Learn how Mark Roeder made his award-winning film “Fire Rip” at a FREE workshop at the Historic Elitch Theater on Saturday, June 23, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The landmark theater suffered heavy wind damage several months ago, resulting in the cancellation of most programs, so this is one of the few opportunities these to visit and support this Denver treasure. The workshop is geared for ages 12 and older. 4309 W. 44th Ave., Denver.
The annual pre-Father’s Day grill demo and food sampling called Grillapallooza at McGuckin Hardware takes place today Saturday, June 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It offers a chance to sample good food, hor off various grills and learn about the latest the world of fancy grills. Local and visitng vendors offering FREE samples are from Fate Brewing Company. Zolo Southwestern Grill, Look Out Here I Come! Garlic Oil, Tru Pickles, Seed Ranch Flavor Hot Sauce, b4Adventure. Boulder Sausage and TreePod. If you’re buy a grill, there’s 25% off all BBQ accessories. 2525 Arapahoe Ave. (the store is actually between Canyon and Arapahoe, just east of Folsom and the Grillapalooza takes place in the west parking lot (Folsom street side), Boulder, 303-443-1822.
Pro hockey and basketball season are winding down and baseball season is in high gear, but it’s never too early to think football. Enroll youngsters for the Broncos Bunch Kids Club, which includes a Broncos Bunch T-shirt, NFL trading cards and entry to such special events as movie night, junior training camp and next fall, a trick-or-treat party.
It’s worth signing up now, in time for a special Summer Kickoff party in June where kids can play on the field, meet players, alumni and more. Also, members receive a ticket for a FREE kids’ admission to the Downtown Aquarium and a small DQ ice cream cone. [Read more…] about Broncos Bunch Extras for Young Fans
“What’s Up Boulder?” is a an opportunity to learn about the status of city-wide high-priority projects. Easy-to understand timelines and engagement opportunities lay out how to connect with city services including Hospital to Hub, the Transportation Masterplan, the status of the municipal electric utility concept, broadband and more. Staff from housing, human services, police fire, Parks and Rec are on hand this evening, Monday, April 30, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This FREE family-friendly event includes food and snacks, Touch a Truck, live music and door prizes. East Boulder Recreation Center, 5660 Sioux Dr., Boulder.
The Museum of Boulder is inaugurating its totally new space in downtown Boulder with a FREE soft opening on Friday, April 6 at 6 p.m. prior to its official opening on May 19. It features “There. Here. Near.” This multimedia, community-sourced art exhibition runs through the month of April with a thread connecting Boulder’s past, present and future.
More than 20 local creators have interwoven themes of migration and technical innovation. 2205 Broadway, Boulder, 303-449-3464.
The annual Boulder County Home & Outdoor Living Show takes place through Sunday, March 25 at the Boulder County Fairgrounds. More than 100 exhibitors present home improvement projects, outdoor water features, energy-saving products and services, plus cooking demonstrations and a project-inspiring gardenscape. Admission to the show and parking are both FREE. Show hours are Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Fairgrounds are at Hover St. and Nelson Rd., Longmont.
Concepts Furniture, known for quality contemporary furniture, lighting and accessories, is closing stores in Boulder and Longmont. Save up to 60% on recliners, occasional chairs, sofas, loveseats, sectionals, sleeper, bedrooms, dining rooms and more. No end date for this sale has yet been announced. 5440 Arapahoe Rd., Boulder, 303-443-6900, and 800 S. Main St., Longmont, 303-772-4178.
Two Pizza Republica locations (Denver Tech Center, 5375 Land Mark Pl. #113, Greenwood Village) and (Glendale Cherry Creek, 686 S. Colorado Blvd, Denver) are offering a pizza and salad lunch special for a limited but unspecified time. A wood-fired, Neopolitan-style margherita pizza and a mixed green salad are $9 ($15 value) between 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
We’ve got weddings on our mind because it is bridal show season in metro Denver. Some couples want to stay close to home, while others prefer a destination wedding. Couples Resorts in Jamaica has launched its first-ever air credit promotion. Called “Brides Fly Free,” it offers couples a $500 air credit for packages booked by December 22, 2018 toward a destination wedding or vow renewal with the booking of six rooms or more. Add FREE excursions, FREE golf and scuba diving and Montego Bay airport transfers , it’s a good deal.
Whether the dream destination wedding is on a private island, vow renewal in an intimate sunset ceremony on the beach or a simple wish to enhance an already romantic occasion, the staff makes organizing the event hassle-free. Couples Resorts can handle every last detail, leaving couples free time to enjoy their moment with family and friends.
It is valid at four all-inclusive luxury boutique resorts: Couples Tower Isle, Couples Sans Souci, Couples Swept Away and Couples Negril. Reservations must be made by December 22 for weddings through December 2019 by calling 877-793-1913 or clicking here.
