Weed and art can make for a beautiful combination.
Weed and art can make for a beautiful combination.
Jake Cox

Colorado Cannabis Calendar for the Week

Sick of dealing with the crowds and secondhand smoke on April 20, but still love cannabis? We have a running list of 4/20 events for those waiting for the big day; in the meantime, there are a few pot-friendly events to get you in the mood. Keep reading for our cannabis calendar through 4/20...and beyond.

Colorado International Cannabis & Hemp Film Festival
Tuesday, April 17, and Thursday, April 19
Open Media Project
700 Kalamath Street

Hosted by online film-submission platform FilmFreeway, the 2018 Colorado International Cannabis & Hemp Film Festival will be held on two separate days and is still accepting submissions for documentary and fictional projects as well as music videos. The event is free to attend; learn more at Eventbrite.

TedxMileHigh: Colorado's Cannabis Conversation
Wednesday, April 18, 6 to 8 p.m.
Galvanize on Platte
1644 Platte Street

As the plant's biggest day approaches, the newest installment of TEDxMileHigh wants to dive into the commercialization, medical use, pop culture and politics surrounding cannabis. Psychiatric physicians Dr. Doris Gundersen and Dr. Laura F. Martin of the University of Colorado and medical marijuana patient Ben Cort will sit on a panel moderated by Grasslands founder and former Cannabist editor Ricardo Baca to spur the conversation. Register to attend the free talk on Eventbrite.

Reefer Madness: The Musical
Fridays and Saturdays through Saturday, April 28
Bug Theatre
3654 Navajo Street

You've heard of the movie, but what about the play? Reefer Madness: The Musical will play Friday and Saturday nights at the Bug Theatre through April 28, turning the dated-but-hilarious propaganda film made to scare people away from cannabis into a musical comedy. Tickets are $20 each (and going fast), but there are discounts for groups of six or more.

Heavily Meditated
Saturdays, 10 a.m. to noon
Tetra 9 Private Lounge & Garden
3039 Walnut Street

Tetra 9 will host weekly yoga sessions on Saturday mornings, starting with a class on April 7. The two-hour meditation will include a smoking break for cannabis consumers. Attendees (21+) must sign up for a Tetra 9 membership for $15 to gain access to the private club, but the membership includes free entry to the meditation class. Learn more at Eventbrite, and BYOC.

Keep reading for future events.

No one combines fine foods and cannabis quite like Mason Jar Events.
No one combines fine foods and cannabis quite like Mason Jar Events.
Jacqueline Collins

Crypto Cannabis Conference
Monday, April 23
Club Vinyl
1082 Broadway

This one-day conference wants to connect visitors with cryptocurrency and legal cannabis, two of the country's fastest-growing investment sectors. A number of keynote speakers, Q&A panels and networking sessions are geared toward advancing crypto-cannabis knowledge, with raffles, giveaways and free refreshments available for guests. Basic admission starts at $75.

Mason Jar Spring Dinner

Wednesday, April 25, 6:30 p.m.
Location shared upon registration

Mason Jar Events will hold its seasonal spring dinner in Denver's Art District on Santa Fe, with the exact location shared with attendees upon registration. There will be live music, a multi-course dinner prepared by Chef Daniel Asher and, of course, plenty of cannabis-infused goodies. To attend (21+), guests must request an invite on the Mason Jar website.

CSU-Pueblo Institute of Cannabis Research Conference
Thursday, April 26, through Saturday, April 28
Colorado State University-Pueblo
220 Bonforte Boulevard, Pueblo

Colorado State University's Institute of Cannabis Research will hold its second annual conference, a three-day, on-campus forum about scientific, medical, industrial, legal, economic and social elements of cannabis research with leading scholars and researchers in the field. Registration is $350 until April 26, when it goes up to $400. Veterans, active military personnel, and students with appropriate ID can get in for $99.

Goddess Gala

Saturday, April 28, 8 p.m.
Tetra 9 Private Lounge & Garden
3039 Walnut Street

Tetra 9 will celebrate local singer Annabelle's birthday and her new single, Lady, with a suit-and-gown party. Water and soft drinks will be provided at the private cannabis lounge; Tetra 9 members can attend for free. If you'd like to become a member and are at least 21, request a membership on the Tetra 9 website. Learn more at Eventbrite.

Cannabis: A Visual Perspective
Through May 20
CU Museum of Natural History
1030 Broadway, Boulder

This art exhibit at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History includes botanical watercolor, colored pencil, print and mixed-media illustrations from the Rocky Mountain Society of Botanical Artists, all of which explore the diversity of cannabis. Learn more on the exhibit's web page.

Send information about cannabis-related events to marijuana@westword.com. And remember, you can see all the 4/20-related events here.


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