We’ll just put it out there now — September is going to be a big month for Denver. Take some time to rewrite your monthly calendar this week because it’s about to be chock-full with some epic, can’t-miss events happening in the Mile High. This week your options range from a guided mountain hike with the Denver Botanic Gardens where you’ll study a variety of incredible bird species to the Colorado Anime Festival hosted by the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Littleton. Check out some of our favorite options below.

Tuesday, September 6

Deconstructing Dani García 

Photo courtesy of Grupo Daní García

Photo courtesy of Grupo Daní García

When: September 6, 7 p.m.

Where: Sie FilmCenter, 2510 E Colfax Ave., Denver

Cost: $50

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: This week at the Sie FilmCenter, culinary arts meets cinematic arts as the Colorado Restaurant Association partners up once again with the Denver Film Society for the Denver Food + Wine Festival. The two crafts will merge together to bring you “Deconstructing Daní García.” García is regarded as one of the top chefs in Spain, and in January 2014 his restaurant shut down. In this innovative film watch to find out if and how García can save his passion. After the screening, there will be a reception that features small bites and complimentary wine and spirits.

 

Wednesday, September 7

Wednesday Hikes with the Gardens: Mountain Bird Hike

Photo courtesy of Denver Botanic Gardens on Facebook

Photo courtesy of Denver Botanic Gardens on Facebook

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

Where: Lair o’ the Bear Park, Morrison 

Cost: $45 members, $50 non-members

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: This week’s Wednesday hike series courtesy of the Denver Botanic Gardens will take you to Red Rocks Park in all of its glory to investigate Colorado’s avian population. Bird expert Lynn Willcockson will lead you on a fun, easy hike through Lair o’ the Bear Park and then Red Rocks to check out birds such as White-throated Swifts, Spotted Towhee, Scrub Jay, Black-headed Grosbeak, Goldfinch and several more.

Thursday, September 8

Celebrating our National Parks: Conservation and Recreation

Photo courtesy of Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Photo courtesy of Denver Museum of Nature and Science

When: September 8, 7 p.m.

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

Cost: $12 members, $15 non-members

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: Longtime partners, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and The Nature Conservancy, are excited to present a unique screening of the IMAX film “National Parks Adventure 3D” to honor the long and celebrated lives of our national parks. The film follows world-renowned climber Conrad Anker off-trail on a thrilling adventure that will highlight sites around the nation including the Great Sand Dunes which are located right here in Colorado.

Friday, September 9

Colorado Anime Film Festival

Photo courtesy of Colorado Anime Fest on Facebook

Photo courtesy of Colorado Anime Fest on Facebook

When: September 9 – 11

Where: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Littleton, 7301 Santa Fe Dr., Littleton

Cost: $7

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Littleton is excited to announce the film line-up for the first ever Colorado Anime Film Festival. The festival will show 10 titles over the course of three days. Featured titles include Kingsalive: Final Fantasy XV, Love Live! The School Idol Movie, The Tale of Princess Kaguya, Paprika and several more. To see a full list of the featured films visit DraftHouse.com. This event will include special guests and panel discussions.

Saturday, September 10

Celebrity Bar Crawl – LoDo

Photo courtesy of My Drink On

Photo courtesy of My Drink On

When: September 10, 2–8p.m.

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

Cost: $10 groups, $15 individual

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: Is there anything better than drinking for a good cause? If you answered “no,” then you’ll be excited to hear that this weekend is the Celebrity Bar Crawl in LoDo. Dress up as your celebrity of choice and join your fellow stars for a bar crawl where you can enjoy drink specials and hunt for prizes while all proceeds benefit a local charity. The crawl will begin at The Tilted Kilt on 16th Street Mall.

Dirty Girl Mud Run

Photo courtesy of Dirty Girl Mud Run on Facebook

Photo courtesy of Dirty Girl Mud Run on Facebook

When: September 10, 9 a.m.

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

Cost: Varies

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: Ladies, are you looking to get your hands a little (or a lot) dirty this weekend? Get ready for 3.1 miles of intense obstacles covered completely in slippery mud. The Dirty Girl Mud Run is the world’s largest women’s-only mud run and this year you’ll find it on Copper Mountain. There is just something about a mud-covered medal that gives you a sense of accomplishment unlike anything else. Girls only — time to get dirty!

