LOCAL EVENTS CALENDAR: MAY 14-JUNE 10

MAY 14-JUNE 10

Show Mamma your love this Mother’s Day. So many sweet things to do!

May 11

NW Denver Diaper Drive: Bienvenidos Food Bank, 3810 N. Pecos St. For the entire month of May, we are collecting disposable diapers, pull-ups, and wipes that will be donated to local non-profits that fight poverty such as Bienvenidos Food Bank, for distribution to our neighbors who need them. https://www.facebook.com/diaperdrive/ NWDenverdiapers@yahoo.com

Story Time with Officer Robbie: 10:30-11:30AM. Second Star to the Right Children’s Books, 4353 Tennyson St. DPD’s Officer Robbie will be reading police-themed books to the kiddos while mom and dad sip on coffee from Tenn Street Coffee. Free. www.secondstartotherightbooks.com

Stroke Awareness and Recognition: 12PM. Lutheran Medical Center, 8300 W. 38th Ave. Learn the controllable and uncontrollable risk factors for stroke as well as how to spot a stroke FAST in emergency situations when “Time is Brain” with this free educational lecture taught by Dr. Russell Bartt. Free, must register. (303) 689-4595

Finding Fontinalis: 6:30-10PM. The Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. This year’s spring film event with feature a film all about the Greenback trout. Proceeds from the event will go towards efforts to restore this trout into its native waters. $15. www.holdmyticket.com/tickets/276155?tc=theorientaltheater&_ga=1.27157309.1420617177.1491921651

May 12

Community Conversation with Councilman: 4-6PM. Rise & Shine Biscuit Kitchen and Café, 5126 W. 29th Avenue. Weekly get together with Councilman Espinoza to discuss issues pertaining to NW Denver. Venues and dates subject to change. To stay informed: https://www.facebook.com/CD1Rafael

Spring Plant Sale: 8AM-6PM, Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. Get ready for the gardening season with fellow plant lovers and an endless array of plants to purchase from. Share gardening hacks and spend the afternoon with Denver’s floral finest. Free. www.botanicgardens.com

Mother-Daughter Yoga Date Night: 5:30-6:30PM. The mama’hood Denver, 2902 Zuni St. Celebrate the feminine spirit during this mother-daughter yoga bonding event. Class is 60 minutes long followed by refreshments and a mini henna session. $40. www.clients.mindbodyonline.com

Metalmark Fine Jewelry One-Year Anniversary: 5:30-8:30PM. Metalmark Fine Jewelry, 1600 Boulder St. Grab a goodie bag, a glass of wine, and shop with us in celebration of our first year! Free, discounts all day. www.metalmarkfinejewelry.com

Tap Takeover: 6:30-10PM. The Thunderbird Imperial Lounge, 3759 Lipan St. Fort Collins Brewery is taking over the taps at Thunderbird Lounge! Come by for a night of great brews, grub, and giveaways. Free admission. www.thunderbird.us

Colorado Book Award Readings: 7PM. BookBar, 4289 Tennyson St. General Nonfiction, Literary Fiction and Poetry finalists for the Colorado Book Awards will read. Audience members can enjoy specially priced port paired with complimentary cheese and brownie plates. Free. www.coloradohumanities.org

May 13

Community Class: 6:30PM. Vital – Center for Mind-Body Health, 3955 Tennyson St. Come and sample a FREE Bowspring class every Saturday 6:30–7:45PM. All ages and levels of ability are welcome. The Bowspring is a new and powerful body – mind training. The practice accentuates the body’s natural curves and focusses on functional movement and optimal alignment. You will find increased agility and higher performance. Learn the mo Free Vital – Center for Mind-Body Health 303-477-8545 www.vitalbowspring.com admin@vitalbowspring.com

Spring Horseshoe Market: 9AM-4PM. Olinger Moore Chapel, 4345 W. 46th Ave. The Horseshoe Market is Denver’s premier indie craft, vintage and flea market! The Spring Market will feature 120+ local artists, makers, vintage vendors, designers, food trucks, specialty food vendors, mobile boutiques, live music and DIY workshops. Free. www.horseshoemarket.com

A Pint for a Pint Blood Drive: 10AM-3PM, Little Man Ice Cream, 2620 16th Street. Give back to our children by signing up for a Bonfils blood drive that honors the courage of local student, “Cooper the Brave.” The 13-year-old has just lost his fight against a brain tumor. Come for a tribute and to pay your respects at 1PM. For each pint you donate, Little Man will give you a pint in return. To sign up: basha@littlemanicecream.com

