Between operas and art shows, cultural celebrations and cannabis carousels, the only challenge Coloradans will have in terms of entertainment this week will be deciding on a buffet of tempting choices. If you’re a cannabis connoisseur you won’t want to miss the many 4/20 festivities around the area. Art aficionados (and everyone else) can ride the light rail for free on Saturday to check out the RiNo Art Stop Grand Opening. Make room on your calendar for a full week of fun ahead.
MCA Denver’s Failure Fair
When: April 23, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Where: MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St, Denver
Cost: General admission – Free for members; Adult – $8 ($5 after 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday); Teens & children 18 and under: Free
The Low Down: This annual event measures the ingenuity of 12 students for the grand prize of a $10,000 college scholarship. In the morning, students roam the museum and share their project proposals with museum patrons. Projects must embody innovation, risk, and consequently, the potential for failure. Later in the evening, students present their proposals to a panel of judges made up of local creatives. Runners-up enjoy smaller cash prizes of their own.
Thrillist and Comedy Central Presents: The Time Traveling Bong Premier Party
When: April 20. 7 p.m.
Where: Quixote’s True Blue, 314 E. 13 Ave, Denver
Email RSVP: [email protected]
The Low Dow: Comedy Central’s The Time Traveling Bong features Broad City star Ilana Glazer in a hilarious soon-to-be stoner classic about a bong that has the power to transport its smokers back in time with one hit, and back into the present with another. Guests are encouraged to arrive early for complimentary cocktails, snacks, and general debauchery.
RiNo Art Stop Grand Opening
When: April 23. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 38th and Blake Streets, Denver
The Low Down: The River North Art District (RiNo) is known as the place “Where Art is Made” in Denver. Join fellow local art lovers to celebrate the opening of the new rail station at 38th and Blake, and enjoy free light rail rides all day. The eclectic collection of festivities includes a live iron pour performance, kids activities, live music, various art vendors, food trucks, local booze, and the Denver Flea.
High Times Colorado Cannabis Cup Awards Show
When: April 19. 6-11 p.m.
Where: 1stBANK Center at 11450 Broomfield Lane, Broomfield
Cost: $150 + service fees
Tickets: Available Here
The Low Down: It’s the time of year again for the High Times Cannabis Cup Awards and Concert Series to roll into town (pun intended). Although this year’s event won’t feature an expo or adult-use area, attendees will bear witness to the inauguration of the best strains of 2016. Awards are followed by a celebratory concert that includes the artists Cypress Hill, George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic, Action Bronson, and Chronixx.
Boulder Opera: Don Giovanni
Tickets: Available Here
The Low Down: The Boulder Opera presents Mozart’s prolific Don Giovanni at the Dickens Opera House. With comedy, tragedy, lust and violence, no themes stay off the stage in this wild and uproarious story about sexual conquest and its consequences.
Metro Area Arts and Cultural Organizations Kick-off
When: April 21, 10-11 a.m.
Where: Acoma Plaza (between the Denver Art Museum [100 W 14th Ave. Pkwy] and the Denver Public Library [10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy]). In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved indoors to the Just for Fun Family Center in the Denver Art Museum North Building on level 2 in the Duncan Pavilion.
The Low Down: The Mexican Cultural Center is teaming up with a team of local organizations to celebrate and bring awareness to the Día del Niño Weekend, aka “An International Celebration of All Children”, which spans the weekend of April 23-24. Partners for this event include the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Byers Evans House Museum, Clyfford Still Museum, Denver Art Museum, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Denver Public Library and the History Colorado Center. The celebration includes free admission to each of the participating organizations, in addition to relevant festivities and programs.
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