St. Patrick’s Day Parade and 22 Things to do in Denver this Week

March’s weather is warming up and Denver has some great events to get you out of your house. Kick off your week by raising funds for the homeless at Trivia Night and end it by watching some adorable kids walk the runway at a Children’s Fashion Show. Whatever you end up doing this week, make sure to check out this roundup of events happening in Denver.

Monday, March 12

Trivia Night

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When: March 12, 7 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Denver Bicycle Cafe, 1300 E 17th Ave., Denver 

Cost: $12 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Help raise funds for Father Woody’s Haven of Hope at a Trivia Night. Geeks Who Drink serves up the trivia. You can snack on free appetizers and sip on drink specials as you compete during the night.

Tuesday, March 13

Ratio Quiz Show

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When: March 13, 8 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Head over to Ratio Beerworks for the Ratio Quiz Show. This month’s quiz features trivia about It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. You can flex your knowledge about the show while watching clips on the projector and win prizes.

Smash Brothers Tournament

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When: March 13, 7 – 10 p.m. 

Where: The Monkey Barrel Bar, 4401 Tejon St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Monkey Barrel Bar in the Highlands throws a Smash Brothers Tournament. You can compete to win Denver Nuggets tickets, Lootcrates and more. You can also get in on giveaways throughout the night. Each of the winners is to be entered in a final tournament.

Tuesday Night Bingo

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When: March 13, 7 – 10 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free with purchase of full beer

The Lowdown: Get a chance to yell “Bingo!” at Tuesday Night Bingo. Grandma’s House hosts the bingo night every Tuesday. Kyle Q. Hesemann rolls the balls for you to have a go at getting a bingo to win more beer.

Wednesday, March 14

Avalanche Awareness Clinic

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When: March 14, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. 

Where: Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project, 3350 Brighton Blvd., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Even though the weather is warming up in Denver, there is still the risk of avalanches in the mountains. Learn how to keep yourself safe at an Avalanche Awareness Clinic. The one-hour clinic gives you a run through of how to identify signs of an avalanche and how to avoid them.

Indigenous Film Series

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When: March 14, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown:  Get an inside look at the difficulties that a lot of indigenous peoples face at an Indigenous Film Series. The series starts with a screening of To Brooklyn and Back: A Mohawk Journey. The film, directed by Reaghan Tarbell, follows the journey of Mohawk high steel workers who build bridges and skyscrapers that cover New York City.

Wyclef Jean

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When: March 14, 7 p.m. 

Where: Summit Music Hall, 1902 Blake St., Denver 

Cost: $29.50 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Listen to Haitian rapper and musician Wyclef Jean. The “Carnival Tour” stops in Denver for a wild performance. Wyclef is joined by Culture Crew to present an amazing show.

Phish Trivia

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When: March 14, 8 – 10:30 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Gather your birds of a feather and run like an antelope over to The Walnut Room for a night of Phish Trivia presented by Tweezburger. You can show off your knowledge about Phish and then watch highlights from the Baker’s Dozen on the big screen. You can win prizes during the trivia and get some tasty bites.

An Evening with Jeanette Vizguerra

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When: March 14, 7 – 9 p.m. 

Where: University of Colorado Denver, 1201 Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: Free and open to public

The Lowdown: The University of Colorado Denver hosts the 3rd Annual Colorado Critical Interdisciplinary Speaker Series and kicks it off with “An Evening with Jeanette Vizguerra.” Vizguerra talks about her experience in “Immigrant Mother and Leader in the Global Struggle to Keep Families Together.” You can hear her speak in both Spanish and English.

Thursday, March 15

Mortified Benefit for Moms Demand Action

Oriental Theatre
The Oriental Theatre at the golden hour. Photography By Kyle Cooper

When: March 15, 8 p.m. 

Where: Oriental Theater, 4335 West 44th Ave., Denver

Cost: $16-$25 at the door

The Lowdown: Listen to funny stories of those who have been embarrassed at Mortified. Moms give their side of silly moments that they have experienced using actual artifacts from their childhoods — journals, poems, schoolwork, etc. Mortified benefits Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.

Octopus Initiative Launch Party

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Photo by JC Buck

When: March 15, 4 p.m.

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

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Denver hosts an Octopus Initiative Launch Party. The party features the start of the Octopus Initiative, which allows you to borrow art from the museum. The first six artists featured are Sierra Montoya Barela, Suchitra Mattai, Molly Bounds, Laura Shill, Chris Oatey and Derrick Velasquez.

READ: MCA is Going to Let You Borrow Its Local Art

Woke Up Stand Up

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When: March 15, 8 – 9:30 p.m. 

Where: Woods Boss Brewing, 2210 California St, Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Listen to some hilarious comedy at Woke Up Stand Up. Team WuSu arrives in Denver and is revving it up with some great sets. Everyone is welcome and comedians Janae Burris, Basil Faraj and more perform.

Friday, March 16

Body Mind Spirit Celebration

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When: March 16 – 18, 1 – 9 p.m. 

