Denver Mother's Day Activities

Dated: May 4 2021

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FLOWERS AND GIFTS

Kick off the day with a fragrant bouquet of freshly cut, elegantly arranged flowers. Colorado's largest flower business, Lehrer's Flowers, can help you find the perfect combination for your mom. Or order from Bouquets  in Lower Downtown — they were named one of America's top 10 florists by Bon Appetit Magazine.

If mom loves vino, get her a bottle of red, white or rosé from one of Denver's urban wineries, like Infinite Monkey Theorem Carboy Winery  or Bigsby's Folly 

And of course you can never go wrong with chocolate! Get her a sweet treat from Chocolate Lab The Chocolate Therapist Enstrom's Candies Temper Chocolates and Confections  or Kilwins Chocolates & Ice Cream . Explore more of Denver's best chocolate shops

MOTHER'S DAY DRINKS & DINING

ARTS & CRAFT BEERS - FANTASTIC FLOWERS 

WHEN: May 8, 2021
WHERE: Factotum Brewhouse

Arts & Craft Beers offers a way to explore the beverage of beer in a novel way — by pairing it with art-making! Get ready to have a multi-level sensory experience.

MOMS & MIMOSAS 

WHEN: Thru May 8, 2021
WHERE: Outlets at Castle Rock

Shoppers can treat moms to a well-deserved day of fun and relaxation at Moms & Mimosas. With the purchase of a $15 ticket, attendees will receive a $10 gift card to shop, a mimosa or bar beverage, access to a private lounge, a goodie bag, exclusive shopping coupons, giveaway entries and more. 

MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH & DINNER AT HUMBOLDT KITCHEN + BAR 

WHEN: May 8–9, 2021
WHERE: Humboldt Kitchen + Bar

Enjoy brunch or dinner menu, a complimentary mimosa or peach bellini, and Mother’s Day dining specials!

MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH AT SU TACO DENVER 

WHEN: May 9, 2021
WHERE: Su Taco Denver

Make your reservations for Mother's Day brunch on the rooftop patio or dining room and mom will receive a complimentary mimosa on us!

MOTHER’S DAY AT TABLE MOUNTAIN GRILL & CANTINA 

WHEN: May 9, 2021
WHERE: Table Mountain Grill & Cantina, Golden

Treat mom to a traditional brunch or dinner with a Southwestern twist.

MOTHER’S DAY AT THE CORNER BAR 

WHEN: May 9, 2021
WHERE: The Corner Bar, Boulder

Celebrate mom this Mother’s Day with lunch or dinner.

MOTHER’S DAY AT SPRUCE FARM & FISH 

WHEN: May 9, 2021
WHERE: Spruce Farm & Fish, Boulder

Show mom your love this Mother’s Day with brunch or dinner at this Boulder favorite.

CELEBRATE MOM AT FRANK'S CHOPHOUSE 

WHEN: May 9, 2021
WHERE: Frank's Chophouse, Boulder

Make reservations for lunch or dinner in the Tavern or on the Tavern Patio or head in for a memorable Mother’s Day dinner in the dining room or on the Chophouse Patio.

FESTIVALS & EVENTS

FRIDAY NIGHT BAZAAR 

WHEN: May 7, 2021
WHERE: Friday Night BAZAAR

Grab mom for an evening of shopping, sipping and mingling in the RiNo Art District! The Friday Night BAZAAR features more than 40 local vendors, food trucks, craft beer and cocktails and live music. Entry is free and everyone is welcome! 

THE HORSESHOE MARKET: SPRING 2021 

WHEN: May 8, 2021
WHERE: Berkeley Chapel Parking Lot

Browse goods from more than 70 of Colorado's best vintage vendors, food trucks and more the day before Mother's Day! This is a free community event where you can take home loads of 'lucky finds' and shop local till you drop.

MUSIC, FILM & PERFORMING ARTS

LEFTOVER SALMON 

WHEN: May 7–8, 2021
WHERE: Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre

Is mom a music fan? If so, she'll love seeing local jam band favorites Leftover Salmon live at Red Rocks.

DAIRY DRIVE-IN: MAŁNI - TOWARDS THE OCEAN, TOWARDS THE SHORE 

WHEN: May 7–8, 2021
WHERE: Dairy Arts Center, Boulder

A poetic, experimental debut feature about the origin of the death myth from the Chinookan people in the Pacific Northwest, this film, Sky Hopinka’s film will have audiences thinking (and dreaming) about it long after.

RAC 

WHEN: May 8, 2021
WHERE: The Bluebird Theater

Join RAC and Hotel Garuda for BOY TOUR 2020 at The Bluebird.

