Fall Show

Submitted by Danielle Ennis on Tue, 10/07/2014 - 9:32am

Find brilliant fall colors inside as well as outside. Sixteen artists will showcase their view of the season in mediums ranging from paintings to photography to sculptures. A large 2D collage of works completed in the studio will accompany the autumn exhibit. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m; Sat 10 a.m-4 p.m. 

Afternoon Tea at the Castle

Submitted by Wyatt Stayner on Tue, 09/23/2014 - 11:33am

Feel like royalty for an afternoon in this Sedalie castle. Choose from a seasonal selection of teas along with scones and jam, as well as finger sandwiches and other pastries. After you practice your British accent over tea, take a tour of the castle, which sits on 3,400 acres roamed by wild elk, turkeys, and bears. Wed 2-4 p.m.  

Offensively Delicious

Submitted by Cat Rolwes on Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:18am

Unlimited beer and professional humorists lay the groundwork for a memorable night. On the eve of the Great American Beer Festival, Nikki Glaser and Adam Cayton-Holland set the mood for a crazy brew-filled weekend. Renegade, Epic, Breckenridge, and more will be on site to get the libations flowing as you snicker and snort. Wed 6 p.m. 


Submitted by Mary Clare Fischer on Mon, 08/18/2014 - 9:52am

Done with the radio's tired tunes? Freshen up your library when eight bands from cities such as Madison and Portland bring new sounds to Denver and Fort Collins. They’ll be joined by six Front Range bands who have spent the summer "swapping" towns with the out-of-state groups to expand their audiences. Seek out shows from local artists including indie outfit Eldren, acoustic rock band the Yawpers, folk group Gasoline Lollipops, and more. Wed-Sun, times vary.

The Brew Night Show

Submitted by Justin De La Rosa on Tue, 09/30/2014 - 9:50am

Enjoy an evening filled with music, laughter, beer, and burlesque presented by Colorado Americana band Marty Jones and the Great Unknowns. The night features a beer list of more than 25 special beers from breweries such as Green Flash Brewing Company, Crazy Mountain Brewery, and more. Swing by the after party for a chance to meet and chat with Great American Beer Festival founder Charlie Papazian and Stephen Beaumont, co-author of World Atlas of Beer. Wed 7 p.m.

Dylan Went Electric

Submitted by Cat Rolwes on Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:15am

At the 1965 Newport Folk Festival, (Bob) Dylan switched to an electric guitar. Many booed him and accused him of selling out. Serving as the title and the metaphor for this world premiere, the play takes place four years later in Greenwich Village where characters explore honesty, hypocrisy, and life during the colorful 1960s. Dylan Went Electric will feature an onstage bar (open to the public during intermission) and different local musicians will be featured every weekend. Days, times vary. 

Seldom Seen and New

Submitted by Justin De La Rosa on Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:29am

Experience art in two mediums at this month-long exhibition, featuring the monotype prints of Katharine McGuinness alongside Andy Libertone's sculptures. Don’t miss the opening reception on October 10 for a chance to mingle and meet the artists behind these extraordinary works. Thu 12-5 p.m.; Fri 12-9 p.m.; Sat 12-5 p.m.; Sun 1-4 p.m.

Magnolia Beer Brunch at Old Major

Submitted by Kelsey Anne Lindsey on Mon, 09/29/2014 - 12:44pm

It’s never too early for a beer. San Francisco’s Magnolia Brewing Company has partnered with LoHi's Old Major to recognize this universal truth at a three-course beer brunch. Featuring specialties such as cheddar chive biscuits, fried chicken and waffles, and pretzel bread French toast—all paired with a craft brew—the meal will also be accompanied by tunes from The Grateful Dead. Thu 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

 —Photo Courtesy of Old Major

Jerry Jaramillo

Submitted by Drew Grossman on Sun, 08/10/2014 - 6:13pm

With custom mixed media art projects in Colorado, Arizona, Florida, New Mexico, Washington, and Mexico, Jerry Jaramillo has kept busy since graduating from University of Colorado Boulder in 1974. Jaramillo works in various materials including marble, alabaster, wood, fiberglass, polyester resin, and stainless steel on projects ranging from table top sculptures to public art installations. Wed-Thu 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Fri noon-10 p.m., Sat noon-4 p.m.

Andy Libertone and Kate McGuinness

Submitted by Drew Grossman on Sun, 08/10/2014 - 6:10pm

Andy Libertone, a 35-year fixture of the Denver and Boulder art scene, shows his geometric drawings and powder-coated steel sculptures. Libertone is also a co-founder of Spark, the first artist-run gallery in Denver. He will be sharing space with Kate McGuinness and her colorful monotype prints. Thu noon-5 p.m., Fri noon-9 p.m., Sat noon-5 p.m., Sun 1-4 p.m.

Cigar City & Ska Brewing Shindig

Submitted by Justin De La Rosa on Tue, 09/30/2014 - 9:38am

Two breweries convene for a double-header tapping of special brews. Florida’s Cigar City Brewing brings Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout, Invasion Pale Ale, and more to your pint glass while Durango-based Ska Brewing Company will pour Modus Hoperandi IPA, Hoperation Ivy, and a collaborative brew with Freshcraft. Enjoy your favorite craft beer with bites of innovative pub food at this one-night tasting event. Thu 7 p.m.-2 a.m.

Battle at the Broadmoor

Submitted by Danielle Ennis on Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:05am

With a dismal Rockies season behind us, locals are hoping Colorado looks better on the ice than the dirt. Watch the Avalanche take on defending Stanley Cup champions, the Los Angeles Kings, in one of two remaining pre-season games. The Avs have had a tough beginning, going 0-5 in September. But with a strategically reduced roster and a hopeful Patrick Roy, this might be the start of something good. Thu 7 p.m.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus: Legends

Submitted by Dylan Owens on Thu, 08/07/2014 - 3:12pm

The circus has come to town with a few more tricks up its sleeve than usual. Along with elephants, lions, and clowns, kids of all ages will see legendary animals like a unicorn, woolly mammoth, and Pegasus. Arrive early for a meet-and-greet with the animals and their trainers. Thu-Fri 7 p.m.; Sat 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m.; Sun 1 p.m., 5 p.m.

The Amigos

Submitted by J. Wesley Judd on Tue, 09/30/2014 - 9:35am

Presenting a pleasant combination of bluegrass twang and feel-good acoustic soul, the Amigos are an exciting group of newcomers who, with only one album to their name, are selling out venues across the nation. The seven-piece ensemble come to Denver this week to perform hits off its critically acclaimed debut album Diner in the Sky. Thu 7:30 p.m.

The Kooks

Submitted by J. Wesley Judd on Tue, 09/30/2014 - 9:52am

Although the Brit-pop craze peaked in the mid ’90s (think Oasis, Blur, Spice Girls), the Kooks are keeping English rock alive with catchy hooks and memorable choruses. The four-person indie outfit is deliberate when it comes to new material (they've released four albums in about 10 years), so consider yourself lucky that the Kooks are coming to Denver on behalf of their new LP, Listen, which hit shelves earlier this month. Thu 8 p.m.

Breakfast at Midnight

Submitted by Justin De La Rosa on Mon, 08/11/2014 - 1:11pm

Euclid Hall's culinary crew has teamed up with Avery Brewing Company to bring you beer for breakfast—at midnight. This multi-course meal features specially prepared breakfast favorites paired with Avery brews including Uncle Jacobs, 2003 Czar, and more. Don't miss out on the most important meal of the day. Thu 10:45 p.m.

Wildlife Adventure Weekend

Submitted by Wyatt Stayner on Tue, 09/30/2014 - 9:18am

You’ve probably explored the Rocky Mountains, but how much do you know about the wildlife that thrives there? Expand your knowledge while roaming around Estes Park. You’ll discover secrets about beavers, creek ecology, and elk-mating season (like why they rub their horns together). Fri-Sun, times vary.

CUIDADO! Who's the Immigrant Now?

Submitted by Danielle Ennis on Tue, 10/07/2014 - 9:58am

Imagine the family crossing caution sign on the Mexico border. See paintings and other work that spin off this famous image. Rob Yancey, and brothers Jerry and Jay Jaramillo are among the eight featured artists that will explore immigration issues through their art. Wed-Thu 10 a.m-4 p.m; Fri noon-10 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Denver Rare Beer Tasting

Submitted by Mary Clare Fischer on Mon, 08/18/2014 - 9:42am

Beer is not scarce in Denver, but 50 top breweries around town are bringing out uncommon prized pours. Imbibe on tastes from favorites like Great Divide Brewing, Elevation Beer, and Grimm Brothers Brewhouse alongside lunch. Take home a commemorative tasting glass, T-shirt, and pen, and be entered into a raffle for a nine-day beer tour of Belgium, the Czech Republic, and Germany. Proceeds benefit nonprofit Pints for Prostates. Talk about a good buzz. Fri 1-4 p.m.

