Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Colorado Film Sponsors True Grit on Colorado Day

Produced by the Civic Center Conservancy, the FREE Civic Center Bike-In Movies Series invites cycling enthusiasts (and those using all other modes of transportation) to spend summer evenings in Civic Center Park.
In celebration of Colorado Day - which in 2014 marks the 138th anniversary of Colorado becoming a state - the Colorado Office of Film, Television & Media, Westword and the Denver Film Society are sponsoring this free screening of the original True Grit starring John Wayne, Glen Campbell and Kim Darby.  This film was selected by the Colorado Office of Film, Television & Media in honor of "Colorado Day" because filming took place mainly in Ouray County, Colorado, in the vicinity of Ridgway, around the town of Montrose (Montrose County), and the town of Ouray with the courtroom scenes were filmed at Ouray County Courthouse.  Please note that the original"True Grit" is Rated G - making this a good movie night option for families. That said, the 1969 film is a Western - with outlaws and shootouts typical of the genre.
 
Attendees can bring picnics or purchase from on-site gourmet food trucks beginning at 6:30 PM, with the show beginning at dusk.


Monday, July 28, 2014

Get Tasty on Colfax at the 6th Annual Tasty Colfax

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ARE YOU READY TO GET TASTY?
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On behalf of the BlueBird District and Colfax on the Hill, we cordially invite you to Get Tasty at the 6th Annual Tasty Colfax, a restaurant and pub crawl through the eclectic business, entertainment, and arts districts on E Colfax Ave between York and Colorado Blvd.

This event features numerous district eateries, showcasing their delectables, ranging from Thai food to the best biscuits in Denver. The extended block party fuses urban energy with small town community, and includes live music and fine art.

WHEN:
Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 5:30PM – 8:30PM

WHERE:
East Colfax from York Street to Colorado Blvd!
The official Tasty Colfax after party kicks off at 8:00 pm at the Park House Pub with comedian Chris Carlton and favorite local band Champion. Special after party drink discounts will be listed in your event booklet.

PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS:

FEATURED ARTISTS:
Jonathan Applegate
Max Geimer
Sait Oskay
Artista
Mizu Arts
Steven Kuc

FEATURED MUSIC:
Orange Peel Moses
King Sage
The Dead End Drivers
The Dead Side
We Are Doom
Forests of Azure
Doctors of the Sun
Lil’ Skoops (Feat. Members of Fox Street, YAMN, & The Congress)
Groove Auto Road Show

COMEDIAN:
Chris Carlton
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Wallflowers Shine ‘One Headlight’ on A Taste of Colorado

Alternative rock band The Wallflowers will perform on the Access Health Colorado Main Stage at the 31st annual A Taste of Colorado on Sat., Aug. 30, at 7:30 p.m., presented by 97.3 KBCO. The four-day, free admission, food, music, and entertainment Festival will take place in Downtown Denver’s Civic Center Park Labor Day weekend, Aug. 29 through Sept. 1.

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Fronted by Jakob Dylan, the band is currently celebrating its 25th year. To date, the band has recorded six studio albums and sold more than seven million records worldwide. At A Taste of Colorado, the band will perform a variety of songs including its most popular single, “One Headlight,” which peaked at number two on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. The band also won two Grammy Awards for the single: Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and Best Rock Song.

“One Headlight” is one of four singles on the band’s most successful studio album, “Bringing Down The Horse.” The album peaked at number four on Billboard’s albums chart and was certified four times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The band followed up with the album “(Breach),” which rose to number 13 on Billboard’s albums chart and was certified gold by RIAA. “Glad All Over,” the band’s most recent studio album, was released in late 2012 and featured the popular single “Reboot the Mission.”

In addition to the Access Health Colorado Main Stage, four other entertainment stages located throughout the Festival will serve up a continuous menu of music featuring rock, country, jazz, blues, and ethnic music and dance groups. Plus, a fireworks light spectacular will illuminate Civic Center Park on Friday, Aug. 29, and feature synchronized lights on the City and County Building along with choreographed music.

