Weekend Update: October 1st & 2nd

Now I don’t know if it’s the warm days and cool nights or just people getting ready for the cold winter months, but there is a lot going on in Denver for the first weekend in October. Everything from urban races to fantastic shows to great deals. Whether you’re looking for an outdoor run, a quirky date night, or a chance at some cheap photos, this weekend has something for everybody…

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Denver Last Year

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Denver Last Year

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Denver is doing its part by once again hosting a Race for the Cure 5K. Taking place on Sunday, October 2 participants will leave from the Pepsi Center and follow a 5K course through Denver, ultimately finishing at the Auraria Campus with a Survivor Celebration Ceremony. The 5K Inspiration Run begins at 7 a.m., while the 5K Celebration Walk begins at 8 a.m., followed by a Family 1K Fun Run at 9 a.m. More than 50,000 attendees turned the streets of Denver Pink last year with their support and there is sure to be another big crowd this year. So strap on those running shoes and favorite pink t-shirt to pound the pavement for a great cause. Check out their website for more info: www.komendenver.org 

Zombie Dash 2011
Whether you are trying to survive the upcoming Zombie Apocalypse or part of the ever growing flesh eating, walking dead horde, the first ever Zombie Dashis for you. This unique urban race competition takes place throughout Downtown Denver featuring teams of 2 to 6 players facing challenges and answering Denver trivia questions at each checkpoint. Racers are only allowed to walk/run or use public transportation during the race, no bikes or cabs allowed! Based out of the Ginn Mill in the Ballpark District, this race is sure to leave you quivering in fear and anticipation. And for some bonus savings check out this deal…

Denver B-Cycle Promo Code – Save 25% on registration fees by using this code: Redbike

Shaun of the Dead Movie Poster

Shaun of the Dead Movie Poster

Esquire Theater Screening Shaun of the Dead
Keeping up with the spooky and scary theme for October, Esquire is doing a special midnight screening of Shaun of the Dead! The brilliant comedic team of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost deliver a heart pounding and thrilling tale of a down and out Brit trying to sort out his personal life in the midst of zombie uprising! The Esquire Theater, located on Sixth & Downing, will be showing the film both Friday and Saturday this weekend at midnight. Seats are only $7.25 and are sure to go fast, so what are you waiting for?

Free Day at the Denver Art Museum
Courtesy of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) “Free Days” program, Denverites are in for a real treat Saturday October 1st. For the entire day the Denver Art Museum will not be charging admittance to Colorado residents. Make sure to visit the SCFD website for more “Free Days” this month to other great Denver attractions such as the Denver Zoo and the Botanic Gardens. So pack up a picnic lunch, grab the family and head out for a day of art and sculpture at the Denver Art Museum! For more information, please follow this link: www.scfd.org

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
The Greatest Show on Earth is making its way to Denver once again! From September 29 – October 9 all sorts of amazing circus acts will be performed at the Denver Coliseum. Elephants, tigers, zebras, and an assortment of gorgeous and exotic animals will grace the stage. Death defying leaps on the tightrope, strong men on the floor, and an assortment of awe-inspiring acts are sure to leave you breathless under the big top. And of course who can forget about the world-famous Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Clowns! Their zany antics are sure to have you cracking up with laughter. Special offers are available online, but don’t wait as the Greatest Show on Earth is in town for two weeks only!

Say Cheese!Say Cheese! A Professional Photography Event
Finally, for a great opportunity to get fall family portraits done at a dramatically reduced price look no further than Denver’s Children’s Museum. All weekend local professional photographers such as, Andrea Flanagan, Lisa Turner, and Sally Clark are on hand to capture your family beautifully in this autumn season. Sessions are going fast so if you’re looking for more information or to reserve a session, please call 303.561.0104 or email LisaA@cmdenver.org.


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