The 5280 Agenda is a curated monthly listing of events from 5280 and its partners.
The Denver Post Ride The Rockies
Registration: February 5–26
Event: June 10–17
Join Ride The Rockies and 2,000 cyclists on a journey like none other through Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. The route showcases the state’s spectacular scenery and remarkable mountain passes. Registration is open from February 5–26. Proceeds from Ride The Rockies Bicycle Tour benefit The Denver Post Community Foundation. Information and registration at ridetherockies.com.
Denver Restaurant Week
February 24–March 5
Throughout Denver. During Denver Restaurant Week, hundreds of top restaurants will offer multicourse meals with new pricing options for $25, $35, or $45! Try new places or old favorites. Go for date night or dinner as a group. There are more options than ever this year! Information at denverrestaurantweek.com.
Boulder International Film Festival
Boulder. One of the “25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World.” Four days of great new films, virtual reality, filmmaker talkbacks, celebrity guests, and parties: CineCHEF tasting, starring Boulder’s most talented chefs; Opening Night Red Carpet Gala; and much more! Information and tickets at biff1.com.
Zach’s Chili Challenge
March 4, 6–9 p.m.
McNichols Civic Center Building. Bring the Heat, Bring the Hope: Zach’s Chili Challenge is a unique chili cookoff between Denver chefs to fund children’s cancer research. There will be four categories of chili and six categories each of beer and spirits voted on by attendees and local Denver celebrity judges. Information and tickets at morganadamsfoundation.org/zachschilichallenge.
Runnin’ of the Green
17th and Wazee. Spring is nearly here and it’s time for Runnin’ of the Green! The annual lucky 7K through LoDo benefits Volunteers of America’s Meals on Wheels program. The race is family-friendly and welcomes serious runners, walkers, joggers, and furry friends. Information and registration at rotg.org.
Sweet Cow Stanley Marketplace Blood Drive
March 14, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Sweet Cow at Stanley Marketplace, Aurora. Donate a pint of blood to Bonfils Blood Center and receive a FREE pint of Sweet Cow ice cream. Information at bonfils.org.
Great Chefs of the West
March 16, 6 p.m.
Denver Marriott City Center. Enjoy tastings from Denver’s top chefs, signature cocktails & live entertainment, while supporting the National Kidney Foundation. Featuring chefs from: Bar Dough, Brazen, D Bar Denver, Highland Tap & Burger, Hop Alley, The Oceanaire Seafood Room, range, Rioja, The Squeaky Bean, The Rib House, TAG, Table 6, The Telegraph, Truffle Table, Uncle, Work & Class, and more! Information and tickets at kidney.org/greatchefswest.
The Science Lounge: Time Travel
March 16, 6:30–9:30 p.m.
Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Rewind for a journey through eras long past, then fast-forward into future epochs on an exploration of time. Figure out what makes the atomic clock tick and debate the scientific plausibility of pop culture time travel. Ages 21+. Cash bar. Information and tickets at dmns.org/sciencelounge.
March 25, 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Vail Mountain. Hate cancer? Ski with us on March 25! Pink Vail is the world’s biggest ski day to conquer cancer. Featuring live music, deck parties, costume contests, and more. Proceeds benefit all patients at Shaw Cancer Center in the Vail Valley. Register or donate at pinkvail.com.
Denver Day of Rock
May 27, 2:30–9:30 p.m.
16th Street Mall. Denver Day of Rock is a FREE music festival presented by Amp the Cause that unites the community in an effort to raise funds and awareness for local children’s charities. This event features 25 bands on five stages located across Denver’s 16th Street Mall. Information at denverdayofrock.com.