Free Beer and Movies at Urban Backyard

Urban Backyard Bar & Grill in Golden Colorado

It may not feel like summer today, but tomorrow’s forecast calls for SUN and mid-60s.  Urban Backyard plans to celebrate with Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy promotion: visit Urban Backyard between 6 and 8 tomorrow night (Tuesday), and your first Summer Shandy will be free!

Urban Backyard is also kicking off Saturday Movie Night, starting this Saturday (May 2nd).  Dinner, drinks, appetizers, and popcorn will all be available.  Their first show will be The Breakfast Club.  The movie starts at 8:30, so go early to get a good seat!

Urban Backyard  |  17999 W. Colfax Ave.  |  303.278.9000  |  Map

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Taste of Golden Tomorrow Night

Taste of Golden - A Golden Chamber Event

The second annual “A Taste of Golden” happens tomorrow, April 27 at the American Mountaineering Center.  Enjoy some of the best dining in Golden with 20 restaurants, breweries, and distilleries showcasing their best recipes, micro-brews and spirits. Not only will the food and drink entice you, there will be owners and employees on hand to meet you and talk about what’s new at their business.  Don’t miss the chance to meet Golden area businesses face-to-face.

Enjoy food from the Bridgewater Grill, Tin Star Smokehouse, Simms Steakhouse, Snarf’s, Bob’s Atomic Burgers, El Dorado Mexican Restaurant, Ali Baba Grill, Dagotto’s Panini Bistro, The Briarwood Inn, Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, Mount Vernon Country Club, and Goozell Yogurt & Coffee; and drinks from Pangea Coffee Roaster, State 38 Distillery, AC Golden Brewing Company, Cannonball Creek Brewing Company, Golden Moon Distillery, Coors Brewing Company, Mountain Toad Brewery, and Barrels & Bottles Brewery.

This event was very popular last year, so get there early.  Tickets are $25.00 early and $30.00 at the door.  Available now at the Golden Chamber of Commerce’s website: click here.

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Mothers Day Brunch at the Golden Hotel

Golden Hotel in historic downtown Golden Colorado

Mothers Day is 15 days away (and counting)!  The Golden Hotel will be offering one of their sumptuous brunches from 10AM to 2:30PM.  Reservations are recommended, so why not make one now?  Just call 303-279-2010.
Adults-$42 | Seniors-$34 | Children (6-12)-$16 | Children 5 and under-complimentary

Golden Hotel  |  Bridgewater Grill  |  800 11th Street  |  303-279-2010

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An Amazing Book, Mineral, and Fossil Sale

CSM Geology Museum - Golden Colorado

The Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum will hold their annual sale this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, from 9AM to 4PM.  The sale includes hundreds of books, minerals, rocks, maps, U.S.G.S. folios, fossils, etc.  Most prices will be reduced throughout the event, so for the best selection, come early, and for the best bargains, go late!

Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum  |  1310 Maple Street  |  303-273-3815

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Elevation 2015 – Belly Dancing

Elevation 2015 - Golden Colorado

Elevation 2015 starts today in downtown Golden.  This annual event features belly dancing classes, lectures, and performances.  Classes will take place at the Mountaineering Center, the Community Center, and the Muse Studio (1111 Washington Ave.).  The two main shows, Friday and Saturday nights, will be held at the Buffalo Rose.  Check the Elevation website for schedules and tickets.

Elevation 2015 – Downtown Golden – April 23rd through April 26th

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Natural Grocers celebrates their 60th anniversary with free gifts

Nathural Grocers - Golden Colorado

Did you know that Natural Grocers started right here in Golden?  What’s more–today is their 60th anniversary!  They are celebrating at all 95 stores, in all 16 states, with gifts to their customers:

  • Free plant-at-home vegetable seed packets to the first 50 paying customers
  • Free reusable bag to every paying customer (while supplies last)
  • Free Special Edition copy of the book “Cows Save the Planet” to the first 60 customers who spend $60 or more.  What’s more–author Judith Schwartz will be doing signing the book in our Golden store from 2-2:30 this afternoon.

Natural Grocers is also paying for ten new trees, which will be planted in Vanover Park this afternoon at 1PM.  Bell Middle School students will be on hand to help celebrate the new trees.

Natural Grocers  |  2401 East St.  |  303-279-2500  |  map

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Coors merchandise on sale

Coors merchandise warehouse sale

Coors is having a warehouse clearance sale, today and tomorrow (April 21st and 22nd) in their visitor parking lot at 13th and Ford Streets.  This year, they’re featuring Coors Light merchandise, near or below their cost.  They’ll also have giveaways throughout the sale!  Visit between 9AM and 5PM.

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Meet Jesse Crock

Jesse Crock, artist

Golden Moon Speakeasy is currently exhibiting Jesse Crock’s art.  Attend their “Meet the Artist” reception tomorrow night (Tuesday, April 21st) from 5-8PM.  Enjoy Jesse’s brilliant artwork, chat with the man himself, and enjoy some wonderful cocktails!

Golden Moon Speakeasy – 1111 Miners Alley – 303-993-7174 – Map

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Lucky Star Ranch

Lucky Star Ranch

One of our newer downtown stores, Lucky Star Ranch carries Fine Southwest Jewelry; Turquoise, Coral, Lapis, Gaspeite in sterling inlay and cabochons.

They hand pick all of their pieces directly from their southwest artists to ensure that they provide their customers with the highest quality, one-of-a-kind designs and best prices.  They have distinctive rugs, serving pieces, wall art, lamps, pillows, Colorado slate pieces, furniture, men’s items and more.  Lucky Star Ranch is a great place to find a unique gift for holidays, weddings and birthdays.

Lucky Star Ranch will be participating in the May 7th Ladies Only Sample Tour, and they’re selling the admission bracelets right now!

Lucky Star Ranch  |  700 12th St.  |  720-726-3968  | map

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Wild Wild West Fundraiser for Free Horizon

Free Horizon Montessori

The Buffalo Rose is hosting a fund-raiser for Free Horizon Montessori School tonight.  They’ll have a DJ and dancing, dinner and drinks, a silent auction and a live auction.  They’re also holding a raffle where the 1st prize is a $700 Southwest Airlines Gift Card, 2nd prize an Apple iPad, and 3rd prize a $100 Amazon gift card.  Tickets are $45/each, and the rest of the Golden community is warmly invited!

The Buffalo Rose |  1119 Washington Avenue  |  303-278-6800

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