Add the jaw-dropping touch of Cirque du Soleil to Mother’s Day this year with LUZIA by Cirque du Soleil, a waking dream of Mexico, with 25% off tickets! [Promotion valid May 1-14 ONLY] [ read more ]
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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

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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 Regular tickets for all Denver performances of LUZIA are available online at 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 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: Read the full story »
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Come to the Pedalheads Mini-Camp / Denver Launch Party April 22!

[ Monday, April 17, 2017 | 0 comments ]

Are you like me? Does your kiddo still not know how to ride a bike because there's no safe space to ride near your home? Or because she just doesn't want her Mom or Dad teaching her? Or can he ride, but would like to do so better or learn some advanced skills? Kids and parents rejoice! Pedalheads® bike camps are now available in Denver!

Pedalheads®, a children’s learn to ride summer camp, is offering local Denver children an opportunity to learn to ride this summer with both half-day and full-day camp opportunities. Pedalheads has more than 75 locations across North America! In Denver location include: Stapleton (Denver Discovery School), Belcaro (Knight Center for Early Education), and Denver Hampden South (Southmoor Elementary School). See for a complete list of locations in your neighborhood.

You’re invited to join in the fun and experience what Pedalheads has to offer at their mini-camp and launch party being held at the Just Between Friends Denver Spring/Summer Consignment Sale.

What:  Pedalheads® welcomes you to its mini-camp! They want you and your kids (ages 3-8) to  have the complete Pedalheads camp experience. Come and partake in the Pedalheads® mini-camp and see children developing their skills in just one morning. Children will partake in drills, games, obstacles, ramps, rough terrain, safety lessons, and learn the rules of the road. Some may even learn to ride without training wheels. Please bring a bike and helmet to participate.

There are only 60 spots available (ages 3-8) so please RSVP.

When:  Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Where:  Just Between Friends Denver Spring/Summer Consignment Sale
National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt Street, Denver, CO 80216

Who:  Pedalheads instructors, local Denver kids and select media


About Atlantis Programs
Atlantis Programs and Pedalheads provides innovative and effective programs that are safe, fun and challenging. Their delivery of camps and lessons that promote kids’ health and development has earned a reputation of excellence in the communities that they serve. During the last 30 years they have taught more than 200,000 children to bike, swim and develop physical skills, using their own teaching methods combined with small classes and exceptional instructors. Their comprehensive programs open up a world of opportunities for a lifetime of cycling, swimming and physical activities.

About Pedalheads
Traffic and densely populated urban areas make it difficult for parents to teach their kids to ride bikes. Kids need the confidence to ride safely on the road, in parks, and around the neighborhood. The Pedalheads® bike camp experience provides children with the right environment, trained instructors, and small groups preparing them for the road - some as young as three can learn to ride without training wheels upon completion of camp. For more information about the program, visit Pedalheads® is a learn-to-ride bike safety and skills program for kids aged 3-10. Read the full story »