Looking for a fun activity on the weekend? Check out Live Music and have fun with La Dolce Vita's Open Mic Night every Saturday and Sunday through June.
For a complete list of upcoming events and musicians, check out Events & Happenings in Olde Town Arvada
Live Music at La Dolce Vita
Saturdays at 7pm and Sundays at 6pm.
Open Mic sign up starts about 6:00pm on Saturdays .10:00am – 1:00pm on Sundays
March 4th Open Mic
March 5th Brian Del Mar
March 11th Band On The Fence
March 12th Cellist Daria
March 18th Open Mic
March 19th Alice and Dan
March 25th Spirit Ridge
March 26th Moses Walker
April 1st Open Mic
April 2nd Brian Del Mar
April 8th Acoustic Review
April 9th Cellist Daria
April 15th Open Mic
April 16th Alice and Dan
April 22nd Steve Gilbert
April 23rd Moses Walker
April 29th Acoustic Jelly
April 30th Band On The Fence
May 6th Open Mic
May 7th Brian Del Mar
May 13th Meghan Cave
May 14th Cellist Daria
May 20th Open Mic
May 21st Alice and Dan
May 27th TBD
May 28th Moses Walker
June 3rd Open Mic
June 4th Brian Del Mar
June 10th Someone Special
June 11th Cellist Daria
June 17th Open Mic
June 18th Alice and Dan
June 24th TBD
June 25th Moses Walker
As warmer days and longer nights start to settle into place, the Baseball Park starts calling its fans. And, this year, Coors Field has more food items to satisfy baseball goers throughout the season. So, along with that cold beer and cracker jacks, try the new Rocky Mountain Po'boy's, Mile High Mac-N-Cheese and Rockies Fritters. See the full article in the Denver Business Journal below:
What's new on the Coors Field menu this coming Rockies season?
By Ben Miller – Contributing Writer
3 hours agoFans attending Colorado Rockies games at Coors Field this upcoming baseball season will see some new menu additions at concession stands.
That's according to longtime Coors Field concessionaire Aramark, which announced the new menu selections on Wednesday.
New menu additions will include: Chicken & Purple Slaw Taco Trio (chicken topped with salsa verde and purple slaw, in flour tortillas), Taco Club (taco seasoned ground beef topped with melted cheese, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, fried jalapenos and a drizzle of avocado sour cream), Rocky Mountain Po’boy (Rocky Mountain oysters topped with garlic slaw, guacamole, green chili ranch, pico de gallo and cotija cheese, on a po’boy roll}, Triple Play Dog (hot dog topped with Carolina style pulled pork, crumbled bacon bits and purple slaw), Mile High Mac-N-Cheese (green chili mac-n-cheese topped with crumbled chorizo and pico de gallo), and Rockies Fritters (fried purple berry fritters covered in a sweet rum glaze and dotted with purple and silver pearls).
“Food has become a major player in the fan experience and that increased role is a motivating factor for us to continue to enhance our menu offerings each season. Ballpark food has come a long way," said Carl Mittleman, president of Aramark’s Sports and Entertainment division, in a statement.
In addition to the Rockies, Aramark provides concession service to the Baltimore Orioles, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Boston Red Sox, Kansas City Royals, Houston Astros, San Diego Padres, Pittsburgh Pirates and Toronto Blue Jays.
Last year, the Rockies saw a 12 percent increase in attendance, with 2,953,650 fans attending games.
Let's talk happy hour! If you work downtown or live in the area, walk to 13th St and check out Bohemian Biergarten. This restaurant, opened in 2013, is the only European-style Gastropub found in Boulder. It transports you to a different culture and brings you flavors from Germany, the Czech Republic and Central Europe along with its favorite taps served up just like in the Bier halls of Europe.
At the Biergarten you will find a plethora of events hosted daily:
Monday: Happy Hour is hosted everyday from 3pm to 6pm and 9 to close on Sundays and Mondays.
Tuesday: Enjoy $8 liters all day and have fun with trivia after 7pm!
Wednesday: Let loose with Karaoke night and $2 wine glasses all day.