COMEDY & CONCERTS 

WHEN: May 8, 2021
WHERE: Mile High Station

Enjoy music and laughs with comedians Louis Johnson and Kevin T. Fitzgerald with DJ Bella Scratch and a live musical concert featuring Such.

THROUGH AND BEYOND 

WHEN: May 8, 2021
WHERE: Stanley Marketplace, Aurora

Professional dance company Kim Robards Dance celebrates the rejuvenation of spring 2021 with an evening of dynamic and stirring dance works.

COMEPASSION 

WHEN: May 8–9, 2021
WHERE: Cleo Parker Robinson Dance

The 12-member CPRD Ensemble will be dancing new and previously performed works to honor the struggles of the past year and look forward to what's ahead.

ZHU 

WHEN: May 9, 2021
WHERE: Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre

Wrap up the weekend with Zhu and partywithray at Red Rocks.

THE GARDEN 

WHEN: Thru May 9, 2021
WHERE: Wonderbound

With a soundtrack of 40s, 50s and 60s pop, Artistic Director Garrett Ammon’s newest creation takes us behind the garden wall, to a place of love, betrayal, passion and deceit. Snacks and beverages included with the price of admission!

PETE LEE 

WHEN: May 7–9, 2021
WHERE: Comedy Works South at The Landmark, Greenwood Village

Pete Lee’s joyful humor comes from his Midwestern roots. He was the first stand-up comedian to get a standing ovation on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, performed on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and shot his own Comedy Central Half Hour Special.

DISTORTIONS MONSTER WORLD 

WHEN: Thru Dec. 31, 2021
WHERE: Denver Pavilions
Ready to get up close and personal with the things that go bump in the night? Come to Distortions Monster World (if you dare), where surprises will greet you around every corner on an out-of-this-world interactive adventure. This series of cinematic environments featuring immersive installations and infamous creatures and characters will truly transport you to another place!

ART & MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS

MSU DENVER STUDENT EXHIBITION 

WHEN: Thru May 7, 2021
WHERE: Metropolitan State University of Denver - Center for Visual Art

Students graduating in the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters were invited to take part in this exhibition of the MSU Denver Department of Art. Work presented examines both personal experiences and global concerns through multiple styles and mediums.

FIRST FRIDAY ART FAIR 

WHEN: May 7, 2021
WHERE: Arturo Garcia Art Studio & Gallery

Celebrate spring with five different artists in the Westwood Creative District. This is a one-of-a-kind pop-up market with authentic art, including Dia de los Muertos dolls by Inez Sanchez, art prints from murals by Julio Mendoza, art on rocks by Angela Ramirez, urban and nature photography by Kevin McMahon and more! Live music by Adolfo Romero.

TRANSLUCENT REALITY 

WHEN: Thru May 8, 2021
WHERE: Walker Fine Art

The artists in this exhibition are striving for a sense of enlightenment by shining through the veil of translucent reality — where reality and fantasy overlap — to express their truths and mysteries. The featured artists in this exhibition utilize traditional and alternative photographic methods, in conjunction with Denver's famous Month of Photography.

DAYDREAMS 

WHEN: Thru May 9, 2021
WHERE: NEXT Gallery, Lakewood

The artist's year-long journey of folding one thousand origami cranes gave them a space not only to create a collection of art that reflects their dreams, but was also the closest they've ever come to meditation. Daydreams is meant to be a shared experience of art, nature, place and mindfulness. 

GLUED. 

WHEN: Thru May 9, 2021
WHERE: NEXT Gallery, Lakewood

This exhibition is an intimate exploration of modern print media via cut and paste. The artist selected images that inspired transformation through perspective, scale, color, theme or humor, cut the images out of their context and inserted them into new environments.

GEIST 

WHEN: Thru May 13, 2021
WHERE: Bitfactory Gallery

Bitfactory Gallery is celebrating its sixth anniversary with a solo show featuring new work by owner/artist W. Max Thomason, who has embarked on a new series of cityscapes, often reflected through the lens of a city cleansed by rain.

CROSS CURRENTS 

WHEN: Thru May 15, 2021
WHERE: SYNC Gallery

In this series, fine artist Phyllis Rider has worked with colored inks on rice paper, allowing her to incorporate a vivid range of colors, vibrant washes and gestural lines and to combine them with images from stone stamps of her own design. Each piece is mounted on printmaking paper and run through an etching press to stabilize the delicate rice paper.

