Thursday, September 03, 2015

The Mine Rush

Submitted by Mary Clare Fischer on Fri, 07/24/2015 - 2:54pm

Mountain biking gets a steroid boost with this five-day festival of freeriding. Choose from competitions in slopestyle, enduro, cross-country, and the highlight Race to the Core, which will take riders down a 12 percent slope through an active gold mine 800 feet below the earth—only the second time this has ever been done in the world. If you’re more of an enthusiast than a pro, take on a 15- or 30-mile fun ride or watch the Race to the Core from a live stream on a jumbo screen right outside the mine.

Viewhouse Centennial's One Year Anniversary Party

Submitted by Sarah Strohl on Tue, 09/01/2015 - 9:44am

Celebrate the anniversary of this rooftop bar in style with music from DJs Adam Shero and Amen, food and drink from the happy hour menu, and a parking lot show from world-renowned FMX riders Wes Agee, Keith Sayers, and James Carter. Don’t forget to look up: Red Bull daredevils will be falling from the sky. Thu 4-10 p.m.

Summer Scream 5

Submitted by Dan Roe on Fri, 07/10/2015 - 12:41pm

Wouldn't amusement parks be even more fun if they weren't so busy? On this day, your wish is granted as the park is shut down to the public, so you can take laps on the go-kart track until your head spins. Argonaut Wine & Liquor and New Belgium Brewing will provide ample libations for no extra charge, but be sure to park your drink before riding the tilt-a-whirl. Proceeds support the Denver Film Society. Thu 6 p.m.

All About Hatch Green Chiles

Submitted by Callie Sumlin on Mon, 07/06/2015 - 10:53am

The smoky aroma of Hatch green chiles being roasted is a hallmark of fall on street corners all around Denver; learn to put the fiery staple to use during this instructional cooking class. Stir Cooking School founder Katy Hume will walk attendees through a variety of recipes, including Hatch chile skillet cornbread with whipped honey butter, shrimp and Hatch chile quesadillas, and Yukon gold, bacon, and Hatch green chile gratin. They'll also be schooled in how to properly store these seasonal chiles so it's easy to cook with them throughout the year. Thu 6:30-9:30 p.m.

The Denver Passport Closing Party

Submitted by Sarah Strohl on Tue, 09/01/2015 - 11:36am

Meander through tables set up by 48 of the chosen Denver Passport venues while admiring the work of painter Trine Bumiller in one of Denver’s most historic buildings. The venues, which include Lou’s Food Bar, Infinite Monkey Theorem, Jezebel's Southern Bistro and Bar, and True Brewing Company, will be serving up one showcase craft cocktail or brew each. Beverages can be paired with bites from food trucks such as Amazeballs and Street Frites. The only decision you’ll have to make is what to try next. Thu 7-10 p.m.