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Denver Weekend Rundown: June 21-23

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Looking for things to do in Denver this weekend? The RedPeak staff has your back. Here’s a list of our top picks for June 21-23.

Friday

Hats Off to Dr. Seuss! This exhibition showcases hats from Seuss’s extensive collection (including a certain red-and-white-striped stovepipe hat) and artwork that appears to be inspired by them. Bill Dreyer, curator of the author’s art collection, will give a guest lecture during the exhibition’s opening, which begins at 5 p.m.

Saturday

2013 Denver Undy 5000 Participants in this 5K run/walk, created by the Colon Cancer Alliance, are encouraged to run in boxers to bring attention to the area affected by colon cancer. Registration for the race closes at 8 p.m. tonight. However, participants can also register on site at City Park at 7 a.m. on race day.

Cherry Blossom Festival Japanese culture and heritage are on display during this two-day event, now in its 41st year. Shodo (calligraphy), ikebana (flower arrangement), and chanoyu (tea ceremony) demonstrations will be held inside the Denver Buddhist Temple, while dance, taiko drums, and martial arts will be on the outdoor stage. Teriyaki chicken and beef, sushi, and other Japanese delicacies will be on sale inside the temple.

Westword Music Showcase Beginning at noon in the Golden Triangle Neighborhood, 150 local bands and national headliners, including Dada Life, My Body Sings Electric, Nick Waterhouse, P.O.S. and Trampled By Turtles, will perform on 13 stages. Tickets can be purchased online and at the Westword office at 969 Broadway.

Sunday

Figure to Field: Mark Rothko in the 1940s This exhibition, which will be on view today through Sept. 29 at the Denver Art Museum, traces the development of Rothko’s work during the most critical decade of his career. In the early ’40s, he rejected realism and began a series of abstract works meant to evoke classical myth. In the late ’40s, he created his first color field paintings− the works on which his stature as one of the most famous American painters of the post-war period rests.

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