The weather is getting hot, but no worries, Denver has some great events to keep you chill. Start your weekend off by helping those in need at a Food Giveaway and end it by sweating it out at an MD5K. Whatever you end up doing, make sure to take a gander at this roundup of events in Denver.

Thursday, May 10

Food Giveaway

Photo courtesy of Feeding Denver’s Hungry on Facebook

When: May 10, 9:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. 

Where: Li’l Devils, 255 S Broadway, Denver 

Cost: $5 donation here

The Lowdown: Help Feeding Denver’s Hungry hand out food to those in need at a Food Giveaway. The group will meet at Li’l Devil’s parking lot to carpool around Denver and hand out food to anyone who needs it.


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When: May 10, 7 – 9:30 p.m. 

Where: 580 Gilpin St., Denver

Cost: $15 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Nathan Hall and Drew Austin present Contact. The event features a live performance using the male body for the inspiration of drawing and those drawing for the creation of music. You can watch three nude models create a mural and the sound they make during the creation will be used to create music live. The event also features a multimedia installation from Austin and a musical performance from Hall.

Denver Screening Premiere

Photo Courtesy of Scary Lucy the Movie on Facebook

When: May 10, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Landmark’s Mayan Theatre, 110 Broadway, Denver 

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Project DU F.I.L.M presents a Denver premiere of Scary Lucy. The film is a short comedy based on the debacle surrounding a Lucille Ball statue. Featuring stand-up comedy from comedians Christie Buchele and Janae Burris, a behind-the-scenes look at the film and a talkback from Dr. Sheila E. Schroeder from the University of Denver and the crew and cast of the film, this event will leave you educated and entertained.


Photo courtesy of Denver Fitness Week on Facebook

When: May 10, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Where: SKYLIGHT, 833 Santa Fe Dr., Denver

Cost: $30 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Denver Fitness Week is back with LIGHT IT UP. You can break a sweat at a silent disco cardio workout with the help of LIGHT and SoundOff Colorado. Knock off a punch on your Denver Fitness Week punch card, try out different vendors available before and after the workout and book classes in advance. Be sure to bring a mat, a water bottle to keep hydrated and a pair of tennis shoes to keep your feet moving.

Greenhouse Yoga

Photo Courtesy of Yoga with Isabel‎ on Facebook

When: May 10, 6 – 7 p.m. 

Where: The GrowHaus, 4751 York St., Denver 

Cost: $10 suggested donation

The Lowdown: Take a deep breath at Greenhouse Yoga. You can push through your flow while surrounded by greenery for a great cause. A portion of the donations from the class will go towards The GrowHaus to continue to provide the neighborhood produce. All levels are welcome. Make sure to bring your own mat and arrive early to grab your spot.

Friday, May 11

Summer Concert Series

Photo Courtesy of Terminal Bar on Facebook

When: May 11, 5 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Terminal Bar, 1701 Wynkoop St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Denver’s Union Station and New Belgium Brewing teams up for a Summer Concert Series. Once a month starting Friday, the patio opens up for a free concert. The concerts feature local bands, special beer tappings and more. This month’s concert features SuperMagick, a soul-funk band.

The Budlong Hot Chicken Food Truck Launch

Photo Courtesy of The Budlong Hot Chicken‎ on Facebook

When:  May 11, 4:30 – 10 p.m.

Where: Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Ratio Beerworks hosts The Budlong Hot Chicken Food Truck Launch. The launch features the new food truck that brings Nashville hot chicken to Denver with fried chicken in hot sauce with Texas toast, coleslaw and pickles. You can also try homemade sides like mac n cheese, collard greens and more.

Leon Takeover

Photo Courtesy of Leon on Facebook

When: May 11, 7 – 11 p.m. 

Where: Leon, 1112 E 17th Ave., Denver 

Cost: $12 suggested donation at the door

The Lowdown:  Leon hosts a Leon Takeover featuring Esme Patterson, Emily Ritz and Eleanor Perry. Each will take the stage and perform live with music and poetry. If you are a fan of any of the E’s then you need to check out the event.

Food Truck Carnival

Photo Courtesy of City of Northglenn Government‎ on Facebook

When:  May 11, 3 – 10 p.m. May 12, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. May 13, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Where: 11701 Community Center Dr., Northglenn

Cost: Free to attend, $25 for Carnival games

The Lowdown: Immerse yourself in the best food at a Food Truck Carnival. You can head to Northglenn to experience a myriad of rides, music stages and more. You can try food from over 20 different food trucks and sip on beer and other drinks from a bar.

