You dont have to pack your bag to take this trip. Thats the mantra Sharon Rudden of Tennyson Streets Studio 52 keeps chanting in introduction to the second annual Tenn-Low Turismo, a neighborly scavenger hunt hosted by the Berkeley District Merchants Association to showcase businesses concentrated on or between Tennyson and Lowell streets in northwest Denver. Rudden, one of the events chief organizers (who happily characterizes herself as a woman with too many ideas in her head), also notes that this event capitalizes on the districts convivial and laid-back mood, so dont expect anyone to put on any airs. Its a block party with a purpose, and it doesnt end there; also on tap today in Tenn-Low is the Art in the Park art fair, featuring thirty or more artists, live music and adjunct activities for families.
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It all starts and finishes in Cesar Chavez Park, 41st Avenue and Tennyson Street, where scavenger hunt registration and the fair both begin at 10 a.m.; from there, you can decide whether to accept the scavenging challenges or just hang in the park and shop the art. But be forewarned: Serious hunters (pets included) are advised to come in costume for a chance to win a prize, and they must return to the park by 2 p.m. sharp, stamped passports in hand, to turn in their points. Art and activities will continue until 4 p.m., and everythings free. Visit www.tennlowturismo.com for details or to register in advance.
Sat., Aug. 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 2009