Movies & Goats

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Looking for a new and unique outdoor experience this summer? Reminiscent of old drive-in movie theaters, there’s now a trend of outdoor movie watch-parties. Putting a even bigger twist on this idea is the Goatflix and Chill event in Denver. That’s right, now you can watch a movie in the company of goats! Continue reading for more information. Also, if you are looking to buy or sell a home in Colorado, consider Mark Eibner as your agent.

A Unique Watch-Party

It sounds like a weird concept at first, but it is curated by Rocky Mountain Goat Yoga, the same group that goes goat yoga in the park. This event only has two dates left, May 22nd and the 29th, so make sure to get your tickets soon. They have screen a wide array of films, everything from Lady and the Tramp, to the Three Amigos and Jumanji, therefore there’s something out there for everyone no matter what genre you like to watch. Visitors are reminded to wear warm and comfortable clothing and to bring money for both goat and human snacks. Outside alcohol is not permitted at the venue. Also, you’ll be expected to bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and refreshments.

The event is taking place at the Four Mile Historic Park. This park is dedicated to Denver’s Western heritage and even features historically accurate replicas. Don’t be surprised to see horses, goats, chickens and pigs on the farm. There’s also the Four Mile House Museum on the premises, which is Denver’s oldest standing structure. The Park offers a variety of education programs, tours of the historic Four Mile House, and other events. Their Mission is to “educate a diverse community through experiences which promote preservation, interpretation and enjoyment of Denver’s Western heritage.”

It Pays to Ride a Bike

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Did you know that Denver residents can get an instant rebate when purchasing an e-bike? It’s true and in fact it started last month on April 22nd. All local Denver residents may be eligible for a $400 instant rebate. E-cargo bike purchases can qualify for an additional $500 instant rebate. Also, Income-qualified residents may be eligible for an initial rebate of $1,200. Continue reading for how to qualify. Also, if you are looking to buy or sell a home in Colorado, consider Mark Eibner as your agent.

The E-Bike Rebate

In order to qualify for the rebate you first have to prove your Denver residency. This must be done by showing documentation, like a utility bill or a lease companies within the area. Those seeking to obtain an income-qualified voucher must be enrolled in a program like LEAP. Though the incentive cannot exceed the total purchase price of a bike, it still a great deal. One of the best things about this deal is that all classes of e-bikes are included. Yes, even class 3 e-bikes, which provide assistance up to 28 miles per hour. On the other hand, full-suspension mountain bikes are excluded.

How is all this possible? The deal comes from the Denver Climate Action Rebate program. Remember, those applying for the rebate are expected to use the e-bike they purchase. In other words, resale is not allowed. The program aims to reduce car emissions and ease traffic in the greater Denver area. However the program will appeal to those seeking a cheap and easy option for making quick trips around the city. With that said, some e-bikes can travel 100 miles or more on a charge. One local company, FattE Bikes, reports that “the program has already started to generate an uptick in e-bike interest.”

CATS in Denver

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Colorado is no stranger to the arts and has hosted many award-winning performing troupes. This year the Denver Center for Performing Arts will be showing CATS. CATS is a record-breaking musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber that has captivated audiences in over 30 countries and 15 languages since its debut. Continue reading for more information on this highly anticipated performance. Also, if you are looking to buy or sell a home in Colorado, consider Mark Eibner as your agent.

CATS Performing at the Denver Center

CATS is a beloved musical with breathtaking music, including one of the most treasured songs in musical theater, “Memory.” This play has won seven Tony Awards including one for Best Musical. CATS tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gather to decide which cat will be reborn. The original score was created by Andrew Lloyd Webber who is also known for The Phantom of the Opera, School of Rock, and Sunset Boulevard just to name a few. This rendition of the show has all-new lighting, sound design, and new choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler. Blankenbuehler is famous for the choreography is the popular play Hamilton.

The performance will be at the Denver Center of Performing Arts from May 24th to the 29th. Tickets are on sale now from $24 to $115, depending on your seat choice. DCPA is one of the nation’s largest non-profit theatre organizations. Over the years, prominent and rising playwrights, directors and actors have graced the DCPA stage. These include Jessica Biel, John Behlman, Annette Benning, Michael Bublé, Sarah Wayne Callies, Carol Channing, Dame Edna, Ertha Kitt, Beth Malone, Kathleen Marshall, Mandy Masden, Idina Menzel, and August Wilson among many others. The Denver Center has a “dedication to engaging youth in the power of live theatre [and] it is likely that many future theatre professionals will get their start right here in Denver.”

