Things To Do In Denver

Denver Improv – Up to 70% Off Standup Comedy

Denver Improv

Denver Improv

$41 $15

Established comics perform at the Denver outpost of the famed comedy-club chain

Up to 56% Off Conceal-Carry-Permit Course

PG Firearms Training

Denver

$125 $65

With a law-enforcement background and certification from the state, Paul Grossman prepares his students to apply for a conceal-carry permit

Up to 60% Off Urban-Race Entry

CitySolve Urban Race

Stoney's Bar and Grill

$50 $20

Teams race on foot past city landmarks, solving clues and tackling obstacles for a chance at cash and other prizes

55% Off Pottery Painting or Glass Fusing

Pot-Luck

University Hills

$44 $20

At this pottery-painting and glass-fusing studio, visitors decorate assorted pieces; staffers kiln-fire finished products

Up to 59% Off CrossFit

D Town CrossFit

University Hills

$150 $69

Functional, intense, and constantly varied workouts; Elements classes are intended for new students

Up to 53% Off Drop-in Hockey or Stick-and-Puck Sessions

Big Bear Ice Arena

Lowry Field

$40 $20

Drop-in hockey sessions for adults 18 and older or stick-and-puck sessions for any age

Up to 55% Off Crafting at Share Denver

Share Denver

Park Hill

$20 $10

Craft classes include beaded jewelry, cross stitch, embroidery, tarot, and wire wrapping

89% Off TRX New Year's Resolution Transformation Classes

No Excuses Fit Club

On Location

$197 $21

Trainers lead small group classes in intense 30-minute TRX workouts; includes an e-book eating plan with recipes

50% Off Barre

On The Move Studio

Southeast Denver

$100 $50

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 54% Off barre3 Fitness Classes

Barre3

Cherry Creek

$80 $39

The barre3 workout combines yoga, Pilates, and the ballet barre to develop lean muscles, burn calories, and improve posture

Up to 50% Off at Glassateria

Glassateria

Denver

$30 $15

Students create their own colorful fired glass pieces with open studio projects

50% Off a One-Week Music and Voice or Acting Camps

Spotlight Studios

Lincoln Park

$199 $99

One-week singing or acting camps helps kids discover new talents or refine abilities before a final performance for friends and family

Up to 46% Off Kids' Camp at Next Level Lacrosse

Next Level Lacrosse

Cranmer Park

$400 $225

During a three-day camp, some of the best lacrosse professionals lead individual and group instruction on the fundamentals of lacrosse

Up to 62% Off Fitness and Yoga Classes at QiFlow

QiFlow

Multiple Locations

$85 $35

Multi-faceted, fusion-based fitness classes provide full-body workouts to to trim, tone, and lift

Up to 36% Off a Flyboard Flight

Rocky Mountain Flyboard Colorado

Lake Sangraco

$179 $115

Strapped to hands and feet, water-propulsion nozzles let you hover, soar up to 40 feet, and swim through the water like a dolphin

Up to 51% Off Glass-Blowing Classes

Agnes of Glass

Elryia Swansea

$130 $65

(10)

Shape glowing glass into paperweights, vases, shot glasses, tumblers, or platters with hands-on instruction

Samadhi Center for Yoga – Up to 59% Off Classes

Samadhi Center for Yoga

Uptown

$239 $99

Welcoming center hosts vinyasa, yin, and power yoga classes for practitioners of all skill levels

Skate City – 50% Off Roller Skating

Skate City

Multiple Locations

$14 $7

Skaters of all ages roll across smooth white rinks during open-skate sessions

Up to 80% Off Classes at Let's Do This Fitness

Let's Do This Fitness

Denver

$120 $20

High-energy Zumba workouts burn calories with moves set to Latin beats; BodyPump classes use barbells to tone the major muscle groups

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Nobody should have to suffer through a workout, say the fitness pros who helm Studio Thrive. So, to make exercise as enjoyable as possible, they design group classes that are fun, social, and suitable for all skill levels. Most instructors bring an extensive dance background to the classroom, filling classes such as Zumba and TRX. Personal-training sessions often center on functional-training tools such as TRX suspension straps and kettlebells, both of which foster flexibility and core strength. In addition to designing highly customized workouts, certified personal trainers perform body-composition analyses and fitness assessments to track their clients' progress.

