We really weren’t kidding when we said September was going to be a busy month for Denver. This week you once again have an astounding amount of awesome events to choose from. We’ve got stand-up comedy shows, cycling events, a couple art festivals and tons more. Good luck choosing and enjoy.

Monday, September 12

Denver Startup Week

Photo courtesy of Denver Start Up Week 2016 on Facebook

Photo courtesy of Denver Startup Week on Facebook

When: September 12-September 16

Where: Downtown Denver

Cost: Free

Tickets: Available here

Schedule: Available here

The LowdownCalling all developers, designers, marketers and anyone else with an entrepreneurial spirit — Denver Startup Week is waiting for you. Powered by the Denver community, this event is the largest of its kind in North America. While engaging with industry leaders, you can also sit in on sessions that will demonstrate the very best in today’s technology, DIY, marketing, leadership and much more. On Wednesday, HBO and DISH will even bring in “Silicon Valley” stars for a talk about the intersection of TV and reality of the start-up world. For more info on the schedule of events go here

5 Words

Photo courtesy of Voodoo Comedy Playhouse on Facebook

Photo courtesy of Voodoo Comedy Playhouse on Facebook

When: September 12, 9 p.m.

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

Cost: Free

The Lowdown: Join Voodoo Comedy for a night where improv and stand-up comedy come together to bring us the love child that is 5 Words. Local comedians will stand up on stage devising jokes, songs, impressions, anecdotes and whatever else they can come up with based off of five suggestions given to them on the spot. Voodoo Comedy Playhouse offers a fully-stocked bar that requires no cover charge or drink minimum.

Wednesday, September 14

Ping Pong on the Plaza

Photo courtesy of IMA Financial Group, Inc. on Facebook

Photo courtesy of IMA Financial Group, Inc. on Facebook

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

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

Cost: $35 +

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown:  So much more than ping pong, this event also allows you to contribute to a good cause while enjoying appetizers, listening to music, interacting with local celebrities and participating in a costume contest. This event is courtesy of the IMA Foundation and all proceeds will go to fund a number of Denver-area nonprofit organizations. Check-in begins at 3 p.m. and the ping pong tournament kicks off at 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 15

Garden Guru Tour

Photo courtesy of Denver Botanic Gardens on Facebook

Photo courtesy of Denver Botanic Gardens on Facebook

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

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens

Cost: $25 members, $30 non-members

The Lowdown: Make your green thumb greener with this week’s garden tour courtesy of the Denver Botanic Gardens. Explore Denver’s living museum collection with a knowledgeable horticulturist and even walk away with some top-notch gardening advice from an expert.

Friday, September 16

Pedal the Plains Bicycle Tour

Photo courtesy of Pedal The Plains on Facebook

Photo courtesy of Pedal The Plains on Facebook

When: September 16-18

Where: Colorado Eastern Plains, details here

Cost: Varies

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: Say goodbye to cycling season with Pedal the Plains. This event welcomes cyclers of all speeds and ages. Participants will tour the charming towns of Ordway, Fowler and La Junta as well as the wide open plains between them. Riders can choose between three different ways to pedal the plains: the 3-Day Tour, Century Ride or Family Fun Ride. Go to PedalThePlains.com to find out more about each route. Enjoy music, food and on-route tours of historical sites at each stop.

TJ Miller

Photo courtesy of Altitude Tickets

Photo courtesy of Altitude Tickets

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

Where: Paramount Theater, 1621 Glenarm Pl, Denver

Cost: Varies

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: Denver native and star of the television series “Silicon Valley” TJ Miller will once again be bringing the spotlight to his hometown. Miller will be at the Paramount Theater this weekend filming a special for HBO to be produced by Funny Or Die. This performance in Denver will kick off his Meticulously Ridiculous Tour.

Saturday, September 17

Chris Anthony Youth Initiative Project Presents: Inspire4

Photo courtesy of Greg LeMond on Facebook

Photo courtesy of Greg LeMond on Facebook

When: September 14, 5 p.m.

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

Cost: $100-$250

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: The Chris Anthony Youth Initiative Project began when professional skier and Colorado native Chris Anthony became a youth mentor for Colorado Ski Country. Anthony developed a classroom program and visits a number of school throughout the year. The mission of the Youth Initiative Project is to “improve quality of life through introducing youth to educational and enrichment opportunities.” During the Inspire4 event at the Bluebird Theater, attendees will spend an evening with Greg LeMond, three-time World Road and Tour De France Champion.

