We took the liberty of getting your whole week planned out for you, and boy are you going to be busy. Start the week off on the right foot with the Wash Park Workout on Monday, because the next two days will be filled with art galleries and ghost stories. Don’t worry, mid-week you’ll get another workout with the Denver Botanic Gardens hike and Thursday you’ll wind down with more art so you can prepare yourself for an exciting weekend filled with beer, puppies, sexy firemen and more. Enjoy!

Wake Up Wash Park Workout

Altitude Beer Wash Park Work Out

Photo Courtesy of Altitude Beer Ventures

When: August 8, 6:30 – 7:15a.m.

Where: Washington Park, S Downing St & E Louisiana Ave, Denver

Cost: Free

Registration: Available here

The Low Down: The Altitude Beer Ventures team loves beer, but they also know what drinking over the weekend can make you feel like on Monday. The founders of Altitude Beer Ventures also happen to be highly experienced fitness instructors and in their efforts to help you enjoy beer to the best of your ability, they offer assistance in working off the extra drinks from the weekend with their fitness courses at Washington Park every Monday morning.

Haunted Denver Dinners


Bryan and Baxter Haunted Denver Dinners

Photo courtesy of Bryan Bonner on Facebook

When: August 9, 6 p.m.

Where: Yak and Yeti Denver, 9755 E Hampden Ave, Denver

Cost: $42

Tickets and Schedule: Available here

The Low Down: Join Bryan and Baxter at Denver’s Yak and Yeti for a delicious Indian/Nepalese buffet, but this won’t be just an ordinary dining experience. While you eat, listen to Bryan and Baxter discuss the facts and folklore of Denver’s own paranormal history. With 25 years of investigative experience, you can hear what paranormal professionals have to say about this city’s “hauntings.”

Au Revoir

Artists on Santa Fe Gary Paul

Photo courtesy of Artists on Santa Fe

When: Daily, 10 a.m.

Where: Artists On Santa Fe, 747 Santa Fe Dr, Denver

Cost: Free

The Low Down: Denver artist Gary Paul will take you on a trip around the world with his mixed media exhibition “Au Revoir,” at the Artists on Santa Fe Gallery, in which he utilizes materials what he has collected throughout a decade of traveling the globe. This exhibit was created with materials found in places such as Australia, Florence, French Polynesia, New Zealand, Paris, Thailand, Tibet, Hong Kong, and the Peoples Republic of China. Through this exhibition, Gary Paul aims to show his viewers the way he sees the world around him.

Sunrise Hikes with the Gardens – Wild Mushroom Basics

Sunrise mushroom hikes Denver Botanic Gardens

Photo courtesy of the Denver Botanic Gardens

When: August 10, 9a.m.

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens

Cost: $45 members, $50 public

Tickets: Available here

The Low Down: Reward yourself this hump day with a mid-week stroll through the woods. This week’s hike provided by the Denver Botanic Gardens is an educational introduction to wild mushrooms. Learn how to identify certain types of wild mushrooms, including knowing the difference between a poisonous mushroom and an edible one. Bring your hiking apparel, snacks and get ready to explore nature on a closer level.



Photo courtesy of Arts Brookfield

When: August 11, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Where: Republic Plaza, 370 17th St, Denver

Cost: Free

Schedule: Available here

The Low Down: PeopleScapes” features artwork that portrays the beauty of the human element. This exhibition consists of a wide range of style and media that focus on people in a variety of diverse settings. “PeopleScapes” is an incredible array of interpretations by emerging artists exploring what it means to be human.

Firefighter Calendar Debut Party

Firefighters Calendar

Photo courtesy of Fire Rescue Dogs Calendar on Facebook

When: August 13, 5p.m.

Where: Denver Beer Co, 1695 Platte St, Denver

Cost: Free

The Low Down: The classic sexy firefighter calendar just got a whole lot cuter. For this 2017 sexy firefighter calendar, they’ve added a few furry guest stars. Come get your Fire Rescue Dogs Calendar at the debut party where you can grab a beer and take photos with the firefighters and the puppies. The Fire Rescue Dogs Calendar sends proceeds to the Lifeline Puppy Rescue, a non-profit organization that has been finding homes for puppies since 1993.

Ominous: The Wicked World of Disney

The Wicked World of Disney

Photo courtesy of Ominous Denver on Facebook

When: August 9, 9p.m.-2a.m.

Where: Tracks Nightclub, 3500 Walnut St, Denver

Cost: $5 pre-sale tickets

Tickets: Available here

The Low Down: Tracks is Denver’s “premiere GLBT nightclub” and Ominous is Colorado’s self-named alternative community. Each month Ominous puts together a giant themed party for anyone who would like to come, and this month they are being hosted by the Tracks nightclub where they will celebrate the “Wicked World of Disney“. This party will celebrate Disney is a new sexy and edgy way. There will be art, fashion and performances. Costumes are encouraged and a wild imagination is a must.

Second Annual New Works Festival

Historic Elitch Garden Theater

Photo courtesy of the Historic Elitch Gardens Foundation

When: August 12-13

Where: Historic Elitch Theater, 4655 W 37th Ave, Denver

Cost: $15 per evening, $40 for all access pass

Tickets: Available here

The Low Down: The New Works Festival encourages emerging playwrights, composers and lyricists to submit their best work to be reviewed and potentially produced on the main stage of the Historic Elitch Theater (HET). This year six plays were selected and will be read by local actors this weekend at the HET. Two of those works will then be chosen for staging as workshop productions, and ultimately one winning play will be selected to be fully produced on the main stage for the 2018 season. Come support new artists and decide for yourself which play you’d enjoy seeing next year. 

Mark Your Calendar:

Science Lounge: Go for the Gold!

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

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

Cost: $13-$15

Tickets: Available here

Sunrise Vinyasa Yoga at the Gardens

When: August 18, 8a.m.

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens

Cost: $10 members, $12 public

Tickets: Available here

Schedule: Available here

Lawn Concert: Somerset Catalog

When: August 19, 5:30p.m.-7:30p.m.

Where: Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock St, Denver

Cost: Free

Museum de las Americas – 25th Anniversary Celebration

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

Where: City Hall Event Venue, 1144 Broadway, Denver

Cost: $100-$150

Tickets: Available here

17th Annual Lafayette Peach Festival

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

Where: Lafayette Chamber, 1290 S Public Rd, Lafayette

Cost: Free

Dinner in White

When: August 20, 7p.m.

Where: TBA

Cost: $75

Tickets: Available here

History Hounds

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

Where: City Park, 2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver

Cost: $15 members, $20 non-members

Tickets: Available here

6th Annual 5k Pajama Jog

When: August 20, 8a.m.

Where: City Park, 2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver

Cost: $25-$35

Tickets: Available here

Urban Market

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

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

Cost: Free

Schedule: Available here

Pokemon Go Bar Crawl

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

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

Cost: $15-$18

Tickets: Available here