09/2013

Dave Wiens West Elk Bicycle Classic

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Mon, 08/26/2013 - 9:48am

This 100- or 134-mile ride takes you from Gunnison, through Kebler Pass, and to Crested Butte—gaining 9,300 feet in elevation along the way. The ride benefits the Western State Colorado University Mountain Sports program. Celebrate your athleticism over beers and food at the after-party. Sun 7 a.m.

Rocky Mountain Showdown

Submitted by Kelsey Anne Lindsey on Sun, 08/25/2013 - 7:06pm

We've got you covered this Labor Day weekend: Whether you're a Colorado State Rams admirer or you root for the Colorado Buffaloes, you'll fit in with the thousands of other screaming fans at this annual battle, which dates back 120 years. Heads up: Both schools are hosting multiple kick-off events in the days leading up to the big game, including tailgates, parades, and even a blood drive. Sun 4 p.m.

 

Magic, Masks and Mugs

Submitted by Madelyn Herzog on Mon, 09/09/2013 - 4:24pm

This fall folk art exhibit features everything from beaded voodoo flags to colorful paintings crafted by more than a dozen Haitian artists. Proceeds from artwork sales benefit Art to Educate Haiti, an organization that supports programs for Haitian youth and founded by Fort Collins resident Melissa Basta. Daily, times vary. 

Denver Food and Wine

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Thu, 07/18/2013 - 10:01am

Experience Denver’s thriving dining scene. Wine-paired dinners and food-related shindigs throughout the week (we’ve marked Friday’s Art of the Cocktail Party as a can't-miss) lead up to this annual event’s pinnacle: Saturday’s Grand Tasting. Try fine cuisine from more than 40 of Denver’s top restaurants; sip your picks from more than 600 wines and cocktails; and learn from locally and nationally renowned chefs. Proceeds benefit local education and arts organizations. Tue-Sun, times vary.

 

Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Submitted by Caitlin Donnelly on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 2:05pm

Join a trio of over-the-top drag performers as they travel across the Australian outback on a bus they christen "Priscilla." This beloved Broadway musical features classic tunes like "I Will Survive" and "It's Raining Men," but the real hits are the hundreds of intricate costumes. Tue-Fri 7:30 p.m.; Sat-Sun 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

Highlands Ranch Days

Submitted by Beth Steffens on Sun, 07/14/2013 - 4:51pm

Families learn how the Highlands Ranch community began through Native American dancing and reenactments. On the hayrides, you'll see beautiful, typically hidden views of the Highlands Ranch Mansion grounds. Thu-Sat 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Heart Lines and PAPER/PRODUCT

Submitted by Madelyn Herzog on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 11:17am

Two new exhibits will debut at the CU Art Museum. Heart Lines: Expressions of Native North American Art features artists and works exploring Native American history, politics, culture, and contemporary experience. PAPER/PRODUCT showcases part of the eclectic modern art collection of Polly and Mark Addison. Opening receptions for both will be held September 5 at 6 p.m. Days, times vary. 

Fall Harvest Brewfest

Submitted by Lauren Mikus on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 11:10am

More than 40 breweries and micro-distilleries join together for one of fall's most popular boozing festivals. Start sipping on Thursday night in Odell's tasting room with a special release, fall harvest brew, then get crafty with samples from Dancing Pines Distillery, Funkwerks, and Twisted Pine Brewing. Proceeds benefit the Animal House. Thu 7 p.m.; Sat 7-10 p.m.

Alt-J

Submitted by ewallis on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 9:43am

Alt-J is quickly becoming a favorite in the indie music world. Only one year after its debut album release, this British quartet has toured extensively, playing hits “Breezeblocks” and “Tessellate.” Bonus points if you can figure out which keyboard shortcut they are named after. Thu 7 p.m.

 

Yampa Valley Crane Festival

Submitted by Justine E. Hausheer on Tue, 07/23/2013 - 12:43pm

Indulge your inner bird-watcher with sandhill crane-themed films, artwork and education. The best part: seeing the birds up close at daily crane viewings around the Yampa Valley. Fri-Mon, times vary.

Dream Currency

Submitted by Madelyn Herzog on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 10:30am

Tracy Lynn Pristas’ upcoming solo exhibition is named for the first large-scale painting she created in her new Colorado studio in 2012. Now settled in the quiet foothills instead of a cramped Chicago space, Pristas paints large-scale landscapes based on nature but created with an abstract style. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat noon-4 p.m.

Tammi Otis

Submitted by Madelyn Herzog on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 10:08am

The use of oil glazes in Tammi Otis' paintings helps her achieve a “luminosity” that can’t be created with other techniques. Through her artwork, Otis strives to create an “inner world” and a physical interpretation of emotion. Don't miss the opening reception on September 6 from 5 to 9 p.m. Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Colorado Fall Home Show

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 10:08am

Considering a home remodeling project? This expo gives you easy access to more than 300 vendors and expert interior designers. The weekend of real-life HGTV-style dream home inspiration benefits horticulture grants and scholarships across Colorado. Fri-Sat 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

Get Growing! With Ollin Farms

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Wed, 07/31/2013 - 2:12pm

It's your last chance to bring the kids to this summer gardening program. Experts from Ollin Farms in Longmont help little ones plant vegetables and other foliage in an on-site garden. Kids will leave with their own potted plant. Fri 10:30 a.m.

Ryan McLennan: Fabrications

Submitted by Kate Gibbons on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 10:37am

With Fabrications, Brooklyn-based artist Ryan McLennan takes you into the shadows. The 20-painting series offers a glimpse into transitional and in-between spaces, inspired by 20th-century filmmakers and rendered from film stills. Although known for his precision and detail, McLennan instead uses rougher brushstrokes and a murky color palette that result in a looser style with seductive voids and misty edges. Tue-Sat noon-6 p.m.

Vail Valley Auto Show

Submitted by Justine E. Hausheer on Wed, 07/17/2013 - 1:39pm

See the art of machinery and engineering as you peruse more than 200 cars, 40 aircraft, and 50 motorcycles. Don't miss the car auction and kids' activities. Fri-Sun, times vary.

Rocky Mountain Revival Wellness Retreat

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Thu, 07/18/2013 - 12:34pm

Stress bogging you down? Leave your worries behind during this alpine getaway. Unwind with daily group activities, such as yoga atop Dercum Mountain, hiking, Pilates, or painting. Then, choose your own adventure with elective activities (we suggest a custom spa treatment—your muscles will thank us) and inspiring speakers. The trip package includes a three-night stay at the Keystone Lodge & Spa and three meals a day. Fri 4 p.m.-Sun 11:30 a.m.

 

John Fudge: Paintings and Other Allegories

Submitted by Madelyn Herzog on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 12:00pm

View pieces from the late painter John Fudge, who lived in Denver for most of his life. The exhibit will focus on Fudge's early career, spanning from the late 1960s to early 1980s and is bolstered by the work of his contemporaries. Dates, times vary.

The Full Monty

Submitted by Caitlin Donnelly on Wed, 07/17/2013 - 11:17am

A group of unemployed steel workers band together to make quick cash through the art of male stripping. These offbeat entrepreneurs soon inspire others to take charge of their lives and follow their dreams—and of course, make the ladies swoon. Fri-Sun 6:15 p.m.; Sun noon; Wed 5:30 p.m.

Kevin Nealon

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 11:09am

Kevin Nealon has been in the national comedy spotlight for almost 30 years, with a 1984 appearance on Johnny Carson, a stint with SNL and most recently in the Showtime series Weeds. If that doesn’t ingratiate him with Coloradans, he also has cracked jokes about our ski trails (Google it —trust us). Fri-Sat 7:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.

Big Lebowski Bowling Tournament

Submitted by ewallis on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 10:07am

Put on your bathrobe, pour yourself a White Russian, and grab your bowling ball. This three-person team tournament includes three games and prizes go to top individual and team scores. There’s also a prize for best dressed, so, come in your best Lebowski get-up, dude. Fri. 7 p.m.

 

 

Sound Tribe Sector 9

Submitted by ewallis on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 9:51am

These Red Rocks favorites are playing their 11th straight year at the amphitheater. This time, they’re bringing along legendary rapper Nas for a star-studded night. STS9’s unique electronic, instrumental rock show is one you can’t miss. Fri-Sat 7 p.m.

 

Don Williams

Submitted by ewallis on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 9:12am

Nicknamed “The Gentle Giant” for his soft, deep voice and tall stature, country singer Don Williams has amassed 17 number-one country hits. With a career that has spanned 50 years, Williams knows how to put on a live show. Fri 7:30 p.m.

Vinyl Vixens

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 11:29am

 

Honey Touche and her Touchettes pay homage to the simpler days when vinyl ruled rock ’n’ roll and burlesque shows owned the stage. This tribute to the music world’s hardest-rocking women includes songs by Blondie, Cyndi Lauper, Heart, and more. Some of Lannie’s regulars will also take the stage. Fri 8 p.m.

 

MGMT

Submitted by Stephen Kasica on Thu, 07/11/2013 - 4:11pm

This psychedelic rock duo became sensationally popular with the release of its breakout debut in 2008. They plan to drop a third, self-titled album on September 17, but you'll likely get to hear some of the new songs live before that. Fri 8 p.m.

 

Pikes Peak Challenge

Submitted by Caitlin Donnelly on Wed, 07/17/2013 - 12:55pm

Conquer one of Colorado's most famous fourteeners and raise money for a good cause while you're at it. If you're not quite ready for the 13-mile hike to the summit of Pikes Peak, try the three-mile walk through Manitou Springs Memorial Park. Proceeds benefit the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado. Sat 4:30 a.m.