DREAMS IN BLOOM: PHOTOS BY FARES MICUE 

WHEN: Thru May 16, 2021
WHERE: Denver Botanic Gardens

Photographer Fares Micue creates dreamlike self-portraits that integrate natural and surprising objects in vibrant hues. Set against a dark, mysterious ground, her images document the hope and positivity of the human spirit. Micue's first solo exhibition, Dreams in Bloom celebrates the individual beauty of the human form and the universal creative optimism within.

MICHAEL CHILDRESS 

WHEN: May 4–16, 2021
WHERE: Lane Meyer Projects

Michael Childress was the recipient of the 2018 Leslie Lohman Museum Queer Artist Fellowship and has decided to donate 40% of sales to the Trans Justice Funding Project.

IT'S PERSONAL: GAIL FOLWELL & WILL DAY 

WHEN: Thru May 21, 2021
WHERE: Center of the Arts, Evergreen

This show is the first-ever gallery collaboration between Boulder-based artists Gail Folwell and Will Day. It presents a collection of artistic pairings, juxtaposing similarly inspired works of art: sculpture from Folwell and large-scale abstract paintings from Day. 

DEER: EILID 

WHEN: May 7–23, 2021
WHERE: Core New Art Space

Julie Vaught explores the sacred meaning of the deer in this immersive exhibit featuring paintings and video art. In many cultures, the deer is a powerful symbol representing and mirroring the deeper spiritual aspects of our human lives. 

PERSONAL LANDSCAPES 

WHEN: May 7–23, 2021
WHERE: Core New Art Space

Using a variety of materials, including beads, thread, photo snapshots, maps, and cloth, Kathy Mitchell-Garton explores her unique perspective on the natural world and the built environment of her Colorado home. Recently, she has begun incorporating fabrics handed down from her grandmothers, which she has dyed with plants grown in her garden. 

GREGG DEAL 

WHEN: Thru May 27, 2021
WHERE: east window, Boulder

Gregg Deal (Pyramid Lake Paiute) is a provocative contemporary artist who challenges Western perceptions of Indigenous people, touching on issues of race, history, cultural erasure and stereotypes. Through his work — paintings, murals work, performance art, filmmaking and spoken word — Deal critically examines issues and tells stories of decolonization and appropriation that affect Indian Country. 

DEBORAH DANCY | A FAINT LIGHT 

WHEN: Thru May 27, 2021
WHERE: Robischon Gallery

This extensive, two-part solo exhibition explores the fragile and nuanced space between defined and suggested structures. Dancy's unapologetically political Oblivion series consists of works on paper and altered period porcelain figurines.

APRON CHRONICLES 

WHEN: Thru May 31, 2021
WHERE: History Colorado Center

Apron Chronicles features photography, personal narratives and one-of-a-kind aprons. While the storytellers' recollections were each prompted by an apron, they're not about fabric. Sharing a depth of emotion and social complexity both intimately personal and universally relatable, the exhibit reminds us that we're all in this together and even lets visitors add their own stories to the experience.

SHANTELL MARTIN: WORDS AND LINES  

WHEN: Thru May 31, 2021
WHERE: Denver Art Museum

London-born, New York-based contemporary artist Shantell Martin has collaborated with iconic brands and artists from Puma and Nike to Max Mara and Kendrick Lamar. This interactive multimedia installation features Martin’s signature black and white drawings that explore intersectionality, identity and play.

JOHN GIBSON, STEVE MURPHY & RICHARD CARTER 

WHEN: Thru June 5, 2021
WHERE: William Havu Gallery

The William Havu Gallery presents a solo exhibition by renowned painter John Gibson. Presented concurrently in the main gallery will be select works by Texas sculptor Steve Murphy, and on the mezzanine will be Aspen-based painter Richard Carter's Erratic Series.

FUTURE SELF STORAGE 

WHEN: May 8–June 19, 2021
WHERE: Leon Gallery

The disembodied plaster, clay and fiber figures in Laura Shill's sculptural installation reach, tumble and spill throughout Leon Gallery, resisting the vessels that try to contain them.

RADIANT SEASON: PAINTINGS BY KEVIN SLOAN  

WHEN: Thru July 11, 2021
WHERE: Denver Botanic Gardens

Sloan's paintings elevate the often-overlooked plants, animals and discarded objects inhabiting the edges of the urban landscape: thistles, traffic cones, sparrows and the like. 

ARTEMESIA PRESENTS: MEETING WITH THE GODDESS 

WHEN: Thru July 18, 2021
WHERE: Artemesia Galerie

Who or what is the Goddess? This show asks the artists directly about their own intimate encounters with the divine feminine within themselves or throughout the world as we know it. 

