After taking two years off during the COVID-19 pandemic, 4/20 is poised for a big return in Denver this year. Annual celebrations are coming back, concerts are set, and new pop-up events are ready to try their luck with the unofficial cannabis holiday on Wednesday, April 20 — though a lot of these will take place throughout the week and weekends surrounding the big day.
Here's the 411 on all the 4/20 activities in the Denver area:
Savage 420 Comedy Show
Thursday, April 21, 7 to 9:30 p.m.
4923 West 38th Avenue
Share some laughs at this 4/20 after-party with cannabis-loving comedians at Enigma Bazar, an arts and comedy venue with cocktails and Latin food. Nationally known comic Ben Kronenburg will lead the show, with performances from Rick Brian, Taheera Harris, Ryan Bonell and Kyle Burtman, as well. Tickets are $12 each at savageent5280.com.
Tetra's Grand Opening Weekend
Friday, April 22
3039 Walnut Street
Tetra Lounge has operated as a members-only marijuana smoking club since 2018, but finally received its license to operate as a public business (21+) last month. If Tetra's city inspections go as planned, the lounge will have a grand-opening party Friday, April 22. Vendor and celebrity appearances are expected, so get in line. Remember: Tetra is a BYOC (bring your own cannabis) lounge, so stock up before you go. Find out more by calling Tetra at 720-800-3011.
JAD's Mile High Smoke Grand Opening
Friday, April 22
JAD's Mile High Smoke
7667 Washington Street
The first of its kind in Colorado, JAD's is a marijuana lounge with a micro-sales license. After some bad luck with the roof, though, JAD's had to delay its grand opening until the weekend after 4/20, but it'll be worth the wait to experience Colorado's first licensed cannabis bar (21+). You can buy and try flower, concentrate or edibles at JAD's and consume the products inside around flat-screen TVs or on a private backyard patio. Marijuana consumption devices such as pipes, bongs, vaporizers and joint papers will be available to rent or purchase.
Friday, April 22, 6 to 11 p.m.
1244 Grant Street
Billed as a "steamy, sinful evening of gonzo gays, gambling, fetish demonstrations, drag performances" and more by organizers Q Publishing House and Out Front magazine, Kink Casino is ready to vaporize any inhibitions that are still alive after 4/20. Hosted at the Marijuana Mansion, a cannabis-themed manor with a haunted past, the naughty night includes a complimentary "sinbag" with items for late-night fun. Edibles bars, cocktails, live models and more entertainment are on the docket at the cannabis-friendly event, with tickets just $20 on Eventbrite.
Mile High 4.20K
Saturday, April 23
Sloan's Lake Park
1700 Sheridan Boulevard
Work those lungs out after you toke up for 4/20 at the Mile High 4.20k, a run and walk that promotes medical marijuana. The running portion takes place from 8 to 10 a.m., with registration at $35; the $30 walking portion goes from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A virtual marathon will take place throughout the week, as well.
Saturday, April 23, 3 to 6 p.m.
Longmont location shared upon registration
Part of a monthly series from Amanda Bumbala, this private networking function is for cannabis and cannabis-adjacent professionals. While dabs, blunts, bowls and everything else are allowed, cannabis use is not required to hang out. Light refreshments are included with each $15 ticket (21+), and visitors can bring their own alcohol, too. Find more details and register on Eventbrite.
Smokus Pocus: A 4/20 Magic Show
Sunday, April 24, 4:20 to 5:30 p.m.
4923 West 38th Avenue
Keep the spirit of 4/20 alive and the Sunday scaries at bay with a little magic. Ben Zabin will read minds, make things vanish and bring caricatures to life. Whether you're stoned or sober — fortunately, this is a consumption-friendly event if you bring your own cannabis — it'll be one dope magic show. Tickets (21+) are $28 apiece on Eventbrite.
Mary Jane's Film: The Women of Weed
Sunday, April 24, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
The Molecule Effect
300 South Logan Street
Filmmaker Windy Borman will screen her 2021 documentary, The Women of Weed, to raise money for the Cannabis Impact Fund, an organization advancing racial justice and environmental sustainability in legal cannabis. Watch Borman's documentary to learn more about how women have contributed to the cannabis movement after a donation of your choice on Eventbrite.
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