Happy Halloween! Now that the big fright night is finally here, we highly recommend that you pick up some Sativa Cheeba Chews from PURE if you feel like going out and hitting the town. If a scary movie and passing out candy is a little more your style, then we highly recommend picking up a Hot Chocolate on a Spoon by Coda instead to keep you in the feeling good in that twilight zone.
For all you amateur sommeliers, the 12th Annual Denver International Wine Festival begins this Wednesday, November 2nd, through Friday, November 4th at the Denver International Airport. Showcasing the largest selection of international and domestic wines in the Rock Mountain Region, and named one of the top Fall Wine Festivals by Thrillist, this is an event you won’t want to miss out on! Start your evening off at Union Station (where the event used to be held) to catch the light-rail that will take you straight to the wine festival. We highly recommend that you pick up some Sweet Grass Cookies that are a nice and happy sativa from DANK to keep you flying high and happy at the Denver International Wine Festival. For more details, check out denverwinefest.com.
If the Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is more appealing to you, then the Calavera Ball at the Botanic Gardens on York St this Friday, November 4th, is a must! This one-of-a-kind celebration of Mexican culture features live performances, music, and dancing in a cocktail party setting with the incredible Botanic Gardens as your backdrop. If you don’t know how to merengue, salsa and bachata, fear not, there will be lessons to help you brush up. It is encouraged to wear traditional “Catrina” or “Catrin” attire, and there will be an artist painting Calavera (Sugar skull) makeup to keep with tradition. We highly recommend you pick up some Keef Cola from the Clinic to keep you feeling the music and spirits all night long! For more details or to purchase tickets, check out botanicgardens.org/events/special-events/calavera-ball.
This week is also the beginning of Denver Arts week that will begin on Friday, November 4th, and will continue through Saturday, November 12th. The events will include the First Friday Art Walk in the Sante Fe and RiNo neighborhoods where you can explore the local art scene with live music and snacks to carry you through the evening, as well as free nights at the Denver Art Museum, a Film Festival, and so much more! We highly recommend you pick up some Purple Cheddar from The Herbal Cure to keep your creative mind active while you explore the Denver Arts Week! For more details or a full list of events, check out denver.org/denver-arts-week.
Is there nothing better to you than some craft beer and some hearty bacon? Then check out the 5th Annual Denver Bacon and Beer night this Saturday, November 5th, from 2:00 to 5:30 pm at the Glitter Dome in RiNo. Bringing together some of Denver’s best breweries and restaurants to create this evening of Bacon inspired dishes paired with local craft beers that you will not want to miss out on! We highly recommend you pick up some Strawberry Banana Wax from Live Green to keep you going strong as you sample away at all the amazing dishes and brews. For more details or to purchase tickets, check out twoparts.com/event/bacon-and-beer-2016.