We are midway through June and Denver has some great events to keep the month moving. Start your week off by celebrating urbanized painting at Street Art: Graffiti Gives Back and end it by finding the best zines at Denver Zine Fest. Whatever you do, make sure to take a peek at this roundup of events happening in Denver.

Monday, June 18

Street Art: Graffiti Gives Back

Photo Courtesy of Access Gallery‎ on Facebook

When: June 18, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Where: 1801 California St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown:  Access Gallery presents Street Art: Graffiti Gives Back. The exhibition features murals created through a program for graffiti artists to work with students who have had no connection to graffiti previously. Josiah Lopez, the lead artist, will showcase his work as well as the students’ work.

The Revolutionist

Photo Courtesy of Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center‎ on Facebook

When: June 18, 7 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center, 721 Santa Fe Dr., Denver 

Cost: $20 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center presents The Revolutionist. The event features a performance specially created to honor Rudolfo “Corky” Gonzales. The event is to be held on Gonzales’ 90th birthday with a reception to follow.

Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman

Photo Courtesy of Sie FilmCenter on Facebook.

When: June 18, 7:15 – 9:15 p.m. 

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

Cost: $11.50 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Sie FilmCenter holds a screening of Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman. The film takes a look at the architectural photography of Julius Schulman. Following the viewing, you can participate in a discussion about Schulman’s photography with the retired president of RNL Design — Rich von Luhtre — and architectural photographer Frank Ooms.

Latino Festival Week

Photo courtesy of Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art on Facebook

When: June 18 – 24 

Where: Central Park, Canyon Blvd. and 13th St., Boulder

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Latino Festival Week is back after bringing more than 20,000 attendees to Boulder for the last two years. The week features more than 80 performances, hundreds of vendors to shop from and more, all coordinated by Barrio E’ and Latino Chamber. The celebrations start with an opening ceremony in coordination with Boulder Museum of Contemporary and will end on June 24 with the Colorado Latino Festival itself.

Tuesday, June 19

Birdy Social Club

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When: June 19, 7 – 10 p.m. 

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

Cost: $12 get tickets here

The Lowdown: The Birdy Social Club presents a viewing of The Jerk. The comedy follows the journey of Navin (played by Steve Martin) who has grown up to believe that he is a poor black child, when in fact he is white. Navin takes an adventure to find himself and love and fame in the process.

’80s vs ’90s Industry Party

Photo courtesy of Temple Denver.

When: June 19, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Where: Temple Denver, 1136 Broadway, Denver 

Cost: Free sign up here

The Lowdown: Temple Denver throws an ’80s vs ’90s Industry Party. If you are an industry worker you can dress up in your best ’80s and ’90s gear and participate in a company costume contest. You can also sip on drink deals while you dance and party the night out. Industry workers have no cover.

The Journey Home

Photo Courtesy of Belong‎ on Facebook

When: June 19, 7 – 8:30 p.m. 

Where: Belong Church, 1615 N Ogden St., Denver 

Cost: Free – $20 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Honor those who have fled their countries for a better life by listening to speakers at The Journey Home. Farduus Ahmed, a Somali woman who sought refuge in the US eight years ago, will give a deeper understanding of the difficulties of being a refugee and resettling in the United States.

McKellen: Playing the Part

Photo Courtesy of Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre‎ on Facebook

When: June 19, 7 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre, 2800 S Colorado Blvd., Denver 

Cost: $15 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre presents a screening of McKellen: Playing the Part. The film looks deeper into Sir Ian Mckellen’s life and his achievements as an actor with an in-depth interview with McKellen. The screening is for one night only so make sure to snag your tickets soon.

Wednesday, June 20

City Park Public Art Tour

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When: June 20, 6 – 7:30 p.m. 

Where: Denver Public Art, 144 W Colfax Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Take a better look at Denver’s art during a City Park Public Art Tour. The tour features a guided adventure to give you more insight about the sculptures, gateways and more in City Park. The tour is led by Rosalie Martin, a Public Art docent. Only 15 people can attend the tours, so RSVP soon.

Scoop of Jazz

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When: June 20, 7 – 10 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Jam out to some smooth beats at Scoop of Jazz. Every Wednesday night Little Man Ice Cream presents sweet sounds and scoops. You can indulge in jazz from Alejandro Castaño and grab a scoop of the many flavors of ice cream that Little Man has to offer.

