With the election season coming to a close, we all have reason to celebrate. Whether it’s a political win or the fact that you can now watch TV without election ads, everyone deserves a weekend of fun. Let’s check out some unique events happening in Denver this weekend to celebrate November.

Thursday, November 10

Free Avalanche Awareness Classroom

Photo Courtesy of Wilderness Exchange Unlimited's Facebook Page

Photo Courtesy of Wilderness Exchange Unlimited’s Facebook Page

When: Thursday, November 10 from 8 – 10 p.m.

Where: Wilderness Exchanged Unlimited – 2401 15th St. #100, Denver

Cost: Free

The Lowdown: Ski season is about to be in full swing, and it’s always good to be prepared. To get informed on avalanche safety and awareness, friends of Berthoud Pass will be hosting a free class this Thursday at Wilderness Exchange Unlimited. The class will cover topics such as hazards, observing weather, terrain, and self-rescue. Regardless of your experience, this class is for all levels of back-country skiers. No registration is required, and it is a free class to the public.

Denver Fashion Weekend – Night #1DFW15

When: Thursday, November – Doors at 7 p.m.

Where: City Hall Event Center – 1144 Broadway  Denver

Cost: Tickets start at $15. Get tickets here

The Lowdown: Join 303 Magazine in celebrating the kick-off for the annual Denver Fashion Weekend this Thursday night at the City Hall Event Center. Local designers, boutiques and even national brands will strut down the runway Thursday and Saturday for the fashion weekend, showcasing the talent and prominence of the fashion scene home to the 303. The runway will showcase the designs of Femme Fatale Intimates, Mona Lucero, Gino Velardi, Steve Sells, Maggie Burns, Anthony H, Tyne Hall, Rachel Marie Hurst and Night by Charlie Price. Also, there will be an after-party following the event at Club Vinyl with performances by Colette accompanied by DFW’s resident DJ Walter White. Entry is free with the purchase of any fashion weekend ticket, but $20 without the purchase of a DFW ticket.

Peer Revue: Stand up for Science

Photo courtesy of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science on Facbeook

Photo courtesy of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science on Facebook

When: Thursday, November 10 from 7:30 – 9 p.m.

Where: Denver Museum of Nature & Science – 2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver

Cost: $12 member tickets, $15 nonmember. Get tickets here

The Lowdown: Watch scientists experiment with stand-up comedy for this first time this Thursday at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. The science comedy line-up includes a geologist, an ornithologist, a biologist, a microbiologist and a professional poet, so brace yourself for an evening filled with intellectual humor. The show will also feature an improv and comedy sketch show from the Showdowners, and will be hosted by Andrew Curtis Forlines from the Comedy VooDoo Playhouse.

Friday, November 11

The Election is Over. Tonight, We Dance!

Photo Courtesy of Event Page

Photo Courtesy of Event Page

When: Friday, November 11 – from 7 – 10:00 p.m.

Where: McNichols Building – 144 W. Colfax Ave. Denver

Cost: Suggested $7 donation.

The Lowdown: Finally, the persistent political ads and Facebook commentary is over. Despite the fact work still needs to be done, after this election, a night of dancing is in order. With that said, come celebrate the end of election season this Friday with a dance party. There will be music by Pink Hawks and Mile High Soul Club, with food and drinks. Though there will be a lot of action on the dance floor, there will also be postcards to fill out that highlight what you would like to see the new administration do within the first 100 days of office.

Free Days at Denver Botanic Gardens

Photo Courtesy of Denver Botanic Garden's Facebook Page

Photo Courtesy of Denver Botanic Garden’s Facebook Page

When: Friday, November 11 from 9 a.m. – 5  p.m.

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens – 1007 York St. Denver

Cost: Free

The Lowdown: Enjoy a free day at the Denver Botanic Gardens. The Botanic Gardens serve as a compliment to the beauty of Denver and the state of Colorado, highlighting the diverse plant life our landscape offers. There are no tickets needed for the free days.

Boulder Restaurant Week

Photo Courtesy of Adam Larkey Photography

Photo Courtesy of Adam Larkey Photography

When: Friday November 11 – Saturday November 19

Where: 40 of Boulder’s Top Restaurants

Cost: $29 prix-fixe dinner menu

The Lowdown: Beginning Friday First Bite will be curating Boulder Restaurant Week in which 40 of the areas top restaurants will be serving a special three-course meal. Participating restaurants include Arugula, The Dushanbe Teahouse, FATE, Cafe Aion and Shine

Friday Night at the AnneX

Photo Courtesy of Event Page

Photo Courtesy of Event Page

When: Friday, November 11 from 3 – 9 p.m.

Where: Denver Film Festival – 2510 E Colfax Ave. Denver

Cost: Free. Get info about the AnneX here.

The Lowdown: Join the Denver Film Society and Denver Film Festival this Friday at the AnneX. The AnneX is essentially the central hub for the Festival happening throughout the city. There will be an AR/VR Play space where you’ll get to check out some virtual reality demonstrations, an Honest Tea informative sessions to learn more about tea, sample tea and create a tote bag, as well as a happy hour at Argonaut Wine & Liquor Lounge.

