Food and music are filling our fine city and with an extra day to the weekend, you just might fit it all in. Here are our favorite picks for Labor Day Weekend happenings in Denver.
Taste of Colorado: This is your chance to try multiple local restaurants with 60-plus eateries offering every craving-satisfier imaginable. In between bites check out the live music, the marketplace, kids' entertainment and activities, and demonstrations.
Sep. 2 - 5; free admission, tickets for tastings and rides
Civic Center Park, Colfax & Broadway; 303-295-6330
Black & White Soiree: This hot ticket club event includes a red carpet, tunes by DJ Cobra and DJ Manos, free champagne for students with ID, and local celebrity guests along with MTV reality stars. Dress in your sauciest schoolgirl outfit for a chance to win a trip to NYC.
Sun., Sep. 4, doors open at 10pm; no cover, 21+ only
Chlόe Discotheque, 1445 Market St.; 720-254-9626
Live Music Galore: This is a perfect weekend to give into the beat with plenty of big names taking local stages including Zac Brown Band, Alison Krauss and Union Station, and Carlos Santana all at Red Rocks; Blink 182 and My Chemical Romance at Comfort Dental Amphitheatre; Phish at Dick's; Band of Horses at Ogden; and Ke$ha and LMFAO at 1st Bank Center.
Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison; 720-865-2494
Comfort Dental Amphitheatre, 6350 S. Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Englewood; 303-220-7000
Dick's Sporting Goods Park, 6000 Victory Way, Commerce City;
Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave.; 303-832-1874
1st Bank Center, 11450 Broomfield Lane, Broomfield; 303-410-0700
Ray Tollison: See Denver through the eyes of photographer Ray Tollison who documents our fair city through the lens of his Polaroid in his LOVELY exhibit at Core New Art Space. The show ends this weekend.
Through Sep. 4
Core New Art Space, 900 Santa Fe Drive; 303-297-8428
Metaphysical Celebration: Get your aura photographed and chakras aligned while listening to live music including artists Chuck Stewart and Serpent Moon. If you'd like a reading from one of the many featured psychics, sign up before checking out vendors - time slots fill up fast.
Sep. 2 - 4, times vary; $5/adult, $3/age 12 & under
Denver Merchandise Mart, 451 E. 58th Ave., Suite 4270; 719-634-1810
Just for Laughs: It will be a full house (couldn't resist) when Bob Saget takes the stage this weekend in the DTC. Head to the downtown location to catch up-and-comer Sean Patton.
Bob Saget: Sep. 2 - 3; $35
South at the Landmark, 5345 Landmark Pl., Greenwood Village; 720-274-6800
Sean Patton: Aug. 31 - Sep. 4; $12 - $20
Downtown at Larimer Square, 1226 15th St.; 303-595-3637
Flickr photo via charkesw