06/2016

Saturday, June 25, 2016
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Denver Undy Run

Submitted by Grace Marlowe on Tue, 06/21/2016 - 9:22am

All you need are shoes and a pair of skivvies to run for a good cause. (If scantily clad exercise isn’t your thing, costumes or plain apparel are welcome.) Register as an individual or a team for this winding 5K course, and stick around to see the top three finishers take home a medal. Survivor medals will be awarded to those who have beaten or are fighting colorectal cancer. Proceeds benefit the Colon Cancer Alliance, which sponsors research on preventing colon cancers. Sat 8:30-10 a.m.

—Photo courtesy of the Colon Cancer Alliance

Vintage Baseball Game

Submitted by Gina Gresko on Thu, 04/07/2016 - 1:54pm

Bring your sports fan to a baseball game like she's never seen before—played with 1864-inspired rules and uniforms. Take photographs with the old-school players and tour the farm's museum for a glimpse of antique vehicles on show. Don't forget chairs and blankets to best enjoy this classic day in the sun. Sat 10 a.m.

Blues From The Top

Submitted by Molly Longman on Tue, 06/21/2016 - 12:41pm

This summer festival unites backcountry blues with philanthropy. Sway along to the music as a variety of acts, including Canadian swamp blues band MonkeyJunk and modern blues group Austin Young Band, belt out their anthems. Proceeds benefit Blue Star Connection, a nonprofit working to supply over 50 national children’s hospitals with instruments for music therapy. Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

TEDxMileHigh: Make & Believe

Submitted by Karah Kemmerly on Mon, 04/04/2016 - 1:25pm

This full day of inspiring talks and innovative ideas is an ideal escape from your daily routine. Local scientists, writers, performers, and activists will take the stage to share their experiences and insight. After the show, be sure to stop by the cocktail reception for a Breckenridge Brewery beer and a chance to chat with your favorite speakers. Sat 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Sand in the City

Submitted by Grace Marlowe on Tue, 06/21/2016 - 10:27am

Thanks to this local beach party, you can spend a day in the sand without having to fly to the coast. Admire giant sand castles or make tie-dye shirts with the kiddos, then snag a craft beer from Grand Lake Brewing or New Image Brewing and enjoy a family-friendly concert of Caribbean steel drum tunes by Aurora-based band Urban Island. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Jeffco Schools Foundation, which aims to ensure the personal and academic growth of Jefferson County students. Sat 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 

—Image courtesy of Visit Arvada

 

Denver Taco Festival

Submitted by Rachel Trujillo on Mon, 06/20/2016 - 12:05pm

With a Mile High Spirits margarita in hand, take a tasty journey through Denver's taco scene. More than 30 vendors including Chuey Fu's Latin-Asian Grub, Colorado Pig Rig, and Torchy's Tacos will offer at least one $2 taco option. Bonus: With a VIP pass, you can check out the Tequila Expo, where you can sample more than 40 types of tequila such as Coyote Gold, Tattoo Tequila, and Hornitos.

Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour

Submitted by Carson Kohler on Wed, 04/06/2016 - 1:41pm

With thousands of pounds of bacon and gallons of alcohol, this weekend-long festival is perfect for satisfying your indulgent side. Taste bacon and bacon-inspired dishes, which pair well with a bacon-topped Bloody Mary or cucumber vodka lemonade. While you're munching, rock bands such as the Banditos, Dirty Bourbon River Show, and Hell's Belles will take the stage. Fri-Sat 1-6 p.m.

Applejack BrewDown

Submitted by Rachel Trujillo on Mon, 06/20/2016 - 10:18am

With temperatures in the 90s this weekend, the only way to spend the day outside is with a cold beer in hand. After taking advantage of unlimited samples from more than 25 local breweries including Left Hand Brewing Company and Odell Brewing Co., pick your favorites and savor two full pours. Then indulge in a snack from food trucks such as the Pikine Grill, Mile High Thai, and Infinitus Pie, while Intuit, a band inspired by reggae and hip-hop, plays live music. Proceeds benefit the West Metro Fire Rescue Foundation, a nonprofit that promotes fire safety education programs. Sat 1-4 p.m. 

Summer Games

Submitted by Dan Roe on Mon, 06/20/2016 - 7:13pm

Not everyone can be a Rio Olympian—but you can have just as much fun at this playfully competitive Olympic-themed tournament. Teams of four, five, or six will compete in round-robin matches of giant foosball, an adult tricycle relay, and team knockout basketball. After you've broken a sweat, cool off with a Blue Moon and see which competitors will win $100,000 or a two-person vacation getaway in the raffle. Sat 1 p.m.

—Image courtesy of Denver Urban Scholars

Preludes

Submitted by Skyler Inman on Tue, 06/21/2016 - 10:03am

Attendees of this afternoon arts benefit can enjoy a summer meal as they delight in some of Denver's finest vocal performers. These operatic songbirds, including Ruth Brand and Evan Glaser, will serenade the lucky lunchers, giving them a sneak peek of what they can expect from this summer's upcoming performance of Acis and Galatea. Proceeds benefit the Denver Opera Collective, a nonprofit focused on staging affordable, accessible productions in the Mile High City. Sat 1-3 p.m.

—Image courtesy of the Preservery

Renegade's 5th Anniversary Block Party

Submitted by Grace Marlowe on Tue, 06/21/2016 - 9:40am

Help Renegade Brewing Company celebrate five years of making “offensively delicious” beer at this summery street bonanza. Live music from rock bands such as Animal Electricity and headliner Inner Oceans will have you tapping your toe all day as you sample food from Green Tree Stir Fry and Ol’ Skool Que. With a cold Renegade Fly-P-A in hand, you'll be glad they didn't just serve cake. Sat 3-10 p.m.

—Photo courtesy of Dustin Hall/Brewtography Project

No Sex Please! We're British

Submitted by Meg McIntyre on Tue, 06/21/2016 - 10:10am

This zany farce tells the story of a postal mix-up that sends boxes of Scandinavian pornography straight to the home of conservative British newlyweds Peter and Frances. Flabbergasted by the unwelcome parcels, the happy couple has to find somewhere to stash the illicit materials before Peter’s mother and uptight boss show up. When Peter’s blundering best friend, two policemen, and two “working girls” join the cast of characters, the story take a ridiculous turn. Fri-Sun, times vary.

Beyoncé Sing-Along

Submitted by Lauren Saxe on Mon, 06/20/2016 - 3:23pm

Know every Beyoncé lyric in the book? Now’s the time to put your skills to the test. Pay tribute to Queen B with a night of tunes on the big screen, from early hits like "Crazy in Love" to her recent songs on Lemonade, and grab a prop like an inflatable microphone to add extra flair to your sing-along experience. Fifty percent of the proceeds benefits Equality Florida's campaign to provide financial assistance for the victims of the recent Orlando shooting and their families. Sat 10:10 p.m.