Cuffin’ All Thangs R&B Summer Jam


Ophelias. Photo by Meg O’Neill

When: May 11, 9 p.m. – 1:45 a.m. 

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

Cost: $12 – $32 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Party all night at Cuffin’ All Thangs R&B Summer Jam. You can listen to hot beats from KDJ Above, Big Styles and DJ Chonz as well as snag the new Cuffin’ mixtape. You can also grab a Cuffin’ t-shirt, watch special guests and more during the night.

Colorado Chocolate Festival

Photo Courtesy of Colorado Chocolate Festivals‎ on Facebook

When: Friday, May 11, 4 – 9 p.m. May 12, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

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

Cost: $5 get tickets here

The Lowdown: The Colorado Chocolate Festival is back for the eleventh year in a row. You can try chocolate from more than 50,000 chocolatiers, sample from national and regional chocolate companies, purchase all of the chocolate you could possibly want and more. If you are a chocoholic, this is the event for you.

Lowrider History & Hydraulic Demonstration

Photo Courtesy of Museo De Las Americas‎ on Facebook

When: May 11, 6 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Museo De Las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Dr., Denver 

Cost: $5 at the door

The Lowdown: Museo De Las Americas hosts a Lowrider History & Hydraulic Demonstration. You can see a fully equipped lowrider from the Compas Colorado Car Club perform all the fun hydraulics stunts, learn about the cultural significance of lowriders and more. You can also take a look inside of the gallery to see the new exhibitions on display.

Black Shirt Silent Disco

Photo Courtesy of Black Shirt Brewing Co‎ on Facebook

When: May 11, 8 -11 p.m. 

Where: Black Shirt Brewing Co, ‎3719 Walnut St., Denver 

Cost: $15 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Dance your pants off at a Black Shirt Silent Disco. You can grab a pair of headphones, pick a channel of three different DJs and boogie the night away. Black Shirt Brewing Co partners with Downbeat Silent Disco and DENY BOREDOM! for the event.

Saturday, May 12

Bacon and Beer Classic

Photo courtesy of Bacon and Beer Classic on Facebook

When: May 12, 12 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Sports Authority Field at Mile High Station,  1701 Bryant St., Denver 

Cost: $69 – $125 get tickets here

The Lowdown: The Bacon and Beer Classic is back. You can try the best bacon-themed foods from over 30 local restaurants, imbibe on more than 100 different beer tastes from breweries around the region and more. You can also listen to music, play games and participate in a bacon eating contest.

Whip It!

Photo Courtesy Jason Heller‎ on Facebook

When: May 12, 9 p.m. 

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

Cost: $10 – $24 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Get down and funky at Whip It! You can listen to ’80s hits and dance to other music from Jason Heller, the founder of Whip It! All of the music played is from vinyl 45s. Be ready to shake your body to the beats.

Fem Fest 2018

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When: May 12, 2 – 10 p.m. 

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

Cost: $5  $25 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Listen to some great female bands and embrace your feminine side at Fem Fest 2018. You can hear music from the Red Aunts, Princess Dewclaw, The Corner Girls and more. You can also go on a museum tour with female comedians, participate in workshops and have a tarot card reading. Plus, there will be a craft session with tampons.

Great Crawl

Photo Courtesy of Zack T Medford‎ on Facebook

When: May 12, 5 – 11 p.m. 

Where: The Ginn Mill, 2041 Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Put on your best Hawaiian gear and drinks some great drinks at a Great Crawl. The Hawaiian themed crawl will take you to nine different bars around Denver. You can start your craw with a lei at The Ginn Mill and sip on tropical drinks throughout the night.

 1st Anniversary

Photo Courtesy of Goed Zuur on Facebook

When: May 12, 11 a.m. – 1 a.m. 

Where: Goed Zuur, 2801 Welton St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Goed Zuur celebrates its 1st Anniversary. You can try tappings from more than 15 breweries including Avery Brewing, Anchorage Brewing and Crooked Stave. You can sip on a cool brew and taste dishes from the Goed Zuur menu during the day.

