Trick or Treat Street

Submitted by Beth Steffens on Wed, 08/07/2013 - 11:07am

Give your little Superman or Cinderella some daytime fun. During this three-day event, they'll collect sweets from various "Treat Houses," ride a mini-train, explore a Monster Carnival, and make Halloween crafts. Fri-Sun 9 a.m.-7 p.m. 


Submitted by Lindsey R. McKissick on Sun, 11/03/2013 - 9:19pm

For Memory, life's little moments all add up to a collage of scenes and objects. Colorado native William Lee-Ashley employs creative techniques to explore the theme of memory through a three-part display—"Estate Sale," "Mountains," and "Writings." Try to piece together people's lives from the seemingly meaningless items in his dioramas, discover the connection between childhood and nature through mixed-media paintings, and see how graffiti becomes a public notebook in a series of photographs.

Halloween Kids Fest

Submitted by Beth Steffens on Wed, 08/07/2013 - 11:21am

See the Downtown Aquarium's inhabitants before stepping outside for the Halloween party, where a mini-train will ferry young ones along outdoor pathways. Let the kids showoff their holiday persona during the costume contest. Fri-Sat 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

Level Up

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Tue, 10/22/2013 - 12:45pm

The next generation of artistic talent on the Front Range prepares to move to a new level. This exhibit will highlight a variety of unrelated paintings, photographs, and spatial art from 14 new Metro State fine arts graduates, but this doesn't mark the end for them. These artists have plenty of game left to play. Friday's opening reception also features local food trucks and musicians. Opening reception, Fri 6-9 p.m.; Tue-Fri 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat noon-5 p.m.

Don Stinson

Submitted by Beth Steffens on Tue, 07/30/2013 - 4:29pm

Vistas of the West are the cornerstone of Don Stinson's paintings. He adds touches of modern industry, such as wind turbines and cell phone towers, to produce art that explores the contrast between 21st-century living and simpler times. Tue-Sat noon-6 p.m.

Farm to Table Barn Dinner

Submitted by Lauren Mikus on Tue, 10/22/2013 - 10:20am

Experience the "farm dinner" buzz. Seated inside Chatfield Botanic Garden's classic red barn—enjoy a multicourse menu prepared by Chef Michael Long, formerly of Opus Restaurant, and mingle with participating local farmers. We've got our eye on the tender beef shank—served with herbed Fruition ricotta and market pumpkin risotto.

Spirited Weekend

Submitted by Abby Faires on Sun, 10/20/2013 - 5:25pm

Is there a better way to get in the Halloween spirit than to spend the night in a 121-year-old hotel—with a haunted past? The Brown Palace Hotel's Haunted Happy Hour package includes a one-night stay, a reception with hors d'oeuvres and handcrafted cocktails, and a presentation and guided tour from hotel historian Debra Faulkner to some of the accommodation's most "spirited" spots. Fri 6:30 p.m. 

Sum of Your Parts

Submitted by Michelle Johnson on Fri, 10/18/2013 - 11:15am

Exploring the idea that humans are greater than their physical beings through the art of dance, this choreography showcase from Evolving Doors Dance combines movement with lighting and images. Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m.


La Boheme

Submitted by Michelle Johnson on Fri, 10/18/2013 - 10:29am

Don’t forget to bring tissues. Presented by student performers at the University of Colorado, this famous opera tells the heartbreaking love story of a hatmaker and a poet in the Latin Quarter of Paris. Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.


Dancing at the Crossroads

Submitted by Michelle Johnson on Fri, 10/18/2013 - 11:04am

In this exciting collaboration with Hispanic dance company Fiesta Colorado, the Cleo Parker Robinson Ensemble will perform the world premier of "Tara," a spiritual work by coreographer Kun-Yang Lin. Fiesta Colorado will present excerpts from "Sombra y Sol" and "Frida" and the two companies will come together for a special performance at the end.  Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.


Live Bats!

Submitted by Justine E. Hausheer on Tue, 08/06/2013 - 10:07am

Meet the gigantic flying fox of Malaysia and other rare bats at this up-close encounter. Rob Mies, director of the Organization for Bat Conservation, will show off his flying friends and discuss the importance of bat conservation. Adults only. Fri 8 p.m.

Sinners Ball

Submitted by Caitlin Donnelly on Wed, 08/14/2013 - 10:26am

Leave your inhibitions at home, but don't forget your mask. Costumes are required for this annual risqué masquerade ball. Boulder Burlesque, a fantasy costume contest, DJs, and pole dancers captivate an adults-only crowd during a night of pure sin. Fri-Sat 9 p.m.-2 a.m.