Weekend off the Wagon: 6/17 – 6/19

Your Weekend Forecast*

 

 

Friday, June 17th
Isolated Thunderstorms
High: 76˚ – Low: 55˚
Precip: 30%

Saturday, June 18th
Isolated Thunderstorms
High: 79˚ – Low: 56˚
Precip: 30%

Sunday, June 19th
Mostly Cloudy
High: 79˚ – Low: 56˚
Precip: 0%

* This is Denver. Bring a swimsuit and ski jacket at all times.

And now on to your events for the weekend:

Friday, June 17th

  • Denver Rock Bottom Music at the Bottom Summer Concert Series (1001 16th St #A-100)
    Hang out with Denver Rock Bottom for music.  This Friday is the last of the Summer Concert Series from 4-10pm.  The Champions come on at 5pm and Funkiphino takes the stage at 7pm.  Check here for more details.
  • Blues N BBQ Festival
    Olde Town Arvada (Grandview and Old Wadsworth) is rocking Blues N BBQ festival this weekend with 16 bands on 3 stages.  Check here for more details.
  • Glendale Greek Festival (4610 E. Alameda Ave in Glendale)
    Get your Greek on!  Traditional Greek Food and entertainment at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral.  The Festival runs 11:00am-11:00pm.  Check here for more details.
  • Belmar Music on the Plaza (408 South Teller Street  Lakewood)
    The Summer of concert series continues up in Belmar (Lakwood) from 5:30 to 7:30pm.  This Sunday, Colorado Songwriters Circle will be performing.  Check here for more details.
  • The People vs. George Lucas
    Star Wars lover unite.  The People vs. George Lucas is a humorous documentary, which features famous film producers, rabid fans, and even angry puppets, as they all express their love and loathing for the most famous film franchise in history and the legacy of its creator.  Join the opening night of People vs George Lucas at the Denver FilmCenter/Colfax at 7:15pm and running until June 23.  Check here for more details.
  • Lounge Eater @ Star Bar
    Join Star Bar for classic rock, 80s and 90s covers and originals all night long.  Show kicks off at 9pm.  Be thirsty!  Check here for more details.
  • Have a Ball with Metro North Chamber of Commerce
    The Metro North Leadership Program has graduated over 600 community leaders and is  an excellent springboard for anyone wanting to enhance professional skills while promoting community service. A family focused event filled with miniature, golf, food and special prizes from 5:30pm-8:30pm.  Check here for more details.
  • Colorado BBQ Challenge (downtown Frisco)
    Join grilling enthusiast for the second day of the BBQ Challenge in Frisco, CO.  Nothing beats mountain air and the smell of BBQ smoke.  Check here for more details.

Saturday, June 18th

  • Westword Music Showcase 2011
    Come join the Westword as they celebrate their 17 years in existence with a kegger!  Bound to be a great time in the Golden Triangle.  Party starts at noon.  Check here for more details.
  • Denver PrideFest (Civic Center Park)
    “These Colors Don’t Run” is this year’s theme of PrideFest.  There’s something for everyone for this year’s celebration of diversity from 11am-7pm.  Between drag queens, kids’ petting zoo, DJs, line dancing, parade, and more.  Check here for more details.
  • Juneteenth (2601 Welton St)
    Join Denver in the celebration of the end of slavery in Texas in the historic Five Points from 10am to 6pm.  Check here for more details.
  • Lone Tree Summer Concert Series
    Bring the entire family for a free night of fun and music in Sweetwater Park (Yosemite and Maximus Dr).  Don’t forget your blankets, dancing shoes and friends to take part in this three event summer concert series.  Enjoy onsite concessions, face painters, clowns, airbrush artists, balloonists, caricature artists and Passport to Culture activities for kids.  Check here for more details. This Saturday’s schedule:
    6:00pm – 7:00pm     Message In A Bottle: The Police Tribute
    7:30pm – 9:30pm    Andy Hackbarth and Band
  • Glendale Greek Festival (4610 E. Alameda Ave in Glendale)
    Get your Greek on!  Traditional Greek Food and entertainment at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral.  The Festival runs 11:00am-11:00pm.  Check here for more details.
  • Colorado BBQ Challenge (downtown Frisco)
    Join grilling enthusiast for the last day of the BBQ Challenge in Frisco, CO.  Nothing beats mountain air and the smell of BBQ smoke.  Check here for more details.

Sunday, June 19th — Father’s Day!

  • Denver PrideFest (Civic Center Park)
    “These Colors Don’t Run” is this year’s theme of PrideFest.  There’s something for everyone for this year’s celebration of diversity from 10am-6pm.  Between drag queens, kids’ petting zoo, DJs, line dancing, parade, and more.  Check here for more details.
  • Denver City Park Jazz
    Join your fellow community members every Sunday for jazz in City Park from 6pm-8pm.  This Sunday, Rekha Ohal takes the stage.  Check here for more details.
  • Glendale Greek Festival (4610 E. Alameda Ave in Glendale)
    Last day to get your Greek on!  Traditional Greek Food and entertainment at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral.  The Festival runs 11:00am-8:00pm.  Check here for more details.
  • Inaugural Tapping at Caution Brewing!
    CAUTION: Brewing Company’s unique, Asian spiced lager is finally ready for mass consumption. Come to Lao Wang Noodle House on Sunday between 12-4pm for this special inaugural tapping of the newest beer in town!  Check here for more details.
  • Weekend Recovery on your couch.

 

And if you don’t do anything, grab your dad a pint (or donate one for Pints for Prostates!).  And remember, it’s the height of the Farmer’s Market season.  Here is a list of some awesome ones:

  • Aurora- Southlands Retail Center – E-470 and Smoky Hill: Saturdays, May – October, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Colorado Fresh Markets – www.coloradofreshmarkets.com\
  • Denver- Cherry Creek: 1st Avenue & University – Bed, Bath & Beyond parking lot; Saturdays, May-October, 7:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Denver- City Park Esplanade – between 17th & Colfax (in front of East High School); Sundays, June-October, 9:00 am-1:00 pm
  • Denver- Old South Pearl Street Farmers Market –www.oldsouthpearlstreet.com 1500 block of S. Pearl Street — Sundays, June through October, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Denver- Stapleton — Quebec and 29th Ave on Sundays, June-September, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Littleton- Civic Green Park –between Lucent Blvd and Broadway; Sundays, May through October, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Littleton- Southwest Plaza–Southwest Plaza Mall – Wadsworth and Bowles
  • Lonetree–Yosemite and Maximus behind Stallions; Saturdays, May– October, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

(BIG thanks to Deahna Visscher for her Farmer’s Market coverage in Metro Denver.  All Colorado Farmers’ Markets can be found at: www.ams.usda.gov/farmersmarkets/States/Colorado.htm and www.ag.state.co.us/mkt/farmfresh)

 

See an event not listed?  Add it in the comments.  Have a great weekend, folks!

 

About Jess Hunter


Jess is a lady and a scholar. If she's not mulling over the various names of famous mustaches and their respective bitter cocktails, she's nibbling on American Craft Singles and Cantillon. Connect with her by email at jesshunter@denveroffthewagon.com.