This Week in Denver April 28 – May 5, 2017

This week in Denver April 28 - May 5, 2017 Doors Open Denver

The Colorado History Museum is one of 68 sites to be open for Doors Open Denver this weekend. Photo courtesy of Doors Open Denver.

What do you need to know this week in Denver April 28 – May 5, 2017? Denver’s first all gluten-free restaurant, Civic Center Eats returns, and what’s happening in Globeville. 

Get to know our city just a little bit better this weekend when the doors open on 68 Denver sites for Doors Open Denver this Saturday and Sunday (10am to 4pm). The annual event gives visitors a free peek into many iconic Denver places across the city, and for a $10 insider tour ticket (on sale now) you can get a guided tour, too. The many free on-site activities include the opportunity to take a selfie wearing a “Denver iconic building wig,” with hairstyles designed by local salons. What do you think…are you more of a Brown Palace bob or D&F Tower shag?

No more asking if there’s a gluten-free menu…at least at one Denver spot. Just BE Kitchen, Denver’s first completely gluten-free (and paleo-friendly) casual eatery opened this week on 15th Street (Riverfront).

One of my favorite breakfast joints, Sassafras, will soon be serving their Southern comfort food in Golden, their third location.

Civic Center Eats returns to downtown May 2.

The Kitchen will be opening another Next Door restaurant, this time in Longmont.

I’ve mentioned this before, but in case you missed it and are wondering if your eyes are deceiving you…yes, the trees in the Denver Theatre District are, in fact, blue.

Here’s why the newly revamped Globe Hall music venue in the Globeville/RiNo area will make you feel like you’re at a private concert.

That’s not the only thing happening in that neighborhood…Shauna Lott of The Long I Pie Shop will be taking over the kitchen at Globeville’s Fort Greene Bar. And, 5280 Magazine is raving about Elevation Meats (whose production facility is also located in Globeville)…specifically their must-try 16-day, dry-cured smoked pork belly bacon.  You can buy it locally at Cheese + Provisions, The Preservery, and The Local Butcher at Denver Central Market.

Denver’s beer scene is welcoming Intrepid Soujourner, a new brewery that promises to bring us brews with some flavors you might not be expecting with your suds…lavender, Turkish coffee, and garlic to name a few.

Just about every Denverite knows the RiNo Art District has been undergoing an amazing transformation over the last couple of years…Confluence Denver takes a look at how RiNo went from mostly industrial to the place where all the cool kids gather.

More than 800 Aurora and north Stapleton residents are launching their own organic, locally sourced food co-op. Nourish Community Market aims to double that membership by July. Initial membership buy-in is $200.

What are you up to this weekend? This weekend is feeling especially kid-friendly in Denver with Dia del Nino events all over Denver and Boulder. Plus, Saturday is scheduled to be opening day at Elitch Gardens. I wonder if this is the first time it’s snowed for that? If so, here are a few more things to do with the kids this weekend. And, check back early next week for a full month of May Denver fun.

Enjoy the weekend!

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