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Deals: Free National Parks, Free Museums and More!

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I was recently invited to see Defending the Caveman at the Denver Center (Garner Galleria Theater). The one man show was funny and a great date night idea! The hilarious show points out the differences between men and women. I used to think that show tickets were too expensive for me to go – but really the tickets are totally affordable (starting at just $25 each) – and there are several places you can get discounted tickets as well (including GoldStar.com).

Sister Act

Sister Act sings its way into the Denver Center this week for a limited engagement (through October 6) Sister Act tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and cops hide her in a convent. The show is fun and family friendly. Save up to $20 per ticket using the code: HABIT.

Body Barre

Body Barre has opened their second location in Denver. This one is in Highlands Ranch. They say it is a dance-inspired fitness studio that specializes in sculpting the body with fat burning and strength training in a high-energy group setting. (I may have to try this!).  KidsTown Drop-in Child Care Center (537 W. Highlands Ranch Pkwy. #110) is offering discounted child care (up to 2 hours) for clients of the body barre.

Fall Consignments We have found all the fall consignment sales in one handy spot. Visit often! Sales this week include:

  • September 26-29. Just Between Friends of Douglas County. Thursday-Friday 9 a.m.–7 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.–3 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (half-price sale). $2 admission all days at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Castle Rock
  • Consignment Stores. We have focused on specific consignment sales. However, there are several great consignment stores that are open year-round with great deals.

Culture comped

On Sept. 28, open your mind — not your wallet — during Smithsonian Museum Day. The event offers free admission to more than 25 Colorado museums including the Denver Firefighters Museum, Forney Museum of Transportation, Kirkland Museum, History Colorado Center, Molly Brown House and Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls & Toys. Each ticket is good for free entry for two people. To get the deal, fill out an online ticket request form. Limit one pass per household. If you’re planning to go as a group, consider registering for additional admit-two tickets with friends and family. smithsonianmag.com/museumday

Cinema celebration

As part of a nationwide celebration, through Sept. 26, Harkins Northfield 18 (8300 E. Northfield Blvd. in Denver) offers free daily screenings of the films “42” and “The Croods.” Tickets to either movie are available in person at the box office on the day of showing, while supplies last. Limit of two tickets per person per show. As a bonus, patrons receive a free drink upgrade to the next largest size, as well as free refills on same-day drink purchases. Check the website for show times. harkinstheatres.com/celebrate80

Flippin’ free

Butter up your friends and family with this promo from Perkins Restaurant & Bakery. On National Pancake Day, Sept. 26, the eatery is sharing a short stack of its made-with-real-eggs-and-buttermilk pancakes for free. The freebie flapjacks are available all day. To turn this sweet deal into a sweet deed, after dining you can make a donation to help grant wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses through Give Kids The World. However, it’s not required. There are four Perkins locations in the metro area — Denver, Golden and two in Westminster. perkinsrestaurants.com/specials/pancake-day-2013

Laura & Bryan at MileHighOnTheCheap.com

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Free days this week

Sept. 28: Free admission to all National Parks as part of National Public Lands Day, nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm

You have to see it to be-weave it

The Navajo Weaving Show takes over the Red Rocks Room at the Sheraton Denver West from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 28-29. This is an inventory clearance with reduced prices on hundreds of pieces dating from 1930 to current contemporary pieces created by Navajo and Hopi artists. Jewelry is also available. Special guest Ben Leroux of Southwestern Textile Restoration will be in attendance. Proceeds benefit the Navajo Literacy Project. 360 Union Blvd., Lakewood, 303-570-2515, sonachi.com

Are you shelf-absorbed?

The Container Store continues its annual Shelving Sale offering 25 percent discounts through Oct. 20. The store is also introducing new products such as Copenhagen Modular Towers, Connections Shelving, Farrington Laptop Desks and more. Craft Room Demonstrations begin at 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday each weekend and include a giveaway of a $20 Store More Card. Locations in Park Meadows, Cherry Creek and FlatIron Crossing. containerstore.com

 

 

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