01/2015

Saturday, January 31, 2015
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Adventure Run

Submitted by Danielle Ennis on Thu, 11/06/2014 - 4:29pm

At 10,000 feet, running can be tricky. This three-mile off-road trek requires thick skin and warm clothing in order to master steep inclines, deep snow, and slunning (running and sledding combined). Yeti costumes are encouraged—and you might even see the real beast. Sat 9 a.m. 

Rio Frio 5K

Submitted by Corrie Sahling on Mon, 01/26/2015 - 10:09am

Since it's not the season for swimming or white water rafting, enjoy the Rio Grande River in its frozen state. In the Rio Frio 5k, runners can gaze on breathtaking views while jogging on the icy river. The race is part of Alamosa's Ice Festival Weekend, which also includes a scavanger hunt and a bonfire. Sat 9 a.m.

The "Why-The-Hell-Are-We-So-Busy?" Festival

Submitted by Derek Kessinger on Tue, 01/27/2015 - 9:49am

“Why the hell are we so damn busy?” It’s a question that plagues every family, often will no answer in sight. According to organizers, the best fix includes fun, games and warm cookies. This two-hour extravaganza features yoga, group exercise, giant board games, and more for the whole family. After you and the crew elevate your heart rates, get acquainted with the the Warm Cookies of Revolution, touted as the world’s first "Civic Health Club" and ready to help make each of us better additions to our communities. Sat 1 p.m. 

Groundhog Day Celebration

Submitted by Corrie Sahling on Mon, 01/26/2015 - 10:52am

The nearly 70-degree days in Denver have made it feel like spring is already in the air, but if the groundhog doesn't see his shadow, we may be in for another six weeks of winter weather. Find out our fate at the Dinosaur Resource Center’s Groundhog Day celebration, where storyteller Denise Gard will be telling Groundhog Day-related tales. Sat 1:30 p.m.

January Vegan Dinner at The Millennium Harvest House

Submitted by Callie Sumlin on Mon, 01/26/2015 - 12:21pm

Whether you’re already a devout vegan or just curious about the lifestyle, this dinner will prove that vegan fare is just as delicious as it is healthy. The à la carte menu features globally-inspired dishes like Portugese caldo verde, tempeh Provençale, and portobello carpaccio with orange and Kalamata olive tapenade. Cap off the evening with port wine poached pears or a slice of raw cashew cheesecake. Sat 5 p.m.

LHS Gala and Silent Auction

Submitted by Nicole Blanchard on Mon, 01/26/2015 - 10:50am

Save lives and shimmy to ska with the inaugural Love Hope Strength gathering. The Denver-based organization uses rock ’n’ roll events to find marrow donors and raise funds for cancer centers worldwide. A variety of rock memorabilia, gift certificates, and backstage passes are already available for bidding. Tickets for the Studio Loft gala include appetizers, wine, and beer for the night. Fri 7 p.m.

Snowdown

Submitted by Kiran Herbert on Mon, 01/26/2015 - 12:28pm

As the official concert event of the 2015 SnowSports Industries America Trade Show, the fifth annual Snowdown will bring together industry leaders and music lovers for a festival-style experience. The lineup features hip hop (Yelawolf) and electronic dance music (Keys N Krates) heavyweights alike, and has moved this year from the Fillmore Auditorium to the Exdo Event Center to better accommodate prominent industry vendors and a handful of local food carts. Sat 8 p.m.

Fast Times at Robusto Room

Submitted by Nicole Blanchard on Mon, 01/26/2015 - 11:49am

Party like it’s the 1980s again at this Saturday shindig. Wear your complimentary ’80s sunglasses at night and dance to local DJs Hollow and Rockstar Aaron. Forgot your Aqua Net? Revolver: A Salon will feather your ‘do for free, and gift cards are up for grabs for the best lip-synchers, moonwalkers, and air guitarists. Sat 9 p.m.

Mates of State

Submitted by Kiran Herbert on Mon, 01/26/2015 - 12:35pm

Whether you’ve been following this pop duo since high school or started following the groups recently thanks to its latest album, Mountaintops, you’ve likely heard Mates of State's influence on virtually every indie band from the early aughts. At points their music will leave you feeling hopeful, at others reflective, every lyric imbued with wisdom gained from experience. Go if you like the Shins, Chvrches, or Rilo Kiley, and expect intricate harmonies as well as the occasional Miley Cyrus cover. Sat 9 p.m.