The June heat is hitting us hard but Denver has some great events to keep you chill. Kickoff your weekend by running at bRUNch at Night and end it by finding the best handmade products at a Summer Solstice Market. Whatever you end up doing, make sure to take a gander at this roundup of events happening in Denver.

Thursday, June 7

bRUNch at NIGHT

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When: June 7, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Snooze, 1701 Wynkoop St., Denver 

Cost: $50 register here

The Lowdown: Run in a 5k or a 10k during bRUNch at NIGHT. Snooze takes over Union Station for the race. You can run at your own pace during the untimed races, dive into a brunch buffet, sip on drinks and more. You can also snag swag bags, giveaways and watch shoe demos from some amazing vendors.

Harry Potter-thon

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When: June 7, 7:30 p.m. June 9 – 10, 7:30 p.m. 

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

Cost: $9.95 get tickets here

The Lowdown: The Harry Potter-thon continues with three screenings of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. You can follow the journey of Harry Potter in the world of magic as he discovers a special textbook with hidden secrets.

Puddles Pity Party

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When: June 7, 8  – 11:59 p.m. 

Where: Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Pl., Denver

Cost: $35 – $100 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Puddles the sad clown makes his way to Denver during his “Puddles Pity Party Tour”. The character presents himself as a tragic soul with a voice of an angel. Puddles started his amazing journey on the TV series, America’s Got Talent.

SipCity

Photo Courtesy of Colorado Coalition for the Homeless‎ on Facebook

When: June 7, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

Where: Space Gallery, 400 Santa Fe Dr., Denver 

Cost: $125 register here

The Lowdown: Raise funds for the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless at SipCity. The event features pours from Great Divide, wine tasting, gourmet bites and more. You can also listen to live music from Tasty Ruckus while you imbibe on the delights.

Photography Happy Hour

Photo courtesy of Ratio Beerworks.

When: June 7, 5 – 7 p.m. 

Where: Ratio Beerwork, 2920 Larimer St., Denver

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Ratio Beerworks presents a Photography Happy Hour. The happy hour, hosted by Shotzr, features a networking night for local photographers. You can meet others in the field and discuss photography over Ratio beers.

Friday, June 8

Soft Something

Photo Courtesy of Happy City Denver on Facebook

When: June 8, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Where: Understudy, 890 C 14th St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Happy City: Art For the People continues its spread around Denver with Soft Something. The installation was created by the Colorado Springs artist Matt Barton. The installation features beds that vibrate, aquaponics systems and more to create an environment of peace, play and relaxation.

Summer Opening Celebration

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When: June 8, 5 – 11:30 p.m. 

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

Cost: $5 – $15 get tickets here

The Lowdown: The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver presents a Summer Opening Celebration. The event features the new exhibitions of Derrick Adams, Lisa Oppenheim, Patrice Renee Washington and Kristen Hatgi Sink. You can nibble on free sushi from Bamboo Sushi, sip on brews from Ratio Beerworks and more while perusing the art.

TAXI X Safeword Pool Party

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When: June 8, 5 – 9 p.m. 

Where: TAXI Community, 3457 Ringsby Ct., Denver 

Cost: $15 at entry

The Lowdown: TAXI Community teams up with Safeword for a TAXI X Safeword Pool Party. The party features cocktails from Big Trouble, bangin’ beats from DJ Simone Says and more. You can also delight in food from The Budlong Hot Chicken and cool off with ice cream from High Point Creamery. The proceeds of the party will go towards Hope House.

Intendence Film Festival

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When: June 8, 5:30 p.m. 

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

Cost: $25 – $50 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Open Media Foundation hosts Intendence Film Festival. The festival features local and international films. You can see screenings of a myriad of films, participate in Q&As with filmmakers and more.

Soul4You and Ultra 5280

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When: June 8, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Where: The Meadowlark, 2701 Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Soul4You and Ultra 5280 team up for a night of music. You can jam out to hot beats from CRL CRRLL and DJ Phil.I.AM throughout the night. The event is hosted by Miggy Camacho, so be ready for some fun.

