Cocoa Cream Graham Cracker Porter Release Party
Denver Beer Co.
Noon Friday, free
Downtown's going to be buzzing with the boys of summer starting up their season, so get down to the Denver Beer Co. early to secure your spot. If you've tried the craft brewer's Graham Cracker Porter, you know it can only get better with a little cocoa cream. Be one of the first 100 people to grab a growler, then hit the patio to toast a s'more.
Old Denver vs. New Denver Family Feud
6 p.m. Friday, $5
Denver feels like the first week of college these days: No one is from here, it seems. But that's wrong: There are actually some people who were born and bred in Denver, and you'll meet them at this MCA game show, designed for natives and newbies alike. Try some trivia, slurp a drink, make friends old and new, and check out the museum during any lulls in the action.
9 p.m. Friday, free
Head to East Colfax Avenue for some cold beer and cool tunes. At Goosetown, DJ Bossman Vargas and Miggy will spin the smoothest of the soul, the skankist of ska, the twang of surf and other genres that go well with suds and pie.
SOURCEPOPUP Spring Market
10 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, free
You know summer's coming when markets start popping up. Head to The Source this weekend for artisan goods from Craft Boner, Simply Guapa, Mercury Mercury Design Lab and more. You can grab something for yourself or be a pal and buy a gift for someone else — in which case you should at least treat yourself to a drink at one of the Source's bars.
Ratio Sessions: Laura Stevenson
5 p.m. Saturday, free
You're in for a real treat when Laura Stevenson walks through the doors at Ratio to join the Mostly Harmless Podcast. Sip beer while getting to know Stevenson, who'll even treat the crowd to a taste of her music. If you like what you hear, you can catch her later at the hi-dive, along with Crying and Chris Farren.
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