May is just about a wrap. The month flew by with all kinds of fun things to do in between the thunderstorms. But you can say goodbye in style by LOLing at various Crom Fest events, diving into the pool, and checking out photography for an amazing cause, among other activities. And if you want even more to do, check out the Westword calendar, and drop us comments if we forgot anything.
TAXI Pool Party Season Launch at TAXI (5 p.m. Friday, $10)
Take the dip to kick off pool party season at the TAXI pool. Probably the coolest pool in town, the oasis is housed in a repurposed storage container right next tot the train yard, which makes for some of the best sunsets you've ever seen. Ten dollars gets you into this fantastic launch party where food and beer will flow as freely as the beats on the speakers from DJ Weird Touch. Take the plunge on some fun.
Lyons Outdoor Games at Bohn Park (8 a.m. Saturday, free)
Come witness both amature and professional athletes compete in feats of strength in the disciplines of kayaking, BMX and slacklining. Cheer on the dare devils, dirt jumpers and gravity defiers all day long and enjoy a free concert from The Revivalists once the sun goes down. There will also be an activity area for the kids, yoga workshops and beer for the older kids. This event is in conjunction with the Oskar Blues Burning Can Beer Festival, which is also cool, but a little out of the $10 range, but the games are free.
The Hustle And Flow Festival at Youth on Record and Montbello Recreation Center (10 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, free)
Youth on Record is one of the best programs to pop up recently, and it's not only stimulating the mind, but the body as well. Check out some of the best local high schoolers and celebrities go head to head in a three-on-three basketball tournament, sports clinics and too much live music to list. The festival moves to Montbello Recreation Center on Sunday for even more of what was previously stated and skateboarding at the skate park. Special guests of the event include F.L of the The Food Chain, kid astronaut Of Air Dubai and many more. Add more flavor to the event and volunteer if you can.
Mara Wiles and the Funky Brunch at Grandma's House (2:30 p.m. Saturday, free)
Here's the first of a few CROM Festival events we'll be talking about this weekend, and this one happens to be the unofficial brunch spot for the fest. Get ready for some mid-day comedy from Mara Wiles and her army of comedians. As of now it looks like at least fourteen comics are going to funk it up, and maybe some high profilers from CROM will show up too. Come get your laughs on with a beer or two at Grandma's House.
BikeDenver Fundraiser at Denver Bicycle Cafe (3 p.m. Saturday, free)
Hop on that bike to enjoy some beer while listening to bands today at the trifecta business known as the Denver Bicycle Cafe. Filthy Funk and Red Fox Run will kick out the jams at this Great Divide-sponsored event. It ain't a party without food trucks either, so get some of that good goo inside you, too.
Pablove Shutterbugs Photo Show at DADA Art Bar (4 p.m. Saturday, free)
The Pablove Foundation gives local kids living with cancer the opportunity to tell their stories through photography. The Pablove Shutterbugs program has taught kids from Colorado Children's Hospital the valuable tool of creativity and storytelling through the lens, and today they're going to show off their skills at DADA. Come check out what these kids have done, and get inspired. Maybe even buy a print or two to support the cause.
Cromver, Live! at Mutiny Information Cafe (4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, free)
"Welcome to Denver" is a podcast you should check out if you claim Denver pride, and tonight you can experience it live in the flesh. Denver's comedy champ, Nathan Lund, will be there to take pictures with you and join a comedy panel of various hilarity. Safe Boating is No Accident is going to play a show as well to take this live podcast next level. Crom fest is bringing all kinds of little surprises.
Yoga Rocks the Park at Sunken Gardens Park (9 a.m. Sunday, free)
Summer is a state of mind, and the best way to get there is with a little yoga. Today, Kindness Yoga kicks off the summer season by offering free workshops all day. Kids and adults will have classes to try out during the day, while DJ SunDragon provides the beats for your vinyasas. Keep the pos vibes going by donating to the Food Bank of The Rockies while you're there.
Lucha Libre and Laughs at The Oriental Theater (5 p.m. Sunday, $10)
The best comedy show in town turns two this weekend, and tonight's show is going to be huge. We're getting the day drinking going early because the title belt is on the line here, and Adam Cayton-Holland will be one of many telling heavy weight jokes.
Cromaganda! A Comedy Show at Ratio Beerworks (8 p.m. Sunday, free)
Propaganda! A Comedy Show — which is a staple on this list — is getting cranked up thanks to Crom Fest and is moving over to Ratio Beerworks for the evening. The show is free and comes with a ridiculous amount of swag. Seven comedians from around the nation are going to tell some jokes, and a super secret headliner has been promised — one who won't disappoint.
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