New Trends in Watercolor

Submitted by Madelyn Herzog on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 11:01am

These are not your grandmother’s watercolors. Featuring artists from the Colorado Watercolor Society, this exhibit pushes the boundaries of traditional watercolor painting with new techniques, subject matter, and styles. Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Outdoor Adventure Fest

Submitted by Beth Steffens on Sun, 07/14/2013 - 3:54pm

Summer is winding down, so savor every remaining minute. Join in adventurous activities the whole family can enjoy, like rafting, fly fishing, and more. Also munch on snow cones and kettle corn while watching wildlife films. Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Urban Navigator

Submitted by ewallis on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 10:36am

In this urban adventure race, teams will receive clues that direct them to their challenges in different places around Denver. Teams are required to raise a minimum of $100, which benefits an organization that aids kids with cancer, and teams that raise the most will receive prizes. Sat. 9 a.m.

 

Colorado Artfest at Castle Rock

Submitted by Beth Steffens on Sun, 07/14/2013 - 2:25pm

More than 180 artists from around the country convene for this juried fine arts fair. A silent auction, music, performers, and tons of food bolster the visual display. Bonus: the Imagination Zone, where kids can create their own works of art. Sat 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Festival Italiano

Submitted by Lauren Mikus on Fri, 07/19/2013 - 2:41am

It's time to eat up, or as the Italians say, "finisci di mangiare." This event's Italian food, artisan vendors, wine tastings, and chef demonstrations attracted more than 120,000 guests last year. Highlights include a children's grape stomp, performances by flag throwers from Florence, and a two- day bocce ball tournament. Sat 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Tour De Fat

Submitted by ewallis on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 10:18am

Put on a costume, hop on your bike, and join New Belgium in an effort to make Denver a better bicycling city. This free event raises money for local bicycle-focused non-profits through beer sales and donations. All you have to do is ride your bike and drink some beer. Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

Fall Fest

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 9:29am

Win a chainsaw, meet Smokey Bear, and watch in awe as world-class athletes shows off their lumber sports prowess, all in one place. This annual event aids the Friends of the Dillon Ranger District, a conservation organization, and also features food, art and music. Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Friendship Powwow and American Indian Cultural Celebration

Submitted by Beth Steffens on Sun, 07/14/2013 - 3:09pm

Learn about the earliest American cultures at one of the Denver Art Museum’s longest-running events. Cultural demos and dance performances kick off the day before the lively powwow grand entrance. Don't miss local artists' hands-on activities and the community sewing circle. Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Cops Fighting Cancer Charity CrossFit Competition

Submitted by Caitlin Donnelly on Wed, 07/17/2013 - 2:53pm

Squat, dip, run, push, pull, and press with local law enforcement. The vigorous two- to 15-minute group workouts aim to raise money for cancer patients and their families via Cops Fighting Cancer. Sat-Sun 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

HYP Beer Olympics

Submitted by Lauren Mikus on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 11:21am

Under the motto "work hard, play hard, give back" the Denver Habitat Young Professionals of Habitat for Humanity bring you a bracket-style day-drinking tournament. Teams of four will go against one another in games of flip-cup, giant beer pong, and an epic Das Boot chug off finale. The grand prize: A luxury Denver Nuggets package. Sat 11 a.m. 

Colorado Crush

Submitted by Madelyn Herzog on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 11:32am

This event celebrates the positive and community-enhancing effects of grafitti. Join the movement for live graffiti demos and music, local food and merchandise, and an address from Mayor Hancock. Sat noon-7 p.m.

People's Choice Wine Tasting-Denver International Wine Competition

Submitted by Lauren Mikus on Fri, 07/19/2013 - 1:37pm

This is a wine tasting of epic proportions. Only 125 wine aficionados will have the chance to try the same varietals tasted by judges of the Denver International Wine Competition, the largest double-blind, professional wine competition in the Rocky Mountains. Stroll around to sample the impeccable selection and snack on cheese and charcuteries. Sat 5-8 p.m.

1101 Gallery Opening Reception and Open House

Submitted by Beth Steffens on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 11:01am

Gear up for the grand opening of a new art gallery. View the 25,000-square-foot space and its first quarterly group show featuring eight visual artists whose pieces focus on solitude among the masses. The open house and reception includes live music and live painting. Sat 6-10 p.m.

Megan Mullally Live

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Mon, 07/22/2013 - 3:09pm

You knew her as martini-wielding socialite Karen Walker on Will & Grace. But on stage, Emmy Award-winner Megan Mullally cracks jokes and sings (she is an accomplished musician, after all). Bonus: Mullally's equally hilarious husband, Nick Offerman—aka Ron Swanson of Parks and Recreation—joins her. Sat 8 p.m.

Rent

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 11:54am

 

The East Village heads west as this Pulitzer- and Tony-winning musical hits Colorado. The show follows a group of artists struggling with community, identity, and the AIDS epidemic in late-’80s NYC, but it still resonates with audiences across the country today. Days, times vary.

 

After the Revolution

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 12:11pm

See the work of one of America’s best young playwrights brings her political drama to Colorado. Amy Herzog won the New York Times’ Outstanding Playwright Award in 2012 for this play, which traces the evolution of Emma Joseph, a brilliant young woman who devotes her life to the memory of her Marxist grandfather, but then she discovers some unexpected history, and things change. Days, times vary.

Down & Derby

Submitted by Kelsey Anne Lindsey on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 11:12am

When the now-Fillmore Auditorium first opened in 1907, it was known as the Mammoth Roller Skating Rink. Lace up your skates and go back in time at this all-night, 21-plus  roller disco party. Following an all-local roller derby bout (7 p.m.start), the rink will be open for boogying and skating to classic '70s tunes. Plus: A portion of the proceeds benefits the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless. Sat 9 p.m.- Sun 1 a.m.

 

Fire in the Sky

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 10:32am

Fashion, music, and drinks dominate this benefit for Do Your Part Inc., which aids victims of Colorado wildfires. Denver designers will have their work on display, and the music will continue until the early morning hours. Sat 9 p.m.-Sun 2 a.m.

 

 

Neder-Nederland Race

Submitted by Caitlin Donnelly on Wed, 07/17/2013 - 3:16pm

Add this classic race to your lineup of family- and pet-friendly activities before summer ends. Participants can compete in the 5K or 10K races, or jog the High Altitude Mile, a fun run through Old Town Nederland. Costumes are encouraged. Proceeds go to Nederland non-profit organizations. Sun 8:30 a.m.- 12 p.m.

End of Summer DAYS Festival

Submitted by Justine E. Hausheer on Wed, 07/17/2013 - 2:35pm

Support Denver Area Youth Services with an afternoon of fun and sun. Sample local snacks and brews as you listen to live music from the Symbols, Project 3, Sammy Dee Morton, and Sugar Hi-5. Sun noon-6 p.m.

Colorado Distillers Festival

Submitted by Lauren Mikus on Thu, 07/25/2013 - 5:10pm

This day's mantra is "Always Drink Colorado," a term borrowed from participating vendor Peach Street Distillers. You could traverse the Rockies to sip our state's finest handcrafted spirits, or you could simply stop in to this event for the afternoon. Enjoy tastings, custom cocktails, and presentations by even more industry experts.

Animal Collective

Submitted by Stephen Kasica on Thu, 07/11/2013 - 3:34pm

Animal Collective began making experimental, psychedelic "noise" 14 years ago. Since then, the band has grown a legion of fans thanks to playful rhythms and obscure, cryptic lyrics. Mon 9 p.m.

Disappears with Weekend

Submitted by ewallis on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 9:35am

Check out a night of music from a couple of emerging underground stars. Disappears plays a dark, eerie brand of shoegaze rock while Weekend perfects the genre of smooth post-punk. Mon 9:30 p.m.

 

Boulder Conversations With Extraordinary People: Ceal Barry

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 9:47am

Boulder kicks off its fifth season of intriguing lectures with longtime University of Colorado coach and administrator Ceal Barry. Barry, the winningest coach in school history, lets Coloradans into her life while they indulge in a little wine and cheese. Tue 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Corps Challenge

Submitted by ewallis on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 10:50am

Compete in a variety of bar games at this fundraiser for the Mile High Youth Corps. test your hand-eye coordination in bowling, shuffleboard, darts, and ping pong. You may just walk away with the Corps Challenge Cup. Tue. 5:30 p.m.

 

America Cup International Fly Fishing Tournament

Submitted by ewallis on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 10:43am

Test your fly fishing skills against the pros. Five-person teams from around the world compete in this catch-and-release trout-catching competition, which offers prizes in men’s, women’s and youth, categories. Tue.-Sun., all day.

 

Camelot

Submitted by Caitlin Donnelly on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 2:49pm

Head back to the medieval era with King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. In this famous tale of love and battle, Sir Lancelot falls for Lady Guinevere, sparking a secret love affair that leads to a dramatic conclusion. Tue-Sat, times vary.

Toast to Tuscany with Acclaimed Author Frances Mayes

Submitted by Lauren Mikus on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 10:47am

Frances Mayes' whimsical biography-turned-blockbuster Under the Tuscan Sun left us with yearnings for an Italian getaway. This time, Mayes delivers la dolce vita by the glass with her new wine brand, Tuscan Sun Wines. Enjoy a four-course dinner and taste her six unique blends. Wed 5:30 p.m.

 

Remembering 9/11

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 10:46am

Former U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman and U.S. Representative Jane Harman join Mayor Michael Hancock and Governor John Hickenlooper in a discussion of the future of national security in post-9/11 America. The Denver Post’s Vincent Carroll moderates the event. Wed 6:30 p.m.

 

Flagstaff House Avery Brewing Beer Dinner featuring Adam Avery

Submitted by Lauren Mikus on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 11:36am

A multicourse dinner created by Mark Monette—executive chef and owner of Flagstaff House Restaurant—is made even better with beers chosen by Adam Avery of Avery Brewing Company. Divine tastes such as vintage natural short ribs and Yukon Gold potato puree are paired with beers like Uncle Jacob's Stout. Wed 7-9 p.m. 

