This weekend Denver offers places to get your funk on, tame a cowboy and create your own reality. Here are our favorite picks for what's going on around town.
Barn Party: Kick up your boots and raise some hay while raising money for underprivileged and at-risk youth at Saturday's Schomp BMW Denver Polo Classic Barn Party (pictured). Held at the Polo Reserve in Littleton, country performer Tyler Reeve will be headlining.
Sat., May 14, 6:30 - 11pm; $50/general, $85/VIP
4401 W. Mineral Ave., Littleton; 303-832-8390
LoHi Festival: Check out "Funkin' Friday" of this weekend's music fest to hear Bop Skizz, Juno What?!, and The Macpodz. Saturday evening boasts a reggae theme with Thrive!, SOJA and Cas Haley. Make it a family affair Saturday until 4pm with face painters and ice cream in addition to a slew of performances. Take note: Leave Fido home; no pets are allowed into this event.
May 13 - 14, times vary; $15 - $20, $30/both evenings, family time is free
2229 W. 32nd Ave.
Create Denver: Create Denver Week 2011 focuses on the creative sector of Denver by showcasing talent, ideas and inspired works and goods. Performance art, film, 3D video projection and design are just a few concepts to explore. Artists of any type won't want to miss Saturday's expo, which includes workshops on subjects such as branding online identities, protecting trademarks and portfolio discussions.
May 12 - 15; costs vary
Locations vary by event
Black Label Society: Spend the evening with metal rocker Zakk Wylde as he and Black Label Society stop by Denver Friday evening as part of the Uranium Tour 2011. All That Remains will also be taking the stage.
May 13 at 7pm; $29.50
Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 Clarkson St.; 303-837-1482
SpringFest: Boulder's Pearl Street Mall will be even more lively than usual with this two-day SpringFest. Enjoy work of local artisans, live music, street performers and plenty of food.
May 14 - 15, 10am - 6pm ; free
Pearl Street mall, Boulder; 303-990-9177
Market & Powwow: Immerse yourself in the vibrant heritage of the American Indian on the grounds of Morrison's historic Fort, over in the foothills west of town. Award winning artists, competitive dancers, traditional music and authentic costuming will surround you at the Annual Indian Market and Powwow.
May 14 - 15, 10am - 5pm; $6/age 12 & older, $3/senior, free/age 11 & under
The Fort, 19192 Hwy 8, Morrison; 303-839-1671