Celebrate traditional Latin American culture during Día del Niño (Day of the Children) on Sunday, April 30. This year, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Denver Art Museum, Clyfford Still Museum, History Colorado Center, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and Byers-Evans House Museum will offer FREE general admission on Sunday. The Denver Public Library Central Branch is also participating. In addition to free entry, here is a list of scheduled activities: [Read more…] about Local Museums Celebrate Dia del Niño with Free Entry and Entertainment
Things To Do
Plan your week on the cheap with this list of FREE events around Denver. Check back often, as the list is updated daily. Looking for FREE and low-cost things to do? You’ll find more listings on our Mile High Events Calendar, which you can view by day or by month. If you don’t already, keep up with the latest deals, discounts and freebies by signing up for our daily e-newsletter. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Click on each link for details, as some events may require registration. Here’s what’s happening this week: [Read more…] about Free Things To Do This Week Around Denver
Did you ever notice that little kids seem to have more fun with the box and paper than the actual gift you spent months looking for? Now budding architects have permission to take a box and turn it into a building as part of Box City 2017. The FREE event for children (grades K-5) promotes an understanding of urban design by combining art, design, architecture, urban planning, engineering, creativity and construction into one fun, educational experience.
It’s set for Saturday, April 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wellington Webb Municipal Building. This is a fantastic event that is fun for both the participants and their parent/guardians. The event is also part of Doors Open Denver and is worth checking out, even if you don’t have any kids who want to build. [Read more…] about Kids Can Build Their Own Town During ‘Box City’ 2017
Part of the fun of going to see the Colorado Rockies is when they offer a special giveaway or promo on select game days. And it’s much more than just bobbleheads and baseball cards. This season, they’re offering everything from ticket package deals (with food & drink), tote bags, aprons, jerseys, t-shirts, $1 hot dog coupons, BBQ spatulas, light bulbs and more on specific game days. The promo items are typically FREE and usually limited to the first 10,000 ticketed fans through the gates. (However, the details may vary by promo. Be sure to read its Full Promotional Policy for clarity.) We knew there had to be a promo schedule, but we figured it was top-secret and only Dinger knew the master plan. Well, it’s not! Click here for the 2017 Promotional Schedule. Go, Rockies!
This is definitely a family affair, if there ever was one. The inaugural Mac & Cheese Cookoff at The Hangar at Stanley Marketplace (2501 Dallas St., Aurora) is on Sunday, April 30. The cheesy affair runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Of course, in addition to highlighting the family-favorite dish, the event will host a Kids’ Macaroni Craft section — just think necklaces and picture frames! There will even be games for the big kids. Tickets are just $5 each and include unlimited mac & cheese. To purchase tickets, click here. (There is also a $10 ticket, which includes larger bowls, $1 off drinks and an entry to win a $25 bar tab.) Thanks to Jacqueline for sharing this cheesy event with us!
Kids of all ages can check out the world of Scouting at the annual Scout Show on Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the National Western Complex. The Scout Show is an opportunity for young and old alike to see what Scouting is all about as Cub Scout Packs and Boy Scout Troops showcase what Scouting has to offer. There will be more than 260 booths to visit, each offering an activity, a game or a “hands-on” experience.
You can climb to the roof of the arena, cross a rope bridge, catch a trout, try camp cooking, paddle a canoe, give blood or just hang and enjoy the entertainment. A number of local businesses host booths with food, drinks and items for sale. Entry is $5 per family and includes special offers and discounts from supporting businesses worth more than $100. All Scouts (yes, Girl Scouts too) that are in uniform are admitted FREE.
Bored on a budget? You’ve come to the right place! Mile High On The Cheap is the answer for Coloradans wanting to live large for less. Fortunately, our community has it all “on the cheap” — entertainment, concerts, festivals, movies, workshops, tours, sporting events and more. And we’ve done the work for you! Keep up with the latest deals, discounts and FREE events in the Denver/Boulder area by signing up for our daily e-newsletter. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter. (If you know of any upcoming weekend events, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.) Be sure to check out our constantly-updated list of upcoming Mile High events, which you can view by day or by month. Here are our top picks for FREE and cheap things to do this weekend: [Read more…] about Free & Cheap Things To Do in Denver This Weekend
Let me spin you a yarn! However, this one is not a fanciful tale — just full of savings. I Love Knitting (600 S. Holly St., Unit 102) in Denver is having a huge sale on all yarn, needles and patterns. Through April 30, everything in the shop will be 20% off. Enjoy savings on a vast selection of quality yarns from all over the world. The shop’s hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Stop the presses! Check out our weekly column “Cheap Checklist” in The Denver Post in the Life & Culture section. Every Saturday, we compile the best freebies, discounts and deals in town for the upcoming week. The column now periodically includes store sales — all the more reason for smart shoppers to make it a must-read. (Inside Secret: The column is often published online a day early on Friday, for those who just can’t wait for the deals! Go to The Denver Post website and search for it.)
