Memorial Day is just the beginning of great things happening in Denver this week.
It looks like a great week in the city for music, and while tickets to see The Shins or Bon Iver with Feist at Red Rocks are long gone, as of this writing there are still tickets available to see Santigold and Jane's Addiction with The Duke Spirit.
Art fans will look forward to celebrating the last day of the Downtown Art Festival and the upcoming Larimer Square Chalk Art Festival, while gardening aficionados should check out the Botanic Gardens' display of bamboo sculptures.
Check our list of five things to do in Denver this week. Did we miss something? Add it in the comments!
Downtown Denver Arts Festival
Catch the last day of the<a href="http://www.downtowndenverartsfestival.com/" target="_hplink"> Downtown Denver Arts Festival</a>, a Memorial Day weekend treat at the Pavilions. Support artists who specialize in clay, 3D mixed media, fiber, glass and more. <em>When: May 28, 11-4 p.m. Where: Denver Pavilions Price: Free</em>
Santigold At The Ogden Theatre
With Charli XCX Where: <a href="http://www.ogdentheater.net/eventdetail.php?id=35477" target="_hplink">The Ogden Theatre</a> When: May 29 at 8 p.m. Price: $26.50 in advance, $30 day of the show
Richard Ford At The Tattered Cover
Come listen to author Richard Ford read from his latest book, <em>Canada</em>, and autograph copies at the Tattered Cover store on Colfax. Ford's earlier novel, <em>Independence Day</em>, is the <a href="http://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/1365/the-art-of-fiction-no-147-richard-ford" target="_hplink">only one to ever win both</a> the Pulitzer Prize and the Pen/Faulkner Award. Where: <a href="http://www.tatteredcover.com/event/2012/05/30/day" target="_hplink">The Tattered Cover Bookstore</a> 2526 East Colfax Avenue When: May 30 at 7:30 p.m. Price: Free
Kizuna: West Meets East At The Denver Botanic Gardens
Witness the <a href="http://www.botanicgardens.org/kizuna" target="_hplink">architectural beauty of bamboo</a> installed by artists Tetsunori Kawana and Stephen Talasnik at the Denver Botanic Gardens. We recommend going Friday around 10 a.m. to also take part in the <a href="http://www.botanicgardens.org/class/kizuna/japanese-tea-ceremony-various-dates-june-sept" target="_hplink">Japanese Tea Ceremony</a> in the Japanese Garden. Where: <a href="http://www.botanicgardens.org/" target="_hplink">The Denver Botanic Gardens</a> When: May 5-November 4 Cost: Free for members, <a href="http://www.botanicgardens.org/index" target="_hplink">otherwise $9-$12.50</a>
Denver Chalk Art Festival On Larimer Square
It's back! Larimer gets painted, and you can chalk it up to a great weekend. Where: <a href="http://www.denverchalkart.org/festival_info/index.php" target="_hplink">Larimer Square</a> When: June 2, 10-10 p.m. and June 3, 10-7 p.m. Price: Free