More than 50 of Colorado’s favorite food establishments will be selling a wide variety of small portions to full meals, ensuring that there will be something for every palate. The Fine Dining area will host some of Denver’s finest restaurants. The Albert Bartlett Culinary Showcase features local and nationally-renowned chef demonstrations creating simple, yet elegant meals.

Festivalgoers can shop in more than 250 Marketplace booths for original arts and crafts, home and gift items, furniture, jewelry, imports, and more. Fine Art in the Park will display original works in a variety of mediums created by artists from around the country. Shoppers also can explore the Home & Lifestyles area, which features a variety of exhibitors displaying products and services such as window installation, kitchen remodeling, cookware, basement refinishing, and salons and spas.

There will be plenty of music, magic, clowns, and puppets on the Colorado Access KidzStage, and the KidZone features play equipment and hands-on craft activities. Kids and adults also can enjoy carnival rides and games Saturday through Monday.

In the Festival of Mountain and Plain area, families can learn about the state’s pioneer past, nature, and the environment. Featured artisans will demonstrate Navajo weaving and culture, spinning, rug braiding, lace crocheting, felting, and quilting, along with the popular blacksmith demonstration. At the Raptor Education Foundation (REF) exhibit, children can learn about birds, their environment, and their interactions with humans.

Sponsors of this year’s Festival are: 9NEWS, Access Health Colorado, Aggreko, LLC, 2014 Air National Guard Mobile Experience, Albert Bartlett, All Copy Products, Allstate®, American Family Insurance, American Medical Response, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Blue Moon, Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Mobile Tour, Coast 2 Coast Communications, Colorado Access, Colorado Lottery, Colorado Native, Coors Banquet, Coors Light, Costco Wholesale, Courtyard by Marriott Denver Downtown, Cricket Wireless, Cutarelli Vision, The Denver Post, Downtown Denver Partnership, Inc., Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que, 2014 Ford Experience Tour, Grand Lodge on Peak 7, LBA Realty, Levinson Eye Clinic, Lowe’s, Mike’s Hard Lemonade, PEPSI, Residence Inn Denver City Center, Roundhouse Spirits, Sparkling ICE, Sport Clips Haircuts, State Farm®, Sturgeon Electric, and TownePlace Suites Denver Downtown.

Festival hours are Friday, Aug. 29, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 30, and Sunday, Aug. 31, 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Monday, Sept. 1, 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Festival of Mountain and Plain … A Taste of Colorado is a community celebration that is produced by and benefits Downtown Denver Events, Inc., the Downtown Denver Partnership family’s community events nonprofit organization. The Festival is an opportunity for people throughout the region to come together to experience and appreciate our diverse cultural traditions, and to learn more about our state’s Western heritage. The Festival highlights visual and performing arts in addition to featuring educational programs and culinary demonstrations.

Visit www.ATasteofColorado.com, www.facebook.com/ATasteofColorado, www.twitter.com/ATasteofCO, or call (303) 295-6330 for more information.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Riot Fest coming to Colfax!

From their facebook page:

We have a new venue!!!

Riot Fest & Sideshow, some people didn't want YOU or US in their town. Since we were forced to move Riot Fest away from its inaugural home in Byers, CO, we are bringing Byers to you at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium in downtown Denver on Sept. 19-21st.

Thank you Riot Fest fans and family for being patient this past week and thank you for standing alongside us. And even though Riot Fest will be at Mile High Stadium this year, we have officially filed an appeal with Arapahoe County as of this morning because we know we are right. All tickets will be honored at the new location and refunds for those who purchased camping spots will be forthcoming.

Official statement from Riot Mike: http://goo.gl/reOBs5

FAQs regarding new venue: http://goo.gl/Ea8DHr

Tickets and Lineup: http://denver.riotfest.org/