When they're not leading classes or personal-training sessions, Studio Thrive's staffers host private Zumba parties in the spacious studio, lined with oversize mirrors, a polished wooden floor, and a cobalt-blue ceiling. Upon request, they can also bring Zumba sessions to offices, apartment buildings, or painfully quiet libraries.

2490 Blake St
Denver,
Colorado
US

When Tabetha Landt Hastings opened the box of painting supplies, she could barely hold back the tears. Her sister had been an artist and avid painter, and Tabetha was trying to cope with her passing when she picked up the brushes she inherited and put paint to canvas for the first time. The sensation was almost indescribable to her: she instantly felt an intimate sense of familiarity with the art form despite never having attempted it before. She knew then that something more was going on within her—a new connection was forever made—and she dove into painting with her sister in mind.

Years have passed since that first stroke, but Tabetha maintains the same fervor that marked her beginnings in painting as she sells her own art and leads classes. Her three-hour workshops invite students to see where their imaginations can take them while interpreting a chosen work in a group setting. She also hosts a paint club, which gathers artists of all skill levels to paint together.

802 Santa Fe Dr
Denver,
CO
US

The owners of Qi pool their experience to design innovative, unique exercise classes. Leading a staff of personal trainers and experienced instructors, the club maintains meditative training studios where yoga and cycling fuse in courses such as QiCycle-Yoga, and Qi Ryders, which uses RealRyder bikes.

The resulting roster of classes have earned Qi a second- and third-place spot on 5280's 2011 readers’ choice awards for Health Club/Gym and Yoga respectively. Such classes include Qi Yoga, a unique focus on core energy and muscular strength, and QiCycle-KORE, a cycling program blended with a bootcamp workout. The commitment to healthy living extends beyond the gym, with community programs, such as the free running club, a group that meets regularly to jog through City Park, Congress Park, and local Thanksgiving dinners.

3170 E Colfax Ave
Denver,
CO
US

Denver Patio Ride's party bus moves through the River North arts district and downtown by way of pedaling—any willing pub-crawlers can power the party forward as the sober driver steers and brakes. After jump-starting at Billy’s Gourmet Hot Dogs on Larimer and Broadway, the bus cruises at a low-key 5 miles per hour, stopping at a smorgasbord of bars, many of which pour $5 specials of one shot and one beer. Guides infuse jaunts with historical tidbits, trivia, and prizes, while the solar-powered sound system’s iPod hookup allows pedalers to blast their personal collection of upbeat audio books. No weather other than rain or snow prevents tours, and the bus’s capacious storage space accommodates any party accessory except beer, which is not allowed on the bus. Revelers can rent out the whole bus for large parties, or buy seats on a weekly schedule of public pub-crawls.

2445 Larimer Street
Denver,
CO
US

Beginning in Columbus and now painting the town red in various cities throughout the county, Colors & Bottles scratches the creative itch of the public with its themed art classes that leave no blank canvas unvarnished. The mobile painting service, which The Ellen DeGeneres Show tagged as a "hip, new, and fresh" activity, stages its events at local bars, wineries, restaurants, and art galleries, helping boost neighborhood economies while creating a hard-to-follow trail for begrudging pottery wheels. During three-hour classes, an artist plucked from the local art community leads students through the creation of a themed painting, such as a city skyline or something more abstract. For an extra splash of inspiration, some venues allow students to bring their own drinks, while others have refreshments available to purchase.

Colorado Blvd. & E 17th Ave.
Denver,
CO
US

With the aim of helping women learn golf fundamentals and find a network of like-minded players, golf visionary Nancy Collins founded the all-female league known as Sassy Golf. Throughout the week, members convene on different Denver-area golf courses to participate in stress-free nine-hole outings. Each round includes a 45-minute group lesson and concludes with a post-game gathering in the clubhouse to bond over divot-settling digestifs. The flexible scheduling allows busy members to register for the outings, clinics, and demonstrations that do not conflict with their personal schedules. In addition to ladies-only adventures, Sassy Golf coordinates monthly 18-hole coed outings during which the sun is converted into a giant disco ball. See the complete list of member benefits.

283 Columbine St
Denver,
CO
US