Mother’s Day Bake Sale: Salt & Grinder, 3609 W. 32nd Ave. 8:30AM-12PM. Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies, Earl Grey-Vanilla Scones, and Raspberry White Chocolate Pie are only a few of the special treats Pastry Chef Joy Williams is baking for you and your momma this weekend. Come grab a box of treats to surprise your momma with for breakfast this weekend! Prices vary. https://www.bonannoconcepts.com/upcoming-and-noteworthy/salt-grinder-mothers-day-bake-sale/

District 1 Creatives Meetup: 11AM-1PM. The Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St. Learn about Denver’s programming and funding for the arts and meet fellow District 1 creatives, artists, business owners, and cultural workers. Hosted by members of Denver’s Commission on Cultural Affairs and Councilman Rafael Espinoza’s office. Free. www.bugtheatre.info

Honeycomb & Co Pop Up Shop: 12-5PM, Little Man Ice Cream, 2620 16th Street. Join Jenna Rice May 13 and May 14 for a Mother’s Day pop-up shop that features beautiful flowers and gifts for mamma. On May 14, celebrate your mother with “My Heart Belongs to Mamma.” Enjoy music from Old Fuss and Feathers, a seedling sale and paint a pot or make-a-card for your mom. www.Littlemanicecream.com

Berkeley Beer & Spirits (and Wine) Mini Fest: 3-7PM. Local 46, 4586 Tennyson St. TBBA, Horseshoe Craft & Flea Market, and Local 46 present to you an afternoon of tasty vendors, music, and a guaranteed wonderful time. $18-25. www.eventbrite.com/e/berkeley-beer-spirits-and-wine-mini-fest-tickets-33262275361

Bowspring Class: 6:30PM. Vital Center for Mind-Body Health, 3955 Tennyson St. Every Saturday this month, come and sample a free Bowspring class. All ages and levels of ability are welcome. The practice accentuates the body’s natural curves and focuses on functional movement and optimal alignment. Free. 303-477-8545 www.vitalbowspring.com

Vegan Prom: 8PM-12AM. Mercury Café, 2199 California St. This annual event brings you a night of dancing, food, a cash bar, photo booths, and all the fun of prom you wish you had during high school. All proceeds benefit Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary. $20-25. www.veganprom2017.brownpapertickets.com

Local Author Day: 12:30-5:30PM. Second Star to the Right Children’s Books, 4353 Tennyson St. Second Star is so excited to host Local Author Day with two of our favorite authors, Len Vlahos and Kiki Thorpe! At 12:30, join us to meet Kiki Thorpe, author of the series The Never Girls! Kiki will be reading passages and signing books. At 4:30, meet Tattered Cover’s own Len Vlahos, author of the young adult novel, Life in a Fishbowl. Free. www.secondstartotherightbooks.com

May 14

Moms Eat Free at STB: 10AM-2PM. Sloan’s Tap & Burger, 1565 N. Raleigh St. Unit 100. Bring your momma to a tasty brunch at STB featuring a BYO Bloody Mary Bar, Bottomless Mimosas, and a special dessert to share with your mom after her free brunch. Free for mom, other meal tickets vary. http://tapandburgersloanslake.com

Mother’s Day Brunch at SugarMill: 10AM-3PM. SugarMill, 2461 Larimer St. This brunch includes a decadent three course meal and a bundle of French macarons for mom to take home with her. Make a reservation today! $35. http://sugarmilldesserts.com/mothers-day-brunch-3-courses-35/

My Heart Belongs to Mamma: 1-5PM. Little Man Ice Cream, 2620 16th St. Gather on the Plaza for an afternoon of live music from Old Fuss & Feathers, a seedling sale and a crafting station for kiddos to paint plant pots and decorate cards for momma. Free. www.littlemanicecream.com

Mother’s Day Cupcake and Beer Pairing: 2-6PM. Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St. Ratio Beerworks and Church of Cupcakes have teamed together to bring you and your momma the best of brews and baked goods. Each pairing flight consists of three cakes and three tasters of beer. $16. https://nightout.com/events/mothers-day-cupcake-beer-pairing-at-ratio-beerworks/tickets

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea: 3-6PM. Black Eye Cap Hill, 800 Sherman St. Bring your momma to the afternoon tea of the ages- scones with clotted cream, Teatulia teas, sparkling wine, elegant pastries, delicate finger sandwiches and more! $50-150. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mothers-day-afternoon-tea-at-black-eye-coffee-cap-hill-tickets-33547087241

YogaZo CO: 11AM. C Squared Ciders, 2875 Blake St. Join us for the FIRST of many classes at Bierstadt Lagerhaus/C Squared Ciders! This location in Rino is one of a kind and you won’t want to miss our Yoga offering the 2nd & 4th Sunday morning of each month here. Stay after and enjoy $1 off all of your drinks! $10 www.yogazoco.com

May 16

Civic Center EATS: 11AM-2PM. Civic Center Park, Colfax & Broadway. Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday through October 5th you can enjoy delicious food, fresh air, gorgeous views, and live music at Metro Denver’s largest gathering of gourmet food trucks. Beats the cafeteria! Prices vary per vendor. http://www.civiccenterconservancy.org/event-civic-center-eats_88.html?ref=home

STRIVE Prep Excel’s Choirs: 7PM. Elevate Church, 30th and Vallejo. Choirs will be presenting their final concert of the year and the community is welcome to attend!! We will also be recognizing our graduating seniors in choir – which represent about 1/3 of the total senior class at our school.

