The party so bright you've gotta wear shades! Don't be caught with your bib-pants down when the EPIC Foundation's eighth annual 80s Ski Party rolls into town next week: This year every Goodwill store in the metro region sent its '80s ski stock to the Goodwill locations at 21 South Broadway and 5000 Leetsdale Drive in preparation, and Saturday just so happens to be a 50 percent off day.
The party itself is at 8 p.m. on October 21 at Mile High Station, 2027 West Colfax Avenue, and benefits First Descents, a Denver-based non-profit providing free adventure therapy to young adults fighting and surviving cancer (tickets $45 in advance, $50 at the door). "Everybody will be rocking really sweet one-pieces and neon jackets," says First Descents spokeswoman Amy May. "Plus, there's free beer until we run out. It's a great cause and a great kickoff to the ski season and getting stoked on winter." Register early at 80SkiParty.com to enter for raffle prizes, including free lift tickets.
More weekend Stoke after the jump...
Did somebody say "free lift ticket"? Teton Gravity Research brings its One for the Road tour to the Boulder Theater, 2032 14th Street, tonight with an all-ages show at 7 p.m. and a 21+ screening at 9:30 p.m. The $19.50 ticket comes with a free Monarch Ski Area lift ticket, as if the deal needed sweetening. The TGR tour -- and the free ticket deal -- move to Denver on Saturday, October 15, with 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. One for the Road screenings at the Gothic Theatre, 3263 South Broadway (all ages, $15).
Suicide Slide sound like fun? Adventure races are all the rage this year, and the latest entry is the Rugged Maniac, which makes its Colorado debut from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, October 15, at the Thunder Valley Motocross complex, 701 South Rooney Road in Morrison. Race-day registration is $88, or $10 if you're just there to watch the spectacle.
Vampires vs. Werewolves! Zombies vs. Monsters! The Denver Roller Dolls just missed the cut for the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) Championships that they'll be hosting next month, and it's turned them into a bunch of monsters: On Saturday the league's teams will be duking it out in a 7 p.m. Halloween Smash Bout at the 1st Bank Center, 11450 Broomfield Lane (tickets start at $15, kids 12 and under are free).
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Take the first step! If you're more used to inhaling than exhaling at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and more accustomed to making beer runs than running the steps, the Kaiser Permanente Run the 'Rocks 5K on Sunday might be just what the doctor ordered. Race-day registration is $40 and benefits the American Lung Association. The run/walk race starts at 9:30 a.m.