Art for Artisans

Submitted by Drew Grossman on Tue, 08/19/2014 - 2:28pm

Come support a pillar of Denver’s fair trade community at this fundraiser and silent auction. Throughout the evening, members of nonprofit Ten Thousand Village's board of directors, volunteers, and staff will share stories about artisans and their art as well as reasons to support fair trade. 9News Producer Tawnya Rush will serve as host. Bidding in the silent auction could net a weekend getaway in the mountains, a family four-pack of tickets to the Denver Zoo, or various restaurant gift cards. Fri 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Submitted by Mary Clare Fischer on Mon, 08/18/2014 - 11:44am

Tom Petty has become one of the best-selling rock artists, with more than 80 million worldwide record sales. Now he’s promoting his July album, Hypnotic Eye, which recalls the old garage-rock style of the ’60s. With this tour, Petty proves that he and the Heartbreakers can still rock. Fri 7:30 p.m.

The Catamounts: Mr. Burns

Submitted by Kelsey Anne Lindsey on Mon, 10/06/2014 - 7:34pm

When the rest of society is gone, what will you remember? This dark comedy takes the audience forward 75 years after a widespread world tragedy, where a group of survivors try to remember an episode from the popular television show, The Simpsons. With each detour from the original episode, this Broadway play explores how one era's pop culture can morph into another era’s mythology. Thu-Fri 8 p.m.; Sat 7 p.m.; Sun 4 p.m.; Mon 8 p.m.

—Photo Courtesy of Michael Ensminger 

Mr. Burns, a post-electric play

Submitted by Cat Rolwes on Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:05am

The Simpsons receive a makeover on stage in the Catamounts' season debut Mr. Burns, a post-electric play. After a nuclear power plant causes massive destruction, a group of survivors begin to recount the famous Simpson’s episode, “Cape Feare.” Seven years later, the survivors have formed a theatrical troupe that performs episodes from the famous cartoon.

Cider Days

Submitted by Wyatt Stayner on Tue, 09/30/2014 - 9:28am

This two-day festival is as American as apple pie. Created to celebrate Lakewood’s cider tradition, it has grown into a festival featuring beverages (non-alcoholic and alcoholic) from around the state. After treating your taste buds, watch an old-fashioned tractor pull, magic show, and square-dancing demonstration. Stay for the pie-baking (and pie-eating) contests. Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Icon Lasik Tour of the Moon

Submitted by J. Wesley Judd on Tue, 08/05/2014 - 4:32pm

While this annual Colorado cycling tour isn't a professional race, it still draws some of the country's best bikers—which might have something to do with the striking scenery of western Colorado. The one-day trek, with 62- and 41-mile courses, takes riders past sheer sandstone cliffs and through rugged juniper forests. Spectators and family members can join the post-ride Harvest Moon Celebration, where lunch and drinks are served and some the newest cycling gear is on display. Sat 7 a.m.

Horseshoe Market

Submitted by Wyatt Stayner on Tue, 09/30/2014 - 9:42am

What do you get when you combine artisanal food, interactive DIY workshops, and food trucks? No, not a Portlandia episode; it's the fall version of the Denver Horseshoe market. Created in 2010, the Denver Horseshoe Market is the one of the best local places to find vintage and handmade items. Vendors include Colorado companies Elevation Ketchup and Mutts and Mittens, while Baba’s Falafel highlights the spread of food trucks. Sat 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Harvest Farm 5K

Submitted by Danielle Ennis on Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:00am

Run alongside cows and roosters through 209 acres of winding dirt roads and scenic foliage. This country course will be full of color and smells that you, your dogs, and your strolling kids can enjoy. Treat yourself to kettle corn on site and hayrides for the whole family. Proceeds benefit the Fort Collins Rescue Mission. Sat 9 a.m. 

Oktoberfest Train

Submitted by Justin De La Rosa on Tue, 08/12/2014 - 10:50am

Hop on board for a first-class excursion on the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad. Riders enjoy a trip through the mountains while sipping on beers and sampling German cuisine. Live music from the German Oompa Band rounds out the celebration. Sat 9:30 a.m.

Pumpkin Harvest Festival

Submitted by Dylan Owens on Mon, 08/11/2014 - 8:34am

Take the kids to pick their jack-o-lantern fodder at this seasonal pumpkin party. After they've got their gourds, take an antique family photo, decorate a scarecrow, or watch the pie-eating contest. For some old-fashioned fun, sign up for the horse-drawn carriage ride and learn about the park's status as the last stop headed West on the Cherokee Trail. Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Pumpkin Harvest Festival

Submitted by Kelsey Anne Lindsey on Mon, 09/29/2014 - 12:49pm

It's time to show the kids that there’s more to fall than the pumpkin spice latte. Four Mile Park’s Pumpkin Harvest Festival highlights all the goodness of the autumn season with hot cider, build-your-own scarecrows, and pie-eating contests. Be sure to pick out a pumpkin (and some kettle corn) to bring the fall fun home. Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

—Photo Courtesy of Four Mile Historic Park

Schweiger Ranch Fall Festival

Submitted by Wyatt Stayner on Tue, 09/30/2014 - 9:55am

This fall-themed festival welcomes you into the new season. Take a hay ride or browse the pumpkin patch for that perfect jack-o-lantern. If you get hungry, multiple food vendors, like Biker Jim’s Hot Dogs and Crepe’s a Go Go, will be on site. Sat 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Open Studios Fall Artist Tour

Submitted by Justin De La Rosa on Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:14am

Visit Boulder’s artist studios as they open their doors for an opportunity to view their unique works. Plan your route so you can experience the 125 participating artists in this year’s tour. Maps are available for purchase at multiple locations including Whole Foods Market locations throughout Denver and Boulder. Fri-Sat 5-8 p.m.

Hot Chocolate 15/5K

Submitted by J. Wesley Judd on Tue, 08/05/2014 - 4:54pm

We know how hard it is to get up and run on a cold autumn morning. But what if there's a steaming cup of hot chocolate waiting for you at the end? The nation-wide Hot Chocolate 15/5K returns to Denver to give racers of both distances the ultimate victory treat. There's even a party afterwards where you can blissfully earn your burnt calories back via chocolate fondue. Sun 7 a.m.

The Call Your Bluff Poker Run

Submitted by Derek Kessinger on Tue, 09/30/2014 - 9:09am

Bring your poker face with your running legs if you want a chance to grab the pot in this dash. Choose your distance carefully (5K or 7K) as contestants will receive a card after every kilometer they run. Lay down you best five cards at the end of the race as your hand to win the $300 dollar prize. Proceeds benefit the volunteer Douglas County Search and Rescue Force. Sat 8 a.m.

Photo Courtesy of Scott Walker

Lung Cancer Run/Walk

Submitted by Danielle Ennis on Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:23am

Everyone should be free to breathe. Help people do just that by participating in this 5K, a race that raises awareness and research funds in an effort to double lung cancer survival by 2022. A yoga session will precede the race along with an opening rally. The closing ceremony will acknowledge the top three fundraising teams, sponsors, survivors, and those we've lost. Sun 8:40 a.m. 

Sci Fi Theater 2: Aliens Among Us

Submitted by Cat Rolwes on Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:09am

Alien life and creatures that reproduce under human skin are part of the entertainment provided at this one-night-only show, featuring staged performances and science fiction readings. Don’t miss out on your chance to experience the extraterrestrial; a sighting may not occur for many more years. Sun 7 p.m. 

Indigenous Film & Arts Festival

Submitted by Michelle Johnson on Mon, 09/29/2014 - 9:27am

With a theme revolving around family, this year's Indigenous Film & Arts Festival concentrates on what it means to be unified as a diverse community. The event features art and films created by and about indigenous people from around the world. Watch compelling documentaries, full-length films, and shorts by American Indian, Hawaiian, and Canadian filmmakers at various Denver locations throughout the week. View works from this year's featured artist, Walt Pourier, who specializes in fine and graphic arts. Daily, times vary.

—Photo courtesy of Sterlin Harjo

Touchdowns for Tomorrow: Trivia Night

Submitted by Drew Grossman on Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:12pm

Nothing says "tavern" like sports and trivia. Touchdowns for Tomorrow combines the two and throws in some charity for good measure. Gather a team of four and sign up for the pub trivia night hosted by Geeks Who Drink’s Quiz for a Cause. Tickets include appetizers and a dinner buffet. During the silent auction, bid on Denver Bronco players to join your team (the host is Broncos starting guard Orlando Franklin). Hopefully they have some brains behind all that brawn. Proceeds benefit 16Ways Foundation and Colorado Youth at Risk. Tue 6:30-9:30 p.m.


Submitted by Mary Clare Fischer on Mon, 08/18/2014 - 11:46am

Though Matisyahu was once known for his novelty appeal (nobody had ever heard of a Hasidic-Jewish rapper), his innovative combination of reggae, funk, and hip-hop blended with thought-provoking lyrics show us that he’s more than his religion. Even now that he’s shaved his beard and traded in the suit for the v-neck, his records continue to provide inspiration—enough to rocket his new album Akeda to number four on Billboard’s Top Rap Albums chart. Wed 8 p.m.

