Between the red-rock walls, ancient petroglyphs, and stargazing, this 31-mile, three-day canoe paddle is not to be missed. In the evenings, camp by the river and watch the brilliant Perseid meteor showers with astronomer Dimitri Klebe of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. All day Fri-Sun.
Statues of all sizes speckle the landscape during this massive annual gathering. The well-curated roster includes dozens of artists from all over the country. Peruse the sea of sculptures, with works made from materials as varied as bronze, glass, and stone. You may just leave with a new conversation piece perfect for your living room. Bonus: Proceeds support public art and art education in Loveland. Fri 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Woody Allen’s newest film tells the story of Jasmine, a New York socialite who moves in with her sister after her marriage collapses in the wake of financial scandal. Starring Cate Blanchett and Alec Baldwin. Fri-Thu, times vary.
Enjoy traditional county fair events like blue-ribbon competitions and food-vendor treats. Check out the Denver history exhibit, doggie sporting events, and an indoor playground for kids. Fri noon-8 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
This popular mountain getaway isn’t kidding around. With tapas, vino, hikes, a farm-to-table feast, and a visit to a private wine garden, you’ll wonder if you’re truly in Beaver Creek or climbing the stairway to culinary heaven. Fri 3-10 p.m.; Sat 9:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Two of Denver's hallmarks—pork belly and craft beer—highlight this evening of gastronomic indulgence. Watch as the pros from Oskar Blues Brewery show you how to pair beer with food (five courses, to be exact). Fri 6-9:30 p.m.
Before Diego-Rodriguez Warner’s Perilism opens to the public, sit down for a four-course meal with the artist. During a champange reception, Warner will discuss his work; then, you'll join him for a dinner of avocado and crab salad, Colorado bass, and more. The innovative young artist, born to an unlikely pair (a Nicaraguan Marxist father and Coloradan Quaker mother), explores the uncivilized, violent reality that exists within our enlightened civilization in his latest exhibition.
Known for his sarcastic, self-deprecating style, comedian Brian Regan brings a clean and clever vibe to the comedy stage. Stand-up fans of all ages will appreciate his ability to turn the most mundane situations into an opportunity for laughter. Fri 8 p.m.