KUSA - It’s that time of year where we ring in summer with festivals. And for some of us, enjoy a three-day weekend.
Star Wars Live Artist – May 26 to 28 - http://bit.ly/2qeqGPs
Come see a live painting from a Star Wars artist.
Christopher Clark will be painting at Denver’s Incredible Art Gallery, and will also be available to sign and hand embellish you own artwork at no charge.
Admission is free and all who attend will get a free 9-inch-by-11-inch Star Wars print. There will also be complimentary wine, beer and other refreshments, along with hot sandwiches from South Philly CheeseSteak Golden.
Clark will be there on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 7 p.m.
Artwork from Star Wars, Marvel & Disney will also be on display and available for purchase.
Rocky Mountain Stamp Show – May 26 to 28 - http://bit.ly/2rOJJkv
Stamp collectors, assemble!
Hundreds of stamps will be on display at the Crown Plaza Hotel at 15500 E. 40th Ave. in Denver.
There will also be seminars and dealers showcasing their wares. And if you’re not (yet) a stamp collector but have inherited a collection, “What’s in Your Attic” will provide free advice if you want to learn more about the hobby.
And young stamp collectors can go through Stamp Camp, which runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
The show’s hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.
Admission is $2 per day or $5 for all three. Kids accompanied by an adult get in free.
And free admission coupon for one day is available here.
Boulder Creek Festival – May 27 to 29 - http://bit.ly/2rp7mCU
It’s described by its website as the “unofficial kickoff to summer in Boulder.” How can you miss out on that?
The festival is held in downtown Boulder along the Boulder Creek corridor, covering the area from Broadway to 14th Street and from Canyon Boulevard and Arapahoe Avenue.
There will be carnival rides, an art show, three performance stages with music and entertainment and 500 vendors selling everything from handicrafts to technology, along with the expected food and drink sellers.
The festival is free. Its hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday.
South Gaylord Street Memorial Day Weekend Festival – May 27 to 29 – http://bit.ly/2rVbUyt
It’s a block full of free family fun this weekend at South Gaylord Street in the 1000 block, between Tennessee and Mississippi.
There’ll be food and drink from local restaurants, along with entertainment and local vendors.
Festivities run from 4:00 to 9:45 p.m. on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday.
Parking is free and available at South High, but carpooling is suggested.
Denver Arts Festival – May 27, 28 - http://bit.ly/1Prg9pK
It’s the 19th anniversary for this arts festival, which is expected to have more than 50,000 attendees.
More than 100 of Colorado’s artists will be exhibiting, along with a select group of national artists, at the Conservatory Green at Stapleton.
This year, there will be a children’s play area where kids can paint a canvas magnet, take a photo in the photo booth and receive an entry to win their own painting birthday party.
The festival runs from 10 to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Admission is free.
Visit from Amelia Earhart – May 27 - http://bit.ly/1siF4nY
Want to learn more about this lost pilot?
Historical actress Leslie Goddard will be at the Forney Museum noon performing as Earhart.
You can listen to her tell stories, then see Earhart’s car in the museum.
Open to all ages, included as part of museum general admission.
Tickets are $11 for adults, $9 for seniors and $5 for children ages 3 to 12. Children younger than 3 are free.
Denver Day of Rock – May 27 - http://bit.ly/2qkxxqD
Five stages. Twenty-five bands. Are you ready to rock?
Performances start at 2:30 p.m. at 16th Street Mall and end at 9:30 p.m. It's hosted by nonprofit Amp the Cause and works to raise funds for its community work.
Admission is free.
La La Land Screening – May 28 – http://bit.ly/2qkk3eA
Watch the musical picture that won best picture for a few seconds!
Belmar Library will showing it at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Come laugh, cry and break into song.
Shakesbeer’s A Midsummer Night’s Dram – May 28 - https://denv.co/2qJDApS
It’s the premiere of Wit's Shakesbeer’s A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Drinking at the theater is nothing new. But the twist is that not only will the audience have the chance to enjoy Shakespeare with beer, but so will the cast.
Actors will be drinking before and throughout the show, so expect the appropriate hijinks.
The play will start 7:30 p.m. at Ratio Beerworks at 2920 Larimer St. Admission is free.
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