Open up your artful horizons through some chill events in Denver. Start off your week by relaxing at the Halcyon Yoga Series and end it by doing your civic duties at Oh Hey Neighborhood Recycling Drive. Whatever you end up doing, make sure to take a look at this roundup of events happening in Denver.

Monday, August 20

Halcyon Yoga Series

Photo Courtesy of Halcyon, a hotel in Cherry Creek‎ on Facebook

When: August 20, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. 

Where: Halcyon, 245 Columbine St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Take a deep breath and end your Monday on a good note during the Halcyon Yoga Series. The series continues with a yoga happy hour on the rooftop deck of Halcyon. You can practice while watching a sunset and grab a drink to refresh after. The class is led by an instructor of Pura Vida Fitness & Spa.

West Side Story Sing-Along

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When: August 20, 7 – 10 p.m. 

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

Cost: $20 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Take a night to feel theatric at a West Side Story Sing-Along. The event features a screening of West Side Story where you can take part in singing the lyrics of each classic song. The event will benefit The Denver Actors Fund, a non-profit organization that helps Denver’s theater community in times of need. Tickets are limited so make sure you purchase yours soon.

Tuesday, August 21

Sunset Cinema

When: August 21, 7 – 10 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Sunset Cinema continues its Wes Anderson-tastic film screening series. This Tuesday you can see a screening of The Royal Tenenbaums — a film following the oddball Tenenbaum family. You can participate in a costume contest and trivia with food to fuel your movie night.

Wednesday, August 22

 Film For All Seasons

Photo Courtesy of Landmark’s Mayan Theatre‎ on Facebook

When: August 22, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

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

Cost: $8.50 get tickets here

The Lowdown: See a screening of the hit musical film Chicago at a Film For All Seasons. The film features a story of Velma, a popular nightclub performer and Roxie, another blooming singer. The two pave their way to fame as jailbird songstresses with a few bumps in the road.

Deconstructing The Beatles

Photo Courtesy of Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre‎ on Facebook

When: August 22, 7 – 9 p.m. 

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

Cost: $15 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Learn more about the legendary rock band at Deconstructing The Beatles. The event features a discussion with Scott Freiman as he explores how The Beatles rose to fame in such a short amount of time, gaining the notary status that they still hold today.

Thursday, August 23

Golden Triangle Public Art Tour

Photo Courtesy of Denver Public Art‎ on Facebook

When: August 23, 5:30 – 7 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Explore the public art around Denver at a Golden Triangle Public Art Tour. The tour led by a public art docent will focus on public art installations located near History Colorado, the Denver Art Museum and the Denver Public Library.

Opening Doors to Authenticity

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When: August 23, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. 

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

Cost: $45 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Transformative Freedom Fund presents Opening Doors to Authenticity. The event features the second annual fundraiser to showcase the work achieved throughout the year and celebrate new doors opening. You can listen to music, sip on drinks and nibble on bites to help support Transformative Freedom Fund.

Caturday Night Fever

Photo Courtesy of Denver Zoo on Facebook

When: August 23, 6 – 9:30 p.m. 

Where: Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St., Denver 

Cost: $25 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Denver Zoo hosts Caturday Night Fever. The event features a night of food trucks, disco music and more. You can watch live animal demos and sip on purrfect cocktails throughout the night to raise funds for the cat programs of the Denver Zoo. Cat and disco-themed costumes are encouraged.

High Plains Comedy Festival

Photo by Brittany Werges

When: August 23 – 25

Where: Locations vary, check here

Cost: Prices Vary, Check here

The Lowdown: Laugh all weekend long during the High Plains Comedy Festival. The festival features performances from comedians such as David Cross, Amy Heller, Troy Walker and more. You can participate in multiple open mic nights, workshops and other comedy influenced events throughout the weekend.

Crossroads/Encrucijada Dedication

A public art project funded by IMAGINE 2020 by Birdseed Collective. Photo by Kyle Cooper

When: August 23, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

Where: Comfort Suites Near Denver Downtown, 620 Federal Blvd., Denver

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Celebrate Denver’s growing public art scene at the Crossroads/Encrucijada Dedication. The event features the dedication of four bold monuments located on the corners of the intersection of 6th Avenue and Federal Boulevard. The monuments take inspiration from serapes and hold bronze sconces to light up the corners.

Friday, August 24

Speed Racer

Photo Courtesy of Alamo Drafthouse Denver‎ on Facebook

When: August 24, 9 p.m. – 12 a.m. 

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

Cost: $8 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Rev your engines during a screening of Speed Racer. The film follows the journey of  Speed Racer, a young racer born into a car racing family trying to be the best in the world. The film bursts in live action, containing the same vibrant colors as its cartoon predecessor.

ABBA The Concert

Photo Courtesy of Levitt Pavilion Denver on Facebook

When: August 24, 5 – 10 p.m. 

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

Cost: $18 – $53 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Levitt Pavilion Denver presents ABBA The Concert. The event features a tribute concert to the famous pop band. You can dance and sing to the best of ABBA and live out your dancing queen fantasies.

