Saturday, October 25, 2014

Boo at the Zoo

Submitted by Wyatt Stayner on Tue, 10/21/2014 - 9:41am

Get an extra trick-or-treat session in and enjoy the zoo's animals while you collect candy. Twenty-five treat stations throughout the zoo are intermixed with animal shows like an African penguin feeding and the elephant passage, a habitat that includes one-horned rhinos, elephants, and Malayan Tapirs. In addition to the animals, Sven, a circus artist, will juggle pumpkins. Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.   

Great Pumpkin Chase

Submitted by J. Wesley Judd on Wed, 08/06/2014 - 3:22pm

Since serious runners had the whole summer to get in tip-top shape, the fall race circuit can seem daunting. Yet, the annual Great Pumpkin Chase is anything but competitive. Although you're more than welcome to attempt a 5K PR, little ones in costumes and stroller-wielding parents are the most common racers in this seasonal jaunt around Bayfield, a small town nestled in southern Colorado. Sat 10 a.m.

Trick or Treat Train

Submitted by Derek Kessinger on Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:37am

If you’re looking to add a little Halloween spirit to the season without frightening your little ones, hop aboard these happily haunted rails. Dress up the whole family in costumes and punch your ticket to the Trick or Treat Train led by engineers and conductors in festive wares. Other attractions include the “not so spooky” haunted railcar, a pumpkin patch, and the Olde Railroaders Silly Graveyard. Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

—Photograph courtesy of the Colorado Railroad Museum

Fall Food Truck Festival

Submitted by Justin De La Rosa on Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:17am

Take advantage of the warm weather and get out to TheBigWonderful for a fall food truck festival. A lineup of trucks are dishing up their signature cusine, including slow-roasted meats from the Crock Spot and Sons of Scullery's smoky barbecue. Enjoy beers from Diebolt Brewing Company, Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery, and Lowdown Brewery while playing games in the park or carving pumpkins. Proceeds benefit Gilpin Montessori Public School and Shots for Tots and Teens. Sat 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Denver Urban Avenger

Submitted by J. Wesley Judd on Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:12am

Marathons, half marathons, and 5ks are as ubiquitous to fall in Colorado as the changing leaves. If these standard races seem a bit tired to you, this weekend's Urban Avengers Race offers an alternative. Part scavenger hunt, part foot race, this contest requires teams to solve clues and run to checkpoints in a five-mile radius. In this battle of good vs. evil, only the strong survive. Sat 11 a.m.

Ghosties and Goodies Tea

Submitted by Dylan Owens on Thu, 08/07/2014 - 3:46pm

Is that steam rising from your tea...or a g-g-ghost? After snacks and a warm beverage, your kids will watch the Molly Brown House turn into a ghoul asylum while they tour the museum. Your little goblins will learn about the spooky past of the historic building and the surrounding Capitol Hill area.  Sat 1 p.m.; 3 p.m.

Boo and Brew

Submitted by Wyatt Stayner on Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:42am

No, it's not a zombie apocalypse; it's just a Halloween block party. Zombies, witches, and vampires will roam Colfax Avenue while you trick-or-treat at one of the 35 establishments along the street. Collect a custom candy bar, bounce around on the moonwalk castle, or have a scary picture taken from a professional photographer.

Masquerade Ball

Submitted by Wyatt Stayner on Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:12pm

This event will make you feel like a superhero. Mask up and raise funds for Give, an organization that supports foster children, homeless families and people who may not have their needs met through regular government assistance programs. Jarkarta, a local funk band, will perform during the ball and you can bid in a silent auction, which includes a five-night Crested Butte Mountain Resort vacation package valued at more than $4,000. Sat 6 p.m.

The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra

Submitted by J. Wesley Judd on Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:36am

Until his plane mysteriously disappeared over the Atlantic in 1944, Glenn Miller was one of the most revered and prolific big band musicians of the early 20th century. His legacy is kept alive by the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, which has been playing an average of 300 shows every year since 1956. While a few decades have passed since big band music swept the country off its feet, this ensemble does its best to keep the toe-tapping jazz alive. Sat 7 p.m.

Nick Swardson "Taste It" Tour

Submitted by Sarah Ford on Tue, 08/12/2014 - 2:57pm

Nick Swardson is a rare triple-threat in entertainment, having experienced success in acting, writing, and standup comedy. Though he is most known for his role of Tony Bernadino in Reno 911, he has appeared in films including Grandma’s Boy, The Benchwarmers, and Blades of Glory while reaching platinum status with his standup DVD Party. Sat 8 p.m.