It has been a bit chilly lately, but Denver has some great events to keep you warm. Start off your weekend by watching some amazing short films at Side Stories and end it on a crafty note at Foul-Mouthed Cross-Stitch. Whatever you end up doing, make sure to take a look at this roundup of events happening in Denver.

Thursday, February 22

Side Stories

When: February 22 – March 2, 6 – 10 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Experience the artistry of Side Stories on the walls of RiNo. Ten Colorado artists’ works are projected on blank walls showing stories about the surrounding neighborhoods. Each digital work spans from three to five minutes long and will stay up until March 2.

READ: A 10 Day Short Film Festival Will Play Outside on RiNo Walls Next Month

Boulder International Film Festival

Photo Courtesy of Boulder International Film Festival on Facebook

When: February 22 – 25, 5 p.m.  

Where: Boulder Film Festival, 2338 Broadway St., Boulder

Cost: $60 – $375 tickets available here

The Lowdown: Celebrate all things cinema at the Boulder International Film Festival. The four-day festival features films from local, national and international filmmakers and creators. You can get in on gala events, filmmaker happy hours and of course watch some great films. If you try hard enough, you can even spot some celebrities.

Winter Olympic Viewing Party

Photo courtesy of The Source Hotel and Market on Facebook

When:  February 22, 5 – 8 p.m.

Where: The Source Hotel and Market, 3320 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 and root for your favorite athletes. 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.

Baller Beer

Photo Courtesy of Hops & Pie on Facebook

When: February 22, 12 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Hops and Pie, 3920 Tennyson St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: Hops and Pie present a Baller Beer takeover from Fremont Beer. Eight different beers are tapped throughout the day. You can grab one of the beers that are tapped to sip on and dig into a great slice of pizza.

Cookies and Beer Pairing

Photo courtesy of Comrade Brewing Company on Facebook

When: February 22, 6 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Comrade Brewing Company, 7667 E Iliff Ave. Ste F., Denver 

Cost: $12 at the door

The Lowdown: Comrade Brewing Company joins Good Sugar Baking for a Cookies and Beer Pairing. For only $12 you get four cookies paired with four beer tasters. A percentage of the fee goes to the National Park Foundation. So you can eat cookies and drink beer for a good cause.

Artist Talk

Meg ONeill, Cori Anderson, 303 Magazine, Diego Rodriguez-Warner, Adam Lerner, Zoe Larkins

Diego Rodriguez Warner displayed at MCA Denver. Photo by Meg O’Neill

When: February 22, 7 – 8:30 p.m. 

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

Cost: $5-$10 get tickets here

The Lowdown: The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver host an Artist Talk featuring Diego Rodriguez-Warner and Zoe Larkins. Rodriguez-Warner and Larkins will talk about  Rodriguez-Warner’s exhibition Honestly Lying and his life as an artist.

READ:Three Artists Transformed MCA Denver Inside and Out

Friday, February 23


Casey Kawaguchi, Artopia

Casey Kawaguchi live painting at Artopia in 2017. Photo courtesy of Casey Kawaguchi

When: February 23, 7 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. 

Where: The Church Nightclub. 1160 Lincoln St., Denver 

Cost: $15-$35 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Westword hosts Artopia, a celebration of art, fashion and culture. Artists come together at The Church Nightclub to paint, sculpt and more, all in front of you in real time. You can sip on cocktails and listen to DJs while you peruse the visual art and immersive art performances.

Untitled: The Narrators

Photo courtesy of Denver Art Museum on Facebook

When: February 23, 6 – 10 p.m. 

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

Cost: $10 at the door

The Lowdown: Listen to stories inspired by art at Untitled: The NarratorsUntitled at the Denver Art Museum hosts live performances from illustrators, interactive exhibits and more. The series is created by The Narrators, working with Denver Zine Library, From the Hip Photo and FUNK CLUB.

Denver Restaurant Week

Bang Up to the Elephant! Photo by Amanda Piela.


When: February 23 – March 3

Where: Various locations, Denver

Cost: Varying Prices here

The Lowdown: Do you love all things food? Denver restaurant week is back and will rock your foodie world. More than 230 restaurants will participate this year. Each offering a newly overhauled setting featuring a four-course meal that will range from $25 to $45. Menus are now available to take a peek at, so see if your favorite restaurant is in the lineup.

READ: We Picked The 20+ Best Denver Restaurant Week Menus So You Don’t Have to

Goldspot Brewing Company Anniversary Weekend

Photo courtesy of Goldspot Brewing Company

When: February 23 – 24, 12 p.m. 

Where: Goldspot Brewing Company, 4970 Lowell Blvd., Denver 

Cost: Free Admission

The Lowdown: Help Goldspot Brewing Company celebrate three years at a Goldspot Brewing Company Anniversary Weekend. You can try 16 beers that are available all weekend long and get some grub at the brewers’ favorite food trucks.

Johnny Cash Birthday Bash

Photo courtesy of The BAR CAR on Facebook

When: February 23, 8 – 11:59 p.m. 

Where: The BAR CAR, 819 Colorado Blvd., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: The BAR CAR honors Johnny Cash at a Johnny Cash Birthday Bash. Some of Cash’s best song will fill the air and you can also hear from the Atomic Drifters. The party is in a train car so get there early to make sure you have room.

Divine Yoga

Photo Courtesy of The Divine Movement on Facebook

When: February 23, 6:30 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Temple Denver, 1136 Broadway, Denver 

Cost: $10-$25 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Let your weekly stresses go at Divine Yoga. Gina Turner and Tim Rothschild host the yoga and meditation class before Gina performs. A ticket to the yoga session will get you into her show, so bring a mat and get loose before you dance the night away.

