June 2015 Around Town


The Great American Campout

Camp for a cause and help wildlife stay wild! National Wildlife Federation’s widely popular nationwide event, the Great American Campout is celebrating its 10th year of connecting people with the great outdoors so that they will form a deeper desire to protect wildlife and wild places. Nick Offerman, star of NBC’s Parks & Recreation series, serves as official celebrity spokesman in promotional online and print ads for the cause which kicks off on Saturday, June 27,  and runs through September 7, 2015 (Labor Day).

To participate, National Wildlife Federation asks people of all ages to make an online pledge to camp anywhere – from a forest to their own backyards – at least once this summer and provides all the information needed, including a directory of hosted Great American Campout locations tips on what to bring, lists of campout activities and recipes, and more. Campers are encouraged to take #Campies (Camping Selfies) and submit them to NWF’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages to share their experiences and create an extended community of participants year round. For more information, and to register, go to Nwf.org/Campout

Wizard’s Chest Store Leaving Cherry Creek

The Wizard’s Chest will leave its Cherry Creek North home of 33 years to relocate at 451 Broadway beginning in September. The toy and costume store will stay open in its current location at 230 Fillmore St. through December with complete transition to the Broadway store occurring in January 2016. The Wizard’s Chest opened at its Cherry Creek location in 1982. It’s the latest of several recent retail turnovers in the Cherry Creek North district since early 2014. Little Me’s, Kazoo Toys, Earls Kitchen + Bar, West Southwest Gallery and Outdoor Divas are among businesses that have closed previously for various reasons.


ART Hotel Teams up With Chef Chris Jakubiec

ART Hotel is thrilled to announce the addition of acclaimed Chef Chris Jakubiec to launch FIRE Restaurant. Reflective of the hotel’s concept, FIRE houses a notable art collection, featuring works by Joel Otterson, Larry Bell and Allan Hauser. Artistic in nature, Chef Jakubiec’s menu is inspired by and innovative approach to classic techniques with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Known most notably for his recent role as executive chef at The Jefferson Hotel in Washington D.C., which houses the city’s only Forbes 5-star restaurant, Plume.

Located in the cultural hub of downtown Denver, the menu is designed to be social, approachable and, like art, provide “conversation dishes” for diners. The restaurant and lounge will double as an art gallery, with works and installations adorning the walls, ceiling and outdoor terrace bar.


Do at the Zoo

Denver Zoo’s most anticipated summer event, the 26th Annual Do At The Zoo will be taking place on June 18. The evening is guaranteed to highlight Denver’s best restaurants, beverages and entertainment at one of wildest local venues. Proceeds from this year’s event support Denver Zoo’s education efforts, which aim to ignite a passion for science in young children through formal and informal programs at the Zoo, as well as outreach in the community. Each year, the Zoo’s Education department serves roughly 215,000 individuals through its programs, which bring science education to life. The Zoo strives to make these programs accessible to those who may not otherwise have the opportunity, through scholarships, outreach and bilingual delivery.


Breckenridge International Festival of Arts

Breckenridge Creative Arts proudly announces the inaugural Breckenridge International Festival of Arts, a celebration of adventure, play and creativity, which will run August 14-23. From public radio icons and Chicano rock legends to acrobats on poles and blue-colored tress. Inspired by themes of environment and mountain culture, the 10-day festival brings together a variety of performances, exhibitions, screenings, workshops, talks and surprise collaborations with an eclectic mix of music, dance, film, visual arts and family entertainment.


JW Marriott and The Oxford Hotel named “Best in Denver”

The JW Marriott Denver and The Oxford both offer unique guest experience and exceptional service, which is why they have such a loyal following among travelers.

The JW Marriott Denver is nestled in the prestigious shopping and dining district of Cherry Creek, where the hotel’s chic designs give a nod to the Rocky Mountain lifestyle with 196 opulent and spacious guest rooms and suites, many offering panoramic mountain views. Guests can pamper themselves at the Spa at Cherry Creek or indulge in the culinary delights in the acclaimed Second Home Kitchen + Bar. The JW Marriott Denver’s intuitive and authentic staff strives to orchestrate a personalized experience for each guest.

The Oxford Hotel is located in the heart of Denver’s downtown LoDo neighborhood, where is offers 80 individually decorated guest rooms, each with unique features. Originally opened in 1891, the hotel offers 10,000 square feet of event space and an extensive collection of Western American art. The Oxford is also home to the Oxford Club, Spa & Salon, McCormick’s Fish House and Bar and Denver’s quintessential Art Deco martini bar, the Cruise Room.



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