Best bets: murderous fun, chalk walk and Ralphie May


Green Spaces Colorado is hosting RiNo First Friday: Eco Art Show and Pop-Up Market from 7:00-10:00 pm. Bring a dish to share at the community potluck table, and enjoy eco-inspired work by several different artists. The event is free.

Hollow Younge band spices up the Blending Cellar from 7:00-10:00 pm with their jazzy blues rhythms and rock sounds. The Blending Cellar focuses on wonderful wines and unique music experiences. They have over 30 wines by the glass, along with local and gourmet selections. There is a one-item minimum for the concert.


Looking for a little mystery in your life? Come to The Return of Sherlock Holmes, an interactive murder mystery comedy dinner theater. The Broker Restaurant is hosting this show, with salad, dinner, dessert and drinks included in the price. Reservations are required: Saturday night starting at 6:00 pm. This experience is $50 a person. Call (303)292-5065 for reservations.

International Youth Ballet is performing a showing of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Nights Dream at the Gates Concert Hall. This group mixes dance with drama as they put on a classic play with new light. Saturday at 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm. Tickets: $21.


The His and Her Craft Show is coming to the Proof NiteClub this Sunday for brunch and a craft show open to the public. The theme is his & hers, so there will be a focus on Father’s Day, June weddings, and other gendered events. Free admission this Sunday from 10:00 am- 4:00 pm.

All weekend

Sidewalk chalk never goes out of style. The Denver Chalk Arts Festival is this weekend in Larimer Square, with more than 200 artists displaying their work on the sidewalk. The art show will cover four city blocks, with Italian food and music along the way. Saturday from 10:00 am-10:00 pm, and Sunday from 10:00 am-7:00 pm. No tickets required.

Parents, get a babysitter for this one! Ralphie May, who starred on the Last Comic Standing and voted one of Variety’s Ten Comics to Watch, will be at the Larimer Square Comedy Works on Friday and Saturday night. The shows on Friday are at 8:00 and 10:00 pm, and shows on Saturday at 6:30, 8:30, and 10:30 pm. Tickets: $27.

Come get crafty at the Capitol Hill People’s Fair this Saturday and Sunday. This fair celebrates Denver’s diverse community with entertainment, activities, and attractions that will make the whole family happy. Admission is free, and the fair will be open on Saturday from 10:00 am-8:00 pm, and Sunday from 10:00 am-7:00 pm. It is at the Civic Center Park.

Coming up this week

Sting joins forces with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra this coming Wednesday and Thursday. He is performing at Red Rocks Amphitheater, starting at 8:00 pm both nights. Tickets: $50-$180.

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