Tour and Taste

Photo courtesy of Denver Performing Arts Complex on Facebook

Photo courtesy of Denver Performing Arts Complex on Facebook

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

Where: Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1400 Curtis St., Denver

Cost: $25

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: Have you ever been so entranced by a theater production that you forget you’re not at a movie theater? Do you ever wonder how they make the show run so smoothly with all the trapdoors and cables? Well the Denver Performing Arts Complex, alongside Colorado Ballet, the Colorado Symphony and the Denver Center for Performing Arts, is offering you an exclusive backstage tour. Start the day with mimosas, then get your mind blown on a behind-the-curtains tour and finish it off with snacks and drinks while mingling with other tour attendees and lovers of theater.

27th Annual Friendship Powwow and American Indian Cultural Celebration

Photo courtesy of Denver Art Museum

Photo courtesy of Denver Art Museum

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

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

Cost: Free

The Lowdown: This weekend hosts the 27th Annual Friendship Powwow and American Indian Cultural Celebration. This is one of the Denver Art Museum‘s long-running events and will feature American Indian dancers, drum groups, working artists, hands-on activities, artist booths and much more. The Friendship Powwow is a celebration of the life, art and history of American Indian cultures and is truly a can’t-miss event.

La Fiesta: World Party

Photo courtesy of Intercambio Uniting Communities on Facebook

Photo courtesy of Intercambio Uniting Communities on Facebook

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

Where: Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Rd., Longmont

Cost: $25

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: Celebrate with Boulder County’s largest multicultural social event of the year — the 15th annual “La Fiesta: World Party.” This event is designed for people from all across the globe to come together and celebrate diversity. The night will be filled with live music, dancing, a cash bar and a variety of food trucks. Last year 1,300 people came to recognize Boulder’s beautifully diverse cultural atmosphere.

Sunday, September 11

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

Photo courtesy of Denver Art Museum

Photo courtesy of Denver Art Museum

When: September 11

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

Cost: Included in general admission

The Lowdown: Check out an exhibition of 70 different fashion looks developed by Japanese powerhouse designers Issey Miyake, Kenzo Yamamoto, Yohji Yamamato, Comme de Garcons and Junya Watanabe. The exhibition is on display at the Denver Art Museum and has been created to recognize the impact on fashion that these talented designers have left. “Shock Wave: Japanese Fashion Design, 1980s–90s” demonstrates the intersection of Japanese tradition and modernity and where it has left Japanese fashion today.

Colorado 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb

Photo courtesy of Colorado 9-11 Stair Climb on Facebook

Photo courtesy of Colorado 9-11 Stair Climb on Facebook

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

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

Cost: $35

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: Do something special this year to commemorate 9/11 by joining local firefighters and community members in honoring those fallen during the 2001 tragedy. The stair climb at Red Rocks offers a truly beautiful opportunity to remember and reflect on the events of 15 years ago in a peaceful and stunning place. The route that will be taken will equate and represent the 110 stories of the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers. There will be a moment of silence and a special performance of “Amazing Grace.”

Mark Your Calendar

Monday, September 12

5 Words

When: September 12, 9p.m.

Where: Voodoo Comedy Playhouse, 1260 22nd St., Denver

Cost: Free

Wednesday, September 14

Inspire4

When: September 14, 5p.m.

Where: Bluebird Theater, 3317 E Colfax Ave., Denver

Cost: $100-$250

Tickets: Available here

Ping Pong on the Plaza

When: September 14, 3-8p.m.

Where: Wynkoop Plaza, 1705 17th St., Denver

Cost: $35 +

Tickets: Available here

Thursday, September 15

Garden Guru Tour

When: September 15, 10a.m.-11a.m.

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens

Cost: $25 members, $30 non-members

Friday, September 16

Pedal the Plains Bicycle Tour

When: September 16-18

Where: Colorado Eastern Plains, details here

Cost: Varies

Tickets: Available here

TJ Miller

When: September 16, 7p.m., 9:30p.m.

Where: Paramount Theater,

Cost: Varies

Tickets: Available here

Saturday, September 17

Adventure Fest

When: September 17, 11a.m.-8p.m.

Where: Sculpture Park, 1736 Speer Blvd., Denver

Cost: $15 +

Tickets: Available here

Cherry Arts Festival at Stanley

When: September 17, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., September 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora

Cost: Free

1830s Rendezvous & Spanish Colonial Art Market

When: September 17, 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: Tesoro Cultural Art Center

Cost: Free

Sunday, September 18

Gilmore Guys Live: A Star’s Hollow Town Meeting

When: September 18, 8p.m.

Where: Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St, Boulder

Cost: $26.50 +

Tickets: Available here

 

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