Happy City and 30 Things to do in Denver this Week

“Jump” in Australia. Photo courtesy of Happy City

We are midway through May and Denver has some killer events to keep the time passing by. Start off your week by exploring zooids at Bryozoan Evolution and end it by releasing tension at Yoga in the Galleries. Whatever you make of the week, make sure to check out this roundup of events in Denver.

Monday, May 14

Bryozoan Evolution

Photo courtesy of Western Interior Paleontological Society‎ on Facebook

When: May 14, 7 – 9 p.m. 

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

Cost: $16.95 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Learn about the Bryozoan Evolution from Carl Simpson, a paleobiologist from the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History. You can see how bryozoan colonies are made up of multiple generations of zooids, creating a difference in evolution for each colony level and between zooids.

The Little Ice Age and Korean Art

Photo Courtesy of Asian Art Association on Facebook

When: May 14, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission RSVP by calling 720-913-0130

The Lowdown: Dive into the mastery of The Little Ice Age and Korean Art — a presentation by Sooa Im McCormick, the assistant curator of Korean Art from the Cleveland Art Museum. McCormick will speaks about climate change during the Little Ice Age and how it changed Korea’s art and culture. You can also delight in a reception after the talk.

Tuesday, May 15

Introduction to Sound Design

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When: May 15, 7 – 9 p.m. 

Where: House of Pod, 2565 Curtis St., Denver

Cost: Free RSVP here

The Lowdown: House of Pod presents an Introduction to Sound Design workshop. The workshop, guided by Matthew Simonson, will show you how to start designing sounds in a podcast. You can learn all of the techniques you have always wondered about and explore how you can create or improve a podcast of your own. No prior skills needed to attend.

The Invisible Circus

Photo Courtesy of Rainbow Militia on Facebook

When: May 15, 8:30 – 10 p.m. 

Where: 1545 Julien St., Denver 

Cost: $15 suggested donation at the door

The Lowdown: Rainbow Militia hosts a world of wonder at The Invisible Circus. You can see a showcase of Denver’s best aerialists, contortionists and more as they bend and move into the air with ease and grace. The building this will be in holds history in Denver — both as an old church and as an artist’s house and live-in studio.

Hustle + Flow

Photo Courtesy of Civic Center MOVES‎ on Facebook

When: May 15, 12:15 – 1 p.m. 

Where: Denver’s Civic Center Park, Colfax and Bannock St., Denver 

Cost: Free

The Lowdown: Break a sweat at Hustle + Flow. The workout is on the Great Lawn and will be a mixture of cardio and strength building using just your body. You can witness your fitness for the 45-minute class and get some fresh air at the same time.

Logan Lecture

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When: May 15, 6 – 7 p.m. 

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

Cost: $20 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Denver Art Museum presents a Logan Lecture with Phillip K. Smith, III. Phillip K. Smith, III uses light, space and color to create large-scale sculptures that capture your imagination. Smith’s works have made appearances at Coachella and more.

Film on The Rocks

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When: May 15, 7 – 11 p.m. 

Where: Film on The Rocks, 18300 W Alameda Pkwy, Morrison

Cost: $15 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Listen to Star Wars scores from ITCHY-O and Church Fire and see a Star Wars film at Film on The Rocks. You can watch the latest Star Wars The Last Jedi in the mountains at night and geek out to some sweet music.

READ: Review – ichy-o Created Controlled (And Not-So-Controlled) Chaos at the Oriental 

Wednesday, May 16

Fit & Fold

Photo Courtesy of Sound Off Colorado on Facebook

When: May 16, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

Where: McNichols Building, 144 W Colfax, Denver

Cost: $10 – $15 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Get your heart pumping at Fit & Fold. You can follow Jillian Keaveny in a 75-minute workout with the help of Sound Off Colorado. You can then release some tension with a yoga flow. After class, you can grab a snack and relax by exploring more than 10 health and wellness vendors.

F*ckUp Nights

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When: May 16, 7 p.m. 

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

Cost: $15 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Listen to four women talk about their experiences at F*ckUp Nights. FUN talks allow innovators, business owners and other Denver citizens to tell the stories about failures, fuck ups and other missteps in their careers. The Bad Moms edition of  F*ckUp Nights features Quatisha Bailey — a health educator at BC4U, Cassy Poole — the co-creator of Kaleidoscope Design, Ashleigh Fredrickson — a real estate broker at 8z Real Estate and Erika Thomas — the co-owner of High Point Creamery. Your first cocktail at the event is complimentary from The Family Jones.

Trails and Pints

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When: May 16, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery, 1139 20th St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Learn about the best trails in Colorado’s Lost Creek Wilderness at Trails and Pints. Author Matt Enquist will present his freshly released guidebook and give an overview of the area. Plus, he’ll answer questions about hikes in the Lost Creek Wilderness. Jagged Mountain is also giving a portion of the profits of each beer sold to Colorado Mountain Club.

Film For All Seasons

Photo Courtesy of Landmark’s Esquire Theatre‎ on Facebook

When: May 16, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. 