If you have any tips for possible items, send them to email@example.com 10 to 14 days in advance — just put “Cheap Checklist” in the subject line. We’re already working on the copy for next week!
We know this summer tradition isn’t necessarily “cheap”, but it sure is lots of fun. (Actually, 15 bucks for a concert, comedian and flick isn’t so bad, right?) The Denver Film Society and Denver Arts & Venues are once again hosting Film on the Rocks at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre. (Could you ask for a better backdrop?) The 2017 season includes 9 movies throughout the summer, including cult-classics and past fan-favorites. Each film is preceded by a live concert and local comedian. Here’s the line-up for the 18th season: May 15 – Superbad, May 22 – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, May 25 – Long Strange Trip, June 5 – Dirty Dancing, June 12 – TBA: Fan-Voted Wedding Film — Vote Here, June 19 – The Fifth Element, July 17 – The LEGO Movie, July 20 – The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and September 11 – Twister. Gates open 6:30 p.m., bands play at 7 p.m. and the movies start at dusk (around 8:30 p.m.) General admission tickets are $15 each. You can purchase tickets online. However, a $3 convenience fee per ticket applies. (Purchase tickets in advance, because they’re higher on the day of the show at the Red Rocks box office.) Parking is FREE.
If you have kids in your life, you know how much they love LEGOs. (And, more than likely, you’ve stepped on one or two, right? Ouch!) Families can experience American landmarks important to U.S. history handcrafted with LEGO bricks by LEGO Masters. These stunning, larger-than-life replicas will be on display at Park Meadows from April 22 to May 7, as part of the LEGO Americana Roadshow. At the FREE event, families can build their own LEGO creations, race LEGO cars, bring home a limited-edition collectible LEGO keepsake and learn fun facts about iconic U.S. monuments.
BONUS: On April 29 and 30, from noon to 4 p.m., kids can make and take home their very own mini LEGO Washington Monument for FREE. They’ll receive printed instructions and all the LEGO bricks needed to build their creation.
Know the best way to get a child to read? Give them their very own book, with the hope they will become passionate bookworms. One Book 4 Colorado does just that by providing a FREE book to preschoolers. Any four-year-old in the state can pick up his or her own copy of “Mouse Mess” by Linnea Riley in English or Spanish.
Again this year, 75,000 copies of the book will be available through May 1 at public and military libraries, as well as Denver Preschool Program classrooms. For a full list of pick-up locations, click here. Reading at a young age helps with so many skills, including vocabulary, spelling and writing. Reading rules!
Where can you see two music superstars for just $25? Denver welcomes multi-platinum-selling, multiple Grammy Award-winning music icons Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey to the Pepsi Center for a concert filled with decade-spanning hits. Get ready to sing along, as Richie works his way through the song catalog that made him a living legend. He’ll share the stage with Carey, whose powerful pipes are set to belt out a string of untouchable, record-setting R&B and pop anthems. They hit the stage on Tuesday, August 29 at 7 p.m. Thanks to Goldstar, get a ticket for just $25 (reg. $51.15) or $35 ($72.75) — that’s more than 50% off and makes each superstars’ set just $12.50! (Additional fees apply.) To buy tickets, click here.
After nearly 13 years in business, DVD Stop (8075 Sheridan Blvd., Unit C) in Arvada is hitting “stop” for good. (The entertainment business has changed so much in the last several years, right?) Currently, they’re offering 35% off new merchandise and 60% off used. I don’t know the final day of business. However, I would assume it would be at the end of April, as they just announced they’re closing a few days ago on Facebook. As of now, their hours are Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Many businesses shorten their hours, when closing. You may want to call ahead, before making a special trip — 303.657.2849.) Special thanks to reader Rebecca for finding the sale!
Online ticketing for Doors Open Denver Insider Tours has begun. Doors Open Denver is an annual weekend, this year April 29 & 30, showcasing nearly 70 of Denver’s most interesting and unique sites of all sorts. The list includes residential, commercial and religious buildings; behind-the-scenes tours of theaters and museums, and even a hotel, fire stations, schools and other notable sites. While visitors can create and follow a FREE self-guided itinerary, 51 Insider Tours are led by expert guides including architects, landscape designers, historians and urban enthusiasts. This year’s tours include a look at Denver’s Iconic Hotel Bars, the ART Hotel, Crawford Hill Mansion, the Office of Mayor Michael Hancock, Mayan Theater, Westin DIA Hotel and Lowry Hangar 2. Tickets cost $10 for adults and free for children 12 and younger. You can purchase tickets here.