The first full weekend of the month is here and that means Bank of America customers can visit museums for FREE through the its Museums On Us program. Just show your Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit/debit card and photo ID on Saturday or Sunday and get FREE admission to more than 150 museums and attractions across the U.S. Currently, you can use your card for FREE admission on Saturday & Sunday, October 1 & 2 to the Denver Botanic Gardens, the Denver Zoo, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and the Denver Art Museum (Sunday only). As kids 18 and under always get into the Art Museum for free, cardholders can really maximize this deal. The offer is for the cardholder only — guests do not receive complimentary admission.
Just when you thought the outdoor movies series were over for the year, we found a new one — perfect for a cool fall evening under the stars. (It doesn’t get much better than snuggling with loved ones under a great big blanket eating snacks and watching a movie!) The Movie on the Field series, presented by the Haunted Field of Screams, offers FREE outdoor movies on the field of Colorado’s largest haunted attraction. Bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy a mix of horror movies and family-friendly flicks throughout October. Here’s the schedule: Saturday, October 1 (starts at 7:45 p.m.) – Zombieland and Scream; Sunday, October 9 (starts at 6:45 p.m.) – Hotel Transylvania; and Sunday, October 16 (starts at 6:45 p.m.) – Beetlejuice. Each movie will feature a concession stand with popcorn, candy, sodas, bottled water and more for sale. Beer and wine will also be available for purchase. Haunted Field of Screams is located at 10270 Riverdale Rd. in Thornton.
More sales have been added! Seasonal consignment sales are starting in Denver, Boulder and beyond (from Castle Rock to Loveland and all points in between). Save loads of money on clothes for yourself and your kids, as well as household items, toys and gear. Admission to all events is FREE unless otherwise noted. MHOTC Tip: For sales that do charge an entry fee, check their website as more often than not you’ll often find free tickets. And multi-day sales often heavily discount unsold merchandise on the last day or two. Browse the 2016 list now! If you know of other sales, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and, as time permits, we will add to this list. Would you like to see your sale’s ad featured and highlighted on this list? Email email@example.com. If you’re not already an email subscriber of Mile High on the Cheap, subscribe now so you never miss a deal or free event. Also, find us on Facebook and Twitter. [Read More…]
The craft fair season is just barely getting started, but artisans in Franktown are getting ahead of the pack with Cabin in the Woods Craft Boutique on Saturday, October 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Shoppers will find a number of handcrafted items all made by local artists. Here are directions: From the Franktown Intersection (Hwy. 86 & Hwy. 83), go south on Hwy. 83 to Russellville Rd., turn East. Go to Pine Valley and turn Eat. Drive about 2.5 miles. The house is on the right. 11810 E. Kokomo Rd., Franktown, 303-814-3970.
Open Studios, Boulder’s annual fall artist tour, spans two weekends, Saturday and Sunday, October 1 and 2 and again October 8 and 9 from noon to 6 p.m. each day. This FREE event features 100 studios, homes, garages and wherever else artists create their works. The working spaces in all media are not only in Boulder but also from Eldorado Springs to Nederland, with special attention on the Magnolia area locations. An opening party takes place on Friday, September 30, at the Boulder Public Library’s Canyon Theater lobby from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. You can also download a FREE phone app with maps and other info on the event. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-444-1862.
The first (but definitely not last) Annual Taste of Fleet is being staged on Saturday, October 1 at Utah Park. Admission is FREE. From 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. you can expect delicious food from local business vendors, carnival games, a pumpkin patch, children’s activities, and even a mobile pet adoption center. Activities are planned for all ages. Proceeds go to nonprofits: St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Max Fund No-Kill Animal Shelter, Rebuilding Project and Patrick Fitzgerald Distracted Driving Campaign. 1800 S. Peoria St., Aurora.
