A Paris Street Market

Submitted by Jerilyn Forsythe on Thu, 04/25/2013 - 10:47am

Stroll along the lanes of Parisian street market collecting antique treasures and artisan goods, all without leaving Colorado. Featuring an array of different vendors selling anything from dainty jewelry to vintage furniture, this annual market has just the right of variety to satisfy any sort of shopper’s needs. Bonus: Local food vendors will be on hand to quell those all-familiar shopping-induced hunger pains. Sat 8 a.m.-3 p.m.


Junior Surgeons Dissect-athon

Submitted by Justine E. Hausheer on Thu, 03/14/2013 - 3:43pm

Trade in jeans and crayons for scrubs and scalpels for a day of biological discovery. Budding surgeons will have the chance to dissect chicken wings, sheep lungs and hearts, and cow eyes. They’ll also study real human bones, listen to their own heartbeats, and test for poisonous gases in their lungs. Sat 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Walk MS Denver

Submitted by Michael Krumholtz on Wed, 04/03/2013 - 10:13am

Sometimes change is as easy as taking a walk. Stroll around City Park to help raise money for defeating a crippling disease. Since the walk began 25 years ago, ten new treatments have been discovered to aid more than 100,000 Colorado and Wyoming residents with Multiple Sclerosis. The annual one- or three-mile walk will include music, refreshments, and a raffle for prizes. All proceeds benefit the Colorado-Wyoming Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Sat 9:30 p.m.

Star Wars at the Hangar

Submitted by Morgan Tilton on Mon, 04/29/2013 - 11:51am

Zip on a Wookiee costume and warm up your Jedi lightsaber swing: Now’s the time to perfect your technique with Star Wars pros. Become a trained stormtrooper with reenactors and depart with your own foam lightsaber. Visit the craft station to create Admiral Ackbar puppets and pom-pom Ewoks and Wookiees. Don’t forget to enter the drawing for a chance to sit inside the Star Wars X-wing: the only X-wing fighter that’s been signed by members of the Star Wars crew—including Harrison Ford. Sat 9 a.m.-3 p.m.


Elitch Gardens

Submitted by Morgan Tilton on Fri, 03/22/2013 - 3:19pm

Brace yourself for a ride: Denver’s downtown theme park is opening its gates. Between the adrenaline-surging drops—including the 200-foot sky-to-ground rush of the Tower of Doom or the Boomerang’s 50 mph back-and-forth twists—regroup while watching acrobatic and musical performances, magicians, and interacting with animals. Don’t miss Denver’s panoramic view from the top of the 20-story observation tower or forget your swim trunks: The waterpark’s Acapulco cliff dive, a 65-foot speedy, free-fall slide, awaits. Sat 10 a.m.-8 p.m.


Jane Goodall

Submitted by Morgan Tilton on Mon, 04/29/2013 - 2:46pm

Meet the woman behind the world’s most extensive chimpanzee research: Dr. Jane Goodall. Kickoff STEMosphere—the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math—Share Fair with a special address from this world-renowned primatologist, conservationist, and anthropologist. Goodall will take her discussion full circle from the experiences of her half-century long studies of chimpanzees, endangered species, and the environment to the modern tools that the youth can use to protect—and improve—life on earth. Sat 9-10 a.m.


Catalyst: Colorado Sculpture

Submitted by Kelsey Anne Lindsey on Fri, 03/15/2013 - 12:21pm

Flowers themselves are works of art, and these 12 sculptures will add a more permanent grounding to their natural showcase. Building upon the beauty of gardens and plants, different sculptors will display a variety of textures, colors, and forms through pillars of colorful cubes and arches of bronze swirls. Work from Nancy Lovendah, whose public sculpture “Elements” can be seen in Cuernavaca Park, will be present, along with a production from Denver artist Emmett Culligan. Daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Digging in the Dirt

Submitted by Justine E. Hausheer on Thu, 03/14/2013 - 3:52pm

Who doesn’t like to get a little bit dirty every once in awhile? Bring your kids to learn about artifacts and fossils dug up from the ground by paleontologists and archaeologists. Youngsters will handle real fossils and search the soil for living creatures. They’ll also learn about how some animals dig in the ground to find food and make their home, and how plants send their roots into the soil. Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

South Denver Beer Fest

Submitted by Caroline Padden on Thu, 03/14/2013 - 1:24pm

Enjoy Rocky Mountain views and cool brews at this inaugural outdoor beer fest in Littleton. More than 120 beers will be available for sampling from breweries nationwide: Crazy Mountain Brewing Co. from the Vail Valley, Grand Teton Brewing Company from Idaho, and Denver's Former Future Brewing among them. Cast a vote for your favorites; "best of" will be determined in a variety of categories including stout, lager, or barrel-aged. Sat-Sun 2-5 p.m.


