Help make a difference a world away just by walking through a popular neighborhood park. The nonprofit Hands4Others is hosting a walk designed to raise awareness to providing safe drinking water to a destitute Indonesian village. Since 2008, the youth-led organization has helped provide sustainable water to more than 100,000 people in need. Participants can make donations on the event website or in person on the day of the walk. Sat 9 a.m.
If you've never seen the controlled chaos that is roller derby, there is no better chance for your first time than the Colorado Cup. The Denver Roller Dolls–made up of seven area teams–kick off the season at the site of the 2011 National Championship. These ladies aren't just skating on a rink, they're inflicting pain with some serious hits, too. The nation's fastest growing female sport is a unique treat that all sports fans should experience. Sat-Sun 9 a.m.
March of Dimes knows how to use the cute—and for good reason. For three decades, people have been walking in support of the more than 500,000 babies born prematurely each year.
Immerse yourself in Japanese culture at this sushi dinner meets live sumo show. As two titans (one of them is three-time World Sumo Champion Byamba Ulambaya) clash right in front of you, you'll be guided through a flight of three artisanal sake samples. It might just give you some sumo courage—as long as they don't ask you to step into the ring, that is. Tickets are available through event host LivingSocial. Sat-Sun, times vary.
Slip on those glass slippers and grab the nearest wand. Dressed-up teams of contestants take-off from Stoney's Bar and Grill to compete in a race course that makes them solve clues and challenges at every turn. Teams can range between two to six people. Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers, as well as best individual and team costume. Afterwards racers can celebrate at the Royal Court Ball and Dance Party hosted by Shoney's.
If you support local farmers, community gardens, limiting pesticides, then you're already a fan of slow food. With 200 chapters throughout the world, slow food is a grassroots movement that combines a love of all things edible with environmental stewardship. Now, founder Carlo Petrini visits Denver to discuss the future of slow food around the globe. Joining the discussion is Richard McCarthy, the executive director of Slow Food USA. Sat 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Nothing speaks of spring quite like a freshly planted garden with tiny sprouts peeking above the soil. Experience this seasonal wonder with a garden tour led by chef Olav Peterson. Be sure to pick his brain during the Q&A session for tips on mastering your own culinary-minded green thumb. The tour will include hors d' oeuvres including a seasonal tart, burrata with confit tomatoes and focaccia, cured arctic char, and house-made duck sausage along with a choice of cocktail. Sat 3:30-5 p.m.
Movies, music, movement, monologue, and modern art come together to host this showcase of the best of Boulder County arts. The evening is centered around a show featuring short movies from local filmmakers including Good Dog by award-winning screenwriter and director Don Sniffin. Frequent Flyer Productions—yup, aerial acrobatics—and live music will share the spotlight with the films throughout the evening. Stop by Heirloom or Comida food truck for a quick bite. Sat 5:30 p.m.
"Do as I say, not as I do" is the mantra for this contemporary, Tony Award-winning play. When two boys get into a petty fight on the playground, their parents gather for a civilized reconciliation meeting. When the adults find themselves disagreeing, tensions and tempers quickly rise while maturity and manners disappear. Thu-Sat 8 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m.