Aurora Trout Tournament

Submitted by Michael Krumholtz on Mon, 04/01/2013 - 11:29am

Cast your line into the Aurora Reservoir and you could reel in a $10,000 check. The fisherman or woman who catches the heaviest trout takes home the big money and a great "big fish" story. If you're not in it for the money, spend a day outdoors with the kids and be eligible for additional prizes including a raffle. Remember that power boats are not prohibited on the reservoir and inspections of each boat will be made prior to contest's start time. Sat 5:30 a.m.


Kaiser Permanente Colfax Marathon

Submitted by Michael Krumholtz on Wed, 03/06/2013 - 11:03am

Want to take in Denver's best landmarks and get your blood pumping at the same time? The Colfax Marathon will do the trick. With a course straight through the heart of Denver, this 26.2-miler is again challenging runners to endure the country's longest street.

Denver Broncos Fantasy Camp

Submitted by Michael Krumholtz on Wed, 04/24/2013 - 9:52am

The Denver Broncos' are gearing up for training camp, here's your invite. Spend the day alongside Broncos coaches and former players, catching passes and running drills. You'll even get to take home a Peyton Manning or Von Miller jersey, which you can wear proudly once fall returns. The camp comes with a variety of additional perks: a VIP tour of weight room and training facilities and a meet-and-greet with cheerleaders and the mascot Miles. Sat 9 a.m.

Ride for the Pass

Submitted by Michael Krumholtz on Wed, 03/06/2013 - 9:33am

Start your summer in top gear by biking over the beautiful yet arduous Independence Pass near Aspen - before it's even open to cars. The Pass isn't drivable for public traffic until a week after the race, which takes brave riders along Highway 82 into the Independence Ghost Town. Stretching for 10 miles, the route lifts bikers up 2,500 feet in elevation through mesmerizing scenery. If your race time suffers because you stop to stare at the view, we won't blame you. Proceeds benefit the Independence Pass Foundation, which works to uphold the natural beauties of the Pass. Sat 10 a.m.

Pirates and Mermaids Kids Fest

Submitted by Justine E. Hausheer on Thu, 03/14/2013 - 4:13pm

Get ready for an underwater adventure at the aquarium. Dress up like a pirate, mermaid, or ocean creature for the costume contest. The festival also includes a treasure hunt, make-your-own eyepatch, games, and more. All activities take place outdoors, so dress for the weather. Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Colorado Heritage Festival

Submitted by Morgan Tilton on Wed, 03/06/2013 - 3:19pm

Get hands-on history lessons—Italian pasta making, adobe brickmaking, and archaeological map creating—at this interactive cultural celebration. Engage in gold panning and design your own cattle brand as you celebrate Historic Preservation and Archaeological Awareness Month at the inaugural state heritage festival. Sat 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Sun noon- 5 p.m. 



Five Points Jazz Festival

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Thu, 03/14/2013 - 10:11am

The jazz heritage of the Five Points neighborhood is the stuff of legend—Billie Holiday and Miles Davis graced area stages. More than a dozen local acts, such as the Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra, the Park Hill Brass, and the Hazel Miller Band, will pay homage to the neighborhood's eclectic history. Hear the tunes as you meander among six venues, including Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom, Coffee at the Point, Crossroads Theatre, and the main stage at 29th and Welton Streets. Sat 11 a.m.-8 p.m.


Mother Goose

Submitted by Justine E. Hausheer on Thu, 03/14/2013 - 4:21pm

Little ones know her fairy tales and nursery rhymes, but a story about dinosaurs? Listen to Mother Goose and her dinosaur puppet pals tell magical stories, sing songs, and explore the Dinosaur Resource Center’s fossils of dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures. Sat 1:30 p.m.

Petite Musique: Buckaroo Jamboree

Submitted by Lindsey R. McKissick on Thu, 03/14/2013 - 4:18pm

Gather up all the little cowpokes around the...symphony pit. Instead of a campfire, the smallest rustlers will hear a tale of cowboy life paired with a 16-piece chamber group from the Colorado Symphony Orchestra playing works by Aaron Copland and Gioachino Rossini. Join in with a cowboy sing-a-long as the kids are introduced to life on the range as well as the individual instruments that create a full orchestra sound. Sat 2 p.m.

Toyota Driving Expectations

Submitted by Michael Krumholtz on Mon, 05/06/2013 - 3:16pm

A two-and-a-half hour defensive driving course could make the difference of a lifetime. As car crashes remain the leading cause of death for teenagers, Toyota is training a generation of young drivers to be more alert on the roads. The class consists of discussion and driving time, which address dangerous situations and smart navigation for young drivers. Parents are required to attend the sessions with their kids. There are 12 class sessions in all, however each class is limited to 26 people, so sign up soon. Sat-Sun, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


The Wizard of Oz

Submitted by Kiki Turner on Fri, 03/15/2013 - 12:03pm

Follow the timeless tale of Dorothy’s adventure along the yellow brick road as you enjoy this dinner-accompanied production.  The lovable cast of the Cowardly Lion, Scarecrow, Tin Man, and more keep you company as catchy classics “Over the Rainbow,” “Munchkinland (Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead),” and “We’re Off to See The Wizard” get your heels clicking. Wed 5:30 p.m.; Thu-Sat 6:15 p.m.; Sun noon, 6:15 p.m.


Mutts & Models

Submitted by Kelsey Anne Lindsey on Tue, 05/14/2013 - 9:50am

Watch local celebrities strut their stuff—and mutts—at this annual fund-raiser for PetAid Colorado. Guests of this event will witness a unique fashion show featuring local personalities and their pups. Along with this canine performance, money will be raised through live and silent auctions for this organization that provides healthcare for underprivileged pets. Sat 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.


Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Mon, 05/13/2013 - 1:09pm

Long before iPods, there was Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán. The group has existed in various formations since 1897—yes, you read that correctly—when it was founded in the southwest Mexican town of Tecalitlán. Now based out of Mexico City, the troupe consists of 13 members on such instruments as trumpets, violins, and guitarron, a large type of guitar. Sat 8 p.m.


Ana Sia

Submitted by Michael Krumholtz on Mon, 05/13/2013 - 10:31am

One of the promising young names in the national DJ-scene is ready to takeover Denver with a peerless style. Spreading her dance-driven beats on a global scale, with performances at Coachella and Lollapalooza, and sharing the stage with fellow DJs like Deadmau5 and Datsik, Ana Sia's recent compilation–titled Surreal Estate–saw her quickly go from potential star to innovative achiever.

Kate Nash

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Tue, 03/19/2013 - 12:51pm

Known for her quirky, diarylike lyrics and upbeat pop-piano arrangements, Kate Nash won the BRIT Award for Best British Female Artist for her debut album, which was released when she was just 20 years old. Now on her third album, Girl Talk, the singer-songwriter’s signature whimsical style gets revved up with more alt-rock elements, like a grungy guitar and distorted vocals on “3AM.” Sat 9 p.m.