Expand your knowledge about culture and art with some informational events in Denver. Start your week off on the right foot with Power Vinyasa and end it by celebrating Labor Day with Labor Day Weekend Fireworks. Wherever your adventure takes you, make sure to take a look at this roundup of events happening in Denver.

Monday, August 27

Power Vinyasa

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When: August 27, 6 – 7 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Let go of any Monday tension at Power Vinyasa. The event features an hour-long yoga session guided by an instructor from The River Yoga. You can gather with other yogis on the Great Lawn and practice at your own pace. Make sure to bring a mat and water to keep hydrated.

God Save the Queens

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When: August 27, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Let your inhibitions go at God Save the Queens. The event features a night of drag, punk, goth and more. You can see performances from Heavenly Powers, Finn James and Lithia Morose while dancing to beats from DJ Sara Splatter and explore an interactive installment from Moral Poverty.

Tuesday, August 28

Swingin’ At Stanley

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When: August 28, 6 – 8 p.m.

Where: Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Take a night to dance during Swingin’ Stanley. The event features live music from Royal Street Rambles, swing lessons guided by an instructor of Swingin’ Denver and more. You can grab a scoop of ice cream from Sweet Cow Ice Cream to cool off from the summer warmth and swing all night long.

Vinyl Records Night

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When: August 28, 7 – 11 p.m. 

Where: Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Ratio Beerworks hosts a Vinyl Records Night. The event features a chance for you to show off your favorite vinyl records and spin them for all to hear. Make sure to bring records to swap with other vinyl enthusiasts. You can also snag some records from Something Vinyl’s mobile record store.

Vietgone

When: August 28, 6:30 – 9 p.m. 

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

Cost: $30 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Denver Center for the Performing Arts presents Vietgone. The play features a story of Vietnamese refugees trying to figure out their upturned lives in an Arkansas relocation camp. The play is based on the courtship of Qui Nguyen, the playwright’s parents.

King Lear

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When: August 28, 7 – 10 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 King Lear. The event features a screening of the film adaptation of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s King Lear. The play presents the famous Shakespearian tragedy of King Lear, who tries to buy his daughter’s affection only to be driven mad by their plans to take him over.

Wednesday, August 29

Women, Cannabis and Sex

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When: August 29, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. 

Where: Women in Kind, 3899 Jackson St., Denver

Cost: $10 – $25 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Discuss the connects of cannabis and sex at Women, Cannabis and Sex. The event features a night of learning and sharing with Shanae Adams — a sexuality professional, Laura Deitsch (Dr. Shameless) — the resident sexologist of Vibrant and Ashley Kingsley — the co-founder of Ellementa Gatherings.

Film For All Seasons

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When: August 29, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. 

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

Cost: $8.50 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Landmark’s Mayan Theater presents Film For All Seasons. The event features a screening of Oklahoma. The film gives a story of love and danger on the frontier as Curly falls for Laury Williams — a farmer’s daughter. You can jam out to classic songs from the heartwarming musical.

Dazzle Art Fair

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When: August 29, 4 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Dazzle, 1512 Curtis St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Find the best-discounted art, food and more at the Dazzle Art Fair. The event features more than 25 local artisans presenting their products. You can peruse from local art, jewelry, drinks, henna and more. You can also jam out to live music while you explore.

Art on Film

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When: August 29, 7 – 9:30 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center presents Art on Film as part of a summer series. The event features a film screening of Like Water for Chocolate. You can bring a chair to watch the film in the Su Teatro parking lot, listen to live music, sip on drinks and more.

SCFD Free Day

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When: August 29, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Explore the Denver Botanic Gardens with no cost with help from Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) as part of SCFD Free Day. You can see all of the amazing plants and flowers that the botanic gardens hold without the worry of an entry fee. Plus, Stinky the corpse flower is getting ready to bloom for the second time — a rare treat for any plant nerds out there.

READ: Stinky The Corpse Flower Could Bloom for Second Time at Denver Botanic Gardens

Thursday, August 30

Sugar Bound

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When: August 30, 6 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Center for Visual Art, MSU Denver, 965 Santa Fe Dr., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Center for Visual Art hosts Sugar Bound. The event features a special exhibition by Suchitra Mattai. The exhibition explores colonial history and how it impacted Suchitra Mattai’s ancestors lives as they worked in the sugar fields of Guyana during colonial reign as indentured servants.

Yoga Cross

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When: August 30, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Witness your fitness at Yoga Cross. You can participate in a 30-minute fitness training class followed by 30-minutes of power vinyasa to center yourself. The class meets at the Broadway Terrace. All levels are welcome. Make sure to bring water to stay hydrated and a mat for yoga.

Friday, August 31

Lies

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When: August 31, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Colorado Photographic Arts Center, 1070 Bannock St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: The Colorado Photographic Arts Center welcomes 10 artists for Lies. The exhibition features a deeper look at the art of deception by 10 contemporary photographers including Michael Borowski, Annette Burke and Mark Dolce. You can also listen to Richard McCabe — the curator of photography at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art — following the reception.

Test Kitchen Concert

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When: August 31, 8 p.m. 

Where: Gothic Theatre, 3263 S Broadway, Denver 

Cost: $15 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Listen to some sick beats at the Test Kitchen Concert. The event features a concert full of independent artists performances, live interviews and a live-streamed rap-a-thon. You can jam out all night long with hosts Life Is Dope, Matt McNeal of Dreamville, Trayce Chapman and Francois Baptiste of AEG.

