Sunday, November 29, 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.

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.

Drums of the World

Submitted by Henry Gargan on Tue, 09/15/2015 - 2:58pm

This show highlights the skill of the Colorado Symphony's timekeepers while introducing the audience to a wide array of percussive traditions from around the world. Performances in past years have featured men in tuxedos yelling and banging on trashcans, so if you’re prone to thinking of classical musicians as buttoned-up or constricted by tradition, consider this an opportunity to correct yourself. Sun 1 p.m.

Drums of the World

Submitted by Dan Roe on Tue, 11/24/2015 - 10:04am

Grab your passport and open your ears for a rhythmic adventure around the globe. The Colorado Symphony percussionists will play instruments from Latin America, East Asia, Europe, and other far-off lands as well as some unconventional ones made closer to home. Expect to hear snare drums, xylophones, and tambourines, but don't rule out the occasional aluminum trash can. Sun 1 p.m.

—Image courtesy of Colorado Symphony

Farolito Lighting & Pinecone Ceremony

Submitted by Karah Kemmerly on Mon, 11/23/2015 - 9:30am

Take a journey back to the 19th century for this unique holiday celebration. Keep your hands warm with hot cider or Mexican hot chocolate as sixth generation Coloradan and ESL teacher Esther Mary Anaya de Luben lights the farolitos (festive lanterns made from paper bags) to the sound of carols from the 1830s and ’40s. Then send a message to your loved ones who have passed on by writing a note, tucking it inside a pinecone, and burning it so the words can travel to the heavens. Sun 4:30-6 p.m.

—Image courtesy of the Tesoro Cultural Center

Red Ball

Submitted by Karah Kemmerly on Tue, 09/15/2015 - 3:04pm

If you're craving couture but can't jet off to Paris or Milan, this charity fashion event is your best bet. The wild runway show pairs 14 local designers and salons, who work together to create avant-garde looks. And if a particular design catches your eye, you're in luck—original designer items will be on sale at the live and silect auctions, along with vacation stays and autographed celebrity memorabilia.

Allan Harris: Nat King Cole Christmas

Submitted by Henry Gargan on Mon, 11/23/2015 - 10:17am

Throughout his career, this jazz crooner has drawn comparisons to Nat King Cole. It makes sense, then, that the Harlem-raised musician is taking advantage of his soundalike status to pay homage to some of the legendary vocalist's holiday standards. His Christmas renditions benefit from a heartwarmingly classic sound, although the rest of his catalog features a funky edge that's equally enjoyable. Sun 7:30 p.m.