The 5280 Agenda is a curated monthly listing of events from 5280 and its partners.
Taste of Vail
Vail. Taste of Vail is an epic food and wine festival held in Vail, Colorado. The event promotes the Vail lifestyle through food, wine, and skiing! Signature events and seminars fall throughout a five-day event. Come enjoy the Taste of Vail this spring! Information and tickets at tasteofvail.com.
Tethered By Letters’ Second Annual Novel Gala
Baldoria on the Water, Lakewood. Tethered by Letters is a nonprofit that believes in the power of storytelling. On April 7, we are hosting our second annual NOVEL fundraising gala. Proceeds will support our education and community initiatives, boosting excitement about art and literature and increasing literacy rates in Colorado. Information and tickets at tetheredbyletters.com/gala.
AIGA Colorado Speaker Series
DJ Stout: Variations on a Rectangle
April 13, 6–9 p.m.
Denver Art Museum. AIGA Colorado welcomes DJ Stout, a Pentagram design studio partner and director of Texas Monthly magazine, to discuss examples from his new book, his work, and how he learned to think inside the box. Information and tickets at colorado.aiga.org/events.
Taste of Pearl
April 23, 2–6 p.m.
Pearl Street, Downtown Boulder. An unforgettable afternoon sampling Boulder’s tantalizing culinary arts scene and celebrating Colorado wineries and distilleries while strolling through some of Downtown Boulder’s most vibrant galleries and retail stores along Pearl Street. Information at tasteofpearl.com.
Dining Out For Life®
Denver and Boulder. Dine out, or grab a local brew, at one of 250+ participating restaurants and breweries. 25% of your bill will be donated to help Project Angel Heart prepare and deliver customized meals to the portion of their clients living with HIV/AIDS. Information at diningoutforlifedenver.org.
Alliance for Sustainable Colorado
April 27, 6–9 p.m.
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. Every year, the Alliance recognizes individuals who make far-reaching, positive impacts on sustainability at its Heroes of Sustainability Awards gala. This year, the Alliance honors Rick Fedrizzi, Founding Chairman of the U.S. Green Building Council and CEO of International Well Building Initiative. Use code 5280heroes for $25 off ticket price! Information and tickets at sustainablecolorado.org.
Wash Park Home Tour
May 13, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
East Wash Park. The Wash Park Home Tour highlights five beautiful and distinctive homes in the historic Wash Park neighborhood. Bring your mom—it’s the perfect Mother’s Day gift! Proceeds benefit Steele Elementary and the Denver Public Schools’ Homeless Education Network. This year we will be partnering with South Gaylord Street Shops with a street fair on the 900 S. Gaylord Block. Information and specific home addresses at washparkhometour.org.
Denver Philharmonic Orchestra: When in Rome
The Antonia Brico Stage at Central Presbyterian Church. Denver Philharmonic’s season finale When In Rome is the Italian getaway you’ve been trying to squeeze into your schedule. When In Rome highlights pianist Wei Luo and the music of Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn, and Respighi. Classical music, meet the 21st century. Information and tickets at denverphilharmonic.org.
Denver Arts Festival: 19th Anniversary
May 27, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. & May 28, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Conservatory Green in Stapleton’s Northfield Neighborhood. Since 1999 the Denver Arts Festival has showcased Colorado artists along with select national artists. Memorial Day weekend will find this nationally ranked festival at the Conservatory Green in Stapleton. With over 140 artists, this is the first major festival for the summer season. Information at denverartsfestival.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.
AIA Colorado Symposium + AIA10 Awards Gala
June 2, Symposium 11:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Gala 6:30–9 p.m.
Symposium: Springhill Suites at MSU Denver. Gala: Gensler Denver. AIA Colorado’s Symposium + AIA10 Awards Gala includes a half-day symposium on personal, professional, and community legacy through architecture, featuring renowned national speakers. Followed by the AIA10 Awards Gala (formerly known as Young Architects Awards Gala) celebrating architects licensed 10 years or less, students, and associates. Information and tickets at aiacolorado.org/happenings.