ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
WildeFire Bistro Grand Opening Weekend
May 31 and June 1-3, Tony David’s new Centennial Super Club featuring WildeFire band is playing with Walker Williams and the Colorado Band as special guest. June 1: Mannequin the Band w/WildeFire as Special Guest 6:30 p.m. – close. June 2: JC from MM8tr-Solo early evening performance. June 2: MM8tr 8 p.m. – 12 p.m. June 3: Wash Park 6-10 p.m. Full open kitchen, full bar set up, complete with entertainment. Located at 115352 E. Ida Dr., Centennial. Reservations: 720-436-8669.
Art of Summer Launches at Denver Art Museum
June 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free first Sat. with free general admission and access to six vibrant exhibitions and hands-on programming. Happy Clouds release is part off Happy City. Art for the People, a citywide art intervention with the purpose of breaking down personal, emotional and social barriers while nurturing individual and collective wellbeing. Happy Clouds launch will take place 3-5 p.m. at the Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave., Pkwy.
Tesoro Cultural Center Indian Market and Powwow
June 1-3. June 1, 6 p.m. Tesoro Member-exclusive Meet the Artists Patron Party at The Fort. $20 per person. Must be a Tesoro member to attend. Tickets at TesoroCulturalCenter.org/Membership. June 2-3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on the grounds of the iconic restaurant, The Fort. Free and ample parking. Admission, $5 per person, free for children 12 and under. This is a yearly tribute to the American Indian tribes of the past who shaped the cultural community of Old Bent’s Fort. The art show features authentic and juried American Indian art featuring nationally acclaimed Indian artists in a variety of mediums.
Arapahoe Philharmonic free Summer Concerts
June 6, 2:30 p.m. Works by Brahms, Hsu and Dvorak. Columbine United Church, 6375 S. Platte Canyon Rd., Littleton. Donations accepted. July 3, pops program USA Fireworks Celebration in Avon starting at 7:45 p.m. at the Nottingham Park Performance Pavilion, 1 Lake St. The Dearling Band will kick off the celebration at 5:45 p.m. and the orchestra’s performance will be followed by a spectacular fireworks display.
Littleton’s Main Street Block Party
June 9, 6 -11 p.m. Presented by Historic Downtown Littleton Merchants. Booths by restaurants, crafters, bars and more. Seven stages with Magicians, bands and comedy. Live circus acts and “The Creepy Freaky Alley.” Two fireworks shows and twilight and 10:45 p.m. Tickets at many downtown merchants. $20 for $25 value when purchased by June 8, 8 p.m. More info: 303-795-5006.
Celebrate 50th Year of Le Bal de Ballet
June 9, 5-6 p.m., Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Reception in the lobby, 5-6 p.m.; presentation on the Ellie stage at 6 p.m. Reception, Grand March, dinner and dancing to follow at the Downtown Sheraton Hotel. Info: Christian Reid at email@example.com.
The Milk Carton Kids Concert
June 25, with Sierra Hull and June 26 with Chris Botti. A Denver Botanic Gardens Summer Concert and produced by Swallow Hill music. UMB Amphitheater at the Gardens’ York St. urban oasis. Tickets go on sale April 10 at 10 a.m.
South Denver Univ. of Colorado Films
Though July 28. 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. A Whale-Sized Adventure for the giant screen with Humpback Whales 3D. See up-close at how these whales communicate, sing, feed, play and take care of their young. Now showing through June 1, Dream Big: Engineering Our World 3D. Showtimes 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Narrated by Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small. South Denver Univ. of Colorado, 10035 S. Peoria St., Lone Tree. 303-315-9444, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unite to Fight Animal Cancer
Through May 31. The campaign raises funds for research on how to prevent, diagnose earlier and treat animal cancers. For every gift Blue Buffalo Company will match dollar for dollar up to $75,000. Info: email@example.com.
Children’s Museum 45th Birthday Bash
June 1, 6 p.m. Event chairs Amy Figge and Jenny Walsh. Tickets: 303-561-0104 or visit mychildsmuseum.org.
Summer Fun and Safety Festival
June 2, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. 1501 S. Potomac St., Aurora. Hosted by the medical staff at Rocky Mtn. Hospital for Children in partnership with every child pediatrics at the Medical Center of Aurora. Car seats checked, sun safety, airline helicopter, fire truck, ambulance and police car, mascots and more. Visit AuroraMed.com/summerful for more information.
Huge Garage Sale
June 2, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Heritage Eagle Bend, off Arapahoe Road and Gartrell Road. Donations from residents of the Heritage Eagle Bend community.
Colorado Book Award Winners Announced
June 2, 4:30 p.m. Hear the winners read briefly and enjoy a reception with winners and finalists. Tickets to the event at the Ste FilmCenter, 2510 E. Colfax Ave. $20 include the reception. R.S.V.P. at coloradohumanities.org.