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

Cost: $8.50 get tickets here

The Lowdown: See how a group of young boys battle the elements and delve into chaos without the guidance of adults at Film For All Seasons. You can watch a viewing of Lord of the Flies, a horrifying story of young boys crash landing on an island, fighting for their lives and dealing with tragedies.

Ratio Comedy

Photo courtesy of Ratio Beerworks on Facebook

When: May 16, 8 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Ratio Beerworks celebrates three years of Ratio Comedy. You can watch Dante Powell perform live and grab a cold brew to sip on while you laugh. You can also listen to Cory Helie, Katie Bowman and Josh Skillman.

Thursday, May 17

303 Music Fest

Photo by Mark Tepsic.

When: May 17, 7 p.m. – 1 a.m. 

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

Cost: $15 with promo code 303FRIENDS. Get tickets here. 

The Lowdown: As we mentioned before, we are throwing the first ever 303 Music Fest this Thursday night at The Church on South Broadway. This will be one music fest you do not want to miss as we’ve got a little something for everyone. From a Colorado Superjam to a silent disco featuring multiple Colorado DJs – we’ve got you covered with all local music to praise our local music scene. Passes are still available for this one-of-a-kind event, and we here at 303 would absolutely love to see you there. – Words by  Michael Tritsch

Noche De Museo

The Rum Room at Candela Latin Kitchen. Photo by Danielle Webster

When: May 17, 6 – 10 p.m.

Where: Candela, 1691 Central St., Denver 

Cost: $80 – $160 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Museo De Las Americas celebrates Latino art and culture with Noche de Museo — their annual fundraising fiesta. You can dance to live music, participate in a live auction and a silent auction and more. The night honors Latino culture and gives you a deeper experience of the cultural programming available in Denver, all in a setting that regularly pays homage to Latin America. Plus, the dessert is a churro in a shot glass, and who can say no to that?

READ: Denver Fashion Show Celebrates Chicana Culture and Style as Resistance

Ready to Wear Trend Presentation

Photo Courtesy of Fashion Group International of Denver‎ on Facebook

When: May 17, 6 – 8 p.m 

Where: Colorado Automobile Dealers Association, 290 E Speer Blvd., Denver 

Cost: $10 – $30 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Experience the creme de la creme of fashion at Ready to Wear Trend Presentation. You can see the best fashion from all over the world and learn about the trend reports via FGI New York. You can also delight in hors-d’oeuvres and a Champagne bar.

Emerging Filmmakers Project

Photo courtesy of The Bug Theatre on Facebook


When: May 17, 8 – 10 p.m. 

Where: The Emerging Filmmakers Project, 3654 Navajo St., Denver 

Cost: $5 at the door

The Lowdown: Watch some indie films at the Emerging Filmmakers Project. The showcase is presented every third Thursday of the month and hosted by volunteers from the local film communities. Support local indie filmmakers and see some great films for only $5.

Deadpool Double Feature

Photo Courtesy of Alamo Drafthouse Denver‎ on Facebook

When: May 17, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. 

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

Cost: $20 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Delight in a Deadpool Double Feature. You can see the infamous superhero in not only Deadpool but also Deadpool 2. Ryan Reynolds plays the naughty crime-fighting character who fills the film with dirty humor, gore and more. Tickets are selling fast, so get yours soon.

Friday, May 18

Happy City: Art for the People

“Jump” in Australia. Photo courtesy of Happy City

When: May 18, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Where: Denver Union Station’s Plaza and Great Hall, 1701 Wynkoop St., Denver 

Cost: Free and open to public

The Lowdown: Denver has an art intervention with Happy City: Art For the People. You can see art installations from local, national and international artists. The artists include Stuart Semple, Alexander Schauss, Matt Barton and more. Many of the art installations will present themselves throughout a six-week time frame throughout Denver.

READ: Everything You Need to Know About “Happy City” Transforming Denver

Park Hill Art Festival

Photo Courtesy of The Park Hill Art Festival on Facebook

When: May 18, 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. May 19, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. May 20, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Where:  Park Hill Masonic Lodge grounds, 4819 E Montview Blvd., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: The Park Hill Art Festival is back for the fifth year in a row. You can explore 80 different fine artists presenting all variants of mediums such as watercolor paintings, stone sculptures and raku ceramics. You can peruse the art and meet the artists who created them.

Craft Social

Photo Courtesy of The Craftsman & Apprentice‎ on Facebook

When: May 18, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

Where: The Craftsman & Apprentice, 1325 E 22nd Ave., Denver 

Cost: $32 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Learn how to create an image on fabric during an Embroidery 101 Craft Social. You will learn the most common embroidery stitches and stitch from an embroidery sample or a free-form image of your choice. The Craftsman & Apprentice will supply the materials needed.

Summer Night of Dance

Photo courtesy of Davis Contemporary Dance on Facebook

When: May 18 – 19, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. May 20, 4:30 p.m. 

