By John Wenzel, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Readers of The Know,
Alas! We said goodbye to The Know’s fearless editor (and enduring “Bachelor” superfan) Sara Grant this week as she heads off to bigger and better things in New York City — which means I’ll be stepping in to write your newsletter for a bit.
And while we can’t replicate Sara’s voice, expert way with gifs or specific pop-culture knowledge, we can still bring you a taste of what our writers have been busy working on all week. (*sob*… come back, Sara!)
Pam Grier walks into a Voodoo Doughnut…
Actress Pam Grier, who still lives in Colorado, is co-starring in a new ABC sitcom called “Bless This Mess,” that is premiering this month. Grier sits for a portrait at Voodoo Doughnuts, where a picture of her from the 70’s hangs on the wall, on April 10 in Denver. (RJ Sangosti, The Denver Post)
No, that’s not the start of a dumb joke (though it could be), it’s a description of what happened before I sat down to talk with Colorado’s own Pam Grier.
The ’70s icon, writer and actor has a new ABC sitcom, “Bless This Mess,” a new movie with Diane Keaton (“Poms”) and a whole lot of ideas about the value of country life – Spanx be damned.
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4/20 weekend, y’all
A fan sports an LED cannabis leaf necklace at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Thursday during Snoop Dogg’s annual 420 Wellness Retreat. (Seth McConnell, Special to The Denver Post)
The clouds of pot smoke on April 20, the unofficial stoner holiday, have become commonplace for many Denverites. But it’s still fun to peek into the events happening around 4/20, including this killer Snoop Dogg/Ice Cube slideshow from Red Rocks last night.
We’ve also got a curated list of 4/20 events around town, in case your plans aren’t totally concrete yet, including 4/20 tasting menus at area restaurants.
However, if your idea of a green-wellness retreat involves canvassing the city tourist-style, here are five things to know about smoking weed in public in Colorado (hint: it’s still not legal).
Bites and sips
(Via Whole Sol’s Instagram page)
Did you know Denver is launching its first-ever vegan restaurant week? Dining reporter Josie Sexton has the details on this May 13-19 event, which includes 30 restaurants and food trucks, plus deals familiar to anyone who’s done Restaurant Week before (think prix-fixe dinners).
This increasingly sunny weather also has us thinking about patios. Before you plan your next happy hour or day-drinking marathon, check out our list of 9 Colorado patios and rooftops with great sunset views.
If natural wine is your thing (and even if it isn’t), Josie also looked up five places to drink it in Denver during Colorado Natural Wine Week.
And a reminder for this weekend: We’ve got 10 ideas for (good, really good!) Easter brunches around the metro area.
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That’s quite a weave
Artist Patrick Dougherty’s son and construction assistant Sam Dougherty weaves branches together to build a Stickwork sculpture at the Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms location Thursday, April 18, in Littleton. The sculpture is made from willow branches sourced from 12 locations across the front range. The immersive sculpture will open to the public on April 27. (Michael Ciaglo, Special to The Denver Post)
If you like seeing how sculptures come together, you’ll love this slideshow of “Stickwork,” a new sculpture by artist Patrick Dougherty at the Chatfield Farms location of Denver Botanic Gardens.
OK, have a great weekend (or any kind of weekend) and we’ll see you on the other side!