Thursday, October 25, 2012

Fun Things to Do in Denver, Oct. 26-29, 2012

St. John’s CathedralConcert at 7:30PM on Friday, Oct. 26. This concert by Saint John's own Cathedral Choirs will include Benjamin Britten's Antiphon, Gerald Finzi's "Welcome Sweet and Sacred Feast" and Jonathan Dove's "Seek Him that Maketh". Get there early to get a good seat. Admission: Freewill offering. More info HERE.1350 Washington St., Denver.

Denver Art Museum  hosts its regularly scheduled Untitled  party on the last Friday of the month and the last one for this year is on Friday Oct. 26 from 6-10PM. This month's theme, Written Off examines artists forgotten in their own time, while offering odes to the museum’s own artworks that deserve a second look.  Untitled events are FREE with museum general admission ($10 for Colorado residents, $8 for students and seniors 65+). Students with ID get a  2for1 deal. FREE for members.  DAM is on 13th Avenue (Broadway and Bannock), Denver.

Dia de Los Muertos - Día de los Muertos is the theme at Denver Botanic Gardens  on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 5-8PM. Check out the schedule HEREbecause there’s plenty of fun on tap, including a costume parade, sugar skull-making area, a papel picado-making area, pumpkin carving demos and more. Live music, food, arts and craft vendors will also be on hand. Admission for non-members is $12 for adults and $6 for children. 1007 York St., Denver.

Trick or Treat --  East Colfax merchants  host Boo & Brew  on Saturday, Oct. 27. The Halloween festivities are split into two parts – for little kids during the day and big kids at nighttime. From 1PM-4PM, kids and their parents can visit all the decorated businesses between Filmore and Monroe for an afternoon of FREE and safe trick-or-treating. Be one of the first 100 to show up  at  theHaunted House at GroundSwell (3121 E. Colfax Ave.) and receive a custom “Boo & Brew on Colfax” candy sack. Later that night the big kids can don a costume and hit the bars from 9PM-2AM in the Bluebird Theater area, which will offer discount cocktails, music, constume contests and all kinds of entertainment at the Rock Bar, 3014, Lost Lake Lounge, R-Bar, Goosetown Tavern and the Atomic Cowboy.

South Pearl Street – Dust off your best costume and your camera and head to South Pearl Street for all kinds of Halloween fun from 9AM -1PM on Saturday Oct. 27, when local merchants celebrate Halloween Fest. The fun will center on the 1500 block of South Pearl and feature holiday treats and old fashioned games.  There will be a kids’ costume contest at the north end of the 1500 block at noon, and a parade to Cameron Church at 1600 S. Pearl, where the judging will award prizes in the categories of homemade, Halloween theme, person, thing and critter.

Westernaires -- The dare-devil, horse-loving teens known as The Westernaires are performing their annual  Horsecapades show this weekend, and if you haven't seen their 250 rider high speed drill team, you are in for a treat. Admission is $8 at the door, and $10 to park at Denver National Western Events Center. There's three shows on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 10AM, 2PM and 7PM and on Sunday, Oct. 28 there is a 2PM matinee scheduled. 47th and Humboldt, Denver.  

Mt. Olivet Cemetery Crawl -  Meet up Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 - 1-4PM at  the Chapel at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, 12801 W. 44th Ave. Join historian Tom Noel and a host of ghosts as they guide you through Colorado’s second largest  Necropolis. You will meet underground celebrities exhumed for this creepy, once-in-a-lifetime occasion, such as Horace (Dennis Gallagher) and Baby Doe Tabor (Charla Fleming), Mrs. William Gilpin (Debra Faulkner), and J.K. Mullen (John Stewart) and get a peak at the most elaborate private mausoleum in the Rockies. Free grave to grave transit provided by the Model A Ford Club of Colorado. Cost: $26 History Colorado members; $31 nonmembers.
Information and reservations at History Colorado: 303-866-4686.

The Lumber Baron Inn -- The Altitude Paranormal Group  will be doing Lumber Baron events each Wednesday, including Halloween. Additional events are slated for the Monday and Tuesday prior to Halloween. On Friday Oct 26th APG will be holding an event co sponsored by Tivoli Beer at The Stage Stop in Rollinsville. APG says they've  investigated this bar/saloon built in 1868 several times and it is one of the most active they've experienced. Their website appears to be down, but for details you can contact them through their facebook page, by phone at (720) 237-1807 or via email

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