Published on: June 1st, 2012
TGIF! Am I right? This week has been exceptionally long, and difficult. I’m so happy that’s it’s Friday and I’m counting down the minutes until I’m free for the weekend.
There’s a lot of awesome stuff going on this week. Like the Denver Chalk Art Festival going on June 2nd and June 3rd in and on Larimer Square. From 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, you can view artwork and stroll through a museum of chalk art created by over 200 artists. The artwork is absolutely phenomenal. It’ll make you want to run out and buy some chalk to start creating your own masterpieces on your driveway, or the sidewalk leading up to your house, or you neighbors house… This unique festival is definitely worth checking out. And did I mention it’s free? I didn’t? Oh, well this great festival is absolutely free of charge and worth twice as much.
If you’ve had just about enough of life the busy city life, then maybe you should slow things down a little with a day trip to Estes Park this weekend. Bring your fishing pole, and your half-pints if you have any, because the Fishing Derby is open to fisherman of all ages, and the registration fee is only $4. Super cheap way to spend your Saturday. Registration starts on Saturday, June 2nd at 6 a.m. and the actual event begins at 8 a.m. So nice, peaceful, and relaxing– and prizes are handed out to the fisherman that catches the biggest fish!
If you’re looking for some high energy action this weekend, then check out Quemando on the patio at Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids and Solids tonight from 8:00 to 11:30 p.m. This popular local band always brings the energy, and the dance party, and will be playing to a packed patio tonight—so be sure to get there early, or call ahead to reserve a table in advance. Bring your dancing shoes and kick off your weekend with some salsa dancing, some craft beer, and some classic southern food with a an Oskar Blues twist!
And if you’re really looking to get your art on, then make the drive to Lyons this week for the Lyons Art Walk that runs on the 2nd and 3rd of June. Tour artists’ studios and listen to live music and live readings down by the river. According to the folks behind the Lyons Art Walk, art, is the L.A.W.—which means you’re for a seriously good time.
It’s (almost) the freaking weekend people. Have fun. Get a little crazy. You’ve earned it.