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Six Faces of Eve

Submitted by Kelsey Anne Lindsey on Mon, 06/23/2014 - 7:44pm

What does being woman mean? Six female artists explore this question with various artworks representing femininity. Themes range from sexuality to cultural myths, in mediums including photography, sculpture, and textiles. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

—The ceramic sculpture shown is by Leona Lazar

Three Person Show

Submitted by Drew Grossman on Tue, 06/24/2014 - 9:50am

If the sleek, vintage look of AMC’s Mad Men had an art exhibit, it would be the Three Person Show of Jim Beckner, Stephanie Hartshorn, and Robert Spooner. Whether it’s Beckner’s scenes of suburbia, Hartshorn’s recreation of classic billboards, or Spooner’s oil paintings of city and natural landscapes, this is a trio that won’t disappoint. Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Widespread Panic

Submitted by Dylan Owens on Mon, 06/23/2014 - 1:18pm

Though Southern jamband Widespread Panic have scarcely been off the road long enough to record a followup to their last album, 2010's Dirty Side Down, they've been prolific in their live album releases. But nothing's better than experiencing the music in-person. Don't miss their three-night stand at Red Rocks, any of which could make for a future live LP. Fri-Sat 7 p.m.; Sun 4 p.m.

Farm Dinner at Lyons Farmette

Submitted by Justin De La Rosa on Tue, 06/24/2014 - 1:12pm

Local food lovers, get ready for an al fresco dining experience on the farm. Chef Alec Schuler of Arugula and Tangerine will team up with Lyons Farmette to serve a multi-course, farm-to-table dinner. Grab a local libation and sip while you stroll through the gardens of the Farmette. Proceed benefit the Local Food Shift to help increase local food production. Wed 6-9 p.m.

5280 Shops Day

Submitted by Dylan Owens on Wed, 06/25/2014 - 10:42am

Have a thrify Thursday at select Denver stores with 5280 Shops. For one day only, take 15 percent off your purchase at local boutiques like Alchemie, the Garment District, and Heloise. Once you've shopped yourself silly, drop by Patxi's Pizza for a free glass of champagne and 15 percent off your meal. Thu 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Cooking Cool

Submitted by Justin De La Rosa on Tue, 06/24/2014 - 9:17am

Chef Jeff Bolton shares his southwestern culinary creations and techniques for a special demonstration and tasting. Get a look at how some signature dishes like guacamole, salsa, and ceviche are made at Kachina. Enjoy a complimentary glass of beer or wine with the Mexican-inspired cuisine. Reservations required. Thu 6-8 p.m.

Epic Brewing Beer Dinner

Submitted by Justin De La Rosa on Tue, 06/24/2014 - 9:24am

Taste your way through summer’s flavors in a five-course collaborative beer dinner. A team of chefs will prepare each course with pairings from Epic Brewing Company. Special brews include Epic’s Barley Wine Ale and Escape to Colorado IPA. Enjoy selections of salmon, wild board sausage, branzino, quail, and chocolate cremeux at the sumptuous seasonal dinner. Thu 6:30 p.m.

Top Taco Denver

Submitted by Kelsey Anne Lindsey on Mon, 06/23/2014 - 7:47pm

It’s time to name the main hombre in the Denver taco business. More than 20 local restaurants—including the Moontower Tacos and Pinche Tacos—will compete in this competition for the best taco (traditional and creative) and best margarita. Vote for best while sampling unlimited bites and sips from contestants. Thu 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Colorado Brewers' Festival

Submitted by Justin De La Rosa on Tue, 06/24/2014 - 9:41am

This isn’t your typical beer festival. Sample seasonal, specialty, small batch, and rare brews from all corners of the state. Breweries like Ska Brewing Co., Oskar Blues Brewery, and more will be pouring their best beers for your tasting. Festivalgoers will also have a chance to meet the brewers as well as attend an educational “beer school.” Fri, 6-9 p.m.; Sat-Sun, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Common Kings

Submitted by Dylan Owens on Mon, 06/23/2014 - 1:17pm

This Reggae, rock, and R&B foursome bring their Cali state-of-mind to Denver with the Coconut Whiskey tour. The feel-good vibes from the Common Kings wave from its 2013 EP, Summer Anthems. Unfamiliar with Common Kings, thinks of the modern acoustic rhythms like Rebelution and J Boog, and you'll be ready to let your hair down at this perfect summer show. Fri 9 p.m.

Cruiser Rocks in Wash Park

Submitted by Derek Kessinger on Tue, 06/24/2014 - 10:02am

This leisurely two-wheeled street parade combines bars and biking (within legal limits) for the perfect Saturday activity. The ride starts at the Pub on Pearl and then participants gallivant around the Wash Park neighborhood—stopping at bars, playing games, and raising funds to benefit the Love Hope Strength Foundation's mission to build the bone marrow donor registry at concerts and events. 21+. Sat noon.

—Image Courtesy of Shutterstock

The Wizard of Oz

Submitted by Michelle Johnson on Tue, 06/24/2014 - 5:24pm

Click the heels of your ruby red slippers three times and travel down a yellow brick road of nostalgia. The 1939 classic about Dorothy and her dog Toto is showing as part of the Aurora Arts Festival. The film will be hosted by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, Donnie Betts. Sat 1 p.m.

Finding Nemo

Submitted by J. Wesley Judd on Mon, 06/23/2014 - 3:15pm

Looking for the perfect way to cap off a big Saturday out with the kids? Put your feet up under the stars in Skyline Park and watch this Disney classic on a massive outdoor screen. As long as you have a leash, you can bring pets along too. This screening is free and open to the public, so make sure to get there early for the best seats. Sat 8 p.m.

Kevin Mac

Submitted by Dylan Owens on Mon, 06/23/2014 - 1:18pm

A gig radio DJ in Virginia was just preparation for Kevin Mac. His time on the outskirts of the performing community paid off in 2008 when Mac opened for country superstar, Kenny Chesney. Whether it's a cover of Old Crow Medicine Show's "Wagon Wheel" or one of his original boot-stomping ballads like "It Likes Me Too," Mac's got country-rock twang in spades—perfect for a summer night. Sat 8 p.m.

Sports Authority Football Field Day

Submitted by Drew Grossman on Tue, 06/24/2014 - 9:25am

Your kid ever dream of being a Denver Bronco? If they want to play like a Bronco, they have to train like the blue and orange. Sports Authority is hosting two training sessions on the home turf at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Let your kids channel their inner Peyton Manning or DeMarcus Ware as they run through stations to improve passing, catching, running, tackling and more. Sun 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Free Family Movie Day

Submitted by J. Wesley Judd on Mon, 06/23/2014 - 4:14pm

The last Sunday of the month means Free Movie Day at McNichols Civic Center. June is family month, so grab the kids and get ready for a double header of Finding Nemo and the recent hit, The Lego Movie. Couches and chairs are provided, but if you're feeling a bit adventurous, bring some blankets and pillows from home for front row floor seating. Don't miss face painting before the movies start. Sun noon.