March is here this week and Denver is prepared with some great events. Start your week off by dancing the night away at God Save the Queens and end it by letting go of all of your stress at Yoga & Finesse. Whatever you make of the week, make sure to check out this roundup of events in Denver.

Monday, February 26

God Save The Queens

Photo by Brittany Werges

When: February 26, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. 

Where: Hi-Dive Denver, 7 S Broadway, Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Hi-Dive Denver hosts God Save The Queens featuring a queer punk night. Dress up in punk, goth, deathrock or whatever tickles your fancy to party the night away. Scott Toxsin and Novelí spin banging beats for you to dance to, so get ready to rock your night away.

Vinyl Bingo Night

Carbon Cafe

Photo Courtesy of Carbon Cafe

When: February 26, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. 

Where: Carbon Cafe & Bar, 1553 Platte St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Carbon Cafe & Bar present Vinyl Bingo Night, where you can play bingo with a vinyl twist. DJ D’Vinyl spins musical hits from the ’50s through ’80s that you can identify the title and artist to mark your card with. If you get a bingo, you win a prize.

Tuesday, February 27

Hamilton

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When: February 27 – April 1, 7:30 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 1101 13th St., Denver 

Cost: $165-$595, very limited tickets available here

The Lowdown: The hit musical Hamilton has made its way to Denver. The Denver Center for the Performing Arts welcomes the historically based musical that has been taking the nation by storm. You can experience the majesty of Alexander Hamilton’s life and the history of the United States.

Mutiny Open Mic

Photo courtesy of Mutiny Information Cafe on Facebook.

When: February 27, 10 p.m. – 12 a.m. 

Where: Mutiny Information Cafe, 2 S Broadway, Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Sip on some coffee and listen to some funny sets at Mutiny Open Mic. Jose Macall hosts the comedy night where you can even show off your comedy skills if you want to. Don’t worry about who is in the audience, just grab the mic and give it go.

Think & Drink Pub Quiz

Photo courtesy of Black Shirt Brewery on Facebook.

When: February 27, 7 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Black Shirt Brewing Co., 3719 Walnut St., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Black Shirt Brewing Co., hosts a Think & Drink Pub Quiz. Make up a team to guess answers to questions from Nathan Land of Comedy Works. Imbibe on $2 cans of beer as you beat others at trivia and win prizes.

Mario Kart Tournament

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When: February 27, 7 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Monkey Barrel, 4401 Tejon St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Show off your racing skills at a Mario Kart Tournament. You have a chance at winning prizes such as Denver Nuggets tickets, Lootcrates and more. Sip and munch on drink and food specials throughout the night as you play to keep you fueled. You can also snag some great giveaways and if you win, be entered in the Mario Kart Grand Finale.

Wednesday, February 28

Black Music Matters

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When: February 28, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. 

Where: History Colorado, 1200 Broadway, Denver 

Cost: $10 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Celebrate Black Heritage Month at Black Music Matters. Musicians such as Spirit of Grace, Theo Wilson and more perform music to tell the history of African American peoples. Students from North High School, Noel Community Arts School and Slavens K-8 also perform renditions of music to bring happiness to your soul.

Heathers Movie Party

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When: February 28, 7 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Alamo Drafthouse, 7301 S Santa Fe Dr., Littleton

Cost: $5 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Before there was Mean Girls, there was Heathers. Alamo Drafthouse Denver presents a Heathers Movie Party. The event features a viewing of Heathers as well as a sneak peek of a new television series based on the film. You can also get in on a snack bag based on Heather Chandler’s favorite picks.

Music Video Trivia

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When: February 28, 7 – 9 p.m. 

Where: ViewHouse Eatery, Bar & Rooftop, 2015 Market St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: Win some sweet prizes at Music Video Trivia. ViewHouse Eatery, Bar & Rooftop show clips of music videos on a 190″ LED TV in the heated courtyard tent. You could win up to $100 in ViewHouse gift cards and take the title of trivia winner. Food and drink specials will fuel your quizzing.

Ratio Comedy Night

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When: February 28, 8 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Ratio Beerworks is back at with Ratio Comedy Night. Hear from the best comedians that Denver has to offer. Set from Rachel Weeks, Mitch Jones and more will keep you laughing all night long. You can grab a beer, a seat and watch some hilarious people entertain you.

