With Memorial Day this weekend, May is winding down! If you are still looking for plans, explore 303 Magazine's suggestions for what the last weekend in May has to offer!
Friday, May 26th
'80s Summer Kickoff Rooftop Party
When: Friday, May 26, 5-8PM
Where: Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - 650 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver
Cost: Free Admission
The Lowdown: Summer is coming and that means patio and rooftop season! Get in the spirit at Jax Fish House & Oyster Far this Friday for the '80s Summer Kickoff Rooftop Party and enjoy some delicious cocktails and seafood from Jax. The '80s dedicated band, The Goonies, will perform! If you dress in your best '80s styles, as a winner you will get the chance to win free crab for a year.
Untitled: True Grit
When: Friday, May 26, 6-10PM
Where: Denver Art Museum (DAM) - 100 W. 14th Avenue Parkway, Denver
The Lowdown: Saddle up cowboys and cowgirls, DAM's end of the month event is here to bring you back to the wild west days. Untitled: True Grit, a part of DAM's monthly late-night experience, will feature workshops, performances and tours to bring you back into the world where laws didn't exist and tumbleweeds roamed the vast emptiness before the development of the west.
Ballet5280 performs Vivaldi's Four Seasons
When: Friday & Saturday, May 26-27 starting at 7:30PM
Where: 3 Community Park Rd., Broomfield
Cost: $15. Get tickets here.
The Lowdown: Experience one of Antonio Vivaldi's most famous works, Four Seasons this Friday and Saturday. The event comes from Ballet5280 and it will be the company's debut performance. Watch as spring, summer, winter and fall are demonstrated through movement and music.
Saturday, May 27th
The Pressed Conference
When: Saturday, May 27, 2-5pm
Where: Highlands Masonic Lodge - 3220 Federal Blvd., Denver
Cost: $45, get tickets here
The Lowdown: Cider lovers, believe it or not, but there's a festival just for you. Hosted by Two Parts and the Rocky Mountain Cider Association, this event will bring together dozens of delicious ciders for a sweet afternoon. Your ticket gets you unlimited tastings.
Denver Arts Festival
When: Saturday, May 27,10am-6pm and Sunday, May 28, 10am-5pm
Where: Stapleton Conservatory Green - 8304 E. 49th Pl., Denver
The Lowdown: Artists from Denver and around the country, as well as lovers of art, will head to the 19th annual Denver Arts Festival this Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy the works of over 140 unique artists, and even bring some work home with you too. There will be live music and kid activities, so you can bring the whole family.
Veteran's Memorial Day Tribute
When: Saturday, May 27, 10am-12pm
Where: POF Hall - 1340 Sherman St., Denver
The Lowdown: It's important to remember the reason behind Memorial Day - beyond a three day weekend. Honor our fallen heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country at POF Hall this Saturday. The Veteran's Memorial Day Tribute will honor Colorado's own fallen soldiers of all wars, including the War on Terror. There will be name-reading ceremonies, family flag banner and pin presentations as well as Remembrance Wreath laying.
Denver Day of Rock
When: Saturday, May 27, 2:30-9pm
Where: 16th St. Mall, Denver
Cost: Free, with option of a VIP Pass. Get pass here.
The Lowdown: Enjoy five stages of music around downtown Denver this Saturday at Denver Day of Rock. The Day, hosted by Amp the Cause, is full of live music from a variety of bands. It is also an event to raise funds and awareness for the non-profit community that exists within the city of Denver. Thinking about upgrading to VIP? You will get to see bands from a VIP lounge, enjoy catered food and an open bar.
Rocky Mountain Brew Runs at Denver Beer Co.
When: Saturday, May 27 starting at 10am
Where: Denver Beer Co. - 1695 Platte St., Denver
Cost: $35. Get tickets here.
The Lowdown: A 5k that ends at a brewery with a yoga session and beer olympics happening afterwards? That sounds like a Colorado race. Enjoy the Rocky Mountain Brew Runs this Saturday as you jog down the Platte River Trail towards Denver Beer Co. After the run, there will be a mini yoga stretch session, as well as Beer Olympics. You will get some swag as well, such as "carb loading" pint glass. Don't forget to proudly wear your red, white, and blue color to support those in service!
Sunday, May 28th
The Art of Brunch
When: Sunday, May 28, 11am-4pm
Where: Art District on Santa Fe - Denver, CO
The Lowdown: Explore art galleries in the Art District on Santa Fe and enjoy some brunch bites this Sunday at The Art of Brunch. The events invites guests to enjoy over 30+ participating art galleries and local businesses in the art district, with each providing complimentary brunch bites. To learn about the participating businesses and galleries, go here.
Shakesbeer's A Midsummer Night's Dram
When: Sunday, May 28, 7:30-9pm
Where: Ratio Beerworks - 2920 Larimer St., Denver
The Lowdown: We all know Shakespeare loved to drink. Hosted by the Wit Theatre Company, Shakesbeer is meant to "commemorate the longstanding tradition of drinking on, off and all around the stage." Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dram, invites you to enjoy some delicious craft brew from Ratio Beerworks and a fun rendition of Shakespeare.
Drake Night Vol. 2
When: Sunday, May 28, 9pm-2am
Where: Ophelia's Electric Soapbox - 1215 20th St. Denver
Cost: $14 in advance, $20 at door. $25 for reserved seating. Get tickets here.
The Lowdown: If you are a lover of Drake, then don't miss out on Sunday. Drake Night is returning after last year's success, and invites fans to enjoy an evening of, well, everything Drake. There will be four DJs spinning everything from Drake's humble beginnings to the present day.