Valentine’s is almost here and Denver is getting prepped with a ton of events. Start your weekend off by sweating it out at Social Sweat X GALentine’s Spin and Shop and end it by getting tasty bites at Denver Galentine’s Brunch Crawl. Whatever you end up doing this weekend, make sure to take a peek at this roundup of events in Denver.

Thursday, February 8

Social Sweat X GALentine’s Spin and Shop

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When: February 8, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

Where: DEFINEDenver, 2420 17th St., Denver 

Cost: $25 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Get your Valentine’s Day started early by showing some self-love at Social Sweat X GALentine’s Spin and Shop. You can participate in a 45-minute spin class and then shop and explore a myriad of Denver’s most adorable vendors. You can also grab a snack to fuel you up after the spin class.

PostSecret: The Show

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When: February 8, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. 

Where: Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree

Cost: $33-$50 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Head over to Lone Tree to see PostSecret: The Show. The show dives deeper into the PostSecret Blog and immerses you into a journey of secrets and the stories that we normally keep private. The show aims to reveal how secrets can separate us and bring us closer together.

Pre-Valentine’s Day Dance

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When: February 8, 8:15 – 11:59 p.m. 

Where: Mercury Cafe Denver, 2199 California St., Denver 

Cost: $10 at the door

The Lowdown: Swing the night away at a Pre-Valentine’s Day Dance. Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles Band will rev up the night with vintage jazz. You can hit the dance floor swing dancing and if you aren’t sure of your skills you can take a $10 lesson starting at 6 p.m.

Wine & Chocolate Pairing

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When: February 8, 4 – 10 p.m.

Where: Bigsby’s Folly – A Craft Winery, 3563 Wazee St., Denver

Cost: $18 at the door

The Lowdown: Get started with your Valentine’s celebrations at a Wine & Chocolate Pairing. Bigsby’s Folly presents a special wine and chocolate pairing that will give you ideas on what to get your sweetheart (or just for yourself) this Valentine’s. Three wines will be paired with Copia Confectionery truffles. The event is first come, first serve, so get there before the wine and chocolate run out.

Sour Month

Photo by Kyle Cooper.

When: February 8, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. 

Where: First Draft Taproom & Kitchen Denver, 1309 26th St., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: First Draft Taproom & Kitchen takes on February with Sour Month. For the third year in a row, Sour Month celebrates sour beers to keep your year moving. Eight sour taps and tasty kegs are brought out throughout the month. If you love a good sour beer you need to stop in.

Complimentary Valentine Tasting

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When: February 8, 5 – 7 p.m. 

Where: The Wine Cellar at LoDo, 1920 Market St., Denver 

Cost: Free RSVP here

The Lowdown: Head over to The Wine Cellar at LoDo for a Complimentary Valentine’s Tasting. You can bring friends and those you love to taste the top picks of red and white wines from the Cellar Collection. Make sure to RSVP for yourself and the number of people you are taking with to sip on free wine.

Winter Olympic Viewing Parties

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When: February 8-24, 5 – 6 p.m. 

Where: The Source Hotel and Market, 3350 Brighton Blvd., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: The Source Hotel and Market will host a series of Winter Olympic Viewing Parties. You can join in to watch the different Olympic events on a big screen. You can also try some new tasty bites from a rotating menu provided by Injoi Korean Kitchen and Olympic themed cocktails from RiNo Yacht Club.

Friday, February 9

Loveland Fire and Ice Festival

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When: February 9-11, 5 – 10 p.m. 

Where: 4th Street and Garfield Ave., Loveland

Cost: Free and open to public

The Lowdown: Loveland throws the Loveland Fire and Ice Festival. This national festival celebrates all things fire and ice to bring in Valentine’s Day. The festival brings together opposite elements to warm your heart. Food, live entertainment, fireworks and more will keep the weekend alive.

Rainforest Yoga

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When: February 9, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. 

Where: Butterfly Pavilion, 6252 W 104th St., Westminster

Cost: $10 at the door

The Lowdown: Spread out your arms like wings at Rainforest Yoga. The hour-long class pulls you into a calm state as you are surrounded by plants and fluttering butterflies. All skill levels are welcome and encouraged to unwind with the butterflies.