Denver Cephalopod Movie Night

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When: June 20, 7 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Invisible City, 1545 Julian St., Denver 

Cost: $22 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Atlas Obscura, Invisible City and Science Friday team up for Denver Cephalopod Movie Night. The night features a screening of four short films about the deep sea animals. You can also listen to cephalopod experts and Rachel Bouton to learn more about the tentacle-laden creatures.

Thursday, June 21

International Yoga Day

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When: June 21, 6 – 8 p.m. 

Where: RedLine Denver, 2350 Arapahoe St., Denver 

Cost: Suggested $10 donation

The Lowdown: LuluLemon Denver partners with Im’Unique for International Yoga Day. You can participate in a Yoga Asana flow led by Tyrone Beverly, the founder of Im’Unique, listen to Beverly speak and participate in a community water distribution as part of Karma Thursday.

Three Things, Any Three Things

Photo Courtesy of MCA.

When: June 21, 7 p.m. 

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

Cost: $10 – $15 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Denver presents Three Things, Any Three Things. The exhibition features three experiences together. This Thursday’s Three Things includes The Centrifuge Brain Project, The Needle Trick and Meta Guitar from artists Till Nowak, James Lopes and Janet Feder.

Mile High Blues

Photo courtesy of Mile High Blues on Facebook

When: June 21 – 25 

Where: Mile High Blues, 3550 Federal Blvd, Denver 

Cost: $25 – $196 register here

The Lowdown: Mile High Blues presents a music night where you can dance and improve your skills with the direction of dance instructors. You can participate in workshops, dance all throughout the week and listen to the best of the blues.

William Shatner

Photo Courtesy of Paramount Denver on Facebook

When: June 21, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. 

Where: Paramount Denver, 1621 Glenarm Pl., Denver 

Cost: $49 – $70 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Have a chance to watch William Shatner and a screening of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. William Shatner will give insight behind the scenes of the film and will also let the audience participate in a Q&A session to answer all of your pressing nerdy questions.

Harry Potter-thon

Photo Courtesy of Denver Museum of Nature & Science on Facebook

When: June 21 – 23, 7:30 p.m. 

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

Cost: $9.95 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Harry Potter-thon continues at the Museum of Nature & Science. You can watch three separate screenings of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2. The last film in the Harry Potter series features a final battle between Harry and Lord Voldemort as the students of Hogwarts fight for a better future.

NintendROLL

Photo Courtesy of ROLL‎ on Facebook

When: June 21, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. 

Where: ROLL, 1399 35th St., Denver 

Cost: Free – $10 at entry

The Lowdown: ROLL presents NintendROLL a night of nerdiness. Lace up your skates to speed through Bowser’s grasp and dance to beats from DJ Soup. You can sip on drink deals, get in with no cover until 10 p.m. and party. Sign the waiver here to skate your heart out.

Friday, June 22

Colorado Tiny House Festival

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When: June 22, 12 – 6 p.m. June 23, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. June 24, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Where: Adams County Fairgrounds, 9755 Henderson Road, Brighton

Cost: $10 – $20 get tickets here

The Lowdown: The Colorado Tiny House Festival is back. The festival features a look at tiny houses, vehicle conversions, container homes and more. You can learn about how you can obtain a tiny home, grab food and drinks, watch entertainment and more.

READ: Colorado Tiny House Festival Returns With Twice as Many Homes

14th Annual Scramble Campbell Red Rocks Art Experience

Photo Courtesy of Scramble Campbell on Facebook

When: June 22, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Where: Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, 18300 W Alameda Pkwy., Morrison

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: If you are a fan of attending Red Rocks concerts, make sure to check out the 14th Annual Scramble Campbell Red Rocks Art Experience. The exhibition features Keith “Scramble” Campbell’s artworks that are created with bright colors and use musicians and bands as the focal point.

Denver Tattoo Arts Convention

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When: June 22, 3 p.m. – 12 a.m. 

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

Cost: $22 get tickets here

The Lowdown: If you love that ink you need to see the Denver Tattoo Arts Convention. The convention features more than 600 tattoo-artists, entertainment, live demos and more. You can check out all of the different booths and even meet competitors of Ink Master.

Goats in RiNo Pride Month Movie

Photo Courtesy of Broken Shovels Farm Sanctuary on Facebook

When: June 22, 6 – 10 p.m. 

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

Cost: $12 get tickets here

The Lowdown: See a screening of Priscilla Queen of The Desert for Goats in RiNo Pride Month Movie. You can sit by baby goats and delight in the film that present drag and comedy. You can also jam out to beat from a special guest DJ after the viewing.

