Denver has some culture packed events lined up this holiday week. Kick it off by embracing fashion by seeing the Dior: From Paris to the World exhibition at the Denver Art Museum and end it by seeing some local art at the River North Music & Arts Showcase. Wherever Thanksgiving week takes you, make sure to take a look at this roundup of events happening in Denver.

Monday, November 19

Dior: From Paris to the World

Photo by Brittany Werges

When: November 19 – March 3

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

Cost: $24 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Denver Art Museum presents Dior: From Paris to the World. The exhibition features a chance to see more than 200 couture dresses, costume jewelry, photographs and more. You can learn about the legacy that the House of Dior built and how Christian Dior’s reach expanded globally.

READ: What to Expect at the Denver Art Museum’s Dior Exhibit

Cuba Exhibit

Photo Courtesy of Denver Museum of Nature & Science on Facebook

When: November 19 – December 16 

Where: Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver 

Cost: General admission $16.95 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Denver Museum of Nature & Science presents a Cuba Exhibit. The exhibit takes a deep dive into the culture, history and nature of Cuba. You can experience different sections of the exhibit that focus on street life, art and more as well as have the chance to speak with four local Cuban Americans to learn more about their Cuban experience.

Treeline

Photo Courtesy of Patagonia‎ on Facebook

When: November 19, 7 – 9:30 p.m. 

Where: Evo (Denver), 860 Broadway, Denver 

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: Evo hosts a screening of Treeline. The film follows a group of scientists and healers as they adventure in different forests around the world to study the rich environments and pay respects to the trees. Following the screening, you can hear from Cartson Oliver, a Patagonia skiing ambassador, peruse a photo gallery and take part in a raffle.

Tuesday, November 20

Astrology Level 1

Photo by Danielle Webster

When: November 20, 7 – 9:30 p.m. 

Where: Spectra Art Space, 1836 S Broadway, Denver 

Cost: $25 – $90 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Spectra Art Space teams up with Chelsea Smith to host Astrology Level 1. The event features a class that teaches the basics of astrology during a four-part series. The ticket price provides a basic knowledge of astrology and a level one workbook created by Chelsea Smith. Make sure to bring a pen and a three-ring binder to work with.

READ: Q&A – Owner of Spectra Art Space Explains Her Passion for Curating and Collecting Affordable Art 

Mothership Tuesdays

Photo Courtesy of Yeah Baby Denver on Facebook

When: November 20, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. 

Where: Yeah Baby Denver, 2811 Walnut St., Denver 

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Yeah Baby Denver hosts Mothership Tuesdays. The event features a safe space welcome to all people. You can dance all night long to beats from DJ Big Styles, DJ Amen and more. Mothership is intended to promote progressive ideas, positive energy and nurture the things you love.

Opening Day Celebration

Photo Courtesy of Downtown Denver Rink at Skyline Park on Facebook

When: November 20, 10 – 11 a.m. 

Where: Downtown Denver Rink at Skyline Park, 1601 Arapahoe St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Downtown Denver Partnership teams up with Downtown Denver Rink at Skyline Park to host an Opening Day Celebration. The event features a morning of free skating with free rentals, performances from the Denver Figure Skating Club and more winter fun.

Wednesday, November 21

A Christmas Carol

Photo Courtesy of Denver Center for the Performing Arts on Facebook

When: November 21 – December 24

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

Cost: $30 – $80 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Denver Center for the Performing Arts presents A Christmas Carol. You can get into the holiday spirit with the classic musical. The musical features a story of Ebenezer Scrooge as he takes a wild ride to understand generosity and kindness during the Christmas season.

Alcohol Ink Techniques

Photo courtesy of Spectra Art Space on Facebook

When: November 21, 7:30 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Spectra Art Space, 1836 S Broadway, Denver

Cost: $30 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Spectra Art Space hosts an Alcohol Ink Techniques class. The class features a chance to work with alcohol inks with the guidance of Tiffany from Spectra. The ticket price includes an eight-inch by ten-inch paper, an 11 by 14 inch piece of Yupo paper and snacks to nibble on while you paint.

