May’s end is almost upon us and Denver has some great events to move you to the end. Kick off your weekend with some hilarious sets at Lucha Libre & Laugh and end it by getting tropical at a Tiki Party. Whatever you end up doing, make sure to take a peek at this roundup of events in Denver.

Thursday, May 24

Lucha Libre & Laughs

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When: May 24, 7 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Lucha Libre & Laughs combines stand-up comedy with pro-wrestling. You can watch sets from Anaya, Allie Gato, Cormac Battle and more. Each set will bring new and hilarious bits about the pro-wrestling community and will keep you laughing all night long.

Chicken Fight

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When: May 24, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. 

Where: River North Festival Grounds, 3715 Chestnut Pl., Denver

Cost: $69 – $125 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Start your summer right at Chicken Fight. The event features Denver restaurants like The Regional, Birdcall, Chicken Rebel, FNG and more competing for the titles of best wings, fried chicken and best chicken dishes in the Mile High City. You can also listen to live music, watch demos and more. You will vote to choose who is the best by tasting bite-sized bits from each vendor.

READ: A Fried Chicken Festival Returns to Denver For Its Second Year

Deadpool 1 & 2 and Rampage

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When: May 24, 7 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. 

Where: 88 Drive In Theatre, 8780 Rosemary St., Commerce City

Cost: $8 at entrance

The Lowdown: Take a night to watch Deadpool 1 & 2 and Rampage. 88 Drive in Theatre presents a showing of all three films for only $8. You can park in the perfect spot and get in on the action-packed films.

Craft Cocktail Night

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When: May 24, 6 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Ace Eat Serve, 501 E 17th Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Sip and relax at a Craft Cocktail Night. The event features TRÄ-KÁL working with Leopold Bros. distillery to create specialty cocktails. You can also nibble on Ace bites with your cocktails during the night.

Denver Passport Launch Party

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When: May 24, 5:30 – 9 p.m. 

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

Cost: $25 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Sip on cold brews and chill at the Denver Passport Launch Party. The party features food from the Farmer in the Hive and Goin’ South food trucks, a DJ spinning hot beats, lawn games and more. The ticket price includes two beers from Great Divide and one Denver Passport Summer Edition.

Friday, May 25

Wildermiss Vinyl Release

Wildermiss. Photo by Kyle Cooper

When: May 25, 8 p.m. 

Where: The Bluebird Theater, 3317 E Colfax Ave., Denver 

Cost: $9.33 – $13 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Listen to some sweet jams at the Wildermiss vinyl release of Lost With You. The upbeat alternative band is all local and presents nearly angelic vocals from Emma Cole. The vinyl release will also have Wildermiss performing a killer show with Ivory Circle and In/Planes. You can snag a vinyl for yourself and dance to some great music.

READ: 19 Local Musicians to Watch Out For in 2018 


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When: May 25, 6 – 10 p.m. 

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

Cost: $12 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Watch a showing of Labyrinth at “Goats in RiNo.” The event features the film screening with baby goats and other cute animals surrounding you. You can arrive at 6 p.m., with your own chairs to set up and then snag some food from the approved treat stand to give to the goats. Then, just sit back, relax and enjoy the goats (oh, and the movie too).

Final Fridays

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When: May 25, 7 p.m. – 2 a.m. 

Where: Varying Locations Check here

Cost: $5 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Party all night long to great music at Final Fridays. The event is a grassroots concert series all across Denver. You can listen to music from Namm Lama Squad, Oli McCracken, Sunshine James and Kayla Ruby.The ticket price is a donation for the artists, businesses and musicians that are involved in the series.

Sunset Paddle

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When: May 25, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

Where: Sloan Lake, Sheridan Blvd. and W 17th Ave., Denver 

Cost: $15 to rent equipment

The Lowdown: Unwind at a sunset stand-up paddleboard session on Sloan Lake. You can watch the sun go down with a view of the mountains or the Denver skyline on the scenic lake. If you are not a member of the Denver Paddle Club, you can rent equipment to use. Reservations are required, make yours by calling (303)472-3355.