Blondes at the Barre Musical Sketch Comedy: 7:30PM. The Clocktower Cabaret, 1601 Arapahoe St. This improv collaboration invites you to challenge them to all things female, fun, and funny for a night of musical sketches and side-stitching humor. $10. www.clocktowercabaret.com

May 17

‘Small Biz Salute:’ 6-8PM. Mile High Station, 2027 Old West Colfax Ave. The UPS Store is celebrating Small Business Month with its Small Biz Salute campaign, honoring small business owners. Join us for a free evening happy hour event to unite the Denver small biz community. Free. https://smallbizsalute-denver.eventbrite.com

TBBA Meet and Greet: 6-9PM. Call to Arms Brewing Company, 4526 Tennyson St. Socialize with your fellow business owners over a cold drink and good conversation. Free. www.tbbadenver.org

Dine-in Movie: A Clockwork Orange: 9PM. Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th St. Grab a bite to eat along-side a cult favorite film, A Clockwork Orange. Meal tickets vary. www.opheliasdenver.com

May 18

Beyond Beautiful and Brave: 6-8PM. Natural Grocers, 3825 Tennyson St. Join the Women of Denver and discover how to embody strength, power, and trust in your everyday life. Free for members, $18 otherwise. www.womenofdenver.wildapricot.org

Colin Hotz and Co: 7-11PM. Mercury Café, 2199 California St. Swing and sway to live bluegrass and new acoustic music by Colin Hotz and Co. Free. www.mercurycafe.com

May 19
Noche de Museo: 6PM. Crafty Fox Taphouse, 3901 Fox St. Our biggest fiesta of the year just got even bigger! Trendy, new location, delicious new menu, 60 craft beer choices, all at a lower ticket price! Join Museo de las Americas for an evening of dancing, great food, and a wide variety of drinks, now at the beautiful new Crafty Fox Taphouse! $50. (303) 571-4401

May 20

2-Millionth Scoop Celebration: 10AM-11PM. Little Man Ice Cream, 2620 16th St. Celebrate Little Man’s two-millionth scoop all day with a party on the Plaza. Global partners will be joining us so you can see how impactful your scoops of ice cream are around the world. Free. www.littlemanicecream.com

Fun, Food + “Filanthropy:” 10AM-12PM. Highlands Micro School, 3719 Perry St. A “filanthropic” fair put on by children, for children. Each student has built an activity booth and selected a non-profit beneficiary for the money they raise. Join us for a petting zoo, live music, food and 10 different activities designed for toddlers through elementary-aged kids. Free admission, $0.25 per activity! highlandsmicroschool@gmail.com

Jefferson Park Farm & Flea: 10AM-3PM. 2900 W. 25th Ave. This market will kick off the Jefferson Park Farm & Flea’s 3rd season featuring seedlings and starter plants, plus specialty food, handmade and vintage goods, homesteading education, food trucks, mobile boutiques, and live music from the Highland Ramblers! Free. www.jpfleamarket.com

May 21

Chicken Butchery Class: 5-7PM. il porcellino salumi, 4324 W. 41st Ave. Bring your questions, ideas, and stomachs to this all-inclusive class on whole chicken butchery. $65. www.squareup.com/store/il-porcellino-salumi/

May 25

Community Conversation with Councilman: 4-6PM. Scheitler Recreation Center, 5031 W. 36th. Weekly get together with Councilman Espinoza to discuss issues pertaining to NW Denver. Venues and dates subject to change. To stay informed: https://www.facebook.com/CD1Rafael

Bobby G Awards for In the Heights: 6:30PM. Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 1101 13th St. Come check out North High School’s In the Heights cast and crew as they are recognized for their incredible performance! They will perform during the ceremony and would love for you to celebrate with them! $10. denvercenter.org/education/high-school-musical-theatre-awards

Butterfly Release: 10AM. Chatfield Farms, 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Rd. Play with the butterflies and submerge yourself in spring with these flying critters and the beautiful plants they inhabit. $5 parking fee, $2-15 admission. www.butterflies.org

May 26

Friday’s Uncorked: 6:30-9:30PM. Bonacquisti Wine, 4640 Pecos St. Unit I. Gumbo le Fuque’s edgy sound will have you moving and grooving all night long- in between bits of food and sips of wine, of course. Free, happy hour from 4-6PM. www.bonacquistiwine.com

