By John Wenzel
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Welcome to Memorial Day weekend, when outdoor activities collide with our lust for fresh air and grilled foods. Let’s dig in…
Fans take a selfie as Eldren finishes playing during Denver Day of Rock Saturday, May 27, 2017 on Curtis and 16th streets. The free music festival features 25 bands performing on five music stages and benefits AMP The Cause, a nonprofit that supports 50 child-focused health and education organizations.
🎶 Listen: With two dozen bands on five stages, Denver Day of Rock returns to the 16th Street Mall in downtown Denver to benefit children’s charities on behalf of Amp the Cause. And it’s 100% free.
🍖 Eat: AJ’s Pit Barbecue in Overland has a “pitmaster” spread for $15 with two meats (brisket, pulled pork, etc.) and two sides (mac and cheese, cornbread, farm slaw).
🎭 Go: The funny, fearless Hari Kondabolu is playing Comedy Works downtown.
Megan Jacobs’ series “Hidden Mothers” references Victorian-era photography, when exposure times were long. Mothers would shroud themselves as they held their babies still. This 2017 photo is titled “Lisa E.” (Provided by the Colorado Photographic Arts Center)
Look at those eyes! And arms!
Two parallel exhibitions are examining motherhood and sexuality, and you’ll be surprised how much you learn from them (and this review).
+ An odd – and entertaining – couple: Amber Cobb and Mario Zoots join forces at Understudy.
+ Memorial Day music, celebrations and commemorations.
+ 12 places to catch free outdoor music around Denver.
+ If someone asks you to see “Aladdin” this weekend, tell them no.
A meaty spread from GQue BBQ. (Adam Larkey, provided by GQue BBQ)
Hungry for BBQ? We’ve got you covered.
Denver’s got enough transplants and super-fans to keep the BBQ scene growing. Restaurant writer Josie Sexton runs down 5 places to check out for Memorial Day weekend.
+ Allyson Reedy’s review of The Ginger Pig, the pan-Asian food truck that wowed her with dishes like Chickity China the Chinese Chicken.
+ 11 farmers markets you can go to now.
Denver residents Rachel Von Kannon, from left Emma Tussey, and Jessica Schipper enjoy the 4th annual swimwear day and rail jam Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Arapahoe Basin. (Daniel Brenner, Special to the Denver Post)
Arapahoe Basin open through mid-June
Not only is Arapahoe Basin Ski Area staying open til the weekend of June 14-16 (thanks to snow), they’re teasing the possibility of being open even longer.
+ Aspen Mountain will remain open, too.
+ 6 of the best places to camp near hot springs.
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