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May 2012 Events in Denver

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  • "Twelfth Night" Opening Night
    Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2012
    Location: The Arvada Center
    Time: 7:30 p.m.
    What: Produced with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, "Twelfth Night" is a comedy of mistaken identities.
    Cost: Tickets start at $37.
    Contact: 720-898-7200

  • Mana Concert
    Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2012
    Location: Pepsi Center
    Time: 8 p.m.
    What: Latin music takes center stage at the Pepsi Center.
    Cost: Tickets are $41 - $106.
    Contact: 866-461-6556

  • First Friday Art Walk
    Date: Friday, May 4, 2012
    Location: Santa Fe Art District, 5th to 10th Ave. on Santa Fe Dr.
    Time: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
    What: Free admission to art galleries along Santa Fe Dr.

  • Cinco de Mayo
    Date: Saturday, May 5, 2012
    What: Cinco de Mayo in Denver features a festival downtown.

  • Free Day at the Denver Art Museum
    Date: Saturday, May 5, 2012
    Location: Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy.
    Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    What: Free admission for Colorado residents.
    Contact: 720-865-5000

  • 2012 Furry Scurry
    Date: Saturday, May 5, 2012
    Location: Washington Park
    Time: 9 a.m.
    What: Dogs and their owners can raise money for the Denver Dumb Friends League in this two-mile walk around the park.
    Cost: $50 registration (includes T-shirt)

  • Denver Derby Party
    Date: Saturday, May 5, 2012
    Location: Infinity Park, Glendale
    Time: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    What: Celebrate the running of the Kentucky Derby with Mile High style. The party is for guests 21 and older.
    Cost: Tickets are $115 - $235.

  • Rocky Mountain Rollergirls
    Date: Saturday, May 5, 2012
    Location: Fillmore Auditorium
    Time: 6 p.m.
    What: The Rollergirls take on Team Awesome in roller-skating.
    Cost: Tickets are $17. Children under the age of 12 receive free admission.
    Contact: 303-830-TIXS

  • Roger Waters Concert
    Date: Monday, May 7, 2012
    Location: Pepsi Center
    Time: 8 p.m.
    What: Roger Waters goes solo after performing with Pink Floyd.
    Cost: Tickets are $54 - $203.
    Contact: 866-461-6556

  • STYX/REO Speedwagon/Ted Nugent Concert
    Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2012
    Location: Red Rocks Amphitheatre
    Time: 7 p.m.
    What: "The Midwest Rock 'N Roll Express" tour revives '80s classics.
    Cost: Tickets are $37.50 - $125
    Contact: 303-830-TIXS

  • Denver Botanic Gardens Spring Plant Sale
    Date: Friday, May 11 - Saturday, May 12, 2012
    Location: Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St.
    Time: Open to the public 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Friday and 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday.
    What: The annual plant sale offers a wide variety of plants for Colorado gardeners.
    Contact: 720-865-3500

  • The Fray Concert
    Dates: Friday, May 11, 2012
    Saturday, May 12, 2012
    Location: Red Rocks Amphitheatre
    Time: 7:30 p.m. both nights
    What: Colorado natives The Fray return to Red Rocks for two nights.
    Cost: Tickets are $46.50- $56.50 per night.
    Contact: 303-830-TIXS

  • Mixed Martial Arts Live
    Date: Saturday, May 12, 2012
    Location: Grizzly Rose
    Time: 1 p.m.
    What: MMA presents the Battle of the Badges in this event for all ages.
    Cost: Tickets are $25.
    Contact: 303-830-TIXS

  • Colorado Children's Chorale
    Date: Saturday, May 12, 2012
    Location: Colorado Heights Theater
    Time: 2 p.m.
    What: The Colorado Children's Chorale features young voices raised in song.
    Cost: Tickets are $15 - $19.
    Contact: 303-830-TIXS

  • Mother's Day
    Date: Sunday, May 13, 2012
    What: Take your mom out to brunch for all her hard work.

