Neighborhood Weekend SpotLight: March 20 – 22, 2015

Looking for something to do in your neighborhood over the weekend? Check out our weekly SpotLight events for some great suggestions. Have an event you’d like to include in the future? Email it to with “Weekend SpotLight” in the subject line.

This week’s SpotLight includes events in Elyria SwanseaAurariaBoulderCity ParkGolden TriangleLoHiBakerLoDo, and Highlands Ranch, not to mention our Open Houses!

1-ElyriaSwanseaSpotLight Elyria Swansea
Friday, 3/20, 10am – 10:30pm; Saturday, 3/21, 10am – 11:30pm; and Sunday, 3/22, 10am – 9:30pm
Denver March Powwow at Denver Coliseum. Since 1984, the heritage of American Indians has been celebrated in Denver every year at the Denver March Powwow, one of the largest events of its kind in the country. The event features more than 1,600 dancers from close to 100 tribes from 38 states and three Canadian provinces. In addition to the dances performances, there will be singing, storytelling, food, art and more.
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SpotLight Auraria
Friday, 3/20, 6 – 9pm

Iron Pour Performance at the Auraria Campus Arts Building Dock. Since 2005, the CU Denver Iron Pour has been an “annual rite of spring,” with professional and student artists crafting tile sculptures carved with molten iron. Not only does the Iron Pour result in pieces that viewers can take home with them, but it also gives them an amazing look at the creative process itself. An Iron Pour is an unforgettable spectacle.
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SpotLight Boulder
Friday, 3/20 & Saturday, 3/21, 8pm
Last Performances of Ham McBeth at The Dairy Center for the Arts. Set in a colorful trailer park, this ensemble-created comedy juxtaposes Shakespeare’s legendary tragedy with trailer park politics in a hilarious exploration of mother-daughter relationships, the inherent absurdity of the human condition, and the ways in which absolute power corrupts absolutely. Don’t miss out on what promises to be a comedy of regular, if not epic, proportions!
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4-CityParkSpotLight City Park
Friday, 3/20 through 9/7
Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids at Denver Museum of Nature & Science. For thousands of years, humans have brought mythic creatures to life in stories, songs, and works of art. Explore the stories of these wondrous creatures and uncover the truths behind the myths in this new exhibition at DMNS. Encounter large models of mythic and real creatures, see real artifacts and fossils, and create your own creature.
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SpotLight Golden Triangle
Saturday, 3/21 through 6/28
Press Play at McNichols Civic Center Building. RedLine and Denver Arts & Venues have partnered to present Press Play, curated by Cortney Land Stell and Ruth Bruno. This exhibition joins RedLine’s 2015 series, Play it Forward, which seeks to engage all ages and demographics in play and highlight the importance of play in building healthy communities. The exhibition features artwork in a variety of media from Giclée prints, projections, and video games, to large-scale installations. Hours of the exhibit are 10am – 3pm Saturdays & Sundays.
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SpotLight LoHi
Saturday, 3/21, noon – 5pm

Beers & Spears #5 at Denver Beer Co. Denver Beer Co. & The Real Dill are collaborating on an awesome paired flight of pickles and beer. The flight will include tasters from specialty firkins and a bloody beer (made with The Real Dill Bloody Mary Mix) paired with The Real Dill pickles. There will also be a spicy pickle eating contest—the winner goes home with a six-pack or growler of DBC beer of their choice and a jar of TRD pickles.
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7-BakerSpotLight Baker
Saturday, 3/12, 9pm
Suspect Press #6 Release Party at Mutiny Information Cafe. Celebrate the release of the sixth issue of Suspect Press Magazine (“I hope your mother will forgive you because I never will.”) by meeting some of the artists and writers involved and taking in some free entertainment. There will be readings from Noah Van Sciver & Josiah Hesse, comedy from Chris Charpentier, and music from The Knew and Bass to Mouth. Just make a donation at the door, and enjoy!
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SpotLight LoDo
Sunday, 3/22, 1 – 4pm
MaxFund’s Chili Cookoff at Celtic Tavern/Delaney’s Bar. Continuing a two-decade tradition, MaxFund’s 21st Annual Chili Cookoff brings cooks and tasters together for a great cause. Cooks will compete in the categories of green, red, white, vegetarian and celebrity chef for great prizes and tasters will get to try dozens of samples before voting for the winners. Tasting tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door.
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SpotLight Highlands Ranch
Sunday, 3/22, 2pm

Highlands Ranch Concert Band Presents “Rags to Riches” at St. Andrew United Methodist Church. From the dance hall syncopation of ragtime with Botsford’s “Black and White Rag,” to the presentation of Russian nobility in Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Procession of the Nobles,” travel along on this journey of wind music from around the globe. The free concert is presented by Highlands Ranch Concert Band, a non-profit of volunteer professional, amateur and high school musicians that provides free performances throughout the year.
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10-OpenHousesSpotLight Open Houses
Saturday & Sunday, 3/21 & 3/22, 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 StapletonLoDoCommerce CityHighlandsCheesman Park, LowryCherry Creek NorthParkerLakewood, University, Littleton, Arvada, Berkeley, WellshireSunnyside & more!
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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.

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