Denver has some funky events lined up this weekend. Kick everything off by laughing at a Talladega Nights Movie Night and end it by sipping and exploring with a RiNo Beer and Graffiti Tour. However you spend your weekend, make sure to take a look at this roundup of events happening in Denver.

Thursday, August 9

Talladega Nights Movie Party

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When: August 9, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. 

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

Cost: $13 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Alamo Drafthouse presents a Talladega Nights Movie Night. You can sit back and laugh at the comedy featuring the downfall of  Ricky Bobby — a NASCAR driver who loses a race and has to rebuild his life and racing reputation.

Save the Ales

Photo Courtesy of Goldspot Brewing Company on Facebook

When: August 9, 6 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Mile High Station, 2027 W Colfax Ave., Denver 

Cost: $15 – $75 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Conservation Colorado presents Save the Ales. The event features an environmentally friendly beer festival with more than 20 breweries and cideries offering up their bounty to raise funds for conservation of water with the reminder that without water, there can be no beer.

Friday, August 10

Midnight Madness

Photo Courtesy of Landmark’s Esquire Theatre‎ on Facebook

When: August 10 -11, 11:59 p.m. – 2 a.m.

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

Cost: $9.50 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Embrace your wild side at Midnight Madness. The event features a screening of Liquid Sky, a story of the two fashion models Margaret and Jimmy as they compete against each other. Unbeknownst to the models, aliens have invaded their shared space and are targeting Margaret’s lovers.

Helikon Summer Music Series

Photo Courtesy of Helikon Gallery & Studios on Facebook

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.

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.

The Magic Music Movie

Photo Courtesy of 40 Years in the Making: The Magic Music Movie on Facebook

When: August 10 – 17

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

Cost: $11.50 at entry

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.

Saturday, August 11

The Backyard Party

Photo Courtesy of Rebirth Brass Band on Facebook

When: August 11, 6 – 10 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free – $30 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Levitt Pavilion Denver presents The Backyard Party. The event features a live performance from Rebirth Brass Band, a traditional brass band that adds a twist of funk with a special guest, Slim Wednesday joining them. You can jam out all night long and raise funds for Youth On Record.

7th Anniversary Party

Photo Courtesy of Denver Beer Co on Facebook

When: August 11, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. 

Where: Denver Beer Co, 1695 Platte St., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Denver Beer Co celebrates its seventh birthday with a 7th Anniversary Party. The event features a block party with food trucks, live music, games and more. You can sip on a release of a limited edition Anniversary VII barrel-aged sour and honor Denver Beer Co’s seven years of business.

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.

Open NOH8 Photo Shoot

Photo Courtesy of NO H8 Campaign‎ on Facebook

When: August 11, 2 – 4 p.m. 

Where: GLBT Community Center of Colorado, 1301 E Colfax Ave., Denver 

Cost: $25 – $40 at entry

The Lowdown: Make a statement and participate in an Open NOH8 Photo Shoot. You can have your picture taken as part of the NOH8 campaign by Adam Bouska and show your support. Make sure to wear a white shirt and arrive early as the event is first come first serve. NOH8 is an organization that fights for equality.

Hops in the Hangar

the BOOM. Photo by Heather Fairchild

When: August 11, 5 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, 7711 E Academy Blvd., Denver 

Cost: $20 – $50 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum presents Hops in the Hangar. The event features a look at the WWII-era hangar, a chance to sample from the best local breweries and more. The ticket price includes unlimited beer tastings, live music, games and more.

Sloan’s Lake Art & Music Festival

Photo Courtesy of Denver Sloan’s Lake Art And Music Festival 2018‎ on Facebook

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.

1st Annual Crawfish Boil

Photo Courtesy of Ratio Beerworks on Facebook

When: August 11, 12 – 4 p.m. 

Where: Julep Restaurant Denver, 3258 Larimer St., Denver

Cost: $49 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Julep Restaurant Denver and Ratio Beerworks team up for a 1st Annual Crawfish Boil. The event features an all you can eat boil from Julep with all of the fixings and all you can drink beer from Ratio. You can crack open a couple of crustaceans and relax in the summer sun.

Cherry Creek North Food & Wine

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When: August 11, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Cherry Creek North, 2401 E 2nd Ave., Denver 

Cost: $45 – $85 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Explore all that Cherry Creek North has to offer during Cherry Creek North Food & Wine. The event features a taste of samples from 21 different restaurants along Cherry Creek North, sips of drinks and more. You can listen to live music as your peruse the variety of delights.

Mortified Live

Photo Courtesy Mortified‎ on Facebook

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.

Bierstadt Turns 2

Photo Courtesy of Bierstadt Lagerhaus on Facebook

When: August 11, 2 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Bierstadt Lagerhouse, 2875 Blake St., Denver 

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Bierstadt is turning two and is celebrating with a party. The event features live music from Miles Lee Band, yard games and more. You can sip on the best lagers on tap and the first 24 people in line will receive an hour-long cellar tasting with Bill and Ashleigh — the brewers of Bierstadt.

Cereal Party

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When: August 11, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

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

Cost: $12.50 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Grab a bowl and spoon to get ready to munch on your breakfast while watching a film at a Cereal Party. Alamo Drafthouse Denver presents a screening of Batman: Mask of The Phantasm. The animated film follows Batman in an adventure to save Gotham from evil.

Opera on Tap

Syntax Physic Opera. Photo by Romeo Fernandez.

When: August 11, 6 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Syntax: Physic Opera, 554 S Broadway, Denver

Cost: $8 – $250 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Soak in the summer heat at Opera on Tap. The event features live music to celebrate summer. You can dance to the beat and grab a drink to sip on throughout the night.

Sunday, August 12

303 Magazine Pool Party Series

Photo by Meg O’Neill

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.

Denver BrunchFest

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When: August 12, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Where: Bannock St. between 14th and Colfax Ave, Denver

Cost: $55 – $95 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Sample some of the best restaurants in Denver at Denver BrunchFest. The event features more than 20 restaurants such as Death & Co., LOW Country Kitchen and Ad Hominem offering amazing bites. You can sip on bottomless mimosas and bloodies while listening to live music and embracing those weekend vibes.

Mushroom Fair

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When: August 12, 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.


Photo Courtesy of Station on Facebook

When: August 12, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. 

Where: Lumenati Productions, 3839 Jackson St., Denver

Cost: $5 – $25 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Find the best thrifting goods at ThriftCon. The event features more than 40 vendors presenting vintage, collectibles and more all at the tips of your fingers. ThriftCon has all of the items sorted so that you don’t have to spend your time hunting through things you don’t want to find the perfect pieces.

RiNo Beer and Graffiti Tour

Rino Denver, Rino street art

Mural by Tracy Weil. Photo by Brittany Werges

When: August 12, 12:15 – 2:45 p.m. 

Where: Bierstadt Lagerhaus, 2875 Blake St., Denver

Cost: $40 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Take a day to explore the amazing street art of RiNo at RiNo Beer and Graffiti Tour. The tour will take you around to up-and-coming breweries, introduce you to some of the street art around the neighborhood and let you sample some cool beverages.

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Mark Your Calendars

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