Explore the amazing creations that Denver has to offer this week. Start off your week by cheering at a Bring It On Movie Party or be a fungi at a Mushroom Fair. Wherever the week takes you, make sure to take a peek at this roundup of events happening in Denver.

Monday, August 6

Bring It On Movie Party

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When: August 6, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. 

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

Cost: $13 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Alamo Drafthouse Denver presents a Bring It On Movie Party. You can watch a screening of the hit film Bring It On that follows two rival cheerleading teams as they compete against each other, with some twists of fate. You can participate in the interactive party with props, cheers and more.

1st Monday Doggie Party

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When: August 6, 6 – 8 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Fort Greene Bar hosts a 1st Monday Doggie Party. The event features an all-night happy hour with drink specials, a stand of Ivan’s All Natural Doggie Delights and more. Bring your furry friend to sip and chill on the patio.

Steve Martin and Martin Short

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When: August 6, 8 p.m. 

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

Cost: $59 – $180 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Steve Martin and Martin Short have made it to Denver. The duo will speak about their lives, careers and more with the use of stand-up comedy and musical bits. You can laugh all night long at the award-winning actors, who offer their talents to the public at the legendary venue.

Tuesday, August 7

GoodCinema

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Sie FilmCenter on East Colfax. Photo by Cori Anderson

When: August 7, 7 – 10 p.m. 

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

Cost: $15 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Sie FilmCenter presents GoodCinema. The event features a screening of the film The House I Live In. The film looks at the war on drugs and how it impacts our society with discrimination, politics and economic problems. After the screening, you can participate in a discussion with Kayvan Khalatbari, Elisabeth Epps, Cody Boden and Art Way to find solutions to the problems presented.

Sacred Lunar Surrender

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When: August 7, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

Where: ATC DEN, 3420 Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: $50 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Take a deep breath and let go at Sacred Lunar Surrender. The event features a Bhakti yoga session followed by tarot readings and mediation with Jen Ibanez from Surrender in the City and Rory Joyner from The Sacred Table. You can also refresh with tea and muffins from Laura Krudener of Among the Colors.

Wednesday, August 8

Sci-Fi Film Series

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When: August 8, 7 – 10 p.m. 

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

Cost: $15 tickets available here

The Lowdown: Denver Museum of Nature & Science present a Sci-Fi Film Series. The series progresses with a screening of The Shape of Water. The film follows the wild journey of Elisa — a mute cleaning lady for a government-run laboratory who discovers a top secret project, a magical water creature. The two become an unlikely pair and fight for the creature’s freedom.

Mixed Taste

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When: August 8, 7 – 8:30 p.m. 

Where: Seawell Ballroom, 1350 Arapahoe St., Denver 

Cost: $20 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Create new and interesting connections at Mixed Taste. The event is part of a lecture series that combines mismatched subjects to later connect them. This Wednesday you can listen to a lecture about red pandas and Munchhausen Syndrome from Janee Zakoren and Dr. Mark D. Feldman. You can ask questions and make any connections that pop into your head.

808 Day

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When: August 8, 9 p.m. – 12 a.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Fort Greene Bar presents 808 Day. The event features a tribute to the Roland TR-808. You can party all night to beats from DJ A-L and celebrate the Roland TR-808 in all its drum machine glory.

Thursday, August 9

Free Concert Series

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When: August 9, 6 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Levitt Pavilion Denver, 1380 W Florida Ave., Denver

Cost: Free – $30 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Levitt Pavilion Denver continues its Free Concert Series with performances from Katie Herzig and William Wild. Herzig is a Colorado-raised musician presenting deep intimate sounds that have caught the attention of artists such as Ingrid Michaelson. Wild or Garret Sale, a Tennessee based musician, uses traditional songwriting methods mixed with new vibes for a fresh aesthetic.

Hard Lines

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When: August 9, 5 – 8 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Space Gallery presents Hard Lines. The exhibition features a fresh look at geometrical dimensions that are taken from the Cubist movement. The exhibition is comprised of works from artists Howard Hesh, Jodie Roth Cooper, Ramon Bonilla and Frank Martinez, all giving a different perspective.

Yoga Cross

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When: August 9, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Break a sweat at Yoga Cross. The event features an hour-long workout class with 30-minutes of a dynamic fitness class from Fitness in the City followed by a 30-minute power vinyasa flow from an instructor of The River Yoga. The class will meet at the Broadway Terrace. All levels are welcome.

Friday, August 10

Union Station Busker Festival

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When: August 10 – 12

Where: Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop St., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Make the most of the weekend at Union Station’s Busker Festival. The event features three days of street performances, magic, art and more. You can take part in the carnival-like atmosphere and delight in the sights that The Handsome Little Devils have curated.

