Showing posts with label Tips for Guncles. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tips for Guncles. Show all posts

Friday, March 5, 2010

Tips for Guncles: Kids Saturday Nickel-odeon

Hey Guncles, embark on a fun-filled excursion for the nieces and nephews when you attend the Denver Film Socitety's free children's film series Kids Saturday Nickel-odeon every Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m.

The films are rated G, and entrance is totally free. Kids Saturday Nickel-odeon is ponsored by the Kids First! Coalition for Quality Children’s Media, the Scientific Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), Target, Wells Fargo and the Xcel Energy Foundation.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Tips for Guncles: Mini Miles Mascot Contest

Hey guncles, get the nieces and nephews over to any Colorado Famous Dave's BBQ location for a chance to take the field as Denver Broncos' mascot Mini Miles.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Tips for Guncles: Denver Broncos Kickoff Kid

Enter your child ( or, for you guncles out there like me, your nieces or nephews) for a chance to be the next Denver Broncos Red Robin Kickoff Kid.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Denver Center presents a free Halloween spooktacular

The Denver Center Theatre Academy wraps up Fall Break and the Halloween weekend with a FREE Family Fun Forum on Sunday, November 1 from 12-2pm in the Newman Center for Theatre Education at 1101 13th St.

The afternoon engages families and groups in Halloween-themed activities designed for the smallest goblin to the oldest warlock. Participants will walk the tightrope of terror, fly from a trapeze and hone their witches cackle - all the while earning tokens redeemable for prizes and treats. Costumes are encouraged - this is the theatre after all!

Supported by Target, Family Fun Forums are free but reservations are appreciated at 303.446.4892.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tips for Guncles: The Denver Broncos Mini Mascot Contest

Hey, guncles! The Denver Broncos are having a Mini Miles Mascot for a Game Contest so bring your nieces and/or nephews to any Colorado Famous Dave's BBQ to sign up.

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Sarah Brannen, author of Uncle Bobby's Wedding, comes to Colorado Springs

Sarah Brannen, the author and illustrator of Uncle Bobby's Wedding, will be appearing at Poor Richard's Bookstore, 320 N. Tejon Street, Colorado Springs, on Saturday October 3 from 5 to 7 pm. (719-578-0012 for more info). Uncle Bobby's Wedding was one of the ten most-challenged books in the country last year, according to the American Library Association. It's a children's picture book about a little girl and her favorite uncle, and the the events surrounding his marriage to his boyfriend. - via PPGLCC

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Tips for Guncles: Kids Saturday Nickelodeon

Embark on a fun-filled excursion for the whole family when you attend this free Saturday morning series from the Denver Film Society. The films are rated G, and entrance is totally free. Sponsored by the Kids First! Coalition for Quality Children’s Media, the Scientific Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), Target, Wells Fargo and the Xcel Energy Foundation, the Kids Saturday Nickelodeon takes place every Saturday at 3 p.m..

This Saturday's movie is 'The Wild Stallion'.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Tips for Guncles: Colorado Youth Soccer Kids Fest

Hey guncles, get the nieces and nephews together and don't miss “Colorado Youth Soccer Kids Fest 2009” this Saturday at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. This free event will give all kids the chance to watch the Rapids train on the stadium pitch, and then come down on the field to meet their favorite players, while getting pictures and autographs, all in a festival atmosphere.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Tips for Guncles: Denver Rec Centers and Pools free for kids this summer

Hey guncles, gather up the nieces and nephews and get ready to have some fun. The City recently announced that Denver's pools and recreation centers are free for kids this summer thanks to a $150,000 donation from Kaiser Permanente. The new offer applies to all kids under 18 and extends through August 15. Everybody in the pool! - via City Councilman Doug Linkhart

Friday, May 15, 2009

Family Family Fun

Family Family Fun is an independent social group for families with lesbian or gay parents (couples or singles with children). We plan child friendly activities each month – zoo, parks, pumpkin patch, family concerts, and much, much more. The group provides parents and kids with a supportive network of friends in the Denver community. - via The Center

And check out The Center's list of fun and inexpensive family events all around Denver by clicking here.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

DOCA announces free Denver art tours

This one's perfect for a Cheap Date or as a Tip for Guncles.

The Denver Office of Cultural Affairs (DOCA) is delighted to announce the schedule of free public art tours for the spring and summer of 2009. A brand new tour of the Civic Center area has been added to complement the popular Denver Performing Arts Complex and Colorado Convention Center tours. These guided tours allow citizens and visitors to experience some of Denver’s most architecturally stunning environments, as well as view noteworthy artworks and learn the intimate details of their creation and installation. 

Read all about 'em after the jump:

DOCA’s Spring/Summer Public Art Tours schedule is as follows:

Denver Civic Center
The Denver Civic Center tour will focus on the over 100-year history of Denver’s public art and architecture. This tour provides an incredible snapshot of Denver’s diverse artistic and architectural styles in a single, concentrated area. From Alexander Proctor’s bronze Bronco Buster to Beverly Pepper’s Denver Monoliths, and the Neoclassical Capitol to the Beaux-Arts Civic Center Park and Postmodern Denver Public Library, this tour is sure to inspire.

