Axios Denver Weekender

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May 17, 2024

Hey, Thursday! It's Maxwell.

  • Now that you know when the Broncos are playing, here's what you can do this weekend.

Today's newsletter is 618 words — a 2.5-minute read.

1 big thing: 👟 Get to the finish line

A runner approaches the finish line at the 2018 Colfax Marathon. Photo: Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via Getty Images

Support over 21,000 runners from around the world during the Denver Colfax Marathon.

The big picture: This is the Mile High City's largest running weekend with seven races and a two-day health and fitness expo.

By the numbers: The races include a 26.2-mile marathon, a 13.1-mile half-marathon, a 10-mile race and a 5K.

What to expect: Runners who finish get a medal. Enjoy lunch, live music and adult beverages at the afterparty in City Park.

When: Friday–Sunday; details.

If you go: Here's where to watch the races.


More things to do in Denver this weekend

🎵 Billy Strings: The Grammy-winning bluegrass musician is taking over Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre for two sold-out shows 7:30pm Friday and Saturday. Tickets available on resellers.

😂 Gabriel Iglesias: The comedian and actor who recently signed a new deal with Netflix will take the stage at Ball Arena 8pm Saturday. Tickets start at $29

🛍️ RiNo Spring Bazaar: Head to Zeppelin Station to enjoy some retail therapy with products from over 80 local makers, a DJ, food hall and craft beer. Free

  • When: 11am–5pm Saturday and Sunday

👠 Denver Fashion Week: Colorado's largest fashion event closes out this weekend at The Brighton with the society, kids and teen and hair categories, as well as an award show. Tickets start at $50

  • When: 7pm Saturday, 11am and 5:30pm Sunday

🎤 Pete Davidson: The "Saturday Night Live" alum will perform stand-up at the Paramount Theatre 7pm Sunday. Tickets start at $59

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2. ▶️ Streaming guide

Luke Newton and Nicola Coughlan in "Bridgerton." Photo: Liam Daniel/Netflix

Here's what's new on Netflix, Apple TV+, Peacock, Paramount+, Prime Video and BET+ this weekend.

What we're watching: Another budding romance in the new season of "Bridgerton," a series about the founder of the Black Panther Party and a documentary about the 1990 New York Yankees.

Max's pick of the week

"Bridgerton" — Season 3 available now on Netflix

The intrigue: ​​Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan) and Colin Bridgerton's (Luke Newton) game of "will they, won't they" takes center stage this season.

The fine print: Part two of the third season premieres June 13.

Don't miss these

"The Big Cigar" — Available tomorrow on Apple TV+

The big picture: This limited series tells the true story of Black Panthers founder Huey P. Newton's escape from the FBI, which involved a fake movie production.

Behind the scenes: Don Cheadle directed the first two episodes.

"Bronx Zoo '90: Crime, Chaos and Baseball" — Available now on Peacock

State of play: This docuseries based on articles from New York Post columnist Joel Sherman covers some of the many controversies associated with the 1990 New York Yankees.

More to watch

59th Academy of Country Music Awards on Prime Video

  • Luke Combs, Megan Moroney and Morgan Wallen lead nominations for this year's ACMs, hosted by Reba McEntire. Available now
  • How it works: A Prime membership is not required to stream the show.

"Pillowcase Murders" on Paramount+

  • Filmmaker Randy Ferrell ("Death Row Chronicles") directs this three-part doc about a serial killer who targeted residents of a Dallas-area retirement community. Available now

"Ashley Madison: Sex, Lies & Scandal" on Netflix

  • This new documentary chronicles the aftermath of the 2015 data hack of the controversial dating website for affairs. Available now

"RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars" season 9 on Paramount+

  • Keke Palmer, Connie Britton, Stephanie Hsu and Anitta are among this season's guest judges. Available tomorrow

"Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead" on BET+

  • Nicole Richie, Patricia Williams ("The Ms. Pat Show") and Simone Joy Jones ("Bel-Air") star in this remake of the classic '90s film. Available now

"Thelma the Unicorn" on Netflix

  • Alabama Shakes lead singer Brittany Howard stars in this new animated kids movie with comedians Will Forte, Fred Armisen and Zach Galifianakis. Available tomorrow

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Our picks:

😂 Maxwell is LOLing at the new NFL schedule reveal videos.

Have a great weekend!

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