PARIS TO HOLLYWOOD: THE FASHION AND INFLUENCE OF VÉRONIQUE AND GREGORY PECK  

WHEN: Thru July 18, 2021
WHERE: Denver Art Museum

A selection of haute couture, fashion sketches, photographs, film clips, family snapshots, and documents will be exhibited publicly for the first time, providing a unique look into the style of one of Hollywood’s most beloved couples. 

ENDURING IMPRESSIONS: DEGAS, MONET, PISSARRO, AND THEIR PRINTMAKER GEORGE WILLIAM THORNLEY 

WHEN: Thru July 18, 2021
WHERE: Longmont Museum

Impressionism is one of the most well-known movements in the history of art. This unique exhibit features original paintings, charcoal illustrations and prints by iconic impressionists like Claude Monet, Edgar Dega, and Camille Pissarro. All three painters produced copious amounts of stunning lithographs in collaboration with printmaker George William Thornley. This exhibition is among the first to examine these remarkable relationships and to showcase the works that emerged from this influential moment in time.

GREGG DEAL: PYRAMID LAKE PAIUTE 

WHEN: Thru July 31, 2021
WHERE: History Colorado Center
What does America mean to a person whose ancestors were insulted in its founding document? Gregg Deal of the Pyramid Lake Paiute leads an Indigenous exploration of what democracy means in Indian Country through his unique, dynamic works. 

SOMOS 

WHEN: May 5–July 31, 2021
WHERE: Museo de las Americas
Domestic violence is an issue that affects everyone in our community. Museo de las Americas is joining forces with the Latina Safehouse and Art + Color to show a full exhibition about domestic violence, resilience and healing.

COLORADO IN THE PRESENT TENSE: NARKITA GOLD, RICK GRIFFITH, NATHAN HALL, AND MAIA RUTH LEE 

WHEN: Thru Aug. 22, 2021
WHERE: MCA DENVER — Museum of Contemporary Art Denver

This exhibition of site-specific responses, large-scale projects, photography, sculpture, sonic movements and works that may live beyond the four walls of a museum centers on how artists in Colorado are absorbing, responding to, grappling with and reimagining the upended world in which we presently find ourselves, from COVID-19 to Black Lives Matter, climate change and beyond. 

KEITH HARING: GRACE HOUSE MURAL 

WHEN: Thru Aug. 22, 2021
WHERE: MCA DENVER — Museum of Contemporary Art Denver

Recently excavated from its original site, this site-specific mural that Haring executed in 1983/84 for those living at Grace House, a Catholic youth center in Manhattan, now exists as a series of 13 panels and additional ephemera, including the original plaque, mailbox and two doors that Haring integrated into his design.

JAIME CARREJO: WAITING 

WHEN: Thru Aug. 22, 2021
WHERE: MCA DENVER — Museum of Contemporary Art Denver

This new installation by the Denver-based artist explores the relationship between confinement and duration. Through a layering of Southwestern symbolism, mid-century desig, and objects from his own domestic space, Carrejo offers an environment reminiscent of an interior waiting room and exterior courtyard. These settings intend to prompt reflection on various physical and psychological barriers experienced during the pandemic as well as also pose the question of what will come after this extended period of waiting. 

SALVADOR DALÍ: GARDENS OF THE MIND 

WHEN: Thru Aug. 22, 2021
WHERE: Denver Botanic Gardens

Salvador Dalí: Gardens of the Mind features two rarely seen series of fanciful color lithographs of flowers and fruits on loan from The Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida. Mixing flora with the artist's signature motifs, these works underscore Dalí's ongoing infatuation with his native landscape of Catalonia and the intriguing images of his Surrealist works.

STONEHENGE: ANCIENT MYSTERIES AND MODERN DISCOVERIES 

WHEN: Thru Sept. 6, 2021
WHERE: Denver Museum of Nature & Science

After centuries of speculation, experts are finally starting to understand the mysteries of Stonehenge, thanks to archaeological excavations and advances in scientific techniques. Explore where, when, why, and perhaps most intriguing, how Stonehenge was built. 

ALL THE COSMOS A CANVAS  

WHEN: Thru Sept. 15, 2021
WHERE: Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum

Drift deep into space and experience the majesty and wonder of our universe purely through images in this contemplative, aesthetic and introspective exhibition. 

LOOKING FORWARD/LOOKING BACK 

WHEN: Thru Sept. 19, 2021
WHERE: Molly Brown House Museum

Celebrate Historic Denver's 50th anniversary! Looking Forward/Looking Back relives the early days as Historic Denver began restoring the home of the "Unsinkable" Molly Brown and the beginnings of the Molly Brown House Museum, which for the first time allowed the public to enter Brown's Denver residence and learn about the mark she left on the world. 