Dog-Friendly Hotels in Colorado

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Have you missed out on spending time in Colorado’s capital because of your pets? Well, you actually don’t have to leave them behind anymore! The city offers dozens of options for parks and nearby hiking trails, pet-friendly restaurants and breweries, and even some boutiques and spas. Spend a few nights in the city at some of the best pet-friendly hotels in the nation. Continue reading for a closer look at some of these high-rated pet-friendly hotels. Also, if you are looking to buy or sell a home in Colorado, consider Mark Eibner as your agent.

Highest Rated Dog-Friendly Hotels

One of the highest-rated pet-friendly hotels in Colorado is the Kimpton Hotel Born. This hotel makes it extremely easy to bring your pet to Denver. Kimpton Hotel Born doesn’t charge a pet fee, which makes a huge difference in today’s economy. There are also no size or weight limit restrictions. Kimpton provides pet owners water bowls, mats, push bed loaners, and food. There are also disposable animal-waste bags and a guide on local dog-friendly parks, restaurants, groomers, and pet stores.

Another great option is Hotel Teatro. Teatro offers complimentary car service to the hotel, complimentary cruiser bicycles, and a 24-hour fitness center with indoor Peloton bikes. Though Teatro accommodates most pets, they are extremely great for dogs. Dogs stay for free here, and there is no breed or weight limit. Hotel Teatro was even named “The Best Hotel in Colorado” in Canine Colorado. Similar to Kimpton, guests at the Teatro can grab extra treats or any necessities from the front desk. These include dog beds or a food and water bowl. Their website shares all of the pet-friendly destinations nearby.

Historic Gravesites in Colorado

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Did you know that Colorado is the final resting place for many famous figures. John Henry ‘Doc’ Holiday was a famous gunfighter and professional gambler, most well-known for his part in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona. Holiday died from tuberculosis in Glenwood Springs and his grave is located there at the Pioneer Cemetery. Continue reading for more historic gravesites in Colorado. Also, if you are looking to buy or sell a home in Colorado, consider Mark Eibner as your agent.

Legendary Gravestones in Colorado

Another historic gravesite in Colorado is that of Etherl Mermen. Ethel Merman was a singer and actress who performed in Broadway musicals and movies in the 1930s through the 1950s. Over her distinguished career in theater she became known for her iconic performances in shows such as Anything Goes, Annie Get Your Gun, Gypsy, and Hello, Dolly!. She died in 1984 of glioblastoma, an aggressive type of cancer that can occur in the brain or spinal cord. Her grave is located at the Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum in Colorado Springs.

One of the most bizarre gravesites to be reported in Colorado is that of Todor Glava from Transylvania. The grave marker of Todor Glava is located at the Lafayette Municipal Cemetery in Lafayette, Colorado. But who was he? Oddly enough, the story of Todor Glava is the story of Colorado’s vampire. Colorado’s vampire is mostly based on local lore and rumors. The coal mines in the Lafayette area readily recruited Eastern European immigrants to work during the early 1900s, so it isn’t that farfetched that someone from Transylvania lived in the area. As the legend goes, the tree growing near the gravestone sprouted from the stake shoved into the vampire’s heart.

The Oldest Restaurant in Denver

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Looking for a new and exciting dinning experience in Colorado? Denver is a powerhouse of dinning options. Denver’s hidden gem is The Buckhorn Exchange, recorded as the oldest restaurant in Denver. Just think about the years of history this place as seen! Continue reading for more information on this unique restaurant in the city. Also, if you are looking to buy or sell a home in Colorado, consider Mark Eibner as your agent.

The Buckhorn Exchange

The Buckhorn Exchange is located in Lincoln Park, directly across from the Osage Station on the light rail. The restaurant originally opened in 1893 and looked a little different as it does today. When it was first established it was a saloon called “The Rio Grande Exchange” by American scout, Henry H. “Shorty Scout” Zietz. The building was actually constructed in 1886 by Neef Brothers Brewing Company. The Rio Grande Exchange was marketed towards railroaders, cattlemen, miners, gamblers, businessmen and even Indian chiefs.

The restaurant received the first liquor license in the state of Colorado. Also, perhaps one of the greatest and earliest stories of this establishment, it is reported that Theodore Roosevelt dined at the Buckhorn in 1905. Subsequently, Roosevelt and Zietz became fiends and went big-game hunting on Colorado’s western slope. The restaurant reports to have 500 mounted animals and trophy heads adorning the walls, including an African Cape Buffalo shot by President Teddy Roosevelt himself. Buckhorn is currently owned by Bill Dutton, former Director of the Oxford Internet Institute, Professor of Internet Studies, University of Oxford, and Fellow of Balliol College.