Thursday: Enjoy live music with $5 biers and $3 Jameson's.
Fridays and Saturdays: Enjoy live music, live acts and dance with friends. Check out the Bohemian Biergarten's Facebook page for a complete lineup.
Sundays: It is comedy night! Enjoy two shows at 7pm and 9:15pm while laughing with friends and neighbors.
Learn more and check out menus on Bohemian Biergarten
If you read our most current set of blogs, we have been talking about celebrities in Colorado and celebrity homes throughout the state. The featured homes below belong to less famous people, but equally notable individuals in Colorado that are making their names known and designing homes with individual flair and exceptional creativity. Read more below:
Kari Whitman: If you are a celebrity, you might have contacted Kari Whitman to design the interior of your home. Kari grew up in Boulder and pursued modeling and acting in Los Angeles, where she met Eagles drummer, Don Henley, who, after seeing Kari's home, hired her to design his home. This was her foot in the door to eventually designing other celebrity homes for stars such as Jessica Alba and Kristen Bell. In 2012, Kari moved back to Boulder, where she purchased a vintage, somewhat nondescript cottage, that transforms into a shockingly modern design when you walk inside. To design her own home, she found some furniture from Clutter Consignement in Boulder, uses wall papers to add art and attraction, and thinks beyond the box with ideas such as installing 20 porthole windows into the second floor sitting area.
Owners of Cured: If you visit Pearl Street Mall, you might be delighted by the cheese and charcuterie named Cured and it's sister cafe, Cured West, just a few blocks down. And, as you might expect from people in the food industry, the kitchen is of upmost importance in their personal home. The Frischkorns'renovated North Boulder home was designed to feel open and intimate at the same time. One notable design element in their kitchen is the absence of cabinets extending up the wall to allow for a more spacious feel.
Ilona Oppenheim: Ilona is the author of the cookbook Savor and lives in Aspen with her family. She focuses on knowing where your food came from, how to buy local and how to find your own ingredients. Her 2,200 square foot wooden-barn home was renovated to emulate the same natural values as her cookbook. The home is simple and rustic and blends into its natural surroundings and mountains with ease. Inside is reclaimed barn-wood, local stone and large windows. The kitchen is great for the whole family to cook together with the large central island.
The Sleeper House: Driving up I-70, you may have noticed the spaceship-like home known for its use in Woody Allen's comedy, Sleeper. This home was built in 1963 by Charles Deaton and is still popular during the holidays when it is decorated with lightweight-acrylic Christmas tress that light up the home.
Learn about more locals with beautiful homes in Colorado Homes & Lifestyles
Whether you celebrate or not, decorating Easter eggs can be a fun Spring activity for any kid. Check out these creative ideas by House Beautiful!
40+ Beautiful New Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs
Walker Ranch is classified as a Historic Place as a cultural landscape as defined by the National Register. The ranch hosts Heritage Days where you can immerse yourself in old-in-time culture. At their last heritage day in January, people had the opportunity to "Learn about typical winter chores and indoor games when you explore the Walker Ranch Homestead. You’ll see a working demonstration in the blacksmith shop and smell food being prepared on the wood stove. Be prepared for cold, windy weather, and to walk in snow" Activities included tours, games, blacksmith demonstrations, cooking and butter churning and more.
Walker Ranch and its surroundings also offers wonderful explorations of wildlife, wildflowers, hiking and biking. The 7.6 mile Walker Ranch Loop is a fairly challenging bike trail located off of Flagstaff Road. It includes s spot where you must dismount, a single and double track, cliff conditions and is a loop that you can ride in any direction. The Walker Ranch Link and the Meyers Homestead Trail are shorter and easier.
If you are a Boulder resident, visiter or new to the area, driving up Flagstaff Rd. to explore this historic location is worth the effort. Make it a day trip with your family or escape everything and ride in solitude. To learn about upcoming Heritage Days, visit Walker Ranch.
Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the great wonders of Colorado. You can get lost for days camping in the park or visit for one day and enjoy magnificent hikes and wildlife! Many people travel to the National Park for vacation, but if you live in the state, you are lucky enough to enjoy all that the park has to offer year round. So, why not plan a day trip to explore 415 square miles of trails, wildlife, wildflowers and more.
