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February 2017

Then, Now, Next: Evolution of an Architectural Icon

February 19 - August 31

Trace the North Building’s history and evolution at the Denver Art Museum’s (DAM) exhibition, Then, Now, Next: Evolution of an Architectural Icon. Explore the renowned modernist building’s past and architectural impact before the North Building’s upcoming revitalization project. The exhibition will feature historical photos, original architectural sketches, building models and project renderings to tell the story of the iconic structure. The exhibition showcases architect Gio Ponti’s original vision for the building and how the building has served an expanding and…

Categories: Arts and Cultural, Museums--Denver Art Museum
Website: denverartmuseum.org/exhibitions/then-now-next-evolution-architectural-icon, denverartmuseum.org/visitor-info/ticket-information
March 2017

Vikings: Beyon the Legend

March 10 - August 13

Special exhibit, Separate ticket required.

Categories: Museums--Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Website: www.dmns.org,
April 2017

Davinci Machines Exhibit

April 1 - September 30

Special interactive exhibit featuring 65 handcrafted inventions built from DaVinci’s 500 year old designs. Separate ticket required.

Categories: Northeast Denver/Aurora Events
Website: www.wingsmuseum.org,

Alexander Calder Sculpture exhibit at Denver Botanic Gardens

April 28 - September 24

included with admission.

Categories: Kids and Families
Website: www.botanicgardens.org,
May 2017

The Western: An Epic in Art and Film

May 27 - September 10

Explore the artistic and cinematic evolution of the Wild West at the Denver Art Museum (DAM) exhibition, The Western: An Epic in Art and Film. Featuring 160 works, the exhibition explores the gender roles, race relations and gun violence of the Western genre presented through fine art, film and popular culture from the mid-1800s to the present. The visual journey goes beyond the battles between cowboys and American Indians, pursuits and duels, and bandits and barroom brawls. From Frederic Remington’s…

Categories: Arts and Cultural, Museums--Denver Art Museum
Website: denverartmuseum.org/exhibitions/western-epic-art-and-film,
June 2017

IMAX current films

June 1 - October 12

Extreme Weather 3D (ends 6/15); Wild Africa 3D (ends 6/15); Dream Big 3D: Engineering Our World; Incredible Predators 3D (opens 6/16); Mysteries of China (opens 6/16)

Categories: Kids and Families, Museums, Museums--Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Website: www.dmns.org,

Denver Public Libraries Summer of Reading

June 1 - August 12

Free activities, suggestions for summer reading, incentives for Denver kids, divided into 3 age groups. FREE.

Categories: Libraries
Website: www.summerofreading.org,

Ekar Urban Farm “Days in the Dirt”

June 4 - October 1

Every Sunday from June 4- October 1; 9:00am-1:00pm; for individuals, families and groups. Meet, mingle, drop- in to enjoy planting, tending and harvesting together. Pint-sized tools provided for children. Future Farmers’ Program from 10-10:30am for children ages 4-10 with our on-site educator. All harvested produce is donated to feed the hungry. Our goal is to donate over 15,000 lbs this season. 181 South Oneida Street in the Lowry neighborhood. 303-520-7581. No cost to attend.

Categories: Kids and Families, Nature and Outdoors, Northeast Denver/Aurora Events
Website: ekarfarm.org,

It’s Only a Play

June 9 - July 23

Co production with Spotlight Theatre. Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St. Aurora

Categories: Theatre
Website: www.vintagetheatre.com,

Colorado Renaissance Festival

June 10 - July 30

8 Weekends, June 11th through July 30th. Larkspur.

Categories: Kids and Families
Website: www.coloradorenaissance.com,

Colorado Shakespeare Festival

June 11 - August 13

University of Colorado Boulder

Categories: Denver Metro Events, Theatre
Website: www.coloradoshakes.org,

Govenor’s Mansion Tours

June 13 - August 15

Tuesdays, Free tours of the Governor’s Residence at Boettcher Mansion. 1-3 pm, 400 E. 8th Ave. No reservations required. Tours start every quarter hour, lasting 45 minutes.

Categories: Denver Metro Events, Museums
Website: www.colorado.gov,

Shady Grove Concert Series

June 14 - August 23

Wednesdays through 8/23, Four Mile Historic Park, 6:30pm.

Categories: Denver Metro Events
Website: www.swallowhillmusic.org, www.fourmilepark.org

Nature’s Amazing Machines

June 16, 2017 - January 1, 2018

Opens 6/16, Free with admission.

Categories: Museums--Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Website: www.dmns.org,

Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash

June 23 - August 6

Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St. Aurora

Categories: Theatre
Website: www.vintagetheatre.com,
July 2017

Free composting classes

July 1 - October 7

Wednesdays and Saturdays now through mid-October. Classes held at the Denver Compost Demonstration Site at the Gove Community Garden, 13th Ave. and Colorado Blvd. Sign up by calling 303-292-9900 or visiting

Categories: Denver Metro Events
Website: www.dug.org/compost.,

History Colorado Kids Free Saturdays

July 1 - August 26

Free Saturdays for youth 18 and under through 8/26.

Categories: History Colorado Center, Kids and Families, Museums
Website: www.historycolorado.org,

Dinos! Live at Denver Zoo

July 1 - October 31

Life size animitronic dinosaur exhibit, Free with admission.

Categories: Denver Metro Events, Kids and Families
Website: www.denverzoo.org,

Dinos! Prehistoric Party

July 1 - July 29

After hours at the Denver Zoo, Saturdays in July. 6:30-9pm. Visit the life size animatronic dinosaurs and enjoy family friendly entertainment after the sun goes down. Tickets at

Categories: Denver Metro Events, Kids and Families
Website: www.denverzoo.org,

City Park Jazz

July 2 - August 6

Sundays 6-8pm thorugh 8/6. City Park Pavilion, see website for band info. FREE>

Categories: Denver Metro Events, Kids and Families, Music
Website: www.cityparkjazz.org,
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