Mile High Stand-Up Show

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I think I speak for everyone when I say we can all use a laugh. The last few years, due to the pandemic and politics, were not easy to say it lightly. It’s good for both your mental and physical health to introduce some comedy back into your life. The Mile High Stand-Up Show at the Jester’s Palace in Denver is just want you’re looking for! Continue reading more information about this event and venue. Also, if you are looking to buy or sell a home in Colorado, consider Mark Eibner as your agent.

Shows at The Jester’s Palace

This comedy series at Jester’s Palace is hosted by Joel Vernon. The line-up brings together a combination of Denver’s most talented local stand ups alongside touring comedians from across the country. It makes for truly one of the funniest shows in the city! The show will be recurring weekly on Thursdays up until October 6, 2022. Therefore, there is plenty of time to schedule your visit. Showing are from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM. Unlike similar events, tickets of this show are only fifteen dollars. This means they sell out fast, so make sure to check availability only before going out.

This venue is packed with scheduled entertainment like the sketch comedy play “Learning” which is in its final season. The show is on April 22nd at 9 PM. “We all need to learn at some point, but with so many things to learn about, where do you find the time?” This show has everything from puppets and food fights to dance battles monologues. The show explores topics in life like Dancing, Theater, Safety, Food, and Health. If you want to participate in this show, then get your tickets soon because the last show is nearly sold out.

Colorado History Walking Tour

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The state of Colorado has a lot of history and so does its capital. The United States Congress passed an enabling act on March 3, 1875, specifying the requirements for the Territory of Colorado to become a state. On August 1, 1876, U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant signed a proclamation admitting Colorado to the Union as the 38th state. There’s now a unique walking tour in Denver that will teach you about our history. Continue reading for more information. Also, if you are looking to buy or sell a home in Colorado, consider Mark Eibner as your agent.

Walking Through History

Lower downtown Denver is the city’s oldest neighborhood. It is home to some of the best restaurants and attractions in Denver. The best way to get a look at this historic area is by walking. Denver Local Tours will be doing their history walking tour from now until the end of the year, so there’s plenty of time to fit it into your schedule. Each tour is one and half hours and includes a local guide. Your guide will share the fascinating history of the area and point out the best places to eat and drink. This tour is great for anyone who is just moving to the city or visiting friends and family. You will even get to experience many historic landmarks.

Along the route of the walking tour are Union Station, The Dairy Block, Coors Field, Market Street, 16th St Mall, and Larimer Square. One of the oldest buildings on the tour is the Oxford Hotel. The Oxford Hotel was built in 1891. Though a lot of the building has been updated, many of its features remain the same or have been restored. In the 1950s, the Oxford Hotel was considered a flophouse. In the 1980s a new owner improved the hotel. The hotel restaurant was operated by McCormick’s Fish House from when they signed a lease with the Oxford Hotel in 1987 until 2016.

Winter Road Trips

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Going on a road trip is just as American as eating apple pie. Colorado is one of the best states for road tripping, even in winter. Colorado has some of the lightest, driest snow on earth, perfect for a ski holiday. It is also great for snowboarding, snowmobiling, and brushing up on your western history. Here are some of the most popular places for winter road trips in Colorado. Also, if you are looking to buy or sell a home in Colorado, consider Mark Eibner as your agent.

Colorado Winter Road Trips

At the top of the list for Colorado winter road trips is Vail and the Vail Ski Resort. the resort boasts an astounding 5,200 acres, big enough for pros and beginners. Just remember to be careful when driving through the mountains. Toad accidents nearly double during winter in Colorado, so be careful. What’s great about Vail is that it has a number of great hotels with affordable rates, especially if you plan your trip in advance. Also, Beaver Creek, Vail’s sister resort and Eagle County neighbor, is only fifteen minutes west of town. Adding it to your trip will keep the good times rolling!

We know that some road trippers like to make their adventures more educational, especially if you have kids. We see you and support you! Colorado is great for educational trips and is very kid-friendly. For example, Glen Eyrie is a great place to entertain the brain. This town outside of Colorado Springs has a history that goes back to the 1800s. Also, this close to the Springs you’ll have access to other great attractions like Garden of the Gods, Cave of the Winds and Manitou Cliff Dwellings. And believe it or not you can drive up to the 14,115 foot top of Pikes Peak year round. Again, check the forecast before you hop in the car!

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