Visit Rocky Mountain to learn more and plan your winter or summer excursion.
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Winter is a spectacular time to visit the wilderness of Rocky Mountain National Park. With a little bit of preparation, many exciting activities await you. Be sure to layer up with insulating, waterproof clothing, wear sunglasses, use sunscreen and carry water.
Learn and Explore
Avalanche, Snow, and Trail ConditionsRocky's avalanche risk, snow levels, and trail conditions are always changing. Read the current avalanche forecast, see how much snow is on the ground, and view trail condition reports by following these links.
Ever thought how fun it would be to hike in the winter, but there's all that snow? Consider snowshoeing! It's as easy as strapping snowshoes on your boots and grabbing a couple of poles. No training is necessary and if you can hike, you can snowshoe. Most park trails can be explored with snowshoes. A few pieces of equipment are essential: you will need a pair of snowshoes and waterproof boots. Poles are helpful for maintaining balance, but optional. Waterproof pants or gaiters help keep you warm and dry.
Picture yourself gliding through a silent forest full of fresh, white snow. Cross-country skiing is a rejuvenating sport that pairs physical exercise with the beauty of nature. You will need skis and poles with large baskets. Waterproof pants or gaiters help keep you warm and dry. In general, terrain and deeper snows on the west side of the park make for better for cross-country skiing, but you are welcome to strap on your skis throughout the park.
Hidden Valley is the one place in Rocky where sledding is allowed. No tows are provided, and you must provide your own plastic sled (sleds with metal runners are NOT allowed), saucer, or tube (if you don't bring your own they may be rented in Estes Park at most any outdoor shop). You walk your sled/saucer/tube up the hill and slide down. It's a pretty gentle hill, being the bottom of the bunny slope of the former Hidden Valley Ski Area. Skiers, snow boarders, and snowshoers may pass but must use caution around sledders, and slow down to yield the right-of-way. A restroom (flush/running water) is at the bottom of the hill by the parking lot. On most weekends when there's an attendant, a warming room is also available. Winter winds can scour the area, causing conditions to vary, so call the park Information Office for the latest information, 970-586-1206.
Snowshoe with a Ranger
Check the Free Ranger-Led Programs for snowshoe opportunities with a ranger; reservations are required. Snowshoe walks are offered on both sides of the park from January through March, depending on conditions.
What if I don't have my own equipment?
The communities of Estes Park and Grand Lake have shops where winter recreation equipment, including snowshoes, cross-country skis, poles, boots, sleds, tubes, saucers, gaiters, stabilizers can be rented or purchased. For renting equipment in Estes Park see the Visit Estes Park website. For rentals in Grand Lake and the surrounding area, see the Visit Grand County website.
Many park roads are open in winter to provide access to the wintry world park wildlife call home. Winter is an especially good time to look for elk, mule deer, moose, and other large mammals. Look for moose along the Colorado River on the park's west side. Elk and mule deer are most active at dusk and dawn, and are usually seen in meadow areas. Look for bighorn sheep along the Highway 34/Fall River corridor on the park's east side. Coyotes may be seen any time of day. Members of the Jay family, including Steller's jays, with their striking blue bodies and crested heads, gray jays, Clark's nutcrackers, and the iridescent, long-tailed black-billed magpies are commonly seen in the park.
Last summer, Boulder introduced a new type of dining, mingling and entertaining to the North Boulder area. Rayback Collective is a casual place to wind down with friends or family. It is "a food park. A bar. An event space." So, whether you want to grab a quick drink, a quick bite or listen to music outside and do a little yoga, check out Rayback Collective. It's also a great place to host an office party or other special occasion!
On the corner of Valmont and 28th, Rayback Collective begins with an event space that leads to the bar, a lounge and the stage. Outside you will find a fire pit, a handful of food trucks, the porch and the yard.
Visit the Calendar, to find a list of daily food trucks, music film and community events such as yoga.
