Denver has some popping events lined up this weekend that you do not want to miss. Kick off your weekend by seeing an action-packed film at the Action Figure Film Festival and end it by getting cultured with food at The Art of Brunch. Whatever you have planned, make sure to take a look at this roundup of events happening in Denver.

Thursday, September 27

Action Figure Film Festival

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When: September 27, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. 

Where: The Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St., Denver 

Cost: $15.56 get tickets here

The Lowdown: The Bug Theatre hosts the Action Figure Film Festival. The festival features a night of stop-motion films created with action figures. You can see screenings of different films, participate in workshops and watch competitions of stop-motion films battling it out for best film.

Neil Patrick Harris – The Magic Misfits

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When: September 27, 7 – 10 p.m. 

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

Cost: $10 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Watch a live stream of Neil Patrick Harris – The Magic Misfits. The event features a live streaming of Neil Patrick Harris presenting his new book The Magic Misfits: The Second Story. You can see the actor talk about the book and have a chance at meeting him through a raffle.

The Jerry Maguire Video Experience

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When: September 27 – 28

Where: 1432 Market St., Denver 

Cost: Register here

The Lowdown: Witness the magic of  Jerry Maguire VHS tapes at The Jerry Maguire Video Experience. The event features the biggest collection of tapes of the well-known film. The collection was created with the help of fan donation and has amassed around 23,000 tapes.

Beer Belly Laughs

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When: September 27, 7 – 9 p.m. 

Where: The Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project, 925 W 8th Ave., Denver 

Cost: $20 get tickets here

The Lowdown: The Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project presents Beer Belly Laughs. The event features an improv comedy workshop with games, exercises and more guided by comedian Matt Need. You can sip on brews from Intrepid and laugh all night long with other like-minded individuals.

Dan Savage’s HUMP Film Festival

When: September 27 – 29 

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

Cost: $20 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Things are going to get hot and steamy at Dan Savage’s HUMP! Film Festival. The event celebrates sexual positivity with screenings of some short dirty films that are less than five minutes long. You can find all sorts of fascinations throughout the three-day festival.

Larimer Square Fall Fashion Show

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When: September 27, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. 

Where: EDGE Restaurant & Bar, 1111 14th St., Denver 

Cost: Free RSVP here

The Lowdown: Embrace the changing of seasons at the Larimer Square Fall Fashion Show. The event features a runway show with models strutting their stuff in the newest fall trends from local boutiques. You can sip on cocktails from EDGE and see the best of fall fashion.

Friday, September 28

Everything is Terrible: The Best of The Best

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When: September 28, 7 – 8:30 pm. 

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

Cost: $15 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Sie FilmCenter presents Everything is Terrible: The Best of The Best. The event features a video and performance collective that takes VHS videos from the web and twists them to create psychedelic works and live shows. The event returns to Denver to showcase the best of the collective.

National Coffee Day

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When: September 28, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Where: Boyer’s Coffee, 7295 Washington St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Boyer’s Coffee celebrates National Coffee Day. You can sip on free drip coffee, half off specialty drinks and 25 percent off all bagged coffee. You can also munch on food from food trucks, jam out to live music from local bands and have a chance to win prizes.

Maize In The City Opening

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When: September 28, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. 

Where: Maize In The City, 10451 McKay Rd., Thornton 

Cost: Free – $12 at entry

The Lowdown: Fall has finally started and you can celebrate by attending the Maize In The City Opening. The event features a pumpkin patch, a giant corn kernel box to take a perfect picture in, a corn launcher and more. You can also try your hand at winding through a crazed cornfield maze.

49th Annual Denver Oktoberfest

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When: September 29 – October 30

Where: Denver Oktoberfest, 2100 Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: Free – $185 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Embrace fall with the 49th Annual Denver Oktoberfest. The event features a myriad of German-style brews, a brat eating contest, live music and more. You can also take part in keg bowling and stein hoisting throughout the festival. VIP tickets include an official t-shirt, a stein and more.

Goats and Fireworks in RiNo

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When: September 28, 6 – 10 p.m. 

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

Cost: $15 get tickets here

The Lowdown: See a screening of a film and have a chance to pet some cute farm animals at Goats and Fireworks in RiNo. The event features a night a viewing of the film A League of Their Own in a historic Denver warehouse. You can munch on food from the Wong Way Veg. Make sure to bring a chair to sit in and kick back and relax with a couple of goats.

Silent Disco Street Party

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When: September 28, 10 – 11:59 p.m. 

Where: Denver Oktoberfest, Larimer and 20th St., Denver 

Cost: Free – $75 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Celebrate Denver Oktoberfest with a Silent Disco Street Party. The event features a dance party with beats from three competing DJs with the use of SoundDown Party headphones. You can dance all night long and sip on some great beer from Oktoberfest.

Saturday, September 29

The Fall Flea

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When: September 29 – 30

Where: Denver Rock Drill, 1717 E 39th Ave., Denver 

Cost: $5 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Denver Flea presents The Fall Flea. The event features two days of local makers, food trucks, seasonal entertainment and more. You can find some amazing flea items and sip on craft beer and cocktails while you shop until you drop.

Farm To Bottle Festival

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When: September 29, 3 – 7 p.m. 

