In so many aspects of our lives, we seek perfection: in our homes (that’s why we live at Stepping Stone!), our professions, and even our personal relationships.
But there are times where we need to sit back and appreciate the less than perfect. For instance, resist the urge to fix that picture frame hanging crooked on the wall. Or to straighten your tie or pluck your eyebrows to be even on both sides. Because sometimes the things that are slightly askew can actually make life a bit richer. Take, for instance, our own wobbly planet. Because our earth sits on a tilt instead of spinning like a perfect top, we have longer and warmer days in the summertime. Not to mention our longest day of light on June 21 – the summer solstice. It’s that 23.5-degree angle that gives us a time of year to enjoy the amazing outdoors and get a little color on our skin.
Speaking of warm summer days, we have plenty of activities and events to get you outside and appreciating this beautifully-off-centered Colorado weather. We hope to see you at one of these events or at least at the pool at the Lantern House!
DENVER BBQ FEST
Friday-Sunday, June 15-June 17, Sports Authority Field
Looking for suggestions for celebrating Father’s Day this year? Take dear old Dad down to the Broncos’ stadium and stuff him full of delicious barbeque. The two of you can bond deeply while burying your faces in tasty brisket, enjoying cold beers, and swaying to live music. Learn more.
UNION STATION SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Various dates, Union Station
Once a month from May through August, Union Station will double the size of its Terminal Bar patio to host free concerts and New Belgium Brewery beers. The lineup this year includes Blake Brown and the American Dust Choir (June 22), Paizley Park (a Prince tribute, July 13), and So What Bros. (Aug. 24). Believe us when we tell you the people-watching is top-notch.
CONTRAST: A FIBER ARTS EXHIBIT
Through June 25, PACE Center Art Gallery
Have you ever seen a dress made from tea bags? A tree with scaly fungus constructed out of fabric? Or a shirt made of plastic? The joy of a fiber art show is in the surprises sparked by a new way of seeing something we are surrounded by and take for granted. Don’t miss this unique and intriguingly deep exhibit.