Saturday, July 23, 2016

Colorado–Eagle River Ride

Submitted by Sophie Goodman on Mon, 05/09/2016 - 11:18am

Looping from the Beaver Creek Ski Resort out along the banks of the Colorado and Eagle rivers, the 42-, 68-, 100-mile courses (and the new, 17.4-mile mountain bike route) of this gorgeous ride are sure to challenge even the most devoted Vail Valley road bikers. Stop by the River Ride Rendezvous VIP event at the Dusty Boot the night before the event for appetizers, drinks, and a silent auction. Proceeds from the ride benefit youth development nonprofit SOS Outreach, which connects at-risk youth with adventure sports and mentoring opportunities in that sphere. Sat 7 a.m.  

Bubble Run

Submitted by Grace Marlowe on Tue, 07/19/2016 - 12:48pm

Skip the bathtub and sprint right into the suds at this foamy 5K. Volunteers will cover you in fluffy, colored foam throughout the course, which winds throughout the city of Lowry. After the race, jam out to dance music and brave the blasts of two giant Bubble Foam Cannons. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society, an organization dedicated to eliminating cancer through research and education. Sat 8 a.m.

Dinosaur Express Train

Submitted by Grace Marlowe on Tue, 07/19/2016 - 1:03pm

Explore the Jurassic world with your child during this dino-focused day of acitivities. Sift through sand for replica fossils, put together dinosaur puzzles, or glimpse massive dinosaur skeletons that were unearthed by railroad workers laying the original train tracks in the area. In addition, a steam locomotive will be offering rides through the 15-acre railyard, and real fossils from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science will be available for your junior paleontologist to inspect. Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

—Photo courtesy of Matt Isaacks

James and the Giant Peach

Submitted by Lauren Saxe on Tue, 07/19/2016 - 7:51am

This weekend, your kids can swap their Saturday morning cartoons for a movie instead. Based on Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book, this ’90s animated film follows a young boy named James as he embarks on an unconventional journey to New York City riding a giant, magical peach. Don't bother making breakfast before you head to the show—during the screening, your little film buffs will be treated to a cereal bar full of morning favorites such as Lucky Charms and Frosted Flakes. Sat 10:30 a.m.

Justin Roberts & the Not Ready for Naptime Players

Submitted by Gina Gresko on Fri, 05/06/2016 - 3:23pm

Bring your little one to an outdoor concert put on by this award-winning children's music group. Justin Roberts will bring along his high-energy five-piece classic rock band to sing about recess, sea monsters, and (of course) the pros and cons of nap time. Sat 11 a.m.

Arvada on Tap: A Craft Beer and BBQ Fest

Submitted by Carson Kohler on Tue, 05/10/2016 - 10:00am

More than 25 craft breweries and 36 barbecue teams will take over Ralston Park for a summer day of 'cue and brews. As barbecue teams vie for that $10,000 prize (yes, you'll get to taste the meaty contenders), sip on some homegrown suds from establishments such as Boulder Beer and Loveland Aleworks. Our recommendation: Buy the $10 sampler pack for a tasting beer mug and 10 tokens good for brew and barbecue. Sat noon-7 p.m.

Fine Wine & Art Gala

Submitted by Haley Gray on Wed, 05/11/2016 - 10:00am

Both fine art and wine will be demystified during this gala held by one of Denver’s most acclaimed contemporary art galleries. You’ll glimpse masterpieces from start-to-finish as local artists Jessi West Lundeen and Greg Dye, both known for their vivid lanscapes, paint live. Meanwhile, sommelier Greg Thomas will lead attendees through a tasting of international wines, each paired with hors d’oeuvre by Evergreen caterers La Cuisine. RSVP required. 4-7 p.m.

Rock Against the TPP

Submitted by Molly Longman on Tue, 07/19/2016 - 8:39am

At this politically charged concert, rocker Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine, hip-hop star Talib Kweli, and Denver-based group the Flobots will unite in musical protest against the Trans-Pacific Partnership. They'll use their lyrics and thunderous chords to call attention to their negative views on the trade deal, which they see as a corporate attempt to ignore environmental concerns and bypass local and national democracy.

Poet's Row

Submitted by Molly Longman on Tue, 07/19/2016 - 8:56am

As your enjoy a red ale on the patio, this Denver-based indie band will play a set of twangy folk tunes. Expect to hear catchy melodies from their recent EPs, Armadillo and Artichoke, as well as a opening performance from Delaney Davis, an acoustic singer-songwriter from New Mexico. Tue 7 p.m.