In Denver This Week March 17-23, 2017

In Denver this week March 17-23, 2017 SimBLISSity Tiny Homes_Denver Home Show

Boulder’s SimBLISSity Tiny Homes setting up for the Denver Home Show. Photo courtesy of Denver Home Show.

What do you need to know in Denver this week March 17-23, 2017? Where to not drink green beer, SNL spoofs The Denver Zoo, an urban hiker tackles an 88-mile, 60-brewery Denver loop, and showcasing the grittier side of our fair city. 

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, all! My green beer-drinking days are certainly far behind me, but I could be tempted today, or any other day really, by one of these St. Patrick’s Day-inspired cocktails being served around town. Feeling a little more traditional? Here’s a guide to Denver Irish pubs sure to be packed today.

Local festival and pop-up marketplace The Big Wonderful has found a new home in the Globeville neighborhood for its fourth year. And, this guide will help you start planning for Colorado’s entire festival season.

Denver institution Cherry Cricket is slated to re-open early April in a new location. And the Union Station neighborhood will soon be adding Citizen Rail to its noshing options. If your favorite meals are self-prepared, here’s where to buy the best culinary knives in Denver.

In animal news…yes, it seems we recently have animal news…so much so that even SNL took note and did a somewhat creepy skit on the Denver Zoo. The zoo also got another new addition this week, this Arvada dog was reunited with its owner one year laterthis moose on the loose in Breck has been getting a lot of national attention, and here’s where you can take an alpaca selfie this weekend.

Seems Denver is experiencing a bit of a backlash against its “ugly architecture.”

These two local photographers are documenting the grittier side of Denver living, what they call “nat geo for the streets,” and helping to build a sense of community.

Are these Denver’s 5 funniest women?

If you never found yourself inspired by Cheryl Strayed’s The Wild hike (or Reese Witherspoon’s, depending on your preferred medium), perhaps this is more your style…extreme athlete Liz Thomas is visiting 60 Denver breweries on an 8-day, 88-mile urban hike(Follow her progress with #urbanbrewthru.) Unfortunately for Liz, these 5 Colorado craft breweries that just ranked in the top 50 nationally are all outside the Denver city limits.

For the first time ever this year I’m struggling with what to do with my kiddo during all of the school breaks. Fortunately for working parents, The Denver Ear put together this handy guide to Denver spring break camps.

Finally I am so excited to go to this weekend’s Denver Home Show! I was happy to be able to give one lucky reader the opportunity to go, too, with two complimentary tickets (courtesy of the Denver Home Show). Personally I’m most curious about the tiny homes…I’m sorta obsessed with them. And, I was thrilled to see this crowd-funding campaign for Denver’s first tiny home village for the homeless go up this week. These homes can provide a real opportunity for so many.

What are you up to this weekend? As mentioned, I’ll be hanging out at the Denver Home Show. Some other interesting options…The McNichols Project: Jazz Age, Bumblebee Jamboree at Denver Botanic Gardens, Cochon 555, and Colorado Craft Beer Week kicks off tomorrow. Plus, a few more things to do with your kids and more March happenings.

Enjoy the weekend!

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