Submitted by Madelyn Herzog on Tue, 08/27/2013 - 10:41am

Water covers nearly three-quarters of the Earth, so it seems fitting that the stuff will be the theme of this upcoming exhibit. Juried photographs from nearly 50 artists strive to capture the liquid’s various forms and complexities. Tue-Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

A Taste of Colorado

Submitted by Lauren Mikus on Fri, 06/14/2013 - 8:06am

This long-standing festival, brimming with community pride and spirit, makes for a perfect end-of-summer celebration. Peruse offerings from more than 50 restaurants and 250 marketplace artisans and vendors across the state. While admission is free, food does cost extra. Live music and educational programs will also take place. Fri 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat-Sun 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Mon 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m.

Grant Street Art Center's 30 Year Reunion Show

Submitted by Beth Steffens on Sun, 07/14/2013 - 3:34pm

For decades, the Grant Street Art Center offered studio space, exhibits, and classes for aspiring and established artists. The building is now the home of the Art Students League of Denver, but more than 25 of the center's past members are reuniting— in person or via mixed media works— to commemorate the space they helped turn into a local arts hub. Fri 6-10 p.m.; Sat-Sun noon-5 p.m.

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

Submitted by Stephen Kasica on Mon, 07/01/2013 - 4:14pm

This uber-popular hip-hop duo returns to the centennial State after a string of top-selling shows.Expect to hear "Thrift Shop," which earlier this year set the mark for the longest-running No. 1 rap song atop Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Fri 5 p.m.

Jazz Aspen Snowmass

Submitted by ewallis on Tue, 08/27/2013 - 10:03am

Summer’s drawing to a close, so end it the right way: at this annual musical blowout. Touting acts from country crooner Keith Urban to rock icon Journey, you’ll see some stars at this mountain music festival. Fri 6 p.m.-Sun 10 p.m.


Chris Isaak

Submitted by ewallis on Tue, 08/27/2013 - 10:14am

Chris Isaak already has 15 albums under his belt, but the best may be yet to come. This tenured rock- and-roller has said that his yet-to-be released album is the one he always wanted to make. Go hear what it’s all about. Fri 7 p.m.

Sixth Annual Smile Train Comedy Improv Festival

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Tue, 08/27/2013 - 10:24am

Facial disfigurement is no joke, but a few laughs can help combat the trauma thousands of children go through each year. The organic, locally sourced improv of the Wigs will go where the audience takes it, and proceeds will benefit children with cleft lips in developing countries. Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m.


Submitted by ewallis on Tue, 08/27/2013 - 10:19am

Usually, multiday music events host a range of performers, but some bands are legendary enough to have three nights all to themselves. Bring your tent and bask in the glory of one of psychedelic rock's greatest bands ever for a full weekend. Fri-Sun 7:30 p.m.

Next Fall

Submitted by Kelsey Anne Lindsey on Sun, 08/25/2013 - 7:03pm

There are, perhaps, no topics more complex than love and religion. With unflinching honesty—and necessary doses of humor—this off-Broadway play breaks through these dense themes with the story of one couple’s five-year relationship. The men deal with death and loss, discovering the answers to some of life’s hardest questions along the way. Did you know: 5280's own Todd Black (pictured, left) stars in the production. Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m.


Keith Urban

Submitted by Stephen Kasica on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 2:30pm

This country star's smooth, bourbon-coated sound has earned him four Grammy Awards. Country group—and fellow Grammy winners—Little Big town kick off the show. Fri 7:30 p.m.

The Electric Run

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Thu, 06/20/2013 - 1:09pm

Runners and ravers, rejoice: You can now do both at the same time. During this evening 5K, heart-pumping music blares throughout the course. Along the way, you’ll pass through a series of “landscapes”—anything from trees and water to buildings and tunnels—decked out in vibrant neon lights. Stick around after you cross the finish line for a pulsing dance party and light show. Tip: Wear your brightest attire and blinking lights. The louder the look, the better. Fri 8 p.m.

Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Tue, 08/27/2013 - 9:52am

An introspective tiger haunts the stage in the regional premiere of Rajiv Joseph's 2010 Pulitzer Prize finalist. The play, also nominated for three Tony Awards, depicts the aftermath of the war in Iraq and its effects on those who lived through it—and one who didn’t. Fri-Sat 8 p.m.; Sun 6 p.m.