A Denver true crime tour, a ’90’s-themed party, and other local stuff to check out this weekend
Happy Friday City Casters!
I’m home from vacation and excited to be back in your inboxes. I’ve got your regular Friday event roundup ready, and if you (like me) are trying to avoid what remains of the snow, don’t worry, most of the activities are indoors.
— Peyton Garcia, City Cast Denver Newsletter Writer
🕵️ SOMETHING FOR THE SLEUTHS
Denver true crime tour
For all my fellow crime junkies out there, did you know Denver has its own trove of true crime tales? Yep. Big time bank robberies, infamous murders, a cast of shady characters — you can learn about it all on this Denver True Crime Tour led by a professional local guide. You can pick a time slot for this Saturday or Sunday between 10am-3pm.
📟 SOMETHING TOTALLY RAD
If you’ve been itching for a chance to bust out your platform sneakers and scrunchies, here it is. Denver’s Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery is kicking it old school this weekend with a ’90s-themed party on Saturday from noon-10pm for no particular reason other than the ’90s were totally rad. Get siked for ’90s music and décor, plus decade-inspired brews like the Baja Blast Sour, the Sobe Pina Colada Blonde, and the DunkAroos and Nesquik stouts.
👐 SOMETHING TO SUPPORT
Boulder County Fire Benefit at Avanti Boulder
If you stop by Avanti Boulder this Saturday evening, you’ll have the opportunity to purchase a $25 ticket that buys two drinks, a $15 food voucher, and a raffle ticket. Proceeds will be donated to the Colorado Wildfire Fund supporting the victims of the Marshall Fire and to a GoFundMe dedicated to one Avanti employee who lost their home to the fire.
😂 SOMETHING TO LOL AT
Need a laugh? There’s lots to go around this month. Check out this list of Denver comedy shows featuring local legends like past City Cast Denver guests Adam Cayton-Holland and Ben Roy from The Grawlix, among other big names in comedy like Amy Miller, Chris Redd, Ari Shaffir, and many more.
🔎 SOMETHING TO KEEP AN EYE ON
- Denver Public Schools superintendent Alex Marrero says some senior district leaders may have to reapply for their positions as he begins to reduce the number of executive-level roles in hopes to send more money directly to schools.
- Labor and material shortages plus escalating lumber prices likely means a longer, more complicated road to rebuilding from the Marshall Fire.
- Denver’s Citizen Oversight Board has narrowed the search for a new Independent Monitor to three final candidates — and they want to know what you think they should ask the finalists.
🎙️ SOMETHING YOU MAY HAVE MISSED
A look back at our shows of the week
- TODAY: Friday chat: Aaron Rogers, John Elway, and other Broncos drama. Plus some Denver love stories.
- THU: Meet the family behind Denver’s biggest Lunar New Year celebration
- WED: Denver’s mask mandate is gone. So, is COVID over yet?
- TUE: A final treasure hunt at one of Denver’s oldest surplus stores
- MON: Is there something fishy going on at the Denver Aquarium?
👉 Find all our shows at denver.citycast.fm.