May 28, 2020
Potentially the most creative event to come from the pandemic restrictions, The Farm-to-Spaceship dinner experience lets you imagine a culinary journey to Mars! This take-out dinner experience offers a gourmet Martian dinner to pick up and take home, an exclusive video giving you the necessary visuals, and an after-dinner DJ session! You even get an alien flower-power ring!
TODAY/TONIGHT, May 28
SHAKESPEARE LECTURE ONLINE
The number of people reading classics right now has increased tremendously. If you are one of them (or are thinking about it!) why not learn more about the writer many consider to be the greatest in the English language? You can join Active Minds’ Zoom seminar for an exploration that seeks to connect Shakespeare’s life story to his plays and poems.
Active Minds Seminar
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
POTLUCK VIRTUAL DINNER PARTY
Get a peek at how celebrities do potlucks! Questlove is the drummer and frontman for Tonight Show’s studio band, The Roots, and he’s throwing a virtual potluck dinner party. His famous friends will be checking in from their home kitchens where they will be making some of their favorite foods and drinks. See what Patti LaBelle, Olivia Wilde, Kenan Thompson and others would bring to a potluck dinner! The virtual dinner will benefit America’s Food Fund.
8:00 p.m. Mountain Time
Thursday-Friday, May 28-29
STRONGER THAN YOU THINK
This extraordinary three-day livestream event (starting on Wednesday, May 27), highlights a population not talked about often enough during this pandemic—teenagers. The celebrity-packed show will address teen mental wellness and provide encouragement and resources for a wide range of mental health struggles experienced by teens compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic. There has been a 40% increase in requests for support and assistance weekly since the quarantine began.
The ever-growing list of celebrities involved includes hosts Laurie Hernandez, Kelly Osbourne, Jordin Sparks and Jeannie Mai, with guests Adam Lambert, Alesso and Liam Payne, Becky G, Carli Lloyd, Carly Pearce, Charli D’Amelio, CNCO, Dove Cameron, Elohim, Emily Kinney, Emma Chamberlain, G. Herbo, Grace VanderWaal, Haley Kiyoko, Howie Mandel, Hunter Hayes, Jack Gilinsky, Jameela Jamil, K Camp, Karina Smirnoff, Kate Nash, Kesha, Lauren Jauregui, Lauv, Lil Yachty, Lindsay Ell, Lydia Knight, Madison Bailey, Madison Beer, Margaret Cho, Maurice Benard, Noah Cyrus, Quinn XCII, Ross Szabo, Sharon Osbourne, Tammin Sursok, Taraji P. Henson, Tyler Glenn, Yara Shahidi and Zhavia as well as Brandon Coleman, Chris Hubbard, Dominique Easley, Oday Aboushi and Zach Moore of the NFL.
Livestream Concert Event
3:00 – 8:00 p.m. Mountain Time
Thursday-Sunday, May 28-31
WRITE AWAY THE PANDEMIC
Right under our noses, Denver’s literary beacon—Lighthouse Writers Workshop—is providing reading and writing prompts for all sectors of society, including kids, adults, groups, and individuals. Since we’re in this situation for a while, they have provided their FREE online interactions now through June!
The Lighthouse Writers Workshop
Information and Writing Prompts: FREE
VIRTUAL BOOK CLUB AT BOTANIC GARDENS
Read an inspiring book about nature—As Long as the Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock by Dina Gilio-Whitaker—and then participate in a Zoom Book Club to discuss the book with others who have also just finished reading it.
Denver Botanic Gardens Online
Register Now: $5
HOW TO CONDUCT AN ORCHESTRA
Leave it to a comedian to seek out a lesson in conducting with Colorado Symphony’s associate conductor Chris Dragon! As part of the hilarious YouTube series, Comedians Doing Stuff in Denver, comedian Janae Burris gets a standing ovation for her attempts at learning this fine art. A motivational training montage is included!