The Three Greatest Courses in Horses & Kentucky Derby Spectator Social

Submitted by Chelsea Long on Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:29am

The actual Kentucky Derby may only last two minutes, but why not celebrate all day? There are parties all over town, but we can't resist Industry Denver's mix of fine food and easy sipping. The first half of this two-part event is a three-course meal, each paired with a craft cocktail, prepared by some of Denver's best chefs (Matt Selby, Jensen Cummings, and Clay Markwell). Join the second, cocktails-only seating for a taste of what some of the city's top mixologists are whipping up. Sat 1 -7 p.m.

Jockeys, Juleps & Jazz

Submitted by Morgan Tilton on Fri, 03/15/2013 - 1:01pm

Whip out your brimmed hat and dashing getup for the Kentucky Derby. Enjoy mint juleps, beer, wine, and hors d’oeuvres as you cheer on the racers. Dance to live jazz music from Your Father's Mustache Band, applaud cancer survivors and recipients of the George Karl Awards, and bid in silent and live auctions. Sat 3-7 p.m.

Kentucky Derby Party

Submitted by Morgan Tilton on Mon, 04/29/2013 - 12:46pm

Cap-off your dress or blazer with the most distinctive hat you can find: It’s time for the Kentucky Derby. Delight in a mint julep and hors d’oeuvres then join the social gathering in the garden. Before viewing the rapid-fire race—broadcast live on a 53-foot screen—peruse and reverie in the museum's fine art exhibits. Proceeds benefit the Wildlife Experience and its mission to provide education on wildlife and the outdoors. Sat 2:30 p.m.-  5 p.m.


Masquerade...The Faces of Change

Submitted by Morgan Tilton on Mon, 03/25/2013 - 2:12pm

Pull on your masks and blend into the evening’s masquerade for a cause. Delight in dinner as you listen to live entertainment from the Children’s Corral. Join the silent and live auctions for a chance to win a weekend in Breckenridge and enter a drawing to win a hand-crafted porcelain mask. The person with the best guise wins a prize: a brass-toned sculpture of two conjoined faces.

Hope Ball

Submitted by Morgan Tilton on Wed, 03/06/2013 - 4:02pm

Dust off your classiest duds for a cause. This black tie evening features live local music, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and dinner. Partake in silent and live auctions which include artwork from the world-renowned impressionist painter Eva Makk and local artists Carrie Fell and Larry Fanning. Top off the night with the unveiling of the raffle winner, who gets a 2013 cherry red Dodge Durango.

Local Goes Global

Submitted by Morgan Tilton on Wed, 05/01/2013 - 2:12pm

Go global by supporting local. Dance to the DJ’s jazz, grab some grub from Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs, and peruse pluralistic art—multifaceted works ranging in style and contextual concern. Bid on silent auction items including a 4-day Costa Rica vacation, Ray-Ban sunglasses, and a dinner at Root Down. Don’t miss the exhibitions’ closing night—including “Smile” by local artist Jeff Starr—and guest speaker Andrew Romanoff, a former representative in the Colorado House.

Cirque de Minuit

Submitted by Kiki Turner on Mon, 04/29/2013 - 11:39am

Ever wanted to be in the middle of a dance performance? The Frequent Flyers’ 25th anniversary celebration places you right inside the action with performers dancing below, above, and right beside you. Members of this aerial dance company blend traditional movements with gravity-defying aerial moves as they spin and soar. Using the entire venue as their stage, guests are encouraged to mingle and enjoy live music, food, and drink as the sophisticated circus-inspired show unfurls around them. Sat 7:30 p.m.