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🍨 Ice cream, fishing, and lots of live jazz



Happy Friday!

AND happy National Doughnut Day. Go out and get yourself a baker’s dozen to share (or not share) 🍩 If you need some donut-y inspiration, listen to this recent City Cast Denver episode: Denver’s Best Donut: Who Takes the Cake?

Then, take a stroll tomorrow on National Trails Day! 🥾 There will be trail cleanups, bike rides, and other community events taking place across Metro Denver all weekend.

If you’re feeling extra adventurous, consider going on the hunt for TINCUP Whisky’s golden shot glass. It’s hidden along an unknown Colorado trail, and the finder wins a $10,000 cash prize! Clues will be released periodically on TINCUP social media pages until the treasure is found 🔎


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Things To Do This Weekend

🖼️ Friday: MCA Opening Celebration: Kick off the summer season at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver with a rooftop party. (6-10 p.m.) [$25]

🍦 Friday: Ice cream social concert: The Denver Municipal Band’s free summer concert series starts this weekend with an ice cream social at City Park. (6:30-8 p.m.) [Free]

📚 Saturday: Bob Ragland Library opening festival: Help officially welcome Denver Public Library’s newest branch to the North Denver community with a day of family-friendly programming. (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) [Free]

🎷 Friday: Celebrate Five Points jazz: Get ready for Saturday’s Five Points Jazz Festival with a staged reading of Jeff Campbell’s new play, “In The Pocket: The Ballad of Bobby Trombone,” (7 p.m.-midnight). [Free]

🏳️‍🌈 Saturday: Rainbows & Revolutions: In honor of Pride Month, History Colorado debuts “Rainbows & Revolutions,” an exhibit that takes a deeper look at the history behind Colorado’s LGBTQ+ community. (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) [$14]

🎣 Saturday-Sunday: Free fishing: Enjoy a weekend of free fishing for anglers of all ages, courtesy of Colorado Parks and Wildlife. [Free]

🪶 Saturday-Sunday: Indian Market and Ceremonial Dance: Support the award-winning work of Colorado’s American Indian artists, plus cultural demonstrations and authentic cuisine. (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) [$10]

💰 Sunday: Small Biz Sunday: Shop and support local small businesses at Hope Tank’s community space. (11 a.m.-4 p.m.) [Free]

⚾ All weekend: Go out to the ball game: Our Colorado Rockies will host the Atlanta Braves Friday-Sunday at Coors Field. [$17-$200]


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News You Should Know

  • Southwest Airlines is suing Colorado for … its overly generous sick leave policy? The airline says the policy is a “scheme on employers.” [9News]
  • They’re baaaack! Miller moths, the bane of Colorado summers. But these experts explain why you should “have a little compassion.” [Denver Post]
  • Grappling with the country’s baby formula shortage — Where to look for donor milk, and how to donate if you can. [CO Sun]

How To Have A Kickass Colorado Summer

Summer’s (almost) officially here, and we’re here for it! Today on the show, Producer Paul Karolyi is joined by (me!) Newsletter Editor Peyton Garcia and Host Bree Davies to chat about what makes summer the best season in Denver. From short mountain jaunts to cool new art installations, the City Cast Denver crew has lots of ideas for your next weekend outing.

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