South Broadway Ghost Society

Photo Courtesy of South Broadway Ghost Society‎ on Facebook

When: November 21, 7 p.m. – 1 a.m. 

Where: Mutiny Information Cafe, 2 S Broadway, Denver 

Cost: $5 suggested donation

The Lowdown: Mutiny Information Cafe partners with the South Broadway Ghost Society to hosts a night of ghostly fun. You can dance to sounds from Ghost.vii, have a psychic reading from Bridget Callahan and listen to readings of ghost stories from Sarah Rodriguez, Caito Foster and more.

5th Annual All Black Attire Party

The entrance to Temple Night Club. Photo by Brittany Werges.

When: November 21, 9 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. 

Where: Temple Denver, 1136 Broadway, Denver 

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Temple presents the 5th Annual All Black Attire Party. The party features a night of celebration taking you to the land of Italy. You can party all night long to beats from Safaree and explore the night in luxurious darkness. Make sure to wear all black attire to fit the theme of the night.

Thursday, November 22

 Stanley Harvesting Hope 5k

Photo by Brittany Werges

When: November 22, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

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

Cost: $35 – $40 register here

The Lowdown: Break a sweat before you dig into that Thanksgiving turkey at the Stanley Harvesting Hope 5k. The event features a 5k run throughout Stapleton Central Park. The race raises awareness for Prader-Willi Syndrome and childhood obesity. Registration price includes a t-shirt, entertainment and more.

Gravy Boat 5k

Sloan’s Lake. Photo by Kyle Cooper.

When: November 22, 8  – 11 a.m. 

Where: Sloan’s Lake Park, 1700 N Sheridan Blvd., Lakewood

Cost: $30 register here

The Lowdown: Witness your fitness at the Gravy Boat 5k. The event features a 5k run around the scenic Sloan’s Lake Park. You can build up an appetite and a sweat during the run and later pour that gravy all over your mashed potatoes.

45th Annual Mile High United Way Turkey Trot

Photo Courtesy of Mile High United Way on Facebook

When: November 22, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Where: Washington Park, S Downing St and E Louisiana Ave., Denver

Cost: $45 register here

The Lowdown: Burn some calories before you rack them up during the 45th Annual Mile High United Way Turkey Trot. The trot is four-miles long around Denver’s Washington Park. You can lace up your sneaker and run to enter a vendor village full of local companies. Proceeds from the event benefit Mile High United Way’s mission to support Metro Denver.

Friday, November 23

Holidays on Larimer Square

Larimer Square, Christmas, Lights, Holiday

Larimer Square. Photo by Roman Tafoya.

When: November 23 – December 24

Where: Larimer Square, 1430 Larimer St., Denver

Cost: Free and open to the public

The Lowdown: Get in the holiday spirit with Holidays on Larimer Square. The event starts on Black Friday with the lighting of the square featuring live music, a Yuletide Window Walk and more. Throughout the ending of November and leading up to Christmas you can explore the square and all of its magical holiday wonders.

The Welch Brothers and Friends

“Phoenix Rising” by The Welch Brothers courtesy of Spectra Art Space on Facebook

When: November 23, 7 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Spectra Art Space, 1836 S Broadway, Denver

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Spectra Art Spaces partners with Massiflux to welcome The Welch Brothers and Friends for an exhibition. The event features an opening reception that celebrates the collaborative exhibition that showcases works from Gabriel Welch, Jeremiah Allen Welch, Hilal Hibri and more. You can imbibe on refreshments, listen to live music and take part in a raffle while perusing the art.

Movie at the Symphony

Photo Courtesy of Colorado Symphony‎ on Facebook

When:  November 23, 7:30 -10:30 p.m. 

