain chickadee or the western meadowlark. Participants will also learn how to best use binoculars and field guides. Classes take place in great birding locations around Denver, including Barr Lake and Chatfield State Park. Sat 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Ever wonder how space probes soar through the solar system or how robots make such great assistants to surgeons? Discover the answers to these questions and more as Wings Over the Rockies welcomes families into the future with its unique robotics display. You'll also have the chance to meet with local inventors and roboticists behind the designs of some of today's most important automatons. Sat 10 a.m.
Finally, a game they can't lose. The University of Colorado football team will conclude their spring practice schedule with the annual intrasquad scrimmage. It's a chance to get a first look at new head coach Mike McIntyre, who inherits a football team that went 1-11 in 2012. This offseason, the Buffs expect to have steady position battles for the starting quarterback and all along a defense that ranked last nationally in scoring. Sat 10:30 a.m.
To ensure guests the highest quality seafood, an experienced cook knows the ins and outs of selecting fresh fish as well as how to butcher the catch themselves. Learn how to identify good product, gain hands-on experience in breaking it down (so no bones end up on the plate), and identify the best cooking methods for the delicate protein—all in time for a spring dinner party. Sat noon-2 p.m.
The natural world pops off the page in artist Jenny Pope’s newest exhibition. Her colorful prints made from woodcuts feature different animals and plants in their natural environments. Many of her latest prints depict endangered and invasive species, like the Javan rhino or the lionfish. Tue-Sun 12-5 p.m.
Itchy wool sweaters and fruitcakes aside, handcrafted products are finally receiving the praise they deserve at this market highlighting locally made and sustainable goods. Housing multiple Colorado vendors selling their house-made wares—from soaps to cakes—this monthly affair gives up-and-coming producers the opportunity to expand. The result? A positive growth for both their businesses and Denver’s regional economy. Sat 3-8 p.m.
Explore African roots through traditional Sudan cuisine, dance, and ancient artifacts. In addition to historic pieces, the silent and live auctions will feature the work of more than 40 Colorado artists. The selection of pieces will include creations from the expressionist oil painter Michelle Torrez and impressionist painter John Harrell. Fill your plate with eats, including food from the Market and Red Square Euro Bistro, and meet celebrity bartenders Tyrone Braxton and Kevin Clarke.
Soul Asylum will always be a ’90s time capsule essential: In 1993, its mega-hit “Runaway Train” nabbed the Grammy for Best Rock Song and the band played President Clinton’s inaugural ball. The once-beloved rockers have notched four more releases since their breakout, most recently releasing Delayed Reaction last year. Each album builds on their multiplatinum legacy of guitar-driven, sing-along friendly alternative rock. Opening acts include rock outfits Reno Divorce and Sublingual. Sat 9 p.m.