It’s a fascinating week of events here in Denver. First, Judith Stein is inviting you to her annual sit-down chat about burlesque history and offering some pretty cool dancing workshops. The Denver Botanic Gardens, FARMCAD and the city of Denver will host some great events for you and your family. Lastly, Renegade Brewing Company will be celebrating a happy hour for all you pet lovers out there.
Colorado Burlesque Festival
When: July 7-9
Where: Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret – 1601 Arapahoe St.; The Historic Paramount Theatre – 1621 Glenarm Place
The Low Down: Get ready to shimmy and shake as the seventh annual Colorado Burlesque Festival is back. Designed to “commemorate the American traditions of live variety shows” the three-day extravaganza hosts five shows including a Friday night opening gala, a VIP intimate showcase and the Saturday Spectacular. There will also be after parties, burlesque classes and the infamous “hangover brunch” hosted at Crave. Don’t miss this truly one of a kind event.
Judith Stein – The Lowdown on a Stripper’s Life
When: July 8, 11 a.m.
Where: Curtis Hotel, 1405 Curtis St, Denver
Cost: Classes, $20; Workshops, Free
The Low Down: The Colorado Burlesque Festival’s amazing headliners and special guests will be offering some pretty cool classes and workshops for all you performers out there. These workshops will help you improve your skills, dance, costume, and performance overall. You’ll also be learning some burlesque history and other important information from burlesque legend Judith Stein.
Butterflies at Chatfield Farms
When: Daily, 9 a.m.
Where: Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver
Tickets: Available here
The Low Down: Chatfield Farms is home to hundreds of native butterflies and more than 50 native plants. Pretty cool, right? This one-of-a-kind butterfly house is offering a magical encounter between you and nature. Go spend a wonderful afternoon at this beautiful pavilion and get to learn some pretty interesting facts about our native flora and fauna.
Historic Denver Walking Tours
Where: Downtown Denver
Tickets: Available here
The Low Down: Many of us eat, breath and live in the greatest city of the world: Denver. But many of us, myself included, know little to no information about our city. The city of Denver is offering daily walking tours through October to really live and learn about the Denver experience. You’ll get to learn a lot about history, fun facts, eat at a local restaurant, and most importantly have fun.
Summer Yappy Hour Series
When: July 14, 6 p.m.
Where: Renegade Brewing Company. 925 W. 9th Ave., Denver
The Low Down: Renegade Brewing Company kicks off various yummy, delicious and tasty Yappy Hours all summer long . For each beer sold, the brewery will donate $1 to the Dumb Friends League. Count on
FARMCAD: a Summer Art, Craft, and Food Market
When: July 16, 10 a.m.
Where: Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design. 1600 Pierce St., Lakewood
The Low Down: FARMCAD is a summertime festival open for people of all ages. You can check out everything from food and drinks to exploring goods from local vendors. There will also be live music you can enjoy while laying down in the grass. There is a little bit of everything for everyone. So grab your friends and family and join us for a fun different day.
Mark Your Calendars
Denver Wine Tours
When: July 19, 11a.m.-3p.m.
Where: Mile High Wine Tours
Civic Center MOVES Fitness Series
When: July 21, 11a.m.-12p.m.
Where: Civic Center Park, Broadway Terrace
When: July 19, 7:30p.m.
Where: Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Prospect Sound Bites
When: July 18, 5-8p.m.
Where: Downtown Prospect Park
Cirque du Soleil Presents: Toruk: the First Flight
When: July 21, 7:30p.m.
Where: Pepsi Center