doors-open-denver-sign-2008I don’t know what it is about this weekend: there must have been 10 things I wanted to do on Saturday alone.

At 11 am I’m doing a Krav Maga women’s self-defense seminar in Boulder that they hold every April in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. I did two years of Krav Maga, but I haven’t trained since fall 2006, so I’m sure I’ll be out of breath, to say the least. I’m looking forward to fighting with guys in bright red padding. Yay!

The real purpose of this post was to publicize Doors Open Denver, which is being held this weekend to celebrate local architects and allow Denverites “to go behind the scenes of the city’s significant architectural gems and lesser-known treasures.”

There are self-guided tours and expert tours, but for the latter, you have to get tickets at Union Station. The event office opens at 8:30 am. On Saturday and Sunday! Not bloody likely.

I don’t think I’ll be making it to any of those, but I am planning to check out some sites on Sunday afternoon.

For the self-guided tours, you can pick up a brochure at Union Station or download it, but it looks pretty big. I don’t know how well it would print out.

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  1. BernardL April 17, 2009 at 6:16 am - Reply

    So long as the guys in red don’t hit back, have fun. 🙂

  2. Beth April 17, 2009 at 10:45 am - Reply

    Bernard, the guys in red walk up to you and sniff you and jostle you and then try to take you down. That’s the whole point–you get used to the feeling of being freaked out, so you can fight better if you’re ever attacked.

    Beth’s last blog post..Denver Restaurants on Capitol Hill: Bones

  3. BruceQ April 17, 2009 at 11:21 am - Reply

    That does sound worthwhile, have fun. For me, this weekend is all about Doors Open Denver. It’s the only two days all year that you can go up to the observation deck in the D&F Tower. Can’t miss that!

  4. Beth April 17, 2009 at 1:04 pm - Reply

    Bruce, thanks for the tip. I’m going to do some DOD stuff Sunday afternoon, so maybe I’ll check it out. Is all this stuff on the website? I found a list of places and a map as well, but I wasn’t sure where to find out what was open and what wasn’t.

    Beth’s last blog post..Capitol Hill: The Poetry of Denver’s Buildings

  5. BruceQ April 17, 2009 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    Yeah, it is, but not very organized, or at least not organized in a very useful way. The sites are listed alphabetically here:

    Their “special interactive map” is here:
    It’s clunky, but if you work it a bit you can see what’s open and where…

  6. Beth April 17, 2009 at 5:40 pm - Reply

    Thanks, Bruce.

  7. Tracie April 19, 2009 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    I’m so jealous…would have loved to join in the fighting guys in red suits! Hope you had a great workout and learned even more!

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  8. Beth Partin April 19, 2009 at 7:27 pm - Reply

    Actually, Tracie, the seminar was cancelled because of the snow. I’ll be going to Boulder for the seminar on the 25th.

    I think they’re having a seminar in Denver that same day. You could check at Colorado Krav Maga.

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