Midnight Madness

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When: August 31 – September 1, 11:59 p.m. – 2 a.m. 

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

Cost: $9.50 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Landmark’s Esquire Theatre presents Midnight Madness. The event features a viewing of Monty Python and The Holy Grail. The hilarious hit film follows the story of King Arthur as he travels around his kingdom facing killer rabbits, knights who say ni and more.

Spectrum Vol. 2

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When: August 31, 5 – 11 p.m. 

Where: Spectra Art Space, 1836 S Broadway, Denver 

Cost: $7 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Spectra Art Space presents Spectrum Vol. 2. The event features an art and music pop-up showcasing six musicians and six artists including Grif, ESCPE and A.L. Grime. You can jam out to live music while perusing art and munching on food. 

Saturday, September 1

Temple Tantrum

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When: September 1 – 2

Where: Temple Tantrum, 2400 Curtis St., Denver 

Cost: $25 – $55 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Party your weekend out at Temple Tantrum. The event features two-days of art, music, comedy and more. You can jam out to 20 musical performances, 14 art installations and a DIY funhouse. Proceeds from the event will benefit PlatteForum, a non-profit organization that gives youth access to professional artists.

READ: A New RiNo Block Party is Bringing a DIY Funhouse, 20 Bands and More to Curtis Street

Denver’s Forgotten Underground

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When: September 1, 3 – 5 p.m. 

Where: The Rio Grande, 1525 Blake St., Denver 

Cost: $20 – $25 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Atlas Obscura Society Denver presents Denver’s Forgotten Underground. The event features a walking tour of Denver’s historic underground life with Tracy Beach, a Colorado expert on tunnels. You can grab a drink from The Rio Grande and go spotting for signs of the tunnels.

Free First Saturday

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When: September 1, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Where: Denver Art Museum, 100 W 14th Ave Pkwy., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Denver Art Museum opens up its doors with no admission fee during Free First Saturday. You can explore all of the amazing non-ticketed exhibitions and art collections around the museum without having to pay for them.

Goodness Block Party

When: September 1, 4 p.m. 

Where: 27th and Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: $10 – $15 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Red Bull Music presents the Goodness Block Party. The party features live music from DJ Low Key, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Kayla Marque and more. You can dance till goodness knows when on Larimer Street on a warm summer evening.

NATIV Hotel Grand Opening White Party

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When: September 1, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. 

Where: NATIV Hotel Denver, 1612 Wazee St., Denver 

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: NATIV Hotel and 303 Magazine join together for the NATIV Hotel Grand Opening White Party. The event features a party in the newly renovated digs of the NATIV Hotel with jammin’ beats from DJ Wushu, cocktails and more. Make sure to don all-white apparel to party it out.

Free Concert Series

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When: September 1, 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 Kitten and The Midnight Club. Kitten pushes a mix of ’70s post-punk with ’80s new wave beats and a hint of ’90s shoegaze. The Midnight Club fills their beats with influence of ’70s rock.

Qi Revolution

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When: September 1 – 3 

Where: Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center, 650 15th St., Denver 

Cost: $145 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Find balance and center yourself during the Qi Revolution. The event features three days of yoga, food-based healing, breathing exercises and more. You can learn from Jeff Primack — a Qigong practitioner with the help of 15 other instructors on how to harness and center your Qi.

A Taste of Colorado

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When: September 1 – 3

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

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Experience the bounties of our state at A Taste of Colorado. The event, which was created by the Downtown Denver Partnership celebrates Labor Day weekend as a three-day food and music festival. You can sample from more than 50 food vendors, peruse from over 170 marketplace vendors, jam out to live music and more all for free.

Sunday, September 2

Public Art & History Tour

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When: September 2, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Take a day to explore Denver’s art during a Public Art & History Tour. The tour will bring you around some of the most well known historical and contemporary public art stationed around Denver, specifically Denver’s Civic Center Park.

Broncos 7k & Broncos Fit Expo

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When: September 2, 6 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Where: Broncos Stadium at Mile High, 1701 Bryant St., Denver

Cost: $45 register here

The Lowdown: Lace up your sneakers for a Broncos 7k and Broncos Fit Expo. The event features a 7k race where you can sport your orange and blue gear and peruse vendors at a fit expo after. The registration fee includes a shirt, a look at Super Bowl trophies, a chance to meet some of the Denver Bronco players and more.

Labor Day Weekend Fireworks

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When: September 2, 10 – 10:30 p.m. 

Where: Elitch Gardens, 2000 Elitch Cir., Denver 

Cost: $29.99 – $39.99 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Elitch Gardens celebrates Labor Day with Labor Day Weekend Fireworks. You watch an amazing fireworks show at the closing time of the park after riding all of the best coasters. Free with park entrance fee.

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Mark Your Calendar

Golden Triangle Public Art Tour

When: September 5, 5:30 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free register here

CineLatino Film Festival 

When: September 6 – 9 

Where: Denver Film Society, 1510 York St., Denver 

Cost: $85 tickets available here

29th Annual Denver Art Museum Friendship Powwow

When: September 8, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Where: Denver Art Museum, 100 W 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver

Cost: Free admission

303 Magazine Pool Party Series

When: September 9, 2 – 7 p.m. 

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

Cost: $20 – $150 tickets available here here

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