Take a lesson in stand-up paddle boarding at Chatfield State Park this weekend. —Image courtesy of Unsplash
Fresh Jazz and Crisp Vinyl Series: Orenda, August 26
If you're a fan of jazz, Latin, and funk, come to Orenda's five-piece instrumental set to hear all your favorite genres combined into one unique sound. The Denver-based group draws influences from Afro-Cuban rhythms and blends drum, conga,...
August 24 2016, 5:01 PM
(Left) Dinner is served: pork loin and cherries, wood-roasted carrots, and grilled peppers and Burrata. (Right) Bryan Dayton mans the head of the table.
End-of-summer evenings may be the best times of the year to host backyard feasts. For Steven Redzikowski and Bryan Dayton of Acorn, Oak at Fourteenth, and Brider, that means putting just about everything on the grill—local squash, chiles, carrots, and pork. Top that with dessert and a...
Hike 20 miles on a scenic guided backcountry excursion during the Fjällräven Classic USA. —Image courtesy of Fjällräven
The Moth: Into the Wild, August 18
This intimate night of readings by NPR's acclaimed storytelling group, the Moth, is tailor-made for an adventurous Colorado audience. Dame Wilburn, a Detroit-based poet and Moth Grand Slam champion, will host a performance filled with true tales of adventure,...
August 17 2016, 1:56 PM
Pictured: A visitor treks up the homestretch of the dunes' peak at sunset.
—Photo by Lucy Beaugard
Temperatures might be in the 90s now, but summer's end always seems to sneak up on us. So we're planning ahead for one of Colorado's most spectacular transition-season getaways: the Great Sand Dunes. Cooler air makes for cooler sand, which means you can take advantage of hiking up, sliding down,...
August 11 2016, 9:55 AM
Sample the savory flavors of African cuisine at an Ethiopian food festival. —Photo courtesy of Elati Photography
Superposition, August 5
At this collaborative, conceptual fashion show, local designers Cyrus and Keenan Ferguson will showcase their original pieces. Denver musician Jason Corder, better known by his stage name Off the Sky, will spin moody electroacoustic tracks as models show off their...
August 3 2016, 2:48 PM
Join legendary climber Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind man to summit Mt. Everest, on a six-mile hike up Dercum Mountain. —Photo courtesy of Brian Smith
Present Box: Jonathan Mason, July 20 to July 24
Think of this installation as a work of artistic synesthesia. During the interactive sense-blending exhibition, Colorado artist Jonathan Mason pairs seven musical notes with seven different colors, so guests can choose a combination of hues to...
July 20 2016, 12:32 PM
Participants chow down on burning barbecue at a wing-eating contest.
—Photo courtesy of Ghost BBQ & Spirits
Ghost Pepper Wing-Eating Contest, June 30
The competition will really heat up during this food-focused battle of endurance. Look on as contestants devour wings covered in spicy ghost pepper sauces—the eater who makes it through every plate will take home $50 and dinner for two. While you watch...
June 29 2016, 12:44 PM
Experience the daily life of a child in Ethiopia or the Dominican Republic during this immersive guided tour.
—Image courtesy of Compassion International
The Compassion Experience, June 24 to June 27
Embark upon an empathetic journey to Ethiopia and the Dominican Republic during this immersive cross-cultural experience. Visitors take on the role of children in each developing country and experience both sadness and hope as they use audio headsets...
June 23 2016, 9:39 AM