Food, film, frights: The mix this week is eclectic, with plenty of options for a mind-blowing blast while baked. Plus bacon.
Denver Arts Week (Nov. 6-14)
From the opening night of First Friday Art Walks to the final showings at the Denver Film Festival, this event offers nine days of culture, with plenty of activities that pair well with cannabis. First up: First Friday, done bigger and better than usual; galleries all over town will offer snacks, drinks and of course, art. Some spots will even be offering entry-level art purchases starting at $52.80 – such a bah-gain! On the second night, Nov. 7, 20 museums around the city will have free admission, including the Denver Art Museum, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science (check out the new and interactive Sherlock Holmes exhibit) and the Clyfford Still Museum, with many offering special activities and exhibits just for the night. Then, through Nov. 14, the Denver Film Festival features such stoney delights as a coming-of-age film about a road trip to find J.D. Salinger (“Coming Through the Rye”) and Michael Moore’s provocative “Where to Invade Next.” Prices vary, from free to $55 a film (including getting in on the parties). Click here for details
Horrorhouse Fest Pinball Tournament of Death (Nov. 7)
You thought Halloween was over, didn’t you? Wrong! The Horrorhouse Fest Pinball Tournament of Death give you a chance to own it on pinball while also trying to navigate through the haunted house setting — rooms are set up to make it feel as though you’re in the game while you play — at 3 Kings Tavern from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Cash and other prizes for highest scores. Admission is $10 per person, plus $5 for each time through the pinball gauntlet. Click here for details
Denver Bacon and Beer Festival (Nov. 8)
Is there a more perfect stoner snack than bacon? Answer: No. Unless you’re a vegetarian – in which case, avoid the scintillating smells around RiNo on Nov. 8 at the Glitter Dome, where 60 breweries and restaurants will serve up their tastiest bacon creations paired with brews. Unlimited tastings for $50 per person, 2:30-5 p.m. (and proceeds benefit two nonprofits, Metro Caring and Project Angel Heart). Click here for details