B-Side Music

Photo Courtesy of MCA Denver‎ on Facebook

When: August 24, 5 – 10 p.m. 

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

Cost: $5 at entry

The Lowdown: Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA) presents B-Side Music. The musical series promoting up and coming local musicians features performances this week from Koo Qua — a southwest indie artist, Pries — a rapper on the up and ups and YaSi — a Denver hip-hop artist. The first 100 people to enter will receive a free Ratio beer to sip on.

Saturday, August 25

Rocky Horror – Sensual Daydreams

Photo Courtesy of Levitt Pavilion Denver on Facebook

When: August 25, 11:45 p.m. – 2:45 a.m. 

Where: Landmark’s Esquire Theatre, 590 Downing St., Denver 

Cost: $9.50 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Landmark’s Esquire Theatre presents Rocky Horror – Sensual Dreaming. The event features an interactive The Rocky Horror Picture Show night. You can participate with dance, props from $5 participation bags and more, all set up by Colorado’s Elusive Ingredient.

Full Moon Kundalini Yoga and Sound Healing

Photo Courtesy of Denver Botanic Gardens‎ on Facebook

When: August 25, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

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

Cost: $54 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Denver Botanic Gardens presents Full Moon Kundalini Yoga and Sound Healing. You can center your qi and bend into a yoga flow followed by a guided meditation from Chris Anne Coviello of The Healing Space Wellness Center. Make sure to bring a mat and any other yoga props needed for your comfort as well as water to stay hydrated.

Blissfest

Photo Courtesy of Blissfest333 International Film Festival on Facebook

When: August 25 – 26

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

Cost: $12 – $60 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Alamo Drafthouse Denver hosts Blissfest. The event features a two-day film festival with a mission to unify and create better harmony. The proceeds of the event will go towards Historic Elitch Theatre programs to help continue the theater community in Denver.

Cartoons and Comedy

Photo courtesy of Mutiny Information Cafe on Facebook.

When: August 25, 6 – 7:30 p.m. 

Where: Mutiny Information Cafe, 2 S Broadway, Denver 

Cost: $5 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Mutiny Information Cafe presents Cartoons and Comedy. The event features a night of comedians looking back on their past with sets inspired by cartoons. You can listen to performances from Jim Hickox, Emma Arnold, James Adomian and Jordan Doll.

PoloFest

Photo Courtesy of Polo Fest on Facebook

When: August 25, 1 – 11 p.m. 

Where: Denver Polo Club, 6359 Airport Rd, Sedalia

Cost: $45 get tickets here

The Lowdown: If you love following the magnificent game of polo, you need to attend PoloFest. The fest features a day of live music, polo and more to raise funds for the Equine Partnership Program. The Denver Polo Club hosts the event on its lush fields.

Sunday, August 26

Affordable Arts Festival

Photo Courtesy of Affordable Arts Festival‎ on Facebook

When: August 26, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Where: Arapahoe Community College, 5900 S Santa Fe Dr., Littleton 

Cost: $10 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Find the best art for the best prices at the Affordable Arts Festival. All of the art presented at the festival is under $100. You can peruse from more than 160 different artists for one day only. You can jam out to live music while you search for the perfect piece.

303 Magazine Pool Party Series

Photo by Meg O’Neill

When: August 26, 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 the perfect suit to strut your stuff in the summer sun.

Movie Night

Craft Beer, Beer, Denver Beer, Colorado Rockies, Opening Day 2017, 303 Magazine, Alysia Shoemaker, Baseball, National Beer Day Photo courtesy of the Colorado Rockies on Facebook

When: August 26,  1:10 – 8:10 p.m. 

Where: Coors Field, 2001 Blake St., Denver

Cost: $25 – $70 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Watch a film at Coors Field during a Movie Night. The event features a screening of The Sandlot on the new scoreboard. The film presents a story following a group of young kids with a love of baseball and a knack of getting into trouble.

ReCreative Runway

Photo Courtesy of ReCreative Denver on Facebook

When: August 26, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: ReCreative Denver, 765 Santa Fe Dr., Denver 

Cost: $8 get tickets here

The Lowdown: ReCreative Denver presents a ReCreative Runway. The event features a competition of six designers who have created drag queen costumes out of upcycled materials found in ReCreative. The competitors have eight hours to create their looks before presenting them on the runway for all to see.

Oh Hey Neighborhood Recycling Drive

Photo Courtesy of Stanley Marketplace‎ on Facebook

When: August 26, 12 – 6 p.m. 

Where: Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora

Cost: Free

The Lowdown: Bring all of your recyclables to help with decreasing waste at the Oh Hey Neighborhood Recycling Drive. You can bring your electronics that need to be disposed of, plastics and other things that can be recycled.

READ: Here’s What Denver is Doing to Achieve its 2020 Recycling Goals 

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Mark Your Calendars

Art on Film

When: August 29, 7 – 9:30 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission

A Taste of Colorado

When: September 1 – 3 

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

Cost: Free admission

Denver Gem & Mineral Show

When: September 14 – 16

Where: Denver Mart, 451 E 58th Ave., Denver

Cost: $7 – $15 tickets available here

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