This week Denver is offering up some of the most extraordinary art experiences of the year, including MOMIX’s performance of Opus Cactus, the Denver Art Museum’s Untitled Final Friday and TRIANGLE — Transcendental Theatrical Opera Night at Transition Theater. This week’s events also include a chili cook-off in Larimer Square, an evening with Thomas Jefferson, an exploration of Greece’s horticulture and a tour of Denver’s most haunted hangouts.

Monday, September 26

An Evening with Thomas Jefferson

Photo courtesy of History Colorado on Facebook

Photo courtesy of History Colorado on Facebook

When: September 26, 7-9 p.m.

Where: History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway, Denver

Cost: $75 members, $90 non-members

The Lowdown: If you’ve ever had the desire to meet Thomas Jefferson, now is your chance. OK not really, but it’s the closest you’ll come until a time machine is invented. Join History Colorado for an evening celebrating President Jefferson, including a delicious dinner and wine pairing, followed by a conversation with “President Jefferson himself” (just an actor) as he recounts thrilling tales of his days as President of the United States of America.

Wednesday, September 28

The Botanical Paradises of Greece

Photo courtesy of Denver Botanic Gardens on Facebook

Photo courtesy of Denver Botanic Gardens on Facebook

When: September 28, 6:30-8 p.m.

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens

Cost: $16 members, $19 non-members

The Lowdown: Plants have been on the earth longer than humans have; thus they have the ability to share with us a glimpse from the past and a look into cultures around the globe. This week the Denver Botanic Gardens will be taking its guests on a trip to Greece without ever leaving the Gardens. Botanist Eleftherios Dariotis (better known as Liberto Dario) will be guiding you through the lush landscapes of his home in Athens.

Thursday, September 29

Dancing with the Broomfield Stars

Photo courtesy of Broomfield Enterprise on Facebook

Photo courtesy of Broomfield Enterprise on Facebook

When: September 29, 7 p.m.

Where: 1ST BANK Center, 11450 Broomfield Ln, Broomfield

Cost: $20-$55

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: This week, for the 7th year in a row, the Broomfield Community Foundation pays homage to ABC network’s beloved television series Dancing with the Stars by presenting “Dancing with the Broomfield Stars.” This event features eight Broomfield “stars” partnered with a professional dance instructor. Guests vote for their favorite dancers through monetary donations. The couple that brings in the most money will be declared the winners and all the money raised will benefit the Broomfield Community Foundation. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and local restaurants will provide snacks until the show begins. Food and parking are both included in the ticket price. 

 

MOMIX Opus Cactus

Photo courtesy of MOMIX on Facebook

Photo courtesy of MOMIX on Facebook

When: September 29, 7:30 p.m.

Where: University of Denver, Newman Center for Performing Arts, 2344 E Iliff Ave, Denver

Cost: $29-$57

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: This week at the University of Denver contemporary dance meets circus, creating a multimedia visual spectacle. MOMIX, a company of dancer-illusionists, will put on Opus Cactus in the Newman Center for Performing Arts. You will bear witness to a show filled with magic, danger, sensuality, humor and grace that you have to see to believe.

Friday, September 30

Colorado Tattoo Convention & Expo

Photo courtesy of Colorado Tattoo Convention & Expo on Facebook

Photo courtesy of Colorado Tattoo Convention & Expo on Facebook

When: September 30-October 2

Where: National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St, Denver

Cost: $20-$45

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: The Colorado Tattoo Convention & Expo is for all bad-to-the-bone, tattoo-flaunting, motorcycle-riding lovers of all things edgy. This event will feature live body art modification demonstrations by over 150 tattoo artists, Colorado barber and stylist competitions, custom car and motorcycle shows, live musicians and DJs, an art gallery and much more. 

Firefighter Chili Cook Off

Photo courtesy of MDA Rocky Mountain on Facebook

Photo courtesy of MDA Rocky Mountain on Facebook

When: September 30, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Where: Larimer Square, 1430 Larimer St, Ste 200, Denver

Cost: Free

The Lowdown: Lunch on Friday is going to be hot, and we mean that in all ways possible. Join hundreds of Denver firefighters representing local and national firehouses as they square off on the Square. Instead of putting out the fire they are bringing it with them as they compete for the title of “best chili.” The event is free and chili bowls are only a few bucks. All proceeds will benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association 

Untitled: Stop Motion

Photo courtesy of Untitled at the Denver Art Museum on Facebook

Photo courtesy of Untitled at the Denver Art Museum on Facebook

When: September 30, 6-10 p.m.

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

Cost: Included in general admission

The Lowdown: Experience the Denver Art Museum like you never have before. Untitled Final Fridays is the museum’s monthly late-night program that features unique performances, engaging workshops and tours with a serious twist. Every Final Friday includes something new and exciting that you just have to see for yourself. Visit the Denver Art Museum’s website for more information. 

Saturday, October 1

Interactive Ghost Hunt of Cheesman Park

Photo courtesy of Capitol Hill Ghost Tours of Denver on Facebook

Photo courtesy of Capitol Hill Ghost Tours of Denver, CO on Facebook

When: October 1, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.

Where: Cheesman Park, Franklin St and 8th St, Denver

Cost: $45

The Lowdown: What better way to prepare for Halloween than by seeking the ghouls and ghosts in your in own city? Join the professional paranormal investigators of Denver as they guide you on a walking tour of some of the most notoriously haunted homes on Capitol Hill. Uncover real stores and haunting evidence while personally investigating these spooky locations that aren’t far from home. Check out Denver Ghost Tours for more information.

TRIANGLE – Transcendental Theatrical Opera Night

Photo courtesy of Transition Theater on Facebook

Photo courtesy of Transition Theater on Facebook

When: October 1, 8-10 p.m.

Where: Transition Theater, 119 Park Avenue West, Denver

Cost: $21

Tickets: Available here

The LowdownWith every performance, Transition Theater opens a portal to a new realm where you can embark on a journey towards spiritual awakening. Transition Theater is home to avant-garde, contemporary artists who are leaders in the new conscious movement of the arts. Join them as they put on the “all-encompassing audio visual spectacle” that is TRIANGLE – Transcendental Theatrical Opera Night.

Mark Your Calendar:

In Plein Sight

When: October 4-9

Where: Varies, details here

Cost: Free

Schedule: Available here

 

13 Annual Indigenous Film & Arts Festival: ALAMAR

When: October 5, 5:45 p.m.

Where: Cableland, 4150 Shangri-La Dr, Denver

Cost: Free

 

GMO OMG

When: October 5, 6 p.m.

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St, Denver

Cost: $5

Tickets: Available here

 

Brews & Views

When: October 6-November 2

Where: Longmont History Museum, 400 Quail Rd, Longmont

Cost: $8

 

Magic Men Live

When: October 6, 8 p.m.

Where: Bellco Theatre, 700 14th St, Denver

Cost: $24—$104

Tickets: Available here

 

Love Tooth

When: October 6, 6 p.m.—8 p.m.

Where: PlatteForum, 2400 Curtis St, Denver

Cost: Free

 

Great Space Escape for Adults

When: October 7, 6:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m.

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

Cost: $8 members, $10 non-members

 

Dancing with the Survivors

When: October 8, 6:30 p.m.

Where: The Galleria of Stone, 12655 E 42nd Ave, #60, Denver

Cost: $100

Tickets: Available here

 

Art in the Park

When: October 8, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Where: Barr Lake State Park, 13401 Picadilly Rd, Brighton

Cost: $7

 

Run the Rocks 10K & 5K

When: October 9, 9 a.m.

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

Cost: $25-$35

 

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