· Thursday, May 14, Noon (Brown Bag Lunch Tour)

· Sunday, June 14 , 11:00 AM

· Sunday, July 19, 11:00 AM

· Sunday, August 2, 11:00 AM

· Thursday, September 10, Noon (Brown Bag Lunch Tour)

This tour meets at the Sea Lions Fountain on the north end of Civic Center Park. It will be led by docent Leon Krier.

Colorado Convention Center
Why is that escalator laughing at me? And, what about that big blue bear peering through the window? Get the answers, plus see the Denver region’s 300 million-year history unfold in a short 100-foot walk on this fun and educational tour of public artworks in the Colorado Convention Center.

· Saturday, May 23, 1:00 PM

· Saturday, June 20, 1:00 PM

· Saturday, September 19, 1:00 PM

This tour meets at I See What You Mean (a.k.a. big blue bear). It will be led by docent Ava Chappell.

Denver Performing Arts Complex
The Denver Performing Arts Complex (DPAC) is one of the most impressive performing arts centers in the world, featuring 10 performance spaces connected by an 80-foot-tall glass canopy, and world-class art to match! On the DPAC public art tour, participants will learn about Stephen Batura’s epic mural Rehearsal in the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, with all of its fascinating characters and scintillating stories. John DeAndrea’s hyper-realistic sculptures, also in the Ellie, will make you look twice—are those ballerinas breathing? Get a new perspective on Jonathan Borofsky’s Dancers in the DPAC Sculpture Park by standing directly underneath the 60-foot sculptures and listening to the music composed by the artist himself to accompany the dancing giants.

· Saturday, May 23, 11:00 AM

· Saturday, June 20, 11:00 AM

· Saturday, September 19, 11:00 AM

This tour meets at the entrance to the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. It will be led by docent Ava Chappell.

All tours are FREE, but limited to 15 people each. To reserve your place, please contact Rudi Cerri at 720-865-4307 or e-mail

Monday, April 27, 2009

Tips for Guncles: Mammoth host free NLL Playoffs viewing party

The Colorado Mammoth organization will host a viewing party at Brooklyn’s at Pepsi Center on Sunday, May 3. The Mammoth will be in Calgary that afternoon for their first round NLL Playoff Game against the top-seeded Roughnecks. The event will be free to attend, but fans are asked to RSVP by email to

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Tips for Guncles: Rapids Soccer Clinic for Kids

Hey guncles, let your nieces and nephews learn from the Rapids players! Sign up for the 2009 Rapids Kickoff Clinic with the players, rescheduled to its new date of Wednesday, April 22, from 5:30-7pm at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Tips for Guncles: Mammoth Del Taco Youth Night

A win and we're in! The Mammoth can earn the final playoff spot in the West with a win over Edmonton this Friday. Come cheer on the Mammoth to a win and a playoff berth! It’s Del Taco Youth Night and Fan Appreciation Night. For every adult ticket purchased, you get one kids ticket (18 and under) for FREE. And for every adult and child ticket received, you will receive a coupon for a free taco with the purchase of a Macho Burrito.

Note: A guncle is a gay uncle, like myself. I've got a whole passel of nieces and nephews and am always on the lookout for fun and affordable stuff to do with 'em.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Tips for Guncles: Kids First Free Movies at Starz

Guncles (gay uncles) always have to be on the lookout for fun and reasonably-priced activities to do with the nieces and nephews and here's a great one that takes place every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Starz Film Center.

Embark on a fun-filled excursion for the whole family when you attend this Saturday morning series with two guarantees: the films are rated G, and entrance is totally free.

This Saturday, February 28, the featured film will be 'Strawberry Shortcake: Happily Ever After.'

Strawberry and her friends bring two beloved fairy tales to life in magical adventures filled with very berry fun. In "Sleeping Beauty," Brambleberry Fairy (Angel Cake) feels neglected and casts a spell that puts Princess Strawberry Rose to sleep. The Princess's fairy friends (Appleberry, Rainbowberry, Gingerberry, Tangerinaberry and Orangeberry) aren't able to awaken her. It's up to Prince Huckleberry to work his magic and teach Brambleberry Fairy an important lesson in friendship and listening.
The enchantment continues in "A Princess Named Rap." Princess Rapunzel's (Rainbow Sherbet) teacher is disturbed by her non-royal interests especially her fascination with ships and navigation. But when the teacher's rowboat is swept out to sea, "Rap" shows everyone she has the right stuff to rule her kingdom.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Tips for Guncles: $5 Rage tickets

Here's a tip for all you Guncles (gay uncles) out there.

If you're like me you're always on the lookout for new and fun things to do with the nieces and nephews (I've got three of the former and five of the latter).

Well, tickets to see the Rocky Mountain Rage at the Broomfield Events Center are only $5 for all kids under 12 as long as the adult pays full price. And that goes for all seats. It's a pretty good deal.

It goes for all 14ers tickets too but my nephews are hockey fans, not basketball fans.

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