Denver has some wondrous events lined up this weekend to take part in. Kick it off by exploring a magical land at Natura Obscura and end it by getting your film buff on at a screen of The Blot with Live Score. Whatever you make of the weekend, make sure to take a look at this roundup of events in Denver.

Thursday, January 17

Natura Obscura: An Immersive Arts Experience

Photo by Cori Anderson

When: January 15 – 31

Where: Museum of Outdoor Arts-MOA, 1000 Englewood Pkwy, Englewood

Cost: $10 – $20 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Prismajic presents Natura Obscura, an immersive arts experience. The event features an installation that holds wild and wondrous sculptures, lights and more created by 30 local creatives, artists and craftsmen within the Museum of Outdoor Arts’ 5000 square foot space. The installation is truly a magical experience that takes you to a different land.

READ: Explore a Surreal Immersive Forest at Museum of Outdoor Arts’ Newest Exhibit

The 113th Annual Western Stock Show

Photo Courtesy of National Western Stock Show on Facebook

When: January 14 – 27

Where: National Western Stock Show, 4655 Humboldt St., Denver 

Cost: $10 – $22 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Celebrate the annual festival of agriculture, Western culture, cowboys and more during the 113th National Western Stock Show. The event features 16 days of performances such as rodeos, a trade show, livestock shows and more. You can see tons of different animals, watch bull riding and experience the West in its prime.

Ditch Your New Year’s Resolutions

Photo Courtesy of Good Sugar Baking‎ on Facebook

When: January 17, 6 – 8 p.m. 

Where: The Infinite Monkey Theorem, 3200 Larimer St., Denver

Cost: $22 get tickets here

The Lowdown: The Infinite Monkey Theorem teams up with Good Sugar Baking to present Ditch Your New Year’s Resolutions. The event features a wine and cupcake pairing with three Good Sugar Baking cupcakes and three Infinite Monkey wines to make your day a bit sweeter. The event sells out fast so make sure to purchase your tickets soon.

Slant’d Story Slam

Maker’s Garage. Photo courtesy of Archipelago’s website

When: January 17, 6 – 8:30 p.m. 

Where: Archipelago, 2345 7th St., Denver

Cost: $15 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Archipelago presents a Slant’s Story Slam. The event features a Slant’d issue release. You can sip on drinks, taste food from Asian American owned restaurants, jam out to beats from Grace Clark and Niki Robins and more. When you first arrive you will be given a conversation card with the theme of identity that you can take and use to share a story about the theme on the slam stage.

Science Lounge: Frozen

Photo Courtesy of Denver Museum of Nature & Science‎ on Facebook

When:  January 17, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. 

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

Cost: $15 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Museum of Nature & Science presents Science Lounge: Frozen. The event features a night to delve deeper into the cold. You can watch liquid nitrogen demonstrations, explore the museum’s collections of arctic animals and learn more about ice science. You can also sip on a specialty themed cocktail to keep you cool.

Adult Spelling Bee

Photo Courtesy of Denver Public Library‎ on Facebook

When: January 17, 7 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S Broadway, Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Syntax Physic Opera partners up with Denver Public Library to host an Adult Spelling Bee. Didn’t get your chance to test your spelling acumen when you were in school? Well, now is your chance t0 compete against other adults and win prizes. Make sure to arrive early to register for Syntax’s Winter of Reading.

Friday, January 18

Pony Pop-Up

Zeppelin Station. Photo by Amanda Piela

When: January 18, 7 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Zeppelin Station, 3501 Wazee St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Zeppelin Station presents a Pony Pop-Up. The event features a pop-up of Pony art and merch. Pony, also known as Gabrielle Laïla Tittley, uses bright colors and takes inspiration from the body and animals to make provocative pieces that have double meanings. While you peruse the art you can sip on a free drink with the purchase of merch.

READ: Pop-Up at Zeppelin Station Brings in Canadian Artist’s Colorful and Provocative Work

Absence + Variants Bottle Release

Photo Courtesy of The Cultural Center on Facebook

When: January 18, 3 – 7 p.m. 

