It’s Colorado’s end-of-summer tradition: the Colorado State Fair. In between the rodeos, take a spin on carnival rides and indulge in all the fair food you only allow yourself to eat once a year. Mon-Thu noon-11 p.m., Fri-Sun 10 a.m.-11 p.m.
We’ve all heard those stirring voices dramatically narrating movie trailers. This Sundance Film Festival favorite explores the saga behind one of those voices when a woman follows in her father’s footsteps to become the next big thing in the voice-over industry. Fri-Tue, times vary.
For Coloradans, biking is a way of life. But it’s not quite as easy in Rwanda. This acclaimed documentary follows Tour de France veteran Jock Boyer as he helps the beleaguered Rwandan National Cycling Team train for and compete in the 2012 Olympics in London. Fri-Thu, times vary.
Summer is ending and so is this popular rooftop beer garden series. Join fellow beer fans for the last installment, where you can enjoy exotic brews on tap, a chef-attended grill station, and live music from Rapid Grass Bluegrass Band. Fri 5-9 p.m.
One of the nation's most celebrated crops is getting some special recognition. A variety of entertainment appeals to all ages; and there will be plenty of corn-inspired dishes to go around. Don't miss the Loveland's Got Talent Competition, parade, and corn shucking competition. Fri 5 p.m.-10 p.m.; Sat 8 a.m-8 p.m.
Help Museo de las Americas continue to shine light on Denver's Latin art and music scene. This benefit includes a silent auction and culminates in a performance by La Santa Cecilia, a Latin American fusion band. Fri 5:30 p.m.
Celebrate the art in nature with a flower-filled evening of dinner and dancing, set amid the garden’s sculptural exhibit. Proceeds from the black-tie gala will benefit the Gardens' Annual Fund. Fri 6 p.m.-midnight
Searching for that perfect piece of kitsch for your living room? Look no further. More than 50 local and national vendors convene under one roof to showcase retro furniture, home decor, artwork, fashion, and other vintage collectibles. Fri 6-10 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Coloradans are better known for accessorizing with a CamelBak and hiking boots than cutting-edge couture. But we clean up nicely—and you’ll need to for this fashion-forward fund-raiser. Models will showcase emerging American designers as they strutting down a 150-foot outdoor runway before Grammy-nominated R&B/dance singer Deborah Cox takes the stage. After the show, head inside for drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and dancing. The evening benefits Urban Peak, a local nonprofit that aids homeless youth. Fri 6-11 p.m.
Enter a state of peace with this collection of sacred Buddhist relics, including eight statues donated by the Dalai Lama. Take part in a blessing ceremony, or admire the life-size gold statue of the Maitreya Buddha at the center of the exhibit. Fri 6-8 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
During another one of the group's famous summerlong tours, grove to the Dave Matthews Band will play its familiar brand of rock. Rapper and recent regae convert Snoop Lion (you know him as Snoop Dogg) opens. Sat 7 p.m.
Keep the summer alive in your best white dress or white slacks, sipping cocktails and jamming to live music under the stars. Join the Urban League of Metro Denver as they raise funds for job training and educational programs provided to underprivileged communities. Fri 7:30 p.m.-midnight.
Check out the wide range of Denver’s local arts scene at this inclusive showcase. Featured works run the gamut of media, with everything from photography to fashion to hairstyling. Bonus: Hear beats by DJ Hex and try snacks from Caveman Cafeteria. Fri 8 p.m.-midnight.
Enjoy an eclectic evening of contemporary sounds. Highlighting electronic music, this concert will feature artists using synthesizers, theremins, and even a trombone plugged into guitar pedals to create some shocking sounds. Fri 8 p.m.