05/2013

Underwearness Drop Your Drawers and Run Wild 5K

Submitted by Michael Krumholtz on Wed, 03/06/2013 - 10:26am

Sorry if the title got your hopes up, but you'll be expected to keep your clothes on for the duration of this 5K. Run wild through City Park in the family-oriented race that includes those aged two to 72.

Spring Whale of a Used Book Sale

Submitted by Justine E. Hausheer on Tue, 05/28/2013 - 9:56am

Stock up on summer reading without deflating your wallet. Browse more than 100,000 books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, videos, maps and even records. Most items are priced under $3, so you can indulge your inner bookworm at will. Fri-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Denver Comic Con

Submitted by Morgan Tilton on Wed, 03/06/2013 - 2:52pm

Geek out on your passion for comic books, film, Japanese animation, and gaming. Check out more than 200 international artists and cartoonists in artist alley and explore a plethora of pop-culture products. Special guests include actor Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca in the original Star Wars films) and voice and sci-fi actress Kelly Hu. A portion of the proceeds benefits Comic Book Classroom, a nonprofit that creates children’s literacy and after-school arts programs. Fri 3- 8 p.m.; Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

CycleFest 2013

Submitted by Michael Krumholtz on Wed, 04/03/2013 - 9:45am

Turn your normal Saturday stroll into a memorable ride as you cycle through Boulder County with a pair of national champion pro cyclists. Let Heather Irmiger and Jeremy Horgan-Kobleski guide you through the road bike ride with your option of taking a 35-mile or 55-mile route. The ride is preceeded by a quick breakfast and followed by a four-course meal courtesy of Pasta Vino. Also, don't miss out on the gourmet dinner and gala on Friday night at the Denver Aquarium. All proceeds benefit the Colorado High School Cycling League. Fri 6 p.m.-Sat 2 p.m.

Mirage

Submitted by Davina Van Buren on Thu, 05/23/2013 - 3:54pm

You've probably passed by the massive LED screen on the downtown corner of 14th and Champa streets hundreds of times.

Your Golden Ticket to Imagination

Submitted by Davina Van Buren on Thu, 05/23/2013 - 3:58pm

You're never too old for snozzberries and fizzy-lifting drinks. Ring in the Children's Museum of Denver's 40th birthday with a Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory–themed evening. (Heads up: This party is for adults only, so leave the little ones with a sitter.) Strap on your dancing shoes and head to the museum's plaza for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, live music—and, we hope, plenty of sweet treats.

St. Jude Glamour & Giving

Submitted by Justine E. Hausheer on Tue, 05/28/2013 - 10:03am

Glamour and giving go hand-in-hand at this ladies-only fundraiser to help support childhood disease research at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Enjoy an open bar and hors d'oeurvres while you shop at local boutiques, speak with beauty consultants, and bid at the silent auction. Fri 6-8:30 p.m.

Final Friday Music Walk and Urban Bazaar

Submitted by Justine E. Hausheer on Tue, 05/28/2013 - 10:12am

Engage in the transformation of the RiNo art district during this open-door music festival each month. Art galleries, bars, and retail shops open their doors to 25+ musicians and performers on the final Friday of each summer month. Don't worry about dinnerfood vendors will be on-hand to satisfy your late-night taco cravings. Fri 6 p.m.-midnight

Spring Safari Singles Dance

Submitted by Morgan Tilton on Mon, 04/29/2013 - 3:20pm

Dust off your cheetah, leopard, and zebra print—it’s time to get wild and find a mate. Between specialty cocktails and dancing to music video mixes from local video DJ, VJ Aaron, strike a pose in the Tarzan and Jane photo prop with a fellow single. Sharpen your instincts with interactive games including “Steal the Lei,” for an on-the-house cocktail or brew. Fri 7:30 p.m.-  1 a.m.