Of Montreal

Submitted by J. Wesley Judd on Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:23am

While Georgia's Of Montreal has reinvented its sound nearly a dozen times over the last decade, one thing is certain: The band still knows how to put on a memorable show. The psychedelic indie rock ensemble released its latest album, Lousy with Sylvianbriar, last year, but is known for experimenting with a combination of new and old songs during live performances. Wed 8 p.m.


Submitted by Sarah Ford on Tue, 08/12/2014 - 2:32pm

Get into the Halloween spirit with the live performance of this classic tale. Two women fall under the Dracula's spell as Professor Van Helsing and a team of suitors fight to save them in this 1800s classic. Thu-Sat, times vary.

Mile High Horror Film Festival

Submitted by Drew Grossman on Sun, 08/10/2014 - 4:25pm

Something wicked this way comes. The best films of the horror genre will be on display for the annual Mile High Horror Festival. The 2013 fest was recognized by MovieMaker Magazine as one of the top five coolest horror/sci-fi festivals in the world. Although the festival shows films from all over the world, competition categories do include the best local Colorado feature films. Celebrity judges include Dan Myrick, writer and director of The Blair Witch Project, and Jeffrey Reddick, writer and creator of the Final Destination series. Times vary.

LoDo Sips

Submitted by Justin De La Rosa on Mon, 08/11/2014 - 2:31pm

Experience the taverns and brewpubs of LoDo. Sample cocktails and small plates at each stop along your strolling tour. Drop by the Tavern Downtown, Jimmy's Urban Bar & Grill, Hayter's, and many more for specials on food and drink. Thu 5-9 p.m.

LoDo Sips

Submitted by Michelle Johnson on Tue, 10/07/2014 - 10:06am

Modeled after LoDo Bites—a restaurant tour that samples foods in the lower downtown area—LoDo Sips invites you to sip and sample your way through an extended list of local beers, cocktails, and libations from 14 bars and taverns. Experience LoDo's entertainment scene by tasting drinks from Denver favorites such as Fado Irish Pub, the Celtic Tavern, Blake Street Vault, Pour House Pub, and more. Thu 5 p.m.

—Photo courtesy of Shutterstock

Palettes Bourbon Dinner

Submitted by Justin De La Rosa on Tue, 10/07/2014 - 9:35am

Enjoy tasteful cuisine paired with signature bourbon cocktails. Denver’s Kevin Taylor Restaurant Group and Texas bourbon distillery Garrison Brothers collaborate for one night to prepare a four-course meal and craft libations. Learn about the history and distilling process of the bourbons you're sipping on. Thu 6 p.m.


Submitted by J. Wesley Judd on Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:07am

Heavy-hitting bass, boundary-pushing hip-hop, and the gospel all come together in rapper Lacrae's award-winning strand of religious rap. While this combination might seem like a contradiction, the music has struck a chord with audiences and critics alike; his album Gravity reached No. 3 on the Billboard charts, received a Grammy nomination, and was hailed as one of the most important albums in Christian hip-hop history. Thu 7 p.m.

Jaspar Lepak

Submitted by J. Wesley Judd on Mon, 10/06/2014 - 3:20pm

Good ol' Americana folk meets whimsical acoustic melodies in the tunes from up-and-coming songstress Jaspar Lepak. The Seattle-based muscian spent years living in South Africa, where her poetic, toe-tapping music gained an enthusiastic following. She is now touring the United States playing small coffee shops and breweries—the intimate settings where her music sounds most at home. Thu 7:30 p.m.

Ambition Facing West

Submitted by Mary Clare Fischer on Mon, 08/18/2014 - 9:55am

Restlessness might be genetic. In this drama, a Croatian father passes down his nomadic desires to his son, who emigrates to Wyoming and later sees the same energy in his daughter when she moves even farther westward to Japan. Award-winning playwright Anthony Clarvoe penned the show based on the travels of his own ancestors. The show makes its regional debut with the Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company after garnering several accolades. Thu-Sat 7:30 p.m.; Sun 4 p.m.

Little Shop of Horrors

Submitted by Sarah Ford on Tue, 08/12/2014 - 2:40pm

It’s the tale of budding relationships and a man-eating plant. Famous for classic songs “Somewhere That’s Green,” “Feed Me,” and show namesake “Little Shop of Horrors,” this spoof on traditional horror will leave audiences laughing. Days, times vary. 

Reynolds Ranch Harvest Festival

Submitted by Wyatt Stayner on Tue, 10/07/2014 - 9:35am

Open the new season by spending the day outside on a farm. This fall festival takes place on a 27-acre ranch, and its activities take advantage of every inch. Take a hayride around the grounds, and sip on apple cider hot from the press. Don't forget to browse the pumpkin patch for the jauntiest jack-o-lantern. Fri-Sat 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Pumpkin Festival

Submitted by Drew Grossman on Sun, 08/10/2014 - 4:32pm

Nothing says fall quite like a pumpkin party. A few weeks before Halloween, the three-day Pumpkin Festival is the prime time for families looking to bag the perfect gourd. In addition to a 10-acre pumpkin patch, the festival is ripe with family activities, including face painting, pumpkin carving, demonstrations, and pumpkin bowling. As if that weren't enough, there’s also pony rides, amusement rides, balloon twists, giant coloring murals, and a cookie decorating station. Fri-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


Whales: Giants of the Deep

Submitted by Drew Grossman on Sun, 08/10/2014 - 4:28pm

Get up close and personal with the world’s biggest mammals at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science’s new exhibit "Whales: Giants of the Deep." The interactive display combines science and storytelling, showcasing fascinating artifacts from the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, including a 58-foot long sperm whale skeleton. Explore a life-size replica of a blue whale heart (it’s the size of a car), glimpse ancient and contemporary objects made from whale bone, and learn about modern efforts to save the whales. Daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

1940's White Christmas Ball

Submitted by Wyatt Stayner on Fri, 10/10/2014 - 2:02pm

Party like it’s 1940 again at this throwback celebration. Dance the night away next to WWII planes and vehicles, while Glenn Miller's big band hits are played throughout the hangar by the Metropolitan Jazz Ochestra. After your feet get tired from grooving, take a horse-drawn sleigh ride around the Christmas Village. Fri 5 p.m.  

Gayla Lemke

Submitted by Drew Grossman on Sun, 08/10/2014 - 6:15pm

Ceramic and mixed media sculpture artist Gayla Lemke is known for the political and social story she tells with her installations. Her "Hope Stone" sculptures, clay stones with quotes, have become her kind of calling card. In 2005, one of her Hope Stones was censored for its political content at a show at the Lakewood Cultural Center. Come see her uncensored this month. Fri 6-10 p.m., Sat 1-5 p.m., Sun 1-5 p.m.

Emily Griffith Film Festival

Submitted by Cat Rolwes on Tue, 10/07/2014 - 10:51am

Stories of immigrants and refugees fill the screens of the 2014 Emily Griffith Film Festival. A beekeeper’s unbreakable faith in humanity, a woman who finds devotion to Afghanistan, four survivors of genocide who try to inspire tolerance, and many more stories will celebrate the nomads that have walked through the doors of Emily Griffith’s Technical College over the past 100 years. Dates, times vary. 

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Submitted by Cat Rolwes on Tue, 10/07/2014 - 10:46am

Your word is pubescent. Can you use it in a sentence, please? Six mid-pubescent kids battle it out to become the Putnam County Spelling Bee Champion in Performance Now Theatre Company's adaption of the Tony award-winning musical. Throughout the competition, the contestants share glimpses into their personal lives when it’s their turn at the mic. Four audience members will be chosen to compete in the bee as an added bonus during this quirky play. Dates, times vary. 

Dancing with Demons: A Fractured Fairytale

Submitted by Cat Rolwes on Tue, 10/07/2014 - 10:39am

Fairytales serve to satiate a child’s imagination. Yet this definition doesn’t apply to Shana Cordon’s one-woman, multi-character saga. Cordon takes the stage for two nights in Boulder to give audiences their fill of physical theater, original music, humor, and an adventure-filled story in which every character battles to be heard. With a rating of PG-13, this show is best for adults only. Dates, times vary. 

Tom Everhart

Submitted by Kelsey Anne Lindsey on Mon, 10/06/2014 - 7:37pm

It's makeover time for Charlie Brown's tradition black and yellow. Discover these transformed characters from your childhood from the only artist licensed to use the Peanuts characters in his art, Tom Everhart. Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and the whole gang are represented in large paintings that add splashes of color and various textures to Charles Schulz’s traditionally simple black ink drawings. Look for “Dog Breath,” a colorful and abstract lithograph on paper that captures the sweet sentiment of Schulz’s comics. Fri 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

St. Lucia

Submitted by Mary Clare Fischer on Mon, 08/18/2014 - 11:47am

South African-born and Brooklyn-based indie-electronic musician Jean-Philip Grobler, commonly known as St. Lucia, is a relatively new player to the electronic landscape. After finding success with his first, self-titled EP, he released When the Night in October 2013, helping position him as a viable contender in the industry. Fri 9 p.m.V

24 Hours of Boulder

Submitted by J. Wesley Judd on Wed, 08/06/2014 - 10:50am

With races ranging from 30 to 100 miles, plus a 24-hour continuous run and team relays, the most experienced trail runners and those looking to simply dabble in ultra-distances can find common ground at this annual mecca of endurance. Boulder Reservoir plays host and provides the perfect setting for friends and family to relax while watching loved ones punish their legs. Sat-Sun, times vary.

