Weekend off the Wagon – May 31 – June 2

Free shirts in your face at the Imbibe Bike Crawl on Saturday, June 1.

Free shirts in your face at the Imbibe Bike Crawl on Saturday, June 1.

Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday

June is here! Do you know what that means? It’s almost Rex Manning Day!

I’m sorry, I lied. Rex Manning Day is April 8. But one can dream.

It is time for some swell events, however. June 1, Imbibe celebrates one year of existence with a biking bar crawl. Burning Can, a festival you absolutely should not miss, is Saturday as well. Colorado Wine Week starts Sunday, and then there’s a whole bunch of other parties that you need to know about, listed out below. Chalk Art, People’s Fair, brunches and sports and…

We’ve added a new section to Weekend off the Wagon. At the end, we’ll list a few events further down the road that you can buy tickets to now.

All the details are after the break. What’s your plan this weekend?

 

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All Weekend

 
 
Denver Comic Con

Convention Center

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Denver Chalk Art Festival

Larimer Square

The Denver Chalk Art Festival on Larimer Square is a FREE two-day street-painting festival. More than 200 artists spend hours that weekend turning the streets of Larimer Square into a museum of chalk art. Artists, sponsors and spectators find it difficult to describe in words the splendid experience that Denver Chalk Art Festival creates.

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Friday, May 31

 
 
Final Friday

MegaFauna

Welcome to Final Friday, “Denver’s Music Walk & Urban Bazaar” open May thru September along the North Larimer/Walnut corridor.

Final Friday occurs on the last Friday of the month < MAY – AUGUST > with participating businesses, community areas and venues opening their doors to 25+ MUSICIANS, BANDS, and PERFORMERS; emphasizing the real love of Denver – MUSIC. Each venue hosts a variety of music and performance entertainment for the evening. Venues include art galleries, bars, design shops, retail, restaurants and offices all lined up providing easy access for the passersby along Larimer and Walnut in the River North Art District, located in Greater Five Points, Denver Colorado.

Adding to the excitement are 25+ LIVE ART, LIVE PERFORMANCES, and FOOD VENDORS connecting each venue along the music walk. “FINAL FRIDAY” wristbands offer attendees discounts at participating venues; valued at $50.

Attendees are encouraged to Donate $5 for “Final Friday” wristbands contributing to pay participating musicians, bands, performers and cost of organization.

Wristbands are available for purchase here online and at MegaFauna located at 2701 Larimer St. Denver CO 80205. MegaFauna is open daily 10AM to 9PM, closing at 7PM Sundays.

Final Friday is a community supported event vital to the healthy evolution of economic development of the North Denver communities (Greater Five Points, Curtis BallPark, River North neighborhoods) and we appreciate your active involvement in celebrating the art of music in a balanced and healthy campaign.

Questions or Suggestions regarding Final Friday may be directed to contact@megafaunastore.com.

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MCA Denver Summer Camp

5pm – 9pm

MCA Denver

Party with our camp staff until lights out. Drinks, music and supervised fun.

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Summer Cocktail Launch Party

6pm – 8pm

Rooster and Moon

Rooster and Moon is hosting their Summer Cocktail Launch Party from 6-8 p.m. They will be rolling out 8 new cocktails. Those who RSVP directly on the Facebook event page will receive a free drink, and any cocktails following their free drink will be $1 off. Here is the link to this event:

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Rockies vs. Dodgers

6:40pm – 10pm

Coors Field

 
 
Spring Safari Singles Dance

7:30pm – 12am

Cassleman’s

Join us on the “Wild Side” for an evening of cocktails, dancing, and the company of 100’s of great singles!

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Saturday, June 1

 
 
Oskar Blues Burning Can Beer Fest

Lyon, CO

The Oskar Blues Burning Can Beer Fest (www.burningcan.com ) is back (June 1st) for the second year as part of the Lyons Outdoor Games (5/31 to 6/2) to bring you everything craft beer in a CAN offers: fresh, earth-friendly beer in a portable container that takes you to your next soul-saving outdoor adventure.

