May 7, 2020
Slowly but surely, the list of “things to do in Denver and Aurora” is coming back! Yes, many of them are still virtual, but the innovative leaders in entertainment are getting more and more creative. Mother’s Day this year may mean takeout from your favorite restaurant, and whether it’s local stand-up comedians going out on the streets and filming funny things at a distance or the Colorado Rapids working to bring you a live daily sports fix, we’re beginning to see promise in this “new normal.”
TODAY/TONIGHT, May 7
SUPPORT FOR OVERWHELMED PARENTS
For parents with kids of all ages, this weekly series with CU Anschutz Medical School professionals may help to ease stress and learn ways to navigate these uncharted waters.
Parents are invited to join an online talk and discussion with Dr. Scott Cypers and Dr. Amy Lopez in this interactive webinar. The event will take place tonight and every Thursday until social distancing is over. Follow this link to the scheduled Zoom event.
Thursday-Friday, May 7-8
GET YOUR DAILY SPORTS FIX
There may be no live games to watch, but Altitude Sports has launched a daily two-hour program that includes sports analysis and exclusive interviews with Colorado Rapids players.
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Thursday-Saturday, May 7-9
This live-stream event will be held via Zoom with the Colorado Sake Company. Their master chef will walk you through the process of rolling three styles of sushi: Temaki (hand roll), Futomaki (6 piece) and Uramakie (8 piece). You’ll be able to follow along with your own ingredients, ask questions, and interact with your Zoom classmates.
Sushi-making kits are available for purchase and can be hand-delivered to your home. Ingredients include veggies, salmon, tuna, imitation crab, sides of chili oil, wasabi and soy sauce—and even bottles of handcrafted sake!
Colorado Sake Company Online
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: Starting at $10
Thursday-Sunday, May 7-10
GO ON A SOCIAL-DISTANCED ART TOUR
Art museums may be closed for now, but Denver has an impressive display of outdoor street art that’s there for the viewing! When out and about, just be sure to comply with social distancing and wear a mask. A map of street art displays by neighborhood—including RINO, Santa Fe Art District and South Broadway—serves as a guide and a sort of scavenger hunt list!
BEHIND THE SCENES AT DENVER ZOO
Even though the Denver Zoo is still closed, that doesn’t mean you can’t meet the newest member of the Zoo family! Their baby-girl rhino was born on February 22, and you can virtually “meet” her through the virtual zoo safari! Zookeepers will give you an inside look at all the news in the zoo.
Denver Zoo Online
COMEDIANS DOING STUFF IN DENVER
What’s a stand-up comedian to do without an audience? These hilarious local comedians have come up with an alternative: a series of YouTube videos that will have you in stitches! Check out the series often—new videos are being added all the time!
Various Denver Comedians
NEW-RELEASE FILMS AT HOME
Sifting through an unending field of options on Netflix, Amazon Prime, or cable, we’ve come to realize the true value of film festivals and theatres: the art of curating!
Denver Film offers a chance to see THEIR choices of arthouse new release films online! Exciting new documentaries and narrative films that would have been making the film festival circuit will be “released” every Friday for you to view online!
Tickets: $9.98 – $12
HANG OUT WITH THE RAPIDS AT HOME!
While the Colorado Rapids aren’t able to play any games at the moment, they are busy doing a number of other things and they invite you along to hang out! You can even join their Master-ish Classes (Soccer Masters Teaching Non-Soccer Things) like Pasta-Making or Daddy Daycare!
Colorado Rapids Online
BEHIND THE WINGS VIDEO SERIES
There’s not a better family event than roaming around the Air and Space Museum, and while we’re all missing it right now, you can get a glimpse of “behind the wings” action in this exciting video series from the museum!
Host Matthew Burchette tells you the stories behind some of history’s most iconic aerospace treasures. Peek into the cockpits of rare warbirds, fly over the Centennial State in a state-of-the-art Skyhawk, climb into the cockpit of the legendary B-52 Bomber and a whole lot more!
Wings Over the Rockies Online
LEARN HOW TO ARRANGE FLOWERS
Just in time for Mother’s Day, take a virtual class on floral arrangement and create a masterpiece for (or with!) your mom! Pepper Rose’s floral designer Melissa will guide you through the process in a video class from Skillshare. Sign up for this class, and you’ll receive a free two-month membership on Skillshare to take advantage of other classes as well!
Skillshare Online Platform
Cost: FREE 2 month trial
Friday, May 8
COLORADO MUSIC FESTIVAL COMES TO YOU
Every Friday, a new lineup of Colorado musicians, bands, and artists will be live-streaming a concert you can tune into on Facebook or Instagram. Ever since the stay-at-home orders went into effect, local artists and entertainers have been keeping the “live music” vibe alive—in your living room.
This is one way to support your favorite entertainers in these difficult times while being uplifted by a message of positivity and safety.
Rocky Mountain Virtual Music Festival
Starting at 10:00 a.m.
Cost: FREE (Tips for the bands appreciated)
Saturday, May 9
LIVE-STREAM DANCE PARTY
By the time Saturday morning rolls around, you’re more than ready to let loose! Daybreaker LIVE brings you a weekly virtual dance party, and this week is an iridescent Garden of Neon. There will be technicolor paint vibes, string-light vines, lavish blacklights, and glow-sticks everywhere!
Sofi Tukker will be playing genre-defying beats to get you moving on your dance floor along with thousands of other dancers around the globe. Don’t miss the premiere of their new single with Gorgon City during the closing ceremony!
9:00 – 11:00 a.m. (Mountain Time)
Sunday, May 10
LOVE THIS CITY MIXTAPE
A fun mix of outdoor visual art and local musicians playing their music! Denver artist Pat Milbery came up with the idea to release a weekly mixtape that reflects different neighborhoods and themes around Denver.
Each week, listeners will be given free access to the mixtapes via Soundcloud, along with live streams of that week’s musician playing live, Milbery painting live and So-Gnar crew member OZWVLD providing visuals.
Love This City Initiative
New Release Every Sunday
The Arts, Music and More Near Southshore!
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