On the field trips, kids in the Denver Public School District get a chance to interact with nature firsthand rather than merely hearing about it, as in traditional, indoor environmental education programs. SPREE lets students observe the river’s ecosystem and connect to a natural space in the city, an experience that can ideally spark an interest in exploring nature in their free time. With funding aid to cover the costs of park usage, staff, and supplies, SPREE can provide these excursions for youth from low-income families for free.
Despite their determinedly of-the-moment sound, Redfoo and Sky Blu are carrying on a long pop lineage: the former is Motown founder Berry Gordy's son, the latter his grandson. As red-hot electropop duo LMFAO, the uncle-nephew pairing electrifies dance floors with manic odes to party life. The 2012 Sorry for Party Rocking tour explodes with fan favorites such as "Party Rock Anthem" and newer hits such as "Sexy and I Know It," which has a bouncy swagger that dominated the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 28 weeks. Meanwhile, the band parades in neon animal prints amid backup dancers, bobbing beneath giant robot heads, tossing inflatables into the crowd, and creating a spectacle Metro Weekly calls "enormously entertaining."
Beneath the rustic beams at Old Mill Brewery & Grill, patrons linger over frosty pints of in-house crafted microbrews while chatting near the exposed-brick fireplace. It's here, after all, where local brewers trailblazed the art of creating fine beers before the trend took shape. Today, they continue to produce six stellar beers in styles that range from pilsners to lagers and IPAs to stouts. Bartenders also tap pours of seasonal brews, such as a coconut porter, double IPA, or a fruit-infused raspberry red. Platefuls of home-cooked American fare complement each sip of suds, and include classic burgers and sandwiches along with a slew of succulent entrees—such as homemade fish ‘n’ chips. Nestled in historic downtown Littleton, Old Mill Brewery & Grill welcomes scores of friends and family who flock to its homey charms for a leisurely meal or to enjoy televised sporting events on its big-screen TVs.
An active Denver photographer since 1985, Bart Levy imparts hard-won wisdom to aspiring photographers in upbeat, three- or four-hour workshops. In these workshops, the seasoned shutterbug demystifies DSLR cameras, teaching pupils how to harness ISO speeds, manual settings, and flash settings to produce crisp, memorable images of lens caps. Students also learn how to compose visually striking snapshots and Levy will also demonstrate the differences in digital file formats, so acolytes can upload and share pictures without setting their web browsers on fire.
At the studio, located in Wash Park, you and your gal pals will get schooled in the equipment favored by circus performers and firemen during the 60-minute session. Parties at Tease focus on the needs of your group, from chair flirting (lengthen and strengthen muscles while learning chair choreography) to pin-up pop burlesque (high-energy dance warm-up followed by general sexiness; bring heels). Choose a focus area, from rappy (hip hop) to racy (stripper workout, lap dance), or try a combination.
As an instructor and owner of My Gym, Becka Johansen helps run a kids' exercise gym that combines open play with education and exercise. The staff take students aged 6 weeks to 13 years under their collective wing, teaching age-appropriate weekly classes for each developmental stage in a youth's life. Through dance, games, gymnastics, and sports, kids exercise their spatial awareness and learn teamwork skills, all while building healthier bodies with which to more forcefully sit on whoopee cushions. Housed in a state-of-the-art facility also fit for special events, all lessons draw from My Gym's proprietary program, a lesson plan used at more than 200 locations in more than 25 countries.
Unlike the custom typical of doctors’ offices and their patients, spas don’t typically see their clients on a regular basis. But the aestheticians at Skin and Body Lounge do. Proudly offering “results-motivated services,” the lounge’s licensed aestheticians work closely with their clients to determine potential remedies for skin issues, be they a forehead riddled with acne, cheeks dotted with sunspots, or a nose that stubbornly rejects every pair of glasses. From there, they propose a regimen for continued results fortified by Image Skincare products that includes treatments such as acne-fighting facials, skin-tightening “face lifts,” and even back treatments. The spa also offers exfoliating chemical peels and microdermabrasion treatments in packages of three and five.
Skin and Body Lounge’s skincare options are only the beginning of their services. The team also offers full body waxing, specializing in Brazilian waxes and brow shaping.