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Mystery Radio Theater

Sorry, Serial—you're not the only suspenseful audio show in town. This one-night-only presentation draws its text from the original form of thrill via airwaves: the radio play. Over the course of the evening, actors (accompanied by sound effects) will create live staged readings of three authentic '40s radio mysteries and one new piece written just…

Preserve the Harvest: Canning and Dehydrating Fruit

Preserving this season’s fall bounty is a smart way to enjoy tasty produce whenever you want. With the help of Gigia Kolouch and Kristine Root from Slow Food Denver, a local group hoping to promote sustainable agriculture, you can learn how to make sauce, jelly, and chutney with Western slope fruits (think: peaches, apples, or…
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Cheluna Brew Run

A good run deserves a reward—and this one will make you sprint to the finish line. At this Rocky Mountain Brew Runs event, you'll start your morning with a 5K, then cross the finish line into Cheluna Brewing Co., where free Mexican-inspired beer awaits. Sip a Coco-Xoco Porter and grab some grub from Glazed & Confused or…
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One Night Stand with American History

If you're going to have a one night stand, it might as well involve something you actually want to learn about. In this one-night-only production, actors will use five short plays and one short story to spin a half-true, half-fun tale loosely based on events in our nation's history. Watch historians from the future test…

The Little Dog Laughed

This hilarious four-character play follows the antics of a Hollywood actor. After he becomes involved with a call-boy in New York, his agent worries his recurring case of homosexual behavior will stand in the way of fame. The raunchy comedy, which explores the influences of the entertainment industry, sex, and sexuality, received a Tony-award nomination…

Renegade Burrito (Aurora)

Make your own burritos, tacos, and bowls at this fast-casual Mexican eatery. Try Jeff's Desperado burrito (chile verde, carnitas, beans, and strawberry habañero salsa stuffed in a Raquelita's jalapeño-cheddar tortilla). Multiple locations.

Rolling Smoke BBQ

This popular barbecue food truck found a home at the Stanley Marketplace. Order the Kansas City–style burnt ends or Texas brisket with a side of smoked mac and cheese.

Sazza (Aurora)

This fast-casual restaurant utilizes sustainable ingredients and mills its own ancient grains in-house. Order the chicken enchilada pizza, a winning combo of chicken, enchilada sauce, cheese, and fresh vegetables. Also try the Greenwood Village location.

It’s Only A Play

During this comedic play within a play, you'll meet protagonist Peter Austin at an opening night party for the latest show he wrote. As he waits anxiously for the reviews to come out, he reflects on the ups and downs of show business with his best friend (a producer), a drama critic, an acclaimed director, and a drug-addled actress. With its…

Sisyphus the Musical

Experience a modern twist on a classic Greek myth in this poignant musical, which tells the tale of Sisyphus, a young man who angers the gods while running to be the new mayor of Corinth. By encouraging his voters to embrace free will in spite the denizens of Mt. Olympus, the upstart invokes the wrath of Zeus, gets caught up in a…
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Surviving Skokie Screening

When she co-founded the Brave Coalition in March, Denverite Katica Roy’s goal was to combat negative stereotypes through books clubs, film screenings, and call-to-action sessions. Join the crusaders for a documentary about Holocaust survivor Jack Adler and the events that led to anti-Semitism in his small Illinois town during the 1970s.

Easy Brews Beer Festival

Raise a toast to summer at this beer extravaganza. Try unlimited seasonal samples from 19 local breweries, including Denver's the Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project and Briar Common Brewery & Eatery as well as Aurora-based Launch Pad Brewery. If you get hungry, grab West African–inspired bites from the Pikene Grill, Asian fusion cuisine from the Ginger Pig, or Venezuelan fare from Arepas House.…

Arts for a Better Tomorrow

During this concert, embark upon a musical journey across Colorado. The Aurora Symphony will play Aaron Copland's joyful “Prairie Journal” and Colorado composer Jonathan Peters’ peaceful three-part “Rocky Mountain Suite,” both of which were inspired by the landscape of the Centennial State. Conducted by Norman Gamboa, this musical tribute will also feature a flute solo by this…

Parent & Tot Tea for Two

Get a jumpstart on Mother’s Day festivities at this adorable gathering designed for children one-and-a-half-years-old to three. Help your little one decorate a clay pot before planting a flower in it together. Don’t forget to grab one of the festive snacks, a blossom-shaped confection made of pieces of fruit.

Colorado Remembers

Honor those who are serving—and those who have sacrificed for—our country at this Memorial Day concert. Watch a ceremony in front of the Colorado Freedom Memorial monument, etched with the names of the more than 6,000 Colorado service members who were killed or are missing in action. Featuring a moving performance of patriotic songs by…

Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash

Honor the legendary man in black during this musical adaptation of his tumultuous rise to country music stardom. Born in rural Arkansas, the iconic musician battled drug addiction and fell in and out of love as he built his stage and radio career. Featuring hits like “Folsom Prison Blues” and “Ring of Fire,” this production will…
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Acorn’s former sous chef, Caroline Glover, brings a warm dining experience to Stanley Marketplace with Annette. Enjoy a family-style menu featuring seasonal salads, toasts, and wood-grilled fare.

Yellowbelly Chicken

At this fast-casual spot inside the Stanley Marketplace, free-range poultry is fried (or rotisserie roasted) to perfection and served with an array of seasonal side dishes and salads. Try the West Vail, a sandwich made with crispy chicken tenders, lettuce, pickles, and a zesty house sauce.

Comida (Aurora)

Choose from house-made gorditas, tostadas, tacos, and quesadillas at this Mexican-inspired cantina. Multiple locations.

Stanley Beer Hall

(720) 749-5098
Located inside the Stanley Marketplace, this beer hall offers 30 ever-changing beer selections and a menu of approachable-yet-elevated pub fare. Chow down on mussels with french fries, warm pretzels with pimento cheese, and spicy maple-glazed chicken wings.

Stanley Marketplace

Formerly the Stanley Aviation building, this site is now home to a sprawling, food-centric marketplace. Stop by and check out the offerings from Yellowbelly, Stanley Beer Hall, Cheluna Brewing Co., Sweet Cow Ice Cream, Comida Cantina, Logan House Coffee, Miette et Chocolat, and Rosenberg's Bagels & Delicatessen.

R Taco

R Taco (formerly known as Rusty Taco) started as a food truck in Dallas, and it maintains its Texan influence. Enjoy breakfast tacos all day or try the fried chicken taco with a margarita for dinner.

Dion’s Pizza

This comfortable, New Mexico-born hangout serves up hearty subs in addition to sharable pizzas smothered in fresh ingredients (like Hatch green chile). The salad dressings, which have long been favored by guests, are sold by the bottle. Multiple locations.

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