Spring Horseshoe Market

Photo Courtesy of Horseshoe Craft & Flea Market‎ on Facebook

When: May 12, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Where: Horseshoe Craft & Flea Market, 4345 W 46th Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: The Spring Horseshoe Market opens for its 9th season this Saturday. You can shop the market of more than 120 artists, makers, vendors and more. You can also listen to live music, dig into food from food trucks and sip on drinks while you shop.

Summer Kickoff Luau

Photo Courtesy of Don’s Club Tavern‎ on Facebook

When: May 12, 1 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Don’s Club Tavern, 723 E 6th Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Wear your best Hawaiian shirt and embrace the warm weather at a Summer Kickoff Luau. Don’s Club Tavern hosts the luau with free Hawaiian food, a limbo, giveaways and more. You can also sip on tropical cocktails for only $5.

May HAHO Market

Denver HAHO Market via Facebook 

When: May 12, 12 – 5 p.m. 

Where: FORGE, 970 Yuma St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: More than 20 makers are lined up for the May HAHO Market. You can peruse all of the vendors and pick up the perfect items. Also entertain yourself by grabbing food from Dos Gringos food truck before or after shopping.

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

Hops for Homes

Photo Courtesy of Great Divide Brewing Co.‎ on Facebook

When:  May 12, 12 – 4 p.m. 

Where: Great Divide Brewing Event Space, 3403 Brighton Blvd., Denver 

Cost: $40 – $50 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Great Divide Brewing Co. and Habitat Denver partner together for Hops for Homes. More than 30 breweries will come together to help raise funds to build a home. The ticket price includes unlimited pours from all of the breweries, a tasting class, raffles and more.

Mother’s Day Garden Bazaar

Photo courtesy of Gulley Greenhouse Inc. on Facebook

When: May 12 – 13, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Where: RISE Westwood, 3738 Morrison Rd., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Find the perfect Mother’s Day gift at the Mother’s Day Garden Bazaar. You can shop for plants to create a beautiful garden or up your indoor space game. You can also create art, meditate in yoga and taste some lovely food and drinks. Family activities are provided by Museo de las Americas, the plant sale is courtesy of Gulley Greenhouse Inc. and there will even be mimosas.

Treat Yo Mom

Photo Courtesy of Base Coat Nail Salon on Facebook

When: May 12, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Where: Base Coat Nail Salon LoHi, 3244 Navajo St., Denver  

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Base Coat Nail Salon teams up with Cannabliss Organic, Dream Stream Shope and Sugar Bakeshop for Treat Yo Mom. You can shop, get yo nails did and sip on a complimentary mimosa in honor of Mother’s Day.

Sunday, May 13


Photo Courtesy of Clyfford Still Museum on Facebook

When: May 13, 8:45 a.m. – 10 a.m. 

Where: Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock St., Denver

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Take a minute to gather your thoughts and then clear them at STILLness. The Clyfford Still Museum presents a silent mediation in the galleries. You can sit for a guided meditation or walk through the museum in stillness to center yourself after a busy week.

Mrs. Doubtfire Brunch

Photo Courtesy of Alamo Drafthouse Denver‎ on Facebook

When: May 13, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 

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

Cost: $20 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Delight in dishes inspired by the hit movie at a Mrs. Doubtfire Brunch. You can dive into a three-course brunch with food items such as a birthday party cinnamon roll, a “Hellooo” cake with tons of whipped cream and more. Tickets are selling fast so get yours soon.


Photo Courtesy of Mothers’ Day 5K on Facebook

When: May 13, 9:30 – 11:59 a.m. 

Where: City Park, 17th Ave and Colorado Blvd., Denver

Cost: $45 register here

The Lowdown: Lace up your shoes for the MD5K. You can run or walk in the 8th annual Mother’s Day 5k race. You can grab a breakfast burrito before the race, munch on snacks and refresh with drinks after and win some sweet prizes to boot. The proceeds from the race go towards the Colorado Children’s Chorale.

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Mark Your Calendars

Fit & Fold 

When: May 16, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

Where: McNichols Building, 144 W Colfax, Denver

Cost: $10 – $15 get tickets here

Denver Arts Festival

When: May 26 – 27, 10 a.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission

Denver People’s Fair

When: June 1, 5  – 10 p.m.  June 2, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. June 3, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission

The Prince and Michael Experience

When: June 1 -2, 9 p.m.  – 2 a.m. 

Where: The Black Box, 314 E 13th Ave., Denver 

Cost: $10 – $15 get tickets here