Adventure Fest

Photo courtesy of Gociety on Facebook

Photo courtesy of Gociety on Facebook

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

Where: Sculpture Park, 1736 Speer Blvd., Denver

Cost: $15 +

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: Adventure Fest 2016 is a day for all adventure seekers, outdoor lovers and athletes as Gociety brings the mountains to the city. Take part in a number of activities including cycling, running, rock climbing, yoga, outdoor cooking, swimming and much more. Also enjoy a food truck village and a beer garden featuring Lagunitas Brewing Company, Upslope Brewing Company and Great Divide Brewing Company.

Cherry Arts Festival at Stanley

Photo courtesy of Cherry Creek Arts Festival on Facebook

Photo courtesy of Cherry Creek Arts Festival on Facebook

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

The Lowdown: The Cherry Creek Arts Festival is a nonprofit event that was created to provide access to art experiences for the general public and support arts education across schools in Colorado. Enjoy music, food and award-winning  arts of the visual, culinary and performing variety. The event usually sees about 350,000 visitors.

1830s Rendezvous & Spanish Colonial Art Market

Photo courtesy of Tesoro Cultural Center on Facebook

Photo courtesy of Tesoro Cultural Center on Facebook

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

Where: Tesoro Cultural Art Center, 19192 CO-8, Morrison

Cost: Free

The Lowdown: Morrison’s Tesoro Cultural Art Center is committed to protecting and sharing the artistic treasures of America’s past. All Tesoro events are inspired by Colorado’s rich history and are meant to involve locals and educate the community on our cultural heritage. At the 1830s Rendezvous & Spanish Colonial Art Market visitors can expect to experience mountain men and women demonstrating and selling their moccasins, beaver skin hats, buckskin outfits and more. You can also witness primitive fire-making, rope making, blacksmithing and scrimshaw.

Sunday, September 18

Gilmore Guys Live: A Star’s Hollow Town Meeting

Photo courtesy of Gilmore Guys on Facebook

Photo courtesy of Gilmore Guys on Facebook

When: September 18, 8p.m.

Where: Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St, Boulder

Cost: $26.50 +

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: If you’re a fan of  Gilmore Girls, the very popular television series, you’re going to absolutely love this. Kevin T. Porter and Demi Adejuyigbe are die-hard fans of “Gilmore Girls,” and so the men created a podcast in which they watch every single episode and “bro-out, analyze, go-deep and gab” about all things Gilmore.  Check them out at their live podcast show this weekend at Boulder Theater.

Mark Your Calendar

September 19

Doc Holliday’s Colorado Career

When: September 19, 1 p.m.-2 p.m., 7 p.m.-8 p.m.

Where: History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway, Denver

Cost: $6.50-$10

Tickets: Available here

Thirteenth Floor Haunted House

When: September 19-November 12, 7 p.m.-11 p.m.

Where: 13th Floor Haunted House, 4120 Brighton Blvd, Unit C2, Denver

Cost: $19.99+

Tickets: Available here

Calendar: Available here

September 20

Chipotle Sustainable Food Film Series: Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective

When: September 20, 6 p.m.

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens

Cost: $5

The Tale of Bunshichi

When: September 20, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.

Where: Sie FilmCenter, 2510 E Colfax Ave.

Cost: $7.50-$10

Tickets: Available here

September 21

Josh Blue

When: September 21, 8 p.m.

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

Cost: $25

Tickets: Available here

September 22

CineLatino

When: September 22–23,

Where: Sie FilmCenter, 2510 E Colfax Ave, Denver

Cost: Varies

Tickets: Available here

Earthlinks’ 2016 Imagine Celebration

When: September 22, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Where: Temple Emanuel, 51 Grape St, Denver

Cost: $50

Tickets: Available here

Girls Night Out “Garden Party”

When: September 22, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: Platte Valley Medical Center, 1600 Prairie Center Pkwy, Brighton

Cost: $5

Tickets: Available here

September 23

44 Plays for 44 Presidents

When: September 23-October 2

Where: University of Colorado, Boulder

Cost: $20+

Tickets: Available here

Calendar: Available here

Food Truck Safari: Nautical Nibbles

When: September 23, 6:30-9 p.m.

Where: Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St, Denver

Cost: $17

Tickets: Available here

Extreme Mammals

When: September 23, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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

Cost: Included in general admission

Jaipur Literature Festival

When: September 23, 25

Where: Main Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder

Cost: Free

Tickets: Available here

September 24

Out of the Darkness Community Walk

When: September 24, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Where: Coors Field, 1663 Park Avenue West, Denver

Cost: Free

Tickets: Available here

Our Neighbors, Ourselves Gallery

When: September 24, 6-10p.m.

Where: Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St, Denver

Cost: $60

Tickets: Available here

Denver Renegade Craft Fair

When: September, 24, 25, 11a.m.-6p.m.

Where: Exdo Event Center, 1399 35th St, Denver

Cost: Free

NEVER MISS OUT