June is here and Denver has some great events to get your summer started. Start your week by partying it out at God Save the Queens and end it by stretching your limbs at Yoga Rocks the Park. Whatever you end up doing, make sure to check out this roundup of events in Denver.

Monday, May 28

God Save the Queens

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When: May 28, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Hi-Dive Denver is back with God Save the Queens. The event features a queer music night with performances from Heavenly Powers, Willow Pill and Teena Michelle Manuel. You can also dance to beats from guest DJ Katie Marie. Be prepared to drag, punk and more.

Crafty Mondays!

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When: May 28, 12 – 10 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Get your creative juices flowing at Crafty Mondays! Grandma’s House hosts the craft day featuring free crafts with the purchase of a beer. You can sip on a cold brew as you get crafty with beads, glue and more.

Tuesday, May 29

Harry Potter Trivia

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When: May 29, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Monkey Barrel, 4401 Tejon St., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Flex your knowledge of the magical wizarding world at Harry Potter Trivia. You can compete with a team to win prizes and the title of trivia champions. You can also play some Nintendo 64, board games and more. You can also munch on $2 tacos and drink specials while you play.

Vinyl Record Night

Photo courtesy of Ratio Beerworks.

When: May 29, 7 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Grab your records to share at Vinyl Record Night. You can play the records as a DJ in the taproom and take a look to swap and trade records with others. You can also take a look at Something Vinyl Club’s mobile record store.

City Park Sunset Tour

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When: May 29, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. June 21, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Denver Public Art presents a City Park Sunset Tour. The tour features a look at the art collection in City Park, starting and ending at Kent Ullberg’s Snowmastodon at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. You can see a myriad of sculptures, fountains and more in City Park.

Wednesday, May 30

Film For All Seasons

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When: May 30, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. 

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

Cost: $8.50 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Immerse yourself in a delightful world of candy at Film For All Seasons. You can see a screening of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory. The film features a story of five children who have found golden tickets, the entrance key of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory for a tour.

Emotional Baggage Drop

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When: May 30, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 3:30 – 6 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free

The Lowdown: Stop by the Emotional Baggage Drop to let go of feelings, rant, or confess anything you feel like confessing. The experimental art installation, created by Stuart Semple give you the chance to unload your emotional baggage to a stranger. The installation is part of the Happy City: Art for the People art movement and runs through June 10.

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

Ratio Comedy

Photo courtesy of Ratio Beerworks on Facebook

When: May 30, 8 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Listen to some hilarious sets at Ratio Comedy. Sara Hake hosts the comedy night where you can see performances from Piper Shepherd, Patrick Scott, Geoff Tice and more. You can also grab a brew to sip on while you laugh the night away.

Smash Bros Tourney

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When: May 30, 7 – 10 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Flex your gaming muscles at a Smash Bros Tourney. The tournament features a battle on a Nintendo N64. If you manage to compete and win against other in the tournament you will receive a free growler of Grandma’s House beer.

Thursday, May 31

An Evening Celebration Denver Public Art

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When: May 31, 6 – 8 p.m. 

Where: McNichol’s Building, 144 W Colfax Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Denver Public Arts & Venues partners with Clique Studios for An Evening Celebrating Denver Public Art. You can meet local artists and creators, explore the launching of the Denver Public Art website and more. You can also sip on beer from Ratio Beerworks and nibble on appetizers while you celebrate Denver’s Art scene.

Tropical Bash

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When: May 31, 4 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Cherry Creek Beer Garden, 240 Josephine St., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: The Moxy hosts a Tropical Bash. The bash features a night at the Cherry Creek Beer Garden with a tropical vibe. You can sip on tropical cocktails like a pineapple cooler and dance to music from DJ DSRE.

Digital Earth

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When: May 31, 7 – 8:30 p.m. 

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

Cost: $10 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Space scientist Ka Chun Yu and geologist Bob Raynolds present Digital Earth. You can learn about early human ancestors who dwelt in the Turkana Basin with the help of satellite imagery. Raynolds will also give a look into the fossil history in the Turkana Basin region.

Friday, June 1

People’s Fair

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When: June 1, 5 – 10 p.m. June 2, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. June 3, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.  

Where: Denver’s Civic Center Park, 101 14th Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free and open to the public 

The Lowdown: The People’s Fair is back for the 47th year in a row. The historic fair features a block party of art and music. You can listen to live music, shop at a marketplace, dive into some local food trucks and more.

First Friday Art Walk

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When: June 1, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Art District on Santa Fe, Santa Fe Dr., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: The first Friday of every month marks the First Friday Art Walk. You can venture down the Art District on Santa Fe to experience all of the amazing galleries and creative businesses. The walk features 30 participating locations on Santa Fe and a ton of food trucks to fuel your art adventures. You can see sculptures, prints and more at the participating businesses.