Topo Designs Flagship X Fifty-Nine Parks

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When: June 8, 3 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Topo Designs, 2500 Larimer St. #102, Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Find some of the best hand-printed posters at Fifty-Nine Parks, hosted by Topo Designs. The print series offers National Park themed prints from a myriad of artists. The poster designers include Claire Hummel, DKNG, Owen Davey and Daniel Danger. The event is a one-day pop-up sale, so make sure to stop in for a chance to snag a poster.

World Wide Antique & Vintage Show

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When: June 8 – 9, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. June 10, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Where: World Wide Antique & Vintage Show, 451 E 58th Ave., Denver 

Cost: $5 at the door

The Lowdown: Find the best antiques and vintage goods at the World Wide Antique & Vintage Show. You can peruse from a variety of vendors and explore items from the past. The event is all weekend long and it is only $5 for all three days — so head on down and find yourself a good deal.

Brewery Dragstravaganza

Photo courtesy of Ratio on Facebook

When: June 8, 9 – 11 p.m. 

Where: Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Ratio Beerworks presents Brewery Dragstravaganza. The event features a punk rock drag show that benefits One Colorado and the local LGBTQ+ community to kick off Denver Pride. The event is hosted by Yvie Oddly and Vivica Galactica and so be sure to snatch your wigs.

R&B ONLY

When: June 8, 8:30 – 1 a.m. 

Where: Summit Music Hall, 1902 Blake St., Denver 

Cost: $28.99 – $60 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Listen to the best R&B music at R&B ONLY. The event features a night of music from Dauché, Jabari and DJ Printz spinning the best R&B classics. You can dance all night long for the Denver stop of the tour. Make sure to grab your tickets soon as they tend to sell out fast.

Deviant Discotheque

Tracks. Photo courtesy of Kyle Cooper.

When: June 8, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Where: Tracks Denver, 3500 Walnut St., Denver 

Cost: $5 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Put on your best ’90s and 2000s gear for a Deviant Discotheque. The event features music from DJ Sante and DJ Slave1 as well as a special performance from Ru Entertainment. You can also take a look at some deviant art from local artists while you party.

Sunrise “Mad Hatter” Yoga & Tea Party

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When: June 8, 6 – 7 a.m. 

Where: Fox Street Compound, 725 W 39th Ave., Denver

Cost: $10 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Stretch it out at a Sunrise “Mad Hatter” Yoga & Tea Party. The event features an hour-long yoga session to start your day on a calmer note and complimentary herbal tea to refresh. Make sure to dress up in a mad hatter outfit to fit the theme.

Saturday, June 9

Summer Art Market

Photo Courtesy of Art Students League of Denver on Facebook

When: June 9, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. June 10, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Where: 1st to 4th Ave on Grant St., Denver 

Cost: Free and open to the public

The Lowdown: Explore a variety of art forms from vendors at a Summer Art Market. The market offers more than 200 different vendors presenting art from all different mediums. You can watch demonstrations, purchase art, listen to live music and more.

Mortified Live

Photo Courtesy of Mortified Colorado on Facebook

When: June 9, 8 – 10 p.m. 

Where: The Oriental Theater, 4335 W 44th Ave, Denver 

Cost: $16 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Mortified Live has made it to Denver. The event features adults sharing their most embarrassing stories, poems, music and more. You can relate to each act and laugh about hilarious confessionals. A percentage of the profits will go to benefit the Art District on Santa Fe.

The Denver Beer Co Sun Drenched Music Fest

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When: June 9, 2 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Denver Beer Co Canworks, 4455 Jason St., Denver 

Cost: $35 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Listen to some sick beats from Con Brio, The Brevet, The Guestlist, Roka Hueka and All Poets & Heroes and imbibe on some cold brews at The Denver Beer Co Sun Drenched Music Fest. The ticket price includes one free beer, live music, beach games and more. Soak up some sun and party out the day.

Denver’s Inaugural Trash Fashion Show

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When: June 9, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: EXDO Event Center, 1399 35th St., Denver 

Cost: $25 – $125 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Get trashy at Denver’s Inaugural Trash Fashion Show. The show features designs created from upcycled and recycled goods. You can watch the trash on the runway and later celebrate the show at Tracks nightclub. The profits will go towards Denver Pridefest, The Center and other local programs.