Where: Old South Gaylord Street, 1059 S Gaylord St., Denver 

Cost: $55 – $125 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Celebrate the start of fall by attending the Farm To Bottle Festival. The festival features samples from more than 40 Colorado Breweries, wineries and distilleries. You can also explore local food vendors, listen to live music and more all while sipping on Colorado bounty.

Avalanche Fan Fest

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When: September 29, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Where: Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Cir., Denver 

Cost: Free RSVP here

The Lowdown: Show your love for the Colorado Avalanche at the Avalanche Fan Fest. The fest features hockey clinics, photo ops, a 5K and more. You can also participate in a Q&A session with coach Bednar and strut yourself in Avalanche gear.

Colorado Tattoo Convention Pin-Up Contest


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When: September 29, 4 – 5 p.m. 

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

Cost: $25 – $45 get tickets here

The Lowdown: National Western Complex hosts a Colorado Tattoo Convention Pin-Up Contest. The event features a contest to show off your best ’40s and ’50s inspired apparel, make-up and more. You can take your chance at winning the best look.

Weird Touch

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When: September 29, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. 

Where: Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S Broadway, Denver 

Cost: $5 at entry

The Lowdown: Syntax Physic Opera hosts Weird Touch. The event features a dance party with beats filling the air from DJ Tyler Snow, DJ Shannon von Kelly and DJ Fancy Matthew. You can jam out to dark disco, weird house and more throughout the night.

Water Lantern Festival

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When: September 29, 3:30 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Carpenter Park, 3498 E 112th Ave., Thornton

Cost: $30 – $50 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Begin your autumn with the Water Lantern Festival. The event features a chance to watch lanterns float on the water on the setting sun. You can snack on food from food trucks, jam out to music and more all while watching the beautiful lights.

Zuni Street Oktoberfest

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When: September 29 – 30

Where: Zuni Street Brewing Company, 2355 W 29th Ave., Denver

Cost: $14 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Zuni Street Brewing Company hosts a Zuni Street Oktoberfest. The event features a German-style taproom takeover with pretzels, party hats and more. You can play games and cheer to the beer-filled festival. The ticket price includes a commemorative stein and a free pour of a brew of your choice.

SNAP! ’90s Dance Party

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When: September 29, 9 p.m. 

Where: Ophelia’s, 1215 20th St., Denver 

Cost: $12 – $20 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Grab your jelly shoes and bucket hats for SNAP! ’90s Dance Party. You can show off your ’90s dance moves and jam out to all of the best hits of the decade. You can sip on drinks from Ophelia’s and dance until you drop.

Night Nation Run

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When: September 29, 7 – 10:30 p.m. 

Where: Elitch Gardens, 2000 Elitch Cir., Denver 

Cost: $29.99 – $60 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Witness your fitness at the Night Nation Run. The event features a wild music festival and fun run combination. You can break a sweat by running and dance to live DJs, watch a light show, get blasted in bubble zones and more. Make sure to wear neon clothing to rock all night long in.

Bollywood Dance Party – Diwali Bash

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When: September 29, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. 

Where: Bar Standard, 1037 Broadway, Denver 

Cost: $20 – $30 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Bar Standard presents a Bollywood Dance Party – Diwali Bash. The event features a poppin’ party with Bollywood jams blasting from DJ Lemon and DJ MRA. You can dance all night long and celebrate India’s musical hits. Make sure to dress in your best dancing clothes.

Sunday, September 30

Beastie Brunch

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When: September 30, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.  

Where: Monkey Barrel, 4401 Tejon St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Monkey Barrel presents a Beastie Brunch. The event features a tribute to the Beastie Boys with hits filling the air from DJ Diabolic and DJ Golden B. You can dive into a special themed brunch menu, watch live paintings and more.

Westword Feast

McNichols event center. Photo by Brittany Werges

When: Sunday, September 30, 12 – 3 p.m. 

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

Cost: $35 – $65 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Sample from the best local restaurants at the Westword Feast. The event features a taste of dishes from more than 40 of Denver’s restaurants. You can sip on drinks and explore each vendor as well as experience live entertainment.

Denver Milk Market bRUNch Club

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When: September 30, 8:45 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Where: Denver Milk Market, 1800 Wazee St. Ste 100, Denver 

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Get your fitness on at the Denver Milk Market bRUNch Club. The event features a 5K run around downtown Denver ending at the Dairy Block. After the run, you can refresh and refuel with coffee from Morning Joe and food from Lou’s Hot.

The Art of Brunch

Art of Brunch. Photo courtesy of Mai Wyn Fine Art.

When: September 30, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Where: Art District on Santa Fe, Santa Fe Dr., Denver 

Cost: Free and open to the public

The Lowdown: The Art of Brunch graces the end of September. The event features a chance to explore more than 20 businesses in the Art District on Santa Fe. You can stop by each location and munch on complimentary brunch bites while perusing the art. See the participating locations here.

READ: Art of Brunch Gives You Free Food While You Explore Denver Galleries 

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When: October 1, 7:15 – 10:15 p.m. 

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

Cost: $13 tickets available here

Enchanted Hollows

When: October 5 – 27

Where: Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St., Denver

Cost: $18 tickets available here

Denver Zombie Crawl

When: October 6, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Where: Denver Zombie Crawl, 16th St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission