Can you feel fall cooling off the nights and sending millions of crickets into a non-stop mating frenzy? You know what that means: It’s corn maze time. Not to mention that we’re only a month away from Halloween — it’s never too early be terrified that you’re going to look like an idiot when you jump 10 feet into the air because some guy dressed like Freddy Krueger goosed you. It also could be time to get the Led out. Somehow, it’s all connected…
Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Corn Maze (Sept. 18-Nov. 1, weekends)
Get a group together and get your corn maze on — there is absolutely no question that you will be lost in this 8-acre field at some point. Bring snacks. Bonus: Tickets ($13) include a hayride and, here it is, unlimited jumping on a giant pillow. Funnel cakes and kettle corn from vendors round out a solid stoney time.
If you’re feeling the haunted thing, check out the Dead Zone ($25), which also includes the corn maze and the haunted house Reapers Ranch. Later weekends offer “Blackout Maze,” where you have to find your way using a light stick. Good luck. Click here for details
10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse (Sept. 19)
We’re still three weeks away from Season 6 of “The Walking Dead,” and while “Fear the Walking Dead” has its merits, it’s taking a while for sufficient zombie action. In the meantime, this presidential campaign makes it feel as though an apocalypse is impending.
Find out what to do if it happens at “10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apolcalypse,” a hike through Boulder Open Space (billed as “moderate”) with scenes of the show — some funny, some creepy — performed along the way. The first piece of advice is to sacrifice the weak, so if you can’t handle this level of activity, be very afraid. Tickets: $20. Click here for details
Get the Led Out (Sept. 24)
Those of us who started smoking pot in the late ’70s got stoned and then listened to albums, usually over and over: Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, the Grateful Dead, Black Sabbath. Then, somewhat nonsensical arguments would start about which band was the best high. It’s hard to imagine anything better than “Dark Side of the Moon,” but it was soooo mellow (except for “Time,” hello!). Sometimes you need something more rousing, and that’s “Physical Graffiti.”
Relive the magic of “Kashmir” and more at Red Rocks — the quintessential venue — when you “Get the Led Out” with the premier Zeppelin cover band in the country, starting at 7:30 p.m. Cost: $43 for general admission. Click here for details