Where: The Denver Mart, 451 E 58th Ave., Denver 

Cost: $7 at the door

The Lowdown: Let go of your bad energy at the Body Mind Spirit Celebration. You can explore the celebration and experience more than 250 exhibitors, 95 readers, healers and more. Take the chance to explore your inner spirit and align yourself.

Colorado Vibes Art, Music, Fashion Showcase

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When: March 16, 7 – 11 p.m. 

Where: Spectra Art Space, 1836 S Broadway, Denver 

Cost: Free, register here

The Lowdown: Spectra Art Space presents Colorado Vibes Art, Music, Fashion Showcase. You can get a look at Colorado’s best-emerging artists, performers and more all in one place. The event features more than 21 artists, a fashion show, live music and more.


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When: March 16, 6 – 10 p.m. 

Where: The Crown Collection, 4433 W 29th Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: The Crown Collection welcomes Paradigms — a pop-up exhibition by California-based artist Crystal Wagner. Wagner builds a large-scale installation and other great pieces in The Crown Collection gallery. Wagner’s art combines 2D and 3D forms with the use of printmaking, site-specific installations and more. She’s been featured all over the world and recently made a piece for The Flaming Lips.


Photo Courtesy of Broken Shovels Farm Sanctuary on Facebook

When: March 16 – 17, 6 p.m. 

Where: LFX Filmworks, 1701 31st St., Denver 

Cost: $12 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Watch a movie with goats and other farm animals by your side at GOATS IN RINO. This Friday you can see a screening of The Goonies and be entertained by goats wandering around. Bring your own chair and sit back and relax. You can even snag some human and animal treats to keep everyone happy.

Saturday, March 17

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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When: March 17, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

Where: Starts at 19th and Wynkoop St., Denver 

Cost: Free and open to public

The Lowdown: Celebrate the Irish holiday at St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade comes to Denver every year and this year is no different. Watch traditional Irish dancers make their way down the streets and St. Patrick himself makes an appearance. Drink your green beer or carbombs and enjoy the show.

Denver Bachata Workshop

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When: March 17, 1 – 5 p.m. 

Where: La Rumba, 99 W 9th Ave., Denver 

Cost: $40 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Improve your Bachata game at a Denver Bachata Workshop. Carlos Cinta and Adam Taub lead the four-hour workshop. All levels are welcome and there are no partners required to join the event. Get ready to move and shake your body.

Spring Break at the DAM

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When: March 17 – April 1, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

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

Cost: $10 at the door

The Lowdown: The Denver Art Museum (DAM) presents Spring Break at the DAM. You can see performances at the museum theater of Art Emergency: Stampede Edition and more. The 3D Studio and “A Walk in the Woods” are also open every day during the event.

The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide

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Curious Theater Company. Photo by Cori Anderson

When: March 17 – April 15, 6:30 p.m. 

Where: Curious Theatre Company, 1080 Acoma St., Denver 

Cost: $50 get tickets here

The Lowdown: The Curious Theatre Company presents The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide. The play, created by Tony Kushner, features the story of a family trying to find meaning in a place they no longer understand.

Sunday, March 18

Denver Fashion Week

Photo by Kyle Cooper.

When: March 18 – 25, 3 p.m.

Where: Various Locations

Cost: $20-$350 tickets available here

The Lowdown: 303 Magazine hosts Denver Fashion Week and there are a ton of amazing shows that you need to see. You can hit all of the different shows including the Children’s Fashion Show, Bridal fashion show and more. All of the events during the week are gonna be lit.

Vintage Voltage Expo

Photo by Jeff Ball Photography

When: March 18, 11 a.m. –  3 p.m. 

Where: Ramada Plaza Denver North, I-25 at 120th, Northglenn

Cost: $5 at the door

The Lowdown: Experience the amazing history of electronics at the Vintage Voltage Expo. You can see vintage electronics, antique radios, turntables and more. You can also take a look at the Colorado Radio Collectors Club during the event.

Children’s Fashion Show

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When: March 18, 3 – 6 p.m. 

Where: Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, 7711 E Academy Blvd., Denver 

Cost: $20-$350 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Denver Fashion Week kicks off with a Children’s Fashion Show. You can see designers Dimple For Kids, Peach and Penny, The Secret Boutique and more. Make sure to get there early, because doors close at 4 p.m.

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Mark Your Calendars

Paper Fashion Show

When: March 23, 5:30 – 10:30 p.m. 

Where: Seawell Ballroom, Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1400 Curtis St., Denver

Cost: $35-$75 tickets available here

Colorado Anime Fest

When: March 23 – 25, 2 p.m. 

Where: Colorado Anime Fest, 3801 Quebec St., Denver 

Cost: $25-$125 tickets available here

5th Annual Native Fashion in the City

When: March 23, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

Where: Cultivated Synergy, 2901 Walnut St., Denver

Cost: $10-$112.50 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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