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Even if you arrive at Bead It! without an artistic vision, you won’t leave empty-handed. Around the shop, which holds crafting treasures that range from seed beads to semiprecious stones, staff members are stationed to help you select materials and fine-tune jewelry designs. For more in-depth aid, head to one of the varied classes and learn how to stamp metal, sculpt tulip origami earrings from precious-metal clay, or wind decorative wire around a fused-glass pendant. Of course, customers are welcome to forgo any outside input and select their own jewelry components—pewter charms, gold or sterling-silver chains, and Swarovski pearls make it difficult to fail.

9617 E County Line Rd
Centennial,
CO
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Countless trees fly by under your feet as you soar hundreds of feet above the ground. Suddenly, the forest floor below opens up into a gorge. At Red River Gorge Zipline, riders witness this incredible sight on regular canopy tours set amid the picturesque wilderness of Daniel Boone National Forest. The system's ziplines span more than 4,000 feet above the forest canopy, with the longest reaching about 1,900 feet in length. At the end of the tour, dual racing ziplines send riders charging down from more than 200 feet above the ground, and reaching speeds exceeding 50 mph. All of Red River Gorge Zipline's guests are strapped into harnesses for the duration of their tours, while helmet cams document their adventure.

8505 Park Meadows Center Dr
Lone Tree,
CO
US

With hundreds of pairs of flip-flops and sandals from top brands such as Cobian, Reef, Sanuk, and OluKai, Flip Flop Shops adorns pavement pounders with stylish footgear of the utmost comfort. Let little piggies breathe in the open air with a pair of Reef sandals ($35) or Flojos ($25). Flip Flop Shops carries a wide range of sizes and a variety of designs and colors, accommodating men, women, girls, boys, and awkward teenage leprechauns with lumbering feet. For cooler days and bashful toes, customers can also browse a selection of closed-toe shoes, such as lightweight Sanuks ($52).

8405 Park Meadows Center Dr
Lone Tree,
CO
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Two to four pianists engage in a well-matched duel each evening at Chez Cirque, sampling from more than 100 audience requests spanning all major musical genres. A Paris-inspired stage outfitted with red curtains, opulent lighting, and a state-of-the-art sound system tickles all five senses, and a $5 happy hour martini tantalizes your sixth, apple-centric sense with an apple-buttercup concoction made with vodka, DeKuyper Buttershots, Kahlua, and DeKuyper Apple Pucker. Hours become happy Wednesday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., entertained by drink specials that also include $3 Bud Light drafts and a free snack buffet on Fridays and Saturdays. A sushi bar adds raw talent to the menu Thursday through Saturday, beginning at 7 p.m. (prices vary). Light appetizers are available on the floor level, and groups can dine on specialty options on the mezzanine. See a partial menu online and call for full details. Chez Cirque's team of talent is sure to dazzle all 88 keys with nimble fingers and an ear-pleasing list of tunes.

7600 Landmark Way
Greenwood Village,
CO
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Pictures propped against walls, crammed in closets, or framed with picture-thieving magpies can't be beheld. Today’s Groupon increases your art's visibility with $50 for $100 worth of custom framing or any product or service at The Great Frame Up in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. The Great Frame Up's quality frames take the art of hanging art beyond such jejune measures as tacky industrial-strength sticky tack, staple-tape taple staping, and hiring long-armed men to hold your art against the wall.

2209 W Wildcat Reserve Pkwy
Highlands Ranch,
CO
US

For a small business, Riveting Frame & Design’s staff boast an impressive resumé: two members are artists—one of whom has a fine-arts degree—and the team has nearly a half-century of combined experience. Customers can meet with these experts at the store, where they will receive same-day quotes that detail all the possible design options. Working with the team, clients then choose a design from an extensive selection of frames, mouldings, mats, and fillets; with staff using computerized mat cutting to ensure accuracy. Additionally, Riveting outfits delicate artworks or especially successful peach cobblers in conservation framing, and the shop sells original and fine art, mirrors, canvas prints, and giclées.

7600 S Grant St
Littleton,
CO
US