DJ Staxx

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When: February 9, 7 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Skyline Park, 1601 Arapahoe St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown:  Skate around Skyline Park for free and listen to DJ Staxx live. DJ Staxx performs at the Skyline Park Ice Rink giving you sick beats while you slide on the ice. Ice skating is free and if you need to, you can rent skates for $6-$8.

SNAP!

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When: February 9, 10 p.m. – 1 a.m. 

Where: Stoney’s South, 1111 Lincoln St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Kick off your weekend by dancing all night at SNAP! The party features a faceoff of the ’90s versus the 2000s. Hits from the years will fill your ears and make your body move. The party also honors DJ Love and DJ Gary Givant’s birthdays.

READ: [PHOTOS] Stoney’s South is Denver’s Newest Live Music Spot

Under Pressure Escape Room

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When: February 9-11, 11:30 a.m. – midnight

Where: Solutions Lounge & Restaurant Featuring Escapology, 2220 California St., Denver 

Cost: $25-30 at the door, or book online.

The Lowdown: Solutions Lounge & Restaurant Featuring Escapology presents the new Under Pressure escape room. Under Pressure joins Solutions as their seventh room. The room features an escape from a tragic death on a submarine. See if you and your team can figure out the game before you meet your end. Use the promo code STEELSHARK for 15 percent off an online booking of Under Pressure during this weekend only.

Monster Jam

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When: February 9-11, 7 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Cr., Denver

Cost: $15-$50 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Watch as giant trucks and other vehicles duke it out at Monster Jam. Drivers race against each other to win titles and push them to their limits. You can get in on Monster Jam trucks, ATVs, and more as they all fight their way to the Monster Jam World Finals.

The Velveteers EP Release

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When: February 9, 8 p.m. 

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

Cost: $12 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Hi-Dive Denver hosts The Velveteers EP Release. Not only will you be able to hear the EP release but you can also experience music from Plastic Daggers, The Good Timers and Bud Bronson. So fill your weekend with music and don’t miss the release.

Black Light Barre

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When: February 9, 6 – 7 p.m. 

Where: Atherial, 3905 Fox St., Denver 

Cost: $20 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Put on some neon and get ready to break a sweat at Black Light Barre. Erin Wimert and Artisan Jones from Sonic Flow lead the class using SoundOff technology. Black lights and highlighters are provided to get you into a funky mood.

Saturday, February 10

February HAHO Market

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When: February 10, 12 – 5 p.m. 

Where: FORGE, 970 Yuma St., Denver 

Cost: Free, donations welcome

The Lowdown: HAHO Markets are back for 2018 starting with a February HAHO Market. Peruse all kinds of makers and crafters at the market. Live music from Josh Walker will provide a soundtrack as you take a look at the amazing vendors.

Denver Travel Festival

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When: February 10 – 11, 12 p.m. 

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

Cost: $7 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Plan your next traveling adventure at the Denver Travel Festival. You can find trips that are close to home in Colorado, around the United States and even international trips. You can also snag deals, meet celebrities and register for prizes.

Free Yoga

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When: February 10, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. 

Where: Zuni Street Brewing Company, 2355 W 29th Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Let go of your weekly stresses at a Free Yoga class with CorePower Yoga. The class is led by Erica and assistance from other CorePower Yoga instructors. After the class, you can quench your thirst with a half-priced Zuni Street pint.

Olympic Viewing Party

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When: February 10, 4:30 – 9:30 p.m. 

Where: Little Machine Beer, 2924 W 20th Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Little Machine Beer hosts an Olympic Viewing Party to cheer on your favorite athletes in the 2018 Olympics. You can watch the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics Slopestyle finals, sip on beer and more. Great food and giveaways will also keep you pumped for those hopeful medal winners.

Mardi Gras Crawfish Boil

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When: February 10, 3 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Stoney’s Bar and Grill, 1111 Lincoln St., Denver 

Cost: $25-$50 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Get your Mardi Gras started at a Mardi Gras Crawfish Boil. Indulge in pounds of crawfish boil, three-for-one hurricanes and more. Music from Blue Krewe and King Cakes will keep you moving and shaking as you make your way through the food and to the after party. Tivoli Club Brass Band performs live at the after party.

