March is nearing the end and Denver has a load of events prepping for the start of the new month. Kick off your weekend by celebrating all things female at Lunafest and end it by not stressing about Easter brunch at Easy Easter. Whatever you make of the weekend, make sure to take a gander at this roundup of events happening in Denver.

Thursday, March 29

Lunafest

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When: March 29, 6:30 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Davis Auditorium, 2000 E Asbury Ave., Denver 

Cost: $6-$10 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Celebrate the end of Women’s History Month by watching some amazing short films at Lunafest. All of the films in the fest are made for, about and by women. Lunafest is a traveling short film festival that celebrates all things woman. The proceeds from the event benefit the CWC Women’s Leadership Scholars Program. Free LUNA bars are given out to all attendees, because, duh.

That Time of the Month

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When: March 29, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

Where: Forest Room 5, 2532 15th St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Meet other women to build friendships, network and support your female community at That Time of the Month. You can sip on drinks while you mingle with other ladies and hopefully have many conversations that pass the Bechdel Test. Admission is free with a donation of unopened packages of tampons, pads, panty liners, or gently used bras. You can also participate in a feminist-themed raffle.

Friday, March 30

Annual Animation Show of Shows

When: March 30 – April 5, 2 – 3:45 p.m. 

Where: Sie FilmCenter, 2510 E Colfax Ave., Denver 

Cost: $11.50 for members $7 for Denver Film Society members at the door

The Lowdown: See a collection of animated short films at the Annual Animation Show of Shows. The event features 16 animated short films from around the world. The films featured in this year’s show focus on ideas surrounding our place in society and how we as people fit into the world during an epidemic of global anxiety.

Editor’s note: This listing previously stated that this event was free. We have updated the event to reflect the appropriate cost. We regret the error.

The Market Beautiful

Photo Courtesy of The Market Beautiful on Facebook

When: March 30 – 31, 5 p.m. 

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

Cost: $7-$22 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Vintage White has teamed up with The Market Beautiful for a vintage market. More than 100 vendors from all over Colorado and the surrounding states will have their handmade and vintage products out for you to purchase. The event is one of the best vintage markets in Denver.

Ballet Directors Choice

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When: March 30 – April 1, 7:30 p.m. 

Where: Gates Hall, Newman Center, 2344 E Iliff Ave., Denver 

Cost: $30-$155 get tickets here

The Lowdown: The Colorado Ballet closes its season with Ballet Director’s Choice. The event features a collection of ballets including Pillar of Fire by Antony Tudor, Brief Fling by Twyla Tharp and a surprise third work. Each ballet was chosen for its beauty and prowess.

Boulder Arts Week

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When: March 30 – April 7, 12 – 11:59 p.m. 

Where: Various locations, Boulder 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Head over to Boulder for Boulder Arts Week. Artists from all over Boulder display their works at different galleries and creative businesses. You can get in on exhibitions, art walks, artist demonstrations and more. The entire week of art is free and open to the public.

DIY Bath Bomb & Bubble Bars

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When: March 30, 7:10 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Spectra Art Space, 1836 S Broadway, Denver

Cost: $40-$55 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Create your own CBD bath products at a DIY Bath Bomb & Bubble Bars workshop. Dominique Schahaff of Dank Essence will show you how to make the products with Hemp oil. You can start at level one and create two products with Dank Essence or pay a bit more for level two to make four products with Dank Essence. You also get 10% off any in-gallery Dank Essence products after the class. There are a limited amount of tickets so RSVP quick.

Final Friday Easter Egg Hunt for Adults

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When: March 30, 6 – 10 p.m.

Where: Englewood Grand, 3435 S Broadway, Englewood

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Don’t let the kids have all of the fun hunting for eggs. Get in on a Final Friday Easter Egg Hunt for Adults. The hunt features live music, art and specials from local businesses. Englewood Grand is stepping it up for the adults the Easter and you can join in the hunting fun. 

Saturday, March 31

5th Annual Collaboration Beer Fest

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When: March 31, 4 – 7 p.m. 

