🥏 Ultimate frisbee, breakdancing, and trolley rides
BY PEYTON GARCIA | @CITYCASTDENVER
Smell that? That’s the smell of a three-day weekend — sunscreen, ice cream, and freedom 🇺🇸 (Or however you like to celebrate.)
I, for one, will be battling ludicrous holiday crowds at Denver International Airport this morning as I make my way to Milwaulkee for a wedding ✈️
⚠️ An important programming note: Do not expect a City Cast newsletter in your inbox or a fresh episode in your pod feed on Monday. We’ll be taking the day off to observe the holiday. But don’t worry, I’ll be back with fresh content on Tuesday! 👋
Sponsored by Denver Film
Film On The Rocks Is Back!
The summer series featuring live performances and beloved films under the stars returns to Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre. The season begins Monday, June 13, with “Thor: Ragnarok” and continues through Monday, August 15, with Academy Award-winner “Dune.” Other titles include “The Sandlot”; “The Greatest Showman”; and 2022 Academy Award-winner “Summer of Soul (… Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised).” Tickets are on sale at denverfilm.org.
Things To Do This Weekend
🚃 Saturday: Ride the Denver Trolley: Denver’s historic streetcar is officially back on the tracks for riverfront rides all summer long. Trolley operations kick off for the first time since 2019 starting tomorrow (10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.). [$3-$7]
🥏 Saturday: Watch pro ultimate frisbee: The state’s first ever ultimate frisbee team, The Colorado Summit, will play the season’s home opener tomorrow against the Salt Lake Shred. The game starts at 7 p.m. at DU’s Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium. [$7-$15]
🎬 Saturday: ‘A Decent Home’ screening: This award-winning documentary centered on an Aurora mobile home park and its economic inequities returns to its roots this weekend for two free screenings at the Aurora History Museum. (4 p.m. and 7 p.m.)
(P.S. Listen to our conversation with ‘A Decent Home’ director Sara Terry from last fall.) [Free]
🎛️ Saturday: Global Breakdancing competition: The most prestigious one-on-one breakdancing competition in the world comes to Denver’s Sculpture Park (11 a.m.-4 p.m.). [Free]
🎨 Saturday-Sunday: Denver Arts Festival: Shop and celebrate Colorado’s fine arts and artists at Central Park’s Conservatory Garden (10 a.m.-5 p.m.). [Free to attend]
🖼️ Sunday: Sundays on Santa Fe: Finish your weekend with a leisurely Sunday stroll through the Art District on Santa Fe where you’ll find a free gallery crawl and boutique shops to explore. (11 a.m.-3 p.m.) [Free to attend]
🕺 Sunday: Danceportation at Meow Wolf: Dance into another dimension at Meow Wolf’s second electronic dance party. There will be 12 DJs, three stages, multiple universes, and one epic party. Cocktails, mocktails, coffee, and snacks will be available to keep you fueled. (10:30 p.m.-3 a.m.)
🌳 All Weekend: Boulder Creek Festival: Take a trip to our westernly neighbor for a weekend of artisan vendors, live music, family activities, and local bites. Events are scheduled all day Friday through Monday. [Free to attend]
🍚 Ongoing: ‘Rice and Resilience’: It’s the last week of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month; but you can learn all about Colorado’s Asian food culture through History Colorado’s “Rice and Resilience” exhibit, showing now through April 2023. [$0-$14]
News You Should Know
- The Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library in Five Points is temporarily closing for renovations starting tomorrow. It will be the branch’s first-ever major update, with an expected reopening in early 2023. [Denverite]
- Beginning Saturday, History Colorado will now offer free admission at all seven of its museums across the state for anyone 18 and under! [History Colorado]
- The University of Denver has some of the country’s first checkoutless grocery stores. No cashiers, just dozens of cameras using AI technology to track your “purchases.” [CO Sun]
LIVE: Can We Change Denver’s Transit Culture For The Better?
It’s no secret — Denver’s a car-centric place. But it doesn’t have to be! Today on the show, we’re bringing you a conversation with transit advocates and experts about what we could do differently when it comes to embracing multiple modes of getting around, while keeping equity and the climate in mind. Host Bree Davies is joined by Marcus Robinson, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Ride for Racial Justice; Grace Rink, Chief Climate Officer for the City of Denver; and Skyler McKinley, Regional Director for Public Affairs at AAA. The conversation was part of the Transportation Solutions Foundation’s annual Road Ahead conference, which hosted the panel as part of a live event earlier this week at the Denver Botanic Gardens.
Miss an episode this week?
THU: A New Story of Resilience Blooms at Camp Amache
WED: Colfax is Changing. And Maybe That’s Good?
TUE: 303, 720, and Now, 983. What Does Your Area Code Say About You?
MON: Do ‘Gun-Free’ Zones Really Keep Denverites Safer?
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