This week November is in full-swing as Denver welcomes winter festivities and sweater weather. Check out these off-the-wall events including theatre, fundraisers, music and shopping.

Monday, November 7 

Denver Arts Week: Magic of Theatre

Photo courtesy of DCPA on Facebook. Image by Adams Visual Communication.

Photo courtesy of DCPA on Facebook. Image by Adams Visual Communication.

Where: The Jones Theatre, Denver Center for the Performing Arts Complex, Denver

Cost: Free

Lowdown: The secrets of stage performance are unveiled by the Denver Center for the Performing Arts . Ever wondered how it rains or snows on stage or how many recipes there are for fake blood? Along with a light show and multimedia display, they’ll show you for free.

DU Lamont Jazz Orchestra with Frank Greene

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Photo Courtesy of Lamont School of Music on Facebook. Image by Arjan Aelmans.

When: November 7, 7:30 p.m.

Where: University of Denver, 2344 East Iliff Ave, Denver

Cost: Free

Lowdown: Frank Greene— special guest trumpeter— joins the DU Lamont Jazz Orchestra and Grammy-nominated composer, Steve Weist to play both big band classics and charts from today’s repertoire. Frank Greene is best known for his performances on the Late Show with David Letterman, as well as his work with the CBS Orchestra.

 

Wednesday, November 9

“Prepare!” With David Korevaar

Photo courtesy of Dairy Arts Center on Facebook.

Photo courtesy of Dairy Arts Center on Facebook.

When: November 9, 2 p.m.

Where: Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St, Boulder

Cost: $1-$15

TicketsAvailable here

Lowdown: Prepare for laughs, music and amusement at this matinee recreation of the works and style of John Cage— a legendary piano pioneer— by David Korevaar and Danelle Helander and Sean Owens of Helander Dance Theatre. One of the most influential composers of the 20th century, Cage positioned objects on or between the strings and hammers of a piano to create unique sounds and tonal effects. This one of a kind performance is sure to liven up your afternoon.

 

Thursday, November 10

5th Annual Sleep Out

Photo courtesy of Attention Homes on Facebook.

Photo courtesy of Attention Homes on Facebook.

When: November 10, 8 p.m.

Where: Attention Homes Main Office, 1443 Spruce St, Boulder

Cost: Free

RegistrationAvailable here

Lowdown: Participants will get a glimpse into the life of homeless youth as they camp out under the stars and are exposed to the elements between Attention Homes Main Office and the First United Methodist Church of Boulder. Participants are asked to pledge to raise $1,000 from family and friends to support Attention Homes’ homeless and runaway youth services.

Playing It Forward – Ping-Pong Tournament

Photo courtesy of Ace Eat Serve on Facebook.

Photo courtesy of Ace Eat Serve on Facebook.

When: November 10, 2-5 p.m.

Where: ACE Eat Serve, 501 E 17th Ave, Denver

Cost: $20-$40

TicketsAvailable here

Lowdown: Grab a partner and help support the Samaritan House Denver through a doubles ping pong tournament. The Samaritan House helps disadvantaged men, women and families become self-sufficient with housing, jobs, school and more. Great fun for a great cause, and all ticket purchases include one free drink per person.

Winter Gift Market: Sneak Peek

Photo courtesy of Denver Botanic Gardens on Facebook.

Photo courtesy of Denver Botanic Gardens on Facebook.

When: November 10, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St, Denver

Cost: $8-$10

Tickets: Available here

Lowdown: The Winter Gift Market: Sneak Peek is the perfect place to get a jump on your holiday shopping. Featuring hundreds of unique, handmade products, this sneak peek allows shoppers to visit the Winter Gift Market the night before the official opening and get the first pick on items. Denver Botanic Garden members will receive an extra 10 percent off when they present their membership cards to the cashier.

 

Friday, November 11

Café Cultura’s Open Mic Night

Photo courtesy of Café Cultura on Facebook.

Photo courtesy of Café Cultura on Facebook.

When: November 11, 7-10 p.m.

Where: Café Cultura, 910 Galapago St, Denver

Cost: $3-$5 donation

Lowdown: Café Cultura is a safe space for indigenous peoples to use their oral and written traditions creatively and openly. Focused on family and youth, the open mic night at Café Cultura is one of the best in the Denver area.

Saturday, November 12

History Camp Colorado

Photo courtesy of History Camp Iowa on Facebook.

Photo courtesy of History Camp Iowa on Facebook.

When: November 12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where: Tivoli Student Union, 900 Auraria Pkwy, Denver

Cost: $29-$41

Tickets: Available here

Lowdown: History enthusiasts from all backgrounds come together to share ideas and connect around a common passion. This camp allows everyone from experts and teachers to students and amateurs to share their opinions, learn new things and recognize different perspectives. A variety of historical content will be shared and anyone who wants to speak can.

 

Sunday, November 13

A Wake, A Mistake & A Wedding Cake – Murder Mystery Dinner

Photo courtesy of Cherokee Ranch and Castle Foundation on Facebook.

Photo courtesy of Cherokee Ranch and Castle Foundation on Facebook.

When: November 13, 4:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: Cherokee Ranch and Castle Foundation, 6113 Daniels Park Rd, Sedalia

Cost: $80

Tickets: Available here

Lowdown: This musical murder mystery dinner is sure to entertain. Tickets include the performance, a buffet dinner and tours around the castle. In the musical, newlyweds, Lilly White and Dirk Forester, pay their respects to Dirk’s friend Johnny, but all goes awry and someone dies.

QUEER-lesque Burlesque: A Glitter Review

Photo courtesy of Clocktower Cabaret on Facebook.

Photo courtesy of Clocktower Cabaret on Facebook.

When: November 13, 7 p.m.

Where: The Clocktower Cabaret, 1601 Arapahoe St, Denver

Cost: $18-$28

Tickets: Available Here

Lowdown: Grab a feather boa, add some glitter to your makeup and celebrate queer culture during this night of performances by Denver’s LGBTQAI community and special guest, Joy Coy. Emceed by the fabulous Drag Queen, Zarah, this night is sure to be full of laughs, glitter, and entertainment.

 

Mark Your Calendar

DU Lamont Steel Drum Ensemble

When: November 14, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Newman Performing Arts Center, 2344 East Iliff Ave, Denver

Cost: Free

Tickets: Available here

The Addicts Comedy Tour

When: November 14, 8 p.m.

Where: Improv Comedy, 8246 E. 49th Ave, Denver

Cost: $17-$22

Tickets: Available here

Eating Alabama

When: November 15, 6 p.m.

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St, Denver

Cost: $5

Registration: Available here

Writing the West at AMWA— Working the Mine

When: November 16, 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Where: American Museum of Western Art, 1727 Tremont Pl, Denver

Cost: $5

Tickets: Available here

Conviction (Preview)

When: November 17, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St, Boulder

Cost: $18-$20

Tickets: Available here

Anthony Bourdain

When: November 18, 8 p.m.

Where: AXS, 700 14th St, Denver

Cost: $60.50-$330

Tickets: Available here

Comedy Happy Hour

When: November 18, 5 p.m.

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

Cost: $5

Tickets: Available here

Meet Here: An Evening of Idea Brewing and Creative Criss-Cross

When: November 18, 6-8 p.m.

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

Cost: Free

RSVP: Available here

Corn Husk Doll Workshop

When: November 19, 1-2 p.m.

Where: Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls & Toys, 1880 Gaylord St, Denver

Cost: $9.43-11.54

Tickets: Available here

 

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