Beaver Creek regularly hosts America’s Opening, a trio of men’s early-season speed events (downhill, Super G, giant slalom). In Olympic years, the races take on a special excitement. A trip to Peyong Chang, South Korea is expensive, but viewing just up the road is FREE. The racers have been training for several days, with the competitions from Friday, December 1 through Sunday, December 3. If you want to get to today’s Super G starting at 10:45 a.m., better hustle. Follow signs for parking in Avon. FREE shuttles from the Covered Bridge to the Red Tail Stadium, which opens at 8 a.m.
There’s plenty of race-ready snow on the courses, but with less than ideal cover for recreational use, expect lighter-than-usual weekend traffic in the high country. Plan on getting there early, because the stands do fill up. The thrilling downhill on Saturday starts at 11 a.m. The first run of Sunday‘s giant slalom is at 9:30 a.m. and the second run at 12:45. Surrounding the races are all manner of FREE events, including live music, kids’ activities, autograph sessions. And the party atmosphere in Beaver Creek Village is electric all weekend long. Click here for details.
With the holidays coming right up, make interesting gifts for those on your list, save money and keep unwanted odds and ends out of landfills by shopping at Art Parts, a not-for-profit “creative reuse center” in Boulder. Inventory includes jewelry/parts/supplies, frames, art/craft/school/office materials, fabric, yarns, sewing and other needlework supplies for serious artists and crafters, an eclectic assortment of other reusable industrial surplus and DIY items suitable for children’s projects that the store resells at 30 to 90% off.
And if you’re not into DIY, check out the store’s third annual holiday bazaar through December 24, featuring regional artists who create high-quality, gift-worthy items from reclaimed materials including gorgeous leather bracelets, over-the-top floral headbands, fab mosaic pieces and paper art, plus textile and wall art.
The store is so successful that is expanding, so stay tuned for that news. Meanwhile, the immaculate and well-organized store is open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Thursdays, noon to 7 p.m.). Donations of clean reusable items are also accepted during Friday and Saturday business hours. 2870 Bluff St. (on the west-facing end of the low-slung commercial building across from RallySport), Boulder, 720-379-5328.
Pizzeria Locale, offspring of Boulder’s award-winning Frasca Food & Wine, will give you a buy-one get-one FREE coupon for one of its artisanal pizzas if you sign up for its email list to be notified of big events, promotions, the latest happenings and what it calls “the occasional tasty offer.” These contemporary pizzerias take their inspiration and their pizza style from Naples, the Italian city where pizza was born. The Boulder original is a table-service restaurant, but the format of the two Denver locations is fast-casual, and the pizzas are authentic and delicious. The Denver locations are 550 N. Broadway and 3484 W. 32nd St.
We’re adding news about Green Ride’s new hourly service between Longmont and Denver International Airport to our page about airport transportation and parking. But as a heads-up, here’s what’s new: starting tomorrow, Wednesday, August 16 Green Ride begins service for the introductory fare of $20 plus $12 for each additional passenger on the same booking. Parking is FREE and limitless, and Green Ride Longmont also offers residential pick-up service from zip codes 80501, 80503 and 80504. Click here for the schedule. Service is from/to the new Longmont HUB, 206 S. Main St. For more information, call 303-997-0238.
After 34 years, Racines is at last introducing happy hour specials. The popular Denver watering hole opened in 1983, first on Bannock Street in the Golden Triangle and then moving to 650 Sherman on Capitol Hill in 2004. Happy hour goes live on Monday, June 19, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., and is available Monday through Friday. Happy hour portions and pricing ($3 and $5) are in effect for popular dishes including green chile cheese fries and the awesome Double Trouble Wings. Racines takes $2 off any glass of wine and $5 off any bottle. Coors Light pints are $3. Wynkoop, Odell’s and Deschutes brewskis are $4. Cocktails are $5 to $7. 650 Sherman St., Denver, 303-595-0418.
One of the best ways to improve your palate is to do a tasting at the winery and chat with the winemaker as you taste. We have a page listing regularly scheduled FREE wine tastings at metro area specialty wine retailers and liquor stores. Most wineries charge a tasting fee, but some are very affordable and a very few are FREE. Examples? The family-owned Balistreri Vinyard’s Denver winery offers a complimentary tasting of its award-winning wines and a tour of the wine cellar and winemaking facilities. In addition, Balistreri has a gift shop and serves lunch seven days a week. 1946 E. 66th Ave., Denver, 303-287-5156. ♦ Tasting at Augustina’s Winery in Boulder, is not free, but it is cheap: $3 to taste up to five wines and $5 to taste 10 wines, and the fee is refunded with a purchase. 4715 N. Broadway, Unit B-3, 303-520-4871. Augustina’s also has a booth at the Saturday and Wednesday Boulder farmers’ market. ♦ The Turquoise Mesa Winery tasting room, which is open Thursday through Saturday from 1 to 6 p.m., charges just $5. 11705 Teller St., Unit C, Broomfield, 303-653-3822.