Indie movie fans, this popup is for you: Mooby’s Denver. It’s a real-life version of the imaginary fast food restaurant from Kevin Smith’s Jay and Silent Bob films. Tickets include a Mooby’s Meal with Salt Lake Side, Mooby’s Soda or Beer, desserts available. Friday through June 6, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St., $ 29 per person. Inside and outside. The earliest seats sell out immediately, exploretock.com/moobysdenver
It was canceled last summer, but it’s Friday-Sunday again: The taste of Creede is a combination of art auctions, cooking competitions, veterans, quick draw art on Main Street, music and ranch roping and rodeo. creede.com/taste-of-creede
In person and virtually, veterans, civilians, and the military on active duty will run or run 5, 10, or 30 kilometers during the Colorado Veterans Project Memorial Day Run & March in partnership with the Special Forces Foundation on Saturday at 7:30 am at UCHealth Park at Rocky Mountain Vibes Stadium in Colorado Springs. Bring non-perishable food for local veterinarians. Register: commemorative tagmarsch.com. There is also a global virtual run & jerk that benefits homeless vets and honors fallen heroes. RunSignUp.com
Gardeners were busy buying all of these perfect plantings for the season. Another special place to look for locally grown annuals, perennials, and hanging baskets is the Memorial Day weekend tradition 15th Dutch Heritage Gardens Open Day in delphinium. A rare opportunity to walk through the huge greenhouse. 9 am-5pm Saturday-Monday, 11901 E. Palmer Divide Ave. And how about a meal stop at the restaurants in Palmer Lake and Monument? dhgardens.com/open-house.html
The weekend is rocking Colorado Music & Arts Festival in Westminster City Park. Sponsored by Bud Light, RAM Trucks, and Outlaw Nation, it features a bespoke motorcycle show, vintage cars, a taste of the Denver Food Garden, eight concerts, Frisbee dogs, judged visual artists, mobile games, and craft beer. Presale $ 10, $ 15 at gate, 10455 N. Sheridan Blvd. coloradoartsfestival.com
From Memorial Day to June 6th at Box City Denver 2021, Children in grade K-5 can work with architects to plan, design, and build their own city. History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., $ 5. They learn how to get permits, do the design work, and go through to inspections and a photo with their finished product. Tickets: eventbrite.com/e/box-city-denver-2021-tickets-152055645529
NOTE: Last minute changes possible due to COVID.