AscenDance Presents: Front Range of Motion

Submitted by Kelsey Anne Lindsey on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 11:22am

No, it's not ballet or tap, but as us Front Rangers know, rock climbing requires some delicate footwork. Just look to the AscenDance Project. The Boulder troupe (which appeared on America’s Got Talent in 2010) performs athletic, choreographed movements on a climbing wall free of ropes or suspension—turning an outdoor pursuit into a lyrical dance. Wed 8 p.m.

 

Ruggerfest

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Tue, 09/10/2013 - 12:06pm

Rugby teams from across the nation convene on Aspen in search of the ultimate title: Ruggerfest champions. For 46 years, this event has attracted some of the best players around, and it all started with a bunch of self-proclaimed ski bums recruited from local bars. In true rugby fashion, the event also has plenty of beer. Thu-Sun, times vary.

Nuestra Cultura: Our People, Our Heritage

Submitted by Madelyn Herzog on Mon, 09/09/2013 - 4:15pm

Luis Abarca has accumulated one of the largest private collections of Mexican artwork in the area, a sign of his commitment to the culture of his homeland. Pieces from his stash are on display at the Arvada Center this fall as part of its continued support of Colorado’s Mexican community and heritage. Daily, times vary.

Eternal Love

Submitted by Madelyn Herzog on Mon, 09/09/2013 - 4:32pm

For this solo photography exhibition, Denver-based artist Halim Al Karim wielded a large, hand-built camera and layered latex paint on his models’ faces for a shadowy and elusive look. Born in Iraq, Al Karim’s expression of cultural connections has earned him recognition around the world. Tue-Sat, times vary. 

Yoga on the Square

Submitted by Kelsey Anne Lindsey on Sun, 09/08/2013 - 6:44pm

Stress relief smack in the middle of the workday? Yes, please. Three local instructors will lead yogis in an alfresco lunch-hour yoga class as part of LiveWell at Work Month. Arrive early for a prime spot and swag; the first 50 attendees receive a free yoga mat. Can you say "ohm." Thu 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m.

 

Peacocking

Submitted by Madelyn Herzog on Mon, 09/09/2013 - 4:40pm

Artist Allie Pohl uses oversized merit badges, dismembered mannequins, and other nontraditional pieces to comment on modern-day manliness. To create the exhibit, Pohl drew from her own experience with long-term relationships and newer online dating tools. Wed-Sat noon-5 p.m.

Flora/Fauna/Figura

Submitted by Beth Steffens on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 11:13am

Plants regularly inspire artists. This show centers on a natural theme with pieces from CORE members— painters, photographers, and more— and nonmembers alike. Thu noon-6 p.m.; Fri noon-9 p.m.; Sat noon-6 p.m.; Sun 1-4 p.m.

Telluride Blues and Brews Festival

Submitted by Stephen Kasica on Tue, 07/16/2013 - 4:44pm

The Black Crowes, Jim James, and Melissa Etheridge headline this bluegrass bonanza. For 20 years, this fest has held a reputation as one of the most scenic and intimate  in the country (and, with more than 60 breweries on hand, one of the tastiest). Thu-Sun, times vary.

She Loves Me

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Tue, 09/10/2013 - 12:03pm

 This Tony Award-winning musical has been enchanting audiences for decades. From the same source material as You’ve Got Mail, it tells the classic tale of unwitting secret admirers in the pre-digital era, but it’s as touching in the online dating age as ever. Days, times vary.

Ground Swell Jewelry Night Out

Submitted by Madelyn Herzog on Tue, 09/10/2013 - 10:43am

Join the brand new Colorado chapter of the national Women’s Jewelry Association for its debut event. The night includes jewelry exhibits, cocktails, and chances for discounted membership to the organization, which helps women in the jewelry and watch industries advance and network. Thu 6-9 p.m.

The Rendezvous with Bop Skizzum

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Tue, 09/10/2013 - 1:22pm

Help Denver-based nonprofit cityWILD continue to introduce low-income urban youth to the Great Outdoors. This rooftop fundraiser includes a buffet, drinks, and an auction, but the highlight is a performance by local funk-rock band Bop Skizzum. Thu 6 p.m.

El Latir de México

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Tue, 09/10/2013 - 1:09pm

Help the Colorado Symphony honor Mexico’s independence and its influence on local culture. This musical celebration includes live mariachi music, Mexican vocalists, and the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Folklórico, an acclaimed organization that teaches cultural dances in schools. Thu 7:30 p.m.

Memories and Well Grounded Hopes

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Mon, 09/09/2013 - 11:19am

Contemporary ballet meets a modern take on traditional Jewish music in this performance by local dance group Wonderbound. Choreographer Garrett Ammon blends his talent with klezmer fusion music by Hal Aqua and the Lost Tribe and new works by renowned Colorado College composer Ofer Ben-Amots. Can't make it? This performance will also be streamed live at coloradocollege.edu/live. Thu 7:30-9 p.m.

Royal Southern Brotherhood

Submitted by Stephen Kasica on Tue, 07/16/2013 - 2:40pm

This blues-rock supergroup, conceived in New Orleans, boasts an impressive roster. Current members count themselves among the legends of the South: Cyril Neville appeared on recordings by Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson, and Devon Allman is the son of legendary blues singer Greg Allman. Thu 8 p.m.

Denver Mineral & Gem Show

Submitted by Justine E. Hausheer on Wed, 07/17/2013 - 1:11pm

Calling all rock hounds: This expo is packed with gem dealers, fellow rock nerds, and geology presentations. Pick up a few new specimens or enter your favorite gem in a competitive exhibit. Fri 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Hell in a Hand Basket and Dark Mother Series

Submitted by Kate Gibbons on Mon, 09/09/2013 - 5:39pm

In this joint show, sculptors John Ferguson and Maura Rieman use different approaches—and contrasting male and female perspectives—to explore themes at odds with one another. Ferguson's Hell in a Hand Basket takes a mocking perspective on the end of the world through distorted steel figures and objects; Rieman’s Dark Mother Series is a grouping of ominous ceramic sculptures that explore mothering and nurturing sources in our lives. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat noon-4 p.m. 

Image courtesy of John Ferguson

Paradise: Faith

Submitted by Abby Faires on Mon, 09/16/2013 - 1:42pm

In an effort to help return all of Austria back to the path of virtue, Anna Maria devotes herself to missionary work. But when her Muslim husband, who is confined to a wheelchair, returns after years of absence, Anna Maria has to face his demands for a share in the love and the space in her heart that she only offers to Jesus. Tue-Wed 2 p.m., 7 p.m.; Thu 2 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

Chrysler Brand “Score a 300” Experience

Submitted by Abby Faires on Wed, 09/11/2013 - 1:40pm

Put on your best bowling shoes and hit the lanes for a chance to win a brand new car. Bowlers who can turn out a perfect score will have the chance to go home with a brand new Chrysler 300. Fri-Sat 5-10 p.m.

Summerset Festival

Submitted by Beth Steffens on Sun, 07/14/2013 - 7:27pm

Help the Foothills Foundation raise funds for sound-system equipment at the Foothills Sports Arena and the Peak Recreation Center. Cap off summer with live music and local art vendors. The bash is for the entire family, including the dog: Bring canines to Sunday's 1.5-mile Woof Walk. Fri 5-9:45 p.m.; Sat 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Boulder Fall Festival

Submitted by Justine E. Hausheer on Wed, 07/17/2013 - 2:43pm

Editor's Note: Due to severe weather, this event has been cancelled.

Fall is on the horizon. Embrace it at this downtown fete. Shop at more than 30 artisan booths and enjoy local microbrews while the kids run wild at the children's carnival. Fri 5-10 p.m.; Sat 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

After Party on the Bridge

Submitted by Madelyn Herzog on Tue, 09/10/2013 - 10:36am

Help honor the individuals and organizations that support Denver’s waterways and urban parks. The roster for this fun event includes local food, cocktails, live music, and performances by local dance company Wonderbound. Fri 6-10 p.m.

Brew At The Zoo

Submitted by Lauren Mikus on Fri, 07/19/2013 - 4:34am

Raise a glass for the 16th anniverisary of this popular event. Take this year's party as an opportunity to try something new, with food and drink featured from more than 20 local restaurants and 40 Colorado breweries. Whether you prefer porters or pale ales, your palate will certainly be pleased. Fri 7-10 p.m. 

13th Floor Haunted House

Submitted by Madelyn Herzog on Tue, 09/10/2013 - 10:50am

Complete with zombies, chainsaws, skeletons, and giant spiders, this haunted house promises a terrifying experience. Visit this "13th floor"—hidden in a basement—and find out why so many buildings skip straight from the 12th to 14th floor. Days, times vary.

Valhalla

Submitted by Madelyn Herzog on Fri, 09/06/2013 - 1:12pm

If you love skiing—watching other people do it—attend the world premiere of a “daring new spin on the ski film.” Sweetgrass Productions’ newest piece follows one man’s search for adventure in the snowy mountains of British Columbia. Fri 7:30 p.m. 

Actions

Submitted by Kelsey Anne Lindsey on Sun, 09/08/2013 - 6:48pm

Dance battles go international as two Irish dancers perform high-energy moves in a competitive performance. Part of CU’s weekend-long [UN]W.R.A.P. dance forum, Actions is the handiwork of renowned Irish choreographer John Scott, who is known for incorporating daring athletic feats into his choreography. Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m.

 

Geek Out in the Teacher's Lounge

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Tue, 09/10/2013 - 11:59am

Indulge your thirsts for arcane geek trivia and improvisational comedy. Each week’s performance features a new expert to teach the cast his or her obsession—comic books, sitcoms, and Greek mythology among potential topics—in excruciating and amazing detail, and the show grows from there. Fri 8 p.m.

