It's road-trip time, and there's plenty of opportunity this weekend to head out on a mission. You can travel a small portion of the state hitting music festivals, celebrating bikes and beer in Boulder or by taking a stroll down the Cherry Creek while learning about art. There's always too much fun to be had, so check out the Westword calendar for more.
Bohemian Nights at Downtown Fort Collins (5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, free)
If you want to have your mind blown, make the short trek to Fort Collins to see everyone from In The Whale to Steve Miller Band kick out the jams over the next three days. It's kind of a crazy to think that you could hear "Jungle Love" for free, from the man himself. Also fresh off that amazing performance on The Tonight Show, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats will be there too. Check out the line-up and have some fun.
The Infinity Unmade Almighty at Buntport Theater (8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $10)
Get weird and stay weird at Adam Stone's newest expression made of theater, concert and video projection, which he did in collaboration with the Texas based animator KOKOFREAKBEAN. It's hard to describe what you're in for, but the video above will give some insight. Essentially they've created a new world ruled and controlled by god-like figures, and, though theater, will showcase a battle of good and evil.
Lafayette Peach Festival at Old Town Lafayette (9 a.m. Saturday, free)
Give thanks to the Palisade Peach today in Lafayette — it's going to be delicious. Taste everything from cobblers to smoothies with the over 30,000 pounds of peaches that will be available at the festival. They're also having a farmer's market, live music and activities for the kids as well. You can also donate blood at the Bonfils bloodmobile — and then have a slice of peach pie to perk you right up.
Cherry Creek Trail Mural Tour with artist Jaime Molina at Confluence Park (10 a.m. Saturday, free)
If you've ever driven down Speer Boulevard, you may have noticed giant murals lighting up the Cherry Creek Trail. It's hard to get a good look at the art while sitting in traffic, but today you can get up and close with the beautiful public art and hear stories from one of the artists, Jaime Molina. Should be a fun walk, so go on ahead and register for the tour here.
Winter Park Music Festival at Hideaway Park (12 p.m. Saturday, free)
Hopefully you can make a trip up to Fort Collins for their music festival, and then drive through Rocky Mountain National Park and over to Winter Park for their day of jams. What a weekend that would be. Either way, get out of the city for these tunes from 38 Special, Lou Gramm The Voice of Foreigner and The Rick Lewis Project. Guzzle all the Odell beer for a fun day in the mountains.
Boulder Bike and Brew Festival at Valmont Bike Park (3 p.m. Saturday, free)
There's not a lot we do in this state that doesn't focus on or include a craft beer, especially when it comes to bikes. Bikes and booze kind of go hand in hand, so come celebrate it. The day will start off with mountain bike and cyclocross clinics, feature great food vendors, live music and beers from seventeen local craft breweries to sip on. Portions of the beer and food sales will go to local bike charities, so guzzle for a good cause.
The Original Block Party at Larimer Square (5 p.m. Saturday, free)
Larimer Square is celebrating it's fiftieth year as being preserved as a historic landmark. Denver's first bank and post office were among the original tenants of the block and today, it's an booming destination for fine dining and libations. Come celebrate and party on the block by playing decade inspired games, dancing to live tunes, enjoying tasty food and sipping on perfect beverages.
Foam Party at The Watering Bowl (7:30 p.m. Saturday, $10)
Make yourself a swimsuit out of non-swimsuit material to have the most fun at this party that supports the Glendale Women's Rugby Team. Not only will there be a costume contest, but relay races, flip-cup and so much more, all in a pit of foam. Hurry up and email your name to get your $10 tickets here, or pay a little more at the door. Assemble your flip cup team to help these ladies keep their rugby season going.
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Re-imagine West Colfax at The West Colfax Business Improvement District (10 a.m. Sunday, free)
Colfax is definitely our version of a main street in this town, but at times can be a bit hard to walk and bike on. Join this committee today to help plan for ways to make the street safer. Test out new crosswalks, pop-up parks and public art at this event. There's also going to be great food and live music to make this meeting a party, so come be apart of your community and put your two cents in.
PawsCo Yoga & Wine Meet & Greet at Infinite Monkey Theorem (2 p.m. Sunday, donation)
No one can relax the way a dog can, but you sure can try at this donation based yoga class today. Enjoy almost two hours of vinyasa flows and relaxing practices, followed by meeting a bunch of dogs who are looking for a good home. Oh yeah, there's going to be wine to sip on as well. Yoga, wine and dogs, it's perfect. No story is better to return to work with on Monday than, "So, I bought a dog..."