Thursday, August 27, 2015

Civic Center Eats

Submitted by Callie Sumlin on Mon, 04/27/2015 - 9:55am

Kick lunchtime boredom to the curb at Civic Center Eats, an outdoor gathering of the city's best food trucks. Listen to live tunes from performers like Jeff King and Owen Kortz and enjoy delicious eats and sips from your favorite mobile food vendors, including Manna from Heaven, Jessie's Smokin' Nola, and Quiero Arepas. Shaded tables and an on-site ATM make lunching al fresco cool and breezy. A portion of the proceeds benefits Civic Center Conservancy, a nonprofit dedicated to restoring Civic Center Park. Tue, Thu 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Esprit de She 5K/10K Run

Submitted by Dan Roe on Wed, 06/17/2015 - 3:57pm

Run like a girl and eat like a queen at this poolside night of exercise and eats. After a 5K or a 10K course, participants can replenish their fluids at Life Time Fitness' Bubbly Bar and refuel with tapas and tunes. Plus, you can choose from a complimentary massage, manicure, blowout, or hair braiding at the in-house beauty bar. Proceeds benefit Girls on the Run of the Rockies, an organization that supports physical activity and life skills for local girls. Thu 4 p.m.

Shining Lights of Hope Gala

Submitted by Dan Roe on Tue, 08/04/2015 - 10:25am

Sergeant Kevin Briggs is known as the Guardian of the Golden Gate Bridge for good reason—since 1994, he's brought more than 200 people back from the ledge. Courage like his is the subject of this gala, which celebrates the individuals and organizations that make a difference in suicide prevention efforts. Governor John Hickenlooper will provide the opening remarks, followed by cocktails, gourmet dishes, and an auction that includes vacation packages to Costa Rica, Sonoma, and Cabo San Lucas. Thu 5:30 p.m.

Meadow Lark Farm Dinner at Berry Patch Farms

Submitted by Callie Sumlin on Mon, 06/15/2015 - 11:03am

Although Berry Patch Farms is just over 20 miles from Denver, its pastoral setting takes visitors far away from the bustle of city life. To wit, attendees at this al fresco dinner will enjoy an apéritif as they meet the farm's free-ranging chickens, ducks, and pot-bellied pig and take a tour of the sprawling 40 acres of organic vegetables, orchards, and farm market (housed in a beautiful red barn). Then, they'll sit down to a field-fresh meal featuring the day's harvest—expect plenty of peppers, berries, melons, and tomatoes. Thu 5:30 p.m.

Bright Ideas

Submitted by Cassa Niedringhaus on Wed, 06/17/2015 - 2:44pm

In this dark comedic nod to Shakespeare's Macbeth, Joshua and Genevra Bradley become the ultimate helicopter parents in their three-year-old son's bid for acceptance into the Bright Ideas Early Childhood Development Academy. They want so desperately for their son to move from the waiting list to the roster that they invite the mother of a current student over for dinner—and poison the pesto. They don't stop there, despite a ghostly sighting of a floating mortar and pestle. Thu-Sat 7:30 p.m.