Veronica's Room

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Tue, 09/10/2013 - 11:55am

This is why you don’t impersonate the dead. A young woman is asked to pretend to be the long-deceased Veronica, and things just get creepier from there. Don't miss this 1973 psychological thriller—written by Rosemary's Baby scribe Ira Levin—as it returns to the stage. Days, times vary.

Murder by Death

Submitted by Jerilyn Forsythe on Fri, 09/06/2013 - 6:25pm

In an age of, dare we say it, indie-rock overload, Murder by Death stands out as an original. The Indiana-based crew blends that expected alternative rock sound with country beats, sprinkles in Western influences, and—the cherry on top—enhances it all with cellist Sarah Balliet (she plays an electric cello at live performances). Fri 9 p.m.

Rocky Mountain Women's Disc Golf Championships

Submitted by Caitlin Donnelly on Thu, 07/18/2013 - 4:47pm

Frisbee has come a long way since its days as a leisurely backyard game. Following rules similar to golf, top-seeded female players must get discs in metal baskets in as few throws as possible for a shot at the championship title. Sat-Sun 7 a.m.

Dirty Girl Mud Run

Submitted by Caitlin Donnelly on Thu, 07/18/2013 - 4:28pm

Editor's Note: The Mud Run has been cancelled due to flooding.

Ladies, get down and dirty during this girls-only mud run. The 5K adventure course features obstacles with names like H2OMG and PMS (Pretty Muddy Stuff), and is open to women of all ages and athletic abilities. Sat 8 a.m.

Day Out With Thomas

Submitted by Beth Steffens on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 12:49pm

Everybody's favorite choo-choo returns for this annual event. Children can ride a train led by the beloved Thomas the Tank Engine and take their picture with the conductor. Tickets go fast, so buy them early. Dates, times vary.

Footsteps 4 Food

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Tue, 09/10/2013 - 5:03pm

Run, jog, or walk your way through Community Ministry’s annual 5K fundraiser. Need some extra motivation to keep you moving? The event concludes with a picnic at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church. The fastest runners and walkers at different age levels also receive a prize. Sat 9:30 a.m.

Mile High Swappers Denver September Food Swap

Submitted by Lauren Mikus on Fri, 07/19/2013 - 4:12am

Craft up to five of your best homemade recipes, then head to this sustainable community even (register online ahead of time for free). You'll bid against other amateur chefs for the most appealing eats—no cash necessary. Bonus: Bring extra non-perishable foods to be donated to a local food pantry. Sat 9-11 a.m.

Devil Dash

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Tue, 09/10/2013 - 11:44am

More than a dozen obstacles take participants through the seven deadly sins on their way through 3.1 miles of (athletic) hell. This devilishly designed race also features free beer and live rock ’n’ roll. We always knew sinning was more fun. Sat 9 a.m.

Cockpit Demo Day

Submitted by Beth Steffens on Wed, 07/17/2013 - 11:57am

Kids will feel like real pilots when they explore a fleet of aircraft and race around in pedal-powered planes on an outlined course. Sat 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Caffeine Crawl

Submitted by Kelsey Anne Lindsey on Sun, 09/08/2013 - 6:51pm

Calling all caffeine junkies! Twelve local coffeeshops are participating in this pub crawl-esque tour de coffee, with samples and demos along the route. Two stops to look forward to: The soon-to-open Commonwealth Coffee and Rooster & Moon Coffee Pub5280’s Top of the Town winner for best coffeeshop. Sat 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

 

Cherrity Pie Festival

Submitted by Lauren Mikus on Tue, 09/10/2013 - 2:58pm

Revel in all things pie at this fundraiser for Denver's Anchor Center for Blind Children, a nonprofit that aids in the education of blind and visually-impaired children. There's something in it for the whole family—from a pie-baking competition and a pie-eating contest to a pie walk. Sat 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Denver Beerathon

Submitted by Lauren Mikus on Tue, 09/10/2013 - 2:31pm

If New York City and Boston can do it, so can we. Denver's inaugural Beerathon event brings you a fun day of beer and live music. Explore your favorite neighborhoods, like LoHi and RiNo, by the sip. Proceeds benefit Excelsior Youth Center. Sat noon-2 a.m.

Snowboard on the Block

Submitted by Jerilyn Forsythe on Fri, 09/06/2013 - 7:02pm

Cooler temps mean the mountain faithful are getting antsy to hit the slopes. You'll have to wait a bit longer for that first snowfall, but Snowboard on the Block should help tide you over. The film festival-meets-rail-jam-meets-concert is sure to get riders amped for the season—and tip them off to some new tricks to test out. Sat noon.

Area 13.1

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Tue, 09/10/2013 - 11:41am

Escape an alien invasion — and support literacy in South Africa while you do it. This half marathon and 5K begins as the sun sets, but don’t be scared. All survivors of this extraterrestrial-themed run get a medal telling the world they beat ET. Proceeds benefit the Matthew E. Russell Foundation. Sat 7 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

Special Olympics Night with the Colorado Rapids

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Tue, 09/10/2013 - 11:47am

The best soccer players in Colorado come together—and the Rapids will be there, too. Following the Rapids’ game against FC Dallas, the Colorado Rapids Special Olympics Unified All-Stars take the field for a 40-minute match against SOTX FC Dallas. Proceeds from tickets sold through its website support Special Olympics soccer programs. Sat 7 p.m.

Mike David's Spirit of Adventure

Submitted by Madelyn Herzog on Mon, 09/09/2013 - 4:55pm

Let live music, storytelling, and larger-than-life photography projected onto a huge screen take you to eight different countries. The brainchild of Colorado-based entrepreneur and world traveler Mike Davis, this show is multimedia “storytelling for the 21st century.” Sat 7:30 p.m.

Bill Cosby

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Tue, 09/10/2013 - 12:09pm

This tireless comedy icon makes a stop in the Rockies to make Coloradans laugh just as he has for five decades. A master storyteller seemingly without limits, Cosby has turned everything from everyday family struggles to Jell-O into a joke. Sat 7:30 p.m.

Do You Hear the People Sing

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Tue, 09/10/2013 - 1:36pm

Hear some of your favorite tunes from musical theater classics in one performance. The Colorado Symphony accompanies a talented cast of singers in this ode to Les Misérables and other iconic shows by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg. Sat 7:30 p.m.

Paradise: Faith

Submitted by Abby Faires on Mon, 09/16/2013 - 1:42pm

In an effort to help return all of Austria back to the path of virtue, Anna Maria devotes herself to missionary work. But when her Muslim husband, who is confined to a wheelchair, returns after years of absence, Anna Maria has to face his demands for a share in the love and the space in her heart that she only offers to Jesus. Tue-Wed 2 p.m., 7 p.m.; Thu 2 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

Neko Case

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Wed, 07/17/2013 - 1:22pm

Guitar in hand, Neko Case strums her signature brand of alternative folk: classic Americana laced with rock, strong melodies, and stark lyrics. It’s Case’s voice, though, that truly sets her apart. The singer-songwriter’s powerhouse vocals transform her elegant lyrics into poetic songs. Expect to hear new single "Man"—a rockin' jam about gender politics—and other tunes from Case’s latest release, The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You. Sat 8 p.m.

Blue Shoe Run for Prostate Cancer

Submitted by Caitlin Donnelly on Thu, 07/18/2013 - 10:22am

Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer among men. Lace up your walking shoes and help raise money that could one day save your dad, brother, uncle, or friend during this charity 5K or 1.5-mile family walk. Proceeds benefit cancer screening and research at the Urology Center of Colorado. Sun 7 a.m.

Yoga on the Steps & Healthy Living Expo

Submitted by Caitlin Donnelly on Thu, 07/18/2013 - 9:56am

Join other women for sun salutations, tree poses, and meditation during an hourlong yoga class. Then check out local wellness vendors during the Healthy Living Expo immediatly following. This event benefits Living Beyond Breast Cancer. Sun 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Takács Quartet

Submitted by Stephen Kasica on Thu, 07/11/2013 - 2:28pm

One of the world's most acclaimed ensembles performs at its home. These musicians' powerful and playful take on Beethoven quartets has earned them a Grammy Award and induction into the Gramophone Hall of Fame. Sat 4 p.m.-6 p.m., Sun 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Paradise: Faith

Submitted by Abby Faires on Mon, 09/16/2013 - 1:42pm

In an effort to help return all of Austria back to the path of virtue, Anna Maria devotes herself to missionary work. But when her Muslim husband, who is confined to a wheelchair, returns after years of absence, Anna Maria has to face his demands for a share in the love and the space in her heart that she only offers to Jesus. Tue-Wed 2 p.m., 7 p.m.; Thu 2 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

Wine Dinner with August Kesseler

Submitted by Lauren Mikus on Tue, 09/10/2013 - 2:24pm

Local chef and restaurateur Frank Bonanno (of Luca D' Italia, Green Russell, and more) hosts acclaimed German winemaker August Kesseler. Taste Kesseler's foreign selection of vino over a multicourse, intimate dinner at Bonanno's noodle bar, with pairings like sous vide lamb with Pinot Noir. Mon 6 p.m. 

Paradise: Faith

Submitted by Abby Faires on Mon, 09/16/2013 - 1:42pm

In an effort to help return all of Austria back to the path of virtue, Anna Maria devotes herself to missionary work. But when her Muslim husband, who is confined to a wheelchair, returns after years of absence, Anna Maria has to face his demands for a share in the love and the space in her heart that she only offers to Jesus. Tue-Wed 2 p.m., 7 p.m.; Thu 2 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

Muse

Submitted by Stephen Kasica on Tue, 07/16/2013 - 12:13pm

This perennial music-awards favorite added dubstep elements to its 2012 release, the 2nd Law. The sonic change-up landed the British chart-toppers nominations for Best Rock Album and Best Rock Song at this year's Grammy Awards. Brace yourself for visceral, teeth-chattering rock, like the womp-womp intro to "Madness." Tue 7 p.m.

