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Posted: May 20, 2009

Butler’s choice: Film, water sports & Memorial Day weekend festivals

What's going on this weekend

Mary Butler


DIY Unveiled
Filmmaker Faythe Lavine documents a growing do-it-yourself movement that has emerged in backlash to American mass-produced culture in her film “Handmade Nation,” which screens tonight at 8 p.m. the Landmark Mayan Theatre in Denver. Tickets are $7.50 in advance or $9 at the door.   


Learn to kayak
If you’ve ever thought about taking up paddling, head to Buena Vista this weekend to learn all you need to know to get started at CKS PaddleFest ‘09, which runs through Sunday. The event, headquartered out of Colorado Kayak Supply, features free clinics, gear sales and swaps and demos, as well as food, beer and fun things for kids to do. 


Boulder Creek Festival
The Boulder Creek Festival runs through Monday in Boulder’s Central Park, offering arts, crafts, music, carnival rides, food and plenty else to see and do, including the ever-popular Great Rubber Duck Race on the creek.


Downtown Denver Arts Festival
Celebrating its 11th year, the Downtown Denver Arts Festival will showcase the work of 125 Colorado visual artists at the Denver Pavilions. More than 150,000 people expected to attend. The event runs Friday through Monday.


Be bolder
Join the 50,000-plus runners and walkers anticipated to partake in the 31st annual Memorial Day tradition known as the Bolder Boulder 10K. Registration, including race goodies ranging from T-shirts to Crocs, costs $50 to $94, and continues through Sunday.

Check out:

Norman Provizer’s weekly Jazz Notes column for the latest news on upcoming shows, compliments of KUVO 89 Jazz.

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Mary Butler is ColoradoBiz's online editor.

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