Saturday, November 12

Chocolate, A Curated Event

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Photo Courtesy of Tilfelle

When: Saturday, November 12, from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Where: Red Wolf Gallery & Boxcar Studios, 554 Santa Fe Dr, Denver

Cost: $50 per adult, 21+ only.

The Lowdown: Enjoy local art, small bites, tasty chocolate and creative beverages.  Chocolatiers include Stachi Fudge, Antelope Trading Company, Chocolate Lab, Truffles in Paradise, Goufrais German Chocolate, Robin Chocolates, Stargazer and Truffnies. With special guest Kingman Estates Winery. This is an obvious choice for any and all chocolate lovers.

The Giving Gathering

Photo Courtesy of The Beat's Facebook Page

Photo Courtesy of The Beat’s Facebook Page

When: Saturday, November 12 from 8 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Where: The Beat – 1221 Pecos St. Denver

Cost: $5 Entry or bring item to donate

The Lowdown: ‘Tis the season of giving, and what better way to start than under a Supermoon? This Saturday, join other generous souls under November’s full moon, known as the Supermoon, at the Beat with music, art, comedy, local vendors and much more. The event is partnered up with Denver Rescue Mission and All Hands Volunteers, who support victims from Hurricane Katrina, to provide for an evening of donations. Guests are encouraged to bring items for donations, which include non-perishable food, furniture, clothing, household items and hygiene products.

Swingin’ Jass Jamboree

Photo Courtesy of Event Page

Photo Courtesy of Event Page

When: Saturday, November 12 from 8:30 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Where: The Savoy at Curtis Park – 2700 Arapahoe St. Denver

Cost: $15. Get tickets here

The Lowdown: Dance your way into the past this Saturday evening at Swingin’ Jass Jamboree. Swingin’ Denver, a community that offers swing classes throughout the Denver metro area, will be hosting a meet the scene ball, where guests will have a chance to experience this dance phenomenon that has lasted decades. There will one of the best local swing bands, cocktails, free swing dance lessons, a performance from the Colorado Swing dance schools and a whole lot of dancing.

Denver Fashion Weekend – Night #2

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Photo by Jackie Collins

When: Saturday, November 12 – doors at 7 p.m.

Where: City Hall Event Center – 1144 Broadway  Denver

Cost: Tickets start at $15. Get tickets here

The Lowdown: Join 303 Magazine for night #2 of Denver Fashion Weekend this Saturday. Watch as local designers, boutiques and national brands strut the runway for Colorado’s biggest fashion show. This showcase of the fashion scene in Colorado is a fun and exciting way to celebrate styles unique to our area. Designers included in the show are Velvet Wolf, Julia Rhoden, Margaret Sanzo, Scout & Molly, Fabrik, Kotomi Yoshida, Frances Roces, Georgine NYC and John Paul Ataker NYC.

Sunday, November 13

Beginner Fire Eating Workshop

Photo Courtesy of Flamewater Circus's Facebook Page

Photo Courtesy of Flamewater Circus’s Facebook Page

When: Sunday, November 13 from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. 

Where: 4835 30th Ave. Denver

Cost: $60 – $120

The Lowdown: Try something a bit more fire-y to eat this Sunday at the Beginner Fire Eating Workshop. This is a workshop to help instruct beginner fire-eaters and those interested in the art about the secrets behind fire magic. There will be a beginners class, for $60, from 12 – 2 p.m. and an advanced class, for $80, from 3 – 6 p.m. Push your boundaries and learn the intricacies behind a very interesting performance-art.

Denver Fashion Weekend –  10th Anniversary Hair Show

Photo by Kyle Cooper.

Photo by Kyle Cooper.

When: Sunday, November 14 – doors at 7 p.m.

Where: City Hall Event Center – 1144 Broadway  Denver

CostTickets start at $15. Get tickets here

The Lowdown: The 10th annual DFW Hair Show will be this Sunday, filled with glam and outrageous hairstyles. This event has been an integral and coveted part of DFW, and with this year being the 10th year anniversary, it will sure be a show for the books. This is an independent hair show, and one very unique to the Denver Fashion Weekend. Check out creativity, innovation and overall high-quality hair designs at the Hair Show.

QUEER-lesque Burlesque: A Glitter Review

Image Courtesy of Bender Flames

Image Courtesy of Bender Flames

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.

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Mark your calendars

Denver Holiday Flea

When: Friday, December 2 – Sunday, December 4

Where: The Sports Castle

Cost: $5-30 Get tickets here

Denver Pancakes & Booze Show

When: Friday, November 18 from 8 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Where: City Hall Amphitheatre 

Cost: $5

Thanksgiving Pie & Beer Pairing

When: Saturday, November 19 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Denver Beer Co – 1695 Platte St. Denver

Cost: $22 – $43. Get tickets here

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