The Kilted Man
June 5, 7 p.m. The Kilted Man, Matthew Gurnsey, will perform a concert of traditional Irish and Scottish music at Bemis Public Library, 6014 S. Datura St. in Littleton. Celtic instruments such as the concertina, bodhran, mandolin, penny whistle and bowed psaltery.
World Premier Documentary Movie “25-Steps” – About 2 WWII P.O.W.s
June 6, 6-7:30, VIP reception. Airing of “25-Steps” 7:45-9 p.m. Each are now 97 years old. Learn how their lives crossed four years ago. Narrated by Emmy winner Peter Coyote. Bob and Butch, WWII P.O.W.s, will be in attendance at the premier at Southglenn Regal Theaters 6 and 7, 6901 S. Vine St., Centennial.
A Journey of Hope Through the Eyes of Jonathan Clark
June 6, 4-7 p.m. A photography exhibit of Honduras. The Mexican Cultural Center and Jonathan Clark hold an Open House of the Photography Exhibit “The Lease of These,” a collection of photographs from Jonathan’s time in Honduras with International Hope Builders (IHB) building homes in underdeveloped areas. Event to be held at the Mexican Cultural Center, 5350 Lettsdale Dr., Suite 200W (2nd floor) Denver. The exhibition runs thru Aug. 10, Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free admission and open to the public, all ages.
Castle Rock Ducky Derby
June 9, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Cheer rubber duckies floating down a river. Hosted by the Rotary Club of Castle Rock, Castle Rock High Noon Rotary and Rotary Club of Castle Pines. Actual duck race kicks off at 3 p.m. One ticket costs $5 or five for $20. Whoever has the ticket with the winning duck gets $2,000. Second and 3rd place finishers receive $750 and $250, respectively. Street festival at Festival Park near Second and Wilcox Streets. Tons of events for young and old.
125th Anniversary Community Celebration of St. Anthony Hospital
June 9, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. St. Anthony Hospital, 11600 W. 2nd Place, Lakewood, Lot H (south side of campus.) Activities include: Vintage photo booth, Flight For Life helicopter and ambulance, go carts, rock climbing wall, pets from Denver Dumb Friends League, food trucks.
Concourse D’Elegance and Exotic Sports Car Show
June 10, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Arapahoe Community College. Benefiting Creative Options for Early Childhood Education. A program of Ability Connection Colorado.
ADL Mountain States Annual Meeting
June 13, 7-9 p.m. Hebrew Educational Alliance, 3600 S. Ivanhoe St., Denver. $18 ticket includes Kosher dessert reception following the program. Meeting will include the investiture of Melinda Quiet as Mountain Stats Regional board chair and election of the slate of board members. Guest speaker: Christian Picciolini, former extremist, author and activist, recently featured on 60 minutes. RSVP: 303-830-7177.
June 16, 9 -11:30 a.m. Heritage Eagle Bend Community, off Arapahoe Road and Gartrell Road. Classics belonging to residents of the community. Parade following the show. Prizes given.
Bike to Work Day
June 27, Registration now open. 800 companies expected to participate. Sign up: biketoworkday.us A program of the Denver Regional Council of Governments. Visit waytogo.org.
Pixelated: Sculpture by Mike Whiting
Through Sept. 23, Pixelated will bring back childhood memories of video game arcades and also call to mind modern artworks. The depiction of natural forms, such as plants and animals, in bold colors and geometric shapes will be a witty complement to the Denver Botanic Gardens York St., which are simultaneously wild and cultivated.
Woof and Wine
June 1, 6:30-10 p.m. Schomp Mini Dealership at 1001 Plum Valley Lane in Highlands Ranch benefiting Humane Society of the South Platte Valley. Delectable wine and food sampling, silent and live auction, live entertainment by Maestro Hughes, “The Hip Hop Violinist” and emceed by Emily of the Mix100. Special guest appearances by adoptable shelter dogs. Tickets: hsspv.org/woofandwine for $75.
Parkinson walk the vitality walk
June 3, 8 a.m. -registration, 9 a.m. – walk 10 a.m. – resource fair. Wash Park, Denver. Registration $30/adult; $10 child (ages 5-14). Register: ParkinsonRockies.org/VitalityWalk.
The Home Front Cares Veterans Cup Charity Golf Tournament
June 7, Sanctuary Golf Course in Sedalia, one of the Best 150 courses in the U.S. Presented by RE/MAX. Five-star brunch and dinner catered. Proceeds go to benefit The Home Front Cares and its mission to provide emergency financial grants for military and veteran families in need in Colorado. To register: visit thehomefrontcares.org.