May 27

Cobbler’s Open Air Market: The Shops at Cobbler’s Square, 44th Ave. and Alcott St. On the last Saturday of every month you can join this open-air market to enjoy music, local vendors, interactive experiences, and more. Free. www.midnightramblerboutique.com

Late Night Burlesque: 11PM. The Clocktower Cabaret, 1601 Arapahoe St. This weekly 21+ show brings you Naughty Pierre’s best burlesque music, magic, and more. $35-45. www.clocktowercabaret.com

May 29

Historic Elitch Theatre Summer Events: Inside films TBA. Outdoor films music at 7PM. film at dusk. Tours 6PM. ET Fest, NOON-9:30 pm. Historic Elitch Theatre has an exciting line-up for the summer: TBBA Memorial Day Picnic, Summer Film Series – two inside, five on the lawn, and First Friday Theatre Tours June-October. ET Fest ends the season as a cultural revival with a benefit concert by FACE, Chris Daniels and the Kings, and The Hazel Miller Band inside the theatre. Films $5 donation, kids 6 and under FREE. ET Fest daytime event FREE with concert prices to be announced. Historic Elitch Theatre, 4655 W 37th Ave. Phone: 720-593-9395 www.HistoricElitchTheatre.org Events@historicelitchtheatre.org

May 31

Yoga in the Park: 6:30-7:30PM. City of Cuernavaca Park, Rockmont Dr. This playful yoga class will help increase your stamina, flexibility, and connection to the outdoors. $10. www.loca4yogallc.com

June 2

Elitch’s Historic Theatre Tours: 6PM and 7:30PM. Historic Elitch Theatre, 4655 West 37th Ave. First Friday Theatre tours run June-October. $15.00. Info: 720-593-9395 or www.HistoricElitchTheatre.org

Community Conversation with Councilman: 9-11AM. Common Grounds Coffee House, 2139 W. 44th Ave. Weekly get together with Councilman Espinoza to discuss issues pertaining to NW Denver. Venues and dates subject to change. To stay informed: https://www.facebook.com/CD1Rafael

First Friday Tennyson Street: 5-7:30PM. Red Chair Realty Advisors, 4383 Tennyson St. Cruise up and down Tennyson for your monthly cultural walk-about town. Red Chair will be having caricature drawings and beers-galore! Free. www.tbbadenver.org/first-friday-culture-walk/

EDF’s Candlelight Vigil: 7:30PM. The Eating Disorder Foundation, 1901 E. 20th Ave. The EDF invites you to the 10th Annual candlelight vigil and community gathering to honor the memories of those taken by this terrible illness, the lives of those who continue to struggle, and those who have found their way to the light of recovery. Free. http://eatingdisorderfoundation.org/upcoming-events/

June 3

Denver Brain Tumor Walk: 8:30-11AM. Sloan’s Lake, 17th Ave. and Utica St. This moving and communal walk takes you a lap around the lake and endless laps around the lives of those touched by brain tumors. $25 registration. www.braintumorcommunity.org

Beignets and Bouquets: 9:30-11AM. Salt & Grinder, 3609 W. 32nd Ave. Enjoy bubbly mimosas and toasty beignets as you engage in hands-on bouquet instruction from The Perfect Petal. $65. www.bonannoconcepts.com/product/beignets-bouquets

Sun Drenched Music Fest: 2-10PM. Denver Beer Co Canworks, 4455 Jason St. DBC is hosting yet another incredible Sun Drenched Music Fest with numerous live bands, special pairings, beach games and endless fun. $10-30. www.denverbeerco.com

Highlands Street Fair: 10AM-6PM. 32nd and Julian St. to Perry St. Join us for the 35th annual Highland Street Fair featuring local artisans, craft cocktails and 3 stages of live music! Plus a bike parade to kick off the day!

June 5

Pedalheads Kids Camps: Times Vary. Denver Discover School, 3480 Syracuse St. From June 5th through July 31st your kiddos can enjoy these learn-to-bike themed weeklong camps with Pedalheads. $109-219. www.pedalheads.com

June 9

Community Conversation with Councilman: 4-6PM. Local 46, 4586 Tennyson St. Weekly get together with Councilman Espinoza to discuss issues pertaining to NW Denver. Venues and dates subject to change. To stay informed: https://www.facebook.com/CD1Rafael

June 10

Jeffco Service Saturday: 8AM-12PM. Mile Hi Church Lakewood, 907 W. Alameda Ave. Show some senior neighbors some love with us as we help them with home chores like weeding, raking, dusting, and more. Coffee and pastries provided! Free. www.alittlehelp.org

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