Fresh Fridays

Beverage coordinator Chris Wilsons mixes in with 303 Magazine at SneekEazy soft opening. Photo by Kiddest Metaferia

When: February 23, 7 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Where: SneekEazy, 1134 Broadway, Denver 

Cost: Free RSVP here

The Lowdown: SneekEazy is back with Fresh Fridays. This Friday SneekEazy hosts an Exotic Birds album release party. You can imbibe on cocktails and nibble on snacks while relaxing in an Xbox game lounge. You can also listen to Tara DjTbeatz spin beats to keep you moving and grooving.

Winter Late Night Tent Party

Photo courtesy of Viewhouse

When: February 23, 10 p.m. – 2 a.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Dance away the cold at a Winter Late Night Tent Party. ViewHouse Eatery, Bar & Rooftop throws the party every Friday and Saturday night in a heated courtyard Tent. You can dance to beats from DJ ESCAL8, DJ Amen and more.

Saturday, February 24

Colorado Home & Garden Show

Photo Courtesy of English Garden Fence on Facebook

When: February 24 – March 4, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. 

Where: Colorado Convention Center,  700 14th St., Denver 

Cost: $8-$10 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Learn about home improvement and gardening at the Colorado Home & Garden Show. For the 59th year in a row, the Colorado Home & Garden Show presents different vendors to show you how to make your home and garden look its best.

Pillow Fight

Photo courtesy of Denver Union Station on Facebook.

When: February 24, 2 – 3 p.m. 

Where: Denver’s Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Let out some stress from the week at a Pillow Fight. The pillow fight will commence in a flash mob style (bring your own pillow) and will put a smile on your face. Whatever you do, do not bring a bed bug infested pillow to the fight.

Daybreaker BLDR

Photo Courtesy of DAYBREAKER on Facebook

When: February 24, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Where: The Pop Up, 1109 Walnut St., Boulder

Cost: $20-$35 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Head over to Boulder for Daybreaker BLDR. Start your morning with a yoga and then dance your day in. The party features a bathrobes and bubbles theme so put on a bathrobe and party it up. Free coffee, breakfast bites and more will fuel your dancing, so be ready to break a sweat.

Sloth Weekend

Photo Courtesy of Downtown Aquarium-Denver on Facebook

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

The Lowdown: See and even meet a sloth at Sloth Weekend. The Downtown Aquarium-Denver hosts a whole slew of sloth centered activities including a private meet and greet up close and personal with a sloth. Get there early because only the first 100 people get a ticket to the meet-and-greet.

Sixth Anniversary Bash

Photo Courtesy of River North Brewery on Facebook

When: February 24-25, 12-9 p.m. 

Where: River North Brewery, 6021 Washington St. Unit A, Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: River North Brewer celebrates with a Sixth Anniversary Bash. You can help celebrate by trying a rotation of rare kegs during the weekend, eat food from Matt’s Snack Shack and more. You do not want to miss the weekend bash of booze and food.

Shake Shack Pop-Up

Photo Courtesy of The Source on Facebook

When: February 24, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 

Where: The Source Hotel and Market, 3320 Brighton Blvd., Denver

Cost: Free admission RSVP here

The Lowdown: The Source presents a Shake Shack Pop-Up in celebration of Shake Shack coming to RiNo. You can get a sneak peek taste of Shake Shack before it makes its mark with Shackburgers and crinkle-cut fries. You can also sip on ShackMeister Ale, specially brewed from Brooklyn Brewery. Make sure you are in line early because it is first come, first serve.

READ: A Shake Shack Pop-Up is Coming to Denver

Sunday, February 25

Free Lululemon Pop-Up Workout

Photo Courtesy of The REBEL Workout on Facebook

When: February 25, 10 – 11 a.m. 

Where: Lululemon Highlands Square, 3420 E 32nd Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: The REBEL Workout hosts a Free Lululemon Pop-Up Workout. You can get sweaty and tired with Alejandra Morse and Michael Bales from Rebel workout. Bring your water and a mat and get ready to move.

Heavy Metal Flea

Photo courtesy of Black Sky Brewery on Facebook

When: February 25, 12 – 5 p.m. 

Where: Black Sky Brewery, 490 Santa Fe Dr., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Black Sky Brewery brings back its Heavy Metal Flea. You can get your metal on with tons of great vendors. You can also grab a brew at Black Sky Brewery to keep you company as you peruse all of the merchandise.

Sun Sheerutations

Photo by Kyle Cooper.

When: February 25, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

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

Cost: $15 at the door

The Lowdown: Kady from Big Booty Yoga leads a Sun Sheerutations yoga class. You can bend into vinyasa while listening to Ed Sheeran in the background. After class, you can sip on a beer or mimosa to quench your thirst. Bring your mat and get ready for some sheer joy. All levels are welcome, register here.

Old School Cool

Photo courtesy of Denver Vintage Collective on Facebook

When: February 25, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Where: Village Solo, 515 30th St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Love vintage fashion? Then you need to check out Old School Cool, a vintage market. The market features local shops with vintage and retro fashion, accessories and more. You can shop for looks, grab bites from food trucks and get a great Instagram picture in a throwback photo booth.

Foul-Mouthed Cross-Stitch

Photo courtesy of Grandma’s House on Facebook

When: February 25, 12 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Grandma’s House, 1710 S Broadway, Denver 

Cost: $5 at the door

The Lowdown: Make some naughty works of art at Foul-Mouthed Cross-Stitch. Grandma’s House hosts the embroidery class to get you excited about cross-stitching. When you purchase a full beer, all materials for the cross-stitch are provided for free or are $5 without a drink.

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

Where: Denver Center for the Performing Arts 

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

Colorado Dragon Film Festival 

When: March 2 – 4, 4:30 p.m. 

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

Cost: $10 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