This Weekend in Stoke: Top 5 antidotes for rapture fever
Watch out for the Libyans! Who cares if the world is ending tomorrow when you can fire up the Flux Capacitor, hit 88 miles per hour and travel to happier times at tonight's Bike to the Future Bike Prom at 8 p.m. at Casselman's, 2620 Walnut Street? Tickets are $20 at the door and benefit Bike Denver; bring your own plutonium.
Four other fab ways to fight Rapture Fever, after the jump...
Save the whales! Catch the Colorado premiere of In the Eye of the Whale tonight and dozens of other wildlife documentaries this weekend when Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge hosts the Rocky Mountain Wildlife Conservation Film Festival at its visitor center and auditorium, 6550 Gateway Road in Commerce City -- end of the world be damned. There are screenings tonight from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday (assuming there even is a Sunday) from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Adult tickets start at $8 per two-hour screening block or $75 for a weekend pass (download a PDF of the full weekend schedule here), and benefit Friends of the Front Range Wildlife Refuges.
Summer's for suckers! Let the global warming deniers have a field day with this one: On Saturday, Arapahoe Basin celebrates the fact that it still has a 96-inch base, is still getting fresh snow -- more than 11 inches in the last three days -- and will be open for almost another month, if not longer. To get a piece of the endtimes action, sign up for the State Farm Free Rail Jam at 10 a.m. in the Treeline Terrain Park, then throw down for cash and gear prizes from State Farm, TechNine, Nomis, Optic Nerve, Bern, Funkshun and CandyGrind.
Gear up for Armageddon! It's the end of the world as we know it, and you'll feel fine after stocking up at Wilderness Exchange Unlimited, where the annual Spring Sale and Gear Swap sets up on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. -- just in time for Judgment Day -- in the back parking lot at 2401 15th Street (tables are first-come, first-serve, starting at 9 a.m.). Bring some stuff to sell or swap, or just take advantage of all the used gear, sample sale deals from local reps and deep discounts in the shop to build your own zombie-fighting survivalist arsenal on the cheap.
Welcome to the Glitterdome! The Denver Roller Dolls' hometeam double-header on Saturday night at the 1st Bank Center features Electrocuties vs. Shotgun Betties and Bad Apples vs. Green Barrettes. Don't dare leave your seat in between, or you'll miss the debut of Punky Bruiser (see bout poster at right) and the rest of the Glitterdome Gladiators, DRD's new Junior Derby league for skaters between the ages of 6 and 17: They're adorable enough to beat back the Darkness for good.