Ridgeline Rampage

Submitted by Michael Krumholtz on Fri, 02/22/2013 - 1:27pm

Gear your cycling legs back into shape for an April ride through the picturesque hills and pines that line Castle Rock. Though scenic, this mountain bike race is no easy stroll. Racers can compete in a selection of courses that include marathon, half marathon, cross country, or half cross country categories. The top three finishers cash in with the marathon champion pulling in $300. The entry fee includes a post-race meal, official results and scoring, an aid station, and an athlete gift bag for the first 200 registrants. Sat 8 a.m.


Backyard Chicken Keeping

Submitted by Justine E. Hausheer on Tue, 02/19/2013 - 3:57pm

Are you looking for a backyard pet that can also help out in the kitchen? Chickens provide eco-friendly fun for adults and kids, and their eggs will help lower your grocery bill. Learn everything you need to know about raising backyard chickens including how to choose the best birds and how to keep them adequately corralled. The class is taught by Sundari Kraft, author of "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Urban Homesteading." Sat 2-5 p.m.

Smokedown Porch Party

Submitted by Caroline Padden on Tue, 04/16/2013 - 11:01am

Get your smoke on! In celebration of the "holiday," party goers can spend the afternoon sipping cocktails ($4.20 drink specials all day long), digging into a plate of smoked pork complete with all the southern fixin's, and relaxing to live music from bluegrass band Blow the Vault. Sat 2 p.m.-close.

Spirit of Sailing Gala

Submitted by Morgan Tilton on Mon, 02/18/2013 - 2:20pm

Hoist your tenor of sailing from the boat to the ball with the Spirit of Sailing Gala. Between hors d'oeuvres, dinner, and cocktails, converse with fellow sailors and enjoy the silent auction. Greet the ceremony’s special guests: author and devoted sailor, Nicholas Hayes and the 2012 Paralympics medalist, U.S. Sailing’s 2012 Yachtswoman of the Year, and author Jennifer French. Plus, don’t miss the presentation of the 2013 Spirit of Sailing Award. Proceeds benefit Community Sailing of Colorado, a local Denver nonprofit devoted to promoting and organizing youth sailing programs.

Base Camp Bash

Submitted by Morgan Tilton on Mon, 02/18/2013 - 3:20pm

Cheers your beer for a cause at the Base Camp Bash: Wynkoop Brewing Company is tapping its limited edition fundraising beer, the “Cottonwood Organic White” brew—a malty, citrusy, American-style wheat blend with hints of agave nectar—for the Cottonwood Institute’s annual bash and fundraiser. Top off your beers, dine on dishes from Snooze, dance to live music, and participate in the silent auction (including a backcountry ski trip, Patagonia gear, and a Napa wine tour).

The First Ladies of Jazz Performed by Mary Louise Lee

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Tue, 02/19/2013 - 3:16pm

Pay homage to the pioneering women of the blues and jazz world during an evening headlined by Denver’s very own First Lady, Mary Louise Lee. With the Colorado Symphony and her own backup band serving as support, Lee’s soulful voice will croon timeless classics by icons like Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, and Billie Holiday. Sat 7:30 p.m.



Submitted by Jerilyn Forsythe on Fri, 04/12/2013 - 11:26am

How does a multi-Grammy Award winning band become cultural ambassadors for the U.S. Department of State? By blending global sounds from around the world in their rhythmic dancehall tunes—including African, Latin American, and Asian musical traditions. It’s impossible to stand still while listening to Ozomatli play its infectious blend of horns and whistles in songs like “Como Ves.” Sat 7:30 p.m.


Method Man and Redman

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Fri, 04/12/2013 - 2:29pm

Over fast, head-nod-ready beats, this rap team spits quick rhymes that have garnered ample praise—hip-hop magazine the Source placed them both on its list of greatest lyricists of all time. Both accomplished solo artists, the duo is set to release its third collaborative album, Blackout 3, later this year. The rappers are famous for their affinity for all things, um, green (they did star in cult-classic stoner movie How High, after all), so prepare for this show to get in the 4/20 spirit. Want even more music? Head to Cervantes at 4:20 p.m.