Where: Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center, 650 15th St., Denver 

Cost: $65-$85 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Grab a glass of great beer at the 5th Annual Collaboration Beer Fest. Hailed as the “most creative beer event ” in the country by Food & Wine, the fest features more than 150 breweries collaborating to create over 100 beer projects. The Colorado Brewer’s Guild facilitates these projects and then puts them all together for a beer fest to beat all beer fests. You can try new and rare tappings that you will not find anywhere else. Ticket price includes an unlimited amount of tastings, so be ready to try some brews and have a designated driver on the way home.

Blue Moon Celebration

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When: March 31, 6 – 10 p.m.

Where: Blue Moon RiNo, 3750 Chestnut Pl, Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Blue Moon in RiNo throws a party to honor the lunar blue moon at a Blue Moon Celebration. You can taste a special tapping of an Orange Blossom Honey Klosch, snack on food specials and more. You can also listen to live music while you party in the light of the moon.

GOTH PROM

Photography By Kyle Cooper

When: March 31, 8 p.m. – 2 a.m. 

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

Cost: $25 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Wear your darkest clothes and your best goth gear to the GOTH PROM. For the third year in a row, you can dance all night at the darkest prom of your dreams. Four of the best Goth/industrial DJs — DJ Nitrogen, DJ Batboy, DJ Dave Vendetta, DJ Rexual — spin dark beats all night long and COVENANT, an industrial synthpop band performs live. You can watch fire dancers, gogo artists and more as you embrace the goth lifestyle for the night.

Colorado Craft Beer Week

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When: March 31 – April 6, 3 – 7 p.m. 

Where: Cerberus Brewing Co., 702 W Colorado Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Cerberus Brewing Co. hosts Colorado Craft Beer Week, a week-long celebration of craft brewing. The week starts off with a collaboration featured at the 5th Annual Collaboration Beer Fest. Later you can test your knowledge on beer at an education night, stop by a food and beer pairing, celebrate Colorado Pint Day, show off your gear at a craft beer gear day and end the week with a Firkin Friday.

Saturday Night Hop

Swingin' Denver

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When: March 31, 7:30-11 p.m. 

Where: VFW Post No. 1, 841 Santa Fe Dr., Denver

Cost: $8 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Swingin’ Denver hosts a Saturday Night Hop to kick off your Easter weekend. You dance to beats from DJs Jonathan Dyer, Albert Mak and Jessica Nelson. The Diamond Dolls perform live on a smooth wooden dance floor, perfect for swinging the night out. Plus, it all happens in the heart of the Art District on Santa Fe, so you can enjoy all the local artsy offerings before or after you hop.

3rd Annual Adult Keg & Egg Hunt

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When: March 31, 2 – 3 p.m. 

Where: Ruby Hill Park, 1501 W. Jewell Ave., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Declaration Brewing, Alternation Brewing Company, Bear Creek Distillery and Laws Whiskey House work together to present a 3rd Annual Adult Keg & Egg Hunt. You can search for eggs filled with prizes, beer and more. You can also search for the super special golden keg to beat out all of the other prizes. Before you hunt, you can stop by a preamble at Declaration Brewing featuring Mile High Cajun Food Truck, bluegrass and more.

National Oyster on the Half Shell Day

Photo by Danielle Webster.

When: March 31, 4 – 10 p.m.

Where: Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar, 1539 17th St., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Snack on the gems of the sea at National Oyster on the Half Shell Day. Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar supplies the oysters for happy hour prices all night long, which means oysters for just $1.50 each. The event will fill up fast so make your reservations today.

Rocky Horror

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When: March 31, 11:45 p.m. – 2:45 a.m. 

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

Cost: $9.50 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Dress up in your best ’80s wear and watch the interactive Rocky Horror Picture Show at Rocky Horror. Colorado’s Elusive Ingredient, a shadow cast group that travels around Colorado, will perform the show and get you into the act. You can grab a participation bag for $5 at the show and move and dance to the whole thing.

Cactus & Succulent Show

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When: March 31 – April 1, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver

Cost: $12.50 at the door

The Lowdown: Do you love cacti and succulents? If you do, you need to attend the Cactus & Succulent Show. The Colorado Cactus & Succulent Society join together with the Denver Botanic Gardens to present a plant show like no other. The event is Colorado’s largest juried show and sale /fundraiser at the Denver Botanic Gardens. Local and national expert growers will be present, classes are given and you can snag a free plant at a giveaway.