Muscle Beach

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Inside the Hi-Dive

When: May 25, 8 p.m. 

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

Cost: $10 at the door

The Lowdown: Party it out at Hi-Dive with Muscle Beach, Colfax Speed Queen, Voight and Kenaima. These bands will give you a showcase of punk, garage band, metal and other hardcore sounds. Flex your stuff and bang your head at this summer party.

Saturday, May 26

Denver Day of Rock

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When: May 26, 5 – 6 p.m. 

Where: 16th Street Mall, Champa St., Denver 

Cost: Free – $250 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Jam out at Denver Day of Rock. The event features five stages of live music all along the 16th Street Mall. The one-day music festival raises funds for non-profits around Denver.

Denver Arts Festival

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When: May 26 – 27, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free

The Lowdown: The Denver Arts Festival is back for the 20th year in a row. You can peruse a selection of fine art and fine crafts from Colorado artists and national artists. The art festival is one of the biggest art events in the nation so you will not want to miss it.

READ: 21 Outdoor Art Events to Attend in Colorado this Summer

Coconut Macadamia Yeti Release

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When: May 26, 12 p.m. May 27, 10 a.m. 

Where: Great Divide Brewing Co.,  2201 Arapahoe St., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Great Divide Brewing Co. presents a Coconut Macadamia Yeti Release. The release features an imperial stout with coconut and toasted macadamia nuts to pull the nutty feel from the malt profile and give the stout a tropical vibe.

Gothic Takeover at Lakeside

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When: May 26, 1 – 11 p.m. 

Where: Lakeside Amusement Park, 4601 Sheridan Blvd., Denver 

Cost: $3 at the door

The Lowdown: If you love living the gothic lifestyle you need to attend a Gothic Takeover of Lakeside Amusement Park. Dress in your best gothic garb and celebrate with vintage carnival vibes. You can have pictures taken and ride on a goth train on the Oriental Express.

Escape/Run, Hide, Fight

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When: May 26, 29, 30 and 31, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Where: PlatteForum, 2400 Curtis St., Denver

Cost: Free

The Lowdown: There are only four more chances to see Erika Diamond’s exhibition, Escape/Run, Hide, Fight at PlatteForum. The arts education and youth development organization often shows work that is thought-provoking and relevant, and Diamond’s show doesn’t fall short of that. The exhibition features bulletproof Kevlar vest designs for queer individuals, as well as pieces that reflect an emergency room scenario and both provide an interesting examination of how contemporary fashion and safety can work together.

West Side Brewery Bike Loop

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When: May 26, 12 p.m. 

Where: Various Locations see map here

Cost: Free 

The Lowdown: Put on your helmet for the West Side Brewery Bike Loop. You can join a group of cyclists to bike around Denver to WestFax Brewing Company, Joyride Brewing Company, Seedstock Brewery and Hogshead Brewery. You can also receive a free beer, giveaways and more.

Block Party

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When: May 26, 12 – 5 p.m.

Where: Youth on Record, 1301 W 10th Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Youth on Record — a local organization focusing on helping underserved youth succeed through music — hosts a block party. You can listen to live music from local musicians, Youth on Record students and more. You can also see a live performance from Athena Project and grab food and drinks to delight in while you party.

READ: Q&A – Youth on Record Talks 303 Music Fest and Upcoming Block Party 

Little Man Swingin’ Under The Stars

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When: May 26, 7:30 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Little Man Ice Cream, 2620 16th St., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Little Man Ice Cream kicks off the summer with Little Man Swingin’ Under The Stars. You can break a sweat with free swing dance lessons from Swingin’ Denver while listening to live swing music and later when you need a pick-me-up you can delight in some ice cream that people will line up around the block to taste.

Sweet William Market

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When: May 26, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Where: Founders Green, 7601 E 29th Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Shop for the best vintage and uncommon treasures at the Sweet William Market. You can peruse vintage, antique and art vendors at the market and find the perfect item for yourself or others.  

