Culture yourself by attending some quirky events in Denver. Start your week off by synthing at Freq Boutique and end it by rocking out at a Heavy Metal Flea. Whatever you end up doing, make sure to take a peek at this roundup of events in Denver.

Monday, August 13

Freq Boutique

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When: August 13, 8 – 11 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Indulge in your love of synthesizers at Freq Boutique. Fort Greene Bar hosts a night of mechanical music that features performances of modern synthesizers and a chance to show off your synth skills. Jam out to sick beats and join the synth community.

Film on the Rocks

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When: August 13, 7 – 11 p.m. 

Where: Film on the Rocks, 18300 W Alameda Pkwy, Morrison

Cost: $15 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Take a night to see a film at the amazing venue at Film on the Rocks. The event features a screening of the hit Marvel film Black Panther. The film follows the journey of  T’Challa as he takes his place as the king of Wakanda, only to be challenged by his cousin and faces threats to his kingdom.

Tuesday, August 14

Sunset Cinema

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When: August 14, 7 – 10 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: If you love all things Wes Anderson then you need to attend Sunset Cinema. The event features an ongoing series of Wes Anderson film screenings. This Tuesday you can watch a screening of The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, a story about Steve Zissou, played by Bill Murray, on a mission to seek vengeance on a shark.

On Your Feet!

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When: August 14 – 19 

Where: Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 1101 13th St., Denver

Cost: $30 -$115 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Denver Center for the Performing Arts presents On Your Feet! The musical gives you an inside look at how Emilio and Gloria Estefan made their way to America from Cuba to pursue a life in pop music. You can listen to musical hits and follow their every move, choreographed by Sergio Trujillo.

Video Vortex

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When: August 14, 9 p.m. – 12 a.m. 

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

Cost: $1 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Get spooked at Video Vortex. The event features a screening of Night Screams. The film follows a quirky horror story about a group of teenagers that throw a party, only to be infiltrated by a pair of escaped convicts who terrorize the group.  

Wednesday, August 15

Film For All Seasons

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When: August 15, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. 

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

Cost: $8.50 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Start snapping your fingers at Film For All Seasons. The event features a viewing of the hit musical film West Side Story. You can see as two individuals from opposing gangs fall in love and risk their lives for a chance at a happy ever after.

Sci-Fi Film Series

When: August 15, 7 – 10 p.m. 

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

Cost: $15 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Sie FilmCenter presents a Sci-Fi Film Series. The series continues this Wednesday with a screening of Blade Runner 2049. The film follows the journey of Officer K — a blade runner employed by the Los Angeles Police Department — as he uncovers a dangerous secret and has to find Rick Deckard, another blade runner who hasn’t been seen in three decades.

Thursday, August 16

CheesmanBark’s Dog Portrait Benefit

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When: August 16, 7 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: $35 schedule here

The Lowdown: Have a photo of your adorable canine taken for a good cause at CheesmanBark’s Dog Portrait Benefit. You can grab a cold brew and meet other furry friends while you wait to have Alex Hopes shoot the perfect photo of your pup. All of the proceeds from the event will go towards the MaxFun Animal Adoption Center.

Walk the Talk: Gender Equity

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When: August 16, 6 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Union Station, Wynkoop St. & 17th Ave., Denver

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Help improve your insight on problems surrounding gender at Walk the Talk: Gender Equity. The event features a guided walk with Paula Stone Williams and Sarah Schwallier of Walk2Connect as they discuss issues surrounding gender in society. The registration is a lottery system due to high demand.

Hollywood Favorite

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When: August 16, 7:30 – 10 p.m. 

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

Cost: $9.95 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Denver Museum of Nature & Science presents a Hollywood Favorite. The event features a screening of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. The film follows a group of four teenagers as they get sucked into the game of Jumanji and have to fight their way out by achieving different missions throughout the game.

Friday, August 17

Velorama Festival

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When: August 17 – 19

Where: VeloramaFestival, 2700 Blake St., Denver 

Cost: $10 – $600 tickets available here

The Lowdown: Jam out to tons of different artists at the Velorama Festival. The festival features artists such as Matt and Kim, Modest Mouse, Cold War Kids and more. You can also participate in bike races, relay games, beer and local art or grab food from one of 20 local food trucks while you sway to the beat of the music.

