Denver Arts & Venues has announced the 2020 Youth One Book, One Denver selection, bringing back a favorite from years past. “Upside-Down Magic” by authors Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle and Emily Jenkins, chronicles the misadventures of nine-year-old Nory and her oddball friends, who prove that upside-down magic definitely beats right side up. The book also reinforces that not only is it okay to be different, but that we can also celebrate those differences. [Read more…] about 2020 Youth One Book, One Denver Selection Is…’Upside-Down Magic’. Kids Can Get Free Book & Activity Guide
Things To Do
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. While life is far from normal, we’ve decided to restart our popular list of free and cheap things to do over the weekend. For now, you’ll find a activities you can do out of the house, along with a curated list of virtual online concerts, festivals and sporting events. Get set weekend planners, we’ve done all the work for you… [Read more…] about 49 Free & Cheap Things To Do in Denver This Weekend
Plan your week on the cheap with this list of FREE & CHEAP things to do around Denver. The list is updated daily, so check back often. For now, you’ll find a mix of in-person and virtual events. Looking for more FREE and low-cost things to do in the following weeks? Find additional activities on our Mile High Events Calendar, which you can view by day or month.
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You may not be able to see superstar performers in concert at the Pepsi Center or Fiddler’s Green this year, but this may be a close second. Encore Drive-In Nights will air shows at drive-in and outdoor theaters across the United States. These all-new performances will be filmed exclusively for each one-night-only event, and include cinematic interviews and storytelling. The series kicks off on Saturday, July 25 with an all-new performance featuring Blake Shelton, joined by Gwen Stefani and Trace Adkins. [Read more…] about See Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani & Trace Adkins In Concert at Encore Drive-In Nights. Tickets On Sale July 14.
From the 1870s through to modern day, Radioactive is a journey through Marie Curie’s (Rosamund Pike) enduring legacies – her passionate partnerships, scientific breakthroughs, and the consequences that follow. In late 19th century Paris, Marie met fellow scientist Pierre Curie (Sam Riley). The pair went on to marry, raised two daughters and changed the face of science forever by their discovery of radioactivity. [Read more…] about Free Virtual Screening Preview Of New Movie – ‘Radioactive’
Take a trip around the world without ever leaving Colorado. The Mile High Global Bazaar is a three-day, annual celebration of international cultures, arts, crafts, merchandise, food, and music. It runs Friday to Sunday, July 17 to 19 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Skyline Park in Downtown Denver. The event will consist of exhibitors from around the globe representing a vast array of cultures and goods. You’ll find art, crafts, music, food and dance.
If audiences can’t go to theaters, why not bring live performances to the people? This summer, visual and performing artists takes to the streets of metro Denver through #ArtFindsUs. On the third Thursday of each month between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., a mobile group of artists will drive through a predetermined route, pausing along the way inviting communities to experience vibrant local artists without having to leave their neighborhood. [Read more…] about #ArtFindsUs Brings Music, Dance & Spoken Word Performances To The People
Story by Carolyn Erickson. Every time my family and I go camping, we talk about how we should do it more often. For us, the camping bug bit early on. My husband and I had both grown up spending summers outdoors, canoeing and fishing and stargazing. We both have strong memories of stoking the coals of the campfire as family and friends gathered within its glow. [Read more…] about Want To Get Away From It All? Rent An RV Or Camper For Fun, Safe, Affordable Travel
Music will still waft over the Pearl Street Mall this summer when Bands above the Bricks comes to you virtually from above the Mall. Listen in virtually every Wednesday evening starting July 15 — you won’t want to miss a beat! Organizers will be live-streaming concerts of your favorite local artists from the rooftops of downtown Boulder. FREE direct links to the live stream on multiple platforms will be posted on the day of each show. [Read more…] about GOING VIRTUAL: Bands Above The Bricks – Free Summer Music in Downtown Boulder
Tickets are selling out weeks in advance, so plan early and get tickets now. If you love drive-in theaters (and who doesn’t?), get revved up for the Denver Mart Drive-In at 451 E. 58th Ave. in Denver — now, in its sixth year! Featuring first run films, on the largest screen in the region, the drive-in theater incorporates a digital projection system to provide the ultimate viewing experience in the comfort and safety of your own car. [Read more…] about Denver Mart Drive-In: Double-Feature For $10 — Titles Announced Through Early August
The Bemis Public Library and Littleton Museum are set to reopen on a limited schedule. The Library reopens on Tuesday, July 14; the museum on Wednesday, July 15. In keeping with the state’s direction for government facilities, visitors must wear a mask or face covering while visiting any city building including the library and museum. Pets (with the exception of trained service animals), food, or beverages are not permitted in the museum or library. [Read more…] about Bemis Public Library & Littleton Museum Reopen With Limited Hours
Look up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s FREE Comic Book Day! Super heroes knows that plans change in a flash, so, this year, the event has been expanded. It’s now FREE Comic Book Summer! (This year marks the 19th year for the colorful giveaway.) As part of the celebration, comic book shops throughout the country give away comic books for FREE. Fans will find lots of new titles and series released for the super-charged event. [Read more…] about It’s A Bird! It’s A Plane! It’s Free Comic Book Day! — Summer Edition
Going to the movies is just a given in the summer for families looking for blockbuster fun, especially under a beautiful Colorado evening sky. In a typical year, there are dozens of outdoor film series at community parks and sports fields. Unfortunately, as with most summer events, many have been canceled. However, all is not lost. Drive-in movie theaters, both permanent and pop-up, are making a big comeback all over town. [Read more…] about Drive-In Movie Theaters Are Popping Up All Over Town – Here’s A List
Grab a drink and enjoy Ironton Distillery & Crafthouse’s Outdoor Movie Night Series in its Outdoor Urban Oasis — from July 9 to October 22. (The distillery is located at 3636 Chestnut Pl. in Denver.) This year, they’re showing cult classics in a brand new backyard space. Being it is a distillery, they will be offering themed cocktails (of course!) and nibbles for each show. The set-up begins at 8 p.m., with the film flickering at dusk. [Read more…] about Ironton Distillery Hosts Outdoor Movie Night Series
Honk! Honk! When we think of going to the movies, we often forget about the good ol’-fashioned drive-in. Mostly because they no longer exist in large numbers. Luckily, the Denver metro area has one left, 88 Drive-In Theatre at 8780 Rosemary St. in Commerce City. (Did you know they’ve been showing flicks for more than 40 years?) [Read more…] about 88 Drive-In Theatre Offers Blockbuster Value & Family Fun