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🛼 Roller party, light show, silent film festival


It’s Friday!

And no, we didn’t time warp back to January. It IS May and we are gearing up for a classic Colorado spring cold snap this weekend 🥶 Local meteorologists say downtown Denver will see snowfall by this afternoon and through the evening ❄️

The snow isn’t expected to stick around, but temps will drop below freezing, which isn’t great news for gardeners.

Things to do this weekend

📽️ Friday: Film On The Rocks tickets: After a two-year pandemic hiatus, Film On The Rocks at Red Rocks is finally back! Tickets go on sale TODAY. Check out the movie lineup here. [$16-$32]

🛼 Friday:
Royalty Roll: Dust off your skates and blades, because Roll, Denver’s monthly themed roller party, is throwing it back with Prince and Queen hits all night long. (7 p.m.) [$10]

🛶 Saturday: Gear Swap Sale: It’s the season of outdoor adventuring. Buy or sell gently-used clothing and equipment at the Wilderness Exchange’s annual garage sale-style gear swap. (9 a.m.-3 p.m.) Cash is advised. [Free to attend]

🌀 Saturday: Lumonics Immersed: This experience is designed to re-energize your mind, body, and spirit through a multi-sensory light show featuring LED sculptures, coordinated music, and video projections. (8-10:30 p.m.) [$25]

🪧 Sunday: Park Hill Yard Sale: Shop or sell home goods, clothing, and other treasures from your basement at the 10th annual Park Hill neighborhood yard sale. (8 a.m.-3 p.m.) [Free to attend]

🎞️ All Weekend: Denver Silent Film Festival: Dive into a different era of film and entertainment at the Denver Silent Film Festival, hosted by the Denver Botanic Gardens. [$15-$75]

🎭 All Weekend: Vintage Theatre season tickets special: Like surprises? You can buy your Vintage Theatre season tickets at half price if you buy BEFORE Sunday — meaning before the season’s show lineup is announced. They call it the “Leap of Faith” subscription. [$99]

🥕 Ongoing: Farmers’ Markets: It’s officially farmers’ market season. Most of Metro Denver’s favorite markets are open and doling out fresh produce and artisan wares. Find locations and times here.

🔥 Just For Fun: Try this hot sauce: “Hot Ones” (the hit YouTube series where celebrities eat really hot wings) kicked off its 18th season this week, and the new hot sauce lineup includes a contender from right here in Denver called the “The Seventh Reaper.” You can try it for yourself here

News you should know

  • Sheneen McClain, the mother of Elijah McClain, is suing the Denver law firm that once represented her in a case against the city. The firm is demanding $4 million of the $15 million settlement, but Sheneen says they didn’t do the work to deserve that money. [BusinessDen; KDVR]

Welcome to “Stan Kroenke Town” 🏟️

Why Doesn’t Stan Kroenke Want Us to See the Avs, the Nuggs, OR the Mountains?
The Stan Kroenke-owned Colorado Avalanche are tearing up the NHL playoffs, but the billionaire tycoon still won’t make a deal with Comcast to allow most Denverites to watch. Now, the Stan Kroenke-owned parking lots around Ball Arena could be torn up in favor of a brand-new 55-acre downtown neighborhood — which could mean some downtown Denverites would lose their views of the mountains. So today on the show, host Bree Davies, producer Paul Karolyi, and Westword editor Patty Calhoun are pulling back the curtain and talking about all the things Mr. Kroenke doesn’t want you to see.

Miss an episode this week?

Is Denver Ready for a Pueblo-Themed Bar? We Asked a Puebloan

WED: This Queer Gym is Not Only Transforming Bodies, But Lives

Real Talk About the Fentanyl Bill Waiting for Polis’ Signature

MON: She’s a Globe-Trotting Climate Justice Warrior. And She’s Only 11.

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