Sunday, April 19, 2015

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.

Starring Linda: A Trio of John DeAndrea Sculptures

Submitted by Camilla Sterne on Wed, 02/11/2015 - 2:48pm

Local sculptor John DeAndrea’s works put a backward twist on the idea that life imitates art. His iconic "Linda" piece garners attention for its hyperrealist depiction of a sleeping woman—complete with real human hair—whenever the Denver Art Museum puts it on display. Don't miss this rare chance to glimpse the lifelike work (her polyvinyl form is usually put in storage to preserve the light-sensitive material) along with two of DeAndrea's other sculptures, “Artist and Model,” and “Nude with Black Drape.” Tue-Thu 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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.

Taste of Pearl

Submitted by Callie Sumlin on Mon, 04/13/2015 - 10:13am

Get acquainted with the vittles and libations of top restaurants and wineries in Boulder, named "America's foodiest town" in 2010 by Bon Appétit. You'll sip Colorado wines from the likes of Avanti Winery and Bookcliff Vineyards, then stroll through downtown Boulder, making stops along the way at Frasca Food and Wine, Oak at Fourteenth, and Salt the Bistro, to name a few participating establishments. A portion of the proceeds benefits Emergency Family Assistant Association, an organization that helps provide food for the needy. Sun 2-6 p.m.

World Pond Skimming Championships

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Mon, 04/13/2015 - 6:09pm

This lively, lighthearted competition lets skiers and boarders squeeze in one more run for the season—with a bit of a catch. After cruising down a snowy jump, costume-clad athletes attempt to glide across a makeshift pond and land on the other side without plunging into the water. Spectators are encouraged to root for their favorites before the two victors—top male and top female, as determined by a judging panel—each receive an Epic Pass and top-grade ski gear.

Chefs Up Front

Submitted by Callie Sumlin on Tue, 02/03/2015 - 3:25pm

Get a close look at Denver’s top chefs as they prepare an elaborate meal—right at your table. Enjoy dishes like octopus carpaccio with olive oil caviar, spicy duck ramen, and braised lamb cheek with polenta and brown butter vinaigrette from participating chefs such as Aniedra Nichols of Elway’s and Kyle Mendenhall of the Kitchen. The evening ends with a signature dessert from James Beard Award-winning pastry chef Johnny Iuzzini. Proceeds benefit Cooking Matters, an initiative that's part of Share our Strength's nationall No Kid Hungry Campaign. Sun 5:30-9:30 p.m.

The Replacements

Submitted by Kiran Herbert on Mon, 04/13/2015 - 11:31am

One of the most beloved groups of the ’80s, the Replacements were a punk band known for their wild behavior and distaste for mainstream success. Nonetheless, the group was critically praised, recording seven rock ’n’ roll albums between 1981 and 1990 and disbanding shortly thereafter. Select members have reunited on several occasions since—this tour is dubbed Back By Unpopular Demand—and released a single, the 24-minute jazz improve tune “Poke Me In My Cage,” this past December. Sun 8 p.m.