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Vintage markets, wine dinners, art galore

BY PEYTON GARCIA | @CITYCASTDENVER


Happy Friday, City Casters! 🌱🌷☀️

What a lovely week it was — the very first week of spring and our birthday! I want to thank you all one more time for the overwhelming support and positive feedback we’ve received 🙏 In return, here’s an *extra special* birthday announcement:

City Cast Denver is hiring! 🎙️ We are looking for an audio producer who loves Denver as much as we do. We’re looking for someone who wants to help us continue to tell beautiful, complicated, compelling stories about the people and things that make this city what it is. Think you or someone you know fits the bill? Take a peek at the official job posting here 👀

With that, I’ll send you into our first official spring weekend, which is promising perfect temps in the mid to high 70s! 👏😎


TODAY ON THE PODCAST 🚉🏓

The Union Station Snafu, Benny’s is Back, and a Pickleball Power Struggle
It’s Friday and we’re chatting about stories big and small in Denver this week, starting with Union Station — which can’t seem to get a decent headline in its favor these days. Producer Paul Karolyi is joined by Host Bree Davies and Patty Calhoun, founder and editor of Westword, to discuss perceptions of crime downtown and the re-opening of a beloved Denver Mexican restaurant. Plus, the pickleball player who’s landed himself in a real pickle with the police.


THINGS TO DO WEEKEND

🇺🇦 Any time: Support Ukraine: As the crisis in Ukraine continues, there are still plenty of ways to support aid efforts right here in Denver. A number of restaurants, bars, and pop-ups across the metro are hosting fundraisers now and throughout April. 

🧶 Saturday: Colcha art: Local Chicana artist Vanessa Vasquez will host a workshop this weekend at Museo De Las Americas on colcha, a traditional Spanish Colonial folk art. Tickets are $15.

🎨 Saturday: ArtPark Menagerie: This weekend kicks off the first installment of a brand new art series at RiNo ArtPark, filled with artist studio tours, poetry slams, art demos, and more.

🍷 Sunday: Women in Hospitality Wine Dinner: Metro Denver’s top female chefs and sommeliers collaborate for an elaborate six-course wine-paired dinner this weekend at Mercantile to celebrate women in the industry. Tickets are $150.

🛍️ Sunday: Thrift-Pop: Shop premier vintage clothing and collectibles at this free outdoor market in Five Points, bolstered by food, drinks, and music.

🌷 All weekend: Sugar Plum Bazaar Spring Fling: Celebrate the arrival of spring this Saturday and Sunday when Stanley Marketplace hosts more than 50 local artisans and vendors to shop from.

🖼️ All weekend: The Art Garage Sale: Next Gallery in Lakewood is moving locations, and that means they are hosting an epic “garage sale” all weekend long where you can nab art and art supplies at killer deals. 


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FROM OUR SPONSORS:

Jad Abumrad at Paramount Theatre April 17
Paramount Theatre with Colorado Public Radio present Jad Abumrad, radio host, composer, and producer. Join as Jad Abumrad engages a new generation of listeners with audio explorations of scientific and philosophical questions that evoke a sense of adventure and recreate the thrill of discovery. The event will take place on Sunday, April 17, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Get Jad Abumrad Tickets.


NEWS TO WATCH

  • First Lady Jill Biden is scheduled to arrive in Denver this morning for a few weekend speaking engagements. [Denver Post]
  • Flags on state buildings will be flown at half-staff this weekend to honor Madeleine Albright, who died on Wednesday at 84 years old. Before becoming the first female US Secretary of State, Albright spent her youth in Denver. [Denver Post]
  • Gov. Polis is poised to sign a bill into law that will secure Coloradans’ rights to abortion in the event that Row v. Wade is overturned. [CO Sun]
  • The Douglas County school board voted to hire Erin Kane as the district’s new superintendent. [Denver Post]
  • The city of Denver has plans to sell five parcels of land in the Villa Park neighborhood to Habitat for Humanity for just $10 a piece to create single-family, income-restricted housing options. [Denverite]

A LOOK BACK AT OUR PODCASTS THIS WEEK

  • MON: Should Anorexia Patients Have a Right to Die Under Colorado Law?

👉 Find all our shows at denver.citycast.fm.


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