Jet setting, stilettos and eco-friendly fun await you this weekend in Denver-metro. Here are our favorite happenings going on around town.
Denver Suitcase Party: Pack a suitcase and head to the party -- entering on a red carpet, of course. You may just jet off to a weekend getaway in Napa by night’s end if your name is drawn. Proceeds benefit the Saddle Up! Foundation.
Fri., Aug. 26, 6pm - 11am; $150
Denver Jet Center Centennial Airport, 7625 S. Peoria St.; 303-898-6797
British Invasion: You’ll swear you’re experiencing the original Fab Four as 1964, famed Beatles tribute band, performs at this Beatles anniversary concert at Red Rocks.
Fri., Aug. 26 at 8pm, doors open at 6:30; $31
Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy, Morrison; 720-865-2494
Shoes & Brews: Lace up your most provocative pair of shoes for the Carrie Bradshaw award – or your worst for the Terry Bradshaw – and enjoy small plates and complimentary vodka, beer and wine at this unique block party in Writers Square presented by DiningOut Magazine. Net proceeds benefit Love Hope Strength Foundation.
Sat., Aug. 27, 5pm - 8pm; $50 general admission
Writers Square, 15th St. to 16th St. between Larimer St. & Lawrence St.
Fun & Games: You’ll have one night only to enjoy this uproarious comedy show at Avenue Theatre’s fundraising event. In addition to an impressive lineup of comedians and improv, you’ll also be privy to silent auctions, audience participation games and 2-for-1 tickets to the next comedy show, Completely Hollywood.
Fri., Aug. 26 at 6:30pm; tickets begin at $35
Avenue Theater, 417 E. 17th Ave.; 303-321-5925
Going Green: Eco-love & music join forces in the Green Route Festival in RiNo. Learn about local sustainable living while jamming to rock, indie & hip hop tunes.
Sat., Aug. 27, noon - 11pm; $20
RiNo District, 26th St. between Larimer & Blake
Sleep Tight Colorado: You can roll out of bed and keep your pj’s on for this 5K Pajama Jog (or walk, or skip) through City Park, with a chance to win a costume contest. The event raises funds for sleeping bags to benefit homeless Colorado residents through Sleep Tight Colorado. Pets are welcome.
Sat., Aug. 27, 8am - 11am; $15
City Park, off E. 17th Ave., south side of Pavilion
Rocky Mountain Music: Everclear, BoDeans -- just a few of the featured artists at the multi-genre Rocky Mountain Music Festival, showcasing rock, pop, country and blues. Enjoy four stages, a slew of vendors and family-friendly activities.
Sat., Aug. 28, 11am - 8pm, doors open at 10:30pm; $35 - $48/adults, $20/ages 12 – 17, free/ages 11 & under
Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, 8500 Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton; 303-278-7799
Some Like it Hot: Honoring the revered chile, the Chile Harvest Arts Festival also celebrates Spanish Colonial art, dance, and other cultural activities, including live painting by six urban artists.
Aug. 27 - 28, 10am - 5pm; $5/adult, $2/ ages 3 - 12
Lakewood's Heritage Center, 801 S. Yarrow St., Lakewood
Start your workday the right way with the news that matters most. Learn more