This weekend you get to party for a good cause, mix brew and tunes, and split your side with laughter. Here are our seven favorite weekend events in Mile High.
BrewGrass: Old South Pearl Street District kicks off its Rock the Block music fest series with BrewGrass, which brings together the best of two worlds: music and beer. No matter the weather, you can enjoy sounds of Whitewater Ramble, Truth & Salvage Co., The Giving Tree and Ryan Montbleau Band. Feel free to bring your own chair; no pets allowed.
June 11, 1pm - 10pm; $5
1200 Block of S. Pearl
Faces of Haiti: Saturday is your last chance to catch the “Faces of Haiti: Through Art and Photography” exhibit at 910Arts in the Santa Fe Arts District. Featuring work of local humanitarian photographers Colby Brown and Ray Tollison as well as a full spectrum of mixed media Haitian pieces, sales will benefit organizations focused on the bettering of living conditions of Haiti.
Exhibit ends June 11; free entry
910Arts, 910 Santa Fe Drive; 303-815-1779
Comedy Works: Laugh it up at either Comedy Works locations (www.comedyworks.com) with big names this weekend. The DTC’s South at the Landmark will feature Chelsea Handler’s Natasha Leggero while the Larimer location boasts performances by veteran comedian DL Hughley.
Natasha Leggero, June 9 - 11; $15 - $23
South at the Landmark, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village; 720-274-6800
DL Hughley, June 10 - 11; $35
Larimar Square, 1226 15th St.; 303-595-3637
Wild West Auto Roundup: Take a trip down memory lane with an array of hot rods, vintage autos and muscle cars at Golden’s annual Wild West Auto Roundup. In addition to entertainment of the four-wheel variety, you’ll also find family entertainment, fly-fishing and kayaking demos, live music and rides. Events will be held rain or shine.
June 11, 9am - 4pm; free
Washington Ave., Downtown Golden; 303-522-9045
Colorado Winefest: Celebrate the grape at Colorado Association for Viticulture and Enology’s – or CAVE’s – first annual Colorado Winefest. The event includes a Thursday evening reception at the Governor’s Residence, followed by a weekend of activities at Northfield Stapleton including a VIP dinner, an open-air winefest with ample sampling and a Reidel seminar.
June 9 - 11; costs vary per event
Governor’s Residence, 400 E. Eighth Ave.
Northfield Stapleton, 8340 Northfield Blvd.; 303-375-5464
Pints for Pussycats: We give a lot of love to the canines of Colorado; now it’s time to tip a glass for the felines in our midst. Stop in at Scruffy Murphy’s Irish Pub for Pints for Pussycats, a fundraiser for the Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue. Ticket costs include the first drink free, a mug for discounted drinks throughout the evening and raffle entry for multiple prizes including a Cruiser bicycle, hotel stays and restaurant certificates. To top it off, Denver-based Chris Webb Band will provide live music.
June 11, 8pm - close; $20
Scruffy Murphy’s, 2030 Larimer St.; 303-291-6992
Summer Art Market: From modernism to abstract to naturalism, you will find over 200 exhibiting artists at the 19th Annual Summer Art Market this weekend, presented by Arts Student League of Denver. Bring the whole family for a free day of art appreciation, plus live music including Ayo and MoDazz. Children can create art of their own in the Garden Studio.
ASLD, June 11 - 12, 10am - 5pm; free
200 Grant St.; 303-778-6990