Thursday, December 08, 2016

Dew Tour: Breckenridge

Submitted by Beau Berkley on Thu, 10/06/2016 - 4:52pm

Some of the best skiers and snowboarders in the world will make their way to the Centennial State for the tenth annual Dew to show off their scintillating airborne maneuvers. Danny Davis, who took first place in the superpipe at the 2008 Dew Tour, will be competing, as will slopestyle skier Gus Kenworthy, who won a silver medal in slopestyle at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Get the full weekend experience by taking in various live music sets guaranteed to keep your snowy spirits high throughout the weekend. Thurs 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sun 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

This is Spark

Submitted by Paul Albani-Burgio on Fri, 10/07/2016 - 4:59pm

No matter how much you love art, there never seems to be enough time to make it to all the exhibitions around town. That’s why we love group shows like this one, which will feature pieces from each of the gallery’s 29 current member artists. While the fun comes in getting a taste of everything, be sure to check out Susan Rubin’s richly textured close-up oil paintings of flowers and plants and Deborah Byron’s colorful abstract reinterpretations of alchemical images. Thu 12-5 p.m., Fri 12-9 p.m., Sat 12-5 p.m., Sun 1-4 p.m.

Wine and Waxing

Submitted by Beau Berkley on Wed, 12/07/2016 - 4:43pm

Not quite ready for ski season? No problem. Bring your skis or snowboard into Arc’Teryx, an outdoor clothing store, for a complimentary waxing courtesy of Denver Sports Lab to ensure your gear is in top condition to hit the slopes. Proceeds benefit She Jumps, a Utah-based nonprofit which works to boost the participation of women and girls in outdoor activities through inclusive recreational outings. Thu 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Holiday Sparklers and Cheese

Submitted by Rachel Trujillo on Wed, 10/05/2016 - 1:15pm

Take your holiday entertaining to the next level by matching the ideal sparkling wine to your whey of choice. Come with an empty stomach, as chef Steve Duty will walk you through an extensive tasting experience with more than five cheese and beverage pairings. Thu 7-8:30

Disney on Ice: Worlds of Enchantment

Submitted by Sarah Soenke on Thu, 10/06/2016 - 2:16pm

Give the movie reruns a break and round up your family to witness the imagination of Disney stories like never before. A team of costumed professional skaters will get the audience dancing with a special preshow warm-up performance featuring Mickey Mouse. Then get ready to hear the classic songs and see your favorite characters from The Little Mermaid, Cars, Toy Story, and Frozen as you all travel from under the sea to the wintery landscape of Arendelle. Thu-Sun, times vary.

—Image courtesy of Disney on Ice

The Cocktail Project

Submitted by Rachel Trujillo on Tue, 12/06/2016 - 1:18pm

Celebrate  the launch of The Cocktail Project, a comprehensive website offering an impressive collection of cocktail recipes to wannabe mixologists (alongisde drool-worthy photos). To show you how it's done in person, professional mixologist James Menkal of Departure Restaurant and Lounge will be serving up drinks featuring Effen Vodka, Honitos Tequila, and Knob Creek Bourbon. Each floor of the restuarant will be decked out to portray each season, with seasonal small bites to match. Thu 7-10 p.m.

Fitz and the Tantrums

Submitted by Dan Roe on Tue, 12/06/2016 - 10:30am

There are three truths in life: death, taxes, and toe-tapping at the Fitz and the Tantrums concert. The catchiest indie pop and neo soul band in the game comes to Denver to deliver rhythmic hits such as "HandClap," "The Walker," and more. Arrive early to catch Gavin DeGraw, a multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter famous for the One Tree Hill theme song, "I Don't Want to Be," opening for the Los Angeles-based ensemble. Thu 7:30 p.m.

—Image courtesy of Atlantic Records

Elephant Revival

Submitted by Sarah Soenke on Thu, 10/06/2016 - 4:53pm

For ten years now, this neo-acoustic folk group from Nederland has been building a dedicated fan base for its self-proclaimed “transcendental folk” style. Hear the progressive blend of bluegrass, indie rock, and Celtic songcraft in tracks from the quintet’s April release, Petals. Bonus: Gipsy Moon opens the show with dance-worthy tunes of rhythmic indie folk. Thu 8:30 p.m.

—Image courtesy of Angie Barnes