The National

Submitted by Stephen Kasica on Tue, 07/16/2013 - 11:48am

The National's somber, melancholy rock garners love-it or hate-it reviews. With its sixth album, Trouble Will Find Me, the band's songs are more daring and defiant than ever before, as evidenced by the pounding bass and bottomless vocals on "Demons." Tue 7 p.m.

Jimmy Cliff

Submitted by Stephen Kasica on Tue, 07/16/2013 - 2:56pm

Best known for his 1970s hits, this music pioneer is one of the most decorated reggae artists alive. Cliff was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010, and is the only living musician to hold the Order of Merit, the highest honor that the Jamacian government can grant for arts and sciences achievements. Tue 8 p.m.

Paradise: Faith

Submitted by Abby Faires on Mon, 09/16/2013 - 1:42pm

In an effort to help return all of Austria back to the path of virtue, Anna Maria devotes herself to missionary work. But when her Muslim husband, who is confined to a wheelchair, returns after years of absence, Anna Maria has to face his demands for a share in the love and the space in her heart that she only offers to Jesus. Tue-Wed 2 p.m., 7 p.m.; Thu 2 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

Startup Crawl

Submitted by Madelyn Herzog on Tue, 09/10/2013 - 10:55am

Discover some of the coolest startups around town. Enjoy tours and beers with reps from local companies, who will either host crawlers in their office space or set up a table with a larger company. The crawl is part of Denver Startup Week, “a celebration of everything entrepreneurial in Denver.” Wed 2 p.m.

Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Wed, 07/17/2013 - 2:28pm

Note: This event was postponed from September 13 due to the inclement weather.

Comedy website Funny or Die is known for its viral videos. Now, the site brings humor to live audiences by sponsoring this stand-up fest featuring headliners Dave Chappelle and music duo Flight of the Conchords, plus a lineup of seven other gut-busting comedians. Among them: Kristen Schaal, a Longmont native who's been stealing scenes on 30 Rock and the Daily Show. Wed 5 p.m.

Boulder International Fringe Festival

Submitted by Caitlin Donnelly on Wed, 07/24/2013 - 2:17pm

Take in a comedy show at a church, a concert on a rooftop, or a dance recital in a park. This performing arts festival features actors, dancers, clowns, and musicians from around the world showcasing their talents at nontraditional venues throughout downtown Boulder. Thu-Sun, times vary.

Fill a Plate for Hunger

Submitted by Lauren Mikus on Fri, 07/19/2013 - 3:20am

This fine-dining event benefits We Don’t Waste, a nonprofit delivering perishable food to metro Denver’s neediest organizations. Governor Hickenlooper, a supporter since 2009, serves as the event’s honorary chairman. Explore the Botanic Gardens and dine well (the menu features plates from the award-winning restaurants of Larimer Square and beyond) to support your beloved city. Wed 5:30-9 p.m.

Beast & Beer

Submitted by Lauren Mikus on Tue, 09/10/2013 - 3:10pm

Mingle with Colorado ranchers over cocktails while celebrating local cuisine. Along with a four course dinner (with ingredients sourced from a Longmont farm), Jason Rogers—the anti-corporate chef of Oskar Blues—will serve you delectable microbrews. This is what that buzz term "farm-to-table" is all about. Wed 6 p.m. 

Silent City

Submitted by Abby Faires on Mon, 09/16/2013 - 1:31pm

Rosa, a young Dutch woman, travels to Tokyo to learn the art of preparing fish from Master Hon, the best fish-chef in the world. But to understand Hon's secret to success, Rosa must learn to navigate a completely new and lonely life, starting with the hierarchic world of Hon's famous fish restaurant. Wed 7 p.m.

Defending the Caveman

Submitted by Kelsey Anne Lindsey on Mon, 09/16/2013 - 12:23pm

Relationships can be infuriating—but it’s nothing a little laughter can’t fix, right? Colorado native Cody Lyman stars in this one-man comedy about the many eccentricities of contemporary pairings. Poking fun at a range of topics, from feminism to masculine sensitivity, Lyman takes Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus into the 21st century. Wed-Fri 7:30 p.m.; Sat 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m.

Image courtesy of Michael Brosilow

 

Paradise: Faith

Submitted by Abby Faires on Mon, 09/16/2013 - 1:42pm

In an effort to help return all of Austria back to the path of virtue, Anna Maria devotes herself to missionary work. But when her Muslim husband, who is confined to a wheelchair, returns after years of absence, Anna Maria has to face his demands for a share in the love and the space in her heart that she only offers to Jesus. Tue-Wed 2 p.m., 7 p.m.; Thu 2 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

Art of the National Parks: Historic Connections, Contemporary Interpretations

Submitted by Kate Gibbons on Fri, 09/13/2013 - 12:29pm

Adorn your living room with a small piece of Yosemite or the Grand Tetons.  This benefit exhibit brings together paintings, photographs, and sculptures from current and long-gone artists, including Ansel Adams, Gunnar Widforss, and James Biggers. Each master captured awe-inspiring landscapes and majestic wildlife in a way that honors the splendor of our national parks.

The Patience Stone

Submitted by Abby Faires on Mon, 09/16/2013 - 1:19pm

In Atiq Rahimi's film adaptation of his best-selling novel, follow one brave Afghan woman as she dances between speaking the truth to her comatose husband and inciting a

Moonbeam Harvest

Submitted by Lauren Mikus on Fri, 07/19/2013 - 4:54am

Troy Guard of TAG Restaurant Group has called upon 15 of Denver's premier chefs to help support of Clayton Early Learning. The result? One impressive lineup of harvest-themed dishes. Paired with wine and cocktails, enjoy cuisine prepared by the masterminds of Root Down, Table 6, and Beast & Bottle—to name a few. Taste the cause. Thu 6-9 p.m. 

Lucky Pie Farm to Table Beer Dinner with Avery Brewing

Submitted by Lauren Mikus on Tue, 09/17/2013 - 12:35pm

Four courses, eight beers, and fresh seasonal fare straight from the Lucky Pie Garden—what more could you ask for? Indulge in hearty dishes of lamb and pork, before trying the melange dessert. Thu 6 p.m.

Clean Guys of Comedy

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Tue, 09/17/2013 - 10:19am

Four guys—and one gal—keep the adult comedy clean at this one-night show. Dave Coulier, everybody's second-favorite Full House uncle, still beholds his hilariously tame humor. Jamie Kennedy of Romeo + Juliet and Scream trilogy fame along with three other up-and-coming comics ditch the dirty jokes in this live performance, which will be broadcast across the country. Thu 6:30 p.m.

On an On

Submitted by ewallis on Tue, 09/17/2013 - 10:36am

Three longtime friends, and former members of Scattered Trees have strung together a new sound after playing music together for almost a decade. On an On, with the help of a new producer went in to create a new sound and came out with shadowy, layered indie rock. Thu 7 p.m.

 

Reel Rock 8

Submitted by Jerilyn Forsythe on Mon, 09/16/2013 - 10:58am

After eight years of touring, Reel Rock hasn’t lost an ounce of adrenaline. The collection of primarily climbing-related adventure films isn’t for the homebody. But adrenaline junkies will appreciate the lineup of screenings with films about everything from new routes in Antarctica to happenings on Mt. Everest. Thu-Fri 7:30 p.m.

Paradise: Faith

Submitted by Abby Faires on Mon, 09/16/2013 - 1:42pm

In an effort to help return all of Austria back to the path of virtue, Anna Maria devotes herself to missionary work. But when her Muslim husband, who is confined to a wheelchair, returns after years of absence, Anna Maria has to face his demands for a share in the love and the space in her heart that she only offers to Jesus. Tue-Wed 2 p.m., 7 p.m.; Thu 2 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

Martin Solveig

Submitted by ewallis on Tue, 09/17/2013 - 10:19am

Acclaimed French electro-house DJ and producer Martin Solveig has been churning out hits for nearly a decade. Hear worldwide smash hits like “Hello” and dance the night away. Thu 9 p.m.

 

Ralph Nagel

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Tue, 09/17/2013 - 12:04pm

Ralph Nagel, last year's winner of "Best of Show" in the Littleton Museum's Own an Original competition, finally gets his prize: a one-person show of 41 original watercolor works, including the winning piece from last year, Pine Needle Branch, Provence. His paintings feature Southwestern landscapes with a dash of spontaneity. Days, times vary.

Thanks for Sharing

Submitted by Abby Faires on Mon, 09/16/2013 - 1:55pm

In his directorial debut, Stuart Blumberg guides a star-studded cast, including Mark Ruffalo, Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim Robbins, in this romantic comedy that follows three disparate characters on their journey to battle a unifying demon: sex addiction. Mon-Thu 1:30 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; Fri-Sun 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9:55 p.m. 

 

The City Exhibit

Submitted by Beth Steffens on Sun, 07/14/2013 - 3:17pm

Feel the glow of the city lights at this collaborative exhibit. Eight artists, mostly from outside Colorado, created oil paintings of various cityscape elements, from coffeehouses to high rises. Tue-Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Extended Horizons

Submitted by Beth Steffens on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 9:34am

The national Horizons exhibition asked 50 artists to create juried "artists' books," interactive sculptures designed to look like books. The local iteration showcases 20 of the participants. Don't miss the opening reception. Thu-Fri 1-6 p.m.; Sat noon-4 p.m.

Doll Sale

Submitted by Morgan Tilton on Fri, 04/05/2013 - 11:23am

Doll collections—from red-haired Raggedy Ann dolls to porcelain-glazed China dolls and American Girl dolls—bring a wave of nostalgia. Still passionate for doll collections? Don’t miss this doll sale, where you’ll find antique and modern selections and dolly accessories. Are the stitching and knots coming undone of your favorite doll? Drop it by the doll hospital for a little TLC. Fri 1-  7 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

Fall Family Camp

Submitted by Beth Steffens on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 3:42pm

Roll out the sleeping bags and pop open the marshmallows. The Pikes Peak YMCA's family camp includes archery, riflery, a climbing wall, and much more. Camp staffers are on site to assist with activities and to cook dinner. Sign up before September 17 to guarantee a cabin for your family. Fri 4 p.m.-Sun 2 p.m.

