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Cannabis Calendar: BBQs and Birthday Bashes

Cannabis dinners, parties and birthday bashes are all coming up soon.
Cannabis dinners, parties and birthday bashes are all coming up soon. Jacqueline Collins
Summer is all about barbecues and birthday parties, and the cannabis community is no different. Pot-friendly birthday bashes and dinners and a charitable cookout are all on the docket this summer, with plenty of red-eyed comedy shows and paint sessions in between. Find out more below in our Cannabis Calendar:

Pride Island
Thursday, June 23, 6 to 11 p.m.
Marijuana Mansion
1244 Grant Street

Pride is going up in smoke thanks to Q Publishing House and Out Front magazine, which are hosting "a sexy 4/20 Pride event like none other" at the Marijuana Mansion. The party promises to be full of cannabis vendors, complimentary cocktails and food, drag performances and music from DJ Buddy Bravo. Tickets (21+) are $23 each on Eventbrite.

Psychedelic Club Paint and Puff
Friday, June 24, 7 to 9 p.m.
Inner Transformation Collective
8644 West Colfax Avenue, Unit B

The Psychedelic Club of Denver is gathering for a puff-and-paint session, and it's all toward one painting. For $35, you'll get all of the art supplies needed to contribute to help paint a cosmic tree, a universal archetype symbol that appears in numerous civilizations and religions. Cannabis use (bring your own) is allowed but not required. Register to attend (21+) on Eventbrite.

Infused Networking Birthday Bash
Saturday, June 25, 3 to 6 p.m.
Motion Homes Group
6387 North 107th Street, Longmont

This monthly get-together promotes cannabis-friendly networking across all industries, but cannabis brands are the star of the show. The June edition will be a special meeting to celebrate host Amanda Bumbala's birthday, with catered food, cannabis sponsors and drinks. Cannabis and tobacco use are allowed (bring your own) but not required. Register to attend (21+) for free on Eventbrite.

Birthday BBQ Sesh
Saturday, July 2, 2 to 11 pm.
The Metlo
1111 Broadway

Local cannabis activist, business owner and music-industry veteran Blaze Bradford is having a birthday barbecue on the Metlo rooftop, with live DJs, special guests and plenty of burnt weed. Admission (21+) is $15, but a plate of food is included for $10 extra. Learn more and register for an invite on Eventbrite.

Potty Mouth's THC Comedy Experience
Saturday, July 9, 9 to 10:30 p.m.
Weefles
8529 West Colfax Avenue, Lakewood

The comedians will be stoned, but at least you will be, too. This cannabis-friendly comedy show — both for you and the comedians — is hosted by C.J. Gauvin and a crew of local comics, who have to toke up before performing a set. Goodie bags and raffle prizes will be awarded, but at $10 a ticket (with bring-your-own booze and cannabis policies), everyone wins.

Ongoing cannabis events:
click to enlarge Puff-and-paint classes are back in Denver. - JAKE COX
Puff-and-paint classes are back in Denver.
Jake Cox
Sushi and Spliff Rolling
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Private Denver location shared upon registration
Want something to satisfy the munchies after a day of dabbing? Hang out with the Kush & Canvases team, which will be teaching a joint- and sushi-rolling class for people who never learned how to properly twist. Each class includes supplies to make three sushi rolls per person, as well as joint-rolling papers, but attendees need to bring their own cannabis. Tickets (21+) are $75 on Eventbrite.

Seed to Sale Tour
Thursdays through Saturdays, noon and 6 p.m. (weekdays) and 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. (weekends)
Seed & Smith Denver
5070 Oakland Street

Ever want to learn more about the life of a cannabis plant? See what it takes to run to a cannabis cultivation, processing lab and retail dispensary with Seed & Smith, a vertically integrated marijuana business. Check out the grow room, hold a pound of weed, and get plenty of free smells in. Tours (21+) are free, but you have top sign up online first.

Cannabis Karaoke
Fridays, 11:45 p.m.
Colorado Cannabis Tours
381 East 55th Avenue

Rip that bong and belt those tunes at Colorado Cannabis Tours' Friday karaoke session, where no notes are too high. Book the late-night slot for one to three hours, then puff and sing the night away. Tickets (21+) are $11 per person on Peek; BYO cannabis.

Tokes and Brushstrokes
Saturdays, 3 to 5:30 p.m.
The Coffee Joint
1130 Yuma Court

After a more-than-year-long hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic, Creatively Cannabis classes are returning to the Coffee Joint, Denver's only licensed pot lounge. For $49.99 ($69 the day of), students will receive instruction and painting supplies, but anyone wanting to consume cannabis must bring their own, as well as a vaporizer or dab rig (no smoking is allowed at the Coffee Joint). Find out more and buy tickets (21+) on Eventbrite.

Infused Standup Comedy
Saturdays, 7 p.m.
Studio 420
808 East 78th Avenue

Comedians and attendees alike can blaze as much as they want during these stoned standup sessions hosted at private pot club Studio 420. To get in, guests must be a member of Studio 420, but daily and limited memberships are available. Tickets (21+) with no membership are $10 on Eventbrite; guests must being their own cannabis.

Know of more marijuana events? Send information to [email protected].
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