Thursday, March 1

Opening Reception

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When: March 1, 5 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Art Gym Denver, 1460 Layden St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Art Gym Denver presents an Opening Reception of Giant Woodcuts. Giant Woodcuts features the traditional technique of woodcutting to produce giant prints. Artists featured in the exhibition include James Bailey, Lyell Castonguay and more. The exhibition is a part of Mo’Print, the month-long celebration of printmaking in Denver.

Informed

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When: March 1, 5 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Space Gallery, 400 Santa Fe Dr., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Space Gallery holds an opening reception of Informed— an exhibition of print as an influence. The exhibition features artists Patricia Aaron, Pattie Lee Becker and more. Works in the exhibition include painting, sculptures and installation, all inspired by printmaking. This is another in an expansive list of events that will occur in conjunction with Mo’Print.

We Still Live

Photo Courtesy of Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library on Facebook

When: March 1 – 31, 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 

Where: Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library, 2401 Welton St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Experience some moving art at We Still Live. The exhibition was created as a community-based art venture in coordination with Arts Street and Thomas Evans (aka Detour) to help make a change in Denver youth’s lives. Youth explore their self-identity and more while creating projects to help their neighborhoods.

READ: Denver Artists to Watch in 2018

Great Space Escape

Photo Courtesy of Denver Museum of Nature & Science on Facebook

When: March 1, 7 – 8:30 p.m. 

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

Cost: $18 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Learn more about space at Great Space Escape. The adult-only tour brings you through the Gates Planetarium. The tour is led by certified museum astro-nerds to create a full experience. You can also buy a drink at the cash bar to make the tour a little more ‘out there.’

Friday, March 2

Colorado Dragon Film Festival

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Alamo Drafthouse. Photo by Austin Cope.

When: March 2 – 4, 4:30 p.m. 

Where: Alamo Drafthouse Denver, 4255 W Colfax Ave., Denver

Cost: $10 tickets available here

The Lowdown: Alamo Drafthouse Denver hosts the Colorado Dragon Film Festival. Films from all over Asia can be viewed all throughout the weekend. This year Korea stands as the featured country for the festival.

First Friday Artwalk

Mo'Print, Printmaking, Denver, Helikon Gallery, River North Art District

Photo courtesy of Helikon Gallery

When: March 2, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Where: Denver Art Districts

Cost: Free

The Lowdown: Enjoy a Denver tradition by kicking another month off with First Friday Artwalks. Many art districts in Denver (especially the Art District on Sante Fe) will host free gallery events, some of which are posted below. You can grab a drink and small bites at many of the galleries. Artists are usually present at the event. So grab your coat and get ready for an art-filled night.

Colfax Ave. Exhibition and District-Wide Art Walk

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When: March 2, 5-9 p.m. 

Where: 40 West Arts District, 1560 Teller St., Lakewood

Cost: Free and open to public

The Lowdown: Head over to Lakewood for the Colfax Avenue Exhibition and District-Wide Art Walk. All of the district venues are open for the event and completely free to visit. Jellyfish are also back with a fabric installation. You can grab light snacks and refreshments to keep your walk going.

Casey Kawaguchi & Lance Inkwell

Photo Courtesy of Abstract on Facebook

When: March 2, 6 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Abstract, 742 Santa Fe Dr., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Indyink Gallery makes way for new works from Casey Kawaguchi & Lance Inkwell. You can take a look at the gallery, grab a beer and check out the featured works. You can also snag a limited edition shirt from both Casey Kawaguchi and Lance Inkwell.

READ: Casey Kawaguchi Is Turning Heads in Denver with his Expert Freehand Street Art

Banff Mountain Film Festival

High Plains Comedy Festival, Cori Anderson, Paramount Theater

A large crowd watches at the Paramount. Photo by Cori Anderson

When: March 2 – 4, 7 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Paramount Denver,  1621 Glenarm Pl., Denver 

Cost: $20 get tickets here

The Lowdown: The Banff Mountain Film Festival brings mountainous adventure to you in the comfort of a movie theater. You can watch as explorers adventure to the highest peaks and amazing exotic locations all to get in the wonders of nature. Multiple outdoor films are featured during the weekend-long event.

Midnight Madness

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When: March 2 – 4, 11:59 p.m. – 2 a.m. 

Where: Landmark’s Esquire Theatre, 590 Downing St., Denver 

Cost: $9.50 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Landmark’s Esquire Theatre presents a viewing of The Never Ending Story at Midnight Madness. You can watch the classic ’80s film created by Wolfgang Petersen that brings you into the land of Fantasia from the pages of a book.