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42nd Annual Capitol Hill People’s Fair

10am – 9pm

Civic Center Park

The 42nd Annual Capitol Hill People’s Fair Art & Music Festival has been a Denver tradition for 42 years! Filled with food, fun & entertainment for the entire family, it’s a great way to kick off the summer. So come to Denver’s Civic Center Park between 10am-9pm Saturday, June 1 & 10am-8pm Sunday June 2 & see for yourself what makes this such an exciting event!

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Brick & Mortar General Store Grand Opening

11am – 5pm

Crema

Brick & Mortar General Store is a traveling boutique housed in a Vintage 1964 Aristocrat Trailer that brings a well curated mix of handcrafted home goods, jewelry, custom art and accessories. Each item has been handpicked for its craftsmanship, beauty, uniqueness and charm. Contrary to its name, Brick & Mortar isn’t at all, it’s actually a shop that moves from place to place, surprising unsuspecting shoppers and drawing them in with its chic and magnetic allure.

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Imbibe Anniversary Party & Bike Crawl

12pm – 5pm

Denver Beer Co., Star Bar, Billy’s Gourmet, Our Mutual Friend

On Saturday, June 1st, Imbibe Denver will be celebrating its 1-year anniversary with bikes, beers, and the promise of bigger, even better events to come. Over the last year, Imbibe has been coordinating with Denver’s best restaurants, bars, breweries and music venues to create unparalleled events, opening up the possibilities of our fine city to many a Denverite. From the first Imbibe movie screening at The Mayan, to the Denver Beer Festivus, the Imbibe team continues to use their imagination to produce events that support Denver and the people and businesses that make it what it is today.

The Imbibe Anniversary Party and Bike Crawl starts at noon at Denver Beer Company, where friends of Imbibe can kick-off the party before the crawl leaves begins its journey at 2 pm. From Denver Beer Company, bikers will continue on to Star Bar, Billy’s Hot Dogs, and Our Mutual Friend: Malt & Brewery!

The crawl is free to join and will include:
Tons of beer giveaways
Shwag
Announcement of new, cool events to come
Endless amounts of beer, bike, and friendship-induced fun
Guests to buy their own beers

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Summer of Riesling

12pm – 3pm

Bones

Love Riesling? You’ll want to be at our Summer of Riesling kick-off party on June 1st! Why? We’re opening 20 different Rieslings for you to try, and we’re debuting items from our new summer menu.

$50 for 20 pours and heavy appetizers — join us! Call us to reserve your spot(s) as space is limited.

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Rockies vs. Dodgers

2:10pm – 5pm

Coors Field

 
 
Gatsby – All White Party

3pm – 5pm

The Bitter Bar

—A DEVIOUS AND DECADENT AFTERNOON AFFAIR—

Don your finest ALL-WHITE Jay or Daisy attire and join us to kick off the new summer season together in true style

SATURDAY JUNE 1ST
AT THREE O’CLOCK IN THE AFTERNOON

[ live 1920s jazz band ]
the HOT CLUB OF PEARL STREET BAND

FABULOUS PROHIBITION ERA COCKTAILS
[ and a few bitter bar signatures ]

* We trust you to forward to only fabulous people *

DARLING, YOU’RE EXTRAORDINARY, PURCHASE YOUR TICKET HERE…

[ visit bitterbar-gatsby.eventbrite.com & use password Daisy ]

 
 
Rapids vs. FC Dallas

7pm – 9pm

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
 
 

Sunday, June 2

 
 
Colorado Wine Week

Sunday, June 2 – Saturday, June 9

In 2011, Gov. John Hickenlooper, a former beer magnat who has been a huge supporter of local everything, declared the first week of June “Colorado Wine Week” to coincide with the first annual Colorado Urban Winefest.

It has grown to feature seven days of local wine celebration, including:

* Colorado wine and small plate specials at top restaurants
* Specialized events almost every night of the week
* The annual Colorado Urban Winefest

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June 2 bRUNch at Parallel 17

9:15am – 12pm

Parallel 17

Parallel 17 will be hosting our June 2 bRUNch.

