Best Bets


August 2005

Grand Prix
Aug. 12-14, Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Place; ticket prices vary
Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines. For three days this month, the Mile-High City goes Monaco. For tickets, call 303-830-TIXS.

Mushroom Fair
Aug. 14, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Denver Botanic Gardens, 1005 York St.; free with price of admission
View 200 specices of wild mushrooms and learn how to cook the edible varieties. Presented by the Colorado Mycological Society. For more information, call 720-865-3500. or visit

B.B. King's Bluesfest
Aug.16, 5:30 p.m., Coors Amphitheater, 6350 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Greenwood Village; $17.50-$89.50
The masters of melancholy and sweet guitar riffs come to Denver to deliver a heaping serving of the blues. Featuring The Robert Cray Band, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Joe Bonamassa, and the King himself. For tickets, call 303-830-TIXS or visit the website at

Mixed Taste
Tag-Team Lectures, Every Thursday, Aug. 4-Sept. 1, Belmar, 7180 Alaska Drive, Lakewood; $5
Challenge your perceptions, bend your beliefs, or just go to learn something new. Check out this series of lectures on totally unrelated topics at Belmar:

  • Aug. 4-Jacques Derrida & New African Music
  • Aug. 11-Feminist Art & Burlesque Theater
  • Aug. 18-Contemporary Opera & Murder Ballads
  • Aug. 25-Punk Rock & Zen Buddhism

For more information, call 303-742-1520 or visit

Art & Soul of Boulder
Aug. 5-Sept. 5, Art and Soul Gallery, 1615 Pearl St., Boulder; free
What do you think of Boulder? See how our friends to the north represent themselves in this interesting exhibit inspired by and created as a tribute to Boulder and its community. The exhibit is hosted by Art and Soul Gallery as part of its fifth-anniversary celebration. For more information, call 303-544-5803.