Where: Boettcher Concert Hall, 1325 Curtis St., Denver 

Cost: $15 – $89 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Boettcher Concert Hall presents a Movie at the Symphony. The event features a screening of the classic holiday film, Home Alone. The film follows the crazy adventures of young Kevin McCallister as he gets left behind by his family. The Colorado Symphony will perform the movie’s scores created by composer John Williams.

Black Sheep Friday

Photo Courtesy of MCA Denver‎ on Facebook

When:  November 23, 6 – 9 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free with $5 general admission

The Lowdown: Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) hosts Black Sheep Friday. The event features a celebration of Mr. Rogers with a sweater making party. You can create your own sweater to honor the amazing Fred Rogers. You can sip on drinks from the MCA Cafe as you craft.

Black Friday

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Twist & Shout. Photo by Kyle Cooper.

When:  November 23, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. 

Where: Twist & Shout Records, 2508 E Colfax Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Twist & Shout Records hosts Black Friday. The event features a release of a limited amount of rare records. All of the items are available for purchase in-store through November 25 as phone and web orders will resume on Monday, November 26. You can only purchase one copy per item and all of the items available are first come, first served.

The Grand Illumination of Union Station

Union Station. Photo by Brittany Werges.

When:  November 23, 4 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Denver’s Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Celebrate the beginning of the holiday season during The Grand Illumination of Union Station. You can watch Union Station light up, peruse a holiday flea market, listen to live music and more. You can also take part in watching the annual Light the Lights, as Denver’s City and County building are lit for the season.

Holiday Sugar Plum Bazaar

Photo courtesy of McNichols Civic Center on Facebook.

When: November 23 – 24

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

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: McNichols Building hosts a Holiday Sugar Plum Bazaar. The event features a two-day bazaar with more than 100 local vendors, bars, food trucks and more. You can find the best holiday gifts and walk around Downtown Denver to see all of the holiday lights.

Blossoms of Light

Blossoms of Light. Photo courtesy of Denver Botanic Garden’s Facebook page.

When: November 23 – January 1

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

Cost: $16 get tickets here

The Lowdown:  Denver Botanic Gardens hosts its annual Blossoms of Light display this week. The interactive light display features animated LED lights that are sound reactive. You can sip on warm drinks, nibble on holiday treats and shop holiday souvenirs while you walk the lit up gardens.

Union Station Holiday Flea Market

Photo Courtesy of Denver Flea on Facebook

When: November 23 – 25, 5 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop St., Denver 

Cost: $5 get tickets here

The Lowdown: After watching The Grand Illumination of Union Station you can shop from a special Union Station Holiday Flea Market. The market features over 100 makers, artisans and more. You can find some of the best gifts, drinks and live music while you peruse the flea.

Saturday, November 24

Miss Me Pop-Up

MissMe, Comal

Photo courtesy of MissMe

When: November 24 – 25

Where: The Source Hotel and Market Hall, 3350 Brighton Blvd., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: The Source Hotel hosts a Miss Me Pop-Up. The pop-up features a chance to hear from MissMe, a feminist that creates art to invoke thought and force you to face the truths of dignity. MissMe has previously spoken with Vice, TED and even our very own 303 Magazine.

READ: Famous Outlaw Artist MissMe Leaves Her Mark on Denver’s Comal

Free Fallin’

Photo Courtesy of Colorado Symphony‎ on Facebook

When: November 24, 7:30 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Boettcher Concert Hall, 1325 Curtis St., Denver 

Cost: $25 – $99 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Boettcher Concert Hall presents Free Fallin.’ The event features an homage to Tom Petty and his career with a concert full of rock ‘n roll. You can listen to the Colorado Symphony perform with Jeans ‘n Classics and pay their respects to the musical icon.

The Nutcracker

Photo Courtesy Colorado Ballet on Facebook

When: November 24 – December 24

Where: Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 1400 Curtis St., Denver

Cost: $30 – $90 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Ellie Caulkins Opera House and The Colorado Ballet presents The Nutcracker. Follow the magical story of Clara’s journey into a fantasy land of the Sugar Candy Kingdom. The choreography is performed by the dancers of the Colorado Ballet to Tchaikovsky’s score played by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra.

