Denver has some fascinating events lined up to attend this weekend. Kick it off by watching a fashion show at A Taste of Brooklyn and end it by breaking a sweat for breakfast bites at the 5th Annual bRUNch. Wherever the weekend takes you, make sure to take a peek at this roundup of interesting events happening in Denver.

Thursday, October 11

A Taste of Brooklyn

Photo Courtesy of Mirus Gallery Denver on Facebook

When: October 11, 6 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Mirus Gallery Denver, 1144 Broadway, Denver 

Cost: $30 – $45 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Mirus Gallery Denver presents A Taste of Brooklyn. The event features a fashion show inspired by Brooklyn style. The runway showcases nine different designer’s lines with over 75 local models strutting their stuff. You can jam out to a live DJ blasting out Brooklyn style beats, sip on New York theme cocktails and more.


McNichols event center. Photo by Brittany Werges

When: October 11, 6 – 9 p.m. 

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

Cost: $20 – $30 get tickets here

The Lowdown: The Feminine Collective presents FemYoga. The event features a night of yoga, music, healing and more. You can participate in a 50-minute yoga session with Thug Yoga, dance to beats from DJ CYN and peruse vendors in a pop-up. The ticket price includes the yoga class, a self-cleansing ritual and one drink. If you are one of the first 50 people to check in, you can also snag a gift bag.

Taps and Tails

Photo Courtesy of Denver Zoo on Facebook

When: October 11, 6 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St., Denver 

Cost: $18 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Denver Zoo presents Taps and Tails. The event features a night at the zoo to explore the animals with local sips in hand. You can taste from local bites, jam out to a performance from Will Champlin and his band and more fall fun. The night is hosted by comedian Janae Burris.

Mortified Live!

Photo Courtesy of Mortified Colorado on Facebook

When: October 11, 8 – 9:45 p.m. 

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

Cost: $16 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Mortified Live! is back in Denver. The event features a touring show with adults sharing their embarrassing stories, poems, diaries and more. Laugh along with other adults in remembering the challenges of teenagehood. You can also jam out to beats from a throwback cover band throughout the night.

Friday, October 12

Denver Design Week

Photo courtesy of Denver Design Week

When: October 12 – 19

Where: Various Locations 

Cost: Various prices check here

The Lowdown: Denver Design Week returns to Denver for a week filled with innovation, learning and design. You can attend panels from more than 50 different presenters, such as Julien Fentress of Fentress Architects, Joyce Hsu from Facebook and industrial designer Michael McCoy. The week starts with an IGNITE program.

Meet the Carters

Ophelia’s. Photo by Adam Lakey Photography

When: October 12, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. 

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

Cost: $17 – $27 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Ophelia’s hosts Meet the Carters. The event features a night dedicated to Beyoncé and Jay-Z. Jam out to beats from two opposing DJ Teams made of KDJ Above, Simone Says, Alisha B and Big Styles. You can celebrate the iconic couple and their poppin’ music by dancing out the night.

Napoleon Dynamite

Photo Courtesy of Paramount Denver on Facebook

When: October 12, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. 

Where: Paramount Denver, 1621 Glenarm Pl., Denver 

Cost: $39.75 – $49.75 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Paramount Denver presents a Napoleon Dynamite screening. You can experience the hilarity of Napoleon Dynamite’s adventures in high school and have the chance to listen to a moderated discussion from Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez and Jon Gries.


When: October 12, 7 p.m. 

Where: REI Denver, 1416 Platte St., Denver 

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: REI Denver teams up with HBO to host a screening of the pilot of the new television series Camping. The show presents a story of Kathryn and Walt, who have planned a camping trip to celebrate Walt’s 45th birthday, that meets interesting twists and turns. Following the screening, you can participate in a Q&A with Ione Skye, an actress in the show and Chris Parente, the host of FOX31’s Everyday Show.

Saturday, October 13

REI Rocktober Climbing Festival

Photo Courtesy of Boulder Climbing Community on Facebook

When: October 13, 2 – 9 p.m. 

Where: REI Denver, 1416 Platte St., Denver 

Cost: Free and open to the public

The Lowdown: REI Denver hosts REI Rocktober Climbing Festival. The event features a climbing party with climbing vendors, a 5.13 climbing competition, music and more. You can grab a beer from Avery Brewing Company, listen to a presentation by Jonathan Siegrist — a pro-climber — and raise funds for the Front Range Climbing Stewards. You can also take part in vendor clinics, snag giveaways and participate in a silent auction.

Pupusa Festival

The Traditional way of making Pupusas.

When: October 13, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. 

Where: 1400 Dallas St., Aurora

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Dive into some delightful pockets of goodness at the Pupusa Festival. The festival features a day fully dedicated to the Salvadorean national food. You can participate in contests, games and more to raise funds to Eco Folklorico Cuscatlan.

The Bloody Mary Festival

Photo courtesy of The Bloody Mary Festival

When: October 13, 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Where: EXDO Event Center, 1399 35th St., Denver 

Cost: $45 – $55 tickets available here

The Lowdown: The Bloody Mary Festival is back in Denver. The event features one of the largest bloody mary celebrations with sips from more than 10 different restaurants and bars, bites from a myriad of vendors and more. If you love the savory drink, then the festival is for you.

