Denver A-to-Z: 7 Wonders of the City
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
By Tera Greenwood
The countdown to ILEA Live 2018 truly has begun. How is it July already? We only have to wait one short month before we meet up in Denver. In May and June, I shared 11 cool spots to check out when you’re in town for the conference. In this edition, I’m sharing seven more.
L – Lula del Ray, by Manual Cinema
Breckenridge Creative Arts (BCA) was created to promote arts and culture in Breckenridge, Colorado, just a short drive from Denver. While you’re in town, you might want to consider checking out “Lula del Ray,” a “movie” by Manual Cinema. The performance is real-time animated cinema using a variety of media. Learn more and buy tickets.
M – Mountains
It wouldn’t be Colorado without a trip to the mountains, and Denver has some great nature sites to offer. According to the Denver tourism website denver.org, “Denver offers more than 200 traditional and historic parks, many of them connected by bike paths that are part of the city’s network of 85 miles of paved bike trails. But Denver also has 14,000 acres of parks in the nearby foothills of the Rocky Mountains — an immense mountain park system that covers an area almost the size of Manhattan.” So, you’ve got quite a few options!
N – National Ice Core Lab
If you’re looking for something a little more “out there,” look no further than the National Ice Core Lab. Located in Colorado’s Denver Federal Center, this lab houses ice sheet samples (about 10 miles worth!) from Greenland and Antarctica. Schedule a tour.
O – Ogden Theater
Denver’s Ogden Theater is a converted movie theater to music venue listed on the National Register of Historic Places. When you’re in town for ILEA Live, consider going to see Denver-based DJ Bear Grillz perform his signature “neck-breaking” bass music. Buy tickets.
P – Pierre’s Burlesque & Comedy Extravaganza
Located in the historic D&F Clock Tower, the Clocktower Cabaret is one of Denver’s best and most entertaining live performance venues. While you’re there, check out Naughty Pierre’s Burlesque & Comedy Extravaganza, Denver’s longest-running show. Learn more.
Q – Quiet down with some meditation
You might find yourself needing some relaxation after the hustle and bustle of ILEA Live. If that’s the case, head over to Riverwalk Center Lawn for “Acoustic Flow,” a combination of music, nature and wellness that incorporates free yoga and meditation classes. Acoustic Flow is co-presented with the Breckenridge Music Festival. Check out the free event.
R – Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre
Red Rocks is the only naturally occurring amphitheater in the world. It’s a concert venue, and there are some good ones to choose from around ILEA Live, but Red Rocks is also a park that’s open to visitors one hour before sunrise through one hour after sunset.
Stay tuned for the last installment of Denver A-to-Z in the next couple of weeks!
And, if you haven’t registered for ILEA Live yet, make sure you do! Register and learn more.
Tera Greenwood is the national director of catering sales for SSA, an award winning visitor amenities company, where she supports $25MM in catering sales throughout 39 units across the U.S. In addition to this role, she is the 2018 ILEA Live Conference Chair. From 2015-2017, Tera served as the Western Regional Vice President to ILEA where she supported 10 chapters. Tera has been in the event industry, with a focus on catering, for 15 years and a member of ILEA for 10 years.