Helikon Summer Music Series

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When: August 10, 7:30 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Helikon Gallery & Studios, 3675 Wynkoop St., Denver

Cost: $15 tickets available here

The Lowdown: Helikon Gallery & Studios hosts a Helikon Summer Music Series. The event features performances from Kayla Marque — a local musician with multi-instrumental talents and Kaitlyn KDubbs Williams — a local classically trained singer that dabbles in jazz and opera.

The Magic Music Movie

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When: August 10 – 17

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

Cost: $11.50 

The Lowdown: Sie FilmCenter presents The Magic Music Movie. You can see a screening of the film that follows the journey of Magic Music, a Boulder-based band that grew in Colorado as a favorite but sadly after fizzling out, broke up.

B-Side Music

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When: August 10, 5 – 10 p.m. 

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

Cost: $5 at entry

The Lowdown: Experience some up-and-coming local musicians at B-Side Music. The Museum of Contemporary Art presents a night to showcase performances from Grass, a Boulder-based band that presents “dad rock for kids” and Olive Party.

A Fistful of Dollars

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When: August 11, 7 – 10 p.m. 

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

Cost: $12 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Alamo Drafthouse Denver hosts a viewing of  A Fistful of Dollars as a part of The Good The Bad and The Ugly series. The Clint Eastwood film features a story about the town of San Miguel and the problems that plague its citizens.

Saturday, August 11

Sloan’s Lake Art & Music Festival

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When: August 11 – 12 

Where: Sloan’s Lake Park,  1700 N Sheridan Blvd., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Explore some amazing local bounty at the Sloan’s Lake Art & Music Festival. The festival features local and national artists, performances from musicians such as Hazel Miller Band and more. You can snack on food and also see entertainment from aerialists to boot.

Antique Row Summer Block Party

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When: August 11, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Where: Denver’s Antique Row, 1100 S – 1800 S Broadway, Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: If you love antiques you need to attend the Antique Row Summer Block Party. The event features two days of shopping for antiques, restaurants to eat from, a car show and more. You can bop to music from a live rockabilly band and take in the summer warmth.

Rainbow Alley

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When: August 11, 12 – 3 p.m. 

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

Cost: $8 get tickets here

The Lowdown: See a screening of BPM (Beats Per Minute) at Rainbow Alley. The film dives into the social and political stigma surrounding HIV with a love story of Nathan — a man who falls in love with HIV-positive Sean.

Mortified Live

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When: August 11, 8 – 10 p.m. 

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

Cost: $16 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Laugh and relate to hilariously embarrassing stories at Mortified Live. The event features Adam Cayton-Holland and Christie Buchele sharing their childhood stories, poems and more in front of an audience to strangers. With each story comes a little bit of nostalgia and a reminder that we all were awkward at one point in time.

Live at the Vineyard

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When: August 11, 5:30 – 10:30 p.m. 

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

Cost: $100 – $125 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Take a night to culture yourself at Live at the Vineyard. The event features a feast of nibbles from more than 25 local restaurants, live music from the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, wine tasting from the best of Balistreri Vineyards and more. You can also participate in a silent auction.

Sunday, August 12

303 Magazine Pool Party Series

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When: August 12, 2 – 7 p.m. 

Where: Halycon, a hotel in Cherry Creek, 245 Columbine St., Denver 

Cost: $20 – $150 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Take a dip to cool off from the summer heat during the 303 Magazine Pool Party Series. The series continues this Sunday with a party on the pool terrace of Halycon. You can sip on cocktails, nibble on bites and jam out to music from DJ J|ADORE, DJ Walt White and other local DJs. Make sure to wear a sizzling suit to party it out.

Mushroom Fair

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When: August 11, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver

Cost: Free admission with Botanic Gardens entrance fee

The Lowdown: Embrace the fungi life at a Mushroom Fair. The Colorado Mycological Society presents a 41st annual fair dedicated to all things mushroom. You can explore an amazing amount of wild mushrooms, purchase mushroom merch and more. The event is free with $12.50 gardens admission here.

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Mark Your Calendars

Sunset Cinema

When: August 14, 7 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1400 Curtis St., Denver 

Cost: Free register here

CheesmanBark’s Dog Portrait Benefit

When: August 16, 7 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: $35 schedule here

Mid Summer Fashion Soiree

When: August 17, 6 – 10 p.m. 

Where: K Contemporary, 1412 Wazee St., Denver 

Cost: $35 – $75 tickets available here

Velorama Festival

When: August 17 – 19

Where: VeloramaFestival, 2700 Blake St., Denver 

Cost: $10 – $600 tickets available here

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