Mile High Spirits Block Party

Photo Courtesy of Mile High Spirits – Denver’s Distillery on Facebook

When: October 13 – 14

Where: Mile High Spirits – Denver’s Distillery, 2201 Lawrence St., Denver

Cost: $50 – $140 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Imbibe on the best sips and listen to some awesome live music at the Mile high Spirits Block Party. The party features performances from Cashmere Cat, Manilla Killa, Dillon Francis and more as well as art installations and vendors presenting food and crafts.

20th Annual Fright Fest Pet Parade

Photo Courtesy of Elitch Gardens‎ on Facebook

When: October 13, 12 – 2 p.m. 

Where: Elitch Gardens, 2000 Elitch Cir., Denver 

Cost: Free admission for the parade, $40 admission to park here.

The Lowdown: Elitch Gardens presents the 20th Annual Fright Fest Pet Parade. The event features a parade of adorable animals dressed up in their best Halloween costumes. You can watch each pet strut their stuff and also participate in the parade as well to compete for the grand prize of two 2019 season passes and other prizes. Only pets competing in the parade are allowed in the park. Register here to compete.

20th Annual Power Gala

Photo Courtesy of History Colorado on Facebook

When: October 13, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: History Colorado, 1200 Broadway, Denver 

Cost: $30 – $150 get tickets here

The Lowdown: The Colorado LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce partners with OUT FRONT to present the 20th Annual Power Gala. The gala celebrates Colorado’s LGBTQ+ community and those who have strived to advocate for LGBTQ+ needs and rights. The gala is hosted by Pandora Boxx and Kasha Davis, two former RuPaul’s Drag Race contestants.


Photo Courtesy of Choctoberfest on Facebook

When: October 13, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Where: Arapahoe County Fair & Event Center, 25690 E Quincey Ave, Aurora

Cost: $4.99 – $50 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Choctoberfest is back with all of the sweet chocolatey goodness you can imagine. The event features chocolate samples, vendors with sweet treats for purchase, drink pairings and more. You can also participate in a chocolate apple bobbing contest and jam out to live music while you feast your eyes on all things chocolate.

October HAHO Market

Photo Courtesy of Denver Handmade Homemade on Facebook

When: October 13, 12 – 5 p.m. 

Where: Denver Handmade Homemade, 970 Yuma St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Find the best handmade and homemade products at the October HAHO Market. The event features more than 15 local makers, art, food and more. You can munch on bites from Missy’s Gourmet and sway to live music while you shop for amazing crafted items.

Cereal Killers

Photo Courtesy of Alamo Drafthouse Denver‎ on Facebook

When: October 13, 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: Alamo Drafthouse Denver presents Cereal Killers. The event features all you can eat bowls of cereal to munch on while you watch a screening of American Psycho. The film follows the life of Patrick Bateman, a charming professional who is actually a serial killer murdering in the shadow of the night.

Otter Weekend

Photo Courtesy of Downtown Aquarium – Denver on Facebook

When: October 13 – 14, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Where: Downtown Aquarium – Denver, 700 Water St., Denver  

Cost: $20.99 – $27.99 at entry

The Lowdown: If you love slippery water mammals, Otter Weekend is for you. The two-day event features otter-themed adventures such as games, meet and greets and activities to learn more about the adorable aquatic animals. You really otter be there.

Sunday, October 14

Nosferatu Screening

Photo Courtesy of Alamo Drafthouse Denver‎ on Facebook

When: October 14, 6 – 9 p.m. 

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

Cost: $12 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Alamo Drafthouse Denver partners up with the Denver Silent Film Festival to present a Nosferatu screening. The vampire film features a story of Hutter and Ellen as Hutter falls into the hands of Count Orlok in Transylvania. You can indulge in one of the original horror films.


Photo Courtesy of Clyfford Still Museum‎ on Facebook

When: October 14, 8:45 – 10 a.m. 

Where: Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock St., Denver 

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Take time to take a deep breath and center yourself at STILLness. The event features a guided meditation from the combined effort of the Clyfford Still Museum, Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver and Zen Center of Denver. Be ready to take a spot in the galleries and quiet your inner thoughts.

5th Annual bRUNch

Photo Courtesy of bRUNch Running on Facebook

When: October 14, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Where: Stapleton Central Park, 8801 Martin Luther King Junior Blvd., Denver

Cost: $50 – $60 get register here

The Lowdown: Witness your fitness at the 5th Annual bRUNch. The event features a 5k and 10k race around Stapleton Central Park with brunch to follow. You can break a sweat and grab unlimited brunch bites from Colorado eateries, imbibe on drinks with a commemorative cup and more all throughout the day.

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Mark Your Calendar

The Rambler: A Night of Comedy

When: October 19, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. 

Where: The Ramble Hotel, 1280 25th St., Denver 

Cost: $12 tickets available here

Latin Fashion Show

When: October 19, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Museo De Las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Dr., Denver

Cost: $15 – $40 tickets available here

Old School Cool Vintage Fashion Market

When: October 21, 12 – 4:30 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission

First Descents ’80s Party

When: October 26, 8 p.m. – 1 a.m. 

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

Cost: $50 tickets available here

4th Annual Great Gatsby Zombie Ball

When: October 27, 5:30 – 11 p.m. 

Where: Nocturne, 1330 27th St., Denver

Cost: $19 – $354 tickets available here