George Allen Golf Tournament
June 8, Broken Tee Golf Course, 2101 W. Oxford Ave., Englewood. Registration: 6:45 a.m.; Free Driving Range, 7 a.m.; Shotgun Start, 7:45 a.m. $110/person includes breakfast snacks, golf cart, range balsa taco bar lunch and two drink tickets. Registration due by May 30. Mail to Greater Englewood Chamber of Commerce, 3501 S. Broadway, 2nd Floor, Englewood, CO 80113.
Museum After Dark Gala
June 8, 6:30 p.m. cocktails, progressive dinner and silent auction. 9 p.m., the clock strikes GLOW followed by a short-lived auction. 9:30 p.m. – 1 a.m. After Dark Soiree hosted by the museum’s young professionals with live entertainment, dancing, cocktails and dessert. Event co-chairs, Mathew and Priya Burkett and John and Katie Levisay. Cocktail attire. Location: Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Tickets: 303-370-6407.
Art for Alzheimer’s
June 9, 3-5 p.m. Cherry Hills Assisted Living & Memory Care, 6325 S. University Blvd. in Centennial, celebrates its first anniversary with a fundraiser to benefit the 2018 Denver Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Presenting an Art Gallery and Auction featuring art from the residents, local artists Barbara Family and Paul Nutting and well-known fine artist, Tim Deibler. Wine and charcuterie. RSVP: 720-592-0252.
Colorado Classic to Benefit TAPS
June 16, Saluting Our Fallen Heroes, Songwriters Show and Dinner featuring Pam Tillis. Grove’s Family ranch at Cherry Creek. Live auction and BBQ by the Coors Cowboy Club “Chuckwagon Crew.” Tillis is a two-time Grammy Award and Country Music Award winner with six #1 hits and three platinum albums. Her critically acclaimed album, It’s All Relative, was a tribute to her father, the great Mel Tillis. Tickets: 303-696-0450, taps.org/colorado.
Breaking Par for P.A.R. Golf Event
July 21, 6 a.m. event check in; 6:30 a.m. driving range open and putting challenge: 8 a.m. Shotgun start. Walnut Creek Golf Preserve, 10555 Westmoor Dr., Westminster. In honor of Gary Bass and those touched by Parkinson’s. $110/player. Register: ParkinsonRockies.org/BreakingPar4Par.
Cancer League of Colorado Race for Research 5K Run/Walk
Aug. 19, 9-11 a.m. in Washington Park. In memory of Michele Plachy-Rubin and Stephen Estrada – Race for research honoree. Info: cancerleague.org. Followed by free pancake breakfast, live band and free beer garden sponsored by Bristol Brewing. Kids play in Kidzone – clowns, games and prizes. Designer shirt with registration.
Western Conservative Summit
June 8-9, Colorado Convention Center. Two days of speakers, workshops, policy analysis, panels, networking, exhibitor trade show, inspiration and more. Confirmed speakers: Kirk Cameron, Diamond and Silk, the House Freedom Caucus, Sen. Cory Gardner, Charlie Kirk, Candace Owens, Frank Gaffney, John Andrews, Laura Carno, Michael Farris, John Stonestreet, U.S. Navy Seal Chad Williams and others. Early bird pricing until April 30, 11:59 p.m. Tickets: 303-963-3157.
Zimbabwe Mission Partnership
June 3, Elephant Rock Cycling Festival Fundraiser. The eight-mile ride has been established for people of all ages. Registration cost $30. Register at zimpartnership.org/team-zimbabwe. Let Beth Hamstra at firstname.lastname@example.org know when you’ve registered. Sponsored by Wellshire Presbyterian Church, 2999 S. Colorado Blvd.
Shipwrecked Vacation Bible School at Greenwood
June 4-7, 1st -5th grade students at Greenwood Community Church, 5600 E. Belleview Ave., Greenwood Village. A fun-filled week packed with games, songs, treats and Bible lessons. Register online at GreenewoodCC.com/events1. Cost $35.
Vacation Bible School
June 11-15, 8:45 a.m. – noon Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church, 10150 E. Belleview Ave., Englewood. Kids 3 years through rising sixth-graders. Cost: $30/child. Experience life in the palace, streets, marketplace and Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Singing, dancing, games, crafts, snacks, performances, Bible stories and more. Want a full-day experience? Afternoon camps from 12 – 4 p.m. Sign up for one of our awesome options, including Sports and Science, Carts of Performance and Camping Capers. Register at cherrycreekpres.org/kids.
Kent Denver School Campus closed for graduation
June 5 the school will be open only to invited guests. Kent Denver School is located at 4000 E. Quincy Ave., Englewood. Questions: 303-770-7660.
Kempe Topgolf Challenge
June 26, 4-7 p.m. 10601 E. Easter Ave., Centennial. Make a difference for children. TOPGOLF caters to all skill levels. Practice your swing and have fun. Silent auction featuring sports items. Details: email@example.com or call 303-864-5308.
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