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This week’s SpotLight includes events in Washington/Virginia Vale & Golden Triangle, LoHi, city-wide in Denver, City Park, Highlands Ranch, Downtown Denver, Berkeley, Boulder, and Northglenn, not to mention our Open Houses!
SpotLight Washington/Virginia Vale & Golden Triangle
Friday, 4/24, 7:30pm & Saturday, 4/25, 8pm
Two-Way Street at Augustana Lutheran Church (Friday) and the McNichols Building (Saturday). Popular monthly storytelling live show and podcast The Narrators is partnering with the Musica Sacra Chamber Orchestra in a show called Two-Way Street. MSCO and The Narrators traded music and stories, respectively, for each group of performers to respond to, and the result will be an evening of true stories and majestic orchestral soundtracking. There are two chances to see Two-Way Street: Friday at Augustana Lutheran Church and Saturday at the McNichols Civic Center Building as part of the Denver Music Summit.
Friday & Saturday, 4/24 & 4/25, 10:30pm
The Grawlix Final Two Shows at Bug Theatre. Comedic trio The Grawlix—Andrew Orvedahl, Ben Roy, and Adam Cayton-Holland—have been Denver favorites since they each first came on the scene almost 10 years ago. Now they have a deal with TruTV to make a full season of their original television show, Those Who Can’t, in Los Angeles. This weekend, the three end their incredibly popular monthly show with back-to-back nights at The Bug. Line-ups for each night will vary, but The Grawlix themselves and Kyle Kinane will take the stage both nights. The shows are at 10:30 and doors open at 10, but attendees are encouraged to arrive early as they’re expected to sell out quickly. Tickets are $10 cash at the door.
Saturday & Sunday, 4/25 & 4/26, 8am – 5pm
Doors Open Denver at locations throughout the city. This free two-day event invites you to seek out the architecture of Denver’s most interesting buildings, take special guided tours, bike to historic places or walk through several neighborhoods. The self-guided tours are free thanks to the Denver Architectural Foundation. This year’s headquarters will be the beautifully remodeled Union Station at 17th & Wynkoop in Downtown Denver. Here you can get the Event Guide and map, sign up for Insider Tours and purchase your copy of Guide to Denver Architecture. The theme this year is “Denver Classics, Then & Now” with more than 50 buildings open to the public and a wide variety of Insider Tours and activities.
SpotLight City Park
Saturday, 4/25, 9am – 5pm
SCFD Community Free Day Celebrating Día del Niño at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is partnering with the Mexican Cultural Center and Consulate General of Mexico in Denver to honor all children on this SCFD Community Free Day. In addition to free general admission for all visitors, the celebration will include special performances, music, and activities for the entire family including dancing, tours, storytelling, soccer, face painting and more!
SpotLight Highlands Ranch
Saturday & Sunday, 4/25 & 4/26, 9am – 5pm
Home Improvement Expo at Recreation Center at Eastridge. Looking for some home improvement ideas? Investigating window, paint, or basement finishing? Landscaping in need of a fix-up? Head over to the Home Improvement Expo to explore the options available to you in Highlands Ranch as various suppliers showcase their services and products. It’s free and open to the public, and there will be some great prizes and giveaways!
SpotLight Downtown Denver
Saturday, 4/25, 10am – 5pm
Primal Colorado Bike Expo at Colorado Convention Center. The Primal Colorado Bike Expo is the kick-off to the cycling season—a celebration of bikes and community! In its inaugural year, the expo will bring together all things cycling and Colorado, pairing industry professionals, recreational riders, cycling enthusiasts, hardcore roadies and utilitarians with the latest products, consumer trends, clearance deals, organized rides, bicycling clubs, advocacy groups and cycling destinations. In addition to nearly 100 exhibitors, the day’s events will include fun and engaging activities for all ages.
Saturday, 4/25, 4pm – 2am
Totally Tennyson at The Oriental Theater and locations throughout Berkeley. This annual street crawl embraces a ‘70s, ‘80s, and ‘90s theme and features “totally tubular” destinations from bars and pubs, to restaurants, shops, a party bus, and more! Your ticket includes complimentary “tastes” of what Tennyson has to offer between 35th and 46th Avenues plus a concert by the 6 Million Dollar Band. Proceeds of ticket sales going directly to local area public schools.
Saturday, 4/25, 6pm
Puttin’ On The Leash at Coors Event Center. Each year this event—benefitting the Boulder Humane Society—has a unique theme, killer food, complimentary libation stations for beer and wine, and a silent auction packed with amazing items. Guests can bid on 600+ fabulous silent auction items donated by more than 300 area companies including unique jewelry and clothing items, fine art, sports memorabilia, home decor, plus a large selection of animal-related products and more. In attendance this year will be special guest Jackson Galaxy from the Animal Planet hit series, My Cat from Hell.
Sunday, 4/26, 11am – 3pm
25th Anniversary Toy & Doll Collectors Supershow at Ramada Plaza Convention Center. You don’t have to be a hard-core collector to enjoy this amazing event. As long as you enjoy toys, vintage collectibles, or even just the nostalgia that goes with them, you’ll find something to love here. With over 180 tables of great stuff, you’ll find character toys, action figures, Baby-Boomer-era toys & dolls, antique dolls, pop culture collectibles and much, much more.
SpotLight Open Houses
Saturday & Sunday, 4/25 & 4/26, 10am – 4pm
One of the best ways to spend your weekend is taking a peek at some of the amazing properties PorchLight has on the market. This weekend we have listings in Brighton, LoDo, West Highland, Aurora, Sloan’s Lake, LoHi, Lowry, Cheesman Park, Golden, Englewood, Whittier, Congress Park, Hale Mayfair, Westminster, Park Hill South, Littleton, Stapleton, & more!
Ready to explore the neighborhoods of the Denver metro area a little more closely? Contact a PorchLight agent and ask about our Market Education Days. They’ll be happy to show you around so you can find the ideal ‘hood for your next home.Neighborhood Weekend SpotLight: April 24 - 26, 2015 by Karen Wachtel
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