5280’s Best Bets for the week of: March 30-April 6
We tell you what to do, where to be, and why for each week of the year.

Mile-High Music
Here are the concert highlights for the week:

  • The Samples—March 31: Originally from Boulder, this post-folk rock band plays its blend of rock, pop, and reggae for a Gothic Theatre crowd. Thur 8 p.m. 3263 S. Broadway, Englewood; $16, 303-830-TIXS.
  • An Evening with moe—April 1 and 2: The quintet from upstate New York brings its superior jamming sessions and accomplished song writing to Denver. Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 Clarkson St.; $25; 303-830-TIXS.
  • Yonder Mountain String Band—March 31 and April 1: Two intimate evenings at the Boulder Theater with this Colorado bluegrass band. Fri 9 p.m. 2032 14th St., Boulder; Call for prices; 303-786-7030.

Precious Blossoms for Mom Design Contest — April 1-30
Every kid wants to have a gift for mom on Mother’s Day. After all, she cleans up after us, kisses scraped knees, and bakes cookies for our friends. The Precious Blossoms for Mom design contest, a benefit for The Children’s Hospital sponsored by Hyde Park Jewelers, starts April 1 and gives kids up to 18 a chance to score a great gift for mom. “Flower kits” will be available at Hyde Park Jewelers in the Cherry Creek Shopping Center for kids to create a “Precious Blossom” for a chance to win a special gift (over $1,000 in prizes!) from Hyde Park for Mother’s Day. In the spirit of giving back to local moms and their kids in need, for each kit turned in for voting, Hyde Park Jewelers will donate $25 to The Children’s Hospital Foundation. Blossoms must be turned in by April 30 for eligibility. Hyde Park Jewelers, Cherry Creek Shopping Center, 3000 E. First Ave., 303-333-4446.

Opening Day at Coors Field — April 4
The boys of summer break out the chaw and their bats for the Rockies home opener versus the San Diego Padres this coming Monday. Grab a Rocky dog, some peanuts, a Coors Light, and a $4 Rock Pile seat—baseball season is here. Monday 2:05 p.m., Coors Field, 20th and Blake streets; Ticket prices vary, call 1-800-388-7625.