Mural Festival, Farmers’ Markets and Franti – This Weekend!

June 3, 2021

Ever wish there was a nearby farmers market that didn’t happen on the weekend? Your wish just came true with Stanley Marketplace’s Friday Farm + Flea Market! Every Friday this summer, you can get fresh local produce as well as enjoy an old-fashioned flea market, complete with live entertainment! Plus, this weekend don’t miss the Black Love Mural Festival and Michael Franti ro Red Rocks!



Credit: Daniel Penfield

With all the recent talk about infrastructure, why not start back at a time when our country was REALLY into infrastructure—when we built the Erie Canal! This interesting online discussion will highlight how important the canal was to the industrialization of the U.S. and what a true engineering marvel it is. You’ll hear all about backroom political dealings, surging boomtowns, and surveyors who had never worked on a canal project.

Active Minds Online
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Register: FREE

Thursday – Sunday, June 3-6

The first Black Love Mural Festival premiered last summer, right on the heels of George Floyd’s death and the Black Lives Matters protests, as a way for artists to add their voices to the movement in a powerful way.

This year, the festival continues and expands as more and more Black artists make their way to walls in the Civic Center Park area. Come out and watch the artists as they create, have a conversation with them, listen to a workshop they present, and join in their quiet but powerful activism!

Civic Center Park, 101 W. 14th Ave., Denver
Information: FREE (Just Show Up)

Red Rocks’ popular collaboration with Denver Film continues to present fun summer movies at the most picturesque drive-in theater in the country—the lower parking lot at Red Rocks.

Thursday’s film is the 1990s classic, Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead; Friday is sold out; Saturday’s movie is the original Coming to America, and Sunday’s flick is The Fantastic Mr. Fox.

Red Rocks Park Lower South Parking Lot, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison
8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $59.50 per car

Friday, June 4

Why go to a Farmer’s Market when you can attend a Farm + Flea Market? Starting this week and for every Friday this summer, Stanley Marketplace will host a produce-driven outdoor market that’s so much more than food. It’s also the only market in the neighborhood that takes place on Friday morning—perfect if you need to get a head start on your weekend!

Stanley Marketplace, Dallas St. at Clinton St., Aurora
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE (Just Show Up)

Get back in the comedy groove again! Every week, the Denver Comedy Lounge will present a new lineup of both local and national comic talent, ready to energize a live audience with their stand-up shows. 

Due to social distancing, you must purchase tickets in pods of 2-6 people, so gather a group of friends and split the cost! There’s also full service dining available on site from Denver Sushi House!

Colorado Sake Co., 3559 Larimer St., Denver
6:50 and 8:45 p.m.
Tickets: $12.75 – $18 per person

Have you ever watched a new play come alive right before your eyes? Anyone  interested in theatre or the writing process will enjoy watching the premiere of a brand new play, The Headliners, before it’s even on its feet. The table reading with actors will be live-streamed at 7:00 p.m on Friday, then available to stream through June 13. 

The Headliners is a timely story about gender, fame, and the media—except it took place more than 100 years ago. Eva Tanguay was the Lady Gaga of Vaudeville and Julian Eltinge was a drag queen who was once the highest paid actor in the world. In 1908 they appeared together onstage in New York City and thumbed their noses at gender roles, respectability, and the institution of marriage. Was it a performance? Was it a publicity stunt? Or, was it something much more personal for the two entertainers involved?

Cherry Creek Theatre Online
7:00 p.m. (Premiere)
Register: $20 (suggested donation)

Saturday, June 5

With Saturday Night Live in reruns until fall, catch a new comedy show LIVE in Denver instead! You’ll need to purchase tickets in “pods” of 2-6 people who will sit together at one table. Make it a date night or grab a bunch of friends and have a fun night out on the town. You never know who might show up—many comedians who perform here have been featured on Comedy Central, NBC, TBS, HBO Netflix and Amazon!

Colorado Sake Co., 3559 Larimer St., Denver
6:00, 8:00, and 10:00 p.m.
Tickets: $12.75 – $18 per person

Saturday-Sunday, June 5-6


Peace, love, and rock-n-roll! Michael Franti is a humanitarian activist who delivers a message of optimism, and he also happens to be an award-winning musician with the group Spearhead. Catch his high-energy, positive show live at Red Rocks!

Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison
Sat., 8:00 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $65-$85

Sunday, June 6

Take part in an outdoor Vinyasa yoga class led by Vibe Wellness on the West Lawn at Stanley Marketplace in the company of some very cute puppies! Mile High Lab Mission provides the dogs, and your donation for the yoga class helps support their rescue organization!

Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Tickets: $15

FREE Sunday afternoon concerts in the park are back on the West Lawn at Stanley Marketplace! This week’s performance is Dzirae Gold, a Denver soul group fronted by Dzirae herself. The band’s style is modern Memphis soul fused with classic jazz and contemporary pop. The family-friendly performance provides a great outing for the whole family!

Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE

Enjoy a solo gallery opening of mixed media acrylic paintings by ML Harper that celebrate nature and the joy of life. As part of the monthly Day of Jubilee festivities, the art show sets the tone for a vibrant evening of live music and visual art. The event is FREE, and there is plenty of parking available behind the building.

The People’s Building, 9995 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE (Just Show Up)

How fun is this? The Bright Lights of Denver is an interactive podcast that’s also a fictional mystery story—part investigative reporting, part theatrical storytelling, and a city-wide scavenger hunt that you can take part in! 

Aspiring novelist-turned-journalist Ryan Streeter is digging into the history of Denver for a new podcast. Then a simple encounter ends with a source’s sudden disappearance, and Ryan is caught in the middle of a Mile High mystery he could never have anticipated. Episodes will be released throughout June, so sign up for updates so you don’t miss a single one!

DCPA Online
Podcast released June 8
Sign-Up: FREE
Phone: 303-893-4100

So Much More, Near the Southshore!

waterAway from it all, but close to everything, the lakeside community of Southshore offers access to plenty of things to do every weekend! If you’re new to Life at the Lake, drive around and check out the beautiful model homes from Taylor Morrison, Richmond American Homes and Toll Brothers. Available in ranch and two-story designs, Southshore homes are priced between the upper $400s to the $700s.