Saturday, June 23

JUMP (bring us together)

“Jump” in Australia. Photo courtesy of Happy City

When: June 23 – 24, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. 

Where: 17th St. between Wynkoop St and Wazee St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Participate in the art installation of JUMP (bring us together). The installation, created by Stuart Semple, features an inflatable floor that allows the public to bounce around on. The jumping provides a feeling of unity that gives joy. The installation is the last hurrah of the Happy City: Art for the People city-wide art transformation series.

Sand in the City

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When: June 23, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. June 24, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Where: Ralston Park, W 64th Ave. and Simms St., Arvada

Cost: $5 at entry

The Lowdown: View amazing sand sculptures at Sand in the City. You can watch artists create the sand sculptures, listen to live music, shop at vendors and more. You can also imbibe on local craft beer and snack on food while you watch the creations take form.

Paint Drop-Off

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When: June 23, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Where: Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, 6000 Victory Wy. Parking Lot H, Commerce City

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Help decrease the amount of paint in landfills by bringing your paint to a Paint Drop-Off. Dick’s Sporting Goods holds the drop-off where you can bring your unwanted paint, thinners, spray paints and more.

Denver Dance Festival

When: June 23 – 24, 4:30 p.m. 

Where: Newman Center for the Performing Arts, 2344 East Iliff Ave., Denver

Cost: Free – $35 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Take a day to dance at the Denver Dance Festival. The festival features two days of dancing and performances. You can watch free dance performances on Saturday on the Boettcher Center Lawn and later see more performances on Sunday.

South Platte RiverFest

Photo Courtesy of The Greenway Foundation‎ on Facebook

When: June 23, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. 

Where: Confluence Park, 2250 15th St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Cool off at the South Platte RiverFest. You can take to the river to go rafting, kayak, dance to live music and more. You can also delight in tons of vendors, watch artists create live art and celebrate summer. If you take public transport, walk or bike you can receive a free beer.

WAVES ZINE Release Party

Photo Courtesy of Fort Greene Bar‎ on Facebook

When: June 23, 7 p.m. – 2 a.m. 

Where: Fort Greene Bar, 321 E 45th Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Fort Greene Bar presents WAVES ZINE Release Party. The party features the launch of Waves Havana. You can snag a copy of the Waves zine, dance to tropical beats, sip on drinks and take a salsa dancing lesson during the night.

Westword Music Showcase

Photo courtesy of Westword Music Showcase on Facebook

When: June 23, 12 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Denver Westword, 969 Broadway, Denver 

Cost: $55 – $85 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Listen to some sick beats at the Westword Music Showcase. You can see live performances from St. Lucia, Galantis, Joywave and more. The showcase is one-day only so make sure to grab your tickets fast to jam out throughout the day.

46th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival

Photo Courtesy of Denver Cherry Blossom Festival on Facebook

When: June 23, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. June 24, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Where: Sakura Square, 1905 Lawrence St., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: The 46th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival is back in Denver. You can celebrate Japanese culture with food, live performances, demonstrations and more. You can also peruse vendors to find Japanese goods and of course cherry blossomed themed items.

Sunday, June 24

PurpleStride Colorado

Photo Courtesy of Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – Colorado Affiliate on Facebook

When: June 24, 7 – 11 a.m. 

Where: Washington Park, 1000 S Downing St., Denver 

Cost: $30 – $35 register here

The Lowdown: Raise funds for pancreatic cancer by running in PurpleStride Colorado. The event features a timed and untimed race that you can participate in to benefit the research of pancreatic cancer and the survivors and families that have been affected by it.

Denver Zine Fest

Photo Courtesy of Denver Zine Library on Facebook

When: June 24, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Find the best zines in Denver at the Denver Zine Fest. You can peruse from more than 90 zinesters, comic artists and more, color with Lowbrow Denver, participate in the Zine Olympics and listen to The Narrators on a “Rejected” theme.

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Mark Your Calendars

God Save the Queens

When: June 25, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission

Grease 40th Anniversary Celebration

When: June 27, 7:30 – 10 p.m. 

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

Cost: $9.95 tickets available here

Dive-In Movie

When: June 29, 7:30 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Elitch Gardens, 2000 Elitch Cir., Denver 

Cost: Free with $29.99 – $39.99 park admission here

 

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