New parents and parents-to-be: Colorado Parent Magazine is hosting the Everything Baby Expo on June 11, featuring a variety of vendors that will be great for a combination of expecting parents and parents of newborns, infants, and toddlers! [ read more ]
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Check out Colorado Parent Magazine's Everything Baby Expo on June 11!

[ Thursday, May 25, 2017 | 0 comments ]
Colorado Parent magazine is hosting the Everything Baby Expo for the second year in a row. The event will feature a variety of vendors that will be great for a combination of expecting parents and parents of newborns, infants, and toddlers.

          What:  Colorado Parent Everything Baby Expo
          When:  June 11, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
          Where:  DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton Denver Tech Center
                         7801 E Orchard Road, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
          Tickets:  $10

At the expo, you will find:

  • An exploration of the world of baby and family-oriented goods and services
  • An education speaking series
  • Giveaways
  • 30+ vendors on site

The Colorado Parent Everything Baby Expo offers an exploration of the world of baby and family-oriented goods and services. More than 30 vendors will be on site and include companies like Loopy Gear, Toofeze, Melanie Photography, Moon Baby Doulas, Bright Horizons, and Complete Health Chiropractic.

New this year, we are also offering an education speaking series with topics on breastfeeding, nutrition, doula care, baby wearing and the benefits of prenatal yoga. There will also be amazing giveaways on site from Pump and Dump, Wubbanub, Bamboobies, Babylonia, The Baby Boy, Boppy, Bazzle Baby Bibs, and Logan and Lenora. Read the full story »
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Buy a Burrito on May 9 and Help Homeless Pets!

[ Monday, May 8, 2017 | 0 comments ]

Chipotle Give Back Day is a delicious way to make a difference for homeless pets
and horses in our community. Stop by select Colorado Chipotle locations, tell the
cashier that you want your purchase to support the Dumb Friends League, and a full
50% of the day’s proceeds will be donated to help homeless pets and
horses in our care.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 9 from 10:45 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

WHERE: Colorado Chipotle locations (excluding Grand Junction, Silverthorne, Fort Collins,
Colorado Springs, and Pueblo)
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Get Your Goofy on with "Travelers of the Lost Dimension" at Stanley Marketplace

[ Wednesday, May 3, 2017 | 0 comments ]
Guest post by Mindee Forman
Photo credit: Adams VisCom
From left: Leigh Miller, Adrian Egolf, Diana Dresser, Bruce Montgomery
My family went to see Travelers of the Lost Dimension at the Stanley Marketplace last weekend, a silly, fun, campy immersive theatre experience that left my 4-year-old son repeatedly exclaiming, "This was the best best best best best day ever!"

Did you know there's a dimensional rift underneath the Stanley Marketplace? We didn't until we visted, courtesy of our low-tech guides at Mission Control. (We realized our kids didn't know what television fuzz was and had to explain - how's that for feeling old?)

Callandra guiding the crew to safety
Supplied with our survival kit and personal atmospheric tank (read: balloon), we ventured into the Lost Dimension, encountering Callandra the fortune teller and her prophets, dodging rift worms, watching some fabulous Olympics-style dancing, participating in a live television show and art therapy, and even playing an interstellar video game (bring a quarter!).

The beauty of this show is its complete and utter willingness to be goofy. The more you buy in and play along, the more fun you will have. We had a great "crew" (fellow audience members) who screamed at the rift worms, gave advice to the guide, and cheered and threw roses for the dancers. The four-person cast and one-person crew pull off a masterful symphony of multiple characters (each with its own name and accent), wild costumes, and fun surprises.

Our Crew
The show runs just about an hour, so my 4- and 9-year-old kids had no trouble walking around (there are a few sit times to break up the action). The audience (maximum 45 people per show) is treated like a beloved cast member itself, and the ticket includes a free beverage (beer, wine, or fountain drink) at the Stanley Beer Hall for the day of the show and a passport of other offers for the Stanley Marketplace to use later.

Travelers of the Lost Dimension only runs through May 21 (after being extended since every show was sold out), so make sure you get your tickets before the rift closes!

To learn more and purchase tickets, visit travelersofthelostdimension.com.




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Add a little Cirque du Soleil to your Mother's Day with LUZIA

[ Monday, May 1, 2017 | 0 comments ]
Add the jaw-dropping touch of Cirque du Soleil to Mother’s Day this year with LUZIA, a waking dream of Mexico. For a limited time only, tickets in price levels 1, 2, & 3 are 25% off for selected Denver performances of LUZIA scheduled from June 1–July 9, 2017, under the Big Top in Pepsi Center’s Parking Lot. For more information about this offer, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/usa/denver/deals. Regular tickets for all Denver performances of LUZIA are available online at www.cirquedusoleil.com/luzia. This offer is valid May 1-14 ONLY.

Photo credit : Matt Beard / Costumes: Giovanna Buzzi /
2016 Cirque du Soleil
LUZIA – A waking dream of Mexico
Through a series of grand visual surprises and breathtaking acrobatic performances, LUZIA takes audiences to an imaginary Mexico – a sumptuous world suspended somewhere between dreams and reality. Smoothly passing from an old movie set to the ocean to a smoky dance hall or an arid desert, LUZIA cleverly brings to the stage multiple places, faces and sounds of Mexico taken from both tradition and modernity. Rich in awe-inspiring moments, LUZIA enchants by incorporating rain into acrobatic and artistic scenes – a first for a Cirque du Soleil touring production.









Photo credit : Matt Beard / Costumes: Giovanna Buzzi /
2016 Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil
LUZIA is Cirque du Soleil’s 38th original production since 1984, and its 17th show presented under the Big Top. The company has brought wonder and delight to more than 160 million spectators in more than 400 cities on six continents. Cirque du Soleil has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from close to 50 different countries.

For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com. Read the full story »
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Doors Open Denver Offers Free Events/Activities April 29-30

[ Wednesday, April 19, 2017 | 0 comments ]
The 13th annual Doors Open Denver, the premier event showcasing the richness and history of Denver’s built environment and promoting quality design, will take place on Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30. Presented by the Denver Architectural Foundation, the event offers more family-friendly events and activities for kids of all ages throughout the weekend than ever before.

Children will have the opportunity to create buildings from their imaginations at "Box City," tour the Denver Animal Shelter, participate in children's activities at many of the Denver Fire Stations, and more.

The Denver Smiley Branch Library, Athmar Park Branch Library, and other libraries will be hosting crafts and history lessons, where all families are welcome.

The events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit: http://bit.ly/2pv73BQ. Read the full story »