Sunday, October 04, 2015

The Justice Run

Submitted by Dan Roe on Sun, 08/09/2015 - 6:21pm

If endorphins weren't incentive enough, your participation in this 5K or 10K is directly linked to the effort to end human trafficking. All participants receive a running shirt, a cup of joe from Solid Grounds Coffee House, and a slice from Jerome's Pizza at the finish line. Each penny raised will be evenly distributed between 13 nonprofits, like the Justice Project and Sierra Leone Recovery Center, that fight human trafficking by providing outreach and counseling for victims. Sun 7:30 a.m.

Pajama Brunch

Submitted by Callie Sumlin on Mon, 03/30/2015 - 10:45am

If you've ever skipped brunch because you didn't want to get all dressed up, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot's pajama brunch is for you. WTF encourages patrons to rock their PJs, rewarding those who do with 10 percent off brunch fare like chicken and waffles and French toast, as well as a complimentary mimosa or Bloody Mary. All you've got to do is roll out of bed. Sun 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Worldwide Festival

Submitted by Karah Kemmerly on Mon, 09/28/2015 - 9:50am

This family reunion is pretty different than your own—celebrate the unique cultures of Denver's 10 sister cities with an eclectic mix of entertainment and vendors from around the globe. Take your tastebuds on a tour at the international food court, featuring delicious fare from Konjo Catering, Crepes a Go-Go, and Yak and Yeti, then check out beautiful landscape paintings by the Kunming Committee, a local group supporting the liason between Denver and China, or fashions from Aicha Diakite, African Apparel.

High Country Toy Run

Submitted by Dan Roe on Tue, 08/11/2015 - 4:38pm

Whether you prefer an easy rider or a sport bike, every motorcyclist can contribute to one lucky child's Christmas at this toy drive ride. All you have to do is show up with a toy, and you're free to enjoy the company of hundreds of other riders. Breakfast and coffee will be served at the start of the ride, and a police escort will have you feeling like royalty as you roll through downtown Colorado Springs, and the scenic roads near Pikes Peaks and Almagre Mountain.

Denver Microbrew Tour's RiNo Art District Tour

Submitted by Callie Sumlin on Sat, 04/11/2015 - 12:04pm

The new RiNo Art District microbrew tour provides a guided walking tour of galleries and exceptional breweries in the up-and-coming area. RiNo is home to an array of artists, architects, coffee roasters, screen printers, home brew shops, chocolatiers, and of course, small breweries, wineries, and distilleries. Explore the area's unique businesses and enjoy some craft brews. Sun 12:15 p.m.

Bat Encounter: Live!

Submitted by Skyler Inman on Mon, 08/10/2015 - 9:12pm

In the grand scheme of the animal kingdom, bats get a pretty bad rap. At this educational event, you'll learn how much these waxy-winged creatures contribute to a healthy environment for all. Led by Organization for Bat Conservation director Rob Mies, kids can get an up-close look at some of the world’s rarest bats—Dracula not included—and discover ways they can turn their backyards into safe havens for the nocturnal animals. Sun 1:30, 3:30 p.m.

White Mirror

Submitted by Skyler Inman on Tue, 09/29/2015 - 9:25am

From DIA’s red-eyed bronco to the Colorado Convention Center’s big blue bear, Denver’s public artworks are hard to miss. Now, catch the city’s newest commissioned work: a dance. Internationally acclaimed choreographer Robert Sher-Machherndl of Lemon Sponge Cake Contemporary Ballet collaborates with Sharon Wehner, principal dancer at the Colorado Ballet, to create a living memorial to the thousands of individuals killed in the Babi Yar ravine near Kiev, Ukraine during World War II. Bring a picnic dinner with you and be one of the very first to witness the touching artistic memorial.