- With The Dean Ween Group and The Color Red All-Stars, Saturday, April 20, 6 p.m., 1902 Blake St., Denver, $40/adv, $45/door, summitdenver.com, 303/487-0111.
Coloradans who worship at the adjacent altars of Ween and weed were rewarded for their loyalty this past weekend as Mickey “Dean Ween” Melchiondo jumped the 4/20 gun with the opening celebration of his Denver-based Honey Pot Lounge, a long-awaited cannabis consumption club whose motto is “Where Dreams Do Come True.”
The event was also the inaugural installment of the Cartoons & Cannabis Cereal Jam (tinyurl.com/DW-cannabis-cartoons), a communal gathering of Saturday morning wake-and-bakers who got stoned while indulging in all-they-could-eat sugary cereals and nonstop cartoons curated by “spirit animal” Ween.
If you missed out, you can still find comfort at Ween’s April 20 Puff Ball, which will bring believers together at Summit Music Hall for sets by The Dean Ween Group and The Color Red All-Stars, the latter a jam-friendly super-group featuring New Mastersounds’ Eddie Roberts, Big Gigantic drummer Jeremy Salken, and former Motet trumpeter Gabe Mervine. Those who purchase tickets through dwhoneypot.com will be rewarded with an all-day pass to the lounge. Music fans can also go to this week’s Reverb column for an extensive rundown of area 4/20 music events.