By Katie Seiffertt & Jenny Ivy
As the butterfly emerges from its cocoon, so too do we emerge from our homes and learn to spread our wings in the new normal. Museums and galleries are beginning to open and welcome people to safely walk their exhibits and admire works of art that haven’t been able to shine. Concert halls, stadiums, and other venues are waiting for guests to be delighted by the music and the sweet crack of the bat. Denver is ready for people to return to trail restaurants, museums, and shops! Wake up! It’s June and you can find so much to do!
Colorado Photographic Arts Center
This caught our attention as it seems to fit thematically with the idea of things around us changing. This exhibit features three photographers who each take a different approach to capture the environmental shifts in three different locations around the world. Through their lenses we can see the connection between humans and nature — and may even learn what our future could look like.
June 18 to June 20
Juneteenth is a celebration marking the day that news of the Emancipation Proclamation made its way to Texas in 1865. Denver City Council has finally decided to make Juneteenth a commemorative holiday and we’re thankful to be able to safely gather and celebrate this important day in history! In addition to a parade on June 19, event-goers have a range of activities to enjoy, from delicious food and live music to a two-day street festival and a drag show.
The Hangar at Stanley Marketplace
Tuesdays from May 25 to June 29
$45 - $55/person - 18 and older
Music is important to so many of us — naturally, each member of the WF team has their go-to tunes while working away the hours. We are all looking forward to a variety of concert options this summer! For me, this Vivaldi evening would be a nice escape out sans children. This event will feature calm music to soothe the lingering anxiety from a long year of quarantine — of course, the bar would help with that as well.
Summer means farmers’ markets as far as the eye can see! You probably have one close to your neck of the woods, but you can always go exploring to discover new vendors and foodstuffs. Peruse the list provided by Denver The Mile High City and set up a wonderful summer rotation!
Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art
If you’re still a bit hesitant to spread those newly-rediscovered wings, never fear! Thanks to Kirkland Museum, you can find online adventures aplenty to embark upon from the comfort of your home. Find out the favorite art pieces of the museum staff, take a virtual tour, or learn about the printing process.
From strutting in a 5K to a pool party and a Shabbat dinner, Denver hosts plenty of opportunities for the proud and diverse local LGBTQ+ community to celebrate Pride Month. As we enter a more hopeful era in 2021 with many people getting vaccinated, look for Pride Hubs offering in-person options for those who wish to gather physically to celebrate Denver Pride — locations range from the trendy SIE Film Center to the iconic restaurant Hamburger Mary’s.
May We Recommend
As a longtime LoHi local, WF CEO Eric loves to eat and drink his way through the neighborhood. This month, he recommends:
1575 Boulder St, Denver (Just a couple doors down from the former WideFoc.us World HQ)
Favorite Dish: “Everything is just so delicious, but I’m a particular fan of their lamb kebab bowl, which is one of the most balanced and tasty dishes in Denver. But definitely try their “dimeroll” sandwiches (which are hearty panini rollups) or their messy, melty cheeseburger. The cocktails are special, too.”
Atmosphere: “A totally inviting rooftop, a street-level patio that puts you right in the action, and a well-designed indoor dining room mean that you’ll be happy no matter where you sit. Tell them Eric sent you.”
Did we miss anything important, quirky, or interesting? Please drop us a line. Sending everyone happy summer vibes. Enjoy your June adventures and check back next month to get your fill of July fun!
When Operations Manager and Team Mom Katie isn’t managing her family of six or nurturing her work family with check-ins, treats, and zoom hugs, she’s most likely lost in another art or house project while listening to one of her top-five binge shows as background noise to drown out little voices calling her name.
Even when she isn’t writing, Content Writer Jenny still can’t manage to get away from her computer. In her free time, she develops beautiful websites and loves all things tech. She is a native Coloradan and also has a passion for the mountains, movies, and her cat Lucy.