Comedians Doing Stuff in Denver YouTube
PLAYLIST FROM THE RAPIDS
Since the Colorado Rapids haven’t been playing soccer lately, they’ve had plenty of time to work on epic playlists at home! The Rapids Quarantine Mix: Song Recommendations From Your Favorite Players is compiled from what the players have said they’ve been listening to, along with a few hits from the players’ media day before the start of the season. Check out their recommendations—you might be surprised! Songs range from John Denver to Dwayne Johnson’s Moana song to Drake!
Colorado Rapids Online
VIRTUAL DENVER EVENTS
If you’re missing your favorite Denver places and venues, check out this comprehensive list of online events sponsored by local arts and entertainment organizations. You just might find your favorite “real life” activities appearing somewhere in a virtual setting.
Cost: Varies by event; many are FREE
Friday, May 29
THE SCIENCE BEHIND HUMAN SOCIALIZING
What is the origin of human sociality? Why are we social animals? This livestream lecture from Denver Museum of Nature & Science couldn’t be more timely. Paula Cushing, the curator of Arachnology and evolutionary biologist, and Charles Musiba, University of Colorado biological anthropologist, discuss how essential social interaction is for humans and how social distancing challenges us to our core.
Denver Museum of Nature & Science Online
FENWAY PARK CONCERT
One of the most iconic venues anywhere, Boston’s Fenway Park will be the site of a live concert without any fans. Favorite Boston band the Dropkick Murphys, who did one of the first livestream pandemic concerts back on St. Patricks day, will be performing from the baseball diamond at appropriate social distancing, with each member of the band set up on a different base. Bruce Springsteen will make a remote appearance, streaming live on the park’s jumbotron.
The entire event is for charity—the show will raise funds for the Boston Resiliency Fund, Feeding America, and Habitat for Humanity, Greater Boston. It’s also a glimpse of what might be in store for this summer: events held in empty parks and stadiums.
FARM-TO-SPACESHIP TAKEOUT DINNER
This far-fetched and fantastical take-out dinner experience imagines what would happen if a shipment of water came from Mars, together with some secret recipes for Martian cuisine. A group of artists, designers, chefs, florists, mixologists, comedians, storytellers and musicians from Somebody People came together to make this super fun experiential dinner happen!
The approximately 90-minute long experience will happen in your own home, after you pick up your Farm-to-Spaceship dinner and drink package. You’ll also receive an email that will grant you access to the video that accompanies the meal. The experience will include a delicious prepared meal of Tomato Gazpacho, Marinated Watermelon Radish and Turnips with a Creamy Carrot Purée, Handmade Pasta, and Pavlova for dessert. You’ll get the ingredients and DIY tutorial to make your own Intergalactic cocktail or mocktail. Fun and comical interactions will make this an out-of-this-world experience! And don’t forget, you’ll also receive a wearable alien flower power ring!
Somebody People, 1165 S. Broadway #104, Denver
5:00 – 8:00 p.m. pickup time
Tickets: $48 per person
REAR WINDOW FILM DISCUSSION
Hitchcock’s classic film about being isolated in a room and forced to watch the world outside from behind a window is uncannily timely. Stapleton Community Association is hosting a virtual lecture and Q&A session with Dr. Vincent Piturro, a film professor from Metropolitan State University of Denver.
If you‘re interested in participating, first watch the film prior to joining in on this discussion. Rear Window can be watched on the streaming website, philo.com, using a 7-day free trial, or it can be rented from Amazon Prime or iTunes.
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 30
MAKE AN ITALIAN DESSERT!
Learn how to make a sweet treat during Pizzeria Locale’s Budino from Scratch Live Stream. You will be guided by chef Jordan Wallace and learn how to make a delightful butterscotch pudding topped with chocolate ganache and whipped cream.
Family-friendly activities in the Southshore area!
There’s always something to do near the family-friendly community of Southshore! Enjoy Life at the Lake with plenty of cultural and entertainment activities in the surrounding area! Check out the beautiful model homes from Richmond American Homes, Toll Brothers, and Taylor Morrison, and picture yourself in your very own dream house! With ranch and two-story models available, new homes are priced from the upper $400s to the $700s.