Cultural First Fridays

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When: March 2, 5 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Museo De Las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Dr., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown:  Stop into Museo De Las Americas for free to get a look at new exhibitions and experiences at Cultural First Fridays. This Friday features Bomba from Barrio E’! and the Pachucos y Sirenas Exhibition. You can grab a drink, listen to some great music and explore the space.

Bill Coors: The Will to Live

Photo courtesy of Neman Center for Performing Arts on Facebook

When: March 2, 4 p.m. 

Where: Gates Concert Hall, 2344 E Iliff Ave., Denver

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: Learn more about the life of Bill Coors at a Bill Coors: The Will to Live viewing. The film shows Coors’ life and his journey through anxiety, depression and more. You can see how he found the will to live. Register here.

First Friday Reception

Photo courtesy of John Vogl at Helikon Studios

When: March 2-3, 6-10 p.m. 

Where: Helikon Gallery & Studios, 3675 Wynkoop St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Helikon Gallery & Studios welcomes First Friday Reception. The reception features two shows, Pixel Palette II and Gazes: New Work by John Vogl. Pixel Palette II features digital painting as fine art and Gazes: New Work by John Vogl features John Vogl’s solo exhibition with commercial illustrations.

READ: Gaze Upon New Art By Denver’s John Vogl this Weekend

Saturday, March 3

Colorado Book Festival

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When: March 3, 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Where: Denver Public Library, 10 W 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver 

Cost: Free and open to public

The Lowdown: The Denver Public Library hosts the second annual Colorado Book Festival. The festival showcases books from Colorado authors, programs to help with reading and writing and more. You can meet authors, purchase books and attend the workshops.

Penny Admission

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When: March 3, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

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

Cost: $.01 at the door

The Lowdown: The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver welcomes back Penny Admission. Colorado Residents can get into the museum for only a penny, that is right— one cent— all day long. You can get the chance to see exhibitions featuring Cleon Peterson, Diego Rodriguez-Warner, Arthur Jafa’s work and more.

READ: Three Artists Transformed the MCA Inside and Out 

A.J. Keith

Photo Courtesy of A.J. Keith on Facebook

When: March 3 – April 28, 12 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Racines Restaurant Denver, 650 Sherman St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Denver artist A.J. Keith features his work at Racine’s Restaurant Denver. Keith’s work features landscape scenes and playful colors. His new paintings are featured at the exhibition.

Holi Fest

Photo Courtesy of Shadhika on Facebook

When: March 3, 12-4 p.m. 

Where: Cheesman Park, 1900 E 11th Ave., Denver 

Cost: $35-$50 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Celebrate the festival of colors at Holi Fest. Shadhika hosts the celebration to bring awareness to International Women’s Week. You can throw colorful powder at friends at family all in the sake of love and the victory of good over evil. Each color symbolizes something so make sure you brush up on the meanings.

Sunday, March 4

Sunday Sanctuary

Photo courtesy of McNichols Civic Center on Facebook.

When: March 4, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Begin your holistic journey at Sunday Sanctuary. Holistic artists, healers, spiritual guides and more will help you become more inspired to walk a more holistic lifestyle. The event is presented by 7 Healing Stars Oneness Center.

Yoga & Finesse

Kady Lafferty of Big Booty Yoga. Photography by Kyle Cooper.

When: March 4, 9 – 11 a.m. 

Where: The Walnut Room, 3131 Walnut St., Denver 

Cost: $15 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Fold into the perfect poses at Yoga & Finesse. Kady from Big Booty Yoga leads the yoga session with Bruno Mars finessing his way into your heart and asanas. After class, you can sip on a mimosa or beer and keep jamming to Bruno’s music. All levels are welcome. Spots fill up fast so make sure to get tickets quick.

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Mark Your Calendars

King Lear

When: March 9 – 24, 7:30 – 10 p.m. 

Where: The Bakery, 2132 Market St., Denver 

Cost: $15 tickets available here

Monty Python and The Holy Grail

When: March 9, 8:30 – 10:30 p.m.

Where: Alamo Drafthouse Denver, 7301 S Santa Fe Dr., Littleton

Cost: $8 tickets available here

Denver Home Show

When: March 23 – 25, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. 

Where: National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St., Denver 

Cost: $9 tickets available here

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