Per usual, Denver has a vast array of events scheduled this week. There is a health expo promoting women’s good cardiovascular health, a block party at CU Denver, a three-day outdoor adventure event and even a Japanese tea ceremony. If you were hoping to hang out at home this week, we’d advise you to pick another one. Don’t miss out on 10 incredible Denver activities.

American Heart Association – Breakfast in Red

Photo courtesy of Go Red for Women on Facebook

Photo courtesy of Go Red for Women on Facebook

When: August 25, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Where: History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway, Denver

Cost: Free

The Lowdown: Attention all women: join the American Heart Association for an educational event that will get you involved with the Go Red For Women Movement which helps raise awareness about cardiovascular diseases among women. Enjoy a free breakfast, educational speakers and a heart health expo that will teach you about your heart’s greatest health risks.

The CU Denver Block Party

Photo courtesy of University of Colorado Denver on Facebook

Photo courtesy of University of Colorado Denver on Facebook

When: August 25, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Where: The Lawrence Street Center, University of Colorado, Denver

Cost: Free

The Lowdown: The University of Colorado Denver welcomes the Denver community to kickoff the 2016-2017 school year and say goodbye to summer break at the CU Denver Block Party. There will be lunch from Denver’s favorite food trucks including Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q. Also enjoy live music from local artists, a mechanical bull, a bungee trampoline, games, activities, giveaways and more. Everyone is welcome and admission is free.

Phantom of the Opera

Photo courtesy of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts

Photo courtesy of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts

When: August 25, 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

Where: Buell Theater, 1350 Curtis St., Denver

Cost: $20 + 

Tickets: Available here

Schedule: Available here

The Lowdown: “Bigger and better than ever,” Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera” makes its way to Denver. Following its sold-out tour in the United Kingdom, the musical classic comes to North America with exciting new choreography and daring new special effects. Critics are considering this a can’t-miss experience.

Digital Earth: Machu Picchu 

Photo courtesy of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Photo courtesy of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science

When: August 25, 7p.m.

Where: Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver

Cost: $8 members, $10 non-members

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: Take a virtual trip with the Denver Museum of Nature and Science to the ancient Inca site of Machu Picchu deep in the Peruvian Andes. Machu Picchu is considered an engineering marvel as its running water and drainage systems have survived 500 years at the top of a mountain ridge. Ken Wright, founder of Wright Water Engineers, has been studying Machu Picchu for years and will be guiding the virtual tour.

2016 Denver Modernism Show

Photo courtesy of the Denver Modernism Show

Photo courtesy of the Denver Modernism Show

When: August 25-28

Where: National Western Complex Expo Hall, 4655 Humboldt St., Denver

Cost: $10-$50

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: Do you have a passion for interior design? Come mingle with dozens of vendors from across the nation at the 2016 Denver Modernism Show. Shop a wide variety of vintage and contemporary furniture, decorations, artwork and more.

Outdoor Adventure Quest

Photo courtesy of Outdoor Adventure Quest

Photo courtesy of Outdoor Adventure Quest

When: August 26-29

Where: Denver

Cost: $0-$25

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: Outdoor Adventure Quest was created for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels. Form a team amongst your friends and family, download the OAQ app on your phone and build the three-day adventure quest that fits your team best. With more than 250 different activities to choose from including rafting, rock climbing and camping, you can pick activities that you love and excel in or activities that you want to learn more about. Outdoor Adventure Quest has been described as a lovechild between Pokemon Go and The Amazing Race. Post photos from your three-day adventure on social media to compete with other teams and win points. Find out more about the Outdoor Adventure Quest here.

Colorado Rails and Cocktails

Photo courtesy of Colorado Railroad Museum on Facebook

Photo courtesy of Colorado Railroad Museum on Facebook

When: August 26, 6:30-8 p.m.

Where: Colorado Railroad Museum, 17155 W 44th Ave., Golden

Cost: $15 members, $20 non-members

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: Grab a beer, grab a seat on the Colorado Railroad Museum and travel back in time to learn the exciting history of how railroads shaped the American West. Admission includes two beverages of your choice.

 

Peer Revue: Stand up for Science

Photo courtesy of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science on Facbeook

Photo courtesy of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science on Facebook

When: August 26, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver

Cost: $12 members, $15 non-members

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: Did you hear oxygen went on a date with potassium? It went OK (science joke). Science meets comedy at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science event “Peer Revue: Stand up for Science.” Check out some local scientists turned comedians as they try standup comedy for the first time poking fun at their own work. This is a one-of-a-kind night that you won’t want to miss. There will be a cash bar available. 

Sup & Sip

Photo courtesy of Altitude Beer Ventures on Facebook

Photo courtesy of Altitude Beer Ventures on Facebook

When: August 27, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Where: Chatfield State Park, 11500 N Roxborough Park Rd., Littleton

Cost: $20-$45

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: City Surf Fitness, Colorado SUP Sports and Living the Dream Brewing have come together to bring you an epic adventure. Enjoy stand-up paddleboarding, yoga and beer to wrap up your summer adventures. Admission is only $20 if you have your own SUP board.

Japanese Tea Ceremony

Photo courtesy of the Denver Botanic Gardens on Facebook

Photo courtesy of the Denver Botanic Gardens on Facebook

When: August 27, 28, 10 a.m.

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver

Cost: $27 members, $32 non-members

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: In Japan, the tea ceremony is a major part of the country’s traditions and lifestyle. A tea ceremony is based on harmony, respect, purity, tranquility and elegant simplicity. Come to the Denver Botanic Gardens to experience the real thing inside an authentic Japanese Tea House.

Mark Your Calendar

Summer Writer’s Mingle

When: August 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Where: Slattery’s Irish Pub, 5364 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Greenwood Village

Cost: Free

Bailey Film Series: Campbell Island

When: August 31, 7 p.m.

Where: Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Devner

Cost: $8 members, $10 non-members

Tickets: Available here

Rocky Mountain Showdown

When: September 2, 6 p.m.

Where: Sports Authority Field at Mile High, 1701 Bryant St., Suite 700, Denver

Cost: Varies

First Friday Art Walk

When: September 2, 6-9 p.m.

Where: RiNo Denver Art Districts

Cost: Free

Artist Talk with Terri Bell

When: September 3, 2-4 p.m.

Where: The Art Gym, 1460 Leyden St., Denver

Cost: Free

Playgue Round Day

When: September 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: Writer Square, 1512 Larimer St., Denver

Cost: $35

Tickets: Available here

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