Where: The Cultural Center, 6381 Beach St. #A, Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: The Cultural Center presents an Absence + Variants Bottle Release. The event features a release of a barrel-aged brew blended with five bourbon barrels from two separate beers. Each variant is packaged in a 750-milliliter amber glass.

’80s Ski Party

Photo Courtesy of Yeah Baby Denver on Facebook

When: January 18, 7 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Yeah Baby Denver presents an ’80s Ski Party. The event features a party that celebrates the ’80s in the name of charity. You can bring a new or used coat to donate to Button & Zipper and jam out all night long to ’80s hits. Make sure to dress to the theme in case you want to win a prize for best dressed.

Barrel-Aged Vanilla Coconut Genius Wizard Bottle Release

Photo Courtesy of Ratio Beerworks‎ on Facebook

When: January 19, 12 – 3 p.m. 

Where: Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Ratio Beerworks presents a Barrel-Aged Vanilla Coconut Genius Wizard Bottle Release. The event features a release of the return of the limited edition Imperial Stout. You can snag one of the 100 bottles of the brew for $14 and sip on a draft of the final batch.

Steve-O: The Bucket List

Photo Courtesy of Denver Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theater‎ on Facebook

When: January 18 – 19

Where: Denver Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theater, 8246 Northfield Blvd. Unit 1400, Denver 

Cost: $25 – $50 tickets available here

The Lowdown: Denver Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theater presents Steve-O: The Bucket List. The event features a night to hear from the hilarious Steve-O as he talks about his life and adventures. Steve-O (Stephen Glover) is a well-known comedian that has performed on his show Guilty as Charged, written a memoir and, of course, completed ridiculous stunts in Jackass.

Grand, Grand Rebranding

Photo Courtesy of Prost Brewing Company on Facebook

When: January 19, 3 p.m. 

Where: Prost Brewing Company, 2540 19th St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Prost Brewing Company presents a Grand, Grand Rebranding. The event features a rebranding reveal in the newly remodeled taproom of Prost. You can explore the new logo, new glassware and new merchandise while you sip on German-style beers.

Pro Rodeo

Photo Courtesy of National Western Stock Show‎ on Facebook

When: January 18, 1:30 – 9:30 p.m. 

Where: National Western Stock Show, 4655 Humboldt St., Denver 

Cost: $18 – $65 get tickets here

The Lowdown: The National Western Stock Show presents Pro Rodeo. The event features a wild day of professional rodeos with cowboys riding on horses, barrel racing, bull riding and more. You better put on your best cowboy boots and be ready to see some crazy stunts.

GLOW Blacklight ROLL

Photo Courtesy of ROLL‎ on Facebook

When: January 18, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. 

Where: ROLL, 1399 35th St., Denver 

Cost: $5 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Get ready to skate during Glow Blacklight ROLL. The event features a night of rollerskating with beats bangin’ from DJ Soup. You can skate, sing karaoke, dance and sip on drinks. Make sure to wear neons and whites to pop underneath the blacklight.

5 Year Anniversary Celebration

Photo by Brittany Werges

When: January 19, 12 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Stem Ciders, 2811 Walnut St. Unit 150, Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Stem Ciders presents its 5 Year Anniversary Celebration. The event features a day of special releases, drink specials, live music and more. You can sip on a 5 String Banjo Cider release and listen to performances from Trout Steak Revival, Chain Station and 300 Days in celebration of Stem Ciders. The first 50 people to arrive will receive a five-year anniversary keepsake cider cup.

38th Annual Indian Market and Southwest Art Fest

Photo Courtesy of Colorado Indian Market & Southwest Art Fest‎ on Facebook

When: January 18 – 20 

Where: The Denver Mart, 451 E 58th Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Celebrate Native American culture and traditions at the 38th Annual Indian Market and Southwest Art Fest. The event features a three-day festival with Native American art, crafts and more. You also watch performances of traditional song and dance while you explore the market.

Beer, Bacon & Coffee Fest

Photo Courtesy of Denver Beer Co (Arvada, CO) on Facebook

When: January 19 – 20

Where: Denver Beer Co (Arvada), 5768 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada

Cost: $40 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Denver Beer Co (Arvada) presents a Beer, Coffee & Bacon Fest. The event features a two-day festival that celebrates all things coffee, bacon and brews. You can sip on brews of the hot and cold variety and munch on crunchy bacon while you heat up from the chill of the outdoors.