Steamboat OktoberWest

Submitted by Lauren Mikus on Tue, 09/17/2013 - 11:58am

Oktoberfest heads farther west for this mountain rendition of the popular beer holiday, and Colorado microbrews replace the typical German selection. Kickoff the weekend with a cruiser bike parade through historic downtown, complete with tasting stops at various restaurants and bars. Fri 5 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m.; Sun 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Homare Ikeda Fine Art Exhibition Opening Reception

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Tue, 09/17/2013 - 11:43am

If Homare Ikeda's Lines in Space exhibit sounds a little abstract, that's the point. Meet the Japanese-born Denver painter at the opening reception of his latest exhibit, and find out about how his neo-expressionism blends East and West and reveals his reflections on life. His work will be on display until November 10. Fri 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Common Thread Opening Reception

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Tue, 09/17/2013 - 10:54am

Kickoff this four-month exhibit exploring costumes from the Beijing Opera at this opening night event. Survey the collection of hand-embroidered baby hats, tiny shoes for bound feet, and other relics of Chinese culture. Niña Williams, owner of the collection, will discuss her pieces and answer questions during the opening night reception. Fri 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Black Crown Culinary Experience

Submitted by Lauren Mikus on Tue, 09/17/2013 - 12:22pm

Celebrate education, local business, and cuisine all-in-one at this fundraising event to benefit the culinary students of Emily Griffith Technical College. Acclaimed chefs from restaurants like Del Frisco's and the Palm pair with these students to create a one-of-a-kind tasting menu for an evening of eclectic food and live music. Fri 6-9 p.m. 

Artmix

Submitted by Beth Steffens on Sun, 07/14/2013 - 3:21pm

Feeling artsy and generous? Check out this annual auction where contemporary art, travel prizes, and adventure packages are available for bidding. Proceeds benefit education and exhibitions at the museum. Fri 6:30 p.m.

EDGES: A Song Cycle

Submitted by Madelyn Herzog on Mon, 09/23/2013 - 3:33pm

 

Human relationships, connectivity, growing up—topics that everyone has thought about and struggled with. An intimate cast of nine examines these coming-of-age quandaries through a collection of original musical numbers. Fri-Sat 7-9 p.m.

 

 

Jon Lovitz

Submitted by Caitlin Donnelly on Wed, 07/17/2013 - 11:31am

You know Jon Lovitz as a Saturday Night Live alum, but the seasoned comedian has also appeared in numerous movies and other television shows, including Seinfeld, Friends, and Comedy Central RoastsLaugh with Lovitz live during his two-night stand-up gig. Fri-Sat 7:15 p.m., 9:45 p.m.

Complete World of Sports (Abridged)

Submitted by Caitlin Donnelly on Wed, 07/17/2013 - 10:45am

Examine the wide world of athletics during this satire of sporting events through the ages. Sports enthusiasts and nonfans alike will enjoy the comical approach to the hoopla and controversies surrounding baseball, NASCAR, synchronized swimming, rugby, and everything in between. Thu-Sat 7:30 p.m.

Opening Night with Branford Marsalis

Submitted by Stephen Kasica on Tue, 07/16/2013 - 1:18pm

The Colorado Symphony launches its season with a tribute to Borodin, Glazunov, and Shostakovich—three of Russia's greatest composers. Headlining performer Branford Marsalis, a master jazz saxophonist, won a Grammy for Best Jazz Instrumental Performance in 1992. Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. 

Cahalen Morrison & Eli West

Submitted by Stephen Kasica on Tue, 07/16/2013 - 3:30pm

Can a band have a knack for being both "old-timey" and "new-fangled?" This songwriter duo aims to do that by drawing on old folk and country sources in its contemporary bluegrass music. Rife with clear harmonies and rich acoustic instruments, songs like "My Lover, Adorned" and "Hop High" are sweet as a country peach. Fri 8 p.m.

The Epilogues

Submitted by ewallis on Tue, 09/17/2013 - 10:28am

“Hunting Season” gained Denver-based the Epilogues regional radio play and a tour around the country. Now they’re back in Colorado and play with local bands The Echo Chamber and Viretta . Fri 8:30 p.m.

 

5K Foam Fest

Submitted by Caitlin Donnelly on Thu, 07/18/2013 - 10:50am

Wade, slosh, climb, and cannonball your way through the intermediate-level obstacles of this foamy adventure run. You will get soaked, so don't forget extra clothes and a towel. A portion of the proceeds helps out Special Olympics Colorado. Sat 8 a.m.

Colorado Hike for Heroes

Submitted by Caitlin Donnelly on Thu, 07/18/2013 - 3:01pm

Honor the men and women that have been seriously injured while serving our country. This moderate hike through Boulder's Flatirons benefits Operation TBI Freedom, which assists veterans with traumatic brain injuries. Sat 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Estes Park Autumn Gold

Submitted by Justine E. Hausheer on Wed, 07/17/2013 - 1:44pm

Editor's Note: This event has been cancelled due to the flooding.

Golden aspens blanket the high-mountain hillsides just in time to serve as a gorgeous backdrop for this laid-back autumn festival. Enjoy beers and brats, live folk and jazz music, and kids' events like face-painting and a corn-bag toss. Sat 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Riot Fest

Submitted by Jerilyn Forsythe on Mon, 09/16/2013 - 11:50am

Get ready to rock as you tune into oldies-but-goodies such as Blondie and pop-punk poster boys Blink-182, plus newbies like Airborne Toxic Event. Byers'

Wine, Women & Shoes

Submitted by Madelyn Herzog on Tue, 09/17/2013 - 9:02am

Sip wines, browse shoes, and enjoy a fashion show—all while supporting a good cause. Wine, Women & Shoes holds events across the country to raise funds for women and family-related causes. Proceeds benefit Denver CASA, a local organization that assists children going through the court system. Sat 11:30 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Submitted by Caitlin Donnelly on Wed, 07/17/2013 - 12:15pm

Lace up your hiking boots and take in...a play? Theater-Hikes Colorado combines theater and the great outdoors with a moderate hike and a performance. Relax on a blanket or lawn chair along the trail to take in the classic tale of a man dealing with split personalities because of a science experiment gone wrong. Sat- Sun, times vary.

Arvada Art Studio Tour

Submitted by Beth Steffens on Sun, 07/14/2013 - 3:23pm

See where artists wet their brushes and sharpen their pencils. As you trek to nearly 20 Arvada artists' studios and galleries, you'll also be privy to workshops, demos, and other creative events. Can't make it over the weekend? Tenn Street Coffee has the tour's participating artists' work on display throughout September. Sat-Sun noon-5 p.m.

Elitch Gardens Brew Festival

Submitted by Madelyn Herzog on Tue, 09/17/2013 - 10:07am

Spend a day sipping beers from local and national breweries and enjoying the rides at Elitch Gardens. Your ticket to this private event includes unlimited tasting of more than 45 brews and all-day access to the park. Be sure to check out the Gardens' custom-made beers from Wynkoop Brewery. Sat noon-5 p.m.

Cattle Barons Ball

Submitted by Morgan Tilton on Fri, 03/15/2013 - 2:58pm

Join the reverse raffle then shuffle those cards at the blackjack table. This late 19th century style grand saloon beckons the life of the old west with saloon girls, (real) sheriffs, and top shelf liquor. Join silent and live auctions and enjoy dinner provided by Kenny’s Steak House. Then, round up your dance partner and swing to a live country music performance from Travis Tritt. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Sat 5:30 p.m.-1 a.m. 

Entwine Un-Wedding Celebration

Submitted by Jerilyn Forsythe on Mon, 09/16/2013 - 11:10am

If you’re over the age of 20, chances are you’re no stranger to wedding planning. Whether it's your own big day, or a friend or relative's, the subject is pretty much unavoidable (thank you, Facebook)—not to mention time-consuming and stressful. Try a more relaxed approach with Entwine Denver’s Un-Wedding Celebration.

Growe Fish to Farm Dinner

Submitted by Kelsey Anne Lindsey on Mon, 09/16/2013 - 12:25pm

Local farms took a serious hit during the recent floods (here's how to help), but Isabelle Farm isn't letting Mother Nature ruin the party. Instead, the location is serving as a stunning backdrop to this five-course dinner benefiting the Growe Foundation.

Luke Bryan: Dirt Road Diaries 2013

Submitted by Stephen Kasica on Tue, 07/16/2013 - 4:53pm

Country singer Thomas Luther "Luke" Bryan started his music career writing songs for other country singers. Now, he's a star in his own right, singing his own words and topping country charts. Country acts Florida Georgia Line and Thompson Square join him. Sat 7:30 p.m.

Mark Morris Dance Group

Submitted by Caitlin Donnelly on Wed, 07/17/2013 - 12:01pm

This New York City-based contemporary dance group is directed by world-class choreographer Mark Morris. The talented dancers leap and sway to live musical accompaniments written by composers Robert Schumann, Ivor Cutler, Henry Cowell, and Lou Harrison. Sat 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m.

Aloha: A Polynesian Way of Life

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Tue, 09/17/2013 - 10:31am

Grab your grass skirt, and head to the islands—or at least spend an evening dreaming with Manea Polynesia. This Pacific islands performance group honors their heritage and entertains audiences with traditional Polynesian dance and music with a modern twist. Sat 7:30 p.m.

Reinventing Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass

Submitted by Madelyn Herzog on Tue, 09/17/2013 - 9:16am

Explore the craft of on-air storytelling with the creator of NPR's popular show, “This American Life.” Through a combination of live narration, recorded sounds, and stories from the show, Ira Glass will discuss how he and his staff are trying to push the limits of broadcast journalism. Sat 7:30 p.m.

