It’s far from Halloween but this weekend there are opportunities to dress up as a superhero, someone from the ’80s, a Disney princess or even a doughnut. Taste Denver Comic Con’s new Snape-ricot beer, stop by the Denver Pet Expo or celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Pretty in Pink with a special anniversary screening. All of that and so much more is what Denver has to offer this weekend so read on and plan accordingly.

Snape-ricot: 2016 Denver Comic Con Beer Release Party

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Photo Courtesy: Breckinridge Brewery on Facebook

When: Friday, May 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Stoney’s Bar & Grill – 1111 Lincoln St., Denver

Cost: Free

The Low Down: Commemorating the late Alan Rickman is this unique beer release by Denver Comic Con and Breckenridge Brewery. Snape-ricot was named after the deliberation of over 500 name submissions and a popular vote to decide between the five finalists. Featured alongside the beer release this Friday are free performances all night and the opportunity to snag a limited-edition pint glass designed by local artist Frankie Serna.

Pretty in Pink 30th Anniversary Screening & ’80s After Party

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Photo Courtesy: Pretty in Pink on Facebook

When: Saturday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Sie Film Center – 2510 E. Colfax Ave., Denver

Cost: $7-11

Tickets: Available Here

The Low Down: 2016 marks the 30th Anniversary of the classic coming-of-age film Pretty in Pink. Sie Film Center is celebrating this landmark moment with a screening of the movie on the big screen followed by an ’80s after party in their bar & lounge. DJ Hollow will be spinning tunes inspired by the Pretty in Pink soundtrack and dancing is encouraged at this reminiscent once-in-a-lifetime film screening.

Rocky Mountain Pet Expo

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Photo Courtesy: Rocky Mountain Pet Expo on Facebook

When: Saturday, May 21, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Where: National Western Events Complex – Denver

Cost: Free

The Low Down: Bring your furry friend to this fun-filled day regarding your favorite household animals. This pet expo has a great calendar of events lined up featuring a pet fashion show, a contest for the cutest pet and even a scavenger hunt. A variety of vendors will be lined up throughout the day for you to browse at this unique expo for pet owners and admirers alike.

Gothic Takeover at Lakeside Amusement Park

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Photo Courtesy: Lakeside Amusement Park on Facebook

When: Saturday, May 21

Where: Lakeside Amusement Park – 4601 Sheridan Blvd., Lakeside

Cost: General admission to the park

The Low Down: Enjoy some rollercoasters and carnival games with like-minded friends during the first-ever Gothic Takeover at Lakeside Amusement Park. Hoards of goths will be invading Colorado’s oldest amusement park in this unique and family-friendly day of darkness.

Whiskey Throwdown and Doughnut Showdown

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Photo by Noah Berg

When: Saturday May 21, 2:30-5 p.m. and 5:30-8 p.m.

Where: Cluster Studios – 3881 Steele St., Denver

Cost: $45

Tickets: Available Here

The Low Down: This one-of-a-kind food and beverage pairing at Cluster Studios on Saturday is gearing up for a guaranteed good time. Ten lucky ticket holders will win free doughnuts for life and if you come dressed in your best doughnut attire you’ll double your chances of winning with an additional entry. Stranahan’s Distillery, Breckenridge Distillery and Mile High Wine & Spirits are just a few of the alcohol vendors that will be on-premise serving up samples. For a full list of doughnut and whiskey vendors go here.

Five Points Jazz Festival

Photo courtesy of The Denver Post

Photo courtesy of The Denver Post

When: Saturday, May 21

Where: Five Points, Denver

Cost: Free

The Low Down: Boasting eight stages, this free festival returns to the Five Points neighborhood with some good music and a guaranteed great time. Celebrate the Denver districts musical history and culture in this annual family-friendly music festival that’s packed with a diverse roster of genres and artists alike. Go here for a full schedule of performers.

Marvel Pals & Disney Gals

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Photo Courtesy: Marvel Pals & Disney Gals event page on Facebook

When: Saturday, May 21 at 9 p.m.

