5280’s Best Bets for the week of: July 13-July 20
We tell you what to do, where to be, and why for each week of the year.

Birdhaus Bash Garden Party and Auction — July 14
If the early bird gets the worm, what does the swanky bird get? A three-story Tudor mansion complete with aspen wood shutters. See what nifty dwellings local artists have dreamt up for these high-rolling fowl at the 11th annual birdhouse auction. Bring home a creation for the birds in your borough. Fri. 5:30 p.m. Denver Botanic Gardens. $30-$100. To purchase tickets, visit www.botanicgardens.org.

Denver Polo Classic — July 15-17
Here’s your chance to recreate like royalty. Bring a picnic basket and your floppy hat for three days of equestrian-style entertainment. Proceeds benefit the Denver Nuggets Community Fund. Fri-Sun. Columbine Polo Club, 4401 W. Mineral Ave. $30-$150. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.denverpolo.org.

5K Walk for Education — July 17
Denver Woodlands and Asha for Education present this walk-n-meal combo to raise money for children’s educational programs in India. Participants will enjoy a scrumptious Indian lunch following the race. Sun 9 a.m. Northridge Park, Highlands Ranch. $20. To register, visit www.denverwoodlands.com.

Monty Python and The Denver Brass: Film on the Rocks — July 18
What is your quest? To grab your coconut shells and head on up to Red Rocks to gallop along with Knights of Ni on the big screen for a showing of everyone’s favorite wacky British flick. The evening’s festivities begin with the “Coconut Madness Concert” performed by The Denver Brass. Mon 7:30 p.m. Red Rocks Amphitheatre. $10. To purchase tickets, visit www.redrocksonline.com.