Axios Denver Weekender

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May 24, 2024

Hey, Thursday! It's Maxwell.

  • Memorial Day weekend is here! Who's on the grill?

Today's newsletter is 707 words β€” a 2.5-minute read.

1 big thing: β˜€οΈ Three ways to weekend

The Memorial Day Parade in Commerce City. Photo: Kathryn Scott/The Denver Post via Getty Images

Here are three ways to spend your Memorial Day in Denver.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡² Memorial Day Parade: Honor fallen service members at the state's largest parade. This 58-year tradition begins with a ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park in Commerce City, followed by the parade and a concert with food trucks, live music and various booths.

  • When: 8:45am–2pm Monday

⚾ Rockies: See Colorado in action at Coors Field for the first of a three-game homestand against the Cleveland Guardians. Tickets start at $10

  • When: 2:10pm Monday

πŸ₯³ Kickoff to Summer: Head to the 1000 block of Old South Gaylord Street for a three-day festival featuring music, rides, food trucks, a play area for dogs and artisan street vendors. Donations accepted

  • When: 4–10pm Saturday, 10am–6pm Sunday, 10am–4pm Monday

More things to do in Denver this weekend

🎸 Boulder Creek Festival: Boulder's 35th annual community event returns with a free kickoff concert tomorrow night followed by three days of live music, a farmers market, food trucks and a skate park activation. Free

πŸ–ΌοΈ Denver Arts Festival: See fine art and crafts from over 150 local and select national artists while sipping on wine or beer and listening to live music at the Conservatory Green in Central Park. Free

  • When: 10am–6pm Saturday and 10am–5pm Sunday

🎒 Water World: Cool off at this massive Federal Heights water park opening Saturday. Tickets

  • Cost: Starting at $25 (child) and $30 (adult) for single-day tickets

πŸ‘‘ "Bridgerton" AR Experience: Celebrate season 3 of Netflix's "Bridgerton" with this new pop-up at Verizon stores that includes an augmented reality view of the Bridgerton estate and AI-generated outfits inspired by the show. Free

🎡 A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie: Coming off his "Better Off Alone" album, the Bronx MC will take the stage at Red Rocks with Luh Tyler and Dess Dior. Tickets start at $67

  • When: 6:30pm Sunday

πŸͺ• Maggie Rogers: The Grammy-nominated indie singer is performing two shows at Red Rocks during her "Don't Forget Me" tour. Tickets start at $115

  • When: 7:30pm Monday and Tuesday

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2. ▢️ Streaming guide

"The 1% Club," hosted by Patton Oswalt. Photo: Adam Rose/Prime Video

Here's what's new on Prime Video, Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, Max, Paramount+ and BET+.

What we're watching: A new game show that tests how the brain works, a sci-fi thriller with a star-studded cast and a new season of "The Kardashians."

My pick of the week

"The 1% Club" β€” Available now on Prime Video and Fox

State of play: Comedian Patton Oswalt hosts this new game show in which 100 contestants compete to answer a question only 1% of the country can get right for a prize of up to $100,000.

What they're saying: "Your CV has nothing to do with how you'll do in the game," Oswalt told Axios. "I have watched people that are literally working part time at a pet store smoke people with multiple Ph.D.s. It's kind of fascinating."

Don't miss these

"Atlas" β€” Available tomorrow on Netflix

Driving the news: Jennifer Lopez, Simu Liu and Sterling K. Brown star in this new sci-fi film about a misanthropic analyst who must learn to trust her AI-controlled bodysuit so she can capture a corrupt robot.

Fun fact: This is J-Lo's second thriller in two years with Netflix. She also starred in "The Mother," released in May 2023.

"The Kardashians" β€” Available now on Hulu

The intrigue: Kourtney's pregnancy with her first child with Travis Barker is at the center of the fifth season of this reality show.

More to watch

"Lolla: The Story of Lollapalooza" on Paramount+

  • This three-part documentary dives into the origins and evolution of Lollapalooza and its co-founder Perry Farrell. Available now

"Stax: Soulsville, USA" on Max

  • This doc about the Memphis-based record label behind soul artists including Otis Redding and Isaac Hayes won the TV Premiere Audience Award at SXSW. Available now

"The Ms. Pat Show" season 4 on BET+

  • This Emmy-nominated sitcom returns with guest stars including Richard Lawson, Tommy Davidson, Flex Alexander and Golden Brooks. Available now

"The Beach Boys" on Disney+

  • The story of the pop music pioneers is told in this documentary with never-before-seen footage and new interviews. Available tomorrow

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Thanks to our editor Ashley May and copy editor Egan Millard.