23 Unique Things to do in Denver this Weekend

Denver has some fit events to attend this weekend. Kick it off by sipping and shopping at Gear & Beer and end it by learning pasta basics at Sunday School. Whatever you end up doing, make sure to take a look at this roundup of events happening in Denver.

Thursday, January 31

Gear & Beer

Photo Courtesy of Forlulu Events‎ on Facebook

When: January 31, 5 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Forlulu Events, 525 Santa Fe Dr., Denver 

Cost: Free – $15 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Forlulu Events hosts Gear & Beer. The event features a winter gathering of gear brands presenting their best outdoor deals, live music and hot drinks to keep you warm while you shop. You can snack on bites and snag some swag while sipping on craft beer throughout the night.

National Ski Patrol Party

Photo Courtesy of Patagonia on Facebook

When: January 31, 6 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Patagonia, 1431 15th St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Patagonia teams up with Protect Our Winters to host its National Ski Patrol Party. The event features a celebration of winter and all of its glory. You can learn more about Protect Our Winter’s programs, participate in a raffle, listen to live music and imbibe in sips.

3rd Annual Kick Off Party and Film Premiere

Photo Courtesy of High Lonesome 100 Endurance Run‎ on Facebook

When: January 31, 5 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Laws Whiskey House, 1420 S. Acoma St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Laws Whiskey House hosts the 3rd Annual Kick Off Party and Film Premiere. The event features a screening of High Lonesome 100 Endurance Run– a film about a 100-mile race. Following the screening, you can participate in a Q&A with runners, snag giveaways and sip on whiskey.

Harry Potter Movie Trivia

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When: January 31, 7 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Growler USA Highlands Pub, 4433 W. 29th Ave #102, Denver 

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Challenge your knowledge on the wizarding world during a night of Harry Potter Movie Trivia. The event features five rounds of trivia to test your memory on all things magical. You can put together a team and compete to win prizes.

Ski Bums & Bunnies ’80s Ski Lodge Party

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When: January 31, 8 p.m.

Where: Summit Denver, 1902 Blake St., Denver 

Cost: $10 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Summit Denver presents a Ski Bums & Bunnies ’80s Ski Lodge Party. The event features a night of beats from a DJ, prizes, movie screenings and more. You can dress in your best ’80s ski gear and party the night away.

Friday, February 1

First Friday Art Walk

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Center for Visual Art on Santa Fe. Photo by Cori Anderson

When: February 1, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: The first Friday of the month means the First Friday Art Walk. You can take a stroll down the Art District on Santa Fe to explore all of the amazing galleries and creative businesses. The walk features 30 participating locations on Santa Fe and a whole variety of food trucks to fuel your art adventures. You can see sculptures, prints and more at the participating businesses.

READ: The Definitive Guide to Denver Art Galleries 

Bad Apple Comedy Show

Photo by Brittany Werges

When: February 1, 8 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Stem Ciders, 2811 Walnut St., Denver 

Cost: $5 – $9 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Stem Ciders presents a Bad Apple Comedy Show. The event features a night of hilarious sets from local comedians Phil Corridor, Brandy Bryant, Roger Strafford and more. You can laugh all night long and sip on the best ciders from Stem Ciders.

Vanilla Thanatoid Bottle Release

Photo Courtesy of Our Mutual Friend Brewery‎ on Facebook

When: February 1, 12 – 11:59 p.m. 

Where: Our Mutual Friend Brewery, 2810 Larimer St., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Our Mutual Friend Brewery presents a Vanilla Thanatoid Bottle Release. The event features a release of an imperial stout aged in Laws Whiskey House Bourbon and Secale Rye barrels, conditioned with Tahitian vanilla beans and finished with notes of anise, oak and more. There are only 30 cases — make sure you arrive early to snag a bottle.

Breaking Barriers

Photo Courtesy of Invisible City on Facebook

When: February 1, 7 – 11:30 p.m. 

Where: Invisible City, 1545 Julian St., Denver 

Cost: $15 -$40 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Local choreographer and dancer Lisa Engelken presents Breaking Barriers, hosted at Invisible City. The event features a speakeasy party with performances from street dancers and classical dances collaborating with an original score by Carl Carrell. Make sure to dress to the 1920s theme and be ready to dance to a live swing band. Proceeds from the event support the artists.

Off The Clock

Photo Courtesy of Denver Botanic Gardens‎ on Facebook

When:  February 1, 6 – 9 p.m. 

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

Cost: $21 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Denver Botanic Gardens presents Off The Clock. The event features a night to celebrate the plants with live music, honey samples and more. You can sip and nibble on themed delights, meet garden scientists and take a look around the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory after hours.

Guilty Pleasures

Photo Courtesy of Guilty Pleasures‎ on Facebook

When: February 1, 10 p.m. – 2 a.m. 

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

Cost: $5 at entry

The Lowdown: Hi-Dive Denver presents Guilty Pleasures. The event features a night to let your freak flag fly. You can put on your best jelly shoes and bucket hats and dance your pants off to ’90s beats throughout the night.

Scream Screen

When: February 1, 9:30 – 11:59 p.m. 

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

Cost: $11.50 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Sie FilmCenter presents Scream Screen. The event features a screening of Invaders From Mars. The film follows the story of David MacLean as he confronts and fights aliens who have camped out in his backyard and use mind control as a means to take over Earth.

