October is arguably the coolest month of the season. It brings boots, scarves, changing aspens, spooky stories, Halloween and, of course, pumpkin-flavored everything. This week Denver is filled with zombies, mummies and vampires (oh my!). From festive to frightening, there is a way for everyone to welcome in October. Check out our list of can’t-miss Denver events this week, which includes a new exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, an Emily Rose-themed dinner party, Denver’s Lantern Festival and much more.

Monday, October 10

MORPHOS 360º Immersive Virtual Dome Art Show

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Photo courtesy of Morphos Immersive Virtual Dome Art – Denver on Facebook

When: October 10, 7-9:30 p.m.

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

Cost: $20 adults, $15 ages 17 and younger

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: Denver Arts + Technology Advancement presents MORPHOS 360º, a brand new virtual experience featuring immersive video art. In the Denver Museum of Nature and Science’s Gates Planetarium, lean your seat back and take a virtual journey via moving digital diorama. MORPHOS will highlight artwork from around the world with an international reel of dome art which will be followed by the MORPHOS artist-in-residence showcase. The international artists in focus include Liam Somerville from Australia and Jodi Stuart from New Zealand, as well as Drake Arnold and Sam Stevens from Colorado and Jonathon Womack from Washington.

 

Night of the Living Dead

Photo courtesy of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Photo courtesy of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

When: October 10, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 7301 S Santa Fe Dr, #850, Littleton

Cost: $20

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: You don’t need to have seen the original 1968 “Night of the Living Dead” by George Romero to enjoy this performance. It’s every classic zombie apocalypse survival situation that never fails to thrill. A group of survivors hole up in a house battling waves of the undead. This performance will be hosted at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Littleton with help from the Bug Theatre and the Denver Actors Fund, a team dedicated to supporting people in the Denver theatre community who find themselves in situational medical need. 

 

Tuesday, October 11

The Exorcism of Emily Rose: Dinner Party

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Photo courtesy of Alamo Drafthouse Denver

When: October 11, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 7301 S Santa Fe Dr, #850, Littleton

Cost: $45

Tickets: Available here 

The Lowdown: Join the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema for a dinner party that will be unlike your usual. In the spirit of the spookiest month of the year, enjoy a viewing of “The Exorcism of Emily Rose” on the big screen while feasting on a three-course meal that will include a spinach artichoke dip called “the unholy communion,” a smoked lamb stew called “3 a.m.” and a six layer cake called “1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6” (all references to the movie).

Laura Krudener: Artist in Residence

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Photo courtesy of Laura Krudener art studio on Facebook

When: October 11, 3 p.m.

Where: Four Seasons Hotel, 1111 14th St, Denver

Cost: Free

The Lowdown: The Four Seasons Hotel in Denver welcomes Denver-based artist Laura Krudener as artist-in-residence. Krudener’s work will be displayed throughout the hotel and she will paint live, on site from her pop-up studio in the lobby. Enjoy a cocktail party from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in EDGE Bar after Krudener’s painting session.

 

Friday October, 14

Mummies: New Secrets From the Tomb

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Photos courtesy of Denver Museum of Nature & Science on Facebook

When: October 14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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

Cost: Included in general admission

The Lowdown: Peruvians made the oldest mummies in the world, starting 7,000 years ago. Take a closer look at Peruvian and Egyptian mummies at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science‘s newest exhibit, “Mummies: New Secrets from the Tombs.” Several of the mummies on display are being viewed by the public for the first time. This exhibit shows how CT scans, DNA analysis and 3D computer modeling can reveal new discoveries about the lives of people who lived thousands of years ago. 

 

Move and a Martini: The Lost Boys

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Photo courtesy of CU South Denver on Facebook

When: October 14, 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Where: CU South Denver, 10035 S Peoria St, Parker

Cost: $18-$28

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: In the spirit of Halloween, Colorado University in Denver is presenting “The Lost Boys” starring Corey Haim, Jason Patric and Kiefer Sutherland for this week’s Movie and a Martini. At this event attendees can enjoy two drinks (choose from specialty cocktails, beer, wine or non-alcoholic beverages), hors d’oeuvres, popcorn and access to the museum exhibits. You can also participate in trivia and prizes for the movie.  

 

Zombie Burlesque Show

Photo courtesy of The Clocktower Cabaret

Photo courtesy of The Clocktower Cabaret

When: October 14 & 15, 8 p.m. & 11 p.m.