Where: Mizel Arts and Cultural Center, 350 Dahlia St., Denver 

Cost: $20 – $30 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Davis Contemporary Dance showcases Summer Night of Dance. The performance is comprised of new works and re-staged acts created by Terrell Davis, the founder and artistic director of Davis Contemporary Dance, Rachel Harding and Miguel Perez, artists and special guests.

Yoga in the Park

Photo Courtesy of Yoga in the Park – Denver‎ on Facebook

When: May 18, 6 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Graham-Bible House, 20th and York St., Denver

Cost: Free

The Lowdown: Stretch out and pose at Yoga in the Park. You can meet with others for the first session of the season. The class features a sunset vinyasa flow for all levels and a picnic dinner to follow. Make sure to bring your own mat and bring food to share for the picnic.

Woke Up Stand Up

Photo Courtesy of Woke Up Stand Up on Facebook

When: May 18, 8 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Woke Up Stand Up, 2199 California St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Listen to some hilarious comedy at Woke Up Stand Up. The event features acts from Basil Faraj, Gabby Gutierrez-Reed and Byron F. Graham. Anyone who loves comedy can attend and it is all for free.

Saturday, May 19

Jackalope Art Fair

Jackalope Art Fair in Pasadena, CA. Photo courtesy of Jackalope Arts on Facebook

When: May 19 – 20, 10 a.m. 

Where: McNichols Civic Center Building, 144 W Colfax, Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Peruse more than 150 different artisans at the Jackalope Art Fair. You can explore a ton of art and find the best handmade items. Proceeds from the bar and donations at the event will benefit Zane Beadles Parade Foundation. You can also donate new art supplies to the foundation at the fair.

The Denver Modern Home Tour

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When: May 19, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Where: Locations vary, check here

Cost: $40 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Searching for the perfect home and want some ideas of what you are looking for? The Denver Modern Home Tour allows you to tour homes in the best neighborhoods and see what is new and available. Designers and architects have teamed together with homeowners to give you an inside look at the homes you have always wanted to take a look at.

WildyX 12th Annual Spring Gear Swap

Photo Courtesy of Wilderness Exchange Unlimited‎ on Facebook

When: May 19, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Where: Wilderness Exchange Unlimited, 2401 15th St. Suite 100, Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Set yourself for the season at the WildyX 12th Annual Spring Gear Swap. You can sell your gear and purchase from others at the swap. You can also snag sick deals from the store. If you want to sell your gear, make sure to arrive at 9 a.m. to set up and make sure to bring cash.

Colfax Marathon

Photo Courtesy of Denver’s Colfax Marathon on Facebook

When: May 19 – 20, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Where: Colfax Ave., Denver

Cost: $43 – $139 register here

The Lowdown: Lace up your shoes and run in the 13th Colfax Marathon — Denver’s only marathon. You can choose to run in the marathon, half marathon, 10 miles, or 5k. You can also choose a charity to raise funds for when you register. The race will lead you around Denver on the longest main street in America and give the ultimate tour on your feet, connecting major iconic landmarks.

Five Points Jazz Festival

Photo Courtesy of Denver Arts & Venues‎ on Facebook

When: May 19, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. 

Where: 27th & Welton Station, 2720 Welton St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Celebrate all things jazz at the Five Points Jazz Festival. You can learn the history of Five Points, hear music from jazz bands on eight stages and more. You can also dig into food and drinks to cool you down as you tap your feet.

Jefferson Park Farm & Flea Market

Photo Courtesy of Jefferson Park Farm & Flea‎ on Facebook

When: May 19, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Where: Jefferson Park Farm & Flea, 2500 Federal Blvd., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Shop until you have found the perfect find at the Jefferson Park Farm & Flea Market. You can peruse more than 70 makers of all kinds, listen to live music, delight in food from food trucks and more. Attending a flea is the perfect weekend pickup.

READ: 12 Flea Markets Not to Miss This Spring and Summer

Sunday, May 20


Photo courtesy of Industry RiNo Station on Facebook

When: May 20, 10 a.m. 7 p.m. 

Where: Industry RiNo Station, 3858 Walnut St., Denver 

Cost: $5-$25 get tickets here

The Lowdown:  Shop vintage and collectibles at ThriftCon. You can shop from more than 35 vendors and find the best vintage items to add to your collections. This is Denver’s first vintage and collectible convention to hit the public. If you love finding unusual old things, you will love ThriftCon.

Yoga in the Galleries

Cleon Peterson, Meg ONeill, 303 Magazine, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, MCA Denver 2018
Art by Cleon Peterson at the MCA Denver. Photo by Meg O’Neill

When: May 20, 8:45 – 9:45 a.m. 

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

Cost: $20 – $25 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Let the weekly stresses go at Yoga in the Galleries. You can bend and flow in the Cleon Peterson exhibit for an hour while observing the art. All levels are welcome. The ticket profits will go towards a local organization that helps victims of domestic violence.

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Mark Your Calendars

Temple Grandin 

When: May 22, 4 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada

Cost: $35 tickets available here

Emotional Baggage Drop

When: May 24, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free and open to public

Denver Arts Festival

When: May 26, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Where: Conservatory Green at Stapleton, E 49th Pl., Denver

Cost: Free

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