STORIES WE TELL: THE COLLECTION TWO WAYS   

WHEN: Thru Oct. 10, 2021
WHERE: Clyfford Still Museum

This exhibition digs deep into the Clyfford Still Museum's vaults to present the collection in two complementary but alternate ways as a means to understand how artworks and their meaning can change based upon curatorial strategy. It begins with a new chronological presentation in the first five galleries. In the remaining four rooms, the artworks are grouped into specific thematic categories regardless of their chronology. 

THE CIVIL WAR MONUMENT "ON GUARD" 

WHEN: Thru Oct. 15, 2021
WHERE: History Colorado Center

This monument stood in front of Colorado's State Capitol until it was toppled in June 2020 during protests for Black lives. Installed in 1909 to memorialize Colorado’s role in the Civil War, the monument holds multiple meanings for viewers today: a tribute to those who’ve served and sacrificed in the nation’s armed forces, a reminder of atrocities committed against Indigenous peoples, a symbol of white supremacy and injustice, a casualty of destructive lawlessness, and more. Lonnie Bunch, the first African American and first historian to serve as Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, said, "what you really want to do is use the statues as teachable moments. Some of these need to go. But others need to be taken into a park, into a museum, into a warehouse, and interpreted for people, because they're part of our history."

SHIKI DREAMS BY PRISMAJIC  

WHEN: Thru Dec. 19, 2021
WHERE: Prismajic

Shiki Dreams is the latest immersive adventure from the creators of 2019’s smash hit Natura Obscura. The multi-sensory immersive experience leads guests on a fun and mystical journey of exploration and discovery that combines art and technology in beautiful and amazing ways.

MUSEUM FOR BLACK GIRLS 

Thru Dec. 31, 2021
"Black Girl Magic" is more than a buzzword or trend. It's the essence of Black women. The Museum for Black Girls is a space to celebrate this essence, as well as educate about the journey to our present state and liberation. Finally and most importantly, our museum serves as a love letter to Black women and our experience. This interactive pop-up gallery features multiple, vibrant exhibits. Visit at 1421 26th Street in Denver

EARTH ILLUMINATED 

WHEN: Thru Dec. 31, 2021
WHERE: Denver Pavilions

Earth Illuminated is an immersive experience where the natural world and digital media merge to take you on an ethereal journey. Wander through a 13,000-square-foot space showcasing our planet's beauty from air, land and sea. Explore a series of immersive environments and large-scale interactive art installations that change the way you experience art and nature. 

FORTY YEARS ON THE ’FAX 

WHEN: Thru Dec. 31, 2021
WHERE: History Colorado Center

Take a nostalgic ride down Colfax, with stops at the quirky and memorable places that gave the street its worldwide reputation.

BLACK IN DENVER  

WHEN: Thru Mar. 5, 2022
WHERE: History Colorado Center

Narkita Gold is a Denver-based artist who's been honing her skills in digital photography since 2009. Her exhibition Black in Denver is a portrait and interview series that takes delves into Black life in Denver.

STATE HISTORICAL FUND RETROSPECTIVE 

WHEN: Thru Apr. 30, 2022
WHERE: History Colorado Center

This exhibit explores the rich contributions of History Colorado's State Historical Fund. Through the preservation of the built environment, the SHF has enhanced vibrant communities across the state for more than three decades.

SCULPTURE ON THE GREEN II: FEATURING ROBERT MANGOLD

WHEN: Thru May 2022
WHERE
Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
MOA presents Sculpture on the Green II, the second installation of an ongoing, annual, rotating exhibition. This year features Colorado sculptor Robert Mangold. The sculptures are made from industrial steel piping. Some are painted a brilliant red, while others are simply polished, allowing for the beauty in the raw material to be revealed.

NIGHT LIGHTS DENVER 

WHEN: Permanent Installation
WHERE
Daniels & Fisher Tower
Night Lights Denver features rotating content designed by local artists and the community and projected on the Arapahoe Street side of the Daniels & Fisher Tower every Thursday through Saturday evening.

FITNESS & PROFESSIONAL SPORTS

DENVER NUGGETS V. BROOKLYN NETS 

WHEN: May 8, 2021
WHERE: Ball Arena

The Denver Nuggets battle it out against the Brooklyn Nets at Denver's Ball Arena.

COLORADO RAPIDS V. MINNESOTA UNITED FC 

WHEN: May 8, 2021
WHERE: Dick's Sporting Goods Park

Is mom a soccer fan? If so, grab tickets to cheer on the Colorado Rapids as they take on Minnesota United FC.

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