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Frugal Fun in Denver, this Week June 20th

The renovation of North Cherry Creek is done.  Come Celebrate.
The renovation of North Cherry Creek is done. Come Celebrate.
Scott Dressel-Martin

Here are the cheap haps this week. Don't miss the Cherry Blossom Festival or the "New North" Cherry Creek celebration.

Movie Under the Moon

Governor’s Park (Across from Lala’s)

Phone: (303) 861-9463


Saturday, June 25th from 8:30pm to 11:00pm

Cost: FREE

Lala’s Wine Bar & Pizzeria had so much fun hosting the “Movie Under the Moon” that they are doing it again, this weekend. Be at Governor’s Park, across from Lala’s on Saturday by 8:30pm to see the comedy, “Beetlejuice.” Of course there will be popcorn, pizza by the slice, wine by the glass and a beer garden. Admission is free, however proceeds from the offered foodstuffs will benefit Casting 4 A Cure, an organization dedicated to finding a cure for Rhett Syndrome. Claim your spot on the grass early, as the movie begins at 9pm.

Cherry Creek North Festival

Fillmore Plaza (100 block between 1st and 2nd Avenues)


Saturday, June 25th from 2:00pm to 8:00pm

Cost: FREE

The renovation project on the North end of Cherry Creek has finally been completed, and just in time for summer. Celebrate the “New North” project this Saturday with a live concert, activities, food, beverages and vendor specials. Hometown favorite, Lannie Garrett and the Gypsy Swing Revue will perform. Other performers, Flash Cadillac, Sons and Brothers and Haunted Windchimes will be live onstage. The parking meters are still $1 an hour, but a special parking deal of $5 for the whole day will be available just for the fest. For more information on the Cherry Creek North Festival, click here:

Cherry Blossom Festival

Sakura Square (Lawrence Between 19th and 20th)

Saturday, June 25th, 11am to 7:30pm

Sunday, June 26, 11am to 4:30pm

Cost: FREE

The Denver Sakura Matsuri, or Cherry Blossom Festival is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Located in Sakura Square (Lawrence Street between 19th and 20th Streets), this year’s festival will continue to feature live entertainment, dancing, taiko drum performances, martial arts demos and cultural demonstrations such as bansai and ikebana.

There will also be an Asian market place with delectable foods, drink and family activities. Anime fans bring your wallets. There will be plenty of collectables to choose from.

For details about the Denver Cherry Blossom Festival, click here:

Regal Theaters Summer Movie Express

Cost: $1

The week of June 21st and 22nd the Summer Movie Express will be featuring:


MR. BEAN'S HOLIDAY (Wednesday)

I am a big fan of Kung Fu Panda, I love an overweight underdog. I recently enjoyed the sequel (ok, howled and giggled). Take the kids to see the original Kung Fu Panda this Tuesday at the Summer Movie Express.

I have loved Mr. Bean and his wacky antics since I was a girl. Rowin Atkinson, a British actor whose performance is a combination of silent films and slapstick, is featured in the movie, Mr. Bean’s Holiday. I love Mr. Bean because his comedy is universal. He almost never speaks (nor do his co-actors) during a skit, which only ads to the hilarity. His impossibly embarrassing situations, no matter how odd, somehow fill us with empathy. This movie is the long awaited answer to the burning question, when will Mr. Bean visit America? Adults will enjoy this movie, perhaps more than the kids. See how Mr. Bean’s Holiday goes awry this Wednesday at the Summer Movie Express.

All shows begin a 10am. For a more detailed list of movies, or more information about the Summer Movie Express, click here:


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