Four Directions Indigenous Peoples March

Civic Center Park photo via thinkstock.

When: January 18, 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

Where: Colorado State Capitol, 200 E Colfax Ave. Ste 136, Denver 

Cost: Free and open to the public

The Lowdown: Fight for the rights of Indigenous peoples and make your voice heard during the Four Directions Indigenous Peoples March. You can gather with others and band together with Indigenous groups in support of rights and missions. You can listen to speakers and watch performances during the rally.

Saturday, January 19

Womxn’s March on Denver

Photo by Meg O’Neill

When: January 19, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: March for the empowerment of women and marginalized peoples at the Womxn’s March on Denver. If you marched last year, you know that this peaceful march can and does make an impact. So join together with people of all backgrounds to march for change. Speakers and performances will help inspire you to be a part of the movement that can help improve our nation and local communities.

READ: A Guide to Denver’s Third Annual Womxn’s March

4th Annual Speakeasy Soiree

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

When: January 19, 7:30 – 11 p.m. 

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

Cost: $25 – $60 get tickets here

The Lowdown: The Hangar at Stanley hosts the 4th Annual Speakeasy Soiree. The event features a night of festivities with swing dancing, live music from LAPOMPE, DJ Stefan Durham and more, cocktails and food from food trucks. The best part? The event benefits The Colorado Teen Project.

Punks Against Trump

Photo Courtesy of Summit Denver on Facebook

When: January 19, 7 p.m. 

Where: Summit Denver, 1902 Blake St., Denver 

Cost: $12 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Summit Denver hosts Punks Against Trump. The event features a night of music with performances from Allout Helter, Cheap Perfume, Overtime and more. You can dance all night long and raise funds for The Gathering Place with other like-minded individuals.

Sunday, January 20

Denver Fashion Week Spring ’19 Casting Call

DENVER, CO – NOVEMBER 11: Hair show during Denver Fashion Week at Lumenati on November 11, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Seth McConnell)

When: January 20, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free sign up here

The Lowdown: Take a chance to strut your stuff during the Denver Fashion Week Spring ’19 Casting Call. Designers of Denver Fashion Week are looking for models of all different heights, sizes, ages and more. The casting call is open to all models and agencies so be sure to show up and make impressions.

Polar Bear 5k

When: January 20, 9 – 11 a.m. 

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

Cost: $119.99 – $139.99 register here

The Lowdown: Lace up your running shoes for the Polar Bear 5k. The event features a 5k race around Denver’s Washington Park. You can break a sweat and receive a long-sleeve shirt, party post-race and more. You can even take a picture Polie the polar bear.

Impact Sack Lunches for the Homeless

Photo Courtesy of Impact on Facebook

When: January 20, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. 

Where: Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2635 Welton St., Denver 

Cost: $10 suggested donation

The Lowdown: Help make and pack lunches for those in need at Impact Sack Lunches for the Homeless. You can pitch in your effort to put together sack lunches and hand them out in downtown Denver. You can make an impact on your local community one lunch at a time. Volunteer here.

The Blot with Live Score

Photo Courtesy of Alamo Drafthouse Denver‎ on Facebook

When: January 20, 6 – 9 p.m. 

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

Cost: $12 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Alamo Drafthouse Denver teams up with Denver Silent Film Festival to presents a screening of The Blot with Live Score. The film features the story of the Griggs family as they struggle with poverty, social obligations and more. The live score is performed by Niki Tredinnick of The Dollhouse Thieves.

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Mark Your Calendar

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

When: January 24, 5:30 – 9 p.m. 

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

Cost: $15 tickets available here

DRUNK History Comedy

When: January 24, 8 p.m. 

Where: Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St., Denver 

Cost: $10 tickets available here

Denver Winter Brew Fest

When: January 25 – 26

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

Cost: $40 – $70 tickets available here

Wanda Sykes: Oh Well Tour

When: January 25, 7:30 p.m. 

Where: Paramount Denver, 1621 Glenarm Pl., Denver 

Cost: $39.50 – $69.50 tickets available here

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