Join us as we partner with Global Conservation Corps, DRiNk RiNo, and RiNo Art District to celebrate Earth Week and Rhino Week (April 21st - 28th) at locations throughout RiNo.
SUNDAY, APRIL 21ST
9am-2pm | Trash, Treasure and (Dragon) Egg Hunt - RiNo Neighborhood Cleanup Day! | The Rackhouse Pub, 2875 Blake Street
Kick off Earth and Rhino Week in the River North District with an Easter Sunday Trash, Treasure and (Dragon) Egg Hunt! Volunteers will enjoy local coffee and beer, win raffle prizes and most importantly meet other members of the community who are passionate about giving back. Please sign up in advance, space is limited!
MONDAY, APRIL 22ND
12pm - 1pm | Emerald Gardens Microgreens Lunch Demo | Green Spaces
Roberto Meza, Founder and Farmer at Emerald Gardens Microgreens will be showing us how to grow and prep your own local sustainable nutrient-dense salads.
4:30pm-7pm | Rhino Week Launch Party | RiNo Made | Zeppelin Station
Join us this Earth Day as we launch into a full week of celebration of RiNo’s namesake and one of Africa’s most charismatic and endangered species, the rhinoceros! Following last summer’s “RiNo for Rhinos” event, we are bringing together local RiNo artists, conservationists, wildlife lovers, and the RiNo community to raise awareness and support for Global Conservation Corps, an NGO working on the ground in Africa to save the rhino by empowering local communities!
Join us for a happy hour in the RiNo Made Store at the Zeppelin Station for wildlife-themed art, a silent auction, rhino adoptions, and to hang out with GCC’s founder, Matt Lindenberg. You will have the opportunity to learn about all the exciting events occurring during Rhino Week! This event is free but donations are appreciated.
TUESDAY, APRIL 23RD
6pm - 7pm | Panel: “Sustainability and The Future Of Your Industry” | Green Spaces
Moderator: Michael Thomas
Jerry Tinianow, Chief Sustainability Officer, Department of Public Health and Environment, City and County of Denver
Hilary Dobos, Principal and Co-Owner, Lotus Engineering and Sustainability, Former Green Spaces Member
Beau Kiklis, Colorado Outdoor Business Alliance Organizer
Roberto Meza, Founder and Farmer at Emerald Garden Microgreens
Mariana Pickering, Co-Founder + CEO, Emu Systems
Marca Hagenstad, Sustainability Consultant, Circle Economics, Green Spaces Member
7pm - 8pm | Panel Discussion | Ironton Distillery & Crafthouse
Want to learn all about wildlife conservation from the experts? Join Global Conservation Corps at Ironton Distillery, where we will host a panel discussion with several wildlife experts, diving into how international and local conservation are linked, and what you can do everyday to save wildlife.
Ironton will have a signature Rhino Week drink and a collectors etched drinking glass dedicated to the rhino for sale at the event. Support your local conservationists who are working hard to save wildlife and learn how your decisions can make important impact. This is a free event but donations are appreciated. (Purchase your limited edition cocktail glass at the Green Spaces panel ahead of time!)
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24TH
5pm - 7pm | Meetup + Happy Hour hosted by Hausmart: Sustainable Business Practices for Entrepreneurs | Green Spaces
5pm - 10pm | Rhino Edition Beverage Night | Odell Brewing Company
Thursday, APRIL 25TH
7pm - 9:30pm | Lost Walks | Ratio Beerworks
Presented by Ratio Beerworks and TRVE Brewing Company, join us for a special performance by the band Lost Walks at Ratio Beer works. The band will be performing stripped-down, acoustic versions of their album, "Wolf, Woman, Man," along with movement by their three dancers. In addition to the music, a conceptually driven rock opera whose protagonist is a wolf, this night will feature a panel where the band will discuss their process, the concept behind their music and how their story relates to wild life conservation and advocacy. Interwoven into the performance will be perspective and real data from long time Lost Walks' collaborators, Rocky Mountain Wolf Project. Both the band and Rocky Mountain Wolf Project are partnering with Global Conservation Corps on this event to spark a conversation on how conservation organizations, artists and community members can make impact both internationally and locally. Folks who like music, art, dance, beer and a have deep interest in conservation, both globally and in their own backyard are encouraged to attend.
Live performance and conservation conversation with raffle!
GET TICKETS HERE!
Doors at 7pm
Performance and Panel 7:30-9:30pm
FRIDAY, APRIL 26TH
6:30pm-9:30pm | Film Screening: Rhino Man | EXDO Events Center
Join us for a screening of RHINO MAN the Movie. Over three years in the making, this documentary film tells the story of the lives and hardships of the brave people standing between survival and extinction: Anti-poaching rangers. Without these men and women, rhinos would surely be extinct already.
Grab a drink, learn about the world of these critically important people, and have your questions answered by the director, Matt Lindenberg, after the screening. Plus, you'll get free admission to Tracks Denver with your ticket!
*Final documentary editing in the works
SATURDAY, APRIL 27TH
10am-12pm | Art Safari | Denver Central Market
In partnership with the Denver Public Library, take a walk on the wild side with this tour of the RiNo Art District murals depicting wild and endangered animals. Our “wildlife art” guides are from the Global Conservation Corps and represent a wealth of knowledge about the magnificent animals that share our planet. Grab a wildlife art safari map, bring a bottle of water, wear comfortable shoes and meet us at Denver Central Market to start!
12pm-4pm | Community Mural | RiNo Beer Garden
Be a part of the art! Rally around rhino conservation in RiNo by attending a community mural painting! We will be creating a scaled up version of a painting done by one of our local Denver Zoo rhinos on a wall in RiNo! Grab a beer from the RiNo Beer Garden and a paintbrush, and join in the festivities. Block-party vibes and surprise entertainment await you at this amazing community day for Rhino Week.
SUNDAY, APRIL 28TH
1pm-5pm | Rhino Week: DRiNk RiNo Stampede | 3501 Wazee Street
End Rhino Week strong by joining the Drink RiNo stampede! Buy a ticket, pick up your punch card at the RiNo Made store in Zeppelin Station, and head out! Visit 14 of RiNo’s craft beverage producers. Each tap room will have a special taster size drink for you to enjoy.
Participating locations include Bierstadt Lagerhaus, Bigsby's Folly, Black Shirt Brewing Co., The Block Distilling Co., C Squared Ciders, Epic Brewing, Great Divide, The Infinite Monkey Theorem, Ironton Distillery and Crafthouse, Mockery Brewing Co., Odell Brewing Co., Our Mutual Friend, Ratio Beerworks, and Stem Ciders.
Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door.