Growler USA is a popular microbrew pub all over America. And now, it is in downtown Louisville. Beginning in Eugene, Oregon, Growler USA had the image of becoming a "national American craft beer pub for all to enjoy." The pub takes traditional beers and innovates them with unique flavors pallets and never misses a beat on creativity. The name comes from the growler vessel that was used to transport beer and, more recently, used to bring beer home from the pub.
Growler USA Louisville Location
Come enjoy the best local and regional craft beers at Louisville’s newest neighborhood pub. Some you’ll know; others you’ll come to love. Enjoy craft cuisine and hand crafted beverages in a comfortable setting. Make yourself at home…only with a much, much larger beer selection. Did we mention 100 taps? And craft beer?
And wine. And ciders. And flavored kombucha teas, cold-pressed coffee, and more. We’re all about comfort and yumminess. Is that a word? It should be.
Can we hear each other talk? Yes. Is the game on? Yes. Do you do the types of things, like Tap Takeovers, that make the American craft beer scene so fun and endearing? Oh, heck yes.
Lunch. Dinner. Drinks. Everything in between. Come on in for a bite and a beverage. Let’s make it a regular thing.
A sampling of the menu includes:
Baked Philly Pretzels
Buffalo Chicken Dip
Pilsner Chicken Cobb
Growler Chili Cheeseburger
Pilsner Chicken Avocado Club
Beer Cheese Soup
It's that time of year again to take advantage of all that Colorado has to offer! Don't miss out on skiing some of the best slopes in the state. From family friendly to advanced, these ski resorts will make your winter one to remember! Arapahoe Basin
Ski to your hearts desire at this ski resort open from October to June.
Join the locals on the steep slopes of the Aspen Highlands Resort. Even advanced skiiers are sure to be challenged here.
Ski the powder or enjoy black diamond runs on this resort, established back in 1947.
This resort isn't just a great place for beginners and families to come, but for those looking to catch a glimpse of world famous skiers and snowboarders. Buttermilk has been the host of the ESPN Winter X Games and multiple olympians.
Bring your family and enjoy fun, friendly skiing and a drink or food at one of the many restaurants after.
Make a trip and enjoy the quaint villages and expert slopes at Copper Mountain. This resort is great for beginiers, with its great instructors and has hosts some of the best terrain in Colorado for advanced skiiers and snowboarders.
This town doesn't just have great skiing, but a quaint, Victorian style town great for a weekend getaway or family advneture.
Located just 21 miles from Boulder, this resort is a great day trip. It is especially popular amongst young families with their wonderful education program.
Located in Grandby, enjoy a casual vibe with great views and a great variety of ski runs.
Head down to Durango where the snowfall is rich and plenty of hiking, skiing and snowboarding can be found.
Head to beautiful Steamboat for great family skiing and snowboarding.
Located just 53 miles from Denver and open from October to May, this is an easily acceced resort all winter long.
Enjoy friendly people, cheaper prices and less crowds at Monarch Mountain.
Enjoy great powder, ski skiing, and breathtaking views from the world's largest flat top mountain!
This isn't your ordinary ski trip. Enjoy a true vacation with a spa, shops, restuarants and more in the San Juan Mountains in Durango.
Hosting many ungroomed runs, this mountain is truly for the experts.
This mountain is no joke! Filled with acres upon acres of terrain, you are sure to have to come back for more!
Steamboat isn't just one of the prettiest places in the wold, but one that is visited by many olympians and now has direct flight options.
Located near Glenwood Springs, this resort not only offers cheaper, less crowded skiing where the snow lasts twice as long, but a great vacation option. After your busy day on the slopes, enjoy downtown Glenwood Springs with their famous hot springs, great restaurants and shopping.
Looking for great skiing and golfing in the summer, head southwest to Telluride. Like Steamboat, non stop flights are now offered and the town's spa, shops and restaurants make this a great weekend getaway.
This resort isn't just great for skiing for all levels, but a renowned resort in the summer for concerts and festivals. Get your fill of the Colorado mountains all year long at Winter Park.
Located in the San Juan mountains, this resort offers freindly people, homemade food and cheaper prices.
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