background img

Deals: Free movie, restaurant opening, summer sale and more!

Perfect pitch

On June 21, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema takes it outdoors with a screening of the classic 1993 family film, “The Sandlot.” Catch all the free fun in the lakeside field of Sloan’s Lake Park (17th & Utica.) Gates open at 4 p.m., with activities ramping up around 6 p.m. and the film starting at dusk. Fittingly, organizers will be serving up baseball games and pitching more family-friendly adventures tied to the film. In addition, some of Denver’s tastiest food trucks will be on site selling food and beer. Free parking is available in the garage located at Conejos & Stuart. Photo provided by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment


This puts the “grand” in grand opening. The Protein Bar is opening its third location in Colorado in just three months: Boulder opened in April, LoDo in May and now Glendale this month. On June 21, the eatery opens at 1390 S. Colorado Blvd., offering a selection of healthy bowls, wraps, salads and raw juices. The first 100 people in line (you must be 18+ with a valid ID, and no saving spots for friends or family) for Saturday’s 11.a.m. opening each get a $500 Protein Bar gift card. That’s no typo, a $500 gift card! There also will be a DJ, yoga workouts, giveaways and samples. Now, that’s not only protein-packed, but value-packed, too.

Fish tales

There’s something a little fishy about this freebie. Tokyo Joe’s is celebrating International Sushi Day on June 18 with (what else?) sushi. Addict Club members can flash their fob and get a free 4-piece California or spicy tuna roll — no purchase necessary. Limit one per customer. If you’re not a member of its free loyalty program, you can easily sign up online. Members are offered exclusive monthly discounts.

Crafty kids

Let kids get creative this summer with Michaels’ new Passport to Imagination Museum Road Trip. For just $2 per workshop, children ages 5 to 12 make a take-home craft inspired by seven of America’s most fascinating museums. Through Aug. 1, a different museum is highlighted each week with two-hour workshops every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to noon. A new art project is offered at each session, so kids can get “crafty” three times a week or pick the one they like best. The program is ideal for youngsters who enjoy learning about nature, science and art. Don’t miss Week 5, when the Denver Art Museum is featured. Registration is required.

By Laura Daily and Bryan K. Chavez


ungalow-er prices

Head to Modern Bungalow in University Hills Plaza to get some great deals through June 29. Save 30 percent on the timeless Trend Manor and Simply Amish furniture along with 20 percent on Terra Firma and Rookwood tiles. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Shoppers will also find additional high-end furniture brands, home accents, rugs, pottery and more. 2594 S. Colorado Blvd., University Hills Plaza, 303-300-3332,

A cornerstone of creativity

The “Storewide Summer Sale” continues through June 21 at Calico Corners/Calico Home. Save on fabrics, bedding, window treatments, furniture and more. The Cherry Creek store also offers free design services. 252 Clayton St., 303-377-7055,

What’s on sale at Watson

The “Annual Summer Sale” continues at Watson & Co. Save 30 percent on “great pieces both new and vintage” including antiques, art, lighting, rugs, accessories and more along with design services. Special orders are excluded from the sale. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 1524 S. Broadway, 303-777-8087,

Free days this week

June 18 and 20: Clyfford Still Museum for residents of Arapahoe County on June 18 and everyone June 20,

Vickie Heath

Denver Deal: PJ Party, Harkins Summer Movies and Half-price Drinks

I absolutely love going to the theater and I recently saw the show Once. (I have to admit is was more of a date night thing than a family deal). For me, there is such an electricity around getting dressed up and going to the Denver Center. This show was a simple love story that centered around the music. Although I can’t say that I really know the tunes to this show like I do Oklahoma (we performed that one in High School – so I SHOULD know all the words) – but the music is hummable (yes, that’s a word!) and the cast extremely talented. It is a great escape if you are looking for a good night out with music and laughter.

Elitch’s Season Passes

Elitch Gardens is offering a great deal on Season Passes again this year. You can experience roller coasters (like the new Brain Drain), Ferris wheel, carousel, water park and more. Plus, you get to see FREE concerts by big-name artists like Zendaya and Bridgit Mendler (from Radio Disney) and Dive in Movies like Frozen and Despicable Me. *All of this great stuff for just $69.99 (which basically pays for itself in just two times to the park).

*this is not a complete list of all the rides, concerts, movies or benefits

Bruxie’s PJ Party

Bruxie gourmet waffle sandwiches is having a Big Bruxie Pajama Party! Kids in their PJs eat free from 8-10AM. The party continues this weekend (5/17 and 5/18). Children must be accompanied by their parent/guardian, who must purchase an entree. So who will I see there? Do you think I could get a kids meal for free if I wear my footsie PJs?

Harkins Summer Movies

Harkins Theatres’ wildly popular annual kid’s movie program, Summer Movie Fun, kicks off Monday, June 9. Season tickets are on sale now at the box office. Season tickets are $5 for all 10 movies. That’s only $.50 per movie! Individual tickets can be purchased on the day of show for $2 each. Doors open at 9 a.m. and all shows begin at 9:45 a.m. Movies this summer include: Escape from Planet Earth; Epic; Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs; Smurfs 2; Despicable Me 2; Croods; The Lego Movie; Turbo; Free Birds; and Horton Hears a Who.

Sonic Half-Price

Sonic is advertising that their shakes are all 50% off after 8 p.m. or you can get 1/2 price drinks and slushies from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. the perfect afternoon pick me up (or surprise for the kids after school).

Cici’s Pizza Buffet

Cici’s is offering their great deal again – that is the $5 adult Lunch Buffet. Yes, you saw that correct – all you can eat pizza, salad, and pasta for just $5. The Lunch Buffet is good until 4 p.m. each day (and doesn’t include drinks).

Bass Pro Shops Go Outdoors

For two weekends, May 17-18 and May 24-25 Bass Pro Shops will celebrate the outdoors with seminars, activities and more (along with a some great deals). Highlights for May 17-18 are the Pack, Pitch Play demos (11 a.m. and 3 p.m.); cooking demos (1-5 p.m.); fitting a life-jacket (1 p.m.); survival workshops (2 & 4 p.m.) and Memorial Day weekend is the Kids’ Adventure Activities including BB Gun Shooting Range (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.); Metal Detector Treasure Hunt (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.); Adventure Scavenger Hunt (beginning at 11 a.m.); Photo Downloads (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.); Kids’ Adventures In Camping (11a, 1 & 4 p.m.); Water Safety (2 & 3 p.m.); Crafts and Giveaways!

Kiwi Crate

Looking for something fun to do. Why not have it sent directly to you by Kiwi Crate., a service that delivers a box of child-friendly crafts monthly. Kiwi Crate is offering a 30% discount off your first month subscription + free shipping with the code KCMOM30.

Kids Eat Free

Mile High Mamas has rounded up a huge listing of local restaurants where kids eat free or for a discount with a paying adult.

Email me if you know of any great Denver deals!
Don’t want to miss any of Mile High Mamas’ contests and events? Be sure to sign up for our weekly email newsletter so you can forward these great deals to your friends.
If you’re on Twitter follow me on Twitter (GeeWhy93).  If I find a great deal during the week, I’ll tweet it out.