A giant sand mound, kid-sized ziplines, an inviting streambed, oh my! Joy Park, a 30,000-square-foot outdoor oasis at the Children's Museum, opens to the public on Saturday, June 13 following nearly eight years of planning, fund-raising, and building. Situated between the Children's Museum—...
June 8 2015, 11:00 AM
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There are moments at a concert—guitars riffing, lights pulsing, the drumbeat physically pounding against my chest—when I can't help but think, "Geez, my kid would love this." In fact, the noise and visual splendor of live music seems like the perfect fit for the active mind of a child. But, as...
June 8 2015, 9:00 AM
Scottish band Belle and Sebastian will play with the Colorado Symphony at Red Rocks on June 17. (Photo Credit: Søren Solkær)
I look at my iTunes library and it seems divided: there’s the music I liked over a decade ago, in high school and earlier, and then there’s the music I adopted in college and more recently. Obviously, I feel as if I’ve progressed over the years. As much as I’d like to forget my Spice Girls, Blink-...
June 3 2015, 4:00 PM
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1. Ride: 5280’s Historic Bike Tour of Denver
Why you should go: You like to bike. You like history. You love Denver. Combine the three in our two-wheeled tour of the city (it's great for newcomers, too).
Details: Your choice, Denver
2. Build: Sand in the City
Why you should go:...
June 3 2015, 10:45 AM
Winemaker John Balistreri enjoys a glass of his handcrafted, Sicilian-style wine at the award-winning vineyard that three generations of his family help operate.
The Winery: Balistreri Vineyards
The People: Balistreri Vineyards is a family affair. Although founder John Balistreri, whose grandparents emigrated to the U.S. from a small village in Sicily, grew up making wine, he originally operated a cut-flower business from property he’d...
May 28 2015, 4:00 PM
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We hope you’re hungry!
This summer, we’re highlighting a must-eat-right-now ingredient every week. First up? Rhubarb, that delightful harbinger of warm weather and fresh produce. Visit 5280.com/freshpicks2015 every week for tips on which ingredient you should be growing, buying,...
May 28 2015, 10:30 AM
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There are casual bikers, and then there are those who make it a goal to out-bike everyone on the Cherry Creek Trail. BikeLife Denver, a new publication available online and at bike shops throughout the city, hopes to cater to both ends of the spectrum, plus all the cyclists in between. The magazine...
May 28 2015, 4:59 AM
Denver’s nickname, the "Mile High City," is due to a quirk of topography.
Although most of downtown Denver is situated just below 5,280 feet in elevation, the adjacent Capitol Hill district sits on a slightly higher knoll. As a result, the historic Capitol, with its glistening, 24-karat-gold-...
May 26 2015, 11:45 AM