No DU Hockey? Ten Things to do in Denver this Weekend

As Indian Summer continues across the front range, we have an ‘open’ weekend with the hockey team preparing for next weekend’s trip to Grand Forks. So, here are 10 awesome things to do this weekend instead of staring at your watch waiting for DU-UND:

  • Squirrels will not be able to consume your old Halloween pumpkins. Before your jack-o-lanterns turn into frozen mush, put them in (paper) bags and take them to the Cherry Creek Transfer Station, 7301 East Jewell Avenue.

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  • Get a tattoo of Denver Boone or the Denver Arch from Josh Wrede, named the best tattoo ‘artist’ in Denver by Denver Westword.
  • It may be warm and sunny but Colorado will always deliver a few fall snow storms. Time to get up leaves and fertilize your lawn before snow begins to fall. Go to Lowes Fall Tips.
  • Take your significant other out to dinner – without the worry of score updates interfering with the night. Take a look at Eater Denver with a list of the Areas Hottest Restaurants. Why not go to Departure Restaurant + Lounge. According to the review, “If this new Cherry Creek restaurant was any hotter, the Fire Department would have to get involved.”
  • Want something less jarring? How about learning how to play bridge at Norma Sands. Learn about 2nd turn bidding, forcing bids, overcalls, stayman, takeout doubles & responses,  jump overcalls, Jacoby Transfers and weak two bids.
  • It will snow sometime, right? Head out to the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Expo at the Colorado Convention Center Saturday. Then, for a change of pace you can go to the Denver Film Festival on Sunday at 2510 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80206. For a weekend calendar go to one of our favorite reads Westword.
  • The weather is still holding for fall day hikes near Denver. Do you like great views, red rocks, and a short hike to see great views? Go to Roxborough State Park – and bring your dog, too.
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Roxborough State Park. Get your car ready for fall. It takes more than a wash and wax. Check the brakes and tires. …Check the lights. …Replace wiper blades. …Make sure heater/defroster work. …Have the battery checked. …Inspect hoses and belts. …Change oil and air filter. …Refill cooling system.


  • Is your house ready for winter’s ice and snow? This is a perfect time to clean out your gutters, caulk windows and doors, turn off faucets, and stow hoses for the winter…and blow out the sprinkler lines.
  • Of course, if you’re still hurting for some hockey, the Avs are in town tomorrow afternoon playing the Wild (what the hell is a Wild? And shouldn’t it be the Wilds?). Puck drop at the Pepsi Center is scheduled for 1 PM and you’ll get to see DU alums Joe Colborne, Patrick Wiercioch (both Avs), and Jason Zucker (Wild) take the ice!

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