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Denver Weekend Rundown: June 6-8

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 June 6-8.

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Friday

Laserium: The Cosmic Laser Concert This 50-minute show —held under the stars of the Gates Planetarium— features tributes to Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and U2. Developed by the pioneers of laser entertainment, Laserium has been enhanced with new technology and effects that the Denver Museum of Nature & Science says you have to see to believe. Take your pick of several showtimes on Friday and Saturday nights now through August 30.

Saturday

Le Jardin Secret Held in the Bistro Vendome courtyard, Le Jardin Secret is not your typical shopping experience. Browse bread, dairy, meat and produce at this French-inspired chef’s market with a mimosa in hand. (Can you think of a better way to shop?) Vendors include Grateful Bread Company, Western Daughters Butcher Shoppe, and the Truffle Cheese Shop. Plus, Larimer Square will be handing out recipe cards created by some of Denver’s top chefs that visitors can collect every week throughout the market’s run, which ends August 23.

OhHeckYeah Attention, gamers: Denver’s immersive street arcade on Champa Street (from 14th street to the 16th street mall) kicks off this weekend. Every Thursday and Saturday through July 26, play video games on huge LED screens— and use your body as a controller. Microsoft Kinect devices will make you feel like you’ve jumped right into the games. Karaoke, live music, dancing, theater and comedy will also be provided by businesses in the surrounding area. Sound like fun to you? We say “Oh heck yeah!”

Denver International Wine Competition Wine enthusiasts are sure to love this event —the largest double-blind professionally judged competitionat in the Rocky Mountain region— held at the Omni Interlocken Resort in Broomfield. Thirty Colorado wine experts taste more than 500 wines and award them gold, silver and bronze medals. However, organizers have also opened up the tasting to 200 consumers. Buy a ticket, drink up and vote for Consumers Choice Awards for best white, red, and bordeaux blends. 

Sunday

I Am Harvey Milk The Denver Gay Men’s Chorus has the honor of performing the Colorado premiere of “I Am Harvey Milk,” written and composed by Broadway’s Andrew Lippa (“The Addams Family,” “Big Fish,” “The Wild Party”). Based on the life of Harvey Milk —the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California— this work will be performed by just five other Gay Men’s Choruses across the country. See it at the Griffin Concert Hall at Colorado State University at 7:30 p.m. today and June 12.

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

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