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Doors Open Denver offers lookiloos free peeks of public places

April 24, 2015

Doors Open Denver, presented by Denver Architectural Foundation, which showcases Denver architecture, launches tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at more than 50 buildings in Denver. The 2015 headquarters is located at Denver Union Station, 1700 Wynkoop St.

Doors Open Denver features more than 50 open sites that are free to the public to explore; sites incorporate interactive activities and exhibits. For descriptions, hours of operation and locations for open sites, visit www.doorsopendenver.com/sites.

Doors Open Denver also offers Insider Tours. To purchase tickets for tours such as the Byron R. White U.S. Courthouse or a tour of Denver After Dark, among many others, visit www.doorsopendenver.com/tours. Tickets also may be purchased at Denver Union Station beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Please note that some tours have sold out; popular tours will fill quickly; and tickets are limited to two tickets for two tours each day.

For more information about DOD, visit www.doorsopendenver.com. Engage with DOD on Facebook, Twitter (@denverarchfound) and Instagram (@denverarchitecture) using #DOD2015.


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Chamber of Commerce Business Awards announced today

April 24, 2015

Six organizations and one individual will be honored for excellence in business by the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce at its annual Business Awards today at the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum.

The Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce 2015 Business Awards attracts hundreds of business and community leaders to meet those who are writing Denver’s next chapter on economic vitality and business success.

All winners will be announced live at the event. Finalists include:

The Chamber will also award the David E. Bailey Small Business Advocate Award, sponsored by Wells Fargo, to an individual who assists entrepreneurs and small businesses.

Follow the conversation @DenChamber and with #bizawards.

For more information, go to www.denverchamber.org.


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Smirnoff dances into Denver for book signing

April 24, 2015

Karina Smirnoff – “Dancing with the Stars” professional dancer and author of “We’re Just Not That Into You: Dating Disasters from the Trenches” – will host a book signing at Denver Union Station’s Great Hall from 4 to 6 p.m. May 6.

Written by Smirnoff and her best friend and manager Lindsay Rielly, “We’re Just Not That Into You” dishes on their dating escapades with Hollywood celebrities and average guys – from crazy pickup lines and incredulous moves to laugh-out-loud relationship tales.

Smirnoff, who is currently on a national “Dancing Pros: Live!” tour, has also released a line of fitness videos under the DanceFITNESS brand and runs a dance school in Los Angeles.  Rielly is the president and co-founder of Continuum Entertainment Group, a Los Angeles based creative agency.

Free and open to the public, copies of “We’re Just Not That Into You” will be available for purchase from Tattered Cover Denver Union Station.

Denver Union Station – which re-opened last July after a $54 million renovation – is home to the Crawford Hotel and 13 local restaurants and retailers, including the Terminal Bar, which pours 30 Colorado microbrews, the Cooper Lounge, which serves high-end cocktails on the historic building’s glamorous mezzanine, and Milkbox Ice Creamery, which scoops up Denver’s Little Man Ice Cream.

For more information on Denver Union Station, visit www.unionstationindenver.com.


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Get your zen on with free yoga at ViewHouse

April 24, 2015

Strengthen your core and enjoy the warmer Colorado weather with free yoga classes at both ViewHouse locations on select Sundays throughout the summer. To get the stretching started, bring your own mat for the kick off party on at 10 a.m. May 17 for the first class at the ballpark location. Stay after each class and get a complimentary bottomless mimosa or cold pressed juice with the purchase of brunch. All levels are welcome. ViewHouse is located at 7101 S. Clinton Street in Centennial and 2015 Market St. downtown. Find more information at www.viewhouse.com. 

Ballpark Yoga on the Green dates, 10 a.m. starting times:

  • May 17: Yoga Kickoff Party at Ballpark
  • May 31
  • June 14
  • June 28
  • July 19
  • Aug. 2: Wear neon
  • Aug. 16
  • Aug. 30
  • Sept. 13: Wear Broncos colors
  • Sept 27

Centennial Yoga on the Green dates, 10 a.m. starting times:

  • May 24: Memorial Day Weekend – Yoga Kickoff at Centennial
  • June 7
  • July 12: Wear neon
  • July 26
  • Aug. 9
  • Aug. 23
  • Sept. 6: Labor Day weekend – Wear your red, white and blue
  • Sept. 20
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Beatles tribute returns to Red Rocks

April 24, 2015

It was in August of 1964 when the British invasion first came to Colorado with the group that started it all – the Beatles.  If you love the Beatles, you won’t want to miss “1964” The Tribute concert April 27 at Red Rocks.

