“May, more than any other month of the year, wants us to feel most alive.”
―Fennel Hudson

It’s May of 2020, and while public spaces are slowly reopening, the global pandemic that’s kept us all cooped up for weeks is still out there. Looking on the bright side, though, the weather here in Denver is absolutely stunning – sunny and warm (but not too warm), and lots of places are figuring out how to offer their wares, whether food or entertainment or otherwise, to us virtually. Here’s our monthly roundup of “Thing to Do in Denver,” and for the second consecutive month, everything on our list is virtual. 

Oh, and by the way! The Tree Ring Digital team is expert in helping businesses transition to a more virtual-friendly model. If you need help making your business more accessible to online customers, or just want to find out what we can do for you, give us a call! We’re working (remotely) to help our clients through this challenging time. 

Have a beautiful May!

Mother’s Day in Denver

Don’t forget mom! This Sunday, May 10, is Mother’s Day. Even with social distancing, you can still plan a special day. From flowers to incredible takeout cuisine, check out this list of gift ideas and activities.

Five Points Jazz Virtual Festival 

This free festival takes place the third Saturday of May every year and celebrates the history of Denver’s Five Points neighborhood. The virtual event will be presented as a two-hour, state-wide television broadcast on Rocky Mountain PBS, Saturday, May 16, 6-8 p.m., a two-hour radio show on KUVO JAZZ Saturday, May 16, 8-10 p.m., aired on KUVO JAZZ 89.3 FM, streaming at kuvo.org, and on-demand video event on ArtsandVenues.com/5PJF.

Front Porch Fest — Archipelago

Billed as “an experiential fundraiser for charities supporting Denver’s Covid response,” the Front Porch Festival includes 4 virtual stages and happens on Saturday, May 9th. 

Movies and TV Shows Filmed in Denver

How about a Denver movie fest? Denver is ready for its close-up. The city is a natural for the silver screen with colorful cityscapes along with the Rocky Mountain backdrop. Check out this list of some of Denver’s screen credits from movies and TV shows.

Cocktail Sessions

Ever wanted to become a mixologist? Learn to make classic cocktails with the experts from Curio Bar. 

The Coast to Coast Roast

Jokes! Beginning May 7, the Coast to Coast Roast puts city reputations on the line in a 3-week digital roast competition hosted by comedians Mark Normand and Joe List. Armed with only wit, banter, and hometown pride, 48 rising comics pair up to wage war for their respective 24 cities across North America. Only the funniest team will rise from the ashes and be crowned the ultimate Coast to Coast Roasters.

Comedians Doing Stuff in Denver

More jokes! Check out funny people being funny in this short video series. 

WOW! @ Home

For the kiddos: “During this time of at-home learning, we have created a number of resources to bring WOW! into your home. Download our exhibit activity guides, try making one of our recipes, or watch one of our videos!”

Come join the Maker Challenge!

Hosted by the Denver Public Library: “From April 3rd through August 8th, upload an entry to the Maker Challenge to share your creation with the rest of Denver and be entered to win $50 gift cards to local businesses!”

2020 Furry Scurry

And last, but certainly not least, from the Dumb Friends League: “Join us for our 27th annual Furry Scurry from wherever you are! This year, Colorado’s favorite dog walk is going virtual! Just because we won’t be walking together, doesn’t mean that we aren’t walking for the same reason — to help end pet homelessness and animal suffering. Register and participate in the first ever Virtual Furry Scurry any time between now and May 31.”