Summer Garden Party

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When: June 9, 6:30 – 11 p.m.

Where: Balistreri Vineyards, 1946 E 66th Ave., Denver 

Cost: $75 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Balistreri Vineyards presents a Summer Garden Party. The party features a night of summer wines, wood-fired pizza and more. You can delight in salads, dance to music, play garden games and enjoy an interactive dessert bar.

Sunday, June 10

303 Pool Party Series

Photo by Rebecca Grant.

When: June 10, 4:30 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Four Seasons Hotel, 1111 14th St., Denver

Cost: Free – $150 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Strut your stuff and bask in the summer sun as 303 Pool Party Series returns to Denver. The series celebrates the 10th anniversary of 303 Magazine and the 303 Pool Series. The first event starts on Sunday with a fashion show at the rooftop pool terrace at the Four Seasons Hotel Denver. The series will continue throughout the summer until September 3.

READ: 303 Pool Party Series Returns With a Summer Fashion Show

Yoga Rocks the Park

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When: June 10, 8 – 11:30 a.m. 

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

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Take a deep breath at Yoga Rocks the Park. The free summer yoga series features a Kundalini yoga class led by Stacy McDonald. While you flow you can listen to music from Dana Hersh and later participate in a guided meditation with Sharon Cleere.

RiNo for Rhinos

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When: June 10, 6 – 8:30 p.m. 

Where: RiNo Made, 3501 Wazee St. #109, Denver 

Cost: $15 get tickets here

The Lowdown: RiNo Made presents RiNo for Rhinos. You can help raise funds for the endangered species by purchasing rhino themed art during a silent auction, listen to Matt Lindenberg — a conservationist — about rhino conservation and more.

FattE-Bikes Launch Party

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When: June 10, 3 – 6 p.m. 

Where: Workability, 1532 N Emerson St., Denver 

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: FattE-Bikes presents a FattE-Bikes Launch Party. The party will showcase the new electric fat-tire bikes that are meant to cut pollution and get you back on the bike paths. You can munch on light appetizers, sip on drinks from Suerte Tequila and Black Shirt Brewing Co and jam to music all for free.

1st Anniversary Party

Photo Courtesy of Bigsby’s Folly-A Craft Winery: Food, Bar, Private Events on Facebook

When: June 10, 12 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Bigsby’s Folly Craft Winery & Restaurant, 3563 Wazee St., Denver

Cost: $29.95 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Bigsby Folly celebrates its first year at a 1st Anniversary Party. The party features a patio picnic with BBQ, Mexican street corn, mini cherry pies and more. You can also listen to live music from the Michael Scott Band while you munch.

Wings & Whiskey

The mascot cheers on a competitor at Ace Eat Serve Wings & Whiskey

When: June 10, 3 – 7 p.m. 

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

Cost: $55 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Dig into the best wings Denver has to offer at Wings & Whiskey. The event features a wing cooking competition, music from The Buffalo Wingmen with members of Euforquestra and more. You can also participate in a chicken wing eating competition, a whiskey grab and a whiskey tasting booth.

Summer Solstice Market

Photo courtesy of Witch Collective on Facebook

When: June 10, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Where: Boxcar Gallery, 554 Santa Fe Dr., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Celebrate the beginning of summer at a Summer Solstice Market. The market features more than 15 vendors selling handmade items, refreshing beverages from Stellaria Spellcraft and more. Ten percent of the profits from the event will go towards Satya Yoga Collective.

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Mark Your Calendars

303 Pool Party Series ’18

When: June 10 – September 3 

Where: Various Locations

Cost: Free – $150 tickets available here

The Denver BBQ Festival

When: Friday, June 15, 5 p.m. 

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

Cost: $125 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

Sixth Annual Sand in the City Festival

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

Where: Ralston Park, 11200 Ralston Rd., Arvada

Cost: $5 at the entrance

Cherry Creek Arts Festival

When: July 6 – 8

Where: Cherry Creek North, 2nd to 3rd Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

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