It's 4/20. You ain't got no job. You ain't got shit to do.

Lucky for you, Denver's got things covered in smoke.

If you have a ticket to the High Times U.S. Cannabis Cup in Denver, congratulations. If you don't, it's sold out.

Too bad, man. Snoop Lion, Slightly Stoopid and Cypress Hill will be around.

(Didn't Snoop reincarnate himself as clean? I hate his new name.)

Anyway, since you can't hang with the newfound Rasta Lion, head to Denver's Civic Center Park, at the intersection of Colfax and Broadway, where a gaggle of ganja gatherers (whoa consonance) will congregate for Denver's annual 4/20 rally.

christy fantz
Christy Fantz

With the passage of Amendment 64 in Colorado, legalizing recreational use of weed, officials are calling this party one of the largest pot-themed celebrations in the world. Tourists will flock to our fair state to celebrate grass. The event is taking place Saturday and Sunday.

Miguel Lopez, the organizer of Denver's annual 4/20 rally at Civic Center Park, set up some neat events running on Saturday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Aside from live performances by Denver DJ Arjitech and P-Nuckle, there will be a hemp fashion show and fundraisers. The park fills with thousands of participants who set up tents, merchandise tables filled with glass-blown paraphernalia, hemp goods, fashion, face painting, drinks and snacks.


Get out of Boulder this weekend, but don't get arrested, don't be stupid and don't drive impaired.

Good talk.



For the love of vinyl

For those of you who want to punch 4/20 in the face (also because it's Hitler's birthday), at least Saturday is Record Store Day.

Here are three participating stores in the Denver downtown area, Saturday is your chance to see free local music as stores are celebrating their favorite holiday of the year.

Independent Records, 937 E. Colfax Ave., Denver

From Friday through Sunday, the shop is offering 20 percent off used products, smoking accessories, apparel, posters and more.

Music lineup:

Noon: Reno Divorce

1 p.m. Constant Tourists

2 p.m. Kinky Fingers

3 p.m. The New Olds

4 p.m. Jonny Barber

5 p.m. TheVoice


Twist & Shout, 2508 E. Colfax Ave., Denver

With a purchase of Jimi Hendrix Hey Joe/Stone Free 7" the first few fans get a free (radical!) Hendrix poster. The shop will have hundreds of exclusive titles just for the day and special giveaways of frozen yogurt, coffee and burrito coupons.

Music lineup:

6 p.m. Three-time Grammy winner, Steve Earle. (That's huge. It's also free. Get there way early if you want a chance of seeing this performance.)


Wax Trax, 638 E. 13th Ave., Denver

The shop will have concert ticket giveaways.

Music lineup

1:30 Ned Garth

2:15 The Outfit

3:00 Thee Dang Dangs

3:45 Dragondeer

4:30 The Knew