Things To Do On The Weekend Around Denver And Beyond | Denver Gazette

THURSDAY-SUNDAY

He returns for the 15th time after a short break, the 5Points Adventure Film Festival in Carbondale. Super adventure short and feature films, outdoor activities, Van Life Rally, art, panels on movies, music, food and more. 5pointfilm.org. COVID protocols.

FRIDAY

Certainly not the fancy cocktail-reception art exhibition circuit. How’s that for a pop-up event straight out of California: The Denver Pancakes & Booze Art Show. The art movement boasts over 750 works by over 100 local artists and, to go with them, free foaming beer and unlimited pancakes. Body painting, DJs spinning the music, a 21+ crowd. 8:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m., The Hangar at Stanley, 2501 Dallas Street, No. 135, Aurora. $10-15. Masks for interior spaces. Instagram @pancakesandbooze; eventbrite.com/e/the-denver-pancakes-booze-art-show-tickets-246919632267?aff=erelexpmlt

FRIDAY

Two new books by acclaimed authors, one about the mountains and the other about the prairie, during An Evening with John Fielder and Jeri Norgen: “Tallest in Colorado: The History of Naming 14,000-Foot Peaks” and “Weld County: 4,000 Square Miles of Greatness, Grandeur, and Yesterday.” Free and without reservation, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., City Hall, 6060, rue S. Québec, Greenwood Village.

FRIDAY

Everything about bikes at the inauguration Boulder Bike Film Festival with sessions at 5pm, 7pm and 9pm Short films from around the world, filled with a passion for cycling. Appetizers and beverages as attendees tour tables and panels focused on topics related to cycling in the Boulder area, including the Central Arterial System, e-bikes and bike paths. Community Cycles, 2101 Pearl St., Boulder. Tickets $30, communitycycles.org/programs-events/films

FRIDAY SUNDAY

A weekend Party for our planet at the Children’s Museum of Denver on the Marsico campus, 2121 Children’s Museum Drive. The invitation: “Come celebrate our big and beautiful planet! Meet cool creatures, try tasty eco-friendly recipes, make crafts inspired by nature and much more!” Planetary activities included with museum admission. 9am-4pm mychildsmuseum.org/events/EventDetail/party-for-our-planet-2022

FRIDAY SUNDAY

The music returns to Bluegrass Fusion in downtown Durango with the tradition of Durango and Four Corners area bands. Discover groups, rooms and tickets on durangomeltdown.com.

SATURDAY

They roar and launch through the air inside Empower Field at Mile High when the massive 12,000 pound trucks go head to head the official Monster Jam Truck Series. Grave Digger, Max-DTM, Megalodon and more will be featured in Freestyle, Skills and Racing from 7-9 p.m. Tickets start at $20. monsterjam.com/en-US/events/denver-co/apr-22-2022-apr-22-2022 They will be at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs from April 29 through May 1.

SATURDAY

A delicious way to honor the best women in Denver’s culinary industry, The great festival of commotion. Presented by Les Dames d’Escoffier Colorado with food and drink tables. 1 to 5 p.m., Tivoli Center Turnhalle on the Auroria campus. Limited tickets remain. eventbrite.com

SATURDAY-22 MAY

A 31-year tradition, the Governor’s Art Exhibition and Sale at the Loveland Museum, 503 N. Lincoln Ave., is considered one of the best juried art exhibits featuring artists from the state. Featuring 60 artists and one legacy artist, James Biggers of Estes Park. Opening hours from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and closed on Monday. Admission $7. The show benefits charities and scholarships. After the show’s conclusion, a full art festival and auction on June 4 at River’s Edge Natural Area. governorsartshow.org

SATURDAY

An Earth Day celebration in Larimer Square includes a Search Earth Treasure Hunt for prizes, 1 to 6 p.m. Pop-ups with eco-friendly vendors, Compost Colorado, Potted Peace Project and Integrity Juice. @itslarimersquare on Instagram

SUNDAY

Celebrate Spring at Tulip Fairies and Elves Festival in downtown Boulder. The Tulip Fairy leads toddlers in a parade around Pearl Street Shopping Center as they ‘wake up’ the 15,000 tulips. Then make way for entertainment and shows, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., boulderdowntown.com/events/tulip-festival

SUNDAY

A day to celebrate children around the world at two free events in Denver. El Dia del Nino, at History Colorado, 1200 Broadway, is filled with dance, music and art from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., including mariachi, Aspen Santa De Ballet Folklorico, flamenco, Montbello Drumline and more. Program: tinyurl.com/vf7tdnxw Día del Niño Family Day to The Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock St., is presented by the Mexican Cultural Center, the Denver Art Museum and other cultural organizations in the Golden Triangle Creative District. 10:30am-12:30pm Make a Hojalata tin folk art and there are live performances with art pieces curated by and for children. clyffordstillmuseum.org/events/dia-del-nino-2022

SUNDAY

Guilds and artisans show and sell their work throughout the year Gathering of Guilds, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Colorado Arts & Crafts Society, 710 10th St., Golden. Handcrafted items include art, antiques, bookbinding, calligraphy, ceramics, fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, paper, and textiles. coloarts-crafts.org/events.htm

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