Popped and locked up
SATURDAY. Like just about every other trend of the 1980s, it seems, break dancing is back – and about to have a big time when the sport of “breaking” makes its debut at the Summer Olympics. 2024 in Paris. In the meantime, b-boys and b-girls around the world are honing their skills at competitions like the one scheduled for 1 p.m. today in the Globeville neighborhood of Denver.
Red Bull BC One City code (yes, that’s a mouthful), a one-on-one breakup battle, takes place at BirdSeed Collective, 4,496 Grant St. Breakers of all skill levels (and over the age of 16) can register and compete for a chance to qualify for a regional competition in August in New York City. The event is free to watch and attend. Reserve a spot on eventbrite.com.
Oldies and cold
SATURDAY. Twice a year, vinyl enthusiasts gather in Denver for the Rocky Mountain Record Show, an extravaganza featuring more than 50 vendors selling tens of thousands of records. But for the first time, RMRS will be hosting an additional pop-up event, where you can get 15-20 of Denver’s best slingers, listen to music and sip terrific beer.
THE Pop-up Rocky Mountain Record Showfree access, takes place from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday June 3 at Great Divide Brewing‘s Barrel Bar, at 1812 35th St. A food truck will be on site,” Great Divide said.
Sunday. Combine an old tradition with a new one when the Taste of Colorado festival at Civic Center Park, 14th and Bannock Streets, teams up with ¡Long live! Streetsa new event this summer that closes part of Broadway and Welton Street to cars and trucks so people can walk, bike, skate or scooter in this usually bustling city.
Taste of Colorado, in its new format, runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and includes eight food stalls, live music all day, more than 20 vendors at a market, and a kids’ area with face painting, helmet decoration bike rides, games and more. . Get information at atasteofcolorado.com. ¡Long live! Streets, meanwhile, is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and takes place on Broadway between Alameda Avenue and 20th Street, and on Welton between 20th and 28th Street. There are several activity centers along the way. ¡Long live! Streets returns on July 9 and August 6. Get information on vivastreetsdenver.com.
park it here
Sunday. Mile High City’s Biggest Picnic Party Returns When City Park Jazz launches its 10-week season with the music of Sarah Mount and the Rushmores, a funk and neo-soul band. And while the music is always fantastic, City Park Jazz is so much more than that.
Thousands of people usually gather on both sides of the bandstand (near 17th Avenue and Milwaukee Street), carrying bikes, dogs, children, picnics, barbecues, games like bocce and the cornhole, camping chairs and coolers. There are also usually food trucks. Music is from 6-8pm, although people show up much earlier. (This week, City Park faces Game 2 of the NBA Finals, which takes place at the same time.) City Park Jazz takes place every Sunday through August 6. Visit cityparkjazz.org for more information.
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