Banned Books Week

Submitted by Madelyn Herzog on Tue, 09/17/2013 - 9:09am

Celebrate your freedom to read Harry Potter, Catcher in the Rye, and the thousands of other books that are banned from schools and libraries. Join in this national awareness week by picking up free bookmarks, purchasing Banned Book merchandise, and participating in a virtual readout. Daily, times vary. 

Denver Triathlon

Submitted by Caitlin Donnelly on Thu, 07/18/2013 - 2:41pm

Challenge your endurance with a swim, bike ride, and run through the Jefferson Park neighborhood. If the Olympic-distance course is a bit too much, opt for the Sprint, which packs the same triathlon excitement in half the distance. Sun 5 a.m.

Chelsea's Epilepsy Walk/Run for SUDEP Awareness

Submitted by Caitlin Donnelly on Thu, 07/18/2013 - 3:25pm

Twice around Johnson Reservoir is all it takes to help raise awareness about Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP). Walk or jog the 5K course to raise money for fully-trained seizure-response dogs that could help save a child's life. Sun 7:30 a.m.

Hop, Skip & a Jump Start

Submitted by Beth Steffens on Sun, 07/14/2013 - 3:57pm

In this race, infants crawl, toddlers wobble, kids run, and parents push strollers on different courses suitable for each age group. Registration includes a T-shirt or onesie, snacks, admission to the museum, and fun activities throughout the day. Sun 7:30 a.m.

Yampa Live Goes Country

Submitted by Beth Steffens on Sun, 07/14/2013 - 7:48pm

This family-friendly fair celebrates Colorado's roots with a petting zoo, pony rides, and sheriff badges for the little ones. Country music and line dancing lessons make this a real hoedown. Sun 1-5 p.m.

Phosphorescent

Submitted by Stephen Kasica on Thu, 07/11/2013 - 3:02pm

As his nom de plume suggests, singer-songwriter Matthew Houck's warm drawl gleams, even when enveloped in somber, melancholy folk rock. The Alabaman's March record, Muchacho, garnered universal critical acclaim. Sun 8 p.m.

Maroon 5

Submitted by Stephen Kasica on Tue, 07/16/2013 - 12:56pm

Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine is a busy guy. Between producing, recording, judging the Voice, and a role on American Horror Story: Asylum, he somehow found time to tour with his uber-popular pop-rock band. Bonus: Kelly Clarkson and Rozzi Crane also perform. Tue 6:30 p.m.

Colorado Wine Maker Dinner with Ben Parsons of Infinite Monkey Theorem Winery

Submitted by Lauren Mikus on Tue, 09/17/2013 - 11:45am

Ben Parsons, a Denver-based Brit, is no ordinary winemaker. Arugula chefs Alec Schuler and Sven Hedenas have created a multicourse menu to pair specifically with Parsons' acclaimed urban vino (fermented in the heart of RiNo). Celebrate the local tastes at this highly anticipated event. Tue 6:30 p.m. 

Sister Act

Submitted by Caitlin Donnelly on Wed, 07/17/2013 - 12:42pm

After witnessing a crime, a woman is placed in a convent for protection. What follows in this musical comedy is a whirlwind of habit-flapping, singing nuns, and some unlikely friendships. Tue-Fri 7:30 p.m.; Sat-Sun 2p.m., 7:30 p.m.

Aspen Film Fest

Submitted by Justine E. Hausheer on Wed, 07/17/2013 - 3:00pm

World-class film descends on Aspen at this annual cinematic celebration. Past fesvitals featured high-profile films like Argo and Quartet. Wed-Sun, times vary.

An Evening with Robert Sickler—"Master of Whiskey"

Submitted by Lauren Mikus on Tue, 09/24/2013 - 11:53am

In the heart of LoHi, choose any six samples of whiskey (Central Bistro and Bar serves more than 140 kinds) with the help of Crown Royal's expert on the topic: Robert Sickler. A multicourse menu will complement popular spirits like Bulleit Bouron and George Dickle Tennessee Whiskey. Bonus: A buzzing patio overlooks downtown—don't miss the sunset.

The Ultimate Willy Wonka Party

Submitted by Abby Faires on Mon, 09/16/2013 - 12:58pm

Have you ever wanted to ask if the snozzberries really taste like snozzberries? Ask Mike TeeVee (Paris Themmen) and Veruca Salt (Julie Dawn Cole) of the 1971 movie cast in person, after you get to watch Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Facotry with them. A ticket includes bubbles and a bag of candy. Wed 7 p.m., 8 p.m. 

 

The Global Piano Experience

Submitted by ewallis on Tue, 09/17/2013 - 10:09am

Join pianists, Lisa Downing, Bob Baker, and Julio Mazziotti, as they share their original work and the meaning behind the notes. Experience music from their diverse backgrounds with selctions of jazz, classical, and Latin-inspired compelations. Wed 7:30 p.m.

 

Stephen King

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Wed, 07/17/2013 - 2:36pm

We've waited nearly 40 years for Stephen King to unveil Doctor Sleep, the sequel to his definitive horror novel, the Shining. The legendary writer will answer audience questions and read from the new tome, which follows the Shining’s psychic protagonist, Danny Torrance, into adulthood. The prolific scribe's Colorado connections run deep: He famously wrote the first draft of The Shining, much of which takes place in the Centennial State, while living in Boulder.

Taste of Iceland

Submitted by Lauren Mikus on Tue, 09/17/2013 - 12:47pm

Enjoy a weekend spread of Icelandic cuisine at this upscale Lodo locale. Chef Tom Coohill and Icelandic guest, chef Thrainn Freyr Vigfusson, have prepared four and five-course transcendent dinner menus. Try dishes like the free-range lamb complemented by braised sun chokes, onions, dried grapes, and roasted hazelnuts. Thu 5-9 p.m., Fri-Sat 5-10 p.m., Sun 5-9 p.m. 

Crested Butte Film Festival

Submitted by Justine E. Hausheer on Wed, 07/17/2013 - 1:52pm

Lights, camera, action. Spend four days soaking up award-winning movies and fresh mountain air. The 90-film lineup includes acclaimed documentaries, dramas, and shorts from Europe, Asia, Australia, and beyond. Thu-Sun, times vary.

Colorado Craft Circuit

Submitted by Kelsey Anne Lindsey on Mon, 09/23/2013 - 11:01am

Craft beer has become synonymous with the Mile High City. During this beer crawl around downtown Denver, you'll visit three classic spots: Wazee Supper Club, Breckenridge Brewery, and Wynkoop Brewing Company. Expert food pairings tastings will accompany the adult beverages (think buffalo meatloaf and oatmeal stout brownie bites). Thu 6:15-8:25 p.m.

 

Ghosts of the West

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Tue, 09/24/2013 - 10:35am

Denver might not seem haunted, but the spirits of its gold rush past return for the Denver premiere of Ghosts of the West, a documentary about the booms, busts, and forgotten remnants of the 19th century search for underground fortunes. The cast and crew will be on hand for the screening. Thu 7 p.m.

Blue Exorcist

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Tue, 09/24/2013 - 11:27am

Spiky hair, demons, and energy-infused swords—like any good anime, Blue Exorcist has an abundance of all threee. The English-dubbed big-screen adaptation of the Japanese favorite follows Rin, the son of Satan and, interestingly, an exorcist, in his quest to get revenge against his father. Thu 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

Seminar

Submitted by Madelyn Herzog on Mon, 09/23/2013 - 3:10pm

Four aspiring novelists get a taste of reality when they enroll in a class taught by an unorthodox literary genius. Written by Pulitzer Prize nominee Theresa Rebeck, this funny and provocative drama examines the idealistic world of fiction writing. Thu-Sat 7:30 p.m.; Sun 4 p.m.

Brasil Guitar Duo

Submitted by Madelyn Herzog on Tue, 09/24/2013 - 4:51pm

João Luiz and Douglas Lora have blended Brazilian and classical guitar styles for more than 15 years together in major concert series and world music festivals around the globe.

Don Jon

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Tue, 09/24/2013 - 10:58am

Joseph Gordon-Levitt adores pornography. Or at least that's the premise of his new film. He plays a porn-loving American male who falls in love with a woman infatuated with Hollywood romance. The pair to reconcile their warped views on intimacy as the feeling grows between them. Gordon-Levitt also directs the film. Days, times vary.

Handmade in Colorado Expo

Submitted by Beth Steffens on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 3:56pm

Editor's Note: Due to the flooding Boulder, Sunday's event has been moved from Central Park to 13th Street between Canyon and Arapahoe.

For the first time in five years, this arts, crafts, and food expo hits Denver (Friday and Saturday at Skyline Park) before migrating to Boulder (Sunday at 13th Street between Canyon and Arapahoe). Live entertainment accompanies the amalgam of handcrafted goods, including, jewelry, clothing, visual art, and more. Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Dining At Altitude—Vail Beaver Creek Restaurant Week

Submitted by Lauren Mikus on Tue, 09/24/2013 - 1:38pm

This 10-day-long culinary celebration features restaurants spanning across two neighboring world class mountain resorts: Vail and Beaver Creek. Escalate your dining experienc (literally) with stunning views and savory eats. We have our eyes on the the three-course chef's menu at Vail Village's Sweet Basil. Fri-Sun, times vary. 

Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Tue, 09/24/2013 - 11:38am

We all wonder where our money goes, but few of us truly understand where it comes from. This documentary, narrated by actor Liev Schreiber, seeks to remove the veil from the Federal Reserve—the bank that dictates the fate of the global economy. Director Jim Bruce will be on hand for post-screen Q&As after select showings. Mon-Thu, 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9:45 p.m.; Fri-Sun, 11:15 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9:45 p.m.