A best-selling novel comes to the big screen with The Girl On The Train. Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux, Haley Bennett, Edgar Ramirez and Allison Janney star. In the thriller, Rachel (Blunt), who is devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds. MHOTC readers can see a special advance screening on Tuesday, October 4 at 7 p.m. at UA Colorado Center. To enter, click here, enter the requested information and click “Submit.” Remember to type in “MHOTC” in the “Where did you hear about this contest?” box. Deadline to enter is end of day, Sunday, October 2. Winners will be notified by noon p.m. with screening instructions on Monday. Remember, passes do not guarantee admission. Preview screenings are always overbooked to ensure a full house, so arrive early.
Celebrate autumn at the annual Cider Days harvest festival at Lakewood’s Heritage Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2. Cider Days features — what else? — cider by the glass or gallon. And bring your own apples (or buy on-site) to press. Admission is $7 for adults (on Sunday it’s $5, if you enter before 11 a.m.) and $4 for children (ages 3 to 12). Admission covers all activities, including barrel train rides, hayrides, petting zoo, climbing wall, bounce house and hands-on crafts — so it’s a great deal. Also scheduled: live musical entertainment, Colorado’s largest tractor pull, square dancing, historical demonstrations, apple pie eating contest and the “Top Hogs” pig trick show. New this year, there’s a Beer Garden and hard cider tastings on tap for an extra fee. 801 S. Yarrow St., Lakewood, 303-987-7850.
Let the bugling begin as Estes Park hosts Elk Fest. As usual, the festival coincides with the annual autumn elk rut, providing the natural sight and sound spectacle created during the big game’s mating season in and around Rocky Mountain National Park. While the park charges an entrance fee or requires a National Parks Pass, the FREE Elk Fest on Saturday & Sunday, October 1 & 2 from 10 a.m. to about 5 p.m. both days features a mountain man rendezvous, Native American music and dancing, an elk bulging contest, educational areas, seminars, music performances and a variety of vendors, including a beer garden. All activities center around Bond Park (intersection of MacGregor and Elkhorn Aves.), Estes Park, 800-443-7837.
“A History of the Visual Arts in Boulder” is a FREE 50-event retrospective of the visual, cinematic, digital media and performance arts that kicks off on Thursday, September 29 with an opening reception and concludes on Sunday, January 15. Click here for a calendar. Organizers have identified some 300 artists who have contributed so much to Boulder’s vibrant creative life. Venues include Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art; Boulder Public Library; Canyon Gallery at the Boulder Public Library; Dairy Arts Center; First Congregational Church Gallery; First United Methodist Sanctuary Gallery; Highland City Club; Macky Auditorium; Mercury Framing; Mr. Pool Gallery; Naropa University; NCAR; Rembrandt Yard; Pine Street Church; Boulder Creative Collective; Longmont’s Firehouse Art Center, and CU Art Museum.
Kids can learn do-it-yourself skills and craft a fun item for themselves or to give to someone special by attending Home Depot’s FREE “How-To-Workshop” on Saturday, October 1 from 9 a.m. to noon at all stores. The classes promote tool safety for kids ages 5 to 12, as well as encourage some quality time between parent and child. The October project (click on the Kids Workshops tab) is a toy fire truck with real wheels so you can race to the rescue. Paint and stickers are provided for the kiddos to customize their creation. All participants not only take home their craft, but receive a FREE orange apron (a mini-version of what Home Depot associates wear) and a pin. Kids Workshop activities are on a first-come, first-served basis. Please don’t arrive before 9 a.m. Reservations are requested, but not required, as they are used just to ensure they have enough craft kits. Click on Register next to the project, then find the store nearest you.
Embrace the self-care revolution. A “Live Well” event is being held at Park Meadows Pilates and Physical Therapy on Saturday, October 1. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. check out booths and services from day spas, Athleta, ergonomic products, Pilates, physical therapy and myofascial release. Featured speaker is Dr. James Rouse, N.D., a high-performance expert and author of “Think Eat Move Thrive”. His presentation is at 10:30 a.m. 8600 Park Meadows Dr. #200, Lone Tree, 303-909-8802.