  • Drake Concert
    Date: Sunday, May 13, 2012
    Location: Comfort Dental Amphitheatre, Englewood
    Time: 6:30 p.m.
    What: Drake plays outdoors at the venue formerly known as Fiddler's Green.
    Cost: Tickets are $55.75 - $95.75.
    Contact: 303-830-TIXS

  • Colorado Youth Symphony Orchestra Pops Concert
    Date: Friday, May 18, 2011
    Location: Kent Denver School
    Time: 6 p.m.
    What: The youth orchestra shows off their musical style.
    Cost: Adult tickets are $12. Student and senior tickets are $6.
    Contact: 303-573-5152

  • Global Dub Festival Concert
    Date: Friday, May 18, 2012
    Location: Red Rocks Amphitheatre
    Time: 7:30 p.m.
    What: Flux Pavilion is the featured artist at the festival of dubstep sound.
    Cost: Tickets are $39.50 - $80.
    Contact: 303-830-TIXS

  • Kristen Chenoweth
    Date: Friday, May 18, 2012
    Location: Wells Fargo Theatre
    Time: 8 p.m.
    What: Comedian Kristen Chenoweth brings her southern charm to the Mile High City.
    Cost: Tickets are $85 - $125.
    Contact: 303-830-TIXS

  • Eric Church Concert
    Date: Saturday, May 19, 2012
    Location: Red Rocks Amphitheatre
    Time: 7:30 p.m.
    What: Country music fans can sing praises of Eric Church with a "Drink in My Hand."
    Cost: Tickets are $37.50 - $39.50
    Contact: 303-830-TIXS

  • Rammstein Concert
    Date: Sunday, May 20, 2012
    Location: Denver Coliseum
    Time: 8 p.m.
    What: Rammstein rocks hard in the Mile High City.
    Cost: Tickets are $44.50 - $84.50.
    Contact: 303-830-TIXS

  • Van Halen Concert
    Date: Thursday, May 24, 2012
    Location: Pepsi Center
    Time: 7:30 p.m.
    What: Kool & The Gang opens for Van Halen.
    Cost: Tickets are $49.50 - $149.50.
    Contact: 866-461-6556

  • Downtown Denver Arts Festival
    Date: Friday, May 25 - Monday, May 28, 2012
    Location: Denver Pavilions, Downtown Denver
    Time: Fri. 4 - 8 p.m.
    Sat. 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
    Sun. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Mon. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    What: The Downtown Denver Arts Festival, in its 14th year, takes place at the Denver Pavilions Mall over Memorial Day weekend.
    Cost: Free admission.

  • Colorado Symphony Orchestra - Broadway Rocks 2!
    Date: Saturday, May 26, 2011
    Location: Boettcher Concert Hall
    Time: 7:30 p.m.
    What: The CSO will perform Broadway favorites from "Wicked," "The Lion King" and other smash hits.
    Cost: Tickets are $42 - $92.
    Contact: 303-830-TIXS

  • Memorial Day
    Date: Monday, May 28, 2012
    What: Celebrate Memorial Day in the Mile High City.

  • LMFAO Concert
    Date: Monday, May 28, 2012
    Location: Red Rocks Amphitheatre
    Time: 7 p.m.
    What: You have never heard of LMFAO? ROFL. Their "Party Rock Anthem" is everywhere this year.
    Cost: Tickets are $49.50 - $59.50
    Contact: 303-830-TIXS

  • The Shins Concert
    Date: Tuesday, May 29, 2012
    Location: Red Rocks Amphitheatre
    Time: 7 p.m.
    What: Irish rock gets a much-needed kick in the Shins in Denver.
    Cost: Tickets are $36.50 - $43.75.
    Contact: 303-830-TIXS

  • Bon Iver Concert
    Date: Thursday, May 31, 2012
    Location: Red Rocks Amphitheatre
    Time: 7 p.m.
    What: Bon Iver tours Denver on the heels of their self-titled Grammy-winning album.
    Cost: Tickets are $39.75 - $44.75.
    Contact: 303-830-TIXS
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