Weekend off the Wagon – April 26-28

The Vampire5k is tonight. You’ve been warned.

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Water levels are back up to normal. Temperatures are spring-esque. Festival season approaches. Themed race season approaches. And today is Arbor Day! Celebrate!

The new RTD W line opens this weekend, with various parties and free rides. What are some of your favorite spots along the new line?


There’s more to see after the break. What’s your plan this weekend?


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Friday, April 26

South America Wine Dinner

6:30pm – 8:30pm

La Cave

Please join us for a special South America Wine Dinner featuring a four-course dinner for the fixed price of $55.00 per person (notincluding tax or gratuity).

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Vampire 5k

7:30pm – 9:30pm

Chatfield Botanic Gardens

You never know who you are surrounded by.
It could be your neighbor, your coworker, even your best friend at school.
Vampires have seamlessly melted into modern day society and have lived side by side regular citizens for hundreds of years now.
But all that changes on 4.26.13.
This is the night primal instincts go unchecked. Blood thirsty vampires will give chase to transform citizens to increase their numbers and strength, while citizens will run to protect their mortality.
The hunt begins when the sun sets.

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Saturday, April 27

RTD W Line Station Parties

10 a.m to 4 p.m

All along the W

Station Parties
Free rides metrowide all day long
Enjoy food, fun and information at stations along the W
Visit one party or enjoy them all
Click the stations on the map below for details

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10:30am – 12:30pm

Twisted Pine

Beer? Check. Yoga? Check. One might have to call it BrewAsanas.

Could two things like these ever co-exist? You bet your flexible-ass they can! BrewAsanas takes a rocking one hour yoga class and follows it up with a brew in a local brewery.

Ladies, use this as an opportunity to get your beer drinking mate out to stretch those limbs…and fellas, BrewAsanas is a lighthearted introduction to Vinyasa Yoga practice and the delightfully palatable world of beer.

We will begin BrewAsanas by enjoying a one-hour vinyasa flow yoga class taught by Adrienne Rinaldi of Elevate Yoga. We move through a fluid sequence of postures (asanas), focus on our breath (pranayama), that invigorate, strengthen and restore the body. After, pay particular attention to our tastebuds as we make our way into the tap-room and enjoying the body, texture, and flavor of delicious beers from local breweries with BeerSnobChick.

This all levels class is ideal for anyone who is interested in exploring yoga in a relaxed environment and look to expand their minds in respect to local beers! Each session is $20 and includes a 1-hour yoga session followed by a pint of your choice. Mats will not be provided.

Ticket are $20, and can be purchased by card or cash at the door.

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One Big Ass Tap Takeover with Avery

11am – 11pm

Parry’s Pizza (all locations)

Over 90 beers on tap across three locations. Here’s the agenda for the day

Every Hour, on the Hour
• Raffles all day long with the last being at 7PM – keep the tickets you’re given when you purchase an Avery beer (you could win Avery or Parry’s merchandise,
memorabilia and experiences)

Kill the Keg
• A free round to the first groups that kill the first three kegs at each location

• Doors open to the public

• Adam Avery will make a special toast at our Highlands Ranch location with a new beer from Avery Brewing – this new beer will be served to those in
attendance to toast with

• Colorado Craft Beer Show will be broadcasting live from the Highlands Ranch location and will have Adam Avery on for some back and forth beer talk
• We recommend eating some food at this point – some of these beers
will eat you up if you don’t

• American Craft Beer Radio will be broadcasting live from the Greenwood Village location
• All locations will raffle off a signed print of the Avery Brewing crew

• Adam Avery will be at out Greenwood Village location toasting the crowd with a special new Avery beer – this new beer will be served to those in
attendance to toast with

• All in attendance should go home, take a shower, drink some water and promptly return (This is only a suggestion)

• Get your raffle tickets out and wait for your number to be called. We will be raffling off a VIP tour package for you and three of your friends to Avery’s brewery, in Boulder. You will be picked up at the Parry’s in Highlands Ranch and put aboard Hop1 (Avery’s custom tour bus) and shuttled off to Boulder. Aboard you will have food provided by Parry’s Pizza. Once at the brewery, you will be given the VIP tour of their brewery ending with as much free Avery beer as you and your friends can responsibly handle. Hop1 will then take you back to Highlands Ranch with a smile hung from your
face – ear to ear.

