This independently organized TED event brings together innovative speakers from the Denver area for an afternoon of ideas and inspiration. Speakers include Shannon Galpin, an award-winning humanitarian and advocate of women and girls in conflict zones, and filmmaker Alexandre Philippe.
There’s something for everyone at Denver PrideFest. Four stages of live music and dancing are just a warm-up to the Sunday morning PrideFest Parade. Runners will love the Big Gay 5K, while pet owners can enter their pooches in the Dogs in Drag contest. The festival also features 250 vendor booths, food, crafts, and a transgender resource area. Sat 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Grab your sweetheart and a picnic basket for a star-strewn evening at the Botanic Gardens. Couples can enjoy their picnic suppers in the garden amphitheater and make their own sweet treats at a dessert bar. After dinner, try free swing dancing lessons while listening to the tunes of Swing Je T’aime, or simply stroll through the gardens. Thu 6-8 p.m.
Tricked into love by their fallaciously feuding fathers, Luisa and Matt separate after discovering the paternal deceit. They then venture out on their own only to realize they belong together in this ever-popular 1960 musical. One of the longest-running production in the world kicks off Little Theatre of the Rockies’ 79th season. Thu-Sat 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m.
A talented crew presents a summer of Shakespearean comedy, tragedy, and star-crossed love. Their debut performance is A Midsummer Night's Dream, the comical story of four lovers lost in a fairy-enchanted forest. Other shows include Richard II, Macbeth, the Abridged Complete Works, and Women of Will. Dates, times vary.
Roald Dahl's classic tale begins when Charlie Bucket finds the last golden ticket to Willy Wonka’s mysterious candy factory inside a bar of chocolate. Tickets in hand, Charlie and four other lucky children begin a strange and fantastic adventure through a world brimming with sweet treats. Mon-Sat 10 a.m., 1 p.m.
Engage in the transformation of the RiNo art district during this open-door music festival each month. Art galleries, bars, and retail shops open their doors to 25+ musicians and performers on the final Friday of each summer month.
Glamour and giving go hand-in-hand at this ladies-only fundraiser to help support childhood disease research at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Enjoy an open bar and hors d'oeurvres while you shop at local boutiques, speak with beauty consultants, and bid at the silent auction. Fri 6-8:30 p.m.
Relieve your work-week restlessness with a little song and dance. Wonderbound’s adults-only dance workshop will teach you to let loose, mix it up, and experiment with your own choreography. Wear ballet shoes, jazz shoes, or socks. Wed 6-7:30 p.m.; Sat 10-11:30 a.m.
Beginner’s guide to climbing Colorado’s fourteeners.
Top Dentists: The 2013 List.
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Playful accents mingle with traditional style in this Cherry Hills house.