08/2013

The Buzz about Bees

Submitted by Beth Steffens on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 10:42pm

Take your own little buzzing bees to this educational event to learn about pollinators' relationship with vegetables, flowers, and people. Children will learn about pollination from a bee’s perspective and taste some of the veggies that the bees help pollinate. They can also peek inside a live beehive during a presentation from on-site beekeepers. Sat 10 a.m.-noon.

Kennebec Pass Enduro

Submitted by Stephen Kasica on Mon, 07/01/2013 - 4:00pm

This true backcountry event will test your fitness level. Riders loop around Kennebec Pass, the Colorado Trail, and Dry Fork Trail just west of Durango in this multiday mountain biking race. Fri-Sun 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Comedy Workshop with Bret Ernst

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Fri, 08/23/2013 - 4:01pm

Learn the do's and don'ts of stand-up from a pro. Comedian and actor Bret Ernst—known for his satirical brand of humor and appearances on Comedy Central and shows like Weeds—will share his tips to get laughs from any audience. Sat 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Gathering at the Great Divide Art Festival

Submitted by Madelyn Herzog on Tue, 08/27/2013 - 10:33am

Browse paintings, pottery, photography, jewelry, and many other types of art. More than 100 local and international artists convene on Main Street in Breckenridge for this annual festival, which is ranked in the top 200 fine art shows in the country. Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Mon 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

1950s Voodoo Island Tiki Ball

Submitted by Jerilyn Forsythe on Thu, 08/22/2013 - 3:17pm

Squeeze in one last poolside celebration. The Hawaiian-inspired Tiki Ball recalls the island craze that swept the United States in the 1950s. And the theme is no joke: entertainment includes Polynesian fire dancing, a nine-piece Afro-Cuban orchestra, and a reenactment of Elvis Presley’s Blue Hawaii. Also enjoy authentic Polynesian food, a limbo contest—and mermaid classes for those who want to learn how to swim with the fish. Sat 4 p.m.-Sun 1 a.m.

—Image courtesy of Teryn Wilkes

I Dream Festival

Submitted by ewallis on Tue, 08/27/2013 - 10:07am

 Grab your glow sticks and dance the night away with a host of DJs from around the globe. With more than 10 acts playing trance and house music, you'll be sure able to get in a groove. Sat 7 p.m.

The Root Underground: Denver Showcase

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Tue, 08/27/2013 - 12:01pm

This traveling art expo brings some of Denver’s most unique artists up from the underground scene. Local, independent creatives will show off their talent in visual media, fashion design, music, and more. Bonus: Live demos let you see the creative process as it happens. 18+. Sat 8 p.m.

 

Selah Sue

Submitted by Jerilyn Forsythe on Fri, 08/23/2013 - 10:32am

Young Belgian songstress Selah Sue hit it big almost by accident; while performing at clubs on weekends during high school, her fan base grew so large she caught the ear of established independent label Because Music. We get why: Sue's powerful sound—an eclectic blend hip-hop rhythms, soulful vocals, and reggae-pop influences—is contagious.