READ: Get to Know the Local Artists Playing at Velorama

READ: Velorama Announces New Events, Food Trucks, Breweries and More

Mid Summer Fashion Soirée

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When: August 17, 6 – 10 p.m. 

Where: K Contemporary, 1412 Wazee St., Denver 

Cost: $35 – $75 tickets available here

The Lowdown: DGaray Magazine has teamed up with K Contemporary and NUE Magazine to host a Mid Summer Fashion Soirée. The event features a fashion show to present a preview of early fall fashion. You can sip on complimentary wine and see all of the new looks.

Soul on Broadway

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When: August 17, 7 p.m. – 2 a.m. 

Where: Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S Broadway, Denver

Cost: $7 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Syntax Physic Opera hosts Soul on Broadway. The event features a night of live performances from local soul and hip-hop artists, cocktails and art from Adrian Tucker. You can dance to beats from DJ Soulrane, Queen Jay Triiiple and MC U.T.I.C.A.

B-Side Music

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When: August 17, 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 Paul DeHaven, a one-man folk band and Kyle Emerson, a local artist who uses his love and heartbreaks as his muse.

Saturday, August 18

Drive-In: House of Cars

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Drive-In by Black Cube. Photo by Cori Anderson

When: August 18, 7 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Black Cube, 720 Grant St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Black Cube presents Drive-In: House of Cars. The event features the third installment in a series that uses vehicles for contemporary art. You can explore from 11 different Colorado artists including Christopher Coleman, Megan Gafford and Jaimie Henthorn as they use cars to create temporary art installations.

Goats in RiNo

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When: August 18, 1 – 9 p.m. 

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

Cost: $12 – $15 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Embrace the weekend by being adventurous at Goats in RiNo. You can pet a goat and see screenings of not one but two films. You can sit back and relax to watch Ferdinand and BIG. The proceeds from the event will benefit Broken Shovels Farm Sanctuary.

READ: You Can Pet Baby Goats and Watch a Movie at Goats in RiNo

Silent Disco Dance Party

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When: August 18, 10 p.m. – 1 a.m. 

Where: Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Ratio Beerworks has partnered with Grandoozy for a Silent Disco Dance Party. The event features a night of dancing with beats from three DJs — Boyhollow, DJ Kris Kokopelli and RC3 — on three channels to keep you moving. You can grab a beer from Ratio and put on your SoundDown Party headphones to jam out.

Denver Pet Expo

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When: August 18 – 19

Where: National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St., Denver 

Cost: $5 – $10 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Explore a variety of animals at the Denver Pet Expo. The event features vendors such as local groomers, animal apparel and more. You can even bring your furry friend with you to peruse all of the amazing sights.

Sunday, August 19

Casting Call

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When: August 19, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Where: Lumenati, 3839 Jackson St., Denver 

Cost: Free sign up here

The Lowdown: Take a chance to try auditioning for Denver Fashion Week during a Casting Call. Models of all different ages and body types are needed to fill the runways. Think you can stomp that runway? There’s only one way to find out.

Safeword

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When: August 19, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. 

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

Cost: $15 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Ladies improve your support system and further your reach at Safeword. You can network all day under a circus tent and meet some kickass women. Safeword lets women build their networks in a safe female-empowered situation.

READ: Safeword is Giving Denver’s Women Creatives a Change to Network

Heavy Metal Flea

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When: August 19, 12 – 5 p.m. 

Where: Black Sky Brewery, 490 Santa Fe Dr., Denver 

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: Black Sky Brewery is back with a Heavy Metal Flea. The event features heavy metal vendors such as DeadCell Repairs, Skull Cult, Lunar Craft and more. You can grab a chilled brew from Black Sky and peruse the flea.

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Mark Your Calendars

West Side Story Sing-Along

When: August 20, 7 – 10 p.m. 

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

Cost: $20 tickets available here

ABBA The Concert

When: August 24, 5 – 10 p.m. 

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

Cost: $18 – $53 tickets available here

Tour de Fat

When: August 25, 12 – 5 p.m. 

Where: Sculpture Park, 1736 Speer Blvd., Denver 

Cost: Free – $15 tickets available here

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