10/2013

Cyclists 4 Jamestown Fundraiser

Submitted by Kelsey Anne Lindsey on Sun, 10/13/2013 - 8:50pm

The rain may be gone, but Colorado is still reeling from September’s floods. Popular cycling destination Jamestown was one of the hardest-hit areas. Join volunteers from Rebuild Jamestown and the Community Foundation for a bike ride to raise money for reconstruction. Take breaks throughout the day to enjoy live music, food, and auctions, as well as a meet-and-greet with pro road and mountain bike racers.

The Dailey Method Breast Cancer Fundraiser Class

Submitted by Lindsey R. McKissick on Wed, 10/16/2013 - 8:37am

Fight calories and cancer at an extended-length, special donation Dailey Method fitness class. Learn new barre moves before a cool down with refreshments. All proceeds benefit Bright Pink and To Celebrate Life, a pair of non-profit organizations working in the fight against breast cancer. Sat 9-10:30 a.m.

 

VeloSwap

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Thu, 08/29/2013 - 11:39am

Snag a great deal on a new ride. This cyclists' mega-sale hosts hundreds of vendors offering bargains on new and used bikes and equipment (tip: haggling is encouraged). Once you find that perfect fit, test it out at on-site clinics, and learn tips from cycling pros. Sat 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Organ Trail

Submitted by Caitlin Donnelly on Wed, 08/14/2013 - 12:32pm

Watch downtown Denver transform into an urban adventure course for the living dead. "Zombie" participants use smartphones, digital cameras, and public transportation to solve clues and crack puzzles throughout the city. The teams to complete all checkpoints the fastest take home cash prizes. Sat 10 a.m.

5280 School Fair

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Thu, 08/22/2013 - 8:28pm

Looking for the best school for your kid? At this one-stop shop, you can discuss your child's needs with representatives from nearly 30 local schools—both private and public, and other educational organizations. Sat 10 a.m.-noon.

Golden Dragon Acrobats

Submitted by Caitlin Donnelly on Wed, 08/14/2013 - 9:45am

Find out just how tall a human pyramid can become. Performers don stunning costumes while defying physics as they bend, contort, and balance their bodies on objects—and each other. Sat 2 p.m., 6 p.m

Zombie Crawl

Submitted by Caitlin Donnelly on Wed, 08/14/2013 - 12:55pm

Hoards of costumed zombies congregate in Skyline Park, then spill down 16th Street—like a scene right out of the Walking Dead—during this all-ages gathering. Be sure to register beforehand. This year's goal is to break the world record for number of humans decked out as the flesh-eating monsters. Sat 2 p.m.

Wine in the Pines

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Thu, 08/22/2013 - 9:30pm

Excellent wine is just the beginning of this benefit in the mountains. Savor an elegant dinner at Keystone Ranch on Friday, but save room: Saturday’s wine and food tasting will include hundreds of samples, plus live stand-up comedy from Josh Blue from Last Comic Standing. Sat 6-11 p.m.

Flash Gordon with Sam J. Jones IN-Person

Submitted by Lauren Mikus on Tue, 10/15/2013 - 10:43am

Actor Sam J. Jones provides a live, running commentary over the 1980s science-fiction cult-classic, Flash Gordon. Attend dressed in your best sci-fi or superhero costume to participate in a Super Costume Ball contest after the screening. You'll get to mingle with Jones and other Halloween enthusiasts in the lobby. Sat 7 p.m. 

Because I Said So

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Mon, 10/14/2013 - 4:40pm

A reflection on childhood can bring forth an emotional spring—nostalgia for complete freedom, lamentation for the dog that ran away to the farm, regret for the time you teased the kid with no friends. Childhood, it turns out, isn't such a simple time. Four local actors read works depicting the universal ups and downs of adolescence. Also check out Saturday's performance at the Dairy Center for the Arts in Boulder. Sat 7:30; Sun 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Death By Stereo with Jeffrey Jerusalem (of Yacht)

Submitted by Madelyn Herzog on Tue, 10/15/2013 - 12:32pm

Join boyhollow, founder of Lipgloss, Denver's longest-running dance night, and Fancy Matthew, owner of Fancy Tiger clothing, for an underground indie dance party. The night kicks off the pair's musical collaboration, MöVMENT, an experience that celebrates good taste in music and fashion. Artist, producer, and drummer for YACHT, Jeffrey Jerusalem, will DJ for the night. Sat 8 p.m.

The Bad Plus

Submitted by Madelyn Herzog on Tue, 10/15/2013 - 11:33am

 

They have the traditional jazz band setup with the piano-bass-drums combo, but traditional is one thing this trio is not. Along with performing their own original compositions, the group puts a unique spin on other genres—they’ve covered everything from Black Sabbath to Stravinsky. Sat 9 p.m.

 

King Khan & The Shrines

Submitted by Madelyn Herzog on Tue, 10/15/2013 - 11:40am

Punk, soul, garage rock band—King Khan & The Shrines have it all. Backed by an eclectic group of musicians he rounded up while visiting Berlin—where he now lives—King Khan screams, shakes, and dances his way through his high-energy shows. Sat 9 p.m.

Portugal. The Man

Submitted by Stephen Kasica on Tue, 08/06/2013 - 10:49am

With six albums in as many years and appearances at the country's biggest festivals, Portugal. The Man might be the most prolific band you've never heard of. Its newest album, Evil Friends, takes the band in a new lyrical direction while maintaining its psychedelic rock sound. Sat 9 p.m.