Craft Cacao and Chocolate Market

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When: February 10-11, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Where: The Source Hotel and Market, 3350 Brighton Blvd., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Prep for Valentine’s Day at the Craft Cacao and Chocolate Market. The pop-up market features chocolatiers, retailers and more— all to solve your need for chocolate. You can try truffles, drinks, bars and all things chocolate and cacao and get in on how chocolate makers process their delicious creations.

Raspberry Chocolate Stout Firkin

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When: February 10, 6 – 11:59 p.m. 

Where: Alpine Dog Brewing Company, 1505 Ogden St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Stout month continues at Alpine Dog Brewing Company with a Raspberry Chocolate Stout Firkin. The stout is infused with chocolate and raspberries to give it a full and rich taste. If you don’t like eating your chocolate you can drink it at this release.

Sunday, February 11

STILLness

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When: February 11, 8:45 – 10 a.m. 

Where: Clifford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock St., Denver 

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Take a deep breath and center yourself at STILLness. Clifford Still Museum opens its doors for a free meditation session within the galleries. Bring your own cushion to sit on and let the tension melt. The meditation will have certain etiquette rules, so when registering make sure to take a quick look through them.

JT(ree Pose)

Photography by Kyle Cooper.

When: February 11, 9 – 11 a.m. 

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

Cost: $15 at the door

The Lowdown: Flow into different variations of tree pose at JT(reePose). Kady from Big Booty Yoga will lead the class with Justin Timerblake’s voice helping your body move into the right positions. After class, you can sip on a free beer or mimosa to bring your energy back. All levels are welcome. Spots fill up fast so register here.

Ratio Beerworks 3 Year Anniversary

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When: February 11, 12 – 11 p.m.

Where: Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Help celebrate Ratio Beerworks 3 Year Anniversary. The anniversary will commence with a three-day celebration. This Sunday, you can dig into a brunch with Rosenberg’s Bagels, bloody mary beers and more. Denver Vintage Reggae Society will provide music with a vinyl set. If you love Ratio Beerworks, then stop on in and raise a glass to three years.

Brunch Will Tear Us Apart

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When: February 11, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 

Where: Ophelia’s, 1215 20th St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Delight in cocktails and brunch at Brunch Will Tear Us Apart. Don’t let the start of Valentine’s week get the best of you, instead get ready for it at this brunch event. Featuring visuals and the music of Joy Division and New Order as well as a performance by DJ Boyhollow of Lipgloss and DJ Slave1. Call (303) 993-8023 to reserve your spot.

Yelp’s Very Rosé Galentine’s Day

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When: February 11, 1 – 3 p.m. 

Where: The Infinite Monkey Theorem (Stanley Marketplace), 2501 Dallas St. #200, Denver

Cost: $10 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Ladies, grab your besties and head over to The Infinite Monkey Theorem for Yelp’s Very Rosé Galentine’s Day. You can get a glass of Infinite Monkey Theorem Rosé and bites from Mondo Market for just $10. You also can get a $15 mani from Base Coat Nail Salon to treat yo’ self while you sip on rosé. All profits from the drink tickets go to the University of Colorado Cancer Center.

Denver Galentine’s Brunch Crawl

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When: February 11, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Where: Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: $20 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Make the most of your Sunday at Denver Galentine’s Brunch Crawl. No matter your relationship status you can grab a spot in the crawl. The Crawl starts at Larimer Lounge and will make its way to eight different locations. The day will start with free coffee and breakfast bites and end with a full and happy heart and stomach.

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Mark Your Calendar

Fat Friday – Mardi Gras Roll

When: February 16, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. 

Where: ROLL, 1399 35th St., Denver 

Cost: $5 tickets available here

Chinese New Years

When: February 17-18, 10 a.m. 

Where: Truong An Gifts, 333 S Federal Blvd., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

Art of the Figure

When: February 17, 7 – 11 p.m. 

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

Cost: $95 tickets available here

Sloth Weekend

When: February 24-25, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Where: Downtown Aquarium Denver, 700 Water St., Denver 

Cost: $20.50-$27.50 at the door

Side Stories

When: February 21-March 2, 6 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Exterior walls from Broadway to 36th Street and Blake to Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

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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