• “Closing Time” by Semisonic will be played – hint, hint

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Paint a Masterpiece

1pm – 4pm

Kingman Estates Winery

Colorado Artist Anya McManis is teaching a class, held at the Kingman winery to paint an abstract still life picture of a wine glass and bottle while they sip an excellent Kingman wine. Attendance is limited to 24 participants. All supplies needed are provided along with a glass of wine. Complimentary tastings of all wines offered are available along with light snacks. Participants can purchase additional glasses of wine for $5 to $6 (depending on the wine) plus tax.

Tickets can be purchased at the winery or through the ticket link below. Each ticket is $45 covering painting supplies, pinting instruction, and one glass of wine.

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Grand Opening Woohoo Shenanigan Having Party

3pm – 7pm

Green Spaces Colorado

The name may still be in the works but the party’s going to rock no matter what we call it! It’ll be the official christening run of the pasta bike and I want to share the joy and tasty pasta with you all!!

There’ll be pasta, bevvies, a small market, and live music! Stop on by check it out!

Sweet deet: Saturday, April 27, 3p-7pm at Green Spaces off 26th and Larimer! All food and drink is by suggested donation.

Bring your friends, your family, and your love of pasta! Please leave your pets at home, it’ll be a loud buy event and I don’t want them getting hurt.

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Sunday, April 28

Cherry Creek Sneak

Cherry Creek

The Cherry Creek Sneak is Sunday, April 28, 2013

Denver’s Cherry Creek Sneak was founded in 1982 and has become a Denver tradition for families and elite runners alike. Every year more than 10,000 runners participate in the10-mile, 5-mile, 3.1-mile (5k) and 1.5-mile sprint courses. There’s even a ½-mile Kids’ Fun Run for kids ages 8 and under, and Diaper Dash for little ones in the Kids’ Fun Zone.

The Cherry Creek Sneak has added a 10-mile course to challenge longer distance runners.

After the event, join in the fun at the post-race block party to shop samples from our vendors, enjoy a free beer or play in the Kid’s Fun Zone.

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bRUNch at Second Home Restaurant & Bar – Cherry Creek

10am – 12:30pm

Second Home

Sneak After-bRUNch

Second Home Kitchen & Bar

Sunday, April 28 is the Cherry Creek Sneak. Take in the sights of Cheesman Park, historic 7th Avenue Parkway, and Cherry Creek. Volkswagen 10-mile, 5-mile, 3.1-mile (5K), 1.5-mile Denver’s 7 Sprint, Kids’ Fun Run.

The Cherry Creek Sneak supports the Food Bank of the Rockies, a non-profit organization providing food and supplies to more than 1000 hunger-relief programs in Northern Colorado, including Metro Denver, and the entire state of Wyoming.

There is still time to sign up for this race. Join the bRUNch team here: http://www.active.com/running/denver-co/cherry-creek-sneak-2013.

After the race, enjoy a beer in the beer garden and then head on over to Second Home Restaurant & Bar for bRUNch.

The price for brunch is $25. Menu coming soon!

Here is a map of the routes: http://www.cherrycreeksneak.com/course-map.html.

Sign up for our post-race here: http://bit.ly/Y7tUV7.

The Rite of Spring

6pm – 10pm

Vesta Dipping Grill

Join us for our first dinner of 2013, titled “The Rite of Spring”. Inspired by Igor Stravinsky’s 20th century composition, and imagined by the Vesta culinary team, this dinner will explore the various flavors and ingredients that Spring has to offer. The chefs will have composed dishes to match each movement written by Stravinsky and each of these will be thoughtfully paired with wines and cocktails by our masterful sommeliers, ensuring a night singing with the textures and joys of Spring.
Call the restaurant for reservations as seating will be limited.

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Did we miss anything? Want an event on next week’s Weekend off the Wagon? Email us: events@denveroffthewagon.com

About PJ Hoberman

PJ likes beer. A lot. And whiskey. Gin. Wine. Cocktails. Um.. what were we talking about?