Grand Opening

Photo Courtesy of We Are Denver‎ on Facebook

When: November 24, 5 – 9 p.m. 

Where: We Are Denver, 1216 36th Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: We Are Denver presents the Grand Opening of PodSpace. The event features the first chance to look at the DIY recording venue with food, live music from Kid Astronaut, live podcasts and more. You can tour the space and learn how to start your own podcast in the new community space.

Horseshoe Holiday Market

Photo Courtesy of Horseshoe Craft & Flea Market on Facebook

When: November 24 – 25

Where: Highlands Masonic Temple and Event Center, 3550 Federal Blvd., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown:  Shop till you drop at Horseshoe Holiday Market. The market features 100 different vendors, from makers to artisanal food vendors and everything in between. The market will open on Small Business Saturday to kick off two days of holiday shopping to find that perfect item for your gift giving.

Okuda San Miguel

Photo courtesy of Mirus Gallery and Okuda

When: November 24, 7 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Mirus Gallery, 1144 Broadway, Denver 

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Mirus Gallery presents a solo exhibition by Okuda San Miguel. The exhibition, The Plastic Island, takes a deeper look into how we are ingrained to believe that plastic must be part of our daily routines and lives, while it poses a danger to us all. The pieces in the exhibition aim to force you to look at plastic through a dystopian view, creating an uncomfortable atmosphere.

READ: A Famous Spanish Artist is Taking Over a Denver Gallery with “The Plastic Island”

Sunday, November 25

The SantaLand Diaries

Photo Courtesy of Denver Center for the Performing Arts on Facebook

When: November 25 – December 24

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

Cost: $25 – $33 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Let out some holiday stress at The SantaLand Diaries. This comedic series features Crumpet the Elf telling stories from David Sedaris. Crumpet will tell fantastical tales from his days at Macy’s SantaLand and expose some harsh holiday truths. This is not your average holiday show, so don’t miss out on letting off some stress from the holiday season.

Unique Markets Holiday Pop-Up

The Hangar at Stanley Marketplace. Photo From the Hip Photo.

When: November 25, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Where: Hangar at Stanley, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora

Cost: $5 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Hangar at Stanley hosts Unique Markets Holiday Pop-Up. The event features a market with artists, emerging brands, music and more. You can sip on a free drink, take part in gift wrapping and shop with a limited edition cotton tote while you peruse the market.

Drums of the World

Photo Courtesy of Colorado Symphony‎ on Facebook

When: November 25, 2:30 – 5 p.m. 

Where: Boettcher Concert Hall, 1345 Champa St., Denver 

Cost: $27 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Experience music and drums from all over at Drums of the World. Some of the different types of drums played will include log drums, metal trash cans, woodblocks and more.  Sleigh bells will even make an appearance to hint at the holiday spirit. The virtuoso percussionists of the Colorado Symphony will use all of the drums to create an experience to take you all over the globe.

River North Music & Arts Showcase

Photo Courtesy of Larimer Lounge on Facebook

When: November 25, 4 p.m. 

Where: Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: $10 – $15 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Larimer Lounge hosts the River North Music & Arts Showcase. The event features a showcase of more than 30 visual artists presenting their work, live music from local bands and more. You can munch on food from food trucks and sip on drinks from Larimer Lounge while you listen and look.

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Mark Your Calendar

God Save the Queens

When: November 26, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission

InSight Arrives at Mars: Landing Event

When: November 26, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Where: Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver 

Cost: $15 tickets available here

Black Panther: The Science of Wakanda

When: November 28, 7 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver 

Cost: $15 tickets available here

Zoo Lights

When: November 30 – January 6

Where: Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St., Denver 

Cost: $18 tickets available here

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