MIX IT UP: You can learn to make a turducken or do silk-screen art with Tentiko.
First there was shop local. Then there was buy local. Now, there is do local. The next time you visit Denver, sign up with TENTIKO, a company that offers local experiences for people to learn, make and enjoy something new in and around town. Maybe you’d like to learn how to make a turducken with a professional butcher or want to try your hand at making paper with a local artist. You can also embark on a guided ramble in a unique part of the Mile High City — or even clean your karma with the neighborhood shaman.

The name Tentiko is derived from the Papiamento language of Curaçao and the word oútentiko, which means “authentic.” Launched in 2012 by Cyd Crouse and Jim Chesebro, Tentiko often features unknown experts such as Master Walker Jonathan Stalls, who leads a neighborhood walk.

Occasionally there is a minor celebrity at the helm, such as author Pam Houston, who offered a Read Between the Wines experience. The workshops, which are often seasonal, are broken into groups like Family Fun, Eat & Drink, Create and so on for different ages, skill levels and interests. Experiences tend to sell out fast, so book early.

$25 to $100, www.tentiko.com