Cat Ballou  by Denver artist Laurie Hansen. Hey! She went to CU-Boulder. Go Buffs.
Cat Ballou by Denver artist Laurie Hansen. Hey! She went to CU-Boulder. Go Buffs. ( Courtesy photo )
You like cats.

I know you do. You won't stop giggling like a schoolgirl when you social media them. (I'm turning it into a verb.)

If not, you're mean. They're soft and have cute faces. (Unless you're me and allergic to them. Then we have a reason to not be able to motorboat a plump kitty's armpit. Achoo!)

Saturday, the Cat Care Society, 5787 W. Sixth Ave., Lakewood, is holding a Festival of Felines for its annual fundraiser where it will host Tails of the Painted Cats -- a tour of local cat sculptures all painted to each artist's design.

The event is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will include free refreshments, face painting, origami and REAL CATS. Pet the fuzzies. Love the fuzzies. But maybe don't motorboat the fuzzies. They may claw you in the eyeball.

christy fantz
Christy Fantz

Info: Saturday at 11 a.m.;; free.

Dogs at Mile High

And now one for the dogs.

Saturday at 7 p.m. at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, 1701 Bryant St., Denver, check out some professional lacrosse as the Denver Outlaws play the Charlotte Hounds with your pooch sitting next to you.

Saturday night's game is Paws at the Park, when attendees can bring their doggies to the game -- but, if you want to bring your best pal, you must fill out a waiver before game day (that means today, homies).

The tickets range from $10-$45 and five bucks from each ticket will be donated to MaxFund, a Denver no-kill shelter.


Info:; $10-$45

You wanna rock

Are you Widespread Panic-ing this weekend at Red Rocks?

You would. Damn hippie. (We still love you.)

Well four days of it sold out ages ago, so instead, check out the Vans Warped Tour on Sunday at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, 1701 Bryant St., Denver. (If you go to the Outlaws game the night before, just pass out in someone's lawn and then you'll already be there for morning PBRs. But run it by the lawn owner first.)

Starting at 11 a.m., a slew of bands including Boulder's own 3OH!3, Motion City Soundtrack, Hawthorne Heights, Reel Big Fish, Alvarez kings, Attila, blessthefall, Forever The Sickest Kids and more.

I don't know a lot of the bands on the agenda because my car radio has been busted for two years, and my music taste sorta swept over that genre, but you should check out the lineup at

And I live in a hobo house over in that hood, so if you pass out in my yard, I'll spray you with the hose in the morning. But you'll love it because it's like one million degrees Kelvin outside.

Info: Sunday 11 a.m.;; $35.

Singles in the garden

Single? Embarrassed? Green with jealous rage?

Well urban farming friends, suck it up. You're about to go make eyes at a hot little thing from across a smattering of weed(s).

Fine, it's vegetables, but your attention was sought.

Friday night, the Denver Green School Community Farm, 6700 E. Virginia Ave., Denver, is hosting Weed Dating. (Hence, the aforementioned ganja remark.)

Singles interested in sustainability and urban gardening and aspiring green thumbs can help weed the community garden while swapping spit with strangers. (Keep it classy, people.) There will be refreshments included for the $15 ticket price and funds will help the nonprofit's goal to provide community education in the garden. Get your tickets fast, there aren't too many spots.

Share a snow pea with your sweet pea.

See you later, daters.

(Get a room.)

Info: Friday 6-8 p.m.; Denver Green School Community Farm;; $15.