By Josie Sexton
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Whether you’re putting the finishing touches on your Pop Culture Con costume, getting together a group of friends for patio drinking or heading far away from the activities in Denver this weekend, we’ve got you covered.
Here’s what’s happening, from the city to the mountains.
Stephanie Duffy, 38, is often inspired by the people who stop by and chat with her while she’s on the ground working. Here is one of her works from 2015. (Provided by Stephanie Duffy)
Listen: Lucky jazz fans, the 2019 season of City Park Jazz kicks off Sunday with Emma Mayes & The Hip. Bonus: it’s also Estes Park Jazz Fest weekend.
Eat: Want to try CBD in your next taco or cocktail? Here’s where (and why) to order it.
Go: More than 220 artists will be painting Denver’s Larimer Square on Saturday and Sunday for the 17th annual Denver Chalk Art Festival.
Gordon Bertelmann, 3, dressed as The Hulk poses for a portrait during Denver Comic Con at the Colorado Convention Center on June 16, 2018 in Denver. (Seth McConnell, Special to the Denver Post)
John Wenzel looks inside Denver Pop Culture Con, formerly known as Comic Con. The event runs Friday through Sunday at the Convention Center, and he’s also got a complete guide to it.
+ $2.3 million Adventure Forest set to open at Children’s Museum of Denver
+ A “South Park”-themed escape room is coming to Littleton this summer
The Velvet Buzzsaw spritz at Death & Co. Denver is made with gin, vermouth, Campari, rhubarb liqueur, raspberry syrup, lemon juice and seltzer. (Elliott Clark, Provided by Death & Co.)
I compiled some of my favorite radlers, spritzes, session beers and more so you can commence all-day patio drinking. You’re welcome.
+ Denver’s top chefs are holding a bake sale for Planned Parenthood this weekend
+ Review: Fish N Beer is fun but hasn’t quite found its sea legs
The 152-mile Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area qualifies as Colorado’s fourth largest state park. It’s also home to the most popular commercial whitewater rafting runs in the nation, including Browns Canyon, pictured here at the signature rapids known as Zoom Flume.
(Scott Willoughby, The Denver Post)
If you like your rafting on the wild side, now is the time to think about booking that trip, writes John Meyer.
+ Arapahoe Basin will offer skiing for at least one weekend this summer, maybe more
+ Set a world record (and improve Colorado trails) on Saturday
+ 8 kid-friendly hikes near Denver to try this summer
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