Saturday, September 05, 2015

Rocky Mountain STEAM Fest

Submitted by Mary Clare Fischer on Fri, 07/24/2015 - 2:38pm

Kids have plenty of time to listen to lectures when they’re older; right now, they want to touch everything they learn about. This innovative festival lets them do so, with activities ranging from creating their own silk-screen T-shirts and wearing an Oculus rift virtual reality headset to programming computer code and racing drones. Educational classrooms will also host lessons on everything from crocheting to producing video games, while the main stage will feature music, comedy, and theater. Wrap up the fun-filled weekend with the massive Sunday night dance party.

Native American Day

Submitted by Skyler Inman on Fri, 07/10/2015 - 3:10pm

Explore the Native American communities that existed before the pioneers arrived in Colorado. Kids can enjoy performances by the Seven Falls Dancers and partake in lessons about the importance of Rocky Mountain wildlife to Native American heritage. Thanks to regional food like Native American fry bread offered by Wally’s Tamales and Lorenzo Tsosie Indian Tacos, attendees can also take a (very cultured) snack break. Sat 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

The Big Wonderful

Submitted by Callie Sumlin on Mon, 04/27/2015 - 9:41am

Part marketplace and part outdoor entertainment extravaganza, the Big Wonderful will shake up your Saturdays all summer long. The relaxed community gathering features craft brews from the outdoor beer garden and eclectic eats from local food trucks like Mobile Meltz and La Chiva Truck. Peruse the artisan wares of flea market vendors, get moving with a round of sand volleyball, or boogie to the musical acts and DJs gracing the stage all season long, including Whitewater Ramble, Euforquestra, and Rob Drabkin. Sat noon-7:30 p.m..

German Day in Colorado

Submitted by Dan Roe on Fri, 07/10/2015 - 12:58pm

Pull on your lederhosen and grab your stein for this two-day festival that emphasizes culture from the Rhineland. Learn how to yodel and indulge in smoked bratwurst with kraut while you sip beer from Warsteiner and take in the accordian tunes of Rick Borger & The Average German Band. (Listen for "Ein Prosit," the international anthem of Oktoberfest.) If you don't know the tune, just wait until the end, raise your hoppy beverage and shout "Hoy! Hoy! Hoy! Prost!" (German for "cheers!"). Sat 12 p.m.

The Internet Cat Video Festival

Submitted by Karah Kemmerly on Mon, 08/31/2015 - 1:56pm

Celebrate the one form of entertainment with the power to unite people of all ages, political leanings, and backgrounds—internet cat videos. Will Braden, the creator of the "Henri, Le Chat Noir" videos, originally curated and compiled this 70-minute reel of approximately 100 cat videos for the 2015 Internet Cat Video Festival in Minnesota, but thanks to this Denver Film Society screening, Denverites don't have to miss out on the fun.

Babes on Bocce

Submitted by Dan Roe on Sun, 08/30/2015 - 9:13pm

Bocce ball, boutiques, and burritos are the headliners at this one-of-a-kind fashion event. Fashion Denver founder Brandi Shigley presents a mini market where local designers such as BroccoliAndCrystals, R. Lee, and the HAUS model their newest threads, jewelry, and accessories on the bocce ball court. Shop the stylish couture while you sip margaritas on the patio and enjoy live music from folk pop band Piper Cub, and don't leave without a commemorative 3D-printed self portrait figurine. Sat 3 p.m.

Taylor Swift

Submitted by Kiran Herbert on Wed, 07/08/2015 - 5:18pm

Known for her songwriting ability and vocal chops, Taylor Swift is a seven-time Grammy Award winner and tabloid sensation, not mention the first artist since the Beatles (and the only female ever) to log six or more weeks at number one in U.S. sales with three consecutive studio albums. Swift's influences range from country to electronic, making for modern pop tunes that are catchy and personal, and a live show filled with anecdotes, theatrics, and infectious energy. Sat-Sun 7 p.m.

The Flick

Submitted by Cassa Niedringhaus on Thu, 07/09/2015 - 3:17pm

In a reflection on the bonds of friendship amid monotonous small-town life, this drama follows three low-wage movie theater workers stuck with duties such as sweeping up popcorn and cleaning toilets. As Sam, Rose, and Avery go about their tedious work, they come to know and care about each another more than they ever expected. Thu-Sat 8 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m.

Labor Day Weekend Laugh Off

Submitted by Sarah Cahalan on Tue, 09/01/2015 - 10:24am

With the comedic talent on stage, this event will definitely make you laugh, but, for this price, you might end up crying tears of joy, too. For a fee of $3, you'll see six local comedians, including mom-turned-comic Vicki Edgar, emcee Terri Barton Gregg, and headliner Vic Alejandro, a Comedy Works regular who has appeared as an actor and comedian on such diverse networks as HBO, NBC (for The Ellen Degeneres Show), and Animal Planet.