• Denver's Favorite Venues Offer New Exhibits and Features

     
    FROM THE Summer 2014 ISSUE
     

THERE ARE SOME GREAT WAYS to tap into key exhibits and new features at favorite venues this summer and fall in the Mile High City.

Coors Field, home to the Colorado Rockies, now has the largest rooftop deck, bar and terrace of any sports stadium in America. The two-story Rooftop opened this spring and can hold a maximum of 4,500 fans. The 5280 Craft Bar with roll-up glass garage doors is exactly 5,280 feet above sea level (1 mile high) and 52 feet and 80 inches long and serves 52 craft beers on tap. The casual CHUBurger Restaurant has a display kitchen open on all four sides and has burgers made with beef raised on the Hops & Heifers Farm in Longmont on the menu.

Not only is there a busy summer concert schedule at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, the venue will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles 1964 performance (and the only concert on the Beatles tour that did not sell out!) and welcome the Colorado Music Hall of Fame to its new home at Red Rocks Trading Post.

The worldwide exclusive exhibition Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century opens at Denver Art Museum on Nov. 16, featuring a huge assortment of jewelry, timepieces and precious objects from the Cartier collection. Aristocrats, celebrities and royalty such as Princess Grace, Elizabeth Taylor, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and J.P. Morgan owned many of the baubles.

The largest ancient Maya exhibit ever displayed in the United States is on display at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science until Aug. 24. Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed explores the rise and decline of ancient Maya cities and includes artifacts not previously displayed, re-creations of an underground cave, a life-size frieze that once surrounded the top of El Castillo pyramid at Xunantunich in Belize and several hands-on activities.

A stunning amount of what’s new in Colorado.

The logical side of your brain is likely concluding that little has happened during the most challenging days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Launches of new additions, renovations and venues have been delayed a bit in some cases, but the amount of new hotels and fresh experiences is simply astonishing.

Impressive Attractions & Venus

Denver Art Museum Introduces Reimagined Campus & New Meeting Space 

 

It was a treat to experience the new Meow Wolf Denver during a media preview event without all the crowds and to meet various artists and staff who made this third permanent exhibition from the U.S.-based arts and entertainment company a reality. Convergence Station opened to the public for quantum travel on Sept. 17, 2021 and held its first concert the following day.  

 

The fanfare surrounding completion of the Sheraton Denver Downtown’s $80 million, full-scale renovation may have been delayed due to COVID-19, but the VIP/media ribbon cutting and community unveiling event on Sept. 16 was done in true style. The porte-cochere and lobby were taken over for the event that featured live music, a sampling of local food and drink, and the chance to savor a cocktail in Bezel Denver, a swank new bar that hasn’t opened to the public quite yet.