Denver Broncos Materials

Submitted by Derek Kessinger on Tue, 10/07/2014 - 10:33am

Prepare for Orange Sunday a day early by learning about the Denver Broncos who formed the huddle before Peyton Manning came town. History Colorado’s Patrick Fraker takes fans on a journey through the museum’s Broncos collection, which includes Super Bowl memorabilia, historic programs, and Rocky Mountain News spreads. Built, in part, from donations through the years, items include season ticket holders’ correspondence with players and rare Broncos promotional material. Sat 1 p.m.


Submitted by Wyatt Stayner on Tue, 10/07/2014 - 9:53am

The leaves are changing colors, which means it's fall has officially set in. Celebrate the new season with this all-day festival, where you can wander through a hay maze or pick pumpkins in a patch. If you can’t find the perfect pumpkin after perusing the field, buy one from the pumpkin sale. After a full day of activities, enjoy bites from one of the food trucks, including Street Eats and A Taste of the Philippines..


Submitted by Drew Grossman on Sun, 08/10/2014 - 4:35pm

What was once old is new again. That’s the world of upcycling,: taking old materials that were thrown away, repurposing them, and turning them into art, furniture, and even fashion. PalletFest is a two-day celebration of the endless opportunities of upcycling, complete with an upcycled fashion show, live graffiti artists, a pallet parkour course, and plenty of upcycled art vendors. Sat 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Refreshment for a Cause

Submitted by Justin De La Rosa on Tue, 10/07/2014 - 9:51am

A cold craft beer can be satisfying, but it's even more refreshing when you’re drinking for a cause. Parry’s Pizzeria & Bar has teamed up with breweries such as New Belgium Brewing, Great Divide Brewing Company, and more to pour pints; for every one sold, Parry’s will donate a quarter to St. Jude Children's Hospitals. Head to any of the restaurant's four locations to make your contribution. Sat 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Cruiser Rocks

Submitted by Danielle Ennis on Tue, 10/07/2014 - 11:26am

Find bikes, beers, and wigs at this bicycle party full of disco music. Three hundred riders will take to the street in neon hair and ’70s garb before heading to the bars for a more traditional pub crawl. Proceeds benefit Colorado-based cancer research nonprofit Love Hope Strength Foundation. Sat noon

Fright Fest Pet Parade

Submitted by Dylan Owens on Thu, 08/07/2014 - 3:35pm

Denver's premier amusement park gets spooky this October with Fright Fest. But if your little one needs a break from the scares, they'll love this pet costume parade. DJ'd by Alice 105.9, Spot, Fido and co. will sashay down the Elitch strip in their Halloween costumes, vying to be voted most creative pup. Proceeds from the event benefit local animal shelter Denver Dumb Friends League. Sat 1-2 p.m.

Black and White Night

Submitted by Mary Clare Fischer on Mon, 08/18/2014 - 11:09am

Adolph Coors Sr. knew how to draw attention to his product. Explore the marketing ideas of the world's largest brewery through a wide range of advertisements, including famed artist Gordon Snidow's Coors Cowboy Collector Series. Snag an exclusive look at the yearlong exhibit on opening night, which features food, beverages, and a black-and-white dress code. Sat 6-9:30 p.m.

Riot3! An Evening in India

Submitted by Cat Rolwes on Tue, 10/07/2014 - 10:42am

Don your saris and sherwanis for an evening inspired by East Asia. India comes to Colorado for an evening of colorful decor, traditional cuisine, and cultural entertainment. After dinner, enjoy a sitar and tabla performance and storytelling. Henna tattoos, handmade jewelry, and Indian sweets will put the finishing touches on a vibrant night. Sat 7 p.m. 


Submitted by Danielle Ennis on Tue, 10/07/2014 - 10:54am

Photographer and painter Lauri Lynnxe uses unconventional materials to explore the issue of fossil fuel dependence. On polyethylene paper, she employs asphalt, resin, and oil as her paints. Showing materiality through art, the Denver artist addresses the undeniable existence of our world's obsession with these materials. Sat 7 p.m.

The Denver Brass First Night: Masquerade!

Submitted by J. Wesley Judd on Mon, 10/06/2014 - 4:02pm

The renowned Denver Brass kicks off its 2014-15 season in a Victorian-era celebration with "Masquerade!" While the 13-piece ensemble is purposely keeping this "First Night" performance surrounded in mystery, we do know they will perform two pieces: one from the Phantom of the Opera and the other from the musical On The Town. The musicians will also be dressed in their best masquerade costumes and encourage the audience to follow their lead. Sat 7:30 p.m.

The New Pornographers

Submitted by J. Wesley Judd on Mon, 10/06/2014 - 4:44pm

With seven members who moonlight in other successful bands, Vancouver-based New Pornographers is the equivalent of a Canadian indie-rock all-star team. The ensemble, which has been making music for nearly 15 years, have a smooth, energetic sound, and usually take three to five years between albums, which elevates the August release of their new record, Brill Bruisers, and subsequent tour. Sat 9 p.m.

Run the 'Rocks 5K

Submitted by J. Wesley Judd on Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:45am

You've surely seen a show at Red Rocks; why not break a sweat there, too? With a good balance of flat and steep terrain, the annual Run the 'Rocks 5K, which concludes at the top of the iconic amphitheater, is slowly becoming one of Colorado's most popular fall races. Sun 9:30 a.m.

Matisse and Friends

Submitted by Drew Grossman on Sun, 08/10/2014 - 6:18pm

The greats are coming to Denver. Matisse and Friends features the work of artist Henri Matisse, as well as Andre Derain, Albert Marquet, Maurice de Vlaminck, Raoul Dufy, Georges Braque, and Kees Van Dongen. Working in and around Paris at the turn of the 20th century, these visionaries explored new territory with their loose brushwork and bold colors. The 14 paintings are on loan from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Tue-Thu 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Bob Saget

Submitted by Sarah Ford on Tue, 08/12/2014 - 2:45pm

He may have played the family man on Full House, yet Bob Saget’s notoriously dirty standup is anything but family friendly. Saget has worked as a comedian for more than thirty years and his comedy album “That’s What I’m Talking About,” released last year, was nominated for a Grammy Award. Sat 7:15 p.m.

BolderLife Festival

Submitted by Drew Grossman on Sun, 08/10/2014 - 4:37pm

When Kate Chopin’s classic novel The Awakening came out in 1899, it was controversial, but it sparked a conversation. That’s the goal of BolderLife Festival, a week-long arts festival geared toward high school students that aims to inspire dialogue around taboo subjects. The festival showcases films, speakers, fine art, and plays, and serves as a platform for people to share their life stories. Times vary.



Submitted by Michelle Johnson on Tue, 10/07/2014 - 10:38am

Whether your child aspires to be a doctor, a professional athlete, or a Pulitzer Prize winner, pursuing a passion is key to a happy life. Presented by the Chris Anthony Youth Initiative—which introduces youth to educational enrichment programs—this family-friendly event features inspiring visual presentations by five professional athletes. Listen to presentations by pro-skiers Jess McMillan, Mike Douglas, Ingrid Backstrom, Chris Davenport, and Colorado's own Chris Anthony. Mon 7 p.m.

Inspire! Through Athletes

Submitted by Danielle Ennis on Tue, 10/07/2014 - 11:09am

Colorado native Chris Anthony and his Youth Initative will bring professional skiers Ingrid Backstrom, Chris Davenport, Mike Douglas, and Jess McMillan together for a night of stories and interaction. As part of Anthony's project, which works to improve children's quality of life through educational enrichment oppurtunites, these big mountain athletes will share their inspiration and chat one on one. Mon 7 p.m. 

Something to Say

Submitted by Cat Rolwes on Tue, 10/14/2014 - 10:23am

Get schooled in education at a special conference presented by local civic organizations, including Arts & Venues Denver and Denver Public Schools. Panelists will review a recent national study on after-school programs and discuss how to engage low-income urban tweens and teens. Lunch is provided. Thu 11 a.m. 

Honda Civic Tour

Submitted by Mary Clare Fischer on Mon, 08/18/2014 - 11:59am

The Honda Civic Tour stops by Denver every year, but this time it’s headlined by alt-rock group The American Authors. After huge Billboard success with whistle-in-the-shower-worthy tunes such as “Best Day of My Life” and “Luck,” they’ve become one of the faces of today’s music. They’re joined by California-based group The Mowgli’s, which will add another feel-good element to the performance. Sat 7:30 p.m.

