Tuesday May 21, 2013
Denver dads can celebrate Father's Day in a variety of ways. For music fans, take dad to City Park Jazz for a free concert in the park. For sports fans, take dad out to the ballgame at Coors Field for a match-up between the Rockies and Phillies. For athletic dads, lace up your tennis shoes and run a 5K for Father's Day.
Saturday May 18, 2013
To celebrate its 40th anniversary, the Children's of Museum of Denver is featuring a special guest for storytime on Monday. Mayor Michael Hancock will read from sections of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" by Roald Dahl at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, May 20, 2013. Children will also receive free Willy Wonka-inspired candy donated by Lola's Sugar Rush, while supplies last. Admission to the museum is $7 - $9 depending on age.
Friday May 17, 2013
The Five Points neighborhood in Denver will host its annual Five Points Jazz Festival on Saturday from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. The free festival will be held between 27th Street and Welton Street, and features Denver jazz musicians such as Hazel Miller and Buckner Funken Jazz. The Five Points neighborhood has a rich jazz tradition dating back to the 1920s, and was known as the "Harlem of the West." Jazz legends such as Nat King Cole, Miles Davis and Billie Holliday performed at nightclubs along Welton Street during its heyday.
Thursday May 16, 2013
The 14th-annual Film on the Rocks will include showings of recent hits such as "The Hunger Games" and cult classics such as "The Princess Bride." The outdoor film series held at Red Rocks will screen second-run films on selected weeknights from May 29 - Aug. 13, 2013. Advance tickets for the films are $12 through the Denver Film Society. "Nothing beats an affordable evening at Red Rocks in the summertime," said Britta Erickson, festival director for the Denver Film Society, in a statement.