Saturday, February 2

Best of Denver Fashion Week Exhibit

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When: February 2, 6 – 9 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Denver Fashion Week teams up with 303 Magazine and McNichols Building to present the Best of Denver Fashion Week exhibit. The exhibit features some of the best looks that have graced the runways of Denver Fashion Week in one room. You can take an up-close look at different designs, photos printed on fabric and more. This event is supported by the Cultural Partner Program at the McNichols Civic Center Building and is part of the McNichols Project Series.

Bonus: DFW Exhibit After Party at NATIV Hotel

Photo by Kyle Cooper

When: February 2, 9:30 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Where: NATIV Hotel, 1612 Wazee St., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: NATIV Hotel is throwing an after-party to celebrate Best of Denver Fashion Week Exhibit – Opening Night. The exhibit is planning to reach full capacity so if you didn’t get a chance to RSVP your ticket, you can still come to the after party! It’s free and open to the public, however, to ensure your entry to the party, you must RSVP through this form.


Photo Courtesy of Syntax Physic Opera on Facebook

When: February 2, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. 

Where: Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S Broadway, Denver 

Cost: $5 at the door

The Lowdown: Mile High Soul Club is back. Be ready to shake your body and dance to music from Steve Cervantes, Tyler Jacobson, Jason Heller and guest DJ Dr. Bouchard. You can get your ’60s dance on to the best soul, R&B and more on vinyl.

Chinese New Year Celebration

Photo Courtesy of Park Hill Supermarket‎ on Facebook

When: February 2, 10 a.m. 

Where: Park Hill Supermarket, 3770 E. 40th Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Park Hill Supermarket presents a Chinese New Year Celebration. The event features dragon dances, cooking demonstrations, food samples and more all in honor of the Chinese New Year. This year is the year of the pig so be ready for a myriad of pig-themed items.

Chocolate Affair

Photo by Kyle Cooper.

When: February 2, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Where: Olde Town Arvada, 7307 Grandview Ave., Arvada

Cost: $1 per ticket

The Lowdown: Olde Town Arvada hosts a Chocolate Affair. The event features a day to nibble on all things chocolate. You can try samples from chocolatiers, vote for a winner of a bake-off, take part in a treasure hunt and more. Proceeds from the event benefit Ralston House Child Advocacy Center.

Photo Courtesy of Victory love + cookies on Facebook

When: February 2 – 3 

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

Cost: $20 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Denver Beer Co. partners with Cerveceria Colorado and Victory, Love & Cookies to host a Beer & Cookie Pairing. The event features a pairing with a chance to taste four collaborative brews paired with four freshly baked cookies. You know you would rather have a beer with a cookie than milk with a cookie.

The Glitch Mob

Photo courtesy of Temple Denver

When: February 2, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. 

Where: Temple Denver, 1136 Broadway, Denver 

Cost: $35 – $40 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Temple Denver hosts The Glitch Mob. The event features a night of partying with music from The Glitch Mob– a Los Angeles-based group compromised of Ed Ma, Joshua Mayer and Justin Boreta. The group presents live electronic acts and use different skills to create distinctive performances.

Free First Saturday at DAM

Photo courtesy of Denver Art Museum on Facebook

When: February 2, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Denver Art Museum (DAM) hosts Free First Saturday at DAM. The event features a chance to explore the galleries and all of the exhibitions available without a special ticket. Tickets will need to be purchased for exhibitions such as Dior: From Paris to the World.

Sunday, February 3

Après Yoga

Photo courtesy of Ratio Beerworks.

When: February 3,  11 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Where: Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St., Denver

Cost: $17 – $20 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Ratio Beerworks hosts Après Yoga. The event features an hour-long yoga class guided by instructor Amelia Loftin. You can bend and take a breath from the weekly stresses and later sip on a pint of beer from Ratio.

Foul-Mouthed Cross-Stitch

Photo Courtesy of Grandma’s House on Facebook

When: February 3, 12 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Grandma’s House, 1710 S Broadway, Denver 

Cost: $5 at entry

The Lowdown: Grandma’s House is back at it with Foul-Mouth Cross-Stitch. You can create your own nasty cross-stitch with the instruction of one of Grandma’s House best instructors. The materials are free with the purchase of a full beer or for the price of $5. Come with a saying or pattern in mind to create your scandalous cross-stitch masterpiece.

Super Bowl 5k

Looking out on the neighborhood from Washington Park. Photograph by Jerusaliem Gebreziabher

When: February 3, 9 – 11 a.m. 

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

Cost: $35 register here

The Lowdown: Celebrate the day of football with a Super Bowl 5k. You can lace up your sneakers and sweat it out during a 5k or three-mile race around Denver’s Washington Park. You can wear your favorite team’s jersey, win themed prizes and more while starting your day off on the right foot.

Sunday School

Photo courtesy of Dio Mio.

When: February 3, 4 – 6 p.m.

Where: Dio-Mio – Handmade Pasta, 3264 Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: $75 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Dio-Mio presents Sunday School. The event features an evening dedicated to teaching you how to make homemade pasta. You can learn from the best while sipping on wine and nibbling on snacks and later taking home your own pasta to cook and enjoy.

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Mark Your Calendar

Loveland Sweetheart Festival

When: February 8 – 9 

Where: Downtown Loveland, 350 N. Cleveland Ave., Loveland

Cost: Free admission

Ratio Beerworks 4 Year Anniversary Weekend 

When: February 8 – 10

Where: Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

Harry Potter Inspired Beer Festival

When: February 9, 5:30 – 9 p.m. 

Where: The Church, 1160 Lincoln St., Denver 

Cost: $35 tickets available here

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