Heimrad Bäcker: Landscape M

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Thu, 07/18/2013 - 12:05pm

Austrian photographer Heimrad Bäcker—once a member of the Nazi Party and Hitler Youth—spent much of his adult life capturing the seemingly insignificant details at concentration camps. This exhibit, Bäcker’s first-ever in the United States (and the first in the world since his death 10 years ago), focuses on Mauthausen, one of the largest concentration camps in Austria, and presents a hauting depiction of the Holocaust and its impact on his native country. Tue-Fri noon-9 p.m.; Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

16 Acres

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Tue, 09/24/2013 - 11:13am

How to you rebuild from tragedy? That's the question architects, politicians, and survivors (among others) have been wrestling with in the aftermath of 9/11. This documentary chronicles the emotional struggle over what to do with Ground Zero. Michael Jenson, associate professor at CU Denver's College of Architecture, will host a post-screening Q&A. Fri 4:30 p.m.

Gateway Better Block

Submitted by Kate Gibbons on Mon, 09/23/2013 - 11:54pm

Seventh Avenue is getting a makeover. Sidewalk seating, repurposed alleys, murals, and oversize planters will spruce up the two-block stretch between Kalamath Street and Santa Fe Drive as part of Gateway Better Block. The event is coordinated by La Alma Action, which advocates for creativity and cultural growth through livable and sustainable neighborhoods.

Summit Jazz Festival

Submitted by Stephen Kasica on Wed, 07/17/2013 - 10:10am

Some of the country's most accomplished jazz musicians unite for a swinging time. Perennial attendee Jim Cullum Jazz Band returns to the festival, along with New Black Eagle Jazz Band and Summit Hot Seven. Fri-Sun, times vary.

Oktoberfest

Submitted by Lauren Mikus on Fri, 07/19/2013 - 3:51am

Think food, beer, music, and more beer. Denver's perennial crowd-pleaser has been described in Maxim and USA Today as one of the best Oktoberfests in the United States. Get in on the action with a bratwurst eating competition, a fun 5K, live polka music, and more. Fri 5 p.m-2 a.m.; Sat 10 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Myths and Legends Convention

Submitted by Justine E. Hausheer on Wed, 07/17/2013 - 1:57pm

Let your inner geek shine. Fans of Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and other fantastical fictions can mix and mingle in costume with fellow aficionados. Highlights include a Hogwarts-style Yule Ball, a live Celtic music performance, and fantasy-themed vendors. Fri-Sun, times vary.

Enough Said

Submitted by Jerilyn Forsythe on Thu, 09/19/2013 - 3:54pm

Catch the final on-screen performance of James Gandolfini, patriarch of groundbreaking HBO series The Sopranos.

The Asylum

Submitted by Edit Interns on Sun, 09/22/2013 - 7:10pm

Get ready to face your fear at one of Denver's most sinister haunted houses. Completely new and redesigned for the 2013 season, the Asylum will take fear-seekers on an unforgettable ride through the darkest depths of insanity. Tortured souls, menacing murderers, and mad patients await you. Daily, times vary. 

Richard Cheese & Lounge Against The Machine

Submitted by Stephen Kasica on Thu, 07/11/2013 - 3:58pm

To call Mark Jonathan Davis—better known as Richard Cheese—a lounge singer isn't exactly true. The musical comedian covers popular songs by acts such as Radiohead, the Beastie Boys, and Snoop Dogg in a distinctly Sinatra-like style. Fri 8 p.m.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Submitted by Madelyn Herzog on Mon, 09/23/2013 - 3:19pm

This new twist on Ken Kesey’s novel comments on the clash between the deaf and hearing worlds. By using the story's well-known characters as metaphors for deaf culture and the hearing majority, directors Pat Payne and Nicki Runge, founder of Rocky Mountain Deaf Theatre, create an innovative experience that can be enjoyed by the hearing and non-hearing populations alike. Fri-Sun, times vary.

Swallow Hill Music Flood Relief Concert

Submitted by Madelyn Herzog on Wed, 09/25/2013 - 3:43pm

The Swallow Hill Music community brings together a strong lineup of local artists to benefit victims of the recent flooding in Colorado. Todd Park Mohr of Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Zach Heckendorf, and Mollie O'Brien and Rich Moore are just a few of the performers that have volunteered their time and talent, allowing 100 percent of proceeds to go toward the Foothills Flood Relief Fund. Bonus: Watch out for a surprise set by a mystery Colorado-bred band. Fri 8 p.m.

2013 Flood Relief Concert

Submitted by Jerilyn Forsythe on Thu, 09/19/2013 - 3:56pm

Recovery is going to be a long process in Colorado following the recent flooding. But in true pioneer fashion, citizens have quickly banded together to find ways to help the community.

El Ten Eleven

Submitted by Madelyn Herzog on Wed, 09/25/2013 - 12:25am

Lyrics aren’t necessary for this Los Angeles-bred electronic-rock duo; their doubleneck bass and drums are expressive enough. Kristian Dunn and Tim Fogarty have released five full-length albums, and their songs have been featured in television shows and films. Brooklyn-based “electronic music pioneer” Eliot Lipp will open. Fri 9 p.m.

Hike & Seek

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Thu, 07/18/2013 - 12:40pm

Get your kids off the computer and into the wild. On this interactive outing, you’ll accompany your youngsters on a one- to two-mile hike. Along the way, pause at five Stop & Study stations where nature experts will lead a lesson or activity (such as crafts or a wildlife demo). Post-hike, short legs can recharge at Basecamp at Carson Nature Center with snacks, a scavenger hunt, and more. Nab a Junior Naturalist badge from the National Wildlife Federation before you leave. Sat 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

 

Jared's 8th Annual Giant Pumpkin Festival and Weigh-Off

Submitted by Web Admin on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 12:40pm

Venture into a straw maze, create dog costumes, and speculate about the weights of gigantic veggies at this fall festival. Don't miss the 100-foot pumpkin drop that concludes the fest. Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Colorado Mountain Dog Festival

Submitted by Justine E. Hausheer on Wed, 07/17/2013 - 1:26pm

Has Fido been feeling left out? Bring him along for a day of fetch, swimming, and outdoor fun. Once your pup is tuckered out, browse pet vendors or get a free vet check-up. Proceeds benefit local volunteer fire departments. Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

A Red Carpet Adventure

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Wed, 09/04/2013 - 1:53pm

Comedian Cheech Marin and several other stars host this second annual dinner and variety show benefitting There With Care. On the first night, you can attend a reception with the hosts, a gourmet dinner, and the show. The show moves north to Boulder Theater for its second night. Sat-Sun 5 p.m.

Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show

Submitted by Edit Interns on Sun, 09/22/2013 - 6:33pm

Salute and honor children with Down syndrom as they take to the runway with celebrities like supermodel Beverly Johnson and music icon Quincy Jones. With more than 1,200 guests each year, this fashion show is the largest annual fundraiser benefiting people with Down syndrom in the United States. Sat 5 p.m. 

Big Gigantic

Submitted by Abby Faires on Tue, 09/24/2013 - 1:13pm

Make a big, gigantic difference at this already sold-out flood relief show. Conscious Alliance will be accepting food, money, and clothing donations, while this Boulder-bred band delivers their rowdiest relief show yet. Sat 7 p.m.

Super Diamond

Submitted by Edit Interns on Sun, 09/22/2013 - 9:31pm

There may just be a whole lot of "hands touchin' hands" at this glittering, smoke-filled performance of Neil Diamond's greatest hits. Consistently performing sell-out shows, this band knows how to deliver the "real Neil" classics with fresh, unrestrained energy and enthusiasm. Sat 9 p.m. 

Komen Denver Race for the Cure

Submitted by Caitlin Donnelly on Thu, 07/18/2013 - 4:09pm

Nearly one in seven women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime. Help raise awareness and funds for breast cancer screening and treatment during this annual run. Proceeds benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Denver Metropolitan. Sun 6-10:15 a.m.

Venus de Miles

Submitted by Michael Krumholtz on Mon, 04/15/2013 - 1:21pm

Editor's Note: Due to the flooding in Boulder, the ride as it was originally planned has been cancelled. However, race organizers have planned three alternate activities for participants: a Venus de Miles community volunteer day, Sisterhood for Neighborhoods, and Venus de Miles Unity Rides. Read more here.

 

Taste of the Nation Denver

Submitted by Lauren Mikus on Tue, 09/24/2013 - 2:36pm

Try 40 bites for 40 bucks. Taste a variety of cuisine, with participating restaurants ranging from LoHi's Lola to South Broadway's Punch Bowl Social. Share Our Strength aims to end childhood hunger in Colorado—all you have to do is dine. Bonus: Don’t miss craft cocktails from Williams & Graham. Sun 5 p.m.

What Once Was Lost: The Art of Assemblage

Submitted by Beth Steffens on Wed, 07/31/2013 - 8:29pm

See how amassing what some might see as junk can actually be a form of art. For this exhibit, artists assembled sculptures and other works by turning piles of "stuff" into contemporary art—and a commentary on consumerism. Mon-Thu 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri-Sat 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Destination Freedom Black Radio Days: Jackie Robinson

Submitted by Kelsey Anne Lindsey on Mon, 09/23/2013 - 11:08am

It's the year of 42. When Jackie Robinson stepped up to the plate as America’s first black Major League Baseball player, he not only changed the game—he made history. Witness the magic of Robinson's career during this live radio broadcast play. Audience members will be privy to a behind-the-scenes look at the production of a radio series, including a live Foley artist and musical guests. Mon 7 p.m.

 

J. Roddy Walston & The Business

Submitted by Madelyn Herzog on Tue, 09/24/2013 - 4:40pm

This Southern-punk foursome focuses on “owning and embracing your weirdness” in their third album, Essential Tremors. Don't think you can just standby and watch their shows as they often prompt the crowd to scream out the lyrics just as loudly as they do. Mon 9 p.m.