It might seem like all is bound to be quiet this week, and while it’s true there aren’t a lot of little events happening, there are a few really big events you don’t want to miss out on. This week will host the annual, much-anticipated Rocky Mountain Showdown where the Buffs and Rams go head to head for Colorado’s one and only Centennial Cup. Then there is also the Denver Film Society’s 6th annual Summer Scream event at Lakeside Amusement Park where you can spend the entire evening enjoying unlimited rides and an open bar. Between those two events your week will be anything but quiet, but if you’re looking for more, check out what other events we thought you might enjoy.

Bailey Film Series: Campbell Island

Photo courtesy of Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Photo courtesy of Denver Museum of Nature and Science

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

The Lowdown: In the mid-1900s Alfred M. Bailey, the former director of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, traveled the world conducting field work. He then shared his adventure through a film lecture series featuring his motion pictures and live talk. This week the museum will revisit Bailey’s grand adventures by showing a digitally restored version of the film series. In this program, you will travel back in time to the year 1958 when Bailey visited Campbell Island. See spectacular landscape and unique interactions between man and wildlife including birds and sea lions. Jack Murphy (pictured left), Bailey’s grandson who traveled to Campbell Island with his grandfather, will attend this event as a special guest.

Summer Scream

Lakeside. Photo by Brittany Werges.

Lakeside. Photo by Brittany Werges.

When: September 1, 6-11p.m.

Where: Lakeside Amusement Park, 4601 Sheridan Blvd, Denver

Cost: Varies

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: With summer coming to an end, it means amusement park season is over too. Say goodbye to warm cotton candy filled evenings with one more epic night at Denver’s historic Lakeside Amusement Park courtesy of the Denver Film Society. This is the DFS’s 6th annual “Summer Scream” event. Enjoy unlimited rides and open bars at the park’s only private event sponsored by big names including New Belgium Brewery. Reel Social Club members get in for free. Check out the options for a VIP party bus here.

Rocky Mountain Showdown

Photo courtesy of Denver Public Schools Foundation on Facebook

Photo courtesy of Denver Public Schools Foundation on Facebook

When: September 2, 6p.m.

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

Cost: Varies

The Lowdown: It’s time for Colorado’s annual Rocky Mountain Showdown — one of the biggest civil rivalry in the state. Buffalos, past and present, of the University of Colorado and Rams, past and present, of Colorado State University will come together at the Mile High Stadium to kick off the 2016 college football season. Get out your foam fingers and face paint and cheer on your team in hopes of taking the the 2016 Centennial Cup.

First Friday Art Walk

Rino Denver, Rino street art

RiNo Denver mural. Photo by Brittany Werges

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

Where: RiNo Denver Art Districts

Cost: Free

The Lowdown: It’s the first Friday of the month and do you know what that means for Denver? It’s RiNo‘s “First Friday Art Walk.” This month’s exhibition at Plinth Gallery is pleased to showcase the ceramic work of Chandler Romeo in his series “Chorography: The Art of Mapping.”

Artist Talk with Terri Bell

Photo Courtesy of Terri Bell on Facebook

Photo Courtesy of Terri Bell on Facebook

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

Where: The Art Gym, 1460 Leyden St, Denver

Cost: Free

The Lowdown: Come stop by the Art Gym this week to get up close with artist Terri Bell as she discusses her mixed media series, “Garden Box.” Bell will reveal the artistic process that came with creating her latest series. This event is free and open to the public.

Playgue Round Day

Photo courtesy of MetroDemic

Photo courtesy of MetroDemic

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

Where: Writer Square, 1512 Larimer St, Denver

Cost: $35

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: The city is under attack and you can be the one to save the day. This weekend join MetroDemic is their new event “Playgue Round Day” (get it?). Once you start the game you enter a world in which your city is being ravaged by a deadly plague. You and your team of two to four friends must use only your smartphone and your wits to travel to outbreak points throughout the city and answer strange riddles and challenging trivia in order to save the city. You and your team have 90 minutes to save the most lives and win the game. Find out more about the game here.

 

Mark Your Calendar:

Doug Loves Movies

When: September 5, 4:20p.m.

Where: Comedy Works Downtown in Larimer Square, 1226 15th St, Denver

Cost: $20

Tickets: Available here

Deconstructing Dani García & Denver Food & Wine Reception

When: September 6, 7p.m.

Where: Sie FilmCenter, 2510 E Colfax Ave, Denver

Cost: $50

Tickets: Available here

Daybreaker

When: September 7, 6-9a.m.

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

Cost: Free

Tickets: Available here

Wednesday Hikes with the Gardens: Mountain Bird Hike

When: September 7, 8:30a.m.-4p.m.

Where: Red Rocks, 18300 W Alameda Pkwy, Morrison

Cost: $45 members, $50 non-members

Tickets: Available here

Celebrating our National Parks: Conservation and Recreation

When: September 8, 7p.m.

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

Cost: $12 members, $15 non-members

Tickets: Available here

NFL Fan Festival – Denver Broncos

When: September 8, 5:30p.m.

Where: Civic Center Park, 101 W 14th Ave, Denver

Cost: Free

Celebrity Bar Crawl – LoDo

When: September 10, 2-8p.m.

Where: The Tilted Kilt, 1201 16th St #120, Denver

Cost: $10 groups, $15 individual

Tickets: Available here

Dirty Girl Mud Run

When: September 10, 9a.m.

Where: Copper Mountain Resort, 509 Copper Rd, Copper Mountain

Cost: Varies

Tickets: Available here

27th Annual Friendship Powwow and American Indian Cultural Celebration

When: September 10, 10a.m.-4p.m.

Where: Acoma Plaza, Denver Art Museum, 100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver

Cost: Free

La Fiesta: World Party

When: September 10, 7:30p.m.-12a.m.

Where: Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Rd, Longmont

Cost: $25

Tickets: Available here

Rocky Mountain Bonsai Society Show and Sale

When: September 10, 9a.m.

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St, Denver

Cost: Free with admission

Shock Wave: Japanese Fashion Design, 1980s-90s

When: September 11

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

Cost: Included in general admission

Colorado 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb

When: September 11, 8:46a.m.

Where: Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater, 18300 W Alameda Pkwy, Morrison

Cost: $35

Tickets: Available here

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