Bass Pro Shops presents free Family Summer Camp Workshops occuring 1-5 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays and Saturdays and Sundays beginning Saturday, June 9. The entire family will enjoy learning the basics of camping, fishing, archery and hunting. Other workshops include bird watching, wildlife exploration, backyard adventures, dogs in the outdoors and the importance of conservation. All workshops are approximately 20 minutes in length and kids will get a free lanyard and then earn a free, collectable pin for every workshop completed (while supplies last). Visit
Join Colorado Parks and Wildlife at National Get Outdoors Day between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, at City Park in Denver to experience outdoor recreation activities for families. Design your own state park with your favorite outdoor activities, learn about wildlife in the Junior Ranger Camp and enjoy learning to fish with your family. And, meet Talon - the state parks’ tall and feathered boating safety mascot - and enjoy other fun activities. The 5th Annual National Get Outdoors Day event is free. To obtain more information visit www.getoutdoorscolorado.org.
The 20th Art Students League’s Summer Art Market will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10 at the Arts Students League of Denver, 200 Grant Street. For more information, call 303-778-6990 or visit www.ASLD.org.
Studio 12 Gallery presents David Ekedahl with his exhibit “Colorado Landscapes” until Thursday, June 28. Studio 12 Gallery is located at 209 Kalamath St. #12 in Denver. Business hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. For more information, call 303-629-8744 or visit www.studio12gallery.com.
Come and celebrate art from the earth! The Aurora Arts Festival “From Earth” is presented by the Aurora Arts District from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 9 at Fletcher Plaza, 9898 E. Colfax Ave. in Aurora. Admission is free; there will be vendors with items and food purchase. For more information, visit www.auroraartsdistrict.com.
Su Teatro, 721 Santa Fe Drive, hosts visiting national artists Jumpstart Theater Company in their award winning production “I’ll Remember for You”/”Yo Me Acuerdo Por Ti”, as part of its annual visiting artist series. Written and performed by Lisa Suarez, this courageous, deeply personal, humorous and unsentimental look at her personal role as primary caregiver as her mother struggles with dementia and memory loss. The performance runs at 7:30 p.m. from Thursday to Saturday, June 7, 8 and 9 at Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center at the Denver Civic Theatre. For tickets call 303-296-0219, email email@example.com or www.suteatro.org.
We will rock you. Again. A special encore performance of Ballet Nouveau Colorado’s most requested production, Rock Ballets at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 8 at the Arvada Center-Outdoor Amphitheatre, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Arvada. See stunning contemporary dance, choreographed by Garrett Ammon, set to the music of Queen, INXS, and David Bowie. Lighthouse Writer’s Workshop will open the show with a spoken word performance. Tickets available by phone at 720-898-7200 or
Ballet Ariel and the Colorado Children’s Chorale will perform at the Arvada Center Outdoor Amphitheater, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd in Arvada. Ballet Ariel will present “Cinderella” while the Colorado Children’s Chorale Singers will perform “A World of Song” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 7. For more information, call 720-898-7200 or visit www.SummerAtTheCenter.com.
The Chautauqua Summer Concert Series begins at 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 10 with the Indigo Girls. The concert will be held in the Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 Baseline Road. For more information, including ticket prices and upcoming concerts, visit www.chautauqua.com.
Garden Grapes and Hops garden party returns to Denver Botanic Gardens on Friday, June 8. This festive summer evening party features live music along with all-you-can-eat food and drink samples from nearly 20 local restaurants, along with several breweries and wineries. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Gardens’ education, research, conservation and community outreach programs. Tickets can be purchased through Sunday, June 10 at www.botanicgardens.org/content/garden-grapes-and-hops.
Runners and walkers: online registration is open for Epilepsy Colorado’s annual 5K Run/Walk. Denver City Park’s sanctioned 5K event takes place Sunday, June 10. This is the Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado’s (EFCO’s) largest funding event of the year. More than 2500 children and adults come together each spring to raise awareness of epilepsy—a condition that affects one in 100 people in Colorado. To register by phone, call 303-377-9774 or
1-888-378-9779 or visit www.epilepsycolorado.org.
The 9th annual Snowmass Chili Pepper and Brew Fest in Snowmass Village, Colo. will be held Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9. The festival will feature the annual Hot Times Chili Cookoff and Sizzlin’ Snowmass Regional Championships. There will be live concerts by local and national bands, including The Congress, Galactic, Gogol Bordello and Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars. For more information, visit www.snowmasschiliandbrew.com.
Calling all backyard chefs - This years Grill Your Ace Off competition & Children’s Miracle Network fundraiser will be held for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 9 at Ace Cherry Creek, 1417 S Holly St. in Denver. There will be activities for the entire family including face painting, bounce house, tape measure races and more! For more information, visit www.grillyouraceoff.com.