Fun with Fashion

Submitted by Cat Rolwes on Tue, 10/14/2014 - 10:31am

Whether it was inspired by pop culture or out of necessity for war rationings, people expressed themselves through their choice of clothing throughout the 20th century,. Get a glimpse into the history of fashion over the past 100 years and how it evolved at this chic exhibit. Tue-Sat 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Flatirons Food Film Festival

Submitted by Justin De La Rosa on Mon, 08/11/2014 - 12:39pm

Entice your tastebuds with a weekend chock-full of food-themed films, panels, and samples. The feast premieres with a viewing of Craft, a documentary that choronicles the craft beer revolution, featuring Fort Collins-based brewers Odell Brewing Company and Funkwerks. Eric Skokan, chef-owner of Bramble and Hare in Boulder, whose cookbook Farm, Fork, Food: A Year of Spectacular Recipes Inspired by Black Cat Farm will be published soon after the festival ends, will be signing advance copies and chatting about local ingredients. Fri-Sun, times vary.

Sondre Lerche

Submitted by J. Wesley Judd on Mon, 10/06/2014 - 5:08pm

On his new album, Please, Norwegian singer/songwriter Sondre Lerche balances the poppy, indie melody of Phoenix with the romantic sentimentality of Bon Iver. His quick chords and occasionally aggressive vocals make a fascinating juxtaposition to the heartbroken lyrics that the 32-year-old wrote after a recent divorce; you're not sure whether to dance or cry. The prolific musician (he's released nine albums and eleven EPs since 2001) swings through the Mile High City on his world tour. Wed 8 p.m.

Vox Phamalia

Submitted by Cat Rolwes on Tue, 10/14/2014 - 10:26am

Disabilities aren't typically humorous. But this popular original sketch comedy series centered on living with a disability is looking for your laughs. Watch as actors tell these stories in a hilarious, honest, and touching way. Presented by Phamaly Theatre Company, the show has already seen two straight years of sold-out performances and several local awards. Days, times vary. 

El Brindis Remixed

Submitted by Kelsey Anne Lindsey on Mon, 10/13/2014 - 7:34pm

Raise a glass to nights of tequila, mescal, cerveza, and pulque. Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Agustin Victor Casasola, Graciela Iturbide, Mariana Yampolsk, and other photographers share their visual takes on drinking within the Mexican culture in this exhibit. Multiple events throughout the show's run encourage the public to experience the pictured beverages, including tequila tastings and a lecture by a mescal master. Tue-Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

—Photograph courtesy of Nacho Lopez

Gary Manuel

Submitted by Drew Grossman on Sun, 08/10/2014 - 6:20pm

Gary Manuel’s sculptures combine his love of art with his experience as a cabinet maker. Marrying woodworking with metal or aluminum, Manuel creates a nice contrast between the warmth of the wood and the hard edge of the metal. According to Manuel, he starts with the defects in the pieces of wood and that becomes the starting point for a sculpture. His work is on display at Sync Gallery. Thu 1-4 p.m., First Fridays 6-9 p.m., Third Fridays 6-9 p.m., other Fridays 1-4 p.m., Sat noon-4 p.m.

Pouring For Paws

Submitted by Justin De La Rosa on Wed, 10/01/2014 - 3:20pm

Enjoy an evening of wine, cheese, and hors d'oeuvres in Lumber Baron Inn & Gardens' mystery mansion. Singer-songwriter Joel Tromburg provides music for the night while guests bid on a silent auction to win items such as luxury dog products. Proceeds benefit OutPaws Animal Rescue. Thu 5-8 p.m.

Dragon Chef

Submitted by Kelsey Anne Lindsey on Mon, 10/13/2014 - 7:44pm

Multiple chefs will compete, but only one Dragon Chef will emerge. Sample an entrée and a dessert from local chefs and vote for your favorite as they compete for the coveted Dragon Chef title, part of the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival. Competitors include Kathy Poland, owner of mobile restaurant A Taste of the Philippines, and Chong Nguyen of Coal Mine Dragon Chinese Restaurant. Thu 6 p.m.

 —Photograph courtesy of Gil Asakawa 


National Theatre Live: Frankenstein

Submitted by J. Wesley Judd on Tue, 10/14/2014 - 5:32pm

In 2011, Academy Award-winning director Danny Boyle teamed up with actors Jonny Lee Miller and Benedict Cumberbatch to bring the classic tale of Frankenstein back to life. The stage play was immortalized when one of its shows was filmed and broadcast to theaters across the globe as part of the National Theatre Live series. Now, the award-winning play (Miller and Cumberbatch shared both the Olivier Award and London Evening Standard Award for Best Actor in 2012) returns to theaters for a limited time. Thu 7 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m.


Submitted by Mary Clare Fischer on Mon, 08/18/2014 - 12:02pm

Known by his stage moniker Bonobo, Simon Green’s music is more than just electronic; the British DJ incorporates elements from afrobeat, gamelan, and Middle Eastern influences, just to name a few. After his fourth studio album, Black Sands, found critical acclaim, Green became a true star in the electronic-music industry. Fresh off his international tour, Bonobo continues The North Borders Tour in Denver as one of the few stops in the United States, likely because of Denver’s thriving electronic-music community. Thu 9 p.m.

Pilates Empowerment Summit

Submitted by J. Wesley Judd on Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:45pm

Are you a Pilates enthusiast who's looking to take your stretching, breathing, and core strength to the next level? Your solution is coming to Denver in the Pilates Empowerment Summit, which includes three full days of conditioning and instruction with hundreds of Pilates experts. You can get certified to become an instructor or simply enough three days of hard work and new friends. Fri-Sun, times vary.

Hon Seon Jang

Submitted by Drew Grossman on Sun, 08/10/2014 - 6:22pm

Hon Seon Jang’s structures expose the vulnerability of our daily life. His installations, such as Black Ruin (a construction of fishing line and hot glue) can fill a room and leaves the viewer considering the overwhelming immensity of society. Tue-Sat noon-6 p.m.


Submitted by Justin De La Rosa on Mon, 08/11/2014 - 12:29pm

Treat yourself to chocolate eats and drinks at this festival of decadence. Enjoy a happy hour of chocolate-infused wines, beers, cocktails, and more before heading inside to sample from more than 50 different vendors. Sampling tickets cost 12 for $10 or 25 for $20. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Action Center Food Pantry. Fri 4-9 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

The Bro Show

Submitted by Derek Kessinger on Tue, 10/14/2014 - 10:13am

Whether you’re a gentleman, an outdoorsman, a music man, or a groomsman, this show has the products, competitions, and entertainment for you. Improve your manliness with six areas of emphasis ranging from “play harder” to “look finer,” while also competing for your man card in everything from poker to a meatball-eating contest. Whether you claim the label of bro, are drawn to the cage fighting, or see yourself as the sensitive type, man up for this weekend event. Fri 5 p.m.

—Image Courtesy of Shutterstock

The Frame

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Mon, 10/13/2014 - 3:25pm

After the success of his well-received indie sci-fi flick Ink, Denver-based filmmaker Jamin Winans stepped back behind the camera to craft his second act. Now, the multitasking auteur—he’s a screenwriter, director, producer, and composer—is letting a hometown audience get the first viewing of his new film, The Frame. Given Winans’ penchant for making dark, mysterious films, it’s fitting that he’s keeping plot details of The Frame hush-hush.

National Theatre Live: Frankenstein

Submitted by J. Wesley Judd on Tue, 10/14/2014 - 5:32pm

In 2011, Academy Award-winning director Danny Boyle teamed up with actors Jonny Lee Miller and Benedict Cumberbatch to bring the classic tale of Frankenstein back to life. The stage play was immortalized when one of its shows was filmed and broadcast to theaters across the globe as part of the National Theatre Live series. Now, the award-winning play (Miller and Cumberbatch shared both the Olivier Award and London Evening Standard Award for Best Actor in 2012) returns to theaters for a limited time. Thu 7 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m.

Brush Up Your Shakespeare

Submitted by Cat Rolwes on Mon, 09/22/2014 - 5:12pm

Experience the drama of Shakespeare without the typical blank verses and elaborate metaphors. Instead, Stories on Stage, a literary and arts organization focused on telling short stories, will entertain with tales by or about Skakespeare. Performances include The Weird Sisters, The Story of Edgar Sawtell, and An Actor Prepares, and the show will end with a 15-minute interpretation of Hamlet. Fri 7:30 p.m.  

Rachael Yamagata

Submitted by J. Wesley Judd on Tue, 10/14/2014 - 4:33pm

With a deep, weathered voice and lyrics that can (figuratively) cut through your soul, singer/songwriter Rachael Yamagata conveys the feeling of heartbreak like few modern musicians can. She's only playing small, intimate venues as she tours to promote her 2012 independent release Chesapeake. Fri 9 p.m.

Camp Congress for Girls

Submitted by Mary Clare Fischer on Mon, 08/18/2014 - 9:45am

Welcome to the White House, Miss President. Girls engage in the structure of the political system by creating their own campaigns, voting, and ushering a bill through their very own Congress. Elected officials and political consultants will serve as advisers throughout the activities. The day-long camp is sponsored by the Miami-based Political Institute for Women, which aims to educate and engage females in the political process. Ages 7 to 17. Sat 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Galloping Goose 5K/10K

Submitted by J. Wesley Judd on Wed, 08/06/2014 - 2:15pm

While autumn is host to a plethora of races across Colorado, Aurora's quaint Galloping Goose will give you some of the most iconic fall views. The flat course winds its way around Quincy Reservoir, where the changing fall colors will reflect off its glass-like water. It's a simple, enjoyable race that appropriately ends with a photo-op next to a goose. Sat 9 a.m.

