Movie lovers should be happy this weekend with an outdoor screening of Inside Out as well as a theatrical adaptation of Sam Raimi’s cult classic Evil Dead. In addition, there’s so much to do outside, right in time for some beautiful Denver weather. From the Man Craftival to the Summer Arts Market in Wash Park and the Broncos Stadium Challenge, there’s no lack of excuses to soak in some sunshine this weekend. Whichever path you choose to take, all of these options are a guaranteed good time so read-on and get ready, Denver.
Evil Dead: The Musical
When: Friday, June 10 at 7:30 p.m. through July 16 on Friday & Saturday nights
Where: The Equinox Theater – 3654 Navajo St., Denver
Cost: $17-25; get tickets here.
The Low Down: Horror fans and theater fans unite for this one-of-a-kind musical tribute to the gruesome classic. After selling out weeks of shows and winning numerous awards back in 2013, the show is back by popular demand. Get your tickets soon as they’re expected to go fast and then get ready for some song and dance accompanied by a little (or a lot) of gore.
Broncos Stadium Challenge
When: Saturday, June 11 at 5 p.m.
Where: Sports Authority Field – 1701 Bryant St, Denver
Cost: $20-52.80; get tickets here
The Low Down: This 5k race and music festival will be taking place in the beautiful Sports Authority Field this Saturday. Dance, jog, run or skip your way through an obstacle course and finish things off with a party that’s equipped with DJs, local bands and all. In addition, there will be a beer garden, cheerleaders to encourage you along the way, football games and more. Don’t miss this epic sports event at the Broncos Stadium.
Rocky Mountain Pinball Showdown & Gameroom Expo
When: Friday, June 10-Sunday, June 12
Where: Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows – 10345 Park Meadows Drive, Lone Tree
Cost: $15-$175; Kids 6 and under free; get tickets here
The Low Down: Are you a fan of old-school arcade games? You’re in luck this weekend because there’s a three-day expo in town just for you. The expo will have over 100 pinball games you can play for free (after the cost of admission) along with various other arcade games. Come experience this gamer paradise right here in Denver before it’s gone.
Movie on the Green: Inside Out
When: Friday, June 10 at 8:20 p.m.
Where: Founders Green – 7601 E. 29th Ave., Denver
The Low Down: This Friday, Founders Green will be hosting an outside screening of the Oscar-winning animated film Inside Out. Join the community for a family-friendly evening of free film and laughs. Concessions will be available benefitting local non-profits, and food trucks will also be parked on-premise. This is only the first Movie on the Green of the summer so be sure to look out for more in the future.
When: Saturday, June 11, 2–10 p.m.
Where: VFW Post 2461 –1350 S. Broadway, Denver
The Low Down: There will be bobbing for whiskey–enough said, right? This unique festival catered to everything “man” is back for its second year with a great lineup of things to do. From carnival games to a freak show and a full bar, the Man Craftival is gearing up for an exciting Saturday. In addition, there will be snowcones flavored with liqueurs and dozens of vendors such as Ratio Beerworks, Backyard Soda Co and The Real Dill.
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When: Now through June 17 – full schedule listed here
Where: Lighthouse Writers Inc – 1515 Race St, Denver
The Low Down: In partnership with Tattered Cover Book Store comes one of the largest literary events in Colorado. With a book fair, author visits, salons and “speakeasy” readings, this is one event not to be missed for literature lovers.
Summer Art Market
When: Saturday, June 11 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. & Sunday June 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: West Washington Park – Near the corner of 2nd St. & Grant St., Denver
The Low Down: Be sure to stop by this outdoor summer arts festival in Wash Park this weekend either to simply peruse prints or to purchase some good art. While enjoying local beverages you can wander through a variety of mixed-media art that guarantees something for everyone. Considering the event is free and happening all day Saturday and Sunday, this is something that surely shouldn’t be missed.
21+ Roller Skating – Heroes and Villains
When: Friday, June 10 at 9 p.m.
Where: ROLL – 1399 35th St., Denver
Cost: Free before 10 p.m. then $5; get tickets here.
The Low Down: Denver, it’s finally time to find those roller-skates you probably haven’t used in awhile and get ready for a fun evening of good vs. evil rollerskating at ROLL Denver. Not only will there be roller skating but there will also be karaoke, a DJ, ping-pong and dancing. Costumes are highly encouraged so grab your best superhero or supervillain getup, get some friends together and dust off those roller skates for this fun adult roller party.
Wings & Whiskey
When: Sunday, June 12. 4p.m.
Where: Ace. Eat. Serve., 501 E 17th Ave, Denver
Cost: $45; get tickets here
The Low Down: This weekend chefs from all over Denver will be coming together in a culinary competition in the art of chicken wings. Some of the competitors include Central Bistro & Bar, Masterpiece Kitchen and more. Other events include a wing-eating competition for charity, live music and a whiskey tasting booth. Be sure to stop by this exciting and fun food and booze event this weekend at Ace. Eat. Serve.
Handblown Glass Demonstrations
When: Saturday, June 11 at 10 a.m.
Where: FIRE Studio – 1550 W Evans Ave., Unit F, Denver
The Low Down: This free open house for glass-blowing enthusiasts and artists alike is gearing up to be a fun one-of-a-kind art event. For one day only you can preview the FIRE Studio spring collection as well as see the art itself being made in real-time.
Discovering Colorado Breweries –Adult Prom-Party
When: Saturday, June 11 from 7–11 p.m.
Where: Ratio Beerworks – 2920 Larimer St., Denver
The Low Down: The grand-finale of Ratio Beerworks’ Discovering Colorado Breweries series is this weekend. Ratio will be making a beer just for the event creating quite an exclusive evening. Your best prom attire is encouraged so get dolled-up for the final installment of this unique and exciting fundraiser supporting the Brewtography project, a one man mission to capture the brewing industry in Colorado.
Mark your calendars…
303 Summer Pool Party
When: Sunday, July 3 from 12-7 p.m.
Where: The Riviera at the Breakers Resort – 9099 E Mississippi Ave, Denver
Cost: Starting at $20; tickets available here
Denver Comic Con
When: Friday, June 17-Sunday, June 19
Where: Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th Street, Denver
Cost: $8.25 for kids; $38.50 – $176 for adults; tickets available here
Prime Rib Derby
When: Sunday, June 19 at 3 p.m.
Where: Station 26 Brewing Co. – 7045 E. 38th Ave., Denver
Cost: $30; RSVP by emailing the address found here
When: Sunday, Jun 19, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Where: Newman Center for the Performing Arts, 2344 E Iliff Ave, Denver
Cost: $19-$29; tickets available here
Steampunk at the Station
When: Saturday, June 18, 10 am.-9 p.m.
Where: Colorado Railroad Museum – 17155 W. 44th Avenue, Golden
Cost: Daytime Event: Museum Members and Children under 2: Free, Children: $5, Adults: $15, Seniors: $10; After Hours Concert: $20; tickets available here