No reason the kids should have all the fun. March calls for a little mental health break for everyone, regardless of age. And without having to leave the city—or even the neighborhood, if you’re lucky enough to live in BackCountry—you can always count on family-pleasing events right here in your own backyard. Look forward to your own spring fling by adding one or two of these activities to your calendar this month.
Cooking Class: Knife 101 with Chef Leah Eveleigh-Mar. 7, 6-8pm
One of the most essential—and time-saving—skills home cooks need is the deft use of kitchen knives. Sharpen your set of slicing, dicing, and chopping capabilities with Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen winner Leah Eveleigh at the Sundial House. You’ll eat well too, with a full dinner menu of pineapple salsa, bruschetta, citrus marinated grilled chicken, and more. Bring your own small chopping board and knife, which Leah will sharpen for free. RSVP on ActiveNet by Friday, March 4.
Riverdance 20th Anniversary Tour-Mar. 8-13
Celebrating two decades of internationally acclaimed performances, Riverdance returns to Denver’s Buell Theater from its sold-out run across Europe and Asia. Creating an unforgettable mix of traditional and modern Irish dance, music, and song, these talented performers will entertain the whole family with abundant energy and spectacle. Tickets range from $30-$105. Learn more.
Fresh Harvest Food Bank at BackCountry-Mar. 12-13
Giving back (and feeling good about it) has never been so easy. Fresh Harvest Food Bank is coming to BackCountry. This highly respected community organization provides nutrition, support, and education to neighbors in need in Douglas County and surrounding areas. Preferred donations include groceries, birthday necessities, and school supplies. View their list of needed items here, then drop off your donations at the Sundial House.
Robot Revolution at Denver Museum of Nature & Science-Mar. 18-Aug. 7
It’s not every day that you can challenge a robot to a game of 21. Or cheer on ‘bots playing a match of competitive soccer. At this special exhibit, you can interact with a globally sourced collection of cutting-edge robots rarely shown to the public—ranging from therapeutic baby seal robots to all-terrain crawlers and impressive humanoids. Supported by Google.org and The Boeing Company, Robot Revolution demonstrates how these amazing machines affect how we live, work, and play. General admission is $14.95 for adults, $11.95 for seniors, and $9.95 for kids over age 3.
Collaboration Fest-Mar. 19, 3-6:30pm
Beer has a way of bringing people together. And Collaboration Fest brings lots of beer together—as in 149 breweries sharing samples of their unique libations at the club level of Sports Authority at Mile High. Food will be available for purchase, or you can opt for a Fanatic ticket, which grants early access, a food voucher, and a gift bag full of surprises. More activities and perks to be announced. Tickets from $50-80. Learn more.