Organ Trail

Submitted by Danielle Ennis on Mon, 10/13/2014 - 1:37pm

Dress as a zombie and grab your fellow undead friends for an urban scavenger hunt. Using coordinates and clues, each team completes tasks around downtown. The race is capped at four hours and is followed by a zombie-themed bar crawl. Frightening fun awaits. Sat 9 a.m.

The Magic of Chemistry

Submitted by Wyatt Stayner on Tue, 10/14/2014 - 11:33am

Have you ever wondered how magicians perform their tricks? At this Halloween-themed chemistry show, you’ll get your answer. Kids are encouraged to wear costumes while CU Boulder professor Veronica Bierbaum employs science to explain “magical” chemical reactions, like using flash powder to spray flames out of a pumpkin, which creates the effect of a fire-breathing jack-o-lantern. Sat 9:30-10:30 a.m. 


Arapahoe County Fall Festival

Submitted by Wyatt Stayner on Tue, 10/14/2014 - 11:34am

This fall festival doubles as a history lesson. Hosted at the 150-year-old 17 Mile House in Centennial, the festival allows tours of the property, which served as an inn for traveling pioneers and operated as a farm for more than a century. After learning about the ranch, take a scenic hayride, milk Bessie the Cow, or pan for gold. Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

The Wrkout October Blast

Submitted by J. Wesley Judd on Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:13pm

The obstacle course craze makes its way inside this fall for a challenge that's as tough as it is unique. Ten different stations will test your physical and mental strength as judges score your and your partners based on skill level and technique. It is a mud-free way for beginners and experts alike to push their limits. Sat 10 a.m.

Nature Discovery Day: Amazing Autumn

Submitted by Dylan Owens on Thu, 08/07/2014 - 3:26pm

Autumn is a beautiful time for your tykes to explore outside and admire nature—and maybe take a running jump into a pile of leaves. But do they know why they fall? This educational tour around the gardens explains the season's most intruiging questions, like why the colors change, and how frogs can survive in frigid ponds all the way through spring.  Sat 10 a.m.-noon.

Zombie Crawl

Submitted by Drew Grossman on Sun, 08/10/2014 - 4:40pm

This lively (or undead, if you prefer) party is expected to be the largest zombie gathering in history. The daylong event includes a zombie parade, costume contest, and after parties at bars Casselman’s and Meadowlark. The event is free, but organizers request that attendees bring a nonperishable food item to donate to the Food Bank of the Rockies. Arrive early for makeup and costume help starting at noon. Sat 2 p.m.-9 p.m.

Building Memories

Submitted by Danielle Ennis on Mon, 10/13/2014 - 12:55pm

Photographer Dan Schrock captures everyday scenes like homes and workplaces in the images he shoots. Yet he transforms these ordinary spaces into something worth framing. Drinks and appetizers are included at this open house. Sat 4-8 p.m.

Scream Scram 5K

Submitted by Danielle Ennis on Mon, 10/13/2014 - 1:14pm

Strut down the orange carpet and show off your costumes to win prizes before running this night-time race. Dress up your kids and dogs, and enjoy food, drinks, a goody bag, and race pictures. Proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver. Sat 6 p.m. 

Museum Sleepover

Submitted by Wyatt Stayner on Tue, 10/14/2014 - 10:44am

It's closing time, but that doesn't mean you have to leave. Stick around after hours and participate in a private tour where you can enjoy the exhibits without the crowds. Afterward, the little ones can munch on a pizza dinner and watch a kid-friendly movie. Sleep in the museum’s fire truck, inside the gigantic anthill, or on a comfy, stuffed lily pad. Before leaving in the morning, enjoy a pancake breakfast. Sat 6:30 p.m.-Sun 8:30 a.m. 

National Theatre Live: Frankenstein

Submitted by J. Wesley Judd on Tue, 10/14/2014 - 5:32pm

In 2011, Academy Award-winning director Danny Boyle teamed up with actors Jonny Lee Miller and Benedict Cumberbatch to bring the classic tale of Frankenstein back to life. The stage play was immortalized when one of its shows was filmed and broadcast to theaters across the globe as part of the National Theatre Live series. Now, the award-winning play (Miller and Cumberbatch shared both the Olivier Award and London Evening Standard Award for Best Actor in 2012) returns to theaters for a limited time. Thu 7 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m.

Colorado Symphony Chorus 30th Anniversary Gala

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Mon, 10/13/2014 - 3:20pm

The Colorado Symphony Chorus has racked up some impressive feats in its 30-year tenure, like sharing the stage with Andrea Bocelli, performing for the Pope, and playing some of classical music’s top festivals. Help the chorus commemorate its remarkable history, and ring in its future, at this choral extravaganza. The 200-member, all-volunteer ensemble will belt out rousing renditions of pieces from some of history’s greatest composers, including Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Verdi.

Colorado Symphony Chorus 30th Anniversary Gala

Submitted by Mary Clare Fischer on Mon, 08/18/2014 - 12:01pm

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Colorado Symphony Chorus, a group made up of nearly 200 volunteers. Conducted by Duain Wolfe, founder of the Chorus as well as the Colorado Children’s Chorale, the celebration will showcase music by famous composers such as Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Verdi. The gala also features critically acclaimed bass-baritone Nathan Berg, known for his dazzling performance of Handel’s Orlando. Sat 7:30 p.m.

The Great Pumpkin Haul

Submitted by Mary Clare Fischer on Mon, 08/18/2014 - 9:58am

Grab a gourd for a run that packs a bit more weight than your average race. Choose your own pumpkin for this two-mile test of strength and endurance, and make sure to warm up your muscles with a pre-haul boot camp. Climb over hay bales—and other “mystery” obstacles designed by Colorado Obstacle Racers and the Greenwood Village Title Boxing Club—before you enjoy a microbrew or hot apple cider. Stay for the awards including quickest hauler, best costume, fastest team, and heaviest pumpkin. Then, take your revenge by carving up your pumpkin. Sun 8 a.m.-noon.

Straight No Chaser

Submitted by Mary Clare Fischer on Mon, 08/18/2014 - 12:04pm

A cappella music has seen a popularity surge in recent years with the creation of groups like Pentatonix and the release of the surprisingly popular movie Pitch Perfect. Yet Straight No Chaser has been producing impressive vocal music since the group’s college days at Indiana University in 1996. Known most notoriously for its arrangement (and somewhat spoof) of “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” and most recently for the album Under the Influence, the group continues to cement its legacy as a staple of vocal music. Sun 2 p.m., 7 p.m.

National Theatre Live: Frankenstein

Submitted by J. Wesley Judd on Tue, 10/14/2014 - 5:32pm

In 2011, Academy Award-winning director Danny Boyle teamed up with actors Jonny Lee Miller and Benedict Cumberbatch to bring the classic tale of Frankenstein back to life. The stage play was immortalized when one of its shows was filmed and broadcast to theaters across the globe as part of the National Theatre Live series. Now, the award-winning play (Miller and Cumberbatch shared both the Olivier Award and London Evening Standard Award for Best Actor in 2012) returns to theaters for a limited time. Thu 7 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m.

Noah Gundersen

Submitted by J. Wesley Judd on Tue, 10/14/2014 - 4:56pm

Noah Gundersen was raised on Christian music and Bob Dylan's gospel albums. While he hasn't incorporated religion into his own music, the same level of passion and sentimentality inherent to those faith-based songs is present in this singer/songwriter's soft, acoustic recordings. At just 24, the Seattleite has four albums to his name, the most recent of which was released earlier this year. Sun 8 p.m.


Plates for the Peak

Submitted by Justin De La Rosa on Mon, 08/11/2014 - 12:59pm

Start off the week with a fundraiser of bites and libations. Sip a cocktail from the open bar and enjoy Vesta Dipping Grill's globally-inspired small plates prepared by executive chef Brandon Foster. All proceeds benefit Urban Peak, a nonprofit that serves Denver's homeless and at-risk youths. Mon 6 p.m.

I’m Not Racist...Am I?

Submitted by Cat Rolwes on Tue, 10/14/2014 - 10:36am

How will the next generation deal with racism? This feature documentary examines the issue through the journeys of 12 New York City teens as they take part in discussions and workshops on race and privilege. The film is part of Deconstructing Racism, an initiative that uses multimedia platforms to combat systemic racism. Mon 6 p.m. 

Inspired By Nature

Submitted by Dylan Owens on Thu, 08/07/2014 - 3:39pm

Connect with the vestiges of summer's bustling foliage and welcome autumn with this musical homage to nature. Kids will listen to famous nature-inspired compositions from classical music's all-time greats, like Rimsky-Korsakov's "Flight of the Bumblebee," Aaron Copland's "An Outdoor Overture," and Vivaldi's "Winter." Worksheets and CDs are available several days in advance to help little ones get the most of the musical afternoon. Tue-Thu 9:50 a.m., 11:15 a.m.


