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Live Theater in Riverfront Park

Join us for back-to-back performances of beloved Shakespearean plays, right in Riverfront Park! See complete details at https://www.facebook.com/events/1982356678759580/. 

 

Presented by the Riverfront Park Community Foundation and Denver Center for the Performing Arts

Where to Celebrate Opening Day

Opening Day is one of our favorite days here in Denver. The streets fill with purple as Rockies fans of all ages show up to celebrate the first home game of the season. Whether you're headed to the stadium or watching from afar, here are a few of our favorite spots to grab food and drinks for the big game:

  • Coors Field. Expect a whole new array of food choices at Coors Field -- from taco trios and extreme pulled pork hot dogs to green chile mac and fried berry fritters. 
  • Dairy Block. Denver's newest micro-district is opening Maker's Alley just in time for Opening Day, with free hot dogs and bottled water from 12-2pm. Plus, Poka Lola Social Bar inside Dairy Block will have an Absolut Bloody Mary bar, 50-cent coney dogs, and other food and drink specials starting at 10am. 
  • Blake Street Tavern. This classic sports bar is starting the party at 9am with live music by Geek Strong, a local rock band specializing in '80s, '90s, and alt rock.
  • AvantiAvanti's Opening Day tailgate kicks off at 10am, with an extended happy hour from 10am-6pm and hot dogs on the lower patio from American Grind. 
  • Terminal Bar. Bring your game ticket to Terminal Bar after the game for cans of Post Brewing beer for only $4. And, this one's good for any game, not just Opening Day!
  • Highland Tap & Burger. Trying to avoid LoDo before the game? This is a great spot for pre-game (and post-game) celebrations. 
  • ViewHouse. This Blake Street staple is celebrating all weekend long, with $3 Coors Lights on Friday, a hot dog eating contest Saturday at 4pm, and special Opening Weekend brunches on Saturday and Sunday. (They're giving away tickets, too!)
  • Avelina. From 12pm until the first pitch is thrown, Avelina is giving away free hot dogs and draft beer on their patio. Doesn't get much better than that! 
  • Jackson's DenverAfter the game, swing by Jackson's from 9pm-midnight for their $25 all-you-can-drink deal.
  • Wynkoop Brewing CompanyGetting an early start? Wynkoop Brewing has a special Opening Day breakfast at 8am for $25, with a panel discussion at 8:30am featuring Rockies media and signed baseballs, game-worn spikes, and other fun memorabilia giveaways. 
  • 10 Barrel Brewing. Wear your 10 Barrel shirt or hat to snag $3 Denver-brewed beers. Plus, there's raffles and giveaways during the game and live music starting at 4pm. 

GETTING THERE

It's no secret that driving and parking downtown can be a challenge on Opening Day. If you're looking for an alternate way into the city, give B-Cycle a try. Download the Denver B-Cycle app, pick up a bike in your neighborhood, then drop it off at the 19th and Wynkoop station. B-Cycle staff will be there from 11am-2:30pm to check-in bicycles, making it quick and easy to drop off your bike and get to the stadium. 

Tips for an Organized Home

Springtime is just around the corner – and that means spring cleaning is too. Thanks to Allison Farrar, guest speaker at this week’s Slifer Social Series, we have all the advice you need to get your home in tip-top shape.

Here are Allison’s helpful tips for organizing 10 different spaces in your home: 

  1. Entryway. Use a decorative tissue box to dispense doggie bags. They’ll be right by the door when it’s time to take your dog on a walk, plus they look much cuter than just a pile or roll of bags.
  2. Living Room. Roll blankets and store them in a large decorative basket or bin.
  3. Holiday Décor. When putting your holiday décor back into bins after the holidays, load everything in reverse. Put your ornaments at the bottom of the box with items like lights and tree skirts on top. That way when you go to set up next year, the things you need first will be on top.
  4. Bedroom. Make your bed! It seems so simple, but it goes a long way in making your space feel clean and fresh. Plus, don’t forget about the extra storage space under your bed. This is a great place to stash things you don’t need to access regularly, but still need to have close by.
  5. Closet. Organize your clothes by item type (tank tops, t-shirts, sweaters, pants, etc.) then by color. This not only makes it easier to find specific items, but it also creates an easier system for pairing items together. Be discerning when sorting through your closet; removing items you don’t actually wear will help you see what you have – and maybe even fall back in love with a piece you haven’t worn much. And when you put away your winter clothes for summer or vice versa, do the same with your shoes. Chances are you won’t need flip flops in the middle of December. 
  6. Luggage. Pack smaller pieces of luggage inside larger ones for better storage. And keep a quart-sized Ziploc bag inside your toiletries bag for quick and easy packing.
  7. Powder Room. Use cute decorative containers to store items that you use regularly, like your toothbrush, toothpaste, cotton balls, Q-tips, etc. Consistency containers help make small spaces like powder rooms seem much cleaner and more organized.
  8. Garage. Think up, not out. Store as many things as possible using hanging racks. Bikes can be hung from the ceiling. Tools can be hung from a peg board on the wall. By stacking things vertically by category (e.g. a camping stack), it makes it easier to access things when you need them. And when you can, store smaller items inside larger ones. Snow tires make for excellent storage.
  9. Office. Keep your stationary next to stamps to make it easy to write and mail letters. Prioritize your files and keep your workstation clean. This helps you focus on what’s important today, which goes a long way in creating a healthier lifestyle.
  10. Kitchen. Organize your cabinets so supplies are stored close to the appliances or processes they relate to. For example, stash coffee grounds and filters in the cabinet directly above or below your coffee maker. And don’t forget to use your drawers. They’re the perfect place to store things like spices that are difficult to sort through in cabinets. Ziploc bags, aluminum foil, and plastic wrap are great for drawer storage, too. 

 

No matter what organizing you’re doing, start small. Focus on a project you can accomplish in 2-3 hours to avoid getting overwhelmed. And always have four different bags/boxes on hand: (1) trash, (2) recycling, (3) donations, and (4) items that need to be moved to another room.

About Allison Farrar. Allison’s company, As You Wish, specializes in personal assistance, event planning, and concierge services, including everything from home organization to weddings to errands to helping you prepare for a big move. They cater to busy individuals, companies, and families seeking more time and freedom to enjoy life in Colorado. Learn more at asyouwishcolorado.com.

Slifer Social Series, Edition Six

 

Please join us for Edition Six of the Slifer Social Series.

Spring is just around the corner – and that means spring cleaning is too – which makes this the perfect time to start getting organized. Join us on March 7th to hear from a local home organization expert as she walks us through how to get your home in tip-top shape, one room at a time.

Featuring Allison Farrar of As You Wish

When: Wednesday, March 7th, 5:30-7:30pm

Where: Slifer Smith & Frampton Office
1610 Little Raven Street, Suite 115 — Denver

Expect delicious bites, great conversation, and a special clean-crafted wine bar from our friends at Scout & Cellar!

PLEASE RSVP BY MARCH 5TH