This week in Denver check out a couple events that will allow you to enjoy the outdoors for just a little bit longer before it becomes too cold. Get some fresh air practicing your watercolor skills at Barr Lake State Park, take in a variety of beautiful landscapes with “In Plein Sight” and enjoy one more 5k/10k race in the breathtaking venue that is Red Rocks Amphitheater. Other awesome events this week include the reopening of Denver’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), a Magic Men (think “Magic Mike”) performance, yet another journey through the galaxy with the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and much more.

Tuesday, October 4

In Plein Sight

Photo courtesy of PLAN Jeffco on Facebook

Photo courtesy of PLAN Jeffco on Facebook

When: October 4-9

Where: Varies, details here

Cost: Free

Schedule: Available here

The Lowdown: Jefferson County is hosting its first ever plein air event in Open Space Parks. “In Plein Sight” will include a series of free, public events exhibiting privately owned paintings of Open Space Parks. You can watch as plein air artists paint the beautiful Colorado landscapes that surrounds them. The exhibits will take place in a variety of locations throughout Open Space Parks and events will span through October. For more details on the events and locations check out InPleinSightJeffco.org.

Wednesday, October 5

13th Annual Indigenous Film & Arts Festival: ALAMAR

Photo courtesy of Indigenous Film & arts Festival on Facebook

Photo courtesy of Indigenous Film & arts Festival on Facebook

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

Where: Cableland, 4150 Shangri-La Dr, Denver

Cost: Free

The Lowdown: The International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management is proud to announce the launch of the Indigenous Film & Arts Festival. This event intends to educate the public on the life and culture of indigenous people and the ways in which native intellectual properties and rights can be preserved and protected. The Indigenous Film & Arts Festival uses the film to express who the indigenous people are and who they hope to become.

GMO OMG

Photo courtesy of GMO OMG on Facebook

Photo courtesy of GMO OMG on Facebook

When: October 5, 6 p.m.

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St, Denver

Cost: $5

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: Jeremy Seifert, director of the educational film “GMO OMG,” is looking to find the facts about how GMOs affect our health, our planet and our freedom of choice. Is it possible to change the current food system? Have we come too far to turn back around? This film will take the audience on an explorative journey through Haiti, Paris, Norway, all the way to the lobby of Monsanto. Learn everything you need to know about GMOs and how they affect your life this week at the Denver Botanic Gardens.

Thursday, October 6

Magic Men Live

Photo courtesy of Magic Men on Facebook

Photo courtesy of Magic Men on Facebook

When: October 6, 8 p.m.

Where: Bellco Theatre, 700 14th St, Denver

Cost: $24—$104

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: If you don’t have a ladies’ night out planned this week, you’d better do it now. Magic Men will allow you to have your very own Magic Mike experience. This performance is a live stage production that will incorporate incredible lighting, sound design, theatrical performances and a jaw-dropping line-up of performers. Get ready for a fun and completely unique experience at the Bellco Theatre.

Friday, October 7

Great Space Escape for Adults

Photo courtesy of Denver Museum of Nature and Science on Facebook

Photo courtesy of Denver Museum of Nature & Science on Facebook

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

The Lowdown: The Denver Museum of Nature and Science is bringing you yet another out-of-this-world experience called the Great Space Escape for Adults. Explore the galaxy under the guidance of a museum “astronerd” while enjoying a drink from the cash bar while never leaving your seat in the museum’s extraordinary Gates Planetarium. This event is for guests of 21 years of age or older only. For more information visit the museum’s website at dmns.org.

A Mercurial Garden Party: MCA Re-Opening

Photo courtesy of MCA Denver on Facebook

Photo courtesy of MCA Denver on Facebook

When: October 7, 7-10 p.m.

Where: Museum of Contemporary Art, 1485 Delgany St, Denver

Cost: $10 members, $15 nonmembers, $45 VIP

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: Due to a water park break, the MCA will be closed through the first week of October for renovations. But good news; the museum is coming back in style. Join the MCA for its fall opening. The Mercurial Garden Party will start this art season off with Kim Dickey, Nathan Carter and the Bodacioussss art exhibit. The party will feature a performance by Pythian Whispers, a DJ set by Killd By, projection mapping and a variety of bars. VIP tickets will include express entry, artist walkthroughs, drink tickets, VIP bathrooms and more.

Saturday, October 8

Dancing with the Survivors

Photo courtesy of The Pink Fund on Facebook

Photo courtesy of The Pink Fund on Facebook

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

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

Cost: $100

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: Dancing With The Survivors is an annual event put on by The Pink Fund in order to celebrate a nationwide community of breast cancer survivors. The event features local breast cancer survivors who are paired with professional dancers from studios across the country. Dancers can invite friends, family and other supporters to donate money that will benefit The Pink Fund’s mission.

Art in the Park

Photo courtesy of Barr Lake State Park, Colorado State Parks

Photo courtesy of Barr Lake State Park, Colorado State Parks

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

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

Cost: $7

The Lowdown: Art in the Park allows attendees to be visually inspired by the beautiful Colorado landscape that is Barr Lake State Park. Interested guests can sign up to join a watercolor class or simply enjoy the trails and check out what other artists are creating. The event benefits the Friends of Barr Lake program, which is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the state park in its efforts to educate the public and create an area of recreation.

Sunday, October 9

Run the Rocks 10K & 5K

Photo courtesy of Run the Rocks on Facebook

Photo courtesy of Run the Rocks on Facebook

When: October 9, 9 a.m.

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

Cost: $25-$35

The Lowdown: Run the Rocks is a unique and annual race that brings the community together to support good lung health and air quality. Runners have the option of participating in either a 5k or a 10k. The race takes places at the beautiful Red Rocks Amphitheater and a free Tivoli beer is offered to participants after the event.

Mark Your Calendar

MORPHOS 360 Immersive Virtual Dome Art Show

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

 

Night of the Living Dead

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

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

Cost: $20

Tickets: Available here

 

Exorcism of Emily Rose: Dinner Party

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

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

Cost: $45

Tickets: Available here

 

Laura Krudener: Artist in Residence

When: October 11, 3 p.m.

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

Cost: Free

 

Mummies: New Secrets From the Tomb

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

 

Movie and a Martini: The Lost Boys

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

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

Cost: $18-$28

Tickets: Available here

 

Zombie Burlesque Show

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

Where: The Clocktower Cabaret, 1601 Arapahoe St, Denver

Cost: $30

 

Lantern Fest

When: October 15, 3 p.m.

Where: 4281 Weld County Road 10, Dacono

Cost: $25-$50

Tickets: Available here

 

Things That Go Bump in the Night

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

 

DamageDance Transitions

When: October 16, 6 p.m.

Where: Colorado Ballet, 1075 Santa Fe Dr, Denver

Cost: $15

Tickets: Available here

 

Haunted Field of Screams: Movie on the Field

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

Where: 10270 Riverdale Rd, Thornton

Cost: Free

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