READ: The Definitive Guide to Denver Art Galleries 

Mirus Gallery Grand Opening II

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When: June 1, 7 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Mirus Gallery Denver, 1144 Broadway, Denver 

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Mirus Gallery Denver presents second grand opening, since the first was a total hit. The part two of the opening features a group exhibition with a variant of mediums that were not able to present their work at the first opening. You can explore the gallery and celebrate the grand opening.

READ: New “Boundary Pushing” Art Gallery From San Francisco to Open in Denver

Studio Open House

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When: June 1, 5 – 11 p.m. 

Where: Alt Ethos, 999 Vallejo St. #30, Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Alt Ethos hosts a Studio Open House. The group of five create digital and immersive experiences for all sorts of functions and focus on dome projection. The open house will feature art, music and more. You can also explore artwork from DATA’s MORPHOS digital dome art showcase and more than 60 artists from Prism Workspaces will showcase their own pieces.

READ: Denver Artists to Watch in 2018 

Fabio Napoleoni

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When: June 1, 5 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Fascination St. Fine Art and Frame, 2727 E 3rd Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Have a chance to meet artist Fabio Napoleoni. Napoleoni will have a meet-and-greet with collectors, he will sign purchased artwork and he will give a deeper look into his works. The show will feature new and rare pieces.

Saturday, June 2

Denver Chalk Art Festival

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When: June 2, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. June 3, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. 

Where: Larimer Square, between 14th and 15th St. on Larimer St., Denver

Cost: Free and open to the public

The Lowdown: Watch as artists create amazing works of art all from chalk at the Denver Chalk Art Festival. The two-day festival features chalk creations on the sidewalks and streets of Larimer Square. It’s one of the few art festivals where you can witness artists creating pieces before your very eyes.

READ: [PHOTOS] What You Missed At Denver’s Chalk Art Festival 2017

Art Summer Kickoff

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When: June 2, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Take advantage of free admission to the Denver Art Museum at the Art Summer Kickoff. You can explore the museum at no cost and see all of the exhibitions you have always wanted to see. You can also experience Stuart Semple’s Happy Clouds as part of the Happy City: Art for the People movement.

Bodies⁵

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When: June 2, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Abend Gallery, 1412 Wazee St., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Abend Gallery presents Bodies⁵. The exhibition features work from Eliza Ivanova, John Wentz, Alpay Efe, Aaron Nagel and Joseph Martinez. Each artist uses a different perspective for contemporary figurative painting, ranging from abstraction to extreme realism.

Little Brown Skin Girls

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When: June 2, 3 – 5 p.m. 

Where: Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library, 2401 Welton St., Denver 

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: The Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library presents Little Brown Skin Girls. The exhibition features works from artist Lia Nelson-James. The art showcases the stories of positive experiences and perspectives of living as a person of color.

Street Art of Denver Bus Tour

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Collaboration with Taketo Kobayashi. Photo by Cori Anderson

When: June 2, 12 – 3 p.m. 

Where: CultureHaus, 100 W 14th Ave Pkwy., Denver 

Cost: $20 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Ever wondered about the art you have seen in your communities? You can learn all about the city’s best murals, learn from artists and more at a Street Art of Denver Bus Tour. The tour will take you all around Denver and give deeper insight into all of the amazing art that Denver holds. Some of Denver’s street artists like Jeremy Burns will be on board, along with Cori Anderson (303 Magazine’s Art and Culture writerand founder of The Street Art Network.

Sunday, June 3

Big Gay 5k

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When: June 3, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Where: Cheeseman Park, 1900 E 11th Ave., Denver 

Cost: $40 register here

The Lowdown: Lace up your racing shoes for a Big Gay 5k. The race kicks off Gay Pride Month as you break a sweat. Racers will receive a t-shirt, a goodie bag full of swag and finisher medals. Your sexual orientation doesn’t matter, but your racing time does.

Yoga Rocks the Park

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When: June 3, 8 – 11:30 a.m. 

Where: Sunken Gardens Park, 11th Ave. and Speer Blvd., Denver 

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Start your summer limber with Yoga Rocks the Park. You can stretch out to a class led by April Feldman and a meditation with Carisa Banuelos. You can listen to music from Sonic Flow while you flow. You can also snag giveaways from Honest Tea.

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Mark Your Calendar

Summer Opening Celebration

When: June 8, 5 – 11:30 p.m. 

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

Cost: $5 – $15 tickets available here

Intendence Film Festival

When: June 8 – 10, 5:30 p.m. 

Where: Denver Open Media, 700 Kalamath St., Denver 

Cost: $25 – $50 tickets available here

Denver Comic Con

When: June 15 – 16, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. June 17, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

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

Cost: $44 – $93.50 tickets available here

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