If you want to stay focused on work this week, check out the Networking Happy Hour that is going on Wednesday. If you’re hoping to catch up on some workouts, we’ve got yoga and a 5k for you to choose from. If you want to train your brain there are some educational activities happening at two of the city’s museums. If you just want to have some fun, check out this weekend’s Pokemon Go Bar Crawl. Anything you’re looking for this week, Denver’s got something for you. Take a look at nine awesome events we found happening around the area this week.

Networking Happy Hour

Photo courtesy of Longmont Young Professionals on Facebook

Photo courtesy of Longmont Young Professionals on Facebook

When: August 17, 5:30-8p.m.

Where: Posner Center for International Development, 1031 33rd St, Denver

Cost: Free

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: Take an opportunity this week to expand your professional circle at Networking Happy Hour hosted by Denver’s Young Nonprofit Professionals Network. Young professionals from across the Denver area will come together in a collaborative space to share their professional experiences and make exciting new acquaintances. Don’t miss this chance to grow and network with like-minded individuals in your area.

Science Lounge: Go for the Gold!

Photo courtesy of Denver Museum of Nature and Science on Facebook

Photo courtesy of Denver Museum of Nature & Science on Facebook

When: August 18, 6:30-9:30p.m.

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

Cost: $13-$15

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: How “geeky” do you consider yourself? Do you think you have what it takes to get the gold at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science “Geek Cup Olympic Challenge”? Partake in mind-expanding science activities and other games including carnival competitions, jungle animal races and samba dance party featuring a performance by Samba Colorado. Oh, and did we mention the cocktails? This is a 21+ event

Sunrise Vinyasa Yoga at the Gardens

Photo courtesy of Denver Botanic Gardens on Facebook

Photo courtesy of Denver Botanic Gardens on Facebook

When: August 18, 8a.m.

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St, Denver

Cost: $10 members, $12 public

Tickets: Available here

Schedule: Available here

The Lowdown: What better way to relax and unwind from the the week than with some early morning yoga? What better place to practice than surrounded by the incredible living museum that is the Denver Botanic Gardens? Enjoy the last of the warm summer mornings by participating in Sunrise Vinyasa with the Gardens twice a week. Summer practices take place outdoors in the Garden amphitheater. You must bring your own mat, towel and water.

Museo de las Americas – 25th Anniversary Celebration

Photo courtesy of Museo De Las Americas on Facebook

Photo courtesy of Museo De Las Americas on Facebook

When: August 19, 6-10p.m.

Where: City Hall Event Venue, 1144 Broadway, Denver

Cost: $100-$150

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: Museo De Las Americas educates the Denver community on the diversity found within Latino Americano art and culture from ancient times to contemporary times through unique exhibitions and programs. This weekend the museum invites you to help celebrate its 25th anniversary with ethnic food, art and performances. Musical performances will include Barrio Funk and dinner will feature traditional dishes from Cuba, Mexico, Columbia and Peru

17th Annual Lafayette Peach Festival

Photo courtesy of Lafayette Chamber

Photo courtesy of Lafayette Chamber

When: August 20, 9a.m.-4p.m.

Where: Lafayette Chamber, 1290 S Public Rd, Lafayette

Cost: Free

The Lowdown: Peach pies, peach cobbler, peach smoothies, oh my! The 17th annual Lafayette peach festival celebrates the world-renowned peaches from Palisade, Colorado. The festival will host food vendors, antique dealers and works from some of the Front Range’s finest artists. There will also be family-friendly activities and live entertainment throughout the day.

History Hounds

Photo courtesy of History Colorado

Photo courtesy of History Colorado

When: August 20, 9-10:30a.m.

Where: City Park, 2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver

Cost: $15 members, $20 non-members

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: When you take your dog for a walk this weekend, do it with the History Hounds of Denver and you’ll have just as much fun as your pup. History Hounds is a program put on through History Colorado. This walking tour will take you on a guided stroll through different areas of Denver while sharing some fun history facts about your city. All dogs must be up to date on shots and on a leash throughout the tour.

6th Annual Pajama Jog 5k

Pajama 5k

Photo courtesy of Sleep Tight Colorado on Facebook

When: August 20, 8a.m.

Where: City Park, 2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver

Cost: $25-$35

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: If you and your friends were looking for an excuse to wear those matching onsies, look no further. When you roll out of bed on Saturday morning, you don’t even have to change out of your pajamas for this jog. Stay comfy, get fit and support a good cause all at the same time with the 6th annual Pajama Jog 5k hosted by Sleep Tight Colorado. Sleep Tight Colorado is a Denver organization whose mission it is to provide the Colorado homeless community with sleeping bags, because it is their belief that everyone deserves a warm night’s sleep.

Urban Market

Photo courtesy of Urban Market Denver

Photo courtesy of Urban Market Denver

When: August 20, 11a.m.-7p.m.

Where: Skyline Park, 1100 16th Street Mall, Denver

Cost: Free

Schedule: Available here

The Lowdown: Treat yourself to sunshine and shopping this weekend and come spend some time at Denver’s Urban Market. You will find local arts and crafts, clothing, jewelry, antiques, furniture, food and so much more. Support your city’s local businesses and score yourself some one-of-a-kind goodies at Denver’s premiere outdoor shopping location

Pokemon Go Bar Crawl

Photo courtesy of Denver's Pokemon Go Bar Crawl Facebook event

Photo courtesy of Denver’s Pokemon Go Bar Crawl Facebook event

When: August 20, 5p.m.-12.a.m.

Where: Beryl’s Brewing Co, 3120 Blake St, Denver

Cost: $15-$18

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: The craze isn’t over yet — Pokemon Go fanatics are still out there training their Pokemon and taking down gyms and this weekend they are gathering together for an epic all-night collaboration of bar-hopping and Pokemon-catching. Join in to meet fellow Pokemon trainers, receive awesome drink specials and, of course, gain a ton of Pokemon Go experience points. The event will start at Beryl’s Brewing Co.

Mark Your Calendar:

Guided Meditation

When: August 24, 6p.m.

Where: City Park, 2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver

Cost: Free

Tickets: Available here

The CU Denver Block Party

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

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

Cost: Free

American Heart Association – Breakfast in Red

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

Where: History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway, Denver

Cost: Free

Phantom of the Opera

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

Where: Buell Theater, 1350 Curtis St, Denver

Cost: $20 + 

Tickets: Available here

Schedule: Available here

Digital Earth: Machu Picchu 

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

2016 Denver Modernism Show

When: August 25-28

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

Cost: $10-$50

Tickets: Available here

Outdoor Adventure Quest

When: August 26-29

Where: Denver

Cost: $0-$25

Tickets: Available here

Colorado Rails and Cocktails

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

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

Cost: $15 members, $20 non-members

Tickets: Available here

Peer Revue: Stand up for Science

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

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

Cost: $12 members, $15 non-members

Tickets: Available here

Sup & Sip

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

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

Cost: $20-$45

Tickets: Available here

The Color Run

When: August 27, 8a.m.

Where: Coor Field, 2001 Blake St, Denver

Cost: $39.99 +

Tickets: Available here

Japanese Tea Ceremony

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

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St, Denver

Cost: $27 members, $32 non-members

Tickets: Available here

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