Check-in will happen from 9:15 – 9:30. We will leave to run at 9:30 a.m. Reminder you don’t need to pre-register. We accept cash and credit cards day of.

The cost for this bRUNch is $20 and includes choice of one entree, two drinks, tax and gratuity.

Entree choices:

CAPRESE BENEDICT – House pulled mozzarella, heirloom tomatoes, Thai basil hollandaise, Jerez reduction, served with home fries + salad

STUFFED BLUEBERRY FRENCH TOAST – French bread stuffed with blueberries, walnuts + ricotta, five spice creme anglaise

CHILAQUILLES – Crispy corn tortillas, cannellini beans, cotija cheese, crème friache, pickled red onions sunny side eggs

SMOKED PORK BELLY BENEDICT – Poached eggs, watercress, topped with a five spice hollan-daise sauce, served with home fries + salad

CHOICE OF BLOODY MARY, MIMOSA, DRAFT BEER,

COFFEE, TEA or SODA

Routes:
5K:http://bit.ly/1139eOL
10K:http://bit.ly/17RHbVg

 
 
42nd Annual Capitol Hill People’s Fair

10am – 8pm

Civic Center Park

The 42nd Annual Capitol Hill People’s Fair Art & Music Festival has been a Denver tradition for 42 years! Filled with food, fun & entertainment for the entire family, it’s a great way to kick off the summer. So come to Denver’s Civic Center Park between 10am-9pm Saturday, June 1 & 10am-8pm Sunday June 2 & see for yourself what makes this such an exciting event!

More information

 
 
Brick & Mortar General Store Grand Opening

12pm – 6pm

Ace Eat Serve

Brick & Mortar General Store is a traveling boutique housed in a Vintage 1964 Aristocrat Trailer that brings a well curated mix of handcrafted home goods, jewelry, custom art and accessories. Each item has been handpicked for its craftsmanship, beauty, uniqueness and charm. Contrary to its name, Brick & Mortar isn’t at all, it’s actually a shop that moves from place to place, surprising unsuspecting shoppers and drawing them in with its chic and magnetic allure.

More information

 
 
Rockies vs. Dodgers

2:10pm – 5pm

Coors Field

 
 
Breck Bourbon Punch Kings National Competition

5pm – 8pm

Ace Eat Serve

Cheer on your favorite bartender as they brawl to become the first ever Punch King!

10 Bartenders from 10 Cities Compete for the Crown as the Cochon 555 National Tour Culminates with an Tippling Contest Featuring Breckenridge Bourbon

Raise your glass on Sunday, June 2, 2013 as 10 of the country’s top bartenders compete in the national finals of the first-ever Punch Kings Competition by Cochon 555 and Breckenridge Distillery at ACE Denver (501 East 17th Ave.). Executive Chef Brandon Biederman and this team at ACE will host the event with amazing food, cocktail specials and a fun-spirited Ping-Pong tournament following the Punch Kings Competition.

 
 
Farm to Turntable

7pm – 11pm

The Universal

The only thing better than farm to table is adding a DJ. The Universal, one of the city’s best breakfast veunes, will open up in the evening to celebrate the start of Colorado Wine Week. Several restaurants including The Universal, Slotted Spoon and Black Pearl preparing farm fresh passed apps to serve alongside an all-Colorado bar, led by Colorado wine selections. It’ll all be paired with crazy good music. One glass of Bonacquisti Wine Co. wine, passed apps and music incorporated in the ticket price.

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Future Events

  • June 8 – Colorado Urban Wine Fest (Tickets)
  • June 9 – Festival For Water (Free)
  • June 15 – Great Divide 19th Anniversary (Tickets)
  • June 28-29 – Epic Beer Festival (Information)
  • July 20 – Copper Kettle’s A Night To Remember (Tickets)
  • July 26 – Denver Summer Brew Fest (Tickets)
  • August 16 – Endless Summer (Tickets)

 

Did we miss something? Want your event on next week’s Weekend off the Wagon? Email us.

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