Submitted by J. Wesley Judd on Tue, 10/14/2014 - 5:17pm

While you likely won't be able to understand a word of this French trio's lyrics, their highly danceable melodies and blasting synths need no interpretation. Having released its first album seven years ago, Yelle has since captivated listeners across the globe with a signature blend of feel-good pop and progressive electronic instrumentation. The band is currently on a world tour promoting its third record, Complètement fou, which translates to "crazy." Tue 8 p.m.

Night of the Living Dead, LIVE!

Submitted by Cat Rolwes on Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:04am

This cult classic sparked the original zombie obsession. Watch a combination of film segments and live performances that show Ben, Barbra, and five others trying to escape the “living dead” monsters. Make sure to wear a costume for the sixth year of this deadly show. Fri-Sat 8 p.m. 

JAAMM Fest: Jewish Arts, Authors, Movies, and Music Festival

Submitted by Drew Grossman on Sun, 08/10/2014 - 4:43pm

Explore the Jewish culture and faith with this two-week (or technically 16-day) series of concerts, lectures, and performances. Hear from famed author Michael Chabon, celebrate the music of composer Leonard Bernstein, and hum along to Fiddler at 50 in Concert (marking the 50th anniversary of Fiddler on the Roof). Times vary.

Pearl Jam

Submitted by Mary Clare Fischer on Mon, 08/18/2014 - 12:05pm

For Pearl Jam, age is just a number: The soft-grunge band’s newest album Lightning Bolt recently became its fifth record to reach the number one spot on the Billboard 200. The group has been absent from Denver for years, but now local fans finally have the opportunity to hear this band jam live. Wed 7:30 p.m.

Last Comic Standing

Submitted by Sarah Ford on Tue, 08/12/2014 - 2:54pm

Some of the best comedians in the country competed for the title of Last Comic Standing in the renewed eighth season, and now the victors are coming to Denver. Winning comedian Rod Man and the show’s four other finalists will have the chance to test their material on a live audience. Wed 8 p.m.

The (Almost) Complete Chris Nolan

Submitted by Justin De La Rosa on Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:51am

Celebrate the distinguished career of Christopher Nolan with viewings of seven of his movies, all presented as he intended them to be seen—on 35 mm film. Choose one of your favorite Nolan movies, such as Memento and The Dark Knight, or get a pass to see all seven films. Don’t miss this retrospective on one of the industry’s most notable filmmakers. Thu-Sun, times vary. 

Place Matters

Submitted by Danielle Ennis on Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:15am

Five artists explore how real and imagined places shape our daily lives. Paintings of the Colorado River, a Tel Aviv beach, Western agriculture field, an imagined ruin, and a utopian world fill this exhibit. Featured artists include Monica Aiello, Adam Bateman, and Melissa Furness. Thu 5:30-7:30 p.m.

World Wide Antique Show

Submitted by Drew Grossman on Sun, 08/10/2014 - 4:46pm

Looking for art, jewelry, or furniture with a story? Delve into the past and find quaint pieces at the World Wide Antique Show. The expo features more than 85 antique and vintage dealers from around the country. The show, which happens three times a year, is back this fall and loaded with treasures waiting for your to find them. Fri-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Contemporary Realism

Submitted by Drew Grossman on Sun, 08/10/2014 - 6:25pm

Through the work of 15 artists, Gallery 1261 is exploring contemporary realism, the straightforward, realistic approach to art. If the forms, colors, and lines of abstract work leave you wanting more, this is the exhibit for you. Artists Robert C. Jackson, Kate Sammons, and Sadie Valeri will be among those showing work. Tue-Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Urban Cowboy

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Sun, 10/19/2014 - 3:22pm

It's time for boots, buckles, and trying your grip on one rowdy mechanical bull. This night of drinks, appetizers, and live honky tonk tunes from local country band Halden Wofford and the Hi Beams is hosted by Denver philanthropic organization ASCENT to benefit Brent’s Place, a “safe-clean” facility that provides housing, care, and support for children battling cancer. Don’t miss the photo booth and silent auction. Fri 6 p.m.-midnight.

Dead Celebrity 5K

Submitted by J. Wesley Judd on Wed, 08/06/2014 - 2:59pm

Forget the pumpkins and hot chocolate; this fall race is all about the costumes—and we're not talking about witches and ghosts. For the second annual Dead Celebrity 5k, you'll have to dress up as your favorite deceased movie star, singer, or president. If you're feeling a bit morbid, take the opportunity to dress up as a "future dead celebrity." After the race, there will be drinks, music, and, of course, a costume contest. Fri 7 p.m.

On the Edge

Submitted by Kelsey Anne Lindsey on Mon, 10/20/2014 - 8:33pm

It has been 50 years since the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the events surrounding that monumental piece of legislature still resonate today. Choreographer Rennie Harris and Cleo Parker Robinson commemorate the era through their unique works, "Free?" and “On the Edge of Higher Ground." Harris' "Free?" uses less-known events of the Civil Rights Movement to showcase the transition of the nation through hip-hop. Robinson's "On the Edge of Higher Ground" employs dance to speak on the current issues of racial inequalities in America. Fri and Sat, 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m.

The Blizzard of Aahhh's

Submitted by Danielle Ennis on Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:39am

This 1980s ski film set a precedent for the ski media movement that would soon flourish, and it's coming back to the big screen. Watch the famously mohawked Glen Pake jump cliffs in neon colored snowsuits and wear your best ’80s gear for a costume contest. Giveaways will include skis and soft goods. Fri 8 p.m. 

Zombies ‘R’ Us

Submitted by Cat Rolwes on Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:08am

Zombies are everywhere these days: TV shows and movies, Humans vs. Zombies, and most likely featured at your favorite haunted house. But get your fix in a new way at this spooky Stories on Stage, a monthly event during which professional actors read short literature by well-known authors. All of the stories will be zombie-related, including works by writers Max Brooks and Ryan Mecum. Fri 8 p.m. 

Boo at the Zoo

Submitted by Wyatt Stayner on Tue, 10/21/2014 - 9:41am

Get an extra trick-or-treat session in and enjoy the zoo's animals while you collect candy. Twenty-five treat stations throughout the zoo are intermixed with animal shows like an African penguin feeding and the elephant passage, a habitat that includes one-horned rhinos, elephants, and Malayan Tapirs. In addition to the animals, Sven, a circus artist, will juggle pumpkins. Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.   

Trick or Treat Train

Submitted by Derek Kessinger on Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:37am

If you’re looking to add a little Halloween spirit to the season without frightening your little ones, hop aboard these happily haunted rails. Dress up the whole family in costumes and punch your ticket to the Trick or Treat Train led by engineers and conductors in festive wares. Other attractions include the “not so spooky” haunted railcar, a pumpkin patch, and the Olde Railroaders Silly Graveyard. Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

—Photograph courtesy of the Colorado Railroad Museum

Great Pumpkin Chase

Submitted by J. Wesley Judd on Wed, 08/06/2014 - 3:22pm

Since serious runners had the whole summer to get in tip-top shape, the fall race circuit can seem daunting. Yet, the annual Great Pumpkin Chase is anything but competitive. Although you're more than welcome to attempt a 5K PR, little ones in costumes and stroller-wielding parents are the most common racers in this seasonal jaunt around Bayfield, a small town nestled in southern Colorado. Sat 10 a.m.

Denver Urban Avenger

Submitted by J. Wesley Judd on Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:12am

Marathons, half marathons, and 5ks are as ubiquitous to fall in Colorado as the changing leaves. If these standard races seem a bit tired to you, this weekend's Urban Avengers Race offers an alternative. Part scavenger hunt, part foot race, this contest requires teams to solve clues and run to checkpoints in a five-mile radius. In this battle of good vs. evil, only the strong survive. Sat 11 a.m.

Fall Food Truck Festival

Submitted by Justin De La Rosa on Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:17am

Take advantage of the warm weather and get out to TheBigWonderful for a fall food truck festival. A lineup of trucks are dishing up their signature cusine, including slow-roasted meats from the Crock Spot and Sons of Scullery's smoky barbecue. Enjoy beers from Diebolt Brewing Company, Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery, and Lowdown Brewery while playing games in the park or carving pumpkins. Proceeds benefit Gilpin Montessori Public School and Shots for Tots and Teens. Sat 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Boo and Brew

Submitted by Wyatt Stayner on Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:42am

No, it's not a zombie apocalypse; it's just a Halloween block party. Zombies, witches, and vampires will roam Colfax Avenue while you trick-or-treat at one of the 35 establishments along the street. Collect a custom candy bar, bounce around on the moonwalk castle, or have a scary picture taken from a professional photographer.

