Jack's Barnyard Bash

Submitted by Caroline Padden on Wed, 04/17/2013 - 1:20pm

There is something magicical about a farm in the summertime. Taste the season as Zolo Grill chef Brett Smith leads the charge in crafting culinary delights along with West End Tavern's master barbecue chef Chris Blackwood, Sweet Cow's ice cream maven Drew Honness, and others. Also enjoy cocktails and live bluegrass music. Proceeds benefit the Autism Society of Boulder County's Jack Ferrigno "Send a Kid to Camp" grant. Sat 4-7 p.m.


Two Topless Miles

Submitted by Michael Krumholtz on Wed, 04/17/2013 - 12:53pm

Bare it all for breast cancer at Colorado's family nudist resort. This one-of-a-kind two-mile run is encouraging runners—male and female—to shed their shirts and go topless for breast cancer awareness and research. Participants can also choose to go on a 5K hike before the run. Leave your cameras at home, as no private cameras are permitted on the premises. The course is strictly contained within the ranch's private property, so don't to worry about breaking the law. Children are allowed to participate as well.

Denver PrideFest

Submitted by Justine E. Hausheer on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 9:53am

There’s something for everyone at Denver PrideFest. Four stages of live music and dancing are just a warm-up to the Sunday morning PrideFest Parade. Runners will love the Big Gay 5K, while pet owners can enter their pooches in the Dogs in Drag contest. The festival also features 250 vendor booths, food, crafts, and a transgender resource area. Sat 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun 10 a.m.-6 p.m.


Submitted by Justine E. Hausheer on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 9:55am

This independently organized TED event brings together innovative speakers from the Denver area for an afternoon of ideas and inspiration. Speakers include Shannon Galpin, an award-winning humanitarian and advocate of women and girls in conflict zones, and filmmaker Alexandre Philippe. Bonus: Explore the exhibit lounge, which features products by Colorado businesses. Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Home and Garden Tour

Submitted by Morgan Tilton on Mon, 04/15/2013 - 12:53pm

Step through open doors and discover Denver’s architectural history. With a home and garden guide in hand, embark on a self-led walk-through and uncover inspiration within a multitude of dwellings, from historic foundations to modern framework throughout Littleton and the Columbine Country Club area. Stroll through a Santa Barbara ranch from 1957, a 1954 California contemporary with a pop-top, and a 1920s bungalow. Don’t forget to take a peek out the back door: Most homes offer innovative backyard designs.

Juneteenth Music Festival

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Tue, 04/16/2013 - 9:59am

Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in Texas in 1865—two and half years after the Emancipation Proclamation went into effect. For almost 150 years, the holiday has been celebrating that historic moment and honoring African American culture. This annual outdoor bash’s music lineup will feature local funk, hip-hop, and R & B acts—including Gumbo le Funque and Abstract Collective—on two stages in the Five Points neighborhood. Don't miss the parade earlier in the day and the pageant on Friday. Sat 11 a.m.-8 p.m.


LoHi Music Festival

Submitted by Lindsey R. McKissick on Tue, 04/09/2013 - 3:59pm

Plant a giant stage, top-notch musical acts, food trucks, and a festive crowd into one of Denver's fastest-growing neighborhoods, and you've got a block party to be reckoned with. This all-day music fest in LoHi brings all the action of a big-time festival into Denver's backyard. The Kyle Hollingsworth Band featuring Michael Kang (of Colorado jam-band String Cheese Incident) headlines a lineup that includes shows by Poor Man's Whiskey, Toubab Krewe, the New Mastersounds, and Springdale Quartet.

Bunk Under the Stars

Submitted by Justine E. Hausheer on Wed, 04/17/2013 - 2:03pm

Grab the kids and camp tent for a deep-woods Father's day. Spend the afternoon exploring the woods on nature and wildlife walks. As the sun sets, put an eye to the available telescope for stargazing lessons on the illuminataed night sky. Bring your tent to camp outside, or sleep inside a hostel-style bunkhouse. Don't worry about packing any grub—dinner, snacks, and breakfast are included. Sat 4 p.m.-Sun 9 a.m.

Denver Take Steps Walk for Crohn's & Colitis

Submitted by Michael Krumholtz on Fri, 04/19/2013 - 2:38pm

Take a step towards finding a cure for two digestive diseases that affect one in 200 Americans. In Colorado's only walk for Crohn's disease and colitis, walk the two-mile loop in a team or as a solo effort. The night also includes live music, food, and activities for kids. Proceeds benefit the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation for America, which funds medical research towards cures. Sat 5 p.m.

North Fork Un-Corked

Submitted by Kelsey Anne Lindsey on Mon, 06/10/2013 - 11:22am

California wine country may get all the attention, but Coloradans know we have plenty to add to the vino scene. Discover the beauty of the North Fork wine region during this two-day celebration of the state's blossoming industry. Pick and choose between myriad events, including tours of wineries, special pairing dinners, and even a chance to sail model yachts at Azura Cellars. Sat-Sun, times vary. 


WWII Era Ball

Submitted by Morgan Tilton on Mon, 04/15/2013 - 12:30pm

Ladies and gentlemen, pull on your 1940s party dress and jewels, suspenders, or military uniform. This World War II party reenactment—held in an airplane hangar—is a festive night accented with belly and swing dance entertainment, roulette, tango, and Polynesian Fiafia’s hula dance performance. Before the end-of-the-war balloon-drop and celebration, spin your sweetheart to the jazz and swing music of local band Hot Tomatoes. Plus meet impersonators of Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, and Marilyn Monroe. Sat 5 p.m.



Tedeschi Trucks Band and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Fri, 04/12/2013 - 11:22am

Husband-and-wife musicians Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi were already accomplished solo artists before they united and added a nine-piece band in 2011. The troupe’s classic Southern blues have garnered numerous awards and gigs at the White House and the United Nations General Assembly. Co-headliners and perennial crowd-pleasers Grace Potter and the Nocturnals will add to the bluesy-country sound. Sat 6:30 p.m.

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Thu, 06/06/2013 - 3:09pm

This long-standing indie trio returned to the scene last year with Meat and Bone, its first album of new, original material since 2004. Listen for front man Jon Spencer’s croon and snarl over raucous, bluesy alt-rock. Sat 9 p.m.