Where: Fado Irish Pub & Restaurant – 1735 19th St., Denver

Cost: Free

The Low Down: Are you excited for Halloween but absolutely can’t wait to slip on that costume? Lucky for you Fado Irish Pub is throwing a costume party in mid-May with DJ Dangerous Dan. Take this opportunity to disguise yourself as your favorite Disney or Marvel character. Prizes will be awarded to the best costumes and Guiness will be on-premise with a glass engraving promotion.

The Realish Housewives of Cherry Creek

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Photo Courtesy: RealishHousewivesParody.com

When: Friday, May 20 – Sunday, May 22

Where: Garner Galleria Theater & Bar – 1400 Curtis St., Denver

Cost: Starting at $29

Tickets: Available Here

The Low Down: This is your last chance to catch touring comedy troupe The Realish Housewives–A Parody before they depart from Denver on Sunday. This weekend the gang will be discussing (and brawling) over national current events as well as local Denver topics in this off-the-walls comedy. Meet the boozed and Botoxed characters before their performances at their website here.

Drop-In Volleyball

Wash Park volleyball players. Photo by Brent Andeck.

When: Sunday, May 22, 1-6 p.m.

Where: Washington Park, Denver

Cost: $5-10

The Low Down: Activ8 Sports will be hosting their first Drop-In Volleyball social of the season at Wash Park this Sunday. It’s $5 per person or you can participate in a coed rotating pairs tournament for $10 (register team here). Take this opportunity to enjoy some time outside with good company in this sporty option for  your weekend in Denver.

Denver Modern Home Tour

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Photo Courtesy: 2016 Denver Modern Home Tour on Facebook

When: Saturday, May 21 at 11 a.m.

Where: Denver

Cost: $35

Tickets: Available Here

The Low Down: Explore some of Denver’s finest modern architecture this Saturday on the 2016 Denver Modern Home Tour. A portion of Denver modern homeowners will be opening their doors to ticket holders to peruse the unique housing designs. This tour requires a form of transportation but can be enjoyed leisurely at your own pace.

Roller Derby Weekend

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Photo Courtesy: RockyMountainRollerGirls.com

When: Friday, May 20 – Sunday, May 22

Where: Rocky Mountain Roller Hockey League Inc. – 3606 S. Independence Blvd., Lakewood

Cost: $15-20 single day pass; $30 Saturday & Sunday Pass; $40 tournament pass

The Low Down: Besterns 2016 is a weekend-long round-robin tournament between five (mostly local) roller derby teams. The all-star teams of Rocky Mountain Roller Girls, Boulder County Bombers and Denver Roller Derby will be competing in the tournament this weekend. Come out and support your local women’s roller derby league in this not-to-be-missed sports event.

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Mark Your Calendars

303 Magazine Pool Party

When: Sunday, June 5, 12-7 p.m.

Where: Riviera at The Breakers Resort – 9099 E. Mississippi Ave., Denver

Cost: Tickets starting at $20, RSVP here.

 

Untitled: Rising Sun

When: Friday, May 27, 6-10 p.m.

Where: Denver Art Museum – 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy, Denver

 

Beer & Chocolate

When: Friday, May 27, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Where: Zephyr Brewing Company – 1421 26th St., Denver

Cost: $20; get tickets here.

 

Nerd Nite: Martian Myths, A History of Vinyl and the Business of Art

When: Friday, May 27 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Where: The Oriental Theater – 4335 W. 44th Ave., Denver

Cost: $6 in advance, $9 at door; get tickets here.

 

The Pressed Conference Cider Festival

When: Saturday, May 28, 2-5 p.m.

Where: Denver Masonic Events Center – 3550 Federal Blvd., Denver

Cost: $40 for unlimited tastes; get tickets here.

 

Grand Opening: Butterflies at Chatfield Farms

When: Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29, both 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: Butterfly Pavillion – 6252 W. 104th Ave., Westminster

Cost: $5 per car, $4 admission per adult

 

Denver Day of Rock

When: Saturday, May 28, 2:30-9:30 p.m.

Where: Amp the Cause – 1616 17th St. Set 462, Denver

Cost: Free

 

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