Hoppin’ Half

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When: March 31, 7 – 11 a.m. 

Where: Central Park, 8801 Martin Luther King Junior Blvd., Denver 

Cost: $30-$80 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Get some exercise in before you stuff yourself with Easter candy at a Hoppin’ Half. You can run in a 1 mile, 5K, 10K, 10 mile or half marathon race. All participants get a finisher medal and if you place in the top you can get an award for overall male or female winner. You can also receive a double finisher’s medal if you run in the 1 mile and 5K or participate in one of the 10K, 10 mile or half marathon.

Rooftop Patio Opening Party

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When: March 31, 2 – 5 p.m.

Where: LOW Country Kitchen, 1575 Boulder St., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: LOW Country Kitchen presents a Rooftop Patio Opening Party to celebrate the start of Spring. You can listen to live soul music from DJ Cornelius Sweetwater, delight in food and drink specials and more. Soak in the spring sunshine on the rooftop patio.

Weird Touch

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When: March 31, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. 

Where: Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S Broadway, Denver 

Cost: $5 at the door

The Lowdown: Get freaky at Weird Touch. The event features music ranging from dark disco to oddball house. DJs Fancy Matthew, Shannon von Kelly and Tyler Snow all perform and supply off-the-beaten-track-beats to keep you moving. You can dance all night and let your freak flag fly.

Ladies Night 2

Photo Courtesy of DJ Big Styles on Facebook

When: March 31, 9 p.m. 

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

Cost: $14-$22 get tickets here

The Lowdown: DJ Big Styles hosts Ladies Night 2. The party features a Beyonce Vs. Rihanna theme in honor of Women’s History Month. Four DJs split into teams of two to duke it out with the two musicians’ music. Team Beyonce features KDJ Above and SixxxD and Team Rihanna feature Simone Says and Big Styles. 

Sunday, April 1

Sunday Sanctuary

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When: April 1, 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: Let go of all of your weekly stresses at Sunday Sanctuary. The sanctuary features artists, holistic healers, community leaders and more to help you get inspired and feel more connected to your spirituality. You can go to workshops, listen to live music, get a massage and more all in one place.

Foul-Mouthed Cross-Stitch

Photo Courtesy of Grandma’s House on Facebook

When: April 1, 12 – 10 p.m. 

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

Cost: $5 at the door

The Lowdown: Grandma’s House hosts a naughty craft night at Foul-Mouthed Cross-Stitch. Learn how to cross-stitch and make your own dirty creative work in the class. All supplies are provided with a purchase of a full beer or for $5.

Easy Easter

Photo Courtesy of Avanti F&B, a collective eatery on Facebook

When: April 1, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. 

Where: Avanti F&B, a collective eatery, 3200 Pecos St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Spend your Easter morning at a delightful brunch for an Easy Easter. Avanti F&B, a collective eatery presents an all-day brunch featuring seven kitchens for a myriad of options with the bar serving happy hour drinks for the duration of the day. No reservations needed, come and go as you please.

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Mark Your Calendars

Denver Auto Show

When: April 4 – 8, 5 – 10 p.m. 

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

Cost: $13 tickets available here

The Big Wonderful

When: April 7, 12 – 5 p.m. 

Where: Winter Park Resort, 85 Parsenn Rd., Winter Park

Cost: $20-$120 tickets available here

14er Film Fest

When: April 13, 5:30 – 11 p.m. 

Where: 14er Brewing Company, 2801 Walnut St., Denver 

Cost: $35 tickets available here

March for Science

When: April 14, 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Where:  Civic Center Park, Colfax Ave and Broadway, Denver

Cost: Free and open to the public

DINK Independent Comic & Art Expo

When: April 14 – 15, 10 a.m. 

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

Cost: $13-$44.50 tickets available here

Spring Flea

When: April 14 – 15, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Where: The Rock Drill, 1717 East 39th Ave., Denver

Cost: $5 tickets available here

6th Annual Whiskey Throwdown & Doughnut Showdown

When: May 19, 2 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Downtown Denver

Cost: $30-$65 tickets available here

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    • Jessica Engen

      Thank you for the correction. It has been changed in the article.

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