What a glorious weekend -- one filled with great things to see and do. And the folks at our Backbeat Online, Cafe Society and Show and Tell blogs and Westword slide show page documented what went down as the temperatures went up. Look below for samples from posts about First Friday, Gotye live, the same of the Pinyon in Boulder and the ramp-up for the Colorado Rockies' 2012 home opener. "The First Friday arts and culture walk on Santa Fe is heating up for the spring. Photographer Brandon Marshall brings back these scenes from people, performances and exhibits."
See more in "First Friday on Santa Fe, 4/6/12."
"A sun rose in a blood red sky as Gotye unleashed the first notes and lyrics to 'Eyes Wide Open,' one of the more upbeat tracks -- and first single -- off of Making Mirrors, the album he released in the late summer of last year. And so began the show, an experience that was at least as much visual as it was audio."
Read more in "Review: Gotye at the Ogden Theatre, 4/6/12."
"On Friday afternoon, I got the text: "Heeeeey! I sold the Pinyon -- going to make the move to Denver. Kablammo!" read the message from Theo Adley, the exec chef-owner of the Pinyon in Boulder, a restaurant he opened in late 2010 on the East End of the Pearl Street Mall that quickly generated accolades for its food-nerd fried chicken, barrel-aged maple syrup, pig trotters and earnest, unpretentious farm-to-table approach to Rocky Mountain cuisine."
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"The Rockies organization has named this 'The Year of the Fan,' and will be offering special deals to coincide with every Monday home game. For example, there is a special nine-game Monday-night ticket package, as well as fireworks for every home run and special giveaways for the purple-garbed on Mondays only. The team is even hosting a Purple Monday photo contest (and accepting entries through June 1)."
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More from our Things to Do archive: "Photos: Purple line to mark Rockies opener perfect for LoDo drunks to walk."