March, the month of spring break, sports and monkeys? The Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel offers a March Monkey Madness shopping package that includes a gift card to The Denver Pavilions, self-parking and an appetizer in 16Mix Cocktail Lounge. The gift card may be used for shopping or for tickets to the new movie "Oz the Great and Powerful" starring among others Finley, the Flying Monkey. The movie opens March 8 at the United Artists Theater at the nearby Denver Pavilions.
More monkey business! The Sheraton Social Hour serves Colorado-made wines including Colterris Cabernet, Guy Drew Viognier, Guy Drew Meritage and Infinite Monkey Theorem Sauvignon Blanc and a Cabernet.
The Sheraton Denver Downtown located at 1550 Court Place, in the heart of Downtown Denver on the famous 16th Street Pedestrian Mall. The hotel is located just blocks from the Denver Pavilions, the Denver Center for Performing Arts, the Denver Art Museum and History Colorado Center. Just three miles from the hotel is the Denver Zoo, home to a rare De Brazza's monkey named Kiazi, the third baby for father Kisoro who came to Denver Zoo after being rescued by conservationists from the black market in the Republic of Congo. March Monkey Madness rates begin as $149, book online at www.sheratondenverdowntownhotel.com or call (303) 833-3333 and ask for Shop Pavilions package.
Disney's fantastical adventure "Oz The Great and Powerful," directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum's beloved wizard character. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he's hit the jackpot -- fame and fortune are his for the taking -- that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone's been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity -- and even a bit of wizardry -- Oscar transforms himself not only into the great wizard but into a better man as well.