04/2013

Amazing Rock the Earth Race

Submitted by Paige DePaolis on Thu, 04/18/2013 - 11:22am

Gear up for an event that will make your Mother Earth proud. This nonprofit environmental group puts their unique methodology to work at this event modeled after CBS’s popular reality show, the Amazing Race. Join them for this scavenger hunt competition where teams of two compete in physical and mental challenges for cash prizes awarded for categories such as “Wildcard” and “Best Dressed” as well as the first three teams to finish.

Rockin' on the River

Submitted by Michael Krumholtz on Fri, 02/15/2013 - 11:26am

Rock 'n' roll has never been so rewarding. Run to the groove set by a live band, the aptly-named Watertower, at this 5K along the Platte River in Littleton. Participants are encouraged to wear old band T-shirts (just in case you were looking for an excuse to wear that faded Guns N' Roses shirt you bought in the 80s). After the race, prizes will be awarded based on set age and gender categories. Sun 9 a.m. 

Family Fun Forum

Submitted by Paige DePaolis on Sun, 02/10/2013 - 9:31pm

 

Think your family has a knack for show business? Families get some schooling on theatrical performance favorites like acrobatics, trapeze walking, and different types of dance. Your little entertainers may even get to belt out a few notes from the theatre’s stage to test out their singing skills. Activities vary based on group preference because the Fun Forum is all about imagination and creative expression. Available for ages 3 and up. Sun noon-2 p.m. 

 

Smooth Operator

Submitted by Davina Van Buren on Sun, 04/14/2013 - 5:22pm

Central City Opera pays homage to the medium's masters of seduction with its latest production. From Carmen and Don Juan to Prince Charming and Cleopatra, audiences will delight in duets and arias from some of opera and musical theater's most scandalous characters. FYI: The show is family-friendly. But it is one-night-only, so snag your tickets soon. Sun 7 p.m.

—Image courtesy of Erin Joy Swank

 

 

Johnny Marr

Submitted by Elliott Johnston on Sat, 04/13/2013 - 11:14am

When it comes to cultural currency, guitarist Johnny Marr is a rich man. He played guitar with legendary Brit rockers the Smiths and was involved in several high-profile projects, including plucking for Modest Mouse. More recently, he made a hilarious appearance in Portlandia and nailed a set at Coachella.

Marnie Stern

Submitted by Jerilyn Forsythe on Fri, 04/12/2013 - 11:29am

Fresh off the release of her new album Chronicles of Marnia, New Yorker Marnie Stern brings her gritty sound to the Mile High City. Guitar-heavy tracks like “Year of the Glad” are accompanied by Stern’s feminine singing voice, creating a musical juxtaposition reminiscent of indie-pop bands Beach House and Vampire Weekend. Sun 9 p.m.