Denver Weekend Rundown: April 18-20

Looking for things to do in Denver this weekend? The RedPeak staff has your back. 

Here’s a list of our top event picks for April 18-20.

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Scrounge: Found Object Assemblage On view at Republic Plaza through June 5, this show –themed around Earth Day– features work by 26 artists who used discarded objects of all shapes, sizes and materials to create their pieces. Even the show’s eight-letter sign is made of found objects (assembled by eight of the featured artists).

Mile High Festibowl This three-day fest will feature live music by more than 60 bands and jokes by more than 25 comedians. Shows are held at four venues: the Armoury, Carioca Cafe, El Charrito, and Seventh Circle Music Collective. Live art installments and presentations by Bluebear Lilli, Richard Ingersoll and others are also in the mix. And the best part? It’s free! (But $5-$10 donations are requested.)


The Color Run Participants in this popular 5K get pelted with colored powder at every kilometer. Literally! (Hence the reason runners are required to wear white.) This year’s run takes place on a manicured snow path through Copper Mountain– the first snowy Color Run. Expect a slightly more demanding event. 

Colorado Poetry Rodeo This 12-hour “podeo” –now in its 25th year– kicks off at midnight at Mercury Cafe. The price of admission is $10, but if you arrive within the first hour (when teen poets from non-profit group Art From Ashes performs) you’ll get in free. 


Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa Celebrate 4/20 the right way– at Snoop’s Wellness Retreat at Red Rocks. The tagline –”Inhale. Exhale. Recharge.”– says it all. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the concert starts an hour-and-a-half later.

What are you up to this weekend? Tweet us your plans!

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