Another beautiful weekend is approaching fast and it’s about that time to start making your plans, Denver. With two neighborhood parties this weekend–one off of West Colfax and one on South Broadway–let’s see who can put on the best celebration. Try some one-of-a-kind delicacies at beast + bottle’s Invasive Species Dinner, or stick to what you know with some food trucks and session-brews at Sesh Fest. 303 Magazine returns with another pool party. There are only two left so be sure not to miss out this summer. It’s time to make some plans and get excited for a one-of-a-kind weekend.
Invasive Species Mutiny Dinner
When: Sunday, August 7 at 5 p.m.
Where: beast + bottle – 719 E. 17th Ave., Denver
Cost: $65 (before tax and a generous tip to your server); make reservation by calling 303-623-3223
The Low Down: beast + bottle’s chef Paul C. Reilly and co-owner Aileen V. Reilly are teaming up with Sea to Table to host a dinner entitled Invasive Species Mutiny at the Bottle. Their inspiration for this dinner comes from their love of the environment; Paul C. Reilly describes this motivation, “At beast + bottle, we preach the mantra to eat responsibly. Knowing where your food comes from and how it is raised are words we live by.” The dinner will include wild and domestic seafood such as charcoal-cured lionfish from Sea to Table, an organization that provides seafood sourced from partnerships with independent fisherman and commercial docks. Eat some invasive species and support our environment.
Gold Hill Art Project Launch Party
When: Saturday, August 6 at 5 p.m.
Where: 491 College St., Gold Hill, Boulder
The Low Down: This special art opening has a really unique site-specific theme behind it. Taking over locales in Gold Hill, the artwork is centered around the gardens and cabins of this historic mining town. Three artists from Black Cube Artist Fellows have designed their own works to complement the area’s history and landscape. Catch the launch party this Saturday and the exhibit goes through September 5.
When: July 30—August 27
Where: Leon Gallery – 1112 E. 17th Ave., Denver
The Low Down: Denver artist Matthew Harris is on a quest to uncover modern human flaws with meticulously sculpted and grotesque statue heads which seduce the eye from a distance and repulse it from up close. In doing so, he hopes that viewers of his work may rethink how they deal with the reality of imperfection. Harris’ summer exhibition, titled Baroque Selfies—July 30—August 27 at Leon Gallery— is all about tackling issues that are more than skin–deep, ironically by distorting the facial features of his sculpted heads. Read more here.
303 Magazine’s Summer Pool Party
When: Sunday, August 7, 12-7 p.m.
Where: The Riviera at the Breakers Resort – 9099 E. Mississippi Ave, Denver
Cost: Starting at $20; tickets available here
The Low Down: With only two pool parties left this summer, don’t miss out on these final opportunities to have some fun in the sun before next summer. The party will feature music by the local DJ Danny Marin. Danny has played at almost every major venue in Colorado, bringing his party tech beats along with him (read more here). Soak in the sun and enjoy live music this Sunday at the beautiful Riviera at the Breakers Resort.
Denver Beer Olympics & Beer Festival
When: Saturday, August 6, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Civic Center Park – 101 W. 14th Ave., Denver
Cost: Free to enter; $40 for festival cup
The Low Down: Register your team for the this beer-battle at Civic Center Park on Saturday. Part beer festival, part beer games competition, this is sure to be a fun time for you and your friends. Flex your skills in flip cup, get competitive for cornhole or take over the beer pong table all while benefiting a good cause.
Yoga Day at Coors Field
When: Saturday, August 6, 8:30 a.m.
Where: Coors Field – 2001 Blake St, Denver
Cost: $20-$65; get tickets here
The Low Down: Let some pre-game yoga at Coors Field assuage all the guilt that comes with drinking beers and eating stadium hotdogs. Coors Field invites yogis and baseball lovers alike to its 4th annual Yoga Day. Make sure you grab your foam finger and your yoga mat, as this event includes a ticket to the game that same afternoon.
When: Saturday, August 6, 2-6 p.m.
Where: Highland Masonic Events Center – 3550 Federal Blvd., Denver
Cost: $30; get tickets here.
The Low Down: Enjoy bottomless session beer samples this Saturday at Sesh Fest. Dozens of local brewers have crafted session-style beers that will be featured in this weekend festivity including TRVE Brewing Co., Ratio Beerworks, Great Divide Brewing Co. and many more you can find here. In addition to the beer there will also be live music, lawn games and much more.
Yoga Fashion Show
When: Saturday, August 6 at 1 p.m.
Where: Union Station – Denver
The Low Down: As a part of Yoga Fashion Week, this fashion show will be taking place right after a flash mob and amidst a variety of other yoga festivities this weekend. Stop by Union Station on Saturday for a free fashion show sporting brands like Colorado Threads, Soybu, Foursee Apparel and more. All of the clothing featured in the show will be on sale afterwards.
Celebrate Your Neighborhood–West Colfax & South Broadway
When: W. Colfax: Saturday, August 6, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; S. Broadway: Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Paco Sanchez Park, Denver & Denver’s Antique Row, 1100-1800 S. Broadway, Denver
Cost: Both Free
The Low Down: Represent your neighborhood this Saturday and stop by your local block party or maybe even celebrate Denver as a whole and visit both. West Colfax residents can visit Paco Sanchez Park for free haircuts, bike repair, health check-ups and much more. Over on South Broadway’s Antique Row there will be a classic car show, live music and some great shopping.
Farmers’ Market at Infinite Monkey
What: Farmers’ Market at The Infinite Monkey Theorem
Where: 3200 Larimer St.
When: 12-4 p.m.
The Low down: Stop by the newest farmers’ market, a gourmet food fair at Infinite Monkey Theorem. Hosted by Tim Engel—who has an urban garden at the RiNo winery—this event will include his seasonal produce, including four types of garlic grown in the unique garden. He utilizes self-made wine compost for nutrients in the soil. Restaurants such as Rioja and Bistro Vendome incorporate his acclaimed produce. Orange and grapefruit mimosas will be available for $5. Enjoy the urban winery and its cultivations.
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2017 Firefighter Calendar Debut Party
When: Saturday, August 13, 5-10 p.m.
Where: Denver Beer Co – 1695 Platte St., Denver
Spirited Away–Midnight Madness
When: Friday, August 12 at 11:55 p.m. & Saturday, August 13 at 11:55 p.m.
Where: Esquire Theater – 590 Downing St., Denver
Cost: $9; get tickets here.
YouTube Night at Little Man Ice Cream
When: Friday, August 12, 9 p.m.-12 a.m.
Where: Little Man Ice Cream – 2620 16th St., Denver
MOTH Open House
When: Friday, August 12, 4-7 p.m.
Where: MOTH Contemporary Circus Center – 4321 Broadway #5, Denver
BRICK Fest Live LEGO Fan Experience
When: August 13-14
Where: Denver Mart – 451 E. 58th Ave., Denver
Cost: $22/day; get tickets here.