Where: The Clocktower Cabaret, 1601 Arapahoe St, Denver

Cost: $30

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: Sexy meets scary when grotesque meets burlesque at the Clocktower Cabaret‘s Zombie Burlesque show. The Clocktower Cabaret is welcoming in this season of spooks with a glittery gore fest. Costumes are encouraged. Friday and Saturday’s shows at 8 p.m. are for guests 18 years of age or older, but if you’re 21+, join the zombie bombshells for a special late-night show at 11 p.m. on Saturday.

Saturday, October 15

Lantern Fest

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Photo courtesy of The Lantern Fest on Facebook

When: October 15, 3 p.m.

Where: 4281 Weld County Road 10, Dacono

Cost: $25-$50

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: It’s a fairy tale come to life at the Lantern Festival. Thousands of strangers come together arm in arm to witness a magical spectacle. Environmentally friendly lanterns are lit and set free floating just as the sun goes down to create an unforgettable image across the night sky. You are encouraged to send your lantern off along a with your highest hopes, fondest dreams and deepest regrets. You can show up early with chairs and blankets to enjoy live music, food, s’mores and more before the lantern send-off.

Sunday, October 16

Things That Go Bump in the Night

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Photo courtesy of Things That Go Bump in the Night on Facebook

When: October 16, 7 p.m.

Where: Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center, 721 Santa Fe Dr, Denver

Cost: $15-$28

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: There is almost no better time for scary stories than October when the sky is grey, the air is cool and the wind is just enough to create unexpected groans and creaks. Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center invites you to enjoy a night spent listening to chilling tales told on stage as part of “Things That Go Bump in the Night.”

DamageDance Transitions

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Photo courtesy of DAMAGEDANCE on Facebook

When: October 16, 6 p.m.

Where: Colorado Ballet, 1075 Santa Fe Dr, Denver

Cost: $15

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: DAMAGEDANCE  focuses on appreciating the flaws and imperfections of human nature through the expression of dance. Choreographer Jessica Taylor is known for her unique, innovative and sometime unorthodox dance style. The DAMAGEDANCE 2016 fall series “Transitions” is being performed at the Dairy Arts Center in Boulder on October 14 and 15, but you are also invited to enjoy an informal performance at the Colorado Ballet in Denver on October 16. You can find information on all three shows at the DAMAGEDANCE website.

Haunted Field of Screams: Movie on the Field

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Photo courtesy of Haunted Field of Screams on Facebook

When: October 16, 6:45 p.m.

Where: 10270 Riverdale Rd, Thornton

Cost: Free

The Lowdown: The Haunted Field of Screams, now on its 15th year, is one of the biggest haunted corn mazes in the Denver area. Along with their usual haunted maze, Zombie Paintball Massacre and other fall festivities, the Haunted Field of Screams is offering “Movie on the Field.” This series is a an opportunity to enjoy a mix of classic Halloween horror flicks, so bring blankets and lawn chairs. There will also be a concession stand with popcorn, candy, sodas, beers and more. 

 

Mark Your Calendar:

 

Powder x REI Monumental Movie Tour

When: October 20, 6-9 p.m.

Where: REI, 1416 Platte St, Denver

Cost: $10

The Music of Art and the Art of Music

When: October 20, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St, Boulder

Cost: $10-$20

Tickets: Available here

The Science Lounge: So, You’re Dead

When: October 20, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

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

Cost: $13 members, $15 nonmembers

Tickets: Available here

Live Bats!

When: October 21, 6 p.m., 8 p.m.

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

Cost: $12 members, $15 non-members

Tickets: Available here

Comedy & Cocktails

When: October 22, 8 p.m.

Where: Parker Arts: The Schoolhouse Theater, 19650 E Mainstreet, Parker

Cost: $20-$25

Tickets: Available here

The Denver Adventure

When: October 22, 10 a.m.

Where: Denver and surrounding areas

Cost: $29.99+

Tickets: Available here

The Great Pumpkin Haul

When: October 22, 9 a.m.

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms, 8500 Deer Creek Canyon Rd, Littleton

Cost: $35

Tickets: Available here

Subaru VeloSwap

When: October 22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where: National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St, Denver

Cost: $8

Zombie Crawl

When: October 22, 12-6 p.m.

Where: Skyline Park, 16th St, Denver

Cost: Free

Bat Encounter: Live!

When: October 23, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St, Denver

Cost: $8-$15.50

Tickets: Available here

Denver Retro Con

When: October 23, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: Ramada Plaza Denver North,

Cost: $6-$8

Tickets: Available here

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