This group is hailed by critics and fans alike as the most authentic and enduring Beatles tribute in the world.  Choosing songs from the pre-Sgt. Pepper era, “1964” recreates an early ’60s live Beatles concert with period instruments, vintage costumes, hairstyles, onstage mannerisms, speaking voices and harmonies of the lads from Liverpool.

This anniversary celebrates Red Rocks Amphitheatre as one of four original concert sites still remaining from the Beatles first American tour in 1964.

For more information on “1964” The Tribute, go to www.1964site.com. Gates open at 6:30 for the 8 p.m. concert.

This concert benefits Colorado Public Television 12. Tickets are $35 general admission plus service charges and are available at www.ticketmaster.com and at all Ticketmaster outlets or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Tickets are also available through Channel 12 online at www.cpt12.org or by calling 303-296-1212.


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Laugh line: Today’s eavesdropping

April 24, 2015

Eavesdropping on a man on Facebook: “There’s very little that’s more hilarious than listening to radio sports talk hosts who complain about the media circus surrounding Tim Tebow’s return to the NFL spending two hours talking about Tim Tebow.”

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Sullivan’s shuttering LoDo location

April 22, 2015

Sullivan’s, the LoDo steak house owned by Texas-based Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, will close May 30 at the end of its lease, according to a story Tuesday on The Denver Business Journal’s website.

The restaurant, popular for its nightly live jazz music in the bar, as a 15-year-old fixture in an historic building on the corner of 17th and Wazee streets.

The hotspot was a favorite of Rockies fans who stop in for a quick drink and bar bites before and after games at nearby Coors Field.

“We truly value the employees that made Sullivan’s a favorite amongst our appreciated guests and have programs in place to make sure they are taken care of during this time of transition,” Del Frisco’s Group said in a statement to the DBJ.

Sullivan’s operates 16 steak houses across the country. The restaurants are owned by parent company Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, which operates a high-end restaurant in Greenwood Village and plans to open a more casual Del Frisco’s Grille in Cherry Creek North later this year.

The new location at First Avenue and St. Paul Street will have an 8,000-square-foot restaurant plus a 9,000-square-foot rooftop and feature a menu that combines classic bar and grill meals at a lower price point that its sister restaurant Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse.


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Project C.U.R.E. plant sale today at Sheraton downtown

April 22, 2015

The Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel will be the downtown location for the Earth Day Project C.U.R.E. plant sale, to be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in the hotel’s front drive area.

“This promises to be a great Earth Day event,” said Tony Dunn, the Sheraton Hotel’s general manager. “Providing the Sheraton’s prime downtown location on the 16th Street Mall for this plant sale helps generate significant exposure and revenue for Project C.U.RE.”

Colorado based Project C.U.R.E. is the largest provider of donated medical supplies and equipment to developing countries around the world. Project C.U.R.E. is the recipient of the GuideStar Exchange Silver Seal, the Charity Navigator Four-Star Rating and ranked by Forbes as one of the 20 Most Efficient Large U.S. Charities.

Terracare Associates will provide more than 250 annual and perennial plants, and 100 percent of the proceeds of the sale will go to Project C.U.R.E. for outreach in 133 developing countries.  Terracare Associates community goal is focused on green education, outdoor beatification projects and a variety of events and sponsorships that directly support local companies, municipalities and counties and that the company services and volunteer projects have benefitted many communities across three states.

On Earth Day, the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel’s Green Team also celebrates its commitment to Clean the World.  Through the collection, recycling and distribution of soap and shampoo products discarded by hotel guests every day, Clean the World is dedicated to preventing millions of deaths caused by acute respiratory infection and diarrheal disease. Since the partnership began, the Sheraton has donated 47,000 bars of soap that have been recycled and distributed to those in need around the world.

The Sheraton Denver Downtown is located at 1550 Court Place.  Visit www.sheratondenverdowntown.com or call 303-893-3333.

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