Saturday, November 22, 2014

Colorado Days

Submitted by Danielle Ennis on Thu, 09/11/2014 - 10:24am

Weather experts are forecasting record snowfalls this season. If you're still skiing on anything with less than a 100 underfoot, this season might be the time to upgrade to something a little fatter.  At Colorado Days, home-grown skis will be available for demo, along with local bands, food and brew. Liberty, Wagner, and Icelantic will be among the many innovative companies who use things like bamboo or wood from beetle-kill pine to craft their skis. Test out these locally engineered products and chat with reps to get a discounted pair. Sat-Sun, times vary. 

2014 Front Range Fly Fishing Rendezvous

Submitted by Wyatt Stayner on Tue, 11/18/2014 - 11:46am

Gain fishing knowledge and buy gear at the same time. This gathering includes multiple vendors, like The Bug Guy and Accent Fly Fishing, and speakers every hour. The presentations will cover topics such as fishing on the Platte River and fishing Alaska on a budget. After you peruse the products, participate in a silent auction. Sat 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Santa Train - North Pole Adventure!

Submitted by Wyatt Stayner on Fri, 09/12/2014 - 11:20am

This train doesn’t actually make the long trip to the North Pole, but it does provide a new way to meet Santa. From inside a heated train car, enjoy the scenery of the Rocky Mountain Pathway and glimpse panoramic views as you pass over Devil's Gate High Bridge. Munch on festive foods like chocolate, cookies, and candy canes and remember to take home a jingle bell as a souvenir. Days, times vary.

The Snow Queen

Submitted by Wyatt Stayner on Fri, 09/12/2014 - 10:18am

If you're tired of watching people act, give these puppets a chance. This performance centers on an evil snow queen who has coaxed a child back to her frozen domain. Before or after the show, kids can play with more than 100 puppets, create their own souvenir ticket, or peruse the gift shop. Days, times vary.

Mustache Dache 5K

Submitted by Danielle Ennis on Mon, 11/10/2014 - 10:57am

Whether you boast a Tom Selleck, a Ron Burgundy, or just a milk mustache, join in the fun and run with style. All participants will receive a metal in the form of a mustache necklace, so your jewelry will match your facial hair. A photo booth, a costume contest, and food will all be available post-race. Proceeds benefit Movember, a global men's health charity that combats prostate and testicular cancer. Sat 9 a.m. 

Turkey Trot Predict

Submitted by Danielle Ennis on Thu, 09/11/2014 - 11:08am

Think you know how fast you can run a 5K? Runners guess their finish times, and winning predictions recieve a free turkey. Staggered start times ensure that if everyone has a perfect prediction, they all finish at the same time. Of course, the chances of that are slim, but the grand prize won't be. Sat 10 a.m. 


Submitted by Mary Clare Fischer on Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:09am

For a single man or woman, the struggles of online dating can seem like a problem only he or she faces. Yet Denver-based actress and writer Luciann Lajoie reveals the stories of more than 100 fellow love-seekers in her play, Date*. Though Lajoie actually interviewed all these people, she recorded local actors giving interpretations of the online daters’ experiences, creating a multimedia experience sure to question your idea of true love. Thu-Sat 7:30 p.m.

Legally Blonde Jr.

Submitted by Mary Clare Fischer on Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:05am

The spunky Elle Woods is back in PG-rated form. Follow her antics in this toned-down show—which still contains the classic “bend and snap” scene—as she proves she can keep up with the more academically-inclined students at Harvard Law School despite her girly persona. The award-winning musical is based on the popular 2001 film but features an original score with songs like “Ireland” and “Chip on My Shoulder.” Fri 7:30 p.m.; Sat 2, 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m.

Flying Lotus

Submitted by J. Wesley Judd on Thu, 09/11/2014 - 4:26pm

Eclectic producer Flying Lotus pushes the boundary of electronic music, hip-hop, and live performance simultaneously. After his newsworthy concert at Red Rocks with rappers Nas and SchoolBoy Q this summer (a gunman fired on a car in the parking lot), the beatmaker returns to put on a solo show at a different—and hopefully less exciting—venue. Sat 8 p.m.

Strange Americans

Submitted by J. Wesley Judd on Mon, 11/17/2014 - 3:39pm

Channel your hipster side and see homegrown rock band Strange Americans before its members grab the country's attention. Combining a unique strand of alternative rock with toe-tapping acoustic elements, the Denver-based ensemble defines its sound as "Colorado rock 'n' roll." Sat 8 p.m.