Deadpool 2 Cereal Party

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When: May 26, 10 a.m. 

Where: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema – Littleton, 7301 S Santa Fe Dr, Littleton

Cost: $12 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Spoon up some breakfast at a Deadpool 2 Cereal Party. You can indulge in an all you can eat cereal buffet and see a viewing of the upcoming Deadpool 2 film. The film is the sequel to the Deadpool and has a secret storyline.

31st Annual Boulder Creek Festival

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When: May 26 – 28, 10 a.m. 

Where: Boulder Creek Events, 9th Street to 14th Street between Canyon Blvd. & Arapahoe Ave., Boulder

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Celebrate memorial weekend at the 31st Annual Boulder Creek Festival. The festival features three days of carnival rides, food vendors, three performance stages and more. The festival also features art, technology and crafts from local vendors.

READ: 21 Outdoor Art Events to Attend in Colorado this Summer 

The Spins

Photo by Danielle Webster

When: May 26, 7:30 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Vauxhall at The Ramble Hotel, 2450 Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: Free – $40 RSVP here

The Lowdown: The Ramble Hotel presents a listening party dubbed The Spins. You can listen to the VMP release of The Final Tour: Paris, March 21, 1960, by Miles Davis and John Coltrane. Ashley Kahn will host the event and let you in on the history of the music.

Sunday, May 27

Star Wars Trivia

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When: May 27, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Where: Monkey Barrel, 4401 Tejon St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Monkey Barrel presents Star Wars Trivia. Excalibur Mobile Entertainment hosts the night of nerddom. You can also sip on craft beer starting at $3 and grab giveaways. You can also win prizes during the trivia.

Sunday Funday

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When: May 27 – 28, 11 a.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Avanti F&B, a collective eatery presents Sunday Funday. You can make the most of your Memorial Day weekend by imbibing on drink specials with a super happy hour. You can also snag some great deals at an all-day happy hour on Monday.

Craft Beer & Comedy Bus

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When: May 27, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Renegade Brewing Company, 925 W 9th Ave., Denver 

Cost: $49 get tickets here

The Lowdown: End your weekend with laughs and brews at a Craft Beer & Comedy Bus. The bus tours around Denver with a comedian and gives background on beer culture and history. You can sip on tasters at each stop and listen to hilarious sets along the way.

 Brunch Pop-Off

Photo by Brittany Werges.

When: May 27, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Where: Bar Helix, 3440 Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: $20 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Dive into a Brunch Pop-Off. Bar Helix hosts the brunch featuring all you can eat fried chicken with sides from Birdcall, drink specials and more. You can also listen to music from DJ Wes Love while you munch.

Rebel Brunch

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When: May 27, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Where: Monkey Barrel, 4401 Tejon St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Celebrate the opening of Solo: A Star Wars Story at a Rebel Brunch. The brunch features a special Star Wars themed menu and a drink menu with each drink named after Star Wars Characters. You can win prizes, play trivia and snag giveaways.

The Art of Brunch

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When: May 27, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free 

The Lowdown: The Art of Brunch is back for May. The brunch features more than 20 galleries and creative businesses opening their doors for an art-filled tour with complimentary brunch bites. Each location will have bites to nibble on while you peruse for free.

Tiki Party

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When: May 27, 7 p.m. – 2 a.m. 

Where: Howl at the Moon Denver, 1735 19th St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Celebrate the warm weather at a Tiki Party. Howl at the Moon Denver presents a tropical party with tropical drink specials to get those island vibes. Make sure to wear a Hawaiian print shirt to get in for free.

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Mark Your Calendars

God Save the Queens

When: May 28, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission

People’s Fair

When: June 2, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. June 3, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission

Yoga Rocks the Park

When: June 3, 8 – 11:30 a.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission

Denver Comic Con

When: June 16 – 17

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

Cost: $49.50 – $93.50 get tickets here