Weekend Agenda: Polo, Romeo & Near Nakedness

Jun 23, 2011 | Updated Aug 23, 2011

Whether you’re into Shakespeare, Widespread Panic or content with a little polka, Denver has your weekend made. Here are seven hot weekend events.

Polo Classic: The Schomp BMW Denver Polo Classic is a three-day extravaganza benefiting children’s charities through Denver Active 20-30. Pull out the sequins for Friday’s Black Tie Ball, bring the kids to Saturday’s Family Day for qualifying rounds of polo, then top the weekend with a bit of bubbly at Sunday’s Championship Day.
June 24 - 26; $100 - $450
The Polo Reserve, 4401 W. Mineral Ave., Littleton; 303-832-8390

German Heritage Celebration: Put on your lederhosen and celebrate Oktoberfest early with a summer partei at the Colorado Railroad Museum. German food, German brew, German polka … you get the picture.
June 25 - 26, 9am - 6pm; $5/children, $15/adults, $30/family
17155 W. 44th Ave.; 303-279-4591

Shakespeare Festival: To go or not to go is not the question – it’s which performance are you going to catch? This weekend marks the opening of Romeo and Juliet as well as The Little Prince, with multiple Shakespearean classics dotting the theater canvas through August.
June 24 - Aug. 14
Locations vary

Widespread Panic: As part of their 25th anniversary year, Widespread Panic will be playing Red Rocks not once, not twice, but three consecutive nights. Tickets will be difficult to come by, so begin scouring Craigslist now.
June 24 - 26, doors open at 5pm, show begins at 7pm
Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 17598 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison; 720-865-2494

Cherry Blossom Festival: German isn’t the only heritage celebrated this weekend – downtown Denver’s Sakura Square and Tri-State/Denver Buddhist Temple will be enveloped in Japanese-American cultural activities and culinary delights for the Cherry Blossom Festival. Japanese drumming, martial arts, traditional dance and Japanese cuisine are just a few highlights.
June 25 - 26, events begin at 11am both days
Lawrence St. & Larimer St., between 19th & 20th; 303-380-8972

Undy 5000: Grab your funkiest pair of boxers and run your ass off at the Undy 5000 family-friendly 5K presented by the Colon Cancer Alliance. Awards will be given for top fundraisers, runners and best costumes.
June 25, on-site registration begins at 7am, race begins at 8:30am; $30 - $40 on race day
City Park, start & finish lines located southeast of the pavilion near 17th, between Colorado Blvd. & York St.

Arts on 29th: It’s not a weekend in Denver-Boulder without an outstanding arts fest on the scene. Check out this week’s Festival of the Arts on 29th Street juried art show, presented by Howard Alan Events.
June 25 - 26, Sat., 10am - 8pm, Sun. 10am - 6pm; free
29th St., between Arapahoe Ave. and Walnut St., Boulder; 303-444-0722