Ghosties and Goodies Tea

Submitted by Dylan Owens on Thu, 08/07/2014 - 3:46pm

Is that steam rising from your tea...or a g-g-ghost? After snacks and a warm beverage, your kids will watch the Molly Brown House turn into a ghoul asylum while they tour the museum. Your little goblins will learn about the spooky past of the historic building and the surrounding Capitol Hill area.  Sat 1 p.m.; 3 p.m.

Masquerade Ball

Submitted by Wyatt Stayner on Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:12pm

This event will make you feel like a superhero. Mask up and raise funds for Give, an organization that supports foster children, homeless families and people who may not have their needs met through regular government assistance programs. Jarkarta, a local funk band, will perform during the ball and you can bid in a silent auction, which includes a five-night Crested Butte Mountain Resort vacation package valued at more than $4,000. Sat 6 p.m.

The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra

Submitted by J. Wesley Judd on Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:36am

Until his plane mysteriously disappeared over the Atlantic in 1944, Glenn Miller was one of the most revered and prolific big band musicians of the early 20th century. His legacy is kept alive by the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, which has been playing an average of 300 shows every year since 1956. While a few decades have passed since big band music swept the country off its feet, this ensemble does its best to keep the toe-tapping jazz alive. Sat 7 p.m.

Nick Swardson "Taste It" Tour

Submitted by Sarah Ford on Tue, 08/12/2014 - 2:57pm

Nick Swardson is a rare triple-threat in entertainment, having experienced success in acting, writing, and standup comedy. Though he is most known for his role of Tony Bernadino in Reno 911, he has appeared in films including Grandma’s Boy, The Benchwarmers, and Blades of Glory while reaching platinum status with his standup DVD Party. Sat 8 p.m.

Skirt Scurry 5K

Submitted by Cat Rolwes on Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:19am

Take in some scenic views and assist CU’s Field Hockey Team with this annual run. The addition of a kids’ fun run this year makes it a full-fledged family event in support of the Boulder CU community during the team’s biggest fundraiser. Free food, a t-shirt, and raffle prizes will make the event a hit. Sun 9 a.m. 

Kooky-Spooky 5K, 10K & Half Marathon

Submitted by J. Wesley Judd on Wed, 08/06/2014 - 4:52pm

Underneath Golden's towering Table Mountain lurk ghosts, goblins, and ghouls. But don't worry, those are just costume-clad runners getting ready for this year's Kooky-Spooky. The annual three-race event, fit for athletes of all abilities, winds from Arvada into Golden and past the iconic mesa. There's a post-run meal provided, and while costumes are not required, no one wants to ruin the festive atmosphere by showing up without one. Sun 9 a.m.

Carnival for a Cause

Submitted by Wyatt Stayner on Thu, 10/16/2014 - 5:29pm

Even if the cotton candy spoils your stomach, you'll still feel good about attending this carnival, since all proceds benefit DenverWorks, a non-profit that helps the unemployed. At this fundraising festival, compete for a $100 grand prize in the adult costume contest (ages 10 and over), or try your luck in a live auction with prizes like a soul food catered dinner from Adrian Miller, who recently authored a James Beard award-winning book on the cuisine. 

Colorado Symphony: Halloween Spooktacular!

Submitted by J. Wesley Judd on Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:50am

Looking for a sophisticated Halloween thrill? The Colorado Symphony's annual Halloween Spooktacular is your solution. While dressed up in their best Halloween getups—and you’re encouraged to do the same—the orchestra will be playing songs from famous films, including Star WarsGhostbusters, and Beetlejuice. Sun 1 p.m.

Les Ballet Jazz De Montreal

Submitted by Sarah Ford on Tue, 08/12/2014 - 3:01pm

Bringing together styles from across the spectrum, Les Ballet Jazz de Montreal combines ballet with contemporary dance in an intricately choreographed and artistic style of dance. The troupe has performed worldwide since its establishment in 1972. Sun 3 p.m.

Hauntings at the Hangar

Submitted by Dylan Owens on Thu, 08/07/2014 - 3:56pm

Take your kids to the Wings Museum for close encounters of the third kind. Enter the hangar if you dare as it becomes a supernatural hotspot for a few hours, attracting space ghosts, Star Wars characters, and other sci-fi favorites. Watch in amazement as mad scientists conduct liquid nitrogen experiments and bring robots to life. Sun noon-4 p.m.

Harvest Dinner

Submitted by Kelsey Anne Lindsey on Mon, 10/20/2014 - 8:36pm

It's the season for good friends and a bountiful harvest. Chef Diego Conconati will create a seven-course vegan dinner celebrating these two things, preceded by cocktails. Dishes include tempura vegetables with chipotle and lemongrass dipping sauces and a wild mushroom risotto. Sun 6 p.m. 

—Photograph courtesy of Atticus

Haunted Harvest

Submitted by Wyatt Stayner on Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:48am

This is the perfect Halloween event for your little ones. Costumed kids can participate in carnival games. If they need a break from the action, they can sip on hot chocolate or apple cider. Participants are also welcome to observe a Ninth Street house decorating party held by student organizations and campus departments at the Community College of Denver. Tue 3-6 p.m. 

Thin Mint Dinner

Submitted by Justin De La Rosa on Wed, 10/01/2014 - 9:48am

Celebrate the Girl Scouts of Colorado and Women of Distinction with a three-course meal and keynote address from Amelia Rose Earhart—a former 9News traffic and weather reporter who recently completed an around-the-world flight of her namesake. The dinner culminates with a Thin Mint-inspired dessert in addition to cocktails prepared with Tito's Handmade Vodka and the beloved Girl Scout Cookies. Show up early for an opportunity to take photos with this year's Women of Distinction and Earhart. Tue 5-8:30 p.m.


Submitted by Mary Clare Fischer on Mon, 08/18/2014 - 12:07pm

This British indie-rock band, also known as (the symbol produced by typing alt + j into an Apple computer), recently won the British Mercury Prize, one of Britain’s most prestigious music awards to date. In addition, pop-superstar Ellie Goulding covered their song “Tesselate” and featured it as a bonus track on her latest album, Halcyon Days. With a new record out in September, the group hopes to live up to speculation that it will England’s next big import. Tue 7 p.m.


Submitted by Jake Jensen on Sun, 10/19/2014 - 3:28pm

What do you do when your debut album rakes in a flood of critical acclaim and awards, including the prestigious Mercury Prize? You aim higher. British indie band alt-J burst onto the music world’s radar with its 2012 album An Awesome Wave, which introduced the trio’s brand of cerebral, electronic-tinged rock. Its just-released sophomore effort, This Is All Yours, builds on that formula, illustrated in mysterious tracks like “Hunger of the Pine” and “Every Other Freckle.” Tue 7 p.m.

—Photograph courtesy of Gabriel Green

Kinky Boots

Submitted by Sarah Ford on Tue, 08/12/2014 - 3:03pm

A struggling shoe factory owner and a drag queen may sound like an interesting pair, but their combined forces may be enough to save a failing business. Along the journey, factory owner Charlie and drag queen Lola find they have more in common than an interest in footwear as they work to create custom heels for drag queens and kings. Tues-Sun, times vary.

Pop-up Wine Dinner: Nebbiolo with Steve Lewis

Submitted by Justin De La Rosa on Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:32am

Join Steve Lewis—managing partner of Boulder-based wine importers, Giuliana Imports—for a pop-up wine dinner at Frasca Food & Wine’s Caffe Space. The evening features a selection of Lewis’ favorite Nebbiolo Italian wines along with bottles that have been cellared at Frasca. The paired dinner is limited to 14 guests, so make sure to register early for an evening of fine food and wine. Call for reservations. Wed 6 p.m. 

Food Lover's Book Club

Submitted by Justin De La Rosa on Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:36am

Join 5280 Magazine food editor Amanda Faison as she delves into a quintessential slice of Americana: Pie. The Food Lover’s Book Club will discuss The Pie Book from Brooklyn bakery Four and Twenty BlackbirdsBe prepared to sample pie and chat about recipes and baking secrets. Wed 6 p.m.


Submitted by Sarah Ford on Tue, 08/12/2014 - 3:06pm

Almost 10,000 Jewish children were saved during the Holocaust due to the efforts of the Kindertransport program, which transported children from ages 1-17 to the United Kingdom. The story and efforts will be highlighted in Kindertransport, a play that tells the story of one child whom the program saved. Days, times vary.

Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia

Submitted by Drew Grossman on Sun, 08/10/2014 - 6:27pm

Before forming the American rock band DEVO (remember “Whip It”?), Mark Mothersbaugh was better known as an artist working in drawing, sculptures, photography, video, prints, and rugs. Myopia, opening this month at MCA, is the first presentation of Mothersbaugh’s complete works from the beginning of his career in the early 1970s to today. Tue-Fri noon-9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.


Monsters Dance Denver

Submitted by Sarah Ford on Mon, 08/18/2014 - 3:16pm

It's never too late to get your groove on. Both beginning and experienced hip-hop dancers are welcome at this two-day workshop taught by world-class choreographers. In addition to lessons, participants can dance in showcase performances and freestyle battles judged by the Monsters staff. The seminar will also offer auditions for up to $10,000 in scholarships. Fri-Sun, times vary.